18 Mar 10 1:10 am
Hold up Idle. Please indulge me while I give you a bit of my perspective.
Your monthly fee is for access to the boot camp, tools,other lessons, etc. The hosting is a bonus. I think I've learned something new everyday since I've been here from one of these sources, which is a lot in my opinion because I did not even know about affiliate marketing until about 6 months ago. If you've tapped out all the resources here, that's outstanding. You might want to check out the hosting TOS just to see how much Affilorama is responsible for.
Anyway, I've looked at several affiliate training sites and this place is one of the best. Of course, you could shop around and maybe hook up with the guy who drinks a beer out of a plastic cup while telling you how he became a millionaire running 3-page tattoo websites from his modest street corner house in California. The business is full of charlatans. I digress.
There is money to be made in this business. There is online evidence of it. International conferences prove it. Clickbank Analytics prove it. Do a search for Rosalind Gardner. This woman made a fortune off a dating website. I think I recall that an amazingly small minority of affiliates make up the overwhelming majority of commissions. Why? Drive.
I've been at this seriously since Christmas even though I work more than full time at a bricks and mortar job. I started a website. I made around $200 over the course of 6 weeks.
It has not been easy.
You can imagine what it might be like to receive a cease and desist letter from a major corporation demanding that I shut down my increasingly profitable site because of alleged trademark infringement, or suffer the consequences in U.S. federal court. I built another site. And then another. And then another. Things have moved slowly.
I absolutely insist on being successful at this. I refuse to fail.
You need to make your decisions from a business perspective, not frustration. If you make a business decision that you are not receiving value equivalent to the cost, then cancel. Recognize however that you must find an alternative teaching source to help you get to the point where you can snatch the grain of rice out of Mark Ling's hand, grasshopper.
If you are just frustrated, get over it, solve the problem, and move forward. Just my opinion.