14 Mar 10 10:57 pm
Welcome to Affilorama.
I don't really think you are a victim as the products are fine.
You just have been a little misguided in your focus. Don't beat yourself up about.
I just wrote about this on my blog actually.
I have not really joined or had much experience with these "Do it all for you" systems but here is my take on this.
First off, the most important thing you said was in point 2.
You are tied to them for life if you want to build niche sites and keep them going, correct?.
That part always makes me say "No Thankyou"
Hey, if you have no experience whatsoever and you really want to use a Do It For You service then try it out for a couple of months, IF you have the money.
However, If you want a long term business in Internet Marketing or anything for that matter, you will need to know the inner workings of it all first, just my opinion.
Ex: Why you research something a certain way or do something this or that way.
Once you start moving along and having small successes you can build on that and also outsource the work to someone later on.
It ends up being exponential growth then.
Maybe it is just me but I always prefer to know how it is done first and then show others how to do it and how I want it done.
This may be the longer way than paying money at the start for a "Do it for me" system, but to me the only way to build a solid foundation for any Business as you own everything you do.
I am not knocking any of these Do It All For You systems, I suppose for 1 or 2 sites.. they could be a quick solution to some peoples lack of time, but would it make you a little nervous building 20 sites with them knowing they control the foundations of your business?
Another thing is, what if you want to sell some of your sites later on? How will that work?
A carpenter needs to do his apprenticeship before he can open his own building business right?
He wouldn't just show up in his first month and say "I am starting my own building company and I will hire people to do it for me even though I know nothing about building yet"
Even a building company owner who just owns the business, had to go to business school to learn how to run it or at least go through some sort of experience in his life so he can learn how to run it.
anyway, sorry to ramble on.. I hope you make the right decision for you.
Trust in yourself and sit down with a coffee and have a good think about what it is you want to achieve in the long run, how you will do it and what tools you need to do it.
Mark has put his system in place because it is proven to work in the long run if you work IT.
You may even stumble a few times, but just like you did when you were learning to ride a bike.. you get up again and move forward.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things.
-- Robert Brault