Affiliate Marketing

My thoughts, opinions, and experiences with traditional affiliate marketing and the various affiliate networks.

Reality Bites
While continuing to avoid finishing up the review post that I should have finished two weeks ago, I was being social, reading some posts, and helping a few people at Wealthy Affiliate when I stumbled across a blog post by a guy named Ian. From all indications, this is a guy that does well enough for himself that he doesn’t actually “need” to be a part of WA. And yet, he is sticking around for his second year with them. In internet years, I feel like I’ve been around about as long as Yoda and I’ve literally watched thousands of […]

A helpful and discouraging post at Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate Training 1
Well, sort of. I think I’ll compare it to auditing a college course in fast forward. Being the slow mover that I tend to be, I started to get impatient to find out what was in all of the trainings that I was working through at Wealthy Affiliate. So, I decided to “cheat” and zoom through all of the lessons, checking off the necessary things to be allowed to move to each additional lesson. I just wanted to see what I had to look forward to, damn it. 🙂 As it turns out, I’m glad I did. Taking a quick […]

Cheating my way through Wealthy Affiliate

Amazon Associate Program 59
Now that I’m finally recommitting myself to affiliate marketing, I logged into my long establishe and long neglected Amazon associate account to this unpleasant notice: “This account is closed and will not generate referrals. Access to this site is for historical purposes only.” What do I do about this? Although I’m not one prone to panic, that did cause a little bit of uneasines. I’ve never tried to cheat the system or use any special tools to help generate clicks and traffic, so I needed to figure out why the account was closd. Perhaps it was just inactivity from not […]

How to reopen/reactivate your Amazon Associate account

Okay, not really. He actually seems like a great inspiration It’s been over a year since I posted Entering round 2.5 with Wealthy Affiliate And as noted in my recent journal posts on this blog, I still haven’t taken steps to make progress on what I claim is a dream of mine. Now that I am finally starting to work on progressing, I decided to check back into my WA page. And while perusing and getting reacquainted with the site, I stumbled upon this kid(20 friggin years old) named Colton and his post November Results, $5,000 In A Month? This […]

I think I hate this kid

My first time with Wealthy Affiliate was a bust. I don’t even remember what year it was, lol. Personally, I’ve always been weary of internet marketing “training” type sites which that have a compensation plan attached for promoting them. Usually, the information taught is outdated at best and just plain garbage at worst. In most of these training sites and courses, it seems the only way people make money is by selling the courses, and the hype that comes with them, to others That makes them nothing more than a pyramid scheme. Members never actually learn how to market any […]

Entering round 2.5 with Wealthy Affiliate

After years of neglecting this blog and a few others, I am currently in the process of breaking out of my own inertia. I am attempting to post on this personal blog at least 30 days straight in order to start developing the good habit of creating content. For the moment, I don’t even care much about whether the content is quality or crap as long as I am able to get something out here in cyberspace. Once I’m in a bit of a groove with consistency I can start focusing more and more on the quality, subject matter, presentation, […]

Overcoming my own inertia

You should be alive in your content
As affiliate marketers, we sometimes get so wrapped up focusing on the technical stuff like keywords, optimization, density, and other SEO stuff we do in hopes of getting decent SERP placement, we often leave out one of the most important parts, ourselves. Here at my personal blog, I don’t usually have that problem, but when making content marketing posts with a product or service pitch in mind, I often tend to be far too bland and leave my own lovely personality out of it. What I end up with are boring, unengaging posts that don’t give the reader any real […]

Content marketing: Don’t forget to include you in your content

Well, if this is true, people need to be warned to avoid Bruce Gott and his company. Personally, I get my fair share of phone calls and emails from these types of high pressure “success” coaches. Don’t let yourself get conned by the hype and high pressure tactics that they often use. In an article title Global Educators Inc is a Poaching Scam! Kyle, one of the founders of Wealthy Affiliate warns his membership to avoid being suckered in by these solicitations. I just wanted to warn you that there is a company out there called Global Educators Inc, a […]

Bruce Gott and Global Educators Inc scamming Wealthy Affiliate members?