Is anyone making a living here from affiliate marketing? RRS feed

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  • I have tried affiliate marketing in the past using Google and basically lost the shirt off my back.  After a long hiatus I have started up again using Live, and have a Media Specialist helping me from the Microsoft team.


    But I am wondering how realistic my goals are?  I would like to become a full time marketer, working for myself promoting products from clickbank, cj.com, etc.  Is anyone really doing this?  I have read stories online, seen the ebooks touting how people are making thousands each month...yadda yadda.  Is anyone really doing it?  Or are all those people actually just making money off selling the dream of doing it and no one really is.


    I am bloging in more detail about my recent affiliate marketing adventures at http://www.venzandsons.com  so far I am not to worried since I have just started again, at last check (when AdCenter was working - what's up with it today?) I have only about 60 clicks on the two campaigns and no sales yet.  But at the price I was getting the clicks for I can go as high as 400 clicks on one of the campaigns before I would get to concerned about it.



    Smile dave

    Monday, May 21, 2007 3:16 PM

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    Saturday, October 6, 2007 4:40 AM

    How could we if most clicks are fake? http://www.virusswat.com/se/ms.htm
    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 4:38 AM
  • Hi Dave,

    Sounds like you are on the right track. Don't give up! Making money with affiliate programs
    is something that can definately be done, but it does take learning, time, trial and error.

    Especially when it comes to doing PPC there are so many things that come into play.
    Your landing page, ad copy, bid and the conversion rates of the affiliate program you promote all play a part.
    My blog has an entire section filled with PPC affiliate marketing tips and tools including a complete quide to
    PPC for affiliates. All the info is free.

    Hope this helps and best of luck!
    Monday, October 29, 2007 7:51 PM
  • This is an interesting topic. I've always wanted to try AFM but just haven't given it a go yet. I have experience with websites and actually have a video game community site that's fallen by the wayside. Here's my story. When I started the site I had no advertisements, then a couple of years ago I thought to myself sarcastically about how much I could make with ads (had no expectations). So after putting on google adsense I started making a couple of bucks a day, but then I got serious and started doing multiple ad placements and using text and link boxes and next thing you know I'm making about $600-$800 a month and updating the site only about twice a week. Unfortunately I was using phpnuke so my site got hacked and shutdown completely about 3 times for long periods of time. I finally got wise and created a regular automated backup routine and converted my site to a new CMS which hasn't been hacked since but the ad placement wasn't the same (and also the fact I've lost interest) the revenue has been horrible. The sad thing is, my competitors (ones who actually stuck with it and didn't lose interest) all sold out and one of the recent ones sold out for 1.5mil.

    I tried cj but found it to be a waste of ad space because you really have to work to sign up for the right ads and make sure you have good ads for your site demographics. When with adsense you dont ahve to do anything except place the ads and blam. I have kontera as well but it doesn't perform very well at all either. Adsense ftw. Hopefully adcenter will have an affiliate program soon.

    Bottom line is any kind of AFM or website management is going to require time and commitment but I think you really need to keep your day job and just work hard at nights until you are making atleast as much as your day job, then consider changing day time to part time or w/e.
    Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:08 PM