Affiliate Marketing - Don't Quit your day job!

Contrary to all the hype that affiliate program managers through at you and all the stories of affiliates making thousands of dollars a month, the real truth is bleak. Profit margins are low and competition is high. You can't always believe what you see on TV no matte how alluring it is. We have archived some articles from our days of affiliate marketing to share some more realistic views of the industry.

Affiliate Managers Are MAD!
February 4 2014
Posted in: Bad Merchant Practices
It was only a matter of time before the affiliate managers began reading this website. Yes we have received some hate mail.But, we have lost time and money running programs, basically getting screwed by ...read more
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Having Realistic expectations
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Get Real! You certainly have been told by affiliate managers that you can make millions and millions of dollars with their program. The reality is, people usually only make a few dollars if anything. ...read more
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Measuring Your Success
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Measuring Your Success How do you know if you are being successful? The truth is, that is really a matter of opinion. You should measure success in your own way. If you feel that ...read more
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Making money using affiliate programs
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Making money using affiliate programs There are two sides of every affiliate program. The affiliate merchant and the affiliate webmaster. The affiliate merchant either installs a program or joins one of the existing services ...read more
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Running Google Adwords Programs
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Running Google Adwords Programs First I must say it amazes me how many people are running Google ads for affiliates. If it was so profitable, why would the merchant fire people to come to ...read more
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They All Suck!
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
We have found that all affiliate programs suck. The merchants are demanding and want you to jump through hoops to advertise their product for free. When they get a hint of anything they do ...read more
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The Social Blackhole
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
The Social Blackhole The rash of companies and hackers attacking the social networking realm is amazing. Everyone wants to be the next myspace but nobody has even made a dent in the market. I ...read more
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What the affiliate agreement really says.
February 4 2014
Posted in: Bad Merchant Practices
Standard Affiliate Agreement What the affiliate agreement really says. This agreement is between us, now referred to as "The Merchant" and You now referred to as "The Idiot". The idiot and the merchant agree ...read more
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Affiliate Marketing Basics
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
An Introduction into Affiliate Marketing If you are reading this you either are considering affiliate marketing or have already jumped in and now are trying to figure out how to make money. Either way, ...read more
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Affiliate Marketing Managing The Numbers
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing Managing The Numbers When it rains it pours. And when the traffic stars coming in, it really comes. Unfortunately sometimes its just bot traffic. OK, take the good with the bad. So ...read more
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Same Quality Affiliate Merchants
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Quality Affiliate Merchants The Eastwood Company - This company has been around long before the internet and has a great reputation. I have been buying tools from them for 20+ years and now I ...read more
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Notice to Affiliate Managers
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Notice to Affiliate Managers: I get countless e-mails from merchants offering assistance to me to help send them traffic, but the truth is, they just do not get it. Lets get down to basics, ...read more
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Getting tired of Affiliate Marketing
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Getting tired of Affiliate Marketing If you are going to make any realistic money with affiliate marketing you will need several hundred or more websites or mere. If you ever tried building 300 websites ...read more
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Making Quick Affiliate Cash
February 4 2014
Posted in: Affiliate Marketing
Making Quick Affiliate Cash Making money with affiliate programs is not as easy as people lead you to believe. Recently I got a letter from an affiliate that I did not generate any sales ...read more
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Affiliates We Do Not Recomend
February 4 2014
Posted in: Bad Merchant Practices
Affiliates We Do Not Recommend The list of affiliates is merchants we do not recommend you used based on our personal experiences with them. We provide this list simply as a warning to anyone ...read more
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Deceptive Affiliate Practices
February 4 2014
Posted in: Bad Merchant Practices
Deceptive Affiliate Practices This page is not only directed to webmasters using affiliate programs but also to those running programs. 1) Toll Free Posting - when an affiliate makes it easier to call a ...read more
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