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Affiliate Marketing? Still working?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Gibz170, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Gibz170

    Gibz170 BANNED BANNED

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    Hey Folks:D

    I heard that affiliate marketing gets you a lot of money. Is it very saturated now? Does it work anymore?

    thanks!
     
  2. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Affiliate marketing is nothing more than promoting a product and earning a commission when someone buys through your link.

    There are 1000s and 1000s of products out there that you can promote. Saturating isn't the keyword here....competition is.
    And yes...there are products that have stiff competition but there are plenty more that are easy to rank for and make you money.
     
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  3. Gibz170

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    Sorry. I did not make my question very clear, my bad. Is it the way that people cash in a lot of money compared to other methods?
     
  4. pipey

    pipey Registered Member

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    Pretty unanswerable question, yeah some people will be making loads with affiliate marketing, others will make none, it depends on so much, what your promoting, if it's convert, if the product is any good etc.
     
  5. skindu26

    skindu26 Junior Member

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    affiliate marketing is a never ending story of ups and downs. yeah, i think when compared to other methods of earning, affiliate marketing has a lions share of e-business money
     
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  6. GreyWolf

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    It's probably one of the best long term ways to make money, next to having your own products and getting affiliates to promote them for you.

    But for ways to make a lot of money fast, for some people its the best place to start. For others they'll struggle with it for a long time.

    There isn't just one way that "people cash in" compared to other methods. Almost every method dicussed in these forums has some people "raking in the cash", and at the same time others have tried almost everything and still not made a dime. You just need to read a little about it and give it a try to see if it's suited for you. It's definately one of the most whitehat ways to make money, and yet there are still many blackhat ways to help push it along faster.

    Really it's not a bad method to start with. Maybe you'll make it big. The main obstacle is finding the best product to sell. That's the same even if you were deciding to become a salesman offline. The income potential for it online though is much greater.

    Goodluck with your ventures. :cool:
     
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  7. Areesh Ansari

    Areesh Ansari Newbie

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    Well it does earn you money. But one cannot guarantee you in which period you would be earning sale. It might be just days when you would be getting sales for your affiliate or it may take months when you get your sale. :)
     
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  8. bryanon

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    I'm someone who has dealt with affiliates (in the fields of online gaming, as well as IM) for 3+ years and one thing I can tell you is that it is NOT easy to get started as an affiliate.

    I lack the exact figures, but I can't be much off saying that 90% of affiliates who sign up generate between 0 and 1 sale over their lifetime - the rest do all the work and rake in all the commissions.

    Also - out of the remaining 5%, the top 10% (so that's 0.5% total) tend to generate as much as five times MORE than all other affiliates combined!

    That said, it's obviously possible to make quite a bit of money promoting products/services as an affiliate - and I'm constantly sending some affiliate monthly cheques that exceed $15k, but it's most definitely NOT another "easy method". Affiliate marketing is just like any other business. If you have your business well planned and structured, and you have the necessary knowledge then, with a bit of luck, you'll make it big. If you hop on, hoping to invest as little time and money as possible and seeing $100 bills falling from the sky then chances are that you'll fail - quite miserably.
     
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  9. nice1

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    no it will never get saturated - or be affected by the recession - that much -

    you can be an affilate of anything tahts produced ( mostly ) so it is a massicly billion dollar industry , if you can call it that -

    only becuase there are lots of people being uncreative and going after the ssame kws and products --

    but just like teh stock ex chnge new stuff comes along and gathers loads of interest - and there are clever people ( with inside info 0 who can clean up - and generally give back after to this place -
     
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  10. mannclann

    mannclann Newbie

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    It doesn't matter what method you use. The reason most people fail is simply because they jump from method to method. If you want to do affiliate marketing then learn EVERYTHING you can and CONCENTRATE only on that method until you are making money.

    Get good and make money doing one thing before doing another and you will eventually be successful.
     
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