Check out what one of the MOST SUCCESSFUL affiliate marketers in the world just said a couple of days ago:
“Affiliate marketing is NOT a business.
As an Affiliate you:
- Spend all your time in hopes of making money for other companies.
- Spend your money testing various items in hopes of getting a positive return.
- Do all the dirty work for them.
The companies who have the offers you are promoting sit back and love it because YOU are taking all of the risk to build their businesses!”
That sounds a lot like the stuff I’ve been saying for the last 3 years right? I’ve been called “crazy”, “out of touch”, and even “irresponsible” for saying it in past posts right on this blog! After all, some of the biggest celebrity names in Internet marketing have fan bases of tens of thousands…all learning “affiliate marketing”.
To be clear, the above quote validates some things I’ve been saying steadily for two YEARS:
- Newbies should avoid affiliate marketing like the plague
- Affiliate marketing STARTS with genuine relationships or it fails miserably EVERY TIME
- Too many gurus are getting rich selling “affiliate marketing training” to SUCKERS that aren’t making a dime!
This is quite a contradiction though isn’t it? Let’s clear this up…
So, who is the “big dog” in the above box quote?
Meet Jeremy (aka ShoeMoney). Jeremey is the guy that I’m quoting above from just a few days ago. He has been the “main attraction” at nearly all major affiliate marketing conventions of the past two years! He has been the #1 affiliate marketer for eBay (millions monthly), he was brought in to help build Facebook’s affiliate marketing program, and he’s been on the cover of “Fast Company” magazine as the most influential guy on the Internet.
And he’s just said (and I quote), “Affiliate marketing IS NOT A BUSINESS“.
Good for you SHOEMONEY! I agree with you 100% and I thank you for making me feel VERY validated! I want MORE of the online “gurus” to follow suit with some honesty!
ShoeMoney is now telling us all that a good use of any “traffic generation” skills you acquire is to grow YOUR OWN business – not someone elses! Capture the leads for YOURSELF, and THEN, ONCE YOU’VE EARNED TRUST and ENGAGED your audience, and ONLY then…sell something! (check out this blog post from a few months ago to get the full scoop on how I feel about affiliate marketing)
Two simple conclusions for newbies and veterans alike:
1. Are you a “newbie” or feel burned by how you’ve spent your time and money learning online business?
Learn what actually works before spinning your wheels any more!
Not convinced yet? It’s probably because you are too vested and have been drinking the “affiliate income” kool-aid for too long. I STRONGLY urge you to take a time out and jump over to SilentSalesMachine.com and grab my $5 book about what works and what doesn’t – because my instincts just got MAJOR validation from one of the biggest dogs in the game and I’ve been teaching this for YEARS. Don’t ignore BOTH of us!
If you don’t want to spend $5 on my book, then just grab the the two free chapters <-click here. One of the free chapters (chapter five) will wake you up to the truth of affiliate marketing! This blog you are now reading has plenty of good content as well on the topic in the “affiliate marketing” category. I’ve taught thousands how to build legitimate online businesses, and YES, there is a right way to do affiliate marketing, but you haven’t learned it yet (that’s why you aren’t making any money at it!)
2. Been around awhile?
If you’ve got some basic knowledge of affiliate marketing, but your average check is somewhere between $0.00 – $1.78 per month (like 99% of all other affiliate marketers), then you NEED OfflineBiz.com! We’ve got over 10,000 happy members and numerous success stories of people ACTUALLY MAKING MONEY. To be blunt, unlike your current affiliate marketing “guru”, I’ve got a stack of success stories on my desk as opposed to the “pseudo-testimonials” that celebrity-gurus get from followers that think they are “cool”, “funny”, kind or even educational. There’s nothing wrong with those things of course, but the point is, I don’t have any edu-tainment for you – just results.
The fact is “Local Traffic Generation” is FAR easier to conquer than what you’ve been trying to do. You could be using your online “traffic” skills to help some of the millions of online and offline “clueless” businesses capture new business WITHOUT you needing any new “techie” skills! This includes “Real World” businesses like restaurants, tattoo parlors, real estate agents etc. You’ve got the knowledge already to hit a quick home run using simple strategies we’ll show you on OfflineBiz.com in just a few hours from right now! ANYONE can do this – I truly believe that!
SIDE NOTE: The huge trend involving working with “real world” businesses is why I launched OfflineBiz.com THREE YEARS ago with a bunch of MEGA SMART online rock stars. At OfflineBiz we are now turning even “newbie” online marketers (like you and me) into HIGHLY PAID, in demand “offline experts”. Members of OfflineBiz.com can help ANY traditional “offline” business with their online marketing needs and they get paid VERY WELL to do it. The fact is, there is no course, training, approach, expert or coaching that is cranking out ANYWHERE NEAR as many success stories as we already have at OfflineBiz.com! I’ll repeat – NOTHING COMES CLOSE! Our forums are STUFFED with insanely successful people just like you that openly share their success every day with other members.
“Affiliate marketing (the way you’ve been taught it) IS NOT A BUSINESS!!”
Leave me any comments or questions – I’m here for you!