For almost 7 years, I’ve done marketing for other people’s websites. Lately, I’ve been wanting a bigger chunk of the pie and that has led me to delve into the world of affiliate marketing.
I’ve dabbled on the edges of affiliate marketing for past employers. They were mostly into lead generation, but the principles of getting a website in front of people and designing and writing it so it converts visitors is essentially the same.
In writing this, I admit I have hopes of putting together a tutorial of sorts, a map by which others can learn from my mistakes and successes. The harsh reality is I’m no Pat Flynn and my successes will most likely be minor and my failures many. I’ve read so many blogs about affiliate marketing, listened to podcasts, and taken online courses. Too many of these people, whom I never have heard of, claim to be making so much money doing this, yet they spend most of their time – at least from what I can tell – trying to sell each other ‘their secret formula’.