What stops people from becoming successful in affiliate marketing?

I received an interesting email yesterday from someone that read my BH spying guide for Facebook. They told me, they tried everything but can’t turn a profit no matter how hard they try. I asked them, what did you do to become profitable? And the answer was, well I tried to run an offer my AM told me is doing crazy well on their network, I launched the campaigns and lost my money. It was just too hard to deal with this so I gave up.

I see this all the time, people giving up because something is hard. I believe this is do to the fact that today we live in the world of easy, fast and comfortable.

Think AMAZON, how easy it is to buy the thing you want without having to go anywhere for the right place and get it in a day or less? Just a few clicks of the mouse from the comfort of your chair or couch (heck I’ve even ordered online from bed a few times!)

What about McDonald’s and other fast food places, when you are hungry you just drop buy, pick what you want and get it in a matter of minutes. No more going to the grocery store, picking up ingredients, driving home, preparing them, cooking them, eating them and then cleaning up after yourself.

NETFLIX, HBO on Demand, and other streaming solutions? Everything at your finger tips, on demand, whenever you feel like watching a movie, documentary or tv show.

We’ve become so accustomed to easy, fast, simple and cheap that when faced with anything in life it’s hard to get out of our comfort zone and do some things to achieve better things.

In our world, internet marketing, performance affiliate campaigns things have gotten way harder than years ago. The internet is maturing and with it came lots of regulation, rules you must live by – all impacting how you can promote campaigns, what you can run, what words you can use to target your perfect customer and the list goes on.

Here are 3 FACTS about affiliate marketing.

Lambos, stacks of cash, expensive watches and private jets don’t come easy.

Winning campaigns everyone brags about don’t come fast.

It’s no longer CHEAP, meaning you can’t start with $100 and make $1000 these days usually.

  • If you are not willing to crawl, you will never learn how to walk.
  • If you are not willing to walk, you will never know how to run.
  • If you are not willing to write, you will never learn how to write copy that converts like fire and unique angles.
  • If you are not willing to learn a bit of HTML/CSS you will never know how to make quick edits and launch before your competitor.
  • If you are not willing to learn new things, you will be left behind as the industry changes very fast.
  • If you are not willing to show yourself on Camera, you will never become a Youtuber (LOL, I need to battle this)
  • If you are never willing to save money for a rainy day, you will never achieve a peace of mind
  • If you are not willing to travel and experience new cultures, you will never broaden your way of thinking.
  • If you are not willing to read, you will make it very hard for yourself to think outside of the box and spot new opportunity.
  • If you spend your time hating on others you are only going to limit your success.
  • If you have no money and you refuse to do odd jobs like freelancing on upWork or Fiverr to raise money to launch campaigns, you will never become a successful affiliate marketer.
  • If you are not willing to get up and launch, and test over and over again until you find a winner, you will not make money in affiliate marketing.
  • If you work 9-5 and you say you are too tired to study after you get home, you will never ever escape the 9-5 rat race and live the freedom where you get to travel whenever you want and work from a laptop if you choose.

If you are NOT willing to be UNCOMFORTABLE, you’ll never achieve the life you deserve.

The fake world of instagram

I’ve been focusing a lot of efforts on IG to learn how it ticks, how it works, etc.

So far I’ve realized, girls that show tits, and cleavage, or pose in thong bikinis get the most likes. They own instagram.

When it comes to guys, showing off with nice cars, and houses,  showing materialistic things is the second best in line.

This is so fucking sad.   If you are real, yourself you won’t get many likes on Instagram… wait, I am wrong, you will if its funny, but if its a typical picture from your typical life it won’t be a like collector of a IG post.

This whole fake it on social media got me thinking; most of the shit you see out there is fake.

Do you really want fake people as your friends or people who tell it how it is?

I am all about the people that tell it how it is.

That’s all for now.

 

MOBE Shutdown by the FTC – There goes the dream?

I’ve heard of MOBE for a long, long time.  I heard about it from John Chow first; who was living the high life blogging and traveling.    He was making his buck from promoting this MOBE thing; but after looking into it – it seemed like just fluff, nothing was behind it just refer more people, get paid more.   Same shit as AMWAY, QUICKSTAR,  and the list goes on.

I hate MLM, I remember in 2001 (wow a century ago). When I was working at Netnation, there was a guy named Arnell; who worked in Billing.    We became good friends, used to goto Lunch.  Arnell was a smart guy who finished university of accounting; he therefore worked in the Finance branch at the company.     He was shocked that I at age 17 was getting paid more than him who had a degree;  I was in Sales, getting new biz so our base salary + commissions came out to like 10k more a year then his flat salary.   Anyways, we had awesome talks, took the sky train home together every day, was good friends.

Then some moron, introduced him to Quixtar and fed him the bullshit that he will have a dream house;  he will drive a HUMMER, and all this shit.  He one day invited me to his house and his other friends and had said moron give a presentation.  After this presentation, I spoke my mind and told him this is pure bullshit, and all the crap they fed him will never materialize because the guys on top make the most money (aka the top earners), that’s this is just Multi Level Marketing scheme.   He got SO angry at me,  stopped being my friend, and all that.          He believed the bullshit like many people do; while I didn’t.        Today he’s still broke, and has no hummer or dream house.     Me on the other hand, well that’s another story.

Point of my personal experience with MLM is that when I heard John Chow always recommend it , and all this shit I knew it was total BS.  And now, it seems the truth is coming out.

Their website is offline;   Matt LLoyd, the pharaoh at the top of the pyramid is no where to be seen and the shit has hit the fan.

Affiliate marketing is not MLM,  what I blog about and technical how to do guides, are not scam.   But when they promise you the moon, and say you don’t have to work for it just collect checks and sip cocktails by the beach – you know something is up.

Sadly, most people are lazy fucks who just want the life,  not many are willing to work Sundays, or get to work after their 9-5 to make a difference.    It is how it is 🙂 I was one of those who worked 24/7, so much so today I have a lot to show for it.

Where do you stand?   What do you think about this MOBE FTC investigation?

PS: Here’s a great article to read about MOBE investigation!