ADAM LASNIK <alasnik_at_smilezone.com> WROTE:
>Yes, those significant checks from affiliate programs I
>receive monthly are simply evil! They corrupt me, cause
>me to do terrible things like post sarcastic notes to
TO WHICH BRANDI JASMINE <brandi_at_brandijasmine.com> REPLIED:
>And expose you to equally sarcastic and cynical responses
>like: "Oh yeah? - PLEASE tell us which of them are
>making money for you - not the ones you have ownership
>in or that cost money up front to join."
Okay, I'll put my mouth where my money is or something
like that :)
- Most profitable: singles/dating sites (kiss.com in
- Next most profitable: credit card signups (nextcard
still does well)
- Previously wildly profitable but now mostly a dud: any
'freebies' (for example, I used to make thousands a month
from free socialnet memberships,'til they got bought out)
...AND SOMETIMES FOR ALMOST NO EFFORT!
- Ranging from 0 to 5 hours per week lately (I took off
on a month-long vacation and didn't send one non-personal
e-mail); very little drop in revenues!
...BUT OVERALL EFFORT IT TAKES A TON OF TIME (and grunt
- Over time, I have to somehow personally (and efficiently)
manage pay-per-click bids, site content, and even customer
service e-mail (including from folks who e-mail AND CALL
ME when their amazon.com purchase isn't what they hoped
Is it worth it? It depends. I haven't clocked my hours
exactly, but let's say that if I average my hours over the
last year, I'm not making super-duper amounts per hour.
Then again, though, I'm currently living off my affiliate
income, enjoying flexibility, and in the meantime
supporting a Web site that's fun and meaningful for me
> I haven't made enough money from any affiliate program
> that would even come close to making the effort
If you increase your traffic and/or what programs you market
and/or how you market them, I can pretty much assure you
that you'd make some decent cash.
Then again, I admit that's not very specifically helpful
Received on Mon Sep 03 2001 - 17:04:11 CDT
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