I treated the latter part of 2010 like the Internet was going to close. What would you do if you had 2011 and only that year to make as much money as you can?
DO IT THEN
Anything can happen.
The Death Of Affiliate Marketing
I know a lot of people will be talking about building sites that are future proof, but to be honest I don’t believe any site is. Over the 3 month period around Christmas time me and my lovely Wife worked like demons and the result was that if the Internet broke tomorrow then we are good for a number of years.
What I want everyone to think about is that things change, and they can change at any time. What if Google stopped letting any site with affiliate links rank?
Adsense may get shut down, affiliate programs can stop.
Basically anything can happen. And it probably will sooner or later.
This year I am going to work like this is the last year that the Internet is going to be around. I am going to work like it is the last year that I can get paid commissions for sending traffic to sites for products and ranking those sites.
Sure, I have long term strategies, and I hope that my sites will be around for as long as the Internet. We all need to be flexible in our approach to how we make money online, but currently, for me, getting paid for making a sale for someone is what I do best. Although the Wife will say she does it better than me!
So many people simply do not put in the work it takes to really change their lives, it take a lot of it and it takes a lot of commitment. But imagine if this was the last year that you had to really make the most of this amazing opportunity.
Would you just not bother, or would you say:
“Wow, if I work really hard then maybe by the end of the year I could make $100,000 in December selling white socks and hankies on Amazon”
Stranger things have happened dear reader (yes, you). I have told you how to do it.
If you want to actually make really good money then I say do it today. Grab it while you can. Everyone seems to be banging on about building up a site over the long term, taking years to gain natural authority and get those coveted natural links.
OK, fine. I am in on that.
The fact is that building your own backlinks and hammering a site that has age and existing backlinks can make you the money tomorrow and every day for the rest of the year.
Get busy and get productive. End of the week I started a new set of product posts and did 8 in a day. All with images and aff links and filled with juicy keywords. Do you even write that much in a day?
Maybe it really is time to think that you need to either begin to do the work or forget about it. A small amount of work simply will not cut it. Get really busy and pretend that you have one year left in which to really make a success of it. I can tell you now that you will be amazed how much work you can do if you actually get busy working. Not busy pretending you are working by reading this nonsense.
Busy by not looking at your email until you have written 6000 words busy.
Busy by not looking at you stats until you have written 10 posts for your site in a day busy.
Busy by not checking your reader until you have made 30 backlinks busy.
The rewards really are quite incredible if you put your mind to it. I am not talking about $1000 a month, I mean some staggering numbers. The people that do it are the ones that really focus and get productive.
Maybe you simply are not earning what you think you should? Maybe you have put the effort in?
If you are not making good money and you have been productive and really tried then look to your niche. Some simply suck and you need to wake up to it sooner rather than later. Failed sites and sites that simply never convert are a part of the game. Annoying but no one said this was going to be easy did they?
To make money on the Internet is a hard slog. It is not easy and it is littered with people who have failed. Most do. Most simply give up in frustration. Don’t get bogged down in details.
I can tell you now that on one hand it is hard to make a living ranking online properties. But I can also tell you that you cannot fail if you put in the work. You simply can’t fail to make a full time living. And in well under a year.
Go out and write 50 or 100 Hubs or Squidoo lenses this week.
Send them 20 backlinks each as soon as you can. Come back here in a couple of months and tell me I wasn’t right. You see, you now have an extra grand a month.
Simples, but only for those that do the work.
Now, as it is Sunday I am in a dilemma. No more drinking Cava in the week is allowed. Buuuuuuuuuuut, is Sunday still the weekend or is it seen as part of the working week as a thick head would impinge on weekday productivity. Hmmmmmm. Oh yeah, the time is leaking post. It’s true you know, honest. Results are already leaking back.