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Before you Quit your Day Job

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by Linda Buquet, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Are you at the point in your affiliate journey where you want to go full-time and quit your day job?

    <a target="_new" href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremypalmer/72634644/"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/35/72634644_8da41bc75c.jpg" alt="quit your day job"align="left" hspace="10" /></a>
    CPA-Affiliates made a great post about his career move, how he prepared to leave his job and offers some tips to consider before you make the big move.


    <strong><a target="_new" href="http://www.cpa-affiliates.com/leaving-your-day-job-to-work-online/">Leaving Your Day Job to Work Online</a></strong> "Many people know that in Oct. 2006 I left my day job (Electrical Engineer) to work online full time, and i get asked all the time how i did it. Well today i am going to go over some things i did to prepare for that day but also how i came to the conclusion that it was worth the risk."

    Before you take the plunge you may want to head over to <a target="_new" href="http://www.quityourdayjob.com/">Quit Your Day Job</a> too.
     
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  3. Oregon Coast Guy

    Oregon Coast Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    I purchased Jeremy Palmer's e-book, "High Performance Affiliate Marketing" a couple years back and it was great. It's still updated (the new versions are free for people who purchased) and he emails you when it is.

    Great book!
     
  4. fitnfree

    fitnfree Affiliate affiliate

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    Well at 50 dollars a pop, yes, that could add up to quite a bit.

    I've been making my living off the Internet for 7 years now and didn't have to read a book like this. Sorry, no offense intended and maybe it is a good book, but I just don't think people have to spend their hard-earned $50.00 to make someone else rich. A little honest work and research can go very, very far.

    When I started my Internet "ventures", I was poorer than a church mouse and had no idea what I was doing. I had to take side jobs cleaning condo hallways and delivering newspapers just to buy a computer and keep my head above water to pay it and for dial-up fees-- and I was barely doing that. I couldn't have spent money on a book like that if I'd have wanted to and that's my point - -this is the type of person who preys on those who are down and out financially, takes their money and runs.

    What I think makes the Internet a great place to "hang out" is the wonderful people who help each other and share their knowledge and experience w/o resorting to greed. I'd rather lump myself in that bunch that make that million dollars he claims he made. Course, heck, I wouldn't turn down that MIL, either! :D
     
  5. Oregon Coast Guy

    Oregon Coast Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    I got it about a year ago, when I first started trying to make money on the `Net. I knew nothing. I looked at Jeremy's credentials, experience, did some research and bought it. It saved me countless hours combing the Internet to accumulate all the information in the book.

    I learned about affiliate marketing, keyword research, finding niches, the affiliate networks, putting together effective landing pages, PPC and how the various programs work, putting together good ads and more. For 148 page e-book with all that information at my fingertips, I'd say it was a good investment. I didn't mind paying for his book. He put a good deal of work into it (and still does with the lifetime free updates), I learned a lot, and a worker is worth his wages.

    I agree that a great community is priceless.
     
  6. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    fitnfree,

    "this is the type of person who preys on those who are down and out financially, takes their money and runs."

    There are many out that like that - BUT I don't consider Jeremy one of them.
    He's one of the good guys IMHO.
     
  7. Oregon Coast Guy

    Oregon Coast Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    Yup. Ditto. I may not have years of experience yet, but I'm pretty good at spotting con men ;)
     
  8. quietlightbroker

    quietlightbroker Affiliate affiliate

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    I'd respectfully disagree...

    I used to think the same thing about people who sold ebooks and info-guides. After all, I started making my living online in 2002 and have been "professionally unemployed" ever since (I'm not sure if I can use that term anymore, but that's what I called myself when I was working primarily as an affiliate).

    What I realized over time, though, was that some of these people selling ebooks were selling some very good information. I put myself in their shoes and realized that if I had their information, I would want to give away what I knew for free either. Rather, if I was going to give away some of my "secrets" (I hate that term when its used in the context of affiliate marketing), I would want people to pay for it.

    There is one other aspect as well that I would have to point out. People, for some reason, often don't trust free information. I talked to one ebook creator who told me that he was willing to give away his book for free, but when he did, no one took him seriously. When he slapped a price tag on it, it became gold. This last point is a bit off-topic, but I do find it ironic how much value-perception plays a role in how well we listen to some people.

    The point I am trying to make is that if someone has valuable information, there is nothing wrong with them offering to share it for a fee. Sure, if people do a little diligent research, they could probably find out the same stuff for free, but if they have the $50 available, why not take a short cut and learn it a bit faster?
     
  9. Oregon Coast Guy

    Oregon Coast Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    Case in point is Ken Evoy. One of the most honest guys I know and his ebooks are the cat's meow. Knowledge is power and to expect ANYTHING someone worked hard to create and share what they know is selfish and unrealistic (although most of his are free). The scammers are a whole other story.

    I just uploaded a video, ranting about affiliate links and the bad name that us good guys get.

    <object width="325" height="250"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jVc85cNFgL0"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jVc85cNFgL0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="325" height="250"></embed></object>
     
  10. lexiseek

    lexiseek Affiliate affiliate

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    I don't think that people get bad names if they provide what they say their product/service says it does.

    I've always steered clear of E-Books because I can go to a library or buy a book on a subject if I really want to learn more about it. For some reason I've always liked old style books over something delivered electronically. If I ever need to refer to something I can find it anytime.
     
  11. Oregon Coast Guy

    Oregon Coast Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    Whatever works best for you. ;)

    I just picked up the book (not an e-book), "Made To Stick" (a recommendation from Dr. Evoy) and it's about the psychology behind what makes an idea "sticky" What is the contents of an idea that results in people thinking and acting differently? The authors talks about proverbs, legends, the Subway Jared marketing campaigns and a lot more. They show you exactly how people think that makes an idea sticky and how to apply it to whatever you're doing. I my case, affiliate sales and online business.

    It's a great book so far and I highly recommend it. ;)
     
  12. mattcook620

    mattcook620 New Member

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    I picked up high performance affiliate marketing. I thought it was great!

    Good topic.
     
  13. yanbiz

    yanbiz New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Before to make this move (from job to work online), it has to be done intelligently and strategically. This is something I'm preparing myself in terms of mindset, vizualisation and preparation.

    Despite the financial side, it's a major move and lifestyle change people are doing when they do the big move.

    Good luck!
     

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