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What's Your Biggest Challenge as an Affiliate?

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by Linda Buquet, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Linda Buquet

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

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    What's your biggest challenge as an affiliate?

    Staying motivated? Adding to your sites and/or building new ones?
    Writing copy? Finding the right programs?
    SEO? Traffic generation in general?
    Time management? Organization?

    If you are facing a challenge chances are someone else
    here at 5 Star is in the same boat.

    Share your biggest challenge and let us offer solutions
    or at least offer our shoulders to cry on! ;)

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    I'll start. I'm technically challenged in a weird way.
    Many things I can figure out, but certain things just take me forever
    and I goof up over and over. Changing any of the HTML, CSS and PHP code
    on my blog is a good example. ASK TELI! There are certain things I'm just not good at.

    SOLUTION? I just need to outsource more. I always think it's easier to figure it out myself then to try and explain to someone else what I need. But always waste precious time I could be using for marketing which is what I do best. So I just need to make myself outsource the techy stuff.

    YOU???
     
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  3. JAmieF

    JAmieF Affiliate affiliate

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    I am a goner!

    I am going to this and I am going to that but end up not doing a single thing.
     
  4. Oregon Coast Guy

    Oregon Coast Guy Affiliate affiliate

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    My biggest challenge is finding quality products and services that I can promote. I cannot, in good conscience, promote anything that I haven't tried and really like. So many things out there simply exist to make a fast buck. Long in the tooth and lacking substance. "This is the greatest thing since sliced bread!" I try it and it doesn't add up to a crumb.


    Once I discover something awesome though, watch out! The gloves are off and I sing it's praises from the rooftops! ;)
     
  5. fitnfree

    fitnfree Affiliate affiliate

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    My biggest challenge is time -- always need more time and always trying to organize my day in a better way (oh gosh, that rhymed! lol not intended!!!). I try but get side-tracked by things I find in the forums, links, researching -- you know how it goes: You go to check out some info/a link/ what-have-you. You see another link that sounds interesting...you open it in a new window so as not to lose the first link. Next thing you know is you've got 10 or more windows open and are no longer sure just what you started looking for! :eek: Time...need to set priorities and learn to stick to them instead of always getting side-tracked.

    That's also a biggy -- spend a lot of time doing this, too but haven't a clue how to find a fix for it! :confused:
     
  6. navigatewide

    navigatewide Affiliate affiliate

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    My biggest struggle right now is to find most efficient product and get as much traffic as possible.
     
  7. Linda Buquet

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

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    fitnfree I hear you and that's a challenge for me too.
    ESPECIALLY related to blogging.

    I scan all my feedreaders and several other places for news or interesting ideas to blog about 1st thing every morning.

    I hit a good story, which links to something else interesting,

    then see something totally unrelated in the sidebar

    just want to take a quick peek for future reference

    That story links to a blog I have not read before

    so I scan the new blog's archives to see if I can find anything good

    yep that looks interesting hmmm it links to an interesting story elsewhere

    hmmm this other story links to this new keyword tool

    ya thats the ticket, lets blog about that

    oops wait better try it 1st to be sure it works

    oh THATS an interesting key phrase - wonder if its a viable niche

    do they have an affiliate program?

    are there any products like this for sale on ebay?

    what does Google trends have to say?

    WAIT... what was I doing?


    I soon have a bazillion windows open, I'm lost in space and I still haven't blogged.

    I have IADD - Internet Attention Deficit Disorder :p

    IADD is even a bigger challenge for n00bs. Imagine being new to the world of making money online. It's like being a kid in a candy store and everything looks good. No wonder newbies have a hard time picking a niche and a system and getting going.

    There are just too many distractions online.
    It's a wonder any of us get anything done!
     
  8. andreww

    andreww Affiliate Manager Affiliate Manager affiliate

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    The biggest challenge I'm facing is dealing with multiple projects and having several JVs going on at the same time.

    I'm not a 5figure super affiliate yet, but my goal is to hit that first, tap off cashflow from there and fund/outsource/project manage everything else.

    I think it's key to have one or two anchor income streams and once those are stabilized, you can multitask more effectively.
     
  9. golfdude1233

    golfdude1233 Affiliate affiliate

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    traffic is the thing that you need - Targeted is always great to :D
     

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