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Un-successful stories

Discussion in 'Newbie Helpdesk' started by joeyyyy, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. joeyyyy

    joeyyyy Affiliate affiliate

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    Well, what about unsuccessful stories? Im sure that each of you had some failture, something that ended badly.

    Im new in Affiliate, still learning and I know what mean lose. I really need hear these unsuccessful stories just to know that I am not alone and that the same things are happening to all of you.

    For example I made easy good looking Affiliate page with clothing and after 150 cliks in PPC i have no order. And I must admit im using Long tails and I am really give it my best to make a clicable and profitable ads.
     
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  3. joeyyyy

    joeyyyy Affiliate affiliate

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    Ok I guess everybody had success from the beggining :D
     
  4. MikeSimm

    MikeSimm Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

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    I might have one:
    When starting I used comma instead of dot for decimals and bought 10x more expensive clicks (~$100) by accident, completely ruined my first campaign budget...
     
  5. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator Marketplace Seller

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    Most of that are earning have daily, weekly, monthly, and annual failures of all types. Hell, every time I enter into a new offer promotion I am met with tons of failure before getting the campaigns dialed in and earning.
     
  6. MikeSimm

    MikeSimm Service Manager Service Manager affiliate

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    Amen!
     
  7. azgold

    azgold Super Moderator Super Mod moderator affiliate

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    I think everybody has had some unsuccess at one or some point. I've personally had too many to name, can't think of a specific example that's anything out of the ordinary - link not working right but didn't check, so didn't know; set up tracking incorrectly; didn't double check that an offer I was running was still live, it had been paused but I was still sending traffic to it. :D Campaigns frequently get paused but that one ran an incredibly short period of time, think it shut down less than a day after I started running it. Still, that's on me. Luckily, I discovered after only about half a day late, could've been worse.

    I've spent too much testing ads. I've used up my ad budget on a campaign that started working great, so I didn't have the money to keep it going. Let me tell you - that sucks!

    Well okay, I think I've adequately shown the world some of my dunce moves. Are you feeling better yet? :)

    By the way, how do we get the word "unsuccess" in the dictionary. :D
     
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  8. thelegend

    thelegend Affiliate affiliate

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    Well failures i have all the time almost .My failure was like now 1 year or 2 when i was working with a free blogspot blog .My posts was about book downloads ,guides etc .It was working very good and i was getting like 1000 views per day and i was making like 20$ per day ,my mistake was that i put some copywright software articles on my blog .When i login in 1 morning i see my blog deleted .This was like someone hit me 100 times with a hammer in head .My lesson ts that you should never use a free blog as you can work hard and in a day you can lose it .Build your brand your propriety etc
     
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  9. joeyyyy

    joeyyyy Affiliate affiliate

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    Thank you for your stories:)! I feel a bit better now:p

    But I still think... for begginers the most important thing is to have some orders. You know... after that you realize that you are doing something right. That it works.

    Maybe i wanted to hear that you were the same.. = 0 conversions despite some effort.

    :) OK, maybe its something that everybody experienced from the begginings...
     
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  10. azgold

    azgold Super Moderator Super Mod moderator affiliate

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    Yup, that's why it's not recommended. :) Do you have copies of your posts, so you can upload them to your own (paid) domain?

    Also not recommended.

    Yes. I think you have a good direction, now.
     
  11. azgold

    azgold Super Moderator Super Mod moderator affiliate

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    Oh, lots of people (myself included) have been through that. The trick is to pause and figure what needs to change/improve. If you can figure out what's not working, you can work towards making it work.

    Is your offer a good one? Did you split test your ads? Did you try different angles? Are you targeting properly? Were you tracking your ads so you can analyze where you're losing people?

    Just a few questions you might want to ask yourself, see if you can start turning this around.

    Don't give up, try a different approach to the problem.
     
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