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What is your favorite part of affiliate marketing?
What is the most fun?
gabby




msg:554259
 4:00 am on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do you like researching concepts, creating content, designing the site, marketing the site, or something else?

My favorite part, besides cashing the checks, is marketing the site. I like the challenge of finding ways to drive traffic to my site.

What do you like about affiliate marketing?

Also, so that we can get a better idea of what is happening now, what has been your best day's profits during the past 90 days, and how does that compare to your average day's profits.

 

Drastic




msg:554260
 5:38 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

>favorite part
Would have to be going to the mailbox for a stack of checks.

Since that's probably not the answer you were looking for, I'll give you my second fav as well:

The feeling of satisfaction when a new site is complete. Everything is done and tweaked, and it's all set.

jcoronella




msg:554261
 5:44 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

>favorite part
Would have to be going to the mailbox for a stack of checks.

Man, I hate that part! It's much relieved now that linkshare is on a one-check system, but I can't tell you how many times I wanted to just rip up a $20 or $30 check.

...well, for a split second anyways. ;)

pompousjohn




msg:554262
 5:52 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My favorite part is logging into the 7 different affiliate prgrams I am enrolled in, retyping my randomly assigned, unchangeable by the user password over and over and then putting in the little characters to beat the script protection all to see a bunch of goose eggs in my reports.

sulacko




msg:554263
 6:08 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

My favorite part is when dmoz accepts my website, because that means that my website is going to be creawled for most of the search engines, and that (sometimes) means traffic and money, and a good serp position.

SusaninMontreal




msg:554264
 6:14 pm on Dec 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Since I'm a network, I love working with you guys (affiliates). What a fun, crazy bunch of people...

;-)

Susan

gopi




msg:554265
 2:55 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> Man, I hate that part!

Right on ...i hate taking checks to the bank, i always go for wire transfer wherever possible.

davewray




msg:554266
 3:16 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Try applying for a mortgage to buy a house. You get questions from mortgage specialists like, "You do what online?". Haha...but it is quite annoying, until they see your pay stubs and bank balances...then it's all business. Favourite thing? Checking stats and seeing them go up and up and up all day long! :)

Dave.

p.s. That and depositing the cheques..or direct wire

Webdiva




msg:554267
 4:08 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

My favorite part is getting a sale that brings me $100 dollars in commission and it doesn't get reversed!

Hiccup




msg:554268
 4:38 am on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hang on, you build sites to make money online? Does that work?

My favorite part is responding to the question: "What do you for a living?"

Lately I've been telling people I created yahoo. It's very funny because 3/4's of them still don't know what the hell I'm talking about...

hannamyluv




msg:554269
 2:56 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

I like that no matter what my whim is that day, I can build a site about it and have a pretty good chance that it will make some kind of money. Maybe just a few dollars a month or maybe lots more, but I can have fun and not worry about it.

gopi




msg:554270
 4:38 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> What do you for a living?

I hate that part too , when asked ,i say internet marketing - many assume its some sort of MLM and suddenly become uncomportable :) , so now to strangers i simply say internet consulting or something like that!

wrgvt




msg:554271
 5:07 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

My favorite part is traveling to exotic places on the money I've made (just booked a February vacation). I travel several times a year that wouldn't be possible without the affiliate income.

My second favorite part is discovering a potentially profitable niche, doing the research, putting the web pages together, create an AdWords marketing scheme for it, and watching the money roll in.

hannamyluv




msg:554272
 5:25 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

that wouldn't be possible without the affiliate income.

Or schedual. I will add, I like the schedual, ALOT. I think that more than the money is what makes me happy. I no longer have to make decisions like "what's more important, spending my week's vacation attending my best friend's wedding or spending my week's vacation on vacation with my family." Not even a consideration these days. Work can come with me and I can vacation whenever I like. :)

hunderdown




msg:554273
 6:18 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hiccup, tell them you created the Internet, in collaboration with Al Gore.

Beagle




msg:554274
 12:19 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm small potatoes in a specific niche, so no vacations paid for - but I love it when I can get a jump on the "big guys" in the niche, having links up and selling people a great new widget before the "big guys" are offering it on their sites.

And, it doesn't happen often, but recently I came across a great indie affiliate program - perfect for the site. That was exciting (and gives me the opportunity to get the jump with something new even more often).

I do have to say that my main site is one I started because I love the topic, so creating the content for that one is the part I enjoy the most, along with knowing enough about the subject that I can do a good job of pre-selling.

--Off topic: There's another affiliate program that I'd love to be in, but the site doesn't get enough page views per month to qualify. With a week off from my day job coming up soon, I'm planning some additions to make it more of a "destination" site, with the goal of getting the page views high enough to join that program.

ronin




msg:554275
 3:07 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

My favourite part is interacting with people who use my site and listening to their feedback.

rfung




msg:554276
 10:28 pm on Dec 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

the freedom to do what i want with my day, be it spending a whole day playing video games or going to the movies at the matinee session.

I've taken a serious disliking to going out during the weekends, _especially_ during this season.

WisdomSeeker




msg:554277
 1:39 pm on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Determining my own destiny. :)

coconubuck




msg:554278
 3:18 pm on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

As far as being an affiliate, I'd say creating content.

My favorite part of running an affiliate program is meeting and working with the new affiliates that join daily.

Michael Anthony




msg:554279
 7:11 pm on Jan 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Helping others and seeing them succeed.

graywolf




msg:554280
 3:00 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

wearing a bathing suit and a tank top while my wife goes to work ;-)

Jane_Doe




msg:554281
 5:47 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hitting refresh and checking my stats continually. One time I made an extra $1 during the time it took me to pull up my socks. :)

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