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How much are you making per day?
and how long have you been in the affiliate business?
filo




msg:534589
 7:01 pm on Aug 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

After 1 full year, I am averaging about $50 a day for the current quarter. I'm fairly satisfied but I'm working hard to try to increase that to the $100/200 a day range or more. :)

How long have you been doing this and how much are you making? (regardless of affiliate program)

 

Richard Overvold




msg:534619
 8:19 pm on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)


Unfortunately that message gets lost in so many of the posts here. People look for the easy way out...

I don't care who you are. You will make mistakes that will cost you money. No matter who you are, and what you know. So unfortunately for the people who want the easy way out, it's not possible.

zulufox




msg:534620
 11:00 am on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

"This goal for automation and semi-passive income is what drives me."

Me too.

I have 2 more years as an undergraduate, then I'm going for my phD.

The goal has always been to work my butt off for these 2 years so that I can have a decent semi-passive income during my days at graduate school.

I'll tell you in 2 years if it is a success

cagey1




msg:534621
 5:20 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is a strange group, affiliate marketers. Many of my good friends and myself, are driven by their laziness in a way. It's like we must create a system that will allow us to loaf around and vacation all the time. This goal for automation and semi-passive income is what drives me. OTOH, we could all make a lot more money if we didn't goof off so much. :)

Someday this will be called "Affiliates Disease"

Mothers will scold their children, "If you don't start working harder, you're going to get Affiliates Disease like your uncle Joe"

"What's 'afwiates'?"

"Just do your homework"

Richard Overvold




msg:534622
 5:39 pm on Aug 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Heh, this is funny stuff!

I think I'm getting Affiliates Disease just by reading this thread.

guitaristinus




msg:534623
 8:54 am on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I make about $30 a day. Been doing it since 1998.

HarleyGuy




msg:534624
 10:05 am on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi my name is Eric and I have "Affiliates Disease"

I started out slow
no socks then
no shirt then
no pants just a bathrobe

then I hit rock bottom "LEVEL 3 Affiliates Disease"
I just work in my underware

My doctor told me I have less than 6 weeks before I reach LEVEL4
Ya you guessed it dirty underware

At present I'm tring to avoid this.

THERE IS A CURE

I have started an extreme experimental procedure. I force myself to work at least 10 minutes a day.

I'm sure if I continue this radical form of therapy, by November, I can reach my goal of working at least 27 minutes per day.

Wish me luck
And remember if you are infected, you are not alone.
Get help now!

Richard Overvold




msg:534625
 11:33 am on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)


underware

Yep, you have a very bad case of this, and need to seek even more professional help.

affgirl




msg:534626
 5:55 pm on Aug 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

all of the really successful people here will tell you that the learning curve part of their aff marketing career was an expensive, frustrating and nerve racking time.

Ah. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who has gone through this. That others have gone through this same dark, frustrating tunnel I'm in and actually made it out the other end successful, without having to turn back around to get out of it.

I don't wear bathrobes at home, I guess I haven't made it to that level yet. But I do work on a Laptop at a desk not too far from my bed and sometimes it lures me in with my computer. Big and super soft. I guess I get the laziness bug sometimes too. Can't even sit straight up in a chair for 8hrs at a time. Perhaps I should get a lounge chair for my roof and get a tan while I'm at it. Since I started this stuff my friends have been telling me I look a lot paler then usual.

A variation of the affiliate disease I have is Obsessive Compulsive Stat Checking! Yes I know I just checked my stats 5 min. ago and there were no new sales, but there could be now!

hmpphf




msg:534627
 12:13 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

It's taken me 18 months to get to $91 affiliate income a day. There is a lot to learn. One thing I try to do is diversify to manage the risk. When one stream of earning drops make sure there are plenty of others to take its place.

To get to this position I've invested about $10,000 in domain names, and earned about $3,000 in domain name sales. I've spent a total of about $500 in hosting costs.

Given that this is a spare time hobby it's obvious that if I were to focus on it full time I could multiply my earnings a few times just by practicing the same techniques at a larger scale.

Richard Overvold




msg:534628
 12:21 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can almost bet you that most of the successful affiliates here STILL have the problem of the "nerve racking, expensive, frustrating time". And the reason is, most of us are still looking for programs everyday, which we need to learn the ropes of the game in that new field. It does make it 10 times easier since the other areas of our expertise are making the big bucks, so the burden on the cashflow isn't as hard as when you first start out.


A variation of the affiliate disease I have is Obsessive Compulsive Stat Checking! Yes I know I just checked my stats 5 min. ago and there were no new sales, but there could be now!

That's where you can talk to your merchant and have then send you emails, notices, ect of new sales, leads. That way you can find other, productive things to do with your time. Like find new programs that make you money! ;)

gopi




msg:534629
 1:25 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Guitaristinus , You have really a long way to go before feeling bored or guility as you mentioned in the other thread :)

guitaristinus




msg:534630
 2:19 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

The amount of money made doesn't have much, if anything, to do with being bored or guilty.

gopi




msg:534631
 3:22 pm on Aug 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

>> The amount of money made doesn't have much, if anything, to do with being bored or guilty.

Yup it does ...if you make a total of $30 a day and creating another site makes you an extra $5/day your motivation to work will be very very less...but if you make say $3k a day and if each extra good ranking site adds say another $300 per day at that point you are addicted , no time to feel guilty :)

ghankerson




msg:534632
 2:55 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Funny, I was about to create a post just like this. I am at $40 a day. I quit a promising job in April to do this fulltime, well maybe I work 4-6 hours a day now. But I have other investment income that helps. But I love doing this and look forward to work now which is the way it should be. I plan on making $500 a day within 1 year and hiring some high school kids to do the laborious part of my job. And soon I'll buy a laptop with a cellular internet connection so I can work anywhere.

chrisnrae




msg:534633
 2:58 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

"The amount of money made doesn't have much, if anything, to do with being bored or guilty"

Yea, it does. As Gopi said, if you were making substantially more, you would be surprised the type of motivation you could get from that.

ghankerson




msg:534634
 3:04 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

My motivation comes from the fact that I am not making squat yet and knowing others are making millions. Plus I love what I do.

Richard Overvold




msg:534635
 3:09 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)


And soon I'll buy a laptop with a cellular internet connection so I can work anywhere.

Where do you pick up such a device?


Yea, it does. As Gopi said, if you were making substantially more, you would be surprised the type of motivation you could get from that.

Yeah, but you also have to take into account that if someone hasn't reached the $300/day point, they don't have a clue what it feels like. Back when I was losing money everyday, then it became $10/day, I was happier than can be. Which gave me the motivation to keep it up. The motivation should be to just focus on what you have and to build on it everyday. Even at hundreds/day, I'm always working to improve. So you should never feel satisfied.

rfung




msg:534636
 10:14 pm on Aug 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Where do you pick up such a device?

Cingular, Sprint and T-Mobile (dunno about others) all offer GPRS connection to the web through your phone if you have the right package. It's just a matter of connecting the laptop to the cellphone and presto, instant net connection from pretty much anywhere in the US (and even abroad..). I've got such one setup, and it's a hoot to check stats while parked in your car. Get a car charger for the laptop and cellphone, and you're set! Road trip and work, all at the same time!

BTW, I'm at the uhm..$5-$10/day rate. But I see the potential that I'm willing to risk a measly $55k/yr job and go full time doing AM. (I'm just off college, and live with parents,so no real expenses). Once I get started full time, I figure I can get to $50/day in about 6 mo.

What I'd like to know is, for those big time affiliate marketers, are you always building/starting new sites, and thus your growth gets to be exponential? or are you content maintaning your current income level? Can someone estimate how much percent growth you get over whatever meaningful period is for you? over 6 months? over a year?

Richard Overvold




msg:534637
 2:00 am on Aug 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Think Nextel offers this? That's who I use as my cell service. I would think they offer it.

rfung




msg:534638
 2:23 am on Aug 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Dunno about Nextel. It all depends on the technology they run their network on. A call to your customer service number would probably yield a more informative answer.

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