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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.
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.
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. ;)
p.s. That and depositing the cheques..or direct wire
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...
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.
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. :)
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.
joined:Jan 8, 2003