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You Know Your a Full-Time Affiliate Marketer When...

A guide to the lifestyle of the typical AM

     
11:01 pm on Dec 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Continued from a related post.

You know your a full-time Affiliate Marketer when:

  • You find yourself wearing what you wore to bed all day long.
  • You can't explain to anybody what in the hell you do for a living.
  • All your neighbors think you operate an adult website or casino.
  • Your daily commute is less than 20 feet from your bed.
  • You find yourself using acronyms more often than words.
  • You have a hard time remembering which day of the week it is.
  • You spend more time than you know you should on Webamster World and other forums.
  • Everyone in your social circle has a handle and an avatar.

    These are just a few generalizations. I would love to hear yours in a similar format.

  • 11:35 pm on Dec 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    There are periods when you tell your family and friends that you work more than you really do. If they knew how little time you spent working (while keeping up the standard of living that you do) they'd think you're doing something illegal.
    12:04 am on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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  • you think watching a DVD in your living room while you reading webmaster forums on your laptop constitutes work.

  • you think going to the post office to pick up your checks or going to the bank to deposit them is a major outing.
  • 5:40 am on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Oh God it is soooooo hard trying to explain to my family and friends and strangers I meet what I do for a living. After so much trial and error (and getting a bunch of really confused looks -- or worst, blank stares for computer novices) I just say, "I do stuff on the Internet, and people pay me." That seems to work!
    3:03 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    When you think of calling someone, the first thing that comes to mind is "www" instead of the area code

    Brain activity is the most exercise you get

    Your most important index is your search engine rank

    PR is synonymous to your net worth

    4:35 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You find getting checks from Linkshare to be a nuisance.

    ...although that should change. They claim to be going to a 1-check system in early 2005

    12:55 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    • "PR" doesn't have anything to do with "Public Relations"
    • You can't find your alarm clock but you don't care.
    • You don't know what day it is but you don't care.
    • You cringe when someone suggets a meeting time with the letters AM after it.
    • You actually watch daytime TV.
    • Netflix hates you because you mail movies back too fast for them to turn a profit.
    3:52 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You get mysterious checks in the mail and have no idea where they came from or why the company is sending them to you.........until you remember you put up a link for them a few years ago.
    6:08 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    I commute 10 feet away from my bed every day. I dont drive, dont socialize, don't leave the house because i am so busy with my online business that i forgot i haven't taken a shower. I dont even bother remembering that i have a son to feed because i forgot i have one.

    Whats your experience?

    7:12 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    - You care more about GOOG SERPS than the GOOG listing on NASDAQ.
    - The 20th is your favorite day of the month
    - You have more domains than you can keep track of
    - Norton's Ad Blocker is your nemesis
    - You won't stay at a hotel without Wi-Fi
    - Natural light from the sun hurts your eyes
    - Your on a first name basis with your postman
    7:50 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    => when you shop for your "working clothes" you end up in the undergarment dept

    => the first thing you do in the morning is to check your email (for sales)

    => the last thing you do before you go to bed is to check your email (for sales)

    10:34 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    - You hope to never get an E-mail from Google.
    - You panic when you get an E-mail from Google.
    - The first thing you do each day is check all your stats.
    - The last thing you do each day is check your stats.
    - You take just one shower a week, if any!
    - You got more domains than your age!
    - 99% of your E-mail is spam.
    3:51 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Is there such a thing as a "full time" affiliate?

    Ska

    4:37 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You wish merchants would stop sending checks and did direct deposit so that would be one less reason to leave the house.
    7:59 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    rfung: You wish merchants would stop sending checks and did direct deposit so that would be one less reason to leave the house.

    I disagree, thinking of getting a PO Box to get out more.
    What good can these checks do to a caveman?

    * you have time to travel more than 4 times a year for pleasure

    11:21 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    For you people who don't shower then note that you don't have a social life.... could be a correlation, just maybe =)
    2:46 am on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    Nice : )

    A little more showering may be good though!

    10:36 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    A vampire cult offers to make you their poster child...
    10:55 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    ... you set the alarm clock just to get a good laugh
    11:18 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    During rush hour you drive in the opposite direction of all the cars.
    11:59 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    During rush hour you drive in the opposite direction of all the cars.

    Yeah!.. love this one.

    11:48 am on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You get mysterious checks in the mail and have no idea where they came from or why the company is sending them to you.........until you remember you put up a link for them a few years ago.

    -love it

    when you get a $US check in the UK and the effort and converting it means you just add it to the collection on your office pin board!

    1:21 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You can write and edit your own title and get paid as much as a broadsheet columnist, if not more.

    You think nothing of working a full day shift followed by a full night shift.

    When you're out with friends you catch yourself missing work.

    You never have to chase clients, because they're already chasing you.

    3:33 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You don't feel guilty about stopping work for 30 minutes to go for a coffee because you'll have made twice the cost of the coffee in sales before you return.

    Unlike most people, you absolutely love the holiday shopping craze.

    3:08 pm on Dec 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    The price of beer is an average of 0.23 sales.

    The only people out on the streets at the same time as you are unemployed.

    When your internet connection goes down the outside world no longer exists.

    11:22 am on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    when you get a parking ticket you say to yourself: nevermind, its only 1.5 sales to recover the money.

    you wish you had a normal "job" - not for the money, but for human company...

    you dont understand how people whinge and live so unefficiently with their dayjobs...commute...mortgage...when you know all that is really needed is just $500 of daily profits :-)

    1:47 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You dont understand why everyone else doesn't do this.

    You dont understand why your friends who see you make 5 figures a month whine and complain about thier $7 an hour job - instead of trying to get into the gold mine.

    You start getting up an hour or two later every day, until eventually you have to pull an all nighter to see daylight again. This usualy happens at least once a month.

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    Your ferrari runs out of gas on the freeway and instead of pushing it to the gas station, you leave it on the side of the road because it isn't worth the time and sweat.
    5:10 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    You dont understand why everyone else doesn't do this.

    This one really puzzles me. Amateur psychologists care to venture an hypothesis?:)

    6:03 pm on Dec 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

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    >You dont understand why everyone else doesn't do this.

    There is work and learning involved. (contrary to the idea one may get by reading some threads here of late ;))

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