What's wrong with Affiliate Marketing for Newbies – The PHILOSOPHER'S take!

I could get used to the life of a philosopher.
Mentally ejaculating new ideas and theories about everything.
Started with a philosophy on women and how their minds work – then something about the difference between legal and illegal jrugz – and before long i decided the Armageddon will be a technology war between Gog and Magog (Google and Microsoft) – by the end of the day, I was onto zombies.
Unfortunately for philosophy, i don’t find the financial reward attractive enough.
The highlight of my day was when my father announced that his long-awaited promotion to FULL PROFESSOR at the university was approved.
Dropped by to visit and had a long intellectual conversation.
When I told him my theory about Armageddon he explained to my wife that I hallucinate toward the end of the night.
Must have accidentally got high on the legal jrugz philosophy. Go figure.
Anyway, I might not be the best philosopher, but I can tell bullshit when I see it.
Like this “idea” that if you’re starting out with making money in an online business, the EASIEST way to start is to do AFFILIATE marketing.
MYTH. Take a look…
Affiliate marketing is supposed to short-cut two things for you:
1. creating a product
2. selling the product
All you have to do is get traffic. Could it get easier?
But that rarely proves easy by for any beginner affiliate.
You get a shitty online book on “bum marketing”, article marketing, SEO, Social Media, or PPC.
Costs like $50 – and before you know it, you’re wasting all your money and time online trying to make a $20 commission. And none of the advice works.
Here’s why.
The guys who are looking for affiliates, in the first place, have no idea how to get traffic and convert it profitably.
If they did, they’d not waste their time recruiting naive beginners.
They’d just shell out $10,000/day and throw it at paid ads and turn it into $20,000/day in revenue.
Instead, they put all their effort into hyping up how good their funnel is, just so naïve newbies would go waste their time and money for mediocre commissions they’ll rarely get.
Oh, and please let’s not forget that in the end most affiliates are so clueless they’re sending the traffic and making all the SEO back-links directly into the publisher’s mailing list.
Even though they may not stick around long enough to collect a commission. At some point, their leads will convert but the publisher will keep 100% of the sale…since their affiliate tracking cookies have an expiry date of 2-6 months.
They get to have this wonderful reward, without ever having to create a funnel worth a crap.
And I’ve been around these guys–they spend their lives plotting how to trick affiliates to promote their systems and funnels.
They tell them they split-test. They claim xx% conversion rates. And I have NEVER known a publisher to test a sales letter in their lives. EVER!
So in the end, what the newbie THINKS is a short-cut is just a giant sales pitch to get scammed out of their ad money and hard labours.
You know what DOES work though?
Driving traffic into your OWN mailing list. Collecting the leads for yourself, and then selling them as many times as it takes to profit. Even if you are an affiliate.
But most affiliates who do build a list first, are building it wrong.
They brand the publisher…not themselves!
The leads end up joining the publisher’s list and unsubscribing from the affiliate’s.
Sound familiar?
Ok…so that’s why we offer the Done-For-You Traffic service where we CREATE traffic for you – and then send it into YOUR branded landing page which we also build for you – and then you convert YOUR leads into sales using YOUR branded email follow-up.
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Since the publisher sales funnels suck, at least you’ll skip having to create a product. Only then will you FULLY own your leads, while sending traffic just to publishers who send you money.
The rest get the Philosopher’s Finger.

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Foremost Home Business traffic expert, Jim Yaghi is a Computer Scientist and Mathematician who used to build search engines for a living. At 16 he created a mildly popular social network and has been an online entrepreneur for over 15 years. In 2006 he rose to the #1 Affiliate rank in many Home Business programs (most notably Magnetic Sponsoring). Today he's best known for hatching the first industry-wide viral campaign to reach all major social networks, for hosting a top-10 Internet radio show for entrepreneurs, and for shattering industry sales records with his best-selling, easy-to-follow online marketing courses PPC Domination, PPC Supremacy, and Traffic KickStart.

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