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What the F&@# are you doing?!

Jan 12th 2011 at 10:29 PM

I’ve got a bit of a rant here about what I’m seeing on traffic exchanges.

What’s up with all the garbage?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I was always under the impression that affiliate marketing was selling a product for another company to earn a commission.

If that’s true, then how come when I’m surfing through traffic exchanges, 95% of the ads I see don’t say anything about the product they are selling.

I don’t care about some ficticious amount of money I’ll never make selling whatever it is you are selling. How many industries sell products, but don’t actually advertise the product? Have you ever seen a Nike ad that doesn’t show a Nike product, or even the Nike branding? Do their ads all say, you could open a Nike store too and make a gagillion dollars a day? No..

Oh yes, you guys are right, they are the ones doing it wrong.

SELL ME YOUR PRODUCTS!!!

Do you ever wonder why you can’t seem to sell any advertising on that affiliate site? Look at your ads.. are you actually even talking about the advertising service? Do you even USE the advertising service? Lets get real here.

YOU: Selling products for another company to earn a commission.
ME: Buying products from other companies which earns you a commission.

What are the keywords there? PRODUCTS!! If you are going to sell me something, then sell it to me, don’t fill me full of steam about how my $10 will turn into $10,000,000,000,000 a month without ever lifting a finger.

If you are advertising a pay plan, then that’s what people MIGHT be buying.. well guess what happens when they don’t make any money.. they quit.. then you suck, the company sucks, everyone sucks, you told me I would make money and I didn’t, I’m never buying from you again.

If you are advertising a product, then that’s what people are buying.. well guess what happens.. they are getting the product, and then you rock, the company rocks, everyone rocks, you told me I would be getting a product for my money, and I am, I am going to buy from you again.

Does this not make total complete OBVIOUS sense here? Lets get real folks.

In the words of Louise Venison “You’re doing it all wrong!”

Go back and look at your ads.. are you selling a product or a pay plan? And how exactly is that working out for you?

There’s an old quote that has always proven true for me. “Successful Affiliate Marketers buy Products, unsuccessful marketers buy opportunities”  Which are you selling?


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Dec 23rd 2015 at 4:35 PM by rimafaraj
Can I just say great post or do I have to come up with something really smart to say? Good F&@# POST! #Newbie
   
Mar 28th 2011 at 5:54 AM by Vixen
Hi JB, I have some photos - would you like to buy those?!!! Simples. LOL
   
Feb 18th 2011 at 2:36 PM by megadox
I just read this article and wow, does it ever hit the nail on the head. Thanks!
   
Jan 23rd 2011 at 10:33 AM by insidmal
@Edna - that's exactly it. It's a business and needs to be treated as one if you really expect to be making any money. There's plenty of air here, plenty of hopes and dreams too.. and they are all free, I don't need to pay money for ideas... Put some value in your product and convince me it's worth my money if you want to sell it to me.. the worst is some people actually get their undies in a twist when I ask them more about what they are selling.. this whole thing just amazes me sometimes...
   
Jan 23rd 2011 at 6:40 AM by javagrandma
Right on John! I've only been marketing on the internet for about 2 years now and I have been wondering if I just didn't understand....why do people tell you that you can make millions overnight without working? My burning question has BEEN...HOW MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THIS AND BUY INTO IT. Just doesn't sound reasonable to me and after 60 some years here on this earth I have never been able to make money without working. The adds that really confuse me are the ones that tell you it's free...just sign up, never pay any money and make thousands of dollars...where is all the money coming from to pay me if no one is putting any money into the program? In my mind...I am working a real business...not a program. My business will be around for years and people that are working my business will make money but if they don't work they won't make any money...it's just that simple. Thanks for the post John...I least now I feel better...I'm not the only one that thinks this way. Have a prosperous and energizing week John!
   
Jan 13th 2011 at 11:31 PM by insidmal
I hate having to ask people What they are selling me when the whole idea is earning commissions from selling me stuff.. it boggles my mind
   
Jan 13th 2011 at 9:50 PM by myprofitrocket
I also have been trying to make sense of all of the "pay plans" I see on the TE's...I am willing to try new products...just tell me what they are...Thanks for this very clear article!
   
Jan 12th 2011 at 11:22 PM by togrul
Good stuff John :) I'm also frustrated by how some people use the traffic exchange credits wrong. Cheers, Togrul
   

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