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Smart Marketing, Don't Throw Your Money Away

Apr 30, 2008
I joined a new Affiliate Marketing program about 5 weeks ago. The intent was and is to make money from a home based business. So far I'm very satisfied with the business plan but not so much with my achievements in this particular adventure. That's because I didn't pay close enough attention. I ended up spending a lot of money on useless advertising programs.

I've seen my share of advertising and marketing companies who offer nothing of any real value. Unfortunately when it comes to Home Based businesses there is more than a fare share of nearly worthless programs. Most wanting to take money out of the pockets of unsuspecting newbies without offering any real value in return.

My second move was to join clubs that promise to mentor me to riches. I joined two of them to be exact and they will do what they promised at a cost of $97.00 per month each. Like most it will take forever for them to mentor you to a point where you can quit your job. The question is, are they worth it? Yes they can be, especially if you have a niche that is super tight or you want to start a tight niche web site even though you may not be interested in it.

Although I looked into mentoring programs for my new Affiliate adventure and spent some money on a couple of them they proved to be pointless. Affiliate Marketing is not a Niche market and can not be worked as one.

I'm a little slow to learn new things especially when I think I know it all. My In-Box has been swamped with emails for the last few weeks. All coming from advertising and marketing companies I either spent some money with or simply made an enquiry to. Unfortunately these fine people do not understand it is wasted email space. I delete them and empty the trash as quickly as I see them.

Being the hard learner that I am I also deleted the emails from the program I signed up as an Affiliate with. I tend to learn the hard way so I decided to take a look at some of the emails, from my new program. What I found was all my searching was a big waste of time because the new program I signed up for not only has a great Affiliate program that can produce pay checks if done correctly it also has a plan teach you how to make money with the program. What to do and how to do it was right in front of my face the entire time.

I have looked at many marketing programs over the years and almost all of them have a marketing strategy in place. I'll admit that some of them are very weak and won't really produce like most want but they are there anyway.

I've know this for a long time but foolishly looked for a better way, my own way, to market the program. Unfortunately to many new Affiliates do the same thing and often times waste more time and money than I did. Online advertising and marketing holds many traps that new people can easily fall into if they are not taught correctly from the start. It's simply too easy to spend large amounts of cash thinking a fortune will be made.

My suggestion for those who want a home based business that is profitable is to go through the program you are affiliated with from front to back and top to bottom. Learn what they offer in marketing programs and apply what they teach. The chances are pretty good if your involved with a successful company that their strategies have worked for others and will work for you as well.
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