The Startup Process is Slow Going

Posted April 25th, 2006 by Wendy Piersall

I really didn’t realize how time consuming it would be to create so much content for these sites. Since I haven’t written on a regular basis in about 15 years, it’s been downright frustrating for me as a woman who loves instant gratification!

I have done some extensive research on Affiliate Marketing lately as I build the web businesses. One of the best resources I found was Rosalind Gardner’s I Raked In $436,797 Online In One Year. Don’t let the ‘hard sell’ name fool you - I read it cover to cover and refer to the material frequently. I really believe Affiliate Marketing is one of the most perfect stay at home moms businesses, because once these sites are really up and running, they will take much less time to maintain. Key to a good site though is good content - thus the need for lots and lots of writing.

Another book I really want to read is Jeremy Palmer’s Quit Your Day Job. I can’t say that I know how good it is, but THE largest affiliate program management site, Commission Junction, has a case study on his rather impressive results, so I am rather confident I’ll be making the purchase soon.

Since I manage the affiliate program for Socrates Media, I just learned affiliate marketing by doing - but on the Merchant side of things. Now I’m living and breathing the Publisher side to understand what it takes to be successful in this endeavor! I would be curious to hear from any other affiliate marketers out there - what resource did you use to learn the craft?

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