July 6, 2008
I’ve been involved with affiliate marketing for almost 2 years now. I would say that I’ve been ‘successful’ in the sense that I’ve been profitable every month since I started, but I’m definitely not where I’d like to be. I’m thinking a coach or mentor might just be what I need to shake me out of my rut and take affiliate marketing to the next level for me. I’m also interested in creating relationships with people to help bounce ideas of off. I originally created money-code.com to give me the opportunity to talk to fellow marketers and to help others. I’ve created many great relationships out there and I think I’ve helped a few along the way.
I wanted to give a little bit of my skill set help see if I’d be a match for being coached.
– I program in Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL (LAMP)
– Currently, I run a web design business from home (this is my day job for 4 years), so I know how to be productive in a home environment.
– I manage my own Linux servers for hosting
July 5, 2008
Top Affiliate Challenge (TAC)
First off, I want to apologize for my lack of posts lately. I’ll go into what I’ve been working on.. and thinking about in a follow up post, but for now I wanted to talk about TAC, Top Affiliate Challenge (http://www.topaffiliatechallenge.com/).
I have to say that I was sucked in and very impressed with Joel Comm’s Next Internet Millionaire show. I really enjoyed the personalities and there were a few tips that I could apply, loosely with my campaigns. I really wished that they would give you a little more of the classes, but oh well. Thor Shrock from NIM decided to put on his own show called Top Affiliate Challenge featuring some gurus that I’ve been following for a while – Jeremy Schoemaker (Shoemoney) and John Chow. I use to read Shoemoney’s blog on a daily basis, but have been turned off by the almost constant barrage of self promotion and promotions products or services. I really enjoyed the site when he’d offer very helpful advice and provided great inspiration. I guess I’ve lost trust with the site – never knowing if a post is just a sales tool for that particular day. I know I’ll end up following him again, because I do feel he’s inspiring, and think he’s a damn good at what he does.