Affiliate marketing Programs are essentially sophisticated schemes for stealing your most your most precious and fragile possession.
I think what’s happening online is a kind of 21 century imperialism.
In the last millenium vast tracts of land were stolen on every continent, usually in the name of God, Jesus and Mohammad.
The result? Economic slavery and submission of the original inhabitants.
Now the borders are more blurred and the violation is more subtle.
These days online marketers use clever marketing to get you to spend hours and hours working for them for free. Often they use spirit and enlightenment as a justification for this theft.
The people who mostly fall prey to affiliate shemes are relative newcomers to online marketing. In the first year of having a website people tend to spend days and even weeks signing up for affiliate schemes and pasting links to other people’s sites onto their site. This is not how more seasoned onliners do it. They don’t paste other people’s links on their site but instead promote them in emails.
What you need to know about Affiliate marketing
You will not make money signing up for other people’s affiliate schemes unless you have a big list really know what you are doing, or if team up with other people in joint ventures or are willing to make this your main focus.
If you don’t have a list you’re in danger of jeapodarising valuable relationships by trying to sell stuff to your friends.
People get sucked into online marketing because they think they will make quick easy money online. This is a one way ticket to hell.
Ask yourself honestly, why am I doing this? If you think online marketing will help you create enough passive income so that you can have time to do the think you really love, this is faulty thinking. Online marketing is a full time job and becoming an affiliate marketer is really the first step on a long costly apprenticeship.
Do you really wish to spend hours and hours online? Is this the highest expression of your excellence? Wouldn’t it be better to serve the world doing what you really love. Living your life purpose?
Sometimes getting involved in these schemes is a way of avoiding living your true calling.
Why is that?
Many people rather go broke than live their life purpose. This has to do with your life lesson, the thing that triggers you, causing you to dump your energy if you are not aware of what you’re doing.
If you are thinking of starting your own affiliate scheme, first ask yourself: are you willing to abuse unconscious people and get them to freely give up their precious time to promote you, knowing full well that the hours they spend will never be repaid?