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Treat your Affiliate Programs like Stocks and
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I was reading through some of the newsletters and ezines, which fill my inbox
everyday (yes I do read them), and noticed a conflict in some of the advice
being given to affiliates. Some were promoting the "Pick one program and
stick with it!", while others were suggesting I sign up for everything and
hope one works.
So which philosophy is right? - Well, both actually! Anyone reading these
newsletters and the articles they contain would have a right to be confused.
Unless, they were aware of some basic facts...
First of all the business is not SFI, Free Agent Path, Life Force or any
other programs, whether they be long term respected businesses or overnight
sensations. The business is YOU!
If YOU feel capable of running more than one program and YOU are getting
a positive return on your investment (ROI), then that's OK. If YOU are happy
running one program and still getting a positive ROI, then that's also OK.
Coming from a financial markets background, I realized very early on that
choosing my affiliate programs was very similar to choosing stocks for my
financial portfolio. Some would give me a great return and others, although
they appeared to be good, would lose me money. The only way I could benefit
would be by tracking my portfolio and entering my "Stop Loss" at a point
that would protect me from a major financial loss.
Affiliate programs are no different in fact. I have a portfolio in excess
of 20 affiliate programs. I keep an excel spreadsheet with all the details
of each program, including ID's, Links, passwords etc. But, most importantly
I keep a track of how much each one costs me and how much each one earns
me. I have an expected ROI and an actual ROI column. If a program does not
give me my expected ROI at a given time, I dump it just as I would a
Many newcomers to Internet Marketing sign up for every affiliate program
under the sun, post an ad on their website for each one and think that they
can sit back and wait for the money to roll in. Not so I am afraid.
By treating your affiliate programs like a portfolio of stocks and shares
you can spend time promoting each one and you can see exactly how each one
Get rid of the non-performers and keep those that are making you money. Invest
your profits wisely in real stocks and shares and you will soon be on the
road to an Income For Life.
The simple action of noting down all the details of each program in the
spreadsheet helps you focus on the program as well as keeping all the details
of your interests at your fingertips. To say nothing of the amount of cash
you will save by dumping those non-performers!
I have been doing this for a while now and it works great for me.
Finally, a well planned approach to your daily activities on the web is
essential. You must treat your online business in the same way you would
treat any business. It requires time, planning and a bit of investment if
you want to be successful.
If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet that I use, you can pick one
Go to DOWNLOADS, choose BONUS DOWNLOADS and click on the file
Feel free to adapt it to your own requirements.
To your Success,
About the Author:
is the publisher of the IFLO newsletter and owner of the Income For Life
Steve also runs and promotes financial trading workshops from:
as well as being the creator of the "High Octane Internet Business Starter
Kit" the new version of which is out at the end of September 2003.
this link to receive a notification when the new version is published
and to receive an early bird discount on the package.