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    I want to become an affiliate marketer
    I have a tendency to read things that I should not read......I just like to read.

    Latest list that I found is titled "10 ways to earn money with out lifting a finger"......Item #3 was Affiliate Marketing........

    3. Affiliate Marketing

    If your website, blog or even social media account receives decent traffic, you can negotiate with a company to promote or even sell their products. This usually works through ads or a blog post written about a specific item. This requires the work of writing the article once but then continuing to earn from affiliate marketing afterward.
    I want a perpetual income stream with having to work for it....
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    Earn money without lifting a finger, eh?

    Yup, I could lift "one" of my fingers to people who write that kind of crap.
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    Bill... that was brutal and effective. I dare say that list you read was written by someone who hadn't made a freaking dime in affiliate marketing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Earn money without lifting a finger, eh?

    Yup, I could lift "one" of my fingers to people who write that kind of crap.
    I assume that you are not speaking of the "index" finger...........
    You must climb this mountain. There is no elevator. ---- Don't stick your finger in the liquid nitrogen.
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    I can't stop laughing at this.

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    Not sure how serious is Witzer about the becoming and affiliate marketer... but.

    As effectively pointed out by others, it's not as easy as it sounds. Building an authority website/blog and stuffing it with relevant content + periodically updating the blog with genuinely interesting articles - is a lot of work.

    I met in person only few people who were really successful in that, most of them long term travelers or photographers earning enough cash to make living and continue their lifestyle. All of them were passionate about what they do and loved to write about.

    Majority of other publishers I happen to work with are hard working people as well, combining many different traffic sources and staying on top of SEO to make it worth the effort.

    Affiliate marketing might not be a full time but is still a job - and I'm honestly annoyed seeing all the articles about easy money all around the web.

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    Hey George, yeah, Witzer is actually an experienced and successful affiliate marketer. He knows what it takes to be successful in this business, and that "lifting a finger" is definitely required! He also has a great sense of humor, very dry and wry, so that's why we're all chuckling that he started this thread.
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    OK, so my apologies I could sense the jest there but couldn't tell for sure as I don't know people around here yet.

    Anyway, maybe some people looking for a quick buck will find that reply "helpful"

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    Hey, no problem, George! Your participation in ABW has been great, and I'm looking forward to more of it. Your reply will help those who perhaps didn't understand the joke, which is always important as well.
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    ugh... don't we get enough of that post from people who are totally serious on a weekly basis? Nice joke Witzer.
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    Work smarter - not harder.

    Effort is still one of the requirements...
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    Im not trying to promote or anything but....
    Last edited by JCrooks - AffiliateWindow; March 19th, 2015 at 09:56 AM. Reason: removed recruiting post

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    Anything worth having, requires work.

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    Jeannine, good to know, interesting way to get an informative thread started.

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