I feel like I owe all members of this forum two apologies:
- for this thread
where I put on an affiliate hat on too boldly and scolded a decent affiliate program for not reacting too promptly to my affiliate initiatives. It has never been my intention to bring them
down or sound any negatively towards ShareASale or their ThinkTanks (which are worth the highest praise).
- becoming an active affiliate for two affiliate programs (both well-known here at ABW) and over the past 3 days 4 hours and 50 minutes spending $50.65 on paid search and sending them $510.69 in sales (earning a total of $18.89 of net profit in the process). I have never thought of making my affiliate "endeavors" a secret. Hence, posted about them in the open (right here at ABestWeb). Let me also emphasize
that never in the process have I taken advantage of any
information received from affiliates of the programs I manage currently or have managed in the past. But since my above-quoted actions have given rise to thoughts culminating in such threads as this one
(and a few other posts and e-mails I have received over the past 40 hours), I feel I owe many of you all an apology.
Needless to say that I tweaked with it not to make a living (5-6 hours of work a week won't make one a super affiliate these days), but I'm not gonna get down to excuses. I've just quit my affiliate campaigns. Given the obvious conflict of interests in this cross-channel area of affiliate marketing, it is simply not worth my reputation.
My sincere apologies
to all of you for the above two situations.