Affiliate Confession FAQ

Quetions? Check the FAQ...You may have noticed another link at the top of the page leading to the Affiliate Confession FAQ. I put this up because of the increasing amount of questions I’m getting for information that’s already on this blog.

I started writing Affiliate Confession to chronicle what I’ve been doing in affiliate marketing for the last 4 years or so, what’s happening in the world of making money on the internet, what Google’s up to (someone needs to keep an eye on them) and occasionally what Jean and I had for lunch or dinner or some other off topic rant. But the main purpose of this blog is to teach people how to make money online based on how I’ve done that.

Even though the main purpose is to explain how you can make around $3,000 to $3,500 per month in affiliate marketing and show people how I’ve done what I do, I still get tons of questions wanting me to explain how I do what I do. It’s kind of a vicious cycle in that the more posts that go up explaining what I do and the more traffic that comes to the blog, the more question come in asking about the same things I just wrote about.

I’m trying to keep this at one level below a rant because I really don’t want it to come off that way, but this is a little symptomatic of why people don’t make money in affiliate marketing. Sometimes the information is right in front of you, but we fail to act on it or dig for it a little and see that the secrets are right there in the previous post or in the archives section or just below the surface.

I certainly don’t mind answering questions that are well though out and cover topics or information not covered in the blog or that can’t be found by plugging in a search in the box between the most popular section at the top and where the posts start. And if you have a burning question that you can’t find the answer to by looking around or checking the FAQ, please feel free to contact me and ask it.

And if I haven’t answered your question you may have sent in some time ago, it doesn’t mean it has been ignored, it may simply be because I can’t answer every question personally. Sometimes though, your questions have been used as material for a post because I realize that topic hasn’t been covered adequately.

All that to say, don’t stop sending in questions, just check the FAQ first, or look around the blog, because there’s a good chance your question may have already been answered.

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10 Responses to “Affiliate Confession FAQ”

  1. Surely you can’t answer ALL the questions, but it’s nice that you care about people who want to know your strategy. Well done…

  2. It’s always crazy to me when people say; “Thats not much”, but the thing is, they need to ask themselves a few questions. Am I waking up to an alarm clock to make less then what Alan is making? Can I really not live on $3500.00? Am I spending my money wisely?

    My wife, I and our 3 kids live in N. Melbourne, by BCC and we live off of $1800/month, thats not what we make, thats what we spend monthly on bills, including gas.

    So there is no excuse for anyone to not be able to make it on $3500.

    Keep up the good work, Alan. See ya around!

  3. well deserved ‘non rant’ 😀

    So many people are so lazy that they don’t even look for the information instead they ask someone and waste their time when it would take 5 seconds if you would look.

  4. Alan ~ You always have such a “way with words” and this post is no different. You have a great … no make that awesome … blog and I’ve learned a lot from you. I’ve been online for quite some time and I see this problem all over the net … and you’ve explained it perfectly (and nicely) and given a solution to the problem as well. Thanks for all you do!
    *SmiLes* Suzanne
    P.S. Congrats on a great month too 😉

  5. Suzanne,

    Thanks for your comments, and thanks for continuing to read Affiliate Confession.

  6. My professions as an Aircraft Engineer encourages questions. The Aircraft Manuals are available but when it comes to remove a part worth thousands of dollars on a million dollar aircraft and I have doubts, I ask questions.

    People need reassurance and their doubts addressed by an experienced Marketer such as youself.

    Readers should be thankful that you take the time to answer questions and have the foresight to have an FAQ section.

  7. its a good one for the visitors … can clear their doubts or any queries they come across …

  8. Thats cool.
    A blog is no more blog. FAQ for a blog !!

  9. I don’t think that people are “lazy” so much if you think about what they actually do online. Usually you’re looking for a particular thing, how do I add eBay auctions to web pages, best ways to use adsense, all the normal stuff when you’re trying to get started or learn how to make more money – and then you find a post you like on a blog like this. You read that post, and see some others that are related or in the sidebar and you check them out – and some posts (how much I made this month, etc) don’t have the backstory. The first thing they want to know is – how’d you do that? Can I do that? And instead of going back through your posts – they shoot you an email through your contact form.

    This is the entire reason why on my blog I switched my homepage to a static “welcome” page and moved the posts to /blog. Now all my loyal readers go right to the posts, but all the first time visitors see my home page “mission statement”, “how to read this blog”, and all the areas (and posts) people usually ask me about. It’s not perfect, it still needs a lot of work – but I have to say that this has cut down on my redundant “first timers syndrome” email by about 98%.

  10. Very good post , I continuously read your post because it clears all the queries and doubts about Affiliate Confession.

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