I’m listening to the awesome music of Nomy, a Swedish artist I discovered about a week ago. While listening to the song Cocaine, I realize that I really suck at affiliate marketing.
I have tried close to everything when it comes to affiliate marketing, and I really suck at it.
It’s not that I haven’t been earning money, because I have. It’s not that I can’t sell, because I believe I can.
There are two reasons why I suck.
#1 – Passion
I don’t enjoy asking people to buy. I don’t enjoy to be the one suggesting that you should spend your money. I just don’t. It’s not what I do best.
My stumach turns every time I write a blog post and add one of my affiliate links.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy earning money, I just don’t enjoy selling.
Well, the only method I sort of enjoy is the Third Tribe way. Where you get to view the product and try it before you buy. That’s what I did before I bought Scrivener. I used Scrivener every single day for 30 days. Then, when I didn’t have access more, and just couldn’t live without it, I bought it.
#2 – Time
I don’t have much time. I’m writing a novel, that’s my focus.
When involved in affiliate marketing, I have to be able to test everything. I just can’t sell products I haven’t tried and tested myself.
When I can’t test the products, I just can’t sell them, even though the products are receiving amazing reviews from people I really trust.
I have to know for sure that what I’m selling is worth buying. I have to know that I would buy the product. I can’t sell products I wouldn’t buy.
I have to understand close to “everything” about the product. I want to be able to answer questions about the product, I want to be able to help my customers. I’m the support, although I’m not. The product is not my product, it’s someone elses. That’s where I’m lost.