New Year 2012 – The Year of the Affiliate

Well, it’s that time of year again, the time when New Years resolutions get made (and subsequently broken). I have to admit, I’m not that good at keeping mine either (although I don’t normally make any of any significance). How many of you have made resolutions? Please tell us what they are.

Recap on 2011
I set myself 6 or so affiliate aims at the beginning of 2011. Sadly, or perhaps, stupidly, I didn’t achieve any of these. Were they unrealistic? Perhaps; maybe I should learn to walk before I can run. Did procrastination put pay to them? More than likely, yes. In hindsight, I should have just got on with it, rather than reading and learning about what I should be doing.

Looking forwards
It’s hard to stay focused when you aren’t ‘earning’ anything each month. I’ve had more success selling unwanted/unused items from around the house on eBay and Amazon than I have with affiliate marketing. Perhaps I need to stop looking for short term gains, and go after the long term income?

What are your plans for the future?



3 Responses to “New Year 2012 – The Year of the Affiliate”

  1. Darren January 6, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Hey Rich, what are your affiliate goals for this year?

    My plans are to stop procrastinating so much too and just concentrate on AM like it’s a proper job! :)

    • Richard January 9, 2012 at 11:18 am #

      Hi Darren – my aims are pretty much the same as yours – stop procrastinating :) Good luck on making 2012 the year that counts for you!

  2. WhiteKnight January 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Hey Rich, I know exactly the feeling you are experiencing. Had it myself many times. What I’d suggest for the new year is to BUY a site that’s earning money. It may take you a 4 or 5 months to save up for it, but save yourself up about £1000.00, then spend that money on 1 (or 2) sites that have proven track records.

    Once you start to see bigger amounts come into your bank each month, it’s a good source of motivation to increase it.

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