Being an Affiliate Marketer requires a few important things. One of these items, I have noticed, is a photo of yourself on the beach next to a beautiful woman, sipping a Pina Colada with a laptop in front sitting in front of you. This is essential because you MUST show how little effort the Internet Lifestyle requires, right.
Now for anyone who has read this site before knows I wrote the preceding paragraph with just a little bit of sarcasm. I have always stated that to make a success online takes one heck of a lot of work.
The myths of instant and easy success are just that: myths.
It is just another way for the “sharps” to separate the fool and his money.
I mention this because as you read this I am flying to Belize with my girlfriend, and you can bet your butt I plan on taking said picture, with said Pina Colada and said laptop. I just hope you all are clued into the irony of the whole thing.
The main reason to mention this is to let you know what difference it makes for the next ten days. The short answer is not much. I have my next 3 posts done. The next two Monday posts are done. They are huge and I hope you will think they are jam packed with great info. I have a guest post done by Paul ready to go for next week, and my brother will be doing next Saturdays post.
I also have my brother responding to all of your comments and doing some blog-hopping for me for this week (since he will be doing next Saturdays “link” post.)
I simply wouldn’t go on vacation without thinking of you all first, and unlike my Europe trip I simply do not plan on working while on this one.
To quote Forest Gump: “That’s all I have to say about that”
Now onto the link post….
I am not always the most opinionated blogger. I am a pretty, “neutral” guy. In many debates my opinion is that often both sides have some valid points. It is ironic then that two of my top 20 posts (for traffic purposes) have been my only two, “rant” posts done in the last 365 days.
And they are doubly ironic because I love good “Internet Lifestyle” bloggers and good guest posters and in guest posters specifically I think the good far outweigh the bad.
Anyone really understands their readers are looking for shouldn’t be surprised by this. Marcus has an excellent article on the Power of Opinionated Content that really explains it all. Strong opinions often do make reader happy.
Therefore I am announcing another change of direction here at the Steve Scott Site. All strong opinion pieces from here on out.
12 Reasons Tailgaters should be shot
Quit your crying about “getting fat”; you are 110 pounds soaking wet.
Don’t pretend you didn’t see your dog crap on my lawn.
Ass-Kissing and Brown Nosing- What a difference a little depth perception makes.
Why is MTV “Music Television” if they never play music?
Pressing that elevator button 10 times doesn’t make it come faster, dude.
How dare you steal my parking spot!
Jersey Shore- Nuff’ said
-Since I am writing this on April Fool’s, but you all are not reading it yet (you are in the future…trippy) Let me just clarify. That was a joke: I am not changing directions.
The longer you have been around the more you begin to notice some universal life lessons. These are often things you have to experience yourself to really “understand”. But reading some of the personal development, “life lessons” can really bring things you “know” and have learned into focus. Daniels life lessons are like that. They are great lessons that can really act as wonderful guides to living.
Yes, I once had a “life lessons” post too. Homer Simpson shared his life lessons here on the Steve Scott site once.
It has been said before, but it bears repeating. Finding a way to reuse your own original content is a great way to ramp up your profits and keep up with an increasing demand for good new content. Chances are that even your most rabid and loyal fans have not read *everything* you have written; this post by Murray shows some great ways to repurpose existing content.
I just started getting apps for my iPhone. I also use Twitter a fair bit… but not enough or not always as nearly as effectively as I should. That is why it is always good to hear opinions from people who are a lot more experienced than I am when it comes to this area. Leo is such a person and gives four new twitter apps for you all to check out.
Forum profile back-linking is still a great way to build up those links and one that is often under-utilized. Moon tells us all about it in this wonderful article on Forum Profile Backlinks.
Paul has been getting a lot of references on this site recently in these roundups. I just found him through a guest post a few weeks ago and I have absolutely loved the stuff he writes. Here is part II of a series on content marketing. To make things even better you can expect a great guest post from Paul later this week. Yeah!
I have mentioned it before, but a techie is something I am not. I learn most of the things I need to know when I decide I need to know them. That being said it is always nice to learn a few nice “hacks” to put into reserve for when you need them. Keenan gives us some of that for WordPress with these top ten WordPress hacks
Mark had a great article this week about why Affiliate Marketers are the best marketers. It also happens to be a great list of the things you really need to do to simply be a “good” affiliate marketer.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy these early days of Spring!Take Action. Get Results.