In this episode, I list the six reasons why affiliate marketing is the best kind of internet business to start, especially if you are new to internet marketing. I also give you an update on the Corn Sheller and Snoring sites. Finally we discuss a tip for the week — the mighty checklist!
I also remind listeners that the we are planning a meetup on Tuesday, September 11th.
Shout out to The Godfather, Don Corleone for kicking off the show.
This is the 34th episode, and I kept to the weekly publishing schedule again. I missed hit my Thursday deadline! Shooting for the next episode on Thursday Sept 13. As always, I will keep trying until I can make it happen.
In This Show…
In this show, I discuss:
- The North Dallas Late Night Meetup — we are set for next Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Londoner Pub in Allen. If you are coming, let me know by leaving a comment.
- The Corn Sheller site experiment. Traffic is coming back. You can see some site stats below. In the stats, you can see the distinct signature of Penguin, some Google dancing, and apparent progress from link building.
- The Snoring Site experiment. So far, no good. Updates to follow.
- Never put Mayonaise on a hamburger
Why Affiliate Marketing Is The Best
- 6 Reasons why affiliate marketing is the best
- You don't need your own product
- You don't need customer support
- You have less business complexity (including taxes, in my non-professional opinion)
- You have less legal complexity (in my non-professional opinion)
- You have less business risk (think Yoga mats)
- The value of checklists. I talk about the book Checklist Manifesto. Really cool book.
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Episode 034 Transcript
6 Reasons Why Affiliate Marketing Is The Best Way To Start An Internet Business
I mentioned in the last episode of the podcast that I was heading down to my grandmother’s and I’m on the road headed to Houston from Dallas. I’m actually currently in Farris, Texas. Looking at my schedule I thought with everything going on during the holiday weekend and all the stuff I have going on for the short work week at my day job next week, if I don’t create some content prior to next Thursday I’m going to be late yet again with the next episode of the Mason World Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast, and I didn’t want to do that.
We’re going to talk about a couple of things during the podcast today while I’m on the road. I wanted to do what I failed to do last week and give you an update on the corn sheller site and the snoring site that we’ve been working on. If this is your first time listening to the podcast you may not be aware that I’m live building a couple of affiliate sites. One is at CornSheller.net and the other one is at URL that I haven’t disclosed but it’s around the keyword of snoring solutions. I’m talking about those in the full light of day so you can see what it’s like.
With the Corn Sheller site the purpose of that experiment was to test out the keyword tool from Jonathan Leger and Josh Spaulding at KeywordCanine.net. That’s quickly become one of my favorite keyword tools, mostly because it’s neat and it works on the iPad. If you’re interested in taking a look at that tool and you’d love to support the show you can see that at MasonWorld.com/kc.
The second site that we’re building was a test of another Jonathan Leger tool called Article Builder. Again if you want to support the show, you can check that tool out over at MasonWorld.com/ab. As you know and as I’ve discussed before, if you do check those out through my affiliate links and you end up buying those tools I get a commission. There’s absolutely no reason for you to do that unless you want to.