Do you have any regret in life? To be specific in your online life? If you don’t have any, it’s good. For me I have a few regrets in my online life. Especially those which were related to online side income. If I had never done this before, maybe I can become one of the most successful affiliate marketer.
By the way these regrets were something that happen to me. Hopefully you will read on so that you won’t be facing the same regret as me in the future.
1. Not consistent in working on my online side income
As you know my online side income came from google advertising through my networked of websites and also from affiliate marketing. All of this is generating money to help me pay my bills. But for the past 10 years I am not able to run all my websites consistently.
I remember that I start with affiliate marketing in 2009. As I am new to affiliate marketing, I was not able to do it the right way. Unlike now where we already have Clickbank University, 10 years ago there is no affiliate marketing class which is systematic enough to teach you from A to Z. All the classes available has different syllabus and not all the training material is proven to be effective. Due to this, i am stuck on learning and researching for the correct way of doing affiliate marketing.
As it was taking quite some time for me to learn affiliate marketing, I started to lose hope in doing it. As I started my career in October 2010, my life also started to change. I no longer have the luxury to write as it was so tiring for me to do it. My mindset was changed and I start focusing on my career. Thus causing me to slowdown and finally stop doing my websites and also affiliate marketing.
Little did I realize that stopping doing affiliate marketing and my websites is the biggest mistake in my life. What if I never stop doing affiliate marketing? Throughout the years, I would have been a good affiliate marketer much better than I am now with tons of article written in my blog. With so much article written, I would be able to turn all my article into an affiliate course which will be able to help a lot people.
Imagine if I am consistent at doing affiliate marketing, I believe that I would not have to start from the beginning all the time. I believe I would already have 1 product that I am really expert at and will be able to teach you every part of it. Plus my sales will be much better than I have right now.
2. Afraid of Taking Action
When I just started in affiliate marketing, one of my favourite blog at that time is John Chow. JC shows all he does as an affiliate marketer and at the same time he also promoted the product that will be beneficial to affiliate marketer.
I was still studying when I started as an affiliate marketer. As a student, nothing was cheap for me so I did not even spent anything to buy affiliate marketing product that will be able to boost my growth in affiliate marketing. I am only depending on free resources that is available on the internet.
Only in 2017 when I started back did I bought the 21 Step Business Strategy by MOBE and then through their upsell which provides proper educational for affiliate marketer I decided to take a step ahead to buy the USD2500 (RM10,000) course. As I bought my first expensive course, I explore down to every services that they provide. It was really good and it helps a lot in helping me to relearn affiliate marketing.
Getting into a proper affiliate marketing courses really help me a lot and change most of my point of view in affiliate marketing. Through courses such as this, I did learn many valuable marketing technique and strategy that I never found before. Plus there were tools that was introduced to me that was really useful in helping me to create my promotion.
3. Offer that is too good to be true won’t last too long.
When I enroll in MOBE Gold Masterclass, my main target was to promote MOBE as the commission is quite big. Imagine being a student will entitle me to take half of the fee as my commission. Means whenever I am able to sell a $2500 course, I will earn $1250. Without being a student, I am only eligible for around 20% to 30% of the commission. So that is why I enroll as a masterclass then planning to go up the ladder once I already earn up the money from the sales.
But what happen was, back in June 2018 MOBE was shut down by FTC. Reason for this was inability for MOBE to process refund for those who had requested for it and also some of the courses promotion was too good to be true.
Taking all the tools that they provide aside, when course such as this surface in the internet, all we need to do was to be wary of it. Affiliate marketing might work for some people and might not work for some other people. Lots of them was just people who are trying the new method of making money. And they are not passionate about affiliate marketing at all. So sooner or later they will eventually stop doing affiliate marketing.
Having people like this in the team will eventually causes crack in premium courses such as MOBE. Why I say this was, just imagine if you are the one paying $2500 or even higher for the courses in MOBE, your first few month will be your learning month and you will slowly start implementing the strategy outlined by the course mentor. But as you do it in almost 6 months, there was no sales and it will really be bad for you as your investment is not showing any progress. So what would you do? You can either ask for refund or maybe take them to the court as their business strategy could not work with you. And this is what causes MOBE to go down. Their courses which range from $2,500 to $20,000 is not so cheap for most people. So whenever you found a course such as this which will promise you a big commission, it is actually too god to be true and it won’t last for a long time.
You will lose money, lose time and even lose all your blood and sweat that you have spent for making your affiliate marketing empire. Luckily for me, even as I lose money in MOBE, I found Wealthy Affiliate, Clickbank University and Fred Lam. Each of them had their own advantages and their price is not too expensive too. Even in their landing pages they bragged about how they had been generating millions or billions to date, well it won’t hurt as much as joining MOBE as their course is not too expensive even when it was a monthly subscription. Plus they were on par and currently much better than MOBE.
And it won’t hurt for you to have a look and even try joining Wealthy Affiliate to see if what I said is true or not as Wealthy Affiliate also let you join as a free member.
What About You?
I’ve told you about the thing that I regret the most in my online life, so this will be a good and expensive lesson for me as it consumes a lot of time and money. As for you, this will be one of the things that you need to be wary off. Always keep in mind everything that you do (including small decision) could greatly impact your life in the future.
Word of advice from me, if you were into making a decision in your life, try to talk with the people around you. You might get some insight that will help you in making a better choices. But even if you already obtained the insight, it won’t necessarily true. Follow what your heart tell you, think it over, keep calm and make the best decision suitable for you.
Hopefully what I write will greatly help you in your affiliate marketing life.