Skip to main content

Why affiliate marketing is utter bullshit

So you have a mediocre website that gets mediocre traffic. Now you're thinking gee, how can I monetize this traffic?

9/10 times, you will be told that affiliate marketing is where it's at. Well, if you're marketing other people's shit, why not have your own shit that you sell? Why not have a little online store where you sell some cheap shit? Why bother LEAKING traffic to other people and sell their shit when you can just sell your own shit?

Don't have shit? Well, you can buy cheap shit and sell this shit. Others are selling shit too and this shit probably comes from someone who is willing to sell the same shit to you.

Affiliate marketing just redirects traffic from your site to some other site.

There are some big players in the affiliate marketing who want you to be an affiliate marketer for a shitty commission. Why would you redirect your traffic to the big players who will pay you shit?
It's not that hard to have an online store these days so why not have a few trinkets on your online store to sell instead of sending your traffic elsewhere. Your traffic will never come back because now you've just told them where to go instead. You lost any chance of making a sale and you will never reclaim that lost traffic.

If you've got a mediocre website that gets mediocre traffic, my advice is to put a mini online store on there and see what happens. There might be many who never return to your site, but there might be some who return and one of them makes a purchase. That's one customer who can potentially refer you to another customer if you've done your part to provide them with quality customer service.

If you do affiliate marketing, this customer will figure "oh, he wants me to buy this from xyz company. Well, I could have done that myself. What the hell do I need you for".

I'm sure there are successful affiliate marketers out there but I don't see why someone can't open up a mini store and sell stuff on their website and build a BRAND in the process.




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What are we gonna talk about today?

Last week someone complained of feces on the floor where I work. Not sure how that got there but we're talking shit in the isle of a store! We don't know who did it but we sure did smell something funny. Eww!

So if my readers are thinking about pulling a stunt like this, please don't.

Welcome

Welcome to Feroxis, a blog where I talk about whatever it is that catches my fancy for the day, week, month whatever, whenever, wherever. Now that you know EXACTLY what this blog is about feel free to browse around. If you have any questions on general topics, go ahead and comment below. Although this blog may seem dead I'll check it every now and then and post some answers to your questions.

What do I have to offer?

Well, that's a good question. I would consider myself a rational person and can generally give some rational advice.


Disclaimer: This blog is for entertainment purposes only. This blog is really not that entertaining in the first place and nothing mentioned on this blog should be taken as legal, financial, medical advice. Talk to your doctor, talk to your lawyer, talk to your financial planner and talk to your accountant before reading this blog. Everything here is fictitious and for fictional fun.

Minimum necessary to be your own social media

What is the bare minimum you need to be your own social media?


A phone numberAn email addressA website By having only these 3, you can be your own social media. Your website can be a barebones website. It doesn't have to be fancy and do everything. The most important thing is that it serves as a sticky piece of paper out in the digital space we call the internet. If you can direct people to it, you now give a platform for the public to interact with you. To me, they either fall into one of two categories. 
1. Business website to advertise your business services 2.  personal website if you're looking to write your personal thoughts
1- Your business website keeps business going and lets you showcase your products 2- Your personal website allows readers to link to your content so you can get more readers. End of story. 
A phone number is your point of contact to all the people that decide they want to stay in touch with you. An email is great if you've met people from out of t…