Monday, February 25th, 2008

My Current State On Retail And CPA Marketing

Just a real quick post that will answer a lot of questions that I have been getting.

I will be making a change soon as I take on a larger business venture that completely eliminate me from selling my own products and will definitely take a lot away from my retail income. I wont say that it will take away from my CPA income entirely but it will reduce the amount of time I spend as a PERSONAL affiliate for the CPA Networks I am associated with.

While I do love the CPA Industry and almost every network I have worked with on a personal basis it’s time for me to move on just a bit. Not entirely but for the most part as a personal affiliate I will be cutting down the amount of volume I personally push and focus on pushing each and every month. I can tell you that I never once intended to be just an Affiliate Marketer all my life. While I love the business it only makes more sense to establish my own network of publishers and that is exactly what I will be doing.

I wont go into much detail until we are officially launched but this should help keep the emails that I have been getting from marketers, jv prospects and of course all the affiliate managers to a lower level. Just wanted to give a public shout as to the situation of my business right now.


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17 Responses

February 25, 2008
simon

sounds really really awesome!!!
congrat man :)


February 25, 2008

Good for you Ruck! Affiliate marketing can be fun but if you do not grow in business you eventually fade away.


February 26, 2008

Wow Ruck, lots of changes in the works for you huh? New child, going back to school, new outlook on business. You might just be the most ambitious person I have ever “met”.

You know what would be sweet, take a campaign or two that you don’t think you will have the time to manage anymore and “give it away” as a prize in a blog contest. That would be a first! haha.


February 26, 2008

Ruck, This launch that you are talking about going to be the long awaited launch that you have been dropping hints about along the way?

If so I can’t wait , this is going to be huge.(wink)


February 26, 2008

Yea,

We are still working on Integration from our tracking network so it will run smoothly overall with the site.


February 26, 2008

Nice man, glad to see you moving on to bigger, better ventures. You know where the money really is…
I wish you a lot of success with it!


February 26, 2008

There’s a word for people like you.

****tease

:)

Cmon pal dish the info :) We’re as excited as you are!


February 26, 2008

We are working very hard on it to get it open for affiliates :)


February 26, 2008

So still in the AM business, just not doing your own stuff and not doing someone else’s CPA? Hmm. Got me interested. Curious to see what this turns out to be. The only clue we have is “pushing a network of publishers”. Hmm…

Say, haven’t spoken in awhile, but I’ve been busy. It was through your words that I got off my duff and did something. I now earn $10-$12K a month doing PHP freelancing for AMers and some limited AM work, and that’s just for starters. Just wait until my own AM projects kick in.


February 27, 2008

Yes I am still in it and continue to be, I’m just cutting way back. If I am pushing a network of publishers then that means I obviously have my own affiliate network :)

Nice job on the Freelancing man!


February 27, 2008
Steve

WOW – I can’t wait to hear what this is …. SOUNDS HUGE!!

Let me know I want in ASAP! I know anything you touch turns to gold!

I am happy to see you are moving along in your career as an internet marketer!


February 27, 2008
Mike

Sorry off topic here- but just wanted to ask if anyone else is getting the urge to throw up from all these other blogs this week with pictures of people partying at the Affiliate Summit. I know some people like the convention and “showing off, but I would never attend that waste of time. Sorry for venting…..


February 27, 2008

@ Steve — Haha Smartass!


February 27, 2008

If you google on “how to start your own affiliate network”, it turns up lots of interesting stuff, including these two links:

http://www.alstrasoft.com/affiliate.htm

http://www.associateprograms.com/articles/175/1/How-to-start-an-affiliate-program

This is so that you can become like a Commission Junction or CPA Empire, and other AMers lower in the food chain work through you. (That’s not derogatory, though — these lower AMers still make outrageous cash and don’t have a lot of burden of say CPA Empire’s overhead.)

And, in order to do that, you need to have some outrageous bandwidth capability and the kind of analytical processing necessary to raise profit enough to go over your bandwidth costs. Most of the time that’s a tough problem to solve, and requires some very experienced, intelligent technical partners.


February 27, 2008

Solved :)


February 28, 2008

Hey! Great info. With internet marketing we can really make a lot of money.with all the tips and tactics.


November 30, 2008

Looking back, this was the beginning of the seeds of C2M wasn’t it.

Looks like you sure boned up on your biz management skills in addition to your affiliate marketing ones.

Nice…Evolution of a blogger and affiliate marketer to biz owner!

When’s the book coming out?