How many times have you heard someone echoing this doomsday sentiment lately? People act as if this has never happened before. I can hear them now… “But Facebook ads are way harder to get approved now! Plenty of Fish doesn’t have enough traffic! Nobody believes offers anymore, they are getting too smart! There are too many competitors on PPV!”
Maybe you got into affiliate marketing by accident. Maybe you fell into your first profitable campaign and haven’t been able to duplicate it. Maybe you’ve been sitting on autopilot spending all of your Acai money. Whatever the case, these next few months are what separate the men from the boys.
This entire industry goes in cycles. Much like the stock market. There are bear markets and there are bull markets. Can people make money in both? Absolutely. But not by doing the same thing. Take a look around. What are people talking about? What are the fads now that you can make money off of? What are the new traffic sources or affiliate offers that are popping up?
There is opportunity everywhere, but it is going to take some work to monetize it. Let’s face it, the “work” that we have to do in this industry is not that bad. We are not grabbing our shovels and pickaxes and going back into the coal mine. We sit here in front of our computers every single day and make a lot of money for it. The only thing that changes is you are actually doing work instead of screwing around on forums and wasting time all day.
To all the whiners out there, I hate to be harsh, but shut up and get back to work.