When I started my first affiliate program 15 years ago, I was totally ignorant about how to run an affiliate program. I made a bunch of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons the hard way…and still built a $12.6 million affiliate program in just two years. In the last episode I shared the first 10 mistakes and today I’m sharing mistakes 11-20 so YOU don’t have to make them!
When I started my first affiliate program back in 2005…I literally knew NOTHING about how to run an affiliate program. Through a LOT of trial and error…and some huge mistakes, I built a $12.6 million affiliate program in the next two years. Some of those mistakes were nearly fatal to our affiliate program (and our business) at the time. The GOOD news for you is that you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. In today’s episode, I share the first 10 of 20 mistakes I made in those early years of my first affiliate program.
If you are building your business on the side, then listen up. It’s not easy, but my guest today will show you how to build a successful side hustle. I’m joined today by Mark Mason of Late Night Internet Marketing. I asked him to share some of his top tips and strategies for running a successful side hustle…and boy did he deliver! If you want to learn how to run an online business on the side and NOT work yourself to death or go crazy…this is the episode for you!
A lot of businesses (including ours) that are more focused on launches and large influxes of cash in a short time are paying the price during this pandemic. Thankfully, last year we learned from my friend Stu McLaren how to create recurring revenue. This consistent, monthly revenue is sustaining us through this challenging time. So I asked him to share with you why there has never been a better time to start creating recurring revenue with his favorite method, a membership site.
I am so excited to share a special interview with the one and only Pat Flynn. This interview was recorded on April 10, 2020, the same day that deaths in the United States peaked from COVID-19. During this crazy time we’re going through as a country and as a global society, many people have suddenly lost jobs, had their income go up in smoke, and are living in a fearful state. But there is hope. And I wanted to have Pat on to share what HE did back in 2008 when he lost his job and the economy was in shambles. What he went through (and I went through at the same time) is not much different than what we’re going through today. He got through it. I got through it. We all got through it then. And we will get through this difficult time today as well.
Sixteen years ago, my business faced a crisis. Not unlike the situation that so many are facing today. We had a great idea. All the right intentions. We even had the right team in place. But we’d just lost HALF of our money…and we needed a solution. We needed QUICK CASH NOW! Our solution was an affiliate program…one that grew that brought in $12.6 million in only its second year. Today, I share 5 reasons why YOU need an affiliate program right now!