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Newbie with Lifetime Membership

qiqi

Member
So here I am with a lifetime membership after seeing someone mention affLIFT on reddit despite a search for the term coming up with nothing.

I've never made any significant money online. I tried and failed spectacularly on ecom (mostly because of stubbornness and sticking to my newbie intuition). I got allured by affiliate marketing by the lower barriers to entry and the ability to keep doing micro experiments. I'd like to generate some cash for my second act in ecom.

I bought a video course recently for affiliate marketing (it was $297 I think). But it was focused on FB and Google ads with some SEO. Being a longtime spectator of MMO I've been on the sidelines for what seems like forever. The reason why I jumped in on affLIFT is because I was familiar with Luke's blog. I remember the first time I came across his blog and he was honestly a mystery. Here he was dropping a lot of knowledge without trying to sell anything. So I was shocked that his blog and Peerfly are no more. Knowing he was behind affLIFT and seeing the sample threads made it a no brainer.

I've spent a ton of money during black Friday on various video courses mainly on ecom and the one affiliate course. The current trend is video combined with private Facebook groups but I needed something like affLIFT because I find the text and pictures format a lot more engaging. While the video courses are great, the private groups aren't really all to active and Facebook really sucks for in depth interactions and most people dropping value are trying to sell you something.

The reason why I chose affLIFT is:

  • Unbeatable value for the price (lifetime membership equivalent to 3 months of STM, count me in)
  • New year, new forum, new me
The newness of this forum was a definite selling point for me since the industry is constantly changing. I didn't want to drown in threads going back a decade and get stuck in learning mode. My game plan, god willing:

  • Learn how to market with affiliate offers
  • Build out affiliate/authority sites with slow and steady SEO (mostly whitehat with some careful link buying and focus on quality content)
  • Jump back into ecom if I get cashflow (mostly thinking of POD aka Print on Demand since dropshipping is high churn with long shipping times susceptible to China's situation whether it's trade wars or the corona virus)
  • Maybe branch out into various product oriented ecom if I can fund US based shipping
  • Generate money for investments like REITs or even real estate for my financial future
I just ran my first $5 campaign following the pop ads tutorial. I made $0.67 on that. Will need to go dig into the data and launch another campaign. Should be fun!

I would have never joined this forum if Luke wasn't involved because of all the good vibes surrounding him and reading his blog a while back. It was plain to see his influence here on the public threads and the decades of networking bringing together so many awesome people from across the industry. Setting up the "machine" of ads, tracking, and affiliate account took me 30-45 minutes max. Doing that myself would have taken months due to the limited time I have from working a day job. Also I don't think I would have gotten approved by MOBIPIUM in a matter of hours (mostly from time the timezone difference) if I didn't make it clear I came from affLIFT (I clearly stated I was a complete newb to Manuel and he set me up with a very helpful affiliate manager).

So thank you Luke for creating this! I'll see all of you in the other threads!

If you got this far, thanks for reading this rambling. I am open to any and all advice and will try my best to give value as best I can as a fresh newb swimming in a shark pool!
 

Luke

Admin
Staff member
I'm going to bookmark this thread for the days where I can't get a single campaign to make a profit and I have a few people cancel their membership here. It'll be a nice pick-me-up :D

Seriously, thank you so much for your kind words. I am excited to see how the community benefits you since this seems like a very good fit.

I just ran my first $5 campaign following the pop ads tutorial. I made $0.67 on that. Will need to go dig into the data and launch another campaign. Should be fun!
Progress! :D

I remember the first time I came across his blog and he was honestly a mystery. Here he was dropping a lot of knowledge without trying to sell anything. So I was shocked that his blog and Peerfly are no more.
I have had some great discussions here at Affiliate Summit over the past few days and my blog keeps coming up. I'm like 79% sure I am going to launch a new blog this year. I've been thinking and talking about it since PeerFly shut down. I will probably only publish a few blog posts a month since most of my time is spent producing content here on affLIFT, but I think there's a lot of value in rebuilding my blog presence for everyone :D

By the way, I may have to make this thread public and use it in some of my advertising. I just have to somehow prove I didn't write it! ;)
 

qiqi

Member
By the way, I may have to make this thread public and use it in some of my advertising.
That would be an honor since I mean every word I said.

Regarding your blog, I really think it contains a lot of timeless advice and a testament to your character. I would hate to see it drop off the map and lose its juice while it's gone since it's part of a dying breed of unique voices that used to define the internet.
 

qiqi

Member
Feel free to ask any questions if the respective subforums and we will help!
Thank you Servando! I read your interview with Luke and vice versa. Reading your post on the SEO area was also one of the factors in joining since I believe organic SEO is crucial for stability and a deeper understanding of online marketing through value creation. I've been subscribed to your blog via feedly and look forward to seeing more of your content. I really do hope you find time to enlighten us with the SEO follow along and can't imagine anyone better to do that than you! Thanks for the awesome value!
 

agentf

Well-known member
WOW what an intro haha

Welcome to afflift @qiqi I'm sure you will find plenty to get those synapsis and ROI's growing :p

Good luck with the data ;)
 

servandosilva

Well-known member
Community Leader
Thank you Servando! I read your interview with Luke and vice versa. Reading your post on the SEO area was also one of the factors in joining since I believe organic SEO is crucial for stability and a deeper understanding of online marketing through value creation. I've been subscribed to your blog via feedly and look forward to seeing more of your content. I really do hope you find time to enlighten us with the SEO follow along and can't imagine anyone better to do that than you! Thanks for the awesome value!
Thanks for the words man.
Do let me know if you need any help :)
 

bank

New member
Welcome to AffLift! :)

If you have any questions about the print on demand business, feel free to post in the forum. I'm looking for some threads about the POD but rarely see people talking about it. So hopefully the POD will be the hot topic soon ;)
 

Luke

Admin
Staff member
Welcome to AffLift! :)

If you have any questions about the print on demand business, feel free to post in the forum. I'm looking for some threads about the POD but rarely see people talking about it. So hopefully the POD will be the hot topic soon ;)
I've been thinking about getting some affLIFT shirts printed. Any recommendations for good POD companies these days? Back in the day I used Teespring and Represent.
 

qiqi

Member
Welcome to AffLift! :)

If you have any questions about the print on demand business, feel free to post in the forum. I'm looking for some threads about the POD but rarely see people talking about it. So hopefully the POD will be the hot topic soon ;)
Checked out your blog, OMG you are the man to ask! I hope I get around to it or hopefully someone else jumps in.
 
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