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- New in-depth review
- 5 more affiliate website examples
- Authority Hacker $398 discount
- Detailed guide for running Facebook ads
- Advice from 40 pro bloggers
- Freelance rate = 5x old salary
- 119 companies that hire remotely
- What do you think his mistake was?
- When to start…
New in-depth review
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a popular course by a million dollar blogger.
It has earned that blogger an average of $1000 PER DAY since she released it in 2016.
Unfortunately, it’s really not good 👎😭
5 more affiliate website examples
The lady who created that course earns $50,000 per month from affiliate marketing 💰💰💰
I’ve added her site to my list of affiliate marketing website examples, along with a few more:
- Simply Insurance – $14k per month
- Money Under 30 – sold for $7 million
- Greedyrates.ca – sold for $9.3 million
- Sleeping Culture – $4k per month
More details of each here, along with 15 other examples.
Authority Hacker $398 discount
Last thing on affiliate marketing: the best affiliate marketing course I’ve seen so far is The Authority Site System by Authority Hacker 👍🥳
This week I added info for getting a $398 discount on the course. Here’s the direct link to the discount page if you’re interested.
Detailed guide for running Facebook ads
On Reddit, another one of those posts that will make you a “relative expert” in the eyes of clients.
Or you can use that info to run better FB ads for your own business 📈
Advice from 40 pro bloggers
This article from Ryan Robinson is worth skimming.
Even though I gave Michelle Schroeder’s course a bad review above, I do admire her work ethic:
“Eventually, when I first left my day job to blog full-time, I was spending anywhere from 40 to 100 hours a week working hard to get more traction. Now I’m trying to keep my work to a little less than 40 hours a week, but I’m still sometimes spending 100 hours on a week on it.”
I also like this advice from Kyle Byers of Growth Badger:
“Worry less about publishing as often as possible—and more about publishing the best work you can. There’s more competition now than ever, and study after study shows that comprehensive, in-depth content performs best.”
Freelance rate = 5x old salary
Loved seeing this post on Reddit: Previous Employer Contracted Me For 5x My Equivalent Salary Rate
I left this employer in 2014 when they wouldn’t give me a raise I asked for. I made sure to leave on as positive terms as possible. They reached out to me this week to see if I can help them with several websites that had become so out-dated that upgrading them and applying security fixes would be very difficult and likely to cause issues. My Freelance hourly rate is now 5x what my salary would have broken down to in terms of dollars per hour when I worked there.
They said yes without hesitation.
That’s a good reminder that your skills may be worth more as a freelancer than as an employee.
(Not that freelancing is all 🦄’s and 🌈’s. 9-to-5 has some advantages. But freelancing can be a better and more lucrative option, especially if you’re highly skilled.)
119 companies that hire remotely
The list includes big names like Apple, Intel, Pfizer, Verizon and several banks 🏦
What do you think his mistake was?
In my mind, the biggest mistake he made was simply that he was asking me what to do next. I’m not a singer, and I don’t even work in the music industry.
So, lacking specifics, I gave the advice that was obvious to me: you need to locate people who are 2-3 steps ahead of you in the kind of career you want to have. You need to talk to these people, not just random people on the internet you admire to map out how your career actually works.
Which people are 2-3 steps ahead of you?
Try contacting them and ask their advice.
When to start…
Two quotes to get you started:
“I think that when it comes to writing books, you have to start before you think you’re ready, because you will always feel like you are never ready. I find that as you write the book, the road ahead becomes clearer; before that, the road ahead is just a distraction.” – Stephen Harrigan (via Austin Kleon’s blog)
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb
That video has more than 1.1 million views – mostly on Facebook – and many folks say it inspired them to get serious about building an online business.
That’ll do it for this week.
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Niall Doherty – Chiang Mai, Thailand
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