Have you looked around, done research on the people who ARE being successful in their online businesses? If you haven’t, you SHOULD!
Take a look at people like Allen Says, Paul Myers, Anthony Blake, Willie Crawford, Bryan Kumar, Cory Rudl, John Reese, and others and see if you can find the ONE thing they all have in common.
Let’s not waste a bunch of time on that…I’ll just tell you! They all have their own products. Sure, a lot of them are making some pretty good money telling their subscribers about other people’s products now and then, but the heart of their business was originally, and still is, built around their own products.
Does that tell you something?
Sure, there are plenty of very successful affiliate marketers out there. People who KNOW how to make that business work for them… AND…they make some GREAT money! They don’t have to put in the work to actually create a product, but believe me, the great affiliate marketers have to put in a LOT of work in order to make that great living!
But, what happens if the product you’re making all of those affiliate commissions from suddenly disappears…falls off the face of the earth? What happens if the company starts having financial problems and can’t pay affiliate commissions? OR, as happens much more frequently, you see that $100 product you’ve been getting good commissions from suddenly show up on e-Bay for $10.00!
We all know this happens, sometimes more frequently than it should. But, if you’ve built YOUR business on SOMEBODY ELSE’S product, then what can you do?