Every internet marketing forum you look at you see people searching for the holy grail.
Just pulling up the Warrior Forum today I can see threads like:
“What are your Keys to Online Success?”
“Trying to Find Better Ways to Earn”
“How i earn 50$+ with few subscribers”
“What Are The Most Profitable Niches For Affiliate Marketing?”
“Where can I find the popular at the moment?”
And hundreds more. I’m not saying these aren’t valid questions, they are, but I guarantee most of the people asking them won’t succeed because they’re asking the wrong questions. And…
…if they’re asking the wrong questions they’re looking for the wrong thing.
There is no “key” to online success. There are thousands of ways to make it profitable if you have a proper business plan.
There is no “better” way to earn. There are hundreds of ways to earn and it depends which is best suited to your business model.
There are hundreds of ways to make $50 from a few subscribers, it depends on what you offered them when they subscribed, the niche and how much you’ve been in contact.
There aren’t “more profitable niches for affiliate marketing”, but there are niches with more affiliate products in than others.
And looking for the “popular at the moment” is a sure fire way to have a short-term business.
If you were to ask me what the holy grail of internet marketing is, I’d say there isn’t one. If you forced me to pick the most important thing (after having a mailing list), then I would say…
Tracking and Split-Testing.
It’s not sexy, it’s not shiny and it’s sure as hell not what most people want to hear. But it’s the truth.