So I recently got a small affiliate marketing payment from Amazon, $12.89 to be exact. This represents my affiliate income for the ENTIRE YEAR so far, and while incredibly tiny, is at least a start. (Better than nothing, huh?) But the really pathetic thing about all this is that I should have received payment at the end of September, only ...... I was such a dummy that I typed my checking account number incorrectly into my Amazon affiliate profile!
Oh well. It took a month and a half to get my mess straightened out, but Amazon did eventually repay me, and now I am a SUCCESSFUL INTERNET MARKETER, albeit the most modestly compensated one, (at least so I hope!).
A note on my business methods: I have been following Franklin Hatchett's "Dominate Tumblr" concept, (https://www.onlinedimes.com/how-make-money-on-tumblr/), because it is simple and monotonous, which is ideal for a lazy, senile old fart like me. The only problem is that it really isn't the best way to make affiliate sales. Oh sure, Amazon is great for a rank beginner like me, but it does appear that the ONLY way to really make an acceptable income, (which I define as at least $100/day), is by creating an email list. Ugh!
I don't know about you, but I HATE having my email inbox jammed up with marketing offers. But yet, to make a decent amount of cash online, that's exactly what I have to do to other people. Moral dilemma time!
Better listen to Mr. Lehrer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDyFuDxA-I
P.S. I suppose I would be remiss if I didn't include links to my Amazon "stores":
Tea Universe - http://tea-universe.com and http://buyingnirvana.com/teashop
Awkward Uncle's Curiosity Shop - http://www.arph001.com/uncle