I’m completely new to affiliate marketing and STM came highly recommended by a friendly user on an unrelated forum. My PMs to him inquiring info on AM seem very silly after only a day here. At first, I spent the past week browsing various sites and getting frustrated by the scattered information around the web (much of it being quite old or suspect). At just a glance, this site is such a massive improvement and worth every penny.
My goal is to stick this out for the long-term and make it work at all costs. Getting rich is obviously awesome, but just to earn the same or more than what I make now and not have to commute or deal with the usual office crap would be a huge life improvement. I’m nearly 30 and having grown weary of the grind (one of the reasons I think so many Americans are unhealthy and miserable), I simply can’t bear another few decades of morning and evening rush hours, getting home late from the office, etc. I’m also a night owl who never adjusted to "adult life" and hates mornings on packed trains. I truly detest the endless meetings and feel myself constantly zoned out in them. I also hate busting my ass in the shitty corporate world just to "prove" I deserve a promotion, (no promises! they said), that comes with a tiny pay bump but a lot more work/commitment to an environment I don’t care about! Whew…
Anyhoo, I’m glad to be here. In just this short time, this is easily the thing I’ve been most excited about in years. I’ve begun reading caurmen’s beginner tutorial and I’m blown away at how informative it has been already and feel eager to finish it up. This leads to my first question for this great forum: I have regular (cheap) shared hosting on other sites, but my understanding is that it’s no good compared to decent VPS. I will sign up for <a href='https://stackthatmoney.com/beyondhosting' rel="nofollow" target='_blank' onmouseout='UnTip()' onclick="Tip('
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Thank you and despite my pessimism above, I’m very happy to be here!
Welcome to STM mate!
When it comes to domains, seriously they are so cheap that you should just buy them like cookies for different verticals and at your leisure.
Get a .pw or similar domain name for $4 with NameCheap, with free Whoisguard for a year and you can get a years SSL cert for an extra $2 (handy!).
Buy one for your business, e.g. megalonmarketing.com.
Buy one for your tracking system, e.g. tanzentrack.pw
Buy one for verticals like you don’t give a damn, e.g. nanomobile-offers.org, infinitydatinginc.pw, summertime.mobi, etc.
Add to this the fact that you have absolute freedom with subdomains… so: exclusive.offers4.mobi could be done haha.
They generally have very little influence on your campaign but should be a) relevant to play it safe and b) sensible – don’t run FB campaigns to fuckthegirlnextdoor.com because it might cause some grief.
Hey Mega, welcome to STM. I’m a fellow Brooklynite and can relate to your comment below. Shoot me a PM and we can chat, maybe even meet up for coffee in BK sometime.
Welcome to the forum!
I’d suggest buying a domain for each vertical you’re promoting. It does matter, especially for search marketing. It’s okay to use dashes too, like Find-My-Lawyer.com.
Welcome dude good luck! Escaping the grind is amazing 😛 (or avoiding it in the first place!)
my 2 cents: start a follow along thread, it’s boosts your progress rate and you’ll get feedback from awesome experienced affiliates.
Hello and welcome to STM!
My usual approach for domains is to register one per vague vertical I’m going into. So, for example, getlovenow.pw for mainstream dating, hotsextonight.xxx for adult, bestmobapps.info for mobile apps, etc.
zeno, ringpartner, caurmen: It’s now so obvious, yet it never occurred to me. Thank you!
dvir0776: I’ll give that a try as soon as I get set up in the tutorial. Does seem like a great way to remain self-accountable.
maximillion, I’ll PM you to chat. Heads up: I’m a total lone wolf, lazy about making plans and a homebody… but I venture out once in a while.
Wots up son! Welcome to STM!