In part 1 I got to the start of affiliate marketing so we will carry on from there.
I was talking to a friend of mine from back east and he was into promoting
this romance site and was making over 2,000 US a month at it.
So I joined and started a website, it was slow to start so we added a
shopping mall, and then added worst and best pick up lines.
Then one Valentine's day we got home and the phone was
ringing so we answered it and it was our website host asking what
the blank we were doing?? I said what do you mean and his answer
blew me away. "you are getting more than 1 million hits a second on
your web pages" Looking onto what was happening our best
pickup lines were featured on the front page of MSN, and Yahoo websites
to say the least our sales went nuts that day and that got me hooked on
online marketing. We have had 1 more time that we have been that busy
we made it onto a live cable show in Canada and did not really think it was
going to be to much what they forgot to tell us that it was also live in the US
then it was replayed for 1 week till there next live show. This time we warned
our hosts that it was going to happen so they were prepared.
Then it happened the dot bust that was really a bad time,
as so many company,s went under owing a ton of money to there affiliates.
Many of the our shopping mall merchants went under owing us thousands
and nothing we could do about it. It was a very slow time for us and our income
dried up over night. We kept going and started looking for different advertising
options and we finally ran into a site called I love hits and joined and that was
our start with traffic exchanges for good, we had been a member
of a few before but they did not pan out.
Well I do not want to make this post to long so we shall leave it there for today
Part 3 Wednesday