There are literally hundreds of thousands of places who need something sold for them.
There are literally hundreds of places who represent these places and find affiliates for them.
If you are at this point and are looking to sell items for others then you are really about to really learn some things.
Remember the dot com crashes over the years? Lots of these have to do with these companies getting the big head because they have been successful in the past and they think they are guaranteed a profitable eternity from then on so what do they do?
They cut out the people who helped make them – the affiliates.
We are going through a big head phase again with some of these companies so if you are trying to land the big fish you should slow your roll.
It is good to apply in most cases but some places like Envato seem to be a one shot deal. And I am also hearing that Amazon may be very difficult to work with as well.
The thing is that there are many companies who are their competitors that you CAN work with and will be glad to have you and plus the more you help a small guy the more lower you can bring the big boys until they realize they made a mistake by not using you in the first place.
There are also companies that have their own affiliate program and you do not need to meet anyone else criteria except for that company.
I guess that has been more of a rant than anything but this can be annoying.
If you are a new website starting out you may run into a lot of resistance if your website is new and you do not have much traffic so go for the low hanging fruit to get started and learn.
If you are trying to have a life and be an internet marketer both you may start running into the same problems I am having now. Just not enough time to go around.
And winter is coming.
Being a full time online person anymore and still having the other tasks of maintaining things and adding new just around the house is a full time deal for me. Plus I also like to see if I am lucky enough to win anything by playing contests and then there is my evening stuff of the new tv shows and then fixing food, etc, etc.
So where do you get the time?
The answer is you just have to make some and tell everything else to get lost for a while.
Something else that really helps is that we are in an age of automation so when you finally do get something online it can be made to take care of itself up to a point.
If you can spend a little more a lot of the time you can get an upgrade with the new services where everything can be automated or whomever you buy from will even do it all for you. But it will cost you more.
Myself, I am kind of in the middle. I buy the things I really need and try to make my account the unlimited kind so I can do as little or as much as I need. But I do not turn the total control over to someone else because of the expense. Same as I cannot turn over all the other projects that keep me off the internet.
Another thing you need to keep in mind while buying digital products these days is that you will have to spend at least twice what the starting price of a digital item was to get a complete working program most times. The first version will be limited and if you are seriously in business you may not even get commercial rights so you can help others solve their problems.
So I advise having around $100 to spend when you buy these new products so you can get what you need as many sellers will not give you a chance to upgrade.
What I am doing now is buying stuff up and laying it back for winter when I can get to use it all then because most of these deals will be gone and you may never be able to get them again but as long as you buy a membership you can go back for a few years at least and be able to use these products usually.
I also have many new books in the works and will do them in the winter. Kindle just keeps getting better and better and I just saw where you can now add photos.
Right now I am catching my breath and taking a few days to heal up. I have 5 home projects going at once and a few more big ones waiting. And we need wood and coal for winter. It sucks when your health is not all tht great to begin with.