I have been asked many times, do I still make money affiliate marketing after those zoo animals, the Panda and Penguin Updates. Two words here! Hell yes! First though, it wrecked me really. I did the complete panic thing, lost some sleep, and thought about waiting tables breifly. Oh boy but what a learning experience it was. I really don’t look at it as much different from life in general though, after the panic that is. Things happen that we weren’t planning for, obstacles get in our way. Things fall apart. It’s just the way it is.
What do you do when life happens to you is the key. Many of my affiliate marketing friends threw in the towel. I just couldn’t. I was up to ten thousand a month and the thought of giving that up and going back to a job just killed me. I had already had a taste of it. There was no way I was giving up.
The biggest thing I learned here was not to put all of your eggs in one basket. You would think I would have learned that one when my one and only real website got hacked, but oh no, it took all my eggs in one basket twice for me to learn. The second time they were all in the basket of Squidoo. Yes, I was making a monthly five figure income on Squidoo alone as were some of my affiliate marketing friends.
So after those zoo animals hit, my income went down, way down. Oh I was still making money, but lets just say it went down as low as about $1500 per month. Not enough to pay my bills really. Still though, it gave me hope that I could still do this affiliate marketing thing. I had built it once, I can do it again, this time even better. I recently just had my first $1000 dollar week again, so I am on my way back up!
I have multiple streams of income now in different places and not all my eggs are in one basket. You are reading from one of my income streams right now, my affiliate marketing home study course, Pajama Affiliates, which I am constantly adding to as I learn! It used to be largely around Squidoo. While I still have the Squidoo modules in the course, I have other stuff as well. I have blogs, youtube videos, and do a good bit of social media. I do still make money at Squidoo and it’s an excellent back link to my other sites. If it ever makes a comeback, I will build there again as well. It very well could happen. If I can make a comeback, so can Squidoo!
So moral of this blog post is try and try again. I know you know this, but most success stories had many failures along the way. Keep on going, keep on building and you can and will make money affiliate marketing!