Oh, No, I Said Too Much
Happy Easter?? Well, depends on what your definition of "happy" is.
I thought that holidays (does your birthday count?) were meant to be celebrated with SOMEBODY you loved or cared about. In my case, this is just another holiday that finds me sitting and lying at home alone. Is this my "fault?" No, I really don't think so.
There simply isn't one person I can call or go to, to celebrate anything. No family member. No friend. Not even a roommate or companion of any kind.
I can't come close to counting the number of times I have celebrated any holiday or even a birthday with a single human-being. No, nearly every year, when the big holiday rolls around, I've been out on the street, in a homeless shelter, in a locked psychiatric ward, or roach infested apartment with no furniture except for a mattress on the floor.
The end can't come soon enough for me. For those of you who are shaking their head or laughing nervously, I don't care. One thing I've learned in life for sure. Many times, if you tell somebody else nothing but the truth, you discover it would have been better to have just keeped your mouth shut.
Now that I've gotten those thoughts out of my head and off my chest/back, let me quickly bring this post to a close.
There's something very sad or tragic about a country or people who prefer fiction over fact or fantasy over reality.
As I was told a long time ago, you can choose to ignore the facts or reality. When reality and the truth hits you right up against your head or in the ass, I guarantee you it is going to HURT!
Anybody who thinks affiliate marketing is an internet marketing model that is perfect, better think again. NO internet marketing model is perfect. None is without its own unique drawbacks.
I recently published a post that quoted a study by an online advertising agency that said almost half of the affiliate marketers they studied/polled were making less than $20,000 a year. That's ridiculous. Ridiculous to think that any job paying you that much is going to lead to you becoming wealthy any time soon, if at all.
There is also the fact that affiliate marketing is an intensely crowded or competitive field to be in. Sure, there are the legitimate super-affiliates who are earning six and seven figures a year. The only problem is how very small a minority they are in.
As an affiliate marketer, your blog or website is going to be competing with billions of web(blog)sites online and hundreds of millions of other affiliate marketers.
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Now, enjoy yourselves and don't say I didn't share anything good or positive with you. Everybody can't always have their rose-colored sunglasses on. Not everybody always thinks the glass is always half-full.
May peace be with you in these troubled times.