Learn from the Past, Plan for the Future

Posted by: Bob Dunlap, Director of Marketing

Nobody said it was going to be easy.  Successful affiliate marketing takes discipline, savvy, and hard work.  Even experienced Internet marketers go through tough times and make their share of mistakes.  While everyone likes to talk about their most recent success, few are willing to detail their failures.  That’s why I found this recent blog post interesting.  The author recounts his “worst month ever,” where he made exactly $182.64 in profit after normally making thousands.  Your mistakes are likely different than his, but you should still analyze “why” when things don’t go according to plan. It’s the only way you’re going to grow as an affiliate marketer.

Speaking of planning, now is the time to prepare for 2009.  The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on the accomplishments, challenges, and mistakes from the previous year and formulate your goals and plans for the next twelve months.

As 2008 winds down, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the ClickBank community for a successful and memorable year.  Our success is a result of the hard work and creativity you put in every day.  From all of us at ClickBank, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2009!