Questions, Rants & Recommendations

I’ve made a short video for you today which I think everyone will benefit from.

In it I talk about the question that I get asked the most, I also have a little strop about Affiliate Marketing and how 90% of people are doing it wrong….and finally I give you details and a recommendation about a programme I have been using myself for the last few weeks with great results.

You’ll also see me get distracted by something stupid on Google which happened to amuse my simple mind at the time….you’ll see what I mean when you watch the video ๐Ÿ™‚


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  • Helen Kaye

    September 12, 2010

    Hi Eddy, nice content as usual, some good tips and general info!
    I was interested in your views on affiliate marketing, the way you describe doing it is commendable for sure and totally honest and open, but if you are trying to promote affiliated products for your main income,I don’t think your method of purchasing the product and then testing it out is realistic? Surely, if you can look at the product salespage and related sales materials and find them well put together and interesting,with a high conversion rate, that surely has to suffice for most of us?
    Anyway, that’s just my thoughts, take care Eddy!

  • Edward Rush

    September 12, 2010

    Hi Helen

    Thanks for commenting.

    The problem with not testing the products you promote is that it results in a lot of very bad products being promoted and there is too much of that going on these days.

    What affiliates tend to do is go to places such as Clickbank to look for products to promote, now what happens is that they look at all the statistics such as sales, and gravity etc and they see this as a deciding factor into what products are selling well.

    The problem with this though is that it does not tell you if the product is any good or not, it only tells you how well it is selling. You might think that because a product is selling well that it must be good, this is a common misconception.

    No, the only way to go with afilliate marketing for me is to use the products you promote, or at least take an in depth look at them first and not just go by the sales materials which as we all know are usually full of hype.

  • Stuart Turnbull

    September 13, 2010

    I’m 100% behind you, Eddy!

    As an affiliate marketer myself I never promote anything I haven’t tested ‘under the bonnet’

    There was an example of what you are saying this summer; “auto traffic avalanche” — its very persuasive sales copy converted like crazy, the ClickBank gravity was in the thousands! but looking beneath the surface it was obvious the marketers selling it were being less than honest.

    I could have enjoyed a big pay day promoting it to my list but my integrity is worth more.

    Keep up the honest work!

  • Edward Rush

    September 13, 2010

    Hi Stuart

    Thanks for commenting.

    Just lately it seems that there are an absolute ton of crap products floating around and worse still….the affiliates don’t seem to have any conscience about what they are promoting.

    Glad to hear that you are not like this….keep in touch.

    Eddy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • HAL

    September 14, 2010

    Hi Eddy:
    Tuesday, September 13th 2010 at 12:51pm Yokohama


    1) your Newbies Beware is Super… I have pushed it on IMfaceplate
    2) I agree with you on affiliate products ..using them and so on because I find i can make much more informed and heartfelt commentary on the product if I have actually chewed it myself.
    3) to be honest you appear to me to be highly U.K. centric as you have touted Thornhill & Nicholson.. not sure that you are but it is starting to feel that way .I would like to see your top 5 as you have been online long enough to give us information worth listening too. I joined Tony Shepherd’s newsletter because of you (another Brit).

  • Edward Rush

    September 15, 2010

    Hello Hal

    1) Many thanks for the compliment, I worked hard on the product ๐Ÿ™‚

    2) Nice to see someone else who shares my passion for being a more honest and discerning marketer.

    3) To be honest, nationality never came into it with me and it really makes no difference. It just happens that my fave marketers are all brits.

    Not sure I have a top 5 but I would list 3 of my faves in no particular order as:

    John Thornhill
    Tony Shepherd
    Jon Street

    These are the guys I have stuck with from the beginning and who have been consistantly impressing me with what they produce.


  • David Maddux

    September 15, 2010

    Hello Eddy,

    Awesome video. Thanks for sharing your experiences. You have a lot of class, and it shows through. I always learn so much by visiting your blog. Please keep in touch.

    Best wishes,

    David Maddux

  • Henry

    December 17, 2010

    Hi Eddy.

    I bought your Guru Buddy but think it would be too many hours per day as I have other duties to do and would not like to do the job under duress.
    I went to your Dave Nicholson’s site and feel it is too expensive for me a pensioner but am sure it is good.

    Regards Henry Grant

  • Alan Ashwood

    May 16, 2011

    Hi Eddy

    I like your approach and agree with you entirely. I recently set up my third blog focussing on testing products, and even vendors. When I find what I believe is a good one, after testing it, I also check with other trusted sources first. Only then will I make recommendation.
    As far as coaching goes, I’m currently evaluating both John Thornhill and Dave Nicholson, as I’ve heard good things about both. I’m expecting a call from John Thornhill tomorrow about this. Only the winner will be recommended to my readers and subscribers.
    As an aside:

    1. Why haven’t you put an RSS feed on your blog? I would have registered.
    2. The right hand column gets scrambled on screen and is very hard to read. It may be that I’m using Safari browser on a Mac.

    Thought you might like to know.
    Forest of Dean, Glos

  • Edward Rush

    May 18, 2011

    Hi Alan

    Thanks for your comments and let me know how you get on with John Thornhill.

    To answer your questions…

    1. I have a subscribe feature on the right hand column.

    2. I think it may be the browser you are using as I have tested it on several PC’s and laptops and it looks fine.



  • Demetris

    July 25, 2011

    Hi Eddy,

    Very good video and pertinent comments. However i’d like to ask you, if you promote physical products as an affiliate, how is it possible to test them?



  • Edward Rush

    July 25, 2011

    Hi Demetris

    This post was more aimed at digital products of the self help, money making variety.

    For physical products such as the ones in Amazon you just need to pick the ones that other people have tested/bought and look at the reviews.

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