DealDotCom Update

I was recently asked if DealDotCom was still making me any money.  When I last provided an update I was 3 1/2 months into using DealDotCom and had the following stats:

Tier One Affiliates: 62
Tier Two Affiliates: 263
Profit Made: $392.01

After analyzing my stats a little bit I decided I really needed to beef up my down line if I wanted to continue making money.  Knowing that John Chow was on my Tier One list (he is no longer there, I’m not sure what happened, and that is a big loss), I pinged him asking him to provide an update post on how well he has done with DealDotCom.   While he did reply stating that he was planning to post an update on his blog, it never came.

Since then DealDotCom was slipping, there was a period of time that I didn’t make any sales, so I basically gave up on it.  I figured the products were not of the same quality, and the “newness” factor had worn off.  After being asked how it was doing for me, I logged back in and analyzed my statistics.

As of October 24, 2008, I am up to 96 Tier One affiliates and 270 Tier 2 affiliates.  This is up from the end of December, with very little to no work done to promote DealDotCom.

Here is my earning chart:

As you can see after 2007 my profits slipped greatly, however remember I had all but given up on DealDotCom.  It is however encouraging to see that so far in October I have made $16.00 from three (3) sales, one from a Tier One and two from a Tier Two.  The last promotion I did was my blog post in December.

With that being said I am off to try to get some of my Tier One affiliates to promote DealDotCom on their blogs.  If they sign new people up my second tier will get larger which means more money for me with no work.  Unfortunately my biggest Tier One (John Chow) is no longer listed, however I was able to recognize another large player Jon Waraas.

Jon made a post titled, DealDotCom It Really Works, back in October 2007, so I sent him an email asking him if it is still making him money with it and if he would update his blog readers with his progress.  We will see if he makes the post, I’m guessing he won’t, but I figured it was worth the chance.

If you have a website that targets webmasters or marketing visitors I’d encourage you to give DealDotCom a try.  Not only do they offer some great products at big discounts, the affiliate program can’t be beat.

Blog Action Day: Poverty

I just found out today is Blog Action Day.  I’m disappointed I didn’t hear about it earlier, as Poverty is a topic that I am passionate about.  You can often find me wearing my “One Wristband“, to remind myself of the importance of making “Poverty History.”

Since I don’t have a lot of time, all I am asking you to do is watch this video about that was presented in September at the special United Nation’s Summit.  The short film, “Celebrate, Accelerate”, shows the progress on the Millennium Development Goals to date and encourages further, faster commitments going forward.

If you felt “moved”, see what ONE is doing, and how you can help!

Turned Down from Market Leverage

So I’ve been toying around / working on affiliate and web development projects for the last eight years.  Back in College I did a lot more web development and web hosting and slowly started into making sites of my own and monetizing them.  I started making decent money with affiliate programs but those of you know me, my life kind of switched directions and I sold / ignored the majority of my sites for a while.

Lately I’ve started getting back into web development.  I have a couple of blogs going, a membership site in the works, and a few affiliate sites.  I’ve once again started researching the different networks and reading how various folks are making money.  I’ve also toyed with PPC, however I’m not a fan for the amount of time it takes.

After reading about Market Leverage on JohnChow.com and TylerCruz.com I decided I needed to get into their network as its the current “big one”.  I decided to enter Tyler’s contest to see if I could take one of the new sign up prizes.  From reading about Market Leverage I applied on their site and was expecting a phone call.  Now, I’m getting back into this game so I figured I would have to sell myself a little bit in the phone call, but hey, if a guy who doesn’t have a website and is just promoting zip code offers can get in it shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Well, instead of getting a phone call I received this email:

Hello Dan,

Thank you again for applying to MarketLeverage. Unfortunately, we are unable to approve your application at this point. Please contact me with any questions or to receive the specific reason why we can not approve your application at this time.

Thanks,
Sal Guarino
President

So instead of getting the opportunity to speak to an affiliate manager and talk up some of my past sites, my current sites, and my plans on utilizing Market Leverage to build back up my network of sites, I received an impersonal email from the “President”.

With the way Market Leverage presents itself I wasn’t expecting a form email… disappointing.  Kind of goes against all of the reasons I wanted to be part of their network.  They present themselves as working with bloggers and connecting with their publishers, but can’t even follow through with a phone call?

Looks like I won’t be winning Tyler’s contest…