Ok reading and listening to things out there regarding the US economy is starting to get kind of old. I hear the exact SAME thing over and over…
The rough economy will affect affiliate marketing. People won’t have the disposable income to buy products online that they did before. We’ll see a massive drop in online sales and affiliate marketers will suffer. BUT, offers like payday loans and credit offers will do better than ever because people won’t have money and will need it.
We’ll get over the first quick thing – people saying how payday/credit offers will do great. Well first off congrats on making the GENIUS assumption that if less people have money and have to pay bills, they may be more likely to look at a payday loan. Sheer genius there I would have never thought of that myself. Expect a massive increase anyways because Q4 is king for affiliate marketing.
Next is this crazy thought that affiliate marketers will suffer and see revenues drop. Three points I want to make :
1) We’re in Q4 and like I said, affiliate marketing kicks ass over any of the other quarters.
2) People are still going to be spending money, there will always be consumers (unless we go into a depression, which we will not.
3) The vast majority of affiliate offers are shady anyways and the consumer doesn’t actually think they’re going to spend money.
Furreal, what are the biggest offers? Ringtones…dating…acai/green tea…credit reports…mobile, etc. In all of these offers the consumer is usually blind to the fact that they’re going to be charged. They either think what they’re getting is free, or they just have to pay $2.95 for shipping.
We’re only going to see affiliate marketing tank if everybody goes poor and has to sell their computer, and that won’t happen.
So let’s quit crying about the economy and go make some more money, eh?
P.S. I haven’t seen my own personal stats suffer at all.