SuperAff Changes – No Longer Affiliate Marketing Blog

Taking my hat out of the affiliate marketing blog arena is probably a silly thing to do. Especially since I believe affiliate marketing is going to grow by leaps and bounds this year and continue to keep on growing after that. IMO, affiliate marketing blogs are going to grow in hotness!

I haven’t had the heart for aff stuff for quite awhile now, I think that’s been evident. It has issues, it has problems, it’s not perfect. But that’s not why I’m dissatisfied. Nothing’s perfect, everything has its growing pains. I simply think it’s a good move to distance this blog from “Affiliate Marketing” and myself as “Affiliate Marketer”.

I have been genuine. I do have a real interest in discussion here. Time does eventually reveal all. There’s been no ulterior motive. I’m not building a web2.0-style list to build or launch an online business. Or trying to establish myself, reputation or persona. Or get job offers. Or be a gatekeeper. There’s nothing wrong with those that have accomplished that or reaching for that–it just wasn’t the purpose here. Wasn’t thinking too clearly was I :lol:.

Changes for SuperAff.com

What you can expect:

Not a whole lot different. Just a stripped and toned down SuperAff of the past.

  • Continue to share resources that I find out there: scripts, tools, software, plugins, hacks, tweaks. Mostly free stuff as usual.
  • Links to information/resources/conversations pertaining to: blogging, marketing, monetization methods (including aff marketing), traffic generation, web development

What you will likely see less of:

Original information and conversation. Think along the lines of: human aggregator for sharing tools & online entrepreneur brain food found on the web, as they pertain to building an online presence. I’m not saying that’s all SuperAff will be–a human aggregated collection bucket with no opinion to offer or attempts at original or new conversation–just a lot less of it.

This is probably going to make the single biggest difference for me since I tried to offer something different here rather than follow the same conversations and linking paths everyone else was–and that eats time.

Blog Direction:

For the most part, the blogging here will try to serve or help with these points:

  • It’s all about adding value to the net
  • Creating a positive user experience
  • Connecting & generating a response with the social web
  • Building subscribers, community & WOMM
  • Fine tuning strategy & creating a streamlined, productive experience as a webmaster and/or blogger

…In a creatively fulfilling and financially rewarding way.

Posting frequency:

Probably once a week, maybe more–maybe less. However often the mood strikes me, no pressure. Upfront: I’m not going to carve out chunks of time to develop content. Like you, my time will be directed toward projects that are:

  • Monetized
  • Generating a response & flourishing (traffic, potential, opportunity)
  • Serving a purpose–offers something to my overall ‘map’

Reasons for the change:

Several good reasons actually. Produced from experiences with the SuperAff blog as well as other projects and what they’re providing. Although I’m surprised at SuperAff considering I jumped in with zippo connections, it’s been two years now & I’m stumped to find one reason why not to make the change.

I’m looking forward to it, I’ve thought long and hard about this. I think SuperAff will fade into a quieter response, which is perfectly ok, but overall–it’s not a big drama and most won’t notice much difference.

New Theme Design & Semi Blog Update

I’ve updated the design for SuperAff and will be working on the blog over the weekend, I suspect things may be buggy for a few days until I get everything hammered out. You’ll notice the design is a slimmed down, less cluttered look than the previous design–yes that’s a hint of things to come. I’ll have an update next week on where SuperAff is heading. I received a wide panel monitor for Christmas, I HAD NO IDEA the theme looked so awful! đŸ˜†

You’ll notice the removal of “the affiliate marketing blog” tagline at the top of the page–there’s a reason for that. I’ll have more info next week. I’ve ranked #1 in Google for “affiliate marketing blog” for several months now (go figure!). I think that’s about to change :lol:.

I still want to gather together resources for freelance and outsourcing work (as mentioned here previously). I don’t have a lot of resources yet so if you’re interested in having your info added to the list, please send me a note.

I have several emails and requests to work through, I’ll try responding by the end of the weekend. If you’re waiting for a reply–you’ll hear from me.

I hope you like the new look!

Still on Semi-Hiatus

Quick note to say I’m still alive, still blogging, but still on slow-mo here for the next little bit. I hope you had a nice holiday, spoiled your family rotten and came back refreshed and ready for a kick butt year ahead, I have firm faith it’s going to rock this year :).

Have a good one!

GoDaddy Coupon

*Edit* – October 1st, 2007

I’ve checked these three coupon codes and they’re still working:

gdm0910p 15%
BTPS7 20% (min $50 order)
ZINE3 $2 off per domain

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I just renewed some domains and after trying a handful of coupon codes I accumulated, this one still worked:

cjc695dom

*Not sure how long it’s good for, but probably the 31st of December

$7.20 per domain (new and renewal), includes the .25 ICANN fee.

I picked up a bunch of renewals at Namecheap as well, still much cheaper dealing with them if you use private whois at all. GoDaddy seems to like to gouge on private whois renewals (compare $7.88 for a 5 domain pack of private whois with Namecheap vs. $8.99 for each private whois renewal at GoDaddy–yeeeoooowch!).

The Magic of Creativity

Perseverance and determination are two key attributes to have when you plan on building yourself a place online. Faith comes in handy too ;). But I also think it’s important to sit quietly and listen to your gut and pay attention to what it’s saying. If you’re sluggish and uninspired, there’s a reason.

We are bombarded relentlessly with silly gimmicks, promises of ‘top secret secrets revealed’ and fortune-ista hype-type chain yanking from pro marketing personalities. It can distract us and direct us to paths that leave us unfulfilled–in more ways than one. Financially as well as creatively.

I don’t know about you, but when I’m starving creatively, I just don’t produce. At least not at the level I’m capable of. I flounder, I’m uninspired and each step forward is like trying to walk in a tar pit. But when I’m “on”, it’s AWWWWWWWWWN.

I’ve recently started a few test blogs I mentioned here once or twice before, and one of them I’ve grown really attached to. It’s touching a place that has always drawn an interest in me. I’m inspired, I’m consumed, I’m dedicated to it. And I haven’t felt that way about an online project in a very long time (most of this year, if not all of it).

When your creativity gets tickled, magic happens. I’m popping out ideas all over the place, not only for that particular blog–but for some of my current web properties as well as ideas for new projects. Not only ideas–but the motivation and the drive to actually produce and act on those ideas.

Ideas are like…well you know…everyone has them. But they’re only going to produce if they’re implemented and acted on. And you need motivation to do that.

This time of year is ideal to revisit and look back at what we’ve done this past year, where we’re going, and how we’re getting there. If your trudging through your own mile wide tar pit, ask yourself why. You may find you’re not on the right path for *you*.

Enjoy your week :).

Quick note: Right now it’s CRAZY busy for all of us, so I expect posts here on SuperAff to be few and far between until after the new year. Stay tuned …