On the cover of the Super Affiliate Handbook is a graphic that says “If I Can Do It, You Can TOO!” – meaning if I can succeed at affiliate marketing, you can too!
That is SO true, especially when I look back on the last week.
Let's begin with the fact that I am not a geek. If something merely hints at being software – I run the other way or I break it.
Those seem to be my only options.
And because we needed to confirm original receipt numbers before sending download information, I elected to process orders manually.
So, Joel and I processed each order by hand.
Thank goodness for glucosamine with chondroitin which helps me avoid surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. 🙂
NOT doing order processing, is in my humble opinion, still one of the best reasons to be an affiliate marketer! 🙂
Of course I killed the autoresponder message on my server just before we started, so everyone received useless truncated messages.
Then poor Joel (my virtual assistant) had a family emergency that took him away from home for a few days. But true to form, when Joel wasn't on the road and had Internet access he was right back in there, processing orders.
That's another great benefit to doing business on the ‘Net – you can do it from anywhere with Internet access, and there's no shortage of that in the world. I even found a good connection in Agua Calientes, the little village that serves Machu Picchu a few years ago.
About a week after we started, it occurred to me that DLGuard does indeed offer a PayPal option.
But then, I managed to mess things again up by making an uncalled-for change to my PayPal account.
In a panic I emailed Sam Stephens, the DLGuard developer, with the Subject line “Waaaaaa!”.
Sam is in Australia, so the time difference can slow the problem-solving process somewhat – especially if one fails to clearly express the problem, ie. “Waaaaaa!”
Sam however quickly deciphered my cryptic message and got us set up with DLGuard again.
Despite the hassles (that I create for myself), this still beats the heck out of working for a living.
Now, I'm off to break some new polling software that I got from Mike Mograbi of “378 Internet Marketing Predictions” fame.
Wish me luck! 🙂