How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Even Without a Website (an ebook by Joan Mullally with Evelyn Trimborn) is mostly sincere — but quite misleading. The authors know and share a lot of information about affiliate marketing, but much of their advice is incorrect or incomplete. And ultimately, their advice won’t work for at least 95% of their target audience.
The week isn’t even half-over, and I haven’t done any real work at all, and already I’m exhausted by an endless stream of requests from “prospective employers,” few of whom appear legitimate.
In a job interview, what does it mean when the interviewer asks, “Do you consider yourself to be a team player?”
Try searching Google for that exact phrase and you’ll find lots of definitive, absolute (there can be no other) explanations for the question — each offering a different interpretation. You’ll also find complaints by job-seekers and also by human resources professionals, criticizing the question as meaningless and unanswerable.
I found two marketing articles quite thought-provoking this week:
- Ad Testing: Are You Using The Wrong Success Metrics? (Brad Geddes @ SearchEngineLand)
- Which Metric Would You Measure if You Could Choose Only One? (Erez Barak @ SearchEngineWatch)
The common factor, of course, is “which metrics should marketers use to evaluate performance?”
This week, I received two emails promoting new “Cloud Computing” services, with incredibly low pricing and promises of unlimited wealth if I become a reseller. They’re scams. Don’t flush your money into the sewers where these crooks are.
Over the past few months, in private emails, some smart folks have criticized the design of my LessonIndex.com web site.
It’s a crude, simple layout. Some call it unprofessional, while others suggest that it’s a poor demonstration of my skills. Some of these comments come from people I know and respect, but …
I think they’re wrong.
FYI: In addition to posting some of my book reviews in this blog (click here for the “Book Reviews” category on MarkWelchBlog.com), I also post more book reviews on Amazon.com (click here for my Amazon review profile).
In 2009, I wrote a blog post explaining “Why I Don’t Sign NDAs,” and reported that in 30 years of work as a reporter, attorney, and internet marketing consultant, I’ve signed exactly two Non-Disclosure Agreements, one of which was part of an employment contract.
Last week, I signed my third NDA.