Bonus Tip: Have you made money blogging yet?
It was about six, almost seven years ago, now that I decided to attempt my first affiliate marketing campaign ever. I remember it to this day and I shared what I call my “Ignorant Affiliate Marketing Campaign Story” on a few forums to which belong.
I decided I wanted to buy a domain and create a shopping information portal. It was going to refer people to various sites where they could find what they need.
My Start-up Process
I signed up to gain authorization to place banner ads on my site, so that’s what I did. I stacked one banner ad right on top of another, and I placed one right next to another. It was about three or four rows high.
The only text I had on my one page I call my first website was a “Welcome to My Site” kind of post. It was only one paragraph long.
My Site Submission Wake-up Call
I tried to submit my site to Google, because I thought that’s what you had to do back then-submit your site. I didn’t know Google had automatic web crawlers that seeks the Web for new content.
Anyway, when I went to check if my site was included in this giant search engine, I found out some bad news. It was not submitted, and the reason was because I had “not enough unique content” on my site.
No Unique Content, eh? That Was an Understatement!
The truth was I really had no content on my site. Not any more than the one paragraph and the ads I was authorized to use on my site. Looking back now it seems kind of silly but I really didn’t know better. Still don’t do what I did back then.
Bonus Tip: Make money blogging.