Why So Serious?
It’s easy to understand why in an industry like affiliate marketing, the reason that many people try and remain as stoic and unyielding as humanly possible. Mainly because they think that it’s good business sense. As with everything else though, there are some serious shades of grey in this issue.
For one, your best approach to the whole thing is to be chameleon-like as possible. This is all but crucial since you’ll be dealing with so many different people and, as such, many vibrant and often quirky personalities. You’ve got alpha males, class clowns, chronic procrastinators, Indian content writers popping up here, there and everywhere asking you if you need any “crackly content” — it’s ultimately all up to you and how you decide to deal with each person in turn.
However you better bet your last nickel that it’s going to take some creative intuition on your part — not to mention varying degrees of different parts of your own personality. You could of course, take the lone wolf route and not work with anyone at all. But then you wouldn’t have any friends and that just isn’t fun… unless you’re an enigma in all of the different realms of internet marketing (writing, web design, analytical, etc.), then you’re pretty much just going to be up Shit’s Creek without a paddle.
You see boys and girls, it’s this type of attitude — in either disrespecting your underlings or pretending you’re some mysterious lone wolf with masterful marketing powers — that’ll ultimately get all of your business cards either ripped up or set on fire at each affiliate conference. Better not spend too much money on those bad boys!
Anyway, enough of that doom-and-gloom talk. I’ve gone entirely too far off-topic as it is and must now heroically turn our attention back to the true reason this post was even made.
An affiliate marketing web comic.
As the legendary Snoop Dogg would say, “Fo shizzle my nizzle!”
Anyway, the topic and spirit of this post is one of laughter. It’s one of letting your hair down (for all our female readers out there) and loosening up a bit. It’s one that promotes a vigor and excitement for each and every day that you’re alive. It’s also a post in which I’ve discovered I could finally let out my affiliate marketing web-comic out into the masses and help promote laughter and frown upon 20-hour workday burnout.
The following isn’t supposed to make much sense — indeed, the characters are smiley faces with no arms and questionably stylish shoes. I’m not entirely sure what this says about my own psyche that I could go and create something like it, but that’s a topic for another day or twelve.
The comic is topical however, as I’ve created a character for many of the affiliate marketing personality types — and subsequently multiplied their over-the-top nature by exponentially. All in all, it’s fun, it’s entertaining and most importantly of all, it’s a veiled social commentary on the industry we all know and love. I’ve heard it makes excellent bathroom reading as well, but ultimately I’ll have to digress on that issue.
Okay, without any further ado — I present to you… what in all likelihood will probably be not nearly as-awesome-as-it-all-sounded-in-my-head — the new Envyus Media affiliate marketing web-comic created and thought-up by yours truly, SuperAffiliates — Issue/strip/comic #1!
<insert imaginary-yet-still-dramatic-in-all-theoretical-pretend-ways drum roll… please>
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