How To Weather The Recession

The US is in serious trouble, and it’s affecting everyone. I’m watching my savings disappear right before my eyes. As a former day trader (1999-2001), I learned my lessons all too well when the bubble burst, and I’ve never invested the same way since.

But today’s market just doesn’t make sense. Real estate prices that are crashing as a result of this economy. We’ve got banks that won’t lend money because they’re scared! My stock porfolio is absolutely screwed, even though my holdings aren’t high-risk stocks. Heck, GE was at $12 a share yesterday! TWELVE DOLLARS!!! What the hell is going on?!

It’s a mess, and we’re all affected in some way. As a merchant, I’ve watched my business dry up – People are cutting back on their their purchases this Christmas season. As a publisher, I’ve watched my advertisers scale back on their purchases, because their businesses are suffering. That’s a problem, as those two revenue streams account for 90% of my income!

So what’s the solution? Getting a regular 9-5 job sure isn’t the answer, as companies are hurting and layoffs are happening at every turn.. The company my wife works for has had 5 rounds of layoffs in the past few months, and it’s not over yet!

The answer – Affiliate Marketing. There are sectors right now that are ripe for the picking, and your start-up cost is minimal. I’m sad to say that I’ve REALLY let affiliate marketing get away from me, as my focus has been elsewhere these past 5-6 months.

Now is the time to take action, and cash in on some easy money. Here are some good places to get started:

  • Commission Junction
  • LinkShare
  • Share A Sale
  • pepperjamNetwork
  • Share Results
  • MaxBounty

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