Hey, Stop Stealing My Affiliate Commissions!

Written by Anik Singal

Copyright 2005 Kurma Group

Don’t get offended, I was not speaking directly to you. I was speaking torepparttar horrible companies who are stealing not only my affiliate commissions, but yours too!

These companies are called “spyware.” They specialize in invading a consumer’s computer through unethical means and then literally replacing YOUR affiliate ID with their own! It is almost as if you never even existed!

Not only that, they even steal your future affiliate commissions by making sure that all future IDs are automatically replaced with their own. Even more, they can make it so that ifrepparttar 145719 consumer goes to a website, a pop-up for a competing website (with their own affiliate ID) pops up and makes it impossible for you to get a sale.

As you likely agree, this is a major problem and it gets bigger and bigger every day. The more we fight back,repparttar 145720 slicker these companies get.

How much are they really stealing?

Would you believe that studies have shown that these companies could be stealing more than 50% of your affiliate commissions! Some studies have shown that it may even be higher, but 50% has been a repeated number in more than a few studies.

That means, as an affiliate marketer, you could potentially be making twicerepparttar 145721 money you are making now.

How does Spyware work?

Spyware is basically a program that consumers will download onto their computer. They usually get it “along” with another program that they download for free. Spyware companies develop freebies for consumers to download so they can invade their computers.

Then,repparttar 145722 software pretty much takes overrepparttar 145723 consumer’s computer. The software can replace affiliate IDs, create new cookies, make pop-ups appear and even steal passwords or other private information.

In other words, spyware companies are alsorepparttar 145724 masters of viral marketing – they spread their disease via freebie information and programs that unsuspecting consumers download.

"Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do!"

Written by Michael Murray

Copyright 2005 Michael Murray

Have you ever watched ABC’s hit TV show Lost? My favorite episode was titled “Walkabout”. In it, we learn thatrepparttar mysterious outdoorsman Locke was actually paralyzed fromrepparttar 145699 waist down before getting onrepparttar 145700 doomed 815 flight which crashed and, somehow, gave himrepparttar 145701 use of his legs back.

Locke was actually planning to go on a Walkabout, which is an outdoor adventure. Butrepparttar 145702 leader, seeing Locke’s limitation, forbade him to go. Angrily Locke shouted “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!” We then flash forward torepparttar 145703 plane crash, and see Locke onrepparttar 145704 ground, slowly moving his legs. Then stand up. And walk.

You can probably guess where I’m going with this, but before you write this off as another “motivational” article, stay with me for a minute.

I’ve had many “Locke Moments” in my life. Although I’ve never said his line to anyone before, I’ve sure thought it. When you’re born withrepparttar 145705 umbilical cord wrapped around your neck and barely live, you get used to people telling you what you can’t do.

First, doctors told my parents that if I did live I wouldn’t be active at all. I’d basically be a vegetable. They told my parents to put me in a home. They didn’t listen. “Don’t tell us what he can’t do!”

So, they took me home and it turned out that mentally, I was fine. I had Cerebral Palsy and doctors said I’d never walk. Well, they were right… forrepparttar 145706 first 7 years of my life I crawled around on my knees. I went through physical therapy multiple times a week and was quite determined for a kid. At 7 years old, at my grandparents’ house, I took my first steps, to everyone’s amazement, including myself. “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

As I got older, people urged me to get into technical side of computers and get a good job. I hated that stuff. I wanted to be an entrepreneur. People warned me about this. It’s too risky. But I pursued ventures both online and offline, and I’ve made money in both. In fact, next month I’ll be selling a 4-acre piece of land. I’ll net $144,000 onrepparttar 145707 deal. Glad I took that risk. “Don’t tell me what I can’t do!”

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