One thing I absolutely hate about the world of making money online, is that there are so many darned ways to make money, and it looks like the low hanging system is going to be another big distraction that I should not follow! It’s definitely not a scam but it’s messing with my head as it’s yet another thing that I can’t wait to get started on!!!
How the Low Hanging System has Ruined my Plans
Over the last few weeks I’ve quit my job and rented my flat out and was busy preparing for my 3 months in Thailand. My plan was at last to start focusing on my affiliate website and finally getting around to some decent link building activities.
I really want to build the website up and more than anything, I want to prove to myself that I can actually make money through an affiliate website, because so far I’ve read an awful lot, taken a lot of action, but haven’t got to the monetisation stage yet. It feels like I just need to dedicate some more time to this.
Great plan, so what happened?
A friend from the Matched Betting group that I’m in (this group is awesome by the way) sent me a message the other day saying I need to get into the Merch by Amazon programme, so I signed up for this and have spent the last week getting my head into the concept and listening to all of the podcasts from Merch Entrepreneur
The whole thing really appeals to me as there is basically no investment, fulfilment or customer service required and it relies on you creating catchy slogans and designs. This is something that I’ve always been interested in and am actually quite good at so I am super excited.
I’ve been writing ideas down for T-shirt designs all week already and my head is exploding so much that I’m waking up in the middle of the night to write them down…. so much so that my girlfriend thinks I’m having an affair and sending texts to my lover in the middle of the night!
Sounds amazing, so what’s wrong with this?
In order to get started on the Merch by Amazon programme there is a whopping 2 month waiting list, maybe less, but probably even longer than that. I am soooo excited that I can be waiting around for 2 months for this and besides this, I’ll be in Thailand with time on my hands.
This is when I heard about the Low Hanging System by Rachel Rothe, which was recommended on the Merch Entrepreneur programme and gives you something to do with your over active brain whilst you wait for Amazon approval and also gives you another massive potential revenue stream.
So what is the Low Hanging System?
Gearbubble is a print on demand service where you can upload your designs and get them printed on a range of products from mugs and necklaces to pillow cases. The beauty of this, however, is that there is a direct integration with Amazon, so your products will be automatically listed on Amazon when you list on Gearbubble…. and there is no waiting or approval time!!!
The second site Etsy is America’s equivalent of eBay for handcrafted and custom made products, so this course also shows you the best way to use this as a portal to sell your print on demand products.
Other than this it seems that there are heaps of tips and ticks about Facebook traffic, how to get traffic to your Amazon listings, outsourcing your business and where to source the best designs amongst other things.
Am I going to sign up for the low hanging system?
To be honest, I’m really torn at the moment, because if I get involved in this then it’s really going to blow my other goals out of the water and put the affiliate sites on the backburner again.
However, this feels like this is such a massive opportunity and exactly the type of business that I’m looking to set up, that I really don’t think I can pass on the opportunity.
The course is a little steep at $297 but I’m pretty sure that this is something you’re going to get back in no time at all if you follow the steps and have a little bit of creativity about you.
Check it our for yourself here
Last Week’s Goal was to add 3 articles to my affiliate site.
I didn’t achieve last week’s goal as I only published 2 articles, but a lot of my time this week has been taken up by Merch by Amazon excitement instead, so I don’t think that’s the worst trade-off.
This Week’s Goals
I’ve finally managed to get my first product related article back from one of my writers, which has taken him an age to complete. He pitched himself as an expert product review writer, but I don’t think that’s actually correct.
I’m either going to have to drop him, or coach him a little more with the next set of articles. He’s actually from the UK and is only getting $10 every 1000 words so I can’t really complain.
Anyway, now that I’ve got this article, I need to try to knock off one of my month’s goals and set up the Amazon Affiliate account and get my first article published with affiliate links.
It’s the Bank Holiday this weekend, so I’m not going to have a huge amount of time but I’ll give it a good crack.