So on the side I earned an additional income from affiliate programs. However more and more people started to create sites to earn from affiliates. Holland is not that big so at the end there were thousands of websites promoting the same and income started to diminish there as well.
At that point I decided to go global for affiliate activities. I explored a bit and found out that on a global level many marketers used social media, mailing lists and traffic exchanges for promotion.
Well I had been checking out Twitter as it started. What I saw were some Tweets about a dog pooping on the carpet and tweets from people that could not decide what to cook. That was my first and last visit of twitter until I went global in 2010. But since they seemed to be an effective marketing tool I decided to join some of them.
I found networks like APSsense and IMfaceplate and I started reading articles to educate myself on how to find a good program and how to promote it. I surfed some TEs as well where I saw many people promoting the same programs all promising the moon. I also figured that if I wanted people to join a program I promoted that it was essential that people got to know me first.
One of my favorite networks is APSense. The tools and features help branding and building my business. The site is fast loading and so are all add-on features. They are all connected and enforce each other when used correctly and even build downlines in the APSense partner program.
A word of caution: in an ideal world there would be no scams and bad opportunities on the internet. Its not an ideal world. Especially for larger networks and advertising networks it is impossible to keep all bad ones out. So do your own due diligence at all times. Kooiii and Socialtisers are pretty safe.
I came a long way since than. Some of you may know I was a co-owner at Kooiii for some time. I put in a lot of time, effort and even money in Kooiii. Seeing no real progress or revenue after 2 years I decided to spend more time on promoting some other services and some partnerships. I became a founder member on the Marketers Co-op and started promoting APSense through Kooiii. Some board members had a problem with that; they wanted me to stop promoting those and pay monthly to Kooiii to contribute in the costs. I decided not to pay for the privilege to work for free for a possible revenue in a distant future and stepped down as a partner. I paid for an upgrade as a pro with owed socialtisers funds. After that I continued supporting and promoting Kooiii as a regular partner but the other ventures as well. Since than I was either ignored or attacked by some staff members. Things escalated and I got booted. The reason as why posted by Dave are untrue. I had an agreement with a JV partner before this partner talked with Kooiii; I personally referred him to Kooiii to discus a JV because the services of both are complimentary.
So I am done with Kooiii and will put time and energy in other ventures. I always write that one should choose an opportunity and stick to it however it is silly to keep promoting a program longer than 2 years that earned me zero money. As I tried to explain to Kooiii staff over and over again I need money now to cover loss of income of my husband who retired 3 years earlier as expected. Without additional funds I will not be able to keep paying for hosting and other expenses to build an online business.
I am also owner of the Traffic Exchange Surf-Bar-Traffic and my graphic design service Webmiep Graphics I started in july 2012. At this point when I am updating this page (lol August 13) I am still not even close to where I want to be. But I have the confidence that I will get there now that I have chosen an other direction.