Hi all! It’s been a bit longer of a hiatus than I originally intended, but I’m excited to announce that, as of March 1st, 2012, Common Sense Marketing will be back up and running with more of the in-depth affiliate marketing content you’ve come to know and love from this site.
These extra delays occurred for a number a reasons… First, there was the spectacular failure of a holiday road trip (affectionately titled, “if you don’t get your timing belt serviced, it could blow up your entire engine and leave you stranded on the side of the interstate…”), which resulted in a tremendous amount of auto-related stress as my husband and I tried to figure out how to get home to Wisconsin after Christmas.
The second reason was my much more positive transition to self-employment. I’m pleased to announce that, as of February 7th, 2012, I’ve made the leap to full-time writer, marketer and web business consultant!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been catching up on some back-burner projects and re-prioritizing different elements of my business to ensure that I’m focusing on activities with the highest profit potential. Taking a little time off to go through this transition has also given me some time to think about what I want to get out of site, and how I want it to grow in the future.
As a result of all this brainstorming fun, here’s what you can expect from this site in 2012…
1. More of a focus on technical marketing training. Business and personal development content certainly has its place in making you a successful marketer, but lately, I’ve felt like the content I’ve been publishing has been lacking in “nitty gritty” details – aka, the techniques you actually need to know to run an affiliate website. In 2012, I’m hoping to post a lot more tutorials and technique-oriented articles for your enjoyment!
2. Opportunities to learn advanced Amazon Associates techniques. You all know I’m particularly fond of Amazon’s affiliate program, so I’m excited to be rolling out a few different opportunities for you to learn the advanced techniques I’ve learned from years of working with the program. Keep your eyes out for the big announcement near the end of March!
3. A new design! I’m currently putting the finishing touches on the new Common Sense Marketing site design, which will hopefully eliminate some of the limitations I’ve been running into with my current stock theme. I can’t wait for you to see it!
I’ve got plenty of exciting plans up my sleeves, but if there are any topics in particular that you’d like to see me cover, please leave a note in the comments or shoot me an email.
Looking forward to a successful 2012 with you all!