Simon’s Blogs

Posted by JaamZIN on 11:35 PM
SimonTheSorcerer creates and manages successful blogs in difficult niches. He does not use spammy marketing techniques, he is doing this as ethically as he can. All of his blogs are dedicated to responsibility, safety and he is committed to providing genuinely useful information to his visitors. We have conducted an interview with him.

What exactly is Performance-based affiliate marketing?
Performance-based affiliate marketing is the exact opposite of traditional fixed price advertising. Affiliate blogs only receive payment from the advertising partner if the people who click on the affiliate partner’s ads actually end up buying the product. This creates a win-win situation for both parties.

As an affiliate blogger do you add something new and unique to the conversation?
First of all, many people assumed, that affiliate blogs are not impartial. But nothing is further from the truth, now in 2016, nearly every major company in almost every niche has an affiliate program. Therefore we can truly select and work with the best.

An affiliate blog creates value the following way:

• By doing price comparisons of various products, to help buyers find the best price per value
• By providing a place, where people can express their opinions about companies and their products freely.
• By publishing independent, impartial reviews
• By creating insightful, in-depth guides
• By answering questions and helping visitors with whatever problem they have.

In short, a good affiliate blog is a combination of a customer support team, a consumer advocacy group and an in-depth niche blog.

Besides hard work, what do you believe that makes an online business a success?
You have to be different than your competitors. We focus on niches with unsavory reputation. And unlike our competitors we do this ethically, legally and with a strong focus on prevention, safety, hard reduction and responsibility. We also donate part of the company’s revenue to various charities using the non-profit website

What are the biggest challenges of your line of work?
If work with difficult niches (gambling, porn, e-cigarettes, viagra etc…), and even if you do this 100% ethically most people won’t give you the time of day. You are just simply barred from most forms of advertising. It requires constant out-of-the-box thinking and finding creative solutions to overcome this.

How did you end up working with so-called difficult niches?
Before I started my own online media company I worked for an online marketing agency for years. And I saw just how greedy, irresponsible and negligent most affiliate blog owners in these niches are. I decided to start my own affiliate websites and show them, that you can still make money doing it ethically and responsibly and without using black hat (unethical) online marketing techniques. And as they say, the rest is history.

Do you think you are making a difference?
Yes. Slowly, but our ethical, professional affiliate websites do seem to have an influence on our competitors. Obviously, we won’t be able to change the entire industry overnight, but slowly, one blog at a time, we are making a difference.

Thank you for the opportunity!
Simon András Péter (a.k.a SimonTheSorcerer)