Amazon Fee Change 2017 – The 11 Things I’m Doing To Come Back Stronger

Amazon Fee Change 2017 – The 11 Things I’m Doing To Come Back Stronger

Last Thursday, Amazon sent out their new fee schedule that is going into effect March 1, 2017, for their Amazon Associates. That Friday, I received three emails from bloggers about the change and what you should do. So why write this post? Because none of those bloggers have the skin in the game that you and I have. They sell services, or they sell sites. And they are diversified (as we all should strive to be). So their pain is lower. (Caveat, Perrin, And Gael put together a pretty good podcast discussion on the fee change before it was confirmed. I know that Perrin does well with the Amazon Associates program.) Getting Past The Pain (Biohacking Your Brain) Fear is the enemy. As Warren Buffet said this week in his annual letter: “Many companies, of course, will fall behind, and some will fail. Winnowing of that sort is a product of market dynamism…  During such scary periods, you should never forget two things: First, widespread fear is your friend as an investor, because it serves up bargain purchases. Second, personal fear is your enemy. It will also be unwarranted.” Right now there is some widespread fear. Frankly, I think the affiliate marketing bunch is a pretty resilient, optimistic crowd. We’re used to dealing with Google’s and Facebook’s whimsicalities on a monthly basis. We don’t scare easily. But, I also know that I’ve had my moments. They range from staring blankly out the window while my cursor blinks to trying not to snap at employees or family members over every little thing.   In order to move quickly past these...
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