I’m thinking of deleting many of my affiliate accounts. A clean start seems to be where it’s at these days. It’s kind of like decluttering your home so when you walk in everything seems clean, fresh, and new!? Well, there are many days I’d like to turn on my computer and feel the same way. I’m craving technical simplicity!
Before I start the removal process I need to sit and think about the pros and the cons. I ask myself, can I get along without this company? Will my life end if I say goodbye and start a new chapter? Does my life revolve around these entities? Can I survive without them? Is it a two-way relationship of mutual respect and consideration or do I have this flat taste in my mouth every time I take a bite?
Google Adsense – I’m seriously thinking of saying goodbye to these folks. It seems their level of customer service depends on how much money you can make for them. Apparently, I am not their bread and butter; therefore, I don’t qualify for real life human interaction, only e-mails.
Amazon Associates – These kind people deleted my associate account because I didn’t respond to their notifications in a timely manner. Well, you know what – I’ve been busy with my kids, grandson, and foster child. Sometimes my human interactions have to trump the cyber world. And when you go and delete an account that’s been active for years because I didn’t check the box fast enough for you, I have to give it some serious thought if it’s even worth it to stick it out with you guys.
Commission Junction – What commission? I can’t even update my account without having to look at old links I don’t even use any more. I’m a little OCD when it comes to cleaning stuff up; so, I’m debating if it’s even worth sticking around to see if they will change their ways.
Linkshare – Link What? Share What? See Commission Junction
I guess I’m just really tired of updating, sprucing up, and targeting much of my content around advertisements. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to make money doing what you love, but I need a serious vacation from it so I can get back to some grassroots networking. Making an extra buck or two is nice but I am seriously burned out. I think that’s part of the reason why I don’t blog as much as I used to.
Do you guys ever feel like you just want to scrap it all and start over? Will I regret cutting some of these affiliate ties? I’d LOVE to hear from you!