Affiliate Marketing for New Yorkers

July 9th, 2008 | by admin |

Just when I started to get established in affiliate marketing, my sites ranked, and some decent commission checks rolling in, I was stopped dead in my tracks. Marketing on the Internet is not easy, it requires a lot of time and persistence. Throw in the recent tax law New York State enacted on June 1st, and it becomes almost impossible if you reside in New York State.

What do you do? Panic? At first….because that’s money being taken right out of your own pocket. Then you think of every viable solution you can come up with and then research. Well, I’m here to tell you, and the reason I started this site, was to help anybody who’s in the same situation I am, or was rather. Being dropped from your best providing merchants, finding a work around and getting back on their affiliate programs cost me several hundred dollars and a few weeks of my time. Was it worth it? Of course, now I have great traffic on my websites, my merchants came back, and commissions began coming in the very next day.

What did I do? Very simple, actually. Follow the steps I took here. I’m sure there will be plenty of other people with different views, and different solutions for some of my steps, and that’s great. I want to hear them, that way you will better informed. I’m looking at it as though I’m initiating the process. I want everybody to start here and run with it!

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4 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing for New Yorkers”

  1. By Rick Kovacs on Nov 4, 2009


    I was just about to start adding affiliates to my site when I found out about the Amazon Tax.
    Is Nevada the only state to establish in?
    Are there any closer to NY like NH perhaps?


  2. By admin on Nov 4, 2009

    Rick, you can start a corporation in any you state that you want. Two states that make this process very easy are Delaware and Nevada. The reason I chose Nevada is because they have no state income tax. Therefore, when it comes time to do your corporate tax return, you only have to file a federal and pay taxes to federal. This could amount to a lot of dollars saved.

    Nevada also does not disclose corporate facts, which is interesting to me because it’s essentially a public company at this point, but Nevada will not divulge any information about your corporation such as your name, which will be on all the officer positions. This isn’t a big deal to me, I don’t care, but it is interesting.

  3. By Julie Watson on Nov 30, 2009

    Thank you. Thank you Thank you. Just when I figured out how to become financially secure, no longer depending on an employer and subject to layoffs as I am now, New York does it again.
    Do they want me to stay on unemployment? Do they want people to day in and day out go to jobs they hate?
    Instead of paying me $405 every week, they could be collecting state taxes on $405 a day!
    What is wrong with these people?

  4. By Kimberly Aita on Mar 14, 2011


    Thank you so much for making this extremely detailed report.

    My income at the moment doesn’t even allow me to pay the fees for incorporating but I am in the process of building several page one websites and expect my income to continue to keep going up so this is definitely something I am going to try to get together and will use your link for certain as another way of saying thank you.

    Bookmarking this page now

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