Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Should You Still Build BANS Sites?

I received 2 almost duplicate emails in the last 2 hours asking whether or not BANS users should continue to build niche sites in light of Adam and Kelvin having the platform up for sale. The short answer is, yes. Why wouldn't you? If you haven't advanced to Wordpress yet or just a ton more comfortable with BANS, use it. It could be 2 weeks or 2 months until we see any new version of BANS. Even when and if it is upgraded and improved in all likelihood it will be easy to upgrade from the current platform. If not, the hardest work you would have is just rebuilding and copying over the content. Sure, depending on the amount of sites you have it will cost you some time to do this, but it will also cost you time if you sit and do nothing.

If you are truly still freaked out about all of this and want to wait, at least do something productive like planning out your next site on paper as discussed in the N1Way BANS guide and get your content written. If you still have time, head over to Wordpress.tv and start brushing up on the Wordpress platform. It is not going anywhere anytime soon that I know of.

The one thing I blogged about a little while ago is that the life of an affiliate marketer is always changing. Platforms come and go, platforms get upgraded, new affiliate programs are launched daily and current affiliate programs will always change terms sooner or later. You have to be fluid.

In closing, if you are most comfortable using BANS, then use BANS. Should any problems arise, they will be temporary ones. Do not let someone else's game plan alter yours. If you do, you are in for a long, hard road in this business. Remember, be fluid.

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Matthew Rizos on October 7, 2009 at 8:53 PM said...

why would they upgrade it? everything related to BANS is on flippa.com...

soggy on October 7, 2009 at 9:15 PM said...


I am afraid I do not understand the question. Did you miss the post about it being for sale? If the new owners do not upgrade the platform, it surely would be a bad decision in my opinion. BANS needs a major face lift to include many more affiliate programs other than EPN. To leave it an EPN only platform would severally limit it's marketability. Hope you are well.


Matthew Rizos on October 8, 2009 at 8:36 AM said...


Well I hope they do to, however there are sooooo many options with wordpress (regarding affiliate stuff) that it's not that big of a deal for us. If you know how to build quality niche site adding affiliate "links" to those sites is a piece o' cake.

Anyway, your blog is rockin!

soggy on October 8, 2009 at 8:51 AM said...

@Matt, I agree, but many new or inexperienced site builders can be easily intimidated by Wordpress or anything else for that matter. If BANS is upgraded and retains focus on the new or inexperienced site builder it will continue to survive. The easier it is for the end user, the better. It will never compete with Wordpress or should it.

Thanks for the good words.



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