As an affiliate marketing introduction to the newbie, it is important to point out the importance of continued action. Keep moving!
So you have learnt how to research a niche and have put a few words together and put the words up as a website.
You may even have a few really cool graphics on your site. And maybe you have a good affiliate product to promote.
So you give yourself a huge pat on the back and sit back and admire your great achievement. Oh really!
Affiliate marketing is somewhat similar to planting your own garden for the first time. After the garden is planted it looks pretty and you can see all the potential in it.
If you just sit back and admire it, soon the weeds will arrive, then the wild animals will come and eat your crop, and whatever crop that does survive and yield fruit will rot. So much for your pretty garden
When you publish your affiliate marketing website for the first time, by all means congratulate yourself, but know that the work is not done.
Like your garden, you need to tend your website.
You need to continually research your niche, find fresh content for your site, add updates to your site, add opt in forms, try different layouts, make fresh offers, follow up your customers who have opted in.
Everyday you should aim to do at least one thing that will take you closer to achieving your goal.
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