Are you just getting started in Internet affiliate marketing? There are many rewards that come with affiliate marketing, however there are also a few pitfalls that you should be aware of too. Let's take a look at both.
Some of the rewards of Internet affiliate marketing are independence from working for others, setting your own hours, working practically anywhere that there's an Internet connection, unlimited income potential and more. However, there are a few things that you should avoid if you're new to affiliate marketing.
#1. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. There are a lot of scammers out there that will rip you off and sleep like a baby. Multiple rip off scams disguised as opportunities present themselves on the Internet. You'll run across several of these in what are called “traffic exchanges". These are programs where you surf other peoples websites in order to build up traffic views for your own website. You'll run into a lot of garbage there and much of it has professionally copywritten pages that are designed to lure you into their moneymaking scheme and are very convincing. Do yourself a favor and stay away.
#2. Safelists - These aren't necessarily “safe" and the traffic you get is practically worthless because your offer will be lost among hundreds or even thousands of others. Most safelists cost money to join and the you'll likely be referred to a “recommended" email box that can hold all of the emails you'll be receiving. This is a double whammy way for the scammer to get paid. After you do these two things you can send out your offers, but the odds of it getting read are very slim if someone has 3-5,000 emails to go through. Also, unless you personally know the owner of these “Safe" lists, how do you know they're safe? You could be spamming people relentlessly and not even be aware of it, until your Internet Service Provider shuts you down.
These are just a couple things that you need to stay away from when beginning your Internet affiliate marketing venture. Get started the right way by doing proper keyword research, building a legitimate, double opt-in, email list and building your business for the long term.
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