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3 Fatal Affiliate Marketing Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Mark Bellinger

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3 Most Common Affiliate Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Most successful online marketers have made their online fortunes with Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is therefore one of the most effective and powerful ways of making money online.

Affiliate Marketing is extremely easy to get into as signing up with affiliate networks is easy and also free to do. Once signed up all you need to do is select your preferred products and promote them with your affiliate link which will ensure that you are credited with the commission every time a sale is registered.

Sounds simple, doesn't it, however, like in all businesses, there are lots of pitfalls in the affiliate marketing game and committing some of the most common mistakes will cost the marketers a large portion taken from the profit they are making everyday.

It is therefore important to Avoid these Common Affiliate Mistakes

  1. Choosing the wrong affiliate
  2. Many people want to earn from affiliate marketing as fast as possible. In their rush to be part of one, they tend to choose a bandwagon product. This is the kind of products that the program thinks is “hot". They choose the product that is in demand without actually considering if the product appeals to them. This is not a very wise move obviously. Instead of jumping on the bandwagon, try top choose a product in which you are truly interested in. For any endeavor to succeed, you should take some time to plan and figure out your actions. Pick a product that appeals to you. Then do some research about that product to see if they are in demand. Promoting a product you are more passionate about is easier than promoting one for the sake of the earnings only.
  3. Joining too many affiliate programs
  4. Since affiliate programs are very easy to join, you might be tempted to join multiples of affiliate programs to try and maximize the earnings you will be getting. Besides you may think that there is nothing wrong and nothing to lose by being part of many affiliate programs. True, that is a great way to have multiple sources of income. However, joining multiple programs and attempting to promote them all at the same time will prevent you from concentrating on each one of them. The result? The maximum potential of your affiliate program is not realized and the income generated will not exactly be as huge as you were thinking initially it would. The best way to get excellent result is by joining just one program that pays a 40% commission at least. Then give it your best effort by promoting your products enthusiastically. As soon as you see that it is already making a reasonable profit, then maybe you can now join another affiliate program. The technique is to do it slowly but surely. There is really no need to rush into things, especially with affiliate marketing. With the way things are going, the future is looking real bright and it seems affiliate marketing will be staying for a long time too.
  5. Not buying the product or using the service
  6. As an affiliate, you main purpose is to effectively and convincingly promote a product or service and to find customers. For you to achieve this purpose, you must be able to relay to the customers that certain product and service. It is therefore difficult for you to do this when you yourself have not tried these things out. Thus, you will fail to promote and recommend them convincingly. You will also fail to create a desire in your customers to avail any of what you are offering. Try the product or service personally first before you sign up as an affiliate to see if it is really delivering what it promises. If you have done so, then you are one of the credible and living testaments aware of its advantages and disadvantages. Your customers will then feel the sincerity and truthfulness in you and this will trigger them to try them out for themselves.

Many inexperienced, as well as experienced affiliate marketers, make the above mistakes continually.

It is therefore important to get the Affiliate Marketing Basics absolutely correct so that you can maximize your earnings and profits by avoiding these Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes.

For more detail, tips and methodical strategies for generating easy profits from easy traffic, check out how you can Earn a Genuine Six-Figure Income from Passive, Hands-Off Affiliate Marketing

Mark Bellinger, a university graduate, is a successful businessman and entrepreneur exploring legitimate income generating opportunities and new ways to make money online


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