6 Costly Mistakes Affiliate Marketers Make In Their Career

It’s always one
of those “I can’t believe its true” moments for new affiliates once they
discover the world of affiliate marketing. When they realise you don’t have to
worry about product development or shipping. They immediately jump on board,
forgetting to perform their due diligence on the company they are joining. Then
soon afterwards they expect to start making 
money within  weeks of starting,
but  reality always strikes. They are yet
to be millionaires. Here are some mistakes and tips on how to avoid them.

 

 

 

1, Lack Of
Patience: Patience is a Virtue like they say. It took years for MacDonald’s to
be a successful; it took years for Microsoft and other big companies to take
off to success. Infact most business takes up to 5years to start seeing
profit.  Treating your affiliate business
as a real business is important.  Super
affiliates that earn $20,000 a month took years to get to that point.  Research a program before signing up. Commit
to stick it out. If they offer guides and training take advantage of it. Update
and maintain your site with fresh contents. Don’t jump ship when the going gets
tough.

 

 

 

 

 

2, To Many
Programs: Avoid the temptation to subscribe to too many programs. When the
going gets tough, its easy to think the grass is greener the other side.  The problem about subscribing to too many
programs at the same time is that you’ll fail to give them the attention and
focus they deserve to make you money. I recommend two or three programs at the
same time to enable you turn your hard work into cash.

 

 

 

 

 

3, Wrong Choice
Of Program: When it comes to choosing affiliate programs, choose the ones that
have a generous commission structure, and that pay their affiliates easily and
on time. Have affiliate products that fit in with your target audience.
Choosing programs that offers products that might not interest people means no
commission or money for you. If you join a program that offers products that
are “hot” you will be competing with thousands of others who are promoting the
same product. Choose a niche you KNOW information about! Check the
profitability of that niche.

 

 

 

4, Generalized
Marketing: Focus on Niche Marketing: Focus on a tiny niche, the tinier and
narrower that niche is, the better. Try improving on a single key aspect of
your business at a time. Putting your efforts in one of two ways will help you
achieve your affiliate program goals. Try getting people to join your list.
Then keep in touch with them by sending out valuable info.

 

 

 

5, Organic
Traffic Only: Another mistake most affiliates makes is the idea of generating
only organic traffic. This form of traffic that is naturally generated by a
website, is a myth. There is no such thing! Organic traffic is the one that is
created by the website naturally. This concept is nothing but a fairy tale
story and this is not a reality.

 

 

 

6, Link Exposure:
Hiding your affiliate link on your website is crucial nowadays. Most affiliate
marketers still make the mistake of making there links visible. The truth is
that internet users have become more sophisticated and the honest truth is that
most web users won’t click on an affiliate link or anything that looks like it.
You’ve got to learn how to hide your affiliate links to ensure click through’s.
Also, stories of people’s affiliate links being changed to divert traffic has
happened and is still happening.

 

 

 

There are many
big mistakes made by affiliates that can be easily avoided, but these are just
a few of them. However making mistakes in business are inevitable and
important. I recommend failing and making mistakes fast and early in your
business than learning from them. This would move you forward towards success.

 

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