2 Common Pitfalls of Affiliate Marketing!

2 Common Pitfalls of Affiliate Marketing!

Affiliate Marketing can be one of the most rewarding ways to make money online. It can be extremely lucrative when done correctly. However, as an Affiliate Marketer you need to know how to successfully market a product that belongs to another company or person.

Affiliate Marketing is an excellent way to create a solid income stream, but it’s not simple. It takes skill and knowledge. Here are two of the most common pitfalls made by new affiliate marketers that ultimately can lead YOU to fail.

Pitfall number one…

Choosing Products to Promote Based on the Size Of Commission…

This is a common mistake made by new affiliate marketers. They look for products that have the highest commission and choose affiliates solely based on the amount of commission paid per sale. However, you need to remember that your goal is to make an income stream that will last long term into your future.

To do that you need more than a low interest product that pays a high commission. You want to start to create trust in your visitors so they come back and buy from you repeatedly. To do that you need to offer a legitimate product.

You also need to try this product and be able to say “this is something that I believe in and that I would use.” This will build relevance and trust for you and your company and help to create a long-term income stream for you. As you add new products over time, your customers are going to trust what you have to say, and keep buying from you.

Pitfall number two…

Affiliates Don’t Build a List!

One of the most common mistakes new affiliate marketers make is to send traffic directly to their sales page. The very first thing you need to do to build your Affiliate Marketing business is to build an e-mail marketing list. If you are sending traffic directly to your sales page you’ll get the one commission from them but that’s it.

However, if you take the time to build an e-mail marketing list, you’ll be able to make many commissions off one customer. You will build relationships and therefore long-lasting clients who are already targeted for the product(s) you are offering. Once you’ve created a list you will be able to market over and over again for as long as you want to for the same customers, as long as they stay subscribed. Start smart and build your e-mail list first before you do anything else.

If you can Avoid these two pitfalls you will be well on your way to becoming a successful affiliate marketer!


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Author: Steve

I live by the beach in Adelaide, South Australia. It has been just over 3 years since I started my journey learning how to set up my internet business. Until recently, it has cost me thousands of dollars to reach where I am...it has been a hard slog!The purpose of this site is to try & help people avoid all the mistakes and the cost to give you the chance to learn the basics quickly, cheaply & efficiently. It's not hard to do and it doesn't cost very much either...I hope you will follow along with me as I set up my business from the ground up!

6 thoughts on “2 Common Pitfalls of Affiliate Marketing!”

  1. Thank you so much for this post. It is really going to be helpful to me as I strive to have more income coming from passive activities instead of active ones.
    I am facing some problems like traffic, links, time management etc but after reading this information I get a lot of confidence, really you help me a lot. Keep doing this work and updating me.

    1. Thanks for your message Gaurav…
      I’m glad this post has helped you…
      I will be adding more content very soon!
      All the best…

  2. Love all these tips! I have just started getting more into promoting affiliate products and this list will help. I never really thought of going back through old posts and updating them.

    1. Hi Dee…
      It always makes me happy when I get a message like yours!
      All the best with your business…

  3. Love all these tips! I have just started getting more into promoting affiliate products and this list will help. I never really thought of going back through old posts and updating them.

    1. Hi there Larry…
      Thanks very much for your message…
      I’m glad I was able to offer some good advice!
      All the best…

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