3 Mistakes New Affiliate Marketers Need To Avoid!
There are thousands of excellent products associated with Affiliate Marketing programs, but that doesn’t mean you should sign up for all of them! I know…it’s sometimes hard to resist…I am so guilty it’s embarrassing to admit! My hard drive is stuffed full of all the different products I have purchased over the past 4 years!
Let’s have a look at 3 of the biggest mistakes I have experienced in my 4 year journey learning how to become an Affiliate Marketer…
How many products should I start with?
Signing up to just one program is a good starting point. Get to know this program inside out. Teach yourself to become the expert with this program and the product you are promoting. When you first decide to make Affiliate Marketing a part of your income stream it is very easy to be tempted to buy all the ‘shiny objects’ that hit your inbox! Please try to resist the temptation!
I was a hopeless case…I went berserk buying EVERYTHING thinking it was going to be THE NEXT PRODUCT which would make me a fortune!
It is much better to start small, set up your sales funnel for the first product. Once you’ve got a handle on everything there is to know about your first product and you get a better understanding of how the Affiliate Marketing works, then perhaps you can start to look for other programs and products!
You will discover this is a far better and faster way to become successful. If you take on too many products you will end up not doing any of them properly. Many people will give up and quit because they are overwhelmed or convince themselves that Affiliate Marketing doesn’t work!
Don’t Waste Your Time With Low Converting Products…
There are literally millions of products out there that have an affiliate program associated with. Just because there is an affiliate program for a product doesn’t mean you should be the one promoting it. Conversion rates are very important in choosing which products to promote, because if you promote products that have a low conversion rates you aren’t going to make a lot of money.
Seek out the products that match your niche. Look out for products that are number one! It’s easy enough to do! Check out the top 10 selling products on Amazon…have a look to see what is selling. There will be reviews to read under Amazon products as well!
Ideally, whatever the product or affiliate program you chose to purchase, you must have had experience with the product so you can talk about it with an air of authority. It is highly unlikely you will have much success selling the product if you are unable to publish a decent post about the product! Believe me, the visitors to your site WILL KNOW! They can sense a good bluffing from the outset!
Your focus should be on the top selling products types. You must do your research. I keep on saying this, over and over again, but it needs to be said because I know a lot of people think they know best and simply don’t do the work that is required at the start. Don’t be too hasty, because the time you spend at the beginning will be rewarded with a better income stream in the future.
Have Realistic Expectations…
We have all heard about and read about the impressive money that the so called ‘gurus’ of Affiliate Marketing have made for themselves from Affiliate marketing.
However, at the risk of repeating myself again, what just about all of us do not realize at the start of our Affiliate Marketing endeavors, is this…it is going to take time, your effort and persistence before you are going to see any meaningful money starting to appear in your PayPal account!
You are about to experience a HUGE learning curve…there’s a lot to learn! Unless you have a background in sales and marketing or have true expertise in the target market you want to sell to, then you must be prepared to learn what you have to do! Affiliate Marketing is quickly becoming an art! There is a lot of competition out there and you have to learn how to stand out in the crowd!
What you have to realize right now is this…the people selling their programs and their products to you have done their research and their homework. It’s not as if they woke up one day with a million dollars in their bank accounts and declared themselves Affiliate Marketers!
Those who are successful have worked long and hard to enjoy the success which will come to all of us if we do what needs to done properly from the outset!
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