When did you first hear the term “affiliate marketing”? You are correct that at least one person learns about “affiliate marketing” daily. Similarly, at least one person goes back to the drawing board every day, scratching his head and trying to figure out why he hasn’t had the success he had hoped for in “affiliate marketing.”
Whether you’re a newbie or a struggling affiliate marketer, I hope these tips help. How do I begin earning real money? Let’s start with the two most common beginner mistakes:
1. Lack of focus, resulting in the promotion of multiple products at the same time; and
2. Giving up too soon.
These are related and, in fact, reinforce one another. Further explanation follows:
Experienced affiliate marketers can promote multiple products of varying mix simultaneously. This is because they have already learned and applied specific fundamental skills and developed a working system for themselves that will consistently bring in sales.
However, promoting multiple products simultaneously is not advised for a beginner. As a beginner, you’re learning the rules. You must know what works. In short, you need a clearly defined testing ground, which initially limits your promotion to just one product.
For each product promotion, you must consider variables such as traffic generation, conversion, advertising response, etc. As a result, you don’t want to be perplexed by too many variables in every product promotion you undertake.
This catches a lot of newcomers off guard. They try to juggle all the information at once, become overwhelmed, and eventually give up. So, how much information are you willing to juggle?
Giving Up Too Early
When you’re overwhelmed by information, the next logical step is to raise your hands and surrender.
Don’t lose your cool!
You can change the situation if you’re willing to commit to the following:
1. One niche market
2. One product from that market
3. One product to use as a proving ground for your affiliate marketing abilities.
Then, as an affiliate, you can learn how to promote that ONE product:
- By generating traffic
- Capture opt-in list subscribers for a single product
- Write Ads and promotional materials
- Track advertising links and conversions
You can apply your knowledge to other products in different markets. The key is to build gradually to achieve real results.
In conclusion, if you adhere to the concepts outlined above, you should see an increase in your commissions! Most importantly, you can ditch the ‘newbie’ label in favor of the title: Successful Affiliate Marketer!