Affiliate Marketing is a good place to start
Everyone has to start somewhere. And for a novice Internet marketers, it is better to
to start with, the partner product. Instead of using
the time-consuming and expensive process of creating your own product (which is of dubious
the quality of it) and then try to sell it to the masses, then why not to start with find out
any product that is mounted, and it comes from someone who already has it
a high degree of trust and confidence? You can save a lot of time, money, and frustration
and strength, and you can also make money in the process, really, really, really, really, really
make good money. Many of the leading Internet marketers still selling affiliate products, and even
if they can kill on their own. Why is that? Because it is so good
of money and require very little effort.
Now, with that being said, it is important to point out that affiliate marketing is not a walk in the
in the park itself. It’s definitely easier said than done run out, start
a Geoff Walker style, but just like all the others, there are a lot of pitfalls, which are just waiting to be
and devour you and your money. Do yourself a favor and have a listen to my words, and to avoid
these are the pitfalls. In this section, I will go to the top 7:
Pitfall # 1: Choosing a Poor-quality Product to Promote
However, not all products are the same. In fact, this is likely to be
the motivation behind your decision to sell, partner products: – for the most part
are you aware that there are already a lot of high-quality products in the market.
and, if you’re at home, you may not correspond with the positive.
If you have decided to opt for a product from the list it on Clickbank, choose with great care.
Instead of randomly choosing a product with a higher commission,
look for one that has a very high popularity, and a priority level. Like a lot of people
they purchase it, they have to be better than any other product for sale, including a
the niche ones.
In addition to choosing the right products in the niche, you may also want to look at
a good niche. This is a silly piece of advice, which, however, is an illustration of my point: don’t sell it
snakes are out in the winter. No one will buy it. The Focus is on the products that are
they want to have a whole bunch of people, and their popularity has only grown, and now it’s the time to get rid of the
of the market.
Pitfall # 2: The Selection of a low converter
As an affiliate marketer, your goal is to generate revenue out of other people’s hard work
as well as the money to be spent on copywriters, product
and third-party software developers. When you choose a product that underutilizes to these benefits, you’ll be less likely to have an advantage.
For example, consider the conversion of the coefficients. Not all of the product’s developers will need to hire a top-class
both at their desk. In fact, many of them just have to write their own copy. Many are not in use
someone has to make graphs and charts, to make way for the sale of a page. Instead, they are trying to do their own thing.
What is the result? The website looks nasty, and the copy will contain serious errors, and
the product converts poorly.
Before you start using it to promote a particular product, please refer to the sales page
carefully, and compare it with the others. Do you feel obligated to buy them? As for the copy, which could not be captured, to catch? All of this can lead to a
a fatal error, for both the seller and will be for you. You can’t help the dealer to resolve this problem,
however, you can prevent that with their products, and think is the best. Do yourself a favor: pick
your products be carefully.
Pitfall # 3: Selling Snake Oil for Snake Oil Oil Seller
This trap is very important to avoid when you have a list. All that is needed is one thing
false product promotions and you can end up coming out in bulk from
your list. Also, don’t make this mistake.
Or you may be tempted to promote the “great presentation” that follows
Make sure you don’t buy from just about anything. Several advertisers complained about there
decisions to promote Rich Jerk’s latest donation after list members complained
that his sales page was loaded with profanity and sexual comments. Don’t be one
these people. Make sure you carefully inspect anything before upgrading
your list. Unless you’re a Rich Jerk, you probably don’t like people
to think that you are just like that — you are a rich man.
In addition, avoid skipping the product of a highly compatible product
promotion. Instead, wait until the buzz ends a bit; then remove the
a complete review (something most affiliate marketers don’t offer)
product. This is a great opportunity to earn a living; and it will happen again
help you maintain integrity.
Lastly, avoid advertising products that make bad and bad claims. As
Carl Sagan once said “Unusual claims require extraordinary proof.” In
in many cases, these snake oil dealers are unable to offer you an unusual offer
evidence, but they make claims. Avoid self-promotion and be
associated with them.
Pitfall # 4: Picking Products that Offer Meager Commissions
If you’re marketing to a list of people, they’re only going to consider so many
product offers in a given period of time, so select the ones you promote wisely. If
you promote something that only generates a 25% commission for you, then
you’re leaving a lot on the time. In reality, you could probably find a similar
product that offers a 50% or 75% commission.
In terms of the actual dollar value of the commission – don’t sweat that as much.
While many top name Internet marketers now say that they concentrate on
promoting high-ticket items (since only a few sales will generate a lot of money),
you can still make a killing selling relatively cheap reports. The rising popularity of
the $7 report is testament to this fact.
So avoid the cheapo sellers, but don’t worry as much about the price.
Pitfall # 5: Failing to Collect Leads
Always, always, always capture leads. Rather than generating traffic through pay
per click, search engine optimization, and other methods and then sending that
traffic to your affiliate link, you should make an effort to convert them into list
members first. Why? Two reasons: simple mathematical reasoning and the
collective experience of many marketers.
The simple mathematical reasoning goes something like this: virtually everyone
who would have purchased the product will opt in to your mailing list. And many
who definitely would not have purchased the product will opt in to your mailing
list. Instead of converting at a rate of around 1-3% (in affiliate sales), you will
convert between 15 and 40% of visitors (to your mailing list). From there, you will
get the chance to contact the willing buyers and the more reluctant. Additionally,
once they’re on a list, this is no longer a one-off effort. You get the chance to
market to them again and again for months or even years.
As a marketer, one of the best tools you have available is your list. Always,
always, always use your list over the one-off sale.
Pitfall # 6: Ignoring the Importance of Timeliness
In business in general, the quick often outcompete those endowed with greater
resources. Today, Google is no longer a small company with meager revenues,
but in the past, it emerged from nowhere to outcompete massively well-endowed
rivals; and it did so with cunning.
How does this apply to you? Successful affiliate product promotion requires you
to do more than simply slap an affiliate link in an email and send it out to a couple
thousand people. If you expect them to actually buy, your email should be
newsworthy – not promotional.
If you can genuinely write your email as if it were a news announcement, you are
far more likely to draw interest than if you send a link to an Internet marketing
ebook that was written in 1998 and wasn’t particularly popular then.
You need to find product launches that qualify as an “event.” Find something so
big that people follow the event and comment on it. If you can find such a product
(say, the iPhone of Internet marketing products), it is critical that you engineer
your own build-up and release, centered on the build-up and release of the
product. You will want to make sure that your list members purchase from you,
rather than from another list owner.
To make it short and sweet: pay attention to the clock and the calendar. If there’s
a big launch coming up, you need to capitalize on it quickly. There may not be a
second window for opportunity. So take it when you have it.
Pitfall # 7: Ignore Important Numbers
Many affiliate marketers fail to make many of the small—yet important—
calculations needed in order to run a business and ensure you are in profit. For
instance, many affiliate marketers will completely ignore the portion Clickbank
extracts from each sale. Instead, they’ll simply look at the price and the
Additionally, many will ignore conversion rates, pay per click bids, and the
amount of time they put into projects. They’ll also fail to make realistic estimates
of how much promotional efforts will cost; and how much of a risk they’ll be.
They’ll glaze over all of these minor details and devote the majority of their time
to daydreaming about the riches they will rake in.
Unfortunately, affiliate marketing doesn’t work like that. If you’re paying too much
for traffic; if your conversion rates are too low; if you put too much time into
projects that don’t have high yields – the outcome is bad. Your numbers won’t
add up. At the end of the day, month, or year, you may end up in debt, rather
than profit. And since you’re a sole proprietor, not a CEO of a corporation, that
means you don’t get paid at all. Even worse, you might lose some of your own
money that you worked hard to get.
So how does all of this come together? As you read, there are seven common
pitfalls in affiliate marketing. If you fall into them, you affiliate marketing will put
you in debt, rather than making you wealthy.
So how can you avoid these traps, make better decisions, and ultimately become
wealthy via affiliate marketing? First, start by selecting products that are actually
good. As I mentioned previously, a low demand product will make few sales, no
matter how hard you try to promote it. If the demand isn’t there, you can’t create
it. Don’t try.
Next, within the niches that are in high demand, look for a product that is actually
a winner. Find something that converts very well. You can do this by looking for
high-popularity, high-gravity products on Clickbank. You can also do this by
scanning salespages to find ones with extraordinarily compelling copy, good
bonuses, and reasonable prices.
In addition to choosing a product that is likely to convert well, you will also want
to make sure that the claims are reasonable and that the seller is credible. One
bad product could seriously knock you down a few pegs with your list members.
Making a single sale and losing an otherwise repeat-buyer is rarely worth it.
Once you start generating traffic for your affiliate marketing campaigns,
remember to drive it to an opt-in form – NOT to your affiliate link. If you send the
person directly to an affiliate link, you are likely to never hear from that person
again, whether or not it results in sale. Collecting leads is critically important. If
you fail to do so—as many affiliate marketers do—you are leaving a lot of money
on the table relative to the amount you are spending.
Last, do yourself a favor and keep track of conversion rates, bid prices,
commission rates, product broker fees, and all the other little numbers that
affiliate marketers prefer to ignore. Knowing, understanding, and tweaking these
numbers could be the difference between profit and debt. You can ignore them if
you want, but doing so will not improve your business.
With all of that said, you’re now ready to take a crack at affiliate marketing. There
are a lot of risks involved, but you already know the big seven; avoid these, and
you’ll sail through into profit, following the trail of past super affiliates.