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Costly Affiliate Marketing Mistakes You Must Avoid

Sep 6, 2007
There are a number of costly affiliate marketing mistakes that you must avoid in order to become a successful money making affiliate. This article will share quick tips to becoming a successful affiliate.

As a result of over-hyped products many people starting out in the affiliate marketing arena are often left with the impression that it's a get rich quick scheme that will earn them massive amounts of money fast.

I'm here to be a little in your face and to tell you quite bluntly that it's not. That doesn't mean that people aren't making hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting other people's programs. What it does mean, however, is that they didn't earn this money overnight. Their commission checks started out small and as their knowledge and experience grew so did their checks. Unfortunately, many people are left with the mistaken impression that they will experience this same level of fortune virtually overnight and that is not true.

That is not to say that affiliate marketing isn't financially rewarding. In fact, affiliate marketing has allowed of people to succeed online where their other efforts had all failed. However, there is no "easy money" to be found here. You earn your checks and you earn your increased commissions as a result of working smarter, not necessarily harder.

Many people have failed simply because they have held this mistaken belief and with this belief you are always doomed to failure.

A quick tip to become a successful affiliate lies in understanding your market and the customers found in it. A lot of people are too quick to focus on the research side of things and put up slap-dash affiliate web pages that are unattractive, hard to read and not compelling at all.

Mistake Number One - lack of knowledge. Having a lack of knowledge about internet marketing in general is a real financial blow as affiliate marketing isn't just about putting up an affiliate link. It involves all manner of things including advertising, seo, web page design, link popularity and free traffic generation.

One of the best places to increase your knowledge is with search engine optimization. In fact, it is possible to get top 10 rankings in Google for your affiliate pages, provided you follow the tricks that are revealed at the website at the end of this article.

I consistently have articles featured in the top ten of google within 7 days and getting instant traffic to my affiliate pages within 24 hours by following these tips and techniques.

Mistake Number Two - affiliate marketers are providing too many graphics and banners and not enough information to make anyone want to buy from their link. It is important that your website visitors have a full understanding of what you are promoting and both its features and benefits and what it will do to make their life better.

Mistake Number Three - affiliate marketers promote one product and never move onto other profitable niches and sub-niches. As a result, their website visitors and customers are not getting enough choices from them. It is always better to offer your website visitors a range of highly recommended choices rather than just one.

Mistake Number Four - conversely to what I have stated up above marketers give their visitors TOO many choices. People hate making choices and decisions at best so if you provide too many choices they'll simply put it in the too hard basket and ignore them all.

One thing is absolutely clear, affiliate marketers who don't put enough effort to understand everything about their industry, their product, affiliate and internet marketing in general are doomed to affiliate failure.
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