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Affiliates And Affiliate Marketing Mentors

Oct 20, 2007
Affiliate marketing has been in the Internet industry for quite sometime now, it is among the most popular business model that used by many online entrepreneurs. It is also a great option for people who want to put up an online business quickly and cheaply.

However, there still has a large number of the population who knows a little or even nothing about affiliate marketing. But for the people who have just discovered this type of business, there are some misunderstanding needs to clear out.

First, a lot of them assume that they can easily make big bucks out of it in the short time. Well, they're definitely wrong.

To be successful in the affiliate marketing business is not an easy task and it will never happen overnight. It's just like an on going project and assignment where you need to find out and try various advertising strategies and tactics to make it work. This may even require you to sign-up with numerous affiliate programs for just to determine which merchant's program perform well. It takes your time and energy to find out.

Secondly, they expect to gain more if they place about 20 affiliated banners on just one niche. The things are it will not really work the way you think it would, because too many banners flooded on your website will make your site look like a link farm, it gives others messy feelings, visitors won't be interested and won't even bother clicking on any of those banners.

If you really want to promote several affiliate programs on your website, make sure that they match with your site theme, the topic you choose is also match with the rest of the content in your niche, place three or four affiliated links on your site is enough; but it is not always the case, you have to look at size of your web page as well.

Thirdly, some affiliates also think that if they just added affiliate materials to their site, they can receive sales right away. But the answer is no. One of the things they may not really know affiliate marketing is all about advertising. If there's no traffic coming to your site, how can you expect to get any sales? So remember that the more you advertise your affiliate link or the site where the affiliate links are placed, the more clickthru these links are likely to receive.

If you want to be involved or you've already joined an affiliate program, but you have above these misunderstanding regards to affiliate marketing, then, you might need a mentor to help you figure out where to start and what to do in order to succeed.

Speaking of mentor, it is defined as a wise and trusted teacher or counselor. Usually, these persons are experts in the field they are in. They can give expert advice and guidance as well as supervision to another person. So when I say affiliate marketing mentors, they are those people who are experienced counselors that have made affiliate marketing their specialty.

Following are some of the reasons toward to why you need a mentor in your affiliate business:

1. Those affiliate marketing mentors have already been success in the business, so through sharing, you can learn their experience-based knowledge from the viewpoint of both affiliates and web merchants.

2. They know and can apply some theories and generalities regarding your business and telling you what works today and what are the things that could probably work in the future if the trend changes to help you see the things clear.

3. They are the sources of knowledge for your and they are the first one to teach you on how to generate more affiliate income. And also they have ability to guide you and help you boost your profits.

4. They can help you develop these traits, such as persistence, patience and thirst for knowledge to help you getting ready for take further challenge, because attaining success in affiliate marketing requires sweat, blood and of course, hefty time commitment. You need a person there to teach and encourage you how to not to give up.

5. Since to be proficient in search engine optimization, link exchanges, email marketing, newsletter marketing, reciprocal exchanges and forums advertising are hard to learn alone, affiliate marketing mentors can teach, supervise you in a systematic and efficient way to reduce your burdens.

So if you want to success in the affiliate marketing business in an effective and efficient way, don't want to face so many pressure, have a mentor there to teach, supervise, support and coaching you is a great investment.
About the Author
Ann Liu, internet marketer and author of Online Profiting: Easy Ways To Start and Build Your Own Online Business. To learn how YOU too can succeed in Internet and affiliate marketing, please visit http://Marketingbyann.com
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