When I see some of the boneheaded things that some affiliate marketers do, I begin to believe that the failure rate is indeed 95% or higher. So much of the failure could be avoided if affiliate marketers would just avoid some of these blunders. Well, in this article, I am going to cover just a few of the things that turn affiliate marketers into failures. Hopefully, if you avoid these, you’ll have a decent shot at becoming a successful affiliate marketer.
The first thing I want to go over is how affiliate marketers pick their products. Sometimes I think they just close their eyes and pick them randomly. Absolutely no thought goes into this process. Hey, let’s just find the top selling product at Clickbank and promote the heck out of it. Um, no offense, but this is probably the stupidest way to go about it. Product selection is critical and just picking the top selling product is NOT the way to go about it.
Next on the list is how affiliate marketers promote these products. Laziness doesn’t even begin to describe it. Most marketers simply take the ads that the product creators kindly write up and blast them all over the Internet without changing one word. Let me tell you something, this is no way to promote a product. Think about it. If everybody on the Internet promoting this particular product is doing the same thing, how does anybody stand out from the crowd? They can’t. And if they don’t stand out, how can they make any sales? They don’t. This is why this is such a stupid thing to do.
Finally, there’s getting paid, or more specifically, making sure you’re promoting a product where you know you’re going to get paid. Hey, I’m as guilty of this as anybody else. But after being burned way too many times, I have finally smartened up and made sure I was promoting a product where I could be reasonably sure that I was going to get paid. The last time I didn’t get a commission was a very long time ago.
There you have it. Those are the three biggest blunders that affiliate marketers make. They pick lousy products, they don’t promote them properly and they don’t even know if they’re going to get paid for their efforts. Okay, want to know how to nail all this down and more? Want to turn yourself into an affiliate assassin?
Please don’t make the same mistakes that so many affiliate marketers make.