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Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes
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Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes

Some mistakes to try an avoid when starting an affiliate marketing business.

Since many people don't have the funds, time, or desire to start their own brick and mortar business many are turning to the internet to start their own business. Many of those are choosing affiliate marketing as their business choice.

Companies that offer their products to others to market as their affiliate are in most cases free to join. There is generally little expense associate with affiliate internet marketing which makes this business so appealing.

But due to the ease of joining and marketing these products many affiliates never realize the potential of their efforts or making the big bucks they may be capable of, leading to discouragement and eventually quitting the business. There are several common mistakes many make with first becoming an affiliate marketer. Here are three of the most common.

Mistake #1. All those tempting programs.

Due to the ease of joining as an affiliate of the hundreds of companies that offer their products for affiliates to promote many sign up for way more than they can possibly promote effectively. You may think that by jumping into all those programs one may feel they are maximizing their chances to convert sales. Actually just the opposite is true.

There is no way to truly maximize the potential of each product or service with a shotgun effort like that. Sure, the idea is to not have all the eggs in one basket for multiple streams of income, but you would also be cheating your own self of the very income you are trying to acquire.

Research and pick your best potential earning product and put your best effort into promoting it. The end outcome will be more money in your pocket.

Mistake #2. Poor research.

When choosing an affiliate product to promote some tend to jump on the current "hot" product without thorough research. Again people want the instant gratification but then realize that "hot" product isn't so appealing after all.

Choose a product or service that you are truly interested in. Promoting something like that will come much easier to you. You will naturally have more confidence in what you are promoting and that passion will transfer to your potential customers also.

Mistake #3. Have you actually used the product or service?

This is a tough one and actually my not be possible in all cases but when possible it is preferred that an affiliate actually has used the product or something similar. Can you effectively promote something you haven't actually purchased or used? With proper research and study I'd say yes, but you would be way ahead of the curve by actually buying the product. Your personal testimony of what you think of the product is very important and gives you much more credibility.

The business of affiliate marketing can be very rewarding if you avoid some of the more common mistakes many fall into when getting started at this. Research and analyze each product you choose to promote and the rewards will surely follow.


Street Talk

All good points. I know the join all attitude is tempting.

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  about 1 decade ago

So true Shawn...thanks for visiting

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  about 1 decade ago

Great advice there, particularly no1 I have signed up for soo many duff products in my time.........

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  about 1 decade ago

I've jump at a couple myself...lesson learned...Thanks for the visit Roger

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  about 1 decade ago

Mistake #1 is basically the do all end all right there and leads into the next two for sure. To get to quality information you have to seriously wade through all the tempting "get-rich-quick' schemes and it can take some persistence!

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  about 1 decade ago

You said it well Shannon...thanks for visiting

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  about 1 decade ago

Great advise again Kevin. thanks

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks John

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  about 1 decade ago
Barbara9  

thanks for a very informative article

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Barbara9...really appreciate the visit..

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  about 1 decade ago

Great advice! It is so easy to get overwhelmed online. Joining a whole bunch of programs may seem like a good idea at the time. Especially with all the "hard pressing sales" stuff online:-) Good article, Kevin. Thanks - blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

So many give one the impression this is the only one that will help...very easy for someone new to be deceived...Thanks for visiting Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

Your advice is solid for new people -- and for everyone else too!

  
  about 1 decade ago
joe witt  

So true, it's very easy to get overwhelmed and lose focus.

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  about 1 decade ago

Very true especially wish someone just starting out in affiliate marketing....thanks for visiting Joe and appreciate the coments

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  about 1 decade ago

Golly Kevin, the comment about all those programs out there is true. It can be so hard to stay focused with all of those programs and to think we only have 24 hours in a day. Better to simplify. Thanks for that.

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  about 1 decade ago

I probably get a dozen offers in my emails every day...not interested in the programs offered but get good info and ideas on how they are promoting them....Thanks for visiting Queenie

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  about 1 decade ago

Some more good advice Kevin in easy digestible form. I really look forward to reading your articles.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks a bunch Penny...and thanks so much for your comment...You and everyone have given me so much encouragement and is truly appreciated...

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  about 1 decade ago
Simon K  

Great advice for someone just starting out and in need of some advice and direction.

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Simon....glad I was able to help a little and appreciate the visit..

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  about 1 decade ago
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