Dirty Little Secret About Affiliate Marketing.
To be successful in affiliate marketing takes a ton of work. You probably know this by now. Really! I hear some of you say. You thought it was a piece of cake, mostly because you don't have to worry about having your own product.
You can not advertise affiliate links in many article directories or discussion forums. Most discussion forums and article directories do not want you linking to your affiliate website. They do want you to link back to your website or blog.
The top affiliates all learned the art of web Affiliate Marketing through hands on experience and a great deal of practice. This isn't one of those get rich quick schemes or scams. Every business online that sells a product or provides a service pays commissions to the marketers who connect them with their buying group. Online advertising and marketing is completely different from traditional real world methods. But you see, this is what makes the Internet the fabulous and user-friendly place that it is.
Don't Make This Silly Mistake on Your Affiliate Marketing.
I would suggest you learn to actually DO Affiliate Marketing before you ever seek out a product or service to promote online. I started the other way. I believed the online gurus and started promoting before I knew what the heck I was doing. That was a big mistake that cost me time, money (both spent and in lost earnings), frustration and ego damage.
I felt like an idiot because I wasn't making any sales. I was just spinning my wheels. I wish I had been smart and learned how to promote online first. So if I had it to do all over again and wanted to save all the time, money and frustration would I look for information on how to start an affiliate marketing business or would I first find out "how" to do it?
Lessons About Affiliate Marketing.
A handy piece of advice is to seek out a mentor. Someone who has been and is successful at Affiliate Marketing and learn from them. This way you can accelerate your earnings.
With buying ad space you are spending money hoping to get traffic back to your affiliate links. Because of the high cost, you should only try this with affiliate offers that have a large payout. Make sure to send the traffic to a neutral landing page so you can capture their email addresses and build your own niche marketing list.
Affiliate marketing is easy but it does require a lot of work to set up. If you're prepared to put in the effort, stay committed and stay focused on your goals, then you will start that income flowing in no time.