Affiliate marketing is probably the best option for you to build an online business without having your own products to sell. At the same time it’s full of traps and disadvantages you must see clear. So many affiliates fail and quit it. Most active affiliates don’t earn serious cash from it. Lots of mistakes are made while the web is rich in “super tutorials” to help them.
There is something you must realize before you even step on board of affiliate marketing. Call it a tip, a trick, a secret, etc. As you wish. Never invest your time, money and efforts in affiliate products promotion. Surprised? Get ready to think outside the box.
There are thousands of companies online you can start promoting right away. But you can’t absolutely rely on any goods or services you don’t own. Never trust any vendor. There are too many factors to make you fail with any affiliate program.
The risk of losing money investing it in affiliate products advertising is extremely high. You need sales to compensate your advertising expenses first. You need sales to pay for your time and efforts you put into researching, writing and publishing quality ads that sell, etc.
As a result you often lose cash, you don’t earn enough cash to reward yourself for your hard work, often you get scammed by the vendors, so on. Is this fair?
Give up on this kind of “forex”, “gambling” or “lottery”. Think seriously.
Many marketers also create or purchase content to invest in affiliate products promotion. They distribute articles, videos, slide show presentations, ebooks, reports – all with affiliate links. They pay bloggers to write and publish affiliate product reviews on their blogs.
They save a lot of money investing in content rather than in advertising. But anyway their profits directly depend on the unreliable companies they promote.
The best and the only place to sell your affiliate products is your own website.
You don’t have to pay anyone, you don’t have to do anything. Just put ads on your blog. Send ads to your newsletter subscribers. Write reviews. That’s all!
Of course, you must do it professionally.
If you see that a product doesn’t bring you sales or brings you poor sales – kick it off your blog. It’s useless. Search for other products to replace it with. Got problems with a company you promote? Sweep its products out of your blog.
Find another one. This is how you rock! No risks involved. No stress.
This is your home battle. You are the king of your site. Everything is up to you. Control ad spaces on your blog and in e-zine issues you broadcast to your list. Keep only those goods that generate you good income. Others are trash.
If you don’t have a website – create one. If your website gets poor traffic – promote it better. But never go to the third parties to sell affiliate products. Build your own powerful marketing channel out of your website. Don’t slave for merchants. Don’t let them be your bosses. Be your own boss!
Use third parties only to promote your website. Writing and distributing content – link it only to your website. Advertising – advertise only your website. Whatever you do – do it only for your own website and email list.
Your job as an affiliate is to create and improve your own marketing channel or channels to sell affiliate products to.
Successful affiliate or super affiliate is not an employee, he is a businessman. Whatever different experts say, don’t get into troubles.