Do You Make These 6 Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes?

In anything, mistakes happen and affiliate marketing is no different.  Unfortunately, they have to happen as making mistakes is how you learn.  It’s never to late to rebound from mistakes.  The one who quits is the looser.  So, if you find you made any mistakes even the ones I’m going to go over here, pat yourself on the back as you just gave yourself an opportunity to move forward.  I’ll be the first to say “yay” for you! 

6 Common Mistakes:

  1.  Instant Income – Thinking you’re going to make money fast or real soon after starting your business.  Not going to happen and it’s rare if it does.  It does take time and you have to be willing to work at it and persevere.  This is not a get rich quick opportunity and if this is why you are doing it, then you are in it for the wrong reasons.  It takes time to build traffic and income on a blog with affiliate marketing.  You have to build trust with your audience before you can hope to make sales
  2. Boring Niche – This is another problem, choosing a niche that you have very little or no interest in.  The more you are interested in a niche not more motivation you’ll have in promoting it.  This is vital as the air that you breathe.  If you are not that interested in the niche, it will show through to your audience and you don’t want that.  This is one of the biggest mistakes made by affiliate marketers.  If you don’t enjoy it, then don’t do it. 
  3. Skipping Emails – Not collecting emails from the start is a biggie HUGE mistake a lot of affiliate marketers make.  Not everyone will subscribe, and that is okay.  But for those who would like to and there is no way for them to do so is sad.  If you are not giving an opportunity for someone to subscribe to your newsletter or email list, then that is like a poorly insulated house letting all the heat get out of the house.  If your blog is new and you are not sure what to do, at the very least collect the emails and setup your newsletter to send out updates of your latest posts until you are ready to put together a better email marketing plan.  At least you’ll have their emails.  Believe it or not, it will have a positive impact on your traffic.
  4. One Traffic Source – Having only one or relying heavily on one traffic source such as Google can have a negative impact on your efforts.  Google is important but it’s not the end all.  It would be like putting all your eggs in one basket and you don’t want to do that.  There are other sources that can greatly add to your traffic that you don’t want to miss out on.  If this is you, it’s an easy fix, find and add social media to your traffic mix and you’ll start noticing a difference.  This is  just one fix to make use of and there are more.  Check out our post on How to drive traffic to your website in 2020.
  5. Solo Minded You can’t always go it alone, and two heads are better than one!  Yes, it’s your business, but that doesn’t mean you can’t seek help.  This holds true especially if this is all new to you.  Find a mentor, I did and boy, did it make a H U G E difference.  The right one can fast track you in ways you’d never imagine.  Now, I am not implying to go out and find another “you”, but someone who knows their stuff.  Imagine working with someone who already has that all important road map in their head and you get to make use of it.   Check out my post on How to find your affiliate marketing mentor.  Having a mentor would probably be your most valuable asset when getting started.
  6. Improper use of time – You have to roll up your sleeves and get down to business if you want to make a successful business.  Nobody else is going to do it for you.  You can’t spend half your time on the couch and the other half of your time doing other stuff or going to your job if you expect your affiliate marketing business to become a success.  It all starts and ends with you.  You need to learn your product/program, learn the skills you need, and learn the tasks needed to get the job done.  And of course put forth the effort.  If you’re passionate about the product or program you are representing, than that passion should be the fuel to aide in motivating you to do your business.  We have a great place for you to get started, check out our post that is the ultimate guide for you:  Ultimate Guide In Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing.

If you are new to affiliate marketing, don’t let your newness keep you from getting what you need.  Everyone has to start somewhere and you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve partnered with some top notch companies that are guaranteed to make an impact on your efforts.  If you were making any mistakes including the ones listed in this post, that’s actually great!  Why you ask?  Simple you’ve been given an opportunity to learn from those mistakes and make the necessary changes to proceed forward with your affiliate marketing business.  Everyone has made mistakes in this or any journey.  The important thing is to learn from them.  We offer FREE Lessons that can put you on the right track to developing a successful Internet / Affiliate Marketing Business.  The trick is to get started.  Our FREE Lessons come with no obligations and are delivered right to your inbox.  We never share your information and we will never spam you! 

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