Ultimate Guide: Is Affiliate Marketing Worthless?

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Year after year, things change and affiliate marketing is no different.  The important thing to keep in mind on what needs to change is you.  What I mean by that is as times change, you have to be willing to accommodate and evolve right with it.  How affiliate marketing was 5 or 10 years ago, is different now and will be different 10 years from now.  Lots of the work you do will be similar but with some variations.

Is Affiliate Marketing worthless?

I just answered that above, but if you are looking for a one-word response, then NO!

 Affiliate Marketing is not worthless.  In this post pandemic era that we are in, it’s best to do your research to see what is currently successful.  As an example, during the pandemic years, you’d want to promote products and services that tend to be for those who are homebound like those wanting treadmills, instead of wanting to sell bicycles. Going forward, in 2022, Influencer marketing is getting popular.  From the research I’ve been doing, now is still a good time to get into affiliate marketing.

Is Affiliate Marketing worth it?

Yes, very much so, but one has to realize that the days of “build it and they will come” is long over.  You have to be willing to put in the work if you want to be a successful affiliate marketer.

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What trends to look for going forward:

1)- Voice Search – Getting more popular for mainstream and not necessarily affiliate marketing for now.  Has to do with like “He Alexa” or “Hey Siri”.  You can search for affiliate marketing products and programs using voice search.  Voice search for affiliate marketers is still kind of a gray area for now.

2)- Using Quora – In 2022, Quora is slowly becoming popular as a source of information.  I have used Quora and it is a good source to rely on.  One of their benefits is their question answer setup.  It should be realized that when people use Quora for affiliate marketing, people can’t find the answer.

3)- Link building – Affiliate marketers should still utilize link building when you create very good quality content.  You should link with other websites with extremely good quality including infographics and videos.  The more links you do that are with quality websites, the higher you can be placed by Google on search pages.

4)- Be selective – You need to be very selective with what niches and products or programs you work with going forward.  Just because “you love” something, doesn’t mean it will sell.  As I keep saying, do you research.  You don’t want to put a whole lot of time into something and get nothing out of it.  I elaborated on being selective up in the “Is Affiliate Marketing Worthless section.  When researching you may even find something close to what you love that is very popular.

5)- Guest Blogging – Being a guest on another person’s website is getting popular, especially if that website is of high quality and very popular.  This can increase your popularity and drive traffic to your website.  See also – How To Know If Guest Blogging Is For You.

6)- Social Commerce – Since coming out of the pandemic, the world of ecommerce has become a fully shoppable experience as more and more people are going online to do their shopping.  So, if you don’t have a website, now’s a great time to get one.  The power of a website puts your business into the super charged mode of “automation”. 

More than just having a website or making use of other means, you can create a Facebook Shop to help promote your business.  Twitter and other platforms are making available their own shopping features that can be used for those going online.

7)- Research – Doing your own research is always the best solution in finding what you need.  If all you do is start a business online or off, and post a sign, odds are you’re not going to have much success.  The Internet is an ever changing world of it’s own.  What you find today could be different than what you can find tomorrow or next month.  Successful affiliate marketers are always doing research.  It’s how you acquire skills and knowledge to move your business forward.

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