When I first started in affiliate marketing, all I wanted was to just make money. I was trying everything without having any real idea.
After investigating all of these things, I have come to a place to figure out the mistake that newbies do.
Let’s talk about these mistakes in more detail.
1. Monetizing First
Almost 99% of new affiliate marketers out there trying to set up their monetizations system first. They want to get that money rolling in as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this is the exact opposite of what should be done.
You should not monetize your blog until you have a good amount of audiences. Sometimes audiences get confused with your link (that contains affiliate link) and ads. That will lead you to lower your affiliate sales. Of course, you won’t like that.
2. Selling Rather Than Helping
Though Marketing is a part of affiliate marketing. It
When I first started affiliate marketing, I was screaming to buy products without saying why the customers should buy those! I only wanted them to click a link which would hopefully lead to a commission for me.
People want to hear from other people when making a decision to buy a product or not that’s why the reviews on Amazon products are so powerful. Those reviews are genuine feedback from people who have absolutely nothing to gain if someone buys that product or not.
When we talk more like an unbiased reviewer rather than a high-pressure salesperson, we will find we make more sales and people will come back for advice on other products in the future.
3. Ignorant of SEO
If you don’t have any idea about search engine optimization, you will be a great loser. By optimizing your website for the search engines, you can increase your visibility in the organic, or
By improving SEO, your business is working to make it easier for search engines to understand and index your content. The better your website looks to the search engines, the more likely they will be to recommend your website or post to relevant search engine users when they look for keywords that are relevant to your product or service offering.
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4. Trying Too
Another big mistake I made joining any and every affiliate program I came across.
Choose your affiliate programs wisely and don’t overload yourself.
5. Not Testing or Investigating
Whenever I choose to promote an offer, I put myself in the shoes of a potential customer and opt-in to test the vendor’s follow up sequence.
Nothing breaks a reader’s trust more than being led to a promotion that will blow up their inbox. Put yourself in the shoes of a potential customer and see what will happen if they follow your advice.
6. Not Comparing
One of the best converting tactics I use to sell affiliate products online is to compare the main product with two or three other similar products.
Comparison web pages are not only very popular and helpful for readers, they are also very profitable for you.
7. Lack of Patient
This is the biggest downfall for any new affiliate marketer. In fact, it can cause really big issues for seasoned affiliate marketers as well. So, stop chasing new ideas until you get success in the old one.
Affiliate marketing is a business that requires self-motivation and focus. For many of us, these are learned skills. Once you are aware of the mistakes that can cause a lack of profits and productivity, you will be better able to grow your business and be profitable long-term.