Affiliate Marketing Tips - Pitfalls Of Affiliate Marketing

Apr 29 15:49 2009 Wong Michael Print This Article

More and more people are quitting their regular job because they have made millions from affiliate marketing. As encouraging as that can sound, have you ever think of those who fail the business? This article is going to share with you how taking the easy way out, targeted traffic and using the wrong marketing method can get you to fall in this industry.

Do you know that there are thousands of people looking for affiliate marketing tips in the search engine everyday? You will become a billionaire in no time when everyone buys from you. But when you are busy building your online career,Guest Posting have you ever notice the short fall of this business?

1. Marketing choices

Every now and then, there will be stories of how someone's life changed with affiliate marketing. People have gone from dead broke to owning a beach side house within months by getting into this business. Since you have heard so many success stories in this industry, have you ever put in your thoughts for those who fail the business? How can one fail in this business if it was claim to be so easy and lucrative?

For one they can be practicing the wrong marketing method. Let's say you have built a blog to promote your affiliate product. Do you know what really gets your visitors to click on your affiliate link? It is your content. There are too many affiliate marketers who flood their blog with banners and this can be annoying to your visitors.

If you have too many banners on your website, probably it is time now to relook at the placement of your banners. Focus on a tidy page and quality content so that your visitors can enjoy their visit. When they are happy, they will be more open to your suggestion.

2. Targeted traffic

In order for you to make money with affiliate marketing, you will want to attract targeted traffic. Although it is being told that it is difficult to get quality traffic to visit your business, there are still people who successfully bring in thousands of clicks to their website.

One of the ways is to leverage on pay per click (PPC) advertisement. In a nutshell, you only pay when someone clicks on your ad and you have full control of who you want to show your ads to.

So, instead of showing your ads to the whole wide world to click, you might want to consider limiting the view to geographical viewers when the merchant can only deliver the product to certain region of the world.

3. The easy way

There are people who joined more than hundreds of affiliate programs and move on to other programs when they are not making any money. Many thought that hopping from affiliate program to another is an easy way to make money with the business. If you are one of them, you will want to ask yourself.

"Are you building a business or are you researching the business?" Successful affiliate marketers stick to a few affiliate programs and work their way to make money with affiliate marketing.

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