Updated September 4, 2020
So, you want to succeed in Affiliate Marketing, that is why you are here. I assure you that you are in the right place! So read on: The essential quality of an Affiliate Marketing Person is PERSEVERANCE:To ensure SUCCESS you must avoid the following Pitfalls in Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing requires Commitment
All you need is the commitment to put the effort day in & day out.
You can apply these principles ruthlessly
You want to avoid the mistakes in this venture. If you are already doing Affiliate Marketing with little success or if you are considering to enter this Marketing venture and avoid the wrong steps then it is for you.
A regular stream of income is what you always wanted. To achieve that you need to be proactive. How-to-avoid-pitfalls-in-affiliate-marketing blog is updated for aspiring Digital Marketing Professionals -whether beginner or experienced. So read on to Master
Why do you need an Affiliate Marketing?
With Affiliate links, you can earn passive income substantially is the idea. with which I embarked presently my web site.
You do NOT need any special background, education, or skills to use this – other than commitment and discipline. You can use it to its fullest potential. Affiliate Marketing to any Niche, you are passionately interested in and knowledgeable. This passion should primarily determine your Niche.
It could be Apparels, Books, Health care, Travel, Weight Control or even how to sleep better. So long as you have knowledge and passion it is O.K.
It doesn’t matter; You check the potential of the Niche, for profitability and life. And make sure its sustainability for a reasonable time. If the Niche becomes obsolete, then all your efforts will be in vain.
Affiliate Marketing, Main profession or Additional.
Different Affiliate Payment Methods.
Cost per acquisition
This payment is done the basis of effective sales done through your link. Advertisers prefer this method. If you spend for your promotional activities you must get adequate sales.
Cost per Lead
This slightly different from cost per acquisition. Suffice, you generate a lead. Commission also will be accordingly less.
As the name suggests it is fixed cost for promoting unique leads. It is also known as tenancy package.
And there are various payment methods. Based on your commission you can offer cash-back, bonus and coupon and similar incentive to promote sales.
You can start effortlessly. Start earning slowly but steadily depending on your efforts and application of the PROVEN techniques.
After firmly establishing in Affiliate Marketing Business, you get sufficient income. Then you are in a position to relinquish your regular job.
With Affiliate Marketing, you can FINALLY live the life you wanted. But remember as I always say, it is a Marathon. Have patience and keep learning the nuances with proper guidance. There is no bigger opportunity than Affiliate Marketing.
With good financial background and with the help of your bank, you can think of launching your own products.
So, the pitfalls in Affiliate Marketing you need to avoid.
How to Take Corrective Steps
1. Not choosing a niche that will give you money:
Choosing your Niche without proper study of the potential can prove disastrous. As it has been pointed out, check out the products you select is of reasonably of higher value so that you get sufficient commission.
Keyword selection is important
You can overcome the pitfall, by proper research of the Keyword in Amazon Bestsellers list, etc. and the commission you would get on sale. Value of the product you promote is important because your income will be based on product price percentage.
As you may be aware there are three types of Affiliate Marketing
2.Failure to develop a relationship with your audiences.
Not ensuring what customers looking to buy.
This must be overcome by Long tail Keyword research and identify the Niche Products of your description.
Make sure by offering your recommendation only for products you have personal knowledge. Then first time buyers would be coming back for more. Also, follow up by tracking purchases. Address to their grievances if any. Most affiliate marketers miss out on this count. You have to nurture your clients once they come to you. There are Strategies and software to rectify this pitfall. Cleverly use them.
3. Not generating enough traffic.
You may be aware that unless there is traffic to your site all of your Digital Marketing will not bear any fruit.
You cannot be expecting that people will know about your site and come to you. It is essential to adopt a good SEO Strategy. And try to rank your page first in Search Engines. For this, you must share your site link in as many social media sites. This is called Organic Traffic.
4.Not knowing how to locate your buyers:
All your Marketing campaign should be focused and directed towards your audience. Therefore Marketing experts recommend you must identify your Audience Persona.
Ads for promoting Affiliate products
However, you can not solely depend on Organic Traffic. You need to proactively promote your Website using ads very carefully without hurting you financially. Keep an eye on Return on Investment. (ROI)
People are searching for specific products and services. Focus your attention on them by selecting the right product description and writing blog or offering by Email or SMS.
Post you tube videos also to promote You as a brand. You must be seen in more places to draw attention. Use long tail keywords.It is a technique employed by experienced SEO experts for good results: (See Long tail keyword)
Not promoting profitable affiliate programs:
As we have seen earlier in this Blog; not all products are profitable and you need to find out. For finding out what sells, Networking is very important. Getting approved by the reputable affiliate network is not possible otherwise. For example, integrating marketing strategies could be easily done with rakuten marketing .com.
When you are new to Affiliate Marketing, you may face difficulties in getting their approval. By generating good traffic, posting authentic blogs in your website and above all projecting yourself as an author are some of the tricks. Also creating good LinkedIn profile will help.
Not using the strategy of Comparison and Review:
You must compare your traffic with that of competitors so that you employ a correct strategy that will attract the right buyer’s traffic and convert them. Always keep watch on the conversion into sales of your page visitors.
Failure to create the right content strategies:
If you do not create clinching contents then it does not trigger sizable traffic. Sometime it may be necessary to outsource these contents for effectively build high converting gateway pages.
With time and tide, everything is possible. Be quick in taking feedback. Interact with your customers more and know who they are and what they exactly want.
Effectively use social media like Facebook, Email, Instagram, and you tube. Without much expenses, you promote yourself as a Brand Ambassador for your Niche. Above all built Trust and impress on your clients that you give them valuable products and advice.
Essential for you to succeed: Selecting profitable Niche, Proper SEO and traffic generation both Organic and Paid. Adopting proper Affiliate Strategy and Creating Contents Appropriate to the Products promoted are important.
Happy Affiliate Marketing and revenues.