It isn’t hard to set up a good website and start an affiliate marketing career. It isn’t hard at all to find affiliate marketing opportunities on the internet. However, it is an effortless thing to make deadly mistakes that will ensure your failure to thrive at affiliate marketing.
One of the most notable affiliate marketing mistakes is to think that all you have to do is find the ones that pay the most, sign up, drive traffic to that site through your affiliate link, and you’re all set. Not exactly.
It’s great to choose an affiliate program that pays a high percentage, but that’s not the most important thing to consider. It’s much more essential to find a quality affiliate program that meets specific criteria. Here are three mistakes you don’t have to make:
- I want to make sure the product is a proven seller. You don’t want to waste your time and money driving traffic to a site that doesn’t convert. Find one with a reasonable conversion rate.
- Sure the site you become an affiliate protects its affiliates and has your best interest at heart. Look for one that provides banners, e-mails, and other tools you can use to promote the site. Also, make sure that there is only one payment option. As an affiliate marketer, you need to be sure that you will get credit for your referral. If there is more than one payment method, you can get shortchanged.
- Not choose an affiliate program that promotes an e-mail course. Nothing is worse than becoming an affiliate to a site whose first goal is to capture e-mail addresses and then try to make the sale second. As an affiliate marketer, you need to capture e-mail addresses and convert that prospect into a deal. Stick with affiliate programs that aren’t focused on capturing leads because it’s simply not in your best interest. Build your list, not someone else’s.
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