Affiliate Marketing Strategies – What Traps To Avoid As An Affiliate Marketer

There are lots of stories of successful affiliate marketers who have gone from rags to riches and the stories continue to multiply, but what about the countless masses of affiliates who go down in flames without so much as making enough money to pay for hosting?

This article will talk about some simple affiliate marketing strategies that can be implemented to avoid falling into the traps that others have fallen into.

One of the first things that any affiliate marketer needs to realize is that not all affiliate programs are created equal and unless you control a massive heap of instant traffic, it may not be worth the time and effort to promote.

It’s very easy to get caught up in what the possibilities for a specific program might be, but if there is no solid documentation or evidence that others are turning any real profit from promoting a certain program it may be best to move on.

Time is a precious commodity that seems to get swallowed up like a cool refreshing drink on a hot summer day when you’re working to promote an affiliate offer or any offer online, so it’s important not to get sucked into time traps like promoting programs that don’t convert.

Another strategy that affiliate marketers can use to maximize their time for the best results is to start working on building a list of subscribers. Having a list of subscribers gives you a source of instant traffic that you otherwise would not have available to you unless you choose to pay for it.

Most affiliates who start out in this business, work at sending all of their hard earned traffic to a salesletter that either doesn’t convert the vast majority of that traffic into subscribers or worse yet converts that traffic into subscribers that the merchant will cash many large checks on.

Finally it’s important to do a bit of market research to make sure that the market you’re promoting to is looking for what the merchant has to offer. Affiliates that struggle to make any money on the internet are typically trying to offer a product to a market that is not interested in it and end up spending more time trying to convince rather than recommend.

7 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Strategies – What Traps To Avoid As An Affiliate Marketer”

  • Most of the time people get caught on the hype created by affiliate marketing eBook sellers. In essence that their mindset is affiliate marketing is an easy money making machine. True that in time, it can be one but it needs a lot of work as we all know. Many of these people dont give much importance on research, worse not research at all. I hope eBook sellers stress the importance of research.
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  • There are lots of Affiliate programs out there like Amazon, Clickbank, etc. Just sign up with them and see what works for you.`-:

  • BBG on June 24, 2010

    Great post. I really appreciate the information. You are doing a wonderful job communicating your message. Keep up the good writing.

  • Rusha Wenrik on August 1, 2010

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  • Bethany Bennett on August 22, 2010

    affiliate programs pay much better than adsense but they do not pay per click*;:

  • Savannah Scott on October 7, 2010

    there are many affiliate programs but some of them does not pay much compared to those big companies’:,

  • i would always sign up on affiliate programs on the internet to earn extra money for my home `’.

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