(Sorry about the cheesy title – I couldn’t resist :)! )
Repetitive forum posts made by new would-be affiliates – answered NOW once and for all!
- “Which affiliate program converts the best?” Answer: What is your site about and what program best matches your site and your visitors?
- “I have banners for everything and lots of traffic but I never get any sales” Answer: When is the last time YOU bought something from a site that looked like a patchwork quilt?
- Related: “[some-big-affiliate-network] must be cheating me out of sales because my site gets a lot of traffic but I hardly make any money ” Unfortunately there are some dishonest affiliate managers out there, but the top networks are pretty good at policing their merchants. Are you reviewing your site logs and tracking your click-thrus? Are you doing everything you can to convert your traffic? You’re a salesperson for the advertisers you’re promoting – get out there and sell!
- “I’m building my first affiliate site – it’s going to be about affiliate marketing. What books, ebooks, courses, programs should I promote?”Answer: None! But here’s a better idea: build your first web site on a subject you know and love! In sales, credibility and trust are VITAL to success. Learn the ins and outs of online marketing by doing it – find out what works and what doesn’t work, make your mistakes and learn from them. THEN, if you still have a burning desire to promote affiliate products, you’ll have the background to be able to do it successfully!
Tip #1 for New Affiliates: Affiliate sales is NOT a free lunch – you get out of it what you put into it!
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