Affiliate marketing has been proved such a decent source of making money online that everyone is looking into it to make some money. This is the system where you need not be actual creator of the product, and you are free from taking extra headache like product updates, customer queries and various other factors.
I have seen that many people are thinking to start affiliate marketing these days, because they think it is an easy to do task which can give them huge money.
I myself learning the tactics of affiliate marketing from last few days and have learnt too much new things about this.
Today I got a call from fellow blogger and he asked me, “Why are you not starting affiliate marketing?”
I tried to explain him few of the reasons which are stopping me to get into affiliate marketing.
Note: Here my intention is not to discourage you, I am just going to represent my thoughts. Skip it if you it doesn't seem valid to you.
You shouldn't start affiliate marketing –
1. If you are not a good writer.
More or less, success in affiliate marketing depends on sales letter you write. You must be aware about the “words” which attack on reader's mind directly. These are the words which force us to buy any things.
For making any product successful, a great sales page is must.
For getting into affiliate marketing, you will have to learn the writer's things and strengthen your copy-writing skills.
2. If you don't know how to drive traffic.
If you are failing to drive traffic on your blog, then first of all you will have to understand the things which can drive huge traffic on your blog.
Once you will master traffic, affiliate marketing will become easy for you. In affiliate marketing we select any product to promote and drive targeted traffic on that page to generate some sales.
PS: If you know free and paid resources to drive traffic on your blog then you should start affiliate marketing today itself.
3. If you are not building E-Mail list.
Every big internet marketer suggest one thing, which is “building e-mail list.”
E-Mail list is such a big asset in this Google panda/penguin world which will help you in every scenario.
If you have a great blog and getting good traffic from Google, then your blog is totally dependent on Google.
If one day Google will change its algorithm, your traffic will be in bad condition.
But if you have great e-mail list then you need not to worry about such updates.
4. If you don't know what landing page is.
Every affiliate product you see is having landing page. This is a kind of page which is made for promoting that product only. Such pages have too much graphics in it which make is great looking page.
5. If you are not making connections with other bloggers.
Connections with other bloggers is must to do thing either you are into blogging or affiliate marketing.
You can ask for the tips from a person who has already become successful in blogging. You can tell him the steps you are taking to make money with affiliate marketing and accordingly take suggestions from him.
6. If you don't want to spend money.
Affiliate marketing needs money.
You will have to spend money on making landing page, drive traffic, make backlinks and various other things.
So select product very carefully if you don't want to invest much money.
Keep this in mind.
Make little money, invest it.
Make little more, invest little more.
Make much more, invest much more.
And keep investing money carefully to expand your business.
7. If you don't have patience.
Patience is the key ingredients to get success in anything.
You will have to wait to get results and try different things if any thing is not working. Keep experimenting things on your affiliate product and don't be disappointed if anything fails.
Because now you are aware about one thing which don't work, so you are not going to apply this in future.
If you are one of the persons who is thinking to start affiliate marketing then stop here and see what are the things which you are missing and what are the steps you should take to become a good affiliate marketer.