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The biggest mistakes affiliate marketers make

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Mistakes affiliate marketers makeIf you are new to internet affiliate marketing, the whole thing can seem too good to be true. A real home based business that make you more then enough money to live on and you don’t even have to bother with products or shipping. Many new affiliate marketers simply jump into the online business without properly researching it first and end up frustrated and angry that they aren’t making big time money within the first few days. Here is a quickie guide to common mistakes that affiliate marketers make and how you can avoid them.

Patience is the key to success

You must be patient! For even the best affiliate marketers, it takes time to build a customer base and traffic to your site(s). The people that are legitimately making $10,000 a month and more in affiliate marketing spent years getting to that level, not days or even months. For some that are new to the trade, it seems like that level of success is an overnight thing, but it isn’t. Once you pick an affiliate program, after researching it ahead of time, of course, you need to stick with it. You should change your content on a regular basis, update your site weekly, add in some holiday-themed pages and make sure you stay up to date on product information from your parent company, but the most important thing to do is to simply stay the course. If you jump ship after a month, the chances of your affiliate marketing site taking off are slim to none.

Focus on a few programs first

The second big problem that many affiliate marketers fall prey to is subscribing to too many affiliate programs at once. By doing this, it makes it very hard to provide top-level page design and content relating to all of these programs at once. You should only subscribe to two or three programs at once and work on a few sites. This will allow you to give these programs your laser-like focus so you can turn them into money makers sooner rather than later. Don’t start too many projects at once or you can end up throwing in the towel. Make sure that you are always leaving yourself enough time to handle your projects properly, otherwise your work will begin deteriorating. Focus on quality first and leave your big ideas for later or you will end up with hundreds of unfinished, low quality sites. Patience is, again, very important. It may seem like the best way to go is to load up your site with two dozen affiliate marketing sites but there is little chance that will make you any money. If your site is focused and well maintained, you’ll be in much better shape.

You must realize that you can’t do EVERYTHING. The vast majority of mistakes that new affiliate marketers make are ones out of inexperience. They want to make as much money as possible as quickly as possible. What they don’t realize is slow and steady wins the race. Dedication, patience, hard work and focus are the best friends of affiliate marketers.

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  • 1. clubJWP  |  May 21st, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Right! patience is the key initially you will feel as if you are not earning anything let the time pass by and you will see wonderfull results, and the most common mistake is subscribing to many affilliate programs, and that can not be considered a fault of yours because there so may SPAM’s & SCAM’s running in the world wide web, that you will feel in the first month only you will become a millionaire and most important thing is experience (nobody can teach you that, that comes with time)
    thanx for the post
    JWP
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