For all of you who want to begin to get into the world of affiliate / internet marketing, this article will help you a lot more than you can possibly imagine at the moment. Anyway, Without further delay, we’ll get right into it…
1. Affiliate marketing is not an easy method to make cash!
Some people will find it easy to make money online but others will struggle to start off (just like I did). It took me 8 months to make my first dollar online. But the bottom line is that it works and I am living proof. Anyway, perseverance is the key to succeed so never give up!
2. Stick to promoting 2 or 3 products.
Never promote more than three products at a time becasue you will get distracted and you will lose composure and more importantly, you will confuse the potential customer. Instead, pick two or three legitimate products and focus on those only until it is bringing in auto income. After that happens, move on to two or three other products and start promoting those.
3. Take you time to learn the fundamentals.
To be a good seller, you need to master the basic skills such as websites, SEO, promotion etc. Once you know all these things then go out there and put them into practice. Don’t make the same mistake I made which was sitting around and waiting for money to magically start appearing into my accounts.
4. Create unique content.
Whether you focus on building a list, blogging or website content, make sure you always create your own unique content. I would not recommend using other people’s content as you may become liable to Google’s duplicate content web. I’m not saying you will fail if you use other people’s content but to stay on the safe side, stick to creating your own unique content. The only exception is in ezines where you could use other people’s content. Just make sure you remember to include the author’s resource box.
5. Don’t be impatient.
As I mentioned before, it took me 8 months to earn a single dollar online and nearly year before I passed the $100 barrier. But once this happened, the money just kept on rolling in. From my experience, I advise you to constantly put the time and effort in, and I guarantee you will get a lot more out.
6 Spend wisely
Most of the eBooks you will find online is as a result of someone who looked around on the internet, found some free guides and just rewrote all these and chucked them into one pdf file. My point? Most of the information you find in these eBooks are available for free if you are willing to look, so my tip is that you should spend your money on legitimate services (i.e. autoresponder) that you need rather than on information.
7. Keep your job (if applicable)
Do not quit your day job and blindly head into affiliate marketing. Keep your day job and make sure you have something to fall back on. Many see affiliate marketing as an easy way out but as said in tip 1, it is not. So be reasonable and only quit when you are making constant and sustainable income that is enough for you to live off.
8. Have self discipline.
Set yourself tasks to complete each day and targets for the long term. If you keep to these then you will begin to see results soon enough. I guarantee it. It was only when I started setting targets and breaking down tasks into smaller accomplishable targets did I start seeing results.