Biggest Mistakes in Affiliate Marketing

When I first began in affiliate marketing, all I desired to do was to just make money. I went off in all directions, tried everything, with no true idea of the errors I was making that could very well disturb my chances at lifelong success.

Through my years of experience with teaching and being a part of affiliate marketing, I have come to the conclusion that there are some mistakes people new to the biz make.

1) Selling Rather Than Helping

Yes, marketing is a part of affiliate marketing. But for the most part, our task as an affiliate is not to sell, but to lead and guide others to a product.

When I first began, my big impulse was to fill my pages with words and links that shouted, “Buy Now!”   None of it helped anyone know why they should buy the product. I only wanted folks to click the link so I could hopefully get a commission.

2) Too Many!

This is another real mistake I made when beginning. I joined every affiliate program I saw. While I truly believe in promoting several means of income when working online, there’s a time when you have too much to deal with and it becomes uncontrollable.

Choose your affiliate programs intelligently and don’t overload yourself.

3) Not Testing

When I pick to endorse a product, I think like a potential customer and choose to test the vendor’s follow up service.

Nothing irks someone than having their inbox blown up.

4) Not Tracking

This was a BIG mistake I made when I first began. I started my affiliate marketing career using free-to-create web pages.

I was fond of endorsing Amazon products on these pages. However, I would forget to use specific tracking affiliate links on every page.

The mistake here is this: when you make a sale, you should know where it came from. This is the way to know which pages are making you a profit.