Affiliate Marketing Profits from Home – Why People Fail – Episode #7

by admin on December 11, 2009

Why People Fail

Welcome back to the Affiliate Marketing Profits from Home series presented by Matt Jezorek, In this segment we will discuss why people fail at affiliate marketing and what you can do to make sure you are not one of the failures. We will go over peoples objections to affiliate marketing as well as how to get your mind back into a successful mode.

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Show Notes

  • Why People Fail
    • Does it take money to make money?
      • What are my costs?
      • No Website Affiliate Marketing?
      • Do I have to talk to people?
    • Can you think outside the box?
      • Do you only see things in black and white?
      • Can you do this if your not outgoing?
    • Not Willing to learn

Items Mentioned in the Podcast

Full Script

Why People Fail

Welcome back to the Affiliate Marketing Profits from Home series presented by Matt Jezorek, In this segment we will discuss why people fail at affiliate marketing and what you can do to make sure you are not one of the failures. We will go over peoples objections to affiliate marketing as well as how to get your mind back into a successful mode.

The number one reason people fail at affiliate marketing is this: It’s not a one day task, its an on going job that requires attention and learning, you will have to stay on top of your promotions and see what is working and what is not, You will need to find methods that may not be the normal for promoting your affiliate links while still remaining ethical in your practices. You may even have to join multiple networks which we will discuss in the next segment to find the one that works the best for you and has the most offers for the particular niche you are targeting.

Many affiliate marketers seem to think that if you throw several offers on the same page people will somehow just flock to your offers and buy them, affiliate links are best mixed in with content that supports the link so that a user would want to click on it, a hodge podge of crap on a page will not make me want to click on of your offers. When you throw a ton of links on a page and hope for the best the only thing you have is a link farm and you will not get page rank or search engine results from it, you really have to take time and develop your program. Your links must match your content and fit in with the general theme of your site. For example with this podcast it would be acceptable for me to use affiliate links for affiliate networks or hosting because both can be needed for successful affiliate marketing.

The other reason I have seen people fail is elementary, you can not throw an affiliate link somewhere and expect it to make sales without traffic you will do nothing, on most of my sites I can convert 1 to 2 percent of the traffic this means for every 100 visitors I might get one or two sales, on my main site which discusses and exposes scams I have a even lower rate of about .2% because everyone is already skeptical on all links. You will have to get traffic to be successful in affiliate marketing that means you must provide something of use to the niche and users.

Does it take money to make money?

It does not take a lot of money but I do recommend some basics I recommend getting good hosting that you can pay for once per year and have it all year, I recommend looking at Fat Cow and there are links in the show notes for this recommendation, you can pay $66 dollars and get unlimited domains for all your niche sites, I also recommend if you are new to creating niche sites that you look at Niche Blitzkrieg the review that Scam Times did is in the show notes and is a good read, this will cost you $77 dollars one time and will get you started and you should have your first niche site up in the first day. The support you will receive from this will come from the author as well as myself.

However these costs are not required 100% of the time, you can do affiliate marketing without a domain using classified ads, or other methods of driving traffic to your affiliate links like pay per click advertising, however you will quickly learn that in order to create a successful business you will have to spend some money, so $143 dollars plus the costs of domains is not that bad of a startup cost. Remember anyone who tells you that you can get something for nothing is lying to you.

I know you have heard about no website affiliate marketing and we touched on it above, it can be done and people have done okay with it, I personally do not recommend it because you are relying on someone else to keep your links and offers up, remember this as well a domain and website can bring you more traffic and other revenues besides affiliate marketing. Lets say you came across this awesome niche that was low competition but high search rates, would you want a classified ad running or a whole website dedicated to that niche that will allow you to present more and more offers as your traffic grows. Remember in affiliate marketing its a numbers game and traffic is king.

You know the best thing about affiliate marketing? It requires no telephone calls, no talking to people unless you want to and the freedom to work your own hours, however I do not recommend quiting your day job or stop looking for a day job because the learning curve is steep and it can take months or even years to generate enough income to work on it alone, I have been affiliate marketing for several years and its only a supplemental income to me however this is what I want it to be, as I would go crazy just sitting around.

Can you think outside the box?

Do you read the internet and just follow what others do or are you the type of person who makes your own path, because if you are just going to blindly follow in your promotions you might not do as well as if you can think outside the box and find methods of affiliate marketing that are not being done or have not been fully examined. For example, anyone can make a review site and then review products with affiliate links and other things but can you find a new way of doing it? How about creating a podcast that reviews stuff and use affiliate links in the show notes. There are many other ways to come up with ideas, but you have to think outside the box and stop thinking what others think.

You also must be willing to learn new things all the time, the best affiliates are always looking at new ways to promote the products or services they can make a few dollars off.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Pat January 2, 2010 at 1:37 am

Finally a legitimate online business, affiliate marketing review website. Thank you.

Friedrich Berkhahn November 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I`ve found the `Scam Times` just by surfn and thinking
about money making from home` Thank you for the truth
Greetings from Germany Friedrich

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