Affiliate marketing is one the business you can do online and make cool cash from it.
As cool as affiliate marketing is, it also has it negative side just like any other business out there.
People often ask if they can actually make money with affiliate marketing, my answer to that question is yes, offcause you can make money with affiliate marketing if you really put your mind into it.
Affiliate marketing is an online business you can start with small or zero capital and you can make a substantial amount of money from it.
Unfortunately, majority of people who ventured into affiliate marketing fail to earn anything substantial.
Some earn little or even nothing after participating for long, it becomes frustrating and they will discontinue with it.
This bad experience make some people think affiliate marketing doesn’t work, some even label it as scam, but that’s not true.
Affiliate marketing is not as easy as you think especially if you are an amateur, but you have to start from somewhere.
Venturing into affiliate marketing as a beginner is just like going into battle field for the first time, you find it very difficult at first but later get use to it, things can be even confusing and complicated when you start reading and listening to every guru out there that is ready to tell you everything you want to hear about affiliate marketing.
In my humble opinion affiliate marketing requires patience and determination, if you don’t have this two attributes, you can never be successful with affiliate marketing.
Taking massive action is the only way to achieve your goals.
If you are the type that is looking for a get rich quick scheme, am afraid affiliate marketing is not for you.
Problem faced by Affiliate Marketers
Either you are a beginner or a guru in affiliate marketing there is always a number of problems you will have to overcome for you to succeed as an affiliate marketer, you don’t have to be afraid, it normal just like any other business but you will surely overcome it with great determination.
Things are constantly changing in online marketing so you must be flexible and able to update your marketing strategies at any given time.
One of the major issue of affiliate marketing is the ability of you to get buyer for what you are marketing if you are marketing a goods or getting people to click through your link.
If you have a working website, your first priority is getting traffic to your site, without traffic, that your beautiful website and rich content won’t fetch you anything but only traffic can.
There are many ways you can get traffic to your site, you can use organic, paid, referral, social media etc. You can make use of all, but the best is social media, that is what I use and it really working for me.
For you to be a successful affiliate marketers, you must work on getting traffic to your site.
A lot of marketers only focus on
learning SEO and how to attract traffic from the search engines but we all know that Google upgrades its algorithms all the time. And all of a sudden your rankings could drop and a big part of your traffic could disappear.
The second problem face by affiliate marketer is Conversions.
Attracting traffic might not be a problem for you. But for some reason, you still can’t make a sale. That is actually a very common issue affiliate marketers face. And not just beginners but even experienced marketers struggle with low conversion rates.
To increase your conversion rate, try as much as possible to make your website simple for visitors to navigate easily, when you post a topic about a product you’re marketing, make it simple and short.
Some visitors don’t have all the luxury of time to read through your long write up, as soon as they open it and they didn’t see about the product, they leave immediately.
Affiliate marketing is something you can do while you are still working. You don’t have to quit your day job. Your affiliate marketing business could be your side project you work in your free time. You will face problems every now and then but that shouldn’t scare you. Challenges are just opportunities in disguise. You deal with them and keep moving forward. Never compare yourself to others because that will slow you down. Finally, i would like to add one last thing. Affiliate marketing is a marathon, not a sprint. But you will get there. It just takes a while.