From my start in affiliate marketing back in 2012 to now, I’ve made so many mistakes that if I would not made them, I was making at least two times more money right now from internet. In this post I will share these mistakes with you for your information. If you are an expert, these some of these might be not new for you but if you are a newbie, I promise you this post will save your life! If you are making these mistakes you need to take it very serious and stop it right NOW.
- Not having a subscribers list
There is only one reason that I put this at the top. This is the worst mistake in affiliate marketing. It’s deadly and you can’t imagine how much money you will lose if you don’t have a subscribers list. It doesn’t matter if people are signing up in your list or not, or how many people are in your list, even if you have 10 people in your list, you are a winner because you have direct access to 10 people and you can send them your own email to sell them more. Just remember to not spam your subscribers with too many emails because they will jump out. Try to use the list to create a name for yourself, because what will help you to make more money is trust. Create a blog, write a very good and useful article far from selling or anything and try to help them and solve a problem, at the same time create trust. Then send them email and tell them you have a good article for them that they can read and get some great information. You can use aweber to create a mailing system. It is not free but it totally worth it. subscribe to my blog to get useful articles in your email!
- Not willing to invest some money, not seeing the work as a real business
This is something that you need to understand very well. First you need to see affiliate marketing like a real business. Like a local store, you need to take it serious, work on it and invest some money in it in order to get more money out of it. It is impossible to create a business for free and even if you do, it won’t be a good one. First you need to learn affiliate marketing very good. You might need to spend a bit of money on a very high quality and good reputation affiliate marketing course like Google sniper, and then you will need some money for your start up business tools like hosting and domains and some other stuff which I will cover in future posts. Just remember to take your online business serious and invest a bit of money and time in it.
- Not being patient and not willing to put time, and as result getting scammed
Not willing to put time in your process to make money online is one of the worst things that you can do to yourself! I mean think about it. If you don’t put time in anything, you won’t be able to do it good. If you don’t want to put time in your work that means you want to make money fast and you have a “bad dream”. Why I called it bad dream? Because making money online fast is not a very possible thing to happen unless you have a great idea because affiliate marketing takes time and you need to build experience in time. Beside many people come with this kind of thinking that they can make money online fast and that’s why they get scammed very often. Scammers use this sense of people to get their money and sell them some trashy course to sweep anything you have left in your pocket. Many of them tell you that they’ve made millions using this system; they show fancy cars and houses and then call themselves successful because some other blogs wrote about them. If they made millions using their system, why they are sharing it with other people and creating competition for themselves? Fancy cars and houses are rentable and you can rent a fancy car with a big house for filming in a day for a very cheap price these days.
and finally if you see other websites are writing about these people, remember they’ve got paid to write or publish an article on their blog. You can even pay yahoo to publish your article on their site! So at the end of this part, all I want you to remember is to careful with scams out there, be patient and put time for your work, invest some money for your business and work on it hard to make it best of the best and always expand your knowledge by reading the news in your business field.