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The Top 3 Affiliate Marketing Failures


Almost every of the affiliate marketers out there are struggling to make more money with their affiliate business. Did you know that 90 percent of the affiliates out there are having difficult times in selling their affiliate products? While the 10 percent of the rest makes real big money. Why is this so?

There are a lot of reasons. Some are like targeting the wrong market because affiliates did not do their market research, fail to drive traffic because they procrastinate in taking action, and they did not know how to play the game of affiliate marketing. All of these contribute to the top 3 affiliate marketing failures.

Affiliate Marketing Failure #1

Too often, most of the affiliates get excited about a product and they wish to promote it in no time. This is what leads to the number one affiliate marketing failure; proceed without doing any market research. Frankly ask yourself this question, did you do the market research before you start promoting an affiliate product? Or you came across a hot product, buy it and get excited, and then you promote it?

Market research is very important if you really want to make big money online. The more you know about your market, the higher your conversion rate will be, simply because you understand the market’s need; you provide what they are hungry about. So, the most common affiliate marketing failure number one is this, the negligence of market research.

Affiliate Marketing Failure #2

The next affiliate marketing failure which too, many affiliates are doing it is this, instant gratification. Did you know the reason most people buy an affiliate product? The reason is because they thought that the product can create them instant result that they want. Take internet marketing for example, many people buy the e-book or a report simply because they thought that the products can give them instant result.

If you think that with a purchase of some e-books or reports is going to make you an internet millionaire overnight, then I guess it is better for you to ‘invest’ your money in lotteries. There are no shortcuts to success and money will not fall from the sky. You will have to put in your real effort and time into your online business to make it profitable.

Too many people have the wrong perceptions, for them, internet marketing is something that can make them rich the fast and easy way. If you have this kind of mindset, then your online business will not go long. I hope that you will not frame your mind to this affiliate marketing failure anymore after reading this.

Affiliate Marketing Failure #3

The final affiliate marketing failure is this, not committed to your online business. I know that every affiliate out there want to make money online. However, when you ask them whether they are 100 percent committed to make money online, the answer will be blurry. Many people know that if you want to achieve your goal, then you have to be committed with it. But, many of them still won’t be 100 percent committed to it.

Did you know that the world’s number one super affiliate, Ewen Chia spend at least 4 hours a day, from 11pm until 3am, just to working on his online business? This is how committed he is, and that is why he became the number one super affiliate. As you can see, everything needs sacrifice. So you must be ready to sacrifice your spare time, get out of your comfort zone. For example, stop watching TV the moment you need to write articles. Get your to-do list done first, only then you spend your free time doing other less important stuff.

These are the top 3 affiliate marketing failures which most affiliates will do. I hope that after you have read through this article, you won’t be repeating them. Preventing is always better than the cure. Don’t wait until it is too late, start avoiding these affiliate marketing failures from now on.