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Is Affiliate Marketing For Everyone?

April 14, 2010 · 20 comments

in Affiliate Marketing

Everyone would like to work from home and generate a 5-digit income per month. The perfect job that fits in this description is affiliate marketing but does everyone has what it takes to become a successful affiliate marketer?

Before you even start thinking about affiliate marketing, you should first know what you really like to do and what areas you are good in. The reason for this, is that it would be much easier and pleasant if you choose to promote products in a niche that you are an expert and you love writing about.

The word expert does not mean that you must have a PhD or anything like that. Most people are experts in something and they do not even know it, for example, you may know many things about dogs, computers or even needlework. After you find out your area of expertise, you should ask yourself if you possess some basic qualities, these qualities are patience, perseverance and determination.

Many people believe that they will start making thousands of dollars from the first week or even day and when they see that nothing happens they become impatient and give up. On the other side those who have determination and will for success, work harder and finally succeed.

Affiliate marketing is not an easy job. You need to educate yourself on the techniques of marketing and advertising your affiliate’s products. If you have a website, you should learn techniques to attract visitors to your site and as a result make more sales.

Additionally you should learn from the mistakes others affiliates make. A common mistake is that affiliates build short-term business and make only a small sale, in the contrary you should focus in long-term relations with your visitors and not just seeking to take a few dollars from them on one sale. To establish relationships with your costumers and visitors you should treat them as friends and be willing to help them.

Finally, you have to be creative. This is probably the most important factor in which depends if you succeed as an affiliate marketer. The reason is that you have to provide your visitors with quality and unique content and not just advertise products if you want them to come back to your site again.

So, do you have what it takes to become a successful affiliate marketer?

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Robert April 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Speaking from my own personal experience as an affiliate marketer, I absolutely agree that affiliate marketing is not as easy as some will lead you to believe. It does take lots of hard work, determination and loads of patience.

As you mentioned, one of the biggest problems is people give up to soon because they don’t see immediate results. However, if you’re willing to work hard, motivate yourself and take action, affiliate marketing can be very rewarding.


Kumbasar April 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I agree to Robert. It is so hard and open for all frauds.


Residual Income May 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

Patience is really a virtue to develop in this field. Imagine the industry standard of 1% for conversion. This is what I overlooked when I was still starting and got discouraged early but reading through blogs like this, I slowly but surely made my affiliate marketing work right for me.


Bilingual Answering Service May 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

As with any other job, it has it cons. And I don’t think that every people could take that unless they are willing to take time in educating themselves on the techniques of marketing and advertising their affiliate’s products. Without perseverance, patience, and dedication, all your hard work will just go down the drain. I believe that even the affiliate marketing pros are educating themselves by the day, because there are many developments int he affiliate marketing world everyday that they need to be aware of.


KPO Companies May 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Excellent article you have here! Affiliate marketing is one of the popular works from home jobs because of many factors and lot of people prefers it as their method to earn money online and create a good line of profit. The main reasons for that are very clear and the first reason is that it does not need previous experience to start this type of work from home business. Of course, any previous experience is a plus but, even if you are a fresher, you still have a good chance to earn money online through this job.



Isabella Edwards July 10, 2010 at 9:51 am

Amazon affiliate program seems to be the best among affiliate marketing programs out there.,-;


Website Design Outsourcing July 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm

One should wisely choose the related affiliates otherwise he/she might not be able to get profited as much as if he/she choses the right affiliates


Jamie Saunders July 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm

For every endeavor there is always risks. Especially in business, fraud or no fraud, business owners or planners of any brand, should carefully take consideration everything!


pasmanteria August 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

I recommend affiliated marketing to everyone who wants to achieve something more than just basic usage of marketing knowledge.


Computer Home Business August 19, 2010 at 11:58 pm

There are 2 factors plays a big role when it comes down make it in Affiliate Marketing, those are knowing your passion and willing to pass the “Persistence Test”.


Kyle October 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Affiliate marketing can be a very profitable kind of professional activity, but it`s complicated as well. I don`t think everyone can earn money in it, but it`s worth trying.


HGH December 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

Affiliate marketing is absolutely not for everyone. It requires a lot of skill and knowledge and nowadays, with increased competition, it also requires money too. If you’re newbie with seo affiliate model, don’t expect check sooner. They require patience too!


Amudhan March 16, 2011 at 11:01 am

As a person who has to enjoy initial success in affiliate marketing, I wholly agree with the author of the post. It needs lots of continuous and consistent work from the side of the aspirant. It is better that an aspirant learns from multiple video tutorials , resources and guides. The aspirant must also develop his knowledge of his chosen niche bey visiting blogs , websites, forums and other sources of information.


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