In the last few years, affiliate marketing has exploded on the Internet. In pretty much every web search that is done during every second of the day on the Internet, people are steered towards affiliate marketing sites. Some work, some don't and some are gone before they even have a chance to get going.
Let’s go over a few common mistakes affiliate marketers make when setting up and running their site.
It can be really tough to turn down that one program that brags about the huge commission, but if the program is selling car parts and you don't even drive, you might want to pass it up. If you know a lot about sports or pets or horses, try to find an affiliate marketing program geared towards your area of expertise. You might not become a millionaire overnight, but in the long run, you'll make a LOT more money that way, and you’ll enjoy the affiliate marketing experience a lot more, too.
Yes, you want to make sure you get the links of the product you're selling in the email, but you have to take the time to set it up so it doesn't look like spam or people will get annoyed with your site, opt out of your emails and never visit your site again. It’s the difference between taking a bit of extra effort and not. If you're willing to go the extra mile, you'll see the reward in your sales.
The site creators simply used the same public domain copy and didn't even bother to change it up at all. Don't let this happen to you. The only way your site will stand out among all the garbage is to make sure your content is completely unique.
Making mistakes when you start a new business are common. It’s going to happen, so don't panic when it does. But with a little research, and a bit of common sense, you can avoid most of the mistakes that plague the laziest of the affiliate website creators.