It is necessary for everyone to begin somewhere. And, for inexperienced Internet marketers, affiliate products may be the greatest place to start. Rather than going through the time-consuming and costly process of making your own product (of questionable quality) and then attempting to promote it to the public, 

why not start with a well-made product from someone who already has a high level of credibility? You could save a lot of time, money, aggravation, and willpower in the process, and you could also make money—actually, really good money.

Even when they earn a killing with their own items, many renowned Internet marketers continue sell affiliate products. Why? Because it's still fantastic money and little effort required.

With that stated, it's also worth noting that affiliate marketing isn't for the faint of heart. It's obviously less difficult than pulling off a Jeff Walker-style product launch, but there are plenty of perils ready to devour you and your cash.

Do yourself a favor and pay attention to what I'm saying so you don't fall into those traps. I'll go over the 7 pitfalls in this post. 



Pitfall #1: Promoting a bad product

There are certain goods that are better than others. Indeed, that is most likely the motivating force behind your decision to sell affiliate products: you have acknowledged that there are already a plethora of high-quality products on the market, and that creating your own will likely fall short.

If you choose a product from a Clickbank, be sure you choose wisely. Rather than picking the highest commission goods at random, look for products with the highest popularity and gravity ratings. If a large number of individuals buy them frequently, they must be superior to other things available in that sector/niche.

You'll want to hunt for solid niches in addition to picking decent products within niches. Concentrate on things that a large number of people want; if their popularity has just increased, now is the best time to enter the market.

Pitfall #2: Picking a Product that doesnt Convert

Your goal as an affiliate marketer is to profit from the hard work of others, as well as the money they spent on copywriters, product developers, and software. You are likely to benefit less if you choose a product that underutilizes these advantages.

Take conversion rates, for example. Not every company that creates a product hires a top-notch copywriter. Many of them simply write their own text. Many companies often fail to engage someone to create graphs for their sales pages.

 Instead, they attempt to complete the task on their own. What's the end result? The page is unattractive, the copy is riddled with errors, and the product converts poorly.

Before you begin marketing a product, carefully read the sales page and compare it to others. Do you feel pressured to make a purchase? Were you confused by the graphics? 

Did the copy fail to entice you to take the bait? All of these mistakes can be catastrophic for both the vendor and you. You can't help the vendor right now, but you can avoid his merchandise and look for something better. Do yourself a favor and pick your product with care.

Pitfall 3: Promoting products that make outrageous and fallacious claims

This is a particularly dangerous trap to fall into if you have a huge email list. It only takes one erroneous product promotion to cause a mass exodus from your mailing list. Don't make this mistake.

Even if you're inclined to promote the next "largest launch," make sure you're not selling yourself short. Several marketers have lamented their choices to promote the Rich Jerk’s latest offering after their email list members complained that his sales page was loaded profanity and sexist comments. Don't make the same mistake. Before promoting something to your list, make sure you inspect it thoroughly.

Also, when it comes to huge promotions, resist getting on the affiliate product bandwagon. Instead, wait till the hype has died down significantly before releasing a full review of the product (which most affiliate marketers do not do). This has a much better possibility of generating revenue for you, as well as preserving your credibility.

Finally, avoid endorsing products that make ludicrous or false claims. “Exceptional claims deserve extraordinary evidence,” Carl Sagan once stated. Most of the time, these snake oil salesmen will not be able to present you with any real evidence, but they will make claims. Avoid endorsing them or associating yourself with them.



Pitfall #4: Choosing Products with Low Commissions

If you're marketing to a list of people, keep in mind that they can only examine so many product offerings in a certain amount of time, so choose cautiously which ones you promote. 

If you promote anything for which you only receive a 25% commission, you are wasting a lot of time. In actuality, you're more likely to find a product with a 50 percent or 75 percent commission.

Don't get too worked up over the commission's actual monetary value. While many well-known Internet marketers now claim to focus on high-ticket products (because only a few purchases earn a lot of money),

you may still make a living selling relatively inexpensive reports. This is evidenced by the $7 report's growing popularity.
So stay away from low commission products,rather go for the high commission products but don't be too concerned about the price.


Pitfall #5: Not Collecting Leads

Always, always,Rather than generating traffic through PPC, SEO, and other tactics and then delivering those visitors to your affiliate link, you should try to convert them into your email list first. 

Why? Simple mathematical reasoning and the accumulated experience of many marketers are the two reasons.
The simple mathematical logic goes like this: almost everyone who would have bought the product will sign up for your mailing list.

 Many people who would not have bought the product will sign up for your mailing list. Instead of converting at a rate of 1-3 percent (as in affiliate marketing), between 15 and 40% of visitors will be converted (to your mailing list). 

You will then have the opportunity to contact both willing and reluctant purchasers. Furthermore, once they've been added to a list, this is no longer a one-time exercise. You'll have the opportunity to market to them for months, if not years.
Your list is one of the most valuable assets you have as an online marketer. 


Pitfall #6: Ignoring the Importance of Timeliness and Value.

In general, the swift often outcompete those with more resources in business. Google is no longer a small company with modest revenues, but it once came out of nowhere to outcompete tremendously well-funded competitors, and it did it deftly.

What does this mean for you? You need to do more than just throw an affiliate link in an email and send it out to a couple thousand people to promote an affiliate product successfully. If you want people to buy something, your email should be informative rather than promotional.

If you can compose your email as if it were a news release, you'll get a lot more attention than if you put your link to an Internet marketing ebook in 1998 that wasn't very popular at the time.


You must locate product launches that meet the definition of a "event." Find something so significant that people will pay attention to it and comment on it.

If you can locate such a product (for example, the iPhone of Internet of things), it is vital that you construct your own build-up and release, which is centered around the product's build-up and release. 

You'll want to make sure that your email list members buy from you rather than from someone else.So keep it quick and sweet.


Pitfall #7: Ignoring Important Numbers

Many affiliate marketers overlook many of the tiny but critical calculations required to maintain a business and stay profitable.

Many affiliate marketers, for example, will entirely disregard the cut Clickbank takes from each sale. Instead, they'll focus solely on the cost and commission.

Many people will also overlook conversion rates, pay-per-click bids, and the amount of time they devote to initiatives. They'll also be unable to make accurate predictions of how much promotional activities will cost, as well as how risky they will be. 

All of these tiny subtleties will be lost on them, and they'll spend the majority of their time thinking about the fortune they'll amass.

Unfortunately, affiliate marketing does not function in this manner. The outcome is unfavorable if you pay too much for traffic; if your conversion rates are too low; if you invest too much time in projects with low yields.

Your figures will not add up. You may end up in debt rather than profit at the end of the day, month, or year. And because you're a lone proprietor rather than the CEO of a corporation, you don't get paid at all. Worse, you may end up losing some of your own money.


So, how does it all fit together? There are seven major hazards in affiliate marketing that you should be aware of as you have read. 

If you fall into one of these traps, your affiliate marketing efforts will result in debt rather than wealth.
So, how can you avoid these pitfalls, make better judgments, and build a successful affiliate marketing business? 

To begin, choose things that are truly useful. As I previously stated, no matter how much you try to promote a low demand product, it will fail to sell. You can't create demand if there isn't any. Don't even try.

Next, seek for a product that is a winner, inside the niches that are in high demand. Look for anything that converts nicely. You can do this by searching Clickbank for high-gravity, high-popularity products. 

You can also do this by scouring salespages for those with exceptionally appealing text, generous extras, and affordable costs.

You'll want to make sure that the claims are fair and that the seller is trustworthy, in addition to choosing a product that converts effectively. One poor product can knock you down a few pegs with your subscribers.

It's rarely worth it to make a single sale and lose a customer who might otherwise buy from you again.
Remember to send traffic to an opt-in form instead of your affiliate link after you start generating traffic for your affiliate marketing campaigns.

If you send someone directly to an affiliate link, you're likely to never hear from them again, regardless of whether or not they make a purchase. The importance of gathering leads cannot be overstated. If you don't do so you'll be wasting a lot of money compared to what you're paying.

Last but not least, do yourself a favor and keep note of conversion rates, bid prices, and other such information. Understanding, modifying, and knowing these data might mean the difference between profit and debt. 

You are free to disregard them, but doing so will not benefit your business.With that out of the way, you're ready to dive into affiliate marketing. There are many dangers, but you already know the major seven. Avoid them, and you'll be on your way to profit, following in the footsteps of previous super affiliates.

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