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I Couldn’t Make Money with Affiliate Program – Why?

There are 3 main reasons of why I couldn’t make money with affiliate program in the early days.

1. Not Building My Own Advertising Affiliate Program Web Site is the First BIG Mistake I Made

In fact, I believe this is a HUGE trap that causes most affiliates failed in their effort to make money with affiliate program.

When you start your home based business affiliate with others’ product, you will receive free affiliate websites from the merchant soon as your account got approved. This is the great benefit you receive immediately from the merchant because you can save a lot of your time in building your own product catalog.

However, these free affiliate websites could be the huge trap to affiliate miserable fail. Unless you clearly understand the roles of these websites the merchant provides you as the product catalog, NOT a website.

Fortunately, today you can make your WordPress blog as a place where you advertise affiliate programs. Alternatively, you may want to check out “Is full blogging right for you?

    2. Did Not Know How To Get Web Traffic Effective Ways That Potentially Turn Into Sales

    While there many ways to get web site traffic, I chose the easy ways and naively trusted that they will consistently bring me web traffic that converts into sales for me.

    Without my own website that I can edit and control, I followed leaders from at least 3 network marketing training courses carry out advertising the merchant’ free affiliate websites on traffic exchange advertising and safelist for over a year. There are some positive results, but it was very small earning. Don’t mention about profit, the earning didn’t even compensate monthly fee of the training course.

    Different types of product may require different channels of advertising. Email marketing could work very well and seriously need in promoting products that have to lot of details and descriptions. But it may not need in other product types. You need a specific focus landing page that perfectly matches when it comes to Pay-per-click advertising.

    Pay your attention very far above the ground in “MARKETING” and intensively learn how to get web site traffic effective ways.

      3. Never Aware of the Affiliate Program Using a Lifetime ‘Cookie’ Tracking

      Understand the meaning of Lifetime cookie tracking means your wisely choose the specific affiliate programs to promote. Here it means…

      When a person arrives at the merchant’ site from your affiliate links, this is your referral forever. It doesn’t a matter the person decides to purchase today or next year. It doesn’t matter they decide to buy another product, not the one you referred. If they initially came from your affiliate URLs, you get the commission.

      It is crucial to affiliate to be aware of your valid period to get commission because it highly impacts the marketing methods you choose as advertising means and perhaps your money as well.

      Don’t repeat my mistakes. Believe me, you still can make money with affiliate program. It is greatly possible in this decades if you choose the right affiliate programs and do advertising the right ways.

      1. February 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm

        *It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

      2. February 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

        I wrote from my painful learning lessons that I wish I can help new comers.

      3. March 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        this topic is very well researched and i admire the author for discussing it thoroughly ,.~*;;

      4. March 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm

        let me just say that i love the way you write and post articles on your blog :,*~*:

      1. February 18, 2011 at 7:21 pm

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