Affiliate Marketing, isn’t it “GREAT,” You don’t need to spend money on a web site, products, or advertising. All you have to do is promote other people’s products to you’re friends, family, and others.
Then start counting the cash as it rolls into your bank account. “Easy Money right,” So how come you haven’t made a cent yet? Maybe it’s because your making one of these dangerous mistakes.
Crucial Mistake#1 Believing in the Easy Button
Generally speaking, “nobody likes hard work” myself included. How many times have you been told, that their is a easy push button solution to all of your financial problems. The sales patter usually goes something like this…
“Make Money Online working 30 minutes a day while still dressed in you’re pyjamas!”
Believing in the above headline, is like believing in the “Fairy Godmother.”
You want it to be true but, deep down in your heart you know that it is not. Take my friendly advice and, Stop looking for something that doesn’t exist.
Forget about finding that “Easy Button” and come to terms with the fact that you will never have a successful stay at home business, until you roll up you’re sleeves and build one.
Continuing to believe in the magical easy button will only hinder your progress, prevent you from investing in yourself, and ultimately will kill your dreams of owning a real online business.
“Let me tell you something” a few years ago I went back to college to study for a BTEC in business and finance, and compared to my workload then, Affiliate Marketing seems very easy and simple to learn and do.
Crucial Mistake#2: Lack Of Self Belief
Before getting fully involved in Affiliate Marketing, I tried other business opportunities like Amway and Kleeneze. I liked both companies but they were not quite right for me at the time. You could say that I’m a bit of a “Business Junky” and a eternal optimist.
I have always, and still believe, that working the 9 to 5 treadmill is the wrong way to go.
Yes! I know it’s nice to have a steady wage to pay off your mortgage, and to go on you’re family holidays…
But, over the long run owning you’re own business will bring you far greater rewards.
The simple fact is…
If you have any doubts about what you are doing online, don’t believe in the products that you promote. Don’t expect anybody else to believe in you either. You cannot let “FEAR OF FAILURE” stop you from trying.
Stop blaming others for your failures, accept that you will suffer the occasional setback, and learn from you’re mistakes.
Sh*t happens always has, always will. Only true self belief in yourself will set you free and help you achieve your goals.
Crucial Mistake#3 Not Building A List
“You just knew that I was going to bring this up again, didn’t you?” It is my little bug bare, and I make no apologies for bringing this point up again, because you simply must do it.
“WHY” would you want to waste your time, money, and energy sending somebody straight to a merchant’s sales page, when you know that 98% of them won’t buy a thing.
Getting your visitors to sign up to your news-letter first is the smartest thing that you can do. You then will have multiple opportunities to convert them into “BUYERS”
With just a little help from an auto responder service you will be able to get repeat sales from the same customers which is the real secret to long term profits.
Capturing leads is important, because it gives you time to build rapport and trust with you’re subscribers. It is probably the most critical skill in Affiliate Marketing, and to continually ignore doing or learning more about how to do it, will result in disastrous consequences for you.