Problems to avoid in affiliate marketing





It is an observable fact these days that people quit their normal jobs and start pursuing affiliate marketing because there is a huge potential in this online marketing programs. You might have heard about many people making huge sums of money in this marketing field but make no mistake about it a lot of hard work and efforts are required. People actually struggle with affiliate marketing programs in the beginning and therefore we shall identify in this article few pitfalls and problems in affiliate marketing which you might want to avoid. Below are some of them: Problems to avoid in affiliate marketing Problems to avoid in affiliate marketing

Glorified sales letters

Most of the affiliates fall into this trap by subscribing to a lot of things. The products may actually be useful but what happens is the lack of focus leads to bad results. The underlying point which I am trying to make is that you need to stay focus on what you want to achieve. Stay away from redundancy and make no mistake about it there is a lot of room for you to become redundant when it comes to affiliate marketing.

Testing things randomly

You cannot allow yourself to be random in this marketing field because you are not going to achieve any results in this case. You need to follow a system and you need to stick with it for a long time in order to find out the results. There is no need to just jump from one technique to another. I agree it is also not prudent to just relentlessly stick to one plan but people actually have a temptation of making quick money.

With regards to making money, you need to give a strategy or plan sometime to see results. You will eventually make money, do not worry about that!

Incorrect niche

This is also a common mistake about online marketers that they pick a wrong niche in an attempt to make quick money. With regards to incorrect niche, there are two aspects.

Firstly, people choose a niche in which they do not have any interest whatsoever. Just think for few moments how can you convince someone to buy a product when you yourself have no interest in it?

The second aspect is that they select an inappropriate affiliate marketing program for their website or blog.

Make sure, you avoid both of these things when selecting an affiliate program.

Low cost products

Promoting products or services, which are extremely low cost and for low-end users are another pitfall which people fall into many times. This kind of promotion is only going to result in the wastage of your time and it will not be of any help to you at all.

The underlying point here is that you invest your resources in products which are of high quality and are offered to high end consumers. This will also establish your reputation as an expert in affiliate program which is everything you need.


Mo Moumenine
Mo Moumenine, a media professional with more than 20 years experience in setting up media companies and managing them. Previously founder and CEO of the first Integrated converged media house in Dubai. Vice President of Programming for CNBC Middle East ( to 2006). Currently enjoying my free time in South East Asia, working on my first book on Social Media and writing for my blog. google

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