Affiliate Marketing Tips For New Beginners
If you are barely starting out then you are very excited to put your first website up and you are expecting for the money to start pouring in. The sad truth is that most people starting out Internet Marketing fail to make any money online. The reason is that they are doing it the wrong way. In this article I will cover errors that newbies make when they start out to make money online.
The first mistake they do is that they do not do any keyword research. If you are simply throwing something up on the Internet and not optimizing it to be found by certain keywords, then you are basically throwing a fishing line into the sand and completely missing the water.
You have to do some keyword research and since you are starting out and most likely have a very limited budget, I recommend you go after long tail keywords. By long tail keywords I mean phrases that are 3 words or more. These are often times easier to get your website noticed in search results of search engines. Avoid going after very broad search terms like 'weight loss' or 'stop smoking'. Pick long tail keywords that get a good amount of traffic per month and do not have as much competitors trying to rank their websites for it.
Another big mistake I see people make is that the wording on their website is wrong. Wrong in many ways. The most obvious error is that they are making their wording way to pitchy and sound very desperate in trying to get their website visitor to buy something. Look, you're an affiliate, your job is to warm the visitor to the product and have them click through your link and then the merchant is the one who sells the product to them. You should avoid being very upfront about selling them something and instead talk to them about the benefits that they will get out of it and recommend that product as a solution to their problem.
Another mistake I see people do on their websites is add sounds to it. Like music or background sound that can not be turned off or make it difficult to find the control to turn off the sound. Often times people are at work or in a public place when they visit your site and if they hear sounds, the immediately click away. They do not want anyone knowing they are on your site and much less during work hours.