Becoming an Efficient Affiliate Marketer
If you struggle as an affiliate marketer, it can only mean two things: either you are wasting your time, or you are wasting your money.
It can be a real pain to invest money in an advertising campaign and see no return.
"But I've gone through the smartest 'error-proof' process, what went wrong …?" you think. The problem is that affiliate marketing has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence. Anyone who wants to make an effort can do it, and it is large about trial and error.
To be an efficient affiliate, all it takes are three things: resilience, time, and luck.
Often times it is just INFORMATION that an affiliate marketer looks for (and they should be giving information more than they look for it), and often times the latest Marketing "Guru" 'e-book will do absolutely nothing for you, just like the sales page with the email you see at the bottom of that page with the fancy signature, the email that does not yield a response when you ask for help.
While these things can be discouraging, a key factor to remember is that Marketing is about specifics. If you do not look at things individually, and only look for connections between say a product and its sales, you WILL fail. Correlation does not necessarily equal causation. It is a common misconception that lots of traffic means high sales. Not exactly. The two are related, but not the cause of the other.
Basically, know your product SPECIFICALLY. Know your market SPECIFICALLY. Know your method SPECIFICALLY. For every error there is a loss of efficiency, and if you're doing things wrong at every step, the whole campaign may not come to fruition, only a waste of time (and likely money). Failure can be indomitable, and out of your hands, so just focus on success. Any lack of success, look at it as just that, and not a complete and utter failure, but a lack in success for the time being.
Remember: Be resilient – you WILL fail, but you can only refine your technique from then on. Be patient – do not expect huge conversations overnight, it takes time to get into gear, and a lot of trial and error. Be hopeful (you may get lucky) – do not be afraid to try something new, regardless of what you think it may result in. Luck is very random.
Work hard, work consistently, and work intelligently and you will find that anyone can turn profit as an affiliate.