Why Is It That Most People Who Attempt Affiliate Marketing Fail?
If you are reading this article then you no doubt have at one time or another or maybe right now attempted affiliate marketing. You have probably had countless emails sent to your inbox, viewed numerous videos, seem ads on the internet about it and even watched the videos on Clickbank and probably signed up with them to be an affiliate. After all there's no inventory to carry, you're dealing with informational products (ebooks) and when you make a sale, the money is deposited directly into your ClickBank account. What could be easier? Looking at the high commission rates paid out by the vendors, you're sold (excuse the pun).
Well it's not so easy is it. You may have written an article or two, submitted them to the online article websites, may have had them rejected, had to rewrite them once or more times before being accepted for publication. Entered a link in the footer box linking back to the sellers site or maybe used a website of your own to direct back to the vendor. Then you wait for your articles to go viral, where other people find them so interesting and informative that they place them on their own websites and blogs, so you get massive exposure and you have your link in place, where it can be clicked on easily . But the sales do not come in, your ClickBank account still reads zero. You try entering your information on the hottest social media sites, you try the 2.0 websites, you place write ups on the blogging sites. But the search engines still have not found you. The link backs have not worked.
Where do you go next? You try free traffic sites. Having no success there, you move onto untargeted paid traffic sites. But where are those all important leads, those opt-ins, the names for your mailing list. You try Google Ads. It does not pan out. You go back to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and forums and do what could be construed to be nothing short of spamming everyone in sight. At this point the affiliate 'want to be' usually gives up.