Affiliate Marketing – Are You Getting the Big Picture?
Are you one of those people who have just discovered there is a lot of money being made on the internet? Have you decided you want in on the action? Further, are you interested in the field of internet marketing? And in particular has affiliate marketing excited you the most?
You’re in good company. Many new online marketers are attracted to affiliate marketing because it seems easy and interesting. And in a sense they’re right. However the seemingly simple nature of this online business can be deceptive.
Successful marketers will suck you into buying their ebooks with the promise of a quick buck. By the time you finish reading their sales page there is no doubt in your mind of its infallibility. That’s how good they are.
Many of these gurus will give you lots of good information so you can’t really accuse them of scamming. It just turns out so often, you don’t get all the information you need.
For example, they may tell you all about ClickBank, and how to pick affiliate merchants. They’ll tell you how to promote affiliates on your website. They may even tell you a little about article marketing. So you buy into the program.
Shazam! You are ready to go. You’ve followed the instructions to the letter. You get your website built , your affiliates lined up and you’ve written some articles. Traffic from your articles starts to trickle in and you sit back and wait for the sales to start rolling in.
You check ClickBank the next day and bummer, no sales. So what the heck, you can’t expect much in one day. But when a month rolls by and still nothing, you wonder what’s happened.
Well, the truth is, you needed a lot more information about how to draw traffic than what you got. Why was that information not included in the ebook course you bought? Well maybe it’s being held back for a future book by the author. You don’t think he’s going to give out all his information in one shot do you? And, maybe he doesn’t like competition.
The point of all this is, do your homework before starting an online business. This is especially important in the area of traffic building. Without traffic, you have no business. The other elements are not that difficult to create. Learning how to build traffic takes a lot of work, a lot of study and a lot of patience.
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