How do we start affiliate marketing? When first jumping into this field, I found that these are the five most common stumbling block when starting out as an affiliate marketer:
- Does not even know where to start
- Thinking that online business can make money overnight
- Lack of dedication in personal time
- Information overload especially when starting
- Picking a very tight niche and failing
How to overcome them
Truth be told, all of us that jump into affiliate marketing without enough research beforehand are guaranteed to have encounter those pitfalls. After we open our eyes, then only we realized that these can be overcome in simple ways.
- Does not even know where to start. This is quite easy, there are a lot of people and organization out there that offer courses and lessons on affiliate marketing. This blog is trying to help in elaborating the most common issues, so read up. And don't forget to contact me if there are any specific question that you want me to cover =D
- Thinking that online business can make money overnight. Snap it, if you still think this way, big chance you will never earn money online. It is a lot better to just buy lotto, cross your fingers and pray. =D
- Lack of dedication in personal time. Related to make money overnight believe. Without enough dedication, you will go nowhere at all. Although lesser time and dedication needed compared to brick and mortar business, you still need to give your affiliate marketing business enough time and resources to grow.
- Information overload especially when starting. Get your hand on a comprehensive guide (my recommendation would be the Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner) or get a tutoring on affiliate marketing through any of the best affiliate marketing courses available (the best course that I find so far is Wealthy Affiliate University which I have reviewed here).
- Picking a very tight niche and failing. This can be overcome by researching more using free keyword tools available such as google's keyword external tool or free keyword tool from wordtracker.
Share away your stumbling blocks as well on the comment section, I will try my best to include them in this post. Cheers
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