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8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 4:49pm On Jan 02, 2017
happy new year esteemed Nairalanders. this is Importexpert/Affiliate Jagaban praying that may this new year mark the fulfillment of your heart desires.


over the years, i have made several mistakes in online businesses especially affiliate marketing. One of the most profitable, legitimate and a longtime online business that you can indulge in in 2017 is affiliate marketing


For newbies that do not know what affiliate marketing is. The ideology of affiliate marketing is simple. Eg you sell a product, I get you buyers and you pay me commission for every single sale I brought to you. There are hundreds of millions of products to promote in the various affiliate market places and your target audience is the billions of people that uses internet daily.

Starting up as an affiliate marketer in Nigeria, below are some of the mistakes I made that I really want you to avoid.

1. Planning:

Before implementing any strategy in affiliate marketing, planning is very important. You need to have a clear picture of what you want to do. What I mean is that, if for example I want to promote a product, I will search for my target buyers and define a clear picture of the promotional method I will use for that audience. When I was a newbie in affiliate marketing, I only promote whatever appeals to me to whomever I can reach.

Remember the 6p formula. Proper prior planning prevents poor performance. The 90/10 rule says that, the 10% of the time you spend in planning saves 90% of the time and effort. Planning is critical to your success

2. Search Engines Are Enemies:

Search engines are some of the best things that have ever happened to the internet. They have made the internet a true global village. They provide valuable resources instantly and different solutions to a particular problem.

From my experience, they have a major shortcoming, for anybody that really wants to make money online, search engines are time wasters. They are very good in supplying crappy information that looks like Gold from the surface. It usually takes about a period of 2years before you know that you have been digging on craps. The end result is that you will start suffering from a popular online sickness called “information Overload”. The major symptoms of this sickness is that it will make you think you have known everything about a particular business but it can never realize into monetary value (I mean what you have been learning can’t make you money)

3. Squeeze Page is A Key

Starting up in affiliate marketing in Nigeria, i was sending traffic directly to affiliate offers. This strategy contradicts the internet marketing philosophy that says “the money is in the list”. To make real money in affiliate marketing, you need to build an email list of potential buyers.

By building a list, you already have an audience to market various products to. Remember the popular 20/80 rule: this rule states that, 20% of the customers makes 80% of the sale. Put in other words, 20% of the effort yields 80% of your result.

I simply mean that a certain percentage of your list will trust you and keeps buying the products you recommend to them.

4. Take Your Affiliate Marketing Business Serious:

When I started as an affiliate marketer, I felt I was too busy doing things that were paying less and thinks that I do not have 1-3 hours daily to do the affiliate marketing that was actually paying more. It is just like a young child telling you that he is too busy doing a 50k job and will not have 1-3hours to sacrifice for a 300k job.

You have to take your business serious and treat it like a business just like you will do to other offline businesses.

5. Traffic

Traffic is of different quality. 100 visits from high quality traffic site is better than 2000 visits from a low quality traffic site. You traffic should be both qualitative and highly targeted. My initial source of affiliate traffic was from file sharing directories. They have some of the cheapest traffic that do not convert. When I was a newbie, I calculated traffic by volume not quality. It is later on that I realized that the quality has a better impact on my bank account.

6. Review What You Are Promoting

your email list subscribers must be treated with love and respect. Only promote products that you are sure will add value to them. Starting as a newbie affiliate marketer, I promoted products based on how appealing the sales page is to me. Unfortunately, most of those products with better sales pages were craps.

Ask the vendor/publisher for a review copy of the product or search for reviews about the product on forums. Read people’s feedbacks and ask the vendor few questions to see if he will respond. If he responds within 24-48hours you are good to go. The reason why you need to ask the vendor a few question is to be sure when your customers have challenge he will attend to them.

7. You Need A Guardian/Mentor

The truth about affiliate marketing is that you need a successful insider to walk you through the inside. Without a mentor/guardian the inside is dark. The greatest mistake I made in affiliate marketing was starting without a mentor. I spent my first 2years in affiliate marketing with only 3 sales of sixty dollars to show for the 2years. I wanted to give up at a time because I felt I have learn everything about affiliate marketing and it is not paying. I never knew that if a strategy really makes much Money, they do not find their way to google and other search engines.

I started seeing significant difference in affiliate marketing when I decided to get coach, a coach that is making the type of commissions I want to make. Although I spent much for his course but I now make much more than what I spent in a single day.

Hold on to me if you really want to learn affiliate marketing in Nigeria and you will celebrate in 2017.

8. Think Globally

When starting up as an affiliate marketer, I had a Nigerian mentality. Anything that I felt as a Nigerian I will not buy, I use to think the rest of the world will also not buy. A typical example is that when I started as an affiliate marketer, I do not promote products on dog training and other related courses. But after a little more exposure to the global audience, I decided to give such courses a trial. The truth is that I have made some of my best affiliate commissions promoting dog training on dog training forums. my advice is to un-cap the Nigerian mentality and think globally.

Conclusion

These are some of the mistakes I made when I started as an affiliate marketer that I do not want you to make.
Their is no better time to start an online business than now, this is because if you are waiting for the right time you will end up never starting. remember the old popular adage that says "Goods tidings goes to the people who hustle while they await it". start your affiliate marketing business today.


I will show few lucky Nairalanders How to Succeed in Affiliate Marketing within a Month. Join The Lucky Few at www.affiliatejagaban.com/p/jagaban.html

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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 4:49pm On Jan 02, 2017
leppyj:
Just got the affliiate jagaban pack,from importexpert (a man with heart of gold). Importexpert is trusted and tested since the days of mini importation till now. I know he will not dissapoint as usual.
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 4:50pm On Jan 02, 2017
wonderiyke:
I have equally gotten mine. I got it within 1hr of completing the instructions in the sale site & contacting the Jagaban on phone. The book is quite revealing. I'm doing my best to comprehend. I wish the Jagaban could also do a video that can still be affordable for us.

wonderiyke:


Wow! I'm really blown away by your passion to see people succeed. Thanks bro and may your light burn even brighter this 2017. Happy new year.

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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 4:52pm On Jan 02, 2017
IsaacBuchi:



A lot of people dont appreciate when they are given gold. Some people are narrow minded...some refuse to think out-of-the-box. This guy has released in his ebook all you need to use your brain. I was shocked at the powerful content of the ebook. Every Nigerian deserves to read that gaddamn book. That book has the power to take half of Nigeria's population out of poverty.


This guyz ebook is a gold for Nigerians, I can testify to it- I bought the book. His ebook kept me glued in a chair for over an hour in a stretch- I was reading non-stop...amazed at how someone in Nigeria can release such a powerful idea that alot of people want to hide (and know only themselves).


This guyz ebook saves you years of trial an error. He takes you right past through to the main things. With his ebook, I dont see what should stop anybody ever again in Nigeria from doing and succeeding in online business. He has done the thinking for you, he has done the errors for you.


This guy is a blessing from heaven...this guy is gold...this guy is more of what Nigerians need...this guy is more than a master....this guy has love in his heart (through love indeed....i can vouch for this guy, over and over and over again.)


So please dont come hear to make comment and say "he is selling books of 3000naira". How much did you expect the book to be before. The book is worth over 50,000naira. If he tells you to pay 50k, can you pay it? How much is Facebook advert? $5 (what will Zuckberg do with $5?).


You should understand that he has created something of value out of a loving heart, he definitly should get some credit or reward. He is simply making money from doing what he loves. So why the side talk?


He is simply practicing what he preach- he is making money online. Something you can not do, something you dont know how to do...and he is willing to teach you for just 3000naira and you are complaining and thinking he wants to extort from you- because he ask you to pay him what he rightly deserves (absolutely crazy kind of thinking). But you will still be the same person to go to Night Clubs and spend 20,000naira in one night (invest in the right things). Some people just sit and watch success pass them by and later the begin to wonder why they are poor.


Please, I have said enough. If you are not interested in online means of earning a living, please, and please do not discourage others from taking a right step.


No hard feelings...just trying to correct you.

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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 5:01pm On Jan 02, 2017
MasterRahl:
I have bought the e-book and I must say it is quite revealing. It was delivered straight to my e-mail in PDF immediately I paid for it. I shaall start practicing what I've read in it this year. Procrastination is the thief of time.
By the way, I'll contact you if I have any challenge. Good work ImportExpert. cool

echobazz:
Jagaban I really admire your e-book,The cost of acquiring the e-book is no where near the content in it.Thanks for your support.

feel free to ask all your affiliate marketing related questions.

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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by Goldenheart(m): 5:47pm On Jan 02, 2017
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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by favourmic(m): 5:48pm On Jan 02, 2017
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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by ucmini: 5:48pm On Jan 02, 2017
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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 5:50pm On Jan 02, 2017
Want to succeed in Affiliate marketing in 2017? see www.affiliatejagaban.com/p/jagaban.html
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by Nobody: 5:50pm On Jan 02, 2017
importexpert:

5. Traffic

Traffic is of different quality. 100 visits from high quality traffic site is better than 2000 visits from a low quality traffic site. You traffic should be both qualitative and highly targeted. My initial source of affiliate traffic was from file sharing directories. They have some of the cheapest traffic that do not convert. When I was a newbie, I calculated traffic by volume not quality. It is later on that I realized that the quality has a better impact on my bank account.


where can i get quality traffic from?
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 5:51pm On Jan 02, 2017
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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 5:51pm On Jan 02, 2017
Goldenheart:
sad

space bookers association. cheesy
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 5:52pm On Jan 02, 2017
beckNcall:
Great write up

thanks bro
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by ehmasjet(m): 5:55pm On Jan 02, 2017
Is it compulsory you have a site before going into this affiliate marketing? If yes, can you help with that?
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by malakus(m): 5:56pm On Jan 02, 2017
Nice
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 5:57pm On Jan 02, 2017
Admin401:


where can i get quality traffic from?


traffic is the backbone of affiliate marketing. if you have a source to quality traffic your bank account will surfer from obesity. i discussed about how to get quality free and paid traffic at www.affiliatejagaban.com/p/jagaban.html
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by databoy247(m): 5:57pm On Jan 02, 2017
@OP,

You are misleading people with your title. Since all your posts are about affiliate marketing, it should be about that.

Online business is NOT just affiliate marketing.

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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by datola: 5:58pm On Jan 02, 2017
Hmmmm..
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by Nairalander01: 6:02pm On Jan 02, 2017
grin
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 6:05pm On Jan 02, 2017
ehmasjet:
Is it compulsory you have a site before going into this affiliate marketing? If yes, can you help with that?

different affiliate marketers have their personal strategies. using my strategy you do not need blogs or websites. i personally send all my traffic to squeeze pages. i do not use blogs or websites.
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 6:07pm On Jan 02, 2017
datola:
Hmmmm..

king of space bookers.
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by HARDDON: 6:09pm On Jan 02, 2017
Can we see the table of content?

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Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by Mediapace: 6:09pm On Jan 02, 2017
importexpert:
feel free to ask all your affiliate marketing related questions.
List the top affiliate promotIng websites you know that pay a huge ammount
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by morereb10: 6:10pm On Jan 02, 2017
good advice
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 6:10pm On Jan 02, 2017
Nairalander01:
grin

who will you sell your space to cheesy?
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by checkolatunji: 6:16pm On Jan 02, 2017
importexpert:
happy new year esteemed Nairalanders. this is Importexpert/Affiliate Jagaban praying that may this new year mark the fulfillment of your heart desires.


over the years, i have made several mistakes in online businesses especially affiliate marketing. One of the most profitable, legitimate and a longtime online business that you can indulge in in 2017 is affiliate marketing


For newbies that do not know what affiliate marketing is. The ideology of affiliate marketing is simple. Eg you sell a product, I get you buyers and you pay me commission for every single sale I brought to you. There are hundreds of millions of products to promote in the various affiliate market places and your target audience is the billions of people that uses internet daily.

Starting up as an affiliate marketer in Nigeria, below are some of the mistakes I made that I really want you to avoid.

1. Planning:

Before implementing any strategy in affiliate marketing, planning is very important. You need to have a clear picture of what you want to do. What I mean is that, if for example I want to promote a product, I will search for my target buyers and define a clear picture of the promotional method I will use for that audience. When I was a newbie in affiliate marketing, I only promote whatever appeals to me to whomever I can reach.

Remember the 6p formula. Proper prior planning prevents poor performance. The 90/10 rule says that, the 10% of the time you spend in planning saves 90% of the time and effort. Planning is critical to your success

2. Search Engines Are Enemies:

Search engines are some of the best things that have ever happened to the internet. They have made the internet a true global village. They provide valuable resources instantly and different solutions to a particular problem.

From my experience, they have a major shortcoming, for anybody that really wants to make money online, search engines are time wasters. They are very good in supplying crappy information that looks like Gold from the surface. It usually takes about a period of 2years before you know that you have been digging on craps. The end result is that you will start suffering from a popular online sickness called “information Overload”. The major symptoms of this sickness is that it will make you think you have known everything about a particular business but it can never realize into monetary value (I mean what you have been learning can’t make you money)

3. Squeeze Page is A Key

Starting up in affiliate marketing in Nigeria, i was sending traffic directly to affiliate offers. This strategy contradicts the internet marketing philosophy that says “the money is in the list”. To make real money in affiliate marketing, you need to build an email list of potential buyers.

By building a list, you already have an audience to market various products to. Remember the popular 20/80 rule: this rule states that, 20% of the customers makes 80% of the sale. Put in other words, 20% of the effort yields 80% of your result.

I simply mean that a certain percentage of your list will trust you and keeps buying the products you recommend to them.

4. Take Your Affiliate Marketing Business Serious:

When I started as an affiliate marketer, I felt I was too busy doing things that were paying less and thinks that I do not have 1-3 hours daily to do the affiliate marketing that was actually paying more. It is just like a young child telling you that he is too busy doing a 50k job and will not have 1-3hours to sacrifice for a 300k job.

You have to take your business serious and treat it like a business just like you will do to other offline businesses.

5. Traffic

Traffic is of different quality. 100 visits from high quality traffic site is better than 2000 visits from a low quality traffic site. You traffic should be both qualitative and highly targeted. My initial source of affiliate traffic was from file sharing directories. They have some of the cheapest traffic that do not convert. When I was a newbie, I calculated traffic by volume not quality. It is later on that I realized that the quality has a better impact on my bank account.

6. Review What You Are Promoting

your email list subscribers must be treated with love and respect. Only promote products that you are sure will add value to them. Starting as a newbie affiliate marketer, I promoted products based on how appealing the sales page is to me. Unfortunately, most of those products with better sales pages were craps.

Ask the vendor/publisher for a review copy of the product or search for reviews about the product on forums. Read people’s feedbacks and ask the vendor few questions to see if he will respond. If he responds within 24-48hours you are good to go. The reason why you need to ask the vendor a few question is to be sure when your customers have challenge he will attend to them.

7. You Need A Guardian/Mentor

The truth about affiliate marketing is that you need a successful insider to walk you through the inside. Without a mentor/guardian the inside is dark. The greatest mistake I made in affiliate marketing was starting without a mentor. I spent my first 2years in affiliate marketing with only 3 sales of sixty dollars to show for the 2years. I wanted to give up at a time because I felt I have learn everything about affiliate marketing and it is not paying. I never knew that if a strategy really makes much Money, they do not find their way to google and other search engines.

I started seeing significant difference in affiliate marketing when I decided to get coach, a coach that is making the type of commissions I want to make. Although I spent much for his course but I now make much more than what I spent in a single day.

Hold on to me if you really want to learn affiliate marketing in Nigeria and you will celebrate in 2017.

8. Think Globally

When starting up as an affiliate marketer, I had a Nigerian mentality. Anything that I felt as a Nigerian I will not buy, I use to think the rest of the world will also not buy. A typical example is that when I started as an affiliate marketer, I do not promote products on dog training and other related courses. But after a little more exposure to the global audience, I decided to give such courses a trial. The truth is that I have made some of my best affiliate commissions promoting dog training on dog training forums. my advice is to un-cap the Nigerian mentality and think globally.

Conclusion

These are some of the mistakes I made when I started as an affiliate marketer that I do not want you to make.
Their is no better time to start an online business than now, this is because if you are waiting for the right time you will end up never starting. remember the old popular adage that says "Goods tidings goes to the people who hustle while they await it". start your affiliate marketing business today.


I will show few lucky Nairalanders How to Succeed in Affiliate Marketing within a Month. Join The Lucky Few at www.affiliatejagaban.com/p/jagaban.html

Baba I bought your E-book but am finding somethings difficult, as you said one need a mentor.

Creating squeeze page is my little problem, logged in blogger.com but I don't how to design it and that's where the problem started.

I understand that I can get someone from fiverr to do it for me but how am I sure I won't be swindled.
Kindly assist me

Thanks
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by Nairalander01: 6:17pm On Jan 02, 2017
importexpert:


who will you sell your space to cheesy?
Let me sell it to you in exchange for your book. cool How about that? smiley
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by byrron(m): 6:17pm On Jan 02, 2017
importexpert:


Remember the 6p formula. Proper prior planning prevents poor performance. The 90/10 rule says that, the 10% of the time you spend in planning saves 90% of the time and effort. Planning is critical to your success


You Need A Guardian

The truth about affiliate marketing is that you need a successful insider to walk you through the inside. Without a mentor/guardian the inside is dark.

Hold on to me if you really want to learn affiliate marketing in Nigeria and you will celebrate in 2017.


The above assertion's are valid.
I have been on this forum for solid 9 years and I have never followed anyone but I have decided to start following you because you made a valid presentation which appealed to me.

I ventured into affiliate marketing in 2015 and did a lot of research before signing up with a particular organization with very reputable and effective products but I still struggled to grow despite committing lots of time and financial resources into online advertising like ppc's, click funnels, email marketing, fiver, even video presentations which was very catchy but non of these endeavor was converting despite the fact that my target reach was the global audience expecially the North America's and Europe since the products can only be accessed by people on those regions yet my efforts wasn't paying off then I decided to take a break.

How do I reach out to you through email so we can exchange contacts and I can call on you directly and have some conversations in respect to the subject In discuss.

I Can't drop my international number here since it is a public forum with all sorts of characters like the good, the bad, the ugly- lol.

Hope to get a feedback from you ASAP
.
Re: 8 Mistakes I Made Starting An Online Business In Nigeria That You Should Avoid! by importexpert(m): 6:18pm On Jan 02, 2017
HARDDON:
Can we see the table of content?

yes, it is in your lazy Mind. grin grin grin

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