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Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by infogenius(m): 12:50pm On Apr 22
I am going to give a few reasons why it seems affiliate marketing is so hard that many people fail.

Every day, many people join the affiliate marketing bandwagon thinking it’s a means of picking very easy money.



But the truth is that success in affiliate marketing depends on the affiliate’s advertising, promotion and selling strategies.

The question is why do many people fail in affiliate marketing and why is it hard for newbie’s to get it right?

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Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by infogenius(m): 12:51pm On Apr 22
1. Hard work

To make money, you cannot push hard work aside. Depending on which marketing model you want to follow, you have to invest time and a huge amount of work in promoting products.

As an article writer, I know how much work I have put in time and energy churning out content since the 1st day of April alone.



I won’t write only one review and expect to make money, I write several reviews and in most cases, out of every 10 reviews I write, averagely about 4 gets good that earns. Imagine if I wrote only one and went to sleep.



Understand it’s a business and so you will have to put in the work or outsource.
Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by infogenius(m): 12:52pm On Apr 22
2. Insufficient preparation

To get started, an affiliate marketer must plan his marketing campaign from the niche he wants to go into (after research), the site or medium he is going to employ to attract visitors to his affiliate links, the content and the ads.

People see through how organized you are. The better organized you are the better your chances of earning from your visitors.
Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by infogenius(m): 12:53pm On Apr 22
3. Learn more

When you stop learning you start dying, said a wise man. Internet marketing is evolving single everyday. New marketing models are springing up. I have come to realize that even after over 10 years as a marketer, I am still buried in learning. Many cases, in learning, I have generated amazing new ideas not written anywhere to employ to improve my business.

Many marketers fail because they don’t learn, they feel they know it all and as a result the times have left them behind.

If you want good results from this business, take time and learn it in and out. And continue to improve your knowledge about the basics of affiliate marketing.

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Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by infogenius(m): 12:53pm On Apr 22
4. Not Building an email list

Many affiliates are making this mistake nowadays. They are so carried away with the products they are promoting and how to get customers to buy them.

These guys don’t even think of how many leads that would have turned to lifetime customers they have let go off their hands.

Once you have them in your list, you can sell anything you want to them.

Recently, I saw an ad on Facebook on real estate. The merchant was offering a product on how to convert leads to customers using facebook ads. After reading through his ad, I laughed, because even the 7k book he wanted to sell, he was not building a list, how much running an ad to sell a property of N40m and leads will just skip away.

I have sold three different properties to a lead I got online. Keeping her on my list was the best thing that happened to my business. And after she bought the first one, she bought another higher priced property and then a third. Her brother was referred and he also bought a property. This is the power of list building.

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Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by HappenStone: 2:47pm On Apr 30
Hi, infogenius.

Speaking of writing reviews, are you saying that you write ten reviews for one single product?

By the way, you mentioned using a WordPress website for affiliate marketing. I want to know if it's still possible to do so PROFITABLY now considering how atrocious the site address looks?

Would it not come across as spammy and even scammy?

That said, you speak of selling a property through you email list. Does that mean you cater to the Nigerian market?

Thanks!
Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by infogenius(m): 10:44pm On Apr 30
HappenStone:
Hi, infogenius.

Speaking of writing reviews, are you saying that you write ten reviews for one single product?

Haaa No, 1 review per product

HappenStone:

By the way, you mentioned using a WordPress website for affiliate marketing. I want to know if it's still possible to do so PROFITABLY now considering how atrocious the site address looks?

Would it not come across as spammy and even scammy?

I also have reservations for the url. Google sites is the way to go now.

HappenStone:
That said, you speak of selling a property through you email list. Does that mean you cater to the Nigerian market?

Thanks!

Yes i do.
Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by Abcruz(m): 11:47pm On Apr 30
Nice. Thanks for sharing.
Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by HappenStone: 7:25pm On May 13
infogenius:


Haaa No, 1 review per product



I also have reservations for the url. Google sites is the way to go now.



Yes i do.

Thanks a lot for the replies. They did justice to my questions.
Re: Why Does It Seem That Affiliate Marketing Is Hard? by LordPherule(m): 5:27pm On May 19
Can you recommend any/some cool and affordable open source email marketing provider?

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