Affiliate marketing is not new but it may be for you. It’s new for people who don’t know much about it and old for all those affiliates who have been into business for long. New people need to be wary of the myths that are everywhere and some of them are being spread by some that you trust.
Affiliate marketing comes in a lot of different formats so don’t believe in the myth of there only being one type. Affiliates who find the most success run campaigns across several types of platforms. Some common areas of operation for super affiliates are pay per sale, pay per click, and pay per lead advertising. All of these are affiliate programs but work differently. For instance, if you are promoting a pay per sale product then you only get paid when someone actually makes a purchase but when you are doing pay per lead then all you have to do is get people to fill out a form in order to get paid. Your success with any particular affiliate program will all boil down to your passion or your determination to succeed. A smart move to make is to find something that you are confident and comfortable with and then becoming very skilled with the that technique. There are many ways to make money online so it would be wise to choose a direction that allows you to grow as large as you want to. A good suggestion would be to just get started with the basic pay per sale model and when you see profits coming in; you can expand and move towards other forms of affiliate marketing. Many new affiliates get stuck in the learning phase, they overanalyze, never take action, or get distracted by every new product that hit’s the market; don’t let that be you. Once you build a solid foundation in the basics, everything else will fall into place. Also, don’t forget about web metrics because they provide you with real facts that you can use to make important decision with your marketing campaigns. Affiliate marketing and advertising are thought by many to be the same; this is not true. For the product owner, affiliate marketing can bring back more profits with less investment. When you advertise a product, you pay for it in advance for the due time. But when you have affiliates marketing your product, you only pay when they get you a sale/lead/click. It’s quite simple, you provide the product and then they sell it for you. Can you imagine the potential of having several different products and then getting just one super affiliate on each one.
Remember, as an affiliate you don’t need to have lots of flashy banners on your site to get sales. These banners do draw attention but they draw the wrong kind of attention. Your site is not a fireworks show so ditch the idea of flashing lights everywhere and attract your visitor’s attention to things that count. Keep the shining banners off of your site because you will lose more visitors, instead focus on content that has the purpose of informing the reader about how your site can solve their problem.
Finally, if you are smart, you would take this article and the myths within with the utmost of seriousness.