The affiliate marketing industry is definitely one arena where you want to follow the general consensus. Following are some of the more prevalent myths.
When you decide to get into affiliate marketing, don’t believe the myth that affiliate marketing is of only one type. If you want to make it to the top of the affiliate food chain then you have to promote in different formats. Some common areas of operation for super affiliates are pay per sale, pay per click, and pay per lead advertising. They are all similar but differ in small ways. 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. Many people make the wrong assumption that you have to be passionate about a product to be successful with it, it comes down to skills. 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. What format you go for will eventually determine the level of success you achieve. Most people start with pay per sale, and it is a good place to start because there are so many affiliate programs available for this type of affiliate marketing. Slow and steady, you’ll be able to learn the ropes of affiliate marketing in every sense of the word. Once you build a solid foundation in the basics, everything else will fall into place. Don’t just focus on the profits, but make sure your efforts are based on your testing, which tells you what works and what doesn’t. A myth that is very prevalent says that you must have a site that is loaded with content if you plan to succeed with affiliate marketing. Many landing pages have just enough content on them so Google won’t penalize them and many of them make hundred or even thousand of dollars in one day. Content for affiliate marketing purposes is not meant to be hoarded, instead it is meant to be used as a method to presell the readers onto your offer. One example of a less efficient way of using content is to create a content site with endless pages of encyclopedia type articles, and then link to the product within the article and with banners. But you’d get even more sales if you just personally review the affiliate product, instead of just depending on the hope that people would click on your banner. Any content should be relevant to the product you’re promoting. You can start off by writing reviews and then move on to other types of content.
Hard work is required in affiliate marketing but not as much as some people make it seem. The secret is having a system, your system will become like second nature to you and everything will fall into its proper place. By staying relevant and targeted in terms of your content and traffic you will cut out most of the irrelevant daily activities that you will be tempted to chase after. Your plan is the most important skill; stick to your plan and adjust it accordingly.
All in all, affiliate marketing is easy for super affiliates because they work hard towards it, so make sure you avoid the myths that we discussed.