Affiliate marketing is no doubt a very simple model to follow when you are new to internet marketing but certain myths can make it hard.
When you decide to get into affiliate marketing, don’t believe the myth that affiliate marketing is of only one type. Participating in several affiliate formats will make you more versatile and bring in more money. Mastering different formats one at a time is a sure formula for success as an affiliate marketer. These different formats share a lot in common but it is the small details that you must learn. The devil is in the details, if you have a large content site and get paid by the number of ads that are shown on your site then you main goal is to get the visitor to view as many pages as possible but if you are doing a pay per lead campaign the you should focus on getting visitors to fill out a form. Your success with any particular affiliate program will all boil down to your passion or your determination to succeed. There are many affiliate marketers who are successful with pay per sale affiliate programs but fail to generate profits when it comes to other types. 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. Pay per sale is a good model to begin with; they are easy to join and will give you the chance to hone your skills. It’s all about getting good at the fundamentals; do this and you will be ahead of 98 % of your competitors. Take the time to learn what you need to learn then apply it. 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. Another affiliate marketing myth is affiliate marketing is no different than advertising. Affiliate marketing is an extremely powerful method for merchants to use their resources. Advertising is good but you can be out of a lot of money fast because you are paying for ad space and/or every time someone takes a specific action. But when you have affiliates marketing your product, you only pay when they get you a sale/lead/click. It’s like having a sales army who gets paid by commission. Can you imagine the potential of having several different products and then getting just one super affiliate on each one.
It’s also a myth that affiliate marketing is nothing but spamming. The internet is full of spammers but they only represent a small minority of all affiliate marketers. There are actually members in the internet marketing community who are on a crusade to reduce spamming.
In conclusion, the myths that we talked about above should in no way affect your affiliate marketing efforts; just keep them out of your way.