This is one of the best questions when it comes to affiliate marketing. And I think there are a number of reasons why people don’t make money. Here are some of them.
- No Traffic – No Money: There are lots of affiliate marketers that haven’t been able to learn how to get their sites to rank with the search engines. The biggest obstacle with affiliate marketing is you want people (lots of targeted) people to read your stuff. The easiest way to do this is by getting your site to rank on the first page with Google and other search engines. And it really isn’t hard. If your site isn’t ranking then educate yourself and find out why.
- People Lack Stick-to-it-ness and consistency: I know it is hard to believe, but many people think that if they throw up a few pages they will make money. This simply isn’t true. When it comes to a website or blog you need to be consistent and put lots of good quality information that will help your reader. Think about your readers wants. Give them what they want and be consistent by writing often. You can’t just spend a few weeks or a month with a niche. You need to be committed to your niche and stick with it.
- Affiliate Marketing Skills: Some people have the right idea when it comes to affiliate marketing. But if you lack the skills you will not be successful. Fortunately there are lots of resources on the internet and on this site for newbies.
- Stop Listening to the Gurus! One of the biggest reasons people don’t make money is because they are giving money to the Gurus who promise to make them rich. If you are being told that you need to invest tons of money in order to find success you are being lied to. These Gurus don’t have your best interest in heart. They just want your money.
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