Affiliate marketing is definitely one of the most misunderstood parts of Internet marketing. If you want to know the real facts of affiliate marketing then you’ve come to the right place.
Myth one: it is hard work or takes an expert to run websites and blogs; please, don’t believe it. Don’t believe this harmful myth, the main “work” is when you add a new post or article, here and there. So, for instance, you are in the dog training niche and promoting an ebook on your site. In this example, you setup your posts and have everything in place, the only reason for you to update your site is if the merchant upgrades the product. Blogs and sites are not hard to maintain, at all. Don’t be confused and think that you won’t have to do any work, you still have to get visitors to your site. After you build your site, getting traffic is something that comes from the outside and is separate from site maintenance.
The next myth is one based on fear; there is too much competition. Actually, the field is wide open and there is run for everybody and more. Even a product whose stats shows that it has a thousand affiliate is still not as competitive as you may think. The majority of affiliates who sign up for a program don’t even put in the effort to get traffic. In other words, 95% of the affiliates don’t make any money or just earn a small income, while the rest of 5% takes home the moolah. Even though it is a bad choice, you are free to pick a less “competitive” product to promote.
Yet another myth about affiliate marketing is that it must be really hard for just an average person to get into. There are no special skills or talents required to succeed in affiliate marketing. It can be a fun, stress-free way to make money without the bother of a day job. If you’re willing to put in a bit of work and time to set it all up, then anyone can succeed with affiliate marketing. It does take perseverance and patience to create a level of success, but it’s worth it. There are many average people coming from average backgrounds, even college dropouts, who have made it big with affiliate marketing. As long as you have the desire to succeed and the patience to get it running, you can accomplish anything. It is critical to educate yourself on affiliate marketing and stay ahead of the competition because it is surrounded by myths with no substance.