Affiliate Marketing Tips For Beginners To Avoid Early
by adrianhines | on December 18, 2012
I’m going to share some affiliate marketing tips that will no doubt go against the normal stuff
that you read online.
However these tips that I’ll be sharing will save you from burnout.
I can’t guarantee that it will save you from frustration because no matter what affiliate or network
marketing business you are in there is always some level of frustration.
Oh one more thing before I do. I’m coming from a perspective if you are building a list and just
promoting different affiliate products.
If your goal is just to do Click Bank all day long without building a list then this is not the best
article for you.
That being said let’s get right into these affiliate marketing tips.
4 Affiliate Marketing Tips For Beginners To Follow To
1. Don’t promote just anything
Yes I said it, don’t just promote something for the sake of promoting it. Too many affiliate
marketers get started, maybe with Click Bank, find a product, and then start promoting it.
They’ve done no research, have no clue what it does more than likely. They just sell it so they
can make money.
I remember I bought a lead scraper product. I initially bought it because it paid a $300
commission. As the months went by I began to think this was a waste. Although it may be a
good product for the right person I don’t believe in it.
And this brings me to point #2.
2. Be confident in what you are promoting
The only way you can be confident in what you are promoting is if you have the product. It’s
called integrity. I learned that back when I started full time in the direct sales industry.
You had to be a product of the product. If I was selling life insurance to a couple I better had
been convinced that it was worth selling. So I had to have it.
I remember when I used to manage a Sprint kiosk. I knew for the most part if a new hire was
going to make it or not whether or not they used Sprint service.
One of the many questions customers will ask a sales person is if they have it themselves. I
would proudly whip out my phone and show them that I did.
There’s something different about how easy sales come when you promote what you believe in.
3. Stop promoting things that pay small commissions
This is probably one of the biggest affiliate marketing tips that I can share. We all start a
career in online marketing whether its through affiliate marketing, network marketing, blogging,
Nothing is more frustrating than going through all the frustrations of actually making a sale only
to see that you got paid a small weeny commission. How demoralizing is that?
It leaves you with barely any motivation whatsoever. And there are THOUSANDS of seasoned
and new affiliate marketers out there that are experiencing that same thing.
Such a tragedy….
…..until now .
4. Get off everybody’s list
Think about this. You are a newbie. Every week or month there always seems to be a new
If you keep getting these emails about this product and that product and why you should buy it
then promote it to your list, guess what’s going to happen to you?
Especially since you are new to the game and have no clue what you are doing.
You are going to spend a lot of your money, not use what you bought, try to slam whatever list
you do have, not make money, then say this affiliate marketing thing doesn’t work, and go off
and buy another course that promises to solve that problem.
It’s an endless cycle that you can actually avoid if you follow my 4 Affiliate marketing tips for
Now let’s play devil’s advocate. Let’s say you did build a list fast. Here’s what happens when
you keep promoting all these different affiliate programs, you dilute your list.
They’ll get tired of seeing all these sales pitches and unsubscribe.
Or if they don’t and they end up buying whatever you are selling, then guess what?
They are now on that guru’s list which means their focus is taken from you and now they are
getting more and more emails.
A confused mind does nothing.
I WISH I had known this when I got started online back in 2008.
Heck I didn’t know the last part that I share with you until earlier this year.
Now I don’t even promote anybody’s elses product except one.
And my list only gets emails about how I can help them, how my affiliate product can solve their
problem, and how they don’t have to worry about earning small commissions, they can earn
That’s my word.
I realize that theirs money in the list and I don’t want to promote something just for the sake of
promoting to earn a quick sale and mess up my relationship.
So hopefully I was able to share some great information that you the newbie will listen to.
If you want to see the affiliate marketing program that I promote that
is valuable, I 100% believe in it, and pays a big 100% commission,
then go to the website below, put in your email, and watch the video
to learn more.