Why Affiliate Marketing Classes Beat Do It Yourself Training By: Suzanne E Morrison In this article were going to lock at a few of the reasons affiliate marketing classes are beneficial. I think a case can be made that professional training will beat do it yourself training every time. Have you ever wondered why some people go to college and others go directly to work? Often times this is a financial decision, yet the loss of income to people without a college education is undisputed. The same thing is true when it comes to building an affiliate marketing business. You can attempt to learn everything on your own and miss out on the quality training an affiliate marketing class can provide. There are many examples of people that have taught themselves how to be successful. However, affiliate marketing still has a very high failure rate because most people never learn the correct skills. An affiliate marketing class is set up to help you get started without any knowledge and lead you all the way through to becoming a skillful affiliate marketer. If you are ambitious enough you might even become a super affiliate! The really great thing about this is it helps keep you focused. Lack of focus has killed many Internet marketing dreams. You see this happen all the time. A person joins an affiliate program, they start to promote it, and then they get side tracked. At this point they are not earning money so they begin joining a different affiliate program. They find one, join it, and begin to promote it. They quickly lose interest and repeat the process until ultimately they have joined numerous programs and never made any money in any of them An affiliate marketing class will teach you how to pick the right programs to join for profitability. It will teach you how to do niche affiliate marketing correctly to increase the odds of your success. It will teach you numerous Internet marketing methods you can use to drive traffic to your affiliate websites. It also teaches you strategies such as email marketing, website design, and blogging for success. Most affiliate marketing classes today focus on video marketing and other social media strategies. The reason for this is things change rapidly on the Internet and right now video marketing is an extremely effective way to promote. Ultimately you must determine whether the cost of affiliate marketing classes is worth it to you. If money is a problem for you right now you can look at educating yourself until you become profitable. Then you want to reinvest some of the profits back into taking classes on affiliate marketing.