5 Internet Marketing Affiliate Program Mistakes To Avoid
By Charles Hopkins
Published 11/27/2007 | Home Based Business
Internet marketing affiliate programs can do wonders for an
entrepreneur looking to have success online. When you talk with people
online, you will hear an equal amount of people who have failed and
succeeded. The difference between the two is minimal, but there are
some simple mistakes that can be costly. Here are 5 affiliate program
mistakes to avoid.
1. Not having a plan:
With the internet changing as frequently as it does, it is
essential that you have a plan of some sort. While your plan is certain
to change with the internet, having a plan will prepare you for what is
to come. If you know where you want to take your affiliate program,
bumps and curves along the road will only momentarily throw you off.
2. Selling the program:
It can become quite easy to get caught up in the game and begin to
sell the program as opposed to the product itself. What you have to
realize is that you are going to make your money off of commissions
through selling the product. Too many people sign up and then attempt
to sign as many other people up as they can. While it is perfectly fine
to try to sign people up you are not going to get rich off of
second-tier commissions. Stick to where the money can be made.
3. Going through the motions:
There is nothing worse than a salesman that is going through the
motions and appears to be looking at a sheet of paper with guidelines.
If you want to have success with an internet marketing affiliate
program, you have to have passion and believe in what you are selling.
This is not to say that every person you talk to is going to sign up or
purchase something. But you will sound so much more influencing if you
believe in what you are saying.
4. Moving to quickly:
While time is money on the internet, each customer is potential
money as well. Take the time to talk with prospects so that you leave a
lasting impact on them. Jumping from one customer to the next too
quickly will do nothing for you. If you show each prospect that you
truly care about them and their needs, they will be more inclined to
listen. From there, you can sell your product on a more personal level
and give them reasons for how your product can truly benefit them.
5. Be yourself:
The last thing you want to do is create a typical affiliate program
page to sell off of. This looks too automated and far to cliche. If you
want to have success, personalize your page and show people you are an
individualistic. There are thousands of affiliate program sites that
are identical; mix things up and make yours stand out.
While there are hundreds of things you can and should try to avoid
with your internet marketing affiliate program, try not to get too
caught up in worrying about these things. You are going to make
mistakes, but try to move on without a hesitation. These are a few of
the mistakes you may encounter along the way. But as long as you remain
confident and goal-oriented, you will set yourself up for success with