Many affiliates wait too long to put their website online. This is one of the mistakes to avoid in affiliate marketing. They try to make a perfect website before they put it online.
Once your website is as good to go, put it online so people can visit it and you be able to make a sale. At the same time you can still improve it by putting more pages on it, more content, or just making it better.
Mistake 4: Your Website Is Finished
Some people think that once their website is online, it is all done. Wrong! Once you have your site online, you have to put more info on it.
The search engines don’t want to see static pages, so you have to keep writing content. This will also improve your search engine rankings, and higher rankings can have you making more sales.
The point here is to inform the reader without giving too much away. You need to interest them so the reader want to click the link to find out more.
Mistake 5: Not Having Enough Links
You have to build links by writing articles and blogs with a link back to your website in the resource box. When using article directories, make sure the link is a “do-follow” link.
Use different article directories, blogs and forums to get links from several places as this can put your website higher in the search engine.
Mistake 6: Not Using Adsense For Extra Income
Many affiliates don’t use and profit from Adsense. Adsense is an advertising program from Google that is free to join. Just make sure you read the rules or you could have your account terminated.
With Adsense you have to put a little snippet of code on your website, and Google will put relevant advertisements on your website. When a visitor clicks on one of these ads, you will make money.
Although it will not be much, every little bit extra will help. Some people made their website specially for Adsense, and it is very well possible to earn a full time income from these advertisements.
Mistake 7: Not Promoting Your Website
Many affiliates don’t promote their website enough. This is another one of the bigger mistakes to avoid in affiliate marketing. Having your website online is one thing, but to be found by visitors, you need to promote your website.
You can get visitors from social media marketing, getting high in the search engine through website optimization, but also from promoting the product you sell on your website.
Promoting can be done through article marketing, video marketing, email marketing, but also through blogging or forums. You can even put ads on the advertisement board in your local supermarket.
It is a good idea to use business cards to put up, as people can take these cards with them and they can make you money even a few years later!
Mistake 8: Choosing The Wrong Affiliate Program
Some affiliate programs are full of promises, but when it comes to the payment, you won’t get anything. Do some research to find out more about the company, their payment methods, and if they are trustworthy.
Choosing the wrong affiliate program, can be a costly mistake. Many people go for Clickbank, as it is the biggest retailer for downloadable products on the internet, but they are not my favorite.