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The Problems Faced By Newcomers In Affiliate Marketing

Oct 7th 2011 at 8:24 AM

Every year thousands of people decide to take the plunge and decide that they intend to start in the affiliate marketing business. But nearly everyone of these people give up without ever making any money at all, in fact a lot of them will end up losing a lot of money. So why is this?

The simple fact is that on the whole new comers are lead to believe that affiliate marketing is a way to get Wealthy fast with not much or no effort. There are a lot of products promising that you can make thousands of dollars while you sleep merely by downloading some software and pushing a button, of cause these products do make a lot of money, but only for the people advertising them. Most of these products are targeted towards inexperienced people who are looking for a way to make easy money, they usually have a flashy video with loads of screen shots of paypal or clickbank accounts showing profits of hundreds or thousands of dollars a day. These are usually fake or at least they will only reveal how much money is taken and not the expenses. So a lot of people get taken in by these scams, lose money and give up.

Those that don't fall for these scams are faced with a further problem, and that's information overload. There is just so much information and so many different people telling different things it can be really overwhelming. Where do you start?

Well the best thing to do is take everything one step at a time and understand that affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick thing. Consider it as a business. While there are a lot of scammers eager to take your money, there are also a lot of people who really can help, these are the ones who will tell you that it is going to take some work, but it can be done. Take as much free advice from these people as you can, but don't attempt to learn everything all at once, and don't let yourself get tempted with get rich quick schemes.

Affiliate marketing is not really all that complicated, you simply need to learn the process, and a the basic process is as follows;

1. Find your niche, a subject that you are have an interest or are an expert in.

2. Find a product within your niche to promote.

3. Make a simple web site.

4. Send traffic to your web site.

5. build a subscriber list.

6. Repeat!

There is of coarse a lot more to each step, but if you take each step one at a time, do the suitable research into each step you will rapidly be on the right track to building you your own affiliate marketing business.

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