“Magic Bullet of super Affiliate Marketing”
Are you still searching for that magic bullet? Then mark my word, you are never going to get that no matter how hard you work for that. But why? Come on, there is nothing such magic bullet. Just because of some shady people’s scam products, new affiliate marketers tend to believe that there is a magic bullet.
May be you have seen a lot of courses, eBooks, Autopilot tools etc. that says “You need no skill, no Email list, no website; Just work for 30 minutes per day and earn $XX,XXX” and so more. I have seen too, these shiny objects are literally the biggest distractions between present you and the future you (successful affiliate marketer).
In this article I will be breaking down 4 lies or myths that most of the newbie affiliate marketers tend to believe true. Before going through that 4 lies; remember, nothing in this world comes easily and nothing in this world can beat hard work.
#1. No Investment Needed:
This is by far the biggest lie that are told to the new affiliate marketers that they need no investment for their online product selling business. How sick? Think about it, when you are going to setup a business in the physical world you need to rent space, decorate your shop or office, spend money on advertising, hire employees and so on. Then how can someone setup an online affiliate marketing business out of nothing? Definitely he or she need to invest in buying domain, hosting, tracking tools, landing pages, competition analysis tool and so on. Although if you do compare the expense between an affiliate marketing business and a physical business, you will find that online business needs 100X less investment but still there must be some investment. I recommend to start your online business with at least $1,000 and spend every single dollar very carefully.
#2. No Skills Needed:
There is a general equation for any business, “$$$ + Work = $$,$$$”
This equation simply shows just having investment won’t help you to grow your business, you MUST have to have some skills to take your business to the next level. Just getting your account approved in some affiliate offer networks won’t start your money making machine rolled on. This is just a small part of the whole affiliate marketing system. After that you need to setup your domain and hosting, design landing pages, set link trackers and generate traffic through ad campaigns or other promotional methods. See, you have to have a whole bunch of skills to get started as an Affiliate marketer. Don’t afraid because you don’t have these skill set, no one born with these skills; every successful affiliate marketer learned these through hard work and consistency.
#3. No Industry knowledge needed:
Alright, if I ask a burger seller to sell a car will he able to sell it? Definitely NO! What he lacks is knowledge of the industry. He has no information about the product, then how he is going to convince the buyer? So, before working with any digital or physical product, do industry research and get enough information about the products that you are going to sell, no matter if it is some sort of Web template, eBooks, Software or any cookware product from Amazon.
#4. No Sales knowledge needed:
This is little bit advanced and it takes time to acquire good sales skill. In order to acquire advanced sales knowledge you have to learn buyer’s psychology, conversion strategies, copywriting and so on. Having higher sales skill can help you to get more affiliate products sales than the average. Through these skills you can understand you, visitors, pretty well and with the help of better copywriting you can get more conversions or sales from the same amount of traffic. So, having sales skill as an Affiliate marketer can boost your online business through the sky!
Working for $1,000 is far better than dreaming for $1 million! Don’t distract yourself due to the shiny object syndrome, create a roadmap and follow it till you get your desired success. Affiliate marketing is nothing but the virtual platform of selling any product just like any retail store. Don’t think you can be a top Affiliate market and make millions within months. So, learn the needed skill sets and work your ass off!
Being an Entrepreneur MSI Sakib is serving in SEO and Digital marketing industry for last 4 years as well as working on mobile app projects with his Startup Droid Digger. You can contact with him via Twitter, LinkedIn or Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org