Affiliate Marketing: Dead or Alive?
Many of the forums and membership sites which I’m an active member of speak this idea of affiliate marketing, customer referral and lead gen marketing all being on their death bed.
To those whom actually believe that, please keep believing that this is the case! It makes things much easier for internet guys like myself.
Now, for those that ignore all that noise, good for you. For those that make a killing in affiliate marketing, you’re probably not too happy seeing where this post is going. I have no choice but to continue though! Don’t worry though, this post won’t affect your earnings in any manner whatsoever. You’re already on top of your game when it comes to all that so this post isn’t for you.
In order to attract customers, you’ve got to show them a product, give them a chance to try it out, or provide enough value to convince them to take action. Providing good free content is essential and it is one inexpensive, effective way to attract customers. If you don’t do this now, I suggest you start, yesterday.
Now, back to the point of this post. If you’re looking to get started in some form of internet marketing it’s not too late to succeed. In fact, it’s quite possible to make four, five even six figures per month applying the right marketing strategy, hard work and effort. However, it’s not just about that. The niche you choose as well as your preliminary research matters just as much as the rest.
Just like any industry, some niches can be more profitable than others. This applies to affiliate/internet marketing as well. Some niches are very competitive and others are not all that competitive at all. The point is that it’s not too late to make good money in affiliate marketing or lead generation. However, it’s not a piece of cake either. It’s a grind just like any other business. If you’re looking to get into some form of internet marketing or affiliate marketing here are a few simple suggestions for you:
Start Where You Know
What you know is a great place to start. Figure out what exact areas you’re knowledeable on. Determine if there are companies with partnerships or affiliate programs. If you know about it, chances are you will be able to create relevant and informative content that is related.
Forget What You Love
We often hear, do what you love and you will be successful. I both agree and disagree with this. Now, I know money definitely does not define ones level of success. However, in order to be successful financially at what you love the ability to create a decent revenue stream much be present.
On that note, it often is not. Therefore, I suggest if you want to make money with regards to affiliate marketing, forget what you love and go for what pays. Some niches and areas pay much better than others and some don’t pay at all.
Continue To Ignore The Noise
Keep ignoring what everyone has to say out there. Don’t waste time listening to the noise on various forums and sites. Spend time building instead of discussing whether or not something is dead or alive. Let others discuss while you focus efforts on building your empire.
Treat It Like A Serious Business
You have a perfect opportunity to make serious business money here. If you treat this like a business you just might make serious money. If you decide to treat it like a hobby you have less of a chance of making a lot of money. Stay focused, set up a business and get serious about this.
Look For Trends
Trends are often difficult to spot. If you’re capable of identifying trends you may have a golden opportunity to be the rush on a new type of product or market. Keep your eyes and ears open at all times. You never know when you’re going to uncover the next big thing. Emerging niches tend to come around every five years. Stay focused and be on the lookout.
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