The Myths About Affiliate Marketing

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Are you still unsure about Affiliate Marketing or are you overwhelmed with too much information? Well, today I will clear all your doubts and I promise after you read this your mind will be cleared 🙂

There are many myths out there about affiliate marketing, and these can frequently cause brands/businesses to pass on these kinds of programs. It’s important you know some of these myths so you can make the right choices when you start your business.


Myth 1 – Affiliate Marketing is very difficult!

Well by the way, most of the jobs are not easy starting with unless you have the commitment and the willingness to learn as you go. If you are not passionate about your job you will keep thinking that is difficult and a hassle to do. Actually, it’s all comes down on how you think, if you think that something will be easy it will be. I promise you if you are really passionate about Affiliate Marketing and you are dead serious about it, you will be surprise on how much you can accomplish. “When you feel like giving up, remember why you started” 🙂

Myth 2 – You always must choose the most profitable niche.

Many people will believe this as they believe that’s how you make the most money. It’s true that certain niches that are more popular have a good chance of being more successful, however certain niches that will work for some does not mean it will work for you. You have to really understand the niche if not you will not maximise your full potential and you won’t be successful. So the point is to pick something you are comfortable with!

Myth 3 – You don’t really need to manage your affiliate websites.   

 Come on, if you don’t manage your websites how can you know if your site is doing well or not? You can’t just set up a website and put some affiliate links and banners on the site and just leave it there. You need to constantly update and build your website, communicate and grow the relationship with your customers. Furthermore Google bots don’t like to see this, which means they could penalise your site for inactiveness. You need to have quality content and update your site daily in order to be successful, thus this takes a lot of management.

Myth 4 – You only need one affiliate program.

Ever heard of the phrase, ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ Why risk everything on one affiliate program? What if a program fails to pay you on time? Spread your network wide! Adding on, you have to remember that your customers are going to compare as they shop, so you as an affiliate have to pick the best deal, working with different programs that compliment each other!

Myth 5 – The only thing affiliate marketers do is to make sales and earn commissions.

Haha there’s more to it, sales are only a part of the many benefits to Affiliate Marketing! One of the main goals of Affiliate Marketing is to acquire new customers and traffic. Affiliate marketers don’t just deal in sales and commission, they deal in visitors, leads, clicks, acquisitions, sign-ups, landing pages and even SEO compliance and SEM review. Without affiliate traffic, your website’s traffic flow would be significantly reduced. They also monitor a lot of the potential fraud that can affect your company: paid search and trademark violations, fraud orders and ad-spoofing. Another example would be Referral Marketing, “Refer a friend and get a $10 bonus” With the rise of social networks, it’s even easier to refer friends to special offers. So look to see even more of this in the future. Many Affiliate networks have dedicated social sharing tools to maximise their reach.

Myth 6 – It’s pretty simple to earn commissions actually,  just promote your affiliate link. 

Haha is not that simple as you think! You can’t just flash your link anywhere on the internet and expect people to click it and even if they do, what makes you think they will be interested in your product? Put yourself in the customers shoes! That’s why a lot of affiliates tend to fail as they don’t have a clue on how to do it the right way.

Myth 7 – Affiliate Marketing will soon be GONE!

Haha this probably the most popular myth of all, because Google algorithms are changing and putting less value on sites that offer more links than quality content, notice I make the word ‘quality’ in bold yes that’s the most important thing to be successful, quality! If you have quality content on your sites, Google will eventually notice your hard work and put you at the top!


Lastly, I want wish you all good luck in finding your own success! 🙂

If you ever have any doubts or queries, you can leave me a comment below! Thanks! 🙂

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