Avoid These 9 Common Mistakes Made By New Affiliate Marketers

Posted by on 16 January, 2017

Affiliate Marketing can be a great way to earn online, from home.

It doesn’t take too long to learn, in comparison to many offline businesses and the earnings can be sky high, if you’re prepared to learn and put the work in.

Problem is, with all the online hype surrounding make money online, many people fall for the ‘overnight riches’ claims of some marketers.

You will not become rich overnight but once again, in comparison to many offline opportunities, it generally doesn’t take too long until you are earning money. How fast and how much depends on you.

Here are 9 common mistakes made by new affiliates and by avoiding them, you can speed up your progress and success.

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1. Expecting to get rich overnight.

Not going to happen, despite the hypey push button software claims. Stick to the plan, keep moving forward, learn as much as you can and keep applying yourself. You’ll get there.

2. Feeling discouraged when friends or family doubt the “make money online business”.

This is typical, block them out, and get support from like-minded people on the forums.

3. Buying every latest and greatest product.

Thing is, most people let them collect dust on the computer because their busy buying another product. You don’t need new products, you need application.

4. Not taking action.

There is a time to learn and a time to implement what is learned, many get stuck in learning and never take action. Without action there is no business and no success.

5. Not learning the proper methods and falling for hype.

Once again and it’s worth repeating . . . there are no overnight riches to be had online. Stick to the affiliate marketing plan, build your site or sites, add your content, add your links and then focus on traffic.

6. Getting overwhelmed by doing too much.

It’s best to focus on one thing at a time. Build one site, optimize it and when it starts to make money build another. Typically when too many things are done at once, nothing is a success.

7. Not learning how to write sales copy.

Creating and writing effective sales copy is essential in getting the optimal conversions for affiliate offers. If you don’t know how, learn or outsource to a qualified professional.

8. Not taking advantage of mistakes and failures.

Ask any successful affiliate and they will tell you that they would not be where they are without mistakes and failures. See them as the stepping stones to success that they are, and take advantage of the learning lessons they bring and not as reasons to quit.


Many newbies to this business have this idea that they will become rich overnight and they dream of the dot com millionaire status a month after starting their business.

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In reality it can take weeks or sometimes months to get your first sale, it depends on how you approach this and who you’re learning from. Forget the shortcuts and make sure you build your own website or blog, as you are then in control.

Focusing solely on let’s say Social Media platforms is great, until they change their rules, as they do regularly, then you may lose your entire business.

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