Every day thousands of people join affiliate programs and yet every day thousands more get discouraged and give up trying to make money from their affiliate programs.
Still, thousands others wait for their generous checks from all sorts of affiliate programs and laugh all way to bank, every month. I make good money from an affiliate program using articles as main part of my affiliate marketing strategy.
But what is more is that there are plenty of other guys out there doing same, although some of them use more expensive methods than free articles. For example, recently I personally saw a monthly check for $15,000 shown to me by a friend involved in a leading affiliate marketing program.
So what is difference between frustrated and successful?
The difference is that top earners have an affiliate marketing system for generating a constant supply of leads or traffic to web sites they represent. In contrast, ones who do not make any money do not have any system. They often just sit back and wait for things to happen. Sorry folks hype is just not true. You have to put in some effort!
In this first article in a series, we will deal with 3 key factors one needs to address to launch a successful affiliate marketing strategy using articles that can work for virtually any affiliate program.
1) You must know what works and what doesn’t.
The problem with most affiliate programs is that you will not be able to know where your traffic is coming from. Online that is a disaster. It is like flying an aircraft blind. Sooner or later you will crush.
A good solution is to start a blog with an identical topic to your affiliate program. Use a good site meter to carefully monitor traffic you are receiving. You can then easily refer people who visit your blog to your affiliate site. To make your blog even more interesting you can carry Google Adsense pay per click ads. This way you can have some income even as you build up your affiliate program. Use articles that you are posting elsewhere on your blog.
While generating revenue from your blog, do not lose sight of your main objective which is to monitor what articles posted at which web sites are bringing in most traffic. You can then use this information to constantly improve on volume of traffic headed to your affiliate program site.
This is yet another reason why it is so important to select an affiliate program based on a subject that you are personally interested in. Maybe closely linked to a hobby you really love. Only then will you have enthusiasm to constantly come up with various new ideas to market your affiliate program and have passion required to regularly test and improve and also enjoy doing so.