"My First $0 Check In 365 Days" Author: Deep Kumar
“My first $0 check in 365 days”
Yes, title is strange. In fact, it amused me when I saw confusion on faces of my three best friends. Finally, they spoke, “Deep, do you mean you earn nothing for full one year while you were on internet”.
I said “BOTH”
Let me reveal you today, my dear friend, I earned almost NOTHING for full one year but loose more than $50,000 by promoting affiliate programs. Now, that is a big money for an average guy from India.
I am not saying that one cannot earn if you are into affiliate marketing. There are living proofs who are earning thousands of dollars every month by promoting others products. Let me mention few of them here.
Ø Associate programs.com
These sites have one thing in common. They have directories/links of products or services, web surfers visit their sites, browse through their directories, clicks on few links, and buys product or service if they like it. And, affiliate gets his commission. Sounds simple..
But, here comes a million dollar question. If whole thing is so simple, why heck not every affiliate is getting fat checks in his mailbox every month.
I took almost one year to understand.
This article saves you little time, if not one year. I’ll tell you, what all it takes to become a successful affiliate. In fact, I’ll be telling you, what all you should not be doing to become an affiliate failure.
Biggest Mistake Number1:
Promote ready-to-use affiliate site given to you by vendor, whom you joined as an affiliate.
NEVER-EVER DO IT AGAIN, is all I can say.
I’ll explain in a bit procedural way so that it becomes easy for you to understand.
Let’s assume this.
You, as an affiliate joined a product (P) of some XYZ vendor. Now, XYZ gives you an affiliate URL to promote.
This URL points to a section of XYZ website which explains product with a buying link.
You become all excited, and started promoting link, dreaming of big money at your door-step next month. You pay for google ad words, pay for several ezines where you sent your affiliate URL, pay for some more advertisement. Then comes next month……BUT. Where is your affiliate check….
You become frustrated, already spent more than $100-$150. then a thought comes to your mind. “May be people don’t like product you are promoting”. And, second month you join some other affiliate program, follow same cycle, again dreaming of big check in your mailbox, but disaster strikes.
You are all set to joining your 3rd affiliate program.
But wait, here is my guarantee to you. You won’t receive your affiliate checks next month also.
WHO THE HECK I AM TO GUARANTEE ON YOUR CHECKS!
Listen carefully, affiliate system doesn’t work like this, hard to accept but that is truth. They will not work for you until you take this approach.
“One killer step to sky rocket your career as an affiliate.”
But before telling you that, let me ask you a question. How many times you have searched for a product or a service on google, visit homepage where product is being explained, and bought product.
Your one visit to some website can not force you to buy. You may land up in buying product on your 1st visit, but then industry conversion rates, gives you actual picture.
Now, compare it to a site where products of similar categories are shown, they are already bought by someone, with proof if they worked for him or not. Would you buy from that website, after reading reviews, after having first hand knowledge of facts that they have worked for someone.
I hope you got my point.
STOP PROMOTING THE AFFILIATE URLS given to you. Instead create your own website, of 1-2 page(s), and have your affiliate links there. Try to include pictures of product, you are promoting, write a small review about product or service. And let people click on your affiliate links. You have better chances that they will buy as they have prior knowledge of product from your site, before they go to actual site.