Joining the affiliate programs really makes me excited and i believes, by joining any other affiliate programme would turn me into a successful blogger. But, i was shocked when i read one article from the internet yesterday, saying that 95% of all the people never get to make money online through affiliate marketing. WOW! That's a big number. How this happened? They said, one of the main reasons for this to happen is not because they don't have any special skills when they start or because they lack the money to invest when they start their online journey. The real reason that most folks fail to make good money on the internet is just because they get the whole thing wrong from the beginning.
There are many types of affiliates programs such as Search affiliates that utilize pay per click search engines to promote the advertisers' offers, Comparison shopping websites and directories, Weblogs and website syndication feeds, Cost per action networks (i.e., top-tier affiliates) that expose offers from the advertiser with which they are affiliated to their own network of affiliates and much more.
So, how does affiliate marketing work? I put two basic simple rules and give you some tips to increase the probabilities of success online that i quoted from "How Does Affiliate Marketing Work? 95% of People Fail Because They Get it Wrong From the Beginning" by Alfred Sant.
"The first rule is to get your hands in the right system to make money online. This system of set of methods should be sound well elaborated and very reliable. Most people do exactly the opposite; they find certain programs that promise overnight riches online or quick ways to make thousands on the internet. These are usually scams. There are not shortcuts to online riches. Yes, you can make a lot of money online as an affiliate but you have to put time and effort to achieve it."
"The second rule is: Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed with information. This rule should never be confused with the first one. Remember the first one is picking the right system to fallow. The second refers to avoid being overload with information. You should focus in a single method until you make work for you.
This is the father of all the mistakes online and most people make it even without realizing they are making it. When you first start your journey of making money online, even if you get your hands in a good system, you will usually learn about a different way or methods of affiliate marketing and will want to give a try." So, instead of focusing on how does affiliate marketing work, focus on what to do to make it work and how to make sure you don't make the mistakes mention above.