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Affiliate Marketing Strategies You Should Follow

| December 19, 2011 More

Learning the right affiliate marketing strategies, can be the barrier to success that many newbies face. One of the problems, with entering the realm of Internet marketing, is that there is simply so much misinformation out there that it can be really hard to see through all the smoke and mirrors. Everywhere you go, you have a guru who is pitching a new “make money online” product to you left and right. Below I will share some of my favorite affiliate marketing strategies that should help you out in your endeavors to earn money online.

1. Network

All successful businesses share one thing in common, they network with each other. Never try to just do it all by yourself, making friends in the industry can make all the difference in whether you succeed or fail. Not only is it more fun to have people to talk to, but you can also share helpful tips and strategies that will help you both succeed.

2. Diversify

One of the most important affiliate marketing strategies, is to never put all your eggs in one basket. What would happen, if you only made money from Amazon, and you happened to live in California when they decided to can all California affiliates due to the Nexus tax law. Lesson learned, have multiple streams of income.

3. Quality versus quantity

Sure it can be tempting to try to make a quick buck, but in the long run this is not a viable strategy whatsoever. Quality always ends up paying off in the long run, whether it be dealing with customers, writing content, or link building, the fast way will make you some money in the beginning, but you’ll never be able to build a successful business from the ground up using these tactics.

4. Research

Always be sure that you are up on all of the information, and you do plenty of researching. Many people fail simply because they don’t know what to do and how to do it. Spending some time in Internet marketing forums, watching helpful YouTube videos, and reading blogs will certainly help you to really get the right affiliate marketing strategies ingrained into your head.

5. Never give up

Internet marketing is a tough game, about 90% of those who want to make money online never even make a dime. Only the strong survive, and the ones who are willing to fail repeatedly until they finally succeed. If something is not working, take a few days off, and come back with a fresh approach and a strong mindset. Do not be willing to take NO for an answer, and make it work for you. There are tons of money to be made online, and you can get a big chunk of that pie.

I hope these affiliate marketing strategies were helpful for you, they should serve to set you on the right track, right from the get-go, good luck.

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Kostas Chiotis is an economist and entrepreneur both in the online and offline world. You can find his blog at where you will discover a lot of useful information about freelancing, internet marketing, online opportunities, affiliate marketing and much more by subscribing to RSS Feeds

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  1. Robin from SOCL

    The write up gives little overview about affiliate marketing and it will be great if more posts come in future on each title to get more idea and some successful ways to get positive results in affiliate marketing.

    This will specially help for new bloggers.

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  2. Jass from Mix Twist

    Thanks for giving a right direction to newbies for affiliate success. Never give up is a good point as “Failure is first step of success” And each failure makes us more perfect & perfect.
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  3. Dennis says:

    Just like to said, most of the time it’s simply a matter of focus. I remember when I got started, I had the “new money making secret” every single day. I was never focused, and spent too much time doing things that wouldn’t help me succeed. I still struggle with that today but I am able to avoid the pitfalls most of the time. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Hey Kostas,

    Absolutely interesting and worth’s reading! Very effective method! I agree with the fact Affiliate Marketing Strategies You Should Follow has became a very huge domain and being successful with it will require many steps and secrets, as this is “real proven techniques”! Thank you for the points mentioned

  5. Cosmin Hora from Hoover Steam Vacuum says:

    I personally think that the best among all the strategies enumerated above is the attitude of never giving up. Most people consider online work as a business rather than an ordinary work. The set-up of which can be very tedious just like any other offline business so it is necessary that a person would be financially and mentally ready.
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  6. diane says:

    Thanks! I hadn’t heard of Hubpages! That looks like a pretty good deal from the terms and conditions. A lot of people consider the online marketing..

  7. Duy says:

    Very true Kostas!

    I agree with you that if anyone treats Internet marketing as a real business, they should not quit. And the one who didn’t quit will finally succeed no matter how slow they progress!

    Thanks for sharing :D

    • Kostas

      Thanks for your comment Duy, there is no magic way to succeed as an affiliate marketer it takes time and hard work so if someone believes that it requires only a few minutes a day he/she soon get disappointed and give up.

      To succeed as an affiliate marketer you have to spend a lot of hours everyday and even sleepless nights, being your own boss is not as easy as it sounds (especially in the beginning) but it certainly pays offs in the long run…

      Happy Holidays!
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  8. I am just beginning a career as an affiliate marketer. I know of course that it is necessary to use my name with my CB and CJ accounts, but is it necessary to use my personal name in emails, advertisements, etc? I want to help people find products that will help them, but I don’t feel overly comfortable giving my first and last name out to everyone that I advertise to. Thanks for your help!

    • Kostas

      It’s not necessary to use your personal name but by being anonymous it will be far too difficult to make people trust you and buy from you. Trust is the key for a successful online business since people hear so many things about internet transactions and are afraid that they will be scammed.

      So I would advise to not be afraid of using your own name, actually you might have heard that most of the top marketers brand their own name and not just their businesses!
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  9. bilal from cheapdesignerhandbags says:

    diversity, never give up and research are really the core chunks to excel in affiliate marketing, thanks for the post

  10. Anna says:

    This is my next plan to start a serious site on affliates and I am still choosing the best niche and your tips are right thing right now. I will try to follow them in every possible way.

  11. Kostas

    Hi Anna,
    I hope you succeed in this venture, I would advise you to choose a niche that you love writing about and it’s close to your personal interests. Don’t choose a niche just because others make money on it because if you don’t like it you will soon lose interest and give up…

    Happy New Year!
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  12. Aron says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your post, affiliate marketing is hard work and everyone coming into it thinks they can just press a button to make cash. The biggest point I think you made is “Never Give Up”, success will come with hard work and stubborness, then once you have cracked it you can start to diversify. Another tip I would give is try lots of different products to see which works as some markets are very hard and probably the cause of a lot of failures in this game.

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