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    Mistake in doing affiliate marketing?

    Let's list and discuss the common mistake in doing affiliate marketing business. List from me :

    1. Not doing a research - Choosing wrong product
    Research is important before decide to choose product to sell. It's to know the competition condition or the market size. Some people doing no research but just follow what the other do. For example, if Xbox360 is in HOT, their also affiliate xbox product, they don't know that xbox prospect is already full of competitor.

    2. Use free domain
    Using free domain just like blogspot or free wordpress is not wrong, but make you as affiliate marketer is look not proffesional and not seriously in take this business. But this mistake is not happen to affiliate marketer which using only redirect system.

    3. Fear in investing money
    Investing is needed. Prospect will not come by just waiting and sleeping, you need to advertise it. Advertising is the fastest way to market product, it's faster instead to SEO-ing your site, but yeah there is something to be sacrified --> ads busget.

    Any tips or opinion, please?

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    Also, not using the product yourself is a mistake. If you yourself don't use the product you may not be convincing enough to the buyer / you may not be able to answer questions.
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    That is mistake i never noticed. I think the affiliate marketer should have own experience in using that product, and write their experience about it. But anyway, for reseller/affiliater which just using redirect, of course this mistake is not too important, since we just redirect visitor and the rest is up to that original sales letter.

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    Don't spamming rapidly to promote your affiliate product to get more profits. Definitely the company itself will get a bad reputation, because of their affiliate members who always doing spam in many much way to others.

    That's not good, so don't ever try promoting via spam.

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    I agree with the point made by Gilang. If you're constantly spamming your affiliate link all over the internet, not only are people not going to click it, they're also going to lose their faith in you, which will mean they won't buy future products either. Only post your link in moderation where you think people will actually be interested

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    Not for affiliate marketing, for every business, spamming is also forbidden :P. And spamming is common mistake of affiliate marketer newbie. I have seen many people on my local forum is spread affiliate marketing crazily, and in the end, their get bad reputation point :P.

    To embarassed for telling you the truth, that when i start to internet business (newbie), i'm crazily promoting my PTC affiliate link haha...And the result is, i have many enemy :P

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    But guys, do you think it's really needed to buy our affiliate product? Most of it is from outside country and of course its not cheap... most of us just hoping to earn some commission from some people who have enough money by buying the product he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadhare View Post
    But guys, do you think it's really needed to buy our affiliate product? Most of it is from outside country and of course its not cheap... most of us just hoping to earn some commission from some people who have enough money by buying the product he he
    Of course you need to try the product yourself.
    If you don't, how will you be able to inform people and to answer their questions about the product?
    You've got to offer your clients support, otherwise they won't trust you the next time you will try to sell something.

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    It's needed to try, but not a must. I'm already said about the solution. By redirecting, all management related to this product is done by the original product site. And we just wait for our commision.
    And this is also recommended for people who have no copywriting skill. Better to leave it for the original site than to manage it by ownself but the sales letter is more bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akira07 View Post
    It's needed to try, but not a must.
    lol
    You might want to use http://translate.google.com next time.


    Quote Originally Posted by akira07 View Post
    I'm already said about the solution. By redirecting, all management related to this product is done by the original product site. And we just wait for our commision.
    And this is also recommended for people who have no copywriting skill. Better to leave it for the original site than to manage it by ownself but the sales letter is more bad.
    Of course, throwing your link everywhere on forums, in e-mails, on Facebook and on Twitter without any details is the best solution there ever was. Sorry I didn't tought of it before.

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