If you want the truth about affiliate marketing then this post may surprise you, as you may have read that affiliate marketing is simple, you can make a fortune overnight, work the hours that you choose, travel the world with just a laptop, sit next to the pool with just your laptop, earn millions of dollars in your sleep, even a child can make money online!!
Here are real facts about affiliate marketing and it is definitely not Child’s Play!
The Truth About Affiliate Marketing- The First 5 Facts!
- It takes time even to get noticed by the search engines. You have written the perfect article, did everything correctly by writing lots and lots of original content, choosing highly targeted keywords with little competition by doing your research but you are nowhere to be seen in the search engines, Why? It takes from 4 days to as much as 6 months only to get indexed by google and then depending on if you did everything correctly then it can take an extra 3 to 6 months to climb the rankings, so you are looking at anything from 3 months to as long as 1 year to get to the top of Google if done correctly.
- You have to put in the hours to be a success in affiliate marketing. To have a good website up and running and become an authority in your niche you have to put in the hours, not only do you have to write plenty of content you have to do the research which can include product research, keyword research, you have to know where to promote and who your audience is, so the more hours you put in the more success you get out.
- Content is king, the more content you have the best chance you will be seen. Gone are the days of the 1-page website getting ranked with only 300 hundred words (Due to google changes) so now it is back to basics of writing more content and much more again. It is best to write as many posts as possible with a word count of between 1000 and 2000 per post (Long term goals of around 400 posts will give you huge success and google will adore you).
- You cannot earn millions overnight as the “Guru’s” might say. You are more likely to earn a few dollars after your first 3 months online doing affiliate marketing then you can scale it and make some more but to make millions overnight in affiliate marketing in impossible (unless you are Jeff Bezos) Yes to make a million doing affiliate marketing is achievable, there are many people making 7 figure affiliate websites and again it takes time and commitment but saying that you can earn a full-time income within 2 years by doing affiliate marketing correctly.
- It can be stressful and you will most probably wake up in the night thinking about it. There will be many times where you wake up in the middle of the night thinking strange thoughts like “Did I put a link to that product?” Or “What does my post look like on my phone?” Or “Do I use H3 or H2 in my titles?” then you will take a quick look at your website from your phone. There will be times when you wake up thinking of an idea to use on your website then you won’t be able to get back to sleep because you can’t stop thinking about it and even if you do fall back to sleep you will most likely dream about your idea!
- You will get annoyed with your partner. You will most likely hear a talk from your partner like “You will never make money online” or “You are just a Dreamer” or “You have to work for someone else to make money” or “You just want to sit at home and make money doing nothing”! (Does she even realize that I spend hundreds of hours on SEO?) Maybe she only thinks that I spend my time playing games or on social networks when in fact I am working hard building affiliate websites and where does she think I get the money from to buy her new make-up? It’s not from being lazy! (Don’t worry, it happens all of the time)
So the Truth about Affiliate Marketing is that it can be hard work, time-consuming and stressful, you need calmness and patience, you have to work hard and study a lot then your calmness and patience will pay off hugely as the Russian author Leo Tolstoy once wrote “The Two Most Powerful Warriors Are Patience and Time” and I can relate to that.
Going Alone Makes it Harder-There is Help Where You Need It.
Affiliate Marketing can be a hard business to master and become a success but fortunately, there is plenty of help and support available when you look for it.
The bad thing is that there are also a lot of scams online, lots of programs claiming to be the best but offer no value and are only interested in your money and I know this because I have had the experience of paying for help from fake “Guru’s” in the past and have lost plenty of money.
I never gave up and I continued to research help for making money online by Affiliate Marketing, I looked through so many forums, loads of YouTube Video’s also all the social networks and I finally narrowed it down to only a handful of honest affiliate marketing programs and also a drop-shipping program which made me money (I no longer do Drop-Shipping as I now concentrate on Affiliate Marketing).
I have written reviews on the Affiliate Marketing programs that made me money but I decided not to write about the drop-shipping program yet and these reviews are on the main menu of this website under ‘Best Affiliate Training’ but the program that I highly recommend helping you make a success online and make the process a lot easier for you has a FREE membership plan (Unlimited time) so you can try it out with no obligation to buy anything but the option to upgrade should you wish.
You can test the water, get a free domain, free website builder, and free hosting, you can have free limited training and access to the huge forum where there is so much help, advice, and support.
My number 1 recommended program helped me massively, they gave me the knowledge, expectation, and also the confidence to be a successful affiliate marketer and I am sure that they can do the same for you.
I hope this article ‘The Truth About Affiliate Marketing’ has been of some value to you, please feel free to leave me a comment down below or ask me a question and I will be happy to get back to you ASAP.
To Your Success,