So I've been trying affiliate marketing for 2 months now....

@devlab (29)
United States
July 18, 2011 4:31am CST
STILL NOT ONE SALE! I've tried 4 different sites and I still have not made one sale. I get some views and clicks here and there but no one ever buys any of my stuff. Have any of you made a sale on any of these sites. If so what site and what was your marketing plan?
3 responses
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
18 Jul 11
You sure are doing smething wrong. First of all, you need a site - YOUR site. Be it a blog or something. If not, or better as in addition to the site, you need to have accounts in several forums where to be already well known and not a noob. Your site and forums you go viit daily and be active, they must be all related to something - is called a niche. Be it a product, a style, something. For example sport shoes, or sport deressing, or sport dressing trends. ust an example. Then, in the second, you need to be very active in those forums AND also to have a good traffic on your site. Good traffic mean at least 2-300 unique visits a day, real people, not software nor traffic exchange sites ... Choosing of the offers as well as where to be on the page is also something to deal carefully. You may think to outsource that. DO not work with only one affiliate - there are plenty of sites offering affiliate opportunities, choose several and use same time offers from all of them. And keep in mind: trying to sell online virtual items (ebooks, software etc.) is not same with trying to sell online REAL items (shoes, ring, computer etc.). However: Think one will eventually buy from you if he think you are his best option. If once is n your site, you bomb him with "buy from me" sheet, you are not trustworthy. Trust and image are to be created in time, earned from costumers ... And don't just rely on site traffic. Sooner or later you'll need a ... list. And in all moments, loosing credibility is very easy.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
18 Jul 11
List: As an established marketer, you offer on your site to people to subscribe to your weekly info-letter. All those who subscribe are actually accepting to get emails from you - commercial emails. They form a list. You send emails to tah list and in those emails you can share knowledge, promote things, sale, make offers etc.. In short, earn money. At the end of the day, the list is what makes internet marketers to have big money. Yet things are far more complicated as I described above, I just suggested the basics. //// As to start - see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbnYpynvpnA
@devlab (29)
• United States
19 Jul 11
Thank you!. Your response was the most informative thing I have read on the topic. I've definitely been going about this wrong.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
30 Jul 11
Well, what are you selling? And how? It is hard to give you a lot of advice without knowing that. Some niches are really competetive and therefore really hard for newbies to get into. It also helps if you know some SEO so you get traffic to the place where you are marketing these products. So tell us some more about what exactly you are doing, and I will see if I can come up with some tips :) (I do affiliate marketing myself and do pretty well now, but it took a really long for me to get good at it)
26 Jul 11
I too have tried the affiliate marketing but it is only solvent if you find something that is just getting off the ground like this company. http://myconsumerintel.co.uk/account.aspx?t=X&r=dbe8dc8f-9aa6-41bb-9740-e68eb5o64695 It works once you enter at foundation level give it a few years and then everybody will be doing it. Good luck