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Affiliate Marketing Mentors

May 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular tools around and is employed by several online entrepreneurs. It’s a great way to put up an online business quick and inexpensively. Still a large number of want-to-be Internet business owners know little or zero about it. Most of these people assume that they can make big money with little or no effort. They are definitely wrong. To be successful in an affiliate marketing business takes hard work and will never occur overnight. Typically you have to try several advertising strategies and tactics to find what works. This often involves signing up with various affiliate programs just to find which merchants perform and which are right for you.

Another misconception is that you can be successful by placing all your different affiliated banners on a single site. If you do this your site will be overflowing with too many banners. Your site will end up looking more like a link farm and visitors will not be curious about any of the products your are marketing. So if want to promote several affiliate programs on your web site make sure that the banners you put up are in line with the theme and subject of your articles and niche. Keep in mind that three to four affiliated links on your site is a reasonable number depending on the size of the web page.

Some affiliate marketers think that if they add affiliate materials to their site they can get instant sales. These people don’t realize that affiliate marketing is totally about advertising. If there is no traffic hitting your site how can you expect to acquire any sales. Remember, the more you advertise your affiliate links or the site where the affiliate links are placed the more clickthru’s these links are likely to receive.

A mentor can help you learn where to start out and what is needed to succeed. A mentor is defined as a wise and trusted instructor or counselor. Generally mentors are experts in their field. They are able to give skillful advice and direction as well as supervision to others. An affiliate marketing mentor is an expert counselor that has made affiliate marketing their specialty. Affiliate marketing mentors are people that are successful in affiliate marketing and are always willing to share their experiences.

An affiliate-marketing mentor will utilize the many theories and generalities found in Internet marketing. There’s nothing more helpful than telling merchants and affiliates what works today and what are the things that will most likely work in the future as trends change. Mentors are a source of knowledge and the affiliate and merchants can learn how to generate more income from them. As an affiliate or merchant you need to be knowledgeable and equipped with the keys to success. You should be willing to be guided as you try to do the things that will help boost your profit.

Articles on affiliate marketing say that in order to be successful in affiliate marketing you need to develop these traits: persistence, patience and a thirst for knowledge. A mentor’s job is to help affiliates and merchants find these traits within themselves. Mentors have already developed these characteristics and it makes it very easy for them to explain them to others. Success in affiliate marketing requires sweat, blood and of course a hefty time commitment. Another trait affiliates and merchants must learn is to never give up.

A mentor must be an expert in SEO, link exchanges, email marketing, newsletter marketing, reciprocal exchanges and advertising in forums, and other fields of marketing. Affiliates often find these things hard to learn alone and without supervision from the one who knows best. When selecting a mentor be sure they are knowledgeable on these things. Being a good mentor is way harder than succeeding in affiliate marketing but being one is very rewarding especially if the merchant or affiliate become successful. The failure of the merchant or affiliate is seen as a failure of the mentor.

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