Mistakes new affiliate marketer make

10 Mistakes New Affiliate Marketers Make You Should Avoid.

Mistakes new affiliate marketers make can be easily avoided to maximise you income potential.We have all made some mistakes when starting affiliate marketing in the beginning.

Joining as many affiliate programs as possible and placing affiliate links all over our website and waiting to make money. That is the wrong approach to affiliate marketing.

In today’s post, we will be talking about mistakes beginner affiliate marketers make and how to avoid them.

In order to be successful with affiliate marketing, the following are the most important tools you need.

1 Web hosting and Domain name.

Web hosting is a service that will enable your website to be accessible online. While the domain name is the name of your website/blog.

In your website or blog is where you will promote the products from the affiliate programs for a commission.

Recommended: Learn how to create a blog step by step.

2. Niche Topic.

This is the specific topic in which your blog will be about. And this will make you create loyal readers and build trust.

Because of a niche specific blog you will be able to promote products that your readers may be interested in.

1.Focusing on a Crowded Niche.

focusing on crowded niche

Choosing a profitable niche is what we are always told, that may be a true sometimes. Most people end up choosing a niche which is crowded and that not good for as a beginner.

There are profitable niches that are not crowded and are easy to promote and have high conversion rate and commision.

I advice to focus on one niches that have high conversion rate and commission.

Focusing on one specific will make you an expert and you will be the go to guy for topic.

2. Promoting Too Many Products Or Services.

promoting too many products or services.

This is another mistakes new affiliate marketers make as they are to greedy and want to make money from every affiliate product they see.

Focus on producing more content compared to affiliate products for your blog. Readers will exit your website the minute they are bombarded with links and sales pitch.

Let your site be organized and promote few products at a specific time. I always recommend not more that 5 affiliate products.

3.Joining Too Many Affiliate Programs.

Joining to many affiliate programs may not be wrong at sometimes.

But joining rival companies and promoting their products and services in your blog will confuse your readers and they will not be loyal readers.

I recommend when starting affiliate marketing choose some products and start promoting and make sure you believe in those products.

4. Selling Instead Of Helping.

selling instead of helping

When your website or blog is only promoting affiliate products you will never acquire readers who will return to your blog.

Provide information that will help your readers and will make them come back to your blog to read everyday.

Helping readers attain knowledge and skill can help in increasing the rate of conversion when you direct them to a affiliate product link.

5. Marketing Low Commission Offers.

marketing low commission offers

Promoting a low commission product may not be bad but it’s requires a lot of work and our work is to create a passive income.

Let’s take an example between promoting a 10% commission on a $500 product and promoting 10% commission on a $50 product.

In the first example you will earn a lot of commission even if not a lot of people have purchased the product compared to the second example.

This is one of the biggest mistakes new affiliate marketers make as they tend to choose low commission products. They make the assumption that people will buy low-cost products easily.


When starting as an affiliate marketer this one of this biggest skill that you will need through the course of your journey.

I have friends who started affiliate marketing but after one week without seeing any money they quit.

Affiliate Marketing is the easiest way of making money online but that doesn’t mean you don’t put the effort in.

When challenges come knocking on your business you don’t stop or run away. Be patient and learn how to overcome the challenge.

Every roadblock you come across just search online about because I am pretty sure there is a post covering it.

7. Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket.

Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

While I don’t recommend you join a lot of affiliate programs but I also advice you not to depend on one affiliate program only.

Because anything can happen to the merchant or the affiliate program and they can shut down their business.

I was once suspended for something i never new was wrong by my affiliate program.

8. Having No Personal Interest in the Niche.

The type of niche you choose should be something you have knowledge about because affiliate marketing is something you want to do in the long run.

Choosing something that you don’t like or have no interest in will be hard to create content about and it will be easy for you to quit when a problem arises.

If you choose a niche about something you are passionate about is the best thing in affiliate marketing because you will enjoy it.

9. Not Building your Email list.

The best time to start an Email list in blogging is the minute you start blogging and that is the same in affiliate marketing.

The advantage of an email list is that you can promote affiliate links to them over and over again.

An Email list is the best thing you can do to your affiliate marketing business as its conversation rate is high compared to other ways.

This are the methods you can use to build your Email list.

By providing the following in exchange of there email.

  • Resource list
  • quick start guide
  • cheat sheet
  • checklist
  • Mini-Course
  • Email Course
  • Quick or Assessment
  • Templates

10. Content Creation.

Have you had content is King? I always love creating content as i always acquire new readers and I help someone.

When creating a content put in mind the reader and create content that will help them.

If you create a powerful content google will rank it on the first page and the rate of conversion will be high as they are targeted audience.

The best way to promote a product is by creating an honest review about it and direct them where they can get the product or service.


Being successful in affiliate marketing can be hard and it can be also easy depending on your patience and work you put in.

Most of the “affiliate guru” make it look complicated and they can put you off from affiliate marketing.

My Last advice to you is that when starting affiliate marketing keep on learning every single day and i am sure you will be successful.

In the comment i would like to know the challenge you are facing in affiliate marketing.

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2 thoughts to “10 Mistakes New Affiliate Marketers Make You Should Avoid.”

  1. Thank you for this information. Their are a few things on this list Ive been doing wrong. And I did not know it. I have revamped my blog many times in the last year.

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