Once you understand how this whole business works, it’s really pretty obvious. Most novice affiliates never make any money for one simple reason-people cannot find their websites or blogs. If your site does not appear on the first page of Google or other major search engines, then chances are you won’t generate any traffic to your site and you will not make money. If you are trying to get people to buy your products, you are going to need to make yourself known and this is where most affiliates go wrong.
The fact is, many people jump straight into affiliate marketing, creating beautiful sites filled with banners, graphics and flowing prose, but they don’t make any money. We need to understand that search engines like google are looking for written content and not your picture gallery. Honestly speaking, you can perfect the appearance later, you need to make sure that your website is visible. We call this search engine optimisation-a fancy word really referring to achieving visibility of your website or blog. You can optimise your website by:-
•Driving traffic to your website or blog through participating in forums (using your links as signatures-always). One of my favourites is the Work at Home Forum . This again depends on your niche market, if it health related products then you’d rather look for realted forums.
•Add content to your blog or website almost daily. Google loves new content.
•Optimise your content by researching your keywords to understand how frequently visitors look for them.
•Facebook and Twitter are very instrumental when it comes to boosting your search engine optimisation efforts. Take advantage of these free tools.
This article is really a guide on how you can avoid affiliate failure but by no means exhaustive. Do your reasearch but most importantly, do not get stuck on the research phase. You need to implement what you learn asyou go along.