Top 7 Reasons for failure in Affiliate marketing by New Affiliates

Last Update: Oct 21, 2022

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Affiliate marketing successes are discussed from the rooftops, but failures are not discussed. Less than 5% of affiliates are known to make money, but thousands are jumping on the affiliate marketing wagon every day hoping against hopes that they too can hit the jackpot.


​Affiliate Marketing Programs are a big draw for many because of the simplicity with which they can be started.


​Unfortunately, despite the urge to be an affiliate marketer, lack of knowledge and inappropriate strategies is what causes failures. These factors are primarily responsible for the failures:

​1. Selecting the Incorrect Affiliate Program:


Many affiliates have failed because they choose the wrong affiliate program. Scams of all kinds abound on the internet.


​And the buzz is so strong that many newcomers swallow it, lining up, sinking, and joining these frauds.

2. Joining Too Many Affiliate Programs in the Beginning:


It can be very difficult and stressful at first to deal with too many affiliate programs, especially if you have no previous experience.


Failure and disappointment might result from this. While it is feasible to promote many programs, it is recommended that you focus your efforts and knowledge on one main affiliate program.


3. No Set Goal:

Most new entrepreneurs have no goal. They do things in a sloppy way hoping to make money in a short period of time.


Success cannot be achieved with this attitude. There should be a goal and a plan to achieve this, preferably a short-term and a long-term plan.


​4. Unwilling to invest in time and knowledge:


​Many people become affiliates hoping to bring in huge amounts of money.


​There's nothing wrong with that, but the irony is that they don't want to spend time learning about affiliate marketing and improving their knowledge, which are basic requirements that guarantee success.


​5. Insufficient Advertising and Promotion:


​The success of an affiliate marketer depends largely on how well their products and services are made known to the public and the internet world.


​Likewise, the root cause of most affiliates' failure is due to inadequate and inefficient promotion strategies. There are many free and inexpensive ways to advertise.


​6. Misunderstandings And Negligences Of Promotion:


​Facebook Organic is one of the cheapest and best ways to promote your products and services. Just having banners and short text messages with links to your products won't bring you the traffic you need to succeed.



Ignorance or negligence of promotional strategies is another reason for failure. You need to have unique, fresh and relevant content to attract the search engines and visitors to your website.


​7. Giving Up Too Soon:


​Some affiliates give up after a month or two, realizing that they can't make thousands of dollars overnight as evidenced by some scams.


​On the other hand, there are affiliates who have really done everything they can to succeed, but decide to give up just when their hard work begins to pay off.


​It's sad to see so many affiliate marketers give up when they'd have made more money with a little more time and effort.


​Conclusion:


​As an affiliate, if you are passionate about your Affiliate Marketing Business and stay motivated, the above reasons for failure can never be a problem for you.


You will succeed, while many others will fail and drop out.










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Yes, I would say that your list sums it up nicely. 😎

Frank 🎸

Great and accurate advice Henneke. I wish I had read this when I started but it's all part of learning a new field.

Lily

Spot on information here Hanneke, I hope you are well my friend and thanks for sharing...

All valid reasons…thanks for the share.

You are on point, Hanneke.
Thank you for posting.

These are some inspirational insights, thank you!!

Stephen

Very true words, indeed, Hanneke!

I hope you and yours are doing well, and thanks for this concisely laid out post, my friend!

Jeff

That's very true. Thanks for sharing.

Myra

Thanks for sharing Hanneke! So very true.

Mel

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