Affiliate marketing is a major source of earning a tremendous amount of money online. Newbie bloggers become infatuated with it and try to master it by researching online. In their journey to learn everything about affiliate marketing, they meet many articles which spread myths that can discourage them.
Making your first sale in affiliate marketing requires in-depth knowledge of product categories, SEO, social media, etc. Instead of focusing on these subjects, newbie bloggers may linger over articles which spread false information about affiliate marketing.
Top 10 affiliate marketing misconceptions bloggers should ignore
In this article, I have selected the major misconception that often spread on the internet from blog to forums and social media to videos.
1. 3000 or more word articles
There are bloggers who do successful affiliate marketing with only 500-800 word blog posts. All you need is an informative post with affiliate links at an appropriate length.
If you write weekly posts, then 1000 word article is best for you.
2. Organic traffic
Blogger doesn’t have to rely on organic traffic to earn money with affiliate marketing. They always have an option to advertise their blog posts.
4. Affects SEO
Affiliate links kill SEO? No, they don’t.
Now, hear me out. If you put links carelessly here and there then change your habit. This can affect your SEO. Just don’t overdo links, that’s it.
5. Only big niches work
As I said above there are lots niches and nowadays companies are launching affiliate programs of their own to gather customers.
6. You have to be a pro blogger
Pro bloggers do things on a different scale and that’s it. It helps to earn huge money but why not first earn $100 to $1000 and then aim for more.
7. It’s very hard
Nada. Learn smart blogging. Use long tail keywords with little competition. Follow top bloggers on social media. Copy their tactics.
8. Huge traffic = Huge money
Huge traffic doesn’t guarantee high returns.
9. Only top influencers rule
I know top influencers have lots of power but the blogging world is big. You have to perform daily and you can make it big if you work consistently.
Your blog doesn’t have to be a famous or big one.
10. Requires lots of money to invest
Bullshit. No need of money. For those who want fast results by promotion then you can invest little money into advertising your blog posts and that’s it.