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3 things affiliate gurus do not tell you-How to perform better in affiliate marketing in 2015

Updated on January 24, 2015

The Affiliate marketing world and its traps

If you are new to affiliate marketing, there is one thing you will quickly note. There are many "Gurus" there and so many "successful" marketers driving flashy cars and showing off big houses and helicopters... but not so many success stories from the multitudes who buy their courses.

These are 3 things Affiliate Marketing Guru's do not tell you.

Most "Gurus" make money from new comers buying their "How to" products.

Sad but true. Most Affiliate Marketing teachers are only financially successful if at all, from YOUR hard earned cash that you spent to buy the "course" that they researched, tested and profited from in 3 months, metaphorically speaking.

The simple take away from this is that, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. I would suggest would be affiliate marketers look for more effective ways to approach business like Napoleon Hills teachings, in the book "Think and Grow Rich". Reading this, you will realize that there are a lot of lies being spread by Gurus online. The biggest one being " I am rich, though you can't prove it! And guess what, I can make you( think you can) get rich too! Do not buy into it folks. Online earning like any other business needs an effective strategy, there is no magic bullet.


Coming to think of it, what is a guy who is driving a Lamborghini still doing trying to sell you a cheap product... Hired Lamborghini perhaps ? Just sayin'.


The promises of riches and a beautiful life

Affiliate gurus promise you a luxurious life style.
Affiliate gurus promise you a luxurious life style. | Source

You DO need money to make money.

Most people who go into Affiliate marketing will promise you courses that will teach you how to generate trasffiic through SEO (Search engine Optimization). While this used to be a gold mine ten years ago, search engines have completely shifted the goals and most of the black hat tricks taught by Affiliate marketing Gurus simply will not work.

You will need to buy traffic to realize profitable returns or a good ROI (Return on Investment). Buying traffic can be from various sources such as Google Adwords, Bing, Facebook and many other sources. Plenty of Fish is a dating website that is hugely popular with Affiliate marketers who push dating offers to get commissions. All these traffic sources require a good budget to start off especially for beginners since there is a lot of trial and error.

You are much better off finding a forum to join that offers advice to beginners like the Warrior forum War room. It will cost you about $100 for a lifetime membership.

Above is my point exactly, to get the right knowledge, do not buy into a guy who you found on youtube showing off their fancy car and big house.

Affililate marketers make

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Better ways to make money as an affiliate

One of the best ways I have found to make money as an affiliate is by doing real reviews of stuff that you personally use in your house.

By doing this you are creating content for the web that is authentic and loaded with value.

The beauty of this is that you can also post video reviews which can generate small to medium returns depending on the popularity of your review.

I would go with writing reviews or doing video reviews and posting them on Youtube then having the link where people can buy the product in the description.

Most people are doing this with Amazon products and earning a lot more than learning rubbish from some guru.

Below I have some video reviews that have generated a good amount of traffic to my Youtube partners program.

Example of a video review of a real product

Conclusion

When it comes to Affiliate marketing, stay as far away from flashy gurus you can not research on. Do not be suckered into buying $29.99 products that promise you instant success.


There is a lot of hard work to become a successful affiliate marketer. You will have a lot of studying to do to understand what marketing is. You will have to do research to find out what works/sells and what does not.

Do what you love and you will not have to work a day in your life. There is no easy road....

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