I’m pretty sure you know the feeling of frustration and impatience as you wait to see some growth..ANY growth in your affiliate marketing business.
You’ve done everything that your supposed to do. You’ve read the books and been on Twitter, you’ve spoken to your neighbor and the nice people in that Facebook group you joined a few days ago. But you still feel like you’re getting nowhere fast and it’s starting to REALLY hack you off..
If only you knew why progress was so slow, if only you could get out of the funk that you find yourself in!
I’ve been there too, I think we all have at one time or another…
We all want to build the business of our dreams fast or at least start to show the green shoots of growth that tell us we are on the right path!
There are 3 simple reasons that affiliate marketing businesses don’t grow and fortunately they are super simple to put right!
1) You’re not talking to enough people or the right kinds of people.
People burn pretty quickly through their warm list (the people they know and have a relationship with) when they start an online business. If they don’t educate themselves in how to communicate they can soon run out of people to talk too.
Affiliate marketing is largely a numbers game and half of the battle is figuring out how to get more of the right people to see your products or services.
If this is something you struggle with I have written several blog posts that deal with the topic of finding an audience and expanding your reach, I have listed a couple below:
- Can I Build A Successful Online Business Without Video Content
- Online Marketing – Creating A Content Plan With This Easy To Use Template
- Will Creating Organic Traffic Massively Boost Exposure For My Business?
2) People forget to measure, track and tweak
Affiliate marketing is first and foremost a business – it isn’t a hobby and it isn’t a bit of fun. If you want your business to make a profit then you need to get comfortable with the numbers.
I suggest setting up a tracker and monitoring things that are important to your growth.
Monitor how and where you are promoting, monitor number of visitors, number of sales, where people get stuck in the journey of buying.
The more comfortable you get with the numbers in your business the more you will be able to react and adjust to improve your results.
3) You are not being consistent and persistent
Whenever I take my eye of the ball and lose my focus my engagement and then my sales struggle. It is so important to get into a routine and work your business with focus and consistency.
Affiliate marketing thrive on the fresh eyeballs produced by momentum.
If you have found yourself stuck in a bit of a rut then go back to your trackers and numbers. Often there can be a lag between producing content, creating leads and getting results.
It can take many contacts before someone trusts you enough to become a buyer. Staying consistent and persistent will ensure you have enough of those potential touch points to keep the possibility of the sale open.
Some things to consider
When I logged on to my analytics tool this morning I noticed that yesterday I had a surge in visitors to my website and clicks through to one particular product – when I look back the surge came from a blog post that I had written back on January 21st. By having a grip of the numbers I can quickly identify any unusual behavior. If the behaviour is positive I can try to replicate the action that had the positive effect weeks or months down the line.
Affiliate marketing is a competitive industry and those that are competitive with themselves and their competitors are the ones that get the most success… give yourself the tools you need to stay as competitive as possible.
The suggestions below may help you:
- Power Lead System – A Great Marketing System And A Powerful Online Marketing Opportunity
- The Best Ways Of Capturing Email Leads To Build Your Online Business
- What Is A Sales Funnels And Why Is It Important In Online Marketing
With a little application you can get out of that rut you’ve found yourself in. You can take that first but vitally important step forward…READY, GET SET, GO!
I have been very fortunate to build an online income over the past few years, if this is something you’d like to do too you can see here exactly how I make money from this blog.