Lets start out by saying that for every one good thing said about affiliate marketing ten negitive things are said. Those are pretty bad odds if you ask me. Affiliate marketing is a monstrosity of a business. The fact is most prominent businesses on the internet use some form of affiliate advertising today. This is obvious. So how can it have such a bad reputation? Well I have an idea why.
I believe it’s how affiliates market for companies and of course some of the companies are frauds in themselves. Some companies or affiliates will say “you will get rich overnight with little or no work on your part.” This is a form of trickery and deception. If you are in the affiliate business, I shouldn’t have to tell you that this isn’t a good thing to promise your prospects. You want to build your reputation, not destroy it. Every business owner knows you have to work hard and invest time to gain real results. So Maby If we all yell, kick, and scream loud enough all these companies and false promises will disappear. I doubt it. Are they going away? Not anytime soon.
Of course someone new to internet marketing won’t know the difference between a legitimate company and a fraudulent one. So it’s up to those of us who already been through it and know what to look out for to give fair warning. It’s up to us to make a positve influence on affiliate marketing as a whole and help restack the odds in our favor. By showing ourselves to be good moral internet citizens and helping others reach their goals the right way, the honest way. If we do this I know we will be successful and proud to be called an affiliate marketer.
So be careful not to get caught up in the whirlwind of internet marketing. Picture it in the likeness of a black hole that will suck all your money, time, and energy and leave you with nothing. I believe this is why so many affiliates give up so easily, and leave with a bad impression. It’s difficult to recoup from such a powerful unexpected onslaught.
But there is still hope, There are still some of us who care enough to take you by the hand and guide you through this complex maze and show you what the true meanning of affiliate marketing is. It’s being dedicated in helping others succeed, it’s being honest with yourself and building a good reputation as well as the reputation of affiliate marketing as a whole. It’s treating others how you wish to be treated.
Just becouse your on the internet doesn’t mean you give up your moral compass. build your relationships as if you were face to face. Affiliate marketing is very competitive yes, but you don’t have to be a cut throat salesperson and try to trick people into buying your products. Use a unique planned out marketing strategy that is tactful. Be a good mentor and help others achieve their goals and in return you will be successful yourself.
You may have to face some not so good encounters along the way but that doesn’t mean you have to join them. Be unique. Be yourself. This will help you more than anything else. I believe affiliate marketing is a good thing if used the way it was intended and will continue to enhance peoples lives around the world.