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Are you thinking of starting affiliate marketing but are being held back by affiliate marketing myths?
These may make you feel sceptical as to whether an affiliate marketing business is for you, or whether it’s just a whole big SCAM!
If you’re feeling doubtful about whether it’s possible to make money with affiliate marketing, I do hear ya! I’ve been there and have been in the sceptical gang before.
But I’m here to squash some of those doubts for you and talk about how a lot of the myths you’ve heard about affiliate marketing, are simply WRONG.
Read on to find out which are the most common myths and let me change your mind about them.
Common Affiliate Marketing Myths Debunked
1. It’s Expensive to Set Up an Affiliate Marketing Business
I’ve heard it a lot – ‘’I don’t have enough money to start up my own affiliate marketing business. It’s simply too expensive’’. I’m here to tell you it’s NOT super expensive to set up an affiliate marketing business and it can be done on a budget.
Yes, there is lots of expensive software, courses and shiny toys out there you can buy, if you have the money to gain success faster, but it’s completely possible to start up your own online business and start making affiliate commissions by leveraging organic traffic and free social media sites.
It’s FREE to have a social media account, it’s FREE to start a YouTube channel and it’s FREE to have an email account.
These are the 3 main things you need to start up your own affiliate marketing business. All you need to provide is a laptop and WIFI connection (plus the drive to take action) and you’re good to go!
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2. The Market is Too Saturated, There’s No Room For Me
If the market you intend to build your business in is saturated, this is a GOOD thing! It means there’s money to be made and thanks to the internet, you’re not fighting for customers alongside everyone else in your neighbourhood.
You can connect and sell to customers all over the world, so there is room for everyone. Making money online is a popular niche and many people need help in this area. The same as the health and relationship niches.
These markets are busy, but find the people that resonate with YOU and they will follow you over the thousands of others out there in the same niche.
For example; if you are a single mum aged 40 who is selling an affiliate marketing course. Your struggles, life and way of doing things is going to resonate with other mums wanting to go into the same business. Even if there is a more experienced guy selling the same thing.
Think about how you can package what you’re selling, in a way perhaps others aren’t. Unique bonuses that help your audience will make what you’re selling an irresistible proposition.
This will make you stand out from the crowd and make people want to buy from you.
3. You Have to Be a Tech Wizard to Succeed
Believe me, I’m a tech idiot and I struggle with every new thing I have to do online.
But the one good thing is; when I decide to do something I’m pretty pig-headed and I’ll do everything I can to work out how to do it.
Another platform that has helped me immensely is Fiverr.
There are many smart people offering their tech services on Fiverr and you can get help with things like WordPress, website design, logos and branding, SEO and even writing content for your affiliate blog.
If you get stuck with the tech side of things, know there is always affordable help on Fiverr you can take advantage of as a lean entrepreneur.
When you use established platforms like Get Response for your email autoresponder. It can seem hard, in the beginning, to learn how to use their technology.
But luckily they have great live chat or email support where there’s always someone on hand to help. You can also search their tutorials online which are usually pretty good and you can follow step by step.
So when you start as a beginner affiliate marketer, YES things will seem tough if you’re not gifted with tech, but if you really want to do something, all the answers are out there for you to find.
You need to commit to mastery and learning something for longer than just 5 minutes and giving up.
If you struggle with a certain techy thing, take the whole weekend immersing yourself in tutorials and books to learn the skills you need. Practice it daily from then on until it becomes easy!
If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!
Ignore those affiliate marketing myths and just get started!
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