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Reasons You Fail at Affiliate Marketing


  1. Dennis Scanlon says:

    I am just getting started in ONLINE MARKETING…I am 60 years old and slightly senile…I have trouble understanding things…I can type here OK…(although it takes me a long time) I can’t work any more at a REGULAR JOB…I heard you could make money on here with the internet marketing…I don’t know how to build a website…I don’t know what NICHE is…I am TRYING to learn this…I was hoping I could join some affiliate COMPANY and they would help me get this going…BUT indeed…they seem to be either TOO COMPLICATED…or TOO expensive. I read that you don’t need to pay ANYTHING to get started in marketing…BUT …

  2. Hello Dennis,
    Don’t know if you’re still hanging out on this site, but I can help a thimble-full. I admire the way you put it out there into the universe what you want. I’ll say a few things: First, focus on pumping yourself up at every chance you get. No need to emphasize your shortcomings; they will be in your face forever at the beginning anyway.

    You obviously have some skills, because you were able to write a whole comment that was understandable and without typos. I’m not joking. Some folks can’t write, spell, or use grammar worth a lick. At the same time, they don’t believe in re-reading what they post before sending it out.

    Next, spend time reading as much as you can and your questions will slowly get answered. Make friends with Google research. Look up “find your niche.” You’ll find out a lot about niches. Start reading people’s blogs and the ones that you really like, follow them.

    Don’t spend any money until you understand what you are doing. Don’t join anything until you have a clue about what you like and what you want to do. There are enough people willing to take your money and you’ll be more confused and overwhelmed than ever.

    Here’s one thing you can do and not spend anything: get a second free email and use it to sign up for free information, webinars, and downloads. You can peruse them at your leisure and the resulting avalanche of email won’t clog up your regular email box. The goal is to find out what’s out there and what piques your interest.

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