Seven Common Pitfalls New
     Affiliates Should Avoid
             Missy Ward, Co-Founder, Affiliate Summit
Tip#1: Don’t mindlessly follow the
             crowd




           Photo by LemonTwist 301 on Flickr.com
To Hop on the Bandwagon, or Not?




Photo credit: VanCityAllie.com
                                 Photo credit: Beezy o...
Tip #2: Don’t Forget to Read The
           Fine Print
Read the Merchant’s Policies on:

   PPC & Trademark Bidding
   Email Marketing
   Incentivized Traffic
   Coupon or R...
Tip #3: Do, Do Your Due Diligence
What You Market Can Impact Your
           Business.
 False claims
 Product Recalls
 Customer Service Issues
 Product ...
Tip #4: Don’t Be Lazy
Think Outside the Box

Don’t just use the canned ads provided by
 the merchant, or you’ll look just like
 everyone else. ...
Tip #5: Free Lunches Can Give You
             Heartburn
Invest In Your Business


While it’s OK to build
your business on a
shoestring budget,
avoid FREE
HOSTING, or you’re
just ...
Tip #6: Don’t Lose Focus
“If you chase two rabbits both will escape.”
             -Chinese proverb.

The more your focus is
divided, the less prod...
Tip #7: And, most importantly…
  Don’t change marketing directions like
        you change your underwear!
Contact Missy Ward
 missyward@affiliatesummit.com
 Twitter: @missyward
 AIM: MsMissyWard
 Facebook:
  http://www.Missy...
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Seven Common Pitfalls New Affiliates Should Avoid

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If you’re new to affiliate marketing, you’re probably already up to your ears in “new stuff” that you need to learn, which can be somewhat overwhelming.

On top of everything else, you also need to get your arms around things that you really should avoid, so that your efforts aren’t for naught.

I put together this video to help out with that. These are some affiliate pitfalls that I wish someone would have shared with me when I first started out. It would have saved me a lot of time, frustration and money.

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  • Free web hosting runs ads [usually google ads] on your web page in the most prominent area and all the clicks earn revenue the hosting company rather than you.The downtime, ie period when your server is not online, could be more with free hosting resulting in loss of revenue for your affiliate marketing business. You cannot get visitors if your website is not liveBandwidth is limited. The Bandwidth determines how much data can be retrieved from you websites server. If you are lucky enough to have lots of visitors, your site may crash because of insufficient bandwidthYour affiliate marketing business might not be taken seriously by your visitors. Who is going to buy a $50 product from a site with \"hosted free by whoever\" splashed across the top of the page
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  • Seven Common Pitfalls New Affiliates Should Avoid

    1. 1. Seven Common Pitfalls New Affiliates Should Avoid Missy Ward, Co-Founder, Affiliate Summit
    2. 2. Tip#1: Don’t mindlessly follow the crowd Photo by LemonTwist 301 on Flickr.com
    3. 3. To Hop on the Bandwagon, or Not? Photo credit: VanCityAllie.com Photo credit: Beezy on Flickr.com
    4. 4. Tip #2: Don’t Forget to Read The Fine Print
    5. 5. Read the Merchant’s Policies on:  PPC & Trademark Bidding  Email Marketing  Incentivized Traffic  Coupon or Rewards  Duration of Campaign Or You’ll Just Wind Up Frustrated.
    6. 6. Tip #3: Do, Do Your Due Diligence
    7. 7. What You Market Can Impact Your Business.  False claims  Product Recalls  Customer Service Issues  Product Competition You can wind up getting
    8. 8. Tip #4: Don’t Be Lazy
    9. 9. Think Outside the Box Don’t just use the canned ads provided by the merchant, or you’ll look just like everyone else. Where’s the value?
    10. 10. Tip #5: Free Lunches Can Give You Heartburn
    11. 11. Invest In Your Business While it’s OK to build your business on a shoestring budget, avoid FREE HOSTING, or you’re just rolling the dice.
    12. 12. Tip #6: Don’t Lose Focus
    13. 13. “If you chase two rabbits both will escape.” -Chinese proverb. The more your focus is divided, the less productive you will be.  Define your goals and prioritize.  Take little bites.  Track your progress and earnings vigorously.
    14. 14. Tip #7: And, most importantly… Don’t change marketing directions like you change your underwear!
    15. 15. Contact Missy Ward  missyward@affiliatesummit.com  Twitter: @missyward  AIM: MsMissyWard  Facebook: http://www.MissyOnFacebook.com  LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/missyward  Personal Blog: http://www.MissyWard.com

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