6 Silly Mistakes must avoid by New Affiliate Marketers


As we all knows everyone is running behind money either it’s in offline or online world. But in present era the online way has become the great source to generate money, everyday various program  has introduces to make money online like sell your own product, ad sense, affiliate links and many more. Here i am going to aware my friends, co- bloggers and many other people who are following affiliate marketing blindly without any proper guidance.

Mistakes must be avoided in affiliate marketing.

Even personally when I first started blogging, I was just concentrating on money and was following all ways to make money. I go in every direction, try everything, without any idea about what mistakes i was doing that can affect my long term success. So through my past 1 year experience and by reading various affiliated marketing books i conclude them in 6 silly mistake that making by the new affiliate marketers. So Let’s discuss these mistakes in detail to avoid them.

1) Selling instead of Inspiring

This is the very concerning and biggest mistake generally New Affiliate Marketers are doing. Normally what we do in our post just give a link to a particular product by screamed “buy it now”. We didn’t guide the reader why they should buy it and what they will get by purchasing it.  buy it . We just want a click from the reader on that link that will lead to a commission from the targeted link site.

Why people search on web before buying a product because they want to know what is best for them. So they read reviews of products, So help People to make a good decision to buy a product or not. Write about the product like this they get inspired to buy it from your targeted link.

2) Lack of Comparison

Commonly what we seen in the blog post, the writer write a list of product or a detail about a product and link them with a shopping site by the similar tag in first mistake i mention “buy it now”.  But this not effective to get affiliate money. This is the genuine fact when we buy a product, we compare it with a product having same price and same features. So this is the best and effective way to sell affiliate products online, pick up a main product and compare it with two other similar products.

And write something like this” I compare here three products to help you making the best choice from them. Here i just not compare the products but also I not only help my readers make a choice, but I also used the best affiliate links too of all three product to get the best. So in short Comparison content not only help the users but also intent to buy them and also will be profitable for you.
3) Make false claims

Many a time A person who published the post says he is not making money online. But in their signature line with the link he write he has make 50 Million Dollars by the following affiliate link. So please stop making these kind of false claims. If you are a new marketer and want to promote the product follow genuine method and don’t make false claims like you made a particular amount of money by a link.

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Talk about the benefits, features and uses of the product that will like by the readers and will be great for you. Don’t try to make fool people and trap them, it will just ruin your credibility.

4) Joining too many affiliate program

This is the another and worse mistake following by the new marketers even i was also a victim of this mistake in starting but now i improve it . Most of the people start joining the various and too many affiliated programmes from they came across. They believe in cultivating multiple ways to generate Internet money. So here i want to advise join few and best affiliate programs wisely which are really worth for you and don’t overload.

5) Find target market firstly not product

Finding right product is most difficult part in affiliate marketing.

If you want to be successful marketer keep one thing in mind always product arise from the consumers need not products leads to consumers needs. so it is essential to pick the right market for the right product to sell. Most of the time we have seen Too many new byes trapped in finding a great product and after that find the market to sell it, so this is a wrong way. But in real firstly you must find a market and offer the product what they want.

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For this you have to search to select the good targeted market, you can use various search tools like yahoo search marketing. find out for what people are searching and what keywords they are using each month. Always consider the competition factor in mind bigger the market higher will be the competition and the harder it is to get traffic.

6) Lack of content

Many affiliates following the concept of being able to make money by just putting a link without any attention towards quality content and right information. A lot of time i have seen the affiliates put a lot of images in the post and by writing one or two lines in content use links even many a times they also don’t write on or two lines too just put the affiliate links without any information. It just looks bunch of advertisements. It is good to use images but content is king, without content images doesn’t work.

Your web page must have the ability to attract the readers and promote the merchants product in an effective way. In short Content is essential so avoid having no content.

Affiliate marketing is a great online business to generate huge money but it required self-motivation, full knowledge and focus. So i think this article will help you a lot to grow your affiliate business and earn money in long term

It’s over to you, if you want to add something to this article, freely share via your comments.

Best of luck

  1. Avatar of Krishna Moorhty D
    Krishna Moorhty D says

    This is indeed a nice article Rupali, Every newbie should know this.Affiliate Marketing is a great way to make big money online and if we make mistakes then it makes thing more crazy.This is a complete guide for them..Keep Posting like this 🙂 Good luck

  2. Avatar of Rupali Gupta
    Rupali Gupta says

    Thanks krishna,

    To spend your valuable time to read this post. yeah If the new marketers avoid these mistakes and use affiliate marketing wisely, they can earn huge.

  3. Avatar of Jaymin Joshi
    Jaymin Joshi says

    I never believed there is any other good option for Google Adsense, Indeed Affiliates is the best way to Earn from a Blogging Niche I Must Say 😉 Thanks to you #sillygal fo dis info as i am a newbie 😛

    1. Avatar of Rupali Gupta
      Rupali Gupta says

      Hi Jaymin,

      Thanks to you buddhu, offcourse Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money if we use it wisely without doing these mistakes. So when you start affiliate marketing avoid these mistakes.

  4. Avatar of Ravi Verma
    Ravi Verma says

    Hi Rupali !!!

    Its true, there are many programs over the Internet which are providing their affiliation that helps to earn something good as an Online Business. You listing of these six avoidable mistakes is really appreciable.

    However I am not any kind of affiliate marketing yet, But reading about it to start my affiliate marketing business.

    But, I’m hoping that these tips will help me somewhere in the field. Thanks for sharing your experience via this post.

    1. Avatar of Rupali Gupta
      Rupali Gupta says

      Hi Ravi,

      Glad to see you here and thanks for appreciating the post. It’s really good that you are going to start affiliate marketing and i wish you will never done these mistakes.

      Thanks again for such a nice visit.

  5. Avatar of shiwangi shrivastava
    shiwangi shrivastava says

    Hey Rupali,

    Nice catchlines you bestowed about affiliate marketing.
    It is really endearing to know from you the avoidable mistakes of affiliate marketing as we generally encounter various stuff like that.

    I am gonna abide your tips. Keep sharing your views and keep updating us.

    Have a good day ahead and have fun dear.

  6. Avatar of Rupali Gupta
    Rupali Gupta says

    Hey Shiwangi,

    Thanks for your lovely comment. You know i feel really glad when i see your comment on my post. Now come to the post all these mistakes are really considerable by new affiliate marketers and if this post helps you it will be a reward for me.

    thanks again and keep in touch

  7. Avatar of Raunak Chhabra
    Raunak Chhabra says

    Nice article. Learned something new.

  8. Avatar of Himanshu
    Himanshu says

    yes i really agree with your first point Selling instead of Inspiring. Most of the bloggers do this mistake and suffer their income from affiliates.

  9. Avatar of Naocha
    Naocha says

    There is a very good potential as being an affiliate marketer. But it is challenging to achieve. The line Selling instead of Inspiring is something we all should keep in our mind.

  10. Avatar of Karnal Singh
    Karnal Singh says

    I have recently added flipkart as affiliate on my blog but results have not been that encouraging…I found your post very interesting…I feel we need to have patience to earn from affiliate networks..

  11. Avatar of Nitin Singh
    Nitin Singh says

    Hi rupali,
    Nice article and i had also found out that if we take these things in our mind then we can make more affiliate sales and can earn a large amount of money which we can’t earn in past
    Thank you for sharing this article with us

  12. Avatar of Mehul Boricha
    Mehul Boricha says

    Very good article. Now I will try to avoid those mistakes in Affiliate Marketing……

  13. Avatar of kapil
    kapil says

    Really nice post Rupali.
    Affiliate marketing is the is the great place after Google adsense .. you can earn more with you creative ideas
    Thanx for sharing this post
    Keep Blogging

  14. Avatar of David
    David says

    Hi Rupali

    Indeed a great post about internet marketing mistakes.

    I am glad that you have covered the major internet marketing mistakes which almost every internet marketers do.

    Internet marketing is the best way of making money online and the best part about it is, It allow internet marketers to earn with few but potential visitors. We don’t need huge amount of traffic to earn. We only need 10 targeted visitors who can purchase the product.

    The most common mistake which internet marketers make is, they promote so many products at once without having any experience with them.

    To earn more, internet marketers pick every high paying product and start promoting them but don’t get any sales from them because they don’t focus on each product correctly that’s why they are unable to makes sales.

    Every successful internet marketer suggest to promote only those products which you have personally used.

    I would like to thank you for sharing such a great piece of content. 😀

  15. Avatar of Rubel
    Rubel says


    Well, I am trying to learn affiliate marketing from last few months, but I am finding it very difficult, specially the conversion part, as I am not able to attract any sales expect one or two.

    Although, I am learning it quickly, and Now, I can say, I made a mistake by picking products without enough research and also, I reviewed the product without even using it, so all this resulted in failure.

    But I hope, I will improve on my skills and will succeed in Affiliate marketing soon.

  16. Avatar of Arun Saini
    Arun Saini says

    Hi Rupali,
    Nice points which every marketer should keep in mind. If we follow these points we’ll definitely achieve success. Thanks for the post.

  17. Avatar of Aaditya Koesis Sharma
    Aaditya Koesis Sharma says

    Good article

  18. Avatar of Deepak Chetri
    Deepak Chetri says

    Well return article

  19. Avatar of Amir M
    Amir M says

    Great marketing points mentioned, thanks Rupali, – i will surely follow some of the tips and advice you have mentioned here.

  20. Avatar of sophia adwards
    sophia adwards says

    great points rupali regarding affialiate marketing i will definately follow the steps mention by you keep up the good work

  21. Avatar of Ashish Patel
    Ashish Patel says

    Great Guide. I will try to avoid this mistake in my new affiliate blog.

  22. Avatar of GeekSquad
    GeekSquad says

    Very good article for all beginners as well as experience in affiliate marketing normally people make mistakes and in this article, you point out the mistakes thanks for very important information.

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