So I’ve been thinking of making this post for a while now. Firstly, to see for myself what my thoughts on the topic are and secondly to share some knowledge I’ve gained through out my own experience with affiliate marketing for the last 3-5 months.
When you first start affiliate marketing, there’s just so much to learn and so many ways to go about doing it that you’ll often find yourself stopping and reflecting on your progress. I’ve done this numerous times and asked myself if what I’m doing is the ‘right thing to do’ or not. If others who found success did what I’m doing or if others that are currently making an income via affiliate marketing are doing what I’m doing!
After a good 4 months in, doing this somewhat-fulltime, I’ve come to realize there is no right way to go about this with affiliate marketing. It’s a frustrating thing to hear, particularly for the ‘strategist’ type person like myself but it’s true. The fact is that everything I did in the early days played an integral part of what I know now. From the ridiculously poor -10 Quality Score landing pages that I tried promote on Google to losing $100’s of dollars testing PPC with no conversions at all, it all allowed me to see what was needed for me to become successful at affiliate marketing.
To illustrate this better, let’s compare two phases of my affiliate marketing career. One, the, ‘Let’s pump out as many campaigns as I can‘ phase and the ‘Concentrate on one campaign till I run out of ideas‘ phase