I spent my first $ in paid affiliate marketing on the 21st of July 2013. It’s been about 8 weeks since then and I’ve come a long way. I thought I’d go over my progress and how I’ve evolved over the weeks to where I am at now.
I started off just reading a crap load of information. I’ve saved all the good articles here and i recommend anyone new to the industry to read them. Especially the articles under ‘Beginner Information/Articles’.
My First Attempt
After a good two weeks of reading, like I said, I took action on 21st July. I made a crappy website promoting an Amazon product, (Drawing Tablets), where I wrote some tips on how to use it with a few recommendations. Here is the website I made. At first glance it doesn’t look too bad but when you’re trying to make money off it there are many problems that one can see.
1) The ‘Call to Action’ is unclear. You need to make it very clear what you want a visitor to do. If I wanted a visitor to just read the information and go away then this website serves its purpose but I wanted the visitor to BUY something and you need to direct them to do so. A better approach would have been to compare the products and actually have a ‘tick list’ to what features each tablet has and which one is best. Also to have a big ‘buy now’ button somewhere at the top and bottom.