Affiliate Marketing-5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Affiliate Marketing.

When I started Affiliate Marketing. I didn’t know much in terms of what right from wrong. What strategies I should be doing etc.

I am guessing you are in the same position right now and wants to ensure you are doing the most important things.

Am i right ?

One of the biggest struggles I faced when I started was information overload…

With so many Guru’s out there promising so many magic bullets’ I was confused as to who to trust.

Needless to say,

I went on and buy many of those courses that they were offering because all I wanted to do was to make money. But there were a few things I wish I knew then that I know now, and I don’t want you to make the same mistakes as I did. (going around listening to everyone).

So, let’s talk about a few things that I wish I knew before I start my career in affiliate marketing.Ensure you read to the end because I have an awesome bonus to offer you which will change the way to do affiliate Marketing.

Also this guide will help you to avoid some of the most common mistake that affiliate marketer’s are making.
Avoiding these mistakes, will not only allow you to have more knowledge about affiliate marketing but will also help you to be more profitable…

#1 Focus On 1 Traffic Source.

This is one of the most important things that you can ever do.If you really want to make money online, I suggest focusing on just building your following on just one traffic source.

Trying to get traffic from multiple source will produce mediocre results because you will not be able to build a steady audience on any. You will be all over the place on different platform.

My favorite saying goes: If you try to chase two rabbit at once you will end up catching none.

Focusing on one traffic source will allow you to be able to able to have more time to provide content to your audience and be more engaging on the platform ..That’s one of the biggest factors for any traffic source that you might choose.

The more engaging your content is the more ‘eyeballs’ you will get so to speak.

Is this making sense?

So, when I say focus on one traffic source what this means is that you will have to produce engaging to your audience.

Focus on growing your following on that platform. Whatever that may be

· Instagram

· Facebook

· YouTube

· SEO/blogging

· Snapchat etc…

Affiliate Marketing Traffic Source

The options are yours to choose. Make sure that whatever you choose you master it…

#2 Know who your customers are.

When i say know who your customer is, I mean doing a customer research?

In other words (know who you want to market to)..If you don’t know who you want to be your customer, you will end up marketing to everybody which will be more of a nightmare so to speak. You don’t want that to happen.

Knowing who your customers are will allow you to attract more of the persons you want to do business with.

At that moment you will know what to say to them. You will understand what their dreams are, what they want to achieve and that way you will know what they are looking for in business.

# 3 Choosing a profitable niche.

This is something you want to do before you start promoting affiliate products online.

With affiliate marketing if you really want to make the money that will change your life and allow you to quit your 9-5 this is a step you want to take.

Choose a profitable niche.

Its kinda tricky when choosing a profitable niche for affiliate Marketing.

Here’s why ?

You want to choose a niche that is profitable enough to support your lifestyle. At the same time you don’t want to choose a niche that’s too competitive and will take you awhile to start earning affiliate commissions..

Find out how you can choose a profitable niche for affiliate marketing here.

#4 Understanding paid traffic before doing it.

You might want to pay attending to this right here.

Paid ads can make or break your business

If you don’t understand paid ads you want to stay away from them because you might just end up spending thousands of dollars on ads just to find out that you are not making any profit from paid traffic.

Then at this point you will now think that paid traffic doesn’t work. So the next time you hear someone say something bad about paid traffic you might want to find out if they actually did paid traffic themselves.

If they did, the next thing you want to find out is, did they understand paid traffic before doing it.

#5 Promoting Products that you have used yourself.

Here is why…

Would you want someone to recommend you to a product that they know nothing about. Imagine someone telling you all these things about a product just for you to find out that they have no experience with it.

How would you feel? Well the answer is obvious.

Another example is.

When you go to Amazon to buy a product don’t you read the reviews before you buy it?


Because you want to know what others that have used it has to say.

So, it’s obvious that we always want to take recommendations from others that have used a product or service and have experience with it.

So, it’s the same for your customers that you are going to be promoting your products to. They want to know what the experience is like with that specific product.

And if you promote a product that you have used and have experience with there is no doubt that people with buy through your affiliate link. So be transparent share your experience of the product and watch your sales go you.


I hope this information helps you to take a better approach in affiliate Marketing.

I am also curious, what’s the biggest struggle in affiliate Marketing that you face?

Leave your comments below and I will happy to help you.

Also, as I promised to give you a bonus

Here you go. Take your Affiliate Marketing to the next level with my FREE 5-day Affiliate marketing video course with me and my mentor.

You will thank me later.

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Until next time.

Floyd Johnson.


passionate about helping others achieve their dreams towards success in any aspects of their life.


Helen · December 17, 2018 at 11:40 pm

Some very good advice here, so many people get blinded by the shiny object syndrome and go chasing after quick money making schemes… most of which are scams!

You made a good point to focus on one niche at a time and not to get distracted by having your fingers in too many pies.

A great post, thank you

    Floyd · December 18, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Glad you like it, Helen. Affiliate Marketing can be very hard if you are not focusing on your niche.

Clement · December 18, 2018 at 12:16 am

Great post, I like the fact that you stated that one should focus on  a traffic source, I also think this is essential and mandatory in making quick progress in affiliate marketing,On the issue of finding a profitable niche, please do you have a detailed explanation of profitable niche in the online world? I look forward to that. Thanks

    Floyd · December 18, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I have recently read a blog post on Neil Patel i think I liked to it in this  article.. It explains how you can find a Profitable niche in affiliate Marketing feel free to check it out.. also I will be creating a detail post of how to choose a profitable niche soon…

Danette · December 18, 2018 at 12:27 am

Thanks for this very helpful and clear article. I think one of my problems has been knowing who my customers are. Sometimes I think I have too broad of a group in mind. I’m wondering if it may be better to hone in on a smaller group in order to focus better on what would help them. For example, moms who want to work from home, or moms who want to work online from home?

    Floyd · December 18, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Hey, I think both description are a bit too broad because when it comes to working from home online there are tin off different ways that one can start. social media marketing, affiliate marketing, Content marketing, video marketing, etc..
    see where i am going with this here.. 

    and it can get more narrow if you dig deeper.. there are alot of resources out there you can read to find out how to find your dream customer..
    Hope this helps  

Sondra M · December 18, 2018 at 12:38 am

Floyd, thanks for sharing the 5 things that you wish you knew before you started affiliate marketing.   In my case, I could say that these are five pieces of advise that I wish that I would have actually listened to.  

On your 5th point, I hate reading posts written by someone that is pretending like they tried to the product.   For a small purchase, it may not be that big of a deal one way or the other.  Yet on large purchases, especially ones that are related to a hobby, it is very obvious if the person that wrote the post is not extremely interested in their topic.   

Again, thanks for sharing your tips.  

    Floyd · December 18, 2018 at 12:41 am

    Thanks I am Glad you liked it.. look forward to sharing more great content like this…

Bella · December 18, 2018 at 7:31 am

Great post…
thank you for sharing this,very helpful for everyone who are just starting like me.

    Floyd · December 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks bella Glad you like it

john · December 18, 2018 at 5:07 pm

I have made many of these mistakes myself in years of marketing. Chasing several things at once will only get you frustrated at any thing that you do.
Do you think having a passion for your niche will make it easier to write good content and make people more involved in your information.

    Floyd · December 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Yes john.. That is the only way you will be consistent if you have a passion.. you will keep writing awesome post on a regular basis

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