Number One Mistake
Are you making this mistake? Are you making the number one mistake that many affiliate marketers are making?
I started affiliate marketing less than a year ago. I was very successful and had created a steady stream of income coming in.
Yeah, I was thrilled. Right? Who wouldn’t be? Despite the fact I started at ground zero, I was seeing a steady flow of cash coming into my account.
Then it happened.
The company I was marketing for changed the website addresses of their links. My traffic came to a screeching halt.
BAM! It occurred to me, what I had done.
Without initially realizing what was happening I had sent this company more than 2,000 new customers, and they had collected their email addresses (not me.) Now that they’ve changed the URL’s for all the products I’d been promoting, and making money on, I had nothing. No income and no contacts.
I won’t make this number one mistake again because that company is now marketing to the 2,000 customers I’ve sent their way. Had I not made this number one mistake, I could be marketing to those 2,000 customers right now instead of writing this blog.
This blog contains affiliate links. If you buy something, I’ll receive a commission of some kind, but that costs you nothing extra. If your blog doesn’t contain affiliate links, then that’s mistake number two.
Avoiding The Number One Mistake
My solution? Get response. Get response will collect email addresses for you, and allow you to use autoresponders to market to your customers. Yes, there’s a fee. The entry-level cost is $15.00 a month. Let’s do the math, is it worth it?
Let’s calculate what an entry-level account might be worth. We’ll be conservative here. Suppose you have 1,000 customers on your list and let’s say you are selling a program that will yield you $49.95 a sale, and finally let’s assume you make a sale to 3% of those 1,000 customers.
1,000 customers x 3% = 30 buying customers
30 X $49.95 = $1,498.50 this could be your profit from one promotional email.
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The customer list I created (for someone else) of 2,000 took about six months. My income would be double the example we created above. Think about the possibilities of your list being 2,000 or 4,000 customers and more.
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