…don’t think about affiliate marketing being the key to success.
Sounds crazy, but it’s true. If you’re constantly thinking about your many avenues for revenue, you’ll just drive yourself crazy. The key to affiliate marketing is to virtually “set it and forget it,” if I may quote that silly infomercial with the rotisserie oven made by Ronco.
The best thing to do is get started with your Amazon affiliate program, or whichever one you prefer, optimize it so people can go straight to it without hassle, and leave it be. Check what you earn after each week just to see if you need to optimize it better, but that should be the only time you’re checking it.
People choose affiliate marketing because it yields high reward with moderate to minimal effort. Starting an affiliate marketing site is tough at first, but once the ball is rolling, you just sit back and watch people click your links and buy stuff.
When it comes down to what makes you the most money, it is generating traffic and making users want to read your content. How does this help with people buying your affiliate products? Well, it’s simple, really. Since you look like an...