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Saturation in Affiliate Marketing...Is It a Problem?
Many people are asking this question everyday "Is affiliate
marketing over saturated". This is a concern for almost every beginner
affiliate. But you know what, I had this same question when I took my first dip
in the affiliate marketing pool. I overcame this concern very quickly. Why?
Well everything you do in this life will involve some level of competition.
When people show their concerns about saturation in
affiliate marketing and it is constantly running through their minds, they are
really worried about the competition, not the saturation. It's really not about
the saturation in affiliate marketing at all. For some it can simply
just be an excuse to not try something new to make their lives better. If
you’re not careful, you’ll talk yourself out of becoming an affiliate marketer
and that’s what other affiliates hope you do. So don’t give your competitors
what they want. Take a risk and try it.
Think about this; you go to a job fair hoping you land that job
you've spend many years in college for, but when you get to the job fair,
you see a lot of people ahead of you doing the same, trying to get that job.
You leave there and go home and turn on the news and find out that 10,000
people showed up at the same job fair you went to and you hear that the company
is having another job fair tomorrow and they are only going to hire 1000
people. That in it's self is competition, so why are you worried about
saturation in affiliate marketing?
What are your odds of getting hired when you are against thousands
of others applying to the same job? Setting yourself apart from others job
applicants will help and showing the company why you are a
good candidate will help you also if you know what you are doing.
Well the same goes for affiliate marketing and anything else you
decide you want to do in your life. Sure there are many affiliates out
there in the pool, but saturation isn't the problem.
The real problem results when many affiliate marketers take their
affiliate links and plaster them all over the web thinking they are going to
cash in big. Too many affiliates are looking for that "instant
success". Well I'm here to tell you there is no such thing as
instant success. If any guru tells you that you can score big
overnight, do yourself a favor and don't pay that B.S any kind
of attention. In order for you to become a money
making affiliate you will have to put in some work as you will with
any other opportunity you choose to do.
So is there any saturation in affiliate marketing? As I
said there's competition in everything. The competition is what will determine
if there is money to be made in a niche. There are many sub-niches you can get
into that will make you a decent income in affiliate marketing. The
other day, I did a post called "Is Weight Loss a Good Niche For an
Affiliate?" and I talked about how you can choose a sub niche within
the weight loss niche. I also shared an article from a popular affiliate blog
that talked about this subject. As I said in that post, too many people are
trying to lose weight for an affiliate to not make any money. Plus there
are many sub niches and many niches are being created daily as needs and
demands continue to grow.
So one of the real problems affiliates have is they are
trying to take on too much by focusing on the niche as a whole instead of
picking a sub niche to focus on a particular problem. You can't try to solve
everyone's problem for them in weight loss if the problem is not the
same. For example, a woman who was pregnant and trying to lose baby fat is
going to need to be helped in a different way than a man who is
trying to lose weight. Men and women's bodies are different and everyone is
having different issues. So you would have to focus on the problem of one
particular group than trying to focus on helping everyone. Focusing on everyone
and trying to solve the whole world's problem is a sure way to fail at
Competition can really be a good thing because as I said
it is the competition in a niche that indicates that money is being
made. Do you want to sell a product in a niche where the product is not in
demand or is not making any money? You can just take a trip over to Amazon or
Clickbank and look for products in the niche you are interested in a
see if it is selling. Amazon will tell you the rank near the bottom of the page
on books in kindle and hardback or paperback. You have to remember and always
keep on your mind that competition is not all that bad.
If you go to a new restaurant or movie and have a good meal
or you absolutely loved the movie, wouldn't you tell your
friends and family how good it was? Sure you would. So in affiliate marketing
that is what you are basically doing, telling and recommending products to
others. If you use the product you are promoting that's a plus because you are
sharing your results and recommending it from personal experience.
I highly recommend that an affiliate marketer use products before
promoting them, because you become a better promoter in an instant
since you know how the product works. You will actually beat out
your competition because many affiliates don't use the product before
they choose to promote it. You will always have a step over most of the
competition recommending something you use. Plus you can gain an authority and
become an instant expert if you play your cards right.
Another way you can
stop worrying about competition or saturation
in affiliate marketing is by getting the proper training
you need as an affiliate. Most affiliates don't even know the basics of
affiliate marketing. There is plenty of information on the internet
about affiliate marketing. I suggest you read my blog to learn more about affiliate marketing
and read other blogs that talk about this subject. If you want to learn the
basics without doing a bunch of searching, you can purchase my book from Amazon
called "Super Hot Affiliate Profits".
If you are worrying about saturation in affiliate marketing, it is a
sign that you need to learn more about it. You can't just simply jump in some
money making opportunity or even a job/career without the proper training and
knowledge. Colleges are gonna take more money from you in the long run to train
for a career you still may not get into. It boils down to being better than the
rest. So stop worrying about the saturation in affiliate marketing.
You have to absolutely have some training in order to
make money as an affiliate. Also don't be scared to spend money on a product to
try it out. Consider this an investment. If you are afraid to spend money, you
might just need to sit home and do nothing. The same goes for training and
gaining knowledge. If you don't want to invest time or money in
learning the basics, don't expect to make any money from anything.
Everything you do will involve competition, including affiliate
marketing. Practice makes perfect and you must invest time in
this endeavor daily. You got to be consistent and be on the
grind all the time. Don't let some person with an expensive product or software
tell you there's an easier way because it really isn't.
You need to find a strategy that will work for you and stick to
it. You have to provide free high quality information on a blog or website that
you will use to promote your affiliate product. You have to pick a
really good product that is helping people with their problems. You need to
think about your readers and audience and supply them with the information they
need and even direct them to other helpful sites, even if it means you
make no money. You have to build a following and share your content with
others. It needs to be great enough for others to want to share it.
The other thing you need to do is pick a niche that you
have knowledge on. If you don't know a lot about the niche, you need
to do some research and read about the niche you are going into. How can you
sell something and promote something in a niche you
have absolutely no knowledge about? You have to educate
You can do this by subscribing to blogs related to the niche you
are interested in. There are many popular blogs out there and you can
read these blogs and get information on the niche you're in.
There will always be competition and "saturation"; the
saturation of affiliates who have no knowledge about what it takes to
be a successful affiliate marketer.
Many of the successful affiliates weren't always
successful. We all had to start at the bottom; unless you got some money, which
many affiliates don't have, when they first start out. There is also helpful free info on the web such as this website called The Smart Passive Income Blog by a guy name Pat that
helps affiliates get started using mostly free and cheap
methods that work and it is fit for the beginner
You have to learn how to be an affiliate the right way. Once you
can master this, saturation in affiliate marketing will no longer bother you,
neither will the competition, which in my opinion are both the same thing.
But one more thing you have to also remember that can occur with
affiliate marketing is the ups and downs. One day you can make $1000 dollars
and another day you can make $500 dollars or you can just have a day where
you don't make a dime. This may not necessary be anything done
wrong on your part, but you can improve your chances of making money everyday,
and a steady income at that by following the advice in this blog post.
As I stated before, the product you choose to promote need to be
something good. You need to avoid all the overly hyped affiliate products that
make false promises and only promote the ones that are actually helping people.
Do researches on the products and see what others are saying about them.
You don't want to associate yourself with products that
are slipshod and full of fluff. You certainly don't want to become
known as the affiliate who promotes bogus and worthless products. You want to
be the affiliate that people will recommend others to. You want your blog and
websites to be the go to source when it comes to valuable information and
products. You also want to be recommended by the bigger websites who are
already established in your field of interest.
So do yourself and your business a favor and get the
education and knowledge you need before you sign up to
any affiliate program. If you are already
an affiliate, don’t go any further in your business until
you get the proper training you need. No, you don't have to take an
expensive class or buy anything if you don't want to. Just do
some research and learn what you need to learn to be
successful. There is tons of info out there that you can learn from.
You don't have to know everything but you need to know something.
Once again don't even think about the
saturation because there is an opportunity for you if you will just
learn what it takes to be a successful affiliate marketer and
put in the work required. What are you thoughts about saturation in affiliate
marketing? Leave a comment.