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12 Aug 14 9:46 pm
I'm sorry that I've been away from the forum for a large portion of the summer. If you're still wanting my take, here it is. I really think that having a home website that people can be familiar with & where they can interact with you (good or bad) is incredibly important in affiliate marketing. If they cannot do this consistently, you may get initial sales, but long term, word of mouth sales will not be available to you. Reputation is so important in any business, affiliate marketing is no different. Also, another thing that I forgot to mention above, which I will include now, is speed. Many new affiliate marketers expect to make money quick & if it's been 1 week and they haven't seen progress they start to panic. I think it's important to give things time...build reputation, communication & trust with your clients. Yes, by all means, tweak SEO, do article writing that is beneficial to the reader (not just the marketer), do some blog & forum commenting & interact on social media, but let those things not be our focus. If these things become our focus instead of the client, we lose touch with what they are looking for & sales becomes more difficult and very cold. I hope your article is going well. Sorry this got a little lengthy.
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