25 Mar 13 2:07 am
hey, I know how frustrating it can be, and how hard it is to struggle from day to day.
It is difficult to face financial difficulties, and hope to make things better for yourself and your family. It is possible to make the kind of money you want, but IT WON"T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!
one of the biggest mistakes I see most potential affiliate marketers making is thinking it works overnight.
Let's face it, with your current financial situation, you won't be able to use the fastest money making strategies (using paid advertising methods) that the AB course teaches. You will probably be starting off with doing all the work yourself.
There is no shame in that, in fact, many of us started out there, myself included. However, as a newbie, you can also expect to make mistakes on your journey ( I will get to a few of those specifically that I see right now in just a minute...)
This is all to let you know, you aren't a failure, you are just struggling. Personally, I don't believe you are a failure unless you quit and give up on your dream.
It does take TIME and EFFORT to build a business, and affiliate marketing is no different. Don't fall for the hype that tells you that you can make money this way in 30 days.
Okay, you CAN, but if you are like most newbies, you probably won't.
Why? because, like all of us when we started out, you will make mistakes that you don't even realize you are making. It took me over 6 months of working every day to see consistent sales, and it is still a struggle, 4 years later to maintain it. especially with constant changes in the rules to SEO, Social media, and the sites we use to generate traffic.
This isn't meant to discourage you. in fact, I want you to realize that the reason you aren't making money isn't really because you failed, its because you haven't learned enough yet, and you haven't given yourself enough time.
The affiloblueprint can give you the knowledge that you need, it was designed to help newbies like yourself avoid many of the pitfalls that stop people. However, it still will take some time and a little bit of testing on your part.
now, looking at your current site, I personally don't see it making sales very well to get yo what you need. Some of them you will have some control over, while others, maybe not.. here are just a few things I see with a quick review of your website:you don't have a clearly defined niche!
Choosing your niche is one of the first and most important steps to a great affiliate site. you need to define what your site is about. just your domain alone is so general, I have no idea what your site is about, other than reviewing products, which sets up all kinds of red flags. "You want me to buy stuff, that's the only purpose of your site!" which instantly puts me on guard against any attempt at advertising.
you want to LESSEn the feeling of being hit by advertisments not strengthen it. your domain doesn't build trust. anyone who has to claim "Im a trusted reviewer" usually isn't, and it screams potential scam.
the other problem is your site is a hodgepodge of tech related reviews, videos, tv shows, book reviews, with no clearly defined customer.
there is an old saying in business "if everyone is your customer, you won't have any customers"
define exactly who your target customer is, what their specific problems that your site is designed to help them solve, and how you can help them solve their problem. remember. nobody is coming to your site to buy stuff, they are coming to your site to find a solution to a problem!
you have to connect with that, not just by saying it, but by making an emotional connection with them the minute they hit your site!
your site should focus on a specific topic. I generally recommend finding something you are personally experienced with. For example, your son has autism. I bet there are loads of other people there too. you could use your personal experience to help people become more aware of how to raise an autistic child, and I bet you could find products related to that, which would not only help your customers but it would also help your family as well.
I can't go into all the details of picking a niche in a short post (heck I am currently working on an ebook on that and its over 50 pages!) but the basics are find something that will hold your interest and that you would do whether it made money or not, then build your business around that.
if you want more info right away, check out the podcast in my signature ( I have over an hour and a half worth of free podcasts just on picking and researching your niche there...)
you also need helpful content on your site,not just reviews. I have made this mistake in the past myself, and it really doesn't work very well.
Google doesn't generally like these type of sites, and readers don't either. if you want to stay in the tech field, more clearly define what tech items you will review, and share articles with tips on how to use the items you are reviewing, maybe get some screen recording software (Camstudio is free and works pretty well to get started) and make tutorial videos that you post on youtube to drive traffic. Web design is essential to your site working!
your color scheme specifically. I cant tell how good your articles are, because I can't read them! go with light background and dark text. you need contrasting colors between your background and text color. the scheme you have is really bad and makes it too hard to read. if people have to strain, they leave!
tech people are generally adsense savy, and they know how to spot and avoid them. also, unless you get really good at driving just the right people to your site, you can have all the ads you want, and never see a sale.
Give your site a clean navigation. You should have a link in your sidebar to your most recent content, where people can find tips and information. your content is there to build trust, not to make a sale.
the AB course teaches you a lot of this stuff in a lot more detail. All this is just a few things I found in about 5 minutes on your site, I could probably dig deeper, but I am throwing a lot at you already. also, I have no idea what your traffic strategy is, but if you are like many newbies I see, that could probably do with some tweaking as well.
the main thing here is DON"T give up! watch the free videos here at affilorama, forget everything you think you know, and as you watch each video, apply what it teaches. if you follow the free training, they will teach you enough to buy the AB course. (that's how I paid for it...)
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