As an affiliate marketer, your number one priority should be finding a niche that you're passionate about. But that's not always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult at times.
Here are seven affiliate marketing challenges you may face and how to overcome them
You don't know what niche to choose:
If you have trouble picking a topic for yourself, try researching other blogs in the space or find topics that your audience is asking about frequently.
You have no idea what products or services are worth promoting:
Check out various lists on sites like TopTenReviews or BuzzSumo as well as other popular blogs in the industry for ideas.
You don't know where to start:
Start with one product first then diversify over time as you grow and build trust with different brands (this will also help with issues 3 & 4).
Remember there is no right answer--it's all up to personal preference!
You don't know which companies offer great affiliate programs:
Check out online directories such as Rakuten Partners, NetworkSolutions, and ShareASale for comprehensive listings of reputable companies.
You aren't sure how to promote products effectively:
There are plenty of tips available online but this quick video from Anthony Robbins offers some solid advice- to get people interested in anything you want to sell...you need to focus on those benefits.
What does this particular product do?
What's so special about it?
What kind of impact will it have on their life?
Why should they buy now instead of later?
The more compelling your answers are, the more likely they'll click through to purchase. Once you've got people hooked, remind them of the benefits again and again throughout your content.
And when you launch a new product, use these same principles to make sure they know why it's so awesome.
You are unable to maintain consistency:
Set goals for yourself--both short-term and long-term--and work toward them consistently.
Keep track of progress with tools like Streaks Workout. It might take a while before you see any progress but remember that consistency is key.