Affiliate Marketing: 3 Things No Affiliate Marketer Should Fall For

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Since the start of the affiliate marketing age, scammers have been creating irresistible pitches and websites to lure the gullible work at home newbie. It’s a good thing that some consumers right now are smart enough not to fall for them. Thing is, how smart are you in determining scams from legible businesses?

Creating passive income is a great motivation to enter the affiliate marketing world. It’s also a good way to make yourself available to scammers. Lots of people are sending thousands of emails about the next big thing about earning millions online. If they’re really earning that much, why would they tell you about it?

Shouldn’t they just keep it to themselves to avoid competition? The World Wide Web is no different than other industries, it could even be much worse.

1. Multi-Level Marketing Scams- not all of them are scams, MOST are. When you look at a website and the first thing you notice is the computation they have of their earnings, take it as the first sign of an MLM. Next thing you should look for is a product. Do they have any? Are people actually selling them or are the earnings they’re raving about purely from referrals? Keep in mind that multi level marketing only works if there is a product, and if it sells. Otherwise, you’re just making a fool of yourself.

2. Rehashed products- this is so common in the affiliate market. It starts out when you see a video or picture about how someone is earning tons of money through affiliate marketing. After scrolling down through dozens of testimonials, you see a link to buy the so-called secrets of the product owner’s success. It’s damn expensive but you’re so hooked you buy it anyway. After getting the product, you realize that it’s just a rehashed version of the free e-book you read when you were just starting out with affiliate marketing or it’s just crappy software. I’ll tell you this now: not all products sold through affiliate marketing are good.

3. Goofy website with no “contact us” or “about us” page- time and time again you will see websites that sell products online without a customer support or “contact us” page. A true indication of a legitimate business is a “contact us” page with a working telephone number and physical address provided. If there’s no one to talk to in case of questions about their products and services, how can you be sure that they’re even a legitimate business?

Many people have already fallen victim for one of these scams. Be smart and cautious of where you put your money and efforts to. It’s always better to learn from other people’s mistakes.

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