Q: Shawn, I’ve been attempting Affiliate Marketing for 3 years now, and have made 1 Clickbank sale and my adwords account just got shut down for direct linking. Is affiliate marketing something that I can make a full-time income doing? If so, would you care to share any advice on how to do so? I’m not used to not succeeding and I become discouraged at times. Thank you in advance.
A: An important thing to understand about affiliate marketing from the start is that it takes a lot of hard work and patience.
I guess you’ve had patience to be at it for three years, but the success hasn’t come for you.
Without seeing your site, I cannot judge what may be wrong with it in particular, but I have a free resource that covers the steps I take in setting up an affiliate site.
The site is called Extra Money Answer, and I am writing it in book form with chapters and sections broken down on the various things you need to do to create an affiliate site.
It covers everything from determining a topic to cover, getting a domain and hosting, driving traffic, and testing affiliate ads.
Hopefully this can set you on the right path. Given that the current site hasn’t worked out, you’re probably best off scrapping it and starting from scratch.