The 2 Biggest Problems With Affiliate Marketing

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  1. This is an awesome article, full of useful advice that I will actually use. I think it’s not just for affiliate marketers, either – there are some great nuggets of information for anyone who runs an online business.

    I took the liberty of scheduling a share to on 28th November because this is ‘good content’ 🙂

  2. Venkata Krishna Randa says:

    Nice explained it very well. i found new things in this article..

  3. I agree with everything you said in this post. There is such a learning curve to blogging! It helps if you have a background in media and marketing or journalism, even then you can easily make mistakes. I’m 2-2/2 years into my blogging venture, and I am amazed looking back at all I have learned so far. Keep sharing the useful info, thanks!

  4. Ben Kuriger says:

    Sales funnels have always been my nemesis when it comes to affiliate marketing. I have tried to learn about them before but I can’t seem to grasp the appeal. To redirect the customer to three different landing pages before finally making them an offer sounds tedious to me.

    Alas, it works and has been proven by affiliate marketers anywhere and everywhere. If you have any insight on how to get started building funnels I would love to listen. Thank you so much!

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Ben,

      Building a sales funnel for your website doesn’t have to be difficult. Take a look at the following webinar. It will definitely clear things out for help. You can also take a look at the following training.

      Thank you for your comment. 


  5. Owillz says:

    No. You are definitely not exaggerating y saying lack of traffic kills. It’s the major reason for every website that succeeds or fails and not even conversion. Without traffic there can’t be conversions. I mean it’s the traffic that comes to your website that you push through your sales funnel to produce conversion at the end. Traffic is the key thing and a good quality and well optimized content will pull organic traffic slowly but surely. 

  6. Marios Tofarides says:

    Hey there Niko,

    It’s good to find another fellow greek blogger online 🙂 This is a great post. I create and promote content, but my traffic is really stuck at the same levels for more than a year. I use many ways to promote my content, including social media, Medium posts and other methods, but I really can’t get the traffic to increase. I’m not sure If I picked the wrong niche since Google Trends shows constant demand for the specific niche. What would you suggest for me?



    • Nikos says:

      Hello Marios,

      Attracting quality traffic is what every blogger and affiliate wants. But it does take some time.  There are no magic solutions. What matters is the quality of your content and creating a good and effective strategy to promote your content. 

      Take a look at the following post.  Here you will find a list of the best ways to increase your traffic. 

      Thank you for your comment,


  7. RoDarrick says:

    Thanks so much for this post. Its exactly the problem I have with affiliate marketing. Its confusing honestly when some would tell you to generate traffic from a paid source and others claiming generic traffic on search engines are the best. I don’t even know what to do right now because it all seems overwhelming. Creating quality content is not a problem for me until I create them and do not get recognised for it nor get traffics as claimed by my uplines. I really do learnt a lot from this post

    • Nikos says:

      Hello RoDarrick,

      First of all, thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it taking the time to read my post and leave a comment. You have already done the first and most important step. Creating quality content. 

      Attracting quality traffic from the search engines with the help of a good SEO strategy does take some time but it’s worth waiting. For me the best strategy is to use a combination of different traffic methods (like social media, a PPC campaign, SEO, etc). You don’t have to spend any money but you do have to spend some time to get the results you are looking for. 

  8. Agnes says:

    I like your article as you speak about the difficulties of affiliate marketing as they really exist but they must be overcome if one would like to succeed. You are absolutely right mentioning the key reasons of failure like traffic and conversions. At the moment I have real problems with traffic generation to my homepage and it is really frustrating. I’m even thinking of changing my niche or quitting. The worst feeling is having written your ’quality content’ , i.e. several articles and you just realize they are not read. So no readers, no conversions… Do you think changing my niche could be a solution in this case?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Agnes,

      The only reason i would consider changing my niche is if i was not interested in it any more. Not because i am not getting traffic at the moment. There is always something new you could try. If you keep quitting and changing niches you will always be stuck at the beginning. 

      If you are not having fun with your niche anymore then sure go ahead and try something else. But attracting quality traffic from the search engines takes time. Making a few changes in your SEO strategy, doing better keyword research, etc could help. Increasing your traffic is not easy but it is also not impossible. 

  9. Miss Momo says:

    Great mix of truth and encouragement. The part about conversions was very interesting. I have been struggling to understand why some programs and links converts so much better than others. I usually love all things i write about and I haven’t been able to figure out why some aren’t appreciated. But maybe it has something to do with where people are in their process. Some articles may target people who are just searching, not ready to make a purchase. Do you have a post about sales funnels and how to do them?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Miss Momo,

      I currently don’t have a post on my website about how to create sales funnels. But you could take a look at the following training from Wealthy Afffiliate. It explains the process of creating a typical sales funnel in a very easy way. 

  10. Avery Leon says:

    This is a good piece of work. The contents rightly pointed out that lacking in targeted traffic in the specific niche one promotes and convert the visitors into buyers can be a big problem that deter affiliate marketer. There is suggestion in using sales funnel, some readers including myself who have not use sales funnel, may have this question : is it possible to do without a sales funnel to succeed in Affiliate marketing?

    • Nikos says:

      In my opinion yes. But creating a sales funnel doesn’t have to be a compclicated process. For example linking your posts to your main post (like a review) or a page where your visitors can buy the products/services you are promoting can also work.

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