Due to the fact that affiliate marketing continues to have a high failure rate it will pay you to take a break and analyze what successful people are doing. A way of doing that is to consider things that do not work when it comes to affiliate marketing.

Here are five tips to help you avoid failing at affiliate marketing:

1. A sure fire way to fail at affiliate marketing is by choosing the wrong market to start an affiliate business in. One thing for sure is that it is easier to sell a product in a market where people are already spending money.

Some of the top markets never reach saturation, which is quite amazing. In certain niches such as health, work at home, diet or weight loss, golf and many others you see people starting new websites and begin making money almost immediately.

If you choose affiliate programs to represent in these types of niches you stand a much better chance to avoid failing at affiliate marketing.

2. Initially, not focusing on a specific product can lead to failure for you as well. There are many affiliate websites that never make a sale because they have so many products on them that.

Start off then by focusing on one product and create a profit from it before adding more products.

3. Don’t take on too much initially, be sure and get one website up and running profitably before adding another. This is a common mistake affiliate marketers make where they jump around from one to another and fail to make money in any of them.

4. It is also a big mistake to use the website provided for you by the affiliate merchant. There are many different reasons for this, but the main one is you are not going to differentiate yourself from your competition when you use the same website everyone else is using.

5. Another common mistake you see affiliate marketers make is not using landing pages and sign-up forms. The most successful affiliate marketers understand the importance of building a list for future follow up regardless of the niche that they are in.

An asset that you can continue to tap into for many years to come is an email marketing list. Therefore you want to build as large a list as possible, and get to know your subscribers before you expect them to purchase from you.

If you see a failing affiliate marketer there is a pretty good chance they are not doing these five things. If you want to avoid failing at affiliate marketing then follow these five tips and watch your affiliate business prosper.

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