The Affiliate Marketing Learning Curve

Now that you have – chosen your keywords, found some products to promote, and have your website built – the hard work begins. Starting a work from home business takes more than just doing those things.

When you put up your first website, you have to admit that it feels pretty good, but you will be a novice – a newbie – to the ways of Internet Marketing. There is still a lot to learn – a learning curve – if you will.

IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT on your part to become a successful home business owner.

Once you have your website up and running, you should be now be asking yourself – where do I begin?, or, what do I do now? If you are short of cash, which most people are in the beginning – you can start by:

  • Optimizing your site for the search engines
  • Writing articles (content)
  • Start building as many backlinks as you can

These are FREE ways to start building your website rankings. It may take as long as 6 months to a year, depending on how much time and effort you spend working on your website, before you will start getting good rankings and earn any income.

Another reason is, you are still learning Internet marketing. Internet marketing is something most people have never done before. So there will always be questions on how to do it. There are millions of Internet marketers already on the Internet, so you are behind those people – as far as experience and rankings. Plus, those just like you, building their home business.

If you have some money and want to use it on your work from home business, be very careful who you do business with. There are many unscrupulous people out there take will try to take it. Making all kinds of promises and then not doing what they say they will do. An in most cases, you will not get it back. So do your research on anyone, or any business, that you are thinking of dealing with.


Depending on your niche and the competition in your niche, it will take some time, to be recognized as a reliable website. Search engines like sites that are active, so writing content and build backlinks on a daily basis, shows that activity.

Once your site makes the top 100 websites (top 10 pages), your rankings should move higher more quickly.

You may see your website jump high in the rankings and then disappear. This may happen. It’s called the Google Dance. It’s nothing to worry about, it’s a natural thing that happens. So expect a long lull before your website sticks there.

It is during this lull that most people get discouraged, and throw in the towel, because they are not getting ranked and not making any money. You have to fight through this to be successful. Keep learning the trade and apply what you learn to your business.

You still need to learn more about search engine optimization (SEO), Internet marketing strategies, how to promote your website within your niche, more about Affiliate marketing, and many, many more things.

There is a reason why 95-98% of new online business fail within the first six months of operations.

I would highly suggest that you join a forum within your niche, you can go there to get answers to your questions, get information about Internet marketing. I would also suggest that you join Warrior Forum, there are many fine marketers there that are willing to help a newbie.

There is no set time limit on how big your learning curve will be. Each person learns at a different rate. Each person will devote a different amount of time to their business. Each person will put forth a different amount of effort on their business.

Important: you must apply all that you learn to your business. Otherwise, you are just wasting you time. Doing nothing…earns you nothing.

To become a successful Affiliate marketer you must be persistent, hard working, and determined.


Affiliate marketing is NOT for everyone. I repeat…Affiliate marketing is NOT for everyone. Starting a work from home business requires a lot of time, effort, and determination. You have to be willing to learning about a lot of different areas of Internet marketing. And apply what you learn to your home business.

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