What Affiliate Marketers Should Know To Survive Online

What affiliate marketers should know to survive online.

The REAL TRUTH about this online business is that every affiliate marketer is always looking for the best strategies and successful platforms that will give them the biggest and fastest paycheques.

Here in this article, I will talk about what affiliate marketers should know to survive online.  These are lessons I learned from experience.

Do you know that there are affiliate marketers that would even pay their hard money for something they thought will make their business successful in a short period? Apparently, there is no magic formula. It is actually more complicated than that.

Basically, in anything you do, it really takes time and effort to become successful. It is just a good attitude and good business practices that have been proven over the years of hard work and dedication.


The good thing is, there are ways and tricks that have worked before with online marketing and will always continue to work in the online affiliate marketing world until today.

These important tricks are the most important practices that every affiliate marketer should need to know in order to increase leads and sales so that they will be able to survive in the affiliate marketing business online.


1. The Uniqueness Of Your Website.

One of the key points, in order to be successful, is having a unique niche.

Read on my article on: How To Find A Niche For A Website.

It would be great if you have a site that is so unique it is only you that has it! But I know that is quite impossible.

So, if for example, your niche is making money online, probably you can come up with just about email marketing or just blogging. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Here in myaffiliatediary.com, I try to focus or target those beginners in this industry called affiliate marketing. So, I try my best to make it informative as much as possible and easy to understand so I can guide and help them to build an online business and reach their goals.

Another way always includes product reviews on your website. People who browse on google are always looking for what training and tools use, what is the best platform, or what is the best software. Things that they need answers right away.

In your reviews, you may want to add testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Make sure though that these users are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you’re marketing.

Make your pages attractive and includes “calls to action” on the information.

Each headline should attract readers to try to read more. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Keep the communication open to the readers.

Offering free products to your readers will create communication. They will leave their email or their address, so you send them the free products you offer. This will start the relationship.

Creating this communication is a huge part of your online business. So, try to create autoresponder messages that will be emailed to those who placed their contact information. According to the survey, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Added to these freebies you offer, try not to use the word “free”. There are still older spam filters that dump this kind of contents into the junk before even anyone can even read it in the email. It is better to convince them for your free reports that they will miss something great if they do not avail of your products or services.

What affiliate marketers should know to succeed online

3. Get the right traffic.

Make sure to get the right traffic that is targeted to your product.

Read my article on The Secret on How To Increase Traffic To A Website For Free.

Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back.

Writing articles regularly, like 2 posts per week, with at least 800-1,000 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles, you can actually generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.

Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people is likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, which means you can make 10 sales based on the average statistics.

In Conclusion.

These tactics mentioned does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part. Being consistent will give you only benefits at the end.

Try to use these tips on any affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business.

By the way, all these important tactics I have learned in the Wealthy Affiliate platform that I am a member up to this day.

This platform has helped thousands of affiliate marketers be successful in this business. I recommend you to take a look at it, and I for one, with other members of the community, will be welcoming you and give you help and support all the way.

All the best!


Do you have any thoughts about this article? Please leave a comment.

22 Comments on “What Affiliate Marketers Should Know To Survive Online”

  1. Great information! This should be helpful for anyone getting started in the blogging industry.

    I have made many mistakes in the past. I started my first blog in 2014, a health and wellness blog. I had no clue what I was doing. I liked writing, so that’s what I did. I didn’t even know it was possible to make money with blogging, and when I heard people made a full-time living with it, it blew my mind. But HOW?

    It got me curious, until I decided to look into it. I’ve now started a new blog about pets (cats specifically) and I am implementing the results of my research. The proper tools are essential, as well as some basic knowledge of the industry.

    I’m looking forward to new articles!


    1. Hi Vicky, thank you for sharing your thoughts with regards to this article.
      Yes, if you really want to be successful in blogging, the right research tool is very essential.
      I wish you all the best in your new blog!

  2. This all makes a lot of sense. I’m just getting started myself. I know that it might take six months to earn your first five dollars, which some dub, “pizza day!”. I’ve been at it a little over a month and have earned a little over a dollar, so that makes sense.

    I love the company that you recommend on this site, Wealthy Affiliate. Your readers should definitely check it out. Where else can you begin building your brand with a website for free?

    Anyway, thanks for the post. I appreciate it.

    1. Thanks Jerimy for sharing your thoughts.
      I find that all the lessons and trainings of Wealthy Affiliate are all tried and tested. They will teach and give you the necessary tools for a stable online business.
      All the best to you!

  3. You are definitely right- consistency is key to getting good traffic. And, it requires effort. There’s no magic formula, like you said. I think too many people are impatient and expect results too quickly.

    Do you have any tips for coming up with content? Posting twice a week feels a bit overwhelming, like I might run out of things to say. How do you come up with new ideas?

    1. Hi Hannah, thank you for your comment.
      You see, all the articles here in the site is basically all my questions when i was starting my affiliate marketing career. I put them in a journal, so now into a website (thus, My Affiliate Diary). My intention is to help those beginners who was just like me when i was starting.
      For a beginner, there are lots of questions that you try to fill in with answers. Those are my topics for this website.
      All the best!

  4. Hi Hanna,

    Thanks for this article on What Affiliate Marketers Should Know To Survive Online. I run an affiliate marketing blog & this will really help me. I never considered using giveaways to incentivize people sharing their emails, but I will definitely take your advice!

    1. Thanks Gaius for your comment.
      Being connected to your readers will also help you achieve the traffic you need for your website.
      I know there are still other things you have to keep in mind to stay in this online business but all that i have mentioned are the most important ones.
      All the best to you!

  5. These are really good things to know. It would be nice if it would happen over night but like every thing you need to put some effort in. I had no idea that using the word free could have you end up in junk mail. That is really good to know. Thank you for sharing this information.

  6. Hey,

    Great post and thanks for sharing.

    I am new to affiliate marketing so I am still learning what to do next and what to avoid. Your post has definitely taught me step by step what to do next. I will go through these steps carefully and let you know how I am going on the journey.

    Thanks again and all the best,


    1. Hi Tom, thank you for leaving a comment.
      These tactics i have mentioned, if you are keen on it, will make you a very successful affiliate marketer.
      All the best to you too!

  7. You on three very important point to make a successful website. Many will give up before they find the amount of traffic that will make them any money. It does take some time to have people find you and for your website to return you a commission.
    Do you think that articles that are only 500-600 words are enough in today’s market.

    1. Hi John, thank you for sharing your thoughts.
      I am glad you mentioned that. I think that the 500-600 words will be your minimum. If you are reall want to be successful in this field, you should write more than that. Aside from the number of words, consistency is your best bet to be successful.
      All the best!

  8. Boy, these are great tips and one unfortunate thing for me is that my niche is not unique. I am really going up against the big guys. I don’t want to just give up on it. I get good traffic, I am just not sure how to go about getting it where it needs to be with a niche that has big names to compete against.

    1. Hi Matty`sMom, thanks for leaving a comment.
      If you know that you have lots of competition with your niche, your best bet is making sure you are using the right keywords.
      Jaaxy is the best keyword tool for this.

  9. Hi, I really appreciate you make this online thing understandable fo beginners. We are/were all beginners at one point. Now more than ever people want to be more self sufficient when it comes to time and finances and online and affiliate marketing seems to be a great industry! Thans for a great article!

    1. Thanks Lilian for your comment! I will try my very best to help out beginners to find resources about their affiliate marketing business.
      All the best!

  10. Hi,

    This is a great article for beginners to affiliate marketing. It outlines everything they need to know in a helpful, trustworthy and friendly manner.

    You’re right of course about having a unique niche, this I feel is the most important part for someone to get their head around. I like that you have taken each point and broken it down into simplified terms, which is what someone completely new to online marketing needs.

    1. Hi Louise, thank you for sharing your thoughts about this article.

      Having the right niche is of course just a part in order to be successful in affiliate marketing. There are still other important aspects that you should know in order to achieve success.

      All the best!

  11. Thanks for taking the time to put this article together for new affiliate marketers.  I am thinking of starting affiliate marketing myself and was wondering where to start.  Finding a unique niche will be challenging that’s for sure but probably worth doing right to get the results I want.  Hanna, do you recommend just one niche or should a new affiliate marketer have more than one?

    1. Hi Liz, thanks for your comment.

      As a beginner, you will really be overwhelmed with so many ideas out there.  But i recommend one step at a time.  That is why i always ask: what are you passionate about that you want to share to the world?

      Having a niche with something you really like will be very helpful in creating a successful business online.

      If there is still anything that i can help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

      All the best!

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