How To Recruit Affiliate Marketers | When To Say No To Sign Ups
A few minutes ago someone had contacted me about joining the website that I promote because they were interested in making a residual income from the comfort of their own home. I immediately felt the need to share this on Website Babble. I can imagine that they were new to marketing, because they asked me if they needed a Facebook or Twitter account which I highly recommended. Not everyone likes for their face to be famous, which I get, because sometimes I don't like having my face plastered in too many different spots.
They were worried about spending the 20 dollar fee with the company and not making money, so I explained to them that they would get their money back, but only if they could prove that they followed what would be outlined in training. If a person signs up with an affiliate program to make extra money or build their income, and doesn't do anything to make that extra money, I don't feel that they should be compensated. You didn't do anything to earn the money but you wasted an affiliates time and you wasted your own time. The parties whose time you have wasted should rightfully be compensated... just for for having their time wasted.
I politely told the lady that I wouldn't advise that she join the program. Look! Making money online is not for everyone. There is no magic website that is going to magically give you a button to click that will make money jump through your computer screen, though that would be nice. Please don't fall for the hoax about magic software that they pitch for 100 dollars, and right before you click away from the screen, they say, "But wait, you qualify for our 90 percent discount." I always laugh at that part.
I don't care what affiliate program you choose, the chances are that you will have to bust your butt to get the results that you desire. If you don't do what is required, then you certainly shouldn't expect an income. That's just the logic of how the business works. Some people actually think that it's easier to sell products online. However, many others feel that it's harder to sell online and easier face to face. It depends on what type of person you are. The truth is, affiliate marketers shouldn't have to sell products. They should prepare their customers to be sold by the product. It's the execution that's so darn important.
Bottom line I wanted to tell her was that affiliate marketing is the wrong business to enter if you just expect to place one or two links somewhere and believe that now you are on your way to making tens of thousands of dollars. Never seen that happen overnight and don't think I ever will.