Feeling lost on my first steps on affiliate marketing

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Hello guys,
I started affiliate marketing 3 months ago, I've launched many sweeptstakes's campaigns and leadgen through bing ads and Zeropark. But everytime I'm getting -100% ROI aka 0 conversions, I spent more than 300$ and I'm running out of savings.
I feel very confused and down, because I have a decent amount of knowledge and followed step by steps many methods of gurus of affiliate marketing, in vain.
Maybe I'm doing something terribly wrong, and lately I'm just thinking this thing isn't for me.
I would keep some hope if I were getting at least 1 or 2 conversion on campaigns, I would say that I need to tweak it or just a weak product.
Can you please guide me and give me some insights? Go to another thing maybe? Some things I should take into consideration? It could be anything.
It's really critical for me because I need a second income to help my family.
Thank in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    step by steps many methods of gurus
    You need a system that works and to stick to that system.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by ilyass123 View Post

    Hello guys,
    I started affiliate marketing 3 months ago, I've launched many sweeptstakes's campaigns and leadgen through bing ads and Zeropark. But everytime I'm getting -100% ROI aka 0 conversions, I spent more than 300$ and I'm running out of savings.
    I feel very confused and down, because I have a decent amount of knowledge and followed step by steps many methods of gurus of affiliate marketing, in vain.
    Maybe I'm doing something terribly wrong, and lately I'm just thinking this thing isn't for me.
    I would keep some hope if I were getting at least 1 or 2 conversion on campaigns, I would say that I need to tweak it or just a weak product.
    Can you please guide me and give me some insights? Go to another thing maybe? Some things I should take into consideration? It could be anything.
    It's really critical for me because I need a second income to help my family.
    Thank in advance.
    Can you share more details on what you've tried? it sounds like you're falling into the same trap that many do when starting out and jumping around too much.

    I recommend you start by focusing in 1 area and keep in that area and learn it inside and out before jumping around. Pick either bingads or Zeropark (or another traffic provider) and stick with it
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    • Profile picture of the author ilyass123
      Should I share some screenshots of my campaigns?
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  • Hi, I understand that feeling. I had been there but the last thing to do is to give up after trying.

    I am not sure if you had been moving around too much coz you have to be laser-focus as well. Affiliate Marketing is a journey and not an overnight success story. I am still learning - everyday. I used different traffic driver for my 2 different niches. However, I am now focusing on just 1 niche.

    Maybe you need a strategy behind your advertising or any form of promotion so as to navigate better. Perhaps building your e-mail list to couple your Affiliate Marketing with E-mail Marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author xjason2x
    If you are doing paid traffic with affiliate offers, you need to make sure you are doing your tracking properly. For example android vs Iphone which has better ROI? Chrome VS Firefox, Desktop VS mobile, and GEO etc. You can use tracking software like voluum and BeMob to do this. Cut off the ones that are perform badly in terms ROI or conversions.

    Just model after a campaign that is already doing well don't reinvent the wheel. You can take a winning campaign, copy their ad creative, targeting, affiliate offer and improve it.
    You can just spy tools such as adplexity to do this.

    If your campaign does not convert after spending 3x the commission of the affiliate offer, I would stop the campaign and look for a new offer. And $300 is not a good amount to start with paid traffic. You need a bigger budget to buy a lot of data and do a lot of split testing in order to find a winning campaign. It took me more than $2k ad spend before I found a winning campaign.

    If you do not have the budget, maybe you should not be doing paid traffic. As there are many other ways to make money online without doing paid traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author ilyass123
      Thank you for those insights, I will try to work it out using thos informations
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Miller
    Create affiliate campaigns to the audience who are most likely to buy the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateRag
    First off...it's a trap! Let me explain
    followed step by steps many methods of gurus of affiliate marketing, in vain.
    #1 You don't need many methods or to follow those who claim to be gurus. Most won't help you in any way...usually just regurgitated garbage they can sell to people who haven't figured out yet that they aren't actually a guru...
    ---What you need there is 1 proven method from those who have made millions
    (a few of these folks are Matt Bacak, Igor Khiefits, Jo Han Mok, Tom Gaddis just to name a few...there are many to choose from just make sure they are truly experts.) Figure out how these people are doing it and copy them!
    #2 You need a good product to sell..
    ---as an affiliate this can be tougher to figure out...but start by looking at the rep of the product creators (ie. on Warrior Plus you can go to the vendors profile and see their reviews and ratings) Choose vendors who only have the best reps
    #3 Focus on one niche....don't sell everything to everyone or you'll end up selling nothing to no one....sell one thing to one person...that person is your Perfect Customer. But first you must know WHAT market....You must get a tight (narrow) focus on your target audience. (ie. Photography (too big)>>Macro Photography (getting closer)>> Macro Photo Tips (perfect!)
    #4 Define your perfect customer. To do this, you need to know what your niche is. Once you have a narrow focus on a niche (ie. macro photo tips). Now that you have this...figure out who is looking for products in this niche. Find where they hang out (FB groups...forums...linkedin..etc) Learn what issues they are having. Get very detailed about who is going to be your perfect customer. The better you know your P.C. the easier it is to market to them.
    #5 MOST IMPORTANT!!>> Build an email list! Find ways to capture emails from your P.C. so you have a group of people to market to. This will be a targeted list of people who have designated themselves as potential customers. They have raised their hands and said "pick me" when they signed up for your list.
    #6 Email your list the best possible products to solve the problems you have already defined when you defined your P.C. Solve the problems of your P.C.

    And Finally!!!!>>>>stay consistent! Millionaires don't get rich by giving up. They typically fail many times before they truly succeed. You don;t have to do it perfect...just keep doing it and eventually you'll get better and better. Learn to write sales copy. There is alot of advise out there. Learn how to be a marketer......Watch some Dan Kennedy videos! You'll get there!
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    • Profile picture of the author ilyass123
      Wow! really needed some answer like that, many thanks.
      And hope you will get the best from what you do.
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