Affiliate marketing - I'm having a few problems

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Hello everyone,

I've started affiliate marketing about 2 months ago in the Forex trading niche.

I'm now facing a few problems and I would like to get your opinion.

1) I realized there are no "forex" or "forex trading" keywords showing up on the google keyword tool, but only related keywords.

2) Forex trading is a complicated topic to learn and I think it will take too long to study this subject. However, this means I can't post any comments on different social media platforms.

3) The only way I am getting very few leads is through Facebook ads. (I already have a blog, a Youtube channel and an Instagram account without getting particular results.)

Questions:

1) How can I increase my traffic?
2) Do you think I picked a too complicated niche?

Thanks in advance for your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Content marketing works for me, in addition to FB ads.

    It sounds like you've got the main bases covered when it comes to content marketing, but it's probably gonna take some time for the content to compound and snowball.

    ...Hold up a second.. I just re-read your post...

    think it will take too long to study this subject. However, this means I can't post any comments on different social media platforms.
    How are you getting content for your Youtube channel and blog, and how do you know it's accurate info?
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    • Profile picture of the author osob981
      I'm outsourcing articles and then creating Youtube videos out of the content.
      Well, the content it's simple enough to understand, so I'm guessing it's pretty accurate
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You might want to release free or near free books (99 cents) on the Amazon Kindle.

    How do you drive traffic?

    Sneak peek clicks on a top link on the first page of your book

    You win TWICE:

    You get free traffic
    If the person seeing, likes your book, they buy so you get a sale

    You can also use your book to UPLINK to your main Forex site
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i agree i think is is a very competitive niche as well and not the most honest. there is all of forex niches in the clicksure affliate network.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashwinsd
    If you are already an expert in your niche, then maybe you need to focus on marketing. If you are into this niche just for two months, then, It will be too soon to expect the results you expect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naveen Raja
    Though it sounds complicated, You can surely increase your traffic. Make us of online traffic bringing tools like linkcollider, Microworkers- use micro workers to get your answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    2) Forex trading is a complicated topic to learn and I think it will take too long to study this subject. However, this means I can't post any comments on different social media platforms.

    This is the chief problem Oso; you picked a niche based on popularity and profits, not your passion and know-how.

    Trash it immediately buddy. Stop wasting time. What do you love doing? Start there. Dive in with knowledge and a love of the topic so you can share your insights and hit the ground running.

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  • Profile picture of the author cris Aborn
    i recognize i believe is a really aggressive market as effectively and maybe not the absolute most honest. there's every one of forex marketers in the clicksure affliate network.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    From My experience Forex niche its a complicated niche where the big dogs are playing and i dont if its good to start with this one .And when you first start IM its hard , have patience and keep digging learningv etc
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    • Profile picture of the author osob981
      Thank you. So you're saying I should just switch niche and focus on that?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    2) Forex trading is a complicated topic to learn and I think it will take too long to study this subject. However, this means I can't post any comments on different social media platforms.
    The post above and the one below are separated by several pieces of advice from experienced members. You start with "I think" and end with "I'm guessing".

    the content it's simple enough to understand, so I'm guessing it's pretty accurate
    You are in the group of those who post about investments of various types without having any real advice/experience to share. Selling in such a niche is not as easy as posting about it.

    I'd advise starting over and choosing a niche you are willing to learn about and participate in.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    its the same competitive nche like any other
    it doesnt have nothing to do with competition

    in niches like a forex you have two "problems"
    which you have to resolve

    1st: you need to find out how you will gain trust in your potentional clients or people who will finally make a deposit and you will earn CPA so how they will take an action?

    2nd is traffic
    everything helps, just look around on this forum there are hundreds of ways how to do it for free,
    me as a coowner of company which is generating traffic is also not so easy to follow up, but we learned the system and just stick to it

    good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Obermair
    Agree that all niches are competitive. You need to gain trust and provide value (I am really big on value). The challenge is that you yourself have no experience in Forex so supporting your product with your own successes is difficult. Perhaps you can connect with a group that has forex expertise (perhaps on LinkedIn or Twitter) and build a relationship. Often those folks are not very good at marketing and would appreciate additional exposure. Of course, since forex is part of the finacail markets, you will need to understand what you can actually state in the ad. My experience has been that most folks are willing to assist someone if there is some value to them in the future. Perhaps you can provide a link to their business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by osob981 View Post

    Hello everyone,

    I've started affiliate marketing about 2 months ago in the Forex trading niche.

    I'm now facing a few problems and I would like to get your opinion.

    1) I realized there are no "forex" or "forex trading" keywords showing up on the google keyword tool, but only related keywords.

    2) Forex trading is a complicated topic to learn and I think it will take too long to study this subject. However, this means I can't post any comments on different social media platforms.

    3) The only way I am getting very few leads is through Facebook ads. (I already have a blog, a Youtube channel and an Instagram account without getting particular results.)

    Questions:

    1) How can I increase my traffic?
    2) Do you think I picked a too complicated niche?

    Thanks in advance for your time.
    Honestly I would just stop and change niches.
    This is a highly competitive niche with a high barrier of entry. Unless you're willing to spend a fair bit in testing I would look for a less saturated niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coderunclebkk
    Get social.
    It's not enough to produce great content and hope that people find it - you have to be proactive. One of the best ways to increase traffic to your website is to use social media channels to promote your content. Twitter is ideal for short, snappy (and tempting) links, whereas Google+ promotion can help your site show up in personalized search results and seems especially effective in B2B niches. If you're a B2C product company, you might find great traction with image-heavy social sites like Pinterest and Instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Give a bit of you to the world, rather than being the messenger on behalf of someone else, who is incapable of delivering the message...

    Your skills, your knowledge delivered through your understanding of the subject...
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  • Profile picture of the author slaconsultants
    Yes ! ! Used Niche marketing ... Important is Local Business Listing with target keywords and add Domain name.
    Second option do you Content marketing related topic and target Audience
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