I am interested affiliate marketing for 5 months. But no sales :(

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Hello warriors.
I am interested affiliate marketing for 5 months. But I did not sell a product. I have created a website about dieting.
What do you think about me? I have google adsense in my website. I earned 10$ for 2 months!
I can not generate traffic. I wish I had the main language in English.
I am learning more information day by day. But I do not know my future...
Thanks...
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  • Profile picture of the author LiamMcIvorMartin
    The English language is central if you're going to target english speaking customers. Why don't you market in your own language? Go to google trends, find out what the hot selling products are in your area and you'll be all set.
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  • Profile picture of the author gbites
    As it relates to English translation you can use the Google Translator which is a free script. Just Google "Google Translate Script".
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  • Profile picture of the author kchui1028
    i took a look at it.. i can make you an offer for your site if you want a quick buck, interested?
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  • Profile picture of the author jasons
    i took a look. Looks busy.. Try promoting 3 weightloss products that convert well and start list building and giving away a viral pdf or something. Your never going to make full time cash if you don't have a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
    LiamMcIvorMartin;
    I am from turkey and in my country there is not enough affiliate marketing world. Also Turkish people do not buy products via internet. Thanks for your help.

    Gbites;
    Google translator is not enough tool for translate. Please try it and you can see it's mistakes.

    Jasons;
    I will try it. Thanks for reply.

    Thanks my friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Umm whats wrong with that exactly?

    Sure its not going to allow you to buy a mansion or much else for that matter, but its a good start.

    Keep doing what you're doing and do more of it.

    You can sell the site right now if you want for $50-100, did you think of that

    Internet Marketing isnt easy for most people no matter what you have been led to believe. Most never make any money so believe me when I say you're doing well to make what you have made.



    Originally Posted by alkantenik View Post

    I earned 10$ for 2 months!
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    • Profile picture of the author NMP
      Hi

      If I was you I would make page in "commercial colors". Looks like
      the rainbow as it is. And I remove all ads that flashes like a x-mas
      tree.

      There is a book named "Don't Make Me Think". Read it and you
      will understand why your sales is so poor if you manage to get
      traffic to site.

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      • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
        Thanks for replies my friends.
        I will try to generate more traffic and try to find better affiliate tactics.
        Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1mauigirl
    You have a lot of stuff on the front page. Tone it down a bit. Take those free e-books and put them closer to the top right and make it so they can get them if they sign up to your LIST.

    Right now your subscribe box is 'under the fold' (newspaper talk) meaning they gotta scroll to find it. Make them scroll for other less important stuff. Put your money making stuff towards the top ... and your list is your money maker of the future.

    What will you send your list? A version of your articles is a good start.

    By the way a couple of your links go to 404 error pages. You need to check all your links. You could make the most of those 404, and other error pages by customizing them so people at least land on something you want them to see.

    Amazon and any other products you have ... don't put the buy button on them ... connect them by linking them in your copy (writing) and also make the pictures click through to the buy product page.

    The money is really not in the clicks on your Google stuff. The reason you are getting that much ... and that is a lot is because people are getting to your site and not finding what they want. So they click on one of the ads trying to find what they want.

    Hook your site up to Google Analytics. You will be able to get a lot of information from them and learn a lot about your visitors. Pay attention to that and change your site according to what those statistics tell you.

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  • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
    1Mauigirl;
    Thanks for great post. I will change my free e-books and subscribe forms place. I will check my links. I have google analytics and always to follow my stats.
    But I do not understand this (My english is not very good):

    ""The money is really not in the clicks on your Google stuff. The reason you are getting that much ... and that is a lot is because people are getting to your site and not finding what they want. So they click on one of the ads trying to find what they want.""

    Thanks again for great post...
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  • Profile picture of the author WealthCoachPro
    I would setup a squeeze page on your site and collect emails. What you have now is just too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author stealth_warrior
    yes i agree, collect emails and promote your website is a good step.

    keep fighting!
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  • Profile picture of the author vtte
    Affiliate marketing takes time. You have to be patient.

    But you also have to be smart. Put yourself in the mindset of the consumer. This is where effective communication through design comes in. Keep that in mind.
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  • Two things...

    First of all, don't be so hard on yourself. If you've made $10 so far, you've made $10 more than 90% of IMers ever will. BUILD on that - don't get down on it.

    Second, and this could be your primary problem, but I have a personal question for you.

    Are you fat?

    Have you ever, in the past, been fat?

    Because if you're not overweight, and you never have been, you're going to have a hard time getting inside the minds of the people you're trying to sell to without some serious homework.

    As an average weight person (which I'm guessing you are from your photo), you trying to sell diet products is like a veterinarian trying to sell products on being a professional football player.

    You don't understand your target market, their wants, their desires, and their needs. You don't know where to find your ideal customers. You really know nothing about the dieting niche, other than the fact that it is profitable (while also highly competitive.)

    For example, did you know that most people searching for diet info online have no desire whatsoever to lose weight? Losing weight takes WORK.

    These people just want confidence, they want to be attractive, they want to feel normal. They want to walk into normal stores and buy regular sized clothing. They want to buy ONE ticket on an airplane instead of two. They want to stop seeing the laughter, the stares, and stop hearing the whispered comments every time they put a piece of food in their mouth at a restaurant.

    No, they don't want to diet or lose weight. They just want to blend in and be like everyone else!

    How do I know? Because I've BEEN overweight - so I understand the market.

    It is just like most affiliate marketers. Really, do you want to make money with affiliate marketing? Heck no. That isn't your ultimate goal. You don't want your tombstone to read "Was a profitable affiliate marketer." Who wants that?

    You want to work in your jammies, take time off when you want to, make a decent living without having to answer to a regular boss, and enjoy the lifestyle that being a success at affiliate marketing can bring.

    My best advice, in this case, may be to take up some of those "I'll buy your site" offers - and start over, focusing on something you understand. Of course, do your research and make sure it is profitable - but what are you interested in? Do you play sports? Cook? Have kids? Find products related to something you know and understand, and promote THOSE.

    An amazing thing happens when you do that. You automatically know what to write about, what products your customers want, and where to find those customers. And your income will reflect that.

    Good luck! And congrats on making your first $10!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonio Smith
    it is my recommendation that you get into a niche that you heard while knowledge about any slowly build up a blog related to that subject. Deliver quality content day after day after day. And as you upload it to your blog, make sure you notify all your other 2.0 profiles with a link back to it. As you do this slowly after time, your authority will grow and people will learn to trust you after that you will begin to slowly recommend products with affiliate links attached to them.

    Everything that takes time and want to buy from you illicitly trusty and well other way to build trust than to just be yourself and give out what you view as quality content.

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  • Profile picture of the author maleeqa
    Hi alkantenik,

    Affiliate marketing takes time to develop. but it wont take so long..I got my first cheque after 2 month joining affiliate marketing.

    i think there's must something wrong. English is not a big problem for as mine too english is not my mother tongue.

    you have a website, form to subscribe people..it's great. But it's not enough. some of the steps you may try :

    1- search your target market..
    2- search for keywords..
    3- search for the great product.
    4- website
    5- autoresponder
    6- Promotion.

    hope this will help you..anyway, you can skype if you need help.

    warmest regards,
    Maleeqa
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Spoon
    Originally Posted by alkantenik View Post

    Hello warriors.
    I am interested affiliate marketing for 5 months. But I did not sell a product. I have created a website about dieting.
    What do you think about me? I have google adsense in my website. I earned 10$ for 2 months!
    I can not generate traffic. I wish I had the main language in English.
    I am learning more information day by day. But I do not know my future...
    Thanks...
    10$ for two months is great as far as im concerned. I have $25 for two years
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt-Marketing
    I took a look at your site
    You need to make it simple for you users to flow around your site, take a look at the big authority site in the weight loss niche and copy them.

    The other thing is you need to put you optin box at the top of your page and newsletter or free gift offer to get subscribers onto your list, this will create a more refind group you can promote products to and make money from.

    Then once you have done this ''rinse and repeat'' in another niche

    Hope this helps you

    Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author divineman
    You can still make good money from the same affiliate if you can sit down and compare your site with other sites that are doing very well in the same affiliate.
    Use their system to perfect your own, if possible better than them. If you can try this I am very sure nothing will stop you from making good money.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpa-money
    it is very important to learn from failure. dont waste your time on making money with the wrong strategy /wrong affiliate program.

    i tried clickbank for 4 mounths and made only 18$ even i managed to rank of the 1st page of google with my articles.

    my advice is find your niche and stick to it. and also i think CPA offer are much easier than saling on the net. because people like to get free stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
    Thanks for replies.

    Cherilyn Woodhouse;
    Thank you very much for great post.
    I am not obese but overweight now. I want to be like that photo Now I am 170 cm and 90 kg...
    But I agree with what you say. I do not know diet market exactly.
    I constantly search for. Thank you very much. I love fat people
    Good Luck..
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Originally Posted by alkantenik View Post

      Thank you very much. I love fat people
      Good Luck..
      Make a blog and forum "ilovefatpeople.com" where you basically say no to every diet and weight loss method I am sure you will get some traffic. Make it some "anti weight loss" site..expose scams, stuff like that...
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  • Profile picture of the author russells
    What are you currently doing to drive traffic? Let me know and I'll suggest some other methods to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
      Originally Posted by russells View Post

      What are you currently doing to drive traffic? Let me know and I'll suggest some other methods to you.
      Russell;
      I am using some traffic tool such as forums, twitter, free classified.
      But I can not use article directory, hubpages or digg because I have not good english. I have to hire some writers. Next month I will do it. But now I have not enough money. What will you suggest to me?
      Thanks..
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  • Profile picture of the author russells
    Ok, here are a few traffic generation methods that I recommend (and use myself).

    Yahoo! Answers
    Find questions relevant to your niche and write a good quality answer linking to your site.

    Don't over do it. Don't spam. Post your link once per every four answers. This is the best way to prevent being banned from link spamming.

    Forum Posting
    Join forums related to your niche. Get involved! Don't spam, have real conversations. Put your link in your signature tag with a few lines of text.

    Blog Commenting
    Find blogs related to your niche. Read the posts and post a good quality comment with a link to your site. Becuase most comments need moderation, make sure your comment isn't obvious spam.

    Social Media
    If possible create a Facebook group. Connect with relevant groups and actually get involved with the members of those groups. Don't openly spam. Have conversations with them and casually entice them to your group.

    Bonus: When you have a group, you essentially have a list, too. You can bulk email members of groups so with this method you are killing two birs with one stone.

    The key thing with these methods is consistency. Do it regularly and don't expect lots of traffic overnight. Make a daily plan and stick to it. Work hard and after a month review your efforts and amend it accordingly.

    The main thing to remember is that the people seeing your posts and links, and website are REAL humans so connect with them as if they are humans.

    You'll see much better results that way.

    I know you say you can't write good English but if you can outsource the writing simply tell the outsourcer exactly what you want done and how.

    I really hope that helps.

    I use way more methods than this but I don't want to confuse you all the more.

    ~Russ
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  • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
    Thank you very much Russels. I will try it.
    Thanks cjmo75
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarah Harvey
    Find someone that has weight problems and ask if they would be willing to share their story on youtube. This is quite popular on youtube actually. Then let the person detail some general days like what they eat, how they feel and interact with their subscribers. Soon they will get a great following. If they are using one of the products you are promoting then all the better. This will go a long way to getting the product sold. But it needs to be a good product. I can tell you outright that most products created by marketers for marketers will not work. Do your research and get some great dieting products that genuinely help people.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by alkantenik View Post

    Hello warriors.
    I am interested affiliate marketing for 5 months. But I did not sell a product. I have created a website about dieting.
    What do you think about me? I have google adsense in my website. I earned 10$ for 2 months!
    I can not generate traffic. I wish I had the main language in English.
    I am learning more information day by day. But I do not know my future...
    Thanks...
    One site simply might not cut it, and the weight loss niche is one of the TOUGHTEST niches at all.

    Last time i counted i owned about 100 of sites, different niches, different products. Sales come from any of those sites which are mostly very tight "micro niches". I researched those niches and keywords and spent MONTHS ranking the sites in Google. Another good way is article marketing.

    You cannot generate traffic on you weight weight loss site since it would take months and months with a VERY good and solid SEO plan to rank in this niche. And only with good ranking comes the traffic. You need to aim for a less competitive market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Ong
    Hi Jake here, I think there are too much information loading for you to absorb. My suggestion is to refer to just one method, write the plan in a big white paper, step by step. And make it work. Be focus. Try for a few weeks and see if there is any results. If yes, continue to mutliple your effort. If not, change a game plan and start again. Once you hit a jackpot, that's it. You have your route to success. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisHunt
    Do yourself a favor and don't use a business model that requires you to know English - for the short term at least...

    ...carry on learning English and then come back to the business model if you're not already rich from the new thing you do. The one you have a COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Herrie
    Let me say something..2 years ago i spent an entire year and a ton of money on internet marketing,I never really made any real money but i probably could have if i kept with my niche...But i didnt quit you can believe that...Im in the middle of launching a large company in partial of what i have learned during my internet marketing progress that year...You have a great looking site there and if you listen to "exactly" What the warriors are telling you.Within a year from now i think you will not be worrying about your language problem at all but what you should do with the money you will be making...Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author zachary0611
    I think you could be wrong about Turkey. People make huge amounts of money in untapped foreign niches. There was a CPA offer for Norway my afflilate manager told was doing great. Also what about Turkish Americans?
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Kenzington
    Your website is way too busy. There are too many choices. Get rid of that stuff from your main page. Make a squeeze page with a free offer for signing up to your list. No other choices or options. I would consider marketing through Facebook. You can fine-tune your target audience. Example: American Women, 21-35 years old, who mention wanting to loose weight or get in shape. (Facebook is able to target your audience that specifically). Run an ad and send them to your squeeze page, with info on your free e-book, etc...

    Make your copy compelling to the reader. Be specific about how they will benefit from joining your list. Get set up with an Autoresponder and then give them good content and pitch several affiliate diet programs, ONE AT A TIME. That is how you are going to benefit from your list.

    If you give them too many choices (like you are doing now, on your website), they won't do anything, and just leave your site, confused, never to return. Make it simple for them. Tell them what you want them to do, and shut up. Leave it to them to follow through, or not. Test different "pitches"

    As it is, you are blasting them with too much information. Each page should only do/be about a single thing/action. You can always add more pages, but stay focused on a single action per page. That's how you will succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
    Thank you very much. I am learning great tactics from you. I love warrior forum and fat people
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    • Profile picture of the author Votoshka
      As a lot of others have said, the site is very "busy", and to me it's not even obvious what you are trying to sell. (Okay, I see a couple of affiliate ads down the page a bit...)

      If you are going to get into a niche like weight loss you need to target specific long tailed keywords that are easier to rank for (if you want natural Search Engine traffic). Then, you need to write articles with those keywords in them, and promote products within those articles (can do like a "review" or something).

      Some of the most successful sites are the plainest. You want people to see your affiliate offers (or your opt in if you really want to build a list), so that you can drive them to make the right action!

      Also, you need more than one site. A lot of people with niche sites find that some sites succeed and make money, while others don't. So you need to test...test and test some more!

      At the moment you have a Page Rank of 2, which isn't really high, but it's much, much better than 0! With that you could sell your site or domain and invest the money you made into purchasing a few more domain names that are more keyword targeted and that focus on tighter niches.

      Then, once you've got your niches, find some good affiliate products to promote for each, and create small sites of a few pages, each with keyword targeted articles. Then promote...promote...promote! You may find it easier to rank for these terms in the search engines, which will really help.

      Keep practicing your English too! It's not so bad as it is, because obviously we can understand you, but with practice you'll get even better, and will be more confident with your writing. Quite frankly, I admire anyone who can write anything, or put up a site, in a second language!
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  • Profile picture of the author duia
    The dieting niche is full of competition indeed, so, even if you are familiar with online marketing, it is difficult to gain much traffic.
    Of course, traffic is the first factor if you want to sell you products and gain fortunes by Affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author alkantenik
    Thank thanks thanks...
    You have great suggestions...
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