Most affiliate marketers put up the ads only on their sites.

There is nothing wrong with this approach but know that there are many other traffic sources that you can tap into and promote the products simultaneously.

The first mistake a lot of affiliate marketers make is that they register with too many different affiliate programs and try to promote everything.

Pursuing affiliate marketing down this path can become very overwhelming and you won’t be able to promote any product properly.

In order to be successful in Affiliate marketing you need to know the market needs, learn how to promote products, what works and what doesn’t.

The following are a few tricks on becoming successful in affiliate marketing that I have learnt over time.

Most affiliate programs will offer ready made text links, banners and other forms of creative copies whereby you only have to copy the code and place it on your website to start referring traffic.

When interested visitors click on these links from your site they get redirected to the product site and if they purchase a product or subscribe to a service you as the referrer make a commission.

The sellers can track your performance through your affiliate ID and the affiliate softwares (eg. You also have complete, real time access to all sales and commissions stats.

You don’t need to sell products all the time to make a commission.

You simply make an ad in your adwords account then use your affiliate link in the target page URL of the ad.