Originally Posted by DaveVanq
I'm just starting out getting attempting to get into affiliate marketing. Would you have any advice for a novice on what to watch out for and the biggest pitfalls that you experience?
I know that there is no easy way to do it but a little experienced info would help.
Don't jump on offers that sound like they are to good to be true. Chances are they are crappy products that would only lead to refunds and you missing out on the money you just earned.
Before you join a affiliate program, use Google to search for reviews and more information about the product. Try to figure out between the negative and positive reviews whether or not you want to take the chance and promote it for awhile.
I only promote something that i would actually want to buy or already bought myself. That's how i think.
I agree with the previous poster about web hosting offer's. If you own a domain and of course have a hosting account, see if your web host has a affiliate program that you could join. If you very happy with your webhost, you should be able to write up a few reviews about them to promote the web host. I do this on my blog.
I'm on my way out the door right now but I hope more people respond with some good tips for you.