Disclosure: If I'm not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on my part and will be corrected soon.

If you're new to affiliate marketing, you're probably already up to your ears in “new stuff” that you need to learn, which can be somewhat overwhelming.

On top of everything else, you also need to get your arms around things that you really should avoid, so that your efforts aren't for naught.

I put together this video to help out with that. These are some affiliate pitfalls that I wish someone would have shared with me when I first started out. It would have saved me a lot of time, frustration and money.

It's part of a series that my business partner Shawn and I are developing to assist new affiliate marketers with their business. Here is the first one that Shawn created, entitled “Making Money Online With Affiliate Programs.”

It's our sincere hope that you find a golden nugget in these videos that will make your life a little easier.

If you've been in the business for a while and would like to offer up some other tips, please feel free to post a comment below. It's good karma 😉

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

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1 Murray Newlands May 21, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Cool video Missy thanks for sharing your insights!


2 StephARC May 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

Missy that was a great video for newbies, I am going to share it with our new affiliate partners as well. It could save lots of time and headaches for them. Well done! 🙂


3 Missyward May 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm

That\\'s awsome, Steph. If you can think of anything that you\\'d want to present to new affiliates that we don\\'t cover, I\\'d love to hear about it. I love doing these videos, and if it helps a couple of people, then even better.

4 Evan May 20, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Great job with this post. It's important to not waste time with the same mistakes many people make. Thanks for sharing!


5 Missyward May 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Thanks Evan. They\\'re really simple tips, but sometimes we forget about the simple ones 🙂

6 Missyward May 20, 2009 at 1:10 am

Glad to see I'm not alone 🙂 It's an ongoing battle for me. If you find something that helps you stay focused, definitely send that tip my way!


7 Chris May 20, 2009 at 12:32 am

Yes, focus is my biggest bugbear. There's always a million things to do, especially when you are at home, and you're one click away from a bunch of other websites!


8 marcus May 20, 2009 at 12:06 am

Hey Missy, cool video… well done.

Just thought id drop a line… its been a while :o)

Marcus "the short guy" Campbell


9 Missyward May 20, 2009 at 12:10 am

Hey Marcus,

Good to hear from you! I hope everything's great with you and the family!

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