I've been involved in affiliate marketing for about three years. For a long time, my efforts yielded limited success. I'd make a sale or two, here and there. Then I'd hit a dry spell.
But that's no surprise. I had listened to a lot of bad advice, and my efforts weren't focused. I wrote about whatever interested me at the time, with little regard as to whether anyone really wanted to read my article, much less click through on an ad and actually buy something. Now, I know the few sales I made were purely by accident.
Affiliate marketing is so involved. The rules change so quickly. So it's nearly impossible to not make huge mistakes, unless you have some training.
There are plenty of people willing to help, for a fee. Unfortunately, the majority of these offers seem like scams. I can't say for certain they are scams. But I wasn't going to fork over thousands of dollars just to find out.
If anyone promises you an incredible return on your investment, and tells you that you don't have to work hard to earn big money, it's time to run in the other direction.
After a lot of searching, I finally found an honest affiliate marketing program for beginners.