Setting my first affiliate goal

<p>I'm new to affiliate marketing and I'm new to affiliate marketing. Although I have been using <a title="How to apply for affiliate program" href="; target="_blank"> affiliate marketing</a> for more than one year already - I haven't made much of it. But that doesn't mean this affiliate marketing program sucks. That means - my affiliate marketing tactics sucks. And I have decided to change that. To make changes we must change our behaviour. It so simple. If I want to succeed with affiliate marketing - <strong>I must define some goals at first</strong>.</p><p>I could now write down - <strong>how I plan to get 80K in a year from</strong> - but I wont do that. That doesn't mean I wouldn't be happy to make 80k with, what it means - <strong>I'm to small to make such a money in such a short time</strong>. Instead I will write how I plan to send my first 50 visitors in a month to site.</p><p>Yes, that's right -</p><h2>My first affiliate goal is to send 50 visitors to it in one month.</h2><p>I'm not talking right now for any actual bookings, I'm talking to drive traffic to my site(s) to drive traffic to</p><p><strong>Why my goal is so modest?</strong></p><p>As I already mentioned at start of this post - I have been using affiliate program for more than one year already, and actually I do have some bookings made from it. But in past 12 month - there has been no month when it would be 50 sent visitors to site.</p><p>Actually the most visitors I have sent to in one month is 31 and it happened in December 2013. Unfortunately there didn't happen any booking and my earnings equals 0 in that month. But I have made my commissions from affiliate program by sending less than 30 visitors.</p><h2>Conversation rates</h2><p>That said - I have no clue, what could be possible conversation rates from 50 sent visitors to, but according to my inner feeling and previous experience, conversation rates might be around 3% in It doesn't mean that I will have 1.5% rate from my 50 sent visitors to It's just approximate measurement.</p><p>I will speak more about conversation rates after I will fulfil my first goal on Booking affiliate marketing.</p><p>I agree, for some might seen very pathetic goal to send 50 visitors to other affiliate site, but for me - who never ever before has sent 50 visitors to any affiliate site - this is actually huge goal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Some time ago &nbsp;- I did setup <a title="My first Google Adsense Goal" href="; target="_blank">my first Google Adsense Goal</a> - to reach $40.00 in a month. In last month I did recieve just a little more than <a title="Online Income Report June 2014" href="; target="_blank">$16.00 in earnings from Google Adsense</a>. At the time I set my Adsense Goal, I was earning about $6-$7 per month. Right now - I feel a little bit sad - I made such a <strong>"high goal"</strong> - although in overall - <a title="Blog Statistics June 2014" href="; target="_blank">my traffic is growing</a> and I hope to reach $40.00 in a month any time soon (it might take some 6 more months - again - it depends)</p><p>Speaking of my goal to reach 50 sent visitors to - I hope to fulfil this goal this month (july) or next month. I have started to work with content providing valuable information about hotels and I'm starting to receive some bits of traffic, that leads me to think - that goal 50 sent visitor to, although a pathetic, however is a huge goal for me - could happen any time soon.</p><h2>In conclusion</h2><p>If you are just like me are a newbie to affiliate marketing or you have started new travel site - set yourself smaller, but achievable goals, don't set your first goal to earn 80K in a year. Work on your site, provide more valuable travel/hotel related content, get more traffic and you will be able to reach your smaller goals as I hope to achieve mines.&nbsp;</p>