Considering how well affiliate marketing can be automated and how passive the income could be, it's very easy to get excited. It's very easy for people with no background on affiliate marketing to think that they can make money this way. Boy, are they in for a surprise.
The bottom line is that the vast majority of people who try their hand with affiliate marketing have very little to show for the time, effort and energy they put in. Where did they go wrong? More importantly, how can you avoid the mistakes that they typically make?