I have a content site whose primary source of revenue is affiliate programs. I have yet to see a user that converted and bought something from a mobile device.
Will affiliate marketing always be dead on mobile? Or is it likely that my user experience is screwing something up that is resulting in no sales?
If I put myself in the customers' shoes, buying things from ecommerce sites would not be ideal on a phone.
On the mobile, affiliate marketing is always a pain for two reasons:
For your content site, you actually have a higher probability of converting traffic and generating affiliate commissions than a native app.
With native apps, getting a merchant to track the source of a customer is very hard. The only viable option currently available for native apps is to open an affiliate link through the standard mobile browser (instead of in-app).