99% fail in Affiliate Marketing but what do the 1% do and how are they doing it?
Are You Part of The 1% Successful Affiliate Marketer?
I have always wondered if becoming a successful affiliate marketing was something easy and
a click button fixed return on investment which so many claims it to be ..the why are there so many who fail at this?
Well looks like there is more to this than meets the eye.
We all see these beach chairs and pictures of a marketer working from a beach with just his laptop?
Let me share what I have observed and give it to you straight!!
It takes a lot of hard work.
Now don’t take me wrong I want to help you get the direction you need when starting but
you need to know what wont work before you start this online business and especially affiliate marketing.
Things that just won’t work:
No Clear Vision:
Willing to do anything and get on the hustle daily but have no clarity on your end game basically not having any vision on what you want to achieve.
The problem with this is you are placing yourself too thin to make any impact on anything.
When i started out it was with a digital marketing agency, events, creative jobs and website development.
I was all over the place. I was trying to balance a million other things. This is absolute TOXIC.
Don’t let this be your downfall.
Not Willing to Do Any Work:
Ok I get it when you are starting online. you have seen the opportunity and the possibility but just having ideas and not willing to actually work on them is a sure shot aim for failure.
This will get you nowhere.
It’s very easy to be swept into the money-making opportunities in Adsense , product creation, outsourcing but when you are just starting out this is just a recipe for a disaster.
The best thing for you to do is stick to a single program or project and work on it until you become successful.
What you need to be successful
A clear vision:
If you want to be successful in your online business you’re going to need a clear vision. You need to have clear and defined goals.
A vision is a mental picture which means you see it and its the future you desire. Its the results you want to achieve.
It is not a vague wish neither a dream or hope.
You need to know what you want to achieve and how you plan to do it.
You need to set a goal of how much money you want to make and define a set date of when you will achieve it.
Be willing to work your ass off:
How bad do you want it?
Most people sadly won’t succeed with their online business because they’re not willing to put in the hard work.
When I first started I worked 60 hours a week at my job, and then came home every night working on my online business.
Are you willing to put in extra time after your day job if you have one?
Once you quit your job are you willing to work long hours in order to achieve your goals?
I love the 4 hour work week, but it really skewed people’s vision of working for themselves.
Everyone now thinks it will be as easy as quitting your job and only working 4 hours a week.
Maybe this will work once you’re well established, have employees in place, and a systematized process for how things get done, but not a day sooner.
How to develop a clear vision and willingness to work
I think the first step is getting a clear vision of what you really want out of life–
the willingness to work your ass off to get it will follow if your vision lines up with what you truly want in life.
What I mean by this is most people say they want a million dollars,
but what they really mean is they want the lifestyle they think a million dollars will create.
- A real clear vision would be I want to live in Bali.
- I want to choose the hours I decide to work.
- I will make $15k a month.
- I will travel at least 6 times a year to see new things and meet new people.
- I will eat the best food money can buy.
- I will be free to work out every day without being rushed, and I will make it so my wife and two kids can be financially free within one year.
That’s a clear vision– but if you really took time to figure out what you want you could even drill down to what time you will wake up,
what you eat for breakfast, what your house will look like,
what you will do throughout the day, what you will do for fun, and what you will achieve throughout the year.
The most important part to the puzzle is feeling good and happy about the visualization of your new life.
You need to really feel what it will be like to have all of these things you want.
Once you know what it’s like to have the new life you dream about, it will make it much easier to work towards your goals.
I don’t want to preach a positive mindset, and the law of attraction, but this stuff works and if you don’t know what you’re working towards you will give up when times get rough.
You need to have something much deeper than money to motivate you to achieve your goals.
Everyone wants more money, but that won’t get you up out of bed when you’re exhausted to work on your business.
Your real wants and desires will keep you focused and working even when things seem like they won’t work out.
Find at least 5-6 hours a day that you can work towards your business
If you’re serious about making money from your computer you will schedule at least 5-6 hours a day to work on your business.
Even if you’re married, have a job, and have kids I’m convinced if you’re serious about this you will find the time.
A quick way to do this is to figure out everything you do daily.
Eliminate things like television and anything that won’t get you closer to quitting your job and building your business.
This may mean a lack of sleep, but if you want to move forward it will take some sacrifices.
This will set you apart from the 99% of people who aren’t willing to work towards living a life they really dream about.
This is why I said to have clear and defined goals.
You can always make more money, but if you want to obtain the lifestyle you visioned
it will take hard work and motivation that most people just don’t have but don’t worry your part of the 1% or you wouldn’t be reading this right now.
Once you block off your time to work on your business you will need to….
Work on things that will help your business
This means not messing with Facebook or Twitter unless it’s to post a new update to your followers.
This may mean writing articles, building links to your content, making videos, creating podcasts, or networking with other people in your industry.
Speaking of networking you should find the leaders in your industry.
Follow what they’re doing online.
Is there something you can learn from them that you can apply to your own business?
Would building a relationship with them benefit your business?
Could you offer some type of value to their business in order to learn from them?
If you want to be an entrepreneur you should start looking at everything as an opportunity to advance yourself and your business.
Don’t ever look at limitations, but only possibilities.
If you want to work for yourself you need to treat your online endeavors as a real business and not a hobby.
Do you have what it takes to be an successful entrepreneur?
Do you have what it takes? Be honest with yourself.
Every entrepreneur I’ve met loves challenges, they love learning new skills,
they love selling, they love the art of the hustle,
they love building a business from nothing and growing it into a cash sucking machine,
and they love a good challenge.
Entrepreneurs look at everything as a challenge and they will find a way to overcome the obstacles to reach their goals.
It will take hard work and commitment, but it’s worth it.
If you want to be an entrepreneur you need to stop waiting for people to give you the magic solution or the key to success.
The key is YOU.
You’re the only person who can define what you want, decide what value you can bring to the table in order to exchange for money, and the only person to put in the work.
If you’re still trying to decide if this entrepreneur thing is all it’s cracked up to be or if it’s right for you,
the best way to find out is to find an entrepreneur to work for or intern with.
You can learn some valuable lessons and skills that will help you build your own business.
I can tell you from my personal experience that it takes a lot of work, but I could never go back to a day job.
The freedom, the lifestyle, and the ability to live by my own rules will always trump a big paycheck and working in a office for a boss.
You don’t have to do it all by yourself if you are new to online business.
Business these days are dynamic and so many tools available at your disposal you could just focus on one thing and let a qualified business coach take care of the rest.
This would not only get experts to help you but gain great insights on how to do this for any future campaigns on your own.
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