Success In Affiliate Marketing
What does it really take to achieve success in affiliate marketing? The answer may surprise you. It really is pretty simple stuff. You don’t have to create products, design systems, build infrastructure, etc… You can really just “plug in” to the work someone else has already done to make all of that ready for you.
There are countless stories of people experiencing incredible levels of success in affiliate marketing. Many of them are actually true. And it is pretty appealing to imagine a life where you are able to work from home (or where ever you like), set your own hours, make money while you sleep, etc… I’ve been doing it since early 2000 and yes … it is a LOT of fun!
But it also requires some actual work.
I see a lot of people that are just unwilling to go through the process of doing the little bit of work that it actually takes. And they still can’t understand why they aren’t experiencing success in affiliate marketing.
On a daily basis, I get questions and comments like:
“I don’t have time.” Frankly, that’s the reason you should get started right away. When I started TrafficWave, I had a part-time job, taught music lessons, cleaned boats on the weekends, and played music at night. I knew that if I didn’t do something to change that, my life wasn’t going to change.
“I can’t afford the $20.” Yet another reason you should get started right away. Successful people will tell you that we need to find a way to MAKE things happen if we want life to change.
“It’s too complicated.” There was a time that reading, writing, and speaking were complicated. Get started. Think back over your life. Before you learned to walk, you had to learn. Before you learned to speak, you had to learn. Before you learned to spell, you had to learn. We can learn.
“I don’t know how to…” Start learning. Google really is your friend. Most companies actually provide training. There are videos, tutorials, etc… and you can usually find anything you need to know absolutely free. You just have to spend the time to learn it.
“Can you just do this for me?” Those people who have experienced success actually put in the work to create that success. You will need to do the same. Think about this: If they are going to do the work, why should you get the commissions?
“Oh, sure. It’ easy for you, but … “ What you see that looks “easy” is the result of consistently going through the process of learning and refining. Successful people have made TONS of mistakes. They learn from them and keep moving forward.
We all see people that have experienced some level of success in Affiliate Marketing. Here at TrafficWave, we post monthly lists of our Top Affiliate Earners. What every single one of them has in common is that they put in at least enough work to recommend TrafficWave to other entrepreneurs and marketers. Some of these affiliates have been cashing weekly and monthly checks since early 200o because they took the steps to learn the system, do the system, and then teach the system to others.
If you truly want to experience success in affiliate marketing, you will need to prepare yourself that there will be a price to pay. You will spend time learning new skills. You will spend time developing those skills. You will make mistakes along the way. If you stick with it, you will learn from those mistakes. That really is the big “secret”
If you aren’t started yet, get started today. If you are stalled out, make the commitment to get back in action and stay in action.
Writing ad copy won’t be fun.
Writing emails won’t be fun.
Cashing those checks will be a LOT of fun.
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