I notice whenever people try to break into the affiliate marketing industry, they very often have excuses ready
“I don’t have any money”
“I’m too busy”
“I’m not really good at technical stuff.”
They make excuses before they even start…it’s like they’re already preparing themselves for failure.
Most excuses are made to for ego-protection – they don’t want to feel as if they failed because they didn’t work hard enough or weren’t smart enough, so blaming other things makes it easier.
I’ve seen 16 year old affiliates, I’ve seen 60 year old affiliates, I’ve seen women affiliates, I’ve seen affiliates from really poor countries like India, most of the industry doesn’t have a college degree, etc. Whatever excuse you have is not valid. No matter how bad your situation is, I guarantee you that many people have had it worse and still succeeded.
You just have to play the cards you’re dealt with in life to the best of your ability, and not waste energy wishing you had better cards.
I’m a huge fan of having smaller, but realistic goals. I wasn’t trying to be a millionaire, I just wanted to make enough to quit my full time job.
My thinking was quite simple; the more you practice at something, the better you get.
- No confidence to do a video on YouTube? Do it 100 times and you will improve!
- Suck at Chess? Play 500 games online and you will get better
- No good at writing? Spend 30 minutes writing every single day and you’ll see the results.
Affiliate marketing is a SKILL, not a talent. The great thing about a skill is that it is LEARNED (to learn something you make lots of mistakes and adjust what you do to avoid those mistakes again – embrace mistakes, they are GOOD for you).
The mistake that most people make is they believe that there’s a magic bullet in a forum or a blog post. They read, read, read and never implement what they learn. The problem with reading and no action is you don’t have the right perspective to understand the material.
Everyone’s so impatient and wants instant results – these kind of people don’t achieve their goals
Take things one step at a time, small steps, realistic steps. Aim to earn $10 first and then earning $100 will be easy, and after than $1,000 etc. Keep one eye on the end goal, but the other eye clearly on the ground looking at your next step.
And above all, have fun!. Thanks for reading – please comment below.