One of the most popular businesses around the world is the business of affiliate marketing. All the great qualities of affiliate marketings are everyone’s dream:
No pile of work
Tools to automate your business
No office other than your bed
I can go on and on about how great affiliate marketing is.
But today, I want to talk about 5 things you CAN’T DO WITHOUT if you want to make it in this business. It’s pretty straight forward but action is required:
1. Desire and Willingness to Learn
You must posses the desire to learn along with the willingness to be trained. If you are a newbie, it will be tough, especially if you do not know what to do. I have helped thousands of people learn the system, but without the right frame of mind with strong desire to learn, you won’t make it.
It’s sad but true. Your willingness and the desire is whats going to keep your eyes and ears open. Experience will come as you learn as you go.
“I do not know anything about Email Marketing or Affiliate Marketing”
If you say it, you believe it. If you have the desire to learn, you will stop saying those words and start taking baby steps.
2. Learn at your own pace
If you are starting out in Email and Affiliate Marketing, you need to invest the time and effort to building your business. In many cases, people rush into things and trouble arises. Learning at your own pace whether it takes days, weeks or month, you can stop feeling frustrated and know that you are in control of your growth. It does not matter if you start making money right away, its how you get there that matters the most.
BUILD YOUR FOUNDATION FIRST!
Make it rock solid and do not rush it. Time is important. If you are currently working full time or not, dedicate your time to building your business. You goal for extra income or financial freedom depends on how you manage your time. Many people quit because they do not have time, but how much time do you really have? Have you written down what you do everyday and see if you have few minutes a day to build your future?
3. Entrepreneur and Determination
Pacing yourself is one thing and determination is another. You must push yourself forward. Check this out
“I want to make money online”
That is the desire
The behavior is your determination and the motivation to take action. Just how are you going to make money online? As an entrepreneur, you must have a plan of action. Determine to take your plan and push yourself to accomplish it day by day.
4. Control the controllable AND Discipline
We all want our dreams to come true. Dreams can come true but it requires discipline and managing what you can control. If you teach yourself to work everyday to be that much closer to reaching your goals. You will be that much closer for your dreams to come true.
Control what you can. Stick to your schedule, and do not be frustrated with the outcome. You have written your action plan and you take action. The outcome is not the end but you must observe what you did and how you did it. If there was a mistake, fix it. You can’t control how many people will buy from you, but you can control what you write and how you say things. When you send your emails to your List and what you can do next.
5. Attitude is Everything
If one bad decision is going to ruin your day or your business, you need to start building your attitude. Attitude is everything. If something failed and you feel frustrated rather wanting to see what you can do fix it. You will have better outcome. Be optimistic and pursue your dreams. Not only will you feel better, but when you write your emails, you will provide the tone to your list.
Be the captain of your ship and steer towards your own destiny. If its meant to be, then see what else you can do and steer on ahead.
These are the qualities to succeed in this business. Whether it is a long road or a short one, take ownership of your business and feel proud of what you have accomplished.
I've worked for WooRank, SEOptimer, and working on a cool SEO audit tool called SiteGuru.co. Now I have build Linkilo and SEO RANK SERP WordPress theme. I've been in the SEO industry for more than 5 years, learning from the ground up. I've worked on many startups, but also have my own affiliate sites.