Will affiliate marketing work for you? Of course!– but only if you learn the right habits of mind. Earning extra money at home can easily can be overwhelming at first. Here are three tips to help you get on track and stay on track.
1. Can you draw it on the back of an envelope?
A prominent politician once said he never bothered reading anything longer than a page. If it couldn’t be said in a couple of hundred words, it wasn’t worth knowing about!
Think about your business. If you can’t write it out or draw a map of your business on a napkin, postcard or old envelope, it may already be too complex.
People pretend that affiliate marketing is some kind of deep science. It isn’t. Become a product affiliate. Use the website already given to you by the product provider, or come up with you own. Get traffic to that site. Get paid.
There, I said it in about forty words! Can you do the same with your business?
If you cannot, ask yourself why that is. What non-essentials are hidden in how you think about your business?
2. Napoleon won wars one battle at a time.
Napoleon wanted to take over all of Europe. (You and I don’t have to do that!)
But even he, with all his genius, knew to do it one battle at a time.
The end came when he stopped taking his own advice.
Earning extra money at home does not require you to wage wars of conquest. (I promise you it’s easier than that.)
Take Napoleon’s advice (at least when he was successful!)… do just one thing at a time!
Starting out using pay per click? Then do that until you know it inside out.
Developing your first list of subscribers? Make that your one focus.
Don’t get distracted with this week’s “hottest/ latest/sexiest” traffic source.
Can affiliate marketing work for even the beginner? Yes, but not if you do too much too soon!
You can trust me on this. I’ve learned that lesson… several times!
3. Fail as often as you can.
Ever heard that advice? An oldie, but still a goodie!
Failing as often as we can means we are willing to take heart in the face of failure… and start over.
My education, and probably yours too, taught us the wrong lesson. School taught us that failure was “wrong” and merited punishment.
That lesson will not serve you well in the online world (or the offline world either).
Unless you are willing to make an utter mess of things from time to time, you will never find out what works, what does not work, and what the difference is.
Let’s put it this way: You will never discover success until you know what failure looks like.
My very first pay per click campaign got me nothing but a headache. I hadn’t the faintest idea what I was doing— and I didn’t even understand THAT!
Just as fruitless was my first subscriber list.
But… I have not quit.
What will it take to make you quit? How long will you give yourself before you throw in the towel? A year? Three?
Are you willing to stick it out until it all starts to come together for you? I hope so.
Earning extra money at home is a cinch if you have the right mindset. You can make affiliate marketing work for you if you stick to a simple, “back of an envelope” plan, take things one step at a time, and be willing to make a complete mess of it. The most successful men and women of our time have made the biggest messes. Why do you think it should be different for you?
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