This is a guest post by Steven Papas who blogs about software reviews and more at VeryBestSoftware.net. If you think you want to be successful as an affiliate marketer then this post is for you. Discover the 4 things which will help you hit the bulls eye in affiliate marketing.
At least 40% of beginning entrepreneurs, who come online every year to start a business, go into affiliate marketing. Surprisingly, it is only one out of every ten affiliates that succeed; this is 10% only. Many of them never make any substantial amount to help them quit their day job and kick their boss GOODBYE! – the dream had been dreaming for long. And you know what; they don’t even know what they ‘ve been doing wrong.
Affiliate marketing has been grouped as one of the easiest yet long ways of making some extra cash online. No doubt, it has changed the life of many people. But not everyone understands the secret of being successful as an affiliate marketer.
One of the problems that many beginners are facing is that they never look for the cause of their misfortune within. The secret to success in any business lies within. You may have all the necessary tools at your disposal but if you lack those inner facilities, you will definitely fail.
Failure starts from the inside and if you are going to succeed, it has to start from the inside too.
There is a motive to any businessman. You may be in need of money to come out of debt, quit your boring job or to change your life entirely. Thus, you want to start affiliate marketing for the money and not for fun. Whatever your motivation might be, there is need to dedicate your whole self to learning and perfecting the skills you need to succeed.
Get Rid of Your “Instant Gratification” Mentality
Remember: anything worth having is worth working for. If you want to become a super soccer player, going to the field a few times a week will not set you apart and bring you millions. The same thing applies here. If you are looking for some overnight success or a sort of ‘magic money’, then affiliate marketing is not for you and you will definitely get frustrated, waste money and time and give up soon.
The WEB knows how to delay results. You may just be burning with excitement after reading a certain affiliate marketing book by a GURU ― with your hopes fixed on that paycheck in your mail box next week. Face the truth, no paycheck is coming. You have to strategize your actions first.
Follow a Proven Plan – Find a Successful Mentor
Stick with a given plan on affiliate marketing. There are a lot of training systems and techniques out there. Just like you may be thinking, I really got sick of all these and decided to ask a few questions to a super affiliate friend. Well, it all happened that he never did as much work as I do. But it seems he gets results pretty faster.
Only then I got to understand it all has to do with my attitude towards the whole game. I never really followed a particular system properly before jumping to another. So if you desire that money, you must be willing and have the ability to follow instructions diligently and patiently, even when you may not be seeing results at first. Find a mentor who has already succeeded on what you are trying to do now. If he is someone you know, take him out, buy him a pizza and he will give you the best money making tips you could ever get.
Are You Willing to Spend Some Time There?
You will need enough time to work as hard as you can. When you are starting out, there is no need to relax and work three hours a day ― as you may have been taught in those training books or push button formula. You will need time to research niches, write and post articles and build backlinks. Don’t forget: people are not fool. From my experience I got from my blog, where I give software reviews and discount coupons, people appreciate those who offer high quality service and give value to their everyday life.
If you really dream of becoming a successful affiliate marketer, then you need to be patient enough and put those hours to work. Once you have established your way and the money starts coming, you can then start regulating your working hours. In most cases, this might take few weeks or months of commitment.
I ‘ve done that and it ‘s worth the effort. Waiting for your views 😉