Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

If you are new to Affiliate Marketing and really want to succeed instead of fail like the 90+% of people who try, then know that there are some key things that you must understand before even getting into it.

Many people turn to Affiliate Marketing because either they need a way to earn an extra income in their spare time, or either build a solid Affiliate Business to replace their full time job. The main problem that beginner’s face and why more than 90% fail is because they get into Affiliate Marketing with either a “lazy”, or an “employee minded” mentality. When the fact is you have you be entrepreneur minded with good work ethic to make it work.

How the 90% That Fail Think, When it Comes to Affiliate Marketing

  • I need to make money fast
  • It should be easy and require little effort
  • I shouldn’t need to work hard since it’s online
  • I can “pay” my way into success”
  • I’m not “paying/investing” in anything
  • I’m giving it limited time before I quit

I have worked with hundreds of people over the past several years, helping them to better understand how to succeed at this whole game of “Affiliate Marketing”. But most come in with the complete wrong mindset. And what’s sad is many don’t think their mindset going into this has anything to do with whether or not they can succeed. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

As I mentioned above, you have to be entrepreneur minded when getting into Affiliate Marketing. But this doesn’t mean you must have a background in business and or must have entrepreneur experience. Anyone who has ever built a successful business knows that success is not created overnight. So for most people, making money (especially a significant amount) will not happen fast with Affiliate Marketing. It did not happen fast for me or for most I know that’s been successful. But so many people come to me saying something like they want to get started with Affiliate Marketing because they need the money to get their car fixed next week. I always try to stress to people that Affiliate Marketing can be that profession to set you financially free, but it your goal behind it must be “bigger” than something physical like fixing your car. Because it will take time to build.

I know many people come into Affiliate Marketing with that kind of mindset because of all the misleading information out there on the internet. I mean for example, if you search for “how to make money online” or anything along the lines of “working from home”, “affiliate marketing” or “building a business online”, with all the opportunities that come up you would think it would be very easy. So for the many that’s come into the world of affiliate marketing with the wrong mindset that leads to failure isn’t necessarily their own fault.

How the less than 10% That Succeed Think, When it Comes to Affiliate Marketing

  • I have set an income goal, and I will do what’s required to reach it
  • I will persevere through any challenges that will come along
  • I will work hard and treat it like my life depends on it
  • I will do whatever it takes within my ability to succeed
  • I will invest in the tools and resources I need to succeed

I always tell people that Affiliate Marketing and succeeding online in general is NOT an alternative to laziness. People think just because of the idea that you can make money from your computer, it shouldn’t require much effort. If you aren’t willing to work hard, acquire new skill-sets, persevere through challenges and stick with Affiliate Marketing until you succeed, then I will say do not waste your time even starting.

I know it sounds soooo Alluring when you see the people who can say that they earn 6 or 7 figure incomes per year, working part time online from home in their pajamas, and claim you can do it too…. But when the reality is it takes hard work to succeed and most who try will have very little to no success at all (unless they stick with it and learn what they are doing wrong). So when you see claims online that you can buy some magic website, software or marketing system that will magically allow you to succeed, then know they are full of it.

Now I am in no way trying to discourage you from Affiliate Marketing, but it’s important that you understand what it takes to succeed before going in. Because as you may have heard before, “Knowing is half the battle”. And the more you know, the more likely you are to succeed. Because it’s not impossible to succeed, I have done it, many others have done it, and it doesn’t take super extraordinary skills. But as I mentioned, it takes a specific kind of mindset to succeed, along with hard work and effort. If you are the type that’s a “go-getter”, you believe in working hard to go after something extraordinary, then you are one who has what it takes to succeed.

Even if you have little money to invest in the tools and resources you need (such as website, marketing tools etc) for your Affiliate Marketing journey, there’s a place for everyone to start. There are a lot of affiliate programs and opportunities out there that are free to get started in, and if your budget to invest in your Affiliate Marketing business is $0, then know that you can’t expect to have success as fast someone who has a budget for various tools. For example, you could walk from New York to Los Angeles. But I think you would agree that’s not the fastest way to get there, and it will take you a lot longer to get there on foot than if you took an aircraft or even drove there.

The “Key” to Success with Affiliate Marketing

Now one of the main key things to succeeding with Affiliate Marketing is having the right guidance. And with all the misleading information related to Affiliate Marketing out there, it can keep you struggling and spinning your wheels for much long than necessary. So if you want the real scoop on how you can succeed with Affiliate Marketing, and how you can realistically hit your income goal in as little as the next 90 days from now, then check out my 100% FREE Internet Success Training for Affiliate Marketers.

You will learn how to avoid the mistakes that many beginners make, and how you can find some of the most profitable affiliate products that you can get started with. Click Button below to access my “Free Training for Affiliate Marketers”.

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    1 Response to "Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing"

    • Hadas Simon

      Hi Mr. Bennie,

      Thank you for all the useful blogs about how to become a successful Affiliate Marketer. I work as a sales manager at a high-end hotel, stressful job although money is good but i’m always under pressure and not enjoying life anymore. My husband works a lot so we can make a living. still money is an issue. we both have been thinking to run our own business for a while but money is tight. we are both definitely business minded people are going to work hard to make it happen. Please help my husband and i the right way so we can become the 10% of people that make it.

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