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Affiliate marketing isn't difficult it just takes time and dedication to be successful
When you start your online journey to make money, you likely will get pushed into affiliate marketing because it's one of the well-known methods to make money in this industry since you don't need your own products or websites. Affiliate marketing isn't the most difficult thing to do, because the tools and links are given to you, but at the same time, it isn't the easiest thing to achieve success in because it takes time and dedication to see a lot of profits rolling in.
I've gone in and out of affiliate marketing over the years, most of the time I don't even see it as getting a commission for the sale, and that's how you should view your new business. Yes, you'll be running your own business of sending traffic and quality leads to another company in order to get a sale. You could consider yourself a freelance affiliate marketer, but you're still running everything yourself, and that means you're a business owner.
In this discussion I'll be going over why affiliate marketing isn't difficult, it just takes time and dedication if you want to be successful.
Everyone tries, but few succeed
A ton of people give themselves the title "Affiliate Marketer" even if they're just spamming links all over the place and making $5 a month. It's a rampant term, and that's why people get so attached to it, and everyone gets pumped up to make millions through this type of marketing.
For every single successful affiliate marketer, there is likey 1,000 or even 5,000 people who failed at it. They failed because they didn't dedicate themselves to the work and they thought "I can just post a few links on Facebook and make money all the time!" and they quickly realize it takes a lot of work and that's not something they want to do.
Read - Try - Tweak
You need to read everything you can about affiliate marketing, understand what you should believe and what should be forgotten, then you need to try everything on your own and tweak it to perfection until you have a system that consistently brings in commissions.
This takes a lot of time, you'll likely go crazy over it, but at the end of the day, you will see your progression and that first commission will be extremely sweet because you built the system that brought that one lead to the company and now you get paid for it.
Think outside of the box a little bit
If you're reading all of these ebooks or hardcover books that are telling you how to be successful with affiliate marketing, do you think you're the only one reading them? Usually, the ebooks about affiliate marketing are written solely to make money from the people who are following the step by step guides within them. These ebooks tend to be given away for free and covered in affiliate links for the people who are gullible enough to believe everything within them.
Instead, read through some forums or blogs and understand what they are trying to tell you and then think outside of the box a little bit and test things of your own. There are a few affiliate marketing books out there that don't cover themselves in links, that actually open your eyes to the marketing world, but you'll still need to see this as a basic template that needs to be edited in your own way if you want to make money.
If you follow guides step by step, you'll likely spend a lot of money on the recommendations, and you will be doing the same as the 1,000 people before you. Think outside of the box a little bit and dominate a different niche that you know a ton about
Affiliate marketing takes time and dedication if you want to actually be successful with it. You can't just read an ebook and think you're going to be a millionaire, even though they're written in a way to amp you up to think that way, you need to alter their approach to go in a different path and make money where others aren't targeting yet. You need to constantly test, tweak, and alter your websites and marketing methods in order to bring in quality leads that will actually result in a commission. If you can think outside of the box a little bit you will be able to make some cash with affiliate marketing
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