Which of the following statements about Affiliate Marketing describe where you are?
1. You know what Affiliate Marketing is.
2. You understand that Affiliate Marketing can produce a good income for you.
3. You believe in your ability to make money selling other peoples stuff on the internet.
4. Youre not exactly sure of what you should do first, where you should invest your money or how to move from learning to earning.
If this is where youre at, youre not alone. Every day, thousands of people launch into Affiliate Marketing in exactly the same place; ready to give it an honest try and ready to see results.
The truth is that for every thousand people who give Affiliate Marketing a try, only a handful will actually succeed in making any real money. Who makes it? Who doesnt, and what is the magic difference?
The answers are going to surprise you. They definitely surprised me.
The gurus of Affiliate Marketing, like all business success stories, were the first to discover and fully harness the incredible money making opportunities available. Todays market of affiliate marketing is crowded and competitive. You will work harder and longer today to make a fraction of what many made overnight when the business was young.
So does that mean youre a day late and a dollar short when it comes to Affiliate Marketing?
Absolutely not! Especially if the following description is an honest assessment of who you are. (It might be helpful to share this with those who know you best and ask if they see some of these same qualities in you.)
Successful Affiliate Marketers are intelligent, computer and Internet savvy; they are perseverant and are committed to the business well beyond the minutes a day promotional pitches. Using the tools available, theyre able to track and maintain literally tens of thousands of pieces of information. Theyre organized, theyre creative and theyre optimistic. The road can be long and frustrating. The magic difference between those who succeed and those who dont can be found in their personalities, their brainpower and their willingness to work very hard.
So youre still ready to go? Whats next? Where is the best place to dive in?
Resources, resources, resources.
Get started with the best resources available. Dont reinvent the wheel; learn from those that have gone before you. But also remember that in any business, you will bring your own ideas and creativity to the table, so dont be afraid to use them. Avoid the cookie cutter approach to Affiliate Marketing.
As you move forward, youll make many more important decisions. Should you launch your own web sites? What kind of advertising will you utilize? How will you continue to get expert advice and training as you go along? All of these questions will require you to sort through the myriad of resources out there.
Affiliate Marketing Advantage exists to navigate the jungle alongside of you.