This is gonna be an awesome article if you want to learn how to do affiliate marketing! Why? Because I’m going to share with you some key points that I wish I knew when I started in affiliate marketing. Now let’s get into this because I have some very key points that I want to share with you that I honestly I wish I took seriously. I wish I knew these when I started with affiliate marketing so let’s go.
What I Wish I Knew
Nothing is as simple as it seems. You may see a lot of six and seven figure earners in this industry called affiliate marketing but know that they were not “overnight successes”. Right now I am making a very significant amount of money. But let me tell you something, it’s not as as simple as it seems. What I mean by that is I’m not saying that the process isn’t simple to create a life changing income with affiliate marketing.
But although the process is very simple getting to where you want to go will take work. If you want financial freedom and beyond and to change your life situation, the work is going to be difficult. I want you to understand that and it’s gonna be more difficult than you think. Again this doesn’t mean the process of how it all works is that complex, it’s very simple. But understand that you’re gonna have to work your butt off to get where you want to go. This leads us into:
Embrace delayed gratification. When I first started out I think that I honestly I had false expectations with affiliate marketing. False expectations as to how much money I was gonna make and how fast I was gonna make that money. That is something that you see all the time in this this entire make money online affiliate marketing business.
You see other top income earners sharing very simple strategies with you but you have to understand a few things. First of all you know the strategies are very simple but again if we bring it back to tip number one, or what I wish I knew, just because the process is simple doesn’t mean the journey is going to be easy.
It still may be hard to get where you want to be. This is one of the hardest things for people to understand. Even for me when I first started. I got very frustrated that I didn’t get the instant results that I wanted immediately. So there is a type of delayed gratification that is required if you want to create success online. Actually that is why most people quit because they don’t understand delayed gratification.
The thing is if you can understand this you’ll start to take action knowing that the results will come in the future. It may not be tomorrow it may not be next week it may not be in two or three months down the road. But if you have a vision and you know where you want to go and the potential of how much you can earn that should be a driving factor enough to keep you going.
I wish I knew when I first started not to pay for ads until I knew how to run them. I ran ads here and there for two or three years without actually learning exactly what I needed to do. That resulted in me losing money on ads. One to two thousand dollars at least, spread out over time.
I would try ads and then I’d back out. Then I’d try ads and they weren’t profitable and I’d back out. So what do I wish I would have done looking back at it now? I would tell myself and what I would tell you is don’t jump into advertising if you don’t know what you’re doing. Advertising can absolutely explode your business but it can also sink your business and eat up all of your money.
If you have no idea what you’re doing my advice to you would be to wait. Also if you want to start building and growing your business with paid advertising first of all make sure that you have a budget. If you do not have the money to be spending on ads do not put money into them. You’re gonna have to lose a little bit of money in order to figure out what works with advertising to make ads profitable. So if you don’t have the money to invest and lose, knowing that you can make a lot more back, don’t run ads.
The second thing with ads is that you should invest into yourself. There are plenty of courses that you can invest in out there that will teach you exactly what to do with paid advertising. I know that some people would say there’s free content on YouTube teaching me how to do it.
That’s true and you know what, if you don’t have money to invest in a course then absolutely go to YouTube and learn how to use ads and how to run advertising. But my recommendation is to save up and then when you have money invest in a course. Because a course is all of the knowledge boxed up for you usually step by step. So you can know exactly what to do with paid advertising.
I wish I knew that I should be taking ten times the amount of action of what I did when I started. Over the last few months my business has skyrocketed. Now I’ve been doing online marketing, affiliate marketing for almost three years now. In the last four or five months I’ve made more probably two, three or four times, maybe even more, than I did in two and a half years. I believe one of the main reasons this has happened is because I took ten times the amount of action. Here’s what I mean by this.
Right now I’m doing YouTube videos and I do I do email marketing. I do have a blog but I’m not active on it because I’m focusing on one thing. This is gonna lead us into another point here in just a minute. But here’s what I would tell you. Whatever you think that you need to be doing in whatever way that you’re marketing your business you need to double or triple your efforts.
This is true if you’re using video marketing and/or you’re doing blog posts or whatever the case may be. Let’s take blog posts for an example. If you’re growing your business with blogging, that is how you’re creating your content, then I would recommend you double your efforts. If you’re thinking I’m gonna post two blog posts a week I would tell you double your efforts. So don’t do two blog posts do four.
If you’re doing video marketing and you’re doing videos on YouTube and you plan to put up two videos a week on YouTube I would double it. Double down on your business because affiliate marketing has changed my life and it changes so many other people’s lives. And here’s the cool thing about it, anybody can do it! You absolutely can change your life with affiliate marketing and grow an online business.
Do you want to do it slowly or do you want to do it fast? The way that you’re gonna be able to do it fast is literally by sprinting towards your goals. Also sprinting towards your dreams which means taking massive action. Doing something every single day to move your business forward. When I first started I did not do this. Let me explain to you one of the biggest things that I did wrong. Also that so many other people do, maybe you do the same thing if you’re brand new and that is take in all this information and never apply anything.
So here’s the difference between people who become successful with affiliate marketing and the ones who simply wish they would become successful. You need to change your mindset of being a consumer to being a producer. From consuming content on an everyday basis. Now it’s okay to take in a certain amount but you don’t want to spend all of your time consuming content. You want to consume content but then double down on twice the time you were consuming for content creating. Content and producing content is how you move your business forward.
This really is a big thing because I really think this delayed my success and that of so many other people who are trying to create success in affiliate marketing or growing an online business.
Focusing on one marketing strategy and just one marketing strategy. I kind of already touched on this but if you’re doing YouTube videos focus on YouTube. Don’t say okay I’ll create YouTube videos and then I’m gonna go over to Facebook and then I’m gonna write a blog post. Don’t do all of these different things. Focus on one thing and let me explain to you why. I know that some people might disagree with this but let me explain something to you.
If you don’t have results in any of your marketing strategies or you don’t have the results that you desire right now you need to double down or triple down on whatever that strategy is that you know you can do more of. If you’re a good writer and you’re not very good on video you need to double down on writing and blogging or whatever written form you’re using. And if you are good on video or you’re good at making videos. Maybe you’re even doing screencasts where you just record your screen. If you’re good at that double and triple down on that.
Now I want to explain to you that this is only if you don’t have the desired results now. Obviously if you have the income results that you want and the business growth that you want absolutely feel free branch out into other ways to grow your business. But here’s the thing, most people are not where they want to be. And they’re not getting the results that they want. Their business isn’t at the income level that they want.
That’s where you stick to one thing until you get the results you want. Believe me if you just have that mindset, that I’m gonna do this until I get the results that I want, it will happen for you. You just have to hang in there and double, triple down and take massive action. You can get there, trust me.
I really hope you enjoyed this post and that you got something out out of it.