Almost everyone I explain Affiliate Marketing to, ask what it takes to get started. Usually questions are something like, “How much do I need to get started?”, “How long till I start making money?”, and “How much do I need to learn?”
Although these are all valid questions, the answers to each one of them vary TREMENDOUSLY based on the individual. Some people will find success in there first $50, some after $1000’s. What’s really interesting is if you were to think about the time you were at school and you were choosing a career path, did you ask yourself these questions?
I know I, for one, didn’t. I never asked myself how long will it take before I make money or how much do I need to learn, I just picked engineering and did it. Why? Because everyone around me said it’s good so it created a false security where I thought success was guaranteed. I convinced myself I WILL achieve a career in Engineering and I did. Why i bring this up is because in many cases, the people around you shape your understanding of what you can achieve and what you can’t.
Being an affiliate is lonely in the sense that no one really understands you and will be very discouraging towards it. You will have to block out this negativity and convince yourself that you CAN do it. What I’m going to do in this post is list the differences between two personalities. One is conditioned by society and thus is not an individual thinker, ‘The Scaredy Cat/Dreamer’ and the other is one that isn’t scared to ride by himself if he has to, ‘The Affiliate Marketer/Achiever/B.A.W.S’. You will need to become the latter to succeed in this industry.