In the last 3 months, I’ve been able to attempt affiliate marketing from 3 countries. India, Malaysia & Thailand. I’m here in Thailand just for a holiday but it’s still necessary for me to keep an eye on my campaigns.
In this short post, I’d like to just point out an analogy that’s really helped me understand success in affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing is commonly perceived as being passive but to SOME degree you need to keep checking up on things and tweaking it here and there. It’s been about 7 days since I’ve been on this holiday and I’ve made about 1k profit doing extremely little work too maintain it.
If I were to count the hours, I would have ‘worked’ about 2 hours all up in these 7 days. Although this seems great, I know from experience it’s not forever lasting. You see, every campaign has a ‘campaign life’. It will at some point, die off and you’ll have to either pause it or stop promoting it altogether depending on the reasons for it’s ‘death’.
The Great Gold Nugget Hunt
I like to think of affiliate marketing like going on a big gold nugget hunt. Gold nuggets referring to profitable campaigns. Basically the more campaigns you set up and the more experience you gain with your niche & traffic source, the better & higher chance you have of finding these golden nuggets. The aim of the game is to find as many gold nuggets as you can. The more gold nuggets you have at one time, the more you’ll be making every day. It’s as simple as that.