10 Tips On Affiliate Marketing For Beginners
Let me give you some tips on affiliate marketing for beginners. For the newbie Internet business entrepreneur, here are the 10 most powerful unwritten rules that may well prevent you from ‘skidding into the ditch. Make a point of reading through the monthly and remain focused on the road ahead!
1. First and foremost, Let’s look at the advantages of creating and building an online income.
Our place of work is open for business 24/7 so we can work when we want and for as long as we want. Many of our regular duties can be run on auto-pilot leaving us with more time for family, social, and leisure activities. This situation offers a less stressful working environment, and to a certain extent, we are in control of our own rewards.
However, it is important to remember that there are few ‘Get-Rich-Quick’ schemes on the Internet. Look upon it in much the same way as you would if you were creating an offline business, which, in order to be successful, requires commitment and a positive attitude right from the offset, with scant reward in the early days.
2. Whilst it is important to have your mindset focused on a full-time successful online business.
It is useful, especially early in your Internet career, as part of the learning curve, to try out a few programs in your spare time. Get the feel of the Internet marketing arena and at the same time learn a little about HTML,
Scripts, creating attractive images, and even building your first website! This can all be achieved as a ‘spare time’ activity. Don’t sack your boss till you have the confidence in your complete ability to earn regular income. There may be a lot to learn but, trust me, if you’re focused, it will be worth the effort.
3. NEVER.. get involved in ‘get paid to read email’ sites,
They are scams and you won’t earn a penny, and they won’t answer your emails of complaint! MLM too, or in fact any website telling you that your money will be doubled or trebled in a matter of days, or you will become rich overnight, are scams. Avoid them!! It’s not difficult to find bona fide traders on the Internet.
Look for offline contact points. An address or telephone number is a good sign they are genuine. Another good test is to send them an email before you sign up to see how efficiently they reply. Avoid the ‘Get-Rich-Quick’ schemes. They don’t work!
4. Imagine you discovered a method of earning huge amounts of money on the Internet.
Would you then offer to tell everyone about your ‘secret formula’? I don’t think so! You will no doubt come across those who will try to convince you they have found such a recipe, and no doubt offer to share it with you. Believe me, it will cost you, not just financially but wasted time too. Always shy away when you see the word ‘Secrets’, or see boasts of huge income!
“Affiliate Marketing Has Made Businesses Millions And Ordinary People Millionaires”
5. Similarly, ask yourself this.
Would a guy who says he’s earning several million dollars a year, bother to write and market an eBook describing how he did it? I think not! Go with your first instincts, they are usually quite accurate!
6. Don’t pay too much attention to
Images of earnings checks or bank statements purportedly demonstrating how much the account-holder has earned, It is a simple task to create whatever you want with a little creativity. The same goes for letters of recommendation or testimonials. Anyone can write them or get their colleagues to do so! They may con some, but don’t let it be you!
7. Think positive and stay focused at all times.
If you were to take a close look at all the successful Internet marketers, who have made a great deal of money from their endeavors, you would find they have one thing in common! Dedication!! They are prepared to work hard and long to achieve their goals. They do not lose heart if everything doesn’t come together today, and they are rarely influenced by the ‘quick buck’. I cannot stress this point often enough to you…
8. Be organized!
Keep all your business activities logged and documents filed in the correct folders. Check your email accounts at least daily and file the important ones. Don’t be frightened to name a file or folder with a long name (within reason). You should be able to access any file, folder, software, or email within 30 seconds. So much time can be saved with a tidy desktop!
9. Stick to the basic etiquette of Internet Marketing.
Don’t be tempted to send out high-volume unsolicited emails (spam). It won’t be worth the hassle believe me! Read the Terms and conditions section when you join a program and if you decide to sign up.. then adhere to those terms. You will make useful contacts during your Internet campaigns. Try not to ‘stand on toes’
10. Avoid leaving large amounts of funding in any online marketing or promotion website!
Most websites have a strict policy on spamming and if you are ever accused (rightly or wrongly) of sending unsolicited emails, you are likely to have your account closed, which could result in you losing your funding too!
So that’s it! Not a set of rules… more a collection of simple guidelines which, if applied, will serve to make your Internet Marketing experience a safer and more enjoyable journey! I always say that making money online is 99% mindset and 1% the right tool.
And the most important skill of them all is discipline!
The Key To Self Discipline
Self-discipline starts with the ability to control your behavior. That means motivating yourself to do what you need to do and stopping yourself from doing things that are bad for you. The “ability to control” is just the start, though, and real discipline is when you have trained your mind in such a way that you consistently get the behavior you want.
Discipline may appear to be a problem of willpower. However, this implies just pushing ourselves harder to do things, even when we feel miserable, or fighting temptations. It’s a good recipe for stress and disappointment, but there are better ways to have a disciplined life.
Self Discipline Tips
Have you ever stayed up all night talking about something interesting? Then you know what power the mind has over the body. Sleep can be put off when we are motivated by a passionate discussion, and it doesn’t take much willpower to keep doing something when you are enjoying it. That gives us a key to self-discipline.
Try to enjoy what you are doing and be energized. Your willpower goes up and down with your energy levels, so play energetic music, move around, laugh, and look for the interesting parts of whatever project you are working on. Once you identify your best energy boosters and motivators, make a list, and train your brain to use them whenever you need discipline.
Make things easier on yourself. If you feel stressed when you think about doing your tax return, for example, don’t think about it! Just layout the forms where you can work on them later. Later do just one form, and then another. Whatever the task at hand, you can find enough motivation for some small steps. Start training your mind to take that step as soon as you think of it, and the next steps become easier.
Self Discipline And Self Awareness
What if that cake calls to you. Sometimes it’s hard to resist temptation, right? Willpower is a nice idea, but here is a simpler solution: stop standing in front of the cake! It is an easy lesson to understand, so train yourself to apply it habitually. Don’t keep beer in the house if you don’t want to drink it. Don’t go alone to the bar if you want to maintain a faithful marriage. Just stay away from people that lead you to trouble.
Discipline doesn’t mean being immune to temptation. Go ahead and develop the willpower to say no, if you can, but why not also have the wisdom to avoid temptation? Know where your resistance is low, and don’t put yourself in those situations. Does this make more sense than fighting useless battles with yourself?
Fighting feelings is a losing battle. It’s far more effective to learn about yourself. How are you energized and motivated? Where are your strengths and weaknesses? Learn about yourself, and start using what you learn to make the behaviors you want easy. That’s the key to self-discipline.
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So work on your mindset when you start your affiliate marketing journey. Do you want to know why over 90% give up their dream of making money online? They fail because they give up too easily! Don’t be that person! With affiliate marketing, you have a unique possibility to start a successful business. So you can start to live your life in your conditions. But again, you need to put in the work.
So take action and stop procrastinating!
Create a good day & take action!