The misconception around "Easy" With affiliate marketing misdirection

When trying to make money online with affiliate marketing, more than 95% of people end up in the devastation of defeat. Because? Due to simple misdirection, they miss the whole point and logic behind affiliate marketing. Those who still think affiliate marketing is all about randomly picking products and flooding every major social network with affiliate links? Well good luck…

Affiliate marketing is not a contest, it’s a journey and if “instant riches” is how you see affiliate marketing, then please stop already! That’s exactly where the 95% go wrong, and when reality sets in and they make little to no money, many are doomed to despair. But what should you understand about affiliate marketing?

Understand why “Easy” creates a false sense of security.

Especially in the times we are living in, and people are desperate. A sneaky but disturbingly effective marketing technique is to show you how much money “they” are making. But what you are often not told is how long it took them to get there! Most of those awesome screenshots are legit, but after 5, 10, or even 15 years.

You need to lower your expectation compass to a realistic level. Here are some facts to accept before you even consider making money online, affiliate marketing or otherwise. Maybe I’m going to step on some toes, but the truth is no less.

1. Accept the fact that you will probably fail the first time, I guarantee it!

2. Accept the fact that there is a possibility of losing some money.

3. Accept the fact that you will probably be testing several systems/programs.

4. Accept that success is about knowledge and time.

5. Accept the fact that the only magic money button is you!

6. Accept the fact that your work hours will increase exponentially.

7. Accept the fact that learning is more valuable than winning.

8. Remember to make the freedom you long for greater than the need you feel.

Dissecting the 8 Realities of Affiliate Marketing Misconceptions.

1 – Let me start by saying (as an experienced affiliate marketer) that failure is imminent, but never confuse failure with defeat. You’ll probably fail the first time, and the second, and the third, and so on. Or maybe you will succeed because in the end everything depends on you 100%.

Nobody comes to achieve success for you, you are alone with that one. But also remember that failure is manufactured, you never really fail. You just learn or you win, but you can only really fail when you give up.

2 – At some point you will have to spend some money to keep up with the competition or fall behind. From training programs to plugins and software. There are several tools you need to compete at a professional level. Some of the money you spend, you may end up losing, it’s going to happen.

I am in no way trying to scare you with the idea of ​​making money online with affiliate marketing. Quite the contrary, although being the bearer of the proverbial bad news. No, I’m just pointing out the facts and all the failures I’ve had to overcome for almost a decade. When it starts, just take off with a casual canter. It is not a contest.

3 – There is no such thing as “One size“, what works for one person may not necessarily work for the next. So be prepared to try more programs and systems than you can remember later. But you don’t necessarily have to lose money this way, make sure there is a safety net Safety nets?

Yes, also known as a 100% money back guarantee. When you decide to try something, make sure they offer a money back guarantee. Why any product owner in my opinion that doesn’t? They have little faith in your product, and so should you. However, the benefit of testing multiple systems is the knowledge that comes with it. You shouldn’t try to work with affiliate marketing, you should work through it.

4 – As mentioned above, knowledge is the real gold. Because the two most important elements of success are Knowledge and Time. The longer you continue, the more successful you will be. Go from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. It will take time and it will require knowledge to be successful.

Your only secret weapon, especially on a tight budget, is time, make up your mind. Make up your mind and refuse to be outdone! If you can’t pay more than your competitors, then you will have to work more than them! Time, knowledge, patience, persistence and planning!

5 – Stop chasing all the magic money buttons and get rich quick, it’s NOT going to happen. But I encourage you to try them all and gain the knowledge. While you must realize that there is only one magic button that will turn your PC into a money spitting machine, and that is you! Nothing else, nobody else. Focus on a single task, system, and/or program at a time. Let me explain it this way.

When you try to cut down a tree. Running around the tree in circles, hitting it in 1000 different places will be exhausting. All you’re doing is leaving little marks in the bark, with no real damage. But when you keep hitting the same tree in the exact same spot 1000 times? It must eventually come down!

6 – Contrary to popular belief, you are not going to work 10 and 15 minutes a day. Even if that is only needed to configure a particular system or program. Every system, program, or method you try is a tool, and any tool only works as well as the person using it. The more time you invest in something, the more knowledge you will accumulate.

Prepare for a sudden increase in work hours when you start affiliate marketing, and a pretty big one. Because your level of success is determined by how much effort you are willing to apply. The question is how much do you want to succeed?

7 – One of the biggest mistakes you can make is concentrating on how much you can earn and how soon you will go on a permanent vacation to the island! Focus on what you can learn and don’t get distracted by the distant glitter and shiny objects of instant riches. It is up to you to generate your riches with affiliate marketing, everything else is just tools.

Tools that you will have to learn to use correctly. Training videos you’ll have to watch more than once before you get it right. Reading training documents and case studies. Success requires maximum effort.

8 – Why do you want to earn money online with affiliate marketing? Take a moment and decide on an answer. If instant riches are what you crave, then you are still focusing on what you think you need. A wish for the impossible to suddenly happen. You’re missing the whole picture and focusing on the nasty spot in the corner.

But when you want to make money online with affiliate marketing because you want to work towards financial freedom. Well, then you are focusing on the freedom you crave and not the need you feel. Setting realistic long-term goals is how you end up making money online with affiliate marketing.

Getting Started with Affiliate Marketing the Right Way.

As mentioned above, sharing raw affiliate links is not recommended. In fact, you shouldn’t even share cloaked affiliate links. Instead, you’ll need some sort of funnel, such as a signup page to collect email subscribers and a bridge page that redirects to an affiliate offer. But that’s a whole topic on its own for another time, before I turn this article into an eBook.

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