The Misconception Around "Easy" With Affiliate Marketing Misdirection

When you try to make money online with affiliate marketing, more than 95% of people end up devastated by a loss. Why? For simple misrepresentation, they are missing the whole point and logic behind affiliate marketing. Those who still think that affiliate marketing is just picking random products and flooding all the major social networks with affiliate links? Well, good luck to you…

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

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

Especially in the times we live in and people are desperate. A sneaky but disturbingly effective marketing technique is to show how much money “they” are making. But what is often not said is how long it took them to get there! Most of these impressive screenshots are legal, but 5, 10 or even 15 years from now.

You need to get your compass of expectations realistic. Here are a few facts to accept before you even consider making money online, affiliate marketing or anything else. Maybe I’m stepping on a few toes, but that doesn’t make the truth any 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 money.

3. Accept the fact that you will likely be testing multiple systems/programs.

4. Accept that success is 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 earning.

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

Exploring the reality of eight misconceptions about affiliate marketing.

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

No one is going to achieve success for you, you are on your own. But also remember that failure is manufactured, you never fail. You simply learn or earn, but you can only really fail by giving up.

2 – At some point you will have to spend money to keep up with the competition or fall behind. From training programs to extensions and software. You need several tools to compete at a professional level. You might lose some of the money you spend, it will happen.

I am in no way trying to scare you away from the idea of ​​making money online with affiliate marketing. On the contrary, even though he is the bearer of the proverbial bad news. No, I’m just pointing out the facts and all the failures I had to overcome for almost a decade. When you start, just aim for a relaxed gallop. It’s not a competition.

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

Yes, AKA 100% money back guarantee. When you decide to test something, make sure they offer a money back guarantee. Because no product owner I think does? They have a little faith in their products and so should you. However, the benefit of testing multiple systems is the knowledge you take with you. You shouldn’t try to work with affiliate marketing, you have to work through it.

4 – As mentioned above, knowledge is real gold. Because the two most important elements of success are knowledge and time. The longer you continue, the more successful you will be. From failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. It takes time and requires knowledge to be successful.

Your only secret weapon, especially on a tight budget, is time, make a choice. Make a choice and refuse to be exhausted! If you can’t pay your competitors more, you have to outwork 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 test them all and gain knowledge. Although you must understand that there is only one magic button that will turn your computer into a money spitting machine and that is you! Nothing else, no one else. Focus on one 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 1000 different places will be exhausting. You’re just making small marks on the shell, no real damage. But when you bump into the same tree in the same place 1000 times? Eventually it has to come down!

6 – Contrary to popular belief, you are not going to work for 10 and 15 minutes a day. Although setting up a particular system or program requires only that. Every system, program, or method you test is a tool, and any tool is only as good as the person using it. The more time you invest in something, the more knowledge you gather.

Be prepared for a sudden increase in work time when you start affiliate marketing, and quite a significant one. Because your level of success is determined by how much effort you are willing to put in. The question is, how badly do you want to succeed?

7 – One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to focus on how much you can earn and how soon you will be leaving for a permanent island vacation! Focus on what you can learn and don’t get distracted by the distant glimmers and shiny objects of immediate riches. Your job is to generate your riches through affiliate marketing, everything else is just tools.

Tools you need to learn how to use properly. Training videos that you 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 make money online with affiliate marketing? Take a moment and decide the answer. If you’re after instant riches, you’re still focusing on what you think you need. A desire for the impossible to suddenly happen. You’re missing the whole picture and focusing on the unsightly stain in the corner.

But when you want to make money online with affiliate marketing because you want to work towards financial freedom. Then you focus on the freedom you crave and not the need you feel. Setting realistic long-term goals is how you make money online with affiliate marketing.

Getting started in affiliate marketing the right way.

As mentioned earlier, sharing raw affiliate links is not recommended. In fact, you shouldn’t even share cloaked affiliate links. Instead, you need some sort of funnel, such as a sign-up page to collect email subscribers and a bridge page that leads to an affiliate offer. But that’s a whole topic for another time before I turn this article into an e-book.

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