So you’ve decided to start an affiliate marketing business – congratulations! There is such a lot of choice out there, and you’ve made a very smart decision.
Fear not, here are five really helpful tips to help you out.
1. Take Action… Now!
Seems obvious I know, but is one of the reasons that new businesses fail – people make a decision, buy a product or course and then… do nothing.
A month later they are making nothing online, are down the investment they made, and fed up with the whole thing.
Nothing will happen if you don’t make it happen, so make a plan and take some action every day to keep your business going.
2. Ignore the Haters.
When you tell people what you’re doing, you may get some adverse reaction, which is odd, as usually starting a business is regarded as a positive event.
But some people, for whatever reason, will question your decision. You might hear things like:
“No-one makes money on the internet!”
“It’s all a scam”
“What do you know about running a business?”
And so on.
This sort of “help” can even come from your closest family members.
Surround yourself with positive, informed people who will listen, support and understand you. There are a ton of groups you can join for free on social media that will be able to help you in your journey.
3. Never Stop Learning
Commit to being a lifelong learner. Read up on the subject, look for hints, guides, books, anything you can find. and continue to educate yourself on the newest developments, ideas and so on. The World is a pretty fast moving place, and there is so much happening to keep up to date with, so commit to this now.
4. Don’t Let The Tech Freak You Out!
The number one reason people are put off starting an online business… they don’t understand websites, sales funnels, autoresponders and all that goes with that.
Starting online as an affiliate doesn’t necessarily mean you need your own website (at least not to begin with) as you’re selling someone else’s products and services for a commission and using their sites, sales funnels, sales letters etc. All you are doing is sending traffic to their offer.
Also there are a huge number of online resources available to help you learn. For example, YouTube is packed with tutorials on virtually everything you’ll ever need.
If you have a bit of money to invest first up, you can even consider employing a freelancer to help you, either on a one off basis for projects, or on an ongoing basis.
5. Learn How To Make Time.
Another stumbling block can be the perceived lack of time. If you ask people who are short of cash why they don’t start a business, they’ll often tell you they’re too busy.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day though…
Successful people in any walk of life are just really good at making time. Yes, you might have to get up early, stay up late and miss another episode of your favourite TV show, but won’t it be worth it when your part time business is earning a full time income?
Go forth and earn those commissions – let’s do it!