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Newbie? Haven't made any cash? Read this.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Quake120, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Quake120

    Quake120 Junior Member

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    I have been reading forum posts here for the past few days and have seen quite a few where it appears people are struggling...So here's a 'method' for those of you who have yet to make any money, and anybody who just needs some motivation.

    I learned about affiliate marketing about 4 years ago, and like most people who do, I went straight to thinking: "My god, I'm going to be rich in months!"...Then the harsh reality struck and I realized that affiliate marketing is a lot harder than just spamming links on forums and classifieds sites. Nevertheless, I stuck with it. Throughout the 4 years I've been through just about what everybody has been through: the frustration and feeling like you should give it up because you can't make it work, doubts that anybody actually makes money on affiliate marketing, surprise and joy when you get your first sale, and of course, the thrill of getting your first paycheck!

    I've only made maybe about $800 total in affiliate marketing in 4 years, but I have treated it as more of a hobby and a way to make a few extra bucks here and there instead of a business. I am now treating it more like a business, and my revenues are increasing quickly. The image below is about 2 - 3 weeks from just one method.
    If you treat affiliate marketing like a hobby, you are going to get hobby results; if you treat it like a business or a job, you will get business-like results!

    Let me give you some advice, in the form of quotes from famous authors, that I've been following for the past few months since I started to take affiliate marketing more seriously:

    and the most important one of all:

    Am I making tons of money on affiliate marketing? No, not yet.
    Will I continue to work on it until I am? Yes.

    The moral I'm trying to get to in this post is that no method or even the best spoon-feeding by a super-affiliate will ever be as good as perseverance.

    tl;dr: Treat your affiliate marketing as a BUSINESS not as a HOBBY or "Just a way to make a few bucks here and there". Do NOT give up under ANY circumstance until you succeed.

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  3. Quake120

    Quake120 Junior Member

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    This one was just motivational.
     
  4. Quake120

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    I suppose the 'method' would be to treat your affiliate marketing as a business and not as a hobby, and keep at it.