Are you still failing in affiliate marketing and find it difficult to make money? You’re not alone. Many people give up because they don’t see the results they want. But don’t despair – there are things you can do to improve your chances of success. In this post, I’ll share three reasons why you may be failing and what you can do about it. Armed with this information, you can start making real progress in your affiliate marketing business. So, read on for tips that will help you get on the right track!
You know that feeling when you’re reading an article about how easy something is and then, reality hits. It’s not so simple after all- in fact it seems kind of difficult? Affiliate marketing isn’t a one size fits all strategy for making money online.
Number One: Unrealistic Expectation Of How Fast You Can Make Money
The Internet was once a place where anyone could post anything they wanted, and people would just click on it. But now people know better than that. Now it’s not enough just put your link out there- you need content that will attract readers who can then use the information on offer through their links too!
There are many affiliate programs out there which don’t pay immediately. This means you might be laying all this money down on advertising and not get paid for 30, 60 45 days! Program creators will wait until the end of refund period before they’ll send your payout because it’s safer that way.
So make sure that you know what the payment cycle is before you stretch yourself too thin with advertising costs. This is a sure fire way to fail in affiliate marketing.
If you’re in a desperate situation, affiliate marketing may not be the right way to go. Not that people can’t make money quickly; I know plenty of individuals who have done so successfully with previous experience and skills from doing something else that they could bring into their new venture – helping them progress much faster.
Number Two: Unrealistic Expectation Of How Much Money Can Be Made With No Experience
When asked… how much money do you want to make every month? The majority of people will say they want to make $10,000 a month from their part-time affiliate business. But when you look at their actual earnings from current jobs and how much time is spent, you’ll find that most people aren’t even coming close to making their desired 10k/month and that is even working 10, 12, or even 16 hours/day!
So now they have started their affiliate business and they are expecting to make 10k/month right away with only 2 hours a day??? There is a disconnect there that needs to be addressed. Do you tell yourself that you are failing in affiliate marketing if you have not achieved your 10k/month goal?
Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers discusses that it takes 10 000 hours intensive practice for someone to become an expert in something. So let’s do a little math here.
If you are full time at affiliate marketing and spending 40 hours/week working your business…that will give you about 2080 hours/year. At this rate it will take you close to 4.8 years to get your 10,000 hours of practice in to become and expert.
Now if you are only able to put in 10 hours a week towards your affiliate business…you can see where I am going with this. It is going to take you a lot longer to get to your 10,000 hours to get good at it.
All I mean by this is that you might need reduce your expectations just a tiny bit so as not get discouraged too quickly!
Affiliate marketing can be a very simple business, but it does take work and you have to put in that consistent effort. It’s going to take time for beginners who are just starting out; however we should remember there is no short-cut solution because every successful campaign starts from scratch – so if something doesn’t seem right or working as expected then don’t give up!
Number Three : Unrealistic Expectation Of Achieving Success With No Help, Mentorship Or Coaching
I just recently listened to my friend and she did a Facebook live about being able to go the gym again. And how much harder she worked when she was in an environment with other people who are working out, as opposed to doing her own workout at home.
As I’ve tried to do yoga by myself at home, watching videos or Youtube. And yes, it is possible for me but more effective when there’s a class and instructor who can tell me to just move here a little bit this way or hold that longer – they’re going to push my boundaries. This holds true for business as well.
Sometimes we are not that far from succeeding. We just need a little nudge or slight course correction and that is enough to change everything and prevent us from failing in affiliate marketing.
Yes, you CAN do it by yourself! You know that people have done this before. Yes YOU can achieve success without any money but I’m going to tell you that if your journey is taking place in a group where there are supportive individuals who want the same thing for their lives then things will go much smoother and faster.
What are you struggling with? Please comment below, I’d love to hear your feedback. Know anyone that will benfit from reading this? Please share.