Many people asked me, “How do I start affiliate marketing?”
We all know that doing affiliate marketing involved the follow steps.
- choose a good niche
- buy a domain name
- build our website
- keep writing articles
- earn income
The above are the basic steps in what affiliate marketing is all about. Before you start earning money, you have to do the first 4 steps correctly and professionally.
Today, I want to prepare you with a good mentality which will make you successful. The main reason why so many people have failed in affiliate marketing is they started off with the wrong mentality. The wrong mentality is – they expect to make money immediately, or within the first couple of months. They give up quickly when they don’t see money coming in.
To give you an example. If you start learning tennis, would you expect to become a good tennis player in two months’ time? I don’t think so.
When you first started, you should put away the idea that you will be making money. Put away your money goal.
Instead, you should have the following goals. (They are just examples, and you should set up the goals which are meaningful to you.)
- I will spend six months or one year to learn affiliate marketing.
- I will publish a website and help people with the niche I choose.
- I will learn as much as possible on the niche.
- I will enjoy what I do.
When you have these correct goals, you will concentrate on learning and not the money. You will learn without the distraction of your money goal and also will not get upset when you are not making money. You will not be quitting prematurely without even trying.
The right mentality will give you a good foundation on your website. The articles you write will focus on helping people, not focus on you want to make money from them. Your visitors can see that you genuinely want to help them. As a result, you will have more and more visitors to your website.
When you enjoy what you are doing and money will start coming in as a by-product. Once you learn the skill, you will start to make money, because skill comes first before money.
Money is not your goal. Your goals are you enjoy what you are doing and you want to help other people.
“My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that – building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.” – Mark Zuckerberg