Learn Affiliate Marketing: Mastering the Inner Game

Inner game plays a major role while achieving any major success. In my previous post on Mindset, I have touched the basic 7 must-have ingredients for beginners success.

Psychological research says, there are 3 essential parameters of Success.

3 Parameters of Success

1. 80% Success is based on our Internal Communication. Is our mind filled with empowering thoughts or disempowering thoughts? Do we live our life with concrete worth-while goals! Or, we lead our lives with a random thought process. In this post, we will explore this parameter in greater depth.

2. 15% Success is based on External Communication. Based on our internal game success, we communicate with others. We speak the way we think. This is how we attract customers and clients towards our services. Based on our external communication, people mark us as trustworthy or a scamster!!

3. 5% Success is based on tools and mechanics. People spend a lot of time and efforts in learning about new tools, that can only lead to 5% of insignificant success and later on, they lament of losing money without getting desired success. If the mindset isn’t aligned to success, tools cannot do much. Knowing the tools is an easy part but working on yourself is the most difficult part and people avoid that part as they can not see immediate results.

Now before we explore deeper into our mindset and internal communication. Let’s explore the essentials to live a good life:

To live a good life, you need MONEY. To acquire money, you need to SELL your products. For Sales, you need to have a LIST of your customers. For creating a list you need to have a strong MARKETING campaign. For Marketing, you need to have your PRODUCT. To create your Product, you need to have a PLAN. For a Plan, you need to start with an IDEA.

So, this is how the process goes:


Having a strong idea is key. Junk mindset cannot produce focused ideas. If you are just starting off your entrepreneurial journey, I highly recommend you to read a book by Robert Kiyosaki, called CASHFLOW QUADRANT.

Key Learnings by Robert Kiyosaki on MINDSET

I’m going to share my top 10 points that I learned from this book and the content in this book still serves as a life-blood to my entrepreneurial journey, every single day.

1. Aware of your words, that come from your heart, stomach, and soul.

2. If you are not aware when your emotions are doing your thinking, you will never survive the journey.

3. Listen to your doubts, fears and limiting thoughts and then dig deeper for the real TRUTH.

4. The key is, to love what you are doing and feel a true passion.

5. It’s all about strategy, planning and having contingency plans i.e. making wise decisions. Your problem can promote you if they are strategized well. Don’t make a gutsy decision.

6. Serve people in need. IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE, not money.

7. Nature only respond to unambiguous thoughts and not mixed thoughts.

8. It doesn’t take money to make money. To make money it takes a dream, a lot of determination, a willingness to learn quickly, and the ability to use your God’s given assets properly.

9. Focus on the formula: BE——->DO——>HAVE.

10. GOD WITH HIS BEST ABILITIES CAN ONLY CREATE gods. Not junks!! Trust in yourself.

Please note that the above pointers are not merely the inspirational quotes, they are the dedicated notes from my personal Diary that I took while learning the basics of Entrepreneurship. They will be helpful to you as well.

In my blog posts, I give significant importance to the mindset because there are multiple failures along the way for any beginner in Affiliate journey. To cope up with these failures, you need to learn a lot and being persistent in your way towards greater success.

Now, let’s dive deeper into the phases of growth in an entrepreneurial path. It will tell you whether you are going to make it or not. So have a look.

Phases of Growth

Step 1 – Set your Vision

What’s your intention for yourself and your family? Why are you doing all this? And, how committed are you in this roller-coaster journey you have started off for yourself, will you cross the finish line? Or, will you return after a first minor injury! Bible says: “Where there is no VISION, people perish…”

Step 2 – Follow a Blueprint

Follow a mentor 100%. Look for those who are already successful in your field and model them. Commit yourself to follow their footsteps until you achieve initial success.

Step 3 – Set your Foundations

Your foundations have to do with the mastering 3 parameters of success described above. Read a lot of books, go through many online courses and attend offline conferences in your city. Also, gain confidence over external communication and essential tools that you may require in your business. Read my other posts to know more about tools.

Step 4 – Hard, Ugly, Sweaty Work

When any challenge comes, people run away. They feel that they have made the wrong decision of stepping in and return to the search for better opportunity forever. Affiliate Marketing is only for action takers, who has a keen desire to help others and doing whatever it takes. So, if you are not ready for hard, ugly or sweaty work, then entrepreneurship is not for you.

Step 5 – Take RISKS

Once you have your idea and plan ready, now you should be willing to invest in traffic. Invest in improving your products and services. You need to take financial risks to get on to this game and slowly you will reach expertise. Please note, this is entirely your business, your mentor can guide you on what to do and how to do. Then it’s up to you to take actions beyond your comfort zone. Remember that Knowing and not doing is equals to Not Knowing.

Step 6 – MANIFEST the good life

95% of the world population is wandering generality. They don’t have goals or plans of the future. Living life with a clearly defined goal pushes a person into the top 5%, who are assets to humankind. They live a bigger and purposeful life.

I am sure that this post has given sufficient detail to mold your mindset towards greater success. Go through the Cashflow Quadrant, in my next post I’ll give you more learning materials and courses to consider. Keep learning and keep growing.

All the Best!

If you have any questions or you require any further clarifications, post in the comment below.

Akshay Saxena






12 thoughts on “Learn Affiliate Marketing: Mastering the Inner Game”

  1. Wow, this is some powerful information you have put together. I have also read into this subject and many sources talk about manifesting your life. You are what you think about and your reactions to every situation determine your outcomes. I wish that I had this information earlier in life but I’m glad that I found it when I did. I hope that this also helps others to realize their full potentials and how they can go about molding their ideal lives as well. There will always be challenges but we don’t have to accept being miserable and hating what we do. Take care and keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. Powerful words and so correct! You are right in saying that 80 percent of our success can depend on our mindset. Most people live on a day to day basis worrying about bills or never feeling like they can achieve and break that circle or “poverty” and when I say that I don’t mean just money poverty, I also mean mental poverty, the belief that we can change and reach our goals. I love you words, and your suggestions, it is so true. Thank you for writing it down and sharing it with us

  3. Hello, I really appreciate your time and effort on writing about the importance of master the inner game to achieve success. From your article it’s obvious that everything starts from within, if you have good control over your inner world then this will reflect positively into your outer world.

    I’m definitely a big fan of Robert Kiyosaki’s books and have learned a lot and gotten a lot of inspiration from his books. Thanks for sharing this article.

  4. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pieces, I appreciate you taking time and breaking it all down for us, this is great.  I have sometimes made research on how to become a successful affiliate marketer but I have found this article informative and educative. Thanks I would love to revisit for more articles like this.

  5. Kudos to you for digging deep to unearth the fundamental reasons for success. I liked your philosophy that it doesn’t take money to create success. Money alone without the other factors you detailed will not work. This sounds a no brainer but it is not intuitive. You did your research and probably went through the school of hard knocks to arrive at your conclusions. 

    The success chain you outlined, from a key idea to making money, was brilliant in my opinion. If there is one constructive criticism, I would like to have seen an outline of the journey you are going to take your readers. Maybe flesh out that process chain.

    You have created a compelling website that I can see will be the foundation to educate your readers towards true success! 

    Well done Akshay! 

    • Thanks a lot, Edwin. Your comment matters a lot. I’ll further simplify the process in my upcoming course on this topic.

  6. Hello Akshay
    I’m on WA for 3 months, also on Printeres, Twiter and facebook for a month; I’m working hard but my only success so far is indexing from google, 2nd or 3rd place on my niche, it depends on the day. I have no money for promotion and I want to ask you, without promotion you can succeed, only through work.

    • No. We need to invest in quality traffic. Organic Traffic plays a minor role. Persistence is key.

      Still, 80% of our success lies in our mindset, our habits or thought patterns.


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