In this post, you will discover the inner approach to learn affiliate marketing. Once you excel in these steps, you will excel in Affiliate Marketing as well. Before getting into the steps to master the art of Affiliate Marketing, let’s have a look at its simple one-line definition:
“It is the art of selling other people’s products and earning commissions.”
The commissions may be in the range of 50%-90%. Understand that, statistically Affiliate Marketing is 6.8 Billion dollars a year industry. And, companies desperately require Affiliate like you to sell their products online. So, you can figure out that there is no limit to income. Once you have the right mindset and the right approach, there is no way of losing this game.
Some people are largely greed-driven. They just want to sell something to someone, so they can earn a commission. As I said in definition, Affiliate Marketing is the ART OF SELLING. So, let’s educate ourselves to learn this ART step-by-step.
The 7-Step Approach to Affiliate Marketing
Step-1: Define “WHY?”
Why do you want to learn the art of Affiliate Marketing?
Are you simply browsing?; Do you have a negative perception towards it? What is your true reason to learn “Affiliate Marketing”?
Making money may be a good reason.
But, do you REALLY want to earn money? Or, are you somehow satisfied by your current finances?
Friends, you have to associate PAIN with your current financial conditions. To make BIG money, you need a laser FOCUS. Any level of focus is impossible to attain, as long as you are satisfied with yourself. Once you are able to associate PAIN with your financial life, your mind will be able to learn new skills. Then being focused will no longer remain a challenge, and you will be able to answer, Why! It should be your first step.
Step-2: Quiet your Mind.
The mind plays a major role in this arena and unfortunately, it plays the role of a VILLAIN. It will say, “NO, it’s not for you, go and try something else.” OR, “THEY ARE LOW LEVEL WORKS, YOU ARE TOO EDUCATED TO DO THIS!” OR, “It will feel too odd to call yourself an Affiliate Marketer among your friends and family members.”
Your mind will convince you in the best way possible to stay away from anything NEW to it.
But, let me tell you one thing, that, Affiliate Marketing is the most essential foundation skill for all BIG Online Business Owners. They all start with Affiliate Marketing, then keep moving up Level by Level unless SKY becomes their limit.
So, quiet your mind and start learning Affiliate Marketing with PASSION.
Step-3: Think BIG!
Understand that, you are starting with Affiliate Marketing and you have miles to go ahead. Later on, you will have your own digital products and your own registered BUSINESS.
Dig deeper into your inner self and ask, “In what ways you can help others?”
The great teacher of money, T. Harv Eker says: “If you help a few people, you will make small money, But, if you help more people, you will make BIG money.”
Affiliate Marketing, is not a destination to reach. But it is the first step of a staircase, which leads to becoming a BIG online Entrepreneur. So, through Affiliate Marketing you are starting your journey towards online business.
Step-4: Hone your Marketing Skills!
People have very negative notion about marketing, which makes them promote anything purely driven by the greed of making money.
Learn To market because you have to educate people about your product or anyone else’s product to meet their most sought after needs. Your product can change people’s lives for the better.
Learn To market because you value your product and services and it’s your duty to offer your helping hand to MANY!
Keep in mind, without Marketing skills nobody can succeed in any business, whether online or offline.
Step-5: Persistence and Hard-Work
In your initial days, you may not have a team, you might be working all alone. But take heart, a great future awaits you if you remain persistent. Be always ready to do whatever it takes.
Be prepared to dedicate yourself. Read books, take online courses on business and marketing. Work hard to strengthen your inner self.
Somebody asked Robert Kiyosaki, his advice to new Entrepreneurs. And, he straightforwardly replied, “You are going to fail. Now the question is what will you do if you fail?”
So, be prepared for initial failures and also be prepared for achieving great success.
Step-6: Find the Right Mentor!
Find somebody who can guide you step-by-step. A good mentor will be able to shorten your path to success. Finding a good mentor is key. Don’t follow anyone randomly, your mentor should be well experienced in Online Business world.
Every great people of the present day, who are creating change in this world are being mentored by geniuses.
So, shortlist your mentor who is doing really well in the area of Affiliate Marketing. Then choose one of them based on your budget, his/her accessibility to you, etc.
After choosing 1 mentor, FOLLOW THE PROCESS 100%, thereafter. You must do whatever s/he asks you to do, no matter what!
Step-7: Watch out your Self-Talk!
This step is most important because initially, our conversation to ourselves is so unguided. It creates a lot of messy situations within ourselves. Our mind becomes possessed by UNBELIEF of every kind.
The mind would say, “You are never going to succeed because you are not qualified to do all this!” or, “It will take a lot of time!” or, “Your physique and voice are going to be your greatest obstacle to succeed.” or, even worse, the mind would say: “You are not going to earn a penny online. Stop wasting your time now and get back to work!”
Please understand, the job of our mind is SURVIVAL, it will stop you to exercise any unknown habit you would like to implement. But, once you start taking action with FAITH, you will be able to control your mind. Once the faith is generated, then you will become UNSTOPPABLE!
You are getting into the path of an Online Business and Affiliate Marketing is the first step in this journey. So commit yourself to excel in this skill. Be ready for a powerful start. Follow each of the above steps sincerely. And, finally, have FAITH in yourself.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,