affiliate marketing

5 Tips On How To Not Suck At Affiliate Marketing

Running for almost a decade has taught me quite a few things…

I’ve seen new affiliate marketers jump on board with excitement. The thought of ‘striking it rich’ online…The determination and aspirations…

Only to have the ‘vortex of doom’ suck them in….

For reference….

the vortex of doom

(The Internet Marketing Vortex of Doom)

Hey I get it…

Life happens. New opportunities pop up. Things aren’t always the same for each of us…

But here’s a few things that we can do, right now, to ‘stop the suck’…

1. Build Your List & Use It

The sad fact is that the majority of online marketers seem to think this age old recommendation to build your list, is somehow dated. We should worry more about Instagram likes rather than names on our email lists. I’m not going to sit on my soap box and explain how important it is to build your contact list…However I am going to urge those that ARE building their lists, to actually use it….Regularly.

That doesn’t mean you need to send them an update every day about how your cat is enjoying her new cat nip (unless that’s your market…) but I’ve seen it for years…People build their list, send one email a month, maybe two, and then poof. Just to hammer the point home, let’s dig into our vault of overused marketing quotes…

“The money is in the list but the fortune is in the follow up…”

2. Engage With Your Community

You know what is the hardest thing online to build…A community! So when I see project after project (especially in the blockchain space) and business after business, IGNORE their community…It blows my mind. This is the GOLD, your most important asset and the lifeblood of how far your business will grow. So I would highly suggest, you dedicate some time to engaging with your team, with your customers and with your community. Every single day!

Hey if you won’t, there are plenty of communities out there that will support your people…And in this day and age, the businesses that acknowledge and engage with their communities win…So, yeah…Stop making excuses!

3. Show Up…Everyday.

Blah blah blah right? Heard this one before…

Again, the amount of times I’ve heard people say…Oh I’m here for the long run! I’m not going anywhere. I believe in this business….Only to give up a week later.

I’m not exactly sure how people think, in today’s business environment, that somehow if you show up once every month or two…People will trust you to do business with you. Nope, it’s a formula for instant failure and if you want to make money with your online business…Please…Show up. And then show up tomorrow. And the next day…Oh by the way, in a week or two, you STILL should be showing up….

4. Stick Out…Purple Cow Yourself!

Yeah, you need to stick out. You need to do what 99% of the others in your niche aren’t doing…Sorry if that makes you uncomfortable but…For reference…

And success in this business means doing the most uncomfortable thing, every day, that will push you…For some, it’s behind the video camera. Others, it’s creating content. Maybe for you, it’s writing emails. Or working on your ad copy. Maybe learning Facebook ads….Whatever your ‘comfort level’ maybe, it’s time to get past that…And keep pushing yourself.

5. Use The Tools…

If you are like me, you’ve spent a small fortune on internet marketing training, tools and services…And most of them lay dormant on your desktop. Wanna be ‘different’ than most in this business….Don’t just buy the latest gadget, actually USE it!

Crazy talk, I know…

Actually using what you spend your hard earned money on…Well, I know that changed my life over a decade ago.

I bought a home study course for around $700. And it sat on my bookshelf for years…This was way before digital downloads, so we’re talking entire study materials and about a dozen DVDs. One day, after looking at how AWESOME this product was, I actually started to watch the training and do the work…It translated into tens of thousands in sales for my company…

Stop letting the stuff you buy gather digital dust…Use the products, use the tools, use the social media services….

These are only a few tips on how to end the cycle of failure and to stop sucking at online business…And these tips are absolutely useless unless YOU put them into practice.

I guess that’s the biggest tip of them all….

Do the work!

I hope this post kicks you in the butt a bit…Cause God knows, it kicked my own butty writing it!



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