The Mindset of an Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing is not easy; but I know I’m going to make Sh#@ happen no matter what people tell me.

I don’t believe that some of these online gurus out there are doing people any good telling newbies they can make a million bucks in 24 hours (okay, that’s not exactly what they’re saying, but it is close). Can you imagine what it feels like to be a brand new affiliate and NOT making $1 after 24 hours after you’ve been promised you’ll be driving an Audi R8 in no time?

First I have to tell anyone out there that believed that crap when you first bought that product, you’re too naïve. And now I’ll say, I was a dumbass. I admit it. My “buddy” (I won’t say his name) convinced me to buy a product like that. Now he’s not my buddy. Use your imagination why he’s not anymore…

Here’s the deal, I’m not going to B.S you and tell you the same gibberish I was told, I’m going to tell it how it is and be as honest as I can be.

Giving you the real “stuff”

These are just things you need to know before you go into the affiliate marketing field.

  • You need to find a person that is willing to help you out (he must be successful online).
  • You’re going to have to spend money on some products to shorten your learning curve faster (everything is out there for free, but you want everything collected into one package.)
  • Reading a lot and learning a lot of new semi-geeky stuff, but simple if you can follow directions.
  • Don’t buy stuff from people that sell “too good to be true” products.
  • If you contact someone for help and his or her first response is, “Buy my product,” watch out!
  • Ask a lot of question on the forums. No matter how dumb the question may be, people are willing to help.
  • Make sure you contact your affiliate managers or affiliate networks.  It’s in their interest to help you make money, because they make money if you do.
  • Be friendly with successful affiliates, a lot of them are friendly and they were in your shoes not too long ago.
  • Work your ass off once you understand how to make a buck online, don’t waste time reading and reading the same stuff, just scale what you learn.
  • Know that this sh$# isn’t easy; it involves a lot of sweat equity and some nights of sleep. I don’t care what others pitch you and tell you how they made a gazillion bucks in one week. I’ll believe it when I see it. Unless you’re John Reese and Frank Kern.

If You Need My Help

If you’re a newbie in this field I don’t mind helping you out. I’ve been an affiliate for about a year and half and I love helping out people that are in the shoes I once was. I’m always available if you contact me by email or message me on Twitter. Don’t hesitate if you have a question or doubts about getting started. I want to help you.

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  • Hey Wilson, good stuff man.

    “Work your ass off once you understand how to make a buck online, don’t waste time reading and reading the same stuff, just scale what you learn.”

    I think my problem isn’t that I’m not working hard, but that I’m running from one thing to the next, and have in the past fallen for those “$100,000 by next week” systems…

    A lot of the time, it’s not that the stuff is totally a scam, it’s just that as a newbie starting out, you have NOTHING that the gurus have… a list, jv partners, outsourced workers to make you websites in hours, article writers, video makers and on and on and on.

    I think I’m at the point where I know basically every way to make money online, but it’s still not happening. I don’t want to invest in any more courses, but am looking more for someone who is make very good money in lots of different niches using many techniques who can help guide me to a point where I have a very solid system that makes money. It DOESN’T need to be a lot of money, it just needs to be solid and work like a charm. That’s where hard work, rinse and repeat takes over to get to 10k, 50k, 100k per month.

    Best of luck to you!


    • Yea man, don’t spend any more money. I really like reading with pat flynn, I’m sure you’ve hear of him. He’s real and won’t bullshit you. And another guy I really like that has a program that works is Adam Short from the NPC. it’s an awesome mastermind and I don’t promote any other one to a newbie. But you’re right, just learn one strategy and work that sucker! If I can help you with anything don’t hesitate to email me back brother, we’re both in the same journey and I’d love to have a partner to keep in touch with, you seem to be a straight shooter too.