Affiliate Marketing Is Difficult
I hear this a lot. I wanted to write this post to give some feedback on my thoughts when I hear people say such sweeping statements about Affiliate Marketing.
Most things in this life of ours that are worth doing, will have some element of difficulty about them. That’s just the way it is. Affiliate Marketing is no different. Yes – it’s a low-barrier-of-entry business, but the truth of the matter is that Affiliate Marketing is difficult.
Now, let me quantify that sweeping statement a bit –
When you first start off in this business, there are lot’s of unknowns. It all of the stuff that you don;t know that gives this business it’s difficulty. If there were a step-by-step process for helping you build your affiliate marketing business from beginning to end, then that element of challenge would really be eliminated entirely. Unfortunately, there is not such thing as a blueprint to success in Affiliate Marketing.
Why Is Affiliate Marketing So Hard?
For most people I think they struggle because they don’t have a support system in place that will assist them as they progress. This business is especially difficult for those who feel that they have to wing it, all by themselves, from start to finish.
One thing I’m going to do right here is point you in the right direction so that you can be sure to have all of the support you need. If you are currently going solo in your Affiliate Marketing endeavors, do yourself a favor and join up with the Community at Wealthy Affiliate. That will give you the community and support that is critical to your success in this business. That alone will take away the majority of the perceived difficulty associate with affiliate marketing.
Answering The Common Questions
I get a lot of questions from people who are either interest in affiliate marketing and they don;t know where to start, or they have been trying to make it work and are struggling and looking for a solution.
Here are some of the questions I get frequently:
Why is affiliate marketing so hard?
Usually people struggle because they aren’t plugged into a resource they can lean on when they encounter a problem. Having somewhere to turn when you need help is critical to your success. There are 2 things I tell people when I hear that they are struggling. 1) Get involved with Wealthy Affiliate because there is no better one-stop-shop resource. 2) I’m here to help and assist. Just shoot me a message or an email and I’m glad to point you in the right direction.
Is affiliate marketing difficult?
Yes and No. Yes affiliate marketing is difficult for those who have the personality type that makes you feel that you have to learn everything via trial and error. I used to be that way, but I quickly realized the value in following people that were already successful in something that I also wanted to become successful at. Affiliate Marketing is really brain-dead-simple when you get around the right people and are able to learn from them and emulate their success.
Is affiliate marketing profitable?
Yes it is. I’m proof of that. Let me just say real quick that I was also a skeptic at one point. Especially early on in the process you tend to be working MUCH harder and the money is MUCH less. That’s when it’s really difficult to see the potential with the business. What happens though is that you get better and better, and the money starts to grow more and more, then you actually work less and less. Yes, affiliate marketing is profitable. Work hard at getting your system set up, then not only is it profitable, but it’s largely hands-off.
Is affiliate marketing a good business?
I certainly think so. What other business are you able to create great money from your computer, working from wherever you want, in a niche that you are passionate about, while helping people along the way. I mean, to me that sounds pretty rad. Personally, I love anything that creates income streams because the more automatic income I have, the more freedom I have as well. I love this business. It’s easy to get into, low risk, and huge upside. Affiliate marketing is a good business, and I think the business of affiliate marketing just plain rocks!
Is affiliate marketing worth it?
Absolutely. It’s completely worth the time and effort it takes to build. Trouble with most people is that they have a hard time seeing past the early stages of the business. Initially it can be tough to carry on with building the business when it is not yet profitable. Hey – that’s how it is with any business, and the business of affiliate marketing is not different. It’s not going to make you rich overnight – not at all. Affiliate marketing is worth it. For those who can see the big picture and they are not opposed to working hard to achieve great things, the business is absolutely, unequivocally, WORTH IT.
Is affiliate marketing real?
Why yes it is. It’s a real business, just like any other business out there that offers a product in exchange for money. Of course, this business does have some pretty unique perks, but it’s really not that much different from your typical brick-and-mortar business. Just take away the bricks, and the mortar, and the physical products. Of course, I always understand the skepticism that comes along with ‘Internet Opportunities” – most of them are too good to be true. Yes, affiliate marketing is real. It’s a 100% viable business that works.
Is affiliate marketing legit?
Yes it is. There are plenty of weird internet businesses out there that are NOT legit – probably even the majority of them I’d bet. Affiliate Marketing is real, and it’s hear to stay. Affiliate marketing is legit. As long as people keep buying stuff online, Affiliate Marketing is going to be right there along side and be a profitable way to build a business around providing people with the products and information they are looking for.
So, there you have it
The business works. It’s real. It makes people lot’s of money.
Personally, I love it. It fits right in with my personality and my needs for being able to earn online income in ways that are as automatic and passive as possible. I just love being paid over and over for the work I do once. That’s just such a cool concept.
If you don’t have support: Get Support
If you have questions: Ask for help
If your unmotivated: Get motivated
If you procrastinate: Get off your butt
If your stuck: Do whatever it takes to get UN-stuck
This business works. That’s the bottom line. If you’re not making money, no offense, but you’re either not doing something right or not doing anything at all. The good news is that both of those problems are easily remedied!
Here’s another little resource that I can give you that should benefit you along the way. I wanted to share this supplementary article by Skip McGrath –Ten Tips for Successful Affiliate Marketing. It’s just a good, no-nonsense, basic list of good practices that will help you stay on the path to successful affiliate marketing.
If you can learn, type, and operate a computer – there’s nothing holding you back from making money online with affiliate marketing.
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