Mistake Number Seven: “Becoming Discouraged if Results Are Not Immediate.”
Many people get into the Affiliate Marketing business thinking that there is little or no work needed to begin making tons of money online.
That simply is not the case.
Affiliate Marketing is a business where you as the owner need an incredible amount of skills and knowledge to make money. You need the “stick-to-it-ness” to be able to keep working at it until you finally “crack the code” to success for yourself.
If you are looking to get rich quick, in no time at all, with no money down and no work involved, you’ve probably come to the wrong place by being interested in Affiliate Marketing. This is a very rewarding business, once you have mastered a number of skills but it takes hard work and dedication to write that email that needs to go out tonight when you’ve worked 10 – 12 hours already and you’d rather crash.
One of the rewards by being your own boss is the ability to work when you want to, it’s true. But the successful Affiliate Marketer realizes that this must be tempered with the knowledge that if you don’t do the work needed when it needs to be done, your business is going to suffer.
If you do not possess the desire to “make it” and/or you cannot discipline yourself accordingly, this may not be the business for you. But conversely, if you love what you’re doing (like I do!) then it becomes a labor of love to force yourself to write that email when you need to or to write just one more article for publication this week.
Only you can decide for yourself if this business is for you or not. Look at what you really want and decide do you really want success in Affiliate Marketing enough to keep at it or is another line of work more your cup of tea.