Question Mark For a lot of people who are just getting started online, the big question always seems to be… “Can I really make a living off of affiliate marketing?”

This question comes up all of the time from newbies who are just getting started. To keep it plain and simple…

The answer is yes you can… Or as Barack Obama would say, “Yes we can!” 😉

There are literally thousands of affiliates who make sales on a daily basis by promoting other peoples products. Majority of the affiliates I know don’t even like creating there own product because of all of the hassle that comes along with it. Instead they rather sit back relax, send traffic to offers and cash in on there huge conversions.

I was the same way at first but there are other benefits to creating your products online. But we will get into that some other time. Today, I would like to give hope to the affiliate marketers who are just getting started online, or those who have been doing it for sometime without any real results.

The first thing that you want to have when coming into affiliate marketing is a what I call a marketing mind set. Your mind has to be right before you can even begin on your journey as an affiliate.

A marketing mind set consists of the the following:

  1. Positivity – Chances are if you’re just starting out this is going to be completely new to you and you will be out of your element for a while. This is okay and completely normal. We all have to go through it in the beginning, but just stay positive and keep an open mind because you will be taking in a lot of information during the beginning.
  2. Focus – This is one of the most important factors of them all and at times even experienced marketers have trouble staying focused. In order to be successful online you need to have razor sharp focus. So, try to limit distractions, set a certain time when you’re suppose to work on your affiliate marketing and stick to it, set goals and deadlines.
  3. Motivation – This is another problem that a lot of successful marketers face today. But the truth is, when you’re online and just starting out… You’re really not going to have anyone by your side to push you to do your work. Some days you will feel like doing work and other days you won’t. So it is really important to get motivated on a daily basis before you even start on your affiliate marketing business. You can do this by following self improvement blogs, reading motivating story’s about successful people all around the world and so on. Just stay motivated because its really important!
  4. Dedication – If you’re not dedicated to what you’re doing then you probably shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. Especially when it comes to affiliate marketing. In the internet marketing world, there is no such thing as just giving a 50% effort, you really need to give it 110% at all times. GO HARD OR GO HOME! There is too much competition to just be kicking tires around all day and whining about being broke. If you want it bad enough, be dedicated to what you’re doing and go get it! If you live by this, I promise that you will not fail.
  5. Discipline – It’s going to take a lot of long hours, sleepless nights and most importantly TIME for you to succeed online. If you do not have the discipline to work at becoming successful then you’re destine to fail. Even if you have to kick your self in the butt everyday to get out of bed or if you come home from work tired… You just have to keep it positive and do the work. Nothing in life is free and most of the time the work isn’t hard, we are just our own worst enemy when it comes to talking ourselves out of stuff.
  6. Consistency –  Everything you do online or even in life has to be done consistently in order for you to achieve goals. And with affiliate marketing that is no different. Be consistent… Make a daily routine for your affiliate marketing business and stick to it on a daily basis. Sure, there are going to be those days where you may get sick and stuff is out of your control, but once you get right back on track, just stick to it.

These factors played a major role in my success early on in my marketing career and they still play a major factor in my success to date. The sooner you learn to master this the better it will be for you.

That’s all for today folks!

Hoped you enjoyed!

Joe