Learn what is the online success plan to become prosperous with Affiliate Marketing. I will discuss here what are the biggest (psychological) mistakes and pitfalls affiliates make when they work on the Internet.
First, many people run into fake “Get-rich-quick” schemes with “magical money making formulas” that nobody else knows about.
Many people do not have experience in online business, and they will fall very easily for these traps. I do not blame anyone for being scammed online. I was scammed in the past too.
Nowadays, Internet is a very dangerous place. Scammers are lurking in every corner, hackers are attacking everything and everyone, there are tons of fake programs with false promises of earning “FAST” money without any work or effort.
However, among the sea of scams, there are few jewels. I hope my website will give you some insights about legitimate online programs that have helped me to earn consistent income. But first, let’s see what are the most important rules for online success.
So, what is the online success plan for building successful Affiliate Marketing Business?
First and foremost, I want to describe some psychological aspects that you need to have if you want to become successful in making money online. Before you can become successful in anything you need to have the correct mindset and attitude.
I will list 7 things that will help you if you decide to work and earn money on the Internet.
- You need to eliminate “Get-rich-quick” mentality if you want to become successful
- Do not have unrealistic money expectations in the beginning
- You need to treat your home based business seriously
- You need to have a plan and set realistic goals
- Do not bother your friends, family or co-workers about your online business
- Free “TEST DRIVE” programs are the most stable programs
- It is not the end of the world if you fail. Try again.
- BONUS: It is never too late to become successful
Get-rich-quick mentality sucks
Most people who look for get rich quick schemes online have the attitude that they want as much money as possible with as little effort as possible because they are lazy and impatient. It is negative and deadly mindset. These people are piling up large debts buying every “magical money-making formula” that they can get on the Internet.
If you have this mindset, your odds are probably better if you play the lottery. You can read my post about easy money making scams and how scammers push psychological triggers to deceive people.
You have probably run into some of this nonsense before. If you haven’t, you will run into it sooner or later. Screenshots are below.
Next screenshot is somewhat more realistic, because IT IS possible to earn $50-100/day. However, there are some keywords that will ALWAYS tell you if the program is fake or not. When you read something like ‘Little known free system or Secret Formula’ or ‘Program that generates money’, run away as soon as possible!
There is no program on the Internet that magically “generates” money on your account. The only thing these schemes will “generate” is the hole in your wallet.
Your hard work, dedication and LEGITIMATE ROCK-SOLID PROGRAMS are the only thing that can “generate” real money and consistent income on the Internet. That is it.
In other words, if you don’t want to be scammed online, and if you want to earn REAL money and consistent income on the Internet, you need to get rid of GET-RICH-QUICK mentality.
Starting any business is a process, not an event. You simply need to accept that earning big money online is going to take some time and effort.
Do not have unrealistic expectations
This is the biggest mistake newbies make. Many people have unrealistic money expectations when they are starting out and as a result they give up if they do not achieve that expectations. When they set goals, that will look something like:
- Decide to start earning money on the Internet
- Become wealthy / financially independent / rich as soon as possible (NOT A GOOD ATTITUDE)
It is great to dream big and have goals like that, but you need to do smaller things that are faster and easier to achieve FIRST in order to achieve big goal.
The best (and the most realistic) goal for the start is to earn for example between $200 – 400 per month on the Internet. Well, that is my opinion. This is more than enough in the beginning if you are starting your online business journey.
When you achieve this goal (and you will achieve it as long as you don’t give up) your income will only be BIGGER and BIGGER. That is a fact.
It is possible to earn four-figure income (and more than that) every month, but it will require work and dedication. This brings me to the next point..
Treat your home business like a real business
A home business should be treated as a real business, not some online work from home scheme where you get paid for stuffing envelopes or assembling toys. You are expected to get customers and you only get paid from any sales you personally get. You do not get a regular salary. You are working for yourself and therefore all responsibility is on you. Benefits of working from home:
- You will work with your laptop, tablet or computer from the comfort of your home. That is a huge plus, and very small percentage of people are working from the comfort of their homes
- You will work whenever you want and you will be the master of your time. You will have much more time to spend with your loved ones, and to do your hobbies and passions
- The most important thing: You will have mentorship and assistance 24/7. There are thousands of active people within Wealthy Affiliate community and you will receive an answer for EVERY asked question. Every time.
Now, here is one thing you will maybe not love that much.
In general, you need to accept that it takes time to build a profitable home business which can take (on average) anything between four, or maybe five months and 2 years.
You need to be patient and keep trying to build your business even if you are making very little profit or no profit at all. You must be willing to believe in yourself and keep a positive attitude as there will be times when you face disappointment and feel like giving it all up.
Make a Plan and set achievable goals first
You will find running your business so much easier if you take the time to write down what you plan to do with your business and set a daily, weekly and monthly task list.
Your (achievable) goals in first few days or weeks may look like this:
- Learn how to recognize and avoid scams on the Internet (from my website or you can do research on the internet)
- Learn what is online Affiliate Marketing and why it is the best model for building an online business
- Learn what is a niche website
- Learn the difference between Affiliate Marketing and Network Marketing (MLM) and why MLM is not a stable and recommended business model
- Learn about the best training platform that will teach you how to build successful online business with Affiliate Marketing
- Join Wealthy Affiliate FREE
- Learn how to build your first FREE website on free SITERUBIX.COM subdomain
- Begin with training, understand the process, and get comfortable
- THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: do some steps every day (no matter how small) for building your online business and work toward achieving your financial goals and dreams
As you can see, when you have defined goal list, it will be a lot easier to achieve BIG goals at the end. Goals are important for your self-esteem, motivation and the way you feel about yourself.
Remember: NO GOALS = NO MOTIVATION = NO SUCCESS. When you set goals and ACHIEVE them, you will feel better about yourself and about your life. You will be happier than 99,5% of people will ever be, and as a result it will improve nearly all other areas of your life.
Should you tell your family and friends about your online business?
When you start promoting products and/or services, some programs will try to encourage you to start promoting your new business to your closest friends and family. Well, should you do that? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
This is the mistake many people make when they start with their Internet Business. My advice is to avoid this tactic like the plague.
With affiliate marketing, you will sell products and gain customers. But it is a big mistake to promote products to people who are close to you. Why?
Because it will create awkwardness. That is why. If you try to convince your family, friends, co-workers or relatives to buy something, it can put some pressure on them, and make them feel uncomfortable.
Let them stay friends and family, and make new friends while doing online business. Strangers are ideal clients and customers, not people from your nearest circle.
“Try before you buy”
Personally, if some program would try to convince me to buy something or to pay a deposit to start working with them i would reject it.
In my experience, programs that allow free “test drive” with no obligation and no purchase requirements are the most stable, ROCK-SOLID programs.
You need to be careful, because Internet is full of scam these days. Simply, think twice before you invest any amount of money (even 5 dollars) in these schemes.
If you fail, don’t look at that as a flop
Many people make mistakes, and they almost immediately give up. These people will never become successful. Wealthy and successful people fail multiple times, but they NEVER give up.
When they fail, they will always keep trying, and they will always remain active. They fail many times, but they will find a way what works sooner or later.
REMEMBER THIS: You can only lose the game of life if you give up.
You never know when you’ll make it BIG, so always keep going and give your best. It will pay off sooner or later.
ALSO, REMEMBER THIS: It is never too late to become successful. Proof?
Samuel L. Jackson was 46 years old (and in recovery from addiction to cocaine and heroin) before he starred alongside John Travolta in Pulp Fiction.
Danny Trejo got his first minor role in the movie The Runaway Train as the boxer coach for $300 per day in 1985 when he was 41. Before that he was a convicted criminal, junkie and an arm robber.
Julia Child wrote her first cookbook when she was 50 years old. After that she became the most wanted chef in the world.
Betty White was 51 years old when she got the role in “The Mary Tyler Moore show”. After that she became one of the most popular actresses in the world.
Ray Kroc bought McDonalds when he was 52. The rest is, as they say history.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses, began her painting career at the age of 78!!
Writer Laura Ingalls Wilder released her first book series Little house at the age of 65.
People I have mentioned above are very successful. If you think you are too old to become successful, you are shooting yourself in the foot.
Ok, now when you have some insights and ideas about psychological aspects for online success, please read my post about advantages of starting your own Internet Business and how to build online business from the scratch with no.1 Internet Training Academy (even if you have no experience).
Nice to meet you all. Post a comment below if you have some questions. I would like to hear your opinion about Internet business.