What is the online success plan to become prosperous with Affiliate Marketing?

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?

what is the online success plan

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.

what is the online success plan

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!

what is the online success plan

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

what is the online success plan

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

what is the online success plan

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.

what is the online success plan

Your (achievable) goals in first few days or weeks may look like this:

  1. Learn how to recognize and avoid scams on the Internet (from my website or you can do research on the internet)

  2. Learn what is online Affiliate Marketing and why it is the best model for building an online business

  3. Learn what is a niche website

  4. Learn the difference between Affiliate Marketing and Network Marketing (MLM) and why MLM is not a stable and recommended business model

  5. Learn about the best training platform that will teach you how to build successful online business with Affiliate Marketing

  6. Join Wealthy Affiliate FREE

  7. Learn how to build your first FREE website on free SITERUBIX.COM subdomain

  8. Begin with training, understand the process, and get comfortable

  9. 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?

what is the online success plan

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”

what is the online success plan

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

what is the online success plan

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.


10 thoughts on “What is the online success plan to become prosperous with Affiliate Marketing?

  • roamy

    Hello Miroslav
    Thanks for sharing tips on starting a successful online business and giving the right path to follow.
    Many people dream of starting online business either to improve existing income or to finally quit that unsatisfying job but for most, it remains just a dream because of not having paths to follow and working without any plan.
    Now working online can be lonely and without a supportive community, it`s hard to keep going.
    Now you mention telling family if you`re starting an online business or not,when I got started, I did not tell anyone as I did not want negative comments and people thinking I was chasing rainbows, but soon there were complaints of me spending all my time on the internet so I had to come clean.
    Not everyone was supportive and most believed I was being scammed.That`s why I believe to be in a group of like-minded people who will support your success and failures.
    Really enjoyed your post, thanks so much for sharing.Now you mention joining a Wealthy Affiliate as a community, but could you please recommend some other community, please?I understand Wealthy Affiliate does not allow free members from some countries.
    Very informative and well written,thanks for sharing.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Greetings Roamy and thanks for visiting my website.

      Supportive community and motivated people are probably the most important thing for online success. Because if you work alone you are wasting too much time on testing out strategies (that probably don’t work), searching for legit programs or finding answers and solutions for your questions or problems and that could take ages before you see some results, and majority of people would probably give up. When you have supportive and active community like WA, your life will be much easier when it comes to building your online business.

      You say people were criticizing you for spending all your time on the Internet? I bet they all do the same. They just spend their days on social networks like Facebook, Twitter etc., but they do not have any benefits from that. At least you were trying to do something useful, so you need to give yourself a credit for that. 

      WA does not allow free members from some countries, but they can work with WA if they become premium members immediately. I don’t know why this decision has been made from WA.  

      You can read my Sfi marketing group review. It is free to join and EVERYONE can join sfi, it doesn’t matter where they are from. It is one of the most interesting affiliate programs (with very helpful community too) and I suggest that you read review on my website.

      If you want to work with them (or with any affiliate program) you need to have knowledge about affiliate marketing, so start with WA first. 

      Once again, thanks for your comment. If you have questions, just ask. I will be happy to reply!

  • Doug

    I’m sold. I have in the past gotten involved in those schemes that offer you the world if you join now!
    None of them work. I agree with you about getting your head in order, being patient and never giving up.
    I liked the section where you talk about all the stars that made it big after years of not going anywhere. Makes me feel better at 62 to never give up.
    I’m sold on wealthy affiliate. Letting you try before you buy anything is a sign of a rock solid company. Their guidance and training means the world to me.
    I want to thank you for your inspiration and list of goal setting that I am sure will help me along my online business journey.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Dear Doug, age is just a number. It is never too late to become successful. And some of these people were junkies and criminals in the past and look at them now.

      The biggest problem with people is that they do not have faith in themselves. And that is the reason why so many people are not successful.

      I am glad that you like Wealthy affiliate. Their training is incredible, but you have to work hard to become successful. 

      If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

  • ShirleyJH615

    I read your site twice, I enjoyed the information you gather about “Get Rich Scams!!!” I could only laugh because I was one of these people getting scam. It wasn’t all about the get rich quick, it is needing the money. You have taken the time to warn people of many scams peeping around the internet. Great work!

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Hello Shirley. Thank you for your kind words.

      Scammers are everywhere, lurking around every corner. I was scammed in the past with some PTC sites. Luckily, i have learned my lesson!

      Nowadays, I can almost instantly recognize scams! I hope you have learned your lesson too 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my website!

  • Kenny Lee

    Unrealistic expectation and the expectation that one could get rich overnight results in so many people losing their hard earn money to scammers. I’m lucky in the sense that I don’t lose as much as others. Now that I’ve got a grip of the reality of running an online business, there’s nothing but hard work and focus for me.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Kenny Lee you are right. People fall for get-rich-quick scam because scammers know what psychological triggers they need to push. They are telling people exactly what they want to hear. Promise of earning ‘fast’ money is attractive to many people, but unfortunately it is a fairy tale.

      Hard work, focus and determination is the key to success. 

  • Emeolu

    You are absolutely correct. There are lots of scammer out there are waiting for somebody to rip off. We all need to be very careful with those sites that promise to make you a millionaire when you sign up. You cannot make money overnight when it comes to online business. It takes time for that to happen. My best piece of advice is to do your research about the program. Whenever you sign up, start learning about the materials and ask questions. Persistence and determination is the key. That is why I strongly recommend Wealthy Affiliate. They are trustworthy and second to none when it comes to online business.

    • Miroslav Petras Post author

      Emeolu, you are right. WA is THE best online training platform on the Internet!

      And before you join any program, you need to read many reviews and research about the program. If program has mostly positive reviews, than feel free to join it!

      Thanks for visiting my website!


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