Making Real Money in Affiliate Marketing

You may disagree with me, but hear me out . . .I’ve identified why most people do not succeed in their online business endeavors and it’s pretty simple. And what I’m about to say is particularly relevant to an affiliate marketing business.

The harsh truth is the vast majority of people never make any sales, and, if they do, it’s erratic and their success, fleeting. ┬áMost unsuccessful affiliate marketers are unsuccessful first and foremost because they treat their “business” like a hobby and not a real business.

Before you roll your eyes and say “I was looking for techniques and secrets to make money online” then this advice may be especially relevant to you. In my many years as a super affiliate, consultant, mentor, and coach, I’ve noticed the simple pattern that those who didn’t make it just never took it seriously.

You could hear it in their talk….let’s call it “hobby talk” for lack of a better phrase. To them, an affiliate marketing business was something they would squeeze in between episodes of their favorite sitcom.

Actually starting a business entity like an LLC or Inc. with their state and then opening a separate business checking account at their bank? Forget about it. They didn’t need that hassle or expense.

Look, I’m not saying that filing a business structure is going to guarantee success by any means, but it’s a mind-set. If you actually believe in your mind and heart that this is a real business, then it reflects in your actions…and real business people set up real business entities.

Now, when it comes to affiliate marketing itself, if you take it seriously, it can be the ultimate business model online. Because you are not producing, selling, or shipping your own products, there is nothing to stock. Additionally, you are not the one dealing with customer refunds and complaints.

You can do it from anywhere in the world. It has extremely low start up costs. And if you choose passive income programs, like I do, then you can potentially “work once, and get paid forever” on each sale.

It truly does afford the freedom that so many people say they crave. I know this from firsthand experience. I was able to take almost an entire year off to just watch my young kids grow up because of the very significant income being generated by my affiliate marketing business, hands off.

But just understand that before you get to that stage, there’s a lot of work involved. A lot of effort in learning. Buying some courses and educational material. A lot of late nights testing various strategies. And so forth.

In conclusion, if you are willing to adopt the mind-set that you’re building a real business, and commit yourself to picking and focusing on one strategy that works, an affiliate marketing business may be the ideal online revenue model for you, as it was for me.

2 Responses to “Making Real Money in Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Will Powers says:

    Dan- Great info and I love your writing style. You’d be surprised how the mindset carries over into every aspect of the human experience. In my view, your mental approach to anything determines 90% (maybe higher) of your outcome. I’ll be paying more attention to you from now on.

    To your continued success,


  2. Anthony Machado says:

    Hi Dan,
    I am a baby in internet marketing.In your above article I can see myself. I am at a phase where in I am learning and buying stuff as to how to break into this field. Your article is vey uplifting and gives me hope that I can make affiliate marketing into a business.
    Thanks a lot.
    Be successful

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