I’ve already mentioned how critically important it is for you to Strong and growth mindset for the “long and slow churn” mentality over the much less effective “get rich quick” mentality when it comes to your affiliate marketing efforts.
But, I want to elaborate on that a bit because it is so very, very important.
The slow churn isn’t just for affiliate marketing – it can totally enhance your life in almost every aspect. In the case of affiliate marketing, it’s, of course, reasonable and healthy to aim for a certain level of success as I previously wrote about.
So, you want something to provide for yourself and your loved ones, a lifestyle that empowers you to send your kids to whichever school you want them to go to. Maybe you want a vacation beach house somewhere. There’s nothing wrong with that. Just realize that getting to this point is a journey.
Your journey doesn’t discriminate based on what you want; it just happens to you, for better or for worse. As the venerable Denzel Washington put it,
“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.”
What does this mean in practical terms?
It means you have to read. You have to train. You have to acknowledge and appreciate your competition. The more you understand them, the more you can stand out.
This is just the start of your journey. So, yes indeed – the rain will come and bless your unquenched desire for success in order to motivate you towards your dream.
As mentioned, the rain will bring the mud with it. Will it get too thick? That’s up to you; you can become a victim of circumstance or you can choose to respond to adversity by punching right back with strong mindset skills. Keep going. That’s it.
If you try to grow your brand and promote your products the easy way, you’ll gain a tiny bit of a speed boost for a huge, huge reduction in earning potential. In the words of Tony Robbins, “It is not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.” Think about it in terms of sustainability.
Huge companies and massively successful individuals are able to maintain their notoriety because they embraced the slow churn. They took the time to lay down roots and built a reputable brand that defined their offerings from that point on and vice versa.
If you just go for the quick buck, In fact, you’re skipping all of that. As soon as your “fix” on the game dies out, you’ll be left with nothing to fall back on in terms of an audience, brand recognition and so forth.
Few people are more intimately familiar with the value of sustained effort than Michael Jordan. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.” See where we’re going with this? If you want sustainable profit, then you have to commit to it.
You can’t just look for some tricky loophole and expect to get more than a few bucks out of it. Success doesn’t just take time, it takes a lot of time.
Even if affiliate marketing ends up truly not being for you, it doesn’t matter – whatever you do, you will have to commit. So, put your back against the wall cut the safety harness, burn all of your fuel. Whatever analogy you like, use it. Just don’t give yourself the option to quit.
Especially when you’re first getting started with affiliate marketing, setting up websites, funnels, email lists, link-tracking capabilities and so on can be a bit overwhelming. Feel that friction? That little voice in your head telling you this is too hard?
Consider that a huge neon sign saying “this way to success.” This is how you know that you are doing it right. We never grow without struggle. Even if you do have a team to help you, you can’t sustain that without plenty of individual effort.
In conclusion, take this is a reminder of the highly fluid, profitable, and unconventional business model that we are pursuing. This kind of business can absolutely change your life and your entire outlook.
If you’re just trying affiliate marketing for a little easy money, then you’re not trying affiliate marketing.
If you know who you are and what you want, however, affiliate marketing can help you be you. Success will personally deliver you the life that you want, the drive to keep growing, and the immense satisfaction of a long-time dream finally realized. That sounds like a passion to me. So let’s close with Mel Robbins.
“Passion is not a thing, it’s a state of mind.”
What is your passion?
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