Making money on the internet could be a good option for you if you are willing to invest the time, resources and efforts needed to raise above the 90% of people who fail to achieve any significant amount of profit, income or success.
Even though it is a very simple online business model to learn and implement, if it is something that is completely new for you, then there may be a steep learning curve for you to overcome before you can realistically expect to start achieving your online income goals.
This does not mean that you should cancel it out as an online business option for you, it simply means that if you do choose to make money online with affiliate marketing that you look at it as a serious business opportunity that deserves (and will require) your complete and undivided attention in order to be successful and profitable for you.
Here is an exert from a great article submitted by Jennifer Ledbetter (Potpiegirl) that explains a little more about the right mindset needed to be successful at making money online with affiliate marketing.
Is Affiliate Marketing Hard?
by Jennifer Ledbetter
We’ve all read the sales pages claiming that all we affiliate marketers have to do is churn out some sort of online content each day and we’ll get rich. Plus, we can do it in our pajamas for just a few hours a day, leaving us endless free time to enjoy life. Heck, those pages say it’s so easy a two-year-old can do it, don’t they? So, with that in mind, why do so many claim that affiliate marketing is hard? What makes it so difficult?
If we take the over-hyped sales pages out of the equation and bring this back to reality, most of us know that starting any new business requires much more than just showing up for a few hours and doing a couple tasks to be successful.
On the other hand, when we work for someone else to help build their business, many times just showing up is enough to get that weekly check.
Adopting The Business-Owner Mindset
There isn’t a risk when you work for someone else. Well, wait, there is one risk — the risk of losing that job. But, the overall success of that business is not on the shoulders of the employees, is it?
With affiliate marketing, our bank balance depends on the results of our actions each day. Just showing up is not enough — it is all on our shoulders. I talk a lot about mindset. Not really from a “think it and you will achieve it” mindset, but more from an employee-mindset vs. a business-owner mindset.
So many of us are raised to get a good job and enjoy the security from someone else deciding what we’re worth each week via the number on our paycheck. That feels safe and easy in a way, doesn’t it? Show up, get paid. Do well, get a raise.
Overcoming The Employee Mentality We Were Brought Up To Expect
But, how many of us were raised to get out there, start a business, and be 100% accountable for the bottom line? More at…http://marketingland.com/is-affiliate-marketing-hard-35308
Once you are fully aware of the proper mindset that will be required, you can then move forward and begin learning all of the other strategies and steps needed to be successful at making money online with affiliate marketing.
Those steps will include a variety of different things such as
+ Finding A Niche
+ Market Research
+ Creating A Website
+ Creating Content
+ Marketing and Promoting
At the start you may need to learn how to do all of these tasks yourself. However, once you are generating enough income you will then be able to have your business automated as much as possible or staffed with a few key personnel such as a virtual assistant, content writer, web designer etc, etc.
Learn How To Start Making Money Online With Affiliate Marketing From An Expert
Chris Farrell is an internet marketing training coach who will walk you through a step-by-step process that he uses to help members of his membership site chrisfarrellmembershipsite.com learn an easy niche finding process for making money online with affiliate marketing.
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