Affiliate Marketing Success: Learning Through Repetition

While it may seem like someone is achieving affiliate marketing success every 30 seconds, the reality is that many of the affiliate marketing success stories you read about today did not happen over night.

What Does It Take?

In order to become effective at anything especially affiliate marketing, it will take constant repetition of the basic fundamentals in order to win at this game. One of the biggest factors that leads to frustration and failure is giving up too soon.

I don’t think there are very many people who grow up just knowing this stuff. You have to learn how to do market research, keyword research, content research, upload and download files, create a basic website and on and on.

Then there’s the traffic generation side of the equation whether you’re paying for it in time or money, all methods require time and testing. The problem is that you may not be giving yourself enough room to learn and try in order to get the experience you need, to do the things you need to do.

All I Wanted To Do Was…

When I first got started, all I wanted to do was make money. Period. I knew absolutely nothing about this industry, and even less about the various topics I mentioned above. In my mind, the internet was just supposed to start pumping out money because I bought a “complete” turnkey website and I thought that was all I had to do.

I thought plugging it in meant that all I had to do was get it online. LOL.

Now when I look back, all I can say is: “Wow,  I didn’t have a clue”. However once I hit that wall, I realized that this was going to be a learning process. Here’s a simple secret I’m going to share with you, so let’s just keep this between you and me, o.k.?

A Simple Secret

The fastest way to hit the learning curve and get into the profit zone is to fail as fast and as often as you can. Now nobody likes to fail, you feel embarassed, angry, and disgusted, but the faster you can get past that stage, the sooner you’ll start succeeding.

Now the successes will be small. Maybe after a couple of failed attempts, you manage to figure out how to upload your blog theme and plugins to your server and they actually work. Pat yourself on the back, good job. When you’re just starting out, that’s a big deal.

Go get a beer or call your best girlfriend, or prance around like a fool to your favorite song, for a minute. Celebrate. Then go back to work and tackle your next issue. In the long run the more you repeat these processess over and over again, the faster you’ll be at it in the future.

The Key To Your Success With Affiliate Marketing

Repetition is the key to your success with affiliate marketing. Although the graphics may change with every new product and things may be explained in a slightly different way, the basic marketing principles and technicalities will stay the same.

So when you feel like your at your wits end, because you just can’t seem to figure out why the format of your website looks jacked up on Internet Explore and great on Firefox, go back and carefully look at what you did, retrace your steps and if worse comes to worse, start over again.

Give yourself room to succeed. You know that boss or supervisor you have a passionate dislike for? Don’t become that person to yourself. Don’t worry about the stories of people who made 5 gazillion dollars in 29 days, many of those same people have been at it much longer than you have and now it’s finally working. That will be YOU, if you don’t give up too soon.

Affiliate Marketing Success Will Be Yours,


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1 Saturday afternoon, $40 bucks, and  zero marketing costs turned into $29,842.33 in less than 30 days

7 Responses to “Affiliate Marketing Success: Learning Through Repetition”

  • jpmwhelan on April 30, 2009

    Like the failure approach. You learn from your mistakes and in this business, the faster you learn, the better off you will be in the long run. Nice job!

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