I have been learning about affiliate marketing and teaching it since 2009. I have seen many try it and give up. I have also seen many stick with it and make a lot of money at affiliate marketing. Many have moved on to have their own products and team of affiliates. I have noticed that the worriers in this business often don’t go as far.
About everything you have ever worried about, myself or someone I know has already experienced and lived through it and are still standing and still going strong with affiliate marketing. My major website was hacked and never recovered. My little empire at Squidoo fell. A partner double crossed me. My content has been stolen. I have been locked out of forums. Google updates have crushed me! On an on the list goes. I have started over more than once.
If you worry about affiliate marketing and what can go wrong with it, you censor, you hold back, you don’t find your voice and you miss the journey that gives you the character to persevere, to commit and to at last, succeed!
5 Worries or Beliefs about affiliate marketing business that hold you back!
1. I know some make thousands a month but it won’t happen to me.
I bet many who read this article think exactly this. They think ‘Oh, I might make a few hundred bucks a month, but I will never make thousands”. I mean I know for a fact this is how some actually think and they really believe this. Deep in their heart, they think luck has something to do with this. They think it can’t happen to them. Things like this only happen to others.
This is a false belief and one you need to get rid of if you want to line your pockets in gold and live the life of freedom. Why not you? If you think you can’t you can’t. If you think you can, well you can!
Stop putting caps and limits on What you can and can’t do!
2. I am technically challenged so I can only go so far.
Oh boy, though I do relate, this is just an obstacle that can be overcome. I once upon a time did not know how to hit that x in the corner to minimize a screen. Now I have three websites and manage a couple sites for others. Overcome one technical obstacle at a time. There are people in this world that can help you and with all the social media out there, help is just a click away. You brain does not have this limited amount that it can learn.
I do confess this is the one thing I will put off and procrastinate, but I won’t allow it to hold me back long. Neither should you!
Technical issues are just your excuse.
3. The What Happened Last time Worry about Affiliate Marketing!
We are often conditioned by what has happened in our past. We carry it forward and worry it will happen again. This fear can run rather deep and on a subconscious level even. You probably experience this in your personal life as well. Those that have had their hearts broken for example often avoid relationships due to fear of what happened last time will happen again.
If you have experienced a set back or failed before in this business or another self employed venture, this may be a belief than runs silently in your head. It may even run on a combination of smaller scales. For example, I was brutally kicked of a forum once. Because of this, I avoided forums completely. I get traffic from forums I participate on and this belief was only holding me back. How many things do you avoid because of something that happened before?
Stop waiting for the other shoe to drop!
4. Worry about what others will think or being seen
Some think they have to keep a low profile. They right out tell me they can’t go public because of this or that. This is the basic human fear of being seen. This is the ego telling you to play it safe to avoid any possible pain. So you play it small never thinking about the fact that many people want to see you, want to hear you! It’s not that you can’t, it’s more that you won’t.
Social media plays a big part in this business. It gives you the ability to reach those that you wouldn’t normally reach. Playing small doesn’t do you or anyone else any favors. My motto, Those that mind don’t matter, those that matter don’t mind”.
5. The market is saturated and every one is broke these days
This is the craziest myth about affiliate marketing yet. A saturated market for starters means there are a lot of people making money in it. That means you can too, you just have to know how. The fear of competition is not realistic. There is enough to go around and the belief otherwise comes from a scarcity mentality. We live in an abundant world, we really do.
The broke mentality also comes from a scarcity mindset. This stems more from your own beliefs about value and perhaps your self value or lack of. My friend Lesley would ask you, “Are you tripping over dollars to pick up pennies?”.
The only competition you need to worry about is in the mirror.
The bottom line, worries in general, not just about affiliate marketing, steal our joy in the moment. Most of what we worry about doesn’t even come to pass and if it does, we live through it. Finding success with affiliate marketing or anything in life is about turning obstacles into opportunities.
Right now in this moment, do you have enough? How about now? How about now? Moment by moment, living in the now is the way to overcome your worries.
There is no reason in the world you can’t make money with affiliate marketing, only excuses. I have a course here and various affordable coaching groups from beginner to a masterclass that will take you by the hand and guide you. Or you can keep tripping over dollars to pick up pennies!