I’ve made it abundantly clear that I believe you should promote affiliate offers before you have your own product. But what if you already have a product or several products? Should you promote your own products or should you focus on affiliate offers? Today I’m going to show you how this isn’t an either/or question. You can (and should) do both.
Affiliate marketing is not hard. But over and over again I hear the same excuses from potential affiliates about why they can’t get started. But they are just that. Excuses. In today’s video, I am going to address (and debunk) the top five excuses that I hear all the time.
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What does it take to develop an entrepreneurial mindset? Is there a course or program you can take? Here’s my take:
It can be hard to choose what to focus on: Your own products or affiliate promotions. But what if it didn’t have to be either/or but it was both/and?
Asheritah Ciuciu from One Thing Alone recently reached to me and said this:
I’m still trying to figure out where affiliates fit in. Obviously, I don’t want to detract from our own work and momentum, but some side income would be nice as well.
Having coached and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past four years, I’ve noticed a recurring pattern in high-profile professionals. The biggest and brightest business people excel in 5 foundational areas of business.I call them “The Five Pillars Authority.”
Let’s review each of the five pillars and how to apply it to your business.
Pillar 1. Mindset
You wouldn’t build a house without preparing the foundation first, would you?
Of course not.
Similarly, you wouldn’t set out to build a profitable business without having a stable base to launch from. The FOUNDation for any business is the mindset of the FOUNDer (founder / foundation – get it?)
Like a house built on sand, a business led by a confused, uncertain, and weak founder will crumble.
Did you know that not all successful people are equal? What separates the very successful from the successful? In today’s episode you will learn 4 things you must learn to do to make the leap from successful to very successful…
If you look back at the most successful people in history, You will find that each of them clearly learned to do four things. Some learned them earlier than others. But eventually they learned them all before they reached the level of very successful.
In this episode we talk about:
- The difference between being successful and very successful
- Some examples of very successful people
Everything starts in your mind. Every action starts with a thought. Every invention starts with an idea. Every outcome starts with a vision. Everything starts in your mind.
Have you ever wanted to be somebody else?
Not literally another person, but someone better?
A better leader. A better father. A more focused person. Someone who is making a bigger impact and leaving a legacy.
Have you ever wanted to be somebody else? Then take these words from the band Sister Hazel to heart.
Have you ever thought of yourself as a millionaire?
One of the biggest things I work on when coaching others is mindset. The biggest obstacle to their success is in their own minds.
When I ask if you’ve ever thought of yourself as a millionaire, I don’t mean in the future. I don’t mean catching a vision of your life one day, although that is important. I mean right now.
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“You are already a millionaire, it’s time to start acting like it,” I told a client.
What’s your income goal this year?
That’s a question I often ask people when I speak to groups or consult individuals. Then I write down their answer on the board like this:
What results is an exercise in thinking beyond what they ever imagined. Thinking differently. Thinking abundance, not scarcity. Thinking what is possible, not what they’ve always known.
What if you add a 1 to it?
I want to stretch you a little bit. What if you add a 1 to your income goal?
Just a little 1. That’s all. What do you have now?
Most people would say $40,001. Big deal. By the time you pay taxes, you’re left with a stick of gum and a single copy from the UPS Store.
What do you really want to be?
What do you really want to do?
What do you really want to have?
Those are three powerful questions that you probably rarely ask yourself. More likely you say things like:
“If only I ____.”
“If I could just ____.”
“I’d settle for ____.”
And you sell yourself short. You aim for mediocrity…and that is exactly what you get. But there is always a gnawing deep in your soul to be more, to do more, to have more.