A received an interesting response to our affiliate marketing survey recently. This person wrote that it was hard “passing myself off as an expert with these affiliate marketing products when, quite truthfully, I am not an expert in anything. Isn’t that living a lie?” I have good news though…you don’t have to be the expert! In fact, you can have a huge impact and make a lot of money being a fellow journeyman. I share how in today’s episode.
A couple times a year my wife and I take a trip to Cedar Point – The Roller Coaster Capital of the World. We spend a couple days riding as many roller coasters as we possibly can. That might not seem that amazing until I tell you that a few years ago I was deathly terrified of roller coasters. Today I want to share with you what overcoming my fear of roller coasters taught me about affiliate marketing and life.
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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You might think there is some sort of a success secret to promoting affiliate offers, but there isn’t. There’s no formula. No sauce. But there is a proven sequence that works every time. If you follow this sequence, you will be successful in your promotions.
The thing about this “Sequence of Success” is that it applies to anything in life. Once you learn it, you’ll see how it’s true everywhere.
You have a product ready. You know it will change people’s lives. The question you ask yourself now is: “Will my launch be successful?” How can you know if your launch will be successful?
This is the exact question I get asked frequently. Here’s a recent example from a reader:
Do you have criteria for “what should be in place” to judge whether a launch would be successful or not? (Email list numbers, FB page Likes etc..)
The Guarantee of Success
Humans are intrinsically wired to do things which have a certain guarantee of success. Even climbing Mount Everest, where 1.6% of climbers die trying, has a success rate of 50%. In other words, you are 31 times more likely to reach the summit than die…sounds appealing.
We want to know if we are ready to launch. We want to make sure everything is in order to guarantee success.
Has anyone ever spoken words over you that changed the course of your life? Have you ever heard or read something that ignited something on the inside of you that forever changed who you are? Then you know the power of words. And it’s the words that you say, that you declare, that hold the key to unleashing your full potential.
By the time you read this, I might be cradling a newborn baby in my arms. As I write this, my wife, Tara, is due with our second child any day now. So, naturally, my mind is racing with thoughts of all the things I’ll need to do for this child as his or her father.
The belief systems you have today are usually the result of events far in your past. They come from events you can’t remember, words you do, and people you wish you could forget. Little do we know that what happens to us today can have far-reaching implications later in life, for better or for worse.
When I was fourteen years old, I moved. Imagine, an already volatile time in life…right before high school…and suddenly I was uprooted from my friends and my surroundings to move to a new town and go to a school at which I knew no one.
Do yourself a favor…the next time you start to say something bad about yourself, SHUT UP! Seriously, shut up. Don’t say it.
You can think it, but don’t say it. Don’t mumble it under your breathe. Don’t say it to someone else. Don’t write it down.
Your negative thoughts don’t have to become reality. In fact they can’t be, because you are too valuable to the rest of us to live that way.
So shut up.
Do you remember when you always won? When your imagination allowed you to experience the thrill of victory over and over again? The greatest gift you can give anyone, including yourself, is the opportunity and encouragement to imagine great things.
When I was a kid, I always won. I don’t mean that literally, but in my imagination it was always the bottom of the ninth inning. The World Series was always on the line. And I always hit the game-winning home run.
In basketball, I must have hit tens of thousands of game winning shots in my mind. There were always five seconds left…
“5…4…3…2…1…the shot is off…and it’s GOOD! The crowd goes wild!”
If a real basketball was involved and I missed, I was always fouled. I always had a chance to win.
As I grew older, I played golf. Every day, I faced putts to win the U.S. Open or the Masters. Sometimes on the practice green, sometimes in my apartment or dorm room, but most often in my mind.
Have you ever actually listened to an economist on the news? They might be the single most depressing group of people on earth. I’ve never heard one actually say anything optimistic.
Here’s what a typical interview sounds like:
News reporter: Good news! The economy added 200,000 new jobs last month.
Economist: Yes, but…doom and gloom, obscure economic principle, the end of the world is near, etc. etc.
200,000 people who last month didn’t have jobs now have jobs and somehow Mr. Economist manages to find the negative.