Affiliate Marketing Millionaires Are All the Same
Affiliate marketing success stories are many.
But only a few, a very select few individuals, are really making thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, through affiliate marketing.
This last class of human--the affiliate marketing millionaire--is a special breed indeed. Perhaps curiously, affiliate marketing millionaires all possess three indispensable traits.
Despite the glut of affiliate marketing get rich quick schemes circulating the Internet, affiliate marketing millionaires are all, uniformly, practical people.
A practical nature often shows itself, in the growth of an affiliate marketing millionaire, at an early stage of the business. The entrepreneur sees that she is making money from affiliate marketing, and this money is residual income, fairly passive in nature. Fantastic!
As a practical person, the entrepreneur then puts a little more work into the business, and again sees results. Now it's time to invest some money--hire a web designer or a writer.
Carefully measuring each stage of the business through results, not theories, the future affiliate marketing millionaire grows her business quickly, but not hurrying. Being highly practical about the whole affair, even if she's a little bit giddy inside, too.
Anyone who promises that you can become an affiliate marketing millionaire without being smart is likely trying to take advantage of how not smart you are (no offense).
You don't have to be a Harvard graduate to make a million dollars through affiliate marketing, but you do have to be pretty smart. Also, it doesn't hurt to be a Harvard grad, because a good number of your chums are probably in the affiliate marketing game just like you.
You know they say 85 percent of jobs come through a personal referral.
Being smart is what enables the affiliate marketing millionaire to learn what she needs to know in order to ramp up the business through the thousands, tens of thousands, and hundreds of thousands stages.
Without increasing knowledge, growing income to millionaire size is a feeble dream.
We love affiliate marketing as much, if not more, than the next man. But affiliate marketing is not Jesus, Buddha, or Muhammad. Or Yaweh. Or…well, you get the idea.
Affiliate marketing is not your Lord and Personal Savior.
When you're making ten thousand dollars per month through affiliate marketing, the love flows freely. You're loving affiliate marketing and you're loving your affiliate partners, almost in the same fashion that Republicans who are on payroll with the GOP love the GOP.
Remember, though, that affiliate marketing is not the only way to make money in this world. Look at stocks, look at real estate, look at franchised businesses. Remember that your affiliate partners are not you, your company, or anyone you've known since you were five.
Affiliate marketing niches can go cold, dry. Government regulation, for instance, can squash whole cottage industries with one fell swoop. Affiliate marketing partners can go out of business, change commission rates, or see their products surpassed by foreign competition.
For these reasons and more, affiliate marketing millionaires like to keep their options open.