How to Stay Motivated When You're Not Feeling It

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Being an affiliate marketer is awesome. You get to be your own boss, work your own hours and make money from home. But then reality sets in, and, sometimes it's hard to stay motivated.

You sit down to write a blog post or make a video, and bam, nothing,

The motivation has left the building.

All you hear is the sound of crickets chirping, and then again, they could be laughing at your expense.

Don't worry, it happens to everyone!

When you are going through those blah days, some of the tips below can help you push through.

This can help you get your affiliate marketing business moving forward once more.

1. Understand the Root Cause

First things first, try to figure out why you're feeling unmotivated.

It's essential to identify the underlying reasons.

Are you having an off day, or is there something else like a lack of interest or external factors affecting you? Is something bigger going on like burnout?

Understanding the root cause can help you find the right solution.

2. Set Achievable Goals

Break down your larger goals into smaller, manageable tasks.

Achieving these smaller goals provides a sense of accomplishment.

In turn, this will boost your motivation to keep going.

3. Create a Routine

Establish a consistent routine for your work and stick to it.

Having a structured schedule can help you stay focused and motivated.

More so when you're not feeling particularly inspired.

4. Celebrate Small Wins

Don't underestimate the power of celebrating small victories.

Acknowledge and accept all wins, both big or small.

When you accept, this can help to reinforce your motivation and keep you going.

5. Find Inspiration

Surround yourself with inspiring people.

Do activities that reignite your passion for your work.

Read success stories, attend networking events, or engage with like-minded individuals.

6. Take Breaks

Sometimes, taking a step back can be the best way to regain your motivation.

Schedule regular breaks to recharge and come back with a fresh perspective.

7. Seek Accountability

Find an accountability partner or join a community of like-minded individuals.

Having someone to hold you accountable can provide the extra push you need to stay motivated.

8. Revisit Your "Why"

Remind yourself of why you started affiliate marketing in the first place.

Reconnecting with your initial motivations can reignite your passion and drive.

9. Change Your Environment

Sometimes, a change of scenery can work wonders for your motivation.

Try working from a different location, such as a coworking space or a coffee shop, to shake things up.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take care of your physical and mental well-being.

Engage in activities that promote relaxation, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

These can impact your motivation levels in a positive way.

11. Seek Professional Help

If you're really struggling with a persistent lack of motivation or burnout.

Don't hesitate to seek professional help from a therapist or coach.

They can provide valuable guidance and support to help you overcome these challenges.

Final Thoughts:

The key is having go-to strategies to get yourself out of a funk and back into productive mode.

Be patient.

Take it one step at a time, and your motivation will return before you know it.

You've got this!

As Always

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Recent Comments


Good morning Andre,

Thank you for your very wise words, which are so very true and something I think most of us have been through at some point.

It's important to know the root cause is also important that sometimes we just need to stop and take a break. Computers have allowed us to work from home, but that doesn't mean we are meant to work 24/7!

I think setting achievable goals is important, otherwise, if we set large goals, it can potentially end in disappointment.

Routines are good, and apparently, if we can get in a routine this is a big winner. I can't remember the facts, but I think if you do something daily or almost daily after around a month, it becomes normal.

Small wins and sharing in other people's wins can really help to inspire us and take us to the next level.

I think so important to keep in mind fixed on the right things and be around good people who are for us and not against us. There's nothing worse than being around negative people.

Regular breaks are so important, I'm finding the Pomodoro technique really helpful and increasing my productivity. It's important to get the balance right.

Accountability is always good, as humans, we often like to take the easy route, but we need to be accountable.

It's so important that we know "Why" we are doing certain tasks, by knowing what we're doing brings inspiration and drive.

Self-care is important for me, I like to be up early and get to bed in good time. On the very rare occasion that I get up late, I feel like I have lost the day and it's hardly worth me starting as I feel like I have lost that motivation. I know there are some people who like to work at night, we are all different.

I think we have to remember that everything takes time. We are building and growing our online business; this doesn't happen overnight.

Thank you for your very wise words, Andre.

All the best.


You are welcome Roy yes there are many areas and understanding and knowing the root cause is vital.

Sometime one may not know the actual cause that is where it is best to break it down be it regular issues understanding how one felt or acted etc that way rather than looking at the large picture we need to see the trees and not the forest.

This way we can find the root cause easier for some it may take longer but when one does it also becomes a soothing thought in the mind one has found the problem.

Only then can they find a way to either work around it or fix it once and for all.

With the Pomodoro technique, I know that Partha mentioned this before along with some other ideas to help.

Wishing you well, enjoy your day, and keep on going forward throughout the rest of the week and more.
One day at a time.



Good morning Andre,

Yes, I very much hear you! The human body and the way we do things can be quite complex!

Sometimes we need to take a step back to see what really is happening in some areas.

I must admit I think is really rewarding when we find out and overcome a problem. It's easy to blame other people, but most of the time, the problem lies with ourselves.

I actually created a blog post on the Pomodoro technique several months ago, which I found really helpful. I actually have my timer on my PC going now, it helps me realise that the clock is ticking by, and it's also accountability for me.

All the best to you, Andre.


Thanks Roy and yes the problem lies within ourselves and for most the hardest part to accept which makes it easy to use others or objects as an excuse.

Great you are working on Pomodoro and hope it is working well with you.

Enjoy the rest of the week ahead.


Thank you, Andre.

I think in many things, so often, the problem lies with ourselves; we have to be honest when we might not want to be! It's for our benefit!

I really like the simplicity of the Pomodoro technique, Andre. I generally set it for the default time of 25 minutes, which they then say to take a 5-minute break. I must admit I don't normally; I just reset it! But for me, it's accountability and knowledge that the time is ticking by. I have turned my timer now, as I'm trying to restrict myself to 25 minutes on Wealthy Affiliate to reply to comments, etc.

I'm reading a book at the moment, Andre, called "Take The Stairs"; it's all about not taking shortcuts and focusing with discipline. I'm finding it very helpful as we live in an age where people expect shortcuts, but it rarely works.

Apparently, people's attention spans are getting less and less, hence the rise of TikTok! The book is a refreshing read, Andre; I'm 17% through reading, according to Kindle!

Have a great weekend.


Thank you Roy yes we need to be honest with and within ourselves.
Pretty much at times be outside our body without emotions attached and look at the issue that way.

Glad you are enjoying your book will look into to that sounds quite interesting as well.



That's so true, Andre.

It seems to be a really good book and very genuine, Andre. There are definitely some techniques and signs that I can relate to.

Have a fantastic weekend.


That's great to hear Roy continue to enjoy it 😊

Thanks for sharing, Andre. The motivation to go to the day job was not here today so I did a few things on my websites. I feel kind of guilty about not going in to the office today, but I did get a few things done for the day job anyway!

Hope you have a motivated week!


You are welcome Karin and don't feel guilty about not going to the office. It was meant to be as you needed to first work on your website and later you could do some work for your day job.

The order was right for you today.

No need for guilt but give thanks for the guidance you got to get things done in the order for today.

Wishing you well


Thank you, Andre!


Most welcome Karin just continue to believe in yourself and keep moving forward.

Take care


Great Andre, I appreciate it! 👍😊

Have a great rest of your week ahead!

Myra ♥️

You are very welcome Myra have a fantastic week ahead.

Andre :)

My reliable, the one that gets me on track is habit. Just get on with it. The habit of
putting on foot in front of the other- or one foot behind the other if you are in to the
walking backward movement,

Habit will serve you when motivatins is not in the house.
Thanks for the share,

True Sami and yes we need to make sure that foot is going forward and leaning that way to keep the movement going in the right direction .
You are welcome enjoy you day and the rest of the week ahead.

One day at a time

Andre :)

Awesome, Andre, and that does not just apply to Affiliate Marketing either!


It certainly doesn't Jeff it applies to all areas of life.

Have a great day

Andre :)

Yes, indeed it does, Andre!


For sure jeff


Much appreciated, Andre!


Always welcome Jeff

Thanks, Andre!




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