Could you tell me the biggest mistake that any affiliate should avoid at the beginning?
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TravelHacker Premium
The biggest mistake that I've noticed is the lack of passion. I believe that it is this that ultimately leads members to lose motivation, become discouraged and ultimately stop taking action.

Building an online business through blogging requires constant updating of one's site and perseverance despite no immediate signs of success.

I have found that the only way one can really remain committed in a program such as this is when s/he is truly passionate about their niche and feels personally connected to their target audience. When that is the case it's easy to keep working on the business because it is something they love doing even if it takes several months before the money comes in.
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macey321 Premium
I agree TravelHacker. Right now I am getting back to work here at WA after a few weeks off. I have been in kind of a "Funk" and no motivation at all. Your comment to masamir is very helpful. I am very passionate about my babyboomersinterests.com website, but burn out is a problem sometimes. But anyway I wanted to thank you for the comment. I got a lot out of it and know a lot of members will to. Thanks...........Frank
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masamir Premium
Thank you for your answer.
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TravelHacker Premium
I wrote this training, inspired by your comment. Feel free to check it out: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-find-passion-in-the-bedroom

Checked out your website, Frank, and it looks like you've made a nice start. I did notice that you've been a member here since September and only have 2 articles up on your site. What's that all about?

The best recommendation I have to really follow the training here step by step. The system is a good one and will work if you put in the effort...

How's all this been going for you? (Besides the burnout ;)

I consider myself a Southern girl at heart, so kind of jealous about you 'Texasity' :-)

Cheers, Stephanie
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Pro2100 Premium
Mohamed, I think one of the biggest mistakes most affiliates make in the beginning is they focus to much on trying to make money and not enough time just making there site trustworthy and enjoyable to read. You need to build authority with your readers first, You need to grain a loyal readership you need to understand who is coming to your site and why, once you have done that you are in a better position to sell them something and you are also in a better position to get high grade affiliate programs on board with your site. And of course DON' QUIT!!
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Internetgranny Premium
That's roughly what I was going to say too. Focusing too much on making money quickly tends to have the opposite effect. If I go to a website where I can quickly see that it's only been put up to make money, I immediately leave again.

So when others said 'not having enough patience' they were right too. And so are the ones who say 'lack of focus'. Different people have different personalities, so the sort of mistakes they are likely to make, all of which are 'big' mistakes, tend to vary.
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masamir Premium
Thank you for your answer.
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NickWild Premium
If you follow the program you need not make mistakes! But then again mistakes is our biggest teacher! So don't be discourage by mistakes, but instead learn from it!

After all, We are not perfect, We are allowed to make mistakes!
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bluewell Premium
there are various blocks to overcome as an Affiliate, how to deal with them differentiate the winner and loser.
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KatieMac Premium
agree with freedomforus
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freedomforus Premium
The answer is so easy! It starts with a q and ends with a g and it has a total of 8 letters. Got it? QUITTING

NOT JUST AT THE BEGINNING BUT .......ANYTIME!

Thanks - Larry - A daily practitioner and promoter of the free and rewarding "Pay It Forward" concept - spelled out fully at http://payitforwardday.com IT'S CONTAGIOUS - LET"S SPREAD IT TODAY! EVERYDAY!
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