Why Most People FAIL With Affiliate Marketing & How NOT to Be the Part of a Negative Statistic.

Last Update: June 16, 2022

After helping over 12,000 people from all walks of life to join Wealthy Affiliate, I have noticed that most people suffer from a condition...

90% (or more) of folks have doubts that they can't do this...

The reasons are: "I'm not a tech person"; I don't have any experience"; This is hard"; I don't know or want to sell"; and more...

But the funny thing is, all those negative thoughts are normal...but fake!

See, anyone can join an affiliate marketing training program like Wealthy Affiliate and start building an affiliate marketing business from scratch without any skills, or experience.

Here is one of the best proofs ever...


Keep in mind that what you can see on the next page is just the tip of the iceberg. There are 1000s of success stories all over this platform.

And not to mention other training programs out there and their success stories.

The bottom line is that there are literally millions of people from all walks of life making 100s, 1000s of dollars, euros, or whatever your currency is, with affiliate marketing.

And each one of them, just like YOU, started from scratch.

In other words, every professional was once a beginner, full of doubts, and disbelief, but with a STRONG DESIRE to master this game!

Believe me, I had my doubts (and still do), but my DESIRE is stronger.

So if I can give you a few pieces of advice from my own experience, they would be:


Never ever think about giving up!

The key to success in anything is CONFIDENCE and you can gain a lot of it if you keep moving forward with this (or any other) training program out there.

Sure, there will be a lot of failures too...But don't let them get into your head!

In those moments of temporary failure, focus on everything you are doing well, start seeing yourself as a success, and go to work once again.

And here is another piece of advice for personal experience...


A lot of people in this industry are making their own courses these days so naturally, they want you to believe that their course is the one that is going to do it for you.

But in my experience, all of them work, in their own unique ways...

The trick is to PICK ONE and FOCUS ON IT until you achieve your goals!

And since you're here, you should focus on Wealthy Affiliate in exclusion of everything else out there, which includes YouTube, Blogs, etc.

You can always upgrade your knowledge through those channels later.

But at this initial phase, when your knowledge is fragile, you should protect it and focus on one training course at a time.

And is a Wealthy Affiliate!

Remember, Winners Never Quit. And Quitters Never Win!"

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Stephanie028 Premium
Excellent post! I am one of those people that, once I find something, everything else comes out of the woodwork! Within a day or two of signing up for Premium, I was offered two other methods of affiliate marketing. O_O Yikes! My brain has enough trouble focusing (pretty much like a squirrel in traffic), so this post serves as a reminder to me that I need to focus on my investment here at WA and carry on. :)
cwpickett Premium
Ivan, I have come to the same conclusion about sticking to one training at a time. I know this because I have tried different ones and end up coming back to a refresher course at WA. Everything you need is right here. The proof in WA is that is doesn't work for one person that is trying to sell their idea, but over a million people subscribe to WA, and like you said, success stories all around. That says something in itself.
Jessiefido Premium Plus
A nice little inspirational post here Ivan!

I wholeheartedly agree with you that the only people who fail are those who give up!

If something isn't working, try another angle, still no success... no worries, try another angle!

Keep going until you find what is right for us as individuals then rinse and repeat!

MikeGhibaudi Premium
Very well said Ivan…in order to win you need to be persistent and never give-up!
TheMagicBrad Premium

You can’t fail if you don’t quit.

Someone once said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

So odds are in your favor when you take an action.

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