The Truth of Affiliate Marketing

Last Update: August 31, 2018

When you first heard about affiliate marketing, you might have seen/heard from people about making a lot of money and how much freedom you will have. This is true. But, it is not that easy. It's never that easy.

In fact, affiliate marketing is hardest thing to do well in. It is not for the ones that don't have grit. It's not for those that don't have a burning desire to succeed. Because, it is a field that is so easy to give up in. With our world advancing so quickly and things getting easier everyday, no wonder a lot of people don't succeed.

Everyone wants instant gratification, and no one understands the hard work it takes. Affiliate marketing is no 'get rich quick' scheme. You don't just pluck money out of the tree here. It takes tremendous amount of consistent work. It takes constant learning, improving and catering your platform to what is required by your audience.

It is a business that requires your attention everyday. Because things change everyday. New customers or readers might come into your website and write something that needs your immediate attention. You need to build reputation.

If you don't have that, you simply won't succeed. It is not just about writing a ton of blog posts. If it was, anyone who could write would be successful. It is those who are able to consistently write blog posts, tweak their websites, input rich keywords, increase traffic and learn and develop their skills that will be successful.

I don't mean to write this post to scare anyone. I just merely write to open anyones' eyes so that you can see what it takes to do well. The good thing is anyone can do it. The cold hard though, not everyone does.

Wish you the best with your success. I would love to hear some of you experiences so far with building your website and how you've been doing in the comments.

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DianeWehi Premium
It is true. This is not for the faint hearted.
I think what you wrote is great for people to see what they may be getting into.
Its definitely an eye opener:)
Well done on this post!

Di :)
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ParmiAryal Premium Plus
That was my hope Di and appreciate you commenting here. I hope you're doing well and much success to you moving forward.
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firstlearn Premium
Affiliate marketing has so many different avenues that it is hard to understand properly.

Derek
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ParmiAryal Premium Plus
Yes, it does have so many avenues hence there are also a ton of ways to do well in them. Following the training and working hard will help you get to your goals. Much success to you Derek.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Hey Parmi,
You are so right. Thanks for your straight talk!!! Anyone can do but only the determined will stay stick with it!

Tried and True

Elaine
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ParmiAryal Premium Plus
You're exactly right Elaine. Determination is always the key and that's what it takes to do well. Much success to you.
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keishalina Premium
... interesting read --- thanks kindly for sharing your thoughts & for posting today ... all the best for every success, cheerio... :)
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ParmiAryal Premium Plus
Thanks for coming in and commenting! This was what was going through my mind today, so I thought I'd share it. Much success to you as well my friend. :)
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RAFStuart Premium
You are so right hard work is never easy, but it usually pays off in the long run.
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ParmiAryal Premium Plus
Yes, that's right Stuart. Hard work is hard, that's why it's called hard work. But doing it diligently will give you your payoff more than you could imagine. Much success to you Stuart.
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RAFStuart Premium
Also to you.
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ParmiAryal Premium Plus
Thanks! :)
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