1 SECRET Every Affiliate Marketer Should Know
Last Update: May 3, 2021
You may have heard some people saying, "The only secret to success is that there are no secrets."
I don't believe that.
There are a lot of secrets to success and they don't teach these things at school.
You will learn many powerful tips simply by going through the training in Wealthy Affiliate and learning from successful people such as Kyle.
For example, I learned the secret I'm about to reveal in this post from Kyle's training.
And later I've verified it through my own experiences.
Your Results Will Come with a Delay
This applies especially to Google SEO (=blogging) but also to other platforms.
Kyle said that you'll usually see the results after 3-6 months when you do blogging.
Google doesn't give much authority to new sites but as you'll website gets older, it'll be easier to get ranked on top of Google.
However, that's not the only reason for the delay.
There's also another reason that I didn't realize in the beginning and that is...
Several affiliate programs provide you with lifetime commissions.
It means that if someone signs up for a service through your link, you'll earn commissions for a lifetime for that referral.Here's the thing:
Most of your referrals don't take any action in the beginning.
I promote several companies and websites and I've seen this happening with all of them.
Of course, some people do take action immediately but most people don't.
But a wonderful thing is that those people are now tracked as your referrals and over time many of them start taking action.
They start taking action later for several reasons:
- They get marketing emails from the company
- They see advertisements about the company
- They see that you talk about the company again
- Some of their friends have started using the same company's services
- Etc. Etc.
There are endless reasons why someone may start taking action later.
And then... You start earning commissions as an affiliate.
1 Funny Example
I started using an affiliate program in 2018 and did some promotion...
It didn't turn out very well and I even stated in some of my content, "Using that affiliate program is not worth it. I don't recommend using it."
Then I logged in 2021 and realized that it had generated pretty nice commissions over those 3 years!
The results didn't come only with a 3-6 month delay. I still today earn commissions for the promotions that I did for that company 3 years ago!
This Works Both Ways
In 2019 I took my foot off the pedal a little bit. I became too comfortable for a few months. And guess what...
My results were better during those months!
But guess what happened next... The results started going down.
Again, the results came with a delay.
In the other words,
If you work hard today, you will get AWESOME results in the coming months and years.
If you slack off today, your results will suffer in the coming months and years.
=> YOU WILL NOT SEE THE EFFECTS IMMEDIATELY
As an affiliate marketer, your results can go up still long after you have stopped working. But at some point, the results will start going down if you never work.
The same works in the other direction. You may work for months without seeing any significant results.
But down the line, you'll start getting better results that you couldn't have imagined!
It's Your Time!
- Roope "Keep the foot on the pedal" Kiuttu
PS. Now I'd love to hear from you.
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