How do you stay motivated as an affiliate?

Last Update: May 26, 2017

I have been into affiliate marketing for close to two years now. There have been days when I just wanted to quit but I have never been a quitter so I drag on. On days like that, I tell myself that succeeding in affiliate marketing is tough but not impossible.

There is serious competition out there and you could feel like you are getting nowhere. When I feel blue about affiliate marketing, I take the advice of my baby's doctor. She once told my husband when he complained about how fussy the baby got, to make sure he was fed, clean, dry and comfortable, then walk away and take some air.

So, I write, I share and walk away and guest what? Days or weeks later I see a some progress in my stats. However small they are, they motivate me.

Then there is always the positive WA community. I run to you all as a child will run to their mama for positive ideas.

I am human and I will have those blue days every now and then but as the saying goes, nothing good ever came easy.

That is my 2 cents about staying a motivated affiliate. How do you stay motivated?

Cheers Denise


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NWTDennis Premium
Affiliate Marketing is simple ... but it's not easy. As G.W. Bush used to say ... it's hard work. It takes a lot of patience, persistence, and dedication in equal measures.

Here's the thing. If you've got a website that you have developed and you are posting relevant content on a regular basis, then it's just a matter of time before you reach Google "critical mass".

This is the point where your SERPs are continuously improving and traffic growth occurs on a regular basis.

Now you should really not even let the thoughts of quitting enter your mind. Why? Because success could be just around the corner.
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Well said!! :)
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tatihden Premium
You're right. Quitting is not an option. Thanks for the advice
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garydlc Premium
Hi Denise

Yes it can be difficult to stay focused, I personally, engage with WA each and every day, even if it is just 20 minutes to check on my messages,

The key is to make a lifestyle change, it has become a part of my everyday life, I think, eat, breathe my online business,

What makes it easier for me too is the fact that I am a Motor Mechanic, and my niche is vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Check it out here
http://vehiclemaintenanceandrepairs.com

We all know that an online business is not an instant money maker, we have to lay solid foundations and build it consistently and persevere daily to see progress.

Once this is done, then we reach that snowball effect, when it starts taking off, there is no stopping it,

But to reach this stage we need to build consistently, everyday a bit, some other days more, when the time allows.

I wish you well on your journey Denise.

Gary
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tatihden Premium
Thank you Gary.
Your reply is very motivational. I look forward to the days when my business get to the snowball stage.
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garydlc Premium
It will happen, just keep at it.

Gary
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NathalieJG Premium
Hi Denise, I know it's not easy. Well, I like to read success stories here at WA. That motivates! So, I am saying to myself: "it is possible!", if they can, I can too.
Thanks for sharing
N.
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tatihden Premium
You're right. Success stories are very motivational
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Denise, WA's community sure helps with motivation. I sometimes go and read some of my favorite blogs here at WA done by Eddy, he's so funny as well and makes me laugh, so that helps. I also will pull out a book and read it to get inspired as well. Keep up the good work! :)
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tatihden Premium
I like reading the blogs writing by Teddy too. I love my Netflix but I kind of get too hooked sometimes.
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GlenPalo Premium
I take a timeout. Get away from the business building aspect of it.

I have a book to read, couple of small ebooks and newsletters to read as well. This helps me stay current on what's going on plus give me ideas to work on.

If I really need to get motivated, I go on vacation. It could be two weeks away from home or just a day in town doing some recreational like playing golf.
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tatihden Premium
Thanks for the great ideas Glen. I really like the idea of taking a break. A vacation will be good for me. Don't remember when I last had one.
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