With any career choice, there is always the possibility that you are just not cut out for that line of work. For example, those who are terrible at math probably should not pursue bookkeeping.

Conversely, if you are a horrible writer, then a newspaper-reporting job is probably not a good path to take. Of course, one can always study and practice until they are good at something, but the likelihood of them becoming great at that career is not all that great.

4 Key Traits You Simply Must Have In Order To Be A Good Affiliate Marketer:


Anyone who has been around this business for very long will tell you that success does not come overnight. There is work involved, and lot of the process includes a waiting game. You are always waiting for Google to index your site or for articles to be published. You cannot expect overnight millionaire status.

Hard worker:

You simply must be prepared to put in a lot of work. The thing with internet marketing is that sometimes you feel like you are playing a guessing game. You think something will work and it doesn't. You think something else was a mistake and you make big money. The key is to continue taking action. Action will eventually lead to success, however you must put in the hard work first.


You have to be willing to change things up and try new ideas. You cannot get stuck in a rut or you will not be able to grow. Look for new opportunities all the time. You never know where your next big idea will come from.

Adapts Well To Change:

You must love the idea of changing course midstream if something is not working. You have to be willing to scrap ideas that do not amount to anything and move to other ideas. The niches and hot selling items change like the wind, so be ready to move when needed.

Affiliate marketing is a dream job for many people who wish to be their own boss and control their own destiny. Money is there to be made from thousands of niches every single day.

The question is whether you have the patience, work ethic and ideas to make it happen?

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great article - exactly what I was looking for, thanks!
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Hi there. I am very new to all of this, and I joined because of my frustration of not knowing what affiliate marketing is. I had joined a company called Yoonla, and it was very exciting as Reno (the owner) offered a free platform and set up with training and such.... I bought web hosting, Get Response , Landing pages and then some. However, it started to blow up and when I say that I mean... Grow in members... and he and his staff I don't think they were quite prepared for it to grow quite so rapidly. I am still with Yoonla as Reno is amazing as well as his staff... However I only have so much time off from my JOB to learn about this, and I know it will benefit me once I understand exactly what affiliate marketing is and how to use it with that site as well. I am extremely thirsty for knowledge so here I am. Any Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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I won't copy you Zoey, I promise! But you've certainly inspired for my new page on my website no.2. Thank you.
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Nice information and totally relevant. Rudi
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Hi Rudi!
Thank you for the encouraging comment! :)
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Great post on the concept of Affliate marketing. Thank you for sharing.
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Hello Aobasesan,
Thank you for the encouraging comment! :)