Succeeding as an online affiliate marketer is a journey that many people begin, but few carry out to completion. With such lucrative financial rewards available, so many people are attracted to affiliate marketing. However, in order to realise the true affiliate dream, there’s a massive amount of learning and testing that comes into play. Far too many people are off-put by the false promises and the deceptive signals of massive Clickbank cheques. Instead of focusing on the rewards, the true path towards massive affiliate marketing success rests with a focus on the individual steps that will help you there. By paving your way, you can ensure that you have a complete knowledge of all of the steps that will help you achieve those massive paycheques, thousands of units sold, and massive online and offline benefits.

Step 1: Minimise your desires and maximise your forward vision.
It’s easy to focus on the rewards and the massive paycheques, but hard to put in the discipline and deliberate practice that is necessary in order to get there. Instead of blinding your affiliate success with unrealistic targets and online earnings schedules, focus on learning the ropes and setting goals that you can achieve while learning the fundamentals. When you take your eyes off the prize and focus on the individual steps that make up the journey there, you minimise your wasted time and allow yourself to truly focus on achieving the affiliate success that you deserve.

Step 2: Use a Stoic approach to your marketing journey.
Affiliate marketing is in many ways a truly mathematical domain, with successful marketing campaigns built on statistics, click-through rates, and sales percentages. When you have so much time invested into your marketing campaigns, it’s easy to take the emotional approach when things don’t go according to plan. Instead, take the stoic approach, and allow yourself to only ever focus on the aspects of your marketing that you can control. Don’t get upset over factors outside of your control, instead spend your time focusing on the factors that you have direct control and influence over.

Step 3: Experiment, micro-test, and spread your markets wide.
There’s a lot to be said on micro-testing for affiliate marketers. When you’re running campaigns on hundreds of different products at once, it’s easy to see how the marketing tests and sales copy audits can get out of hand. As much as dropping the non-effective aspects of your sales pages is a mainstay of affiliate marketing, dropping the non-successful products is often a smart business strategy for affiliate marketers. Rather than spending all of your time focusing on revenue, focus on time to revenue percentages, and the time costs that come with your marketing campaigns. Marketing is all about maximising results for their cost, so make sure that your time doesn’t get diluted in your marketing efforts. This tip will help you both balance your work and life, and properly value your time and efforts when picking affiliate products.

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