If you’re overwhelmed right now and if you are at the point in your life where you’ve been buying course after course, you’re following everybody on the internet and you haven’t got the results you want. What you need is an information detox and I’m not preaching to the choir here.
When I first started I literally was like following a hundred different gurus. I was on every single e-mail list and was at the forefront of every single product launch with all of these hot biz ops like the latest ground floor, network marketing company, e-commerce, dropshipping and cryptocurrency.
I didn’t even have a strategic plan in place. The keyword here is strategic. This is the difference between an entrepreneur and that gets results and people that are hoping and dreaming, and that doesn’t actually have a plan. They’re don’t know what to focus on. They just know, they want to make money.
From what I can tell you is that when you focus on making money, you generally do not make money. Say, what, lol?
You’re not focusing on what matters. That’s focusing on serving and helping people with their problems. It’s your job to provide solutions and get them to one step ahead than they were previously.
As you have seen, most so-called “gurus” are selling you a pipe dream and preaching the laptop lifestyle, and they are setting you up for failure which usually ends up being a scam. These are the people who are capitalizing on their greed. I know how this feels because these people are no longer around in the affiliate marketing space.
If you want to be able to switch to becoming a top producer instead of a consumer and make six-figures like me you have two become a strategic entrepreneur.
The 5 Non-Negotiable Rules To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing:
Eliminate FOMO (Fear of missing out)
When I first started I was trying so many different business models at once. I was doing everything under the sun, network marketing, e-commerce, forex, binary options.
I was the definition of an entrepreneur junkie I was like getting high off the products, courses, and programs every single day. I had FOMO, and that if I didn’t get in on it, I would regret it later. It started to become an expensive habit to the point where I’ve lost so much money and time.
Everything changed for me the minute I realized that I had to pick a business model and stick with it.
Stop following every guru
Early on, I didn’t declare in my mind what business model I wanted to go with. I felt that if I follow every guru that I would be ahead of everyone else. It was a shiny object after a shiny object.
However, the struggle is still real. How do you learn about the awesome shiny objects without actually chasing them? Ugh!
Having self-control to not chase the shiny objects even when they look, feel and sound exciting. Knowing and prioritizing where to focus and carving out a small amount of time to chase the shiny objects that may actually drive value for your business and customers.
Consume only what you plan to use
The reason why so many people fail is that they are consuming everything at once. They feel as if they need to do Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. Consume information what you are going to use, not what you “think” you’ll use in the future. If you don’t plan on doing Facebook advertising, do not get a Facebook course.
Information “overload” is here to stay. There is no stopping it. So, rather than following every trend and consume only depending on what strategy you are using to build your business.
What is important to you and the things that you need to get done in a more efficient way. If you follow a routine of combing the information that has made its way to your life’s inbox, you can keep up with it and handle it effectively.
Follow a strategic plan
As you start to build and grow your online presence, you should be constantly asking yourself how each of your online efforts is helping you take one step towards accomplishing your business goals.
Write your goals down – and make sure they’re SMART – so you can easily refer back to them and track and measure your progress at any point. You want to make sure that what you’re doing online is helping you take a step towards accomplishing your goals.
You should stop and track your progress at least monthly to make sure you’re on the right track. This will also prevent you from wasting time going down a rabbit hole that isn’t getting you the results you want. So schedule these progress checks in your calendar so you don’t forget to do them.
Don’t just build an online presence because you’re “supposed to”, build it strategically so that it can help your overall business goals!
Commit for 12 months
You put in some work to get where you are today in terms of starting a business. You are officially the part of the 3% of people in the world that never start an online business. You did the research, thought hard about it, and decided to go for it!
In the beginning, you will want to go with one business model, one product, one mentor and one traffic source. Do this for a year minimum. If it doesn’t work then you can pivot and move onto something else.