Dear Affiliate Marketer are you getting the kind of results you want? What is stopping you from having success? This article talks about how procastination can affect your decisions and how to examine yourself with 4 specific questions to identify your problems and get things done.
My name is “Affiliate Marketer X” and you know what?…
I know how you feel, I used to feel the same way, going to that boring J.O.B. (Just Over Broke)…., meeting a boss that don´t appreciate your job…., but the worst thing wasn´t that, no, the worst thing was that I did not have the time to spend with my family, they are one of the most important things in my life.
I was like a rat running around in circles trying to make things better, but I realize now that it was a stupid way of thinking, why?
Because, well, the answer is pretty simple: I was doing just that, “running around in circles”, the answer was just in front of me…, and I couldn´t see it, in other words, I didn´t see the forest for the tree!
I become to realize that if you want to make things work in your life you have to change the way you make things, and most of the times the answer lies just in front of your nose. (doh!)
Well, what changes did I made you probably ask yourself?
Ok, here it goes, It might inspires you:
1) => De first thing I asked myself was:
What Do I Wan´t To Accomplish?…
Remember to try and to really “Do” something is completely different, why? because if you only “Try” to do something you will actually never “Do” it, a person who “Do”, is someone who takes action in his life.
So start thinking about what you really want to “Do”, take a paper and a pen and write down the things you want to accomplish by having an online business.
Then when you have a list of things start with, start with the most important things for you, because that is what is going to motivate you along the road. Think also about your most urgent needs.
Why are you starting an online venture as an affiliate or a home based business owner? Do you want to have some extra money? Do you want to do this full time? Do you want to be more time with your family?…. I think you get the picture.
2) => The second thing is:
Who Is Going To Do It?
Many people think that starting an online business is just setting up a domain name and a website and that the buyers will come….Wrong! And Wrong again!
You actually have to project yourself into the near future to see “Who” is actually going to do the work.
You have two options:
A) Do it yourself.
B) Hire someone.
Your decision will depend on two factors: time and money
Do you have more time then money on your hands or vice versa?
This will be a critical factor upon deciding this step.
Take some time and think about it and then take some more: Action!
3) => The Third:
When Is It Going To Be Done?
One of the biggest obstacles to success is in one word:
The nature of the human being is to procastinate things, we say: “Oh, I know this is important to do, but…hey! I don´t think it matters to much if I do it tomorrow!…”, but reality is that when tomorrow comes, you will probably say the same thing and there you are going around in circles again…
So, stop right now thinking that way and change your way of thinking and say instead: “What can I do today to makes things different?”
And I am not talking about going to the bank and getting a loan of $100,000 dollars, no!
I am talking about those little but positive changes you can make today to make a difference in your life, i.e. right now you are taking a very important and crucial step to change things in your life and I know you want it!
How do I know it? Well, you´re still reading this right?….
4)=> And the last one:
How Much Is It Going To Cost Me?
To be totally sincere, you can start a business online for under $100 dollars or less if you are willing to get your hands dirty.
In this case I specially recommend starting with affiliate programs, because you have no stock or inventory to handle.
You can set up a domain and hosting account to start with for under $20 and if you can write an honest and unbiassed review for a product you are ready and set to go.
Now, you also need visitors to your site, remember this and don´t get fooled by empty promises, if you have zero visitors you will get zero sales, it´s as simple as that.
Don´t know how to get people to your site?
Again, the money is a big factor in this game but not necessary an obstacle.
Ok, here we go:
a) Send out solo ads to ezines.
b) PPC search engines
c) Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
d) Link Exchanges with other sites
e) Traffic Exchange sites.
If you opt for the free way I recommend you starting with traffic exchange sites, but the way to use this correctly is to get people to sign up for free (they are totally free) and the you will earn traffic for their efforts.
But there are only a handful of quality sites out there, so I recommend you getting your feet wet with Instant Buzz and Trafficswarm, they are one of the best and most reliable traffic exchange sites online, in fact you can get targeted traffic coming in today.
The other methods takes a little bit more time to understand but they are definitely worth it.
This way of thinking put me on the road to success and it keeps helping me to put my thougths in order when I have to get things fixed.
Don´t sit on this information, take one step today and you are going to change the rhythm in your life.
And that my friend is part of a day in my life…, a day in the life of “Affiliate Marketer X”.