"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

"Never part with your dreams. When they're gone, you might still exist, but you cease to live." - unknown

By Beth A Norton

It seems that with affiliate marketing, people either find huge success or they fail altogether. How is it that people can read the same books, learn the same techniques, and yet only a handful succeed while all the other fail or have limited success?

I believe that it is because affiliate success does not come from a book or technique, but rather from a mindset or a way of thinking. After studying the most successful affiliate marketers, I believe they all share common attitudes about affiliate marketing, and that this more than anything is what has allowed them to become successful.

There are 8 keys that I have seen shared between the top affiliate marketers, and I believe it is these that separate the successful affiliate marketers from the unsuccessful. Here are the traits or practices that were common among the top marketers:

  • They have a solid, definite goal.
  • They make a detailed plan to achieve that goal
  • They focus on just one technique until they have mastered it
  • They do not give up if they fail, but instead learn from it and try again
  • They do not expect to make sales without first giving their visitors something
  • They believe that they not only can, but will succeed
  • They learn what they need to know and then take action
  • They use their imagination and their brains instead of just copying others
If you are having trouble with affiliate marketing, I am betting that if you are honest with yourself and look at that list you will see several areas where you may not be up to par. Perhaps you get too caught up in learning and never take action. Or perhaps you are the complete opposite and you take action before you have learned what you need to know.

You may have tried a few things and failed, but instead of picking yourself up and keeping going you just gave up and walked away. Or, perhaps you have scattered yourself thin between a variety of different marketing techniques and have become a "jack of all trades, master of none."

No matter where you feel your weakness lies, the good news is that all 8 of these common traits can be learned or put into action.

Will adopting these traits be easy? Some are easier to learn than others. Some will require time and a complete change of attitude. However, I believe that in the long run putting effort into changing your mindset to that of a successful affiliate will do much more to further your own success than anything you will ever learn in an e-book.

Beth Norton is a full time affiliate marketer and runs the DailyByte.NET Affiliate Success Blog
If you would like to learn more about how to change your attitude and approach to that of a successful affiliate you can find more information at http://www.dailybyte.net

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  1. Thiru November 8, 2007 at 8:01 AM  

    You must offer your readers something first - thats the great tip!

  2. EJ Cooksey November 8, 2007 at 12:54 PM  

    Thanks Thiru,

    That is another great tip!

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