"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

Affiliate Marketing is one of the fastest growing business on the Internet today. Becoming an affiliate marketer can be an easy way to make money, but it will require some work to become successful. Just like any other job, it requires effort, perseverance, a clear goal and a plan of action from start to finish.

Small things like how to set up your home office, learning everything you can about affiliate marketing, setting realistic goals, and connecting with people in your business will ensure that you are one step ahead of your competition.

Home Office Setup

As you will be spending a major amount of time working on your computer, you will need a space that promotes good posture and is ergonomically designed. You can find many
resources on the internet on how to set one up properly.

Learn the Trade

Start with some basic training on how to become a
affiliate marketer. You can begin by finding a successful affiliate marketer and see what they can do to help you. There are many professional affiliate marketers who are willing to teach you by passing on their knowledge so that you can succeed. The internet also offers a lot of resources you can use to learn affiliate marketing.

Set Goals

The major problem with most new affiliate marketers is that they tend to set unrealistic goals by being over confident about their skills and plans. This results in becoming discouraged very quickly due to not being able to achieve those goals. For example a goal of $5,000 a month is not very realistically for a first time affiliate marketer. Being realistic removes a lot of pain when you are just beginning with
affiliate marketing.

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  1. Marie November 16, 2007 at 6:59 PM  

    I think affiliate marketers should always work with established and well-recommended affiliates. Don't get yourself into business with someone that's not going to follow through.

  2. EJ Cooksey November 16, 2007 at 7:23 PM  

    Hi Marie,

    Good advice. You also want to pick someone that you are comfortable working with that has similar business ideas as you. If you do not agree with their methods or the ways that they do business then you need to find someone else as your mentor.

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