Does affiliate marketing REALLY work? Is everyone a SCAMMER? Learn the 5 BIG Fat Lies of the affiliate marketing industry.
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In this video you are going to learn the five lies about affiliate marketing that are keeping you from earning the income that you desire. So I started making money online as an affiliate in 2003 I’ve generated millions of dollars online in profits and today currently I earn hundreds of thousands of dollars as an affiliate. And I’m seeing there’s a lot of lies being passed around by the fake gurus and on forums and Facebook groups that are keeping you from having the right mindset to truly create the success that you desire. Affiliate marketing works when you do it the right way. So let’s break down these five lies and give you the positive alternatives so you can build a proper mindset. Number one is that it’s easy. Now this comes from a lot of sales messaging from the fake gurus who are selling you how to courses. And if they sold you the reality, which is it’s a three to five year plan, it’s a ton of work now.
It’s a lot of late nights and early mornings and banging on your keyboard solving problems. And that ain’t very fun, but they can’t sell you their thousand dollar course, their $500 course or $2,000 course with that truth. So what do they do? They make it sound easy. And here’s the problem with making affiliate marketing sound easy is when you get engaged with the process and you realize this is extremely difficult, you might give up and if you give up, you’re never going to earn the income that you truly desire. Okay? So that’s how this kind of unrealistic expectation that’s passed around from it being easy is really hindering a lot of people because ultimately it is a three to five year. My best analogy that I use all the time is that we have gigantic pile of manure that we need to move and we have a spoon to do it.
You got to work hard and you gotta work smart. So that’s number one. Number two is that it’s passive. Somehow. This world of affiliate marketing is passive income. And as someone who’s been earning income online for over 16 years at this point, I can tell you nothing about it is passive. Your server’s going to get it on at certain points. Your WordPress site is going to need updates. Your WordPress site is probably going to get hacked at some point. You’re probably going to get an SQL injection at some point.
Somebody is going to take over your website and redirect people to unmentionable websites happened to us multiple times. There is, you might think, well, I could outsource the whole thing and I can let other people run it. Well, who’s going to hire those individuals? Who’s going to manage those individuals? What happens when they stop showing up because they see the owner isn’t showing up?
The truth is that there’s nothing passive about the world of affiliate marketing. It takes a lot of work and that’s okay. What are we doing with our time anyways? As an affiliate marketer, we focus our time on creating helpful, valuable content for our audience.
So knowing that it is active, it’s a real business. It’s an active business. It takes constantly refining your skills. It takes constantly publishing new content. We have to stay ahead of the game. You have new competitors entering the world each and every day who are all vying for that number one spot on Google or YouTube or whatever platform you’re on the day you try to coast on easy street is the day like me, ambitious and individuals like myself and like the millions of other people here who are hungry.
That’s when they’ll start to overtake you and anybody who tries to treat this as passive is lying and you can see all the people selling you passive income lies. They’re blogging, they’re posting to social media, they’re sending emails to their list. All of this is active work. Embrace the work, do the work, and you will be rewarded if you stick with it and you’re strategic and intelligent enough. Number three is the biggest third biggest lie is that it’s all about finding the right product, okay? So many people are like, well, what network is the best network and what products should I go after or what niche, what this, that, the other. That is the wrong way to look at it. Okay? Affiliate marketing is not about products. Affiliate marketing is about helping people accomplish their goals, solve their problems, and really, truly achieve more happiness in their life.
And when you realize that as an affiliate marketer, you’re literally taking on the role of problem solver for other people, you start to align with the right way to do affiliate marketing.