Affiliate Marketer - Are You Prepared To Be One?


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What does it take to be an Affiliate Marketer? Mindset!

It seems that everyone wants to be an Affiliate Marketer. If you want to be involved in Affiliate Marketing you must have a mindset:

=> To Study
=> To Work
=> To Focus
=> To Believe

Let's take a closer look at each one of these.


You may be a newbie or and expert, but either way study is necessary if you wish to succeed or if you wish to continue to succeed in affiliate marketing.

You need to study what others have done and what they are doing. You must learn the basics and then you must learn where affiliate marketing is moving. You must stay up to speed or the market will pass you by.

You must develop the desire to learn, if you don't have it already.

Learn Affiliate Marketing
Learn List Building
. . .
Learn all aspects of the industry


If you don't do this, you will not have a business and thus no income. This is where most people that get involved with Affiliate Marketing fail. They want to get involved in making money online, but they don't want to work.

They get involve and then they find out that work is involved. They find out that this is not a “I join, I get rich enterprise". It requires effort. Many are not willing to change their mindset to accept that work is involved.

Affiliate marketing requires application of all the things that you learn. You must learn and be able to distinguish how, or if, what you have learned will improve your business. If it will improve your business, you must work to get the knowledge applied to your projects. Just knowing that a new concept exists will not help your business at all, you must put forth the effort required to implement the concept.


You must focus on the tasks that are required. If your studying and research efforts have resulted in a new concept as noted above, stay focused until you get it implemented.

If you really want to make money online, you must set goals and stay focus. As an example, let's say that one of your goals is to find your niche - your marketing area.

You start studying and researching. Then you get an email that says that the way to build traffic to you site is with Google AdWords. The email offers you a product to help you get setup. So, you start looking at that product. Why? You don't have a marketing area yet, much less a product. You don't need advertising.

Stay focused. Find your niche, your marketing area, and then move on to the next step. If you do not stay focused, you will never be ready to market a product, because you will not have one.

There are many secrets to affiliate marketing, and staying focused has to reign close to the top. I'm not sure that is a secret, it's just common sense.


You must believe in yourself. You must believe in the process. Your attitude toward your efforts to build business must be positive. Know that you can do it. Others have and if you apply yourself you can too - that you must believe.

Commit to the efforts that are necessary to make it happen. Be optimistic. Everyday determine to accomplish something that will build your business. Believe it.

If you will make a strong determination to Study, Work, Focus, and Believe in yourself and the process, you will find success in you Affiliate Marketing endeavors. That's the secret.

This article may be re-published ‘As Is". You must not edit it in any way and it must be published with the author's bio/resource box below.

About the author:
Lonnie Minton writes about List Building and Affiliate
Marketing in his newsletter, eCourses, and eBooks.
Sign up for his “How To Build Your List In 10 Easy
Lessons" eCourse at

Copyright 2007 by Lonnie Minton, All rights reserved.


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