How to Become a Super Affiliate and Make Commission-Part 1

The table of contents is empty because none of the paragraph styles selected in the Document Inspector are used in the document.
Introduction
There are two things every good affiliate strives for – making a great deal of money, and constantly improving how you make that money. It’s no secret that the world of affiliate marketing is a tricky business where the vast majority of newcomers fails, but never forget that it’s also the business where pizza delivery boys and movers are able to start making millions of dollars with no special education or training in less than a few years. If you’re a starting affiliate marketer with the gleam of profits in your eye and a bright and beautiful future in front of you, the last thing you want to do is join the first group– the people who crash and burn in the first few weeks. No, you want to be the super affiliate – the big time cash producer who turns everything they touch into gold –whether it’s a CPA offer or a major affiliate product launch. It’s not enough to just learn the basics and become “another affiliate marketer”. You need to tap into a reserve of passionate energy and desire to succeed and you need to have the tools and processes in front of you to acquire that level of success. In the next few pages, we’re not just going to talk about what an affiliate marketer does – you probably know quite a bit about that already. We’re going to dig down and talk about what a Super Affiliate does and how you can make not just a profit, but unheard of amounts of money like the biggest and best marketers out there. It’s time to toss those bad habits out the window and learn what the very best are doing every day to turn each of their business prospects into pure gold.
What is a Super Affiliate?
When I say “super affiliate” I’m not talking about a marketer with an “S” on their chest and a weakness to green rocks. I’m talking about the cream of the crop – the top 10% of all affiliate marketers who not only make a living, but who get filthy rich putting the basic strategies that all marketers use to the test. They optimize their marketing strategies, push their limits, and leverage tools you probably haven’t even heard of. So, what specifically makes a super affiliate so special? It’s all in the mindset.
The Mindset of a Super Affiliate
Before you even log on to the Internet – before there are any Clickbank accounts, blogs, squeeze pages, or email lists – something extremely important goes into the creation of the top tier affiliates. And don’t think the top dogs in the industry just wake up one morning, decide they must be the best and have these traits ready to go. They spend years toughing it out, making mistakes, and tweaking their mindset to take full advantage of what they can get out of their time each day. This isn’t an instant pill – it’s a 7 course meal and it takes time to prepare. But, like any dedicated professional, Super Affiliates never give up. They keep trying and eventually they develop a special mindset that allows them to approach each project they take on with the clarity of vision that has made millionaires the world over. They do this by constantly taking actions towards their goals. The number one thing the top affiliate marketers never do is procrastinate. I cannot stress this enough. It’s very easy to get bogged down in the educational materials that float around out there.
So and so has a new product about how to make $10,000 a week in 6 weeks or less? Pick it up. That guy has a single tool that will triple your conversions?
Download it now!
These are the reactions of someone who is too busy preparing and educating –looking for the next major toolset that will help them suddenly understand everything there is to know about the business. News flash – there is no such tool. You want to know what will help you understand everything there is to know about affiliate marketing? It’s called experience. And the only way to get that experience is to keep trying, making mistakes – often times outright failing – on your path to understanding the business.
The only way to ever truly understand what you are doing is to fall on your face a few times. When a child touches a hot stove, they quickly learn that it will burn them. The same thing goes for an affiliate marketer – someone can outline every little tip they’ve ever learned and yet you still need to touch that stove for yourself and learn how hot it is. Some of us get burned less than others, but we all get burned at some point, and that’s the only way you’ll ever learn.
Optimism Pays Off
If there’s one thing I’ve become accustomed to, it’s beginning affiliate marketers lighting up forums and message boards with comments about how hard it is, how they’re about to give up, how they cannot do this or that task. Forget the obstacles, though. A true super affiliate is one who never thinks in terms of obstacles. They think in terms of opportunity and what they can do to overcome those obstacles. The single biggest example of this is paid traffic. I can practically guarantee you that no affiliate marketer ever makes a profit with their first paid traffic campaign. There are just too many variables. But, what a super affiliate does is take the data from that first failed campaign and learn what they did wrong. They highlight keywords that were unsuccessful, analyze the tools they used, and adapt their budgets and their ad groups to match. The other guys? They quit. Now, why do you think the failure rate is so high?
Beyond simply believing that you can succeed, you need to put your money where your mouth is. You need to invest the money you make in software, outsourcing, and pay per click advertising, then spend whatever is left over. Stop buying new electronics with those affiliate checks and use the money to reinvest in your business. There will be plenty of time to enjoy your spoils later on, when you’re sitting on the top of the earnings charts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *