Now before you think I am picking on you personally, just wait a minute and allow me to explain. It isn’t really you, it’s us.
That’s right. Me and you.
The biggest obstacle we face in becoming a successful affiliate marketer is our own ability to take action, specifically the first step.
You hear a lot about the ‘you’re either all in or you’re not’ mentality. I think this holds us back because we get in our mind we need to take some sort of drastic action to make it as an online marketer.
Think about this analogy. When a lot of us learned how to swim, it started out with a little curiosity. Maybe you touched the water with your toe to see what it felt like. Maybe you stood on the edge, just staring at the vastness of the swimming pool.
But then there was that one moment where you leaped into the pool! The water rushing around you as you flailed your arms to pull you up to the surface. Then you opened your eyes and realized you made it! There you were just doing it.
Sure it was a little awkward at first, but you realized it wasn’t as bad as you thought. Then you proceeded to get out of the pool and jump back in again. This time with a little less hesitation.
For some reason though, it is harder for a lot of us to just ‘jump’ into our online affiliate business and get going. We do all the research, read all the books, and visit all the websites. Write down our ideas.
Maybe even pull out the calculator and dream of how much money we could make! We do a lot of dipping our toes in the water, just not a lot of leaping.
How do we get around that? Well here is what I suggest. Something I like to call perspective. Perspective is simply thinking about the worst thing that could happen, then realizing it isn’t so bad comparatively.
You’ve already done your research, and are probably sitting on a great website idea right now. So what is the worst thing that could happen if you went and bought a domain name for your affiliate marketing website idea?
The worst case is you stop there and do nothing with it. Then so what? You’re out $8 to $10? Ok. We’ve probably all lost that in the cushions of our couches. Ok, we can live with that.
Go to my Affiliate Resources page, pick a domain registrar, and buy your domain today.
What’s next? Start building your website? Ok, so let’s install WordPress with 1-click using our hosting company and get going.
What’s the worse thing that could happen? You have no idea what you’re doing? Ok, so congratulations because you are now just like 99.9% of the people who start a website for the first time!
But hey, there are free tutorials available to walk you through the process, or get a complete set of WordPress video tutorials that show you exactly step-by-step how to install and set-up your own WordPress website.
Ok, we can live with that. Start building your first affiliate marketing website today.
Keep walking through each step using perspective. You will be amazed at how much you really get accomplished, because really the worse case scenario isn’t so bad when it comes to starting an affiliate business.
If you want a step by step guide to help you take your first ‘leap’ into the affiliate marketing pool, definitely check out my Free training series Expert Affiliate Kickstart Training: 7 Steps to Affiliate Success!