Affiliate marketing success stories have a familiar thread running through them. They are generally some sort of rags to riches triumph after experiencing some epiphany or insight.
Many of these stories are true, others not so much.
At the end of the day one thing is certain: some sort of investment was required these folks had to lay out some dough to become successful and, in many instances, the original investment was repaid over and over again.
It’s the proverbial $64,000 question and, no pun intended, the fact is that your success will depend a lot on how much money you are willing to invest. Even with expensive, expert coaching, the vast majority of marketers will find themselves going through a trial and error process and that will expand with the more products or lead generation offers you promote.
Don’t get me wrong. Affiliate marketing success stories doesn’t necessarily require an outlay of significant cash. There are ‘free’ methods that only require your time. But this can be slow and frustrating and, as the saying goes: Time Is Money.
Keep in mind that even the ‘done-for-you’ packages will require you to get your own traffic. And, at the end of the day, the 97% who fail at internet marketing do so not because the are inept, inexperienced or without some useful talents. It’s because they either don’t have the resources, or are unwilling to risk the resources that are required to build a business.
I understand how tempting it is to sit back in the comfort of your home doing YouTube walkthroughs with a boss badge on your lapel or dreaming of lounging on Maui with your laptop collecting the big bucks. But the fact is that the genesis of affiliate marketing success stories and the creation of an honest way to make a buck requires time, effort and the willingness to invest in tools and methodologies that will be of benefit to your progress.
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