Tuesday, February 27th, 2024
Have you ever wanted to work online? Perhaps you have an idea of what that might be like? Unfortunately, many of us will be misled in this regard. We expect fame and fortune immediately, easy money, and never stressful late nights burning the midnight oil.
There are steps you can take to ensure this doesn?t happen to you, that you can live the ideal life you want.
Here?s what you need to do, outlined in a simple and easy cheat sheet for your convenience.
Understand The Problem
The problem it’s found is often spending too much time working “for your business,” and not enough time working “on your business.”
This might sound like semantics, but the problem is we can get so caught up trying to keep our business to function ? often driven by fear ? that we end up never making any progress.
Moreover, we end up working on the dull and less inspiring parts of our business, and never having enough time to do the things we love.
How many Affiliate Marketers actually spend all their time writing low quality SEO content?
Or pedal poor quality digital products that everyone has no real interest in, or is faulty or dysfunctional?
How many people spend their evenings working because they aren?t earning enough during the day? Or because they don?t know how to “switch” off.
The Illusion That Is Working From Home
Some imagine successful Affiliate Marketing as wearing designer suits, or lounging around all day in their pajamas and slippers.
They’ll become automatically highly successful, as their friends are in awe of their expensive yacht or red sports car.
In reality, many Affiliate Marketers end up working out of their bedrooms, spending most of the day unwashed and running on very little sleep and rancid coffee.
Decide On The Lifestyle You Want
? How much do you want to earn?
? What kind of work/business do you want to do?
? Do you want to be well known or even famous in your field?
? Do you have a “desperate” niche people are willing to pay for?
? …or do you just want to spend more time with your family?
You need to find a business that will support this type of lifestyle.
Instead of working harder and harder and spending more and more ? know what you want and go get it.
Work no more than you need, to accomplish this
? Outsource work you don?t enjoy doing
? Automate and set up systems for marketing and accounting
? Find colleagues and business partners that will help you
? Set strict 9-5 working hours in a dedicated home office
Content Creation vs Marketing
At the same time, make sure you love what you are doing.
This type of work/business takes time to establish, so you will need to make sure you are passionate doing it.
Otherwise, you will get bored and eventually give up and quit.
This means, it isn?t enough to just sell an ebook on weight loss.
Because even if it’s going well, you?ll be spending all your time writing about weight loss.
So unless that’s your ultimate passion, this isn?t something you?re going to enjoy doing!
Instead, you need to make sure you find a topic, a niche you passionately love, and create concise content you are proud of.
Switch the perspective. You are not a marketer, you are a content developer.
? Content marketing is the most effective form of online affiliate marketing
? SEO needs content to work
? Social media marketing needs content to work
The difference is, you need to switch your attitude and emphasis to focus on unique relevant content creation.
To Develop Your Own Brand
What all this means is you are focusing on building a personal brand. To deliver value by taking ownership of something you built.
This will come across in your marketing.
People will be more moved to buy from you, because you are genuine and passionate.
It clearly translates that you obviously love what you do.
So even if you aren?t highly successful at the beginning, you will carry on and won’t quit, because you love what you do!
Those who sell “Make $100 Per Day Before 9AM” ebooks, are not the real celebrities on the Internet.
The real celebrities are the likes of MKBHD, Elliot Hulse, Tim Ferriss, Pat Flynn.
These are the rock stars with real brands.
This is how you attain the ultimate Internet Marketing lifestyle.
Build From The Ground Up
What you will need however, is to earn some money in the meantime to stay afloat.
This is where the menial work comes in.
This is where you will be selling products for income, as an Affiliate Marketer using SEO techniques.
This is to give you the time and the money you need, to work on your dream projects.
You can set aside a certain of amount of time during the day to earn the necessary amount of money you need.
Then you can use the rest of your time, to work on the “business.”
The Image of Success
Where does your ideal image of success come from?
It should be coming from this, by creating the space you need to work on the business. To chase after the goal.
It?s having that concrete vision for the lifestyle you ultimately want, and then create the time and space to go after it.
That might even mean turning down some money in the short-term.
It might mean turning down the possibility of some growth and some success in the short-term.
At the same time, make sure you are investing in you:
? Develop the right mindset and attitude
? Plan to work hard and never give up
? Keep your life and your home in order, including your clothes, your grooming
? Network with others more knowledgeable than you
? Join Affiliate Marketing communities and forums, Facebook groups etc.
Internet marketing like so many things in life, is all about who you know, and you you know.
The Journey To Success Is One Step At A Time
Look after yourself: exercise, get up and walk often, go for a jog, meditate, practice discipline.
Eat the right diet, get enough sleep, have a dedicated home office.
This might mean you need to take a step back on certain things.
It might mean saying “no” to some short term income.
But if you have your eye on the prize, if you really love what you?re working towards, you will do it.
The universe has no other choice but to serve it to you.
The perfect Affiliate Marketing lifestyle or the perfect business won?t appear overnight.
Like anything else worth having, it takes time, work and sacrifice.
So you need to ask yourself, do you have what it takes?