What is the best sales opportunity in the world? It’s none other than “affiliate marketing.” You must have patience to become a super affiliate.
So, what is a super affiliate? Most of the so-called gurus will tell you it’s an affiliate marketer who makes a lot of money. My definition of a super affiliate in someone who helps a lot of other affiliates make a lot of money.
Two super affiliates that come to mind are, Kyle & Carson of Wealthy Affiliate. They’re the epitome of the super affiliate. They have helped more affiliate marketers build successful businesses online than anyone out there.
Now, you ask, most affiliate marketers will they ever become a super affiliate, most will say no. They believe that the title super affiliate is reserved for the “GURU.” Ha! Cow poopy.
What Will It Take To Become A Super Affiliate?
Becoming a super affiliate is also a state of mind. In fact, Kyle & Carson had to start somewhere. They just didn’t magically become great affiliate marketers. There was a process.
Incidentally you have to understand it doesn’t matter where you’re coming from as long as you know where you are going. Clarity is the key. You have to be 100% clear on what you want.
Thus, you must be determined to go from beginner to expert. From rookie to pro. Going from good to great. What will it take? Who wants to know the #1 secret to becoming a super affiliate?
Key the music!
The #1 secret to becoming a super affiliate is…continual learning. I know you were waiting for such an answer that it would be like contemplating the heavens.
Ironically most super affiliates are very conservative. They’re not out there showing off their latest sports car or their supposed to be mansion.
They have more of an interest in helping others and upping their business skills. Super affiliates these days are some of the most well-read continual learners in the industry.
Yet, in its simplicity it is most profound, because this is the key that most affiliate marketers miss. They want success, but without doing anything.
When Was The Last Time You Read Or Bought A Book?
When was the last time you read a book on marketing or any book for that matter? Haven’t you heard that Readers are Leaders?
Nevertheless, here are the statistics according to Skeptics:
- 33% of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
- 42% of college graduates never read another book after college.
- 80% of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
- 70% of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
- 57% of new books are not read to completion.
Wow! That is sad indeed, and I’ve got to be honest, I’m guilty of the last one. Some of my new books I’ve read to completion and some of them I have not.
How many can say I’m guilty of 1 or 2 or 3 or all 5? Or who can say they are not guilty of them. BRAVO! to anyone who can make such a claim.
Is Fear or Uncertainty Holding You Back?
Another trait that a super affiliate possess is that they invest a portion of their income back into themselves. What skill if you mastered it would have the most impact on your future?
I’ve always heard that the one skill you don’t like applying, that is the skill that is key to your future. We can fear a certain activity because we think we are not good at it.
I read this somewhere and I’ve now forgotten who said it (anyone who knows write it in the comments), but it has stuck with me and I’ve never forgotten it. It goes like this:
“Do what you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
So true, because once we start doing something, we were afraid of afterwards we wonder why we were afraid in the first place.
Put the time and energy into the skill you are weakest in, master it. Devote yourself into accumulating the knowledge and training you need to overcome any weakness.
At least read something that will develop your mind 15 minutes a day. Leave the dime-store trash in the trash.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine you should invest at least 3% of your income back into yourself. What should you invest in? Here is a short list:
- Mindset Training
Anytime You Spend Learning or Training is Time Well Spent
Anybody who is a premium member in Wealthy Affiliate knows they already have access to some the best training there is. Also, having access to such a large community of people who are generous with their knowledge and are willing to help you, because they want you to succeed is worth small price for membership alone.
Turn your vehicle into a rolling university. I never get into my truck without listening to something that will better myself. I’ve forgotten what my radio sounds like.
Listen to CD’s in your car, success CD’s or books on CD, never let your automobile move without a success CD playing in it.
Most of the time I will use my cell phone. I’ll put it on Youtube and listen to something inspirational or motivational while I’m driving down the road.
All super affiliates were once beginners. What they lacked they sacrificed their time to learn. This is the key you must get a hold of for the rest of your life; never stop learning.
In spite of, be consistent. There will be up’s and downs in the affiliate marketing arena. The difference between the amateur and the pro is that the pro won’t quit in the bad times.
Ultimately to become a super affiliate you must have a play-to-win mentality. You’re not to become a super affiliate by osmosis. You’re going to have to put your time in.
On the other hand, being a super affiliate is not just about making money, but about, developing your skills, being consistent and paying it forward by others.
Quotes By The Late Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar said it best, “If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.” And you can take that to the bank. There has never been a truer statement.
Another one I like by Zig Ziglar is this, “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.” Don’t let anyone take away your dreams. Hold them dear and nourish them.
Most don’t know where you’ve been or the road you’ve traveled, and if they don’t get why you want to do what you do, so what. Don’t let anybody’s words derail your way to greatness.
Greatness is within you, but do you believe it? Do you believe that you possess the ability to make your dreams come true? YOU must believe in YOU, for you to succeed not anyone else. When you understand that and stop looking for approval from others then you will begin to soar.
In conclusion, dedicate yourself to continual learning and training and soon you will be that super affiliate you’re always hearing about. To your future and ongoing success.