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.

How To Become A Super Affiliate In The Best Sales Opportunity In The World

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.

Super Affiliate Books

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 Holding You Back

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:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Seminars
  • Webinars
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s
  • Courses
  • Mindset Training

Spend Time Learning


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.

Zig Ziglar Quotes

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.




36 Replies to “How To Become A Super Affiliate In The Best Sales Opportunity In The World”

  1. Its sad that not everyone that wants to learn gets to go to school, and some take it for granted and take advantage of it. Learning is for everyone and everyone deserves to be happy and learn! The statistics of book reading blows me away completely! My wife and I read all the time, everything and anything we can get our hands on. We love to learn and everyone should want to teach their kids! Books are becoming almost like ghosts and i do believe the statistics you have and it breaks my heart. Every child deserves an education! Everyone should sit down and read a good book! Everything always worked out for the best and people can benefit from reading this !

    1. Hi Trevor

      Yes when I first those statistics on book reading it blew me away as well. I love hearing that you and your wife read all the time that’s great! There’s nothing like reading a good book. Thanks

      Much Success


  2. Dear Eric,

    What a great post and a nice pitch about Supper Affiliates.

    I am part of Wealthy Affiliate too, and my understanding supper affiliate was in the context of Wealthy Affiliate where they rank the top 200 affiliate marketers. Your view seems broader and that all make sense as you take Kyle & Carson as examples. In other words, you are referring to those who are at the top of the Affiliate Marketing industry perhaps based on their income from the affiliate marketing, possibly over 6 figures?

    Interesting to read some of the statistics you shared in your article too.

    Thanks again for your article.

    Best wishes.

  3. Hey there, interesting perspective on what it means to be a super affiliate.  Being an affiliate can be challenging if you don’t have the motivation to keep going without tangible results.  That is, in my opinion, the biggest flaw in many people trying to start.  I think there are several conflicting definitions of a ‘super affiliate’, but they all tend to have motivation as a big aspect.

    1. Hi Andrew

      Yes you definately need to stay motivated if you want to see results. To me being super is being more concerned about helping others than your own pocket. Thanks

      All the best


  4. This is really cool. Too many time newbies get on their laptops and search up ways to make money online. Then all these offer and programs pop up promising that they can make you this certain amount of money in this amount of time. The offer seems promising and the program seems legit so they invest into the program. Turns out that the program is a scam and now they can’t get their money back and still didn’t make any progress in learning how to make money online. I know this because this is exactly what happened to me and I still don’t know how to make money online which is why I am glad I came across this article. What program do you recommend best in learning the fundamentals of internet marketing? Awesome article, very helpful. 

    1. Hi Garett

      I was taken at one time also you’re not alone. If you’re trying to the learn the fundamentals of marketing on the internet that’s what Wealthy Affiliate is all about. They will teach you step by step how to do it right. I endorse Wealthy Affiliate for someone getting started or hasn’t seen much success yet. Anyone not sure should read my review The Wealthy Affiliate Review Is In Thanks

      All the best 

  5. Very interesting facts about people reading within a year.  I totally agree with that.  I would love to know where you found those facts.  I probably read through a couple books last year but not start to finish.  Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money with no real responsibilities.  We are not liable for anything.  Its awesome. 

  6. I totally agree with this post and will like to share my story.

    Aboit 6 months ago I heard about affiliate marketing, though prior to that I had knew nothing about it. And then I devoted time to training and research, and while staying committed to the goal I can proudly tell anyone right now that I am an affiliate marketer and it is something that always gives me joy to talk about.

    wont say I am a super affiliate yet but Kyle and Carson certainly are and only time will tell when I join then on that level of the food chain. Thanks for sharing this article.

    1. Hi Rahye

      Happy to hear your story and I agree with you about affiliate marketing is a joy to talk about. Keep pushing one day you could be rubbing shoulders with Kyle & Carson as a super affiliate. Thanks

      Much Success


  7. I agree that continues learning is the key to become a successful super affiliate. Formal education isn’t really needed here. I started learning about marketing by autodidact learning. Almost everyday I learn something new in marketing, digital marketing, or affiliate marketing by reading various marketing blogs and articles. My online business has grown quite much and I am proud with what I’m doing now. The quote from Zig Ziglar make me inspired to do more good with my business. Thank you

    1. Hi Alblue

      Great to hear about the success you’re having! And definately continual learning is the key, because things are constantly changing in the online space. 

      Also happy to hear that the Zig Ziglar quote inspired you. Zig Ziglar’s book “See You At The Top” was the first motivational book I ever read. I’m not sure if it’s still in print but if it is get yourself a copy. You will not be disappointed. Thanks 

      Much Success


  8. Hi…like your take on super affiliate and how they got there.  I most likely qualify for all 5 of your non book readers.  Reading and learning must never stop however a lot of us have let it happen. 

    Good work on your site. well thought out and constructive.   I found you had good flow and moved from topic to topic that kept the reader interested and looking for more information.


    1. Hi Jim

      Ha ha ha you say you qualify for all 5, say it isn’t so. Yes I believe if you stop learning you’ll become stagnant and stop growing as a person. Thank you for your gracious comment.

      Much Success


  9. Awesomely written Eric,

    I think becoming a super affiliate is every Affiliate Marketer’s dream! I’m still a normal-level marketer compared to the big ones but envisioning myself with that super affiliate goal is definitely something I can look forward to! Let’s go, next year December, it has been decided! I will work hard and continuously grow my sales every month to become a Super Affiliate 😀

  10. I absolutely agree with you on this! If you can make one sale you can make much more and become a super affiliate in time. Most people allow fear to keep them back from trying something new. But it’s really true as you stated. Once you actually start doing that thing, you begin to wonder what you were really fearful about. In the words of Susan Jeffers, “feel the fear but do it anyway.” 

    As you so rightly pointed out, knowledge is important. Even knowledge from failure is valuable. However, for most people the fear of failure keeps them from even trying to do something new. But everyone is a beginner at some time or other. So taking the time to develop the skills needed is an important aspect of succeeding at anything. I always tell individuals that if others can do it, so can you. When it comes to affiliate marketing, having the right mindset is important as well as following a proven path to success. 

  11. There’s so much information available online regarding affiliate marketing or any topic, really,  it can be overwhelming. I know that feeling can sometimes cause me to put it off, but not for long.  I tend to prefer to watch or listen to YT videos which I also listen to in the car. Good advice here, thanks so much! 

  12. You make a very salient point about the reading stats. It’s a bit sad really that there are so many people who haven’t read books (or listen to audiobooks maybe too) once they finish high school or college. You make a valid point that those who achieve in affiliate marketing are involved in the ongoing process of learning. Which has nothing to do with a college degree but everything to do with improving one’s knowledge and not giving up, even if it’s really hard. And if it’s really hard, this can trigger our fears of not succeeding, fear of failure, fear of being judged by others etc etc. I agree with you that investing in yourself is one of the smartest things we can do in our lives no matter what we choose to do with our lives. I love listening to new things in my car or on my lunch break. I might forget it, but if I remember where I listened to it I can usually track it down and relearn it. Thanks for a thought provoking article.

    1. Hi Kat

      I appreciate your comment and thanks for the compliment. Yes investing in yourself is one the best things you can do. 

      Much Success


  13. To be honest, the stats on reading is really sad and unfortunately it is the same way in most countries across the world. To be a master at something or a guru you always need to continue learning. When you learn and you impact your knowledge to help others then you can be a master and one of the best ways to help people is by being an affiliate. 

    Super affiliates put their audience first and try to help them with the issues they face. By so doing you are learning even more and becoming more better at what you do.

  14. You are dead right about how super affiliates spend time helping others. I know because they have helped me and now I am well on my way to becoming a super affiliate. But if one is not prepared to put the time in then they are in the wrong business. If they are not prepared to persevere, they won’t succeed. But what really makes all the difference in my opinion is having someone show you every step of the way. Without this I would have failed miserably. So regardless of what level you are at it can be done and is being done right now. 

    Love the post… 

    1. Hi Rina

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Becomingn a super affiliate is definately about helping others along the way. What you put out comes back make it positive. Thanks

      All the best


  15. Hi Eric,

    I can’t tell you how pleased I came upon these posts today. What you have said about learning as much as you can and putting on the motivational talks resonates with me.

    For the longest time, I had the word “courage” written and stuck up on my mirror so that I would read it every time I went into the bathroom.

    Just reading that one word helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. 

    Am very thankful to my parents, who instilled in their children the love of reading and I can recall all the motivational books my mother had over the years. Also, recall my Dad doing a Dale Carnegie course. They were always on the path of bettering themselves. This was passed on to their children.

    Thank you, once again for bringing to light many of the things it takes to achieve what we set out to do.

    1. Hi Jill

      Yes positive self-talk does help. We must be aware of our mental diet. I’m happy to read that you carrying on the tradition of bettering yourself which you learned from your parents. May you continue to pass it on. Thanks for sharing.

      All the best


  16. Thank you for this extensive and comprehensive post and the funniest thing is that this post should not have been so free to access because it contain valuable information. Thanks to make it free.

    Meanwhile , Becoming super-affiliate does not come easily like you said, both Kyle & Carson were pass through rigor and lot of challenges before they achieve that goal of super-affiliate .

    Also the life of Kyle & Carson were not like guru out there who is ready to make money and take money from newbie without give them a proper training needed to achieve that goal of super-affiliate marketer.

    To start a journey of super-affiliate marketer i recommend a program which you recommended in this post which is wealthy affiliate. Wealthy affiliate has made thousands of supper affiliate marketers out there because you will be mentored and tutoring by world best affiliate marketer from Kyle & Carson and many latest super-affiliate marketers.

    The tools available on wealthy affiliate alone can make newbie to become super-affiliate marketer apart from that  , there is a ready made community of helper , who is ready and willing to assist you attain that great status of super affiliate marketer. Thank you for this great post


    1. Hi John 

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Yes you just can’t say enough good things about Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks to Kyle & Carson for such a great platform for affiliate marketers. If you want to learn about affiliate marketing the right way come to Wealthy Affiliate. I appreciate you commenting John.

      Much Success


  17. Hi Eric!
    This is so inspiring. Good to see your another article. Really we have to have patience to something big and good. And it is so real that there is no best sales opportunity than affiliate marketing. Good to know about Kyle & Carson. And liked their journey as you said that thay are not here magically, they started from somewhere also. This is so inspiring as u said earlier. Thanks for this nice article. Hope to hear more like this.

    1. Hi Akbom

      Yeah we all have to start somewhere and it takes time it’s a journey. Keep at it and success will come. thanks

      All the best


  18. Hi Eric,

    I enjoyed your article. It was very helpful and interesting. You made a lot of good points about reading and helping others.
    Thanks for the encouragement.

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