The Affiliate Marketing Mindset
Many people want to experience the thrill of running their own online business but give up when they meet the first hurdle. In order to survive in any business your mindset is just as important as whether you have the best-looking graphics on your website or you are running a successful blog or membership site.
If you are easily disappointed, if you give up easily, then you really will want to learn how to strengthen your attitude because you are going to need broad shoulders and a "stuff upper lip!" to survive in the world of Internet Marketing.
So here are 6 tips to developing a positive mental attitude that will help you to build your online business.
1. Be Committed
Once you have your desire to achieve your goals; being committed is essential. When something is new and exciting it is easy to do, but within a few months (or even years) of starting it is easy to abandon what you have started and give up, especially when you are constantly met with people saying “no” to your offer or even joining your list.
Affirm your commitment to achieving whatever target you have set yourself and remember to reward yourself every step of the way. Baby steps, one achievement at a time, build up to become one large achievement and that is the best way to achieve any goal.
Setting yourself a goal to make $100 in your first 3 months and then not acknowledging yourself for making $20 for a sale can cause frustration. Remember it is the small parts that come together to make the whole! 5 sales at $20 means you hit your $100 target.
2. Accept Challenges
Being your own boss and owner of your online network marketing business can be scary and a bit intimidating. You may decide to start building your business while still in full time employment and that will cause challenges.
Or you may just leave your job to focus on your business (never a good idea!) It takes guts to have a dream and to go for it. You ultimately determine whether your business succeeds or fail and learning to accept challenges is an important part of that.
Not managing your time properly can easily become one of the biggest challenges you will have to deal with. It will be very easy to sit at your computer and feel as if you have worked 12 straight hours and realize you are not managing your time and the appropriate tasks.
3. Be In Control
Keep your mind focused on important things. Set goals and priorities for what you want to do and accomplish. Develop a strategy for dealing with potential problems and when those problems surface, feel confident in your ability to handle them.
The worst you can do in your online business is fail, you cannot fail anyway. You only fail if you give up. Focus on failure not being an option and focus on what you will achieve when you succeed. A positive mental attitude is essential to survive online!
“I can do it” are probably the four most important words you can continually say to yourself every day.
4. Don't be too Critical
There is no use criticizing yourself once you've made a mistake. Saying "I should have handled that situation differently" is not going to make any difference at all. It's just going to drain you of your energy and discourage you. Simply learn from your mistakes and move on. Let me repeat that - Simply learn from your mistakes AND MOVE ON!
5. Practice Makes Perfect
And stop worrying about getting everything right. It's not going to happen. The only thing that separates you from a millionaire is mindset (assuming you are not a millionaire already of course!).
Practice, practice and then practice some more. Invest in knowledge. E-books, courses and seminars is an investment in yourself and in your business. If you value yourself then you must have this attitude towards it.
You can learn the hard way by doing things and seeing what works or what doesn’t. Or you can pay attention to what works, adapt and add your own flair to it, and make it work even better!
6. Ask for Help
When you run an online business, you want to work for yourself not by yourself. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. Don't think you're incompetent simply because you can't do the tech stuff or write copy for your sales letter.
Enter outsourcing and automation. Did you notice the image on top of this page? - Bill Gates surely knew what he was talking about.
Places like upwork.com or fiverr.com are essential to start forming your own team. Outsource the tasks you don't know how to do. Automate the trivial tasks that eat up your valuable time and keep moving forward!
Go ahead, get your feet wet, send emails, post in Facebook and in forums, introduce yourself, let them know what support you need and what you are hoping to achieve. Don’t just sit back and wait for them to get in touch with you. Nothing will fall down from the heavens.
A positive mental attitude in life is essential and in Internet Marketing even more so.
When you spend months on a project that makes you no money wanting to continue may seem tough, but as long as you are willing to look at what didn't work or what you may need to do to bring in a profit then you’ll be developing the right Internet Marketing Mindset.