In my experience, the biggest mistake I see people making when they decide to start an online business is that they approach it with the totally wrong mindset. They see promises of easy riches for doing very little work at all, when the truth is there are no easy ways to make money online. As one of my mentors once said regarding making money online, "it's simple but it isn't easy".
Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money online, but it's also one of the most challenging for someone just getting started. There are a lot of things you need to learn in order to become successful at it such as driving traffic, building landing pages that convert, split testing, copywriting email marketing and so on.
However, with that being said, if you approach building an online business with the right mindset, you'll be much more likely to succeed than if you go into it with a skeptical outlook or get rich quick approach.
Many years ago, I was listening to Frank Kern's CORE Influence talk "How To Command People To Do Almost Anything (But In A Cool Way)" on Youtube and he said something that had a great impact on me deciding to take the leap of faith and begin building my first online business in 2011.
He said to, "suspend your disbelief." This is phrase he learned from legendary copywriter John Carlton. Suspending his own disbelief allowed him to create multiple 7-figure product launches that would have never happened had he not decided to take the leap of faith and just try something.
I encourage you to do the same. Suspend your disbelief, take a leap of faith, and take the necessary to start your online business or scale your current business.
The people who are most successful in affiliate marketing and other online businesses are those who come at it with a willingness to learn and work hard. They know that there is no such thing as easy money, and they treat their online business like any other business - with dedication, commitment, and a focus on providing value.
If you're new to the world of online business, my best piece of advice for you is to forget everything you've heard about get-rich-quick schemes. There are no shortcuts to success, so focus on building a solid foundation for your business by learning as much as you can and working hard every day. With the right mindset and approach, anyone can succeed in making money online.
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