by Wayne Bender
Many affiliates make these mistakes when they first start out with myself included.
Now, these habits and mindsets can be worked on and be corrected over time, however, at the beginning of your journey these 7 things I’m about to share are things you should watch out for.
𝟭.) 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲
One of the biggest lies gurus try to sell you is the need for multiple streams of income.
Having that type of mindset, in the beginning, will quickly stunt your growth.
Multiple streams of income are great once you’re a millionaire and have lots of money to invest to grow your wealth.
The reality is you probably are not a millionaire yet so trying to create multiple streams of income is costing you to lose focus on what you really need to focus on.
What you focus on grows.
When you spread your focus and you’re a one man/woman operation your main source of income will come crashing down.
The old stat the average millionaire has 16 sources of income is no longer true.
You can make 1 million + with just one offer. There are thousands and thousands of people who have done it.
You have to stick with one until you have at least mastered the skills and have a consistent stream of income coming in that you can rely on.
If you can’t make one source of income work I guarantee you will not make numbers 2, 3, and 4 work.
Go “ALL IN” on one thing.
Once you’re crushing it and have a team to help you then you can diversify!!
𝟮.) 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗙𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗶𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗶𝘁
These days everyone is trying to look like they’re successful and play business instead of actually building a real business that makes lots of money.
Once people realize you’re full of it all trust is burned.
We live in a “transparency” society and people would rather do business with honest people, help them, and add value to their lives.
So spend less time trying to look successful and convincing people and spend more time learning the skills and helping and you will make all the money you could dream of.
𝟯.) 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱
I see many affiliate marketers being very aggressive in their approach.
They’re desperate to get a sale so when they come across someone they try to pitch and not even try to build a relationship with the prospect.
No one gets on social media to buy stuff.
We get on social media to destress, learn, and connect with friends.
Giving people actual value to help them and not just try to take their money can really push your business in the right direction.
By doing this people want to do business with me.
This is what I call the role of the “relatable beginner”.
There is no reason to fake it till you make it.
That type of style NEVER works.
Just show people you care by doing your best to help them.
You only need to be a few steps ahead of the person you’re helping.
You get better and better over time and make more and more money.
𝟰.) 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝗿𝗲 𝗮 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿.
If you have level 10 skills in marketing and you’re running ads against pros with level 100 skills they’re going to bury you.
Focus on mastering organic marketing(free traffic) and once you can convert customers well with organic then you can make a lot of money with paid ads.
I’ve wasted a TON of money trying paid ads because I didn’t know how to sell and simply I had no idea what I was doing.
Master the basics then you crush it with ads.
𝟱.) 𝗕𝘂𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹
The reason most people fail is not that the courses fail.
I firmly believe systems work and people fail.
It’s a lack of focus that is the problem.
You can’t just keep going from one product to the next.
It also stunts your growth SIGNIFICANTLY.
Sure, are there some horrible courses out there… absolutely.
But the reality is if you have purchased many courses and still not making money yet you need to fix the way you think.
Once you learn to focus on one business model, one mentor to teach you, one product to sell and one traffic source to master and you do that for one year… you’re going to crush it!
𝟲.) 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗘𝗥.
Most people are “getting ready to get ready”
The reality is you will never be truly ready.
You should be consuming 20% and producing your own content 80%.
Doing all that consuming in the long term will not make you money until you make your own content.
Most people get in an endless cycle of consuming everything they come across from many mentors and they remain stuck because every mentor has a different way of doing things.
This is a guaranteed plan to confuse yourself and end up overwhelmed.
The key to making lots of money is saying “NO” to 95% of what you’re presented with and only focusing on 5%.
If you spend all your time consuming other people’s content there will be no time for you to create your own.
Think less, consume less, and spend 90% of your time producing your own content and connecting with potential customers.
𝟳.) 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗖𝗞 𝗦𝗞𝗜𝗡 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗸 𝗯𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗼𝗻
The internet is an amazing tool we have to become wealthy.
I’ve met some amazing people who are positive and outgoing.
I’ve also met some people who are negative, bitter, spew hate, and want to tear everyone down.
These types of people leave nasty comments, try to make you feel insecure, and love drama.
Sometimes it’s even your competitors because they’re jealous watching you level up while they stay stuck.
The best thing you can do is just ignore it.
When people are not happy with themselves they try to tear others down.
I’ve never in the history of the internet posted a single negative thing about anyone even if they say negative things about me!!
When someone does this I feel sorry for them that they’re so miserable with their lives they want to HIDE BEHIND THEIR KEYBOARD and try to tear someone else down who is working on improving their lives.
Become friends with the block button and don’t allow negativity in your life.
So those are my 7 tips if I could go back I would tell myself to avoid.
Focus on what’s important and block out the outside noise and you will prevail.
Focus on becoming better every day.
Hopefully, this was helpful for you and it will help you avoid some of the costly mistakes I once made.
Wayne Bender can be reached at https://www.waynebendermentoring.com