So what can you do about all this? Is it a lost cause?
Not at all – there genuinely are thousands of people who have made affiliate marketing
work for them and who have earned millions of dollars doing it. JVZoo’s elite program
requires you to be making at least $10,000 a month and there are no shortage of
The trick is to be realistic and to set up a plan for how you can manage your current
lifestyle with your affiliate marketing aims.
The first key to doing this is to set yourself up to win: stack the deck in your favour by
understanding how affiliate marketing works and what you can do to ensure that it
works for you. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes and how to
find products that sell much more easily and cost you less to advertise.
The second key – and this is important – is to have moderate aims to begin with. Don’t
set out to be a billionaire. Instead, set out to supplement your current income with an
extra $50 a week. That doesn’t sound like much but it’s very easy to achieve and once
you’re at that point, you’ll actually be making $200 a month and $2,400 a year. That’s a
rather big raise, especially seeing as you won’t be taking on any extra responsibilities.
You’ll be able to go on an extra holiday every year, or to dine out every month with your
family without any guilt. How about getting that slick new computer you’ve had your eye
And once you’re at that stage, you’ll be able to start investing more time and money in
order to grow your business further. We’ll look at how to scale a successful affiliate
marketing business model later and you’ll see that you can very easily go from this to
Finally: choose a niche that you enjoy and that you know. If you can sell products in a
niche that you enjoy and understand, then you’ll be able to turn writing about those
subjects into a hobby and something you enjoy. This makes a big difference to your
eventual success and means that you can take your eye off the goal and not only think of
these activities as a means to an end.