Staying motivated is probably one of the hardest things for most affiliate marketers to do.
Especially if you are a new entrepreneur just dipping your toes in the water or trying out a few projects here and there.
Affiliate Marketing requires dedication, motivation, and perseverance to get to the finish line if there even is one.
Affiliate marketing is no different than any other business. You have to move product using good strategy and effective tactics.
Sometimes finding the strategies and tactics that actually work take a lot of trial and error until you start seeing results.
This trial and error can get you down and de-motivate you because it usually feels like there are more failures then there are successes.
Rest assured that every one that has become successful that’s hard to find it in themselves to become motivated passionate and driven towards their goals.
Here are five things that I do to help keep me motivated and on track to attaining my dreams.
1) Goals and purpose
The number one thing that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is goals.
What’s your big hairy audacious goal?
You should have short-term, mid-term and long-term goals to help guide your strategy and your day-to-day tactical work. If they’re the right goals, they can help lift you up when you just need a little motivation to keep going.
2) It’s a marathon, not a sprint
Most overnight successes are 10 years in the making. Don’t get down on yourself for not seeing results faster.
Focus on your goals keep working keep learning keep trying new things to get you towards that goal. Every failure is a learning opportunity to get better.
3) Exercise and downtime
You can’t work all the time.
It’s not healthy and it’s not productive either. Yes, you have to hustle and work hard and do a ton of stuff to reach your goals but having downtime and keeping yourself healthy should be daily activities to do.
Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Get outside. Sweat.
Meditation is another great way to clear your mind and refocus on your goals so you have the strength to persevere when times get tough.
4) Join affiliate marketing & other mastermind groups
Successful people surround themselves with other successful people.
Recently wrote a post with a whole bunch of awesome a Facebook groups that marketers entrepreneurs should join and engage with. Check it out. Lot’s of smart people in the groups.
5) Follow other amazing smart successful affiliate marketers.
Here’s a list of some of the most successful affiliate marketers that building massive followings providing huge value and generally are doing great with their online business.
You may recognize some of these big names that use affiliate marketing to make money online.
- Neil Patel
- Tony Robbins
- Tai Lopez
- Pat Flynn
- Brent Hale
- Amy Porterfield
- Mike Dillard
- Tim Ferriss
- and the list goes on and on…
These are heavy hitters and big online business brand names. All of these people produce amazing content that can help keep you motivated set you in the right direction and help you grow.
Staying motivated requires that you have goals and purpose.
Money can be a good short-term motivator but when you have real goals and meaning behind the work you do you not only will reach them faster but it’s more likely that you’ll reach them at all.
Stay focused. You’re going in the right direction as long as it’s forward.