Affiliate Marketing, Do You Have What It Takes? And How To Smash The Glass Ceiling



Affiliate Marketing: How To Smash The Glass Ceiling

Most affiliate marketers unconsciously create an invisible glass ceiling that curtails the growth of their own affiliate business. They do this by failing to create a substantial, positive profile on the Internet.

Are you reluctant to stand out from the crowd? Do you feel more comfortable being invisible on the Internet?

Most people experience a natural reticence to be out there, to stand up and be counted. How often are the front rows of a course or meeting left vacant because most people would rather be invisible up the back!

The same is true on the Internet, particularly with affiliate marketers. The noun affiliate means connected as a part of an associate, and the verb affiliate means to connect to or join oneself. It does not, however, mean lose oneself in

When you join an affiliate program, there is a tendency to lose your own personality in the personality of the program and its owner. Yet the really successful affiliate marketers are those who are able to place their own unique identity on what they do. They stand out by being themselves, showing who they are and what they have to offer.

Think about your last visit to an affiliate program forum. The people who most likely left an impression on you were those who showed a strong sense of humour, and uncanny insight or a way of viewing the world positively and energetically. These people leave their mark and their impression. Their forum postings are like footprints in the sand they are not afraid to be different, to let their personalities shine through.

If you are going to develop a distinctive profile, you need to understand your own strengths and capacities. Your distinctiveness as an affiliate marketer derives from your unique life history and skill set. You need to find an affiliate program that will build on these strengths and enable you to realize your potential.


Affiliate Marketing, Do You Have What It Takes?

Which of the following statements about Affiliate Marketing describe where you are?

1. You know what Affiliate Marketing is.
2. You understand that Affiliate Marketing can produce a good income for you.
3. You believe in your ability to make money selling other people’s stuff on the internet.
4. You’re not exactly sure of what you should do first, where you should invest your money or how to move from learning to earning.

If this is where you’re at, you’re not alone. Every day, thousands of people launch into Affiliate Marketing in exactly the same place; ready to give it an honest try and ready to see results.

The truth is that for every thousand people who give Affiliate Marketing a try, only a handful will actually succeed in making any real money. Who makes it? Who doesn’t, and what is the magic difference?

The answers are going to surprise you. They definitely surprised me.

The gurus of Affiliate Marketing, like all business success stories, were the first to discover and fully harness the incredible money-making opportunities available. Today’s market of affiliate marketing is crowded and competitive. You will work harder and longer today to make a fraction of what many made overnight when the business was young.

So does that mean you’re a day late and a dollar short when it comes to Affiliate Marketing?

Absolutely not! Especially if the following description is an honest assessment of who you are. (It might be helpful to share this with those who know you best and ask if they see some of these same qualities in you.)

Successful Affiliate Marketers are intelligent, computer and Internet savvy; they are perseverant and are committed to the business well beyond the 60 minutes a day or 5 promotional pitches. Using the tools available, they’re able to track and maintain literally tens of thousands of pieces of information. They’re organized, they’re creative and they’re optimistic. The road can be long and frustrating. The magic difference between those who succeed and those who don’t can be found in their personalities, their brainpower and their willingness to work very hard.

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So you’re still ready to go? What’s next? Where is the best place to dive in?

Resources, resources, resources.

Get started with the best resources available. Don’t reinvent the wheel; learn from those that have gone before you. But also remember that in any business, you will bring your own ideas and creativity to the table, so don’t be afraid to use them. Avoid the cookie-cutter approach to Affiliate Marketing.

As you move forward, you’ll make many more important decisions. Should you launch your own web sites? What kind of advertising will you utilize? How will you continue to get expert advice and training as you go along? All of these questions will require you to sort through the myriad of resources out there.

EJM Affiliates exists to navigate the jungle alongside you.

To your Sucess…



Lifelong entrepreneur. Content specialist. Film fanatic. Zombie enthusiast. Food geek. Wannabe travel nerd and your guide to a successful online business.

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