Make Money From The Internet....

By Losing Weight...?

You're probably already wondering what the hell losing weight has got to do with making six figures or more in clickbank affiliate commissions.

The answer is simple…

PERSISTENCE

While I am one of the lucky few to be making a serious living from Clickbank and affiliate marketing there are other aspects of my life that I have struggled to be as successful in.

I am a reasonably fit guy but have been cursed with a tendency to get a bit of a belly despite all my efforts to lose weight.

But after 7 years of full on sports and half killing myself, I finally found the key to a flat stomach... a 30 minute walk every day.

The connection between my finally discovering the key to losing weight and you making six figure clickbank commissions may not be immediately obvious, but bear with me…

Most affiliates struggle to make a living from internet marketing although a significant minority puts in a lot of effort.

There are a number of reasons for this but one of the most common is that they are just going about it the wrong way.

In much the same way that I tried one sport and training method after another without achieving the success I wanted, affiliates are flitting from one money making technique to another trying to become super affiliates overnight but never really getting good at one particular, an in some cases, simple skill.

The key to my eventual success in losing weight was to focus on one thing that was simple to do, something that I could do FREQUENTLY and slowly build up my strength and stamina and get me on the path to my end goal.

As I began to see the results I'd tried unsuccessfully for years to achieve, it occurred to be that this is also the key to affiliate success.

Choose ONE skill that suits you and your personality, something you can do frequently, and get good at it.

Don't be afraid to go down a few wrong paths and make a few mistakes, this is all part of the learning process.

ALL successful marketers have made a ton of mistakes and I'm no exception.

In the same way that I tried many different sports and activities until I finally found the right one for me, you will probably need to try out a few Clickbank products until you find one that seems a good fit for you.

It takes most affiliates time to be successful so be realistic in your own expectations.

The key to me making six figures and more in affiliate commissions was the same as it eventually was for me to lose weight… I found something that wasn't too hard for ME and I did it over and over again… every day.

In the past I'd get into a particular sport, do it a lot, then a bit less, then not at all.

 

Does this remind you of YOU and the way you go about internet marketing…?

I never got great at anything and in retrospect, I probably set the bar too high.

I literally tried to run before I could walk… now how's that for irony?

And now I have discovered that walking to my goal, frequently (this really is the key) actually gets me to it QUICKER than running to it, I must admit I feel a bit silly.

I was trying to do too much too soon and NEVER got to my end goal.

Only when I took a calmer, more patient, persistent approach, did I see the results I wanted.

It took a certain amount of determination to pick a time of day that I could do my light exercise EVERY day and then to actually do it, but the results are clear for all to see :)

Now if you don't like the idea of a bit of hard work, then I have some bad news for you… success tends not to come overnight.

Everybody's different and everybody works differently, but one approach that you may like to try is the one that worked for me as a six and eventually seven figure affiliate as well as in my quest to fight the bulge…

Set a time every day when you JUST do internet marketing.

I took my time and bought a few systems until I found a skill that interested me.

I got good at this ONE affiliate system.

It took months of hard work and determination, but I got GOOD at it.

Success slowly built up from this until it eventually snowballed into life changing clickbank commissions.

Even if you can only find 30 minutes a day, this is better than nothing.

Try and get better at time management and remember to pace yourself so you don't burn out.

Set yourself realistic targets and don't push yourself too hard.

A bit every day is better than a lot at first, followed by less, followed by nothing at all.

You may want to give yourself a day or two off every now and then, which is fine, but make sure days don't become weeks….

If you want to be successful at internet marketing and finally generate those clickbank commissions, make affiliate marketing a part of your daily routine…

Skip a television program,  get up half an hour earlier, take your kid to a friends' house for an hour… do whatever it is YOU have to do to succeed online.

Remember, the most successful marketers are NOT geniuses, but they are persistent and unrelenting in their goals.

Set a realistic, achievable daily routine and stick to it. The rest will come….

To Your Success

Mike

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autonmike said:

I'm trying to reach as wide an audience as possible so they too can kill the day job...

Please share on Facebook, Twitter or Google Buzz so even more people can escape the 9 to 5 :)

Mike Auton
 
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Michael said:

Cheers Mike

Very good way to compare that....Never really occured to be like that before but its true what you say..

Michael
 
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autonmike said:

Glad you enjoyed the post :)

Please share so others can get some free help along the way...

Thanks

Mike Auton
 
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Cecil Hill said:

Hey, Are you a spy or something? HaHa, No really, you have me pegged perfectly. It's as though you have been spying on me , you are so close to the way I do things. Thanks for opening my eyes to what I am doing wrong. I will try to fix mky problem.
 
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autonmike said:

Hi Cecil

Don't worry, it's not just you :)

I work with thousands of affiliates so I know what many people are doing and how they are doing it...

Just glad to be of service :)

Mike Auton
 
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Josh said:

It is true what you say. I think one of the reason I've never made a dime online is because I get burned out really easily.
 
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Margi said:

I agree with your concept of slowly but surely, Mike.
Can you recommend a really step-by-step approach to becoming a successful affiliate?
 
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Don said:

Thanks Mike,
I need all the help I can get.
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autonmike said:

Hi Josh

Yeah, a bit like the tortoise and the hare. The slow steady approach is usually more effective :)

Mike Auton
 
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autonmike said:

Hi Margi

Yes, step by step is definitely the way forward :)

Mike Auton
 
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Joseph said:

Thanks Mike for the pep talk. It is really nice to see that all the struggle will not be in vain if we are persistant.

I read a case study about you and what you did to become good at what you do. I am impressed at how you took matters into your own hands and and just do what works for you.

I am going to take on more of this type of attitude.

Thanks again, Joseph
 
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autonmike said:

Glad to be of service, Joseph :)

Mike Auton
 
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Gull Rukh said:

I like your post mike, you are right, we should follow on Time Management.
 
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