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Affiliate Marketing Success Requirements

To make money online many people jump right in before they are properly prepared. You know that to be a rocket scientist, a doctor, a bricklayer, or a construction worker you need training. Affiliate marketing success is the same, there are certain requirements you must meet to succeed.

Let’s face it, even if you are going to be an office worker or a teacher there are prerequisites, things you must learn before you can be successful. You don’t just jump in unprepared. That would be a recipe for failure. Below are the requirements for affiliate marketing success.

Affiliate Marketing Requires Preparation

Preparation applies to the affiliate marketing industry as well. Even though there are unsavory people out there who’d have you believe it’s a “Walk in the Park”, you are better off prepared. These people may even make you believe all you require is nothing more than the belief that you can just do it. I’d rather be honest with you because I want you to succeed.

Be prepared to work, not hard, but you will have to do work. You’ll have to be patient as you work your way toward building a successful online business. You’re not going to be an overnight millionaire. But you can learn how affiliate marketing millionaires make money online.

This might not be something you want to hear when everybody else is promising you overnight success. But you will appreciate the honesty because you will be better prepared.

Affiliate Marketing Success Requires Passion

With the above warning and all, I’ll also have to admit, it is a walk in the park compared to what you have to put up with in the working world. You don’t have to be punching a clock or be a subordinate to someone who does not have your interest in your success. There are still rules you must follow and pitfalls you must avoid. However, to achieve internet marketing success, you need a passion for what you are doing.

Most people will not make a dime online because they are not passionate either about the niche they are in or the industry as a whole. And yet there are others who will make more in one month than most people make in a whole year. You might want to know, “Why is that?”

My answer begins with the age-old chicken or egg question, “what comes first the chicken or the egg”? Personally, I vote for, well never mind, each argument you or I make comes back to the same old conclusion – I have no clue and I don’t think many of us do either.

But one thing I do have a clue about and know for sure is that to make money online you must first have Passion for the company products and/or services of any Internet business from which you expect to make money.

… But Why Is Passion Important

Passion in this sense simply means that you’ve researched and like the company and products or services. It is then that you translate that like (or Passion) into the education, excitement, and work that usually accompany Passion.

I will have to say that many online entrepreneurs are so good at what they do that they ignore passion because they can sell anything. But I’m concerned about those of you who are not so knowledgeable at working an online business successfully.

In essence, passion is important. It can be a passion for the company and product or service – commonly known as the niche. Or, you can have passion for the industry, in this case, sales or selling and internet marketing.

Affiliate Marketing Requires Training

Now, I’m not trying to make anyone believe that Passion is the only thing necessary. Because to be successful you must also have a good website, good marketing, widespread advertising, company support, effective keywords, etc. Those things are often learned from the company you join – but sidestep Passion and you reduce your chances for success dramatically.

It, therefore, follows that, if you have no passion for the company and the products and services provided by that company, again, you won’t attempt to do the work you are being taught.

Affiliate marketing work is typically not all that difficult or time-consuming, but it does take motivation caused by Passion to get you off and running with a sustained effort so that you won’t stumble. Passion will get you to achieve your affiliate marketing success goals much sooner than you can without it.

Affiliate Marketing Requires the Right Tools

You have a great resource in the Internet search engines to search for the Internet Marketing industry for business opportunities, USE IT!

Your research should uncover a company that you like and have confidence in. It should be solid, founded on great principles, and easy to understand with great products and services that are sellable for which you are passionate about. If you don’t find it move on. You can find the right opportunity containing the attributes identified above.

Comments like, well, that one sounds good and the compensation plan is excellent, so I guess I’ll start that business. That does not sound like a decision based on anything near Passion. And remember when you hear that an Internet “guru” does that, don’t be tempted. As I said earlier, they are experienced. You will need the right affiliate marketing success tools to achieve your goals.

And besides, they can sell just about anything, without being passionate about the company’s products and services. They are passionate about the industry. And with time and experience, you too can learn to sell just about anything. Obviously when you are passionate about the art of selling online.

Note: By the way, it’s your goal to get to the point where you can sell about anything online. That end skill and goal is a worthy one indeed.

Remember, there are other steps you must make before you step into Internet Marketing. However, if you don’t first find the right company products and services to be passionate about, all of those other steps may just cause you a lot of frustration. And that will not bring you any closer to achieving your affiliate marketing success goal.

Not being passionate about a company and products or services that have market proof that it will sell is a pitfall you simply must avoid.

Affiliate Marketing Requires that you Learn from the Best

Entrepreneurship, in general, can be a lonely adventure, but it doesn’t have to be. You can learn from other experienced internet marketers to sharpen your skill. Many have found the Millionaire Society to be very effective in this regard.

You may ask, what is this Millionaire Society we are talking about? Is it one of those secret cult-like societies that promise you instant riches? Well, No. Millionaire Society is a private society of millionaires whose only goal is to teach you everything you must know to build your own 6 or 7-figure online business. If you want to make money online, they are a great group to learn from. They are the go-to place if you want to see any kind of internet marketing success.


  • Lisa Ryan

    Lisa Ryan is the Chief Appreciation Strategist with Grategy, a company founded on the principles of leveraging the power of gratitude in business and in life. Utilizing 20+ years of sales, marketing, and training experience, As an employee engagement keynote speaker, Lisa helps companies keep their best customers and top talent from becoming someone else's. She does this by training individuals, teams and organizations the importance of appreciation in creating stronger relationships, and becoming healthier, happier and having a lot more fun in life. Lisa is the author of six books, including: "The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude," "Express Gratitude, Experience Good: A Daily Gratitude Journal," "From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak: How Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety Boosts Your Confidence and Career," and "With Excellence." She is featured in two movies: the award-winning "The Keeper of the Keys" with Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul), John Gray (Men are From Mars/Women are From Venus), and Marci Shimoff (Happy for No Reason and "The Gratitude Experiment" with Bob Proctor, Dr. John DeMartini and Mary Morrissey. Ryan Lisa