What is a super affiliate? Well, I am talking about the cream of the internet marketing world. The affiliates that become influencers in their given industry. The top 10% of all affiliate marketers who not only make a living but who get filthy rich putting the basic strategies that all marketers use to the test.
They optimize their marketing strategies, push their limits, and leverage tools you probably haven’t even heard of. So, what specifically makes a super affiliate so special?
It’s all in their mindset.
The Mindset of a Super Affiliate
Super Affiliates never give up. They keep trying and eventually they develop a special mindset that allows them to approach each project they take on with the clarity of vision that has made millionaires all over the world. They do this by constantly taking actions toward their goals.
They spend months or even years toughing it out, making mistakes, and tweaking their mindset to take full advantage of what they can get out of their time each day. This isn’t instantaneous it takes time to prepare.
Do you want to know what will help you understand everything there is to know about affiliate marketing? It’s called experience. And the only way to get that experience is to keep trying, making mistakes, often at times downright failing on your path to understanding the business.
How to Become a Super Affiliate
Success in affiliate marketing is all about selfbelief and you have to believe you can succeed. And having a schedule in place that you can follow every day. This might include:
- Daily Action
- Time Management
- Specific Measured Goals
- Learning is Key
- Healthy Body Healthy Mind
- Learn from Others
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1. Daily Action
You have to make daily strides toward your goal. That means spending time each and every day working on something that helps your business. That does not mean spending 5 hours reading emails or finding new info products that will help you. It means taking real, measurable action on a project and building websites. You’ll never learn if you don’t act.
2. Time Management
How you manage your time will be a big deal. By this, I mean you should have a list of things to get done each day approximately 30% of whatever you have time for that day. If you have 10 hours to work, give yourself 3 hours of things that absolutely must get done. Everything else is a bonus. Additionally, saving email for last can be a big time saver.
You’ll never get anywhere if you do it all on your own. Try to set aside a good chunk of your affiliate income. Try setting aside 50% to outsource new tasks, hire people and make sure you can balance income with new projects and results. A great place to start is with Fiverr.com where you can outsource tasks cheap! How cheap? Try five bucks! It’s an incredible time-saving tool.
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4. Have Specific, Measured Goals
Goals are vital and they help you measure how successful you’re being. Set up a list of goals both for the short term and the long term and then measure how they proceed from day to day, week to week, and month to month. This mindset will be vital later on when you start testing and tweaking websites.
5. Learning is Key
Your knowledge base will help determine where you stand against other marketers. Spend as much time as possible reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching videos. Don’t let your learning replace your actions, though. Instead, supplement the websites you build and the actions you take with your learning.
6. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to be healthy and fit to do this job. You’ll be spending hours in front of a computer. Do you know how quickly you can get sick and fall behind on your tasks if you don’t exercise daily, eat well, and get sleep? Just try to be productive after eating an entire bag of chips every afternoon it isn’t easy. You will just feel like sleeping instead of being productive.
There may well be other things that might be important to you. You may have hobbies, volunteer activities, children, a spouse, a full-time job just keep the above things in mind and you’ll be able to find that sense of balance you’ve always been seeking in your business ventures.
Learn from Others
Take the time to learn from those affiliate marketers who have achieved success online. That doesn’t mean it has to be a super affiliate but a marketer that is getting results from their actions.
You can copy their model and achieve the same success. I don’t mean copy their blog posts but take note of everything about their websites and blog posts. How many images do they use in a blog post? What type of images do they use? Just keep your eyes open and be observant.
Affiliate Marketing Takes Time
It takes a lot of time. It’s why we always say there is no such thing as a get rich quick scheme. The quick part gets you every time. It takes time and it takes effort and investment. When you get started, the formula will be almost entirely about time. You won’t have much money so you’ll do as much as you can by yourself. You’ll start your first website, hopefully, make a few dollars and then make another one. It could take two or three weeks, but at least you’ll be started.
But, it’s after that first website or two that many people make the mistakes. They see the paychecks start to come in and they want to know what they can do to keep all that money. Why set aside 40-50% of it to reinvest when you could just as easily buy a new surround sound system not outsource any of your work and just do the work yourself?
Choosing the right niche is very important. Below is a huge list of niches you can choose from.
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What’s the Secret to Becoming a Super Affiliate?
To be perfectly honest there is NO SECRET. It boils down to hard work, determination and the belief you will succeed. As a beginner to affiliate marketing, you will be filled with enthusiasm. But as time goes on and you still haven’t made that 1st sale you may become skeptical that affiliate marketing can work for you and give up and quit.
Never give up or quit. A Super Affiliate would never think of quitting because they have the belief they will succeed. So its all down to your mindset as mentioned early.
A true super affiliate is one who never thinks in terms of obstacles. They think in terms of opportunity and what they can do to overcome those obstacles. They learn from their mistakes and take it on the chin. They take those mistakes and turn them around into positive actions.
It’s Not a Hobby
Every super affiliate treats their affiliate business like a real business, and they are serious about it. Therefore, if you want to earn the income of a super affiliate, you will have to do the same. You must first treat your affiliate business as a real business. Many people treat their online business as a part-time ‘hobby’ and that’s the reason they are earning only a part-time ‘hobby’ kind of income.
You want to establish yourself as an expert in your field, you want to build a long-term online business that will earn you consistent income.
Super affiliates get themselves noticed. That means putting themselves in the spotlight. Put yourself in the spotlight by commenting on blogs and in forums within your particular niche. They produce content frequently and keep their websites current.
They are also heavily into video marketing. I get push notifications from a well-known influencer and super affiliate called Neil Patel. He makes 2-3 videos a week. He also blogs about 2-3 times a week. So even the big guys still get their stuff out there on a weekly basis. I would imagine though that Neil Patel does not do many of the meager tasks himself but oversees them. To see Neil Patel’s blog go here.
Another great marketer is Brian Dean. His blog is called Backlinko.
One more thing is that you want to establish yourself as an independent third party that truly thinks for the good of your visitors. You want to build trust with your prospects so that they will buy from you instead of going to your competitors.
Read the Super Affiliate Handbook to find out how one woman with NO business experience became a Super Affiliate earning $500,000+ per year selling other people’s stuff online.
I hope my article on “What is a Super Affiliate and how to become one” was helpful.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me in the comments area or with the contact form.
P.S. What is a wealthy affiliate? To find out more about this topic read this blog post within the Wealthy Affiliate community. This is just one of many community pieces of training that are available within the platform.