I’m excited. It’s like my first snow ever.
Well, not exactly.
But it is the first time I’ve ever lived in a TeePee during a snow storm.
Oddly enough, this has taught me great things to share about my affiliate marketing success formula.
Being Prepared to Weather the Storm
In a TeePee that means properly positioned blankets with propane at the ready.
When following through with affiliate marketing training, it means understanding that things may start slow, especially if you are targeting an organically grown audience.
But with persistence and time you will gain the authority you are looking for.
I’ve been delivering posts steadily for over 30 days now and just happened to peak at my Alexa score. I don’t consider Alexa to be the end all of all in understanding stats but I’m certainly not opposed to graphics like this.
You must also…
Know Your Limits in Success
It is said to drop to as much as twenty below where we are. If our provisions don’t keep us warm enough we need to understand when limits have been reached and what to do about them.
In a similar fashion, each of us only have 24 hours in every day. There is absolutely no way to get around that.
Most everyone has other responsibilities included such as work, family and even friends.
While you want to succeed in the world of affiliate marketing it is important to remember that you want people to be there with you once you arrive.
Therefore, create a plan that will accommodate everything and everyone possible.
If there is an area that I’m weak at this would be that.
People see me almost always with my nose in the computer. Many don’t even understand exactly why. There are others, like my wife, who has resolved herself to walking with me through the next 60 days.
We both believe, based on other people’s testimonials and our own experience included that by 90 days things should be hoping very nicely if the momentum I have going is able to remain steady.
But know your limits and when it is time to put down your computer.
Or pick it up…
Plan A Course for Success
We have food, heating and lightening at the ready. We also know what towns are close by that offer the exact types of resources that we require.
We’ve even got the Internet fixed.
How would I be able to talk to those wanting to begin an affiliate marketing business without it?
In a similar way, when building your success online it is important to create a strategy that will become a success for you.
This strategy should include…
On Site Attributes of Success
How often are you going to post?
What keywords are you going to target?
The quicker and more organized approach that you take to building out your affiliate marketing internal strategies the more likely that you will succeed quicker.
I have a sheet created for this which I go over every day and checkoff each item as it is completed.
This helps me stay focused and on track with where I’m heading thereby limiting unwanted and/or unnecessary distractions that can so easily arise.
When posting consider the power of writing more than just content.
Images like Meme’s, Infographics and more are all important.
I even use other people’s videos which might not even be fully targeted on the niche I’m after. There are reasons I do this which I will share some other time.
Off Page Attributes to Success
This is commonly known as backlinks.
A backlink is when a site outside of your realm of authority takes the time to point back to you from their property. Knowing how to get high quality backlinks for your blog or website is a critical ingredient to your success.
There are many ways to encourage this to happen but I’d like to share one with you that is working great for me.
First, I look for sites that are in my niche and I start leaving high-quality comments on their blog.
I keep track of this activity.
Once they approve a comment I now know that I am working with a Webmaster who is taking care of their blog.
Next, I will simply repeat the process 2 or 3 times while keeping track of every move I make. I find that a spreadsheet using software like Excel is great for this.
By now they are used to me showing up on a regular basis and my name is familiar.
It is at this point that I will send them an eMail asking if I may be a guest blogger for them. Yes, Guest blogging is a very powerful strategy.
That’s why many people send in their work directly just hoping that it will be posted.
To me, it is more important to build the relationship first and then move forward with the fruit of what I’m after. I have found that doing things in this way gives my guest blog a greater chance of being accepted.
Why do I want to put in all the work only to find out that I haven’t been accepted?
And you shouldn’t.
You have more important things to do with your affiliate marketing efforts, especially as a new entity that you are building.
Taking Care of Everything
Back in my TeePee, I do regular checks to make sure there are no leaks or unexpected damages that have arisen from the weather.
I found a spot of mold because of a recent check. Left in place that could have caused serious health concerns, but because I took care of things quickly such was not the case.
With a blog your health check would include making sure your plugins and themes stay updated as well as corresponding with people when comments are left.
I also like to share links into my social media community after I have could verify that either I have a comment that has been accepted or they have posted an article that I requested them to consider as a guest blogger.
Everything matters, which again is an awesome reason for having some type of workflow that you can refer to daily.
It’s Your Turn to Succeed
While I have shared plenty above there is plenty left to go. How else would you recommend staying alive in your TeePee?
Let me rephrase that.
How about, keeping the momentum of success moving forward with your efforts at beginning an affiliate marketing career? Please share your comments below and I will look forward to reading them as well as responding.