Nearly every mass marketable product or service available online
sports an Affiliate Program or MLM matrix to encourage small
business people to sell those products or services to others.
For beginners in the online marketplace and even some pro's,
these programs offer the best opportunity for earning
substantial incomes to their participants.
Yet, despite the promise of Affiliate Programs and MLM's for
making money online, fewer than 5% of all participants will
ever be successful with them! Only one out of a hundred will
ever earn more than $1000 per month from the programs!
There are several factors contributing to these dismal numbers:
1. Failure to try
2. Failure to learn
3. Building sales without any concern about building a network
4. Building a network without any concern for sales
5. Failure to duplicate
FAILURE TO TRY
Many people will argue this point. They argue that they tried
and the program failed them. Yet, if you were to persist in
your queries, most people's idea of trying is throwing a
banner on their website or running one or two untested ads.
Folks, that just does not cut it!
Being successful in an Affiliate Program, MLM program or
anything else be it online or offline requires much more than
a half-hearted, short-lived attempt at promoting a program.
FAILURE TO LEARN
Whatever endeavor is undertaken, success comes with knowledge.
College is good at teaching folks the basics of hundreds of
professions. Folks understand that in order to be a CPA, an
attorney, a chemist, an engineer or any of a number of
professions, they must learn a great deal of knowledge before
they will be successful in the field.
Yet, the same people will come online and believe they can
turn on the computer and already know everything there is
to know about running a successful online business.
To be successful as an online marketer, it helps to at least
become acquainted with web design, graphics design, copy
writing, marketing research, promotion, advertising, customer
service and many other areas. It also helps to know about areas
specific to the Internet such as search engine optimization,
web traffic patterns, direct email marketing, and networking
As an online marketer, you should either have knowledge of
these various disciplines or be prepared to hire on people
who already possess these skills. Unless you have very deep
pockets, you should be prepared to learn a few of these
skills for yourself.
BUILDING SALES WITHOUT ANY CONCERN ABOUT BUILDING A NETWORK
The largest advantage of the Affiliate Program or MLM program
is the ability to grow a network of affiliates underneath of
While you are able to sell a certain amount of products or
services to the consumer, a team of people who can sell just
as many products or services as you can, will add to your full
income potential. Due to the nature of the Affiliate Program
and the MLM program, you will earn a small percentage from
the sales of all of the people in your network of sellers.
As an affiliate without a network, your potential earnings are
limited by the number of products and services you can sell by
With the average Affiliate Program or MLM, the first tier of
your network will generally net you a 10% to 20% cut of all
of the products and services your first tier people sell.
With only five sellers underneath of you on your first tier,
you are at the minimum capable of doubling your monthly
BUILDING A NETWORK WITHOUT ANY CONCERN FOR SALES
The most devastating cause for failure is building a network of
people whose sole focus is building a network of affiliates!
Folks, no matter the size of your network, be advised. No
income can be earned until someone sells a product or service!
What good is a network of thousand marketers whose only concern
is building a network and not selling the products and services
which are required to earn commissions?
A thousand affiliates with no sales adds up to a whopping zero
dollar check for you!
FAILURE TO DUPLICATE
The most important person in your network is YOU!
You begin by making an honest effort. You follow-up by building
your knowledge base, continuing to learn always. You then focus
on actually selling products and services. Always in the back
of your mind, you are looking ahead to the day when you will
begin building your network of affiliates.
The important thing to remember is that your network is always
a mirror image of YOU and YOUR EFFORTS.
Duplication is the process of actually teaching someone else
to do exactly as you do. Nothing more, nothing less.
If you are doing everything right, then those who look to you
for guidance and leadership will be making a sincere effort,
learning, selling products and services, then building their
network, and leading their people to success, just as you are.
It is up to you and you alone to avoid the common pitfalls in
Affiliate Programs and MLM's. It is up to you to do what it
takes to succeed in making money online. It is up to you to
develop the skills necessary for success and to lead your
team by example.
Keep things simple and manageable. Focus your attention to
doing what it takes to be successful in whatever program you
take on. Then find five good people to lead in the development
of their online business and truly DUPLICATE YOURSELF with
each of these five people.
You have what it takes to join the 5% who are successful with
Affiliate Programs and MLM programs. It is now time to get
to work and make your dreams of online marketing success a