There are times I talk to people in our community, the affiliate space, and I feel like man you are still stuck after so many years?
Sometimes I think to myself - I am going to tell this person to quit and move onto the next phase of his life. Most of the time I let them realize that this road they are on might not be it and have to get off on the next exit.
I am saying this because we live in a BS culture of 'you can be whatever you want to be'. NO, actually you can't because what you want to be might not be for you.
A basketball player might not be a great point guard but a better soccer player because they have better stamina.
We live in a world of 'clouded positivity', where it is literally blinding. It reminded me of an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance" with the dancer named "sex" ... skip to 4mins in.
Some online marketers are so ingrained they will be this super affiliate but have been in it for way longer than I think it should take. With all this information on the internet it should be easier to be successful.
It has taken me 2 years to go from a full-time employee to a full time online affiliate. I know others that it has taken them just 1 year or even 6 months. With the resources that we have now, I think it should even take less than a year to be profitable online. There are just so much more that you can right now.
Let us take the example I stated above, about the basketball player. You can practice everyday to be the best basketball player ever, but you still can't make a shot. You are the fastest runner on your team but you do not think anything of it.
What if you started playing another sport on the weekends just to explore. You now match the runners on the team and you feel a bit more comfortable than actually playing basketball.
This might be the calling you are meant to be, but are blinded by basketball that you will never reach your true potential.
This is a majority of people. Believe me, I was in a state of depression before and thought this online stuff wasn't for me. What solidified it for me, I was able to repeat my success by just shifting gears a bit.
Some of you are still waiting for your first 7$. A lot do not even see results yet are still trying to go hard! Maybe it is time to just quit.
Affiliates or online marketers do not make it because they never know their action plan. They read and try every tactic without using their own thoughts. So when it is not working they complain.
Focusing on one topic, they are probably missing out on a potential success that was meant for them.
In todays world, there are so may ways to make money. There are more millionaires now than ever before One thing is you can not be stuck on just one strategy. Instead of buying traffic you might be good at networking or being a lead broker.
In order to figure this out, you have to slowly try other aspects of the same macro category.
I talk about an 'affiliate ladder' in this post. This post shows the many ways you can start in this industry from a lead broker to product owner. Video is more about why it is best to be an affiliate.
Same ladder just different rungs of the ladder. Same industry just different roles in the online world.
I am not saying do not give on on being independent, but there are many ways to also try other things. If you are in the gym, weight lifting might not be your thing but doing zumba or heated yoga might be the thing for you to lose weight and see results.
All I am saying is that sometimes you have to just shift a bit to find your results. There are so many podcasts saying to keep at it, hustle hard, never quit - they never tell you to expose yourself to other aspects of the same category.
Buying traffic might not be your thing but product creation might be. Just sit down, reflect and take time for your mind and yourself to have a conversation.