Wednesday, June 13, 2007

5 Personality Traits of a Super Affiliate

An overwhelming number of people are flocking to the internet to get their share of the online riches. One of the most popular business ventures for work at home beginners is affiliate marketing. With no boss, no deadlines and no stock to deal with, the popularity of affiliate marketing continues to grow. With so much attractive appeal one would think that just about everyone can succeed at affiliate marketing. However, only 20 percent of people doing affiliate marketing are successful and all of them have these 5 qualities.

1. Investing themselves
With any task you must invest the time and effort that is needed to make it work. If you are not invested in your business, don’t expect it to grow. Floods of money will not be pouring into your account in the beginning of your affiliate marketing journey. And like every journey it’s the little day to day steps that truly make the difference.

2. Willing to learn
Affiliate marketing is applied knowledge. In order to apply the steps used by the masters, you must first be willing to learn the steps. While many people do invest time and effort in building their business very few take time to learn how to build a successful business from scratch. There are several ways an affiliate can get lost in the industry and fail but there are also many ways for an affiliate to succeed. This is done by keeping an open mind and welcoming ideas and suggestions given to you by those who have a firm understanding of the business.

3. Determination
As an affiliate marketer you must possess the ability to push yourself. 80 percent of people fail because the lack the determination to reach further, climb higher and go farther. This perhaps stems from a lack of self discipline, which brings me to quality four.

4. Discipline
All successful affiliate marketers have a strong sense of self-discipline. They are able to get themselves to take action regardless of their emotional state. Thus they are able to accomplish more in a faster period of time. Their marketing goals are not just set for the sake of having a goal, they are done deals. It is virtually guaranteed that they will follow through with every goal they set because they have made the conscious decision to do so.

5. Optimism
A positive attitude is the key to succeeding at virtually everything, including affiliate marketing. Why be optimistic? Optimism means explaining setbacks to yourself in ways that gives you resilience, strength and determination. Optimism improves your ability to succeed. Your attitude towards your business should always be good even if things are not going the way you planned.

You can be among the 20 percent of affiliate marketers who are living the net marketing dream. It starts with building theses qualities within you. They are essential to your success as an affiliate marketer.

Jeff Casmer is an award winning entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and internet marketing consultant with career sales over $25,000,000. His "Top Ranked" Best Affiliate ProgramsEarn Money Online in the 21st century. Directory gives you all the information you need to

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