What is the #1 thing that is holding you back from making money online with affiliate marketing?

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Hey guys I have a quick question:

What is the #1 thing that is holding you back from making money online with affiliate marketing?

For me in the beginning, the #1 that kept me from making money online with affiliate marketing was that I didn't had any action plan.
Once I had a clear action that I know EXACTLY what I have to do, then I started to make money.

So, What is the #1 thing that is holding you back from making money online with affiliate marketing??
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    For me it was getting people from the product landing page to the sales page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    I don't do affiliate marketing . . . but I have been active here for many years and I can tell you there are two recurring themes that hold most wannabe marketers back: fear and laziness.

    There are many different personal fears that hold people back and nearly all of them are unfounded. But they are real for the entrepreneurs and they are paralyzing.

    Most people here that dream of making money online don't have discipline and drive to push themselves to success. Nothing personal mind you ... but they are lazy in that they won't do what is necessary to create and maintain a profitable business. They know the "steps" but they can't force themselves to take them.

    Notice that both these traits, fear and laziness, have nothing to do with the mechanics of making money online. [The mechanics can be learned with observations, study, and application.] They are personal characteristics and part of the makeup of the individual. It's what leads me to believe:

    YOU ARE THE BUSINESS. Anyone can learn the mechanics, but many, many people can not align themselves with success due to their fear and/or laziness. These two attributes can be changed, but it is very difficult and uncomfortable for most.

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  • One thing that's holding me back is the will to actually start it.
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  • For me, it is more of the mind set, like I am all excited and giddy to start a new project then after a while, I get lazy and forget about it. There is just too many things that go everyday and you just get tired of working with the project until the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Getting tons of converting traffic is the biggest problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    I think Ryan Levesque "Ask"-style questions are holding me back the most. When I see them, I tense in rage for a few moments and that really takes me out of my flow state.

    In response to the OP's comment about having a clear plan, I guess that's great as a solution, but how many newbies--or even people who have been around here for like 10 years--have a clear plan? They won't invest in one, and keep furtively looking around for that one magic bullet to get the huge win. Then they end up with an armful of of rapidly-outdated tools that promised the world but actually only did one little part each in Traffic or Conversion.

    "Tell me what to do and I'll do it, O Master," is the cry of the person desperate for The One Right Way to do something. There is no "one right way". Even if someone gives you the roadmap, you still have to take the trip yourself...and the things you encounter on that trip will be problems you have to solve on your own. No magic bullets.

    Generating quality traffic that is a match with the offer (that's what makes it quality, heh) is the biggest problem I've seen people have over the past half-dozen years.
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  • For most people, they promote the wrong kind of product. Honestly i prefer affiliate programs that offer month-to-month recurring income, for as long as the customer stays with the company.

    Other people who fail at affiliate marketing wants that Adwords + Clickbank strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    Why do affiliate marketing?

    Create your own products instead. That's where the money is.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Kobi Topaz View Post

    Hey guys I have a quick question:

    What is the #1 thing that is holding you back from making money online with affiliate marketing?

    For me in the beginning, the #1 that kept me from making money online with affiliate marketing was that I didn't had any action plan.
    Once I had a clear action that I know EXACTLY what I have to do, then I started to make money.

    So, What is the #1 thing that is holding you back from making money online with affiliate marketing??
    I would say lack of action for me when I started. I was reading too much and not taking enough action.
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  • Profile picture of the author garry baker
    Hey Kobi,

    I would say for sure for me is lack of follow thru, but I am working on staying focused on one thing at a time, see it thru...

    But I always find myself maybe giving up too quick on a plan or an offer...

    So I keep working to create and finalize one plan and stick to it...
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  • Profile picture of the author YoungArt
    Getting Traffic to my affiliate links is my main problem atm!!!
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