The TRUTH About Affiliate Marketing (no one is this honest)

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Hey guys so in this video I’m going to share with you some hard truth about affiliate marketing and what it really takes to run an online business so my name is Rachel Esley and if you’re new to my channel it’s all about online marketing affiliate marketing so many of the videos are software tutorials affiliate marketing strategies trap strategies to get more traffic and collect more leads and make more sales online and build up passive income and a lot of them are like screen share or and I’ll teach that way and this one’s a little bit different this one I just wanted a chill out on the couch and have a talk with you guys if you are new to the channel be sure to subscribe and hit the notifications and I hope you enjoyed this video so I hate to say this but I truly don’t think that affiliate marketing is for everybody only 3% of people that try to make money online actually do and even people who do make a dollar or more online may not be happy with where they’re at or also have a lot of expenses yes revenue and income but also a lot of expenses so not as much profit as they would like and this is especially true in the beginning as you’re learning you will get better hopefully not everyone gets better but if you’re really truly committed to this you want it to work keep learning you have to keep learning I try to learn all the time and then the days and the weeks that I decide oh I’m not gonna do any learning I’m only gonna do content for production or like or working on my automations or build out a funnel or need to get emails up whatever it may be whatever activity it is in my business it’s so important to keep sharpening the saw and even if you’re like an expert and you’re really good you’ll still want to be learning because there’s always going to be ways to optimize your campaigns optimize your funnels optimize your traffic make things better scale drive more traffic so one of the truth is like this journey is ongoing there are destinations you do what and hit goals and set goals and hit certain destinations perhaps you have a goal in mind like you want to do $10,000 months well you need to consider do you want to do $10,000 in profit month and let’s say you have that $10,000 profit what are you gonna do with that and there’s always going to be these questions and challenges in front of you of how you’re currently running your business and what direction it should go in so to get affiliate marketing to work there are slow methods and there are fast methods and even the fast methods can take a long time and even the slow methods because they keep in slower or the mean they don’t have to go that slow but even these slow organic methods these like free methods can still cost money because you may want to free up some time so then you pay for outsourcing and then you want to balance the return on your investment for that spending money it can be faster like hiring a team paying for traffic ads doing testing so you can further optimize things when you do have money to invest in your affiliate marketing business to get to the results that you want faster but it still takes time like in my business online with whatever’s up on the Internet I have funnels on the internet I have landing pages on the internet opt-in pages I have things for people to sign up to I have courses that like free courses that people can take in free trainings and downloads for people and then all the email is automated and a lot of the traffic is automated so a lot of it is just happening but it’s a daily challenge for me to think how can I scale this even better like how can we make more money with this does it just need more traffic or does do we need to get more leads from the traffic do we need to get more sales from those leads do we need more emails on the sequence do we need to be setting up a chat bot for it for a facebook messenger but I guess I just want to make the point that it can take a toll on entrepreneur to forget that is an ongoing journey and yeah there’s destinations and goals that you want to hit but when you hit them it doesn’t mean that it’s done and there’s going to continue to be challenges and it’s hard like even if you have money to invest and paid ads and you’re like I’m gonna do paid ads he’s still gonna crack the code and that like you’re still gonna be good at us and learn how to do ads Facebook Ads Google Ads whatever ads you’re doing solo ads Instagram ads and then let’s say okay you have even more money to invest that’s great so with that money you’re gonna hire some experts money does not like just buy everything that quick you can’t just expect a I’m gonna bring an expert right away and then they’re gonna crack the code for me when you sit back and realize that’s not gonna happen the only person you really can blame is yourself so just another truth about having an online business and being in affiliate marketing is that you are responsible for everything so even if you’re growing your team and you set up your automations what if one of automation fails and you don’t even know that all this traffic is not even getting the emails or you go check on your ads and you realize like $1000 was there’s not gonna be a return on that the only return is the learning lessons so I guess my point I’m trying to get across with this is it is so possible to have success if you really want this to work you can make it work just most people don’t make it work and that’s something that the Guru’s aren’t gonna tell you they’re not gonna tell you that oh this is so hard no the make money online industry the way people market if that’s like the affiliate marketing niche that you’re in or you I mean I’m sure you guys see plenty of things for courses and strategies like little courses or programs or coaching or whatever it is for software’s like this is gonna make everything easier buy this and everything is just gonna be easier and this is the solution that you need to make money online and you buy something and then you’re still where you were at before or even like in a worse spot I just want to let you know that’s normal it’s common it’s just so common if if that doesn’t if you don’t experience that then something’s weird but just because it’s so common it doesn’t mean that has to be your reality it doesn’t mean that you can’t break through that there’s always going to continue to be challenges but whatever challenge you’re at you can break through that one a lot of my results I have gotten from locking myself in my room or in my house and getting the work done filming the videos setting up the fun all building the funnel building the recording the videos for the funnel getting the emails ready getting the traffic like just doing the work and then a lot of the results that I’ve gotten in my business are a result of meeting certain people of networking of having people come into my life who I did not know before and having them teach me something or presents to me an opportunity that I would not have ran into it’s like think about how how did you learn about affiliate marketing where were you when you first heard about it if you remember or do you remember a time where there was like one pivotal moment or event or think that you did or went to a person that you met that changed your life and oftentimes we are not going to be able to make those connections if we are so laser focused so I think it’s super important in your online business and in this affiliate marketing journey because that’s what it is to socialize be social make friends people that you can talk to know people that you could complain to like oh let’s get on a call so we can just like complain but it’s so important to have that support system people that you meet online even through YouTube I’ve met people through YouTube which is so amazing or we connect maybe first to each other on YouTube but then we’ll go connect on Instagram or on Facebook I try to meet those people in person at the conferences or maybe they live in my area and I can meet them in person meeting people like real people talking to people that has really been so important for getting to the next level in the next level in the next level in my business another thing another truth that you guys may see online is people using their results to as leverage to get more results so oh look everyone I made a hundred dollars with this opportunity I’m an or this thing that I’m promoting this affiliate offer that sparks people’s interest so it’s them doing that now Delp now they just made a $200 Hey look everyone I made $200 with this program more people sparked interest signup now you’re right $500 and just keep like that’s common and I’m not even saying it’s bad I’m just saying it is a truth about affiliate marketing for me I think integrity is everything I do leverage my results to get more results sometimes but I make sure to do it in hopefully a classy way in a way that provides value in an authentic way in a vulnerable way it’s easy to say that things are easy it’s easy to say that this is the easiest affiliate program I’ve ever promoted and look at this and look how quick I’m getting people to sign up for it and it’s hard for people to tell the truth and tell people that it’s hard and I’m not making this video to bring anybody down or like try to spread negative energy I just think it’s kind of like pew if you are in an affiliate marketing industry and make money online I think it’s somewhat your duty to share the truth like not lie to people so much of what’s online is just what you chose to get online you go look at my Instagram every photo I look good I’m not gonna post a photo where I don’t look good and that’s fine that makes sense like I don’t really use my Instagram that much anyway for like make money online industry but I’m just saying like even on Facebook or on YouTube it can be the good they’re good and the highlights look at this look at this look at this and then it makes the viewers think like oh they must I mean obviously they do know something that I don’t or like those things are so easy for them why does it have to be so hard for me and I just want to let you guys know that it’s just like so not fricking the case and whatever your goals are like your journey how you want to set up your business that’s fine you can learn from other people just because your business does not look exactly like someone else’s it’s okay I like have a big team and then I see a lot of my colleagues online making money online making good money online and they don’t even like have a team or they have like very small team or like one person helping them and I get like I feel like oh I need to be doing it like that but then again on the other hand a lot of deals that I got going on in business deals and investments and things that I’m promoting it I’m doing they’re not so it’s also important in your online business and in this journey to not compare yourself to other people I know there’s so many videos and people saying that but it’s true so if you need a social media detox I suggest that you subscribe to my channel right now leave a comment of what you learned and then get off the internet go take a break go outside go to the beach go somewhere like put it down because the whole point of us building this online passive income business is so we can shut it down for like a freaking day and if you are starting to write right now or not feeling good oftentimes it’s that day like away from everything that we really need and that’s really gonna help you get back into your groove and have you conquer everything that you want to conquer so I hope this video was helpful if you want to see more videos like this that go more into the mindset of online marketing and the truth let me know in the comments let me know what kind of content that you want to see on this channel and I’ll see you guys on the next video

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