If you are new to the Internet, you will probably run into Affiliate Marketing at some point. At first, this will sound like an awesome idea. You sell someone else’s product, and you make money. Moreover, you will think you can make this income from a passive website. You get it up-and-running, the affiliate links are set up in your website, the referring traffic goes to the program and you log into the affiliate dashboard to see how much income you are making.
So you do all this work, and then you log back in after 2 weeks to collect your huge check. Wait! What? I made $0 in the last two weeks?
That’s right. The vast majority of affiliate marketers do NOT make any money… This seems impossible. They guy who sold me the website said I would be making thousands of dollars a month guaranteed!
Ask yourself this question: If it was that easy to make money online, why in the world would that guy be telling you how to do it? He wouldn’t.
That’s the big secret in affiliate marketing that most people will not tell you. They want you to think this is a very lucrative enterprise. But common sense should tell you otherwise.
Anything that sounds too easy or too good to be true, simply is.
Your grandfather was right. Everything is hard work and there is no such thing as a free lunch or easy buck.
And this is how you need to approach internet marketing. You need to realize that you will get out of it what you put in. It’s hard. Passive income is largely a myth.