Many affiliate marketers fail to start pursuing their marketing dreams because they are so afraid of failure or making a mistake. Hence, they end up talking themselves out of the idea of venturing into affiliate marketing. Whether you believe it or not, there is another category of affiliate marketers who never start because they are afraid of the success of affiliate marketing.
Fear can hold you back from working on your affiliate marketing goals, and you can trace it to you being in your comfort zone. Fear, or a feeling of anxiety, is mostly due to the change that is likely to come to your life. Life is meant to be enjoyed and fully experienced, but letting your fear hold you back will limit your success as an affiliate marketer. Some of the most common fears that might be holding you back include the following:
Fear Of Family And Friends
There are a lot of potential affiliate marketers who never take the first step into becoming an affiliate marketer because their family and friends have told them repeatedly that they cannot make it.
When you want to become an affiliate marketer, the very first step that you should take on this issue is to stop listening to your family and friends. Maybe your family have raised you to believe that to be successful in life; you have to finish school, then go to college, get a good paying job, save your money to build a house, raise a family and then retire. It is a mindset thing.
Maybe this mentality has been deeply instilled in you to the extent that you believe you cannot earn a living if you are not employed. But come to think of it, how many people are doing well financially simply by doing affiliate marketing? Your family and friends might be telling you that you will be wasting your time spending a few hours on the internet and that you should go out and secure yourself a “real job” as they call it. This is what you should do: simply believe in yourself and tune out the negative noises.
It is not that they are mean or jealous of your potential success, not at all. Your family mean well for you and by ignoring them, it does not mean that you are disrespecting them. It is because you have a passion for marketing and you care about your dreams and want to build your future doing that which you truly believe in.
Do not let your family and friends prevent you from becoming a successful affiliate marketer.
Fear Of Power
Money is power. It is your fuel source, and it can be brought about by success. Are you afraid that if you become an affiliate marketer, you are going to succeed? Fear that you are going to make some money online. Once you have earned some real money, what next?
Power is the source of fuel that comes from within you which keeps your marketing passion burning inside of you. Without strong willpower, you will not be able to move forward as an affiliate market when you are faced with challenges.
For your information, power is a mindset which drives you to believe that you can make it. It is your heartfelt and genuine belief that as you begin small as an affiliate, you can still achieve your goal and savour on.
All you need is to confidently aim higher, execute, and soon you will be powerful enough to shoot past the sky.
Fear Of Being Alone
Are you afraid that if you become an affiliate market, you will be alone, spending a lot of time on the internet all by your lonesome? It is almost impossible to succeed as an affiliate if you are not willing to be by yourself. As a professional affiliate marketer, you must be competent of yourself and know that you will not be alone all the time because you will not be spending all the time doing marketing. You will be having some time off to be with your friends and family if that is all you want.
Fear Of The Unknown
Fear of the unknown is one of the greatest fears of affiliate marketers. When you are not sure what to expect when you begin marketing, your mind can easily play mind games with you and prevent you from venturing into affiliate marketing. Some of the common fears of the unknown are, “what if I do not sell?”
You can easily overcome this fear simply by knowing what you want and how you can achieve it. Then plan and prepare to launch your plan. Be flexible, seek advice, and above all, do not think that you will fail. You should also live one day at a time as an affiliate marketer. Be content with the sales that you make in a day and let the future take care of itself.
Fear Of Change
The biggest fear that might keep you back from pursuing your affiliate marketing career is the fear of change. Does change make you uncomfortable, even if it is a change for the better?
The best way for you to deal with your fears is to think of change as an adventure. You can learn to embrace change by initiating change in little things in your life to help you adjust better. Start with small changes in your daily routines. For example, avoid taking your favourite food for a while and try something new.
As you learn to make small changes in your life, you will get used to changes, and hence you can be able to easily and comfortably handle the changes that will inevitably come with affiliate marketing.
The truth is that affiliate marketing is likely to bring some changes into your life. Hence, you need to be prepared to embrace the changes without struggling, and most likely the changes will be for the better.
Fear is just but emotion, deal with it as early as you can and achieve your affiliate marketing dreams.