What’s the Number One Reason People Quit Affiliate Marketing?

What’s the Number One Reason People Quit Affiliate Marketing?

  At this stage, I’ve probably seen tens of thousands of people get started with online marketing. I’ve seen some go on to become wildly successful. I’ve seen some people who have no experience go on to make hundreds of thousands—even millions of dollars. And I’ve also seen a lot more people who quit. Most of them drop out of the business within six months. They’re not doing anything to make money, then they get upset because they’re not making money. And now they’re not doing Internet marketing anymore. What separates successful people from failures? I think the difference mainly comes down to the people who quit… They get overwhelmed because there are so many different options to choose from. They try so many different things to get their business just right, but they don’t realize that time keeps passing them by… One week goes by, then a month goes by, three months goes by, and they start thinking, “Wow, I’ve put in all this effort, yet there’s no money. I haven’t yet made any commissions. What’s going on?“ And after a few more months, that almost becomes a little bit depressing. If you’ve been at this business for three months, and you haven’t made one commission yet, it becomes a little bit depressing. I was at it for nine months before I ever made my first sale, and that did become very depressing for me too. Many people just can’t handle the depression, and they just see giving up as the easy option. So how do you avoid that? How to Prevent Yourself from Giving Up If you...
Should I Encourage My Kids to Be Entrepreneurs or Get Good Grades?

Should I Encourage My Kids to Be Entrepreneurs or Get Good Grades?

  I was talking with my friend Susan from New South Wales, and she asked, “Matt, I have young kids, should I teach them to be entrepreneurs or to go to school and get very good grades?” This is a very good question, and it’s ironic Susan is from South Wales, because right now I’m in the small town of Life Valley, Australia, where I actually grew up. The town has a population of only about 15 people, and the nearest city is about 30 minutes away. Right now I’m standing at the end of the driveway of my old house—in the spot we got picked up by the school bus every morning. This Is Where I Started My First Business Right here on the side of the road, next to this mailbox, is where I started my first business called ‘Spuds 4 Sale’… When we were growing up, my mom and dad were farmers, so my brother and I got the idea to sell potatoes to random cars that would drive by. And even though we only saw a car drive by every 10 minutes, we still sold a few. At the time I was 10 years old and my brother was 12. Every morning, we would put potatoes in little freezer bags, and then we’d store them in the mailbox. We found a piece of tin and spray painted it, Spuds 4 Sale. My mother was really supportive, and she encouraged us on our first venture. But anyway, this is where we started our first business, and I still remember as a 10 year old—making my very...
Make 2017 Better Than 2016—Here’s How …

Make 2017 Better Than 2016—Here’s How …

Hello from Fiji! So here we are. 2017. Don’t know about you, but it came around real fast for me. Feels like just yesterday I was in Kuala Lumpur on New Years eve welcoming in 2016. If you read my last email about ‘rocks, pebble, sand and water’ then you’ll know one of rules I try to live by is; “How you start your day, is how you finish your day.” If your morning routine is checking emails, Skype, Facebook, and other ‘reactive’ tasks, you can easily get pulled into doing that kind of work all day long. And accomplish nothing significant. Instead, you should start your days off by accomplishing the big, important stuff that moves your business forwards. Well I also believe this rule applies to the entire year as well. These first few weeks of January 2017 will set the stage for the rest of the year. Most of the population will begin this year in a state of disarray … perhaps hungover from all the parties, or still in celebration mode for the next week, not even thinking about their goals. On the other hand, some people will hit the road running. They’ll decide January is going to be a record month for them, and they’ll already be putting in the work. Spurred on by these results, they’ll be able to keep the momentum up throughout Feb, March, and the rest of the year … 2017 will be their greatest year ever. If you’ve decided that it’s time to get serious about starting your own online business (or making the current one you have a...