Affiliate Marketing is very hard, despite what people might make you believe – it’s not Bottle Service, Lambos, and Killing It 24/7.
In Fact, it’s more struggle than ever these days. I’m very honest (as you know) always telling it how it is, and I can tell you after a killer campaign dies, there are many months where nothing works as it should, no matter what you try it doesn’t want to work – hell even if you rip n run shit on the spy tools, somehow it just doesn’t work.
For example, there were times, I didn’t drive my Porsche for MONTHS because I felt I didn’t deserve it.
I felt like the guy working at the corner store makes more then me because I was constantly losing testing new verticals, testing new offers, etc etc. LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS UP as a lot of killing it 24/7 affiliates who are too ashamed to admit when they are down make it seem like it is.
Affiliate marketing has been like this for years, err for ever, always a crazy streak of super awesome profit months, then months of silience where we go into negative and it seems like that negative keeps getting worse and worse.
We all experienced this, it’s just part of the game.
The times where we feel like we’re stupid, where we’re missing something, where even if we copy straight up what a good friend suggests it just doesn’t work for us – and we can’t explain why!
I felt depressed because of this, I went to talk to a pro who helmed me frame it and understand it, these are just phases. Why am I telling you this? Because It’s absolutely NORMAL not to kill it 24/7. Struggle is OK, it’s just about keeping on. And always, always, the stars line up and comes the next big success hit.
I know a lot of people in affiliate marketing experience this, they feel down, and they feel bad about how hard it is; but there’s no place to talk about it and vent your frustration, because then others will look down on them, not want to talk to them because they aren’t killing it.
People always expect everyone to bring their A game, their instagram face. The fake, made up bullshit that everyone expects but it is always so.
I didn’t know if I should write this, but why the hell not. i Am Attila; and affiliate marketing has made me feel depressed at times.
I dealt with it by talking to great friends, bitching and complaining and venting my frustrations and then went right back to the drawing board, spying, evaluating testing..
This is a true story, while I was spying, and analyzing redirect chains and which CPA network has the offer…
That’s how I discovered Media500 and G, the coolest bunch of guys ever, who gave me some insane geos that got us initial traction on PUSH which helped me feel amazing yet again and get out of the rut.
If you want to talk privately about your struggles, vent your frustrations, I don’t look at you as “OH a negative person, and he’ll pull me down with him, I dont want to talk to this person” instead, I will listen, and if needed offer some advice on how to be once more happy and enjoy the best damn career/job in the world, Affiliate Marketing!!
With my killer buddy Ian Fernando we created a new telegram group, where we can openly talk about struggles we encountered, how we solved them, and also talk about things that make us happy. Join if you want to talk (link in description) or PM me!!
Cheers, and remember, affiliate is a marathon not a race!!
JOIN the Happy Affiliate telegram group at https://t.me/happyaffiliate