What Top Earning Affiliate Marketers Have In Common

A while back, John wrote a blog post about the Top 10 affiliates and how much money they made in only one month.

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The Top 10 is an impressive group to be sure. They are extremely successful affiliate marketers, making over $1.3 million in commissions in just one month.

They are also a very diverse group. They range in age from early 20 to almost 80 years old, and come from all walks of life and backgrounds. They all have different stories and talents. However, they also share the following characteristics that makes them successful.

They Are Passionate

One of the things you will noticed when you hang around the top earners at a live event like IM Freedom Workshops, or a mastermind like Titanium, is how passionate they are when it comes to what they do. If you want to be successful, you need to be passionate about it. Passion lights the fire that will keep you motivated and hungry.

They Don’t Make Excuses

This is very important. People who make excuses are everywhere and they are always playing devil’s advocate. Top affiliates don’t make excuses, and if you want to be successful you have to stop making them yourself.

There will always be a reason not to do something. However, you have to stop using the excuse and go for it. The reward is much better than the temporary comfort you get from not taking action. If you have ever heard Rise Up by Saliva, you’ll understand. Don’t be afraid to raise up.

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They Are Always Networking

Networking is one thing that all successful people have in common, and top earners are all massive networkers. They network in all sorts of ways – most commonly through live events and meet ups.

They Are Consistent

Being consistent can be hard. However, one thing all of these top earners have done is stay consistent. If you stick to something and do it consistently you will become proficient at it. Hang tough and stick to what you are doing. You can’t quit just because things aren’t working out the way you planned. John did a great video on this.

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Be consistent at what you do. Do not be an “on again, off again” Internet marketer. The ones who are successful do it everyday.

They Don’t Let Anyone Steal Their Dreams

Successful people don’t let unsuccessful people get under their skin. They don’t let others talk them out of their dreams and goals. This is easier said than done because all too often, the people trying to steal your dreams are your friends and family. Here’s how to prevent that from happening.

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They Have An Abundance Mindset

Most of society is built on a mentality of scarcity. This is a mentality that tells people that opportunities are few and far between. That there is a lack in life. This type of thinking is useful for society because it makes people buy stuff. Apple does a great job making you buy their newest gadget by using the scarcity mentality. Your life won’t be complete unless you have the latest iPhone.

Scarcity mentality can be quite painful and create a lot of unnecessary fear, anxiety, and desperation. An abundance mentality, on the other hand, tells you that there are always new chances and opportunities. This relieves the pressure you feel if you have a scarcity mentality that makes you feel like an utter failure just because things didn’t work out.

An abundance mentality allows you to see life in a more long-term perspective. And it can help you improve your performance since with it you’re creating a lot less pressure and anxieties within your own mind. All the top earners have an abundance mindset.

They Are Always Learning

There is a lot to learn in this world. And before you can start outsourcing jobs – you will need to learn some things yourself. Whether it is learning how to set up a simple PPC ad or something more complex like how to be a solo ad provider. Everything is evolving and so must you. Keep up. Never get too comfortable with what you currently know. You should always be thinking of the next step. And if you can – try to stay one step ahead.

However, don’t let learning stop you from doing. Way too many new internet marketers stay in “learning mode” and never get out of it. They want to learn everything before they start. They want to line up all their ducks. The problem is there is always going to be something new to learn. You need to put what you learn into action in order to see results.

What separates top earners from everyone else is they apply what they learn, and they don’t try to learn everything before they start. They know that it is impossible to learn everything, and that conditions will never be perfect. Those ducks will never line up. You just have to do it, and keep learning as you go.