I shared some insights last week on how a newbie should approach their first profitable campaign.
I then realized there’s not really much material on what to do after you start making money. Where should you be spending your money? Should you scale more or expand to different campaigns?
Each level of success brings its own challenges. An affiliate who’s making $1,000 a day has a different set of challenges compared to someone just starting out. And just because you made $1,000 in profit yesterday doesn’t mean you’ve made it.
A few months ago I received an email from a blog reader name John asking for help.
He knew from my reading list that I’m a fan of “learning hacks” because I recommended books such as The Art of Learning and The Talent Code. I don’t think you need 10,000 hours to be an an expert at a skill, and you can use different techniques to speed up the process. John wanted to know if there were any “learning hacks” for affiliate marketing.
This question is interesting because most emails I get are “hey I am a newbie, do you have any tips for me?”
The phrase “Super Affiliate” gets tossed around a lot in this industry. I’ve always hated it because I’ve associated it with low-level “gurus” trying to make a quick buck.
Over time, I’ve grown to accept it because the term came to mean the best affiliates in the industry – the top 1%. They are the people who know how to run profitable campaigns like the back of their hands and have the bank accounts to prove it.
I feel that the image of a super affiliate has changed over time. In 2009, it probably meant someone who was extremely flashy, young, and most likely arrogant. These days, it’s the complete opposite.
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