The following is a guest post by affiliate marketer, IamAttila. He is a great addition to the affiliate blogging scene. You can find more of his writings at IamAttila.com
I often share a lot of tactical, hands-on knowledge you can implement immediately to improve your affiliate marketing. This time, I decided to spice things up and talk about stuff beyond the technical details. I’d like to share with you what I learned after hitting $1 million in revenue in May 2014.
Many people dream about big profits, but only 1% make it. This is a fact. I didn’t make it up (Google it! I dare ya!) Why only 1% manage to make it big? Well, I don’t know for sure… Some say it’s a lack of action. Others say it’s a lack of persistence. In my experience-based opinion, it has to do with a combination of things.
2. Daily Gratitude
3. Drink More Water
5. No Caffeine
6. No Social Media
I didn’t use any social media during the month of October.
The biggest difference is how clear, calm, and focused my mind was. It felt like having a good night’s sleep after staying away for a few days. It’s eye-opening how addictive social media can be, and how much time it can take up.
The STM Forum is one of the best places to find “inside” information on what’s working in affiliate marketing.
Maybe I’ve inspired you to become an affiliate marketer, but now you’re looking for more detailed information such as case studies and guides.
Most affiliates don’t really have much strategy when it comes to their affiliate marketing campaigns. Instead, they have a collection of little tricks that use to improve campaigns.
I wanted to write an example of how I’ve used a business concept and applied it to affiliate marketing. There aren’t any official books on affiliate marketing, but at the end of the day it’s still business.
A few years ago I read one of my favorite books called “Getting Everything You Can, Out of Everything You’ve Got” by Jay Abraham. You can think of Jay like your “guru’s favorite guru.”
A key part of growth is to improve your network.
Study the biography of any successful person and you can see how key relationships accelerated their growth.
Small problem though – Most of us aren’t born into great connections. You have to start from scratch and develop relationships with people you admire if you want them in your network.
That’s something I’m still doing to this day. There are people more successful than me in certain areas, and I want to learn from them.
I’m excited to show you guys the new CharlesNgo.com 2.0!
I’ve been working on the re-design nonstop for a few weeks, and now it’s finally ready! If you’re reading the blog post directly, then make sure you check out the homepage.
Why do a Redesign?
I’ve have used the same Genesis theme since I first started. The blog has exploded in growth this year and I’m close to 20,000 unique visitors a month. If figured if I want to get to the next level, I have to evolve the blog with a new design.
I had 5 goals in mind when I redesigned the blog:
Don’t you want to improve your personal productivity? There’s only 24 hours in a day, and it’d be good if we all could work a little smarter.
Over the years, I’ve shared quite a few productivity hacks with you such as the Pomodoro technique and task prioritizing. I’ve even shared some of my tools for increasing team productivity.
But some of my biggest productivity boosters have been the systems I’ve built into my personal life. I figured I could have a competitive advantage if I wasted less time on useless tasks. My time is valuable, and I have plenty of money. I use my money to buy more time.