How I Save 15+ hours Each Week in My Personal Life

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Don’t you want to be a little more productive? 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.

Here are a few ways I’ve increased my productivity in my personal life.

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Charles Ngo Joins the StackThatMoney: Thought Leader Council

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A few years ago, 3 Super affiliates (Mr. Green, Stackman, Besmir) started a private forum for affiliate marketers. There are plenty of free affiliate marketing forums out there, but they saw an opportunity for a closed off community.

As you know, there are a lot of secrets in affiliate marketing. As much as I’ve shared on this blog, there’s a ton of subjects I don’t write about because I don’t feel comfortable sharing in such a public setting. A place like STM lets me talk about campaigns on a deeper level, and it has been a great way for me to network with other affiliates. (hint: if you’re a newbie who wants to Skype mastermind with other affiliates, this is where you can do it)

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I’ve been posting there for a few years now and they invited me to be a part of their new Thought Council. You can think of it as their “hall of fame” in a way. A nice benefit is they plan on hosting private masterminds at each conference to talk about the state of affiliate marketing.

Here’s what the STM Thought council is in Mr. Green’s words. 

“STM is now the largest and most tight knit premium affiliate marketing community hands down. 

There have been a whooping 175,000 posts since STM started 3.5 years ago. 

The membership base is made up of some insanely talented people. However, there have been a few that have been a few STMers who have shone above the rest and really contributed in a big way to STM. So we have decide to put together the STM Global Thought Leaders Council, where we acknowledge these STMers and their tremendous contributions.. 

I will be announcing the first STM Thought Leaders this week, along with their stories of how they got to where they are today. Their stories are pretty amazing. **Hint the first few guys will all be speaking at STM London.”

I’m proud to be a part of this group since STM is a great community. 

Mr. Green wanted me to write a detailed backstory on my affiliate marketing journey. Well…I already wrote an 8 part biography on that. 

But people have been asking me for one more chapter for the past year. What happened after I created that $500 profit campaign?

I share a little on how I turned that campaign from $500 profit the first day, to $100,000+ profit a day within a few months. I don’t like talking about how much money I’ve made so I hope this can motivate some of you guys to take action. 

Wait until next month and I’ll post a detailed review of StackThatMoney, and I’ll review some other paid affiliate marketing forums as well. I think private forums can be valuable and I want to help you make the best decision. 

You should read the stories of the other STM Thought Leaders so far: Benjamin Yong (talks about how he had to overcome a difficult childhood), Tim Tetra (this man takes the “affiliate lifestyle” to the extreme). I asked Mr. Green, and he claims you don’t have to be Asian to be on the Thought Council. 

StackThatMoney will be hosting their annual meet up in London next year (March 2015). It’s free and open to non-members of the forum so start making your plans. I will be speaking along with 15+ other high quality speakers. I’m a competitive man so trust me that I will bring the heat. 

Read the Post at the StackThatMoney Blog

Sign up For StackThatMoney (affiliate link)

 

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7 Steps to Take After You Make $500 a Day

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I shared some insights last week on how newbies should approach their first profitable campaigns.

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.

I’ve seen too many hot-shot affiliates go back to working 9-5 jobs within a year because they couldn’t adapt or they became complacent. The industry can be unforgiving to those not at the top of their games. 

After observing hundreds of affiliates over the past few years, I’ve come up with a few pieces of advice to help you further your affiliate career.

1. Hide your success, and don’t inflate your lifestyle

I always advise people to hide their successes from everyone. Success comes with distractions. Friends will ask to borrow money; your partner will want to go on vacations; and others will try to figure out what you’re doing next.

Leave your ego at the door. You don’t have to tell the world you’ve made it because you really haven’t yet. Your main goal at this point is to make more money

I know it’s tempting to want to announce your success to the world, but do me a favor: wait.

Affiliate campaigns can be unstable, especially if you’re new to the industry. Here’s an example: 

Two affiliates who are new to the industry are making $500 a day in profit. 

Affiliate A: Inflates his lifestyle. He buys a new BMW M3. He has a high-maintenance girlfriend. He puts himself into a new condo at $2,000 a month. He rents a nice new office, and his expenses run up to $7,000 a month. 

Affiliate B: Maintains the same lifestyle. He’s driving an old, paid-off Civic. He lives in the same $600 a month studio apartment, and he works there too. His expenses are $2,500 a month.

Stuff happens, and a few months later they’re both back to $0 a day profit. (Affiliate marketing can be cruel like that.)

They’re re-launching campaigns and losing money, but they have different mindsets. Affiliate A is freaking out because it’s tough for him to handle those campaign losses. Affiliate B is calmer because he has money in the bank and his expenses are lower. 

Testing out a new campaign and losing money is part of the game. Affiliate A quits campaigns early. He can’t handle the losses emotionally. Affiliate B eventually profits and is back in the game. A few months later, Affiliate A has to go back to a job to maintain his lifestyle. 

I’m not saying you can’t have nice things in life, but you have to know when to do it.

I didn’t upgrade my lifestyle for a year or two. I remember having 5-figure profit days while still living in my $600 a month studio. Why? Because I was still new to the industry and I was afraid of losing everything. 

Be patient. 

2. Invest in better hardware

Samurais live and die by their swords. We’re all nerds, so we live and die by our computers.

I started affiliate marketing with an old Gateway Pentium 3 laptop. It constantly froze, and loading Photoshop took nearly a minute. 

As soon as I started making money, I knew I had to upgrade my gear. I bought a new Dell computer, three 21″ monitors, a nicer desk, and an ergonomic chair. The upgrade allowed me to start working much faster.

I also upgraded my VPS to a $300 dedicated server and bought some tools I couldn’t afford before. 

I’ve always prioritized investing money over spending it. Investing doesn’t just mean stocks or property. It simply means to put your money towards things that will help you make more money.

I pay thousands of dollars to attend seminars; I have no budget when it comes to books; and I’ll take people out to expensive dinners to network.  

Don’t be cheap when it comes to your gear.  

3. Hire your first virtual assistant

You’re the bottleneck.

Campaigns aren’t launching faster, and you can’t handle more campaigns because you’re a one-person operation. Keep your ego in check. You’re not the only one in the world who can do what you do.

It may be a little early to hire a full-time employee, but you can get some practice by hiring a virtual assistant.

Figure out what you could use help with, and start small. Most first hires are usually programmers for landing pages or ad banner designers.

You won’t get it right the first time, or even the first 5 times. But it will pay off with dividends once you find the right people and train them.  

4. Scale your existing campaigns

I know it’s tempting to chase the bright shiny object. Maybe if you launch enough campaigns, one of them will be another winner.

The mistake most people make is they don’t squeeze every bit of profit out of their existing campaigns.

Let’s say you’re an expert in adult dating in France. It doesn’t make sense to jump into app installs in mobile.

Instead, you should scale to different traffic sources (because you already have landing pages, ads, and an offer that works). You could also try to use your knowledge in different countries.

In the future, you will have to expand to different verticals to scale. But most guys do it way too soon and throw away their existing leverages. 

5. Develop your campaign processes

Do you know what’s the core essence of being a successful affiliate marketer? 

A man’s shoe factory burned down. People expected him to be depressed because his goldmine disappeared. When asked about what he’s going to do now, he said, “Tomorrow I’m going to get back to work and build another one. The factory’s gone, but no one can take away my ability to build an even better one.”

The money is not in the campaign itself. The money is in your ability to create new profitable campaigns over and over again. I have had many profitable campaigns die due to reasons out of my control. It doesn’t bother me in the slightest because I know I have the skills and abilities to create new ones. 

Now that you’ve had a few profitable campaigns, it’s time to really understand the fundamentals. Create your own blueprint. Hone each step. 

  • How are you finding new offers?
  • What steps do you take to improve your landing pages?
  • What are your methods for scaling?

Write down your processes and always work on improving them. 

6. Expand your network

You’re not that newbie begging for help from anyone. Now you can actually bring something to the table.

Go to the next ad:tech or affiliate summit. Find some affiliates in your city, take them out for coffee, and network with smart people outside of Internet marketing as well.

Some of my most profitable campaigns came from brainstorming sessions with other affiliates. Remember the golden rule of networking? Always give value. How would you feel if someone always asked you questions and never thanked you? You would start ignoring that person.

7. Get aggressive

The biggest mistake I’ve seen affiliates make is they get complacent. They lose their fire.

In the affiliate marketing pecking order, you are nothing. If you think you’ve made it, you’re aiming too low.

There is no special playground for newbies. You’re entering the same arena as everyone else and going up against guys like me. You have to fight tooth and nail for what you want. If you’re making $1,000 a day, you should be obsessed with making $5,000 a day. 

I met up with an affiliate at ASW 2014. He and I grew up in the industry together. The difference between us is that he messed around and blew all his money on cars, cocaine, and women. I’ve been working hard and growing for 6 years straight… Straight!  

Be relentless. 

Conclusion

The battle is only just beginning when you have your first profitable campaign. I’m offering you this advice because I don’t want you to become a 1-year affiliate. 

I’ve seen too many guys live it up for a year and end up back at 9-5 jobs. You have to be patient and make sacrifices. Work hard. Don’t let up. 

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How a Blog Reader Made $500 a Day Using 4 Learning Hacks

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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 “hacking” learning 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?”

I thought about it for a while and came up with my theories. I gave him a 10 minute call since it would be easier than writing it out. He thanked me and promised me he would repay me by becoming a success story.

I didn’t hear from him for about 3 months. Most people I give advice to don’t really take action and just disappear. But I was surprised when I received an email from him that he made his first $500 profit day. That’s astonishing because I know many guys who have been trying this for years and haven’t even earned $500 total. 

I jumped on a call with John to deconstruct his process and how he did it. I wanted to know how a newbie in 2014 succeeds. The guy’s smart and I’m not taking credit for his success. What I will do is share the advice I gave him, and I will share how he applied it.

If anyone ever makes money because of my blog, please let me know. It’s the main fuel that keeps me writing these days. 

1) Find Mentors or Mastermind with Other People

Imagine you want to learn how to play basketball. The quickest way learn would be to find a mentor or a coach. They have experience and a good teacher can 10x how fast your learn, and prevent you from developing bad habits. 

Naturally, everyone wants to learn from the best or the most famous basketball players. But what are the chances of you getting mentored by Michael Jordan or an NBA player? They’re probably too busy.

Instead you could learn the basics from a local basketball coach. You could also learn a lot from a friend who has been playing his whole life.

I’ve noticed when newbies want a mentor, they will email me or other high profile affiliates in the industry. As much as I want to help, I don’t have that much free time to help people 1 on 1. But guess what? There are other successful affiliates in the industry that might be willing to teach you. 

Where can you find them? I told John that there’s mainly 3 places to look: see if there are any local affiliates, meeting people at conferences, or on forums.

Don’t tell yourself, “I can’t.” Ask yourself, “How can I?” 

John just happened to be in a city that’s an affiliate hotspot. A meet up was coming up and he went. While at the meet up, he met a successful affiliate who was friendly and willing to answer his questions. The affiliate casually mentioned he loves coffee, and John told him, “Bro I know the best coffee spot in the city that kind of a hidden gem, let me take you out this week. I’d love to pick your brain if you don’t mind.”

Later in the week they went to get some coffee and the super affiliate answered a lot of his newbie questions. John asked him, “I’m a programmer. If you ever need any programming work done, I’d love to do some work for you in exchange for some advice here and there. I can spare 3 hours a day for anything you need. I respect you and would never do anything shady with your material.” The super affiliate agreed because he had trouble communicating with his programmers, and it would be awesome to design pages in person. 

John built out some beautiful mobile landing pages for the super affiliate that converted better than his past ones. The super affiliate then told John could use the landing pages for his own campaigns. Because of his networking, John now had optimized landing pages and he found a vertical.

Now some of you guys may be thinking he was lucky. But was he? He had the social intelligence to take the guy out to coffee and to offer a trade to work for him for free. You have to take action sometimes if you want to be lucky. Smart people know the key to networking is to give value first.

2) Laser Focus on a Traffic Source and Vertical

John decided to focus only on mobile because it’s what I recommend a lot. My next advice was to pick a vertical that you know works.

“But isn’t there a lot of competition?”

True, there is. But at least you know the offer makes money. Too many times a newbie will look at an offer in a network and try to guess if it’ll work or not. The design of he offer page is not everything. What about the payment processor? What if the advertiser scrubs? 

If there are 100 people making money in this vertical or offer, you just have to be better than affiliate #100.

What do most affiliates do? Your typical affiliate will start at PlentyofFish. He hears mobile’s hot and spends a month there. He’s not making any progress in mobile so he jumps over to adult. He loses his money and now he hears all the money’s in Facebook. After he gets his account banned, he quits affiliate marketing.

In the meantime, John spent all his time in mobile and stuck to one vertical for three months.

I know it’s tough. Everyone says to stick with the same traffic source or vertical, but how do you know if you even picked the right one in the first place?

I have two pieces of advice for this.

1) Stick with what works. Don’t try to re-invent the wheel. 

2) Set a game plan budget. In the Rise of Ngo, I had a problem with traffic source / vertical A.D.D. I told myself for my next campaign, I wouldn’t quit until I spent $1.500. After half the budget was gone, that familar feeling was coming in. I wanted to quit. But because of my gameplan, I stuck through it. That campaign ended up making me $75,000 profit and was the catalyst for me to quit my job. 

I know a lot of my readers play poker. What if a newbie wanted to becoming a professional poker player and switched games every few weeks. One week he’s playing Hold’em, another week Omaha, and then he switches to 7-card stud. He would’ve made more progress sticking to Hold’em only. Once he’s an expert, then he can play other games.

It takes time to become an expert.

3) Make the Circles Smaller

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Affiliate marketing is more complex than it was when I started in 2007. You can easily get information overload because there’s so much to learn. And maybe you’re not taking any action because you’re scared of making mistakes.

What’s the answer to this? Instead of trying to learn everything at once, try making the circles smaller. 

I learned about this concept from Josh Waitzkin in the Art of Learning. Read about it from his website.

A few years ago I played Starcraft 2 and was able to achieve the rank of Grandmaster (Top 1% of players in the world) within a few months. Most guys just play countless games of Starcraft. I decided to see if I could improve by using learning concepts such as “making the circles smaller.” 

I focused really hard on improving just one aspect of my game plan. For 100 games I had to make sure I made a certain amount of “workers” by the 10 minute mark. Nothing else mattered. After 100 games my economy improved because I internalized that part. Next I realized I was weak at defending rushes. I pinged some of my friends who were really good at rushes. For the next 100 games I just defended rushes. That one aspect of my game improved.

I became a better player because now I had superior economy, and I could defend myself against rushes. I made more improvement doing that, than if I were to play 200 games. 

I highly recommend reading this article on improving at Starcraft even if you don’t play the game.

You need to look at affiliate marketing the same way. Break down campaigns into smaller circles. Don’t just mindlessly launch campaigns. 

I told John his first 3 circles should be

  • Setting up proper tracking. You’re blind without proper tracking. Fortunately it’s easy to learn with my Voluum guide.  
  • Angles / Ads. Next I told him to to concentrate only on ads because they make such a big impact He was launching 10 ads a day every other day. He tracked the performance of each ad and angle, and he studied the copywriting books I’ve recommended. After a few weeks his ad writing skills were amazing for a 1 month old affiliate. Now it’s time for the next circle.
  • Landing pages. Landing pages can make or break a campaign. It just so happened that a landing page would benefit his particular vertical. He studied the landing pages from the competition. He programmed his own versions which were faster and cleaner. For two weeks his mind concentrated on improving each aspects of his landing page. The headlines, pictures, adding scarcity, etc. His landing page was actually better than a lot of other super affiliates. He took theirs and improved upon them. 

The first step to improving is to committed to improving your skills. The second step is to know what you have to work on. 

4) Game Plan

My last piece of advice is to create measurable game plans.

I asked him what his goal and game plan was. “Well, I want to make $100 day profit within 3 months. I don’t really have a game plan”

Here’s an example if you don’t know the difference. A goal would be “I want to gain 5 pounds by January 1st, 2015.” A process would be:

1) Workout 4 days a week using the xxx workout. 
2) Eat 3,000 Calories a day with 50% Carbs / 30% Protein / 20% Fat
3) Sleep 7.5 hours a day
4) Drink 3/4 gallon of water a day. 

That’s my process to gain muscle. I stick to the process and make sure I follow the steps. I don’t care about the goal because I know it’ll come if I follow the system.  

You probably have a set amount of money you want to make and a deadline, but that’s not good enough. You need to make an actionable plan for each day, and each week.

Here’s an example of one I suggested to John. 

Outcome = Launch French adult dating campaign on xxx traffic source.

Daily Gameplan

  1. Ask my affiliate managers for the best offer. Decide on 3 offers
  2. Brainstorm 3 angles. Create 5 ads each. 
  3. Research landing page of competitors
  4. Rip 2 landing pages, design one of my own.

That’s his game plan for the day. When the next day comes, he’ll create another action list. Everyday he takes action. 

Conclusion

Sometimes success is about the questions you ask.

There’s no speed limit to how fast you can skyrocket in this industry. Learn from others, develop laser focus, understand how to learn faster, and create game plans.

Don’t make excuses. Take action. 

- Ngo Knows

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What Makes Someone a Super Affiliate?

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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.

Some of the super affiliates of the past took their skills and money and built legitimate companies. But I would say most people of that generation quietly left the industry because they couldn’t adapt. 

Super affiliates of today tend to be a lot more low-key than before. There’s a lot more interest in building wealth and acquiring assets than showing off money. And there’s more interest in learning about business skills. For instance, super affiliates these days tend to be extremely well-read and well-rounded people.  

I want to write about what I think makes a super affiliate besides the ability to make a lot of money. I hope to provide you with some insights on what it takes to dominate and last in this industry.

1) Consistency

“Everyone is a genius in a Bull Market.”

Affiliate marketing has its up and downs just like any other industry. What separates the pros from the amateurs is the ability to make money when times are bad. 

What matters is how much money you have at the end of the year. Who is more impressive: someone who is consistent at $1,500 a day, or someone who had $10,000 for a month? See for yourself:

$1,500 x 365= $547,500
$10,000 x 30 = $300,000

The $1,500-a-day person is not going to get any “oohs” and “aahs” but will make more money at the end of the year. 

How do you become a more consistent affiliate marketer? 

Look at #10 of the Ngo 10-Step Blueprint. It’s a step many affiliates overlook, but I think it is the most important one for long-term success. After I get a campaign profitable, I’m still consistently optimizing and testing it. I’m able to keep profitable campaigns running for weeks after other guys quit. 

Another idea I preach is to make your campaign launching process systematic. My team and I are always launching campaigns. Even if a campaign dies out due to over-saturation, we know we can relaunch it in a few months, and it’ll be profitable again. 

There’s also the concept of expected value. Let’s say I launch 10 campaigns. Maybe 5 will lose money, 3 will be okay, and 2 will be home runs. In order for me to keep having home runs in my portfolio, I have to keep launching campaigns.  

A key to being in the zone constantly is to make sure you don’t go through affiliate burnout. I’ve had experiences before when I overworked myself, and I had to take months-long breaks to recover mentally. These days, I can work 365 days of the year without any issues.

I make sure I keep a sustainable pace. I work 6-10 hours a day rather than 16. I take care of my health by going to the gym and making sure I sleep 7+ hours a day. I take vacations and don’t feel guilty about them. 

Remember that affiliate marketing is a marathon, not a sprint.

2) Skills

I have a friend who made a ton of money this year, but I wouldn’t consider him skillful. 

He relied on one traffic source, where he cloaked. He wouldn’t run any campaigns unless he could rip the ads and landing pages from someone else. He rode the wave as long as he could until the traffic source made it almost impossible for him to run there anymore. 

Now he’s trying to do mobile, and I’m giving him some help, but he’s in a horrible position. He never learned the fundamentals of affiliate marketing. He never even learned how to split-test a campaign properly. Even though he has a lot of cash, he lacks the patience to launch and optimize a campaign.

Traffic sources come and go. Adult was HOT 2 years ago. Now, it’s mobile. I’m already starting to see the signs of what will be hot in 1-2 years. I’ve made money in every major traffic source and vertical because I understand the fundamentals.

Some of the core skills in affiliate marketing include:

  • Creativity with angles/ads
  • The optimization process: turning a losing campaign into a winning one through split-testing.
  • Knowing where to find good verticals and offers. 
  • Bidding

If you master these fundamentals, you can make money from any traffic source.

Ideally, a super affiliate can make money in multiple niches, traffic sources, and verticals. Do you HAVE to? Nope. If you can dominate a certain vertical, then you should do it, by all means. But if you can’t make money outside of your comfort zone, you have a problem. 

One way I like to keep my skills sharp is to run what I call “learning” campaigns. It’s an idea I got from reading about the culture at Google. They encourage you to spend 20% of your time working on side projects.

Most people will only launch a campaign if it’s extremely profitable. I will launch campaigns that are out of my comfort zone for the purpose of learning. If it makes money, great! It’s ironic that I actually make more money because of these special campaigns, but it makes sense: they give me new insights that I can apply to my existing campaigns. 

And a few times, my “side campaigns” ended up becoming more profitable than my main ones. 

There is a big difference between luck and skill. Any affiliate can get lucky with a profitable campaign. Skills are what lets you create profitable campaigns, over and over again.

3) Competitive Advantages

A common complaint about affiliate marketing is how unstable it can be at times. 

A profitable campaign could die overnight for many reasons: the advertiser pauses you because of your lead quality, an affiliate outbids you, or competitors steal your creatives. 

When you’re a lower-level affiliate, you’re in what I call “affiliate hell.” Campaigns tend to be unstable, and you have to scrape for every piece of profit you can.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Notice, some affiliates are always making money. Some affiliates are always #1 in the same placements. It’s not as easy as stealing their landing pages and ads to be profitable. 

What separates low-level affiliates from others? Competitive advantages. Your competitive advantages will separate you from the random affiliates. 

What are some competitive advantages you can have?

  • Relationships. I have some networks, affiliate managers, and advertisers that I’ve been working with for over 5 years. If there is an issue, they’re going to give me a little more service than to anybody else.
  • Exclusives. Traffic sources, offers, etc. Direct competition leads to a race to the bottom.
  • Systems. What turns a single affiliate into a machine. 
  • Optimization processes and formulas. Other affiliates can see the finished product (the ads, landing pages, etc.). What they can’t see are the processes behind them. That’s where the money is. 
  • Operational effectiveness. How fast can you launch and make changes to campaigns? I covered the speed of implementation topic in this post.  
  • Your network. Other affiliate marketers are a great source of information.
  • Knowledge. This essence of business. Making money off knowing what your competitors don’t. 

Are you starting to see the difference between a super affiliate and a mediocre one?

Lets talks about what’s not a competitive advantage. Discovering a hot offer, niche, or traffic source before anyone else does. There are thousands of affiliates out there. If it’s making money then others will find out sooner or later. You can’t have a profitable campaign and just cross your fingers hoping no one sees it. You have to take action and build a moat around it. 

Normal affiliates are reactionary. They sit around, waiting for affiliate managers to tell them what’s hot. Their campaigns are built on a house of cards. Super affiliates innovate, set the trends, and create moats around their campaigns. 

Conclusion

If you’re a beginner or an intermediate affiliate, you should have a play-to-win mentality. If you’re aiming to simply “make a living,” then that’s the kind of money you’re going to make. 

Becoming a super affiliate isn’t just about making a lot of money. Be consistent, develop skills, and create competitive advantages if you want to last in this industry. 

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