hey guys so in this video I’m going to
share with you some hard truth about affiliate marketing and what it really
takes to run an online business so my name is Rachel Esley and if you’re new
to my channel it’s all about online marketing affiliate marketing so many of
the videos are software tutorials affiliate marketing strategies trap
strategies to get more traffic and collect more leads and make more sales
online and build up passive income and a lot of them are like screen share or and
I’ll teach that way and this one’s a little bit different this one I just
wanted a chill out on the couch and have a talk with you guys if you are new to
the channel be sure to subscribe and hit the notifications and I hope you enjoyed
this video so I hate to say this but I truly don’t think that affiliate
marketing is for everybody only 3% of people that try to make money online
actually do and even people who do make a dollar or more online may not be happy
with where they’re at or also have a lot of expenses yes revenue and income but
also a lot of expenses so not as much profit as they would like and this is
especially true in the beginning as you’re learning you will get better
hopefully not everyone gets better but if you’re really truly committed to this
you want it to work keep learning you have to keep learning I try to learn all
the time and then the days and the weeks that I decide oh I’m not gonna do any
learning I’m only gonna do content for production or like or working on my
automations or build out a funnel or need to get emails up whatever it may be
whatever activity it is in my business it’s so important to keep sharpening the
saw and even if you’re like an expert and you’re really good you’ll still want
to be learning because there’s always going to be ways to optimize your
campaigns optimize your funnels optimize your traffic make things better scale
drive more traffic so one of the truth is like
this journey is ongoing there are destinations you do what and hit goals
and set goals and hit certain destinations perhaps you have a goal in
mind like you want to do $10,000 months well you need to consider do you want to
do $10,000 in profit month and let’s say you have that $10,000 profit what are
you gonna do with that and there’s always going to be these questions and
challenges in front of you of how you’re currently running your business and what
direction it should go in so to get affiliate marketing to work there are
slow methods and there are fast methods and even the fast methods can take a
long time and even the slow methods because they keep in slower or the mean
they don’t have to go that slow but even these slow organic methods these like
free methods can still cost money because you may want to free up some
time so then you pay for outsourcing and then you want to balance the return on
your investment for that spending money it can be faster like hiring a team
paying for traffic ads doing testing so you can further optimize things when you
do have money to invest in your affiliate marketing business to get to
the results that you want faster but it still takes time like in my business
online with whatever’s up on the Internet I have funnels on the internet
I have landing pages on the internet opt-in pages I have things for people to
sign up to I have courses that like free courses that people can take in free
trainings and downloads for people and then all the email is automated and a
lot of the traffic is automated so a lot of it is just happening but it’s a daily
challenge for me to think how can I scale this even better like how can we
make more money with this does it just need more traffic or does do we need to
get more leads from the traffic do we need to get more sales from those leads
do we need more emails on the sequence do we need to be setting up a chat bot
for it for a facebook messenger but I guess I just want to make the point that
it can take a toll on entrepreneur to forget that is an
ongoing journey and yeah there’s destinations and goals that you want to
hit but when you hit them it doesn’t mean that it’s done and there’s going to
continue to be challenges and it’s hard like even if you have money to invest
and paid ads and you’re like I’m gonna do paid ads he’s still gonna crack the
code and that like you’re still gonna be good at us and learn how to do ads
Facebook Ads Google Ads whatever ads you’re doing solo ads Instagram ads and
then let’s say okay you have even more money to invest that’s great
so with that money you’re gonna hire some experts money does not like just
buy everything that quick you can’t just expect a I’m gonna bring an expert right
away and then they’re gonna crack the code for me when you sit back and
realize that’s not gonna happen the only person you really can blame is yourself
so just another truth about having an online business and being in affiliate
marketing is that you are responsible for
everything so even if you’re growing your team and you set up your
automations what if one of automation fails and you don’t even know that all
this traffic is not even getting the emails or you go check on your ads and
you realize like $1000 was there’s not gonna be a return on that the only
return is the learning lessons so I guess my point I’m trying to get across
with this is it is so possible to have success if you really want this to work
you can make it work just most people don’t make it work and that’s something
that the Guru’s aren’t gonna tell you they’re not gonna tell you that oh this
is so hard no the make money online industry the way people market if that’s
like the affiliate marketing niche that you’re in or you I mean I’m sure you
guys see plenty of things for courses and strategies like little courses or
programs or coaching or whatever it is for software’s like this is gonna make
everything easier buy this and everything is just gonna be easier and
this is the solution that you need to make money online and you buy something
and then you’re still where you were at before or even
like in a worse spot I just want to let you know that’s normal it’s common it’s
just so common if if that doesn’t if you don’t experience that then something’s
weird but just because it’s so common it doesn’t mean that has to be your reality
it doesn’t mean that you can’t break through that there’s always going to
continue to be challenges but whatever challenge you’re at you can break
through that one a lot of my results I have gotten from locking myself in my
room or in my house and getting the work done filming the videos setting up the
fun all building the funnel building the recording the videos for the funnel
getting the emails ready getting the traffic like just doing the work and
then a lot of the results that I’ve gotten in my business are a result of
meeting certain people of networking of having people come into my life who I
did not know before and having them teach me something or presents to me an
opportunity that I would not have ran into it’s like think about how how did
you learn about affiliate marketing where were you when you first heard
about it if you remember or do you remember a time where there was like one
pivotal moment or event or think that you did or went to a person that you met
that changed your life and oftentimes we are not going to be able to make those
connections if we are so laser focused so I think it’s super important in your
online business and in this affiliate marketing journey because that’s what it
is to socialize be social make friends people that you can talk to know people
that you could complain to like oh let’s get on a call so we can just like
complain but it’s so important to have that support system people that you meet
online even through YouTube I’ve met people through YouTube which is so
amazing or we connect maybe first to each other on YouTube but then we’ll go
connect on Instagram or on Facebook I try to meet those people in person at
the conferences or maybe they live in my area and I can meet them in person
meeting people like real people talking to people that has really been so
important for getting to the next level in the next level in the next level in
my business another thing another truth that you guys may see online is people
using their results to as leverage to get more results so oh look everyone I
made a hundred dollars with this opportunity I’m an or this thing that
I’m promoting this affiliate offer that sparks people’s interest so it’s them
doing that now Delp now they just made a $200 Hey look everyone I made $200 with
this program more people sparked interest signup now you’re right $500
and just keep like that’s common and I’m not even saying it’s bad I’m just saying
it is a truth about affiliate marketing for me I think integrity is everything I
do leverage my results to get more results
sometimes but I make sure to do it in hopefully a classy way in a way that
provides value in an authentic way in a vulnerable way it’s easy to say that
things are easy it’s easy to say that this is the easiest affiliate program
I’ve ever promoted and look at this and look how quick I’m getting people to
sign up for it and it’s hard for people to tell the truth and tell people that
it’s hard and I’m not making this video to bring anybody down or like try to
spread negative energy I just think it’s kind of like pew if you are in an
affiliate marketing industry and make money online I think it’s somewhat your
duty to share the truth like not lie to people so much of what’s online is just
what you chose to get online you go look at my Instagram every photo I look good
I’m not gonna post a photo where I don’t look good and that’s fine that makes
sense like I don’t really use my Instagram that much anyway for like make
money online industry but I’m just saying like even on Facebook or on
YouTube it can be the good they’re good and the highlights look at this look at
this look at this and then it makes the viewers think like oh they must I mean
obviously they do know something that I don’t
or like those things are so easy for them why does it have to be so hard for
me and I just want to let you guys know that it’s just like so not fricking the
case and whatever your goals are like your journey how you want to set up your
business that’s fine you can learn from other people just because your business
does not look exactly like someone else’s it’s okay I like have a big team
and then I see a lot of my colleagues online making money online making good
money online and they don’t even like have a team or they have like very small
team or like one person helping them and I get like I feel like oh I need to be
doing it like that but then again on the other hand a lot of deals that I got
going on in business deals and investments and things that I’m
promoting it I’m doing they’re not so it’s also important in your online
business and in this journey to not compare yourself to other people I know
there’s so many videos and people saying that but it’s true so if you need a
social media detox I suggest that you subscribe to my channel right now leave
a comment of what you learned and then get off the internet go take a break go
outside go to the beach go somewhere like put it down because the whole point
of us building this online passive income business is so we can shut it
down for like a freaking day and if you are starting to write right now or not
feeling good oftentimes it’s that day like away from everything that we really
need and that’s really gonna help you get back into your groove and have you
conquer everything that you want to conquer so I hope this video was helpful
if you want to see more videos like this that go more into the mindset of online
marketing and the truth let me know in the comments let me know what kind of
content that you want to see on this channel and I’ll see you guys on the
next video