I received a few “side messages” about my goals being small and how I was not really an affiliate marketer because half my income is still service based. I was doing a very good job of ignoring those messages until I thought about it a little bit more, no wonder affiliate marketing gets a bad rap, no wonder people are frequently scared off by even the thought of getting involved.
You know what’s really funny? The people that sent me those rotten annoying messages are people I’ve never even heard of. :insert eyeroll here:
The good news is there are plenty of successful marketers who have hearts of gold, who won’t insult you, who won’t send you shady email messages, who won’t sell you some new shiny object about how to make a million dollars every week … and who I actually have heard of, and some I’ve even met in person.
Let’s meet five of my favorite internet marketers now….
These people inspire me, they motivate me, they encourage me, and sometimes, just sometimes, they sit down and have a drink at the bar with me too, or tell me a funny story about their dog when I’m having a rough morning, or remind me that you don’t have to be perfect to be profitable. If you want to hear from real people doing real things online, follow those people, read their blogs, listen to what they say.
In the meantime, with regards to goal setting, set your own goals and set goals that make sense for YOU! If you just started your blog yesterday don’t expect it to make $5,000 in the first month, you’re just setting yourself up for failure out of the gate. Set a reasonable and attainable goal and increase your goals little by little, that’s called real growth.
Getting off my soapbox now.
That’s all I have for today… I need to get back to work!
Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes… Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.