7 Signs You Shouldn’t Go Into Affiliate Marketing Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate marketing is our favorite way of making money online. We are able to help people with problems by finding a solution and we also train people on how to get into affiliate marketing. We promote it all over this website, however, affiliate marketing is not for everyone. Here are some signs you shouldn’t go into affiliate marketing.

You Are Unable To Write Coherently

You don’t need to be a professor or a professional, but you do need to make sense when you write. You don’t need to be good at spelling as most writing platforms are equipped with spell check. You also don’t need to correct your grammar to connect with an audience. 

You do need to be able to write in a manner that makes sense to your readers.

You Can’t Or Don’t Follow Directions Well

Were you the kid in class that started the test without ever reading the directions? Many of us were, and that was fine until we got that test that said just print your name and turn it over. Even as adults there are those of us that throw away the instructions and start making the model only to have trouble. The directions are there for a reason sometimes they even help.

You Are Not An Action Taker

You must take action every day towards improving your website. Creating new content and updating old content is just the tip of the iceberg.

 So if you are or want to be lazy you will not succeed. This is your business after all. If you won’t do the work, who will?

You Have A Hard Time Giving Opinions 

Affiliate Marketing is not a place for you to be shy about giving your opinions. Quite a lot of affiliate marketing is writing reviews for products or services.

This is your business and you can’t be shy about your business or it will never grow. You have to be out there constantly promoting it.

Patience Is Not Your Virtue

If you don’t have the patience to trust the process, then wait and believe that the sales will come, and believe in yourself long term, and we mean like wait potentially years to see a decent profit, don’t go into affiliate marketing. This is a business and it takes time to create and then build an audience.

You Want To Set It And Forget It

To do well in affiliate marketing you must constantly be working on your site. It might be years before you can “set it and forget it” and even then it is better to keep nurturing a site than forget it completely. If you just want to be rid of a site you should look into selling it instead.

You’re Just In It For The Money

If you think affiliate marketing is a get-rich scheme you will be in for a shock. It takes patience, hard work, and time to build a business, and if your only reason for doing affiliate marketing is the money you probably won’t last long in this business. You really need a “why”. 

Why are you doing this? Why are you creating a business? It must be a strong reason so that it continues to give you motivation while you work on your business. For the first 6 months to 1 year, nothing may happen and you need to be able to push through and keep working. If your reason is not strong enough it will be tempting to just quit. 

Money can be a good reason but it should not be the only one.


We love affiliate marketing, but it is not for everybody. You must have patience, You must work hard and put in the time to create a business online. That said, you can always work on yourself to get to where you need to be to start affiliate marketing. As an example, patience is something we have had to work on and continue to work on. It is not easy, but it is so worth it. So you can change if the desire is strong enough.

There are other ways to make money online if affiliate marketing is not for you, but we still recommend it highly for anyone who is serious about making an income online.

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