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Five Habits of Successful Affiliates

Keep It Simple

Success with your team comes from their ability to duplicate your success. So how do you make it easy for them to do this? Keep it simple. Create a simple plan or approach to building your team, and when it’s successful, share it with your team so they can do they same.

Don’t Sell

It’s called affiliate marketing for a reason—it’s different from selling. You’re marketing an opportunity with a product, not selling a product alone. Work in a way that potential team members don’t feel like they are getting a sales pitch, but instead a chance for them to build Income for Life.

Branch Out

Stay away from family and friends when it comes to building your team unless someone has already shown interest. When only approaching friends and family with your affiliate team, you may get a lot of “no’s” and get discouraged. Instead, successful affiliates branch out and use many ways to connect with new team members like social media, networking sites, and even networking and business events in your hometown.

Don’t Give Up

Often times when we ask some of our top affiliates for advice, this is what they say. It’s important not to throw in the towel your first bad week. Many affiliates would not be successful today if they had quit when they first had the chance. Persevere when things slow down and get creative to move past a slump.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize and Stay Positive

Remember you’re doing this for you. So keep your eyes on your goals with affiliate marketing, be they big or small and keep that positive outlook that got you started in the first place!

Your Top Webinar Question from March 27

Q: What is the number one mistake new affiliates make?

A: When we asked our experienced and successful affiliates, Brian Bear and Tissa Godavitarne what their answer was, they agreed that “giving up,” was at the top of the list. What they meant is that too often people do not give their GDI opportunity enough time to be successful before walking away.

Brian Bear commented that many of the people who are most successful with GDI are those who get a few signs ups within the first few weeks. This is not because of the quick success, but because of the incentive to stick with it that these people get by being successful right away. People who see the promise quickly often stay and get even more successful, but those who don’t stick with it tend to walk away before even giving the program a chance.

So simply, stick with it and work hard. Think of GDI like any other business or job. You wouldn’t walk away from a new job if you hadn’t been promoted within the first few weeks, so don’t walk away from GDI. Put in the time and you will see results from your hard work.