Success Principles Behind Affiliate Marketing Goal Setting

My friend Davion Wong has a great article today on Success Principles and Affiliate Marketing…

Today, I am going to talk about a topic, “Affiliate Marketing Goals” which many affiliate marketers are so familiar with but yet missed it all together. Goal setting is really nothing new to all of us. One group of marketers knows it but do not set one. Another group set theirs but fails to meet them. Yet, a handful of
marketers are able to meet them and achieve huge success. Why and how can we learn from those who are able to meet their goals?

Naturally, without a goal, there are no results to talk about. If you do not set a goal, you do not set a plan. Without a proper plan in the affiliate marketing game, failure is a sure thing.

As for those who set goals but fail to achieve them, there are many reasons possible. A common problem that plagues folks is the constant changing of goals. Some include getting distracted easily by the hottest affiliate marketing technique, not following through on a proven marketing model long enough or simply giving it up too fast too soon. The truth is many affiliates are successful today because they have gone through the grinding mill before they finally got the “Aha” moment.

I am sure you can quote a thousand other reasons why most people, whether online or offline fail to meet their goals.

While circumstances do force us at times to fail at achieving our goals, by setting a goal and following a plan strictly, we will minimize the impact of the circumstances on our affiliate marketing goals.

The Mindset Of A Successful Affiliate Marketer

Having A Vision That You Believe In

A successful affiliate marketer ought to have a vision. Without a vision, men perish. The vision can be to start an internet marketing academy or one day teach at major internet marketing seminars around the world alongside with the top gurus in the field. That’s my dream by the way! This vision must be something
you believe in.

From the vision, this is where you set your goals. Goals are effectively the milestones that help you to fulfil your vision. They are not the end but means to an end.

For example, if you envisage yourself becoming the guru everyone looks towards on the topic of “list building”, surely, one goal is to build the largest list ever or another could be to publish the most number of ebooks on the topic of “list building”.

Visions Can Be Huge, But Goals Need Not

The truth is, many folks start off setting huge goals which are way beyond them. It is quite common to hear people saying that they want to make 1 million dollars by 35 years old. My next question to
them is how?

You see, while you can have a long-term goal of making 1 million dollars by 35 years old, it is good to break that down. You see, Man lose focus all the time, especially when the goal is too far

“$10 a Day Principle”

One principle I teach my internet marketing mentee is this. Set a long term goal and break it down to simpler goals. This is what I call the $10 a day principle.

If you want to earn $3000 per month by the end of the year, break that down to making $1500 in 6 months time. Break that down further to $750 in 3 months time …and $250 within this month. Set a challenge to increase the figure by $250 a month. Surely that looks achievable right?

From $250 a month, break it down and all you need to earn is about
$10 a day.

So, focus on doing things that can make you the $10 a day. Look at how you can grow that by another $10 a day to $20 a day in the following month.

This is the simple principle that got my mentee to achieve his low 4-figure income within 10 months. He is a recent father who has a full-time job and only has 2 to 3 hours a day to spare.

Now, it may not sound like it is a lot, but the truth is such a simple principle works. It has for many people including me.

Why don’t you start trying it yourself and see how it works for you?

Davion has been secretly bagging 5 figure incomes monthly from niche marketing. Discover how to make real money online at Davion’s online marketing blog and pick up his free report Secrets of Affiliate Marketing worth $97 now


  • Ken Wilson

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Great article guys; and we all need to remind oursleves of those goals everyday. But your article is one of the best I have seen…nice and candid.


    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Hi reed,
    great post once again.
    Usually what happens is large number of people follow what you have written but in between they lose interest in their goal. This i experienced at 30DC

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  • Liz Nichols

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    So much great wisdom here. Thanks!

    I’d add that just looking at goals and objectives may not break someone through to success unless the individual has also looked at what is blocking the way, both internally and externally and find ways to clear or go around those blocks.

    Liz Nichols

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  • C

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    This is SO important. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

  • tmobil8

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Greetings Reed, Thomas Richmond here, with affiliate marketing its there all planned out for you already, you just need the initial push to get what you want out of it. Setting goals is one thing, but most importantly is not to give up, set a budget, and by all means to not get distracted by other in coming marketers who has the next best thing for you,its also best to go searching for other marketers and see what they are doing with there marketing skills, the internet is full of learning tools that dont cost you a dime to read. P.s. Thanks Reed 🙂

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Great Post! But another point to make is to make sure you can stand behind the product
    that you are selling, My goal is to sell one
    piece a day or one program a day. My other goal is to get 5 people a day to read my blog and that goal is being met thanks to you Reed ! Have
    a Nice Day and thanks, Tim

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  • Brian Carelse

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Hey Reed,

    Great topic and one we must all pay careful attentions too. It is difficult to know where you are going if you don’t know where it is!

    Keep up the good work – and good stuff coming.


  • Kenny Ritchie

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Baby steps are the key. Getting back up and reassessing partial failures are very important.

    I love that article it doesn’t stray from the mark at all.

    Keep taking actions always. I’ve found myself freezing due to lack of confidence in the past that’s a long time ago now however.

    I don’t expect overnight wonders and look to the longer term these days.

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  • Carrie Pierce

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    How helpful it was to read what you had to share about the importance of not sabotaging ourselves by setting huge goals and then pursuing them in large chunks.
    I have often done this without realizing it- and you are very correct: doing so only leads to failure, discouragement and frustration.
    Allowing ourselves to break goals down into digestible pieces will get us there so much faster-and with sanity left to spare!
    Thanks so much for helping to set us free today-

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Hi Davon,

    Good article. I agree with you, all successful people set long term goals and then they break them down into manageable goals.

    It is important to create achievable goals, and to be realistic.

    Then you have to create your step by step plan to achieve your goals.

    The most important thing is to identify the first step you have to take to get it going, then you have to start doing because nothing moves without an action.

    ^PV Reymond

  • Those are definitely transferable skills! While they do apply to affiliate marketing, they apply to other areas of life as well. Vision ==> Grand Goal ==> Bridge Goals. This same process works with Beliefs as well.

    Great article!

    Dream BIG!

    Velma Gallant
    The Queen of JOY!
    Lazer Clarity Coach
    Host of Welcome Changes Radio

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  • David Braybrooke

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Great post Davion, Thanks mate!

    I left a comment on your site and apologize that I didn’t contact you directly but was unable to find your personal details.

    Am looking forward to reading more from you!

    Kind Regards,
    David Braybrooke.

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  • Jennifer

    Reply Reply October 9, 2008

    Great post. I found this to be so true in my life. When you first start you are all excited and make all these great goals of having a million dollars, driving a Mercedes. . .

    It’s hard to remain motivated by such huge goals in the beginning because they are so relatively far off. In reality you will achieve a lot of great things before you get to the really big “life’s dream” goals.

    That’s why i’ve found it important to set realistic goals for the month, week, and even day at times. These are the ones that can really motivate you on a bad day!


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  • TeasasTips

    Reply Reply October 10, 2008

    I agree with you on having a vision and setting goals. I do that every month…my one goal in particular is to do better this month than I did last month. My vision of course is long range…

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  • admin

    Reply Reply October 12, 2008

    Thanks everyone for the commentary and thank you Davion for this post.

  • pitt206

    Reply Reply September 2, 2009

    hi, i like your post~!! very well written and informative. Keep on blogging~!! 😀

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