30 Jun 13 11:33 pm
It's pretty hard to do anything when you have all your hopes and dreams pinned on a successful outcome. The fear of failure is often enough to stop you from even trying. It doesn't make any sense, but it makes perfect sense :)
The thing to realize with affiliate marketing and online marketing in general is that the absolute best way to learn is to do it. And the easiest way to do it is if you're not afraid to make mistakes -- make it something you absolutely expect to happen.
As a loose analogy, I've been trying to get into rock climbing lately. I've been a few times, and just this last time it occurred to me that I was going about it completely the wrong way. I was trying to NOT fall. This made me too cautious to try anything. I couldn't move my weight, I wouldn't stand on anything that wasn't color-coded. I would NEVER try just lunging for a hand-grip if I wasn't 100% sure I'd make it.
This meant that I never actually learned what my body could do, and I never got any better. I was waiting for my arms to get stronger, but what I REALLY needed to do was learn how to fall.
When you're not afraid of falling, you're not afraid to try crazy new things. And when you try crazy new things, you figure out how to succeed. Now every time I go climbing I make it my goal to fall at least 3 times. If I'm not falling, it means I'm not trying.
Of course it helps that I'm attached to a rope and I know I'm not actually going to die. That helps a lot.
We see a lot of Analysis Paralysis here at Affilorama. That's why a lot of our products are built the way they are.
The original Analysis Paralysis buster was AffiloBlueprint
. It was designed so that people could just follow it, step by step, without needing to stop and decide what to do next. You don't need to read up on a bunch of other theories or tactics: It's a rock-solid foundation of "doing it right", kind of like being attached to a rope in rock climbing. If you've built a site following AffiloBlueprint, you can then branch out and try some different things if you like, and you always have this rock solid site to fall back on.
I don't think you're following AffiloBlueprint at the moment, although I remember you were thinking about it a few weeks ago. I think in your case it would be a good idea, if you still think you're suffering from this Analysis Paralysis and if you can afford it. (Hint: Make sure you check out AffiloBlueprint
later this week. You might find it a little easier to afford :)
My best advice: Try not to care so much. Don't be afraid to make mistakes... personally, making an abundance of mistakes is just about the only way I actually learn anything.