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Stand A Little Rain

If you want see a rainbow, you have to stand a little rain.

If you have been in affiliate marketing for a while or perhaps just starting out you have to understand there will be those days when things just do not seem to be going right. You will have some bad days and they may seemingly outweigh the good days at times. This is normal and all part of the learning curve when building an online business.

Don't worry, you are not alone. It takes time to market your affiliate business and a determination to stay with it. There will be things that are beyond your control so it's pointless to obsess over them. Thinking positive is sometimes easier said than done but to make your affiliate marketing business a success you have to stay focused and shake off the mistakes.

If you want to see a rainbow, you have to stand a little rain.

When starting an internet business you will find it's an undertaking that will need your time and concentration. Many factors will lead to your success, and one of the first things to do is to develop a plan and system of promoting your business.

Your affiliate sales will be, to an extent, directly related to the amount of web traffic to your site and sales pages. To get that traffic you will need to promote your business using the many resources available. Promote your business by writing articles, develop Hub and Squidoo pages. Promote in other online communities. Use all the social pages you can. Visit the forums to ask and answer questions relating to your niche.

Doing these things are time consuming but think of them as building assets for your business. The more assets you build and create will only increase your opportunity for success as an affiliate marketer. When you find something that is really working for you then expand on it. You don't have to stop at just one Hub page. Build several. Even Facebook allows you to create an extra Fan page relating to your niche.

If you want to see a rainbow, you have to stand a little rain.

This past weekend was a nice day so started to do some yard work. I jumped on this lawn tractor I affectionately call the "Lawnmower from Haiti's" or something to that effect. Of course within 5 minutes the belt that turns the cutting blades broke. Didn't have another so headed into town to get another belt, and getting increasingly agitated on the way. Just as I pulled into the parking lot at the parts store, a song came on the radio I hadn't heard in a long time.

I just sat in my truck and listen to the song while rearranging my thoughts and attitude to a more pleasant disposition. Let a stupid lawn tractor ruin my day. Really! Got back home with a much better attitude and then noticed the real problem with the mower which was a broke pulley. No problem. I got all day. Back to town for another part and as I live out in the country, this time I just enjoyed the drive and countryside.

The song was an oldie I hadn't heard in ages called, Stand A Little Rain by a group called the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It's a somewhat timeless, easy listening song with a little country blues flavor. Take a listen if you have a moment. It sure put my day and attitude back in perspective.

Point is don't let the little setbacks create doubt about your business but expect them, take them in stride, and then take action. Affiliate marketing is a take action business that no one is going to do for you. It's an easy business but will take some work and sacrifice to make it a success. And hopefully this all makes a little more sense now...So.....

If you want to see the rainbow, you have to stand a little rain.


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Nice!

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  about 8 years ago
C4rmen  

I love rainbows, always take the time to really look at them and smile. More often than not, attitude determines our outcomes. Good for you Kevin for taking charge of yours over that lawn mower issue!

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks C4...we really have more control over out attitudes and emotions than one realizes...People go through life seemingly angry all the time and are only hurting themselves...thanks for stopping by

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  about 8 years ago

Great article Kevin. I have had the same reaction to a song. Often the lyrics remind me of better times and gets me out of my funk. I really like how you related it to affiliate marketing.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks John...I sure needed a good song that day...LOL...thanks for the visit

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  about 8 years ago

What a great article Kevin. This is so true about life too..., sit back and rearrange your thoughts to a more pleasant disposition. Music is a really good way to help you do this.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Penny...really appreciate your comments and visit..

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  about 8 years ago

Kevin, thanks for sharing your rainbow:-) I'm not familiar with that song, yet the sentiments go right thru your words. Yes, it does take rain to get rainbows.

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Cynthia...Listen to the song frequently now..thanks for visiting and you comments

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  about 8 years ago

I really enjoy reading article from my tribe members. Everyone has such great information to share. Having said that, your article today was the article I really needed to see. Perspective is everything. I'm watching Wayne work 18-hour days to lay the right foundation for our on-line business. It's overwhelming sometimes watching everything that goes into it. When the task seems too daunting to me, I remind myself how I felt the very first day of grad school. I knew it was the first day of a 5-year journey. However, looking back, those 5 years went by in a blink....I know I'll have that feeling here, too. But, when you are in the midst of it, it can seem overwhelming. Thank you for reminding us of the rainbow. Beautiful symbolism. Loved this article.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Dr. Becky...thanks for the visit and really appreciate your comments..

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  about 8 years ago
Joan S  

That's right Kevin. It's rain and sunshine together and it produces a rainbow. Internet marketing is very much like that. Good advice. Just enjoy the ride and you'll get there.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks Joan...appreciate the visit and comment

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  about 8 years ago
Golfspice  

Good article and sound advice.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Golfpice

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  about 8 years ago

Loved the article, yep that attitude of haste can ruin so much of a persons time and turn a good day to bad. Loved the song myself and pictured your return trip enjoying the view. Great article my first read of the day and Guess what, instead of being hasty I'm going to sit outside and compose myself for the day. Just put me in the right frame of mind, after feeling hurried this morning. Thank You, you've made my day, I see a rainbow.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks you Rob...really appreciate that comment

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  about 8 years ago

Very practical advice--and good writing, too--thanks, Hawg

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  about 8 years ago

Welcome Christopher...thanks for visiting..

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  about 8 years ago
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