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Don't become obssessed about recruiting subaffiliates. Remember that you can only control your own efforts; you can't control what other people do. Concentrate on making your own sales... and if your subaffiliates make sales too, consider it a nice bonus!
__Hard Work, Determination, and a Willingness to Learn
Don't let anyone tell you different: Internet marketing is hard work. It does *not* consist of slapping up a few banners, blasting out a few ads, or - heaven forbid - spamming millions of people.
You'll need determination to keep you going through 'tough' periods. People tend to expect instant results on Internet. Unless you're a marketing genius or already have a targeted, high-traffic site, chances are you won't see immediate results. Keep in mind that everyone's different - some people will see profits in a few weeks, others in a few months.
__Experimentation and Adaptability
One day, after plenty of hard work, you may finally see coveted 'You've made a sale!' notification. That's wonderful! Now HOW and WHY did you make that sale?
Don't be afraid to experiment with different marketing methods. If one thing doesn't work, try another. If something works, keep using it or even try to improve upon it.
For all of this experimentation to be successful you must track results of each marketing campaign. This is only way to truly determine which methods are bringing in profits, and which ones should be replaced with something more effective.
While it's true that most people never make money from affiliate programs, it doesn't have to be true for you. Only you can determine outcome!
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