I recall observing a top earning blogger explain an affiliate marketing strategy.
I could not understand why he spent time and energy generating and adding an affiliate link to a blog post if the link yielded a few cents per sale. Seemed like a waste of time to me. Of course, he was a 7 figure earner and I made peanuts at the time. More importantly, he taught me a mindset difference between prospering pro bloggers and the rest:
If you leave pennies on the table, you deprive your bank account of millions, over the long term.
Wealthy bloggers DO NOT think “not enough.” Pros think abundance, opportunity, pennies adding up over time. This pro added an affiliate link to his post which yielded hundreds of dollars over a year. The following year, the link yielded thousands of dollars. But forget about this single link; he opened 10 or more income streams and also added goodness knows how many similar affiliate links to blog posts. Hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars, combined with all those sweet income streams and affiliate links, yields tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands than millions, over years.
Pros Never Think Small Potatoes
Poverty conscious bloggers focus on small potatoes, thinking like a broke person. Broke people are so pin-holed with their thinking, that they complain about spending 30 seconds to generate and add an affiliate link because they ponder making pennies TODAY, or THIS MONTH. Prospering pro bloggers never get caught up in short term small potatoes, having a vision of when their generous persistence allows in tens of thousands of dollars down the road.
Amateurs think of how much they can squeeze out of today.
Pros think of how much they can GIVE today so they can earn money now, tomorrow, and 100 times as much money 1, 2 and 5 years down the road.
Visions Overcome Obstacles
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Creating a vision for your dream life helps you get past obstacles because you focus on your dreams, over day to day obstacles and resistance you face as a blogger. Bloggers with no vision see 30 seconds for generating and placing an affiliate link as a poor trade off for making cents, here and there, because they are just trying to survive today. But having a vision of your dream life down the road allows you to see those pennies add up to tens, hundreds and thousands of dollars as you generously create and connect daily.
Think like a prospering pro blogger. Develop a vision of your dream life. Think beyond just trying to survive today. Thrive tomorrow. Invest in resources from top bloggers to think, feel and act like these pros, and to develop that patient, persistent generosity common to all happy, top bloggers.
Pros never leave money on the table. If you can help people and make money, accept the money, because pennies and dollars add up over time, if you generously help people and keep building your blogging tribe.
Never allow temporary scarcity thinking dictate the direction of your blogging campaign. Create a vision, be generous and success, ever-expanding, will find you.