The TRUTH about Affiliate Marketing
In this video, I’ll explain why 99% of you will fail with affiliate marketing. If you guys are just getting started with affiliate marketing, or you’ve already begun, but you’re struggling with getting those sales, then this is a video that you need to watch. Stay tuned. (whoosh sound effect) Hey what is up guys? ODi Productions here.
If you’re brand new to the channel, my name is Odi. I go by ODi Productions. I’m a 24 year old affiliate marketer and entrepreneur. Two years ago I dropped out of UCLA with a three five GPA my senior year, in order to pursue entrepreneurship, and online business, specifically through affiliate marketing, and just two short years later, basically, living my dream life. I live in my dream apartment here, downtown Chicago.
You guys want to see, it is a gorgeous, gorgeous day, here, on a Sunday. I should be watching NFL football, but instead, I’m out here educating you guys, so drop a “Like,” drop a comment below, if you are grateful for that, but anyways, to get on with this video, basically I want to discuss why 99%, and I believe that that, honestly, might be kind of low-balling it, I believe that 99.9% of people who are new to affiliate marketing, and you’re getting into the game today, in, it’s almost the Q4 of 2017, if you guys are just getting started today, you know, I have some good news and I have some bad news for you guys.
So, let’s start with the good news, you know. Let’s start with a little positivity. Good news is, affiliate marketing is awesome, it works. It’s completely changed my life. It’s allowed me to drop out of school, it’s allowed me to leave my job, and, make a full-time income, for well, well over a year. You know, just to give you guys some numbers, my last video, if you guys missed it, it is, it was a complete banger, $45,000, 96.15% profit, in just seven days, one week, guys. That was my last video. If you guys missed that, you have to watch that. But first watch this video, because, if you’re, you know, this is still extremely valuable, it’s still gonna have some extremely good advice that I didn’t share in that video, so, watch that after this video is done, I’ll link to it, but, basically, if you guys aren’t following me on Instagram either, you guys need to follow me, @ODI_Productions.
I post stuff like this every single day. If you guys see right here, here’s one of my affiliate checks, you know, $2,625 but if you read the caption, it says $3400 at a.m., completely passive income, affiliate marketing. And I share that on my Instagram stories, pretty much every single day, you guys can check it out. So I got full proof and everything. But anyways, you know, to get back to this video, the good news is, affiliate marketing is a wonderful opportunity, simply because, it’s something that anyone can pick up, and it has extremely low risk. It has low investment to get into, because you don’t have to pay for inventory or products or anything, because you’re just promoting products and services of other companies, so the overhead is extremely low.
The only cost that you have to spend for, is the advertising mostly, and maybe if you choose to create a website, which I highly recommend. Secondly, the upside is unlimited. You can, it’s the internet. You can scale it up infinitely, and to give you guys some numbers, for anyone who’s curious about how much money you can make, you know, my last video, $45,000 in a single week, that was my former salary at my 9 to 5 job. Okay, so now, moving on to the bad news. All right, so for this part of the video, it is such a beautiful day out in Chicago, I figure, why not go for a drive, so, I’m gonna grab the keys, we’re gonna hop in the Turbo, and we’re gonna walk and talk.
All right, let’s go. (breathes out) (whooshing sound effect) (car unlocks) (car engine starting up) All right guys, so we are here in the Porsche 911 Turbo. It’s my daily driver. And, you know, we’re just gonna talk affiliate marketing. The competition is hard, guys. You guys are going up against people like me, who are driving Porsche Turbos, and who do this full time, every single day. And I like to think of it sort of, like, the golf analogy, where, people think that, you know, since anyone can play golf, that you can just jump into it, and if someone, you know, devoted all their time to playing golf, that they could go pro.
Because, you know, anyone can pick up a golf club. Now, that is sort of like the same analogy that I have with affiliate marketing. Because, a lot of people think, because it’s easy to get started, that anyone can just, you know, start cranking out $10,000 a day, or $10,000 a month in profit, but, it doesn’t work like that. And just because there are people like me, who do, you know, make over $1,000 a day profit every single day, it took me years, years guys, to get to this level. And, you know, that’s just me being straight with you, it’s just me being transparent, because I get a lot of people who ask me, who are beginners, and they ask me stuff like, how long until I start making $3,000 a month? And I’m like, to be honest with you, from my personal experience, if you’re starting from zero, and you don’t have a mentor, you don’t have, any sort of game plan, and you’re just learning the stuff on your own, you’re just, you know, just looking at the forums, and you’re trying to, like, watch free videos on YouTube, and no offense against those, cause this right here, what you’re watching, is a free video on YouTube, honestly, like, it’s gonna take you probably years, if not at least one calendar year.
And, you know, if you have a year to spare, then awesome. You know, by all means, like, go ahead. Read those forums, and watch those YouTube videos, and we’ll see how that goes for you, all right. But, there’s gonna be people who are willing to invest, and they’re willing to invest hundreds of dollars, if not more, into their education, and to learn from actual mentors in affiliate marketing, and, you’re going up against those people.
That’s your competition. So think about that. You’re going up against people who are willing to invest, you’re not willing to invest, they have a mentor, let’s say, a mentor who’s done six, seven figures with affiliate marketing, how are you gonna compete with that? That’s not fair. It’s almost not fair to you, because, you know, you have to go up against these guys, and you have, they have an unfair advantage. But, you know, it is fair, cause they’re willing to invest, and that you’re not willing to invest. But, honestly, the people who are willing to take the extra step, so let’s say, getting a mentor, finding a mentor, you know, spending money on books, on courses, in order to learn this stuff, they’re gonna be so much better off than you are, because you’re cheap. Because you’re cheap, you’re lazy, and, you know, you just take the path of least resistance, you’re gonna be at the bottom of the barrel.
And it’s competition, 99% of people fail. You’re not in the 1% if you’re not taking every single step that you can today. And, the competition, from here on out, is only going to get harder. It’s only going to get more difficult, guys. And, I’m not trying to be a fear monger, I’m just, you know, it’s just the nature of the game. If more people are playing, there’s more competition. If there’s more competition, there’s less people who are winning, you know what I mean? But, the good news is, most people are not willing to invest, most people are not willing to go the extra mile, and that’s the good news, guys.
That’s the good news for you. Because, let’s say for every 10 people who are not willing to invest in, you know, themselves, willing to invest in education, willing to get a mentor, there’s gonna be one person who is. And, that one person is not gonna be in the 99%. They actually have a very high chance of being successful. And, it’s just a simple numbers game, guys.
The people who are willing to do the most, are gonna see the most results. (whooshing sound effect) (car engine revving) (whooshing sound effect) So, here is where I’m gonna give you guys some actionable advice, to really help you out. To separate yourself from the 99.9% of people who are going to fail. And that’s just, that’s just the truth. Like I said, business is competition. And, most people are not gonna make it. Most people are not gonna be successful. And if you’re watching this video, you’re actually on the right track, cause you’re listening to a guy, who can actually help you get where you want to go.
And actually, you know, wants to see other people succeed. So, let’s move on to the actionable advice, for how you can avoid being the 99.9% of people who will fail with affiliate marketing in 2017 and beyond. (whooshing sound effect) Okay guys, if there’s one tip for success, that I can give you guys, today, for you to take home, and for you to just, learn and embed, and to follow, in order to become successful with affiliate marketing, it’s this.
Every single step that you’re willing to take, that other people are not willing to do, will put you one step closer to success with affiliate marketing. All right, so, what I mean by that, is that, there’s people who are going to be extremely lazy, and all they’re going to do is take their affiliate links, and literally just throw them up on the internet, post them on other people’s videos, and just expect people to buy.
I’m sorry but, it doesn’t work like that in 2017. People don’t just buy from random people and links, that are posted up on YouTube comments, all right. First of all, people hardly buy from the actual freaking websites themselves, and, you are expecting someone to just randomly click your link, and to purchase, let’s say, like, a $500 camera or something, it doesn’t work like that. The statistic is, it takes people an average of seven times of encountering your brand, or your store, or your product, before they make a purchase. So, the thing is, if you are literally a nobody, and you’re throwing up your products anywhere on the internet, chances are you’re not gonna make any sales.
And I see so many people do this. I see people in my comments post these affiliate links, expecting to get something, and, nobody’s going to buy stuff from those links, dude. And, the thing is, honestly, that is just, it’s such a shortcut. And, in online business and affiliate marketing, the people who take the most shortcuts, they have the least success. It’s simple as that. And the people who take the least shortcuts have the most success. It’s very simple, but a lot of people, they try and take the easy way out, cause they think, they think this thing is easy, you know. But to be honest with you, online business, and creating my business, is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. And, you know, I’m just being straight with you guys. I’m telling you guys what you’re getting yourself into, not to scare you away, but so you’re mentally prepared. Cause you have to be mentally tough.
You have to be emotionally tough in order to start a business, because, you know, for a lot of us, you’re starting off, you’re gonna be a solopreneur. You’re gonna be by yourself. It’s lonely, you’re not gonna have people, or your friends helping you out, you’re gonna have to do these things, like, craft emails, you know, Sunday night, at 11 p.m., midnight, while everyone is, you know, they’re either, just watching YouTube, hanging out, going to bed, you’re gonna have to burn the midnight oil, and, you know, put that work in. So, really, every single step that you do, so for example, it could be things like, you’re willing to create a website. You’re willing to create an actual branded website. You’re willing to, you know, get logos done for your company, for your website. You’re willing to create video content, and actually use, like, a real camera, like invest in real equipment, rather than using your phone. And, you know, every single one of these things puts you one step closer to beating the competition. To being above the competition.
And, it’s so simple, guys. Like, do the most things, and you will have the highest chance of success. Nothing is guaranteed here, but, most people are trying to do the very least, and they expect the most. Don’t be that person. Be the person who does the most, expects the least, and you will have results. And it will come to you, and I promise you. But, when I look at it, there’s always two types of people. It’s so simple. There’s the people who come to me, who are like, I have no money, I don’t want to invest any money, I don’t want to make a website, I don’t want to invest in paid traffic, I don’t want to run ads, I don’t want to make videos, how do I, you know, how do I be successful with affiliate marketing? Straight up, you’re not gonna be.
It’s simple as that. You won’t be. Because, for every person like you, there’s 10 people like that, who are like, not willing to do anything, there’s one person who is willing to do all of the above, and trust me, their chance of success, is an infinite number of times higher than yours. And at the end of the day, it’s a numbers game.
It’s just, who has the higher chance of success? Who has the higher chance of making a sale? Who has the highest conversion rates? And, again, the people who are willing to invest, who are willing to do all of these steps, they’re going to be so much further ahead, then all the people who are still posting their links, and, you know, trying to get free traffic, still don’t have a website, you know. And you probably won’t even get approved into the affiliate networks if you don’t have a website, so there’s that. All right guys, so if I can give you one last actionable piece of advice, that will help you succeed with affiliate marketing in 2017, it’s this. You definitely want to get a mentor if possible. It’s 2017, you’re just getting started, my best piece of advice, is to find a mentor, find a coach, find someone who can help you navigate the waters of affiliate marketing, because it’s like this.
My first year in online business, I made zero dollars. Zero. Nothing. Nada. And, you know, I’m a pretty smart guy. I went to UCLA, had a three five GPA my senior year. You know, I’m not a dummy. And, the thing is, I still, I didn’t make any money. Business is one of the most humbling, sort of, experiences that you can have in your life. Because it doesn’t matter how smart you are, it doesn’t matter how good looking, and I’m not saying I’m good looking, but, it doesn’t matter how good looking, doesn’t matter, you know, anything like, how talented you are, but it will beat you down, because the market doesn’t care about any of that. It doesn’t care about your skin color, it doesn’t care about what you believe in, all it cares about, is do you provide value to the marketplace. And it’s as simple as that. Let’s say, you know, Student A, he’s like, I’m, you know, I don’t know where to find a mentor, I don’t need a mentor, I can just look this stuff up online, I can just look at forums, I was that guy.
All right. And I didn’t make any money my first year. So, if you guys have a year to spare, and you know, you want to spend a year of trial and error, and just, messing up, go ahead, be my guest. And I’m not saying that, in one year, you’re gonna get it right after that, I’m saying that it took me one year. It could take you two years, three years, five years, who knows? Now, Student B, let’s say Student B, he decides to invest.
He decides to invest in a mentor. Here’s what a mentor can do for you, in affiliate marketing, or in any sort of business. They can cut your learning curve in half, or less. So, wouldn’t you think, let me just ask you guys a logical question. I’ve been in the game for years now, right. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing full time for well over a year, and, I do four figures a day profit, easy, you know. It’s rain or shine, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter where I am in the world, still pulling in four figures a day profit.
Okay, this isn’t revenue, sales revenue, none of that. Wouldn’t you think that I would know some things that could be valuable for you, whose just getting started? Wouldn’t you think that I learned a few things, and made a few mistakes along my multi-year journey in affiliate marketing? It’s a simple question, you know. And it’s simple logic, it’s obvious. I can help you cut down your learning curve, let’s say it takes two years before you start making let’s just say a full time income of $4,000 a month, with affiliate marketing.
If I can cut down that learning curve, from two years, into, let’s just say, six months, wouldn’t you think that that’s worth it? Wouldn’t you think that year and a half of your time is worth investing, in the beginning, in order to get that return in the long term? See, there’s two types of people who are gonna agree with that, and then, well one of them is gonna agree with it, the other’s gonna disagree, they’re gonna say, nah man, like, I’m just gonna look on the forums, I’m just gonna, you know, watch free YouTube videos, like, you know, I don’t need a mentor, I don’t need anyone helping me. See, when I got started with online business, I was super, I had an ego, you know what I mean. I had a lot of pride, I had an ego, I thought I was smart. I thought I was smarter than everyone else. But again, it’s one of the most humbling experiences, cause I got into it, and, I was so, you know, bright-eyed and I was just so optimistic, and thinking, I’m gonna be making millions of dollars, in just a few months, you know.
I can’t wait to be driving super cars, this and that, and, it didn’t work out like that, you know. A few months passed by, three months passed by. Six months passed by. And, you know, you’re making chump change. You’re making 30 bucks a month, 50 bucks a month, 100 bucks a month, and, you realize that, it’s a lot harder than you thought it was when you were getting into it. And, you know, right now this is just me sharing my personal story, it’s me just sharing my personal experience, that, when you’re getting started, you know, you don’t know these things.
You don’t, you haven’t been humbled by business, so you, you think you know everything, you think you know way more than you actually do, and you overestimate. And, that’s the problem with so many kids these days. The first thousand dollars a month, was much harder, than me scaling up from a thousand, to, over 10,000 a month, and I, you can put money on that. Like I believe that 100%. The first zero to a thousand dollars, compared to, scaling up from a thousand to 10,000 a month profit, is insane, because going from zero to a thousand took years, going from a thousand to 10,000, literally took less than a year. And then going from 10,000 to 20,000 took three months.
So, guys, getting started is the hardest part. But, what you need to do is you need to invest. You need to invest in your education and your niche. All right guys, so that wraps up this video. I hope you enjoyed it, and found value from it. Again, if you guys like this video or like me making affiliate marketing videos, please give a thumbs up, and comment, it helps so much more than you know. And, I know it was a little bit of tough love this time, but, other people are not gonna tell you this. And I’ll be honest with you, a lot of people who, especially ones who are teaching, and sell courses on this, they’re not gonna tell you how hard it is, because, they obviously, you know, want you to just buy their course, and, you know, think it’s like the easiest thing ever, but I didn’t make my money from selling courses, so I can be real with you, I can be 100% transparent, cause my money, like, I don’t rely on it, you know.
I don’t rely on selling these courses. I do it because I provide mentorship, and I provide a solid step-by-step process for people who want to get into the game, and who want to succeed, and get results as quickly as possible, then obviously you want to follow my lead, because, I teach my proven step-by-step method, and, I also give that one-on-one coaching, I answer messages, emails, texts, 24/7, 365. You can ask any of my students, they contact me any single, you know, any time of day, and I’m always answering their questions, in-depth, thorough detail, and they’re always so grateful and thankful for it, and I’m grateful and thankful for every single one of my students, so, if you’ve joined my course recently, or you joined my course when it was released a couple weeks ago, thank you so much, seriously, I love you guys. You guys are the best. I can’t wait til, you know, we can work together, and just keep building these affiliate marketing businesses, and seeing that success, so, again, thank you guys so much. Last but not least, follow me on Instagram, guys, because that’s the best way to contact me, if, you know, if you want to ask me any affiliate marketing questions, I am completely open, I’m an open book, and, as you guys can just see right here, this is my Instagram, it’s @ODI_Productions, let’s get that focused in there.
You guys can see some more pictures of the Turbo, and you guys can DM me on there, and ask me any questions. Also, alternatively, you can always leave a comment below, on this video, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. So, hope you guys enjoyed that, onto the next one. Have a good day, guys, peace..
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