5x High-Performance Affiliate Habits

If you’re just starting out in affiliate marketing, you have probably set some high goals for yourself.

If you’re like most people, you want to eventually make 6-7 figures from your affiliate marketing efforts, allowing you to focus entirely on living a comfortable life and not working for “the man”.

It’s important to you that you’re able to live comfortably without worrying about working for an employer, managing tons of clients, or juggling an overwhelming amount of work.

But how do you get there from where you are?

You’ll never reach your goals in affiliate marketing by sitting there idly wondering what to do.

While other marketers are sprinting toward their goals, creating content consistently, and building a community, you can’t be sitting on the couch wondering where to even begin.

Instead, you need to jump in and begin.

It might be challenging to get started at first, but you need to change your lifestyle to be more proactive if you want to level up.

You need to live a high-performance lifestyle and engage in high-performance habits to get on the same level as 6-7 figure marketers.

Affiliate marketing is a highly competitive field, but the effort you put in is what you will get out of it.

Let’s talk about the most important five high-performance affiliate habits you should start implementing today if you want to get ahead.

Habit 1: Finish What You Start

You can’t expect to get anywhere if you start one project, get discouraged when you reach an obstacle, give up on it, and then start another venture.

In order to be successful, you need to finish what you start.

The main reason why people give up on what they start is that they underestimate the number of resources – whether that’s money, time, or effort – needed for a project.

Many people also do not foresee obstacles that they will face, and when something gets in their way, they give up entirely.

The first key to finishing what you start is simple: planning and accepting the unknown.

Before starting a project, you should take time to look forward to the future and consider every step of the plan, from start to finish but without worrying about the unknown.

If you don’t have the resources, time, or money to complete a project, then you should reassess your goals and switch up your plan accordingly.

To help you plan for and decide whether to take on a project, ask yourself questions like:

▶ What obstacles might hold me back in your personal life?
▶ How much money will I need for this?
▶ What other resources – including physical space, time, manpower, and effort – will I need to do this well?

If you know you have what you need to complete a project before you begin it, you can plan to cross the finish line before you even cross the start, putting you at an advantage and taking the weight off your back during the execution phase.

The main point is: do NOT give up before you start, just because it feels like a challenge.

Every project feels like a challenge in the beginning.

Habit 2: Take It Seriously

If you want to make it big as an affiliate, you need to take your role seriously as an affiliate marketer.

You cannot treat affiliate marketing as a side hustle with a lacklustre and unprofessional attitude and expect to make 6-7 figures.

If you want affiliate marketing to pay off, you must take it seriously and treat it as a full-time job.

Treating affiliate marketing as a full-time job means not only creating a plan for your business in the beginning but sticking with your plan each and every day.

That is why we have the Action Plan inside Taking Action Online, so you have that “business plan” pre-made for you.

You do not need to put in a full 40 hours of work per week if you are already working another job, but the longer you focus your attention elsewhere, the longer you’re not getting the most you could be getting out of affiliate marketing.

It’s also important that whatever hours you are able to put in are focused on the actions that will get you the most results, not simply spamming Facebook groups with your affiliate links in the background while watching Netflix.

Some people are afraid to put their all into something like affiliate marketing because they’re afraid it won’t work out or because they don’t believe in themselves.

That’s why planning your path and insisting that you finish what you start is so important.

Once you’re certain that you have a plan for your project, you should have the confidence to dive in and understand that it’s worth it.

Habit 3: Commit Financially

You need to put your money where your mouth is if you want to succeed in affiliate marketing.

In other words, you need to commit financially.

While you can get a ton of money out of affiliate marketing – some marketers report salaries as high as millions of dollars per year – you’ll need to put a bit of money in first.

Committing financially to a business can be a scary concept, but let’s talk about why it’s so worth it.

Here’s the thing: you cannot just commit to an idea.

You need to commit to your business, not just your ideas, and invest in yourself. You cannot be afraid to invest in yourself, your business, and your marketing efforts.

Committing to your business financially not only sets you up for success by ensuring that you have the resources you need, it also helps you mentally commit to your business and gain confidence.

Of course, there is always risk in starting a new business, and you likely understood this the moment you conceived the idea to become an affiliate marketer. But if you don’t get started and take the leap, you’ll never be able to grow.

Habit 4: Dump Your Loser Friends

You have probably heard the saying that you are who you hang out with. It’s a common sentiment, and it holds true. 

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn claimed that we are “the average of the five people we spend the most time with.”

The people around us play a large role in determining what our goals are, how we act, and what we believe.

Even if you do not believe you are susceptible to peer pressure, the people you surround yourself with affect the way you view yourself, your life, and others.

This means that if the five people closest to you do not believe in your efforts, you will likely not believe in yourself or your work.

If they believe that your affiliate marketing efforts are a waste of time, you might begin to believe the same.

If they are lazy and don’t work toward their aspirations or goals, you will be more inclined to follow in their footsteps.  

To be successful and live a high-performance lifestyle, you need to dump your loser friends and surround yourself with people who lift you up and encourage you to reach your goals.

At the same time, ensure that you are around people who are willing to give you honest feedback and will tell you when something isn’t working. 

You want to be around people you can learn from, and who know how to do what you do the right way.

Habit 5: Read. Watch. Learn. Implement.

Once you surround yourself with the right people who inspire you to be your best, it is a lot easier to set clear goals and work toward them.

This is because you can learn from the people around you. The only way to succeed and make 6-7 figures in affiliate marketing – or in any field – is to follow in the footsteps of those who know how to do what you want to do.

By doing so, you learn from others’ mistakes without having to make them yourself. This approach will save you time, money, effort, and grief as you start your business.

Find a mentor and ask as many questions as you can about how to succeed in the industry.

Developing a lasting relationship with a mentor can be a game-changer for your career and your business.

Find and use other resources too, such as online videos, articles, blogs, and other content from successful affiliate marketers. Take notes on everything you find and save it for later.

Basically, you want to accumulate a bank of knowledge that you can refer to as you develop a business plan and execute it.

Once you’ve accrued as much information as you can from those who have succeeded at what you want to do, you can then develop your own plan keeping this knowledge in mind.


Affiliate marketing is an incredibly competitive field, and almost anyone who has attempted affiliate marketing knows that there’s a lot more to it than just creating a website and signing up for affiliate programs.

Succeeding in affiliate marketing doesn’t have to be so hard, though.

Successful affiliate marketers know that success depends on your mindset and lifestyle; if you’re ready to truly commit to your efforts, put your money where your mouth is, and surround yourself with people who support you, you can learn from the experts and then implement that information in your own business.

By learning from those who have done what you want to do successfully, you can avoid making mistakes on your path to making as much as 6-7 figures with your affiliate marketing business.

Taking Action Online was created for that very reason, to give people a safe place to learn and grow as affiliate marketers.

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