Online affiliate marketing can be confusing for the newbie. Many people begin their campaigns only to have them end fruitlessly, draining the marketer of any motivation to continue in this business.
It is very important to know what you're getting into, especially when it comes to affiliate marketing. There is, however, a lot of money to be made. You just need to know how to do it.
Having a competent and helpful mentor is one of the most beneficial assets anyone can have. When people say affiliate marketing is easy, they're usually not telling the whole truth. It all depends on what you consider easy. When comparing it to working from 9-5, 40 hours a week at a job that you completely hate, then maybe yes, it is easier than that.
One can successfully setup an affiliate marketing campaign within 1 week if they are dedicated to what they are doing. When marketers say, "It only takes a couple hours a day to make money online!" … well. It is possible to make that much only working a couple hours a day or less, but usually that is when you get to the point of already running your campaign.
It almost always takes longer to set it up professionally. This is the hardest part that most people can not seem to get right. If you have the dedication, persistence, and motivation to make anything work, you will succeed.
Just remember, you need the right attitude and more importantly, a mentor that knows what he or she is doing. This will jump-start your success so that you will not be making very costly mistakes.
Good Luck and God Bless. I hope that you and your affiliate marketing efforts will succeed!