It takes a special kind of person to become skilled at affiliate marketing.
We’re not specialists. In order to succeed, we have to become experts in multiple areas. Almost all of us start off solo, and we’re forced to wear different hats. As an affiliate marketer, you have to create ads, manage your money, negotiate with people, manage your team, and solve one problem after another.
There’s a term in business called “T-Shaped” skills. It means to be an expert in a single field, while having a broad knowledge of several other disciplines.
People ask me what skills they need to be successful at affiliate marketing. You don’t need anything but a solid work ethic and persistence to begin. Over time, however, you will need to develop the following skills if you want to succeed.