Are You Hitting Your Affiliate Pain Threshold? | Super Affiliate Mindset
Oct 24 2008

Are You Hitting Your Affiliate Pain Threshold?

I was talking to my personal trainer the other day and we were talking about what it really takes to be super successful as an athlete.

I mean what really separates someone like Kobe Bryant from an average NBA player? Anyone who plays for the NBA is obviously a top top athlete at that level.

My personal trainer, who competed at the national level for the 200m and 400m in track, told me about a concept that his coach taught him called the “pain threshold”.

Every athlete has a pain threshold at which point there body starts to shuts down. They become tired, fatigued, their performance drops. Top athletes are able to continually push their pain threshold higher and higher until fly past everyone else.

Breaking through your pain threshold is 100% mental.

There’s a pain threshold in ppc affiliate marketing as well.

Whether you ever become a super affiliate all depends on whether you can continually break through your pain threshold, pushing it higher and higher.

Every single person that I’ve coached and that has failed, has failed because they couldn’t handle the pain.

They quit after 1,2 or 3 failed campaigns. They hide under their bed and tucked their tail under their tail between their legs like a scared little puppy dog.

Don’t be that scared little puppy dog 6 months from now.

Yeah, you may feel confident right now, you’re excited. But can you handle getting the wind knocked out you a few times?

I went 15 campaigns with NO RESULTS.

What if I had stopped after the first 10 failed ppc campaigns and said : “This business is a scam, ppc affiliate marketing doesn’t work!”

Don’t for a minute think that becoming a super affiliate is going to be an easy ride. There’s time when a lot of doubt will creep into your mind.

There’s times when you’ll feel really frustrated, and even anger.

As long as you get back up every time you get knocked down and learn from you mistakes, you’re breaking through your pain threshold.

Can YOU handle the pain?


  1. Bob says:

    Hi Amit,

    Truer words were never spoken.


  2. Murali says:

    @bob – thanks. that was a very inspiring video

  3. Jasper says:

    Hi Amit,

    I have had suffered through worse and worst things in life. My ultimate low point is being literally alone with only $25 on my pocket in a foreign land.

    Pain? Bring it on.


    PS: When will PPC Classroom 2.0 forums be up? I’m dying to ask a few hundred questions. ^_^

    PPS: I’m on my 4th failed campaign so now I’m going to design a landing page to see if it can make a difference!

  4. MLRebecca says:

    This is a very thought-provoking question you’re proposing. Obviously, it can be difficult to stay motivated after you have been met with disappointing results several times. No great success story every begins without failure a time or two. Keep at it, and don’t give up. Great advice, Amit!

  5. Buckie says:

    Thanks, Amit. I actually had 3 failed campaigns today – very discouraging. I came specifically to this belong because you always throw in inspirational posts.

  6. Ah yes, the pain threshold…. hmmm….. I think there’s a difference between the kind of pain you need to break through, and the kind of pain that’s telling you you need to do something different… tis good to be determined though.

  7. Dave says:

    Amit, Thanks for this post. I love the challenge ppc brings- I left an 80K/year j.o.b. (just over broke) to start ppc full time with zero experience! Crazy, yes- but I’m successfully out of my comfort zone and it’s forcing me to work those 14 hour days that it takes to learn this game. I’m 25 or 30 or so campaigns in and consider it all practice. I’m not discouraged at all. In fact, I’m more excited now because I’m infinitely more knowledgeable and I KNOW success is right around the corner. PPC-Classroom has been one of my biggest assets along with the right positive support through close friends like George Gerbasi. To everyone out there- LOSE THE EXCUSES!

  8. Dave says:

    Thomas Edison said, “Why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp”. And shortly after that, and over 10,000 attempts, Edison invented the light bulb.
    I know I’m glad his pain threshold wasn’t “the kind of pain that was telling him he needed to do something different”.

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