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The 3 Step Process to Ultimate Victory



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The rain fell heavily from nowhere as we were driving back home from a business meeting. My husband was driving and before we knew it, it grew dark, started hailing, and we couldn’t see the way. We were in the middle of nowhere and stopping in the middle of the heavy rain didn’t sound like a wise idea because the hailstorm had potential to damage the wind screen. 

Inside me there was fear that we would not get home. My Husband had to be strong for the both of us. It took us an hour to drive where it normally would’ve taken a few minutes if the road was clear. 

Many people take longer to achieve their dreams because they lack clarity. When one knows what they want, it’s also easy to set goals. However, there are reasons why many people do not set goals to achieve their dreams, including:

  • They do not know what their dream is. They cannot differentiate between a wish, fantasy or a dream.
  • They do not know how to set goals.
  • They are not self-disciplined to follow through.
  • Fear of failure
  • Not being accountable to anyone e.g a coach 

When the rain stopped, I recall how relieved my husband and I felt as we increased speed to cover up the delay we had experienced earlier. Just like the road being clear, clear goals help increase your confidence as you develop competence and boost your motivation to pursue your dream. 

“Have goals so big, your problems pale in comparison.” – Grant Cardone

Successful people know what they want and focus on achieving it. The starting point is to determine what you want and ask yourself if you’re willing to pay the price. Driving through the hail storm was risky but we were determined to get to our destination so we did not focus on the hindrance. Some of the ways one can perceive their dream as stated in my book, ‘The dream!” are:

  • Your childhood desire in your heart.
  • Motivation from watching successful people 
  • Motivation by a cause e.g. desire to impact lives
  • God given or inspired dream 
  • Dream inspired by association
  • Dream inspired from an experience or overcoming a challenge.

There are questions one could also ask themselves on top of the above to seek clarity of their dream.

  1. What do you really want to be in 50 years from now?
  2. What do you want to have 50 years from now?
  3. What do you want to do 50 years from now?
  4. What are the activities that give you the greatest sense of meaning?
  5. What do you think about most of the time?
  6. What do you talk about most of the time?
  7. What do you want?
  8. What don’t you want?

To perceive your dream is to grasp the who, what, where, and how-to. Sometimes, all you will see is just a glimpse of the end of the vision; and everything unfolds as you walk the journey. 

When you start walking, you do not have to have the full picture of how you will get there. More often than not, the “how” unfolds as you walk the journey. Do not let the storms of life distract you from dreaming. As long as you are clear on the dream and determined to keep driving through the storm, eventually it will be clear and you will achieve much more than you ever thought. When you are clear on your dream, it is just the beginning of the journey. When you are determined to be successful after clarity follows action. 

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

What action are you going to take after reading this article?

  • Write goals down
  • Identify the obstacles in your way
  • Determine the skills and knowledge you require to achieve the goals
  • Determine the people whose help you will need
  • Determine how much you will need to finance your dream 
  • Determine how you will finance the dream 

Successful people write their goals down and follow through systematically. Writing the dreams down can be hard at first but if you start and are consistent, it will become a habit. People who write their goals down achieve much more because it helps them to visualize their goals. Those who write down their goals on how to achieve the dream and follow through systematically will gradually move from frustration to fulfilment and underachievement to achieving great dreams.

How are you making sure to make this year the best year you’ve ever had? Share your stories & thoughts with us below!

Tafadzwa Mazibuko is an inspirational author, speaker, contributing writer. She is the founder of Tafadzwa Mazibuko and associates. She has written three books ‘The dream that was worth fighting for, The Dream, and The King’s dream for His daughter! She has also created the Dreamer’s Daily Planner. Dreamer’s Daily planner is a personal development tool published annually. Tafadzwa has featured on Television, One Gospel channel on shows: Your playlist with Carly Fields, Revelations, Soul Sessions, Christmas Sessions, Feed your soul. She has featured on radio programs: SA FM with Kanye Magubane, Rainbow FM with Pastor George, Praise 102.5 and Pheli FM with Solly. She has also been featured in the Move, Hallelujah, and Growth women’s business networks magazines. She is a contributing writer of the magazine Growth Women’s business network. She has been awarded a certificate of excellence by CWENA and long list best non- fiction by SABA book awards 2020.

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How to Choose the Best Affiliate Programs for Your Blog

If you follow these steps, you can create an affiliate marketing plan that makes money, fits well with your content, and connects with your readers



how to choose the best affiliate programs for your blog

Picking the right affiliate programs for your blog is really important. It can make a big difference in how much money you can make and how much your readers get out of your blog. With so many choices out there, deciding which ones to go with can be tricky. 

This guide is here to make it easier for you. It will give you clear steps and helpful tips to choose affiliate programs that fit well with what your blog is about, what your readers like, and what you stand for. 

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Understanding Affiliate Marketing

Before you start picking affiliate programs, it’s important to really understand what affiliate marketing is and how it works. 

Basically, affiliate marketing is when you promote a product or service on your blog, and then you get paid a little bit every time someone buys something or does something because you recommended it. 

It’s great for both the person selling the product and the blogger, because the seller gets more sales with low risk, and the blogger can make money from their blog.

How to Choose the Right Affiliate Programs for Your Blog

1. Assess Your Niche and Audience

The key to doing well in affiliate marketing starts with really knowing what your blog is about and who reads it. Consider the following:

  • Your blog’s content: What topics do you cover? Ensure the products or services you promote are relevant.
  • Your audience’s interests and needs: What solutions are they seeking? Choose affiliate programs that offer products or services that solve their problems or enhance their lives.

2. Research Potential Affiliate Programs

Once you know what your blog is about and what your readers want, start looking for affiliate programs. Choose ones that are well-known for good products, great customer service, and helpful support for affiliates. Resources to find these programs include:

  • Affiliate networks like ShareASale, Commission Junction, and ClickBank.
  • Direct searches for “[Your Niche] affiliate programs” in search engines.
  • Recommendations from other bloggers in your niche.

3. Evaluate the Commission Structure

The commission structure is a critical factor to consider. Look for programs that offer competitive rates that make your efforts worthwhile. Consider:

  • The percentage of commission per sale.
  • Whether the program offers a flat rate per action (e.g., per sign-up).
  • The cookie duration, which affects how long after a click you can earn commissions on sales.

4. Consider the Program’s Reputation and Sureness

Join affiliate programs with a solid reputation for quality and sureness. This not only ensures that you’re promoting good products but also that you’ll be paid on time. You can:

  • Read reviews from other affiliates.
  • Check the program’s history and background.
  • Look for any complaints or issues reported online.

5. Analyze the Support and Resources Offered

A good affiliate program gives you things like ads to use, training on their products, and helpful managers. Having access to these resources can really help you do a better job at promoting their products.

6. Understand the Terms and Conditions

Before signing up, thoroughly review the program’s terms and conditions. Pay close attention to:

  • Payment thresholds and methods.
  • Any restrictions on how you can promote their products.
  • The program’s policy on affiliate marketing on social media platforms.

7. Test the Product or Service

If possible, test the product or service before promoting it. This firsthand experience allows you to offer genuine charge and build trust with your audience.

8. Look for Recurring Commission Opportunities

Some affiliate programs pay you again and again for subscriptions or services that charge fees regularly. These can provide a more stable income compared to one-time sales commissions.

Implementing Your Choice

After choosing the best affiliate programs, the next step is to smoothly include your affiliate marketing in your content plan. This includes:

  • Creating valuable content that naturally incorporates affiliate links.
  • Disclosing your affiliate affairs transparently to maintain trust with your audience.
  • Tracking your results to understand what works best for your audience and adjusting your strategy accordingly.

Picking the best affiliate programs for your blog involves careful planning, research, and making sure they match what your audience likes and needs. 

If you follow these steps, you can create an affiliate marketing plan that makes money, fits well with your content, and connects with your readers. 

The real key to doing well with affiliate marketing isn’t just about the products you talk about, but also how much your audience trusts and values your advice. 

With enough time, patience, and hard work, your blog can grow into a successful space that earns a good amount of affiliate money and helps your readers choose the right products.

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