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“You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs – Victory in spite of all terrors – Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

I take up my task in buoyancy and hope. I feel sure that our cause will not be suffered to fail among men. I feel entitled at this juncture, at this time, to claim the aid of all and to say, “Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength.”

Do you know who said this? Sounds like a rallying cry from a strong affiliate network leader in a today’s economy, right? I believe that an affiliate network has to fight to survive, and by fight I mean work hard.

This quote is from Winston Churchill’s 1940 so-called Blood, Sweat and Tears speech. He was talking about the need for Britain to fight and win a war, but he could very well be talking about what it’s like to be part of an affiliate network in a tough economy!

I believe there are three things we can take from Churchill’s speech that help in the day-to-day work of managing an affiliate network:

1.    Our aim is victory. Victory over who or what? Over the 9-5 work model!

2.    Take up your task in hope. U.S. President used hope in his speeches and became president and Harvey Milk said, “You gotta give ‘em hope” in his speeches. If you are going to put your blood, sweat and tears into something like Churchill is talking about, do it with Hope!

3.    Go forward together with united strength. This is the power of an affiliate network—community. I do affiliate marketing for work, but I stay with it because I meet amazing people!

If you are an online affiliate marketer like I am, you work hard. In today’s economy, you probably work harder than ever. As today is Friday and a holiday weekend, I want to say to everyone: keep working hard! It will pay off!

Here’s one of my favorite quotes from Margaret Thatcher:

“I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.”

Both Churchill and Thatcher were at the top of their respective political games, and if you want to get to the top of the affiliate marketing game (or pretty near!) it will take, as Ms. Thatcher says, hard work.

Cheers to all of you out there that are part of an affiliate network and working hard!  Enjoy your weekend and keep working hard!

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