16 Best Affiliate Marketing Quotes To Get Inspired

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Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can provide a healthy residual income if you put in the work. It's also likely to make you more money long-term because you get your money for sale, not for the time and effort. 

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make a living from something that you are passionate about, similar to blogging. But don't let these facts discourage you: newbies can succeed in affiliate marketing too.

Is affiliate marketing hard?

If you ask me if affiliate marketing is difficult, it's a tricky question to answer because the answer will depend on who is asking


If you are looking at it from a beginner's point of view, affiliate marketing looks like a very complex and challenging task. But if you are an expert in this field, then you already know that it is not as hard as it may seem. 

However, both beginners and experts can utilize these points to determine how hard or easy affiliate marketing may be.

Best affiliate marketing quotes for inspiration

If you're looking to become an affiliate marketer and make money from the comfort of your own home, I've got you covered. Affiliate marketing quotes are the best way to get inspired, especially if you're feeling a little low.

I've compiled some of the best affiliate marketing quotes that'll help you get inspired and put a fire in your belly. You don't have to be an expert in anything—just open your mind, keep reading, and you'll be on your way!

1 “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” ― Bill Bradley

If you want to be successful, you've got to be ambitious. You've got to want it—and not just want it, but want it badly.

But if you're going to get ahead, you also have to be persistent. You have to keep your eye on the prize and keep going even when things get tough.

So how can you be both ambitious and persistent? Well, maybe it's all about perspective.

If you think of ambition as the path and persistence as the vehicle, then being ambitious is about setting goals for yourself and working towards them, while being persistent is about following through with those goals no matter what happens along the way!

2 “Quotes are an element which inspires that affiliate to keep trying.” — Unknown

I think this quote is true, but only to a point.

I've always been inspired by quotes, and I think that's because they help me to see the world from a different perspective.

And if you're able to see things from a new perspective, it can change everything about your life—and make you realize that you're capable of more than you ever thought possible.

But I don't think quotes are enough on their own to keep us going when we're discouraged or afraid.

I think there's something deeper that has to happen first: we need to believe in ourselves enough that we know we can do whatever it takes to succeed. 

When we believe in ourselves and our abilities, they begin to have an influence on us—they serve as reminders that our activities have worth and motivate us to keep trying even when things become difficult.

3 “Affiliate marketing is an excellent opportunity if you truly believe in the value of the product you are selling because many times you can make money from something you would probably recommend anyway.” – Neil Patel

I think Neil Patel is right. If you believe in the product you're selling, affiliate marketing can be an amazing opportunity to make money.

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If you sell something you believe in, it's a lot easier to be excited about it and recommend it to people.

And if those people find out that you recommended something valuable to them and then bought it, they'll probably also become customers.

But what happens when you sell something you don't believe in? Well, I think we all know that situation:

You're just trying to make money off of someone else's hard work, but no one wants to buy from someone who's just trying to make money off of them!

It feels like a bad deal, so people stay away from your affiliate site—and now…now you're stuck with a bunch of junk products and no way to get rid of them!

4 “If you can do one thing you thought was utterly impossible, it causes you to rethink your beliefs.” ― Tony Robbins

I think this quote is spot-on. I've had the privilege of working with some truly amazing people, and I have learned that the one thing they all have in common is their ability to see the impossible as possible.

They don't let themselves get stuck in their belief systems. They don't believe something can be done until they've seen it done by someone else. And then they go out and do it themselves.

It's easy to get stuck in your own beliefs and build yourself a box you don't feel like you can climb out of.

But when you see other people break free from those same boxes, it makes you question whether or not your box is worth staying in. It definitely caused me to rethink my beliefs about what I thought was impossible for me!

5 “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ― Oliver Goldsmith

I think we've all fallen a lot in our lives, but it's not always easy to get up again. Sometimes you feel like you're stuck like your body is too heavy for your little legs to lift up again.

I'm not going to lie—sometimes it feels like I'm just going to stay there forever. The more I try to get up, the more I sink into that black hole of despair and loneliness.

But then I remember: no matter how bad things are now, they will never be as bad as they could be if I don't keep getting back up and trying again.

6 “Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein

This is a quote that I think about a lot, and I'm really glad that it's on this list. I want to make sure that when I'm striving for success, I'm also striving to be of value.

I think it's easy to get caught up in the mindset that if you're not successful, you aren't valuable. But I think that's backward—it's only when you have something valuable to offer that you can become successful at all.

So if you're finding yourself in a place where you're struggling with your career or life goals and feeling like nothing's working out, stop and ask yourself: what do YOU have to offer?

If nothing comes to mind immediately, take some time off and think about what makes YOU unique and special. Then go out there and start sharing your gift with the world!

7 “If you think of your target market like a pond of fish and you’re only using one hook, one selling system, and one way of targeting, then you’re only resonating with a small, small part of your market.” ― Molly Pittman

I think this quote is really interesting because it reminds me of how I feel when I go to the grocery store. I'm always so overwhelmed by the number of choices, and I'm always feeling like I don't know what to pick.

So many times, we try to make one product or idea appeal to everyone—but that's impossible!

We have to remember that each person has a different perspective and likes different things, so we should be making sure that our products have different angles for different types of people.

8 “If you want to be interesting, be interested.” — David Ogilvy

I've always been a big fan of David Ogilvy, and this is one of my favorite quotes from him.

I think it's especially true in our current social climate—it seems like everyone is trying to be interesting, but they don't know how to do it.

The best way to be interesting is to simply be interested in other people. Ask questions about their lives and what they're up to. Show them that you care about what they have to say. And most importantly, listen!

It's so easy to get distracted by our phones or other obligations when we're talking to someone else, but if we take the time to listen and make eye contact with the person we're talking with, we'll find ourselves much more interesting than we were before.

9 “Passive income works, but you will have to work for it first!” — Shivansh Bhanwariya

I have learned that passive income works if you work for it first.


I used to think that passive income was just a myth or something that only happened in books and movies. I thought that if you wanted to make money passively, you had to be born into it or win the lottery or something.

But then I realized that all I needed was a little bit of hustle, some hustle-minded friends, and a little bit of luck!

10 “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

I think that this quote is true because we need to create opportunities ourselves

There are many times when an opportunity will come up and you have to be ready for it. But, if you don’t have that door or opportunity in front of you and you’re not prepared to grab it, then you might miss out on something great.

11 “If you want to do something, do it the best you can with all you've got. If you don't, somebody else will.” ― William Feather

Positive thinking is something I really believe in. But sometimes, it can be hard to get out of your head—to think about what you want, and then go for it.

That’s why I love this quote. It’s short and sweet, but so powerful. The idea is that if you want to accomplish something great, you have to put in the work—and not just any work, but the best work that you possibly can.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t think you can do it or if everyone else thinks you shouldn’t try; if YOU believe in yourself enough to try and do the best job possible at whatever it is you want to do, then no one else will get there first.

12 “When we lead with the product (what) and not our mission (why), our decisions get smaller, our perspective less brave, our work less memorable, our world impact more limited.” –– Wendy Clark

I think this quote is so important because it reminds us of how easy it is to get caught up in the minutiae of marketing and lose sight of the big picture.

We see it happen all the time in affiliate marketing:

we spend too much time focusing on what happens next, who's going to do what, when someone has fallen behind on their part of the project, etc., instead of looking at the bigger picture: why we're doing this in the first place.

If we lead with our mission and not our product, if we talk about our goals and dreams instead of just getting down to brass tacks about what needs to happen next, then we'll end up with something much more memorable.

We'll have a world impact that can't be matched by any amount of sales copy or social media posts.

13 “If you look like you’re selling, people see it and run the other way. Everything has shifted. The stories that have emotional content are going to make people know, like, and trust you.” ― Dennis Yu

I think it’s important to remember that, as an affiliate marketer, you’re not selling a product. You’re selling yourself.


You are the product. You are what your customers are buying. They don’t care about the product—they care about whether or not they can trust you and whether or not you make them feel good. 

So if you look like you’re selling, people see it and run the other way. Everything has shifted. People will recognize, like, and trust you if you tell them tales with emotional substance.

14 “Affiliate Marketing is about proving value not spamming your links at them.” — Raspado

I like this quote because it reminds me of the importance of building a relationship with your customer. It's not just about offering them something they need, but also about proving to them that you're trustworthy and reliable.

In affiliate marketing, we often get attached to our links and want to share them with everyone—but what if this is hurting our business? If we don't build trust and rapport with the people who are looking at our links, why would they ever buy from us?

Affiliate marketing can be tricky—we have to always remember that our customers aren't just numbers on a spreadsheet. They're real people who deserve our attention and respect if we want them to return the favor by becoming loyal customers

15 “Remember: when you focus on intention, invention, and impact—that’s when you see results.” –– Jay Shetty

I think this quote is a little bit of a mind trip. It's not necessarily about affiliate marketing in particular, but more about how you can apply it to any situation.

I mean, we all know that affiliate marketing can be hard. There are so many different people out there trying to sell their products or service, and it's really easy to get lost in the crowd.

But if you just focus on intention—on what your goal is—then you'll see results. You'll have an impact on the world around you—and that's really what matters most!

16 “Affiliate marketing is an excellent opportunity if you truly believe in the value of the product you’re selling. Because many times, you can make money off of something you would probably recommend anyway.” ― Neil Patel

This quote is so true. I love affiliate marketing because it allows you to promote products you believe in, and sometimes even make money off of the things you’re already recommending anyway!

As a blogger, I often recommend products on my blog. Sometimes they are affiliate links, and sometimes they are not.

However, most of the time when I recommend something or write about it, it's because I truly believe in it and want others to try it out as well.

Affiliate marketing lets me share these things with people who might not have heard of them otherwise. It allows me to spread the word about products that are beneficial without having to do any extra work!

Conclusion: Affiliate marketing motivational quotes

Many of us would like to be more successful, but we are doubtful whether we will achieve our goals.

The question is how can we manage to achieve the success that we want? Naturally, we don't have the answer to this question and it can seem impossible to find. 

However, there is one fact that does help you get inspired about your future: with hard work and dedication, anyone can be successful in any field. It's also true for affiliate marketing. 

Affiliate marketing can be tough. It’s a lot of work and it’s easy to get discouraged, but it can be rewarding in the end.

I hope you gained insight from these affiliate marketing quotes and feel inspired to take your business to the next level.

About the author 

Peter Keszegh

Most people write this part in the third person but I won't. You're at the right place if you want to start or grow your online business. When I'm not busy scaling up my own or other people' businesses, you'll find me trying out new things and discovering new places. Connect with me on Facebook, just let me know how I can help.

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