Internet-based businesses, Affiliate marketing in this situation, is like a huge jungle full of traps, and myths. Every explorer (affiliate marketer) who wants to explore the jungle will face the risk of being lost, trapped somewhere without any help. Therefore, an Affiliate marketing guide, or a road map, which can show them how to go from the beginning, through the jungle, to the point where they want to go is necessary, and if you are involved in, you need one too. It’s not necessarily something complicated, it’s just a 3-step guide that can keep you stay on track. They are:Step 1: Change your mindset to the one dedicated to succeedAre you wondering how your brain can shape your performance? Well, the answer is “tremendously”! Surprised? Fact is, 95% people who participated in this online business quit empty-handed after making some mistakes. Why did almost all of them quit? Because they came in the game with the wrong mindset.So what is the right mindset to succeed? If you want to see results with your business, you must be a business owner. If you don’t treat affiliate marketing as a business, it won’t show you the results a business can bring to you. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes, learn from them and you will grow up.Step 2: Spend your time to find out your own share of market, and stick with itFinding out your niche (a smaller piece of a big market) is a crucial step before you keep on walking. Why? Because it’s the roots of the tree, the foundations of the building. You will be more likely to succeed if you build your affiliate empire around your niche.Imagine if your first step is to choose a product, then you try to find out where your niche is, and promote the product to them, you may get results at first. But what would happen if another product comes in with more benefits, and a cheaper price? You are out of the game! That’s why building your business around a niche with specific needs, feeding them with proper products/services is the way to go.Step 3: Figure out your favorite “weapons” to make a killingNo matter how great your products/services are, no matter how beautiful your website is, if you don’t know how to attract people in your niche to them, you lose! It’s like setting up a clothing store in the middle of the desert where no one goes around! And it’s the reason why this business is called Affiliate “Marketing.”So what methods should you choose to promote your products/services? The answer is it depends on you. You are a good writer, or interested in writing? Why not choose Article marketing? You are a social person? Why not pick social networks marketing? You have some experiences with SEO? Go for it! You have more money than time? Consider to outsource some stuffs so you don’t have to do everything. And no matter what your choices are, you should focus to attract as many people in your niche as you can. The more the better.The above 3 steps can’t guarantee success for you if you just don’t take actions, but they can keep you away from other distractions. You want to make huge cash working a few hours a day? It’s simple, stay focus with your choices, set out time-schedule to work with them, and the results will come.