Can I Really Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?

Can I Really Make Money With Affiliate Marketing

For the past 2 years, I’ve earned the majority of my income solely through affiliate marketing.

Though I haven’t made a “killing” within these two years of working from home as an online entrepreneur, the income I make is enough to comfortably support my family and allows me to create my own schedule.

This is why I am such a huge advocate for affiliate marketing. Well, that and:

  • It’s a great introduction to online business (and other online business opportunities)
  • It’s cost-friendly (you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to start or run aff. marketing business)
  • You can begin today and get my personal help

So to answer the question, can you really make money with affiliate marketing?

The answer is YES.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

My first ‘taste’ of online income came by way of affiliate marketing.

With the help of some awesome training, I was able to learn the ins and outs of the business and how to create an affiliate website.

Without any prior experience, I earned roughly $8 about a month into starting my first website.

9 months in, I managed to rally up a total of $62, or so.

9 months after that, however, my affiliate business begun to take off. I was earning over $3,000 per month.

So there is a process involved and earning money with a brand new website won’t happen right away.

I love sharing my personal experience with others to give them a good idea of the process and how long it can take them to earn a decent income from home.

Since then I have personally helped others begin earning incomes at home following this same business model.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing allows you to recommend someone else’s product or service in exchange for a commission.

Whether that be a massive retail store like Walmart or an individual seller providing some type of service.

You can partner up with these businesses, obtain an affiliate link, and advertise your affiliate link on the internet.

If someone clicks your ‘special’ affiliate link and decides to make a purchase, you get paid.

At which point, your work is done.

Anything that is related to customer support is handled by the product owner.

These products and services are endless. Just about anything you can think of can be sold online.

Think about some of the recent purchases you’ve made using your phone or computer.

Chances are, you probably clicked an affiliate link at some point prior to making that purchase.

On the flip side, you could be the one earning a commission.

In my personal experience, the best way to get people to visit your these link regularly and to create a steady flow of income is by owning your own website.

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

To make money with affiliate marketing without a website, this will usually require placing ads and having a budget for those ads.

Ads can be placed on social media, within search engines, Youtube, and even other social sites.

How much these ads will cost you, usually depends on which particular keyword you are targeting but usually somewhere within the $1 range each time an ad is clicked.

Again, this cost varies.

Best Practices

Though it is possible to profit with affiliate marketing and no website, I feel the best way for people to set themselves up for recurring income would be by building their own affiliate website.

With your own website, you have the option of paying for advertising but it’s not a must.

You can learn how to attract visitors to your website for free.

This is done by implementing SEO, which will allow people to find your content in places like Google, from which they can visit your website.

Having your own website is like having your own piece of property within the online world.

And with the right training and guidance, you could very well create something very lucrative and even change your life.

Can I Really Make Money with Affiliate Marketing?

Three things took place which has allowed me to work from home full-time as an affiliate:

What it Takes to Make Money

  1. I found some legitimate training that focused on building an online business (no hype, no upsells)
  2. Followed the training to a tee, created my first affiliate website
  3. I set aside a few hours a day to learn and grow the website

These are the simple steps I took. These simple steps allowed me to work from home full-time for myself.

I’m not saying it was easy.

But it certainly helps when you have an outline of things that you need to do step by step and a community of people in your corner to help you get where you want to be.

There’s a lot of “training” out there and if I had the money at the time, I probably would have fell for a few scams.

Fortunately, I found a service/training which allows you to get started for free.

Succeed at Affiliate Marketing

Even without training, I think people are able to figure it out on their own by surfing the web.

But this could take several months or years learning on your own.

If you want to get in shape and don’t know where to start, a viable option would be hiring a personal trainer.

If you want to succeed at affiliate marketing, find some quality, helpful training.

There’s one place that I can guarantee that will provide you with a proper affiliate marketing education.

You can begin creating your own affiliate website today and no prior experience is needed.

Just understand that creating an affiliate website that will generate money month after month is something that will take time and effort.

If you are looking for immediate ways to make money or cannot set aside a couple hours per day to put towards an online business, then this may not be the right opportunity for you.

If you’re looking for a way to earn money online, get a proper introduction to online business, and change your life, then this IS the opportunity for you.

I would love to be able to personally help and coach you along the way as I have for others. To do this, read my review on Wealthy Affiliate and join if interested.

I will be in touch with you on the inside.

Chat soon!


About the author


    My goal for this website is to help those who are looking to make money online from the comfort of their home and to offer people an alternative to the FIXED 9-to-5 life. Whether you are looking to make full time income online or just looking to make some extra cash. I've got you covered.

    Abdul Wasay
    Abdul Wasay - 3 years ago

    Well, define information here about affiliate marketing. Can you define more free affiliate marketing ways to promote the offers especially easy for newbies?

      Jason - 3 years ago

      Hey Abdul, not sure I fully understand your question.

      I think a great place for newcomers to get started is with Wealthy Affiliate. (You can create a free account there and begin training to see if it is right for you).

      As far as promoting offers, the best free method would be through SEO. Again, this all taught within the WA platform. You can get started with no experience plus I will be there to help each step of the way.

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