Affiliate Marketing – Can You Really Make Money with it?

By | March 22, 2015

Can you really make money with affiliate marketing?Is it possible to make big money with affiliate marketing? Can you really make money with it?

Those of you who read some of my pages here on my website already know, that I start my way to becoming a millionaire from home with affiliate marketing. For me it seems like a good opportunity to make money. Besides that, I found a good training platform that explains everything you need to know about Affiliate marketing step-by-step but I will come to that at the end of the post. However some of you might ask yourself if it is really possible to make a lot of money with it.

Let´s talk about that!

What exactly is affiliate marketing?

Some of you might not know what affiliate marketing even is. That is no problem. 4 months ago I did not know it either. So here is a little explanation for you.

Let´s say you have a website about a topic that you are really interested in.

Let´s say you are interested in pink lavatory brushes. (Isn´t that a great example? Who would not want to have a pink lavatory brush? I mean, seriously, who wouldn´t?)

Everything you know about pink lavatory brushes you share on your website. You share every experience on your website, every downside, every upside. So your whole website is a big review about pink lavatory brushes. Okay, but how to make money with that?

There are companies who want to sell pink lavatory brushes in the internet. Maybe they already sell it on their own website, but they want to sell even more brushes. What do they do? They look for good sellers (Affiliates) and give them the opportunity to promote their pink lavatory brushes.

Affiliate programsThat means, you can sign up for the affiliate program of this particular company and then they give you a special link (Affiliate Link) that you can place on your website. This link leads to the website of the company where you can buy their pink lavatory brush and contains your specific code.

So, you share content on your website and you can lead your readers to the company above by implementing your affiliate link in your content. Something like:

“If you are interested in buying a pink lavatory brush right now – click here !”

You will get commission now for every sale that was made through your link.

What is needed to make big money with Affiliate marketing?

As you can see, this only works if you have people who actually read your content, click on your affiliate links and buy something.

If nobody can find your website, then you won´t make money. So it is important to rank in the search engines. For that you need a lot of content since Google, for example, only ranks serious websites on the first pages that constantly offer new high quality content to their readers. There are a lot of strategies to rank high in the search engines, but I will put that into my next posts since that is a whole separate topic. Here is such a post for example: How do you get on the first page of Google?

Besides ranking in the search engines, you can also share your content on social websites of course. I will write a post about how to make your website famous in my next posts.

A little Checklist

That´s it in a nutshell. However believe me, you will need help with this. Ranking in the search engines for example is a complicated topic, but don´t worry, I will tackle this topic on my website, too.

You see now, that it can take some time to make good money with affiliate marketing.

Is it possible to make good money with affiliate marketing?

Yes, it is possible to make good money with affiliate marketing, but it takes time and it takes hard work. Most people want to make money in a blink and do not want to work, but that will never happen. Big money means a lot of work, most of the times.
So if you want to make money from home, stop having illusions and get to work.

Here is a video of a guy who makes money with affiliate marketing. He shows you his exact payments.

 

That guy is King Human, yeah I know he swears a lot and sometimes he also burps, BUT he gives good advise on how to make money. Unfortunately he never tells you what he exactly does, he tells you the way, but he gives no examples. However I like this guy, he is funny and because of him I did my research about affiliate marketing and I found the great training platform called Wealthy Affiliate. If you really want to make money with affiliate marketing, read my review about Wealthy Affiliate here. They have a great step-by-step training about making money with your website and it is for free!

Always remember, you need to work for your money, but the reward can be very high as you have seen!

If you have any questions about affiliate marketing, just leave me a comment below and I will answer all of your questions.

All the best,

Pierre

13 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing – Can You Really Make Money with it?

  1. Rick

    I like how you take the article and explain AF. And also how to use it and make money with it. And the video is special. Anytime we can get a video in our article to help explain something…the better.

    Great Post! I believe it will help many online who are wanting to know more about AF.

    Rick

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    1. Pierre Post author

      Thank you for your comment Rick!

      I hope that it helps a lot of people who want to start making money from home!

      All the best,
      Pierre

      Reply
  2. Chris Towers

    Great post… Affiliate marketing in a nutshell.. Without doubt the best way to get started when looking to set up a business online.

    Really great information and easy to follow. Thanks

    Chris

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    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Chris,

      glad that you like it! Yeah indeed it is a good way to get started!

      Pierre

      Reply
  3. Jonathan C

    It’s amazing to think that there are so many things you can do to make money online. It seems reasonable that someone would have to put in a lot of effort and have good sources to make money online because I am pretty familiar with how scams work. Wealthy Affiliate sounds like a really good program.

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    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Jonathan,

      yeah Wealthy Affilliate is a great program and it is completely honest. The best way to get started in my opinion!

      Pierre

      Reply
  4. Vanessa

    Thanks for giving me a better understanding of affiliate marketing and making me feel that I could do this! I look forward to reading more.

    Reply
  5. Marketplace

    I’m not that much of a online reader to be
    honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to
    come back down the road. Cheers

    Reply
    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey man good to hear that you like my website. I hope it can help you!
      All the best,

      Pierre

      Reply
  6. Joana

    You shouldn’t be loikong for the highest paying affiliate program. You should be searching for products that will help your customers and then check to see if they have affiliate products.To tell you the truth. You’re not going to make any money online, if you sign up for an affiliate program that you have no passion for. I recommend that first you find out what you can talk a lot about, find a targeted market for it, look for products that would help out that targeted market, then check if those products have affiliate programs (which they usually do), and then try to profit online.If you don’t you’re not going to make much from an affiliate program.

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    1. Pierre Post author

      Hey Joana,

      of course you are right. It is senseless to look for a product which will bring you a lot of money if you hate it. It is much easier to promote products that you like.

      All the best,

      Pierre

      Reply

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