How To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing

How To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing

In this article I will give you a quick rundown on ” How To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing”.  Some simple techniques and tools I use to generate steady income online from a website. There are many mainstream techniques still taught today that I actually avoid using,  many Internet marketers still use certain Internet marketing techniques that I feel will actually hurt your chances of making income online and I will explain in this article why!

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I will start by saying if you don’t have any training or feel your training may not be up to the challenge then you need to check out the program that gave me my start promoting products online for a great living. The program I am talking about offers a free starter membership that will help you get started promoting products online the right way.

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When you first look into starting an online business promoting or selling products online as what is referred to as affiliate marketing you are  pitched “must have crap” on a continual basis which 99.9% of it you don’t need to make money online.

There are many who are looking to make a lot of money off your aspirations of making your own money online and I am here to tell you all you need to make money online is a website, nothing more!

I know you may be thinking, build a website, is this guy crazy? Well, I am not crazy and building a website has now become a very simple step by step process that anyone can do with ZERO experience. I am a guy that started with absolutely no exposure to the internet or  a computer and I now have multiple websites to my name using taking advantage of very simple step by step training.

Here’s a sample of some of the free training on building a website in 30 seconds or less. 

How To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing With A Website

First mistake many new affiliate marketers make is believing the “no website make money garbage” being promoted by scam artists on the Internet. Garbage is a nice word I will use to keep profanity out of my writing. Using lead pages or sales pages at one time was an effective way to make some modest sales but now a days it’s not! What you have to understand is Google has a goal to create a search engine that is authoritative, In other words when you punch in a search on the Internet Google wants to be the place where you can find an answer or a result that is as relative to your search as possible, therefore maintaining its stature as the place to search for relevant information,  sales pages don’t fit into their future, solidifying the eventual demise of sales pages. Are there still sales pages on Google? Absolutely there are! But not to the extent there used to be and fading fast, so why would you build an online business around using sales or lead pages?

NameCheap-vs-GoDaddyAffiliate marketing with a website is where it’s at, it’s the future and this is going to be the foundation of your new online business. Not only are you going to build a website but your are going to build an authority website.  What’s an authority website? On your website you will offer relevant, non promotional information, don’t get me wrong, it’s ok to sell things on your site but in a classy non in your face method and products that are of value and relative to your sites core meaning. For example in this article I would promote Namecheap as a domain registry because I use them now and they have a no upsell policy which I love, unlike where every time you turn around you are getting pitched deals which are quite annoying to say the least. Yes, I make a commission off your enrollment with Namecheap, but obviously that’s how affiliate marketing works.

How To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing And Still Maintain Your Credibility

The best advice I can give an emerging affiliate marketer is don’t sell your credibility for any price, once you sell it you will have a hard time getting it back! I will use this site for example, I get emails on a consistent basis asking for me to promote products because my site gets some really high profile rankings under certain search results, had an offer yesterday for a WordPress plugin that I could easily put in my sidebar and make some good money on, but it has a lead page that has a corny video offering a $300 product for $17 bucks, product looks good but scammy sales pitch! My site is built on it’s transparency and honesty, selling a product that has a misleading sales pitch isn’t a product that I would want my site to be involved with.

Just a quick note, there’s nothing wrong with adding Google adsense to your site but I do warn I try and stay away from putting Google ads on my sites for the simple reason that I feel they detract from the focus on products that I am selling, you go through all the effort to get readers to your site and then you give them alternative products via Google ads that you make pennies from , doesn’t quite add up for me. I can sell products for hundreds of dollars or have my viewers click away on an excursion following a Google ad,  Hmmm!

It’s easy to chase sales down the hill,  the goal is to follow the sales up to the top where you belong, just remember, you will always have the option of selling a profitable site for a pile of cash when you decide it’s time to move on.

jaaxy-review-keyword-tool-awesomeness1Tools You Will Need To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing

Earlier I stated that  99.9% of the garbage you are told you will need to make money in affiliate marketing is bogus, well there are a few tools you will need that are essential.  A keyword tool is something I use on a daily basis and is by far the best investment an affiliate marketer can make. I use a keyword tool called Jaaxy, give it a try with this  FREE  TRIAL. Once again I dropped a link but this a product that I use daily and I am confident that you will also see the value in having access to a keyword tool such as this. Here’s how I used Jaaxy to find the title for this article and ensuring I had the best chance to rank high in Google’s search results.

jaaxy screen shotIf you have never used a keyword tool I will give you a quick rundown on how I use Jaaxy to achieve great rankings. As you can see under the column (Avg?) this is the average traffic results for this specific search result, next column is the actual traffic you will see under this particular search result and the next column is your Qsr score which is the competition that you can expect to encounter. I always look for a Qsr score of under 200 to best optimize my chances of ranking high in Google. I put check marks by other keyword phrases that I would hope to build into my article that will give my article a chance to show up in multiple searches on the Internet. As you can see Jaaxy is a very valuable tool when writing content that ranks high in search engines. I have a few other tricks that you can use with Jaaxy but that will have to be for another day.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it all you need is a website and a keyword tool, nothing else, no gadgets, no traffic generation tools or lead page creators just a simple website. Affiliate marketing is a crazy lucrative way to make money online, it’s very easy to get started and very inexpensive to run your online business, it’s definitely worth looking into. Leave me your comments or questions I am happy to answer any questions you may have.



10 Replies to “How To Make Money In Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your blog.

    You have some really good posts and I think I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some articles for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please send me an e-mail if interested. Many thanks!

    1. Thanks Lakeisha I am always looking for writers that can research programs and products I will look at your posts and get back to you, cheers Mike.

  2. I have read quite a bit on affiliate marketing but I have never had the time or commitment to get started. I currently work full time at a job I really don’t like, is there a chance this could end in a career for me?

    1. Absolutely Marisa, affiliate marketing is what i do for a living, when I started I worked a full time job but after roughly a year I surpassed my well paying regular job and started focusing on affiliate marketing full time and that’s when I really saw my income skyrocket. Check out my first rated program here, you get a free starter membership and from there you can start building your online business.

  3. I like your web site! I also like this article on making money on affiliate marketing. I have read quite a bit lately on affiliate marketing and it looks like it the next frontier on the Net, I will give it a try!

    1. Hi Stacey, I am glad you like my site and yes affiliate marketing is in demand right now and growing as fast as the Internet grows, online merchants are screaming for affiliates t promote their products there is a huge shortage of affiliates and the shortage doesn’t look like it will ever be filled, great field to get into, like to start have a look at the program that gave me my start here, good luck Mike.

  4. Your style of writing is very unique in comparison to other people’s blogs. Out of all the material I have read on the Internet I found I actually have a feeling I know what it truly takes to make money online after reading your post.

  5. Many people want to make money at home and they want to find a work at home job to do it with. Ultimately what happens is they become frustrated as they search from website to website looking for the right job. This brings up the question, why are work at home jobs so hard to find? In this article we will take an honest look at this problem.

    1. First of all you should know that most of the opportunities to work at home are not actually paid jobs. This is true because most employers do not know you and have no control over the work environment when you do it from the comfort of your own home.

    If you realistically think about this, why would someone pay you an hourly rate when they do not know if you are really working or not? Therefore many of the opportunities to work at home are actually in the form of business opportunities where you work for yourself.

    2. There really are some companies looking for people to work from home. This phenomenon is known as telecommuting and does provide an opportunity for people with legitimate skills to get paid working from home.

    This benefits both the company and the worker because the business does not need to provide a space for you to work from, and as an employee you do not have to get up and drive to work every day.

    Many companies now will offer work at home jobs that include an hourly rate and benefits. These benefits can include paid vacation, retirement plan, and health insurance.

    One such website is They match employers looking for workers with employees who are looking for opportunities to telecommute. This works out very well for people who have skills such as sales, customer service, website design, and other categories.

    3. Another thing I want to talk about is websites that present themselves as work at home jobs doing data entry, taking paid surveys, and typing at home. Generally these websites are trying to sell you information on how to get involved in this type of work.

    There are companies who will pay you for your opinion, or to do data entry and typing. The websites that are selling you the information deserve to be paid because they have taken the time to develop a list of companies for you to contact.

    In the future work at home jobs will become more readily available. Until that point you need to be conscious and only deal with reputable companies before spending any of your hard earned money.

    1. Ok! I allowed this comment to show you the type of make money online schemes that you should avoid! TJobs doesn’t have the best reputation, I have read quite a few complaints and one reader recently told me he didn’t get his money back when he didn’t get the results he wanted from TJobs. Telephone and survey tasks, I won’t call them jobs because to me a job is when you actually get paid for the work you do, these opportunities as they are pitched are huge time wasters in my opinion. I tried the filling out survey thing and to be honest I made less than $10 in one week and put in countless hours filling in surveys. There’s a much better way to make money online and that’s Affiliate marketing!

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