Affiliate Marketing: Can You Really Make Money From It?

Affiliate Marketing


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  • No marketing skills required
  • No money needed in order to get started
  • Can make money practically on autopilot


  • Very high competition

When it comes to affiliate marketing, many people believe it is going to be one of the easiest jobs in the world to do. Those people couldn’t be anymore wrong. I’m not going to sit here and bullshit to you and tell you, “You’ll be making $1,000 by the end of the week by becoming an affiliate marketer.” That won’t get you anywhere and it surely won’t get me anywhere. Let’s just not waste our time with telling each other lies.

So, what is an affiliate marketer? An affiliate marketer is a individual that earns their money online via a commission from either a company or a private business owner. By becoming an affiliate marketer, this person can earn money from different avenue such as their own website or advertising affiliate links via blog or Google AdWords. Regardless of the way in which they want to do it, an affiliate marketer has the ability to make real money online free and as much of it as they want.

However, there are many advantages and disadvantages to becoming an affiliate marketer.


The Advantages

1. There are no prior marketing skills required

  • Listen, when I first started out as an affiliate marketer, I had no clue what I was doing. I learned as I grew into the field and have now become an expert. You don’t need to have any marketing skills to become an affiliate marketer. As long as you follow the steps any mentor teaches you, you can become a successful affiliate in no time.


2. Easy to start

  • You don’t have to jump through any hoops in order to get started in this field. All you have to do is to join a free affiliate community and then find a product or program that interests you and promote it. That is it.


3. No money required

  • Any affiliate site that tells you otherwise is just trying to take your money and you SHOULD avoid them at all costs. Signing up with a true affiliate community should be 100% free.

4. Make Money Automatically

  • The moment you have a successful website with a continuous stream of traffic coming to it, you can literally set it and forget it and the next time you check on it, you should be full with commissions.

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    Basics of Affiliate Marketing


The Disadvantages

1. Very high competition

  • This is where it can be a downer. There are literally thousands of people who are affiliate marketers online today and all of them are doing the exact thing you are trying to do. To stand out in this crowd can be tough but it is certainly possible.


Again, I’m not going to lie to you. Becoming an affiliate marketing maybe one of the hardest things in the world to do, but it is also one of the most rewarding. Like I tell every one of my fellow members on Wealthy Affiliate, I wouldn’t trade making real money online free for anything else in the world.

Are you a successful affiliate marketer? Or are you just starting out? Have any questions? If so don’t hesitate to drop me a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Submitted By: Nessa


My name is Nessa and I'm the owner of Make Real Money Online Free. I started my online business in 2013 before the birth of my son and now it is my mission to help newbies start their own businesses and succeed online as I have. Sign up for my #1 recommended training course today and learn how to start your own business doing what you love for FREE.

8 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing: Can You Really Make Money From It?

  • February 7, 2015 at 7:31 am

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    This article sets very realistic expectation. It saves the new affiliate from setting unrealistic goals while staying positive that this is a lucrative business. Thank you Nessa

    • February 7, 2015 at 7:48 am

      I completely agree. I feel that there are people out there who get into this business but do not fully comprehend what they are really getting into. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • April 20, 2015 at 1:03 am

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    i want to learn more about all of this please

    • June 8, 2015 at 3:30 am

      If you want more info about affiliate marketing, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. Thanks for the comment 🙂

      • January 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

        send me an email I want to make money oon auto pilot no trading no deposit money to broker.

        my email is ;-

        Florence Nozza

        • January 16, 2016 at 6:56 am

          Well, with no deposit to a broker, that is impossible to achieve. Also I don’t know of any legit auto trading tools. Your best bet is to go to an online trading review site and they will point you to the best broker for you.

  • June 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Morning, I always wanted to make money at home I’ve have research ways to make a living on the internet for many years, but was always unsuccessful. I don’t have any experience in marketing, also I have tried some work at home programs and was scammed. I also, have researched on Wealthy Affiliate and was somewhat impressed. My question is with no website or experience is it possible to earn some money with this free program? I’ve read some positive and negatives reviews on this free start up program. PLZ HELP!!! Thanks in advance.

    • June 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

      Wealthy affiliate is perhaps the best way to learn how to make money online. I was in the same situation as you at one point. I can’t tell you how much money I lost on so called make money online programs. With wealthy affiliate you learn everything you need to learn for marketing in a step-by-step fashion so it is hard to make any mistakes. However, do not expect to make thousands of dollars by the end of the week. Starting your own business by becoming an affiliate using your own websites takes time. I have met people who have made a full time income within a month of joining wealthy affiliate and there are other people that i have met who have yet to make a dime with it. It all comes down to your personal drive to succeed and how much time you put into this program. I hope this helps. If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to leave another comment.


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