Ever thought about making money online? Working from anywhere on the world? Being able to take time off while money keeps coming in?
Then let me introduce you to the method I use to make money online called affiliate marketing and share with you a few affiliate marketing success stories of other people that make money online the same way.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a form of marketing where companies form partnerships with marketers to get more exposure and boost their sales. They go into an agreement where you being the marketer gets a small percentage of every sale that has taken place based on your recommendation.
Depending on the company the commission given to the marketers ranges from 10 to even 40% of every sale made by a customer brought by marketers.
Affiliate Marketing is everywhere
Personally, I think it's affiliate marketing is a huge opportunity for those that want to make money online. While a lot of other methods have become more popular such as dropshipping and selling online courses affiliate marketing often gets overlooked even though it's everywhere.
Take a look at these stats by Awin:
- 81% of brands use affiliate marketing to make money.
- Affiliate marketing is generating 16% of all online orders.
That's a lot of money going around.
Why shouldn't you join in the fun?
“Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires.” — Robert Foster Bennett
The Benefits of Affiliate Marketing
Before we get into the success stories I thought I'd mention why a lot of people prefer affiliate marketing over methods as dropshipping and selling online courses.
You can start with $0
The financial risk of affiliate marketing is low because you're making money promoting other people's products.
You don't have to invest time and money in creating a product. This makes it easier for people that don't have any money but are interested in making money online.
You Can Work From Anywhere
Affiliate marketing is done from your computer which means you can do it from anywhere as long as you got a good internet connection. While a lot of affiliate marketers work from home or coffee places you also have a large group that relocates to other countries or just keep traveling while they're making money online.
Earn money by making content about your interests
Affiliate marketers attract potential customers by creating helpful content and suggesting products of the affiliate companies they partnered up within the content. Luckily in every branch, there are companies that accept affiliate partnerships.
This means you can make content about almost anything depending on companies your partner up with. You like surfing partner up with a company with a surfboard affiliate program, you like marketing partner up with a company selling marketing products, etc.
You Don't Trade Money For Hours
With affiliate marketing, you won't get paid based on the hours you work. instead, you get paid for every person buying a product based on your recommendation.
This is why a lot of people either try to build a large audience or rank on Google so that a consistent stream of website visitors keep coming.
You'll have to put in a lot of work in the beginning but once the business is set up (depending on the niche) money will keep coming in no matter how much you work on your business.
The future of Affiliate Marketing
When I started a lot of people told me not to get into affiliate marketing because its over saturated and will soon be a thing of the past with the emergence of other forms of eCommerce.
If you think about it logically there's no way affiliate marketing could get over saturated. As long as there are people willing to buy products and there are companies aiming to make more money by getting more exposure(which every company aims for) Affiliate programs will exist.
A study done by Rakuten Marketing showed that from 2016 till 2021 the affiliate marketing industry would grow to become a 6.8 Billion dollar industry.
Turns out they were right affiliate marketing especially with the help of blogging is still relevant and it's not showing any indication of slowing down.
It's safe to say affiliate marketing is here to stay.
Affiliate Marketing Success Stories
Story #1: Jerry, 22 Year College Dropout Making +$6200/month online.
Jerry is a full-time affiliate marketer that's making around the $6000 a month. He lives in Taiwan after getting accepted into one of the top colleges in Asia he was expected to study there, graduate, and eventually, get a high paying job.
He realized very early that this wasn't the road he wanted to take. Instead of it giving him freedom according to him it'd lead him to debt and living in the rat race (continuously working for money).
He never set foot in college and instead started to pursue internet marketing. He got scammed at first but eventually found Wealthy Affiliate in 2016 and learned everything he uses right now to make money online.
Curious to see how he's doing right now? Take a look at one of his business updates.
Story #2: Ralph, From $30K in debt to earning a yearly 6 figures
Personally, I think he has an incredible story. Most people that
Ralph is a part-time kickboxer and personal trainer. Before he found Wealthy Affiliate he was $30K in credit card debt. He came in contact with Wealthy Affiliate and has achieved very impressive feats since becoming a member.
He went from being in massive debt to earning a 6 figure income. He is a fine example of what is possible when you have the right mindset and are willing to take massive action.
When you click on the button you'll get sent to one of Ralph's income reports
and see how he's doing now thanks to affiliate marketing.
Story #3: Grace, Went from $9K/ month to +$23K/Month in 1 Year
Grace joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2016 and has achieved a lot in that time. Before she joined Wealthy Affiliate she had 2 online shops on which she sold handmade products.
She switched over to Wealthy Affiliate because there's a limit to how much you can earn based on how much products you can make. She promotes products from Amazon and also promotes Wealthy Affiliate. Grace now makes somewhere around the 24K/month.
Take a look at her latest achievements
Success Story #4: Nathaniell is living the dream!
Nathaniell also has a wonderful affiliate marketing success story. He started his journey in 2010 when he came in contact with an affiliate marketing training platform that taught him everything he knows about making money online with the help of affiliate marketing.
He's still active and making money in the affiliate marketing scene and has come a long way since creating his first website in 2010.
Click on the button to read his story!
Success Story #6: Alex, $1.400 on 1 Sale
Alex started getting into affiliate marketing in 2007. He tried out a lot of other methods before that and literally got scammed out of thousands of dollars.
He learned how to spot scams and found a website that helped him with learning how to do affiliate marketing in an effective way and has been making an insane amount of money ever since.
Learn more about what he's up to at the moment right here.
Story #7: Anis, Going from $39/month to $2.233/month in 1 Year
Anis is 22 years old and from Morrocan origins. He had no previous experience when it came to affiliate marketing. He learned everything from scratch and managed to be able to earn a full-time income after working on his affiliate business for a year.
Read more about his story here.
Story #8: Zarina, Earning 4 Figures a Month With Her Affiliate Marketing Business!
Zarina is from Toronto, Canada. Before she joined Wealthy Affiliate she was a student. She realized after studying abroad that she wanted to be able to travel and work from anywhere.
In 2015 she found Wealthy Affiliate and is earning a 4 figure monthly income and has been thriving ever since.
Learn more about what she's up to now by clicking here.
How To Become A Success Story
The people I've mentioned started their affiliate businesses from scratch.
- They didn't have money to invest.
- They didn't have a large following on social media.
- they didn't have previous experience with creating websites.
- they didn't have experience with affiliate marketing.
They were committed to making it work so they searched for the resources that gave them the best possible chance at succeeding.
Just like me, they all landed at the same affiliate marketing website called Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is an affiliate marketing training platform founded by Kyle Loudoun and Carson Lim in 2010.
Wealthy Affiliate has produced thousands of success stories just like these by offering people expert training and a community of +1.4 Million online marketers to discuss things with.
Follow the step-by-step training at Wealthy Affiliate just like the people in the success stories did and you'll create a +$5K/ Month business.
Remember* When it comes to making money online there is no such thing as overnight success so you're going to have to put in work and time.
The people in these success stories didn't earn 10K/ month after working for 2 months they were patient and consistent. Keep that in mind while you're going through all the training.
Ready to get started?
Create a free Wealthy Affiliate Starters account and start following the training.
Any experiences with Wealthy Affiliate and Affiliate Marketing in general?
Let me know in the comments.
I'd love to hear your story!