Make Money Affiliate Marketing: Is It Truly Possible?

Affiliate Marketing


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  • You can earn as much money as you want
  • Can market virtually any product or program that you want
  • Can make a full-time living off of it


  • It is much harder than it seems
  • Most affiliate marketers fail
  • Only 10% of all internet marketers are successful online
  • A lot of work must go into affiliate marketing in order to be successful

One of the most popular ways to make money online today is through affiliate marketing. What is affiliate marketing? It is simply the process of earning commissions off of various different programs or products by referring people to them and those people purchasing the product or program you are promoting. While affiliate marketing is certainly a great way to make real money online free today, there are a few things everybody needs to know before you actually jump into it. Take it from me, I’ve been doing this for almost 2 years now and affiliate marketing is not as easy as you may think

Truth #1: Less than 10% of all affiliate marketers are successful, the last 90% of marketers actually never make a single dime

This is a truth that many people have a hard time grasping and it is no wonder why. I am sure you have come across many people who claim that they make thousands per week by doing simple little tasks. I hate to break this to you but most of those people.

I know what you are probably thinking: “Isn’t that what you do as well?” The answer to this is yes and no. While I do make a shit ton of money (excuse my French), I do not boast about it. Rarely will I make a comment on it simply because I want to show people that it is possible to make this much money online, you just have to work hard for it. Also I am very proud of the money I make now considering the fact that before affiliate marketing, I was homeless on the streets.

Truth #2: Affiliate Marketing is HARD work

Now, I do not know why many people today are scared to hear the word work. The truth is affiliate marketing is one of the hardest things that you will ever do in your life, but the rewards are certainly there. Once you jump into this world do not expect to make thousands in your first week. Affiliate marketing takes a lot of practice and you can expect to failA LOT! However, once you get the hang of it you can earn as much money as you want.

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How Affiliate Marketing Works

There is a lot of work that goes into making money online as an affiliate marketer such as:

-Creating your own website

-Driving referrals to your website or your promoters website

-Analyzing everything you do so you can see what is making you money and what is not

-Building back links for your site

-Advertising your product

-Endless hours of marketing and building your own marketing strategy

-Keyword research (which is one of the hardest and most time consuming things you will ever do.


I have been an affiliate marketer for two years now and I can tell you a little about my experience with it. My very first month I didn’t make a dime. I made absolutely nothing as an affiliate marketer at first and this is usually the danger zone for many marketers. This is when most people quit and try to find something else instead. If you are just going through this yourself, you need to push on and get over this hump because success is just around the corner.

My second month as an affiliate marketer, I finally made money and I managed to make $5,000. This was when I was homeless and I had never received so much money at once in my entire life. You can only imagine how I must have felt then. I was ecstatic and soon wanted to increase that amount the next month. To get to this $5,000 paycheck point I can tell you honestly that it took countless hours of me sitting in front of my laptop and writing until my wrists began to hurt. Everyday I would update my websites, write articles and begin building backlinks to my site. I can tell you from experience that never before had I worked so hard in my life.

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Refer People=Money In Your Pocket


Make Money Online Affiliate Marketing: My Final Opinion

I can tell you from experience that you can certainly make money affiliate marketing. Come on guys, I do it and if I can do it so can you. However, to make money as an affiliate marketer there are three things that you have to keep in mind in order to reach my level of success:

  1. This business is truly hard and expect to work your ass off for however long you need to in order to make money.
  1. Most affiliate marketers’ fail and it usually occurs within the first month when they do not see any money come their way. I am here to tell you to keep pushing on. If you keep working, you will reap the rewards of all of your hard work.
  1. Do not think of the money. When you have a greedy mentality you will never earn a dime from affiliate marketing. Instead, aim towards helping people and doing your best to help people around you and before you know it the money will follow.

If you keep these three things in mind, there is no doubt in my mind that you can’t be as successful as I am. Just keep working hard and keep your head up in this business. Success is just around the corner!


My Verdict: It Is Possible, But Will Require Lots of Hard Work


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Have you tried your hand at affiliate marketing? If so I would love to hear how your experience went. Just drop me a detailed comment below.


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 “Make Money Affiliate Marketing: Is It Truly Possible?

  • August 14, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Nessa,

    You make it sound so nice. I have tried my hand at blogging. I have several blogging sites, but have no knowledge of how to do affliate marketing. Mostly, my blogs are life-blogs or things related to paediatrics, which is what my work is all about (I am a Paediatrician). I would love to understand how to do affliate marketing. Would you please point me to some e-resource or training where I can learn this.

    I would also appreciate if you explained how to use keywords for effective gathering of audience for my blog.

    Finally, thanks for sharing your knowledge on the net. May God Bless you.


    • August 15, 2015 at 6:17 am

      Honestly, the best place to learn how to become a successful affiliate marketer is the same place I learned which is Wealthy Affiliate. There you will learn how to build an affiliate business from the ground up and yes you will learn how to use keywords effectively. It is a place I highly recommend. If you want just check out my Wealthy Affiliate review for more info. I hope that helps 🙂

  • August 18, 2015 at 10:12 am

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    I think to make money from affiliate marketing is not to hard but you should have web platform to promote affiliates products. But the thing is though you have good website but your site should have good visitor ration to earn from affiliate program. I suggest many blogger apply affiliate products related to your niche website these will help to sell product in faster and easier ways.

    • August 19, 2015 at 2:07 am

      I completely agree with you. In my opinion affiliate marketing is made easier when you have a website to promote your products as well as reputable affiliate products to promote. Also it is good if you promote products related to your niche because that will just ensure your success. Thanks for the comment.

  • April 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Thanks Nessa, I personally understand all what you’ve said. I have been doing this affiliate
    marketing for some months now, but it seem like the buyers are cheating my affiliates link and find
    a way to the site direct even after I crone the link, also I want to ask must I create my personal blog
    before start to having real success?

    • April 26, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Honestly it varies for person to person. There are many factors that can determine your success such as your niche, how much content you are writing weekly to promote your site, backlinks, promotional efforts, etc. However if you are working your ass off I can see you profiting in as little as 2 months, but as long as a year.

  • March 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    My affiliate blogs were stagnant for so long. I didn’t made any sales and wanted to quit, however I am very hopefull after reading your article. Seems I can see a light and feels excited again. Hope to see my first sale after I will apply what you had said. I appreacite you posted something like this to help us newbie. 🙂

    • March 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      I’m glad my article helped you. It is frustrating when you first start out not to make any sales. However, if you keep at it, I promise you the money will come.


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