What is Affiliate Marketing & How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

How to Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing?

By |2018-09-02T10:59:37+00:00April 16th, 2018|How to start a blog, Lifestyle, Money Talk|4 Comments

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For years I would read blogs where I would see that the creator is making hundreds or even thousands of dollars every single month from their blog.

Truth be told, I thought it was a scam.

No way could someone really make that kind of money working from home online.

After all, how to make money online with affiliate marketing was a concept I had never heard of from anyone. I thought that it was a sketchy idea and I was happy with my typical 9-5 type job that basically everyone else has.

Then years and years go by and it seems as though everywhere I looked, I was reading how bloggers were making all kinds of money.

I saw it on Facebook, Pinterest, and in random articles I would stumble upon.

In every post the same words kept popping up: affiliate marketing.

Finally, the question came to me.

What is affiliate marketing and how to make money online through affiliate marketing?


What is affiliate marketing?

This is always the first question I get asked when I tell people that I blog full time. The conversation usually goes along something like this:

Them: So what do you do for a living?

Me: I am a full time blogger and freelance writer.

Them: (long awkward pause and puzzled look on their face)

So you make money from your blog?

Me: Yes

Them: How?

Me: I make most of my money through affiliate marketing.

This is usually when the next question, “what is affiliate marketing?’ is asked.

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Affiliate marketing is actually quite easy.

To make money with affiliate marketing is a new idea to many. Passive income from the internet seems like it is too good to be true- it is not; but there is some technique to it.

Let me explain.

So here’s the scoop on how to make money online with affiliate marketing-

When a blogger decides to become an affiliate, meaning they will make money from their blog or website, they agree to advertise a certain product or company.

They are assigned a special link that their readers can click on and once you a reader clicks on the link and buys or submits their email or fills out a form that affiliate makes a commission.

This commission is no cost to the reader. It is a commission check to the blogger (salesperson) for referring you (the reader) to that product.

With enough website traffic or affiliate links- usually both paired together, it is a recipe for some easy passive income for the blogger.

Most bloggers are selective in what affiliate markets they interact with.

When creating a post, it is really hard to write a compelling review about something you have never tried or heard of- or better yet, don’t like.

When a blogger is writing a review for something, it is usually their true and honest opinion. This makes sense for two reasons:

1. Any blogger is going to want to help the people who read their work. Lying about a product is not the way to gain a loyal fan following and most bloggers know that.

2. it’s hard to write about something you don’t know or like.

So….Who is Michelle?

If you talk to most bloggers who take blogging seriously, they will have at least heard of Michelle Schroeder-Gardner.

Michelle is a young 20-something who is married and travels the United States with her dog and husband in an RV.

Michelle started out from school and was a financial analyst. After years of trying to grow her blog, she got to the point where she was able to quit her full time job and focus on her passion for writing and helping people.

As a personal finance blogger who is now making over $1M dollars a year from her blog, she accredits most of her income towards affiliate marketing, she has helped spread the word to other online influencers about affiliate marketing because once the links are set and the pages are posted, it is an easy way to make some passive income; meaning that the link will now make money for you and you don’t really have to go through and do anything.

Now, I know what you are thinking- oh, so all you do is stick a few links on a page and that’s how to make money online with affiliate marketing?

Sadly, no.

It would be nice though.

I think most bloggers would agree there is a lot more than just “slapping” a link into a blog post and the money starts rolling in but there are courses that you can take to teach you these skills.

How can I make money online?

Luckily, Michelle knew this idea on how to make money online with affiliate marketing way back when little was known to others bloggers and website designers about affiliate marketing.

So she made a course for people to purchase and learn exactly what she was doing to be so successful with passive income and affiliate marketing.

Her course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing teaches exactly what affiliate marketing is, how to get going, where to find affiliate marketing options and basically anything else someone would need to know when it comes to how to make money online with affiliate marketing.

Why you should think about taking Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing:

  • Learn how to make hundreds or thousands of dollars in passive income each month
  • Learn what the best affiliate programs are
  • Learn how to find various affiliate programs for your niche
  • Receive lifetime access to her course (this includes all upgrades she creates)
  • Access to the private Facebook group where you can talk to Michelle and tons of other bloggers who are all interested in the same thing: how to make money online with affiliate marketing.

How to Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing?

Why should I take this course? Isn’t everything online?

That’s a great question!

If you have a blog, are thinking of starting a blog or have a website, this course is a great investment towards your future.

Speaking from experience, writing something that you think is excellent, only to post it to the interwebs and then nobody in the entire world reads it is such a depressing feeling; and yes, that really does happen.

In this course you learn different strategies to driving traffic to your page, the importance of 1,000 loyal followers versus 100,000 random half-hearted followers and you’ll be able to chat to other people in the Facebook group to learn anything else you need to know.

Didn’t understand something in the course?

You can ask in the Facebook group.

Struggling to get more website views?

You can ask in the Facebook group.

Would you like someone to read your post and offer free feedback?

That’s right, you can ask in the Facebook group.

Michelle has created an environment in her group that it is more of a safe space to learn, a family of a variety of bloggers all in one place to learn from each other.

As you can see, purchasing Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing is a long term investment with multiple points of payoff.

Even after you learn exactly how to become an affiliate marketer the course will still be worthwhile to you for all the great resources and connections that you can build.

Another question you may be asking is:

Can’t I find all of this information online for free?

To be completely honest, yes you can.

If you would rather comb through the internet looking for information on affiliate marketing from what you hope is a legit and reliable source; go ahead.

Before you do that though, I want to warn you.

Just like with everything else on the internet, just because it is written there, does not mean that it is true. There are posts written everyday about how to make passive income through affiliate marketing by people who have never made a cent off of it.

Your time is precious.

Learn from the best.

Michelle is able to make over $1M a year and is travelling full time in an RV- she knows what she is talking about and she will be able to help get you to where you want to be with how to make money online with affiliate marketing.

What do you think?

Are you ready to take your blog or website to the next level?

Are you ready to learn how to become an affiliate marketer?

Thousands of people are able to successfully earn extra income online through the techniques that Michelle teaches in her Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course.

All it takes is a quick $197 investment into your future to boosting your income and living a more relaxed life.

Many bloggers who have taken Michelle’s course are making hundreds of extra dollars each month from the skills they learned from this course.

What would you do with $100 or $200 extra dollars a month?

The ability to make passive income and learn how to make money with affiliate programs can be a life changing experience.

Affiliate Marketing Programs

There are thousands of affiliate marketing programs for every niche.

One of the most famous ones is probably the Amazon partner program.

On my blog I am using amongst others the following affiliate programs:

  1. For Hotel bookings: Agoda, booking.com & Expedia
  2. AirBnB
  3. Get Your Guide to book tours
  4.  I promote different online courses like "Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing"

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Leave them in the comments below. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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4 Comments

  1. Katie April 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Such great information for those starting out!

  2. Angela Harris April 17, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    it is a great post.

  3. Alex Norton May 3, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    great information to learn affiliate marketing for beginners like me. I am learning affiliate marketing with my job and have a plan to launch my website soon and looking for platform to take a start with. I have planned to launch coupons or cashback site and my one friend recommend me to use revglue’s embed technology (revglue.com/blog-detail/5-how-to-setup-a-uk-discount-voucher-website-in-ten-minutes) to setup my first website. But I am confused while starting with it because it is a new website and I don’t have idea about it if anyone have experience or idea about it please and help me in this respect. As there are many platforms are available now in the market and everyone is complimenting himself. I have also heard about clickbank, wealthy affiliates and other companies in this field, this is creating confusion in selection right platform to start work.

    Looking forward for your response.

  4. Franklin Hatchett June 26, 2018 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Hie there, my name is Franklin Hatchett and your blog truly inspired me. I love writing but I always had a doubt if know if that would be enough for a living. But after reading your blog I got that confidence and I will definitely going to give the inside me a chance.

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