Is affiliate marketing a legit way to make money online?
And how do I know?
Because yesterday I made $754.60 in affiliate commissions from a high-ticket product sale:
But was it just a fluke?
I’m inclined to say no.
Because the strategy that I used to net that profit…
Is the same one that helped me generate more than $1,100 in affiliate sales in a (different) week…
Which is the same as…
The technique that I used back in 2017 to generate more than $10,000 from the same affiliate network:
My 5-Step Affiliate Marketing Profit Blueprint
How do I make money from affiliate marketing?
The whole process can be boiled down into the following 5-steps.
1: Complete the OEC Training
I tried to figure out how to do affiliate marketing on my own many years ago.
And I ended up wasting a lot of time.
The turning point came when I joined Wealthy Affiliate in 2015.
Because their Online Entrepreneur Certification (OEC) training showed me how to properly set up and monetise my website.
If you’re looking to follow a proven strategy for making money online with affiliate marketing…
Click the button below.
And I’ll show you how to get started with the very same platform that’s not only helped me make money online…
But is also allowing many people to generate 4 and even 5 figures each month in passive income with affiliate marketing.
2: Build a Brandable Domain
It doesn’t matter if you’re selling your own products as a vendor…
Or someone else’s as an affiliate.
Having your own website is essential.
Because this is where you’re going to connect people with the products that can help them solve a specific problem.
Which is what’s going to result in you making money.
Setting up your first ever website doesn’t have to be a headache.
Because I still can’t code.
Yet by using Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix platform…
I was able to build my initial website in just a few clicks.
Making sales isn’t as simple as throwing together a website and posting content.
You need to focus on building a brand that people trust enough to buy from.
And you do this by helping people.
Which brings me to my next point…
3: Focus On Solving a Specific Problem
What exactly lead to me netting that $754.60 affiliate commission in a single day?
Well as explained in the OEC training…
Everything starts with defining your ‘niche’.
Your niche is basically a specific segment of the market that you’re going to help…
By solving a prevalent problem with monetised solutions.
In my case…
The problem that I help solve is reviewing products in the online money-making niche to help people avoid the scams.
And the monetised solution is that of identifying the legitimate products that can genuinely help them make money online.
The $754.60 commission was the result of someone clicking an affiliate link in one of the product reviews and making a purchase.
Focusing on product reviews is an excellent way to get ‘buyers’ to your website.
This is important because even if the product that you’re reviewing isn’t a good one…
You can still help people by showing them one of your affiliate offers that CAN help them out.
From which you can make money if they go ahead and make a purchase through your affiliate links.
This contrasts with ‘question-based’ blog posts.
(Like this very post that you’re currently reading).
Where people will often just consume your content and then leave your website.
Because they’re in the ‘research’ phase of the customer purchase lifecycle…
Rather than the ‘buyers’ phase.
Hence why focusing on product reviews can help you get more out of your efforts initially.
4: Use SEO to Leverage Free Traffic
There are lots of different ways to get people (‘traffic’) to visit your website.
Where you can then connect your niche with your affiliate products.
And my favourite technique is that of using SEO (‘search engine optimisation’) techniques to get my product reviews and blog posts ranked on the first page of Google.
And by following the steps outlined in the OEC training…
I’m now able to get my content ‘ranked’ on the first page of Google in just a matter of minutes in some cases:
Getting a product review listed at the top of the first page of Google is EXACTLY how I banked my $754.60 commission.
Because people who are interested in researching that product before they buy it are more likely to click on MY review than my competitors…
Since the top position is the one that gets the most amount of clicks.
5: Work Consistently for (At Least) 12 Months
This is the part that people don’t see.
Building an online business of any description takes a lot of hard work.
And that’s probably why most people fail.
Because they’re unwilling to work for ‘free’ in the initial months to create the foundation of their affiliate business.
And whilst I was earning money from my website in the first few months…
It’s taken me 12 months of hard graft to get to the point where I was able to make $754.60 in a single day.
Conclusion: Get the Basics Right First
Following on from the last point…
Building a profitable online affiliate business takes time.
But it’ll take even LONGER if you’re following a flawed plan.
That’s why it’s critical that you follow a proven strategy from day one.
And in my case?
That was following and implementing the OEC training over at Wealthy Affiliate.
Click the button below.
And not only will I show you how to get started with Wealthy Affiliate for FREE…
I’ll show you real life examples of people who are currently earning more than $10,000 per MONTH…
Simply by following the OEC training to the letter.
I have been making money online since 2007.
By using a range of strategies that include:
Affiliate marketing, blogging, matched betting, casino-based advantage play, value betting, arbitrage betting, Betfair trading, online surveys, rewards platforms, forex trading, writing eBooks, dropshipping, and more.
(Each with varying degrees of success!)
I have previously worked as a project consultant and content creator in the ‘make money online’ and betting system niches for start-up companies.
But I now specialise in reviewing online money-making systems and products to see if they are scams or the real-deal.
Oh, and I’ve written more blog posts than what’s probably considered healthy!
I’ve created Online Income Solutions to help you get straight to the business of making money online – without wasting your time or money.