How Can I Make Money With Affiliate Marketing? – The Good, The Bad, and Wealthy Affiliate

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is “How can I make money with affiliate marketing?” People want to know how much money they can expect to make in proportion to the work they put into an affiliate marketing business.

In my interactions with people, there are three other questions that get asked the most in relation to affiliate marketing:

  • “How quickly will I be able to earn money from affiliate marketing?”
  • “How much money is it possible to make from affiliate marketing?”
  • “How long will it take me to earn a certain amount per day so I can quit my job?”

How Quickly Will I Be Able to Earn Money From Affiliate Marketing?

Please keep in mind that the answers to all three questions depend upon the competence and skills you develop as an affiliate marketer. It also depends on your lever of seriousness about building a business or if you are just chasing money, looking for a quick fix to an immediate problem.

If you’re an internet junkie looking for a quick fix, then I cannot help you. There’s nothing in this post or any of my posts that can help you. I don’t do quick fixes. My total focus in helping people build an affiliate marketing business through Wealthy Affiliate.

If you’re looking for fast money, please stop reading and go look for your quick fix. If you’re not prepared to put in ten times more work than you were expecting, then I cannot help you. Don’t waste your time trying to build an affiliate marketing business. You will certainly fail.

However, for those of you still reading who are looking to build a serious business, the first thing you must do is establish how much PROFIT you want to make in a day, not just revenue. A person can make money online (revenue) but see very little profit because of advertising costs.

How Much Money Can You Make From Affiliate Marketing?

One thing to keep in mind is that the revenue from affiliate marketing can be different from one day to the next, which is why it can be challenging to calculate what your daily earnings will be.

However, here’s something to think about: almost 23% of established affiliate marketers reported over $1 Million per year profit. Over 1 million dollars profit in a year! These are men and women who are SERIOUS and made the sacrifice necessary to get to the million dollar a year threshold. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot do the same.

If you take the average profit of intermediate to established affiliate marketers, between $80,000 to $130,000 a year, that comes out to between $200/day and $340/day in profit.

So here’s my point: the jump from earning $200/day to earning $2,000 – $4,000/day and sustaining it over a whole year is what separates the successful affiliate marketers from the mediocre ones.

How Long Will It Take Me Before I Can Quit My Job?

Look, I’m not a guru and have never claimed to be. But what I am serious about is helping people find a system that will take them from where they are now to where they want to be.

The direct answer to how long will it take to make enough money before you can quit your job is that it completely depends on how bad you want to succeed at affiliate marketing. It totally depends on your effort and your focus.

For example, if you decide to take massive action and devote 2-4 hours a day to affiliate marketing, you could see profit in less than 6 months. If you’re devoting 10 hours a week of real work on your business, it could take 12 to 24 months to completely replace your job’s income.

If you’re only spending 5 or fewer hours a week on your business, then you’re looking at possibly replacing your income within 2 to 3 years.

Again, I cannot emphasize this enough: The amount of work you put into your business, the amount of hours a week you devote to affiliate marketing will determine how fast you can replace your job’s income. It’s always been that way.

How Can I Make Money With Affiliate Marketing? Use Wealthy Affiliate

What I like about Wealthy Affiliate is that it teaches people how to become successful affiliate marketers.

Wealthy Affiliate has one of the most lucrative affiliate programs online, and I encourage anyone who joins Wealthy Affiliate to promote it as much as possible. While you are a member, you will have the opportunity to interact and work with some of the most successful affiliate marketers in the world.

Regardless if you are a beginner or a more advanced affiliate marketer, the training covers how to find affiliate programs and how to effectively convert visitors into “sales” on your website. It will only be a matter of time before you become an expert affiliate marketer yourself.

With Wealthy Affiliate right from the start you understand that you are going to have to WORK to see results. There’s no room for excuses because everything has been structured in such a way where all you have to do is show up with your focus and determination and WORK!

Wealthy Affiliate is unique in that you can get everything you need – all the training, tools, services and support under “one roof” to create and grow your business online. You do not have to go outside the platform to purchase some missing piece to go along with your business.

From the beginning to the end and everything in between, you are well-equipped to build a successful business online. The originators of Wealthy Affiliate wanted to make sure everything necessary for you to grow your business was all under one roof.

You are not just getting the tools you need, you are getting a total support system with 24/7 access. With Wealthy Affiliate there are no shortcuts to affiliate marketing success!

For less than a buck per day, this is by far the most comprehensive and cost-efficient platform in the industry.

In fact, once you have access to Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership, there will never be a reason to purchase another crappy e-book, attend another over hyped and overpriced conference, or get sucked into a ridiculously expensive $1,000 or more mentoring package.

Wealthy Affiliate offers a completely free, no obligation Starter membership. There aren’t many products or services online that have enough confidence in their service that and they allow you to try it for free before you spend a dime.

That is why Wealthy Affiliate is different and always keeping a step ahead of the competition.

You don’t like what you see, leave. Never come back and you have lost nothing.

Try it. Make a Decision

You be the judge and decide if Wealthy Affiliate is right for you. If you think Wealthy Affiliate would be a good fit for you based on the information on this post, then try it out. If you are not sure, then that’s when you really want to try it out!

Do you know what the total amount you will lose by trying out wealthy Affiliate? $0…Nothing…Nada.

Talk Soon,

Howard

PS: What causes many marketers in this business to be discouraged and give up is that they fail to understand that you have to put in the amount of work needed in order to gain the desired income that you want to earn.

You can’t expect to create a six-figure income from affiliate marketing in a year or less by working only 3 – 5 hours a week on your business. It will never happen!

PSS: Wealthy Affiliate hasn’t increased their prices in 12 years! You read that correctly. The Premium membership price at Wealthy Affiliate hasn’t increased in 12 years from time and they started back in September 2005.

Most companies have increased prices to keep up with inflation and the cost of living. Not Wealthy Affiliate! Personally, I think that’s a big deal. $49 per month or $359 per year. The price is all-inclusive and includes everything you need to create, grow and scale your businesses to any level online.

12 thoughts on “How Can I Make Money With Affiliate Marketing? – The Good, The Bad, and Wealthy Affiliate

  1. Hey i really enjoyed your article, and you are right affiliate marketing is not a quick fix. Most people are wanting to make money fast so they always fall into scams. Affiliate marketing and Wealthy Afffiliate is good to really build an online business and make your future brighter as long as you put in the time and hard work. I try to work every night and for hours on my websites.

    • Hey Justin,

      I know you are going to do well with Wealthy Affiliate…Why do I say this?

      Because of the statement you made in your post:

      “I try to work every night and for hours on my websites.”

      You have the desire, my friend. But please keep in mind, you WILL have setbacks from time to time. People WILL try to discourage you! Stay the course. Be absolutely clear on what you want, set some realistic goals and stay focused on them!

      If you stay committed, you will do JUST FINE!

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  2. Howard,

    Thank you for all of this information! I started with Wealthy Affiliate a few months ago but haven’t put in the work I need to, so my site is small and not growing quickly. The great part about it, I haven’t paid a cent to get where I am! I made enough profit with my free account to purchase a custom url (which I was able to accomplish through WA).

    The risk-free start-up is what really brought me in. Other places will say risk-free and mean get (some) of your money back if it doesn’t work out, but WA doesn’t make you pay at all! I am excited to continue watching my site grow and encourage everyone to give it a shot. It’ll only cost some of your time and nothing more to get started 🙂

    • Hey Amanda,

      Thank you for the kind words about my post. The 7-day free trial with no credit card required was also what encouraged me to try out Wealthy Affiliate also. I have no regrets and will never look back!

      I wish you success in your online endeavors!

      Talk Soon,
      Howard

  3. Howard,

    Thank you for all of this information! I started with Wealthy Affiliate a few months ago but haven’t put in the work I need to, so my site is small and not growing quickly. The great part about it, I haven’t paid a cent to get where I am! I made enough profit with my free account to purchase a custom URL (which I was able to accomplish through WA).

    The risk-free start-up is what really brought me in. Other places will say risk-free and mean get (some) of your money back if it doesn’t work out, but WA doesn’t make you pay at all! I am excited to continue watching my site grow and encourage everyone to give it a shot. It’ll only cost some of your time and nothing more to get started

    • Hey Amanda,

      Sorry it took me so long to reply. I’ve been taking “massive action” as Anthony Robbins talks about and hammering out article after article after article. I’m one of those people who want to see the best results I can in the shortest amount of time possible.

      The fantastic thing about Wealthy Affiliate is you can work at your own pace. You admitted that you haven’t put the work in. Believe it or not, you’re ahead of 70% of people on Wealthy Affiliate. 

      Why do I say this? Because You were HONEST WITH YOURSELF! You know you could do more and you recognize it. That’s why you will succeed. As long as you don’t lie to yourself and honestly evaluate your progress, you will do very well with Wealthy Affiliate…If you want to…

      Notice that last little statement: “If you want to” 

      It’s all up to you, my friend!

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  4. When people want to make money online, they always the questions: How long will it take and how much can I earn?

    The problem is, they all expect an answer like: In a week you’ll be earning 200$ a day.

    What’s worse is that they blindly follow whatever offers such claims. There’s tons of products online that promise to make you rich very quickly, but there’s not many that actually tell you the truth like Wealthy Affiliate for example.

    • Hey Donny,

      Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. Been dealing with some health issues and it took me longer that expected to reply to your comments.

      What I certainly like, and liked from the beginning, about Wealthy Affiliate, is that there are no fake promises of quick money or fast results. This is a legit platform teaching people a actual skill to become successful in their OWN affiliate marketing business. A REAL business. Not some fake pie in the sky crap.

      Make no mistake about it. This isn’t called “Wealthy” Affiliate just to sound good. Folks here don’t bring attention to themselves. There a LOT of six and seven figure earners hanging around WA. This is the place to be if you want TIME, MONEY, & FREEDOM!

      Talk Soon,

      Howard 

  5. I like your content about affiliate marketing. You have hit the nail on the head with consistency, I used to have a website that I would put some articles on every couple of weeks with a lot of links in it. I was just trying to sell any product that looked good at the time.
    I have found that to build a successful website you have to focus on just one or two products at the most that are relevant to your niche and tailor all of your posts around the products.

    • Hey Kevin,

      Thank you for taking the time to write.

      What I have found is this: The way to make money online is to find a problem and genuinely help people solve it. How is that done? By writing great content that people can use. The way it works is if people like your “free stuff” then they are more inclined to purchase your “paid stuff”.

      This is the way it’s going to work for a long time to come…

      Talk Soon,

      Howard 

  6. Hey there Howard,

    I completely agree with everything you say here. I started out in the online space a few years back and I have seen affiliate marketing pay me very well.

    And the most important things every marketer who wishes to succeed should have is good training, spending lots of time building and promoting the affiliate site and believing they can outrank all competition.

    That’s how I made it.

    Cheers.

    • Hey Dave,

      You are absolutely correct. You’ve got to roll your selves up and get busy. You can’t sit in front of the computer and just wish for money to fly through your computer screen, yet that’s what so many do. They don’t do the hard work that’s necessary.

      You have understood what it takes to see real results online! Wonderful comments!

      Talk Soon, 

      Howard

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