How To Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

Picture a world where your only commute involves shuffling from your bed to your laptop, pajamas are the official dress code, and your work hours are a mere fraction of the traditional 9-5 grind. 

Welcome to Affiliate Marketing!

Some people scoff at the idea as too good to be true, but if you take the time to learn the concept, you’ll soon discover how tens of thousands worldwide are living this dream.

In my opinion, affiliate marketing is really The Ultimate Business Model when it comes to getting started online as a beginner, but also to setting yourself up for a life with the maximum amount of freedom and flexibility.

This article isn’t just about explaining the concept. We’ll cover how to transform your affiliate marketing efforts into a well-oiled sales machine, effortlessly generating income around the clock. 

You’ll gain insight into the common pitfalls that trip up aspiring entrepreneurs in the affiliate marketing world and how to avoid them.

By the time you’re done reading, you will not only have a clear understanding of whether affiliate marketing aligns with your goals and aspirations.

You’ll also possess the knowledge and tools necessary to kickstart your affiliate marketing venture today – even if you have no previous experience or special skills.

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Understanding Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is like being a middleman. You help a company sell more of its products or services by promoting them to others, and in return, you earn a commission. 

It’s a pretty cool setup because you don’t have to create anything yourself – you just spread the word and get paid for it. 

And for the company, it’s a great way to reach more customers without spending tons of money on advertising. 

So basically, everyone wins – you make money, and the company gets more sales.

One of the reasons affiliate marketing is so powerful in today’s world is that almost every major brands, businesses, and websites have affiliate programs to sign up for.

This means you can easily work with products, services, or businesses that you are truly aligned with.

As an example, you can be an affiliate for and you can recommend or endorse any product that you can imagine on this platform.

It could be a camera, makeup, something in the health and fitness niche, clothing – whatever products you have an interest in and love yourself. 

This is just one website with millions of products that you can earn commission by endorsing.

How Does Affiliate Marketing Make You Money?

To be able to earn commissions as an affiliate marketer you sign up for an affiliate program.

When you sign up, you get a unique advertising link that you can share on for example a website, a blog, social media platforms, etc.

For anybody who goes through that link to the company’s website and makes a purchase, you earn a percentage of commission for the referrals of those products.

  1. You show an ad or share your link, for example on your blog, website, or social media platform.
  2. Someone clicks your unique affiliate link.
  3. The person purchases on that company’s website.
  4. You get paid a commission.

How much commission you earn on each sale varies depending on the company and the offer. Average commissions for digital products is 30-40% and for physical products, it’s 5-10%.

For some digital products, you can see even up to 50% commissions.

Some affiliate programs will pay you long after you make the sale on any subscription income they gain, and any upsells they make as well. This means one referral can be worth literally THOUSANDS!

As you build your affiliate business, you can scale up by partnering with multiple companies and promoting a range of products and services.

To receive more in-depth training on Affiliate Marketing and how to start an Affiliate Business from scratch:

How Much Money Can You Make As An Affiliate?

Now, onto the question every aspiring affiliate wants to know…. 

How much money can you make as an affiliate?

Simply put, you can make nothing, you can make $1000 a month, $10K a month… You can even make $100K a month and more!

There’s no doubt you can earn a substantial income from affiliate marketing, more than enough to turn it into your full-time job.

However, how much money you are going to make is an answer I can’t give you. It’s entirely up to you. As cliché as it may sound, the sky’s the limit!

It’s more a question of ‘How much money do you want to make?’

For me, it’s never really been about the money but about the freedom to live life on my own terms

Obviously, you need money in order to free yourself from living an ordinary 9-5 lifestyle so of course this an important question but just take a moment to imagine that this is your life:

  • You have the freedom to work for yourself from anywhere you want. 
  • You have more free time to spend on your interests and with friends and family each day than you had in an entire week when working your 9-5 job. 
  • You decide when, where, and how long you want to work each day.  
  • You can take a day or a week off from work without having to ask your boss. 

Wouldn’t it be worth putting in the time and effort for a short period of time to make this your reality?

I’m not the one to answer this question for you but in my opinion, I sure think so! 

Is Affiliate Marketing hard?

The short answer is yes, it can be hard. The number of aspiring affiliate marketers who don’t succeed is high. 

However, there are also thousands of thousands of people all over the world who are successful in affiliate marketing, living a life that most people could only ever dream of.

So why is it that some people succeed and some people don’t?

In the beginning, it will require hard work but some people are just not willing to do what it takes to make it happen. It’s all about your mindset.

YOU will need to put in the time and effort to make it work. 

YOU will need to study and learn. 

YOU will need to put in the sweat to make it succeed. 

However, your hard work will pay off big time, and you could end up like so many other affiliate marketers, earning six-figure incomes each year.

Moreover, you can achieve this by working just a fraction of the time compared to the typical 8-hour day in a 9-5 job.

Another common reason why people never succeed in affiliate marketing is that they aren’t willing to invest in themselves and their dreams.

They think they can figure it all out by themselves, trying to learn through Google, YouTube, and Facebook. If that’s the approach you’re planning to take, then yes, it will most likely be very hard for you to succeed…

On the other hand, if you make sure to invest in world-class education and mentorship, you will create the best conditions for success and your journey will become a lot easier and more fun.

Pros And Cons Of Affiliate Marketing

One of the best parts of the affiliate business venture is that it can be very low-cost, allowing you to potentially reap significant profits.

The global affiliate marketing industry is worth over $17 billion and is expected to grow to a market size of $27.78B by 2027.

However, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of entering the affiliate marketing world before diving in headfirst, so let’s explore the potential risks and rewards to ensure you’re making a well-informed decision that aligns with your goals and resources.


Freedom & flexibility: You can work wherever you want, whenever you want, anywhere in the world – all you need is a laptop and an internet connection.

Additionally, with the tools and systems available online today, you no longer need to trade all your time for money. Once you have the system set up, you can have your business run pretty much on autopilot.

No limit to how much you can earn: There are no limits to how much you can earn. In other words, you can write your own paycheck.

There are affiliate marketers that make millions of millions a year doing affiliate marketing – it’s all up to you how much you want to earn.

Fun and meaningful work: It gives you the ability to build an income around your hobbies, interests, or an actual deep-life passion.

When you align yourself with products, services, and brands that you are truly aligned with, things that you are excited to work on, this results in work becoming fun and meaningful.

No fulfillment on your part: You don’t have to ship or store anything. You don’t have to provide any customer service, and you don’t have to set up any of the technical stuff like merchant accounts, taking payments, etc.


Competition: There’s a lot of competition in the affiliate marketing space which can make it hard to stand out and make sales if you don’t know how to market and sell effectively online.

But if you learn to use proven strategies like Authority Marketing, you will never struggle to get customers and make sales.

Commission rates can be low: Some affiliate programs offer low commission rates, which means you will need to sell a lot of products to earn a decent income.

However, high-ticket items with larger profit margins make it a lot easier to earn a substantial income with fewer sales, even though these products may have lower conversion rates.

It’s also worth exploring affiliate programs with recurring commissions, where you earn commission every time a customer you referred makes a purchase, not just the first time.

Some affiliate programs even offer “lifetime commissions”, meaning if a person buys a product through your unique affiliate link once, you will get paid for every purchase this person makes “for a lifetime”.

Requires time and effort: Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time, effort, and dedication to learn and to build your business if you want something that is going to serve you for a very long time.

However – If you put in the work once with setting everything up and getting it up and running, you will have a business that’s working for you 24/7, whether you’re working or not.

Relies on the success of the company: When you promote a company’s products or services as an affiliate, your success is tied to the success of that company.

If the company’s products or services are not in demand or the company goes out of business, your income as an affiliate may be impacted.

The solution to this is to partner with multiple companies and promote a range of products and services.

This means that over time, you can have multiple streams of income coming in and reduce your reliance on a single company, product, or service.

How To Become a Super Affiliate, Generating Sales Effortlessly, 24/7

To succeed as an affiliate marketer and become a Super Affiliate, there’s one single skill set that you should put all your energy and focus into mastering:

Knowing how to market and attract the right people who WANT to buy the products or services that you promote. 

Many affiliate marketers and business owners use the same outdated and saturated marketing strategies everyone else is attempting to use, but this just makes you blend in with the rest of the noise. 

However, if you use the strategy and approach that I like to refer to as Authority Marketing, there’s no doubt you will stand out from the crowd. 

When you get your marketing skills right, when you understand your customers and understand what they want and how to communicate to them, you will never have to worry about finding customers and making sales – ever.

Additionally, if you set up a so-called marketing funnel, you will be able to automate your business and generate sales 24/7 – on complete autopilot.

And WITHOUT ever having to chase or convince anyone. This means you will have a lot more time to do whatever things you wanna do.

You can learn more about this in this free video training.


In my opinion, affiliate marketing really is The Ultimate Business Model if you want to set yourself up for a life with the maximum amount of freedom and flexibility.

It’s one of the fastest ways to start earning a legitimate and long-lasting income online but remember: This is NOT some kind of “push this button and watch the money rolling in” type of thing.

This is a real, legitimate business model.

However, if you take advantage of modern tools, technology, and strategies, you can automate a lot of the heavy lifting and thus have a lot more freedom in your life.

Personally, learning affiliate marketing completely changed my life. I used to wake up every morning and hate the thought of going to work, doing the same thing day in and day out.

Not having the freedom to decide how to spend my time literally made me feel like a prisoner in my own life. It felt like I was falling apart from within…

Today, thanks to affiliate marketing, I look forward to each new day because I’m free.

I’m free to set my own schedule, and free to choose when and how much I want to work. I also WANT to work because I work on things that I’m passionate about.

I didn’t have any previous experience or special skills whatsoever when I got started, and I had no clue what products and services I was going to promote.

All I had was the determination to change my life, and that’s really all you need to take your first step.

My advice, if you decide that this is something you want to do, is that you learn under a concept.

Make sure you have coaches and mentors, and that you have all the tools and resources in one place so that you can make it as easy as possible to set up, launch, and grow your affiliate business.

Kickstart Your Journey

To receive more in-depth training on Affiliate Marketing and how to get started from scratch:

This will give you access to a 45-minute Affiliate Marketing Workshop, and a complete introduction to the strategy of Authority Marketing (the strategy that will make you stand out and make you a highly successful affiliate marketer).

I really hope this article has helped you to make an informed decision whether this might be for you or not.

If you have any questions, I’m more than happy to help you! Just send me an email to and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!🙂

Author: Anna Jansson


My name is Anna Jansson. I’m the founder of and I’m a proud ambassador of Launch You.

I’m passionate about helping people transform their lives and with my ambassadorship, I’m here to empower, educate, and support you in achieving your version of success with our proven online business blueprint that, if followed, will make your success in life and business inevitable.

There’s no better reward than helping people transform their lives with a modern online business education relevant to today’s digital world, and our vision for you is to construct your own reality; a life by your own design where you can reside in a place of flow and purpose, making a living not just by what you do but as a byproduct of the positive impact your work has on the lives of others.

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