Like most anyone looking to make money online, you are probably wondering how to make money fast with affiliate marketing.
This is a common phenomenon because most of us are impatient and are looking for the path of least resistance and a path that is instant.
But is this actually realistic?
Ask any “overnight success” how long it took them to succeed online and many 6 and 7 figure earners will tell you that their path to success was full of ups and downs.
Success and failure.
Small successes and big successes.
Small failures and big failures.
Most will say their “overnight” success took many months (best case scenario) or several years.
Unfortunately, too many affiliate marketers enter this industry hoping for a fast way to make money online – and that’s why they get sucked into those get rich quick schemes so often. It’s easy to fall for the “push button” traps.
Granted, technology these days does make a lot of things online very easy and user-friendly…..”push button” if you will, but just because a system is easy to use does not mean you will earn money quickly.
You still have to work hard to build a long sustaining online business, no matter how easy the platforms are to use these days.
Affiliate marketing is the “easiest” business model because you don’t have to worry about product creation, product fulfillment, payment processing, customer service, etc.
Instead, all you have to do is recommend or refer people to a product or service and the owner of that product or service handles the rest and pays you a commission for the referral.
However, it’s a mistake to think that just because the products are already done for you, that you won’t have to do much work with affiliate marketing to make a steady income, because it takes a lot of work.
You still have to get eyeballs on the offer you are promoting.
There are two parts to a sales funnel: a good product and a marketing plan leading up to it.
With affiliate marketing, you don’t have to create a product – it’s done for you, along with the sales copy – you just have to find it.
But you have tons of traffic and list building tasks to do.
You need to become a student of your niche and understand what you are promoting. Then directly try to reach out to those interested in that niche market.
One way you can find people that are interested in your offer is that you can then find those people in online forums.
Pay attention to their burning questions – especially the ones that keep cropping up.
Join those forums and contribute good, solid advice. Get a reputation as someone who is an authority in that niche, but is generous with helping people, at the same time.
Then, you can point consumers to your squeeze page to get them on your mailing list or point them to your blog, where you discuss the subject at hand in depth.
At that point, you can offer whatever you are promoting. It’s never a good idea to promote directly within an online forum or social media group. You will get banned as a spammer.
Instead, give tons of value in exchange for them visiting your squeeze page or website. Never offer direct affiliate links.
Gone are the days of pulling the wool over the people’s eyes, at least those who have been around the internet for any length of time.
But, building that trust and authority with people takes time. That is of course, only one way to market.
You can also use other marketing methods. They all take either time or money or both. So, again….nothing is fast with any kind of internet marketing.
Any online business takes time to build and even though the affiliate marketing model is the easiest and least expensive…nothing happens overnight.
The real secret of how to make money online is to devote yourself to being knowledgeable and helpful.
This will draw people to what you have to offer.
This does not happen fast, but it can create a long-term sustainable online business, which can pay you affiliate commissions for years to come.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day 🙂
To Your Success,
About Nicole Lynn from Resources for Online Success
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
It’s better to have a 2nd income already rolling and coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
In 2012, after spending years trying to figure out how to make money online (all on my own) and only being able to make a few dollars here and there…I joined an online business community called Wealthy Affiliate and have been doing affiliate marketing from home ever since.
A few years later, I also became a member of The Home Business Academy.
I now use both resources daily to increase my income.
I enjoy earning recurring monthly income using the affiliate marketing business model because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while being able to take care of my health.
I aim to share these resources with you so that you can also have success online and most of all…so that you can have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.