Can You Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?

I think one of the most important question to answer right from the beginning¬†is… can you make money with affiliate marketing?

And the answer is yes.

I have made some myself… and now I’m seeing others doing so too.

But is it easy to do so? How fast can you make some?

It can really depend.

It took me three months with my first site to see money coming in.

With another website I have done later on… it took me around two weeks.

What have I done differently?

That’s what I’m going to try to explain here.

There are two ways of looking at it… or two different strategies to choose from.

The first one is the long term strategy.

The second one is the short term strategy.


The Long Term Strategy

The long term strategy is when you are starting a website with the goal of seeing results only in the third, fourth, or sixth months deadlines.

People I see making money now, have done so also around the third month. And many who have continued to grow their site, eventually could turn it into a full time income after 18 months.

Here… I’m going to show you a method where you can make your first affiliate commission really fast.


The Short Term Strategy

The sort term strategy is one where you build a site that you expect to rank with a few weeks or so. This is a good approach to take when you wish to see results fast and give you the drive to build something bigger and more on long term.

Not to say that, the short term strategy cannot become a long term project as well. It’s just how you set up everything from the beginning that can be different.


Aiming At Building A Brand

In the long term strategy you would be aiming more at building a brand. You will not worry too much at having an exact match domain that will rank in search engines. You know it will eventually if you continue to build that brand.

You’re still going to be really focused on a specific group of individual and market as you look for keywords and create content. So, you may not have an exact match domain that can rank fast, but your goal is to write content that will.


Building A Site Around An EMD (Exact Match Domain)

Some would say that, exact match domains don’t work like they use too. But they will. The only thing is that, you have to make sure that quality is there, and that you’re not just building a thin site with very little content.

You are more under the radar sort of speak when aiming for an EMD. One of the thing to watch for is not to over optimize it.

If you choose your EMD correctly, and do what it takes, you can rank really fast and start making money through it as well. The only thing is that, EDM are not always that obvious or easy to find – especially those that have higher buyer intent behind them.



  1. Yeah, you can definitely make money with affiliate marketing, however many people tends to forget or ignore the fact that it will take a lot of time and efforts to achieve financial freedom. In my opinion many people just quit too fast, the reality is that the start is usually without any positive results, pure hard work and nothing in return, that’s why so many people quit so fast and later say that affiliate marketing is a scam …

    • I totally agree with you. In the beginning, we are so eager to make money fast, that we don’t focus on the important elements that will bring us money: Quality, time, effort, patience and persistence.

  2. Hey. Affiliate marketing is like any other business and if we put in a lot of effort, our work will pay off in the future. I know something about it because I have been I am in this business for a year. I do not earn millions, but it is enough for a decent life. Online business can change life just need to want. I have one question, namely, I would like to check myself in a new niche and do you think that creating a second website can be a good idea?

  3. Hey, I really enjoyed reading your post on affiliate marketing. I do affiliate marketing myself and I absolutely agree with you that one of the hardest things is to stay focused and don’t get distracted by other stuff that seems to be better. Another big thing is to stay consistent I think and don’t get discouraged. Because most people give up at 98% before they succeed.

  4. Hey Guy!
    Excellent and good description of the affiliate. I even have some websites. Some of which give a low return almost every month.
    Not the world, but I’m a bit too lazy, and I’m doing it for good.
    My experience is that I need to keep working hard on those pages. It’s fun for me that
    I can earn something that I’ve built from scratch.
    Do I have to admit I’m a bit curious about how you could go from 2000 a month to zero?

    • I went from $2,000 to $0 overnight with a small website I had built a couple of years ago. The reason was that, my income was depending on one main keyword with which I was on Google first page with, and I suddenly lost that ranking and didn’t what to do to put it back up.

  5. Hey,

    I have been trying this out for a while now and if there is one thing I can solidly confirm, is that it is not an easy thing but it can be done it requires patience as in my case it has been slowly picking up and I am seeing some fruits now.

    • It’s almost like a farmer waiting for his crops to grow. It’s not a get rich quick business model. But it is one that can grow over time. But it can take time, lots of work and patience to get to that point. But I think it’s all worth it.

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