Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine, describing her my business. I was really surprised that she didn’t know anything about making a passive income online. She had no idea that just by having a website with a decent number of visitors you can earn money 24/7 even without touching anything.
She was surprised that I’m making money while I’m sleeping or having a walk in the park, I’m making money while having a beer with my friends or playing a video game. And I was surprised that she had never heard about affiliate marketing. Because this business is huge, I mean amazingly huge, how come that someone is not familiar with it?
A link, a snippet, a few clicks, a piece of code…
Making money with Google Ads is already pretty easy, you just place a little piece of code on your website (just like we did below) and that’s it. It’s a good start and you can make a hundred dollars a month, or two, who would not want that.
But affiliate marketing is a whole different league easily going to the thousands range while there is not much more effort in it!
If someone buys a hairdryer on Amazon, she will have a nice hair dryer. But if that person buys the same hairdryer for the same price on the same Amazon page using my link, I will get a commission. And the best part: for 24 hours whatever she buys on Amazon, I will be earning money. I have made some Amazon affiliate marketing sites, it’s so fun seeing what people buy on Amazon. You may be advertising a great book, people click on the link and finally end up buying a plush Yoda, a mug, a funny t-shirt or a digital camera, you never know. But you will make money after all those purchases!
She didn’t know that. For me, it’s so trivial, for her it was a whole new world. That’s why I decided to create this article.
Whatever you like, there is an affiliate program for it
And Amazon, while being a trivial choice, is not even the best affiliate program you can join, actually there are countless better ones out there!
For example there are hosting company’s affiliate programs. Every time someone buys a domain and a hosting plan on your recommendation you can get anywhere between $50-$100. For one single purchase!
Do you need a reliable and fast hosting plan? Well, we use WebHostingHub’s Dynamo plan, super fast, super reliable. I mean, we have been using it for years now, never had any problems. You can buy the same hosting solution by using our link and we will make $50 instantly. Do you loose anything by using our link? No, the price is the same anyway…well…it’s not completely true. Because most of the time affiliate links even have some discounts! So it’s a win-win for everyone.
Or one of our bigger partners is TemplateMonster. They sell professional WordPress templates and solutions. Guess what! Every time they sell a product to someone who clicked our link we will get a commission. Do you want to buy a professional WordPress theme? Just click here, pick any one you like and bang, you have a nice WordPress theme and we will receive our small cut later. Easy as that.
Do you need a great keyword research tool for SEO like SEMrush? Well, with our link you can get a 14 days free trial. After that you can leave it or pay for it. If you decide to pay for it we will get a small commission after your purchase.
Get it? Super simple, I’ve just placed four different affiliate links in this article already. Our site is fully dedicated to blogging and website building, so these affiliate links make perfect sense. Except for the hairdryer. But there are thousands and thousands of websites around different topics. You can build an affiliate site around basically anything you like. Are you interested in gardening, cosmetics, food or electronics? You can find the right affiliate programs for you. By the way, do you want to buy that Plush Yoda?
And the best is not even mentioned yet…
What? Even better? I mean, you have just learnt that you can make money by advertising anything you like, all you have to do is place a few links here and there and then every morning you just have to check how much money you have made.
So what could possibly be any better than that?
Well, recurring affiliates!
Selling a hosting plan for your share of $50 is a great feeling, especially that you know your visitors made a good choice and it costed them no more, probably even less than without using your link. But you only get that money once. One person will buy one hosting plan, one hairdryer and one WordPress theme.
But what if you sell a monthly service…? What about receiving a little commission in each and every month for the same purchase?
There are some affiliate programs like that out there. For example SEMrush. Have you already subscribed for their SEO services? Because if so, we will receive a small commission every single month till you are their customer.
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If you have browsed our site already you must have seen that we have plenty of resources, we have articles about how to apply for Google Adsense and how to start a new website, we share ideas, WordPress tricks, we even have a cool Domain Name Generator that you can use to find a short but cool domain name.
But to achieve online success you should definitely allocate some time to learning and you will need a good system, a detailed plan that you can carry out.
And for this you should register to Wealthy Affiliate, just like we did when we started our online business.
Wealthy Affiliate is an educational site and also a community of more than 1 million online enterpreneurs. You can register for free and access their knowledgebase, also you can network with those others who are just setting up their website for making a little money and creating some passive income online.
You can get a lot of great ideas, because most people share what worked or didn’t work for them, how they got their first online dollars and how they grew over time. There are some very successful people as well who have started years ago and now they are making lots of money, believe me, things can get really crazy if you stick to a good plan and suddenly your little website starts off like a rocket.
If I were you I wouldn’t miss this opportunity, with our link now you can also access 10 lessons and 50 training moduls to start with. You can register by clicking any of our links or this banner below, you will need to enter a name, e-mail address, a username and a password to register, pretty easy:
As you have learnt, making money online is not that difficult and the possibilities are endless. And, which is the best part, once you have set up your site you can have all those passive income channels without making any further efforts.
However, of course, there is a beginning and a learning curve as you still need to create your website, create some posts, upload some content before you can place any affiliate links. For this you will need some work, patience and education. You can figure it out on your own, or use our or Wealthy Affiliate’s resources to speed up the process and avoid initial failures, totally up to you. Though I have seen too many people fall into the same traps over and over again, so I would rather suggest you stick to a professional plan and use good resources for your journey.
Stay determined, stay creative and you will see results in just a few months!