How Much Can You Really Make With Affiliate Marketing
Today we’re talking about how much money can you make with affiliate marketing? That’s the first question that’s probably on your mind and correct me if I’m wrong but I’m going to bet that it’s right up there with how quickly can I make money with affiliate marketing.
So let’s talk about that first. If that’s the first thought on your mind I’m gonna say there is a 9 out of 10 chance that you’re probably not going to be successful with affiliate marketing.
Here’s the truth, it takes several things. It takes time, it takes energy and it takes commitment. So let’s start with that. It’s very unrealistic to come in here and think that in the next few days you’re going to be making thousands of dollars a month.
How Long Will It Take?
It probably won’t even happen in the next 60 days or 90 days, it’s going to take some time to get there. The reality is that in order to make money online you can’t just half-ass things. You need to be committed to creating good content.
Whether it be YouTube videos, blogging or social media the key is to create something truly valuable to another human being. So the real question is if you were to be watching a piece of content that you’re going to create would you personally receive value from it.
Would your time be well-spent? If the answer is yes you’re probably going to make money with it. What I’m getting at is if you’re thinking that you can just come in and do stuff like spam comments and other shady stuff, the reality is you’re not going to be successful.
Your goal should always be to provide value by helping people solve a problem or achieve a goal. It takes time to find your own voice and build your confidence and become the authority your field but once you do that, you’re well on your way.
Alright now let’s talk about how much you can make. There are three tiers to this, there are three different levels of commitment.
The 3 Types Of Affiliate Marketers
Number one you have the hobbyist affiliate marketer. That type of person is coming in mostly as a beginner and the hobbyist is like an hour or two per day working on his content.
It’s totally possible with some practice to focus on about an hour or two per day and you can pull in between thousand – two thousand dollars a month.
I’ve been doing this for a while and have built different income streams so I work about two hours a day maybe three when I’m really pushing it. By doing that I’ve been able to retire because I have built it up thru experience, I understand how it all works.
So if you’re a beginner and you want to hit the hobby level of about a couple thousand a month for a couple hours a day, after some initial practice that’s what you can expect.
Number two you have the passionate person. This is someone who wants to do this is as either a part-time job or a full-time job. I say job because it’s really like you’re self-employed for about four hours a day.
At part-time you could potentially pull in five, six maybe up to ten thousand dollars a month with practice. But it’s going to take your time, it’s going to take you effort and you’re going to fail along the way. No matter what, that’s part of the process.
At this level you’re going to be thinking about affiliate marketing throughout the day so your brain is really starting to click to this new lifestyle. You’re going to feel good when you think about it so your brain is going to be naturally firing off some ideas for you.
The third level is the pro. This is about one percent of the people, this is the professional who is dedicated to making as much money as humanly possible with affiliate marketing.
So this is not for everyone. Very few reach this level and you have to consider if your that type of person. The type of person that lives and breathe affiliate marketing and online business.
This is their entire life and some of the really successful people I know don’t do anything else but literally spend 12, 13, 16 hours a day thinking about new ways that they can improve their income with affiliate marketing and creating products.
They have the whole gamut of opportunities to make money online, they have systems in place, funnels in place to do it all and they pour their money back into their business.
With that said guys, that’s what you can expect to make. Now just to be totally realistic anything like this takes time, it takes effort, it takes energy, it takes trial and error.
No matter what program you buy you’re still going to have to try things on your own. You’re going to screw up along the way but in those failures that’s where you really learn what works and what doesn’t.
How Much Can You Really Make With Affiliate Marketing – Conclusion
I hope this has given you a realistic idea of how much you can really make with affiliate marketing and I’m curious to know what level you’re at.
Are you a hobbyist, are you at the passion level or are you the pro? Do you consider yourself in that 1% group that is dedicated and has the time to put everything you have into it?
If you’re wondering where I fit on that scale, I’m kind of a weird, unique case. I do this is now at hobby level as in two – three hours a day but I get pro level results because I’ve put in those 16 hour days for years on end to really understand affiliate marketing.
12 years ago I barely knew how to turn a computer on. The first year was strictly filled with believing every email that was sent to me about how easy this was going to be.
Once I realized there was no easy button I started learning and the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. It became a passion for me and after that I started seeing some money trickle in slowly but surely.
It took me about 2 months once I got thru that first wasted year to start seeing results and really that’s why I share a lot of these posts. I want to help people shorten their learning curve and save the wasted year that I went thru.
Believe me, once you see that first commission you then know it’s possible. After that you know what works and it’s simple a matter or rinse and repeat in that particular niche.
You start to see it take on a mind of it’s own and that’s what makes it all worthwhile. It doesn’t happen overnight but if you have the dedication and consistency it will happen.
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