The funny thing is that if you want to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing, all the information is out there, it won't cost you anything at all. It's a crazy time to be alive when you can just hop on the internet and learn how to build a six figure business completely for free.
And that's pretty much what I've got going on here. These tutorials will teach you how to build a profitable affiliate website. I've been doing this for almost a decade now, so I know what I'm talking about.
Wait now. Don't get too excited yet. Nothing is ever straightforward when it comes to building a business.
If you really want to make money in affiliate marketing, I'll be straight up with you. #nofilter. You are going to have to follow these tutorials, then tweak your process as your website and knowledge bank grows.
I Can Teach You How To Be A Successful Affiliate Marketer
The course below is my own process for making six-figure websites. It's worked three times now, which is a lot for one person. A lot of those "how to make money" courses you can buy out there are just a guy who did a thing one time, and now he's selling the formula.
I've taken ten years of experience, including countless failures and a couple big successes, and distilled them into just a few lessons below. As mentioned above, this is not a hand-holding, step by step process. You are going to have to use your brain, and think about how to apply the lessons to your own website.
(If you don't have a site right now, how to pick a topic and how to build a website are the first two lessons)
How long does it take to see results? It took me about 18 months to go from complete n00b to $10,000/month.
I truly believe that if you grind a couple hours a day for about 1-2 years, earning $100,000 per year online isn't an unreasonable expectation.
Do I have any "big" secrets? Not really. However, I do things a bit differently from most of the gurus out there.
A lot of my failures were due to following garbage advice from people who didn't actually do what they were teaching. Part of the reason I had to build THREE $10k/month website is because two were destroyed in a dumpster fire from following stupid advice.
That's why I do things differently. I don't do things the gurus recommend and I do some things which nobody talks about.
A lot of what I learned comes from the Wealthy Affiliate community. That's where I learned how to do affiliate marketing as a newbie back in 2010, and I still highly recommend them for anyone who's serious about building an affiliate business (I'm still an active member).
Their training is awesome - way better than anything else I've tried. The main reason you should join is that there's lots of help available. It's a community of likeminded people trying to build their business, and everyone helps each other out.
The owners, myself, and many other affiliate experts publish exclusive content to the platform, and hang out daily to help you with your business.
The cost is $49/month, which includes WordPress optimized hosting. It's a pretty insane deal considering if you join through my link, I'll personally answer your questions while you go through the training. I earn 50% commission if you use my link, so you're basically paying me (a six-figure affiliate) $25/month for a mentorship.
Live chat, private messages, and topic-based forums with experts and peers willing to help you build and affiliate business is what they're offering. It got me to where I am today, and they can help you too. You can read my full review of their service to learn more.
Not ready to sign up? No problem. I've combined their knowledge with my own experiences, and created a full-on affiliate training course here on One More Cup of Coffee. Of course, it won't come with the 1-on-1 help you get inside Wealthy Affiliate, but it's a great start for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the world of affiliate marketing.
INVEST TIME TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE
Before you get started with these lessons, I recommend checking out the affiliate marketing FAQ. Is it a lot of reading? Sure. But if you want to change your life by making money online, you're going to have to change how you look at "work". Work should no longer be a chore. You should look forward to the grind because it's an investment in yourself.
People talk about not wanting to work for a boss. Well, OK. Now you're the boss. Put in the time if you want to see results!
Working for yourself is not a type of job where you can just clock out at 5 and stop thinking about it.
There's a lot of "front loading" work when you start a business, i.e. you put in work now with out seeing results, then you can relax later and reap the benefits of your previous efforts.
In other words, you will probably work for 3-6 months on your website without seeing any money at all! If you can't handle that, then you probably don't have the guts to be in this business.
If you can handle the groundwork phase, then some time in the future you can do the stereotypical "make money while you sleep" or "work from a beach" type stuff. It really is insane how much money you can make from affiliate sites. $10,000/month is just the beginning.
Level 1 Training
Level 1 of your affiliate training covers all the basics like how affiliate marketing works, how to pick a topic and build your website, and how to monetize it with affiliate links.
Level 2 Training
Level 2 of your training digs into more technical stuff like how to write an article that ranks and gets clicks, how to analyze your pages to get more sales, and creating content for your website.
- How To Create Content For Your Website
- Ranking For Your Keywords
- Full SEO Checklist
- Writing Product Reviews
- Basic Affiliate Funnels
- Generate Hundreds Of Blog Post Ideas
- Analyze Your Traffic
Level 3 Training
This is where I just put some random stuff about affiliate marketing. The first lesson goes off-site to a multi-lesson course about outsourcing. Outsourcing is great if you have a budget. The other links are content which was adapted from an email campaign, so the style and language will reflect that.