Updated January 2020...
Affiliate Marketing Is Set To Skyrocket in 2020.
I've been a successful affiliate marketer for 10 years, and I want to show you how you can make 2020 the year you finally start earning money online.
Earning $10,000 or more per month online is easier than you think. Most people just don't have a mentor to show them the exact steps to take.
That's why everything I'm going to show you is free. Well, almost everything. I'll show you the formula, I'll give you some templates, and you can even build your website for free. Plus, you can chat with me 1-on-1 about your biz.
The advanced training is not free, but I think it's a fair, affordable price.
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If you want to do more due diligence, keep reading below and you can see some examples of websites I built, and I'll give you some ideas for your own.
But first, I just want to tell you a bit about myself. If I'm gonna help you build your business, we should probably meet first, right? (It'll be quick)
"Back in the day" I was an ESL teacher in Europe and China.
All this stuff I'm about to show you started as a hobby, but once I started earning serious money, I decided to quit my job and move back to the USA.
You might be surprised to know that I didn't go to college for computer science, web design, or marketing. In fact, I didn't go to college at all.
I just wanted to start an internet-based business to supplement my income. I had no idea that things would work out so well!
Doing what I did took a lot of hard work! I'm not gonna lie. But it was worth it.
As a total newbie, I had no idea what to sell, or how to start, and got very frustrated.
But I pushed through, got the work done, and within 18 months my online income jumped to over $10,000 per month. Since then, I've been earning consistent money with my websites for almost ten years now!
How did it all happen?
My first successful website was in the computer software niche. I was a one-man show, promoting VPN subscriptions online with my VPN review website. I didn't invent anything, and I didn't have any special or new idea either.
In other words, if this is your first time starting a business, don't stress. You can do this. The model is pretty simple, and you can earn money even if you have no previous experience.
- I'm going to show you exactly how this whole thing works on this page (no secrets!)
- You can follow the exact steps I took (they still work!)
- You can promote any products or companies you want!
What I do is called affiliate marketing.
I'm gonna cover it all here on this page, then show you how to get started on your own affiliate website (with my help).
If you want the details, keep reading, and I'm going to tell you how much money you can make, how affiliate marketing actually works, and how you can use this business model to earn money online, even if you have never done something like this before.
If you are an action taker, you can just skip all this stuff and start building your site right now. The actual training lessons start on the next page.
The most common question I get is, "How much money can you make online?"
The answer is - as much as you want. It's just like any other regular business!
If you asked “how much money does a restaurant make?” or “how much money does an app make?”, the answer would be the same. It depends on many factors.
A mom-and-pop café will make less money than a fancy steakhouse, but a chain of fast food joints will earn more than either of those!
Likewise, with affiliate marketing, a hard worker will earn more than a slacker. Someone that dedicates five hours per day to building their business will earn more than someone who dedicates only one hour.
That being said, I want to give you an idea of what I earn, so you can see what's possible. I don't like to “show off”, but here's income proof.
These screenshots prove that yes, I actually make money online. I've been making over $10,000 per month for many years now. You'll have to make your first dollar before you earn ten thousand though.
Directly after these income screenshots, I'll explain how affiliate marketing works, then show you some example websites I own.
These were my first affiliate commissions. See how I started by earning just $23, and within one year I was earning over $5,000 per month from this one affiliate account?
These amazon earnings are more recent. In 2017 I earned over $9,000 from a “side project”.
When you get really good at what you do, you can start to earn huge commissions. Check out this $30k payday I had recently. That's just ONE MONTH.
There are two main things to take away from these examples:
- Affiliate marketing works!
- You can make a lot of money in this business
A N Y O N E can repeat what I've done. It doesn't matter what race, age, religion, or gender you are. You don't even have to be that smart. I'm a perfect example 😉
You can be your weird (and beautiful) self, or you can just use a stock photo and a fake name. There's no job interview. There are no prerequisites. You are 100% in control of the outcome, but you do have to start by taking the first step. You have to at least tryyyyy it and see what happens.
The process of how I actually make money is pretty simple (don't worry, the hard part comes later).
I make small websites and publish articles on them. When someone types something into Google, they can find my website and read my articles.
Sometimes my articles link to products. If someone clicks my link and buys something, I make some money.
It's as simple as that.
In fact, you've probably already helped many affiliates get paid recently! If you've ever searched for a product review or read a "best of" list, then you visited an affiliate website and someone earned a commission from your clicks 🙂
It's a four-step process to earn money with affiliate marketing:
- Step 1: Make a website about something you like
- Step 2: Write articles about your topic
- Step 3: Link to products from companies like Amazon, Home Depot, or Blue Apron
- Step 4: Earn money from sales
Millions of people are searching the internet for information right now. Who makes all those websites? People just like you!
Technology has come a long way and it's super easy to build a website in just a few minutes.
Some affiliates are making a lot of money (more than $100,000 per month).
It's time to get your piece of the pie!
There are different ways to earn money from a website but making affiliate sales is the the method I use. It's what I like to teach people because I can just show them the same process I did.
Here's an example of a website I made that earns money:
One of my hobbies is brewing beer at home. I'm not an expert brewer, but I love making beer (and drinking it!) So a few years back I started a website about it called xBREWx.com
On this website I talk about a lot of different things related to homebrewing. I teach people how to pick the right equipment, how to put together a recipe, and list my favorite beers.
I share my personal recipes, results from homebrew competitions, and other stories related to making beer.
In the example above, I link to a company which sells a membership called the “Rare Beer Club”. The membership costs about $50 per month, and I make $12 commission for each membership I sell.
Here's another example called MotionSensorSprinkler.com. In my first home I had feral cats messing up my lawn and I got so mad I made a website about it.
In this website, I talk about different methods of keeping unwanted critters out of your yard, including bugs, cats, raccoons, and deer. Anyone who ever had a deer eat their rose bushes knows how frustrating it can be!
If you had some gophers digging up your beautiful vegetable garden, what's the first thing you would do? You would go to Google, and search “how to stop gophers from digging up my vegetable garden”.
Websites just like mine rank, give advice, and recommend products. This sprinkler website earned almost $500 in February!
Crazy examples right? I'll be you didn't know that beer and sprinklers can earn money online. So I can guarantee that any topic you think of will earn you money online too.
There are thousands of websites like this on the internet about every topic you can think of, and many of them are generating income for their owners. You can create a website like this about ANY topic you want. Here are just a few ideas.
The main method I used to promote affiliate links and earn money online is by writing articles for my website. It's my favorite method to teach newbies because you can do all the work yourself.
That means it's super cheap to run this kind of business. It's not like other business models that require product inventory, staff, or rent.
As long as you have a computer, you can make money with this method.
If you can write, you can rank. If you can rank, you can earn cash money baby!
Writing an article that ranks in Google does take practice though. You won't be a professional online marketer by this time tomorrow, or even next week.
But with practice, you'll learn how everything works and will be able to write/rank an article without much trouble.
Website Ideas & Affiliate Products Brainstorm
Unlike many “guru” programs out there, I'm telling you that there's really no special secret to affiliate marketing. In fact, I'll show you exactly how it works right now.
Remember four steps from above? No? That's OK, let's revise:
- Step 1: Make a website about something you like
- Step 2: Write articles about your topic
- Step 3: Link to products from companies like Amazon, Home Depot, or Blue Apron
- Step 4: Earn money from sales
Let's say I want to make a website about home roasting coffee. Step one completed!
The main "work" of building the website will be researching topics and writing articles (Step 2), so I'd better pick something I really want to learn about.
Step two is to write an article on my topic. Knowing what to write about does require some training. Let's look at some quick examples, but you can get more details when you start your official lessons.
Let's continue with the coffee roasting example. Check out this screenshot below to see what I discovered in just two minutes of research:
Topics I found to write about include:
- unroasted coffee beans
- home roasting coffee machines
- green coffee beans for home roasting
- home roasting coffee methods
- home roast coffee in a popcorn popper
Writing about these topics is an opportunity to help someone. I can teach people how to roast green coffee beans at home.
When someone types “home roasting coffee machines”, or “can you roast coffee in a popcorn machine”, my website could turn up!
If you are not a good writer, don't stress. There are plenty of easy article formats to follow like "Top 10 Lists" or "Best of 2020" that don't require a lot of creativity to get ranked in Google.
I have a total of 8 proven successful formats I'll send to you after you start your training.
After you write and publish your article, what's next?
Step 3 in this process is to link to products!
With about 10 minutes of research I found a couple companies that pay between 4% and 15% to promote their coffee products!
Home coffee roasters on Amazon sell for $300+ and will make me 4.5% commission.
What's crazy is that some companies, (e.g. computer software) pay 75%!
In this example, one potential way to make money with my affiliate links is to promote green coffee beans in my article about how to roast green coffee. This is not an item many people find in their local grocery store, so there's a good chance they'll order online.
I can also publish an article comparing the top 3 coffee roasting machines, and earn commissions from those affiliate links too. It's OK to link to competing brands on the same page, so I'd get paid no matter which roaster someone buys.
Affiliate links on your website track click and sales, so you get credit for every item bought!
Plus, check this out.
If you didn't believe me that affiliate marketing really works, check out this Forbes article I found about espresso machines. See that Amazon link? Looks like Forbes is doing affiliate marketing too! (Any link that says amazon.to/#### is an affiliate link!)
What If I Don't Have Any Good Website Ideas?
There endless topics that could generate affiliate income online. You can write about or promote whatever you want! However, the incredible amount of possibilities can be overwhelming, and that leaves a lot of people saying that they don't have any good ideas.
There are literally hundreds of comments below saying “I don't know which topic to pick”, or “I don't have any hobbies so what should I do?”. (Get help picking your topic here)
The truth is, ANY website can work. People search for everything online. That being said, the most popular topics, which will always have tons of traffic and money-making options are Health, Wealth, & Love.
Here are some basic ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
- weight loss
- muscle gain
- natural healing
- retire early
- start a business
- get out of debt
- get a date
- get your ex back
- wedding planning
These are pretty broad topics, and could be broken down even further! Here's an example:
- weight loss for women over 50
- weight loss for teens
- weight loss for diabetics
- weight loss for body builders
- ketogenic weight loss
- paleo diet weight loss
- weight loss recipes
…and the list goes on! The main thing to keep in mind is that your first website doesn't have to be perfect. It doesn't have to be a home run with your first try. I started three or four failed websites before I really got into the groove and picked a topic that worked for me.
My very first websites was about horse care, and it didn't last long. My first successful website was about computer software!
If this is your first website, don't put so much pressure on yourself. Just use the first idea that pops into your head, and you can always start a new site later after your mind has some time to chew on the concepts I'm talking about.
Can You Teach Me How To Earn Money With My Website? I'm a Newbie!
Remember, I started out just like you. I was a total newbie! I also had a terrible internet connection and a broken laptop. I didn't even have a desk to work on while I was living in China.
I'm living proof that even total newbies can make money online.
Of course, success won't come overnight, but if you are willing to follow the same steps I took, and dedicate at least a couple hours per week to building your business, then you will see results.
When I was in China and looking for ways to make money online, I didn't just start a website and become an instant success.
My journey really started when I read an article about Wealthy Affiliate.
They were teaching people step by step how to build internet businesses.
The strange thing was, they did not promise me riches, and did not guarantee me success. They said I needed to work hard, and work consistently. I was going to run into some frustrating things along the way, but there was a community of experienced entrepreneurs that would help me figure out the hard stuff.
Wealthy Affiliate helped me make my first sale online. After three months, I made a whole $5! Amazing, right? Not really. Five bucks certainly isn't a full time income.
But it was PROOF that I could actually do this.
With the the training and personal help at Wealthy Affiliate I was able to create my first profitable website. After that, they showed me how to turn my first sale into consistent, reliable income.
After 18 months, I quit my job in China and moved back the the US to work from home.
My dream of having the free time to travel the world and save money for my future at the same time had become a reality.
My Success Story
Take a look at one of my first posts in Wealthy Affiliate in 2010, just a few weeks after joining. Yes, I was a total newbie…not making any money yet!
I tracked my progress every year. Although there were many frustrating moments when I wanted to give up, I kept doing more training and building my website bigger and bigger. Once I started seeing some tiny results, I really kicked it into overdrive.
My first sale was only $5, but within 18 months I was making $11,000 per month!
Here is my 2 year anniversary post from 2012.
Less than a year later, I had quit my job to “go full time”.
I've been working online full time for about 8 years now. I think it's pretty obvious why I give Wealthy Affiliate so much credit for helping me succeed online.
Plus, consider this: Even though Wealthy Affiliate was great back then, they are even better now.
Here are features that I didn't have access to, but now new members get as part of their membership:
- live chat for getting fast help
- weekly live webinars for updated and specialized training
- free keyword research tool for helping your site rank in Google
- peer feedback system so you can get honest feedback on your business
You new guys have it easy! In fact, you can join Wealthy Affiliate for free and start your training right now.
Test drive the first 10 lessons, build your website, and meet other paying members without taking out your credit card.
Your internet business isn't going to happen overnight. Sorry to disappoint, but you have to get your hands dirty and work.
If you can handle that, let's take a look at how exactly they are going to help you start earning money online.
The training courses inside Wealthy Affiliate are second to none. Most other “make money online” are a simple ebook or series of videos. Pay one fee, get one product.
By contrast, Wealthy Affiliate has 50 continually updated training modules where you can interact with other members, the trainer, and me (yes, actually me!)
The core training is updated to reflect changes in the industry so you can make sure your website stays ranked in search engines, generating traffic and revenue.
Plus, there are over 500 training modules within the community covering everything from building your very first website to learning how to start outsourcing parts of your business.
I have reviewed hundreds of products on One More Cup of Coffee, and no other company in the world offers the quality and style of training offered inside WA.
You will make some mistakes along the way. There will be times when you are confused. That's OK.
But who's going to help you figure out what went wrong?
Live help from the the community is going to be the best way to get fast help when you need it. Instant and friendly help is something that will keep you moving in the right direction.
You will not have to spend days searching for answers that don't quite fit what you are looking for, or hours scrolling through old forums and blog posts trying to figure out things by yourself.
Now you have hundreds of personal assistants that can show you what to do next!
Got a tougher question? Send me a private message. I log in every day and am here to help you make money from your website. I've been a member for almost 10 years now, and have generated over a million dollars in online sales. I can definitely help out!
Wealthy Affiliate contributed tons to my success as business owner. But I am not the only one. There are thousands of other people inside the members area that are currently running their own internet based businesses.
Some are millionaires. Some are grinding to build their business just like you.
Read their blog posts and learn from their experiences.
Ask them questions and get 1-on-1 help.
See their website and learn to make yours better
Mentorships with other companies can cost you thousands of dollars per month, sometimes even more than $1,000 per HOUR. I'm not joking.
But you get to talk to these people for free as part of your membership! Imagine a Facebook style website but just for people that want to build earn money online.
Now you're getting the idea 🙂
I'm inside every day helping other members, and I can help you too. I take time out of every day to answer questions.
Yeah buddy, you'll get personal 1-on-1 help from me. Just send me a message and ask me something. Try it out!. Here are a couple amazing responses I got from members I've helped out (printed with their permission).
I just really want to stress the fact that I'm actively involved in the community, and I will be available to help you get your business off the ground.
I have a great time doing it, so if you join up, please don't feel like you're bothering me. I'm totally fine with answering all your newbie questions. Those are the easy ones 😀
Wealthy Affiliate is not one of those websites that wants you to pay up front to “learn the secret” of making riches online. If you've read this entire page, you already know the core concepts of what's inside the training.
Still, it's pretty scary joining a “how to make money online” style website. How do you know this isn't some kind of scam?
So to show you exactly how awesome the training is, and exactly how fast support is, and exactly how friendly everyone is, you can create a free Starter Membership.
With this free membership, you'll be able to build your first website and ask unlimited questions. Kyle (the owner) will show you step by step how to pick a topic for your website, how to build your website, and how to create your first articles.
Everything I talked about above; the live chat, the step-by-step training, and access to other successful internet business owners is available for exactly $0. They don't even take a credit card.
You can access all of these things for a full 7 days, and then you have the option of upgrading to a premium membership. You get to keep the free website even if you don't upgrade!
Now that you built your first website, took the Level 1 training course, and even used the live chat feature to ask some questions, what's going to happen next?
Wealthy Affiliate also offers a Premium level of membership.
- 24/7/365 Instant Live Chat Help From Me, Other Members, And The Owners
- Access to Level 2 to Level 5 Training Lessons Showing You How To Make Money With Your Website
- Access to NEW Training Modules As They're Rolled Out
- Managed Hosting For 10 Websites ($250+ per year anywhere else)
- Unlimited Branded Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) To Make Your Business More Professional
- Access 4 Live Training Webinars Per Month
- Watch All Historical Webinars (Thousands Of Hours Of Training)
- Personal 1-on-1 Coaching From Myself, A 10-Year, Six-Figure Affiliate Marketer
At this point, let's be real. All of that stuff sounds nice, but it's probably not super clear what everything does or why it's important.
That's why I try to focus on the #1 most important thing about Wealthy Affiliate: the help you get from the community.
Just about every "make money online" product out there is basically a PDF guide or a video series, or maybe an lackluster Facebook group. The best thing about Wealthy Affiliate is the thriving community of people who are there to help you build your business.
Notice how question are being asked every hour and they already have responses? Popular questions can get hundreds of replies!
Every week Wealthy Affiliate hosts a live training session that covers a wide variety of topics. All webinars are designed to grow your business in different ways, and help you earn more money from your websites.
- How to rank higher in search engines
- How to write content more effectively
- How to track data on your site learn from it
- How to get leads for email marketing
- How to provide better user experience to your visitors
- Quarterly website "hot seats"
- And many, many more!
Sometimes they even do a live critique of member websites (learn from their mistakes, or repeat their success).
Even if you are already earning money from your websites, the live webinars are a good reason to stay a WA member long-term. It's a big reason why I'm still a member. You can stay up to date on all the online business news, and make sure your site is going to outrank your competitors!
Recently, Google changed to prefer encrypted websites instead of regular http websites, so we all learned how to install SSL on our websites. It's a lot easier than it sounds!
Webinars happen every Friday. Topics are announced during the week. Sign up now and you can attend your first webinar before the end of the week! Ask questions LIVE in chat if you have any trouble with the material. There are NO SALES PITCHES in the webinars! Why pay $100 per webinar anywhere else when you can get them for FREE with your Wealthy Affiliate membership?
Wealthy Affiliate Can Help You Reach Your Goals
We all have different goals. I'm a guy that likes adventure. I was able to quit my job teaching English to spoiled primary school students and spend more time on the things I care about, including…
- Schedule a brew session or go on a motorcycle trip any day I want
- Purchase my first home
- Learn to dive in Malaysia
- Buy a motorcycle and drive across the USA on Route 66
If you couldn't tell by the title of my site, I'm totally not a morning person. Now I don't have to wake up at 6:30AM and drag myself out of bed to go to a dead-end job.
Those are the things that are important to ME.
Let's talk about YOU and what you can get from starting your membership today.
- Do you want more time with your family?
- Are there places you want to go and things you want to see?
- Do you no longer have job security, or even hate your job?
- Are you starting to plan for retirement and need an extra source of income?
Wealthy Affiliate is an investment in your future, and an investment in yourself.
Wealthy Affiliate is the road map to owning a profitable online business. Premium membership is only $49/month. No secret upgrades. No expensive mentorships. No surprise payments.
That's only $1.56/day to build your own profit-generating website!
Many people spend $5 a day on Starbucks coffee or $100 per month ($3 per day) on cable TV. These consumer items do not better our lives!
For a buck fifty, you can access a thriving community of internet entrepreneurs that want to help you build your first internet business.
There are so many opportunities to earn money through affiliate marketing, it really is the most exciting time to be a part of this industry. The internet cowboys of the past have blazed a trail for you. All you need to do is follow in their footsteps and start your training.
It only takes that first step to begin the journey. Are you ready to take that step? Imagine how you will look back on this day in 12 months time. You will thank yourself that you finally made the decision to take a risk and invest in yourself.
I've been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for 9 years now. Helping newbies get started is part of my daily routine. You can contact me with ANY questions you have because I'm logged into WA every day talking to people about their websites.
Exclusive BONUS: Upgrade To Premium Within 7 Days And Get Access To NINE Affiliate Website Case Studies.
I've compiled a list of nine niche site case studies built by professional SEO and successful online marketer. Watch him build a website from scratch, including topic research, product selection, article writing, search engine optimization, rankings, linking, and, of course, getting paid.
That's 34 hours of jam-packed, actionable content to help you understand the process and apply those same methods to your own business.
PS. Don't forget that you can always contact me for help or questions!
I log into WA every day to check my messages, and am looking forward to hearing from you!
This is my current profile picture from 2020, so keep an eye out for me!