Understanding What Affiliate Marketing Is – How To Earn Money Online For Free

Understanding What Affiliate Marketing Is – How To Earn Money Online For Free


Not to be confused with network marketing, affiliate marketing is leading 1 of the BILLIONS of people currently online to a sale. As an affiliate, you direct traffic in their direction. The more traffic that click on your links, ads or promotions, will equal more conversions which result in more commissions paid out to you.  To put it simply, it’s just referrals. If you refer someone to a product and that person buys that product, you get rewarded. Thousands of companies offer affiliate programs including Adidas, Nike, Amazon, etc. So take your pick and jump in.  More than half the world are online at any given time so you might as well try and leverage some of that traffic.  At least that’s what I’ve been doing for the last six months instead of playing xbox and I consider it my new favorite hobby.  The bonus is that this hobby pays the bills.


You can do this by creating a website like I have sharing what works for you or a niche website promoting kids basketball shoes or girls mountain bikes, etc.  Create an advertisement and run it on Google or Facebook. Or make a video ad and promote it on YouTube. You can do all these things. Get creative.  It is a numbers game and there is some strategy involved but Google receives 5.6 Billion searches a day. Surely, we can all find something to promote or review.  If you can create a genuine yet intriguing  sales funnel or website around a niche, then that site is a completed money maker and the millions of people Googling it will keep on coming. And that’s passive income. That’s the goal for most affiliate marketers who want to work from home and travel the world.

You can learn these things here for free. Literally start designing your website and creating content in minutes.



Promote products that you’re passionate about or would at least buy.

Your review or content on the product will come off a lot more genuine if you’re sincerely interested. It will be very difficult to persuade readers that they should buy something you wouldn’t be caught spending a single dollar on.

Create great content.

This is easier said than done. Having said that, you don’t need a writing degree to create fun content. Write like you are explaining something to a friend. Make your posts engaging that will capture readers attention but try not to drag on.  The majority of readers won’t last through the entire post.  The goal of this site is “short and sweet.”  Give the facts and move on.

How To Earn Money Fast 

What you’ve read so far might take some time and dedication to build a solid foundation and optimize your SEO but will result in steady income every month for as long as you want it to. BUT I have also tried the shotgun approach with another company which pays INCREDIBLE commissions! (also free for the first week) The goal was to earn $1000 in the first few weeks. Here are the results.  I took a more network approach to this one because of their two-tier commission system.  I went old school and went to my friends and family first to attempt to build a great first-tier team then expanded from there using influencers to blast my message to their millions of followers.  I’m happy with the results so far.


I will continue my journey as an affiliate for these companies and most likely sign on to a few more to test out.  So far so good.  And I will update you as soon as I can.

Thank you.

Motivation Niche

12 thoughts on “Understanding What Affiliate Marketing Is – How To Earn Money Online For Free

  1. I clicked on the link in your post and will see what that is about.  I have been doing affiliate marketing for a couple of years now and don’t really have an income from it yet.  I would sure love to find a way to kick it into high gear.  I do provide a lot of good content, just haven’t found a way to capitalize on it yet.  

    1. Hey!  Are you using keyword research?  Are you blogging daily?  Are you taking advantage of google and Bing ads?  Yoast is a great plugin to help write engaging content.  

  2. After reading your article i have benefited greatly. You discuss in your article about what is affiliate marketing and how to earn money from online. You also said how to income fast from online. You provide many tips and guidelines.  That’s really awesome. After reading your article i have learned in this topics clearly.I think your article is helpful to all. So , Thank you very much for sharing your article.

  3. Thank you for this informative post on affiliate marketing.  You’re really explained it an a simple to understand way.

    I’m actually a member of the platform your recommend and I have to say, I think it’s one of the best out there.

    I was not aware of Builderall, however.  I’m going to check that one out right now.  One of my goals is to diversify my revenue streams.  That way my eggs aren’t all in one basket, if-you-will.

    Tanks again,


    1. Great idea!  Millionaire’s have an average of 7 different income streams.  Keep that mind.  Builderall can do wonders if you recruit the right team and put together and market the right sales funnels.  Best of luck! 

  4. Thank you. I’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate for a little over a year and I love it but the way you presented the basic ideas of affiliate marketing gave me a new way to look at things. There are a lot of people out there shopping and it’s just a matter of finding the right thing for you to promote and playing the numbers game. 

    1. Hi Tricia,

      Thank you.  How do you like WA so far?  After a year, are you happy with your monthly earnings?  

  5. Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways to start making money online and over time, it can provide a full-time income. It is not that hard to get set up, but it really is important to have some good guidance or you may be disappointed in your results. You have to understand what affiliate marketing is and how to earn money using it to get set up properly.

    You have laid out the basics nicely in this post so your readers will have an idea of what is required. I see that you also have followed your own advice and started with affiliate marketing too. That is good, as it shows that you have an inkling about what is required to make a go of it.

    The platform you used is Wealthy Affiliate it looks like. Is that right? What do you think of that platform? I see in the bottom section you have a post comparing that platform to Builderall. I know both of them, and each can help you with an affiliate marketing business.

    I like what I see here and think would-be entrepreneurs who land here will be well-advised to check on your link to the training platform and try it for themselves. It seems that you have got this down and are well on your way! They can do the same thing…


    1. Hi Dave,

      Thanks and I have started affiliate marketing this year.  I wanted to put my free time to use in 2019.  Having just started, learning two different platforms and different ways of marketing takes up a lot of time.  Having said that, I love it. Much better than working somewhere else taking orders from someone else.  In this day of age, leveraging what you can from the internet is a must.  

  6. right from the start I was intrigued to read on so well done! I have never heard of builderall before so thanks for that. sounds like a great program but would it be wise to take on another platform whilst being busy with one already?this is my only drawback but since I’m yet to see a dime from WA I might just give it a try . the 2 tier is very encouraging as if you get the right people then the money can be very good .

    1. Hi TJ,

      I would focus on WA for now.  Taking on sales funnels while in the WA boot camp will be too much.  Like Kyle says, it’s best to have one great site rather than a bunch of mediocre sites.  Best of luck!

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