You sold your house, you sold your couch, you even sold your girlfriend/boyfriend. And yet, you still have no money to your name.
You have no product to sell or money to spend on Facebook ads. But yet, you still want to find a way to make $100 per day online.
I mean how cool would that be?
To be broke as hell, yet still manage to accomplish $100 a day consistently.
If you have no money to buy inventory in bulk or to spend on advertising, then the best way to do it is through affiliate marketing.
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What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Well before I get into affiliate marketing, let me ask you a question. Are you familiar with these guys?
Chances are that you may have heard them before. What the hell am I talking about you know for damn sure who these companies are. They are some of the biggest companies in the world and make billions of dollars a year.
But when you study them more closely this is what they are in essence:
- UBER: The world’s largest taxi company that owns no vehicles
- Facebook: The world’s largest media owner that creates no content
- Alibaba: The world’s most valuable retailer that has no inventory
- Airbnb: The world’s largest accommodation provider that owns no real estate
Its really not that complicated. All these companies do is they find people with a problem and match them with the products that they already desire. They find where there is already demand and they connect them with a supplier that already exists.
Meaning they have no product.
They were simply the middleman between the supply and demand. This is the basics of affiliate marketing.
How I Got Into Affiliate Marketing?
So when I started traveling and posting pictures on Instagram, people started asking me what I did. I told them ecommerce.
Naturally they asked me how to set that up, and I told them just go to shopify and create your own store.
With so many people asking me, I ended up getting annoyed with answering the same question over and over again. I did not want to waste my new found freedom on repetitive conversations.
So I created a couple blog posts on how to set it up..
I googled “shopify affiliate program” since I knew about affiliate marketing and signed up for their program since I was a happy customer of shopify. They ended up giving me a special link.
Now whenever someone would ask, I would simply send them through the blog posts with the link. If they ended up buying, then I would get paid.
At first I got a commission sale once every couple of weeks..
But as my brand grew.. So did my affiliate income.
As you can see it started paying me an extra $1500 to $2000 every two weeks. Which you do the math is about $100 a day on average. Yay me!
Now here is the crazy part..
This took no money to my name whatsoever. I didn’t have to create a product to sell. All I did was recommend something that I was already a proud customer of. I setup my affiliate link that they provided me only a couple of times on my blog that one time…
And now I get paid consistently with no effort.
This is what passive income is like. I did something once and now i’ll paid for it the rest of my life. Not to shabby for zero dollars spent wouldn’t you say?
Because of this, I started looking into the products I was already using and found out if there were affiliate programs as well. Good news. There were!
Now whenever I like something a lot from books to software, I write a blog post about it and will now have the ability to make money from it forever from that one link.
But I am not special. Literally anyone can do this.
Here is the thing, you may not know this but you are doing this already. From the clothes you wear to the food you eat, you are basically a walking billboard for so many companies that aren’t paying you a single cent for your free advertising.
When I go to Chipotle and order a bomb ass burrito bowl with extra guacamole, double chicken, and another layer of cheese and sour cream, and someone looks over to me and asks where I got that.. do you think Chipotle gives me a commission when I tell them?
With affiliate marketing, you can now have the power to get paid by recommending the products you already enjoy.
How to Get Started With Affiliate Marketing
The first step in affiliate marketing is finding out what products you are already using, and finding out if they have an affiliate program. Chances are they do.
For example, have you ever heard of a vitamix blender before? They are super expensive blenders ranging from $200 to $500. But they are insane. My mom uses it every single day to make herself smoothies and juices. She loves it so much that she recommended it to all her friends.
But she is not the only one.
There are people out there that are recommending the same product as her, except they are getting paid. Here are the steps:
- Sign up for Amazon’s Affiliate Program here
- Choose from the thousands of products you can promote for free and get paid from
- Create a YouTube video reviewing the product that you like
- Create a blog and write about what you basically talked about in the YouTube video
- Free visitors go through your link
- Amazon pays you for referring them
- Repeat with several products until your first $100 day
Here is an example with the blender that we mentioned earlier.
Check it out. The video has over 200,000 views and the description is filled with affiliate links. If someone ended up buying through that link, this person would get a commission.
So How Do I Make $100 Per Day?
Well of course the commissions will be very small at first. And $100 a day will most definitely not happen over night. But with time and patience, you don’t have to be the next Uber or Airbnb to profit by connecting people with the products they already desire.
No matter how broke you are, anyone can do this.
But it begins with a game plan.
So sign up for Amazon’s affiliate program, create your blog, and start testing out affiliate marketing for yourself.
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