What is Affiliate Marketing?

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

Trying to find the right stream of passive income has been a full time job in itself but I did it. I finally found the one thing I feel I really can do while working a full time job. Affiliate Marketing, which is something I have recently learned more about and is something I never heard of before November 2020. So what is it? Is this another online scam? Can you really earn money legitimately online with something called Affiliate Marketing? Are you just scamming money from unsuspecting people while you rake in the dough?

Now these are all questions that I've asked myself while doing the research that is needed to make an informed decision. Affiliate Marketing is where a person promotes a product, software, course, or other items for companies that will pay them a commission for bringing them new customers and clients. Now that sounds like a scam but it really isn't. Let's take Amazon, I know you've seen those TikToks that show you that one Amazon item you never thought you needed but now that you've seen someone use it in a video you have to have it. That's marketed to you on purpose from an affiliate marketer from Amazon. That person has created a desire in you to go look at that item and maybe purchase that item too. That's the sign of a great marketer!

Trust and believe those videos are addictive but I'm not about to go buy a little machine that will seal my potato chip bags when I have some old school clothes pins I took from my parent's house for free. I know you get the idea of what I'm saying. Those videos created that need for you to at least check into this fancy bag sealer in the hopes you would buy it from that marketer so they can get paid a percentage of your purchase. There it is. It was right there under my nose this whole time! I finally figured out what I can do to make passive income. Now what?

Again, I researched and again, I was overloaded with gurus and speed boats in Miami but this time I came across more genuine people like Spencer Mecham, Adrian Brambila, and of course David Sharpe. These 3 people actually led the way to me getting a true understanding of what affiliate marketing is and gave me a realistic look at how I can start to take control of my future and work towards building a passive income for myself. Now there are many ways to go about becoming an affiliate marketer and I honestly can't tell you what to chose and which direction you should go in.

What I can tell you is the path that I chose and what I have done, what I am doing, as well as how I am growing my passive income through affiliate marketing. Mind you I am just beginning this journey and to be completely honest with you I have made zero dollars at the time of this post. Here's the thing, I have actually found the tools that I need to build a successful online business. This is very important so you don't waste your time and your money on unnecessary courses and programs that will gladly take your money but never show you how to build your business. This will definitely discourage you and make you want to give up before you even get started.

Like I said before I'm just getting started and I wanted to document my journey so that I can shed light on my experience. I was hoping that I can help other people who are deciding to make a change in their life as well by sharing my wins and my failures. I m going to do my best to keep it real and always be transparent through this process so you can see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Continue to watch this space and let's see what happens next on my journey to building a passive income online.

If you want to learn more about how to start building an online business and get comprehensive marketing training. Click any link in the blog for Affiliate Marketing and it will send you to the 15 day business builder challenge where is a great place to start to learn how to become an affiliate marketer. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. I completed the challenge myself and it has set me up for success and I hope it does the same for you.

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