How Quick Can You Earn Money With Affiliate Marketing

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Affiliate Marketing can be an easy way to make money online, But How long can it take to earn money?

My personal experience started with the 1st website I built and it made its first sale in just 3 months.

A total of $48. This just proved to me that it does work!

Some people earn quicker than that and some take even longer.

Is it a get-rich-quick scheme?

No, it is far from that and you do literally have to put in the hours.

Where it went wrong for me?

I chose the wrong niche and got fed up with writing for it!

No problem I sold it and started again.

That is called freedom to do whatever you want.

My friend Dylan made $4550 in just 7 months.

Why was it different?

He chose the right niche right off the bat and he worked a lot harder than I did.

Which Factors Make A Difference In Earning Potential

There are many answers to this question so let’s dive in and cover some of them.

1. I just touched on this and it really has to do with the niche that you choose.

Choosing a niche that is super competitive can be a killer.

Ranking against high-authority websites will leave you frustrated because of a lack of traffic.

Selecting the right niche should be something you think about for a decent amount of time.

Research is going to be key here.

Choose a niche that has been scaled down, don’t be too broad.

Fitness is a massive niche, Choose a smaller part such as Yoga, weight lifting, or jogging.

Making Money Online, break that down to making money with Youtube, or Pinterest, as a retiree, as a student, Or doing affiliate marketing.

DIY You can start off slowly by showing people how to decorate and furnish 1 room at a time.

If you jump into a tough niche it will take more effort to make money.

2. Writing a blog can take a good month or more for Google to find you.

Unfortunately, it will not happen overnight!

You just need to be aware of these factors and keep going with your writing.

If you stop Google will not trust you.

You also need to learn SEO and write content that people are searching for the answer to

3. Quality writing beats quantity.

Just because you pump out a post every day doesn’t mean they are any good.

If you want to earn through Affiliate Marketing you need to ensure that you are ranking on the 1st page of Google.

To get there you should set a target of 2 posts minimum every week.

Another pro tip is to use keywords sparingly throughout your content and make the blog topic a long-tail keyword. 

Google will rank your page for hundreds of different keywords over time.

4. Choosing A Good Domain Name.

Some people say this is a factor and others say it isn’t

I really think that your domain name depends on how you want to brand yourself.

For a niche blog, you can go with your name or the subject you will be writing about.

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How long can it take to earn money With Affiliate Marketing?

I’m sorry to say there is no definitive answer to that!

You are probably disappointed now! Sorry.

But I cannot lie about this.

It really does depend on many factors.

Some of them you can control and some you just can’t.

Your workflow and the quality of your work are all on you.

Google on the other hand is a whole different beast.

All you can do is follow the rules and give it your best shot.

It took me a while to earn 3 figures a month.

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But my friend Dylan earned 4 figures in just 7 months.

Not giving up is also a factor.

One thing I can tell you is we went through the same training using all of the same tools.

The average amount of time to earn money seems to be 6 months of consistently good-quality publishing with a good niche selection.

How Did We Learn To Make Money

We used Wealthy Affiliate because:

It Provides video training to follow along with.

A keyword research tool.

Live chat is available 365 days a year.

Support that never closes.

A website builder.

Free domains if you upgrade from the free account.

Website hosting.

And these are just a few things, there is much more on the inside.

This video is from my friend Roope:

I fully admit that I am a member of WA and it is where I have gotten all of my success from.

In March I will have been a paying member for 3 years.

I will be assigned as your support coach if you join through my link. It is free to take a test drive.

My Final Thoughts

Making money online can be done by anybody who has the drive and passion to succeed.

Using a platform with everything available makes it a simpler process, but don’t be fooled you still need to work hard.

If you have limited amounts of time to do the training tasks then the process will take longer.

One thing for sure is with the proper training you will find it easier to have the success that you crave.

Ask yourself some questions.

How long will you work for zero pay to build your own business? 3, 6, 9, 12 months.

Can you afford to invest some money each month to use all of the resources available?

Do you know anything about search engine optimization? Are you willing to learn it?

Does Wealthy Affiliate only teach blogging and Affiliate Marketing? NO. It teaches how to make money from many different avenues.

I hope you have found this helpful.

If you have a question leave it in the comments below.

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6 thoughts on “How Quick Can You Earn Money With Affiliate Marketing”

  1. To be honest, it’s my question too. There are too many reasons that directly affected the period of earning money, like what you have mentioned: Domain name, the quality of writing and,… the point is that we should learn to make money. I  think you covered all the details completely. I read your text and now i have lots of good ideas in my mind. Thank you for sharing.

    • How quickly can you earn money with affiliate marketing is a question that is asked all of the time.

      To be honest I think How can I help people is a better question because by helping you will automatically earn money.

      Thanks for leaving a comment.

  2. Thank you very much for this valuable detailed post on how to earn money from affiliate marketing. I actually started affiliate marketing about two years ago. I actually earn money from affiliate marketing today. I think affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money today. And thank you very much for the tips. I will definitely try that too. Keep posting like this.

  3. Thanks for this article. I have started my own website at WA just 4 months ago. 

    So far, no money is being made and I’m just starting to see some traffic now which is awesome. The hardest aspect has been writing enough. I’ve produced only 15 articles so far and need to be upping this to two per week like you suggested. 

    I’ve been really happy with the quality of my content and are absolutely loving my chosen niche. This is going to be a winner that I will continue to be passionate about for my working (and beyond) life. 

    Thanks for this helpful post. It has provided me with perspective and reassurance. 

    • It’s great that you are starting to see traffic.

      It usually takes off around the 7-month mark.

      I wish you much success in your chosen niche 🙂


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