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What is Affiliate Marketing? This Is How People Are Making Money!

What Is Affiliate Marketing And How Are People Making Money Online?

In today’s world, social media has become part of our lives and many are wondering what is affiliate marketing. In this article, I will be explaining how affiliate marketing works in an in-depth definition and why it works! In my last article, I posted a list of ways to make money online and many of it has to do with affiliate marketing. There are thousands of people in the world making a full-time income and you can too! Let’s continue.

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Affiliate Marketing: What Is It?

To break up affiliate marketing into basic understanding, it’s when you’re promoting products for other companies and in exchange, you get a commission for every sale. This is why the internet is so powerful in today’s world because there have been case studies of people that have become extremely rich thanks to affiliate marketing.

You can find a product or service that you like and earn a little nice piece of the profit for every sale. It can be a huge commission too if you’re planning on selling expensive products. The commission can be great if you’re promoting it to the right audience. 

Many social media platforms dislike the usage of affiliate links, so before getting into affiliate marketing, I would recommend that you already have a website to promote your products on. You can directly promote to your target audiences, but I can tell you from experience that people also dislike that. When you have a blog about a product, you can create trust and people will more likely to purchase that product.

If you’re here, you’re most likely trying to live an entrepreneurial lifestyle because who doesn’t want to avoid working a 9 to 5 when you could be working at the comfort of your home? Well, I’m glad you have that entrepreneurial mindset! 

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Affiliate Marketing For Bloggers!

If you’re a blogger and have an enormous amount of followers, great! You’re off to a great start. If not, then I recommend that you start a website and start off with several social media platforms to build your followings. Several of the social media platforms that many bloggers use are Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. There are many more, but these are my top three social media.

When you’re a blogger for a website or even a video blogger, you can promote your affiliate links on your website freely without getting flagged. Social media platforms dislike the usage of affiliate links so what do you do? You can create a blog post about a certain product and place your affiliate link on there. It sounds simple and easy but you have to create value to the product on your post. That’s where you can sell and build trust to your audience.

You can use your affiliate link as an anchor text to make it less spammy on your blog post. Do you know how people say content is king in the SEO world? The same applies to affiliate marketing. When you have great content for a product, your post will slowly rank because your audience trusts you. When your product reviews rank, you will get free traffic from the search engine and more traffic equals more chances of people purchasing the product you’re promoting.

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Affiliate Marketing Success Stories:

  1. Justin earns $4,713 per month. In this case study, he mentioned that his goal is to achieve $10,000 a month! Minimum wage here in California is about ~$2,200 a month from working full-time and that is before taxes. Justin surpassed that. Justin is almost half-way there and that’s still a lot of money for a job that can provide you great freedom.
  2. Reddit user @bprs08 posted a 17-month affiliate marketing case study in which he earned a total of $49,000. By month 17, he was already racking in nearly $6,000. I wonder what the results were after month 18 for him? The results he posted were amazing and I had to say, this also inspires me as a blogger and affiliate marketer myself. Unfortunately, month 17 was his last case study and that was around August of 2018.
  3. Warren Wheeler $2,758 per week! This YouTube video will explain his case study and how he achieved that amount. It’s astounding! I hope this inspires you too especially when you’re planning on entering the affiliate marketing world.

Affiliate Marketing Average Income:

So what is the average income for an affiliate marketer? This answer can be quite hard to answer because there are affiliate marketers out there that are making hundreds of thousands every year and there are ones that are making enough to buy a case of beer every month. It all really depends on the amount of traffic you’re getting and who exactly you’re targeting.

I did a little in-depth research for you to give you a bit of an idea.  According to ZipRecruiter, the average salary for an affiliate marketer makes around $67,215 a year.

Don’t depend too much on the stats because there are thousands of people who are making from zero to pennies every day and there are people that are making over a thousand a day. You can look at the top affiliate marketers and ask yourself, what are they doing that’s right? What’s the average successful blogger doing to be making that much money per day?

Your income all depends on your content and how much your audience trusts you to be purchasing from the product that you recommended.

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Is Affiliate Marketing in 2019 Still Worth It?

There will be many people that’ll tell you it’s not worth wasting your time on because it’s oversaturated. Well, Google has a system that favors your website if you promote highly engaging posts. When your website is favored, more people are reached because they will rank you higher on their search engines. Unlike 5-7 years ago when it wasn’t as saturated, it’s still very possible to achieve success in affiliate marketing so don’t give up just yet. Just because people aren’t successful with affiliate marketing in today’s world doesn’t mean you should fully believe their words. They’re not taking actions while you are.

In today’s internet, social media and search engines are all looking for great content just like the users. There are long tail keywords that don’t have much content on them and that’s where you can find your demand for a product. It’s a gold mine.

Remember that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. You just have to be consistent and create the king of them all; outstanding content. If you believe affiliate marketing isn’t the right path for you, there are many other ways to earn an income. Thanks for reading “What is Affiliate Marketing? This Is How People Are Making Money!” and make sure to subscribe for weekly information on marketing and ways to make money!

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Fortnite Affiliate Program (Money-Making Case Study) $8,000 in Less Than 3 Months!

A Person I Know Made $8,000 within 3 months from Fortnite Affiliate

About several months ago on a Fortnite affiliate program, an internet marketer I know made $8,000+ within a span of three months from Fortnite affiliate. I wonder to myself, “how does a person make that much money from a gaming niche?”  After reading his post, I decided to test his method with a little knowledge and twist.

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I believe that this method is applicable to people in the US only. Maybe you could figure a way around it by changing the VPN?

Below are the requirements for this method and also where you need to go to get an EpicGames creator account:

Requirements:

1. Instagram Account With Around 1,000+ Followers

2. Money to Invest But Spend at Your Own Risk

3. A Vendor for Instagram Mentions

4. An EPIC Support-a-creator Account: You Can Sign Up Here

– Payment methods from EpicGames: PayPal or Bank from the US

– If you want to withdraw from your balance, you are required to be able to fill out a tax form.

(Before getting approve to Epic Games creator account, you need to have a page of a large “audience.” What I mean by that is that Epic Support will ask you for a large-looking account to see if you will qualify to become an affiliate marketer or not.

What I did was create an Instagram page and sent 10,000 followers to it from a vendor. You have to find a reliable seller online.

If you are interested, you can contact me via email or Skype: andylam220 or [email protected] where I can provide 10,000 followers for you at $3 per 1,000.

Make sure that you’re able to log in to your account and that it’s not just any random account because they will send you a code via email to put in your bio. This way, it will provide evidence that you own the account. If you have accounts with high followings from other platforms such as (Facebook, Twitter, etc – You can use that too. The process usually takes a day. Once you are approved, you can use any account for this method)

This process can usually take from six hours to a few days.

After you have all of the requirements, let’s move on to the next step I took to get results:

1. Create an Instagram account that is niche related to Fortnite. I would make the bio look professional like “Daily Fortnite Content.”  For me, when I was testing the method, I had only one post. But the less suspicious the account looks, the better and trusting your account will appear.

2. Create an image with a v-bucks gift card giveaway (that’s what I did exactly but you can add your own twist to see what will convert). In the description, I put exactly

“Once you complete the three steps, check your DM in one hour for your free gift-card code.” They usually end up forgetting.

The 3 steps I put in the description: 1. Go to “Support-a-creator in the item shop and put [YOUR EPIC CREATOR NAME].” 2. Tag 3 Friends (to maximize profit) 3. Like this Image (to maximize profit)

3. Now, look for a reliable vendor that supplies you with Instagram mentions/DMs. What I did was I targeted the followers of the @fortnite account. Or look for an account with high engagement rates, you will get a higher response rate. Enjoy! :)

Now from my case study, for every 1,000 tagged – I would get 4-5 people that will put my name on their Support-a-Creator. I took the amount of how much other creators make and divide it by the number of supporters they have. It turns out that on average, each supporter equals approximately $1.20. If you have 100 supporters, you will average ~$120.

If I spend $2 on 1,000 mentions, I will have 4-5 new supporters.
4-5 supporters = ~$4 to $6. Same applies to DM.

$200 = 100,000 mentions = 400-500 new supporters
400-500 supporters = $400 to $600 (now don’t spend what you don’t have. Please experiment this method at your own risk)

 

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Of course, there are other tools out there you can use such as Instagram automation but I found mentioning users thousands at a time was the quickest process. I only stopped because the first payout usually takes two months and I didn’t have the patience for it at the time.  Be warned that Instagram bots are currently at risks and you will be hit with this warning.

(Also when a person put your name in as a creator, you will have to wait at least a week for results to appear on the stats) Their chart update is REALLY slow. I asked my sister to put my name as a creator on her account for testing and it took approximately a week and a half to show up. 

If you’re really into (Fortnite) affiliate marketing, then this method is a similar process! You have to twist it yourself and find what method can generate the most income!

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