Can you make millions Affiliate Marketing?

by jl1810
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Hey everyone, I have just started exporing Affiliate Marketing and was wondering if it is actually possible to make 500k+ per year doing this?
From what I see so far most affiliate's make 300-1000 per month for each site, is it really possible to make so many sites?
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  • Profile picture of the author garyt
    Yes, it is possible, at least according to Rosalind Gardner who wrote the Super Affiliate handbook or something like this a while back.

    $500k + is definitely doable but it will take some time and/or money to achieve that. Plus lots of commitment and determination.
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    I don't know I hear stories about affiliates that get rolling on a product only to have the maker pull the rug
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      Originally Posted by eClicker View Post

      I don't know I hear stories about affiliates that get rolling on a product only to have the maker pull the rug
      Yeah, that has hit me like a storm promoting a few products. The net is filled with dead affiliate links, banners, obsolete reviews, videos, useless sniper sites just to name a few.

      Some vendors, though they may have good products, don't either know how to manage a business or keep a simple landing page up.

      Heck one company I sold products for sold their business on flippa which contained about 4 sites, 5 plugins, wp themes, a jvzoo and clickbank account and sold it for 13k. What happened next was just crazy. The new owner took down all the sites, and I know one of those plugins relied on a S3 server to operate. It went down too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Originally Posted by jl1810 View Post

    Hey everyone, I have just started exporing Affiliate Marketing and was wondering if it is actually possible to make 500k+ per year doing this?
    From what I see so far most affiliate's make 300-1000 per month for each site, is it really possible to make so many sites?
    Not if you are planning to do it all yourself. Making money as an affiliate involves multiple tasks. Here are just some of the tasks involved -

    - Registering your domain
    - Setting up the webhost
    - Creating the graphics
    - Creating your website
    - Doing on page seo
    - Offpage SEO (which involves another set of tasks)
    - Setting up your autoresponder
    - Writing content for your sites
    - Writing autoresponder email series
    - Signing up for affiliate programs
    - Putting the right links/banners in your website
    - Driving traffic (which in itself involves another set of multi tasks depending upon the traffic method you choose)

    So if you are thinking about making a million all by yourself. Not going to happen. If you can outseource earlier, you increase your chance of making a couple of dollars first, then after sometime a few hundred dollars, then thousands. And as months pass by, you might even make a million.

    Dr.Spencer Jones
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  • Profile picture of the author baokhau
    Originally Posted by jl1810 View Post

    Hey everyone, I have just started exporing Affiliate Marketing and was wondering if it is actually possible to make 500k+ per year doing this?
    From what I see so far most affiliate's make 300-1000 per month for each site, is it really possible to make so many sites?
    Nothing's impossible but you must know what does work 'n doesn't .Firstly, set up a realistic goal such as making 1 sale per day. When it works, expand it to 10, 20, 50, 100,... per day.

    Btw, if you are interested in affiliate marketing and want to make 500k per year, check out the WSO Affiliate Marketer Makes Over $900,000 in One Year With One Blog (NOT affiliate link) by Dan Tierney.

    Hope its info will satisfy what you need.

    Bao
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  • Profile picture of the author neelshopno123
    Originally Posted by jl1810 View Post

    Hey everyone, I have just started exporing Affiliate Marketing and was wondering if it is actually possible to make 500k+ per year doing this?
    From what I see so far most affiliate's make 300-1000 per month for each site, is it really possible to make so many sites?
    Its possible if you have 42 Authority Niche sites.
    Although, you need to do all the prerequisite of the niche site, you can avoid them by buying pre-made niche sites and then customize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    It is definitely possible! I've met a guy at a seminar that makes $8M per year using affiliate marketing. However, the question is, is it realistic? The answer to that would be no. Affiliate marketing is a solid business model however it's work intensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rennell Garrett
    Making 500K+ per year is a huge sum to make. May be if you could make few websites with traffic like WF, it might be possible. But, its hard.
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  • It is possible, but you are likely to face many challenges.

    The key is to know what you are doing. You must have a realistic plan and you must execute the plan well.
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  • Profile picture of the author kkll78
    I would like to say that anything is possible, but you must take ACTION!. Real action. You have to research what you want to do and focus on building it everyday. Treat it like a real business and skys the limit! Learn everything you can about affiliate marketing and how it works. the process and funnel is key!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by kkll78 View Post

      I would like to say that anything is possible, but you must take ACTION!
      From everything I see, almost daily, in the Warrior Forum, lack of taking action isn't the usual reason for people failing in affiliate marketing: taking action without the essential education, skills and understanding is far more common.

      Most people who never achieve significant income are "doing plenty", but have set off in the wrong direction and based most of what they're doing on very widely shared misunderstandings and misinformation, much of it continually propagated and perpetuated by people selling services/advice based on it.

      Unfortunately, forums are full of that. Given the low overall success-rates in affiliate marketing, it should surprise nobody that much of the commonly circulating and repeated advice is erroneous and deeply flawed.
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      • Profile picture of the author BKenn01
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        From everything I see, almost daily, in the Warrior Forum, lack of taking action isn't the usual reason for people failing in affiliate marketing: taking action without the essential education, skills and understanding is far more common.

        Most people who never achieve significant income are "doing plenty", but have set off in the wrong direction and based most of what they're doing on very widely shared misunderstandings and misinformation, much of it continually propagated and perpetuated by people selling services/advice based on it.

        Unfortunately, forums are full of that. Given the low overall success-rates in affiliate marketing, it should surprise nobody that much of the commonly circulating and repeated advice is erroneous and deeply flawed.
        To be fair Alexa, it is easy to understand how that happens, we are bombarded with "Experts" all doing everything different and how do you tell what is real and what is hype.

        I will aim for 1 mill and if I hit 20% of that I will be happy....
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        • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
          Originally Posted by BKenn01 View Post

          how do you tell what is real and what is hype.
          First, it's all bullshit.

          Let's just get that out of the way right up front: if anyone is selling something, it's bullshit. They're going to say what they believe will make you buy what they are selling. Even if what they're "selling" is their own integrity and how "different" they are and not at all like the "gurus" - they're selling an idea that you buy with your attention, so everything they say is still bullshit.

          This includes me. It includes that. Everything here is all bullshit.

          But that doesn't make it a lie, and that doesn't make it dishonest, and that doesn't mean it won't work. Some bullshit is real.

          That doesn't make it any less bullshit.

          Hey, check out this old classic: "Four out of five dentists recommend sugarless gum for their patients who chew gum." That's bullshit. Because first, all five dentists recommend their patients stop chewing gum. But if you are going to chew gum, four of those five said you should at the very least chew sugarless gum. And that last one?

          Well, you could just as honestly say "20% of dentists agree sugarless gum is every bit as bad as regular gum."

          See? Bullshit.

          We say whatever will make you buy what we're selling. If it won't make you buy, we don't say it.

          We jump through hoops. We twist the logic. We exploit technicalities in the language and the law to turn "this software will make you money" into "this software can help make you money" - and now the FTC doesn't come a-knockin' on the door, and when you say "it doesn't work" we can blame you for that. ("The sole purpose of the product is to prevent a refund." - Drayton Bird)

          Except we're bullshitters, so we won't really do that... instead, we'll employ various psychological tricks and techniques to make you blame yourself.

          But back to the question at hand.

          How do you know what will work?

          And the answer to that is simple: you. You will work.

          Let's say Chris puts out a product about how to make money with Tumblr blogs.

          Can you make money with Tumblr blogs? Maybe. But everything Chris says about his product is bullshit, and the sole purpose of his product is to prevent a refund.

          So when you buy his product, you are buying a look at what Chris thinks constitutes a product for which you wouldn't demand a refund.

          Now, your business and your life are not the same ones Chris has. Chris may have a system that doesn't work for your lifestyle or doesn't fit your business model.

          Fix it.

          Figure out why it doesn't work and what you could do to make it work. Examine the pieces. Decompose it. Deconstruct it. What is it about this system that Chris claims will work? Is it something you can do? Is it something you already do? Is it something you tried before and it didn't work?

          Now you know something about Chris.

          You also know a lot about what Chris does to create his bullshit. Compare what his bullshit said to what you actually got. You will begin to learn his particular dialect of the language of bullshit. His friends probably speak the same or a similar dialect. Now you know something about his friends.

          The next time Chris or one of his friends puts out a product and spews that dialect of bullshit, you can translate and make a better decision about whether to buy.

          We all speak some dialect of bullshit here. All of us. Even me. Even this. I'm selling you an idea. Interpret accordingly.

          But back to that product and the method Chris sold you. Once you've decomposed it, you need to figure out which pieces are the functional engine of the method... and which ones are the tailfins and chrome. What lessons can you learn here? What value can you extract from this?

          The value doesn't just jump out and hit you in the face, you know. You have to refine and purify it. It must be wrought into the shape that works for your business.

          What's real? You are. What works? You do.

          Now go back through this post. Decompose and deconstruct. Learn the dialect. Pull out the pieces. Separate the engine from the chrome. Learn the lessons. Extract the value.

          Because it's bullshit, just like everything else. It has no value except what you dig out of it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by BKenn01 View Post

          To be fair Alexa, it is easy to understand how that happens, we are bombarded with "Experts" all doing everything different and how do you tell what is real and what is hype.
          Looking carefully to see whether they're selling/promoting anything here that might relate to the views they're espousing is a very good starting-point for distinguishing reality from hype. After starting that way, the rest comes fairly easily with a little bit of judgement and increasing experience. Don't make it sound so difficult: it really doesn't have to be.
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            Caliban, you might appreciate this bit from a TV show I saw yesterday.

            Suspect (a well-known author): Why won't you believe me?

            Cop: Oh, I don't know. Maybe because you get paid ten times what I do to sit in a room and make stuff up?

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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    You can make $1,000+ with affiliate programs + SEO on Google. You must be persistent and focus the method.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Sure you COULD just as you could make a million with SEO or writing books. It is all about focus and hard work to grow it to that point.
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    i think it is possible, you need to focus in what you do. give time and hard work to achieve your goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    In Theory yes but I believe in reality it's not possible to make 1 Mil with affiliate marketing ONLY.

    That would be roughly 3 Million in sales as you have to split with the vendor and need to pay back refunds.

    Everybody who is making serious cash has it's own product where affiliate marketing takes part when they market to their lists.

    So get started and make your own products as soon as possible, then Affiliate Marketing will become a breeze.

    G.
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  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    I would guess the overall theme hear is it possible but not likely without a team? But think about this even if you get a team together you have all these moving parts that you depend on to function to keep bringing in this money. I would assume the traffic, which has to come from somewhere would be SEO? What happens when Panda goes back to the Zoo and pulls another animal out of the hat?

    This huge machine you have built could easily become the monster that sinks your bank account back into the abyss. No?
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  • Profile picture of the author rleejr
    I think it can be achievable but you must learn the basics first and have realistic short term goals
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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    There certainly are affiliates who make that amount of money and much more than that. There was once a CPA network which reported that its top affiliate was making millions every year.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    It is so possible. And there are much more ways to skin a cat in the affiliate game than just building a bunch of sites that will make $300-1000 per month.

    I'm not at $500k per year just yet, but last month I made $18,500 with ONLY affiliate marketing and my number keeps going up every month. Last 3 months was $48,500.

    I don't have a ton of sites. In fact I do a handful of different things.

    Don't box yourself in to just building a gazillion different niche sites. Find out who the super affiliates are (most aren't hanging out here) and watch what they do.

    And don't be afraid to spend money on paid traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author bwh1
      Originally Posted by jasondinner View Post

      It is so possible. And there are much more ways to skin a cat in the affiliate game than just building a bunch of sites that will make $300-1000 per month.

      I'm not at $500k per year just yet, but last month I made $18,500 with ONLY affiliate marketing and my number keeps going up every month. Last 3 months was $48,500.

      I don't have a ton of sites. In fact I do a handful of different things.

      Don't box yourself in to just building a gazillion different niche sites. Find out who the super affiliates are (most aren't hanging out here) and watch what they do.

      And don't be afraid to spend money on paid traffic.
      What percentage comes from your list? Guess the most of it.

      It's anyhow affiliate marketing, I agree, but imagine you would put that effort into your own products on the front end.

      I assume you already would have passed the 500k mark with your own products and a bunch of affiliates promoting them for you.

      G.

      P.S. By the way, congrats to your success - great results.
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      • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
        Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post

        What percentage comes from your list? Guess the most of it.

        It's anyhow affiliate marketing, I agree, but imagine you would put that effort into your own products on the front end.

        I assume you already would have passed the 500k mark with your own products and a bunch of affiliates promoting them for you.

        G.

        P.S. By the way, congrats to your success - great results.
        Thanks for the congrats in your PS but I have some issues with just about everything else you had to say - lol

        And although I could be mistaken, it seems you're making assumptions based on something you don't know much about.

        As of right now less than 20% of my affiliate revenue comes from my lists.

        And I'm not yet making $500K per year not because of what you say, but because I've held myself back with self limiting thoughts. However, being that it is no longer the case, I am well on my way to $500K per year and beyond.

        I don't want to create my own products bc I don't want to deal with everything that comes with having customers - including the customers themselves. I just want to get paid and am willing to sacrifice a few % points of the sale to get what I want. However, there may come a time when I decide to make my own products, but not anytime soon.

        I've been on both sides of the fence and prefer being strictly an affiliate.

        In your other post, you had mentioned something about only getting 1/3 of the sales generated in commissions. You're making assumptions again.

        Most of the stuff I get paid on is 50% or more. Most of that is 75% - 100%.

        Not sure what percentage Google pays through Adsense, but that may be the only thing I put any effort into that pays less than 50%. However when you factor in the fact that there are no refunds with adsense revenue, CPM probably evens out with most affiliate programs paying 75% or more.

        Different strokes for different folks my friend.

        Respectfully,

        - Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by jl1810 View Post

    Hey everyone, I have just started exporing cooking hamburgers and was wondering if it is actually possible to make 500k+ per year doing this?
    From what I see so far most affiliate's make 300-1000 per month for each site, is it really possible to make so many sites?
    Notice the change there.

    The average fast food joint makes $500k+ per year cooking hamburgers.

    The average small diner does not.

    There are a lot more small diners than fast food joints.

    If you want to cook hamburgers, you are not going to start a fast food joint. You are going to start a small diner. You may eventually be able to build this into a chain, and then into a franchise, and ultimately become a fast food joint... but you are sure as hell not going to do that the same way people run small diners.

    Every business is like that. Most people in the business have a small business that makes a small amount of money, and the way they do things will never make much more - because it doesn't scale.

    Instead of asking whether affiliate marketing can make that much, you need to start looking for affiliate marketers who do make that much, and then consider how and why they are different from others.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      Notice the change there.

      The average fast food joint makes $500k+ per year cooking hamburgers.

      The average small diner does not.

      There are a lot more small diners than fast food joints.

      If you want to cook hamburgers, you are not going to start a fast food joint. You are going to start a small diner. You may eventually be able to build this into a chain, and then into a franchise, and ultimately become a fast food joint... but you are sure as hell not going to do that the same way people run small diners.

      Every business is like that. Most people in the business have a small business that makes a small amount of money, and the way they do things will never make much more - because it doesn't scale.

      Instead of asking whether affiliate marketing can make that much, you need to start looking for affiliate marketers who do make that much, and then consider how and why they are different from others.
      Amen to that!
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    Hey Jason, cool man, no offense.

    My replies are assumptions based on experience :-)

    It's just based on another business model than yours (definitely not as good as yours as it looks like).

    Organic traffic after Panda and Penguin basically wiped out all affiliate review sites so traffic on a safe side comes from a list or PPC. Social traffic converted never really good for me unless you offer a freebie for a signup.

    PPC would eat up a lot of your commissions so again, not the perfect traffic source to "MAKE MONEY (profits)" if not combined with list building to build a buyer funnel.

    The part of having only 1/3 as affiliate commission is based on the OP asking for making Millions what leads to the fact that the junk of sales online is in hardware and not in ebooks sales.

    That leads to Amazon what leaves way less commissions than you mentioned.

    Man, even if you get 50% commission on average you need to sell 2 Millions a year to make 1 Million, or in smaller figures you need to sell 166'666.- a month or 5.5k a DAY.

    Lot's of "Get Ex Back" or MMO ebooks to sell.

    Peace.

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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post

      Hey Jason, cool man, no offense.

      My replies are assumptions based on experience :-)

      It's just based on another business model than yours (definitely not as good as yours as it looks like).

      Organic traffic after Panda and Penguin basically wiped out all affiliate review sites so traffic on a safe side comes from a list or PPC. Social traffic converted never really good for me unless you offer a freebie for a signup.

      PPC would eat up a lot of your commissions so again, not the perfect traffic source to "MAKE MONEY (profits)" if not combined with list building to build a buyer funnel.

      The part of having only 1/3 as affiliate commission is based on the OP asking for making Millions what leads to the fact that the junk of sales online is in hardware and not in ebooks sales.

      That leads to Amazon what leaves way less commissions than you mentioned.

      Man, even if you get 50% commission on average you need to sell 2 Millions a year to make 1 Million, or in smaller figures you need to sell 166'666.- a month or 5.5k a DAY.

      Lot's of "Get Ex Back" or MMO ebooks to sell.

      Peace.

      G.
      I hear you man. I've been there with the whole penguin/panda fiasco. Its funny too because I had (and still have) a site that made me $60K in commissions in less than 2 years all from free organic google traffic and despite the fact that I never did any backlinking or gaming of the system at all - the site still got penalized.

      I don't adhere to their rules anymore. In fact a site I have that gets about 6K visitors a day only gets about 40-50 of them from Google.

      With regards to PPC, if you can get $2 for every $1 you spend, why wouldn't you do that all day and spend as many dollars as your cash flow can allow?

      On average, my ROI on paid traffic (ppc, banner buys, etc) is greater than 250%

      I also get social traffic to convert pretty damn good.

      Most affiliates who are making $500K per year in profit are spending A LOT of money on traffic.

      And forget about Amazon. You'll have to sell a gazillion dollars worth of stuff to make $500K per year there. I'm sure there are people who do it, but 4-8% commission is the pits.

      And I saw your math on what it takes to get to 500K per year. The way you described it probably makes it seem impossible in your mind - which it will be for you if you continue to think the way you're currently thinking.

      However, the way I see it is all that it takes to get to $500K per year is to average $1369.86 every day for 365 days.

      That is very attainable.
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      • Profile picture of the author BKenn01
        Jason, how did you learn PPC marketing? Any recommended resources to learn?
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        • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
          Originally Posted by BKenn01 View Post

          Jason, how did you learn PPC marketing? Any recommended resources to learn?
          I just started doing it. Recommended resources I can share based on my own purchases - none.

          I taught myself PPC and you can teach yourself too.

          Are there any courses worth buying? Probably, I just don't own any.

          The best way to learn a lot of things, especially when it comes to making money online, is to just go out there and do it.
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          • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
            Originally Posted by jasondinner View Post

            Are there any courses worth buying? Probably, I just don't own any.
            I'm in the same boat here. Bought a lot of PPC courses. All of them suck. Only way that would work worth a crap is to go out and do it.

            But I'm still terrified of that, so I haven't done it yet. Just concurring that after throwing several hundred dollars down the toilet on PPC courses, I've gotten near-zero value from them.
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    Yeah, sorry about that. Taco night.
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  • Profile picture of the author sam kind
    you can touch any income goal with affiliate marketing , there are Big Affiliates who earn million from just affiliate marketing .
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  • Profile picture of the author zahavi
    Hey Jasondinner,

    Why don't you put a course (or two) or a coaching program together? It would help you reach the 500+K level way quicker ;-)

    I know, I know, you said you were not interested in product creation. In case you change your mind. PM me please .... with total respect!
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  • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
    Originally Posted by jl1810 View Post

    Hey everyone, I have just started exporing Affiliate Marketing and was wondering if it is actually possible to make 500k+ per year doing this?
    From what I see so far most affiliate's make 300-1000 per month for each site, is it really possible to make so many sites?
    If you have a big team of TRAINED outsourcers, and a ton of money to invest, then why not?

    Btw, websites are not the only way to make money with affiliate programs. If you want to make millions, you might want to go the paid traffic route. PPC and media buys are proven money makers, but they need a lot of monetary investment on your part. From what I heard, the learning curve is pretty big and you might lose some money before you hit the mark, so be prepared for that.

    In my opinion though, if you are going to spend all that money, then why not spend it on YOUR own product, rather than someone else's? I think that's why we see so many millionaire product owners rather than millionaire affiliate marketers.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
      Originally Posted by aarthielumalai View Post

      In my opinion though, if you are going to spend all that money, then why not spend it on YOUR own product, rather than someone else's? I think that's why we see so many millionaire product owners rather than millionaire affiliate marketers.
      There are super affiliates out there who make more money in a month than millionaire guru product owners do in a year.

      The difference is most of the millionaire affiliate marketers don't run around talking about how they make their millions
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

    The people who are making the $500k a year are also product creators themselves.

    They create products, use affiliates to build their list and then sell through their list other affiliate offers.

    I don't make close to $500k a year with affiliate marketing, but I haven't had less than a 4 figure month in affiliate marketing for over a year - and that is exactly how I did it.
    Yeah, they are both great models.

    The OP wanted to know if it was possible doing strictly affiliate marketing to which the answer is yes.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenzo22
    If the beginner can double his income, and expert can too. Someone who is already earning a lot of money surely knows how he can improve. But from some level it will require hiring employees and so on... But of course, earning so much money is possible
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    If someone said it's possible, will that cause you to go out and do it? If someone said it's impossible, will that stop you from trying?

    Remember: The 4 minute mile was "impossible" until Roger Bannister achieved it in 1954. Up until then if anyone asked if a 4 minute mile were possible, the answer was no.
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  • Profile picture of the author arkina
    I think Alexa Smith's note that lack of action is not necessarily the root cause of most failures, Following garbage advice and action plans , regardless of how much action you take, will not facilitate success. I didn't start generating dollars till I got with the right mentor/coach that had a track record of making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author webrankingservices2000
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    Yes it is possible. Affiliate marketing is all about numbers. Have more products, more websites, more keywords, you will make a lot of money on auto pilot
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Houck
    Is it possible. Yes. Is it easy. No, it takes work.
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    • Profile picture of the author janicej
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      I agree it takes a lot of work, but it is possible, and frankly it's really worth it because you can earn money from trusted sites by promoting products and niches that you're interested in.

      I've always been attracted to affiliate marketing since you can practically fashion your business to build a great income (not overnight, of course!) by researching and writing about something you really like - isn't that worth the effort?
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