Four Ways to Start Making Money with Affiliate Marketing


Want to make money online with affiliate marketing? Advertising on the internet has changed the way businesses make money and bring in new customers. Never again will customers need to run to the store to pick up a new product, nor have businesses to pay rent for a local brick and mortar store. Through the use of affiliate marketing, business online has exploded because of website partnerships and the revenue share that is taking place. In short, affiliate marketing is the process of getting paid a commission for referring a new customer or action taking place on a website. Whether you have a high traffic website or special in building ad campaigns, affiliate marketing can make you a lot of money if you have the dedication and drive to master this talented art.

affiliate marketing process Four Ways to Start Making Money with Affiliate Marketing

The following are three ways that you can start making money with affiliate marketing.

Social Network Advertising

Facebook and Plenty of Fish are two of the biggest social network based web sites out there. Facebook is all about building friends and posting the latest news and updates in your life and what’s going on around the world. Plenty of Fish is one of the largest dating web sites in the world. What do both of these networks have in common? They are all great sources for advertising ad campaigns. Did you know that you can start running advertisement on Facebook or Plenty of Fish directly, through their self serve ad platforms? It’s true, and best of all, you can start targeting your ad campaign by full demographics such as age, gender, location, interests and much more!

Create a Review Based Blog

One of the easiest and low investment ways to make money online is through the use of a blog. You can setup your own free blog at, or spend a few dollars a month and get setup with your own domain and web hosting. The important part of a blog is what you are going to be writing about. If you are looking to make money with your blog, you should decide on a tight niche topic, then build all of your content around that one topic. This will make it easy for the search engines to better index you for the right traffic and keywords. How you will monetize your blog and traffic is up to you. Your options include using Google Adsense, contextual advertising, affiliate links or even partnering with, where you will receive a commission on every sale generated from people that have came from your website.

Start Your Own Coupon Web Site

Everyone wants to save money on their purchases, which leave a lot of opportunity for you to help them and make money in the process. Did you know that big name websites like and Groupon have their own affiliate programs and will pay you a commission every time you send them a new customer? It’s true, and many web sites are earning thousands of dollars daily through their own coupon based web sites. The best way to start a coupon based web site is to break up your site into a the most search coupon categories such as grocery food coupons, pet food coupons and printable coupons, then search the internet for the latest promotions and coupons. It will take some time and effort to build a quality web site with the latest coupons and deals, but once you get going, you will have a steady flow of people coming back to your web site every day looking for new coupons, and making you money in the process.

Build Your Own Affiliate Offer

If you’ve been in the affiliate or internet marketing game for a while, you may want to move on to creating your own affiliate offer. This would mean that you would have a website and collect data yourself, then pay other web sites to bring you traffic and sales. The benefits of having your own affiliate program or product, is that you will have bigger margins and all promotion and leads will go towards growing a larger business for yourself, and not continually growing someone else’s business for a small one time lead commission. There are plenty of ad networks and management platforms out there for building your own web sites, products and membership based web sites.

You Really Can Make a Great Living Through Affiliate Marketing!

Personally, I’ve been making money online for over 15 years and would love to see you do the same. To find success in
affiliate marketing, it’s all about dedication and drive. The majority of your ideas and campaigns will fail, but when you find that winning formula, it will make up for everything else that hasn’t worked. There are so many different ways to make money online, it will take you a few tries to find what method and niche works best for you. Don’t stop trying till you find a winner!

About author:

This guest post was written by Zac Johnson, an internet marketer who blogs at From failed and successful ad campaigns, to case studies and just what’s new in the affiliate marketing space, Zac is writing about it. If you would like to contact Zac, you can reach him on Facebook.

21 comments… add one

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  • I tried affiliate program using Google Affiliate Network for coupon blog

    Your theme very clearly,..

  • Some really amazing points to earn money by investing less, I like your point to create your own blog for affiliate marketing purpose which can created on with custom domain and you can save your hosting fee.

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  • This is a great guide, Zac. I love the ideas you share here as they are easy to follow and viable.

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  • Anna

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  • hunterX0506

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  • Nice post I agree with your tips but I have found social networking websites to bring mediocre results at best. They are good to have in your back pocket though. My favorite ways are writing articles, and search engine optimization trying to rank well for your keyword phrases brings great organic traffic from the search engines.

    • You might be right but you need to to get targeted followers or fans to get high quality traffic from social networking sources. I think SE traffic are still the best source now :-)

  • Very good, I want to same you

  • malunggay56

    I love the ideas you share here as they are easy to follow and viable. | :P

  • a very interesting and useful article, I started my own blog and I hope I’ll make some money with it

  • When was the last PageRank update?

  • balimbing56

    It will take some time and effort to build a quality web site with the latest coupons and deals, but once you get going, you will have a steady flow of people coming back to your web site every day looking for new coupons. | :P

  • Creating review websites was the thing that worked best for me, even though it’s getting a bit more difficult now because of all the changes and constant algo updates going on at Google.

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