“How Long Does It Take To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?”
This is the question that I always receive every day. I’m sure you may be asking yourself right now, right?
My answer is … soon. It’s true.
If you do not believe you try to sign up for affiliate marketing program of amazon, clickbank …. Then get the link and send it to your loved ones! Ask them click on the link to help you get a commission. The next day you will see the first earnings from affiliate marketing!
Too fast, too easy right? But that is not the nature of affiliate marketing! When will they buy you? And when will you ever beg them?
So, if you are learning about affiliate marketing and you ask the question “How long does it take to make the first money from affiliate marketing?” Then that is the wrong question! The exact question is: How long does it take before I can become a successful Affiliate Marketer?
This is your question! When you ask that, your goal is really clear! Remember:
- Affiliate marketing is NOT a method of get rich quick!
- Affiliate marketing is NOT a method of making money after one night!
- Affiliate marketing is like planting trees for picking fruit for a long time
- Affiliate marketing is a lasting and sustainable way of making money!
A lot of people do not know that to make money with affiliate marketing is a whole process. It’s like any other business, you need to invest and dedicate!
First, may be you want to read: 5 Reasons Bloggers Should Start Affiliate Marketing Immediately
Now go back to the question: How long can it take before I can become a successful Affiliate Marketer?
How long is it really? To become a successful Affiliate Marketer will depend on 3 things:
1. Your method
Which platform would you choose, which channel to start with affiliate marketing?
Many people choose social networking sites, they share links aggressively, they promote promotions and they quickly see results. But is that really a sustainable approach? I am sure with you is NOT!
Social networking is a good tool for you to promote and reach customers, but you do not really own it, so you may find results fast but you will not see results in the long run! So which platform is the most sustainable when doing affiliate marketing?
That is the website / blog!
Where you can master your content where you easily generate passive income and that is where you make money with affiliate marketing most sustainably! I have not seen any successful affiliate marketer who does not own at least a personal website / blog (maybe it’s a niche site or authority site)
With affiliate marketing, you want to make money fast or make money fast and passively?
2. What is your niche?
Niche also known as topic, field. So what is the niche that you choose to do with affiliate marketing? Niche is one of the important factors that determine whether you become a successful Affiliate Marketer or not. Why? This is the reason: Some topics are not very popular – no one searches for it on Google, nor does anyone talk about it on social media or forums, and so on.
For example: You decide to build a niche site and write about the Xbox360. However, many Xbox fans are no longer using the Xbox 360, but they have upgraded to the next generation Xbox One. So if you do not grasp the market demand, user tastes, then you are the failure of the first step!
Another example: You realize that many e-commerce websites sell household sewing machines, and the percentage of people who prefer home sewing is also relatively high. So you build a blog about sewing threads. Your goal is to promote the sewing line through affiliate marketing!
OK, that’s good! But… You do not have any knowledge of sewing, you never use a sewing machine. So how long can you keep writing about this topic? Definitely not long!
So when you choose a field to do affiliate marketing, there are some questions that you need to answer:
- Are you interested, do you like this topic?
- Is there a good quality product or service that you can promote?
- Are there any niche affiliate programs you choose?
- Are there enough people interested in that niche?
- Are there affiliates and other bloggers who are interested / writing about that niche?
Answering all these questions will help you choose better niche faster, much faster! In conclusion, to become a successful Affiliate Marketer you will have to be sure of the following when selecting niche:
- Have enough people interested => You can do this through keyword research tools (Google KeywordPlanner, Google Trend or KW Finder …)
- You care / like that niche => If you want to read / write about your field, then you are interested in it.
- There are many related products and services => For information, product reviews,…
- Have at least one affiliate program => Without an affiliate program, there is no way to generate revenue.
3. Your time
The amount of time you spend working on your website / blog will play an important role in your success. With affiliate marketing, if you only work one hour a day, be prepared for the mentality that it may take at least a year for you to start seeing any results.
The truth is, I work 10 hours a day and after 59 days, I get my first $ 80 for affiliate marketing. But if you work hard and commit about 4 to 8 hours a day, you can achieve success within a 6 month or 1 year. That is the investment of time and commitment for your work. However there are some ways to speed up your …
4. 5 tips to quickly become a successful affiliate marketer
There are 5 tips that I found to help you quickly earn the first money and more importantly, it will help you become a successful Affiliate Marketer in the future.
a. Do not focus only on promotion and sales
A lot of people give me their website / blog and complain: I put a lot of banners, get lots of clicks daily but no sales (ie no conversion rate).
This is a mistake that most newcomers to affiliate marketing encounter. When you focus solely on product advertising, your website / blog and content will be of poor quality. The two main signs of over-promotion are:
- Put too many banners
- Generate articles and place too many affiliate links that make invaluable content
So what should you do?
Remove all annoying ads to users, decrease the number of affiliate links in articles and create valuable content. Navigate users to high-value articles that link to high-quality product and related to your niche
b. Do not write about anything, choose one
That is the subject of your choice, the field that you will follow with it. A lot of people ask me:”Can I write about many topics on a blog? My answer will always be NO!
Since you are building a blog, a website that is dedicated to making money with affiliate marketing, you need to narrow down and choose the right topic.
For example, you like to read books, but what kind of books? Economic or literary books?
I’ve seen a lot of people deploying multiple niches on the same blog and then failing just because those niches are not their own forte.
So what should you do?
First of all, you need to choose the niche you are passionate about to start. Or at least you have little interest in it. Why? Because you will enjoy waking up in the morning, you are excited to sit in front of a computer and write about it and you will be proud of what you create on your website / blog. Gradually you become an expert in the field of your choice.
Finally, stick with it, persist and do not give up without seeing results. Do not try to jump to another field just because you find it more potent while you know nothing about it.
c. Do not promote products that you have not used yet
Promoting and presenting products that you have not used before, you are deceiving your readers, your customers. And more importantly, when you are not using it, you will not know exactly what the product is good or bad.
So your article will be unconvincing and certainly no one will buy through your link.
You fail with affiliate marketing!
So what should you do?
Before you start promoting, try first. Buy it and use it. Actually, if you want to become a successful Affiliate Marketer. Do not choose products and services just because it has high prices and attractive commissions, quality products will determine your success!
d. Give evidence of pros and cons
Any product / service will have pros and cons. So do not forget to point out its downside, this is the best way to let your audiences see you are not overly flattering.
In addition, you should also point out the benefits and make clear to the ádience how this product will help them solve the problem. If customers do not see the benefits of the product they will certainly not buy through your affiliate link.
So what should you do?
Let’s show evidence of practical use, features, benefits of the product. You can use images (screenshots) or referral videos when writing review articles
e. Build your email list
Email lists are the greatest asset of an affiliate marketer. When you get a quality email list you can market your product, send your content, and even sell your own digital products (if you have one).
Personally, I’ve experienced and felt the power of an email list, I’ve made $ 775 a day just by writing an email and pressing the send button.
So what should you do?
Build email list books from the first days.
You can start by signing up for free email marketing services like Mailchimp and gradually upgrade to more professional tools like GetResponse.
Then create a free gift (ebook, video …) to attract audiences to subscribe to your email list, or otherwise create valuable content, which is also a priceless gift and Surely users will not hesitate to subscribe to your email list.
Affiliate marketing is definitely a way of generating huge and passive income. Becoming a successful affiliate marketer undoubtedly requires time and effort.
So if you see the first money from affiliate marketing do not rush and if you do not see the results then do not be discouraged. Please continue, persevere and adjust. I’m sure with some proper strategies attached to how professional you will be successful soon
If you have any questions, do not forget to leave a comment below!