How Much Do Affiliate Marketers Make? (Make Money!)

How Much Do Affiliate Marketers Make? (Make Money!)

Chances are that you’ve about affiliate marketing
and you want to know how you can use it to make more money. Well, you came to the right place. What’s up, go-getter? It’s Angie with Fab and Focused, and on my
channel I talk about successful side hustle advice to help you turn it into your main
hustle. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and hit
that bell so that way you can get notified when I post a new video every week. Let’s start off with what is affiliate marketing
actually is. Affiliate marketing is when a company pays
you to promote their products through a commission. Basically you promote the product, someone
buys the product through you, and then you get a percentage of the total sales for your
work. And there’s a lot of affiliate programs out
there, but they usually work the same way. Now, I’ve made a couple thousand dollars myself
with affiliate marketing, so I am so excited to share this with you guys. Let’s talk about getting started. Before you do anything else, you need to figure
out your personal brand. If you already have a social media presence
then this is not going to be hard to figure out. What are most of your posts about? And what subjects get the most people talking
on your page? Once you’ve figured out what kinds of things
people associate with you personally, then you want to look for products and services
that match your image. And if you don’t have a social media presence,
then that’s fine. Just think about things that you like, or
know a lot about. Once you’ve identified a few things that you
feel really comfortable and confident talking about, then you can look for brands that match
your interests. And actually I accidentally did this and I
made $4,000 the first time with affiliate marketing. I made a video about it of course. I’ll add that link somewhere here and in the
description below. Go ahead and check it out if you want. The good news is that most brands have some
kind of affiliate program. There’s literally thousands to choose from. And you can find the right one just by simply
Googling it. If you’re into cosmetics, then just type cosmetic
affiliate program. If you’re into health, the health affiliate
program. You get the idea, right? Just a little side note, sometimes you’re
going to have to go through a whole application process before you can get approved to promote
that product or service. Brands are very selective on who they want
promoting their products, at least some. All right, now I want to hear from you guys. Comment below and tell me if you can think
of a product or service that you’re really interesting in trying to promote. With that in mind, let’s talk about making
money. Once you’re all signed up and approved the
company is going to send you an affiliate link. And this affiliate link is basically your
golden ticket because any purchases made with that link is going to make you money. Now with that said, commissions do vary from
program to program. So it could literally be 1% to 75% or more
that you could be making off commission for a particular product you’re promoting. Now, where you post that link is entirely
up to you. But I wanted to give you a few options. The first are Facebook posts. They are a great way for you to experiment
with the wording to see what works and what doesn’t work. Another one is Instagram. It’s great, but the thing is that you can’t
really link it to the caption or the comment, you have to put it in the bio section. So when people actually click on it, it’ll
take them to that product or service. Another one is through your YouTube channel. You can and you should include it your description
of your video. And if you like writing and have a blog that
you can actually post it there as well. As far as the affiliate link itself, the one
that the company usually gives you is pretty long and it looks pretty spammy, so what I
like to do is use a tool called Bitly to shorten it up. What you basically do is you copy the long
link and then you paste it on there, and what it’ll do, it’ll generate a shorter one. That’s the one that I use to post on my Instagram
bio section or my Facebook post. I encourage you guys to do the same. I’ll add that link for you below, if you want
to go check that out. All right, now let’s get into the pros and
cons of affiliate marketing. Like any other job, affiliate marketing does
have its share of pros and cons that you should consider. The first pro is that it’s passive income,
which means that as long as your link is active and up then you’re going to make money. And if you get really good at it, then you
can make this your main source of income. Another pro is that there’s really no startup
costs, which means that you don’t really need to have a website, a business, to start doing
affiliate marketing. The third pro, and it’s probably my favorite,
is that you don’t need to create a product or store it anywhere in your house or anything
like that. The fourth is that you can use social media,
and that’s free to use. So literally there’s no excuses to not do
this. And last but not least is that you get to
talk about products and services that you like, which is always fun. With that said, the biggest con is that if
you don’t have an online presence, or it’s very low, it is going to take you some time
to generate some money. Now there is a way of promoting products and
services, but just keep in mind that nobody wants someone who is constantly and aggressively
just telling them to buy, buy, buy. So instead, start off by explaining the benefits,
the features, your experience with the product, things like that so it comes off more of like
a conversation. Just don’t ever come across really sales-y. Because if you do, people are not going to
buy it. Now, I did want to mention a few disclaimers. The first is that you’re obligated by the
FTC to tell people that you’re going to be making commission off that product or service
that you’re promoting. The thing is that you don’t you deceiving
people. If you have a blog, you can just put a little
disclaimer on there. If you have a YouTube channel or you’re making
a video on that product and you can state it at the end. And also put it in the description below. What I’ve found is that when you’re honest
and upfront and transparent with people, then they’re going to want to buy even more, whatever
it is that you’re promoting. But anyway, I encourage you to go to the FTC
site and review all of that before you start promoting. I’ll add that link for you below, just to
make it a little easier. Now, the second thing that I do want to warn
you is that reputation is everything. With that said, always be selective of the
products or services that you promote. If you promote a very cheap and bad product
just to get money, then you’re eventually going to ruin your reputation, and then no
one is going to want to buy from you. And that’s a wrap. If you have any questions, feel free to leave
a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you. Now if you want to know more about affiliate
marketing, then I invite you to join my exclusive group called CLUB Fan and Focused where you’re
going to meet like-minded people who are starting their business or side hustle. You’re going to get encouragement from me
and your Fab fam. The link to join is in the description below. If you liked this video, please let me know
by liking it below, subscribing, and also sharing it with your friends. Until next time. Okay, let’s get it. So, oh. Couldn’t we just let it stick in there? This damn hair! And then you get a commission of the total
… okay, so. Here it goes again. This little piece of hair. Damn it. Well, you came to the right place. We’re going to be talking about blah, blah,


  1. I would promote everything I use from website themes, to invoicing software, to other peoples programs. It's easy to do when you've used and love what you're promoting.

  2. Really interesting, I've heard a lot but this was very open. Agree totally on being careful and selective on what you promote, I'd only promote products I trust and would happily use myself, if for nothing else, for ethical reason. lol, thankfully I don't have to worry about hair troubles when recording 😀

  3. Thanks for breaking this down. I teach business technology to folks here in the Bay Area and this will be a good intro video to expose folks to this option. As usual, you do a great job of being fab and focused.

  4. This was great advice, Angie! I honestly didn't know anything about affiliate marketing before this and this answered so many of my questions. Thank you!

  5. I've heard a lot of great things about affiliate marketing. It's great that social media makes this so easy for pretty much anyone to start doing it! Cheers!

  6. Great video as always!!! Yes!! I didn’t know It was FTC required, i saw It on another page and was like hmmm, i love that!! Open and upfront… definitely replicating 😂😂🙏🏽🙏🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  7. this was a super helpful one!! I love the way you present your information! 😀 … I actually never thought about looking into affiliate marketing 🙂

  8. Thanks for this! i have always wanted to take a deeper look into this. but i figured id wait until my platforms got bigger cuz i wouldnt have enough eyes on it.. plus i want to make sure its stuff that i actually love and use. great info girl as always!

  9. Hi Angie, great video! Your video actually came up in search; you’re going to be big on this platform due to your content and production. I’m affiliate marketer myself and always like to support other marketers/YouTubers. Great job!

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