– If you’re watching this video, there’s a good chance that you wanna make a little bit more money,
you work a nine to five job and you might be skeptical
and think that everybody who ever tells you how to
make money on the internet is running a scam or trying
to sell you something. Hopefully, this video can
change your mind about that because I’m basically just gonna tell you what I did on the internet that helps me make thousands of dollars a month and I don’t really have
an ulterior motive here beyond wanting you to
watch my other videos and subscribe to my YouTube channel. And for those of you who are uninitiated, there are a lot of people
who use their YouTube channel or their podcast or even their blog where they write articles to
make hundreds of dollars a day in affiliate marketing
and it’s passive income because they’re doing the work upfront and even six months or a year, as long as what they’re talking about is relevant to somebody, they’re still making money. There are YouTube videos on this channel that still make me money, not only on ads but literally because they sell products, whether it’s affiliate
products for someone else or something that I made, and that’s what I wanna
teach you about today. How to use your content on the internet using free platforms and social media to make hundreds of dollars a day selling somebody else’s product. That’s what affiliate market is and we’re gonna go
through it step by step. So if you’re into that,
keep watching this video. If not, I’ll catch you on the next one. Let’s get into it. Hey everybody, this is Roberto Blake, helping you create
something awesome today. Welcome back to the channel. If you’re new here, my
name is Roberto Blake, a lot of people know me
in the YouTube space, I’m a creative entrepreneur,
I’m a public speaker in events like social media
marketing world and VidCon and today I want to talk to you about one of the ways that I
make passive income online. I’ve done a couple of videos about this, teaching people different methods, whether it’s selling
your own digital product, an online course, but today I wanna focus specifically on affiliate marketing because it’s probably
the most accessible thing to the far majority of you even if you have a nine to five job. It might sound absurd but
it’s actually very reasonable to make an extra $100 a day in passive income if you do it right. It’s not something that just
anybody can do overnight. Yes, you will have to learn
how to market yourself, create content and build an audience. If you are not ready and
prepared to learn new skills, leverage social media
platforms, and build an audience that can help you make that extra money, give you a little bit of side income, away from the day job, a little
bit more financial freedom, that’s something it requires work. It’s not for people who are lazy, it’s not for people who wanna
do get rich quick schemes, it’s not for people like that. So if that’s someone you identify as, you need to click off
of this video right now. If you’re ready to do the
work and reap benefit from it over and over again later, stay tuned. Let’s cut to the chase on
the good part, $100 a day. You know why you can make $100 a day with affiliate marketing? There are programs out
there where companies sell a product and the commission on the sale for that product is so good that’s either $100 upfront
for those commission sales or it’s something like $50 or $30, which means you have to make between one and three
sales to get close to $100. And there are plenty of them out there. I’ll give you some examples right now. With Bluehost, I think
it starts out at $50, I’m at a higher tier
to where I do 85 a sale because I can talk
about building websites. There are a lot of people who are starting online businesses, I can give them tutorials and training and then I’ve worked it out to where I can also offer a discount
to anybody who uses my affiliate link for
that particular thing. So for me, one sale with
Bluehost, $85 commissions. That’s pretty straightforward. Epidemic Sound, I’m a YouTuber
so I have a lot of people who watch some of my videos
about how to grow on YouTube. Every time someone does
a 30-day free trial with Epidemic Sound, that
is a $30 commission for me just for giving them the link of how to use the same background music that you’re hearing now in my video, how they can use royalty
free background music on their YouTube video. The value that I’m providing to people is they know about a resource
that they didn’t know about before to replicate the success or results that I have. It’s basically just being
a resource for people and giving them some kind of value for something they would
probably buy on their own anyway. The difference is you get a commission. When I was a kid, I loved selling things. Even when I made no money at it, I was the kind of kid
that would go into Walmart and would see how many
electronics I could sell and I would actually try to outsell the sales people on the
floor just because I could. As a teenager, I did this with Best Buy. I really had that much of a passion for salespersonship and the gift of gab and just knowing that I was useful because I think that psychologically, I validate myself by how
useful I am to other people. I don’t know if that’s
a good or a bad thing but it’s been a very profitable thing to think of myself in that way. Now imagine if that entire time, because I was helping sell
a product for a company, they had been giving me a commission. Now for a lot of people,
they’re in situations where they get a salary and they get a commission when they sell. The difference with
affiliate marketing is this, you’re just signing up and
putting in your email address and your payment information and then you can be part of
the sales force of a company. The good news for them,
they don’t pay your salary, they don’t pay your healthcare, and they don’t have a lot
of obligations toward you. The good news for you,
there’s no barrier to entry, there is really not that
much of a vetting process and you can start making money right away as long as you can hustle
and you can sell for them. And you don’t have to build
a product of your own. Granted, you only get a small portion or a cut of all of the money
that they will make on that but you also don’t have
to own the platform, or have a lot of responsibility
for anything going on. That’s why affiliate
marketing isn’t a scam and that’s why it’s win-win for a lot of brands and companies. But Roberto, if it’s so easy,
why doesn’t everyone do it? Well, first of all, not everybody
is internet or tech savvy, the other thing is not everyone has an area of expertise or passion. I know because I was a web designer about a lot of online products and also the needs of an online business so since I am an online business owner, I can recommend everything
that I use for my business, and the majority of it
has affiliate links. Whether it’s the conference calls that I set up for my coaching
clients with, there’s an affiliate link for that. Whether it’s the mail
marketing systems that I use that helps me have my newsletter and also helps me to
re-market and sell my courses to the people on my newsletter or my other digital products or services. Guess what, there’s an affiliate link for that same system that I use. Whether it’s the apps that
I use for certain projects, whether it’s the invoicing system, there is all of these products that I use and the companies would love
for me to advocate for them and they don’t wanna have
to make that complicated. They wanna give me a commission
for helping make the sale, I want to make the sale
and make some extra money or passive income recommending something I already use every single day and the average consumer
would love to know that somebody is revealing
part of their process or giving them tips or advice and that if it’s something you’re doing, then they wanna do it too and they were gonna spend
that money somewhere. You might as well benefit
for helping them out and this is why content marketing, this is why building a
podcast, a YouTube channel, a blog, an Instagram page is so valuable and why it is a big
concentration of the content that I do on this YouTube channel is helping you get from zero followers to 10,000 followers in the
platform of your choice. And so, you see the beauty of
this is you don’t even need a big audience because it’s
down to making the one sale. It’s down to making the one sale. Now there are other affiliate programs that do percentage commissions. Primer example is a
company called TubeBuddy. I’m a super affiliate with them, I’m also a brand ambassador for them and they sponsor content on
this channel fairly regularly but I also get a 50% commission
recurring on lifetime sales for the YouTube browser
plug-in called TubeBuddy, which is an amazing deal for me. When you think about it, it means that as long as somebody came from this channel and used my tips and advice and then shows to sign up for the product, that 50% of whatever
the fees are associated monthly with their account are something that I benefit from for
facilitating that relationship. It is a fantastic deal
for the company and for me and it incentivizes loyalty. So if you can find in your niche, whatever it is, products
and services that have either percentages and recurring
revenue attached to them, or high payout flat rates of
50 or $100 or even higher, then you see it’s not unreasonable for you to start making
$100 a day in passive income with affiliate marketing. So what do you need to be
able to accomplish that? Now that we’ve set up this framework and now that you understand
how making the money works and why people will actually click on it and trust your information, let’s go to some basic things
you need to do right now to get going with affiliate marketing. First of all, you need to identify what niche you’re in and
you need to start looking. Do your research in Google and find out what affiliate programs
exist for that niche. Take a look at the brands and the products that you use everyday for
whatever you’re doing, whether you’re doing fitness
or whether you’re doing whatever it is you’re doing. And really look at that and
then look into the research and see, do they have an affiliate deal? Type in the name of the brand and type in the words
affiliate program in Google and it’s as simple as that
and you’ll find results for the affiliate programs in
your niche or for a company. Is that easy. You know, most things are usually as simple as Googling them. Many of these affiliate programs will ask if you have a website, you usually should have a website if you wanna do affiliate marketing even if it’s not gonna be the primary place that you do that, it’s more likely for you to be approved. Now not every website does
this but a lot of them do. Amazon is the easiest place
to do affiliate marketing just because even though
the percentages are very low in terms of your commission on the sales, the thing is they have more products and more variety of
categories than anyone else and it’s a brand people trust. But you do usually need a website and they wanna know that you
have some decent traffic there in order for them to approve you. Now sometimes they’ll just approve you with your social media accounts. So if you don’t have a website, just go ahead and try with
your social media accounts. You can always apply
again and use your website in the future if you’re turned down. So that’s one of the
things you have to do. Like I said, I have an
affiliate link for Bluehost, making the point that again,
affiliate marketing is awesome so if you need a website,
I have an affiliate link for Bluehost and they give
the members of this community a rather large discount so if you just go to
or you use my link down below, or use the link here in
the info card, guess what? You’ll get a massive discount,
I’ll get a commission and see, this is how
affiliate marketing works. Now when you have your website and you have your blog set
up, using a WordPress blog, the good news is you cannot only put these affiliate links in your post, you do have to disclose them but you also can make something called a resource page. And a resource page is
just a list of everything that you use for your business and you can have affiliate links for that. So like I said, there’s a
massive amount of affiliate links that I use day to day in
terms of the resources for this YouTube channel, primer example B&H Photo Video links are in the descriptions
for all the camera gear. Anyone who wants to produce
the quality of content I use, then they’ll get the camera gear that is behind this channel, right? Same thing for the podcast. So that’s an example of
how if you have a platform, whether it’s YouTube or podcasting, people wanna buy what produced
the results that you have and you’re just being a
resource and linking to it. So that’s what I would start with in terms of okay, so anyone
who does come to my site knows what I’m using and what I have and if they want it, I
get a commission, right? The other thing I would look at is can you make content
that’s helpful and useful to people in your niche
that can directly relate to a product that you get an affiliate commission for or a service? So that’s something else you need to think about, content strategy. I get into that a lot here
on the YouTube channel, it’s something you might
wanna subscribe for. Making content in different platforms, if you have the time to do
it is going to be helpful. For many of you just starting a blog and writing like you know, on a weekend, writing three or five
articles to get you started and then putting out one
or two articles a week, taking only 30 minutes to
an hour to write an article, that’s gonna be a good
place for you guys to start. And if you start with high
end affiliate products that have high commissions in your niche, or at least high percentages
like 20 or 30 or 50% of whatever the product sale is, then you’re closer to
making good money everyday making that $100 a day that
we talked about very quickly even with a small audience. If you can get them to be loyal and if you give good information. And again, as long as this
piece of content exists, there’s an opportunity
for it to make you money. By using your other social
media links and outlets whether that’s Facebook or
starting a Facebook group, starting a Facebook page, Instagram and putting it in your bio link, or if you get 10,000 subscribers,
followers in Instagram, swipe up, you get the
link out, or using IGTV. Whatever method you use, doing Twitter, whatever method you use,
you can link to this content from your website, get it
in front of more eyeballs and use hashtags and
things in social media to get traffic back to your website and then it’s more likely that people will buy something from
your affiliate links and you get to make that money. So having content to
distribute in social media is actually really practical. And something you guys are underestimating is writing articles,
posting them in LinkedIn and in LinkedIn groups
where you have permission and then getting that
traffic back to your website. People who you know, read those articles and do these things in LinkedIn tend to be more affluent and more willing to spend money on something. Everybody’s sleeping on
LinkedIn, big mistake. If you’re gonna do YouTube content, I would recommend doing
tutorials and product demos that showcase why someone should use this, who it’s for, and whether
it’s a good deal or not and then recommend it. Also you could always
recommend alternatives, do comparison videos, versus videos, these are the types of content that usually convert
massively in terms of sales. So if you’re looking to do big sales with affiliate marketing,
you wanna do it on YouTube. Those visual product demos
are a great way to go. Product reviews, comparison videos, absolutely are probably the best funnel for making affiliate revenue from products when you do it on YouTube that way. Whether it’s written content with photos or whether it’s videos on YouTube, buyers guides, doing a
breakdown of all the things people could buy, especially
either during a holiday or based around a certain tech release or back to school, like
the timing of those videos is actually really good
for affiliate marketing and you could do some of your best sales either during back to school, during fall, or during the holidays. I mean, it’s a big deal. I’ve known people to have you know, ridiculous $10,000 a month paydays from just hitting the right time with the right content on buyers guides. One of the things I did
successfully back in the day was I did laptop buyers guides and this did really well for me in Amazon. Amazon had a cap out of $25
maximum payout on laptops but there would be these great months where I was doing massive commissions because of all these laptop sales. So it’s just something to think about. And like I said, if you have no audience and you’re like Roberto,
I need an audience to do all of these things. Roberto, I don’t understand marketing and you need that skill
to do all these things. The good news is there’s 1,000 free videos here on the YouTube
channel that talk about entrepreneurship, marketing in different social media platforms
like Instagram and YouTube and also how to build a podcast. So if you’re saying that you don’t know how to do these things, you can always just
subscribe to the channel, it’s free content, you don’t
even have to buy a course and you can learn how to
build an audience from zero. You can learn email
marketing, you can learn how to do these things
and then you can make a little bit of extra money. It just means you might have
to watch a few of my videos instead of whatever is on Netflix. And that’s the only price you
really have to pay for it. Time. And of course, the benefit to me is that I get new views and subscribers and if you use any of
the affiliate links down in the description below, the resources that I’ve talked about, I of course will benefit
from that monetarily. So it’s a win-win for everybody and now you know how
affiliate marketing works. So now I think you are
ready to get started as long as you are willing to hustle and you realize this will not
be an overnight success story. You are in a good position to where this can start making you a little bit of extra income on the
side and you can start to diversify your revenue streams because there is no such
thing as job security anymore and I think that’s becoming more and more apparent to a lot of people. I’m not saying you have
to quit your day job or you can’t want to
work a nine to five job, and I’m not trying to shame
anybody who has that situation. What I do know is a lot of people are having their circumstances
taken out of their hands. I’m seeing people everyday tell me that they have lost
their job out of nowhere or that the industry changed and they are scared of being pushed out. They’re getting older and maybe the place isn’t valuing loyalty
and experience anymore, or unfortunately people
are having their health push them out of their
career field and their job and they still money to survive. So what I’m trying to do is I want people that are in that situation
to have the information that’s going to help them get by or move to the next level and
have more financial freedom and more control over their lives. So if I’ve helped you do that today, then I feel like I did a good job and I feel like my mission is
closer to being accomplished. That actually brings me
to my question of the day before we close the video. Are you diversifying your revenue streams or are you relying on
just one stream of income? I really want to know this
and I wanna understand where my audience is in
terms of those things so I can talk about it more. Because maybe it’s helpful
and if you have questions about passive income, or
you still have questions about affiliate marketing, drop those in the comment section too. I’ll try to reply to as many of them in the first hour, first
day, and first week that this video is up. So it’s another good reason to subscribe and hit notifications. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this video, I actually really do dig
getting into these topics because I think it’s part
of what really helped me be successful is learning how to sell and understanding how digital commerce and the global economy is
accessible to almost everybody now and I just think it’s a great
thing that gives more people opportunity and gives
them a fighting chance. Like this video if you like it, don’t forget to subscribe,
share it with a friend. As always you guys, thanks
so much for watching. Don’t forget, go out there and create something awesome today. You might just make a few bucks off of it. Take care. (upbeat music)


  1. #QOTD Have you started diversifying your revenue yet? Are you starting an online business?
    Here is a DISCOUNT LINK for Bluehost if You Want to Start a Website (affiilate link)

  2. hello . i really need your. i have heard of affiliate marketing so i want to be part of it so after washing some of your videos concerning it i don't still know how much go about if i need a website or not. so please i want you to help guide me. thanks waiting for your reply

  3. I just discovered you and I sounded a lot like you when I was a kid… love selling things it didn’t matter how much I made. I love productivity. And also have the gift of gab. You’re inspiring me!

  4. Thank you for sharing, I find your videos very helpful. Having a hard time growing my channel. Your insight help.

  5. Thanks so much for information and I am I a position where I want to have financial freedom and change my life around .

  6. What if i don't want to present my face or my voice or anything personally identifying. Would this be a compatible project for me?

  7. I remember I found your channel years ago and was skeptical but something always kept me coming back. I trust you dude, thanks for all the great info.

  8. So when some ones uses your advise and tips to use tube budy how does the company know once that person downloads the soft wear that they used your advice and steps ? Do you make the people that you made this information accessible show that through your advice they bought the software?, and then after doing that do you send that proven information to the company ?

  9. Thanks for all your great videos!! Do you know if YouTube has any rules about affiliate marketing? I can’t find anything and everybody does it without any regards to FTC stuff

  10. Thanks a LOT Roberto!!! Our YouTube channel is starting to crank, and this info will help us share GREAT products with our viewers… GSM

  11. how people will buy from our youtuber content.
    i am a masseur/ therapist my husband is a guitar maker and services. can I do youtube with two contents in one account.

  12. First off – thanks for this video. Very nicely done and informative. I've got some diversification (pension, a little interest income and some MINISCULE Kindle KDP income .. talk about something much harder than represented) but could certainly do a lot better. I do regret all the hand-wringing I've done over the years and wish I had gotten started earlier, but not much can be done about that .

  13. The best website to make money online is 4NetJobs. Com you guys need to try it. This is how I've been making over $2600 per week today

  14. there are no rules to being rich..please dont let anyone tell you that..try new things..the old ones are not for you

    cause you did not invent it..

    period…I trade in a different ways until i found one that works..

  15. Your videos have helped me so much! I have no idea what I would do without this type of guidance. I sometimes watch the same video multiple times and learn something new every time I watch! Thanks for adding value in all of your uploads.

  16. Just starting to watch this video but from this severely wounded, highly sensitive empath, thank you so much for not being rude…

  17. Hi i'm not a lazy person and i am stoked to get started on affiliate marketing but i don't have the tech jargen behind me, everyone says you don't need it….well i'm not a thick person but i have to say that there is so much information that it just becomes over whelming and then that leads to confusion so does anyone have a solution that worked for them thanks.

  18. Hey Brodie. Thanks for caring enough about people to share this info. I see you want to help people become less slave-ish and more in control of their finances and I respect you for that. You definitely earned my subscription.

  19. Can we share different links as per the wants and needs of customers by asking them?? That what they want

  20. Thank you for this, my dream is looking to be a reality soon. I found the best affiliate website in the uk and plan to use the blue host as well to make a bit extra money. 2019 is the year of my independence finance instead of working a 9-5 job.

  21. Currently relying on one, I am working on developing second one, taking time to learn about several things, built my site, now I am writing content. I am taking SEO course as well to improve my skill level. I also refining my presentation hoping this week to have a concrete set up just to add content to.

  22. From what I’m hearing so far, it appears that the more affiliate programs I’m connected with in these major companies, the more potential money I can make. Is this correct?

  23. Looks like I have to get my website up and running. $100 a day would be extremely impressive. At this point I'll take $10 a day just to feel some sort of return. Great video as always.

  24. I came back to this older video because I need to get income going. I've listened to this video before but I guess I was lacking the clarity of mind to find actual practical application of the information. Guess nothing makes your mind sharper than knowing your contract is done, there's no other job lined up and you have reserves for a few months only.

    I've already started working on building up extra income sources, but I guess I need to be a lot more practical first before anything else. I already got several ideas that I need to start implementing.

    Thanks for sharing this info.

  25. Hey everybody I’m 21 me and my girl new apartment and baby on the way! I wanna get into affiliate marketing and his video was extremely helpful does anybody have any tips on starting like making my website or anything of that sort?

  26. Thank you for this helpful information. I am a YouTuber and I am very excited to get started with some affiliate marketing. As it is now, I have a couple of books that I’m recommending on my subject, so I would really love to get paid for recommending those.

  27. Thanks Roberto! Such a great message and well spoken! Affiliate marketing is a great business model for anyone! Low cost and big upside if you take it seriously!

  28. Hello Roberto! Liked and subbed, thanks for the value man. Just started my AM journey, wish me luck!!

  29. I just started a fishing channel. This is exactly what I need to do. I'm still watching. No idea how to start this process yet.

  30. what if am more in to books like philosophy and metaphysics, which affiliate program would be best for me?

  31. Passive income is 100% the way to go! Our business revenue has always been a mixture of brick and mortar sales mixed with some passive income. About 2 years ago we scrapped the entire brick and mortar side of the company and went ALL passive income model and it literally makes us THOUSANDS a month on auto pilot. We are just now beginning to use Youtube as a large part of the long term scheme, but this video tells NO LIES! Pretty much anyone that wants to and has the right ideas and strategy can make passive income online. It's slowly becoming the way of the world! And as he said it's not a get rich quick scheme – it's just what we call, "Work smarter, NOT harder"! GREAT VIDEO!

  32. Gary V (recently summer 2019) said same of Linked In, it was in his keynote..out west somewhere he's like Linked IN, organic reach is gold!

  33. What scares me the most is having to grow a following and such, I’ve been on Instagram for 5+ year and only have about 2900 followers.

    Also what would be the best way to get started. I feel if anything it may seem odd or foolish for the ppl that have always follow me to randomly start seeing me post random links and such on my Instagram,

  34. Roberto, can you use Pinterest as a source for affiliate marketing exposure to your viewers and followers.

  35. Possibly even Reddit as well just to direct people to your social media platforms for affiliate marketing products?

  36. So, do you have your own affiliate program? I’m not in your niche, so if people ask me how to make money online and I send them to your courses, do I get an affiliate commission?

  37. You are an AWESOME person! Thank you! I am in the process of learning to how to start an online business… I know I came to the right place

  38. I appreciate your information. I am currently trying to find something online to make some money. Hopefully it works out, I'm open to trying it out.

  39. Hello. Helpful video. As a musician who just does normal performance videos…I wonder if brief mentions of stuff/links to my gear in the description would be sufficient so I don't alienate my audience with sales videos…or if it should be full on tutorials/demos to get the most results? Hmm..

  40. Hey Roberto, I am Trying like crazy to get into affiliate marketing but i do need help, Any advice on where to start ?

  41. This was great, I have been researching "how to make affiliate marketing work" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across – Neyameron Xiydeline Method – (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 got great success with it.

  42. Hello Roberto, I’m from Nigeria, can I do this from here, do I need to pay any money to start,I just finished my degree and have got no jobs

  43. Can I use amazon affiliate links if some of my videos have copyright claimed material (not copyright strikes)?

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