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How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing [For Beginners]

Beginners Guide on How to make money with Affiliate Marketing

The main aim of Wise Eanrings is to introduce you to the world of Blogging and show you how to make money with Affiliate Marketing as a beginner. I believe that I can offer a unique perspective on this subject, as I am still a relative newcomer myself. Over the course of the next few months I will share with you my ups and downs, and hopefully inspire you to start your own blog.

My Story

Just 2 years ago, my financial situation was dire. I was struggling to pay the bills, and my business was failing due to the seasonal nature of the work. I have a family of five young daughters to support and a wonderful wife, who suffers with some chronic health issues.

I needed a consistent income, where I didn’t need to work all the hours under the sun. This was important, as my wife needed me to help her in the day to day running of the household.

It was at this point I started looking at ways to make money online. I went through the motions – I looked at countless videos on YouTube, and performed seemingly endless Google searches, desperately looking for a solution to my problems.

There was one particular guy on YouTube who I kept going back to, and the primary method of making money online he discussed was Affiliate Marketing.

In this blog, I will not only get into the ‘nuts and bolts’ of Affiliate Marketing, but show you that anyone regardless of age, experience, gender or physical ability can make money online from this business model. I will also be providing step by step advice on how to make money with Affiliate Marketing.

Other ways to Make Money Online

Since I started blogging, I have looked into numerous other ways to make money online. And believe me, Affiliate Marketing is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many different online opportunities available, that anyone with a laptop or smartphone can earn a living from the internet.

Moving forward, I will be sharing with you some alternatives to Affiliate Marketing, and also delve into some very exciting emerging opportunities that will be big in 2020.

Did I Succeed in Making Money with Affiliate Marketing?

To be truthful with you, I haven’t been doing Affiliate Marketing for very long. In fact, my first blog didn’t even go ‘live’ until the very end of 2018.

2019 was the year I finally had my Eureka moment! It dawned on me that I could put all the years of struggling with debt behind me once and for all, and forge a better life for my family.

I am certainly well on the road to recovery from the financial mess I was in last year. By spending countless hours tapping away on the keyboard of my old laptop, and enduring the painfully slow internet connection where I live. Through sheer perseverance (and lots of very late nights) I am finally starting to reap the rewards.

In May 2019, after months of slogging away on my keyboard, I finally received my first commission payment from Amazon Associates. Although it was a fairly modest sum of money, at last I had something tangible to prove to my myself, that Affiliate Marketing really does work.

In the following months, my earnings increased exponentially. By July, I was starting to earn what I considered to be a decent wage.  Below is a screenshot of my August 2019 earnings with my two main sources of Affiliate income. I also earned additional income from other Affiliate programs.

Aliexpress affiliate earnings

Amazon earning dashboard

My total Affiliate commissions for August 2019 were $3600

As you can see from the above screenshots, Affiliate Marketing does indeed work, but just like any venture, you only get out what you put in. Below is a recent screenshot of traffic to my blog.

All of the above web traffic was FREE… I never paid for any traffic, at any stage while I was building my blog. I couldn’t afford to pay for traffic, so I had to learn Search Engine Optimisation and Social media marketing strategies.

I had to make sacrifices to achieve the results above, the main one being sleep. Due to the hectic nature of my life, I still needed to keep my other business running to bring some money in during the early stages. This mean’t sacrificing most of my spare time.

I’m not going to say it was easy, because it wasn’t.  I have been driven by the desire to provide a better life for my family, and now I have been given a taste of the earning potential of Affiliate Marketing, I want to share my experiences with others and hopefully help get you started on your journey to a better life.



What is Affiliate Marketing?

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The changing face of retail has seen many big household names fall by the wayside. The way we buy things has been changing rapidly since the new millennium, and it is predicted that by 2021 over 2 billion people will be buying goods and services online.

In 2018 the total global annual spend on digital advertising exceeded $250 billion and in 2019 it is predicted to break-through the $300 billion mark. The current trend is likely to continue, and by 2021 digital media will eventually surpass all traditional forms of advertising.

upward trend for affiliate marketing
So where do affiliate marketers fit into all of this? Well you may be interested to know that US retailers spent over $4.7 billion on affiliate marketing in 2016 – this is predicted to rise to over $6.8 billion by 2020. That equates to a 10.1% annual growth in the industry.

This trend is not unique to the U.S. For example, the total UK spend on affiliate marketing in the same year was roughly $2 billion, and it is estimated the total global spend on affiliate marketing was $16 billion.

These figures are truly staggering, and emphasise the very real earning potential that comes with being a successful affiliate. In a nutshell, there is a very large cake and there is more than enough to go round. It just boils down to you finding your slice… It’s there, you just need to go and get it!

Affiliate marketing tools for beginners

Below I have listed some useful Affiliate Marketing tools for beginners. My personal recommendation for training would be Wealthy Affiliate, as that is the training I used to get where I am today.

If you are more interested in promoting digital products, particularly from Clickbank or JVZoo then CB University is good, and John Crestani’s Super Affiliate course is excellent.


Affiliate tools

  • AliPlugin – Import Aliexpress affiliate products direct to your website
  • Affiliate Bots – 37 different software tools in one bundle ***HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***

Website, Domains and hosting (free and paid)

Email Autoreponders

Outsourcing Work

  • Fiverr – 1000’s of freelancers available for anything from logo creation through to content
  • Udimi – Solo Ads provided by accredited email marketers

Social Media tools

  • Tailwind – the perfect application for increasing your Pinterest or Instagram presence

Ebook and Video resources

Video creation tools and resources


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