How To Make Money Affiliate Marketing 2018 - How I Earned $4k in 1 Month

Last Update: December 17, 2017

Learning how to make money affiliate marketing is a very, very popular topic of discussion in this age of internet marketing. People want to know how to work from home, (or if you're like me you want to know how to work from anywhere), and because of this, being able to work from your laptop can be huge.

Getting the right training is key, so I want to share with you the training that has helped me build my own business that is now earning me $4k/month in less than a year.

How to Make Money Affiliate Marketing 2018: What is Affiliate Marketing and Does it Work?

Affiliate marketing is all about connecting people with the products or services they're already looking for. And the proof that it works is that in my search for training on how to build a business online, I found an article that connected me to, in my opinion, the best training and mentoring community you can find.

Wealthy Affiliate is that community, and after creating my free starter account I now have a website that is funding my travels in less than a year.

Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Wealthy Affiliate thoroughly trains you on the 4 keys steps to being successful with affiliate marketing. The 4 steps are:

  • Choosing a profitable niche
  • Building a professional website
  • Attracting visitors by posting quality content relevant to your target audience's keyword searches
  • Turning that organic traffic into conversions and consistent monthly revenue

After you create your free starter account you are trained step by step on how to turn your passion into revenue. Wealthy Affiliate fully explains affiliate marketing and helps you to build your professional website in minutes. And this isn't a cookie cutter website. This is YOUR unique vision come to life with thousands of themes to choose from to make this site exactly what you want it to be.

You are trained thoroughly in the art of creating quality SEO friendly content. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Do you think it's a coincidence that some bloggers get ranked consistently higher in Google searches than others? It's through keyword research that these bloggers know how to structure their blog post so that their target audience finds it when they perform a Google search.

And now with the absolute best keyword research tool for blogging integrated directly into Wealthy Affiliate, you can't go wrong. Jaaxy is this keyword tool, and it is the best tool you can have in your arsenal to be successful with building traffic to your blog. When you create your free starter account at Wealthy Affiliate, you are given access and trained on how to use this keyword tool effectively and for profit. Jaaxy is hands down the best keyword research tool for building a business online.

How Can You Make Money With Affiliate Marketing?

When you create quality content that connects your audience to what they're looking for, they will click on an affiliate link you place in your post to make their purchase from the merchant you connect them to. When they do this, you, as the affiliate marketer, earn a commission.

When you understand how to get your posts ranking high in Google searches, this means you are getting major traffic to your posts. With traffic comes opportunity, and when hundreds are visiting your posts each month, you only need a fraction of them to click through and make a purchase for affiliate marketing to become a very lucrative business for you.

Wealthy Affiliate trains you on exactly how to do this. No matter if you're a beginner or someone with experience, you can build your own affiliate marketing business and scale it to a level that can bring you full time income.

Create your free starter account and see if this training is for you. You deserve an opportunity like this. Whether you're someone who is looking for a way to work from home or abroad, the community and training at Wealthy Affiliate truly delivers.

How To Make Money Affiliate Marketing 2018: Conclusion

In less than a year I've been able to have real success and I'm just one of hundreds of thousands of wealthy affiliate success stories right here in this incredible community. With real mentors available to help you every step of the way, this is the community you've been looking for.

Knowing how to make money with affiliate marketing can be very lucrative. When you pair your strong desire to make money online with a focus and drive to succeed, the training you'll find right here at Wealthy Affiliate will set you up for real success.


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cjacob1958 Premium
Such an inspiration Eric!! Thanks for sharing.
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you for the support!
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TSyed95 Premium
Hey Eric, that's very inspiring and congrats
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ericcantu Premium
Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks!
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SurfsideBob Premium
Very cool Eric, thanks for the encouraging advice in direction and focus! Peace bro! :-)
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks for all the support Bob!
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ecomtom Premium
Hi Eric, congrats on your success. Can I ask, is your income from your WA affiliate website? Thanks, Tom
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ericcantu Premium
Yes, 100% :) Thanks for the support!
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ecomtom Premium
That's great. Thanks.
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ContentBySue Premium
If I wasn't already a member here, this post would surely convince me. Thanks Eric!

All the best
Sue
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ericcantu Premium
Aw thanks sue!
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MoneyMagnet3 Premium
How inspiring.
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you for the support!
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AlanJE Premium
A very well structured and convincing post!
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you very much! I appreciate it!
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RikaSF Premium
Great post Eric:)
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much!
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Astro67 Premium
It is a fact to know, WA community is the place where like-minded people thrive, helping each other learn and earn. Like what Eric mentioned, thousands of online marketers had their success stories happened here in WA. But the road to success is not strewn with roses and butterflies. It is a rough and an uphill travel. But with knowledgeable people around you, guiding you every step of your way, coupled with dedication, and passion to hard work, your success is assured. WA is your catapult to reach your Dream, after which monetary aspect of your hard work shall follow.
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ericcantu Premium
It's great to be a part of WA! Hard work pays off :) Best ride I've had!
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Isabella4198 Premium
Pretty inspiring Eric but how did you do it. What did you have to do to earn $4000 a month. As to following the training and putting in the hard work, I think we all do that because we are here in WA to create an income stream. I don't see myself earning that kind of money in a year or so, not with the rate I am going now. And I know I am not alone. I have read several posts. I followed every training, did and still do the hard work, but it is not happening for me. Is this opportunity more feasible only for those who promote WA and not for other niche? I hope we can enjoy the same success you are enjoying now. Congratulations.
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ericcantu Premium
The key is not giving up. You joined in August so a huge key is not thinking it’s not happening for you when you’re only 3 months in. :)

I can only speak from the perspective of having gone through the affiliate boot camp, but there are tons to Wealthy Affiliate success stories who are making more than $4k/month promoting products in their niche.

I started with no expectation of any kind of return for atleast 6 months. I told myself I would follow through for a full year before stopping to assess my progress. I knew this was a project for the long term, and google rewards consistency over time. Hard work means putting in the time every single week and every single day even when you see no return. It means putting together quality posts consistently. It means creating what you know is a great user experience for your audience.

Push forward with quality content. Many start to fade too early in the game. One of my mentors shared with me his experience of not making a dime for 9 full months, but instead of quitting he continued because he knew he was creating good content. He now is able to share his success of a $4k month that would never have come had he quit.

Take a look at the quality of your content compared to some of the mentors here and ask yourself if it’s up to that standard or better. When it is, then you push forward with consistent content equal to that level and don’t stop. The returns will come with time when you create high quality posts consistently. Don’t give up :)
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Kambas Premium
Hi Eric

Congrats on your success brother! You are going strong and inspire the rest of us :)

I wanted to ask what kind of advice would you have for someone who has been doing this for just over a year and has not succeeded? That person is me by the way lol

Have made a huge effort to write quality posts, sharing on social media and forums etc.
I have followed the training but still struggling to make any money, at this point is very little, not enough to cover my monthly fees yet here on WA.

It truly is the most frustrating thing when you working everyday for a year now and nothing seems to be happening.

I managed to get over 140 referrals here to WA and only 1 went premium for the first month ($19) and then vanished, when I tried to reach out to this person they just ignored all my messages and PM's, I noticed Kyle's messages were ignored as well.

Really hard to carry on with something that is only eating up resources such as time which is very precious and money to pay for WA and hosting.

I'm still here and fighting but I feel like a boxer after round 12 already! :D

Any word of advice is much appreciated.

Thank you kindly for your time.

Regards,
Kamil
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Isabella4198 Premium
Thank you Eric, truly inspiring again. I know I create quality content and that is why I wonder so much. But like you said, patience and perseverance. I guess I don't have a choice at this point. So I'll give it a go.
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ericcantu Premium
When something isn’t working, you fix it. Change your welcome messages to referrals, Change up the bonuses you offer to get referrals to go premium. Change up how you welcome them when they create their user description. Change your WA review. Change your custom sign up link. Create more content. Do better keyword research.

We all go through this. The key is to take action instead of wondering what’s going wrong. And if nothing you do works, you move on. Bottom line.
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ericcantu Premium
At the 3 month mark you’re not yet at the point to wonder what you’re doing wrong. You’re doing nothing wrong. You need to just continue creating. This is a long term project. Treat it like one and you’ll find your success :)
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Isabella4198 Premium
thank u Eric that is good motivation now i have something to hold on to.
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shazzaWA Premium
Awesome article Eric. So pleased for you and how you can now support your dream of travel and work. You deserve it mate and do enjoy all those countries you are visiting - and share posts about them! Thanks for demonstrating what is possible for us all!
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much for all your continued support Sharon!
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adreyna Premium
Great post - very informative! Thank you.
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much!
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Mike613 Premium
That explains and says it all.......Mike
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks Mike!
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stannerman Premium
Very good presentation
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you!
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Phil-58 Premium
Well done and congrats
Best wishes for 2018
Cheers PB
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justcruzin Premium
Great post. Affiliate marketing is my goal.
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botipton Premium
Very good post Erica and very true. What is needed is here in the training and if applied it works.

I like what you said here, "When you create quality content that connects your audience to what they're looking for, they will click on an affiliate link" One of the big keys"Connects your audience to what THEY are looking for." Not for what we want from them.
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fleurallen Premium
Nice article Eric
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SuzaMarie Premium
Great job...very well written! I'm curious, is this post also on your website? If so, does it appear the same way(duplicate content?) or did you modify it?
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Skydancer1 Premium
Great Post Eric,

For those curious about how it all works this will be great information and for those of us who are already doing it, it is inspiring.

Good Job

Cheers
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Urolin1981 Premium
Hi! Eric, this post is a great post for e-marketing WA - convincing with no pressure. May I imitate its contents?

Happy holidays,


Chin-Ti
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Youwaited Premium
shukran hey thank you great job and thank you for sharing. yes true I am learning a lot here
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PNielsen Premium
Great info. Thanks
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you for the support!
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Eric.
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ericcantu Premium
Absolutely! That's what this community is all about! Thank you!
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MattyBx Premium
WOW, that is some fast earnings in less than a year. NO one does that here. So great job.

Are you earning most of your income pushing referrals to Wealthyaffiliate I gather?

Or do you make income off other affiliate niches aside from the make money at home niche?
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ericcantu Premium
Thanks, man. Yeah my WA revenue is from my one site here promoting WA. I'm currently leveraging this success and growing my Instagram following as well so I can create my own course on how to explode your IG following and turn it into revenue as well.

Everything is all thanks to this awesome training and the mentors here. So much upside to this it's unbelievable.
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JeffL61 Premium
Excellent article, Eric. Congratulations to your success here at WA. You are an source of inspiration to a lot of people!

Jeff
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you for all the continued support! I appreciate it!
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DEversley Premium
Grea stuff Eric.
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

All the best!
David
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ericcantu Premium
Glad to inspire! That's what WA is all about! Thanks for the support!
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wozzy Premium
Great job Eric

I know many affiliate marketers love to keep everything close to their chests. Its a shame there aren't more out there telling us their stories.

A quick one, did you join Wealthy Affiliate as a beginner to affiliate marketing or did you come with experience?

Mick
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ericcantu Premium
I came in as a total newbie to affiliate marketing when I joined WA in January. WA's training was completely eye opening to me, which is exactly why I loved it. I love learning more and more and I'm really looking forward to Vegas to pick these guys' brains as much as I can :)
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Congrats Eric, I'm happy for you! Thanks for this awesome reminder that we all can make money at WA.
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ericcantu Premium
It's all about appreciating just how awesome an opportunity we have thanks to this platform :) Thanks for the support!
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MoniArora Premium
Great post Eric.. and congratulations on your success. Good Job!

I believe ANYONE can achieve success with WA IF they are prepared to work and have patience.

Wish you much more success!
Moni
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ericcantu Premium
It's definitely all about putting in the work and sticking with it! Thanks for the support!
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MMoncur Premium
Excellent post Eric! I am a newcomer to Affiliate Marketing and you have me very motivated to learn everything that I can so that I can also encourage others who want to join this platform.
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ericcantu Premium
That's what this community is all about. I've been motivated so many times by my mentors here. Very glad you enjoyed this!
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Loes Premium
Sounds great Eric:) When you can do this, anyone can, lucky one who gets you as mentor:))!
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much for all the help you've given me Loes! That's exactly why this community is head and shoulders above the rest.
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AJFlower Premium
Way to go! Eric, your progress is encouraging. I am glad to you generating a decent income within a year. I wish you continued success...and revenue 10X that by the end of 2018!

Hoorah!

Art
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you so much for your support, Art! New year, new goals!
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PaulineBT Premium
That's a great post :) Thanks for sharing.
Pauline
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ericcantu Premium
Thank you for the support! Sometimes all we need is some positivity to remind us just how lucky we are to be here in this community. Given at the right time, it can be an adrenaline shot for our business. Glad you enjoyed this :)
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PaulineBT Premium
Yes the support is really important. Thank goodness the WA community is so friendly and available!
Pauline
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ericcantu Premium
Well said!
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