Can you make money with affiliate marketing for 100% FREE?
Last Update: Dec 10, 2022
Yes, you can.
Making money with affiliate marketing is 2 simple steps.
- Copy-paste an affiliate link.
- Someone clicks your affiliate link and takes action.
=> You'll earn money.
That being said, the fact that you can do something for 100% free doesn't mean that it would be the smartest way to do it.
Can you do EVERYTHING in life for FREE?
Can you sleep for free? Yes, you can.
Years ago I tested sleeping one night in a park on the grass. It's 100% free.
I wouldn't do it again though and I don't recommend it to anyone :D The next day I was so sleepy that I'd probably never been.
Can you eat for free? Yes, you can.
There are a lot of things you can pick from nature. Berries, mushrooms, etc.
If you have some skills, you can even catch some fish.
Perhaps you can hunt down some animals as people did 5,000 years ago.
What else do you need?
You have now food and accommodation for free.
What about transportation? Can you get transportation for free? Yes, you can.
You can walk or hitchhike for free.
With quick Google searches, you'll probably find people who have walked thousands of kilometers. I've met people who have hitchhiked around the whole of Europe for free. I even tried hitchhiking myself in 2016. Worked fine.
Now that we have concluded that you can do EVERYTHING for 100% free, let's ask a more important question...
SHOULD You Do Everything for FREE?
Do you prefer to sleep in a house or in the park?
Do you prefer to buy food from a restaurant, supermarket or hunt the animals yourself?
Do you prefer to spend weeks walking from one city to another or go by car in a few hours?
I think all of us agree that doing everything for free isn't smart.
Why would you want to try to do affiliate marketing for free?
I think some people have some sort of obsession with avoiding paying for things.
But once you analyze their behavior, you'll notice that it's not rational at all.
They avoid paying $99/month for training which could make them 100 times more money in the long term but they don't have a problem spending $100 on junk food or drinks that destroy their own body.
Buying Useful Tools Makes Your Life EASIER
Renting an apartment makes it easier for you to be productive in life (instead of sleeping in a park).
Buying healthy food in a supermarket makes it easier for you to do things in life (instead of picking all your food for free from the nature).
Investing in affiliate marketing training makes it easier for you to make money.
Investing in affiliate marketing tools makes it easier for you to make money faster.
CONCLUSION - Ask the Right Questions
I think your question shouldn't be,
"Can I do x and y for FREE?"
I think your question should be,
"What is the most effective way for me to get to my goal?"
If your goal is to make a life-changing income online with affiliate marketing, the most effective way for you may be investing $99/month in the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Plus membership.
- Define your goal.
- Define the steps to get there.
- Improve your approach as you keep on learning.
- Don't stop until you have reached your goal.
What do you think? Should we aim to do EVERYTHING in life for FREE or is it smarter to invest in useful tools?
Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Even free things are limited in today's fast-paced, highly technological lifestyle. This is the reason why we must pay for those things to survive. If we want more out of life, then yes, spending money on our online business is the best step to make more. As it is, it takes work and time. I always say, "nothing in life is for free." Even you mentioned those free things we can do. It still has its limits in one way or another.
True Brenda. A good thing about our world today is that things are easier to get than before due to a greater technology. Acquiring food and shelter would have taken almost a whole life in the past but nowadays we get them for very cheap compared to that
Free is hard to beat! But, it is also at times very misleading! WA is one of the most economical ways I have found to build on the internet.
This is very true indeed! Why do something that could be easier in a harder way?
You are on point with the post
I like free stuff, but if we want better results, we must invest in making it happen.
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I think if we decided to do everything for free, ALL OF OUR TIME would be taken up hunting for food and sleeping, I don't think there would be any time leftover to do anything else.
True Jim. Modern tools help us to get things done faster and more easily.
Talking about development... I think in a few decades or centuries will come a time when nobody needs to do work anymore unless they want to. All the time the number of people reaching that state is higher and higher.
But I think even after that almost everyone will keep on working because humans are made to work and it's one of the most fulfilling things in life.
Chasing my food for free is a lot of work! :D