I don’t write many posts but felt inspired today. If you want to become a full time affiliate marketer then this post is for you.
In 2015 I chose to quit TWO jobs and start my own full time online affiliate marketing business.
I consider myself a Plan B type of person.
What does this mean exactly? Well I guess the best way to explain it is to describe what I think Plan A people are.
I used to be a Plan A person.
The type of person who had to wake up in the morning everyday and go work for someone else so that I could pay my bills, buy food, and put a roof over my head.
I had a belief that this was the best way to make money because this is what was taught to me all of my life. I soon started to see the problem with the Plan A mentality. I fell into the “rat race”.
I was only being paid enough to stick around and do my job nothing more. I looked further into my life and future and I realized that if I stayed on this path, eventually I would not have enough money to live once I retired.
I knew something had to change. That’s when I implemented Plan B.
Plan B to me was my way out of the rat race. Ever since the day I made the decision to quit my job, and switch over to a plan B type of person, things have changed drastically.
I Wanted to Become a Full Time Affiliate Marketer
Since I made the decision to go completely full time, I can now choose when I work. I love going to work at my own business everyday.
I wanted to share some motivation and tips for success for those wondering if they should quit their job to become an affiliate marketer.
This is my own story on how I have managed to break the 9-5, and how my life has changed since taking the leap into full time online marketing as an entrepreneur.
I began marketing online about 15 years ago as a complete newbie. I was strapped for cash back then.
I would barely have enough money from one paycheck to last me till the next paycheck.
I was truly living the “paycheck to paycheck” lifestyle. In fact I had to work two jobs, and still could barely support my lifestyle. I remember being forced to make $20 last me for a week. It’s amazing how many 99 cent bags of hash browns and hot dogs I ate back then.
It was time for a change. I wanted to start living like the people that employed me! I knew it would be impossible to do that if I continued only working for them since they only paid me enough to stick around.
I didn’t have the equity or cash or credit to start a brick and mortar business – so I needed ideas!
One fine day I was sitting at a poker table (because that was the only other way I knew how to make money at the time) and a friend of mine was talking about how he makes money online.
I was intrigued by his story and I started doing my own research while working my other office job. I spent a year surfing places like Warrior Forum, and even went as far as looking into Blackhat World.
Over the course of two years I immersed myself into the industry information. I bought REAL Affiliate Marketing Training, and learned the business.
What kept me going on my path to become an affiliate marketer was seeing other people succeed.
I was seeing first hand that people could make hundreds or thousands of dollars a day in this business. This really inspired me to NEVER quit!
After months of failure and botched methods I pretty much begged my buddy to share one working method with me.
He gave me some GREAT advice on PPC marketing, showed me how to build sample campaigns, and even offered some advice on some offers that may do well.
I always wanted him to give me the “goods” (an actual campaign and landing page and ads that were actually working ) he never did, and for this I thank him.
Why do I thank him?
Because it made me a better affiliate marketer.
By learning from your own mistakes you will be a stronger and more creative full time affiliate marketer.
My friend’s highly experienced advice in buying paid traffic has helped greatly. I have been able to create a business online that in one month this year generated more take home cash than I made in a year working 60 hours a week at two jobs.
Now think about this for a minute, this person was a friend of mine for years, and he NEVER shared with me the goods on exactly how to make money online.
To Become a Full Time Affiliate Marketer You will Never Find the Answer in an E-book!
Don’t spend another dime on $7 ebooks!
The point here is you need to take action and learn yourself from trial and error. Build GOOD relationships and get experienced advice from people who REALLY know the business. Then you need to think for yourself.
Now That I am a Full Time Affiliate Marketer, I Am More Selective Now Than I Ever Was…
When I first begin in this business, I tried and failed. I feel good about it. I have lost my cool and at first I tried pretty much every single method possible in hopes one would work.
I finally realized that after many years of failure I was doing things all wrong! I wasn’t focusing on one single business. I wrote a complete book on this business model that I now use. It is really the most basic philosophy.
You can get it free at Unstoppable Online Income.
It’s a great guide on the real way to make money online, but you won;t know that unless you take the steps to prove me wrong.
So the only true way to know if something is going to work is to do it yourself – take action and reap the rewards!
That is how EVERY Full Time Affiliate Marketer has Gotten to Where They Are.
I spent years testing methods, and many of them failed. That is the nature of this business. However, when I campaigns that work, the RUSH is insane!
As many of the people reading this may know I sell online training through Powerhouse Affiliate Premium. It’s no secret that the objective behind most of the content on the blog and ads is to help train people about the industry.
I want to help others just as my friend did for me several years ago.
Most people may not know this but over 100,000 members have come through the program in some way or form.
Why am I telling you this? Because I want to make sure that if you are considering to become a full time affiliate marketer to earn money, you understand it is completely alive and well – it works, and you can make life changing income with 1 single affiliate blog!
If you want to become a full time affiliate you need to take this on as a business and go all in.
If you can understand how to be successful with affiliate marketing this will open the doors into building your own eCommerce stores, or even your own email list building campaigns or lead generation business. The skills applied in building profitable affiliate websites are the same skills you will require to build any other business online in my opinion. But many affiliates, just remain as an affiliate to avoid the hassle of dealing with actual customers, and that’s fine and dandy! That is what I have been doing ALL along!
I have been running CPA affiliate campaigns ever since my wise friend told me about it over a decade ago.
I have done courses on all the traffic sources I have used including Bing Ads, Native Ads, Push Ads, Facebook, Google, Solo ads, and more. All of these courses are up to date inside Powerhouse Affiliate Premium.
Recently I decided to focus on only 3 websites
I am getting mostly organic traffic and Facebook traffic.
I pretty much only focus my time on paid traffic and outsource the SEO stuff.
I work with a small team of people. We all have our own nice little offices in our homes and we each have a role to play. It’s a small team with one goal in mind – “To scale the CRAP out of our profitable campaigns!”
To scale into massive numbers you need people and you need a budget.
You can’t do it ALL alone..
If you are new I highly recommend you start by building your very first niche focused branded authority website.
The first thing you need to do is find an audience you want to cater to. Here are a few steps to becoming a full time affiliate marketer.
1 – Choose a Niche – Watch my webinar below if you have time.
2 – Find out what other successful people do.
When you browse the internet and see an ad that clearly looks like an affiliate ad – follow it and see if it’s something you want to reverse engineer.
One of my first affiliate campaigns that made “life-changing money” was found by a mistake. My girlfriend at the time (now wife) was on Facebook and I noticed an ad targeted to her on her screen.
I asked her to click it. I thought it was fantastic, so I reverse engineered it. That campaign made me $40,000 USD profit in my first year running it. I changed a few things on it and made it much better and that campaign is something I still run today. There are also spy tools if that’s something that you want to explore.
3 – Set up your affiliate website and create 90 pieces of content.
Make sure you create really good content. You won;t see results at first but one of the biggest mistakes new affiliates make is they don’t keep at it nearly long enough and they experience the feeling of seeing hard work pay off. To become a full time affiliate marketer you need to work at it every day.
4. Consider Email List Building and Paid Traffic
Once you have built your own website it’s time to consider building an email list and implementing paid traffic. We have complete courses inside Powerhouse Affiliate on how to do all of this. So without rambling on too much more check out the free ebook I wrote that explains the path to Unstoppable Online Income, so you can learn more about exactly how to begin.