– If you’re watching this video,there’s a good chance that you wanna makea little bit more money,you work a nine to five joband you might be skepticaland think that everybodywho ever tells you how tomake money on the internetis running a scam or tryingto sell you something. Hopefully, this video canchange your mind about thatbecause I’m basically just gonna tell youwhat I did on the internet that helps memake thousands of dollars a monthand I don’t really havean ulterior motive herebeyond wanting you towatch my other videosand subscribe to my YouTube channel. And for those of you who are uninitiated,there are a lot of peoplewho use their YouTube channelor their podcast or even their blogwhere they write articles tomake hundreds of dollars a dayin affiliate marketingand it’s passive incomebecause they’re doing the work upfrontand even six months or a year,as long as what they’re talking aboutis relevant to somebody,they’re still making money. There are YouTube videos on this channelthat still make me money, not only on adsbut literally because they sell products,whether it’s affiliateproducts for someone elseor something that I made,and that’s what I wannateach you about today. How to use your content on the internetusing free platforms and social mediato make hundreds of dollars a dayselling somebody else’s product. That’s what affiliate market isand we’re gonna gothrough 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 createsomething awesome today. Welcome back to the channel. If you’re new here, myname is Roberto Blake,a lot of people know mein the YouTube space,I’m a creative entrepreneur,I’m a public speakerin events like social mediamarketing world and VidConand today I want to talk to you aboutone of the ways that Imake passive income online. I’ve done a couple of videos about this,teaching people different methods,whether it’s sellingyour own digital product,an online course, but today I wanna focusspecifically on affiliate marketingbecause it’s probablythe most accessible thingto the far majority of youeven if you have a nine to five job. It might sound absurd butit’s actually very reasonableto make an extra $100 a dayin passive income if you do it right. It’s not something that justanybody can do overnight. Yes, you will have to learnhow to market yourself,create content and build an audience. If you are not ready andprepared to learn new skills,leverage social mediaplatforms, and build an audiencethat can help you make that extra money,give you a little bit of side income,away from the day job, a littlebit more financial freedom,that’s something it requires work. It’s not for people who are lazy,it’s not for people who wannado get rich quick schemes,it’s not for people like that. So if that’s someone you identify as,you need to click offof this video right now. If you’re ready to do thework and reap benefit from itover and over again later, stay tuned. Let’s cut to the chase onthe good part, $100 a day. You know why you can make $100 a daywith affiliate marketing?There are programs outthere where companiessell a product and the commissionon the sale for that product is so goodthat’s either $100 upfrontfor those commission salesor it’s something like $50 or $30,which means you have to makebetween one and threesales to get close to $100. And there are plenty of them out there. I’ll give you some examples right now. With Bluehost, I thinkit starts out at $50,I’m at a higher tierto where I do 85 a salebecause I can talkabout building websites. There are a lot of peoplewho are starting online businesses,I can give them tutorials and trainingand then I’ve worked it out to whereI can also offer a discountto anybody who usesmy affiliate link forthat particular thing. So for me, one sale withBluehost, $85 commissions. That’s pretty straightforward. Epidemic Sound, I’m a YouTuberso I have a lot of peoplewho watch some of my videosabout how to grow on YouTube. Every time someone doesa 30-day free trialwith Epidemic Sound, thatis a $30 commission for mejust for giving them the linkof how to use the same background musicthat you’re hearing now in my video,how they can use royaltyfree background musicon their YouTube video. The value that I’m providing to peopleis they know about a resourcethat they didn’t knowabout before to replicate the successor results that I have. It’s basically just beinga resource for peopleand giving them some kind of valuefor something they wouldprobably 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 kidthat would go into Walmartand would see how manyelectronics I could selland I would actually try to outsellthe sales people on thefloor just because I could. As a teenager, I did this with Best Buy. I really had that much of a passionfor salespersonship and the gift of gaband just knowing that I was usefulbecause I think that psychologically,I validate myself by howuseful I am to other people. I don’t know if that’sa good or a bad thingbut it’s been a very profitable thingto think of myself in that way. Now imagine if that entire time,because I was helping sella product for a company,they had been giving me a commission. Now for a lot of people,they’re in situationswhere they get a salaryand they get a commission when they sell. The difference withaffiliate marketing is this,you’re just signing up andputting in your email addressand your payment informationand then you can be part ofthe 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 lotof obligations toward you. The good news for you,there’s no barrier to entry,there is really not thatmuch of a vetting processand you can start making money right awayas long as you can hustleand you can sell for them. And you don’t have to builda product of your own. Granted, you only get a small portionor a cut of all of the moneythat they will make on thatbut you also don’t haveto own the platform,or have a lot of responsibilityfor anything going on. That’s why affiliatemarketing isn’t a scamand that’s why it’s win-winfor a lot of brands and companies. But Roberto, if it’s so easy,why doesn’t everyone do it?Well, first of all, not everybodyis internet or tech savvy,the other thing is not everyonehas an area of expertise or passion. I know because I was a web designerabout a lot of online productsand also the needs of an online businessso since I am an online business owner,I can recommend everythingthat I use for my business,and the majority of ithas affiliate links. Whether it’s the conference callsthat I set up for my coachingclients with zoon. us,there’s an affiliate link for that. Whether it’s the mailmarketing systems that I usethat helps me have my newsletterand also helps me tore-market and sell my coursesto the people on my newsletteror my other digital products or services. Guess what, there’s an affiliate linkfor that same system that I use. Whether it’s the apps thatI use for certain projects,whether it’s the invoicing system,there is all of these products that I useand the companies would lovefor me to advocate for themand they don’t wanna haveto make that complicated. They wanna give me a commissionfor helping make the sale,I want to make the saleand make some extra moneyor passive income recommending somethingI already use every single dayand the average consumerwould love to knowthat somebody is revealingpart of their processor giving them tips or adviceand that if it’s something you’re doing,then they wanna do it tooand they were gonna spendthat money somewhere. You might as well benefitfor helping them outand this is why content marketing,this is why building apodcast, a YouTube channel,a blog, an Instagram page is so valuableand why it is a bigconcentration of the contentthat I do on this YouTube channelis helping you get from zero followersto 10,000 followers in theplatform of your choice. And so, you see the beauty ofthis is you don’t even needa big audience because it’sdown to making the one sale. It’s down to making the one sale. Now there are other affiliate programsthat do percentage commissions. Primer example is acompany called TubeBuddy. I’m a super affiliate with them,I’m also a brand ambassador for themand they sponsor content onthis channel fairly regularlybut I also get a 50% commissionrecurring on lifetime salesfor the YouTube browserplug-in called TubeBuddy,which is an amazing deal for me. When you think about it, it means thatas long as somebody came from this channeland used my tips and adviceand then shows to sign up for the product,that 50% of whateverthe fees are associatedmonthly with their account are somethingthat I benefit from forfacilitating that relationship. It is a fantastic dealfor the company and for meand it incentivizes loyalty. So if you can find in your niche,whatever it is, productsand services that haveeither percentages and recurringrevenue attached to them,or high payout flat rates of50 or $100 or even higher,then you see it’s not unreasonablefor you to start making$100 a day in passive incomewith affiliate marketing. So what do you need to beable to accomplish that?Now that we’ve set up this frameworkand now that you understandhow making the money worksand why people will actually click on itand trust your information,let’s go to some basic thingsyou need to do right nowto get going with affiliate marketing. First of all, you need to identifywhat niche you’re in andyou need to start looking. Do your research in Google and find outwhat affiliate programsexist for that niche. Take a look at the brands and the productsthat you use everyday forwhatever you’re doing,whether you’re doing fitnessor whether you’re doingwhatever it is you’re doing. And really look at that andthen look into the researchand see, do they have an affiliate deal?Type in the name of the brandand type in the wordsaffiliate program in Googleand it’s as simple as thatand you’ll find resultsfor the affiliate programs inyour niche or for a company. Is that easy. You know, most things are usuallyas simple as Googling them. Many of these affiliate programswill ask if you have a website,you usually should have a websiteif you wanna do affiliate marketingeven if it’s not gonna bethe primary place that you do that,it’s more likely for you to be approved. Now not every website doesthis but a lot of them do. Amazon is the easiest placeto do affiliate marketingjust because even thoughthe percentages are very lowin terms of your commission on the sales,the thing is they have more productsand more variety ofcategories than anyone elseand it’s a brand people trust. But you do usually need a websiteand they wanna know that youhave some decent traffic therein order for them to approve you. Now sometimes they’ll just approve youwith your social media accounts. So if you don’t have a website,just go ahead and try withyour social media accounts. You can always applyagain and use your websitein the future if you’re turned down. So that’s one of thethings you have to do. Like I said, I have anaffiliate link for Bluehost,making the point that again,affiliate marketing is awesomeso if you need a website,I have an affiliate linkfor Bluehost and they givethe members of this communitya rather large discount so if you just goto robertoblake. com/bluehostor you use my link down below,or use the link here inthe info card, guess what?You’ll get a massive discount,I’ll get a commissionand see, this is howaffiliate marketing works. Now when you have your websiteand you have your blog setup, using a WordPress blog,the good news is you cannot onlyput these affiliate links in your post,you do have to disclose them but you alsocan make something called a resource page. And a resource page isjust a list of everythingthat you use for your businessand you can have affiliate links for that. So like I said, there’s amassive amount of affiliate linksthat I use day to day interms of the resourcesfor this YouTube channel,primer example B&H Photo Video linksare in the descriptionsfor all the camera gear. Anyone who wants to producethe quality of content I use,then they’ll get the camera gearthat is behind this channel, right?Same thing for the podcast. So that’s an example ofhow if you have a platform,whether it’s YouTube or podcasting,people wanna buy what producedthe results that you haveand you’re just being aresource and linking to it. So that’s what I would start within terms of okay, so anyonewho does come to my siteknows what I’m using and what I haveand if they want it, Iget a commission, right?The other thing I would look atis can you make contentthat’s helpful and usefulto people in your nichethat can directly relateto a product that you getan affiliate commission for or a service?So that’s something elseyou need to think about, content strategy. I get into that a lot hereon the YouTube channel,it’s something you mightwanna subscribe for. Making content in different platforms,if you have the time to doit is going to be helpful. For many of you just starting a blogand writing like you know, on a weekend,writing three or fivearticles to get you startedand then putting out oneor two articles a week,taking only 30 minutes toan hour to write an article,that’s gonna be a goodplace for you guys to start. And if you start with highend affiliate productsthat have high commissions in your niche,or at least high percentageslike 20 or 30 or 50%of whatever the product sale is,then you’re closer tomaking good money everydaymaking that $100 a day thatwe talked about very quicklyeven with a small audience. If you can get them to be loyaland if you give good information. And again, as long as thispiece of content exists,there’s an opportunityfor it to make you money. By using your other socialmedia links and outletswhether that’s Facebook orstarting a Facebook group,starting a Facebook page, Instagramand putting it in your bio link,or if you get 10,000 subscribers,followers in Instagram,swipe up, you get thelink out, or using IGTV. Whatever method you use, doing Twitter,whatever method you use,you can link to this contentfrom your website, get itin front of more eyeballsand use hashtags andthings in social mediato get traffic back to your websiteand then it’s more likely that peoplewill buy something fromyour affiliate linksand you get to make that money. So having content todistribute in social mediais actually really practical. And something you guys are underestimatingis writing articles,posting them in LinkedInand in LinkedIn groupswhere you have permissionand then getting thattraffic back to your website. People who you know, read those articlesand do these things in LinkedIntend to be more affluent and more willingto spend money on something. Everybody’s sleeping onLinkedIn, big mistake. If you’re gonna do YouTube content,I would recommend doingtutorials and product demosthat showcase why someone should use this,who it’s for, and whetherit’s a good deal or notand then recommend it. Also you could alwaysrecommend alternatives,do comparison videos, versus videos,these are the types of contentthat usually convertmassively in terms of sales. So if you’re looking to do big saleswith affiliate marketing,you wanna do it on YouTube. Those visual product demosare a great way to go. Product reviews, comparison videos,absolutely are probably the best funnelfor making affiliate revenue from productswhen you do it on YouTube that way. Whether it’s written content with photosor whether it’s videos on YouTube,buyers guides, doing abreakdown of all the thingspeople could buy, especiallyeither during a holidayor based around a certain tech releaseor back to school, likethe timing of those videosis actually really goodfor affiliate marketingand you could do some of your best saleseither 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 paydaysfrom just hitting the right timewith the right content on buyers guides. One of the things I didsuccessfully back in the daywas I did laptop buyers guidesand this did really well for me in Amazon. Amazon had a cap out of $25maximum payout on laptopsbut there would be these great monthswhere I was doing massive commissionsbecause of all these laptop sales. So it’s just something to think about. And like I said, if you have no audienceand you’re like Roberto,I need an audienceto do all of these things. Roberto, I don’t understand marketingand you need that skillto do all these things. The good news is there’s 1,000 free videoshere on the YouTubechannel that talk aboutentrepreneurship, marketing in differentsocial media platformslike Instagram and YouTubeand also how to build a podcast. So if you’re saying that you don’t knowhow to do these things,you can always justsubscribe to the channel,it’s free content, you don’teven have to buy a courseand you can learn how tobuild an audience from zero. You can learn emailmarketing, you can learnhow to do these thingsand then you can makea little bit of extra money. It just means you might haveto watch a few of my videosinstead of whatever is on Netflix. And that’s the only price youreally have to pay for it. Time. And of course, the benefit to meis that I get new views and subscribersand if you use any ofthe affiliate links downin the description below,the resources that I’ve talked about,I of course will benefitfrom that monetarily. So it’s a win-win for everybodyand now you know howaffiliate marketing works. So now I think you areready to get startedas long as you are willing to hustleand you realize this will notbe an overnight success story. You are in a good position to wherethis can start making you a little bitof extra income on theside and you can startto diversify your revenue streamsbecause there is no suchthing as job security anymoreand I think that’s becoming moreand more apparent to a lot of people. I’m not saying you haveto quit your day jobor you can’t want towork a nine to five job,and I’m not trying to shameanybody who has that situation. What I do know is a lot of peopleare having their circumstancestaken out of their hands. I’m seeing people everyday tell methat they have losttheir job out of nowhereor that the industry changedand they are scared of being pushed out. They’re getting older and maybe the placeisn’t valuing loyaltyand experience anymore,or unfortunately peopleare having their healthpush them out of theircareer field and their joband they still money to survive. So what I’m trying to do is I want peoplethat are in that situationto have the informationthat’s going to help them get byor move to the next level andhave more financial freedomand more control over their lives. So if I’ve helped you do that today,then I feel like I did a good joband I feel like my mission iscloser to being accomplished. That actually brings meto my question of the daybefore we close the video. Are you diversifying your revenue streamsor are you relying onjust one stream of income?I really want to know thisand I wanna understandwhere my audience is interms of those thingsso I can talk about it more. Because maybe it’s helpfuland if you have questionsabout passive income, oryou still have questionsabout affiliate marketing,drop those in the comment section too. I’ll try to reply to as many of themin the first hour, firstday, and first weekthat this video is up. So it’s another good reason to subscribeand hit notifications. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this video,I actually really do diggetting into these topicsbecause I think it’s partof what really helped mebe successful is learning how to selland understanding how digital commerceand the global economy isaccessible to almost everybody nowand I just think it’s a greatthing that gives more peopleopportunity and givesthem a fighting chance. Like this video if you like it,don’t forget to subscribe,share it with a friend. As always you guys, thanksso much for watching. Don’t forget, go out thereand create something awesome today. You might just make a few bucks off of it. Take care.