May 14

By Ralph

May 14, 2019


So how long does it take to make money with affiliate marketing?

This is probably one of the most asked questions when someone new to affiliate marketing is thinking about getting started.

Depending on your experience level, it can take anywhere from 6-12 months before you make your first sale.

In comes cases, it can take more than a year. But it really does depend on the few things like commitment, level of training, an consistency.

So in this article, I plan on going over some of the key factors that can determine how quickly you make money with affiliate marketing.

How Much Time Are You Willing To Commit To Your Business?

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, part time effort will get you part time results. The same can be said for full time effort.

That being said, if you take two people with identical websites on the same topic, but one person puts in 40 hours per week, compared to the other putting in only 10 hours per week, It’s obvious who will find success quicker.

But I have a full time job! I get it, and that’s ok. My advice is not to tell you to quit your current job and jump completely into affiliate marketing.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is that you can work on it on your own time.


But it’s important to understand that the more hours you put into your affiliate marketing business, the sooner you will see results. 

What Is Your Niche?

Although it’s possible to make money in any niche, it is important to understand that some niches are more competitive than others.

Just look at the health and fitness industry. There are so many ways in which you can go about promoting this industry.

This can make the chances of you making money in this niche that much tougher.

But at the same time, this exact competition gives you a great chance of making a lot of money. You see, you want your industry to be competitive.

Because that just means there’s a great opportunity to make money in it. But if you’re new to affiliate marketing, then you may want to narrow your niche down a bit. 

So instead of focusing on health and fitness, think about getting into weight loss. Try to get as specific as you can with your niche.

Some narrow it down even more by focusing on weight loss for women.

The narrower the better. And as your site builds, you can start to branch out into other categories of fitness.

What Kind Of Training Do You Have?

When I built my first affiliate marketing website, I had absolutely zero experience with affiliate marketing.

I had no idea what it was or how you made money from it. But as I learned more about it through training, I was able to make my first sale in 6 months.

However, keep in mind that I put in a lot of time to make that first sale. I’m talking about 60+ hours a week learning and creating content for my site.

So like i mentioned earlier, your level of effort will help determine how quickly you make money with affiliate marketing.

But also your level of training will be key as well. This is important because you have to learn what it takes to make money online.

Understanding how to lead your visitors into a sale. You also have to learn the lingo of affiliate marketing.

If you’re reading this article right now, more than likely you’re new to affiliate marketing. So making sure you get the right training will be crucial in your development.

How Badly Do You Need The Money?

Often times a person's willingness to fight through adversity is dependent on how badly they need something. In the case of money.

Sometimes the lack of money can drive people to work harder and not give up.

Other times, the desperation of needing money can lead to people searching for faster alternatives.

Well I’m here to tell you that there is no quick way to earning money with affiliate marketing.

It takes time to not only build out your site, but also gain the trust of Google and your visitors.

So if you’re someone that needs the money but is interested in learning about affiliate marketing, I would advise that you keep your day job while you learn.

As you start to earn income, you can start thinking about your exit strategy when it comes to your job. But this all depends on the level of responsibilities you have.

If you have a family that depends on you, then obviously your family comes first.

It won’t be easy, but if you plan on changing your financial situation, then tough decision will have to be made.

Final Thoughts

Affiliate marketing is a great way for anyone that is new to making money online to get started.

The reason being is that it doesn’t cost much to get going, and you don’t have to carry any of the products.

All you’re doing is promoting other people’s products and services. The hard part is building an audience to showcase the products and services to.

Once you’re able to create traffic, the opportunity to make money is unlimited.

So when answering the question how long does it take to make money with affiliate marketing?

It really does depend on the amount of effort you’re willing to give to your business. Things like training, time commitment, and consistency.

These 3 things are key to speeding up the process in which you make money.  

How I Earn My Money Online

In 2018, I finally became a Six Figure Business, and it only took 27 months to get there. This allowed me to leave my part time job, and become a full time affiliate marketer.

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If you’re curious as to how I was able to create passive income for myself, then I recommend that you click the button below. I have prepared a special video that will explain how I did it.

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