Smart Affiliate Marketing that Works
What is Affiliate Marketing?
- You’re happy because you earned a commission.
- The company is happy because they have a new sale from a customer that they might not have normally been able to reach.
- And the customer is happy because they learned about a product from you that will hopefully fulfill a need or desire.
Affiliate marketing is something I started about 10 years ago and I’ve been doing ever since I started my first business online with an old ebook website—promoting a third party company’s website about how to buy cheap cars at local car auctions.
I also offer affiliate marketing here on the Cornerstone Appliance Training Website, sharing some of the tools and services that I use to earn extra income, and if you or anyone else purchases through my affiliate links I earn a commission.
If you’ve purchased from my links before, thank you so much! I greatly appreciate your support!
The Two Most Important Rules I Have for Affiliate Marketing
Before I share the strategies that I’ve used to generate affiliate commissions each month, there are extremely important rules I use when promoting products that are not my own.
You don’t have to use these rules in order to become an affiliate or be successful at it, but it’s what has helped me grow my affiliate income tremendously over the last few years:
I only recommend products as an affiliate that I’m extremely very familiar with—preferably products that I’ve used before and have helped me achieve something. If I’m not confident in the product and I don’t feel it will positively help people, I will not promote it.
I never directly tell anyone to buy a product. I always recommend products based on my experience and in the context of what I’ve done or what I’m doing.
Passive Income. That’s the Dream, Right?
What is Passive Income?
The common definition of passive income is income that you earn without being actively involved. That typically means that you continue to make income with no or very little effort on your part to maintain that cash flow.
Can You Really Make Money with Affiliate Marketing?
Passive Income Business Essential #1 – Website with a Blog
There are a few free options like Blogger, Wix, Tumblr, or WordPress.com. Those are great options for some, but I don’t recommend them for 3 important reasons:
- When you use a free service, your domain name will almost always be an “extra” extension to the service provider’s own domain. For example, if I created Cornerstone on
- Wix, the web address would be http://cornerstoneappliancetraining.wix instead of https://cornerstoneappliancetraining.com.
You have fewer customization options for design, functionality, and revenue. For example, I know that with free WordPress.com sites, you are limited to using only certain plugins, and you aren’t even allowed to advertise.
3. When you build your business on someone else’s platform, your business is vulnerable to any changes they might make. For example, if Wix closed tomorrow, you would lose your business entirely.
These 3 reasons alone are exactly why I recommend going with a self-hosted website. You have more control, it looks more professional, and you can truly call it your own and customize it like you want to.
One of the Website Hosting Company I Use and Trust
BlueHost has an AWESOME reputation. I love their customer support and reliability. [Full Disclosure: As an affiliate, I receive compensation if you purchase through this link.]
I have personally tried other hosting companies. One of them turn of my main membership website without warning! I had to scramble and find another hosting company and upload
my site before my members/students realized what had happen. You can only imagine my horror, when I went check my website only to findout it was it completely offline.
I have heard horror stories all the time from other online entrepreneurs dealing with massive hosting headaches. Bluehost just works, which will give you complete satisfaction and peace of mind!
I highly recommend using Bluehost for your first website, and you can get started now at $3.99/month, you can’t beat that anywhere!
I Appreciate You! Thanks for Taking the Time to Stop By
I’m here for you as both a guide and as a friend.
I want to hear your success stories. I want to know how else I can help you grow your business. I want the Cornerstone Passive Income experience to be our experience, together. That’s how we all learn and grow together, including me.
I do my best to respond to emails. I treat everyone equally. And I firmly believe that if i can do it, anyone can. There is nothing special about me, just a normal guy who enjoys working hard for me and my family.
My goal here at CATC is to empower anyone I can with the knowledge, ability and encouragement that I believe is in the WORD, Deut 28:8 “What you put your hand to will Prosper”.
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