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.