Affiliate Marketing (in Off-topic)


BHT December 9 2009 8:40 PM EST

Anybody ever do this, or know anything about it?

I was chatting with a kid in class today and he was talking to me about this. He claims to make $100-$200 a day off it. (Thats ~$55k a year!) He said he spends maybe an hour each day working on it and about 6 hours in initial investment. He also said his only expense is for his his website/domain, which is $5/month, $10 to start.

From what he told me all you do is sell other peoples products for a large commission. He has his own website which generates traffic and picks up keywords to get hits. Then he has info on the products and such, and he just links them to the Buy link and gets a commission for it. (he claimed usually over 50%)

If this is legit, I need to start researching. Anybody have input?

Kompton Kidd December 9 2009 8:42 PM EST

I wanna know this too now..

BHT December 9 2009 8:45 PM EST

He also told me about a site called ClickBank:

https://www.clickbank.com/

which is where he finds his products to sell.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 9 2009 9:41 PM EST

I don't know, but it sounds like I want in before I drown myself in sorrows.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] December 9 2009 10:17 PM EST


Sounds somewhat like one of the Four Hour Work Week strategies. The book is good, if just for the cupcake story. Tim Ferris is amusing, if overly full of himself, and there's a website.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] December 9 2009 11:13 PM EST

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BHT December 9 2009 11:16 PM EST

The thing is, there is no "get rich quick" book involved.

The ONLY cost is keeping your website up and running, which I wouldnt mind having one anyways. We shall see when I am making $1000 a week and create the most ultimate CB Char! Muhahah....

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] December 9 2009 11:21 PM EST

I can sell products for you BHT, all you need to do is buy my book, and then you can sign up on my website: defhoboz.biz for an account and you will be on your way to becoming a millionaire. If there is anything you can take away from that kid in your class, it is that with minimal effort, you can make hundreds of thousands of dollars, all you need is a credit card!

FailBoat[SG] December 9 2009 11:35 PM EST

I've always found that Blog sites work wonders for when you're too lazy to make a website.

Joel December 9 2009 11:40 PM EST

I'm going to go start selling "Get Rich Quick" books right now! I'll get rich quick! rofl!

AdminNightStrike December 10 2009 12:20 AM EST

Affiliate marketing is a very good way for the average person to generate money.

It does, however, require a very large time investment when you are first getting started, and probably for several years hence. If you do the work properly, then it will taper down to eventually stabilize at around a few hours a week, but that takes a lot of effort.

I am speaking from much experience in the area.

BHT December 10 2009 12:31 AM EST

Thanks NS, In your face nay-sayers!

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] December 10 2009 1:14 AM EST

It does, however, require a very large time investment when you are first getting started, and probably for several years hence. If you do the work properly, then it will taper down to eventually stabilize at around a few hours a week, but that takes a lot of effort.


In your face for thinking it's an easy way to get rich quick.

DoS [Battle Royale] December 10 2009 1:21 AM EST

Let's make a community one do something cool with the money. xD

BHT December 10 2009 12:50 PM EST

In your face for thinking it's an easy way to get rich quick.


1. Anything where I can sit at home on my computer and "do work", is easy.
2. You can make money fast if you pick the right niche and promote it successfully. Sure you won't be "rich" but who wouldn't want a little extra income.
3. If you don't believe AM works, then your uninformed.

Cube December 10 2009 5:46 PM EST

your uninformed

Sorry, had to point that one out =)
Ignore me.

(CB1)WFP December 10 2009 6:31 PM EST

commissions arent large they are percents or fractions of percents and you have to get people to sign up through your web site which creates considerable work for you. to get to the level of making 100-200 dollars a day takes a lot of time and considerable effort.

i have a bachelors degree in marketing and have looked into this type of marketing and it is kind of a sham unless you get into the business early enough. its kinda like a pyramid scheme.
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