Is Affiliate Marketing Still Profitable?

By Strahinja | Tips

Jul 10
is affiliate marketing still profitable

Before people sign up for affiliate marketing career there is one thing they want to know- is affiliate marketing still profitable? It doesn’t do anyone any good to start a career that will not make them a living wage or is on the downside of profitability.

Most people join affiliate marketing because they want to boost their income and put more money aside for retirement. They would not be able to reach their financial goals if they could not make money at affiliate marketing.

The Obvious Answer

The answer to the question is yes, affiliate marketing is still profitable. The follow up response is that it is not as profitable as it once was. The reason for this is that millions of people from around the world have signed up to be affiliate marketers.

is affiliate marketing still profitable

These people have financial goals of their own and see affiliate marketing as a way out of their country’s not so good economic condition. So while you can still make a profit at affiliate marketing, you are just going to have to work harder and smarter than your competition.


How To Make A Profit At Affiliate Marketing

In spite of the competition it is still possible to make a good living and earn some profit while doing affiliate marketing as a main job or as a second job. You just have to watch for key trends or opportunities to help move your business to the top of the financial ladder.

is affiliate marketing still profitable

Here are things to consider to help you move your affiliate marketing business to a more profitable stage:

  • Use technology - people are using all sorts of different electronic devices to get their news, information and goods to buy. They use smart watches, HDTV, smart phones, tablets and more. You need to tap into that market by developing the right strategies that meet those search needs and methods.
  • The audience has gotten larger - not just in your home country but around the world. People are turning to the Internet for their entertainment and other needs. This explosion of Internet use has helped developed an ever growing audience. Learn your target audience and what their needs are and customize your affiliate business to meet those needs.
  • Expand your representation - Normally, you start representing one or two niches. That is because you do not want to spread yourself out too thin. It is hard to write good content for all those niches. But as your business grows you can expand your representation of niches and hire people to write the content for you. You can add more niches and create a bigger target audience for yourself.
  • Add your own products - some affiliate marketers continue to represent different products and continue their steady income stream. Then once they get big enough, they expand their product line by including their own products. There is no rule in affiliate marketing that stops you from having your own products and representing them yourself. Or you can represent a service you will perform. It is your choice but to be profitable, you need to continue to expand.
  • Develop return buyers - this is one of the key ways to become and remain profitable. When you have customers that trust your judgment and recommendations, then you can make even more money. They will keep following your advice and continue to return to find products they need through your websites.

To Be Profitable It Takes Hard Work

This is one of the driving forces behind the continued profitability of affiliate marketing. Everyone hears those stories about how an affiliate marketer earns money while they sleep. They are great success stories.

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What people rarely hear about is how much hard work those successful affiliate marketers put in to achieve that stage. Successful affiliate marketing does not happen over night and it is not a miracle career move. You have got to put the work in to be profitable.

Attracting targeted visitors is one of the best ways to be successful in affiliate marketing. You can check our post to learn more about this.

The Steps To Take To Profitability

You have probably been told the following before, but it bears repeating. To be a successful and profitable affiliate marketer, you need to follow the upcoming steps. 

  • Do your research - learn the best SEO and other website strategies that will help drive traffic to your door and your links.
  • Use correct keywords - you do not need to stuff your content with keywords, just use the right ones at the right times to help get traffic looking at your content and ads.
  • Write good content - content is favored these days over keywords. Make sure your content is valuable to your audience.
  • Pick the right niches - do not go into those niches you know nothing or little about. You cannot produce good content if you do not know what to write about.
  • Pick the right products - you can represent those products that pay a small commission but also add in those that pay high fees. That way you can keep your income stream up and make more money.
  • Be realistic - don’t let the $ signs get in your eyes and ruin your vision. Keep your goals realistic, keep your content realistic and honest, and keep your product representation realistic.

Follow My Lead

is affiliate marketing still profitable

Being profitable at affiliate marketing and keeping that career profitable takes a little training. Unless you are a gifted person who can just step right in and do the job perfectly from the start you are going to need some guidance to make affiliate marketing profitable for you.

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About the Author

Hi there. I'm just a regular guy that worked many different jobs before finding out about affiliate marketing. Decided to give it a try, followed the instructions, worked hard and started making money online. Here to help you achieve same thing. Working from home is possible if you have the proper training and people.

  • Iva says:

    This article helps people to understand how to get success in affiliate marketing. I am still trying to learn and understand some things about this process. It is definitely huge time-invest job but i think when you want something that everything is possible. You just need to believe and work for it. Thumbs up.

    • Strahinja says:


      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post.

      Affiliate marketing is not easy, but it is the best way to earn and make money online. It takes take but the reward is amazing.

      Let me know if you need any help.


  • Kathy says:

    Thank you for such an informative post. Yes, affiliate marketing does take time and patience. The secret is to work consistently to build your business and not give up. You’re so right that we need to consider new technology when it comes to marketing. Having a mobile friendly site is a must, as far more people use their smart phones to research products before buying.

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