How I Started with Affiliate Marketing?

Timotheus Update: This post was originally published on 8 Dec 2020 on my previous website – Passive Online Revenue. Due to rebranding and consolidation of the two sites, the post is now on this website and published on 10 January 2023. This post has also been updated to be more relevant and current.

How I Started with Affiliate Marketing?

Introduction

Hello everyone! Today I am going to introduce more about myself and the online business I am doing.

I will share with you who I am, what is the work I am doing, what this website is all about, and most importantly – How I Started with Affiliate Marketing?


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Who is Timotheus?

I am a part-time teacher and lecturer. I have teaching gigs where I teach topics like digital marketing, soft skills, and other topics.

I also do affiliate marketing and have a few websites where I earn a side income.

I love affiliate marketing. And have found it to be closest to creating passive income.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is simply promoting other people’s or other businesses products. And when there is a sale, you get commission.

It is actually nothing new. Sales people have been promoting products for years. And when they make a sale they earn a commission.

So now, instead of going everywhere physically, you can actually do it online. When you do it online, they call it affiliate marketing. So, the same thing when done online. You promote a product online. You make a sale. You get a commission.

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What Is Affiliate Marketing?
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
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How Did I Become an Affiliate Marketer?

Like most people, I used to work full time for other people’s businesses.

In one of the companies where I worked at, I was retrenched.

It was when the dot com bubble burst.

The second time I was retrenched was during the Asian financial crisis.

After that second time, I learned that no job is ever safe and secure.

You and I can be laid off any time.

So, I decided to never be caught in that situation again.

I really wanted to build and grow a business.

But I felt I was still not ready back then.

So, I started to do freelance work. I started with digital marketing gigs. And then consulting gigs. Then teaching jobs came along. Today, I do mostly teaching gigs, with the occasional consulting project.

Around 2014, I decided I was ready to start an online business. I tried drop shipping. I tried private label. I tried FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon). Then I learned about affiliate marketing.

Actually, I kind of knew about affiliate marketing many years ago before 2014. I mean I visited people’s blogs and I saw that they were making money from advertisements, and product placements, and promoting products. The latter which basically is affiliate marketing.

So, I decided to do affiliate marketing.

But I had no idea how to go about it.

The first step I needed to take was to learn affiliate marketing.

I went online, and did my research on Google. I was looking for a really good training program to teach me how to do affiliate marketing correctly.

I said correctly because there were courses that taught the wrong way to do affiliate marketing.

And I found out that some people had problems such as having their websites blacklisted by search engines like Google, getting banned from social media sites, etc.

As such, they lost a lot of money as well as their source of income.

I did not want to in such situations.

And definitely did not want to lose money.

And I finally found a good and reliable training program. It is Wealthy Affiliate.

To me, it is an excellent online training program to learn affiliate marketing. And not just learn how to do it. The important thing is to learn how to do it right.

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Wealthy Affiliate - An Honest Review 2023
Wealthy Affiliate – An Honest Review 2023
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If you prefer watching a video, I have also published a video about Wealthy Affiliate on my YouTube Channel. Here is the video.

The Birth and Reboot of My Website

This website that you are currently viewing was born in 2016. But I did not focus on it initially.

I love to travel and created a travel blog.

I also created a make money online blog.

And I was focusing on both of these blogs.

I thought that I could grow both these blogs at the same time.

And use this website as a portfolio for my teaching gigs.

Things went well for a while.

I was earning some income from both websites.

And I was also getting more teaching gigs.

Then in 2020, covid happened.

People stopped traveling.

So, my travel blog started to lose visitors and income.

My teaching gigs were reduced too.

Again, more income was reduced.

This was because most of my teaching gigs were on site.

There were still the occasional online teaching gigs which brought some income.

Last year, in early 2022, I was diagnosed with cancer.

I had an emergency stoma surgery.

Then I had to rest for many months after that.

As such, I stopped creating and publishing new and fresh content on my make money blog.

Again, income was affected.

I was also going through radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments.

So, most of 2022 was spent resting and recovering.

I had time to re-evaluate my business strategy.

I used the time to relook at current economic and business situation.

I decided to change strategy. And decided to consolidate all my websites and focus on this website.

It was also about branding.

Over the years, as I did my online businesses, I learned that people remembered me best.

They don’t seem to know or recall my travel or make money brands.

They only remember me – Timotheus Lee.

So, I decided to consolidate all my websites and focus on this website.

For a start, I transferred (and am still transferring) old posts from another business website called Passive Online Revenue.

That was the other affiliate marketing site I did.

As I transferred the old posts to here, I started to see some income. Not a lot of money, but good enough to create a side income to sustain me and my family.

Of course, at the same time, I also created new and fresh content.

The sales and income encouraged me. And I decided to fully focus on this website now.

Also, a month or so back I attended another online training program. And was encouraged to do more videos.

I was encouraged to create videos and upload to YouTube, and to TikTok, too. So that is why you see me more active at YouTube and TikTok now.

If you are on TikTok, please connect with me on TikTok. I hope to see you on that platform.

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Will You Earn A Lot of Money from Affiliate Marketing?

It really all depends on you. If you work hard, you can earn quite a bit.

I know of some people who did so well that their affiliate marketing business has become their source of full-time income.

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories

Here are some of the people who shared their success stories at Wealthy Affiliate

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There is some free training as well as really powerful tools and features to help you do digital marketing for your online business.

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Join the Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter member for Free! And get access to free training on starting and growing an online business as well as many free features and tools (including powerful keyword tool). Plus, you get to create a website hosted on the Wealthy Affiliate server for free.

But do take note this is not a get rich quick scheme. You need to work hard. The harder you work, the more time you give to this business, the higher your chances of earning more.

It is good to create a side income. I especially learned that to be true during this pandemic. So, I am glad I started my affiliate marketing business back in 2016.

This is because it takes time to build and grow a business.

And affiliate marketing is a business.

As such, it takes time to build and grow it.

I started in 2016.

And today, I am earning side income to help me support my family, pay the bills and even make some investments that generate more passive income.

You can do the same.

And you should start now.


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How I Started with Affiliate Marketing?

Timotheus Final Thoughts

Moving Forward – What’s Next?

I am going to create more blog posts and videos on topics like how to make money online, and I will introduce you courses and tools to help you grow your business.

Also, as a digital marketing lecturer, I would like to share some digital marketing strategies and tips with you.

So, stay tuned. my community to get updates whenever I publish a video or blog post on these topics.

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If you have already decided to start your online business, click on the Get It Now button below to start your free training.

My #1 Recommendation
Get your Free Starter account Now!

Join the Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter member for Free! And get access to free training on starting and growing an online business as well as many free features and tools (including powerful keyword tool). Plus, you get to create a website hosted on the Wealthy Affiliate server for free.

You Get My Bonus!

When you join the above program, I will be your mentor. I will guide you, help you succeed as an online entrepreneur, and make money.

If you have ANY questions, or anything to clarify, please drop a comment below. I will be happy to help you.

I wish everyone great wealth and success.

Timotheus
Your Online Business Coach

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