How can I make money with affiliate marketing? Ive tried it for a year and not made a dime. Help!?

I have been trying to make a little money with affiliate marketing for over a year. I have not made a dime. I have followed the instructions I have received, but no sales. I have no money and can,t try buying my way in. What can I try?HELP!

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About Richard Butler

Richard Butler has been marketing online since 1993. As well as having generated "affiliate" income, he also provides "done for you" solutions for small business owners & entrepreneurs: and has his only Web Hosting solution: He has also used his online skills in his Real Estate Investing business, where he is well known as the "video marketing" expert.

6 Responses to “How can I make money with affiliate marketing? Ive tried it for a year and not made a dime. Help!?”

  1. JD December 3, 2013 at 11:46 am #


    It does not work for the average person! You have been sucked in by the testimonials! You are making someone else rich!

    >”What can I try?”

    Stop throwing your money away!

  2. Mybusiness December 3, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Have found the perfect business!

  3. Yourguide December 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    See, first of all, any business in order to really grow, it takes approx. 1000 days. ie. approx. 3 years consequently. dont be frustrated or dont panic. meanwhile, also do some other job in order to support your living.

    if you really dream of making money on internet, you have to plan to sell some products, some news, or some genuine stuff through your website.
    Then, SEO is required in order to get loyal visitors and not the fake and paid visitors. you need not invest your single penny in order to do this business. its all tacts and techniques how you do and what you offer others.

  4. milly December 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I know you’re asking an honest question, and feel like you are struggling, and failing at something you really wanted to do and succeed in. I’m sorry that the last poster laughed and said you were “sucked in”.

    I also am an affiliate marketer, and it is something that I love to do! I have been doing it since November, and no I am not making thousands a week, or a month, but it is getting to a point where I am seeing a profit. But, I do mostly PPC advertising, so I am just trying to stay even for now until I figure out the right products and the right keywords to make it work.

    That is what the “super affiliates” do. Some may be very lucky to be able to make big money right away, but I am sure that most of the “gurus” have been at this for years before something clicked for them and they made a fortune.

    What can you try? I would say if you really like affiliate marketing, like I do, learn all you can about Internet marketing–read everything you can. Do you have any keyword tools? Those help me a lot, since you need to find keywords which have less competition. I have 2 different ones, plus I use Google’s keyword tool.

    Do you have a website? Or do you just advertise your affiliate links?
    If you find the right niche, and make a website about that niche, and include advertising for the affiliate products on the website, choose the right keywords, and get your website included in the search engines and get traffic to your site, then that will begin to just run on autopilot.
    That takes several weeks to get a site listed in the search engines, so continue advertising your affiliate links through other ways. PPC if you have some advertising money available, or through traffic exchanges, email campaigns, etc.

    If you continue to learn and apply all you can (not just what the affiliate programs tell you to do), invest some money into helpful software (like keyword tools), make your own websites with your own domain (so you don’t have to compete with others of the same affiliate programs), and just continue plugging away at advertising in different ways (articles, blogs, social networking, etc), you WILL start seeing a profit!!

    BELIEVE you can succeed, and don’t focus on the sales (or lack thereof). All it will take is finding the right combination, and you will be successful! Affiliate marketing is a legitimate way to make money (too bad other people don’t understand that, and judge it wrongly…).

    Blessings on your marketing ventures!

  5. Nas December 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm #


    what sort of afilliate marketing have you tried and what are the products your are marketing?

  6. BizSharing December 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    That is very likely the results most people get when they start to do affiliate marketing. So it is not a surprise actually but should be understood by newbie or new people online trying to make money.

    You should know affiliate marketing is indeed the cheapest way to make money online but you also must know that affiliate marketing is also a strategy used by merchants or product seller to get continuous free traffic.

    Merchants got free traffic without any effort while affiliate marketer spending their time putting their affiliate links all over the place. They taught they will get easy money but like you have found out that is not so. So don’t fall into that trap.

    As long as you have the mindset of making money by not spending money yourself but others have to spend money for your benefit, you very likely will not be successful as affiliate marketer. The concept for successful affiliate marketing is about providing good info and services for potential buyers. So learn how to go about doing just that.

    And one more thing if anybody who are trying to make money online but having problems with others affiliate links they will very likely have trouble in making money online. Good luck then.

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