Why You’re NOT Making Money With Affiliate Marketing

Why You’re NOT Making Money With Affiliate Marketing

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We are going to take a look at why you’re not making money with Affiliate Marketing by understanding what you’re doing wrong and what you should be doing to do it right. I will explain why 99% of Affiliate Marketers fail with starting an online business, what it takes to succeed in this huge online hustle and the things you stay far away from when just starting. This is why you’re NOT making money with Affiliate Marketing, but could be.

Information Overload!confused

One of the main reasons people fail with Affiliate Marketing is because they literally think its easy. Most people who want to start an online business really have no clue where to start. Maybe you have a friend that’s doing it or you see a YouTube video on making money online or you’re reading a blog post like this one. You get all hyped up to join and start, but you’ve never done this before and you dive head first!

First thing you realize is “what the heck am I doing!?” I need a website, I need to understand marketing, I need to know about email marketing to follow up, I need to know about copy writing to catch the reader’s attention. Then it gets even more complicated, you find out that video marketing is better than written marketing because they get a better click through rate and indexed faster. That’s when you say what the heck is “indexed” you need to learn about SEO, you find out you need to learn about social media marketing, maybe start a YouTube channel to attract traffic, you need to learn about how to buy the right kinds of ads to drive traffic, and the list goes on and on, but all you want to do is “make money online” right?

So this is where people give up TOO MUCH INFORMATION and people usually want the easy way out. You want something that’s “turn key” you don’t want to put in the work and learn about all of this stuff. I will say this, it is a process and you have got to love the process. You should want to learn about everything you can to be the best you can be in your own business. It is a business and not just an investment you dump money into sit back and watch money roll in. This is one of the reasons you will quit. Maybe not you, but most people.

It Takes Time & Money

starting your own online business is like any other business, and with that said it takes time and investment to grow. I see all the time through “work from home” forums online that people don’t want to put any money into anything and want to make money online without having a bank account or pay or even learn a thing. Most of these types of people are the ones that get scammed because they think, or are talked into giving a certain amount of money for a reward of 10Xtimes their “so called investment” If you see garbage like that run the other way! and please never be foolish enough to think that if you send someone money through PayPal you’re going to get thousands of dollars back in an hour. These are scams!

Time and Money

Here is the thing, if you are serious about making real money online with a profitable future with reoccurring customers and cash flow then you need to learn the skill set to do so. It takes TEN THOUSAND HOURS of learning something to become a professional about it. This means hours a day on learning all the information mentioned above about websites, SEO, Marketing, Social Media, ETC… You need to invest in your online business and be patient because all good things come with time. This is NOT a get-rich-quick blueprint. If you want that, I suggest you play the Lotto or I hope your good at gambling.

Having Discipline & Ethics

To make money online and not become part of the 99% of people who fail means you should have goals set in place. You need to have a clear vision of what you want and a knowing of how to get there. While your friends are out partying you should be saving your money and working on your business. I know you’re thinking “Stay home working while my friends are having fun?” Bummer right? well here is the reality of the situation, if you’re not already successful in your business and you don’t already have the capital set aside to pay for marketing to drive traffic to your opt-in page or your website blog then this should be your focus. Now if you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck then you need to have your priorities in check. I’m not saying to become a hermit and not have fun, what I’m saying is you should know what you want, where you want to go in life, and how to get there.


Have goals set, whether they are weekly, monthly, yearly, or even daily. You need to have goals. You need to say “OK I’m going to produce a blog a week or two, I’m going to make a YouTube video every day” This could be one of your goals towards your success which is creating content, because without content you have nothing for people to be driven to. You could create life goals such as where you see your business going in the next 5, 10, 20 years. Or you could say your going to learn a new marketing technique every day. Having a goal in what you do makes it become that much more a reality.

Love What You Do

You gotta love what you do! If you’re in it just for the money then you’re going to fail. People who want to start an online business as an Affiliate Marketer think its easy money and MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. It is not all about the money. Making money is the reward you get for helping others. You need to do something you love to help others who have a problem to enjoy the journey of owning your own online business. You are a problem solver, what I mean by that is you have a solution for people looking for an answer. Whatever it may be, such as making money online, where to find the best weight loss program, what is the best beard wax, Etc… Etc… Etc. People are looking for something and you’re the answer.

Do what you love

If you don’t love what you do and you’re all the money then you will give up after a few months of not making the money you thought you would, or like your friend is or the guy on YouTube with the fancy cars and big houses. Like I mentioned before, this is a process and in order to continue with it you’ve got to create an online business around something you love or at least have interest in.


Where Can You Begin?

Now you know what it takes and the effort you need to put in to be part of the 1% and NOT the 99% who fail. If you want to start from an easy to follow step-by-step visual learning platform I have a solution for you which you can join and start for free. It is called Wealthy Affiliate and it is a learning how to “platform” that will teach you how to get started from the beginning. The best part is you can join for free and receive 2 free websites to get you started right now.

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Remember most people fail because they have no vision, no goals, no education with Affiliate Marketing, and no passion. If you have what it takes then you CAN SUCCEED! it just takes patience and know how, the learning part can easily be achieved by clicking the link and starting with the learning platform, but the rest is up to you.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below and I’m happy to respond or help you out.

Aaron G, Griffin Lifestyle

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12 Replies to “Why You’re NOT Making Money With Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Aaron, thank you for sharing the reasons why people are NOT making money with affiliate marketing.   Until I read this post, it didn’t really occur to me the reasons why most people get scammed while trying to find ways to make money.    They allow themselves to buy into the idea that you can make money without really doing anything.  

    I realize that it takes time and money to create an affiliate marketing business.   But, does it really take 10,000 hours to create one if you have training?   Or is it 10,000 hours to have a super profitable business that can support both your family and employees?    Thanks in advance.  

    1. Hi Sondra M,

      Thank you for your comment, and yes unfortunately people are being scammed every day by the hopes of making quick cash online. Most people do not want to put in the effort to create a profitable online business, they just want the easy way out. 

      To make a statement on your comment about 10,000 hrs. What I was saying is in order to be a professional in any subject if you were to put in 10,000 hrs. You would be deemed knowledgeable enough to become a master in what you were studying or learning. My point in the post is it takes a lot of work and know how to operate a successful online business. 

      If you were to already know about Affiliate Marketing then it means you have already contributed a certain amount of the 10,000 hrs. to Affiliate Marketing thus giving you the advantage. 10,000hrs isn’t a specific amount of time to be able to support yourself or family it is a time frame to indicate your knowledge of what your mastering. 

      Thank you again for your comment and keep up the hard work. In the end it will all pay off! 

      Aaron G. Griffin Lifestyle

      “Actions lead to results” 

  2. This article is full of insight, and well worth reading; thanks for putting it together.  I think that it makes clear that in order to succeed in the online business; you need to put the effort as you would with any other worthwhile enterprise.  It was clear to me, that if I want to get something out of it, I need to work hard in order to get it (although 10000 hrs, seems like a lot of work, but I still think that it is worth it!).Thanks again for the info.

    1. Hi Hugo,

      Thank you for commenting on my post. I am glad you found the read insightful and keep up the hard work! It will pay off in the end. 10,000 hrs. is a goal for you to remember it takes hard work and perseverance to be great at what you do. I wish you the best! 

      Aaron G. Griffin Lifestyle

      “Actions Lead To Results” 

  3. Amazing Post!

    Unfortunately, a lot of newbies fall for scammers because they claim that making money is easy and fast, I’m really glad you explained that making money online requires time and effort and of course you should love what you are doing!

    Thanks for sharing this and as a Wealthy Affiliate member I  highly recommend it because it’s probably the only training program  out there that allows you to try things for free without asking for your credit card.

    1. Hi Anis,

      Thank you for commenting on my post!

      Well said…

      I wish you the best in all you do! 

      Aaron G. Griffin Lifestyle

      “Actions Lead To Results”

  4. You are scaring me! Is it true that 99% of affiliate marketers fail?

    I’ve been at it for a year and still not getting great traffic. In fact it has fallen off instead of increasing. The problem is finding time to write content. Whenever I write several posts a week my Google ranking and my traffic go up. Few or no posts and down it goes again.

    What is a good number of posts to publish every week to see a continuous rise?

    Thanks for the great article. I’ll keep going because I want to be one of the 1%.


    1. Hi Ed,

      No need to be worried bud. If you just keep at it and learn what you can all good things will come together for you. I am happy to see you want to be part of the 1%. Just remember it takes time and patients to get there, and of course it will take some monetary investment on your part. If could be running Ads or even spending more money to learn more about Affiliate Marketing. It could be spending money on a funnel system or auto responders like AWeber, but whatever it is NEVER GIVE UP! otherwise your just a part of the 99%

      I wish you all the best in what you do Ed

      Aaron G. Griffin Lifestyle

      “Actions Lead To Results” 

  5. I am curious as to how much money to set aside if I were serious about starting affiliate marketing? Also, I know there are many courses that teach many different aspects of affiliate marketing. Should I buy them all at once or invest in them as I start to need it?

    1. Hi Jessie,

      To answer your question on how much money to put aside I would say that is something you need to figure out for yourself. Be realistic with what you can afford. And I am referring to setting aside money for running Ad campaigns to drive traffic to your site. Organic traffic is great, but will take you forever…

      If you are serious about Affiliate Marketing and I’m sure you are, I would invest in a learning platform like the Wealthy Affiliate program and you can even try Click Bank University which will teach you a lot about driving traffic and email marketing to follow up with your potential buyers. It takes about 7 points of contact before someone decides to buy. An auto responder is perfect for that. 

      I would not invest in everything all at once because remember what I said about information overload. Just learn one thing at a time and try to master it before you progress to the next. This is not about getting to the finish line first, but more about staying in the race. Affiliate Marketing is always evolving. 

      I will include a link to Click Bank University for you to checkout and in the mean time I wish you all the best! If you have any other questions please feel free to ask me. 

      Aaron G. Griffin Lifestyle

      “Actions Lead To Results” 

       https://bit.ly/2GV55IJ ClickBank University

  6. Affiliate marketing is not easy and is not something you will find instant success with as is it takes Training and persistence to get a business of the ground. 

    I believe Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform to start this training to enable an individual to have the best start to their business.

    1. Hi Darren, 

      Well said… Affiliate Marketing takes time, patients, and love to achieve greatness. It does not happen overnight and like you said Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing platform to get started. 

      Thank you for your comment

      All the best!

      Aaron G. Griffin Lifestyle

      “Actions Lead To Results”

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