Timotheus Update: This post was originally published on 8 Dec 2020 on this website – Passive Online Revenue. Due to rebranding and consolidation of the two sites, the post is now on this website – https://timotheuslee.com/business/how-i-started-with-affiliate-marketing/
Hello Everyone! I am Timotheus from Passive Online Revenue. Today I am going to introduce myself. 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?
How I Started with Affiliate Marketing? – The Video
I filmed a video and uploaded it to the Passive Online Revenue YouTube channel. I hope you enjoy watching the video. And please remember to subscribe to the channel as well as like the video, too!
Who is Timotheus?
I am a part-time teacher and lecturer. And also a digital marketing consultant. I have teaching gigs where I teach topics like digital marketing, soft skills, and other topics.
I also do consulting work. These are digital marketing consulting work for clients. Today, I do online businesses too. It is like a side income for me.
Over the years, I have grown to prefer affiliate marketing. I have found it to be closest to creating passive income.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is simply promoting other people’s or other 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.
How Did I Become an Affiliate Marketer?
Like most people, I used to work full time for others. For companies. Then i was retrenched when the dot com bubble burst. The second time i got retrenched was during the Asian financial crisis.
After that, I learned to never be in that position again. 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 to start an online business. I tried drop shipping. I tried private label. I tried FBA (Fulfilment by Amazon). Then I heard about affiliate marketing.
Actually I kind of know about affiliate marketing many years ago. 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. And first thing I did was to learn affiliate marketing.
I went online, and did my did research on Google. I was looking for a really good training program to teach me how to do affiliate marketing correctly. And i finally found it. I found a 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.
For more information about Wealthy Affiliate, click on the image below.
If you prefer watching a video, I have also published a video about the new and updated Wealthy Affiliate on my YouTube Channel. Here is the video.
After taking the courses at Wealthy Affiliate, I was filled with useful and helpful knowledge. And I started Passive Online Revenue.
The Birth and Reboot of Passive Online Revenue
Passive Online Revenue was born in July 2017. But I didn’t focus on it initially. I love travel, and created a travel blog. And I was focusing on the travel blog.
I thought that I could grow the travel blog first. And then at the same time slowly grow Passive Online Revenue. But it didn’t work out that way.
This year, in 2020, Covid19 happened. The travel industry literally died. In Singapore, we had the circuit breaker which was almost like a lockdown. There were no teaching gigs for me for quite some time, and as a result, I had a lot of free time.
Nobody knew how long the lockdown would last. Some guessed it would last a few months. Some said it may even last a year or more.
So I decided to change strategy. And decided to focus on Passive Online Revenue. For months, I wrote as many blog posts as I could on the website. And 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 during the lockdown.
This encouraged me. And I decided to fully focus on Passive Online Revenue now.
Also, a month or so back I attended another online training program. And was encouraged to do more videos. 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.
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
Doug – $6,340.95 in the month of November
Dom – $40,000 In One Weekend
Grace aka Littlemama – $102,071 In 4 Years
Dylan – Month 7 $4550
Jerry – $100K In a Week
Eddy – How I Earned $9,465.05 Thanks To WA Members
You can join the Free Starter Package with just your email. No credit card needed for this Free Starter Package.
There is some free training as well as really powerful tools and features to help you do digital marketing for your online business.
My #1 Recommendation
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Join the Wealthy Affiliate as a Starter member for Free! And get access to free training 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.
For me, I do not earn a lot. Like I said before, I just earn a nice side income to supplement the money i earn from my teaching gigs.
This is because most of my time is spent on the teaching jobs, and the consulting work. Like you, I understand the need to have regular income. Or in my case, a semi-regular income.
At the same time, it is good to create a side income. I especially learned that to be true during this pandemic. So, I am really glad I started my affiliate marketing business.
Although I did not focus on Passive Online Revenue initially, I am glad the pandemic ‘forced’ me to start growing this business this year.
Moving Forward – What’s Next?
I am going to create more videos on topics like how to make money online, the ways 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. Join my I Love Passive Income Community to get updates whenever I publish a video or blog post on these topics. You can get email updates or subscribe to my YouTube channel.
If you have ANY questions about this article – How I Started with Affiliate Marketing?, ANY at all, please submit your questions as comments below. I will be happy to help out.
Thank you for reading this.
Looking forward to your success!
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