What Really is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is an effort to make money as we used to, back in the day…WAY back in the day.

Out door sales man

A sales representative would stand at the door of a Brick and Mortar shop. Invite passersby inside the shop. If they bought any product, the sales rep received a commission.

It worked back then and probably is still working to date….

Why people like you are doing it the easy way.

You see, since the coming of internet people hate standing on shop fronts.

Besides no-one likes keeping track of how many people they invited into the shop or obsessing over how much they spent. Not only do they hate counting people they brought in, but they know that counting people is really only half of the battle. As you need to know what particular items they bought and the commission rates – selling $10 worth of cutlery will NOT pay the same commission rates as selling a $1 000 bed.

Fortunately, with online Affiliate Marketing, you will forget manually counting buyers you brought in and what they bought FOREVER.

I’d love to suggest a particular affiliate marketing method that replaced the old method.

Oh! … and it can help you supplement your income, earn passive income, and even quit your day job.

I know, that sounds like an ad for some really shady “get rich scheme”. It’s not, it actually works. If standing at the door and inviting people into the shop worked; then this method definitely works. It has helped many people achieve life changing results including some of the greatest bloggers online such as Pat Flyn of Smart Passive Income.

I’m talking about making money with blogging or website.

So How Does Affiliate Marketing Using Websites Works?


Oh lord, another “affiliate marketing method.”

I know, it sounds like a fad or marketing ploy, but it’s actually quite legit.

How to make money online with affiliate marketing


You see, for decades’ tens of thousands of affiliate marketers have been making money by selling products for Amazon, Click Bank……. Using affiliate links on their blogs or websites.

Although it’s been a really long time, since affiliates begun to make money online. Nothing has changed much since then. It is only the methods of promoting or driving traffic to the websites that are continually revolving.

New to Affiliate Marketing? Go through this Free Get Started Training and create your first affiliate website during lesson 3.

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Unfortunately, there has also been an unprecedented emergency of affiliate scams….

Affiliate Marketing back then:

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Affiliate Marketing now: get rich quick schemes, pyramids, ponzi, matrices, auto cash machines and various off shots.

Make money online quick

So what the hell happened?

Lazzines! A few decades ago humans discovered the internet and legit affiliate marketing took off.

Later scammers realized that people where too lazy to follow the proven method.  Therefore stop selling merchant goods and started selling their own products. Of course, there is nothing wrong with selling your own products.

But bad affiliates started creating shoddy, untested and unregulated products. With promises and guarantees that the NEW click button systems will make money for you on auto-pilot.

Affiliate Marketing progressed to the sorry state we are in today.


The problem is, there is no policing, evaluation or certification of all these affiliate marketing training products. Our attention span is now limited, income is no longer enough and we want to make money online quick.
So, instead of spending time choosing a niche, creating a website, populating it with valuable content and promoting our websites, we want ‘to make money overnight’. This laziness, has made us gullible and prey even for the most idiotic affiliate marketing scams.

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People even buy products that claim to make you a millionaire in 3 days, 1 day, hours ….. the time is even getting shorter, the lazier we become.
Don’t get me wrong. l sympathize with anyone who fell for any affiliate marketing scam – myself included. That is why l created Avert Scams in the first place.

66% of us have been scammed online and the figures are only getting worse.

Clearly something’s not right?

So legit Affiliate Marketing through blogging or website building is an effort to go back to what initially Affiliate Marketing was meant to be.

Create a website, add content, sell real products to visitors and earn commissions… period.

This way, we will start earning money online legitimately and stop falling for scams for ever.

Why is Making Money Through Creating Niche Websites Important?


  • It is a proven method that worked for years.
  • The method is repeatable and scalable – you can create many sites.
  • It is almost impossible to get scammed.
  • Once established, you can earn money while you sleep ….  ‘almost’ passive income.
  • You don’t need to quit your job to get started – you can write posts during commute time.

Besides, most methods of making money online do not have ‘real products’ to sell to real customers.

What are they selling and what’s wrong with them? I’m so glad you asked:


They sell YOU; positions, levels and endless up-sells. You pay the person who recruited you into the scheme (sponsors), hoping that others will join through you then pay you.

As the pyramid grows and you are all using the same methods of recruitment. …. It becomes saturated. Without new people suckers joining the scheme… it implodes.

Money making Pyramids are useless at best, or flat-out scams.

Affiliate Marketing with a website almost completely eradicates the chances of being scammed. Unless you sell products from a scammers and you are not paid your commission.

You own the keys to your website (password) and you sell products to reputable merchants such as Amazon or even Google its-self. They pay you your commission – as simple as that.

So, no Pyramids, no Ponzis, no Get rich quick schemes means NO SCAMMING!

So, if get rich quick schemes are scams why are they still operating online?


They hide behind selling real products. Paycation claims to be offering travel promotion training and commissions, yet it focuses on teaching you how to recruit others into their pyramid scheme.

This way they fligh below the radar of affiliate marketing policing agents such as BBB,
So how do you get started with Affiliate Marketing?

But I want to make money quick!


Okay then, don’t try Affiliate Marketing using a Website! Simple as that.
Keep doing what you’re doing – I won’t force you to start affiliate marketing the right way.

However, if you’ve been struggling to find a scam free way to make money online. Has been scammed before – like me and you want to start running your own business. Why not give it a shot – its free to get started?

Free means; NO account details are needed. You can remain on Free Membership forever.

TRY IT: If after 5 lessons, your first free affiliate website is not up and running. This may not be for you. It’s important to complete the ‘Get Started Training’ and take ACTION as you go before passing judgment or ruling yourself out.

You need to adjust your daily schedule and spare a few minutes to work on your website. Results will take weeks even months – but once they start rolling in, they can last for a lifetime.

If you’re not willing to commit a lot of time. Just work on creating your website, gradually add good content and see how visitors start to trickle in.

It is a long term business, although the earlier you focus on posting well researched content on your website the better.

How much can you make with affiliate marketing?

You can make $0 to millions of dollars or any amount in between. It depends on your commitment, how you implement what you are learning and a bit of luck with search engines.

Now you know why this method is vilified by many? It requires had work – at least in the beginning. The more you learn and implement strategies, the luckier you become.

Do I need to create many affiliate websites?

Nope. Create what you can manage. Don’t spread yourself too thin. You can create one big website – authority website and still make money equivalent to someone with 10 niche blogs.

Affiliate marketing frustrations

Don’t go berserk and create a hundred websites on the assumption that, more is better. You will probably get frustrated and quit.

What are the criticisms of affiliate marketing using websites?


The main criticism that I continue to come across is that it’s “fear mongering” and vilifying other methods of making money online.

You can read such views and comments on my ‘Paycation Travel Scam Review’. A bunch of current Paycation affiliates yelling back, citing different amounts of money they are making by sucking others into the pyramid scheme.

So, if there is a proven way that have been tested and stood the test of time….

WHY do people choose scams instead?


Besides laziness that l have already talked about. If you’re not careful, this Affiliate Marketing using websites can get expensive;

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or you can spend hours running like a headless chicken on internet searching for freebies. Watch endless videos on You Tube and ask questions on public forums such as Yahoo Answers.

We all know how frustrating this can be… watching long videos that some what answers your questions. Besides, public forums attract uncommitted participants.

BUT as we know, with a little research, affiliate marketing using websites can be incredibly affordable.

You can even find get started with affiliate marketing lessons for free. l mean lessons that are arranged in an easy to follow sequence as shown in the screen hot below.

What if you could even go through the Free lessons without creating an account … here!

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Better still, you will be able to access the essential tools you need – in ONE PLACE for Free;

  • Sub-domain names.
  • Ad Free Web-hosting.
  • 1 minute WP Web-builder.

l know you are asking yourself;

So Where is the Catch?


Of course there is a catch …. Huh! But wait, before you develop those goosebumps – there is an optional to upgrade to Premium Membership. Better still, if you use any link on this website to join this amazing Community, in the first 7 days you can test drive ALL Premium Tools for free.

Still, nothing attached …. No account details are required.

It is only for those who want MORE SUCCESS;

That is, if you want unlimited Ad Free hosting, hundreds of beautiful site designs, website email addresses, unlimited keyword searches, live support and lots more, they are all included in ONE low price.

Starting for as little as $19 …

No offers. No Up-sells. No Price Increase …… EVER!

Even if you’re spending some money, when you factor in the combined costs of individual tools and your time savings, as all tools are within reach. You realize that it is a wiser investment.

It’s tough to get started with affiliate marketing in today’s society! People want to make as much as possible for doing as little as possible. The usual 9-5 job mentality!

Affiliate marketing requires careful planning and tons of willpower, but it can be done if you’re dedicated.

Lastly, there are those that claim that many people fail to make money with affiliate marketing.
I totally agree with them. Like in any business, there others who fail. Nokia has abandoned its smart phone business and reverted back to making affordable, durable phones. Apple is making huge profits in the same smart phone industry.

Results are not guaranteed. Any affiliate marketing program that promises you definite results….. is probably a scam.

What does great affiliate marketers think about this method?


Kyle Wealthy Affiliate

Kyle Wealthy Affiliate

….one of the most fundamental, yet the most powerful processes of generating revenue online. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY doesn’t happen. It is a proven technique, it is one that we use, and one that 10,000’s of other WA members use. It is also the ultimate “making money” process that worked 5 years ago …..’


Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

I don’t live, teach, or believe in get-rich-easy schemes. My first online business took about a year of hard work before it was generating enough to support my family. A website is an essential part of any profitable passive income business done online.


matthew woodward

Matthew Woodward

Create a blog and establish yourself as an authority. So what’s stopping you from creating a blog right now in the next 30 minutes and kick starting your blogging career? I have won awards and earned money from my blogI created my blog only one year ago in August 2012, and it has really enabled me to do the things I want to do with more freedom than ever before.


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Is there anything preventing you to get started with affiliate marketing? No question is stupid if asked.

Let me know in the comment box below….


  1. kathy

    I am so glad I found this site, I was about to join paycation, I have been scammed several times and so leary of anything but I have to supplement our income, thank you for saving me,I am a veteran and always love to travel so it could be a good thing shame

    • Scam Busters

      l am sorry to hear that you were scammed before and nearly joined the Paycation pyramid scheme. You can still learn how to create affiliate websites and sell travel for free here! You will also get all the tools you need to get started for free. No account details needed and any money you make is 100% yours.

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