8 Benefits That Make Affiliate Marketing A Great Side Hustle

Looking for a new side-hustle?

It seems to be the new cool word of the day lately and I for one, am not complaining.

I love seeing people start side-hustles and I honestly believe everyone should have a side hustle running, especially with a recession around the corner.

Now – if you’ve been research side-hustles, I’m sure you’ve heard of affiliate marketing.

Is affiliate marketing a good side hustle to have?

That’s what I will be explaining to you today, but I have to give out a bit of a disclaimer here:

I am very biased towards affiliate marketing being the best side-hustle you can ever do.

I’ve started my affiliate marketing business as a side hustle 7 years ago and today it has grown enough for me to be able to do what I enjoy doing full time, and I want to teach you how to do the same here.

Are you interested in learning about affiliate marketing?

Great! Let’s get started…

is affiliate marketing a good sidehustle to have

What Is A Side Hustle?

A side-hustle, as I see it, is an “entrepreneurial venture” you do outside of your normal day job.

People have been warming up to the idea of working on something that they enjoy to make a bit of extra money.

Of course, the internet (both from an educational and also motivational point of view) provided anyone anywhere with the ability to learn and enjoy creating and running a side-hustle.

Just as I said at the beginning of this article, I salute anyone who takes on the initiative to start up a “hustle’ with the hopes of improving him or herself and taking the chance to do and be something great.

There are countless side hustle success stories out there so rest assured that if you want a side hustle and you’re willing to work for it, then it won’t be too long till your side-hustle becomes your main business and your main income.

Now what would be ideal won’t it?

I know because I quit my job back in January of 2018 and here I am today, still “my own boss” and still making money.

The way I did it was through affiliate marketing, and before I tell you all about the benefits that make affiliate marketing a great side-hustle, let me take a step back and first explain;

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an online business model that you can associate with ‘selling for a commission”.

To make money as an affiliate marketer, you need to send people to companies’ websites through the use of an affiliate link and if the person buys something, you get paid commission.

Sounds complicated?

Trust me, it’s not.

It only sounds complicated because I’ve given you the most basic introduction to what affiliate marketing is and how it works.

If you like the sound of it, you can learn more about affiliate marketing here but down below I also have a free training course for you that will show you in a step-by-step video lesson how to make serious side-hustle moolah with affiliate marketing.

Before we get to that, let’s get back to the main point of this article. Here are…..

8 Advantages of An Affiliate Marketing Side-Hustle

how to create a side hustle with affiliate marketing

You Can Get Started For Free Cheap

One big benefit of affiliate marketing is that it’s very cheap to start.

I would say you can get started for free (which would be true) but all you need is about $100 a year to maintain an affiliate marketing business (and as you will see below, there’s plenty of money to be made with affiliate marketing).

The $100 goes for a basic domain + web hosting, in other words, those $100 are to keep a website running, which is how you will be making money.

Again, I would recommend you check out my “get started with affiliate marketing” page for more in-depth information.

You Can Get Started Today

Since it’s so quick and simple to get started, you can literally get started with affiliate marketing right now, today.

All you need is a website, and you’re off to the races.

That does not mean you will start making money today, but you will be setting the foundation to have a real cash-producing side-hustle in just a few short months.

You Get To Work On Things You Enjoy

Since there’ so many people online and so many people shipping online, you can start an affiliate marketing business in any topic that you like. For example:

  • Do you like keeping fit? Start a fitness blog and make money selling fitness equipment.
  • Do you like fishing? Start a fishing blog and review fishing rods.
  • Do you like makeup? Start a makeup blog and make money reviewing makeup brands.

Whatever it is you like doing/talking about, someone in the world wants to hear what you have to say about it.

This gives you the never-before-seen opportunity of being able to make money doing work you enjoy. How crazy is that?

You Can Make Money While Not Working

Speaking of making money…

An affiliate marketing business is “open for business” 24/7/365.

You don’t even have to be working to make money.

Nowadays I have a portfolio of websites all making me money semi-passively and they produce an income from me whether I “show up to work” or not.

I’m sure you’re starting to see my reasoning as to why I think affiliate marketing would make for a great side-hustle, but wait… there’s more.

You Can Run It From Anywhere In The World

Since everything is online, I can go anywhere I want, stay for as long as I want and I can run my side-hustle (business) from anywhere in the world.

It does not make a difference where I am, my websites keep producing an income from me.

You Will Learn – A Lot

If you’re looking for a side-hustle that will challenge you, then again – affiliate marketing has my vote.

Not only you have to learn affiliate marketing but to be able to do it successfully at a high level, you need to know more than just “affiliate marketing”. You need to know:

  • How to build a website
  • How to rank in Google
  • How to create content
  • How to sell with words (with copywriting)
  • How to network with other marketers & bloggers
  • and so much more…

Again, if you’re finding this a bit too much, don’t worry – there’s a free video course waiting for you down below.

You Can Earn As Much Money As You Want

Now, this may not be entirely true, but in principle it is.

With affiliate marketing, you can make as much money as you want.

Since your affiliate marketing website is running without you, you are not trading your time for money.

This means that your business can run without you and how much you earn depends not on how much hours you spend working a day, but by how much traffic you have, how much sales you make and how much you get paid for every product you sell.

When you start thinking about affiliate marketing this way, it’s pretty clear that there really is no limit as to how much you can earn.

You Can Do It Easily (Sort Of)

Is affiliate marketing easy? Yes.

Is affiliate marketing hard? Yes.

Great – which one is it?

Well, it’s both.

Affiliate marketing can be very easy if you know what you are doing and you do it right.

It can also be incredibly frustrating, slow and hard if you are just wasting your time spinning around in circles.

It’s only as easy/hard as you make it.

There are some “hard days” in business, but they’re not “back-breaking-hard” either.

What would make it easier for you is to know what you are doing, which is why it’s now time for me to reveal something to you which I know has the potential to save your life.

How To Learn Affiliate Marketing (In The Quickest & Easiest Way)




After signing up, you will be redirected to the course page where you need to sign up again - no credit card required, just an email will do.

So, if you’re looking for a new side-hustle to give you a bit of purpose in life (plus a bit of extra money) and you’ve read this far;

I’m going to assume you are serious about starting your side-hustle with affiliate marketing.

If I’m right, then listen up as I have a free training course which you can join right now and it’s the same training course I’ve used to learn how to make money with affiliate marketing.

The course is called Wealthy Affiliate, but it’s more of an online university than it is a course. It will show you:

  • How to get started online
  • How you will be making money as an affiliate
  • How to find products to promote
  • How to set up a website
  • How to bring traffic to your website
  • How to rank in Google and so much more.

You get all the above on a free starter membership, but once you complete that, you also have the option to upgrade to a premium membership which will unload even more training including 6 more levels of training (with 10 lessons each) and also a weekly live webinar on a Friday.

If you decide to go premium, you will also get access to my $97 SEO course for free.

This special bonus is valid till the 1st July 2020 and you can see some of the testimonials from students who managed to make their side hustle a full-time business on the linked page.

Final Words

So there you have it side-hustlers.

My reason on why affiliate marketing is the perfect side-hustle for everyone and also a few linked resources on how you can get started with this today, and have a full-time business on your hands in just a few short months.

If you have any questions, be sure to let me know down below.

NB: Want to see how I make money online? Here’s my latest guide showing you everything I do to earn money with simple, easy-to-build websites.

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