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Is affiliate marketing a Waste?

A lot of people have asked me so many questions concerning affiliate marketing but I have not been able to respond to them all. I want to use this opportunity to answer them all. Before giving my answer, I want us to first explain what affiliate marketing is. I will be answering this with clear evidence of what affiliate marketing is.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an advertising model in which a company compensates third-party publishers to generate traffic or leads to the company’s products and services. The third-party publishers are affiliates, and the commission fee incentivizes them to find ways to promote the company. In a nutshell, it is a marketing pattern in which a company pays someone to help them promote and sell either their services or products.

Now, let us get back to the question at hand:

Is Affiliate marketing a waste of Time?

Well, that all depends on how you look at affiliate marketing:
If you hope that affiliate marketing is a great way to “get rich quick” and “earn while you sleep” as many “affiliate program owners” claim, then sadly you will very quickly get disappointed. Or worse, scammed, as there are sadly a ton of unscrupulous companies in the affiliate industry. If you meanwhile come to affiliate marketing with a good plan and have read a bit about how the industry really works, then affiliate marketing might be a very good way for you to earn some extra income.
So before you start your affiliate career, I think it would be a good idea if you first read a bit about the industry and made a strategic plan. Looking through blogs like TrackDesk, PostAffiliatePro, or Easy Affiliate is a good start – you’ll learn more about the industry and also find some tips and tricks from affiliate experts.
Affiliate marketing is not a waste of time and it’s one of the best and easiest ways you can earn online but if you don’t know how to go about it, it can be a waste of time for you.
Firstly, you need to have patience and don’t expect too much too soon when doing Affiliate marketing.
Secondly, look for knowledge. You must know it and out of the affiliate program you want to join and know their products, know how to promote the product as well which is very important because if you don’t know how to promote it there’s no how you can make money and it is a waste of time for you. You can hire someone to do that for you.
Lastly, always pray to God and never stop the promotion.
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What are some reasons people fail in affiliate marketing or online business?

Those who fail in affiliate marketing or online business do not know who and where their target audience is online nor how to best market to them. It is 25% about the product and 75% about how you market it. Some of the youngest and most successful internet biz gurus are using social media sites and their own YouTube channels to market many products and gain a following. They know how to get people to click on their affiliate links over and over again. A big part of their success is that they are usually very well-spoken or very entertaining to watch, and often are impressive enough to capture the attention of many people in their target market. They know exactly why their target market will ‘impulse buy’ the product and how to entice them to buy from them! Often you can learn a lot from them by watching their YouTube channel. as most of these go-getters start to offer their own training programs to help people like you who want to succeed in an online business.
this is because people are being told that affiliate marketing is a “ get rich quick” method and they are often disappointed when they find out that it’s not the case.
take time to learn new skills and gather experiences.


I'm Chima Chinaru.A Web developer, a website designing trainer, blogger, seo manager and internet marketer.Am a graduate of industrial mathematics and a php fullstack developer.

This Post Has 72 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Adeyemi olayemi

  2. Anonymous

    Affiliated marketing is a best online business out there
    Semiu Oyeyode

  3. Edikan Gabriel Udobong

    Thank sir for the enlightenment

  4. Iyiola Immanuel

    Thanks for sharing

  5. Anonymous


  6. Anonymous

    Thanks for this kindly advise

  7. Blessing Aniekan Sampson

    Very informative

  8. Emmanuel Inalegwu

    Good news

  9. Fatiu Olamide

    Thanks for the great advice

  10. Miedach kmarim

    Affiliate not a waste, it has helped alot of people in Nigeria

  11. William Nuhu

    Thanks for the enlightment

    1. Anonymous

      I’ve always seen affiliate marketing as a “get rich quick” platform but I know better now,thanks for the enlightenment

      1. Faith Ugonna

        I’ve always seen affiliate marketing as a”get rich quick” platform but I know better now, thanks for the enlightenment

      2. Ezeh Mmesoma

        I’ve always admired affiliate marketers, though I know it requires time, energy and resources and not the ‘get rich quick’ method.
        Thanks for sharing this though.

  12. Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing

    Gideon Olagoke

  13. Anonymous

    Can someone earn easily on affiliate

    1. Izokun Great

      Affailate marketing is not a waste of time if you are do the necessary

  14. Obukohwo Daniel

    Affiliate marketing is a nice business but learnedclub is the best when it comes to online stuff

  15. Love Benedict

    Affiliate marketing is one of the best way in earning in huge cash…..I love it

  16. Anonymous


    Nura Ibrahim Muazzam

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  18. ifechukwu john

    His helpful

  19. Akano Godwin

    Thanks for this. Love it

  20. Mba precious

    Thanks for the write-up
    many are called but few are choosen
    Every one cannot be an affiliate marketer…

  21. Okeowo Taiwo

    Thank you for the knowledge

  22. Abdulrazaq Tajudeen

    Affiliate marketing is a nice one, but learned club is the best

  23. Abdulrazaq Tajudeen

    Affiliate marketing is a nice one, but learnedclub is the best

  24. Olajide sherif

    How to start WhatsApp affiliate marketing .

  25. Martha ukaegbu

    No, affiliate marketing is the best marketing platform and it takes a lot of hard work for you to succeed

  26. Ebelechukwu Ndubuisi

    Who even thought that. Affiliate marketing is a digital skill and skills are not waste

  27. Ebelechukwu Ndubuisi

    Affiliate marketing is a good skill

  28. David Attah

    Affiliate marketing is kind of stressful specially if u don’t have the right connect or knowledge about it

  29. Anonymous

    Kingsley Inyang

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  31. Aliyu Umar

    I think I won’t get to know much about affiliate marketing
    Like this one thanks bro for enlightenment

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    This is good

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  34. Theresa Peter

    Wow, this is great thanks for sharing.

  35. Kudirat

    Well composed

  36. Faith Ugonna

    I’ve always seen affiliate marketing as a”get rich quick” platform but I know better now, thanks for the enlightenment

  37. Mary bibo

    Thanks for the update I am clear now

  38. Anonymous

    Uchenna Samson Mgbakor
    Affiliate marketing is good is what almost everybody is into now and at the same time not everybody that want to do understand what is going on it

  39. Uchenna Samson Mgbakor

    The way people talk about affiliate marketing advertising it I don’t think is the way it is thank you for more clarification.

  40. Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing this piece its really helpful

  41. Ilo Monsoor-Ahmad

    What a great enlightenment

  42. Oghenenyerowho Blessing

    Thanks for the update,I love it

  43. Gbaboyor Felix

    Thanks for the info.

  44. Ilo Monsoor-Ahmad

    Affiliate marketing is superb only if one can dedicate time for it

  45. kenneth regina

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  46. Obinna kenneth

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