🔴 How to Make $100 a Day on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing

– In this video, I'm gonna be sharing how to make $100 per day using YouTube and affiliate marketing, and specifically sharing five strategies for making more money with affiliate marketing even if you're just getting started And they're kind of untold truths that I've learned over my last decade using affiliate marketing to build my income and eventually go full time doing this

But hey, if we're just meeting, my name is Sean Welcome to Think Media and we're streaming live, so what's up Studio Geek, what's up Jevon? But if you're here on the replay, I'm super excited about the content, so let's dive right into it So if we're just meeting, my name is Sean Cannell and my passion is helping you build your influence with online video and YouTube And today, we're gonna be breaking down specifically a hundred different ways to make money, a hundred different ways How to make $100 per day on YouTube with affiliate marketing

And so question for you, have you started making money on YouTube yet? Let me know in the comments section Maybe with YouTube ads, maybe with affiliate marketing, merch, Patreon, something else But in this video, we're gonna be talking about how to get started with affiliate marketing, pro strategies for making $100 per day, the biggest mistakes people make with affiliate marketing, and a lot more, so it's gonna be a lot of fun I see some people saying they haven't started making money yet, I see others that are saying yes like Dintox, so that's awesome and we're gonna be breaking down whether you're just starting or you're even more advanced There's gonna be some awesome content in this

But first a quick backstory as far as my relationship with affiliate marketing I live here in Las Vegas with my wife Sonia and our two dogs I'm streaming to you from my home office right now We run a company called Think Media with a few team members out here and you probably know me from this channel, Think Media, or maybe Video Influences, which is a weekly interview show and a channel that I co-founded with Benji Travis and we were recently listed in the top 20 YouTube channels that will change your business over there on Video Influencers, but here's the thing Today I do this full time, but it really hasn't been that way for very long

In fact, I will never forget October 2015 because during that time, I was freelancing full time So as a video production guy, I grew up doing video 2003, I've been shooting video, wedding videos, I've done videos for churches, non-profits, social media influencers, and I've always been kind of dabbling in this YouTube thing with YouTube and affiliate marketing making some side money, like couple hundred bucks a month Even some months maybe getting close to $1,000, but it wasn't enough to pay the bills and support my family, so I'm freelancing full time, working for clients, hopping on planes Here I'm at LAX with all my gear

That's my tripods, all my cameras, but then I will never forget October 2015 because I got fired, right? And that was at the time, I had three freelance clients, and the first week, one called me and said, Sean, we gotta let you go Second week, what the second one let me go The third week, they're like hey, we hired some people, we gotta move some stuff around, gotta let you go, and we lost 80 to 90% of our income in one month It was pretty brutal So you can imagine during that time, I'm like, how are we gonna make it? Do I have what it takes? We're dealing with health challenges, chronic illness in our family

We've had to move jobs, we're away from our support system, financial pressure super, super intense And the good news was that we were earning side income from video, but the bad news is that we only had 16,000 subscribers here on this channel, Think Media And I wanna encourage you This is actually why I think everybody should be working on a side hustle, because you never know what's gonna happen in your life Yes, maybe you wanna make YouTube like your main thing and go full time, which is great, and I believe you can be on that path to getting there, but on the flip side, you also should be diversifying your income just to make extra money for your family or to position yourself for maybe your October 2015 when all of the sudden major shifts hit your life

I was glad that we were at least earning some side income from video and we really had something to build upon here And so you can see October 2015, Think Media is around 16,000 subscribers So at that point, I was like do I look for a job and pursue more freelance clients or do I punch fear in the face and step out as an entrepreneur? So what I did was I went all in and years later now, just a few years later, we just crossed 600,000 subscribers, 35,000,000 video views In fact, a million subscribers across our various YouTube channels and so it's been a wild ride, but here's the thing December 2015, I get fired in October 2015, we have a couple hundred bucks we're making on affiliate income, so I go all in November 1, because I had been doing this stuff, but now I'm doing it with total attention, total focus

I'm trying to be like a SWAT team on actually needing this to work and to make some money So December 2015, you can see the results here that November, we did $2,233, but in December, and by the way, you get paid a couple months later on Amazon Affiliates, so there is the December advertising fees $4,70497 just from the Amazon Affiliate Program That's around $151

77 per day Now of course, these results are not typical These results come on the other side of a lot of strategy and massive action and I'm not like showing this to say like, this is guaranteed of what you can make, but I actually think it's a picture of what's possible for you, right? And if you apply the right strategies, you can see that just in a couple short months by putting out some videos, I was able to do this and this was not YouTube ads This wasn't Patreon, this wasn't something else, it was just affiliate marketing So the way I actually originally built a full time income and even a six figure income was YouTube and affiliate marketing

Now, let's first define what is affiliate marketing? Well, it's when you review or recommend a product online and you earn a commission when someone purchases that product And so my definition is it's a cool way to make money sharing the products that you love and use So whatever that is And maybe you follow different beauty YouTubers and they talk about make up and lipstick and stuff Those are products they use, and they connect to them as affiliates in the description

Maybe you follow someone that's in fitness and they recommend blenders and kitchen supplies or food or cooking, you know, something that's consumables or accessories for yoga, like any niche You know, maybe it's even software and you're a digital marketer, you recommend stuff, email software, Dropbox, they all have affiliate programs What affiliate marketing really is is a cool way to make money sharing the products you love and use that are related to your topic and your niche So here's how it works if you're just being introduced to it and then we'll get to the five tips First of all, you wanna sign up for an affiliate program

Now, Amazon Associates is probably one of the most popular ones It's available in a lot of different countries, and even if you, you can also sign up for countries that you don't actually live in Now, we're signed up for all of them and we get checks from around the world because YouTube is a global platform, so we get checks from like Canada and the UK because of one link and some other things we can't cover in this video, but nevertheless, you can sign up for an affiliate program Now, it actually doesn't matter what affiliate program you sign up for Amazon just is a very popular one and here's how it works

You sign up for an affiliate program and then what happens is you can create trackable links So now when you go to Amazon, any page you land on, you can create a link to that product The same would be true for other affiliate programs Then what you can do is put that link in your YouTube description for whatever you're talking about If some of the visitors click on those links, then remember it's trackable

Amazon's like, oh okay, that traffic came from Think Media, from Sean's video, and if someone makes a purchase, then you ultimately make money and that's just the way it works and it can work on anything It can work this way on a blog, even if you had a podcast, you could maybe give a verbal link that redirects or you could send people to your blog and it doesn't necessarily require YouTube YouTube's my favorite platform I think it's the best for affiliate marketing, but this is the system that you would do You could put those links almost anywhere on the Internet, and of course, you also wanna make sure that you're doing that in terms of service and the FTC and we don't really cover that here, but we'll share some bonus resources later about just making sure you're always doing affiliate marketing with integrity and making sure you abide by local laws and the laws of any platforms and things like that

And so here are five affiliate marketing power tips for making $100 per day Tip number one, timing is everything Timing is everything and I'm so glad you're watching this video because at the time of recording, we're kind of in summer, but we're getting ready for the holidays It's a big opportunity for strategically timing some videos for your brand, your topic, because online shopping explodes during the holidays A lot of times it's double, if not 10X what people spend other times of the year, which is a massive opportunity if you have some strategic videos positioned

And so one of the videos I'm pretty well known for 'cause this is kind of what started a lot of this journey was this gift ideas for him video And now this video is 2,075 days old or older, and what I did was I just sat down, there's my chihuahua Rosy sitting with me, and I talked about some different gift ideas for men, and there's links in the description to the affiliate links And now actually every year since then, it's still like ranking in search, so it's still getting views, but this is one of the big videos that I was originally known for, what's the point? Well, one of the, the point I'm trying to make is timing is everything So it wasn't just actually the video idea itself, but it was when I released the video So notice this, I actually published this video on December 8, 2012, why? 'Cause it was right in time for the holidays

Now I'll tell you this, that was actually too late based on my current knowledge A mistake I made was December 8, well that's actually after Black Friday and Cyber Monday I should have, people were looking for gift ideas probably beginning of November So you really wanna mark out the timing of when you wanna put out strategic videos So since that time as I've done this year over year and that channel was my Sean Cannell channel, a lot more gift ideas, like random lifestyle stuff

Now I have this tech channel And so you can see every year, it's like Black Friday deals, Black Friday tech deals, Black Friday tech haul, amazoncom Black Friday deals, why? Because those are huge affiliate marketing income producing events, but also, you really wanna be strategic with the timing So here is a key term and a cool tool, and it's called Google trends So the key term is called tent poles, and the tool is called Google trends

Free, web based, you can go there, you can type in Black Friday or Black Friday deals and what you're gonna see is you're gonna see this little spike Now why are these called tent pole events? It's a big term for YouTube creators or any kind of online marketers because they create a tent, see it? There's the tent right there You can unzip it and sleep inside of that thing, right? It goes up, it goes down It is a tent like trend based event Halloween is a tent pole

Holiday shopping, Black Friday is a tent pole You know, summer gift, summer decor ideas would be a tent pole when are people actually preparing for their summer decor, so if you have a DIY decor channel, when do you wanna strategically put out your content based around that tent pole? Now, based on this particular tent pole, we actually see that there is a massive search rise on Black Friday around November 12 through the 18th That's when the popularity starts and you as shoppers spent five billion dollars online during 2017 Black Friday So keep in mind that affiliate marketing is where you get percentage of a sale It doesn't cost the consumer any more

If they buy a $100 backpack and you get 10%, you make $10 off of that sale when someone clicks it and buys it through your link So think about that This year, that's some old stats, this year, how much revenue's gonna be spent online in your local market? How much revenue is gonna be spent online and what percentage of that are you gonna position yourself to potentially earn by watching this video right now? That's what I want you doing is to maximize the positioning of your content and the positioning of your videos and your strategies based around timing because timing is everything And a power tip here is calendar block the planning and production of your strategic videos So we have a huge opportunity even if you, it doesn't matter when you're watching this video on the replay, but whatever time of year it is, look ahead to the next season, that next tent pole, that next opportunity in your topic and your niche, but block time on your calendar right now for two things

Number one, when are you gonna plan and do your research of your video ideas to maximize that time? Number two, 'cause planning and production's different, when are you then gonna actually shoot those videos and then number three, so that you can get them out at the right timing So this is one reason why the difference between people who kill it on YouTube and don't is the people who get ahead think further ahead The people who get ahead are more disciplined and organized to simply not be like oh shoot, what video should I create today? But you might be thinking about videos you should be making three months from now, five months from now, and by doing that and by calendar blocking and planning the production of your strategic videos, you're gonna be able to maximize the timing because timing is everything Tip number two is maximize trends, maximize trends And so a couple years ago, I started seeing these trends of these laser Christmas lights

Have you seen these? And so what you do is you like put them in your yard and the project, I like the ones that project like stars, this one projects ugly Christmas trees all over your house, right? And man these things are polarizing In fact, tell me do you love or hate these laser Christmas lights? Tell me in the comments, but they're super polarizing, but that's not the point I walked into my grocery store five minutes from here to buy some vegetables and some sushi for dinner, and I'm there, and I walk in at a grocery store and I see this huge display of these Christmas laser lights and it was at that moment that I was like, that is a trend That is definitely happening I've been seeing these happen this 2016

I need to jump on that So I went home and I went to YouTube to see has anybody really created content around these and what I discovered was that no one really had So I put out my video best Christmas laser lights about these different Christmas laser light options, and by the way, it takes money to make money, man Like you sometimes have to see ahead, take risks, buy some Christmas laser lights, because A, they're really easy and fast to set up, but B, you're also thinking about how you could potentially strategically monetize those And so I've always, I made smart investments at every stage of my journey like investing in things that I really felt for affiliate marketing

And so you can tell, fast forward, the video has 310,000 views a couple years later It's made multiple thousands of dollars That first year, it made about $4,000 in affiliate income and every year since, it continues to produce income while it remains on top because it's a ranked video But the point is, you gotta maximize trends And you can see the affiliate link in the YouTube description, and here's another bonus tip that's not even really about this video, but these videos when you do them right, they also grow your audience

Like when you do affiliate marketing right, it's never pushy, it's never salesy, it's never weird, all you're doing is just being cool, helping people find good stuff, helping people avoid bad stuff, and when you do that around your topic and your niche, you can grow your audience in the process too So look, 350 subscriptions driven just off of this video All the shares, all the watch time This is a channel I don't even really focus on, my Sean Cannell channel, but it grows when you put out smart videos that add value, produce income, but they can also grow your audience It's pretty powerful

And so quote from the POTUS, President of the United States, opportunities are never lost, just found by those who clearly see the power of trends and timing And if there's anybody, love him or hate him, if there's anybody who's actually a smart marketer, who's actually a really smart brander and who understands business, right, for better or for worse is definitely Donald Trump and so I love this quote Opportunities are never lost, they're just found by those who clearly see, come on, the power of trends and timing Trends and timing Those are gonna be two huge affiliate marketing tips for you

Tip number three, higher ticket, higher commissions Higher ticket, higher commissions This might be obvious, but one of the things I've learned is that for me, one of the ways I was able to go full time and quit my job, quit everything, or essentially not get freelance clients again, is by doing affiliate marketing, but it's important to note that I did it around higher ticket items For example, here on Think Media, if I recommend a camera and someone buys a $2,000 camera at just 4% commission, then that's an $80 commission That's a pretty good pay day

Like if you sell one camera a day that like from a ranked video to affiliate marketing, that's like as much as a lot of times people make working eight hours, you know, if you're making eight bucks an hour, that's a 10 hour day in one transaction So this stuff can be very powerful However, if your niche is like paper machete crafts and yarn and glue, you know, like something like that, you have to do the math and say, this actually might not be the path to making big money Now here's the cool thing I'm not saying you should change niches, I'm saying you could follow a lot of our other training

We cover ten different ways to make significant money on YouTube, this is just one way, but if you really wanna crush it at affiliate marketing, tip number three, higher ticket, higher commissions So this is Timothy Sunday, part of our community in some of our advanced training and you can see this This is just an old screenshot of his DJI, the drone company affiliate screen capture, you know, he's made almost $16,000 In fact, I'm sure it's way past that now 'cause he sent me this a while ago, so why? But he's talking about some drones, right? These things are expensive He's talking about tech, it's higher ticket

The punchline is that if you want higher commissions, you wanna do higher ticket types of products Makes absolute sense However, the other thing is true that also if you can find higher percentage deals, you'll also get higher commissions So for example, on the Sean Cannell channel, I talk about a Greens powder that I use to this day, I love it, it's called Organify It's kind of a, it's pretty expensive, but they also give you much higher commissions

So on Amazon, you make four to 10% Through the Organify affiliate program, you can make 30% That's a leverage point You're gonna start making a lot more money if you have higher percentages So either higher ticket, higher commissions, or higher percentages, higher commissions

The other thing is that on a product like this, it's actually subscription based So if someone's like I would love to get one of those a month like I do, I would love to get an Organify a month, then every single month that transaction happens, a commission comes my way Make sense? And so higher percentage, higher commissions Tip number four, solve searched problems Solve searched problems

So do you drink coffee? Let me know, tell me do you drink coffee? Let me know, and I know not everybody does, but quite a few people do, right? And so tell me in the comments, but I love this because a lot of people drink coffee and there's a lot of, it shows you that there are weird, obscure, strategic things you can do around affiliate marketing that you'd probably never think of And so here's like a weird experiment thing that I did was I found this whole, this Starbucks Verismo pods cheap idea And so this is stuff that, I want you thinking this way because when you just think about this way like all day long, you'll see opportunities in your everyday life So we were given a Starbucks Verismo, which is like a fancy Keurig and we were buying these pods that cost like as much as a cup of coffee at Starbucks, so I was like, these pods cost of fortune There's gotta be a better way

Went over to my friend's house and they were like, oh yeah, we buy coffee bean tea leaf pods off the coffee bean tea leaf website and they fit right in the Starbucks Verismo machine I'm like, interesting, but then I thought to me 'cause I'm already doing affiliate marketing on YouTube, I'm like, I wonder if those are on Amazon Sure enough they are because it's my favorite affiliate program One of the reasons why is every single time someone clicks a link, even if they don't buy what you recommended, that link tracks for 24 hours and anything they buy, you get credit for So by simply just having more links in the world that people are clicking on, they might not even get the coffee, but if they're clicking on those in December when they're doing all their Christmas shopping and they spend $10,000 on Christmas shopping, they just happen to get there through your links? Boom, all of that income is coming your way

Very powerful, that's why I love things on Amazon because they sell everything And so anyways, I find this out, I order them myself, I test it out myself, and I make this video and I'm like hey, and then I also do my research and find that people are actually curious where are the cheap Verismo pods? Well, these are cheap Verismo pods 'cause they fit and then people are asking do these pods work in Verismo? What's the point? This was actually a search term that real humans were looking for, right? They were like looking for this information, so all I do is put a video in front of that problem, that pain point of that audience And so there's the affiliate link to the coffee, and the key thing here is you just wanna add value and be helpful, right? Is again, I'm just like hey, you probably have been looking for cheaper pods, so was I, let's actually do it, I'll show it right in front of you, sure enough it works, they kinda get stuck, if you Jimmy rig it, it, and I like explain how to, you know, the whole thing I love them, here's the different coffee I tried, if you wanna check it out, link in the description Affiliate marketing is super cool, man

You just add value and you be helpful and you can make money in the process So here's the question, power question What are the problems and questions your target audience is currently trying to solve? What are the problems and what are the questions that your target audience has that they're currently trying to solve? When good, valuable videos are put on the other side of those questions and when they're connected to affiliate marketing, now you're not just gonna create income, you could really start generating some significant passive income through affiliate marketing And tip number five is more videos equals more money More videos equals more money

When you do this right, you start realizing like wait a minute, if I put out one video and it's getting views and it's generating some income, then what would happen if I just put out five videos? Well then what would happen if I just put out 50 videos and if I keep them at this certain quality level and I keep exploring different ways to maximize reaching a niche or topic or search? Then I could really get some traction So you could see again, before even the Think Media days, I was on Sean Cannell doing like gift ideas like crazy Cool gift ideas, gift ideas for men, best tech gifts, but I mean we went crazy with this I mean, Mother's Day gift ideas, Valentines gift ideas, I have my wife Sonia doing gift ideas for women, I'm doing Christmas gifts 2015, 16, 17, 18, 19, you know Gift ideas for creative people, gift ideas for her

We're like, okay, what's working, and we just kept doing more of it And so as you begin to identify in your niche maybe opportunities, topics, things people are passionate about or things that work, then more videos equals more money, right? So power question, how can you increase the quality and the quantity of your uploads? And you might be like Sean, I'm maxed out right now I got a life, I got a job, I got a family Yeah, but you should ask that question anyways because you start asking the right questions, you're gonna get better answers You might be thinking like oh, well maybe my husband could take the kids on the weekend, that'll give me a whole day to focus on creating videos

I could probably create four videos on that day and if I do and I release them once a week on the couple weeks before Black Friday, you know what I mean? Ask the right questions and you'll come up with some really creative solutions So how can you increase the quality and the quantity of your uploads? But that were the five tips, but there's a huge affiliate marketing mistake that people make that I just wanna touch on because we've talked about some real examples of how you can make some serious money with affiliate marketing Clearly identifying what people are searching for, timing, and all these things, but at the end of the day, there is a problem, and this is the mistake that I see the most, and it's really kind of based on this movie Field of Dreams Now this movie is really old, so let me know in the comments if you ever seen it, but here's the premise Kevin Costner is the main character and he's a novice Iowa farmer who lives with his wife and his family, and in the opening narration, he explains that he's had a troubled relationship with his father, who is a devoted baseball fan

And so he's got this nostalgia and this passion for baseball, he's in this corn field, and so the powerful line that everybody knows from this movie is if you build it, they will come So he's walking through the corn field one evening, and he actually hears this voice whisper, right, so this voice, if you build it, they will come And he's like, okay So then what he does is he takes action, he cuts down the corn and gets everybody involved They build a baseball stadium and it creates all this community and there's healing from it and whatever

So that's like the famous thing of this movie, if you build it, they will come Well, that is the biggest mistake that I see affiliate marketing and YouTube creators making, 'cause the idea is well if I just put out the videos and I link them up the way Sean said and I do this stuff, if I just build my YouTube content, my channel out, people will come and they're gonna discover it But you probably already realize that's not the case, right, you know what I mean? You've probably already realized that look, if you build it, they won't come The only reason you're gonna get the views and the traffic is really if you're strategic and you have a plan 'cause the reality is with affiliate marketing no views equals no income Doesn't matter how good what you say in the video, doesn't matter like how cool the product is, doesn't matter how much it would help someone's life if they never find it, they never discover it, you never get the views, it's never gonna make an impact and it's definitely not gonna make any money

So the key is you really need a growth plan and smart strategies for getting views on your videos to make this work and so that's not the point of this video, but I did do a free one hour YouTube master class A lot of people in the Think Media community have watched this If you haven't, you have to see it, and it goes over the new rules of success on YouTube this year It goes through my proven system for getting views on YouTube 24/7 'cause that's what you need For this affiliate marketing stuff to work, you gotta get the views

It goes through a couple creative ways to earn $1,000 per month on YouTube in case you wanna explore some things alternatively to affiliate marketing and I actually break down how three regular people used a simple YouTube strategy to quit their job and create a full time income online So that's a free one hour class You can watch it online at tubeinfluencecom specifically because that would be the next step If you're like, well what do I do next? Definitely plan out some videos, block time on your calendar to make some content around the next season, the next tent pole, the next opportunity in your niche, look for trends, but also maximize your strategies because if you can crank up your views, your subscribers, your growth, then you can create big results and build a side, part time, and even full time income with affiliate marketing

So that's at tubeinfluencecom and the one other thing I would say is there's a couple FAQs that come in a lot around affiliate marketing and so we don't really have time to go into those, but a couple things to think about is where disclaimers, where do you put disclaimers, a couple links about how to create your links and things like that, so definitely check out our affiliate marketing playlist It goes through disclosures, it goes through a lot of other training around affiliate marketing, so I'll link that up on the YouTube card as well as put it in the description below Jason says, do I need 1,000 subs before sharing affiliate links in my videos? You don't, Jason However, I do recommend, like if you're just at zero, you might wanna wait a while before signing up for an affiliate program 'cause for instance on Amazon, they actually will usually approve you right away, but if you don't make any sales I think for 30 days or 45 days, they shut your account down

So your fist step is not necessarily to sign up for an affiliate program I would actually recommend your first step would be to watch tubeinfluencecom if you haven't seen our one hour master class because you wanna get a little momentum The cool news is though a lot of people in our community that have a couple hundred subscribers or 700 subscribers can make money right away with affiliate marketing, but I would say you definitely wanna plan, you want a growth strategy first and once you kind of have a little bit of clarity and momentum then, then start monetizing You know what I mean? Like you're not gonna make that much in the short interim by not figuring out your strategy first, but then you can add onto it

So absolutely if you have 1,000 subs, but check out, that's the key Definitely check out to grow, I want you to grow first, get some views, get some subscribers, grow your influence So that's tubeinfluencecom and then affiliate marketing can like 10X So question of the day

What is one video idea you have after this training? Tell me in the comments below You know, now that you've watched this, maybe you're thinking about the next season What is one video idea you have after this training? Tell me that down there and if you're new here, subscribe if you're not subscribed, ring the bell so you don't miss future trainings like this If you wanna check out that free master class, just click or tap the screen right there and if you wanna see some other videos from Think Media, just click or tap the screen right there Until next time, this channel is all about bringing you the best tips and tools for building your influence with online video

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