Is It Too Hard To-Earn Money From Home-Affiliate Marketing?

The Proven 4-Step Affiliate Marketing Blueprint

This is the exact same formula I use to create a passive income and build a lucrative business online.

More than likely, you go to a job every day. You may have reasons for wanting to stay home, like kiddos or your job is no fun. There is a lot of talk today about how to earn money from home. Do you ever think about this but so many questions run through your mind.

  1.  What would I do?
  2.  Can I really do this
  3.  How hard is it??

When you are stepping into a new venture, it can be scary. You are out of your comfort zone. You are not sure what it involves. I want to answer these three questions for you. 

How to earn money from home

There are a few ways to earn money from home, and I did write an article about this subject. I will leave the link below this paragraph. But today I want to talk about Affiliate Marketing. I am an Affiliate Marketer, so I believe this avenue is the best one.

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What is Affiliate Marketing in a nutshell?

I am quoting myself from my article 

Affiliate Marketing-Now To The Future 

Affiliate marketing involves three groups.

  1. The person selling the product such as Amazon
  2. The affiliate, such as a website owner who promotes a product. Like an advertiser
  3. The internet consumer
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To sum these three groups up, Affiliate marketing is a company who has products such as Amazon does, they partner with an affiliate (a website owner) who advertises the products by posting on a website. The internet consumer then purchases to connect the circle.

When the consumer makes a purchase, the affiliate will receive a commission from the company through a link connecting the company to the affiliate website. Other website owners and I are the affiliates.

I believe to do Affiliate Marketing is the best way to earn money from home because when you have grown your business, it can make a passive income for you.

Can you really do this?

I don’t even have to think about this question. I know you can do this. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what gender you are, or what your occupation is. You can do this. I am so sure about this because the platform that I do my Affiliate Marketing from taught me almost everything I know.

My background is in nursing, not on the internet. With this in mind, I know you can do this no matter what your previous experience is.

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I am going to talk about Wealthy Affiliate later in this post, but right now, I want to address your third concern.

Is it too hard to earn money from home?

Manual Labor

Well, now that depends on your definition of what hard is. When I think of hard work, manual labor comes to mind.

Just the other day, I had to dig up three hosta plants that had been growing in a spot for nine years. As I dug, I was dripping sweat and breathing harder. I thought now this is hard work. It took every bit of energy to get those plants out of the ground.

What did I do then? I turned around, split the roots out, and replanted them. But this time I put them in the ground around a shade tree garden. Now that was hard work! I had to dig, cut, and twist the roots to make a suitable hole to put the hosta roots into so they could thrive.

Back to the question, Is, it too hard to earn money from home. I have to say no. It is a learning curve, but all I do is sit in front of my computer and work. No manual labor required.

Brain Power

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But wait a minute if we look at hard from a different light then my answer may be yes. Why?

Affiliate Marketing requires self- discipline, persistence, patience, and perseverance. If any of these are hard for you then yes Affiliate Marketing may be hard. But it is not impossible.

Working from home has its’ interruptions and frustrations. The suggestions and support I received from the community of Wealthy Affiliate helped me to see it all from a different perspective.

I love working from home. I can get up and rearrange my schedule when I need to, but sometimes it takes a lot of discipline to get the work done.

So yes, sometimes it is hard but not in a physical way.

Sometimes it is frustrating or exhausting sitting all day and using brain power.

Sometimes it takes planning and setting boundaries to set aside time to work on your business.

It’s not enough to say you have a business. One has to set aside time each day to work on the business. You have to set your mind to focus on the goals at hand. If you continually get interrupted, you will waste many minutes a day regrouping.

How to overcome

So how can you overcome these frustrations and have a successful online home business?

I have a few suggestions that may help. If you go into your home business with the right mindset with these suggestions you will be successful.

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  1. Boundaries
  2. Goals
  3. Focus


Most of us have families, and we want to spend time with them. But there are boundaries that you can set in kindness that will help all involved. You can let your family know that you need 2 or 4 hours to work on your business. Tell them that you will take a break in 2 hours. Ask them to write down their questions so you can talk when you have a break.

Show them your goals so they have an idea what you are doing.

Now if your kiddos are too young to understand this and no one is there with you, then you may need to work while they nap or after they go to bed.


There was a time I didn’t think I needed goals. When I started my Affiliate Marketing business, I realized how important they are. 

Each day write down what you plan to do for the day. Mark these goals off as you finish them. Without goals your mind will wonder off and before you know it 2 hours are up and you haven’t done a thing productive.

Set realistic goals that you can complete. If you set too many for a time period, you will always feel defeated. The key is consistency and quality, not quantity.


When you sit down to work on your business, it is vital to focus on what your goals are. If you don’t you will think of a thousand things to do. This happens most when it is time to accomplish a task that is not your favorite.


With these suggestions and guidelines, then I would have to say no, it is not hard to earn money online. It does take time, patience, integrity, persistence, and perseverance.

How I earn money from home

As I have mentioned, I am an Affiliate Marketer. I earn commissions from the sale of products people purchase from my website.

One day I was surfing the internet and stumbled across information about Wealthy Affiliate. I read about how I can make money online and how this guy who wrote the story was making money.

The one thing that got me was, I could go into the platform and try it out FREE with NO credit card information. I was skeptical, but I proceeded to the sign in page to see if this was true.

I did what it said all the while I was expecting some glitch, but that did not happen. I got all the way to the platform of Wealthy Affiliate with a user name and password. Then I started taking the first 10 lessons, and within 5 days, I had a functional website and knew how to make money online from home.

I never looked back. At the 5 day mark, I became a premium member and took the other 50 lessons. I was hungry for knowledge.

You can do this

You too can do this. Don’t be shy, step inside and take a look. You can check it out to see if it is right for you. You can stay free for 6 months if you like but once you know what an incredible platform you have landed on I am sure you will also be hungry for the knowledge they offer.

Support is available 24/7/365. People like you are here to help in the form of live chat and questions you may ask on the platform. Also, I am here as your personal coach and mentor. Helping others is what I do best. I love helping those who want to help themselves improve.

There is so much more I can tell you, but I have written a very informative post on Wealthy Affiliate that you can access with the tab directly below here.

Or you can do what I did and step inside.

NO-risk, NO Obligation, NO Credit Card Needed

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I’ll see you on the inside. Oh yes also, I have a discount for you when you decide to become premium within the first 7 days of stepping inside. It is a 59% discount off of your first month. What an incredible deal this is. Only $19 for your first month and only $49 every month after that. NO pressure, NO upsells.

I am here to answer any questions you may have. Now that you know Affiliate Marketing is not hard, are you willing to give it a try? Please leave comments and questions in the comment section below, and I will be back with you very shortly.

8 thoughts on “Is It Too Hard To-Earn Money From Home-Affiliate Marketing?”

  1. Hi Laura can you share with me what marketing strategies brings you the most money? How long after you started affiliating, did you start to see more money. I know everyone is different. The reasons why I’m asking is that I see lots of youtubers who talk about making $3000 a day, but then, can’t tell you what they do or what strategies they used unless you join their expensive courses. can you share your own personal strategies.
    By the way, WA is the best affiliate there is

    • Rachel, these are some great questions and ones I get often.

      When I started with wealthy affiliate the only marketing strategy are used was to follow all of the training and do exactly what Kyle suggested. I completed all the tasks and moved forward.

      As I moved forward I realized the more I knew the less I knew and I had to continue growing to build an affiliate marketing business. So I was active within the community and read everything offered. I continued to learn.

      As for your question, how long does it take to make money? My question back to you is what would you like to invest in your future? Do you want to put in the time and effort to make an affiliate marketing business work?

      I would like to answer your question. It took 3 months of consistent hard work until I made my first dime. I am still growing today.

      I started WA to challenge myself. Money was not my primary concern. Although I am loving the income.

      You can make money on YouTube. It is no different than what you are doing in the effort area.

      There is no easy get rich quick way.

      Remember no one tells you the hard work they have put in. I am telling you because I am at times honest to my own detriment.

      I hope this helps Rachael.

  2. You were right about everything you said. Affiliate Marketing is not really complicated. One thing I learned is that you need to be hardworking and yes, disciplined. When it comes to any kind of work, there is no easy way but there is always a smart way!  

    Joining Wealthy Affiliate gave me all access to what knowledge and skills I need to do this type of Online Marketing Business. At first, I didn’t know anything. I didn’t even think it was possible for me to have my own website. Everything changed ever since I joined.

    Like you, I started as a free member just to get the feel of what this is all about. After a few training and a quick tour of the program, I decided that it’s great for me because I am guided. There are no hidden agendas. They give direction on how to do things at my own advantage. Keep sharing great things about Wealthy Affiliate. This online business, as you said is one of the great things happening. Yes, perseverance is one of the keys!

    • Yes, the training does guide us step-by-step. It is work but I have found it is worth every minute I put into it. You hang in there and persevere to the end. 

  3. I wouldn’t say home-affiliate marketing is hard work; it’s smart work. The more knowledge one acquires with affiliate marketing and implements what they learn, applying themselves, they will succeed in affiliate marketing. This takes persistence, discipline, and yes, there is a learning curve. Again, it’s smart work and if one continues to pursue this, they will succeed. 

    • I like the way you put that, “it’s smart work” and Wealthy Affiliate instructs us so we gain incredible knowledge. I never thought I would love anything as much as nursing but I do love affiliate marketing and Wealthy Affiliate.  

  4. You are right anybody can do affiliate marketing, but like anything you start and continue, it still takes determination and hard work. It is very satisfying creating your own website, coming up with a name and then talking about a subject you love. Wealthy affiliate is the place to start and teaches you all you need to know about affiliate marketing and has great tools on there.

    For anybody starting their own website in affiliate marketing, what tips would you have on coming up with what to write?

    • Eden, that is a great question. Most people who do affiliate marketing are not writers. They learn to write. The training teaches everyone how to find things to write on and how to make your content easy to read and valuable. My biggest suggestion is to follow the teaching because Kyle has great suggestions and training on this subject. 


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The Proven 4-Step Affiliate Marketing Blueprint

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