Does Affiliate Marketing Still Work – Why I Say Yes

Does Affiliate Marketing Still Work?

Man relaxing in creative officeWhy is online affiliate marketing becoming so popular now? With all the online training companies that have come out in the last decade only a few have stood the test of time. Why is this? Is the internet just so flooded with online scams or get rich quick schemes that people are thinking it is impossible to make money online? With so many online scams on the internet these days I can see why a person might think this. I know I did, but I stayed persistent and persevered. Never Give up on your dreams.


I am here to tell you that yes affiliate marketing does still work and is becoming so in demand that I think the next few years are going to be some of the best for online marketers. There are billions of people online and more and more of us are finding it easier to just get what we need online. So what does that mean for affiliate marketers? It means Sales and website traffic.


If you have been thinking about working from home online, Now is the time to do it. Barely a fraction of this market has been touched and it is growing fast. By the end of this article I plan to show you exactly how to start your own online business and give you free access to the exact same training I used and still do to conquer any niche and become a success in your own online business. I also will tell you how to spot an online scam in just minutes.


Why Affiliate Marketing?

Family working with a computer at homeI chose affiliate marketing because it is one of the easiest ways to make money online for me. Start up costs are low and I never have to touch a product. Basically someone visits my website and takes a look at the product I am reviewing or selling and when they buy it through my website I receive a commission from the company that I sold the product for. The best part is, you don’t have to be an expert to learn this. I knew nothing about affiliate marketing when I started doing this a few years ago but the training I found at Wealthy Affiliate taught me everything I needed to know to start my own website and start making money online. You can read my story right here.


To be brief  I started looking for a way to make money online in January of 2011. Unfortunately I lost thousand by falling victim to some online scams. In 2013 I came across Wealthy affiliate and I was extremely skeptical. Within a matter of 2 weeks at WA I had my 1st content on my website and decided to go for it. I then decided to use my website to expose all of the companies that had scammed me over those few years that I was searching. I had learned quite a bit by now and one of my 1st blog posts is a post on how to Identify Scams and the moved on to a few other companies that had ripped me off. I now make 4 different sources of income just off this website you are on right now. I also have expanded and own A website in the Golf niche which my son Brent runs and the survival food and emergency essentials niche which I run with my wife.


What To Expect At Wealthy Affiliate

Once inside Wealthy Affiliate You will find a community of affiliate marketers with all levels of experience, from the newbie to the expert. The community is a great place to go if you need help in your training, there are experts inside 24/7 all willing to help. The Co founders Kyle and Carson also participate in the community and answer your questions fast


Training at WA is the best I’ve seen online to date. All of the training is done right before your eyes in video format making it easy to understand and follow. This was extremely important to me because I would have to pause the training and switch between screens to complete the tasks i was learning. When I was a newbie I don’t think I could have completed the training without this simplified format.


Inside Wealthy Affiliate your options are just as simple, Free or Premium with absolutely no up sells. As a free member you get 2 free websites at absolutely no charge and the 1st 10 lessons at no charge. You never have to upgrade you get these two websites, ten lessons of training, and you can stay a Free member forever.


The premium membership allows you to host up to 50 websites with unlimited access to all the other awesome perks that come along with being a Free member You can read my complete review here. Or check out the comparison chart I provided below..

If you have any questions or have experience in Affiliate marketing Please leave a comment below.

To You Success


  • Jason
  • Team leader and owner at True Prosperity Online Scam Prevention Team. I have been involved in affiliate marketing for since 2014 and I love what I do. Especially Exposing Online Scams. I started my journey in 2011 and have fallen for my fair share of scams but that all changed in 2014 and now I Expose Scams to help others stay safe online....


  • Good Morning Jason

    In your post you correctly point out that there are too many scams and get rich quick scemes out there. If one has the misfortune to fall for them perhaps one gives up completely. 

    Good you did not give up, you even exposed some of these scams on your website warning your visitors to be careful and not fall for their shady tricks.

    I agree that using Affiliate Marketing is a legit and a good way of earning money online. Becoming a member of Wealthy Affiliate will give you the knowledge you need to be successfull.

    Regards, Taetske

    • To be honest I reallly dont think I could have built my niche websites without the training at Wealthy Affiliate. The video training courses helped me out tremendously. Getting the chance to expose all the fly by night scam artists that ripped me off is just another added bonus. Have a great day Taetske..

      Thank You


  • I agree with you , affiliate marketing works despite the scams. What people have to do is to choose the real platform to make money online and as you mentioned in this post i can tell them to choose Wealthy Affiliate.With this platform everything is clear.

    I started making money here while I am here for 3 weeks only because I have chosen premium membership.WA is the greatest platform i have ever seen before.

    • Hey Julienne,  I agree that the premium membership is definitely the way to go if you are ready to learn and earn and willing to do the work. There are people who are just testing the waters I would say and want to make sure this isn’t just another scam, which is why WA offers a free lifetime membership with 2 Free websites for life. Either way you can’t lose.

      Best Wishes 


  • I have been an affiliate marketer for some time and you are right when you said there are a lot of scams online and a lot of people have fallen for them because we are all trying to make quick money.

    Only few people seem to be patient to do the work and create something great. Affiliate marketing is really the best because it gives you the opportunity to build something great that can benefit you for a very long time. 

    • Hey Manuel, I think the scam artists specifically target the get rich quick scheme because they know that when someone is desperate they will act. I think it is a shameful and spineless thing to do to a person  and they give this business a bad name. Manuel you are correct, you need to be patient and I’ll add work your tail off to make money online but I think in the end it’s all worth it.



  • Hello Jason,

    I am really sorry to hear that you lost money to online scams…

    It makes me sick to think of all the people who have lost money, including myself.

    But I see affiliate marketing like dating and marriage!

    Sometimes, you will get hurt, before you find the right one!

    And after a while we start to know what to look for and make better choices.

    Your article is to the point, gives great info without loads of fluff…

    And you recommend a really worthy team, namely Wealthy Affiliate.

    They are indeed excellent and as a member I can vouch for them.

    I wish you great success in promoting them


    • Thank you Tim,  I made this post straight forward and to the point but I do link to other pages on my website that explain in more depth as to what I’m talking about but I really hate all the fluff and just got straight to it. Good looks my man.

      Best Wishes 


  • I think that Affiliate marketing is definitely the way to go in this day and age. It is not a fast way to earn immediate income, but with some great training, like with Wealthy Affiliate, anybody can learn how to build an online business based on Affiliate Marketing, and the best part is that you do the work once, and the profits will be coming in for years to come.

    Building your own business around affiliate marketing means that you can sell whatever tickles your fancy and you can rest assured your business will grow stronger over time. Because it is yours and you have put the work into it, nobody can ever take it away from you.

    • Very well said Michel, True Prosperity Online has been in business since 2014 and has now evolved into a website that pulls income from four different sources. A lot of time has been spent on it but worth every minute. I plan to continue to grow and work. The skies the limit.



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