What is The Truth about Affiliate Marketing- Is this for You

Hi and welcome to Cool Change 4 u


I’m Vicki, the founder of Cool Change 4u and today I am going to share my thoughts on Affiliate Marketing and the truth about this type of business so let’s get into this now.

Online World

With what is happening in the offline world today and high costs for having a business, 10000’s of business owners are turning to online Marketing as a way to generate more business, hence Affiliate Marketing is growing rapidly as well.

Business owners are offering a commission to Affiliate Marketers in millions of different niches and Affiliate Marketers have never been happier as it means more money for us as well so its a win for the business and a win for the Affiliate Marketers which is awesome.

MY No.1 recommendation will give you all you need to build your online future so join for free and see for yourself

Will the Niche Market Saturate?

I have been asked this question many times by people who are deciding whether or not to join my platform and build their own Affiliate Marketing business and my answer is NO, the market will never saturate due to the number of companies turning to online business marketing throughout the world and this is not going to slow down anytime soon.

Affiliate Marketers are able to make a substantial income from creating and building their own websites and, Yes, you will need training and support to learn the skills and use the tools you need, however when you do this, you are on your way to building your online future and a full-time income from your commission earnings, or residual income as people call it

Affiliate Programs

There are literally millions of Affiliate programs to join giving everyone the opportunity to become financially independent over time

Here are a couple of screenshots I took on different affiliate program results

As you can see just by looking at 3 choices I typed into google there are literally millions of different affiliate programs you can join once you have built a solid foundation for your business.

How long until I make money?

A question most people ask as people all over the world are looking for extra ways to create a better future for themselves and their families.

Building a business takes time, learning, focus and continual effort to build a really solid foundation and until you do this, there is no point you joining any Affiliate programs as you will most likely be rejected as most companies want to see you have a good website with indexed content and even google rakings before they will accept you into their fold as it were.

So how do you create and build a really awesome website?

I work within a platform called Wealthy Affiliate and I now have 4 online businesses all doing great, thanks to what I receive as part of my premium membership within this awesome platform.

Wealthy Affiliate was started over 13 years ago by Kyle and Carson and these 2 men plus of course the technical team and other workers have built a state of the art system, training, SEO, Security, Videos to learn from, 24/7 support from experts and also a community of amazing members always ready to lend a hand

I highly recommend if you truly want to build your own successful online future you come to join for free and take a look around for a few days, and then if you decide you want to become a successful Affiliate Marketer, I suggest you take the bonus offer of becoming premium for $19 and lets get you started on your journey to success.

Depending on where you live in the world and what the exchange rate is, your business will cost you around $3 per day to run and I am 100% sure you will not be able to do this anywhere else online especially when you see what you are given as part of this membership.

There are over also 2 Affiliate programs you get when you join Wealthy Affiliates which is an added bonus and within the platform, there are 1000’s of lessons, pieces of training, and other resources to help you become a successful Affiliate Marketer.

The only thing you need is- You must be willing to work hard as you are the business owner and it won’t grow without your consistent effort. you must willing to learn and grow.

You must have a WHY– and what I mean by this is.

It can’t just be to make money.

What do you want to make money for? what is it you truly want from the money you make?

If you have a really strong WHY this will keep you motivated to achieve every goal you set for yourself and if you haven’t got a strong reason why you will most likely become complacent and then slowly but surely you will lose interest.

This is NOT a Get rich quick scam. It is a genuine opportunity to build a really amazing future online so if you want a quick fix, this is not the business for you.

Summary of costs and benefits

You can join Wealthy Affiliate for free and you can also become premium if you are serious about making a business to create full-time income so one day you can say goodbye to your boss, or maybe you want to build a retirement fund so you stop work earlier than most people.

Here are a few reasons people become Affiliate Marketers with Wealthy Affiliate

  • Time and money Freedom
  • More time with Family
  • Buy a home
  • Retirement
  • World Travel- work while you see the world
  • A new car
  • Money to gift

There are 1000’s of reasons people are building their businesses within Wealthy Affiliate and Yes, some of them don’t make it as they lose interest or they want money now or they become lazy and unfocused. These things are not going to work if you want success whether it is online or offline.

Owning your own business offline- What are the costs?

  • Building Lease
  • Power
  • Staff
  • Equipment
  • Insurances

and much more- All of which are expensive and most business owners don’t break even for the 1st 3 years if they are lucky.

They often work very long hours just to keep things running and 24/7 the business is on their minds.

With Affiliate Marketing all you are responsible for is creating content, learning and building and if you build smart and traffic starts visiting your website, you then sign up for free with Affiliate programs relating to your niche and when visitors come to your site and click on the image of the product you are displaying, they are then automatically taken to the company’s website and when they buy the product, you get paid.

That’s it and you get to work from home in your pj’s if you want 😊


For me its the best choice I have made relating to my career and what is best for me for and I love being an Affiliate Marketer and the truth for me is I wouldn’t consider any other way to make money online.

Yes, there are all sorts of promises made on websites and most of these places have hideous upsells and a lot of them are also Scams.

you could do surveys and make $3 every so often if you like but this seems a bit slow really. or you could join me today for free inside Wealthy Affiliate and get started creating and building your own website- In fact you can build a website within 60 seconds as being a member you will get to choose from over 3000 themes and build from their by going through the training which is offered to you as part of your membership.

Free to join – $19 to go premium and $49 per month to get everything you need to become a successful Affiliate Marketer – Oh Yes, As a premium you get 50 websites as well as part of your monthly membership fee so imagine how big you could become in the online world over the next few years.

I’m 60 now and within the next 2 years, I will be financially independent with Time and Money freedom to do all the things on my bucket list.

Start now and lets work together to make it happen for you as well

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to connect with you again soon

All the best


P.S I almost forgot

Wealthy Affiliate is having a Black Friday Special and if you join now, you can buy your full year membership for $299 when the Black Friday Sale begins and this works out to be under $1 per day which is amazing and you can take advantage of this offer as soon as it is announced.





10 thoughts on “What is The Truth about Affiliate Marketing- Is this for You”

  1. When surfing around the internet looking for online business opportunities, I look for sites like yours who review the various money making opportunities and report back to people like me whether the opportunity is valid or a scam.   It was great to see you report on two viable opportuniies that are reputable.   Thank you so much!

    1. Always pays to be very honest and I am glad you enjoyed your stop over here today and wish you success in whatever you choose to do 

  2. Totally agree with that image of yours. You are only one decision away from a totally different life! Boy as I sit here in a hotel room I can definitely relate! As an affiliate marketer myself I can attest to the fact it is one of the most lucrative businesses to get into. I am just starting out myself but my WHY is strong. If I wanted to join your platform Wealthy Affiliate,you mentioned they had 2 affiliate programs.. I am assuming one of them is theirs for Wealthy Affiliate itself, what is the other one?

    1. Hi Cathy- Silly me – I forgot to mention Jaaxy the most awesome keyword platform and as a member with Wealthy Affiliate you get to use this for free and if you recommend people outside of Wa to use it, you will get paid which is so great

      Thanks for stopping by and all the best 


  3. Hi, thanks for sharing the truth about affiliate marketing.

    You are so right.  Although it seems that the market would be saturated any time with so much competition, I have to tell myself constantly that this is not going to happen, as a way of staying motivated.

    Also, money does not flow in right away.  I am into my 7th month of my website and still not a penny!  But I know that is due to all the stress at my job.  Not much quality time is left for my website.  Just when my energy is about gone, I still work on my website for 2-3 hours, but those hours are not as productive as if I would get them in the morning.

    But that is ok.  I am going slowly until I will be successful.

    Not giving up.

    PS.  Wealthy Affiliate is AWESOME.  Not leaving that platform anytime soon.


    1. Hi Oscar and thank you for stopping by today

      Yes when you are working full time it can be difficult when you are tired however 1 hour every day will help you grow and one day you will have the income coming in full time and be able to tell your boss thanks and goodbye

      All the best and keep on believing in you

  4. Great article on the the truth about affiliate marketing Vicki, there are definitely a lot of misconceptions out there!

    The biggest question I hear all the time is as you suggest, “how long until I make money?”, and I like your response of it being a long term game and NOT a get rich quick scheme!

    I advise people that  you need to fall in love with the process and to give yourself at least a year to build out your site and soak up as much information as you can, before even thinking about making money.

    Yes, you CAN make money quicker than that, but it shouldn’t be your primary concern first up.

    I know your suggestion of WA is a great platform to learn this business, but what is your best advice on avoiding all of the scams out there?

    As you say, there are plenty of them!

    Great post, thanks!

  5. I tried drop shipping using my own website and Ebay in the early to mid-2000s.  What a lot of work.  All the creation of ads and then if someone bought something the amount of administration to execute the order was substantial and there was the worry that the supplier might run out of stock and I would need to make excuses or cancel the sale.  Margins were also low because I couldn’t get a true wholesale price.  Too much work for too little money.

    I see from your presentation that the commission rate is actually higher than my margins for drop shipping and there is no shipment or shipment administration to bother with.

    I am going to look into it further.  Thanks for the info.

    Best regards,


    1. Hi Joe

      Yes a lot of people have paid out 100’s if not 1000’s of dollars trying to find a place tat gives them time and money freedom and I look forward to you joining me inside Wealthy Affiliate where I can help you cebome truly successful online

      All the best

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