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Affiliate Marketing Tutorial for Beginners 2020 // Step by Step Affiliate Marketing Guide

Affiliate Marketing is how most people start making Passive Income (Automated Income). This Affiliate Marketing Beginners Guide gives you 5 Steps to Start with Affiliate Marketing and Making Money Online and breaks down my 6 Figure Affiliate Marketing Strategy.


Affiliate Marketing is not “get rich quick” and nobody makes money in their sleep overnight. Affiliate Marketing is commission based sales, and revenue sharing. If you can create value for a company through sales or leads you should earn revenue sharing and benefit from the value you create for the company.



When you can automate this process, and have affiliate marketing commissions happen from your evergreen content, this can become true passive income that has little to no upkeep as long as the content generates traffic.

Through YouTube and blogging it is possible to generate a full-time income with Affiliate Marketing over a period of time. Currently my own content generates roughly $8000/mo or more on average in passive income through affiliate marketing with about about $7000+ of that being Recurring Passive Income.

This is not something that can be done easily or quickly, and it took me roughly 4-5 years to accomplish earning Affiliate Marketing income of that level, and doing so in a way that represents Passive Income or what I refer to as automated income, since promoting my content also happens in an automated fashion through software or search engines or by leveraging the time of my team.

00:00 INTRO
01:25 What is Affiliate Marketing?
02:46 Step 1 to Affiliate Marketing
04:06 Step 2 to Affiliate Marketing
06:00 Step 3 to Affiliate Marketing
09:42 Step 4 to Affiliate Marketing
11:05 My 6 Figure Affiliate Marketing Strategy
13:29 Step 5 to Affiliate Marketing
14:44 My Best Affiliate Marketing Advice
15:54 Question of the Day



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**Disclaimer: Roberto Blake is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.

Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Not financial advice, for entertainment purposes only.

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  4. thx bro for all your good content

  5. HannahTheHorrible

    Thank you for making this!!

  6. Love the set up King Roberto, even though we feuded on Twitter @JordanJordanShw lol

  7. The Elliott Family of 7

    We finally are taking steps with vidiq to build up and were having results from signup on free trial but really looking forward some folks investment in the service. Hard work one day it will pay off

  8. Love your in-depth information, you do it like none of the other YouTubers

  9. hey roberto! I have a problem with my channel I have viewers that constantly dont comment and just like and leave the video without watching it and ive tried and tried and changed my content and everything and im not getting watch time because of it what can I do

  10. Stephanie Perry

    Thanks for sharing the tools like Affiliator. I'm an affiliate for Trusted Housesitters, and I use different links on different platforms so that I can track the traffic source, but sometimes I feel like it'll take too long to generate the new link and I just re-use another one that jumbles up the traffic source data.

  11. Money Chasing You - Affiliate Marketing

    Guys, is crucial to have FOCUS, specially when you-re getting started…with one niche, one product, one target audience and one social platform where you are going to get traffic…When you do this you can MASTER Faster that section of the market…is not to be everywhere to actratt anyone to your business….FOCUS and and go deeper for the best results!!!

  12. cray spearfishing adventure

    Blessings thanks much for this video bro will help me out alot

  13. Mendel Creager

    If I was could make 3,500$ a month I would be a happy man

  14. Deborah Dede Lifestyle

    Hi Roberto, thanks for the work you put in to help us out here! Truly helpful!

  15. Great content! I can't wait to start implementing these steps to grow. Always great info

  16. Amazon affiliate program is good..

  17. I really appreciate this in depth video thank you taking the time to teach these steps in depth blessing to you ❤️

  18. The Doors of Wellness, LLC

    Hi! Heard you for the first time on Pat Flynn's show on Sunday. You had a great face and I loved your energy. Glad to find your channel.

  19. ArtsyIslandGirl -Jamaican Travel Vlogs

    Always great actionable content. Thanks.

  20. Thanks for the vidoe

  21. GratefulHippieChic

    Are affiliate links evergreen?

  22. Antonio Sanders

    Thanks for reminding me of the subscriber feed the other day, I've never gotten a notification that someone liked one of my comments until I watched your video and you said that !

  23. HEEEEEEEEAVY content! Massive thanks!

  24. . quality insights . coming up what is a decent time to start uploading more content structured
    around affiliate marketing? thanks a ton for share'n . keep fighting the good fight Roberto

    . peace in . – rareformdome

  25. Living A Bipolar Life

    Nice vid, thanks

  26. Scott Burnhard

    You a real one!

  27. BrosMinecraft2

    This is actually very interesting. Thanks for the free content!

  28. Candy Angel Tv

    Passive income can never be overrated. I need to start making moves in that direction.

  29. Roberto Blake Good one i like your video i also try to upload same kind of videos on my YouTube channel You can check out there

  30. Just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoy all of your tips. They are amazing!

  31. Thanks for this Roberto, I think Affiliate marketing is a way to make full time income especially if you are promoting high ticket products.

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  33. Awesome video and explanation. Concise and clear. Thank you!

  34. Keep it SPICY ASMR

    Can you get affiliated with a channel of 122 subscribers

  35. Naptural Laricia

    Yes being knowledgeable about what you are selling is important.

  36. i saw money and i'm here

  37. how to get amazon free trial and audible link? I can't find it in amazon affiliate.

  38. I pray that in 2021, I make one hundred billion dollars

  39. Green Zebra Gardening

    I love Affiliator! I have an Amazon affiliate account but don’t always want to go track down a link. The app makes it so much easier! Thank you! I paused this video, downloaded the app, set it up, played with it and came back to finish the video!

  40. Tacha's Society

    I will give it a try again because affiliate marketing is scary to me.. I was throwing money away and left for dead .. Do u still do classes to help people on affiliate marketing

  41. I started my podcast using Podbean and I’m uploading videos I just have to create useful content and get out of my shell

  42. Jordan Williams

    Wow is this video recorded on your new camera? Your picture quality look great!

  43. Urban Noize Music

    Just started affiliate marketing recently with Amazon and am already seeing sells. Can you recommend any other affiliate marketing sites?

  44. Zeront Official

    Hey Roberto, any affliate ideas for gaming channel other than gaming gears?
    Thanks Roberto

  45. You did very well


    Just woke up this morning and got your notification about affiliate marketing what a blessing considering my country is not eligible for youtube monetization program

  47. Sherifa Nakalema

    Thank you Roberto! I like it that you just speak without making it too fancy! I am already doing almost everything you are saying. Now I have a YouTube channel and a website. I am taking your advice to use Google sheets to have my links in one place. Loved this video. Thank you!

  48. RosePig Cooking

    If you have affiliate links in your description do you have to put a disclaimer

  49. Thanks Robert, affiliate marketing is something i have dabbled in but never really pushed. Thanks for the tips they will help me a lot. When it comes to affiliates what would you recommend for a singer songwriter who does parody music, to promote in an affiliate campaign? Great video thank you.

  50. Not a big fan of Amazon. Twice in their program, was making all the required sales, stuck to all their rules and they just kicked me out. Makes no sense!

  51. Giggle. Did you take off the glasses for me 🙂

    Thank you Roberto for the video!

  52. Cash Flow Investor SPYD

    Google Adsense and Godaddy's afiliate program = $$$

  53. Thank you for the valuable information Roberto!!!

  54. There is risk in everything, so be prepared for ups and downs.

  55. Thank you for this video. I think it is very possible to earn full time income from Affiliate business. I would love to see tech set up videos for affiliate business. Plug ins to help as well.

  56. Paiva Therapy -Inspired Life & Home

    Thank you!

  57. I’ve only had success with affiliate marketing as a side hustle. I appreciate generating income even if it’s a small amount!

  58. Thanks for this really informative video!

  59. Mark Skrzypczak

    I am in the process of rebranding. I ran a poetry organization for five years but did little on my personal brand. I would be starting from scratch with a blog and YouTube. Should I focus on affiliates right away? Or wait until until I have a following? I have some ideas for some things I use and how I suggest them for my students.

  60. Very informative as usual. I was skeptical about how to start my program and youve motivated me to start today.Thank you.

  61. Shin-Iti Animations

    Roberto, I am watching an old presentation you did (a video from March) and there you talk about how ppl should do live streams and such. I wanted to ask if this is not hurtful to the channel because I saw many creators saying that if you post videos consistently on youtube, doing livestreams kills the channel and I wanted to know how accurate this is.

  62. My question would be if you could dive deeper into amazon partner program, for people outside US. I know I can be part of the affiliate program of amazon, but my viewers are from latin america and spain, and it would be great to see people from those countries actually buy on amazon, or in the end they will click and not buy, so no affiliate money for me. Thanks!

  63. Yes!! This is the exact video I needed

  64. Brendan Fitness and Money

    My affiliate (amazon) has never been successful. Tucking in for some good tips. The only affiliates I've been successful with are Yotta bank, Chase bank credit card, and a few free stocks on Webull. Thanks Roberto!
    Notes to self and others:
    1. You do need a way to generate traffic online. Podcast, YouTube, website, etc…
    2. Sign up for an affiliate network.
    3. Create links to include in content. Keep your own list for easy access.
    4. Add to your content. Offer honest recommendations, stuff you really use and like.
    5. Promote content. Get it out there.
    6. Do your research. Understand enough to help your audience.


    thank you Roberto for this

  66. My son is constantly referring me to your channel. I have a little over a thousand subs on my YouTube channel. I need to get into this. But figuring out my niche is the hardest thing for me to do. The one main video that pushed my subs past 1k is not something I do or would do every day. I am however very enthusiastic in photos, and video creation. That's what my youtube was started for, practice! So figuring out where to go next is what's stumping me….

  67. All Things Fab

    I could seriously listen to you talk all day and NEVER get tired. You're like The Ultimate Creator's Bible.

  68. Empire Of Real Estate

    Great video, I just started my blog. Much harder than YouTube lol.

  69. this channel is amazing SUBSCRIBE to ROBERTO BLAKE

  70. Sparkle by Monica

    If no one has told you today, Roberto, I love you, man! lol. Just when I think I know the ways of the affiliate marketing "force", you blind me with your sparkly wisdom on things like using short links on my website. I'll have to check more into that, as I don't set up "pages" on my site per affiliate link, but rather hyperlink each product referral per blog post/ video description using those shortened links from the affiliates themselves. I've been using affiliate links for years, but usually as product referrals in my jewelry making and craft tutorials. I have a Tubebuddy affiliate, however, I have yet to get the first commission from it and that's because I don't ever talk about it in my videos and simply have it linked in my vid descriptions. So, that's already a video or blog post content piece tip and I thank you for it.

    To your question of the day…I make about $20 from Amazon each couple of months or sometimes per quarter, so I can't imagine earning at the rates you're talking about, but then again…I don't write blog posts daily and when I do…it's usually tied to a video tutorial and although I have what for me is a combined big audience, lol, they don't really engag. Therefore I'm not seeing lots of clicks on the links. So, clearly I've got lots more to learn in how I present my content and linking it all together in a more interesting way for people to want to actively engage. Otherwise, all the stuff I post here, at social media and my blog…is typically just for my own archive. lol. I'm not certain where my disconnect has been and it can get exhausting sometimes trying to keep up with everything when I'd rather spend my time making my actual crafts, jewelry & sharing handmade entrepreneur tips to peeps like me. If that's only interesting to me though, then what am I doing here? lol. Thanks for sharing your tips. Sparkle on!

  71. Hope'walk Jones

    Great video and lot's of
    Good information. Thank you Roberto.

  72. I found this video incredibly helpful, thank you!

  73. When is the best time to sign up to affiliates?

  74. Roberto! I woke up at 3am and naturally reached for my phone to check my YouTube stats (because I'm in that phase and growing daily) and found that I made my first affiliate sale EVER!!! It was just under $2 but this was so exciting considering I am only at 26p Subscribers!

    So you're video came just in time because I am putting more of a focus on it

  75. It there monthly revenue requirement to continue to be an affiliate for these different sites?

  76. Please make a detailed video on Amazon disclosures, the appropriate Amazon disclaimer, the rules of being compliant to the FTC and most important the details required of what exactly to do when adding an Amazon link in a YouTube video description… I love the fact that you take your time and make detailed video's. They really do provide many useful informations. Hope you can soon make a detailed video on the above topic I have requested. Thank you!

  77. It’s Just Fil

    Great video as always Roberto! I just checked my Amazon Associate account and got my first commission! It's not much but still really exciting and motivates me to grow it more 🙂

  78. The Solopreneur

    Been watching this channel for the longest!!

  79. Awesome video! Thanks for the tips.

  80. Hey Roberto quick question man. You said in one of your videos you can upload weekly consistently which I do. Does it matter it being on a specific day or time at the same time every week or can it just be any time that week?

  81. Top tier

  82. Mushtiar Engineer

    Thanks for posting this video. They all are inspirations. Great motivators to help us reach our goals.

  83. Paul Vazquez JD

    A great platform to get affiliate links is Gigesy. Gigesy lets you make money from selling the services of other freelancers who offer commissions. Ther are no requirements other than they offer a commission and that you are in good standing on the platform. And there are almost no limits or minimums other than what the service provider can handle. A quick tip: Find the more expensive gigs to sell. Five percent of $130 is much more than 30% of $5.

  84. Its very important to let them know as well

    Let them know it’s a affiliate link. If not you can get in trouble.

  85. Slowly but surely!good job!

  86. I love the content Roberto. I have a question. How do you track/keep records all of the products your an affiliate for?

  87. Sell The Listing

    Great video

  88. This guy never replies to comments

  89. I play tetris all day with 40lbs boxes of chicken… stacking them up on pallets to be shipped out to stores.. i work 9 hours a day and only make $500 a week….. it's time for a change!!

  90. Nails By Billi

    I had 19 subscribers and was at $40 a month in passive income from amazon affiliate links. So it is totally possible.

  91. I just got an advertisement for you in the middle of the video lol

  92. I've made $2,631.09 from Amazon Associates this year, just from one video, which has driven $63,357.00 worth of revenue for Amazon. So my takeaway is to get my own products out faster.

  93. Instant Sub, Like and Comment. Great Content @Roberto Blake

  94. Your videos are splendid! Thank you for giving me a new perspective to contemplate!

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  99. Highly Effective

    Love your content and you really know what you’re talking about. If you’re interested in monetizing social media we gotta chat! Got some big things coming up and you seem like the person that I should collaborate with. I subbed to your youtube channel and I hope you can show support back. I’ll be watching you more often!

  100. why are you stuck at 490k subs, I think it's been a year already.

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