Welcome to Affiliatist.com
Since 2018, I’ve been learning to make money online with affiliate marketing and this website is where I share everything I have learned.
Hey there! My name is Mikko, I’m the one running this site and sharing my experiences as an online entrepreneur.
I’m going to share what methods have worked well for me, and those that ended up being complete failures but priceless learning moments.
I am also reviewing useful (& not so useful) products for website owners and aspiring entrepreneurs (tools, services, money-making systems, etc).
How I Got Started And Why?
Let me tell you a bit about my background and why I got interested in affiliate marketing.
It’s a rather common story.
Before I started my online business, I worked a quite boring electrician job in the lighting industry. In short, I had to wake up at 4:35 AM every morning to work a repetitive factory worker job with minimum wage and cranky boss (+ freezing winter commute).
Needless to say, I felt there had to be a better way to spend my life than assembling 100-200 LED lights a day. I had no passion for the job and didn’t want to settle for a factory job for the next 40 years.
What did I do then? I had enough and quit the job.
After that, I was desperately trying to find work that I could truly enjoy and be passionate about.
I always found the idea of making money with my PC appealing but I thought it wasn’t possible for me because I lacked skills such as coding.
Despite my doubts, I opened Google and typed the infamous search query “how to make money online”.
To my big surprise, I found dozens of ways to earn online that didn’t require the skill set that I was lacking.
One that immediately clicked with me was called affiliate marketing.
The benefits felt truly intriguing to me:
- Earn money while you sleep (passive income)
- Set your own working schedule (be your own boss)
- Work anywhere in the world (as long as you have Internet access)
- Realistic potential to scale into 6 figures per year range.
This was the change I was looking for and so I started searching for the best possible training to get me started on this new adventure.
I researched different training platforms for days and found one called Wealthy Affiliate. It appeared very promising compared to the increasing pile of fake “gurus” and scam products that I encountered.
I’m still surprised how I didn’t fall into a scam as a beginner because many do.
Btw, the sheer amount of those scam products is why I review them a lot these days.
Anyways, back to Wealthy Affiliate…
I started as a complete beginner in 2018 and it’s all thanks to their training that I’m now able to run a small portfolio of affiliate niche websites that earn passive income.
Getting there wasn’t easy. In fact, most of my projects failed, but I kept learning from my mistakes and improved. Then I started securing small wins after another, and here I am today.
What’s best is that now I enjoy doing what I do. My initial goal is fulfilled.
As a side note, I also did some eCommerce (which gave me valuable experience) but I felt like that business model had way too many headaches to deal with so I decided to sell my stores. Glad I did.
Good For Me But What About You?
These days I also enjoy teaching others on getting started with affiliate marketing.
You can 100% create a thriving online business from the comfort of your home that goes on to generate you passive income even when you sleep.
I’m not saying it will be easy though.
Whether you’ll have a successful venture depends on yourself. You get rewarded for the amount of effort you put in.
Making money online is a skill that anyone can learn but it takes time to educate yourself and effort to see the results.
If you are up for the task and want to follow in my footsteps, I suggest you get started with my free 7-day course.
Inside the course, you can ask me anything and I’ll help if you get stuck at any point.
Thanks for reading my about page and let’s see on the other side!
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, you can do so on the contact page or by leaving a comment below.