Welcome to Affiliatist.com
This is a website where I teach people how to start an online business and make money from home (mainly by building passive income affiliate websites).
Hi there! My name is Mikko and I come from Finland. I’m the one running this site and sharing my experiences as an online entrepreneur.
I’m going to share what strategies have worked well for me, and those that ended up being complete failures but priceless learning moments.
I’ll be also reviewing different products and tools that are useful (& those that aren’t) for up-and-coming digital entrepreneurs.
How I Got Started And Why?
Let me tell you a bit about my background and why I got interested in building affiliate websites (I’ll try to keep it short).
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 4:35 AM every morning to work a repetitive factory worker job with minimum wage and cranky boss.
There wasn’t much room to complain since it provided some cheese for my bread, but I always felt there had to be a better way to spend my life than assembling 50-200 LED lights a day. I had no passion for the job and I 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 computer appealing but I thought it wasn’t possible for me because I lacked skills such as coding (I couldn’t have been more wrong).
Despite my doubts, I started researching ways to make money online and to my surprise, I found dozens of different 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 6-7 figure per year range.
The income potential and freedom felt extremely tempting and so I started looking for the best possible training to get me started with this new adventure.
I researched different training platforms for days and found one called Wealthy Affiliate that appeared very promising compared to the increasing pile of fake “gurus” and scam products that I encountered.
(Glad I didn’t fall into that rabbit hole as many do. It’s also part of the reason why I review a lot of them these days)
And I wasn’t wrong – even to this day I haven’t come across a similar platform that would offer the same value and training as Wealthy Affiliate does (& I’ve seen many of them).
In 2018 I started as a complete beginner to online businesses and it’s all thanks to the training that I’m now able to run multiple affiliate niche websites that bring in passive income.
And the best of all is that it’s fun and enjoyable which was my initial goal.
I also did some eCommerce (which gave valuable experience) but 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 starting with the same affiliate website business path that I took.
This blog is my attempt at delivering you a clear roadmap of what you need to know and do to build your own successful affiliate website business.
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 my footsteps, I suggest you take a peek inside this in-depth affiliate marketing training course that you can get started for free. I highly credit it for teaching me the necessary skills.
Inside the course (or down below) you can ask me anything business or personal related and I’m willing to help you avoid those frustrating beginners mistakes everyone makes when starting out.
Thank you for reading my about page, I look forward to hearing from you 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.