Earn Passive Income with Affiliate Marketing


How to Make a Passive Income at Home Now?


Start a passive income with an affiliate marketing business. Many people have and do enter into the affiliate marketing arena because they believe it’s a way to get rich quick and that it is an easy online business to get up and running. It is that thinking that causes those people to fail.

As an affiliate marketer, you can learn how to make a passive income at home, but initially, you have to do your work! You can’t just wriggle your nose and everything falls into place. Producing passive income will not happen overnight. It just won’t.

It is not impossible to become successful by learning how to generate a passive income online. You will have to figure out a method to sustain your earnings without working really hard for the next 30 years.

If you are required to work hard every day to maintain a certain income level, that is considered making active income. Passive income is when the earnings keep coming in even when you are not doing any work to maintain it. Believe me, you really can earn a passive income with affiliate marketing.

Passive income is when you don’t have to do too much work to keep up a cash flow. However, things do need to be done for the passive income system to work. In a sense, you are really farming out certain activities instead of doing them yourself.

How to Make a Passive Income at Home

Financial Freedom – Be Your Own Boss!

How an Affiliate Marketer Delegates Job Tasks


The first thing that needs to be done is to create a website. You could create and design it yourself if you had the expertise to do so. If you don’t, you would have to farm that task out. Sometimes there are companies that will create a site for you (been there, done that and it isn’t a good look!) or will guide you through the process.

You will need to write content for the website. Again, if you aren’t a writer, you could farm it out to a ghostwriter. Once you have the articles written, you will need to get them distributed somehow. The best way to get that done is to delegate that task to technology. This is the best part. All you will need to do is publish the articles to a web server and technology will do the rest.

Technology plays an essential part in the passive income structure. We use technology to communicate. You are farming out the tasks to those who have built, designed and maintained the equipment that your communication passes through. You are not the one who actually pays those people but they are working for you all the time.

As an affiliate marketer, you can farm out customer service, the order process, and shipping to another company. A prime example of that would be to use Amazon’s affiliate program to sell stuff. In actuality, you are successfully farming out an important part of your work directly to Amazon. In this example, for you, the sale is “passive” because it is Amazon that does all the hard labor for you to earn an affiliate commission.

The bottom line for an affiliate marketer is that after the initial set up, (that will require some hard work) they need to make sure that the active workloads are delegated to someone else, leaving them to enjoy a regular passive income that allows them the freedom to do more of whatever they enjoy doing.

Borrow or Create from Scratch?

Creating everything yourself as an affiliate marketer can take an awful lot of hard work. This will also delay the amount of time before the income can start to generate. The most effective way is to borrow ideas from others. By “borrowing” I mean to gain influence from what other entrepreneurs may be doing.

New Product Markering

Creating a new product takes a lot more time and hard work.

No reason to start from scratch when the templates have already been developed. There are more than enough resources out there where people teach you what they do. Sometimes they will give it to you for free and sometimes you have to pay for it. Finding out what other successful people do and then using similar techniques for yourself will save you an incredible amount of time and effort. You can then learn from what others do and not from your own mistakes.

A good quality passive income structure will produce results. I believe that for your first attempt at passive income it is a lot simpler to borrow someone else’s system. Managing too many details yourself will hurl you back into the territory of active income (the hard work zone).

Stay away from plagiarism. Its okay to get ideas from others but don’t mimic them because you may have trouble down the road. I get many ideas from other people. But, I take those ideas and see how I can make them my own. That is, I modify aspects of what others do and make changes that will better fit my circumstances. But, it helps to not have to build the initial foundation that has already been built for me.

Wealthy Affiliate


I have been recommending Wealthy Affiliate (WA), referring many customers to them. I very much recommend their services because they have an outstanding combination of resources such as technology, hosting, tools, affiliate program and last be not least, education and mentoring. Talk about over delivering!! Their goal is to ensure that members build a winning online business.


WA provides step-by-step training lessons and a discussion forum for each lesson that is monitored by the founders and experienced members to answer any questions you may have. WA does not let you muddle through alone. There is a constant forum that allows members to exchange ideas and approaches every day. They also offer personal coaching.

WA provides two free startup websites and if you choose to upgrade it charges a very reasonable subscription fee that includes hosting service. Compared to the worth of what they provide, the cost is very affordable.

Call to Action

Members of Wealthy Affiliate are earning real passive income with their own monetized websites. It’s one-stop-shopping at WA. For details on Wealthy Affiliate, read my WA review.

Wealthy Affiliate is the best online affiliate marketing training for anyone looking to build an online business.  It is where I got my start and if you are serious about learning how to make a passive income at home now, this is my #1 recommendation.


Please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything. Just make a comment below or you can always get in touch with me through wealthyaffiliate.com (here is a link to my profile).



Founder of Your Trusted Affiliate

email: verna@momstrustedaffiliate.com



  1. Dylan

    Wow I really like design of your website and the information found inside of it.

    Passive income is definitely the dream. I couldn’t imagine how happy I would be if I could earn money that way. Affiliate marketing also seems like one the smartest ways to do it.

    Thanks for the info and ill keep it in mind.

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hello Dylan,

      I appreciate that you took some time to check out my article. There is a lot of hard work that you have to put in to own an affiliate marketing business, but if you stay determined and give it time you can be successful. Check out my other article that shows you ways to earn multiple streams of passive income.

      I agree with you that Affiliate Marketing is the way to go. Put in a lot of work up front and then cruise on the back end!!

      Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad that you found the article helpful. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Stop by again soon.


  2. SamDal

    Excellent overview Verna and i wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments. Too many people see $ signs in their eyes when the concept of passive income is raised. They are lazy and don’t want to put in the time and effort to be good ata ffiliate marketing and when they fail, they look for excuses or even worse – tear down those who have succeeded.

    I think if they just embrace the core concept of truly wanting to help people instead of making money then as Kyle said in one of the training videos “the money will come”.

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hi SamDal,

      Thanks for checking out my article. I have a care giving heart so helping others just comes naturally with me. Therefore, helping others before thinking about the monetary value of the business is easy for me to do. This business will definitely weed out the “hobbyist” from the real entrepreneurs! You must have the “sticktuivnist” to be successful as an affiliate marketer.

      Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.



  3. JP

    I’m a fan of your site. Anybody who promotes an honest way to make money online deserves the best. There are so many scams out there, and I remember when I was new to the online internet marketing game, I was introduced to so many different “opportunities” and half of them were straight up pocket emptiers. Keep up the good work!

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hi JP,

      Thanks for for checking out my site. I think just about anyone who has tried to get into internet marketing has been taken by more than one scam. I know I have! We put our trust out there in hopes that we will be working with honest people, but unfortunately that is not always the case. That is why I am glad I came across Wealthy Affiliate because I think they offer the best training platform than any other I have seen.

      Integrity means a lot to me and I want people to trust that I want to help them by showing them a way to improve their financial future, but not by filling their heads with get rich quick schemes. I want people to know that there is an honest way to have their own business and be honest about it.

      If you enjoyed my article about earning passive income check out my article, Affiliate Marketing Income Potential. It talks about the different streams of passive income.

      Hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with.


  4. Imad

    Hi there, Verna.

    I liked the article. It’s well-written and offers a good explanation of many important parts in affiliate marketing. Making a passive income is the dreams of a lot of entrepreneurs, it requires a lot of work and dedication at first. But it’s totally worth it.

    Wealthy Affiliate teaches us how we can create opportunities to make money doing what we love and it’s a skill that many people need nowadays.

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hi Imad,

      A lot of affiliate marketers get into this business with the idea that they will get rich overnight because they fell for the hype these so-called Gurus have fed them. But, that is the farthest thing from the truth. Yes, you can make passive income, but it is not a get rich quick deal. It takes time to get and maintain a substantial income. Using multiple streams of income can help.

      Wealthy Affiliate is how I got my start. I think that they offer a lot to it’s members for the small cost.

      I appreciate you dropping by. Let me know if you have any questions. I am glad to help.

      Thanks again.


  5. Lori

    This is a great article Verna.
    Thanks for sharing this information. So many of us want to earn a passive income but aren’t sure where to get started. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely a one stop shop and has everything that we need to get started on the right path. I appreciate all of your suggestions! It will definitely take hard work but those that are willing to do the work will be successful.

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hi Lori,

      I’m glad you found the article to be useful.

      Yes, a lot of people think that owning an online business is easy, but it takes a lot of work initially.I also think that many people don’t treat it like a real business and thus, do not put the effort into it. You definitely have to have determination, patience and motivation to do this.

      Wealthy Affiliate is a great training platform to get started. You are right, WA gives you everything you need to build a successful online business.

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by. Hope to see you here again soon. Let me know if you have any questions I can help you with.



  6. Cerulean

    I wish could just wriggle my nose and have everything fall into place. I’d be traveling the globe right now with a fully functioning online business.

    Your tips are so key to ensuring we don’t get sidetracked along the way to becoming awesome entrepreneurs. Wealthy Affiliate seems interesting. But just curious, as a part-time student, do you think that I’ll be able to succeed in affiliate marketing?

    Or do you need to have further expertise in other areas?

    1. Verna Mason (Post author)

      Hi Cerulean,

      I really believe in being transparent when I talk about affiliate marketing. Part of the reason that many people fail in this business is because they are looking to get rich quick and are expecting major success overnight. It just doesn’t really happen that way and if it does, it is not the norm.

      I do think that you can succeed as a part-time student, it may just take you longer. To be perfectly honest, in the beginning you will need to put a lot of time into getting your online business to a point of having a consistent income. You will need a lot time to invest in your business because you will need to write articles on a regular basis, market your business and follow through with many other tasks that are involved with affiliate marketing.

      Once you get to a point of making a consistent income it will become easier to relax a little. But, while you are building, you will need to have a lot of patience, determination and self-motivation and a desire to not quit until you succeed.

      I also think we each need to come to understand what our limitations are because there are various skills that would help us to move forward more easily. However, if we don’t have those skills we may need to consider outsourcing some of our tasks.

      But yes, I think you could succeed in the affiliate marketing business. Don’t worry about how long it takes you to get there as long as you get there!! There are bound to be some obstacles along the way. Just tackle them one at a time and keep moving forward.

      I wish you much success in you becoming a top notch affiliate marketer in the future. Let me know how you are doing or if there are any questions I can help you with.

      Thanks for taking the time to check out my article and I am glad you found it helpful.




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