How to Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing

How to Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing

In this video im going to show you a super
cool way to make money on YouTube with affiliate marketing as well as three
pro tips on how you can make a lot more money that you do with Adsense and just monetization
coming up hey whats up guys Sean here with video influencers
helping you build your influence income and impact
with online video and if you’re new here we post interviews with video influencers
and tips and strategy videos just like this one so definitely subscribe so you probably
already know that if you are not getting hundreds of thousands
or millions of views on YouTube that turning on the
ads on your videos just not making you that much money well I’ve got good news for you
it’s called affiliate marketing what is affiliate marketing ? affiliate marketing is the process
of earning a commission by promoting other people’s or
company’s products, you find a product you like, promote
it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.
My personal favorite example of this is here is what you do number one sign up for
the amazon associate program number two once you
are approved you can create a link to any product that
you like love and use and that link will be unique to you number three you can create
a review video or a tutorial video of that product and post
it on YouTube number four then you take your unique amazon
link and put it in the YouTube description of the review or tutorial video you just posted
then when someone clicks on that link and purchases the product you earn a commission
between 4 and 10 percent so if the product was a hundred
dollars you would make 4 to 10 dollars but it gets even
better if after clicking on you link they purchase anything for the next 24 hours you
get a commission for that as well so as you can see affiliate
marketing can be a super powerful way to earn extra income
especially where there’s so many YouTube videos about tutorials reviews hauls and products
and there’s literally an affiliate program for everything
almost everything here’s how you can check just Google
the brand name or product name with the words affiliate program next to it hit enter and
the affiliate program should pop up at the top and seriously
amazon eBay all the different beauty lines Nordstrom
lots of big affiliate programs that have a lot of different stores included in them
places like society 6 for like cool art work and coffee mugs and stuff there’s an affiliate
program for almost every site online
so I promised you three pro tips and I’ll get to those in just a second but first here
are the most common mistakes that I see video influencers making
when it comes to affiliate marketing I am amazed by how
many reviews and kind of unboxing videos that I see with no affiliate links in the description
and that’s probably because they haven’t seen this video
so if you are getting any value from this video please
share it with somebody that needs to see it but it’s like dude you are seriously leaving
money on the table like if someone is going to pay a hundred
bucks on amazon for a product is not more expensive if
you promote it as an affiliate so the brand is just keeping more money and the video creator
is not getting any compensation for all the hard
work that when into making that video so don’t make that mistake I literally would
go looking for a watch that im thinking about buying and
I want to see a YouTube video about it and I’ll watch somebody doing all the work of
reviewing it and Showing some stuff and then no affiliate link
I could’ve reciprocated to the fact that they showed me
all that cool stuff by clicking on their affiliate link and buying that watch through them but
they are not doing it the second thing some people think
it’s that is like sketchy or weird and affiliate marketing
is not at all like I said you did all the work to make the video to buy the cameras
to get all the gear your expertise your research the amount of hours
you spend using the product has all got into the fact that
you are just kinda recommending it and there’s a way for people to reciprocate all the value
you added to them and it’s not adding any money to the
price so that person who’s finding a product that could
add value to their life and potentially the thing that they were looking for has gotten
value so that’s like a win win win win win for everybody the only
reason it could get weird is if you are weird authenticity is
everything so don’t be salesy sketchy or stupid the third mistake a lot of video influencers
make is that they don’t disclose anywhere that the links are
affiliated and it is actually require by the FTC that you do disclose im confident that
99 percent of people just don’t realize that they need to disclose
but it’s something that you know now so im not a lawyer and this isn’t official
legal advice but for more details on this I will link some things up
in the description below but basically you should put something in the description like
this this video contains affiliate links, which
means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a
small commission boom! Ok so here are three pro tips for how to make
money on YouTube with affiliate marketing number one
Make sure that you verbally let your audience know that they can check things out in the
description If you never get that call to action they
may never know it exists and never go check it out thus you
putting the link there is not going to do a whole lot a good
secondly if you don’t specifically have a product to link to and it’s just a normal
video or a vlog and it wasn’t a review or something you can
always link to the gear that you created the video with
which is a question that your audience a lot of times wants to know what lights are you
using or just what’s your vlogging camera or those type
of questions and all of those are relevant affiliate
opportunities and then the third tip is make sure that you take the time to optimize your
videos with good titles tags and descriptions and show
them in another social media platforms so they get found
because it’s does no good to do affiliate marketing if you aren’t getting views and
subscribers and your channel isn’t growing you ultimately have to be reaching
people and actually if you haven’t downloaded yet our
checklist with 19 things to do every time you upload a video I’ll link it up in the
YouTube card and I’ll put a link in the description below that checklist
will help you ultimately reach more people with your
message your advice your tips and ultimately help you build your income not just through
adsense but also thought affiliate marketing and then
lastly I’m gonna link up a must read article in the description
by Pat Flynn from smart passive income on honest affiliate marketing and he really sums
up my philosophy as well number one that you never
recommend a product that you are extremely familiar
with that you haven’t you know put the time in that you are not an expert on and you don’t
have have some actual relationship with it and you’re
not just like seltzer water buy it and you hate it I happen to
love seltzer watter but im not sponsored by a them there’s no affiliate link to this number two and this is what Pat says never
directly tell somebody to buy something you simply bring
awareness to the fact that hey if you want to learn about more information about this
and this is something I use and im using and here’s my
info about it you can check it out if you want it’s not about
being pushy or weird it’s about helping others in an honest way and giving your audience
a way to support you with things they’re going to by
anyway and also being able to build your income support
your family and find your passion question of the day im curious did you know
about affiliate marketing before this video and or do you have any tips on affiliate marketing
let’s connect in the comments below and remember that some of the best conversation and tips
happen form the video influencers community in the
comments section so thank you so much for checking out this video definitely subscribe
for more videos just like this and if you haven’t downloaded
the 19 tips checklist for every time you upload a YouTube
video make sure to grab that YouTube card up above or link in the description
if you appreciated this video definitely hit the like button until next time keep crushing
it and we will talk soon
hey something you might wanna check out is my lifestyle channel SeanThinks and one of
the things that i love about having other YouTube channels
is on this channel I never just want to teach theories but I
always want to be a practitioner in the trenches so anyways if you’ve never seen that before
you can see some practical examples of even what im talking
about in this video as usual links in the description link it
up in the YouTube card hey we’ll talk soon later I gotta go


  1. CH BD says:

    good idea

  2. Molecule Marketing says:

    Nice video with good mix of edutainment and education. Nice to see the transitions instead of just the static video.

  3. David Goldsmith says:

    Great content but i have a question? if you were starting a channel on you tube to promote affiliate products would you use your name for the channel or register a name that is relevant to the product.

  4. Vbombz says:

    I'm looking for affiliates right now. I WANT YOUTUBERS. I'm with an exclusive affiliate network. Anyone looking to join up and make some decent revenue. feel free to hmu

  5. Betsy Kile says:

    Hi Sean! I'm a new channel with less than 30 subs. Am I too new and too small to sign up for the Affiliate Marketing Program? If I am able to, where do I start? Thanks so much in advance…Betsy

  6. amba patrick says:

    1 am very much interested in affiliate marketing but all i have right now is my laptop, internet connection and the desire to grow in the wisdom and knowledge necessary to excel. Thanks for the video but i am hungry for more knowledge… and i know i will be filled. Great video.

  7. Tystyle Fitness says:

    I did not know about this but I love the video and this will help me learn more about business as a whole thanks ?

  8. The Laiyze One says:

    Hey I'm jus starting as a game streamer is there anything against giving away hand made things I've built as giveaway prizes

  9. Mystic Mountain Homestead says:

    IDK why it won't let me download the 19 tips. Yours is the second download that I've tried to do tonight that I got refused on. It keeps saying stick in a valid email address. I've tried two different email addresses that are both valid. Is there another way I can access this? Also I did know about affiliate marketing before I watch the video however I did not know a lot about it that's why I'm watching the YouTubes. I am a subscriber and I love all of the information that you give us thank you so much

  10. Mystic Mountain Homestead says:

    PS you're one of my favorite YouTubers

  11. Starzology - World Class Astrological Training says:

    Thanks for this. I'd heard of affiliate marketing, and have Amazon links on my site, but did not realize it was the same thing. I'll be using this right now. ⭐️

  12. Heli PadUSA says:

    Great video Sean! Thanks!

  13. Dark Thepug says:

    How can i earn with this less subs

  14. Flaming Arrow says:

    Thanks SOOO much

  15. Empress Kay says:

    Yeah, great video, another alternative is building your email list so you can pomote to your audience, over and over again

  16. Cliff DaRiff says:

    Curious if one needs a separate individual website to get an Amazon associate account? Or is YouTube channel enough,,, thx

  17. Kimboy Lajara says:

    inspired to do affiliate marketing in our platforms.. thx Sean

  18. Jess says:

    So Much value! Thank You a ton

  19. Siriwong Gaiv says:

    !! Most truth !! ,If you want to easy make money online only share link and visit >>

  20. Leo Clark says:

    Went through the process, but still NO 19 tips for getting more views…

  21. King illusionist says:

    Do we get paid for just clicking the link even if they didnt buy?

  22. Hamza Shakeel says:

    Sir, i'm a beginner so am i capable of doing this too or first i need to get 1k subscriber and all that stuff?

  23. MakeupJunkieG says:

    How do you copy affiliate links into description it keeps saying invalid?? Hope you can help – Thanks

  24. shahin sarder says:

    No investments just like thise site and earn online

  25. Gina A Torres says:

    I'm trying to make an account with #amazon for #affiliatemarketing purposes, but they are asking about my preferred Associates Store ID? Can you make a video of step by step on how to complete the process of making an Amazon account with the sole purpose of affiliate #marketing strategies?

  26. ZC Films says:

    This sounds great but I don't think it's really compatible with my channel.

  27. Suja Ramesh says:

    Really useful

  28. Suja Ramesh says:

    I liked your video and subscribed to your channel

  29. Suja Ramesh says:

    These are the videos I'm looking for

  30. Ikaika QuestionAirTV says:

    Hey bud, I haven't started yet, I'm trying to figure out what category or niche to focus on but it's hard to choose which to start with.

  31. Rena Goss says:


  32. China Teacher says:

    Can videos be monitized on YouTube is you have affiliate links?

  33. Afi says:

    How will they know if you published a video of their product?

  34. SwissGirlGaming says:

    I have a question, so at your suggestion I made an amazon affiliate account. Since then I have gotten at least a couple of sales. However I haven't made anything from it. What am I doing wrong?

  35. DecoratingMagic says:

    Hi Sean. I just became an Amazon Associate and am just researching how to make best use of it. I have a DIY Youtube channel with 21,000 subscribers and around 4 million views. Can you attach amazon links to EXISTING videos. My problem is that my son shot , edited, and uploaded my videos, and we now live in different cities. I am not very tech savvy. I love your video…quick and to the point.

  36. Uyanga Enkhsaikhan says:

    Thank you, I didn’t know all of this

  37. Jessica Dillard says:

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  38. Wafaa Abdallah says:

    Thank you so much

  39. Wafaa Abdallah says:

    It's the first time I know about affiliate marketing programs… Your videos are amazing… Thnx for useful tips

  40. Cheryl's Corner says:

    Just curious do you earn if you shop from you're own Amazon affiliate link?

  41. Cast Rattle and Troll says:

    Great insight on a complex subject for a lot of new Youtube beginners! Thanks again

  42. Pete Johns says:

    Great content as always Sean. I notice that very few people who I trust as top creators talk about the eBay Partner Program? Is there a reason for this? Anyone have thoughts and opinions on this program?

  43. Birds Rock says:

    1:31 If users clicking on your link "purchase anything during the next 24 hours, you get a commission for that as well"… Is this still the case?

  44. Farah Miltimore says:

    Loving all your content! I have been on a binge of learning! Thanks!

  45. Arnab Acharjee says:

    sir i have a YouTube channel with just 150 subcribe for now.. I started Amazon affiliate marketing. but after 3 transaction when i actually make some money amazon banned my account saying that you don't have enough subcriber on your channel so for our internal policies we close your account.can i fix this? I don't see any video covering about the topic.when should i start then? please let me know

  46. itsdjQuasar says:

    Awesome video! Very helpful links in the description as well. I know it sounds academic but anyone watching this video should also be looking at the description for layout and content strategies. I know I am! Thanks for all the help as I start my journey!

  47. Melissa Fague says:

    Awesome video, I just started in affiliate marketing a few weeks ago and seriously made my first video ever today! Thanks for the tips.

  48. AmirSharland says:

    Hi Sean! Do we have to have 1k subscribers or does it work at any watch time and subscribers?

  49. Inquiring Minds says:

    Fabulous just fabulous, great job, finally a simplified easy to understand way to do affiliate marketing!!!

  50. Johnathan Morris says:

    Great video! Thank you!

  51. ולנטינה אלוני says:

    Ty. Very helpful.

  52. doit_vehicles says:

    what if I put the link on the comments ?

  53. ErnieMassri says:

    I did have some idea what it was, but now I know more about it, plus you answered some of my
    questions (very good advice about how to recommend the links). I still have some doubts with , like how do they generally pay affiliate marketers (Pay-Pal, Checks, Deposit), usual required
    documentation to enroll in those programs, etc.

  54. Wala-Lang Ginagawa says:

    Great Topic…If you can give the list what to prepare and post step by step the better.. It will be much appreciated..

  55. DIOSpeedDemon says:

    I would like to get involved in this marketing. I am sketchy about the fine print. Thanks for putting this marketing in common ordinary language, especially for us old people. Thanks again. Randy H DSD

  56. Liliana Ruiz says:

    Hi Great content like always… I recently got my Amazon Influencer account and even that I started promotion on Facebook and Instagram, I'm not sure what are the best practices for that. On the other hand, if I do have my Amazon shop link, if I want to promote an specific item and someone from another country wants to buy, seems that the link for the item is different to another country.

  57. Vanilla Caramel 바닐라 캬라멜 says:

    wow, thank you sooo much for this great info!! ???

  58. Dutch Prepper1989 says:

    Very informative video. I have my own YouTube channel about prepping, science and being selfsufficient and I discovered there are a whole lot of different products that are related to this topic. Thanks for the info!

  59. Stale Chip says:

    A lot of those videos that don't have affiliate links is because the company is already paying them or sponsoring them to advertise the product therefore both sides get money as well as the content creator getting the product for free.

  60. Digital Marketing says:

    Join new affiliate marketing program by with upto 20% commission at link

  61. Marlene's Menagerie says:

    Thanks for the great information! I knew about affiliate links but I didn't really understand them until now.

  62. Burrito Bob says:

    I have a question about integrating affiliate marketing into my channel while being a YouTube partner. How or what do I do to avoid YouTube demonetizing my videos. YouTube does not answer this question directly. Can you help me?

  63. badr khouzima says:

    good info dude

  64. Nicole Cherie Lukas says:

    SUPERRR helpful! thank you

  65. Greg Turismo says:

    This is all very helpful and less intimidating than I thought. Thank you as always for teaching and supporting us!

  66. Herbert Flores says:

    Do you have a high converting video script or guide on making review videos?

  67. Kiran Thakur says:

    I am exciting to markting i love u

  68. Veggie Every Day says:

    I've tried affiliate marketing in the past, but I wasn't very consistent or thoughtful about it. I'm excited to do it right this time. Thanks, as always, for the great tips. I've watched a lot of your videos 🙂

  69. Kuwyzma Official says:

    Everything you said is stuff I have been doing and have been working

  70. Mom & Twin's @ Altitude says:

    Definitely helpful! Just need to get the hang of getting the links for the right items.

  71. RyadLC says:

    Hi Sean…pretty interesting tips about affiliate marketing….just another tip to know a little more about : could we just upload the producer company's marketing video instead of making the whole work ? kind of lazy… will this make any of the parts angry..I mean either YouTube or Amazon ??? 1000 thanks!

  72. Miss Mystery Moon says:

    Thanks, Sean!

  73. Jonny Johnson says:

    If you are a company looking for people to be your affiliates how would you go about finding them?

  74. Alain Martinez says:

    Hey guys, I clicked on the link for the 19 steps and I got the email to subscribe to the list and all but never got the PDF. Was that supposed to come on a separate email? Thank you.

  75. Marjorie Anna says:

    I just got my first affiliate link for my channel and cant wait to do more!


    nice job, we do appreciate your videos …

  77. Julie Pickering says:

    Great content. But u should say that affiliate and influencer for amazon are 2 different things. Frankly the affiliate is a waste of time….difficult, complicated. The influencer program requires loads of followers but u have your own website part.

  78. online shopping store oss LatestLatestLatest says:

    thank u very much your video very helpfull for me my online store grow up after see your video,, when I used your trick

  79. Pink Glitter and Glam with Susan says:

    Thanks for the great info . I’m new to the you tube world and I noticed the links and wondered how to duplicate them . I thought they were just links to the public to find out where to purchase . I had no idea that you would get a commission on the item ! I’ll look into it more . Question : How to get permission from the affiliate programs ? Do I sign up with them ?Do I need permission from You Tube ? Thanks for sharing ?

  80. Michelle Davulis says:

    I am looking for YouTube affiliates for my client. What's the best tip for finding YouTube affiliate partners?

  81. Well Behaved Wallet says:

    Sent here by a friend- Bookmarking for future reference! I have a tiny channel right now (also struggling to get up to 100 views per video…) but looking to expand into affiliate marketing to jump to the next level. Thank you for taking us to SCHOOL! xWBW

  82. Kin Tin's Toys says:

    QUESTION! Our channel is targeted towards children. Can we still have our videos monetized if we have links to Amazon in the description?? We heard we cant since we are targeted towards kids. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  83. NORAN RAD MUSIC says:

    U are extremely helpful

  84. Jennifer Nicole says:

    I just signed up for the Amazon Associates Program! I am expecting my first baby in two weeks and would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to be a stay at home mom and take care of him 24/7 versus him going to a day care. I've always wanted to do YouTube, but never had the time to be consistent due to being a full time college student and working 40+ hours a week. I'm taking advantage of the time off I have from maternity leave right now and would love to see where my channel takes off to in the next couple months. (: Hoping for the best!!

  85. Carbone 8gaming says:

    thanks for the info , how do you add the link onto your you tube channel ?

  86. Kevin Harrington says:

    Fantastic video. Great info and honest. Chefstravels

  87. Princess Mia Time! says:

    Thank you for sharing this great video! ??? You have answered my questions

  88. VISA LOT says:

    nice video. good job. wonderful

  89. Jill Stewart says:

    Great video! I always come back to Video Influencers whenever I need to know anything about how to succeed on YouTube. I’m just about to launch my new channel and your videos have been so incredibly helpful. Thank you!

  90. Ms. Vickie B says:

    I did know About affiliate marketing before I watched this video but I did learn about it from you

  91. Kevin Salto says:

    Dude this helped me understand it way more thanks!!

  92. Mass Productions says:

    If i have an affiliate marketing account with amazon for one channel, can i use it on my other channels as well? Or do I typically need to set up an account for each channel?

  93. Call Us Bad Ass says:

    Good information! Thank god I found you.

  94. Nursing With Benomi says:

    Yes I had heard about it I think from another one of your videos, found this one for more info! Thanks!

  95. nace ace says:

    Too fast

  96. Videhomage says:

    You mentioned at the beginning of the video, “ once you are approved“…. is there some sort of channel criteria that I need to reach, sort of like monetization requiring 1000 subscribers?, Or can I apply immediately?

  97. ASMR Producer says:

    I knew of affiliate marketing before this video. When I first started my channel, I would link to my equipment I have to use for my videos. But I would never make a call to action. Do you think that call to action would help?

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  99. Gerda Chow says:

    I went to a Robert Herjavec seminar this morning. The speaker used the YouTube Affiliate program as one of the ways to create income. It was very interesting and I wanted to get more information. Your YouTube video was at the top of my Google search. Thanks so much for the detailed information; your video is much more informative than what they showed at the seminar.

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