– In this video I’m going to explainwhat affiliate marketing is. And how does it really work?Stay tuned. Hey, what is up guys. ODi Productions here. If you’re new to this channel let me justgive you guys a quick background about me. My name is Odi go by ODiProductions on YouTube. I have about 33,000 subscribers right now. And a little over ten million views. So I am a full-time entrepreneurand affiliate marketer. And two years ago Iactually dropped out ofthe most applied to school on the planetand my dream school, UCLAwith a 3. 5 GPA my senior year in order topursue entrepreneurshipand online business. Thankfully I found affiliate marketingwhich has given me thelifestyle of my dreamstoday just two years later. I live in my dream apartmenthere in downtown Chicago. You guys want to peep the view. Peep the view for a second right here. Do a little pan, nice and easy. And every single day I get to drivemy dream car which is acustom Porsche 911 Turbo. Which I’m gonna put someclips or something right here. But anyways let’s get on with the video. I want to teach you guyswhat affiliate marketing is. So I’m going to show you guys thebasics and fundamentals. Just explain how it works and I’m going tohop into my computer actually. And show you guys some real examples andshow you step by step how people areusing affiliate marketing these daysto make money online. And trust me when I say this,everyone does affiliate marketing. Literally everyone. All the famous YouTubers,all the tech reviewers,people on Instagram, allthose fitness people. Big companies like Uber, Lyft. Blogs like Smart Passive Income. And even small foodblogs, “small” food blogsdo affiliate marketing. So, let’s just hop intothe computer so I cangive you guys an actual click by click,step-by-step on how affiliate marketingworks and what it is. Alright let’s get into it. Alright so we havetransported inside of mycomputer using a littletechnology called Magic. And now I’m going to show you guysstep-by-step some real world examplesof how affiliate marketing works andhow it is used in the real world. But just to get things started,a basic description at its core ofaffiliate is that it isjust referrals, okay. So affiliate marketingit’s kind of a fancy termfor just referrals. It’s basically referringpeople to products andservices of companiesthat are not your ownand then receiving commission if thosepeople sign up or takeaction upon your referral. Usually through a link. So just to give you guysa quick, quick example. So this is my video. It’s a review of a very popular headphonecalled the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x,which I actually have right here. It looks a little different from the videobecause I put some skins on them. But basically you guyscan see 300,000 views. And if you scroll down to the description,the first thing you seehere is an Amazon link. And you guys as long asyou weren’t born yesterday,if you watch any sort oftech review on YouTube,you’re gonna see Amazonlinks or some sort offunny looking links in description,And nine times out of tenthose are affiliate links. And what is an affiliate link?Basically, Amazon Associatesif I just go right here,it is Amazon’s affiliate program. Let’s just log out of that real quick. So Amazon Associates isAmazon’s affiliate program. And as you guys can see,earn up to 10% advertising fees with atrusted e-commerce leader. So if you join Amazon Associateswhich you guys can do today. It’s completely free but you might need tohave a website in order to get approved. Some people are able to without it. But I would have a website just in case. Alright guys so if you log inand then you just look up products forAmazon Associates that you can promote. As you can see here we have the M50x. And all you have to do is click here,and then get link which basically is yourpersonalized tracking link thatyou can include in your videos,on your website, on your landing page. And then this link ispersonalized to your account. Now what that means is it has atracking code through cookies. Where if somebody clicks that linkit’s gonna be tracked back to you. And for Amazon Associates at least,if somebody buys anything from Amazon,not just the productwhich is the headphones. If they buy anything within 24 hours,you receive a percentageof the commission. Now, the commission ranges. It definitely ranges basedon the product category. It can range from 4 up to 10%. So if I just look upAmazon Associates ratesthen we can actually see each specificproduct category and how much they pay. So let’s just look down. If we scroll down here you guys can seethere are a fixed rate for eachproduct on that you sell. So if you sell something fromlet’s say in the PC category. So this could be computers, laptops,DVDs, Blu-ray, et cetera. You get 2. 5% of that sale. So if you sell a laptop for $1,000,you will receive 25 bucks basically. So basically 2. 5% right there. So that’s how it works at its core. Amazon Associates is the largestin terms of affiliate programs because itjust has the widest range of products. But there are many sortof affiliate networksthat have more exclusive offers withthe companies and with the products thatmay yield you a higherpercentage of commission. So this is just a quick example right hereof how people do it on YouTube. I’m gonna move on to thenext example which is blogs. And my favorite affiliate marketing blogis smartpassiveincome. com. It’s created by a guy namedPat Flynn who is awesome. He has an awesome podcast thatyou guys should check out. But basically Pat’s been crushing it withaffiliate marketing for as long asI’ve been in the game basically. And if you look at this,this is his income reports. And as you can see two millduring the last 12 months. It’s insane. These numbers are crazy. Six figures a month. Six figures a month when a lot of peopleare trying to strivefor six figures a year,this guy’s making sixfigures every single month. And it’s just insane. But basically if you scroll down. If I just choose the latest income report. So we’ll do August 2017. I just scroll down and I’ll show you guysthat he actually is transparent enoughto share his affiliate marketing earningsbroken down by company. So as you guys can just scrolldown here you see Amazon. He made about 600 bucks, not too bad. But if you scroll down to some of theseother companies like Bluehost,you see $19,470 from a single sourceof affiliate marketing. So from posting links guys. Again, it’s that simple, it’s that easy. It’s completely passive income. Which is one of the reasons why I believeit is the best online business that anyonecan take up today. So just to give you guysa little more detailinto how this works. Bluehost right here, theyare a web hosting companyand it’s obvious theyhave an affiliate program. Because he’s earningclose to 20 grand from it. Now if we go to Bluehost’s website. You guys can see right here bluehost. com. It’s web hosting. For anyone who wants to create a websiteyou can sign up for Bluehost right here. With WordPress or whatever. But if you scroll down to the very bottom. And now this works for most companies thathave affiliate programs. You will see affiliatesat the bottom footer. Now if you click that it will take youright into their affiliate program. And you guys can actuallysee over five millionpaid in commissions last year alone. So as you guys can see this isn’tsome sort of scam or anything. Definitely do not confuseaffiliate marketingwith network marketing,which is multi-level marketing,which is pyramid schemes. Affiliate marketing is nota pyramid scheme at all. It is legit sales and commissions. So basically you’re asalesman for real companies. You’re not selling energy drinks anddriving around base three series. This this is a real business right here. This right here I meanlook at this right now. Bluehost is a legit company. They also have affiliate programs forcompanies like HostGator, GoDaddy. You’ve heard of these companies. You’ve seen them on TV,you’ve seen them on ads. These are real companiesthat were talking about. So anyways getting back intoBluehost’s affiliate program. If you scroll down, as you guys can see,free to join as withmost affiliate programs. You guys can see how it works. Basically you havecustom banners and linksjust like Amazon Associates for everyvisitor who clicks your link and signs upwithin I believe a 30 day period. Now Amazon’s is only 24 hours. But for most affiliateprograms it’s usuallyaround a 30 day tracking cookie. It’s between 14 days to 30 days. 60 days, sometimes 90 days. But 30 is the industryaverage for tracking links. And Bluehost, they will give you $65 a popfor everyone who signs up throughyour Bluehost link. Completely free to joinjust like Amazon Associates. Again, this is affiliate marketing. It’s very simple, it’s very basic. But I figured I’d justpeel back the kimonoand show you guys how people are reallymaking money online behind the scenes. Now I’ll give you one more example. This is Instagram. One of my favorite YouTubers slashpeople that I follow onInstagram is Maxx Chewning. Been following himsince the first few daysback when he started doing theFull Day of Eating videos. Those were my favorite. Basically here is an ad. This is for MVMT watches. And this is a little differentbecause the thing iswith affiliate marketingis you usually have links right. But another way that you can do this,now some people call this sponsorship,it’s all the same thing to me. Basically is providing coupon codes. So as you guys can see, Maxxhas his own coupon codes. It’s personalized, says, “MAXX15”. You get $15 off your order at MVMT. And basically what is happening here isif you use Maxx’s link,yes you get $15 off but he also getsattribution for your sale,and therefore he gets akickback or commission. Now I don’t know how muchhe makes off the sale. I’m not a MVMT affiliate,I cannot speak on that. But it’s probably somewherearound 10, 15 bucks per sale. Which is a very niceextra source of incomeconsidering how passive it is. He just has to post one photo like thisor make one video and he can continueto earn money off everysingle sale from that video. And as you guys can see,the power of the internet,the power of scale. This has over 10,000 likes. And you can bet thatof those 10,000 likes,the chances of a few people buying a watchusing his code are pretty high. Let’s be honest. It’s just math at the end of the day. Marketing is a numbers game. And if you’re getting 10,000 likes,you’re getting 10,000 views,you’re getting 10,000 clicks. Chances are someone’s buying somethingand you’re gonna be making commission. So basically those areall my big examples. It’s very simple. I hope I can show youguys behind the scenes ofhow affiliate marketing actuallyworks in the real world. And how people are using it to generatelarge sources of sideincome that is different. And it’s more effective thanjust doing Google AdSense. Which is just showing ads. Just for an example,YouTube only pays two bucksfor every thousand views in my experience. Now this this changes depending onyour niche or your industry. But just to put things in perspective. If Maxx sells one ofthese and he makes $15,just think about the amount of viewshe would have to get tomake that same amountof money from one saleof selling one watch. So really less is more. You don’t have to sell as much. You don’t have to get as many views. But if you get salesyou get more commissionthan getting thousandsupon thousands of views. But obviously if you have both thenit’s a win-win for everybody. Multiple streams of incomealways the way to go. Alright guys so that wraps up this video. I hope you guys foundvalue in this free lesson. And if you guys like the video pleasethumbs up the video andleave a comment belowletting me know becauseI really appreciate it. And it will allow me to continue tomake more videos and freelessons just like this. If you have any questionsabout affiliate marketing,feel free to leave a comment below orcontact me via Instagram bydming me at odi_productions. So leave a comment, Instagram,either way I’ll get back to your questionas soon as possible. Now for anyone who is serious aboutaffiliate marketing and you want to use itas a vehicle to wealth and livinga life of passive income and basicallyhopefully one day achievingyour dream life like it gave me. 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