Beginner Road-map to Makes $100, 000 per Year with Affiliate Marketing


Hey guys! Mark is here, the affiliate marketing dude. I’m at the video World Conference Summit thing. It’s been great. I met my buddy Jeff here.


Now, Jeff’s friend Justin wants to ask a question about affiliate marketing that I think you guys would like to.

Justin is a real estate agent and he wanted to know the first steps to get to a hundred thousand in affiliate marketing in a year separate from real estate. So he’s like, how do I get started with this?

 He’s been watching my videos forever. So we have those and he wants to get out there and do this stuff.

In this video, I’m going to show you what I would do if I was brand new in affiliate marketing. I didn’t have any money or maybe like a hundred bucks or something and I wanted to start doing affiliate marketing.

So we’re gonna take you step-by-step how to start, what to do, what to invest in, what you would need to do to get to a hundred thousand dollars a year because it sounds like a big goal!

But in actuality it’s only $274 a day. If you break that down into 24 hour days, that’s like what 10 bucks an hour. We’re gonna teach you how to do that and we’re starting right now.

When I first started my business, my first goal was to make six figures online. I wanted to make $100,000, a year from the internet, from the comfort of my own home. I knew there was a way to do it but I felt really stuck because no one really showed me the way and there wasn’t like a roadmap.

So what I’d like to do today is give you the roadmap that took me to my first $67,000 year, my first hundred-thousand-dollar year and even my first million-dollar year.

We’re gonna break it down and show you exactly what you need to do. If you like this kind of stuff and you want to learn more about making money with affiliate marketing and other online methods, I urge you to click the subscribe button then click the little bell notification icon because we got lots of videos here to show you exactly what you need to do! We even have a live stream every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time right here on the channel. 

Let’s go ahead and dive right in and show you exactly what you need to do to hit that six-figure mark with affiliate marketing!

I gotta tell you, I got a disclaimer in this. The results are not typical. I don’t know what you’re gonna make. Nothing in life in business or anything like that is guaranteed. All I’m gonna do is show you what’s worked for me and what’s worked for countless other people as well.

The average person who tries affiliate marketing, unfortunately never gets any results usually because they don’t try but even when they do try there are some variables. If that sounds good to you and you’re not expecting $100,000, to fly out of your computer the minute this video is over then I think you’re gonna like this video.

Let’s go ahead and dive right in and get started.

The first thing that you need to do when starting your affiliate marketing business is you need to find a refined audience.

You got to find a group of people who’s interested in something. The more you know about this group of people, the better. It could be anything. It could be people looking for how to save money. It could be people looking for ways to make recipes or Indian cooking recipe.

We’re gonna show how this works and we got to find that group. The best place to find this group is by using the Google Adwords Keyword tool.

I can go through and I can type something in like, “puppy won’t stop biting” and I can see like that term that almost 10 000 people a month are searching for puppy won’t stop biting. That is what we call a niche market. That’s your group of people. Now your niche markets gonna start with a keyword like that but it’s gonna branch out and it’s gonna be broad.

You might find out that as you’re going through, the niche is going to sub as that your niche is going to segment into several different little niches.

You might have something like puppy won’t stop biting, puppy biting too much, puppy you know won’t sleep, puppy won’t eat, different things like that. That’s related to your main niche of puppy won’t stop biting or whatever. Now you want to keep it kind of tighten it but you want to be broad enough to where the money’s there.

Obviously with ten thousand searches a month, you’re probably not gonna make ten thousand dollars in this market right off the bat. That would be your six figure mark. So we got to refine it and we got to look at other keywords and other avenues as well.

So let’s say we go through and we’re like, okay we find this stuff out and we’re like okay, keyword number one is puppy won’t stop biting.

Good and then we’re like okay cool so people are looking that up now. We got to look at the intent why would they search for this. If you’re in a market where it’s like live cryptocurrency prices or live cost of gold or something like that, or mortgage refinance rates or how do I know if I’m getting a divorce or something like that, you want to look at the intent. The intent of someone looking at puppy won’t stop biting is they got a puppy and they really need to train their puppy because it’s biting them and it’s driving him nuts.

You might also have like puppy biting something like that and then you might also have like puppy training. So you’re gonna go through. You’re gonna see that big list of keywords that you have in the Google planner. Again, I urge you to check out the video. We’ll put it in the description below about the Google AdWords planner and how to use it.

So you’re gonna get your list of keywords.  

You can be like, here’s my group of people, I know what they want, they want a well-behaved puppy. That’s what they want. They want to have people over. They don’t want the puppy to jump up which could be another keyword by the way and they have all these things that the puppy is doing. They want to train it so that it’s happy and they can have people over and have a peaceful life with a wonderful little dog that sits in the corner and only plays when you ask it to.

That’s the goal. That’s the intent. 

So we got to look at this. Once you have that intent, once you have that goal and if you don’t have that goal, I would urge you to check out my videos on trigger words. I’ll put the link in the description below as well. This is where we go through and we find a niche.

If you need help finding a niche, we have a service where we actually find you a niche and set up your site and help you with everything over at

So first step is to refine your niche.

When I first started almost 20 years ago, my first niche was going after reports that people wanted on how to save money, how to deal with credit card debt, all kinds of things like that. I built a site about that noticing what these people wanted. I wasn’t as good as I am now back then but it worked and I made my first $27, 000 dollars, had my first $67, 000 a year and the idea was to have that site to cater to these people.

So now the next step after you get your group of people and you find a niche that will work is to go ahead and buy a domain name. So you’re gonna buy a domain name.

Let’s see if we can find something fancy for a domain name here. We’ll use this little icon here so the next thing you want to do is get a domain name. A lot of people are like, “Marcus can I do this with free hosting, with a free domain name, with free. I just want to make a hundred thousand dollars a year and I don’t even want to get a quarter out and invest it.” That’s not the kind of people I talked to. This is gonna take some money. You could do these steps for about a hundred dollars maybe less. We have some options as well and we even have free options but you know what, do it right!  I’d hate to see you do it wrong and lose out on the money you could make and again if your goal is $100,000, a year you got to look at this like a business for some reason.

When people try affiliate marketing and internet marketing, their business sense just goes out the window and they’re like, well where’s the money come out of my computer and that doesn’t work! Let’s look at this. We got to get a domain name.

The reason I tell you to get hosting through me is one, because I’m an affiliate and I get paid when you sign up for hosting. The second reason is because I do this with my sites. So I use the same hosting. All the training videos I put out are based on that hosting platform, so you’re not going to be like, “Marcus said there’s a green button and there’s no green button.” Do everything the way I teach you and you’ll see a green button. Pretty easy.

So you’re gonna go there and you’re gonna get your domain. It’s very important that when you get your domain and hosting over at that you get a domain that fits your niche.

I don’t want something like Marcus’s fun site for because nobody cares about Marcus no cares about his fun site. We got to get something. We’re refine so I would want to get something like “puppy won’t stop or puppy biting or something like that. I want something very refined, something very based on my keywords and I want to do this for every niche I’m in.

I also want something that’s easy to remember so that they can come back to me or go to me from a video or something like that. Notice how in this video I use something like NGO hub site. That’s easy. It’s like you’re gonna type it in. It’s not hard to spell.

If I had something like Timbuktu hallelujah website, you’re gonna be like, whoa how do I spell that? Or even something like Marcus’s site, you’re gonna get confused of Marcus’s doesn’t have to s or does it have one s AND WHEN PEOPLE GET CONFUSED THEY DON’T GO TO YOUR SITE. They don’t buy anything. So make it easy. Make it based on the keywords and make it very very specific. This is what we’re doing here if you want to get to the goal. This is the roadmap to do it. So you find your niche. You get your domain name. You get your hosting.

The next thing you want to do is if I can find my icon here. Set up a website.

When I set up a website, I use WordPress. I use WordPress for everything. Only times I don’t use WordPress is if I want to make like a little order form or something. Just because I’ve been doing it for so long and you know it’s easier that way but use WordPress. WordPress is super easy you’ll have it installed in like 45 seconds. Maybe like 10 minutes if you’re slow. Very easy to do. Very easy platform and all the tools that I’ve designed for you in my courses and everything work on WordPress. You just click install and boom you’re off to the races.

So the next step you want to do, first get your niche. Get it refined. Make sure there’s money in the niche.

So if you find a niche like how to peel a banana and there’s no affiliate offers and you can’t really find a way to make money, that’s probably not gonna work. However, puppy won’t stop biting. I know I can sell pet insurance that pays pretty well. I know I can sell ebooks on puppy training and things like that. I know I can sell courses on puppy training. I know I can do gift card type offers for like pet companies and things like that. I know I can generate leads for like local pet hospitals or whatever. All kinds of things or vets, whatever it is. So there’s a lot of money. We know people spend a lot of money on vets and we know or not vets on pets and we know there’s a lot of money there. So this has a potential.


We want to go through say, do I have the niche? Is there money in the niche?


Those are the two questions you get an answer.

 If the answer is yes, you go to step two, buy your domain name. Get your web-hosting.


Step three, set up your WordPress.

 Doesn’t have to be fancy. You don’t have to spend a thousand dollars on a theme. Just set something up simple. We got free themes for you. I’ll put some links in the description as well so you can get those free themes. They’re basic. They’re based on what I’ve used to make millions of dollars with WordPress websites. They work. Don’t deviate.

Sometimes when people deviate and they try their own thing, it doesn’t work that well. Sometimes it does but it’s pretty rare. If you follow a proven formula, you’ll get pretty good results. That’s kind of how it works. So the next thing is to set up your site. You’re gonna go on Go hub site. You’ll follow the directions. Set up your site. Set up your domain. Within a couple minutes you’ll have WordPress.

So I got my niche. I got my ways to make money. I got my domain. I got my website.

Next, you want to go through your keywords.

You’re gonna find there’s a lot of them. Let me pull open the Google AdWords tools so you can see how this works. In the Google AdWords tool, we can actually go through and we can look up keywords. Again, it’s like the back door.

So we could do puppy biting okay and you’re gonna see lots of keywords that people look up related to puppy biting. Don’t be kind of broad at first but we’re gonna narrow it down.

So we got puppy biting. Remember how I said there’s like 10 000, people a month and there is it’s like almost 10 000, I think I was off by a hundred right so there you go. Now we also have stuff like how to potty train a puppy and on and on we go. Look there’s like a lot of searches for puppy training and puppies and whatever so we got like potty train crate trained how to train a dog stop a puppy from biting. Like this is your golden key word, check it out low competition, 30 cents on the low end, not a lot of advertisers.

We’re gonna take a look here. We’ll go to google and we’re just gonna search for the keyword. We got YouTube. We got WebMD. We got all kinds of stuff. Not a whole lot of advertisements so there’s no paid ads here. If there was paid ads, it’d be like pet insurance. See how there’s ads here. That means people are paying. On the puppy biting no one’s paying cheap traffic.

Here’s the thing. People don’t understand this and if you get this, you’ll be on your way to six figures. Disclaimer, probably not. Nothing ever works but I think it might. 

So we’re gonna go through and we’ll be like, hey check this out if I can understand that the same people who look up puppy biting are the same people who buy pet insurance, then watch what happens. Stop a puppy from biting- low competitionThere’s no advertisers if I go to pet insurance. If I go to pet insurance, we’ll just isolate this. I’m gonna add a filter and use a pet. Look at that seventeen dollars a click. So what that’s essentially saying is like the same people are interested in puppy biting are probably interested in pet insurance. It’s just a little bit different way to get there.

Not everyone will be interested but a lot will or some or whatever. Even if one percent is, you’re still doing good. What that’s basically saying is I can buy traffic in a market really cheap in a market where people are spending a lot of money. We know there’s market. We know there’s stuff there.

We can also go to like a which is where I go to find my affiliate offers.

I could go to and I can type in like puppy training. By the way, people are making like 7 figures in this market so it’s a huge market. You can use it if you want.

Let’s do pet training, dog training maybe. Sometimes you got to do a little poking around and a little bit of manipulating of your search ideas to see what’s going on. I know there was one for dog training. So secrets to dog training, brain training for dogs. Let’s take a look at these. This is Clickbank. It pays 30 dollars a sale. Eliminate bad behavior in your puppy.

Here’s another one. Secrets to dog training day course for free and it gets them 30 dollars a sale. We can also go through and we can do stuff like pet. I can actually type it in. We’ll go pet like this and we’ll search for it and see what comes up. Now you’re gonna scroll past all these sponsored listing. The sponsored ones are in blue so we’re gonna go down to the grey ones.

We’re gonna look at like what’s out there for pets and we can find what’s out there. Sometimes they’re a little bit difficult to find. That’s if there’s like pet insurance. It’s not like that. Now this is UK and it pays low but there’s usually really good ones you can find as well. Here we got pet food samples kind of thing. We got carpets and flooring. That’d be good for like the people who want to pet trained or what’s it called like potty trained their dog. There we go. That’s the word! They’re probably gonna want like carpet cleaning. Then you get 23 dollars when they get on the phone. They just call a phone number, custom phone number and I think they only stay on for like 90 seconds or something and you get bucks. There’s also other offers like that so there’s a lot of offers. Lots of ways to make money.

What we want to do is to take a look at this. We want to go back to our root word and we’re gonna do puppy biting. We’re gonna go get results. We want to get rid of the filter. We’re gonna do puppy, how to potty train a puppy, how to stop a puppy from biting. Your goal here to make a hundred thousand dollars a year, is to serve this market really well. What you want to do is you want to start to make content based on how to stop a puppy from biting.

“Marcus I don’t know how to make content. I’m not a writer. I can’t get on video.” That’s fine! You can outsource it. If you want to make a hundred grand a year, you’re gonna have to get some skin in the game. You can do it yourself and make it free but you can also outsource it for like bucks an article or six bucks an article or something like that. Then you can take your six dollar article and you can go to Fiverr and you have someone make a video about it. I mean come on it’s not that hard to do if you like dogs. Get in this market and do it if you like! Like our buddy Justin who this videos for is a Cajun dude from Louisiana. He probably likes Cajun cooking like me. I love Cajun cooking. You can go in and do Cajun food.  He could make a whole site about Cajun cooking and he can cook Cajun food and stuff like that. He can get people to all kinds of stuff. Look at that! You got like three hundred thousand people a month searching for jambalaya. Two hundred thousand for gumbo creole, Cajun gumbo recipe, Cajun.

I mean come on! There’s a lot of stuff and again you go to your offer vault. I could do like easy recipes or something like that. I could do that. I can give it away and make money. I might also be able to do like pots and pans. I know the green pan was a big one that was out. I used to promote where you get $ and all they had to do is buy a $90 pan which is cool. You could be like I make all my Cajun food and the green pan because it doesn’t stick or whatever. Do your imagination here. Maybe the insta pot. You can use the insta pot for your gumbo. The insta pot is over on Amazon. You can find it and Amazon has an affiliate network. You can do a whole thing about Cajuns cooking and insta pots. Super easy! How to make Louisiana food in an instant so you don’t got to wait all day, sells for 99 bucks and you know you can get a commission. I don’t know what Amazon pays. It’s usually pretty low but you can go other places like go direct to the into the pot and sell it. You can sell them on your own. You could drop ship them whatever. There’s lots of ways to make money.

Let’s see if I have a little money icon we can put in here. I hope you like this video so far and if you do, make sure you subscribe because we’re just gonna give you this roadmap so that you know what’s going on. So we’ll use this guy. He’s got like money eyes and he’s like super huge so we use him.

So you got to have your market and you got to have your way to make money. There you go. In case you got to have your market, you got to have your way to make money. We’re gonna do the same kind of thing. We’re gonna do puppy biting. We’re gonna get all our keywords lined up. We’re gonna get our domain. We’re gonna set up our site and then we’re gonna start plucking away at all of the keywords. We’re gonna pluck away.

If you’re in the Cajun market, it’d be like Jambalaya in the insta pot. You know whatever right. If we’re in the puppy training or puppy biting, we’re gonna go down the line biting and we’re gonna help people out. This is really easy. You just got to keep at it. It’s not gonna come overnight but if you do paid traffic you will get some results pretty fast. So we’re gonna do like how to stop a puppy from biting. We’re gonna tackle that word. We’re gonna get some content. We’re gonna do really good.

So I’m gonna set up a blog post for how to stop a puppy from biting. I’m gonna write about it. I’m gonna get a video made about it or whatever and we’re gonna start to pluck away every single keyword we can get. I’ll just isolate it.

Let’s say we’re just going for the puppy biting. Here we go! Stop puppy biting. Get us. This is my list. This is your gold list. There you go! You just start plucking down the list. You will get some rankings. You can buy some traffic. You put your offers on the site. You build a mailing list and you start to build and you start to grow.

The way that I set up my sites is very simple. We go through like on affiliate marketing dude. It’s like, hey you’re gonna get your affiliate marketing tools. Put your name and email in the box. Now on my content stuff like where and I said go to go hub site okay on those I have a little tutorial. Hey here’s a video. Here’s how to set up your site.

Here’s a little breakdown of how to do it right. It’s not that hard to do and you’re just gonna go through and you’re gonna be like, boom I’m gonna do one for puppy stop fighting. I’m gonna do one for when puppies stop biting and do one for aggressive puppy biting. I’m going to build up a niche. Mini Authority site in the puppy stop biting thing because that’s a deal. You know their pain point right? They want their puppy to stop biting. You got a solution. You got all your courses and your stuff and other things. You build a mailing list for people that have puppies and boom you mail that list. You give them your new content you get them back to your affiliate offers and you start to make money.

It’s not that hard to do. People overcomplicate it. So you build your website.

You start to put content on it for all your stuff.

Now on your sites on the side, you’re gonna have a little thing that says put your name and put your email and hit submit so that I can give you my puppies stop biting guide okay. Tell a little story if you’ve had a puppy before. Then mention that I used this course or this little guide and he stopped hiding. You want the book, put your name and email in the box!

Now they’re part of your list. You’re gonna put your other content whether it’s video, whether it’s whatever over here. So boom here’s your stuff. This would be your text content or your video content.  You structure it this way. You’re like okay here’s my title boom. My titles over here, it’s like how to stop puppy biting. Your title’s gonna change and it’ll obviously fit on your site but your title’s going to change based on every different thing that they come.

So your title is going to be after all of this, if you make videos, the videos are gonna be after all of this. If you want to get this going because some niches will be kind of competitive, they’ll be kind of tough to break into which is why I like paid traffic, but if you want to go the free traffic route, all you have to do is find forums in your market.

You could literally go over to Google like this. Okay, here’s all these forums. Now you could go to these forums and you can learn about puppy biting and you can help people out. Super easy! You help them out and then you lead them back to your site. You’re like, I hope you thought that was helpful. If you did, I got a little PDF you can download on how to stop your puppy from biting and ten other annoying puppy behaviors or whatever.

Super easy and you’re built and you grow and you keep at it!

The problem is people set up one blog post and they expect to get rich overnight. It doesn’t happen. You’ve got to build and you got to grow. You got a test and you got to refine and you got to say, hey do they respond to the pet insurance offer? If they do, great! I’m gonna keep it. I’m gonna make it more prominent. If they don’t, I’m gonna get rid of it and you get something else. If you follow this plan which obviously there’s a lot more to it and will teach you some more about it in other videos, but I wanted to give you a quick video on what would I do if I needed to make $100,000, a year. This is what I do. I’d pick my niche. I’d go down the list. I’d start making content.

If you want to get content, you can go to my site. Again, I’m gonna affiliate. You can go to You can hire articles for as little as like four dollars for a good article and just start putting them on your site, make good stuff, get it out there, put some images, make some videos, start to rank it, test some paid traffic. The more you test, the more data you’re gonna get. The more data you get, that’s when you win the internet. And affiliate marketing is driven by data.

I was just talking to a client about this. The data doesn’t care how you feel. It doesn’t care how much money you want to make. Doesn’t care who you are. It’s just data. If you go through and you’re like, hey check it out, I sent an email about pet insurance to my list and no one clicked, well they don’t care about you. They’re not like oh well you know what Marcus is a terrible puppy owner because I didn’t want that. No it’s just data. Now you know what to send next time if people don’t go to your blog poster. It doesn’t rank data. Figure out why. Figure out what to do. Go to a forum. Post a link. Follow this path. Keep at it for like six months to a year. Do some paid traffic. If you need to make money right now, test it out again. Be careful with paid traffic because you could lose money. This is a business. You could lose money in anything but I gotta tell you, if you do it right, it’s pretty darn cool! I’ve lost a little bit of money but I’ve made way more!

If you have a mentor, I would suggest getting me as your mentor. If you like my stuff get a Markus mentor MA. Get started with it. Go through. Get a bunch of stuff. You read all about it at MarcusMentor.Me and you can learn about how to get me as your mentor. 

We’ll teach you how to do it but go down the list. That’s it! This is your roadmap. Go down the list. Make content. Give good stuff. Lead to affiliate offers. Rinse, repeat, build list, email list, focus laser, focus on your keywords. Laser focus on your market. Put good offers in front of them network and my friends you should get some results!

Thanks again for watching the roadmap to a hundred thousand dollars a year and again if you look at this the Clickbank book pays $32. All I got to do is sell like eight of them a day and I make a hundred thousand dollars a year. Do you think eight people out of all these people like that’s a thousand people a day looking up how to stop a puddy puppy from biting? Do you think you can find eight people to buy your book? Do you think you can find a few people to get pet insurance? Do you think you can find a few people to click on some meds? Of course you can! And that my friends is how it’s done.

I would do a mic drop but the mic is attached to me so I’ll just bid you farewell and tell you to subscribe and watch the next video. Thanks again I’m affiliate marketing dude and I’ll see you in the next video.



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