I know that sounds like a lofty goal, but the reality is that it’s really not that far fetched.
One of the best ways to earn that kind of cash is through affiliate marketing, which gives you the ability to earn residual income from your work.
How It Works
The basics are pretty simple.
You create a website and write engaging content that answers people’s questions and helps them solve a problem.
When appropriate, you recommend products that you think your users can benefit from. You place specific links to the products from your site, so that you get credit for referring the user.
When a user makes a purchase after clicking one of your links, you earn a commission.
Read more about how affiliate marketing works in this post.
Getting to Make $1000/Week
I’m not going to lie: getting to the point where you’re consistently making $1000/week is going to take a little time, but it’s definitely possible.
A good rule of thumb is that it takes 2-3 months for a new affiliate website to begin earning its first revenue. When you’re starting out, the revenue you earn will come in drips and drabs, but if you stick with it you’ll break through those early growing pains and starting making larger sums.
Around the 6 month mark, your website will start getting some more respect from Google, Bing, and Yahoo, and you’ll be generating traffic naturally, based on work you’ve already put in.
That’s when the magic starts to happen. All of the work you did in the first few months will start to come together, and you’ll start earning money based on compound effort. Each new page or post you write will only add to your earnings, and you’ll be able to achieve that $1000 per week goal.
The Two Things You Really Need
In order for all of this to be possible you need two things:
- A drive to succeed
- The foresight to invest in yourself
Your drive to succeed is going to be what helps you stick through those first couple of months when you’re not seeing much revenue, and the foresight to invest in yourself is going to be the part that makes sure you have the skills to get where you want to go.
Fortunately, getting those skills is not particularly difficult. There are several great, low-cost trainings you can take advantage of.
My suggestion is to start out with this free course from Wealthy Affiliate.
You’ll be able to get your website live and functioning and start producing content that will begin to rank in the search engines and earn you real income!
The trick is simply to get started.