Stripped back to the basics affiliate marketing is nothing more than a simple 3-step process: You recommend a product or service to your followers through maybe your blog for example. Your followers then purchase the product or service using your affiliate link. You get paid money, a commission, for the sales made using your affiliate link. So the short answer is YES you can make money being an affiliate. However, whilst many do make money, many more don’t make a thing at all. In order to make money you need to do it the right way, you need the right affiliate marketing training.