Affiliate Marketing is it a scam? The Good, Bad, and the Ridiculous.

Affiliate Marketing. #3  The Good, The Bad and the Ridiculous. 


Affiliate marketing in all essence isn’t a scam. It is actually one of the best marketing systems out there.

Here are my Top 3 Reasons. Why Affiliate Marketing can be Good, Bad and Ridiculous.

At the end of the page, I shall add you in My Top #6  Affiliate companies That are 100% Authentic.


1. The Good.


You can Live in any poor country have a computer and internet connection and earn dollars from an American company. Or a Canadian company. My #1 Affiliate company is Canadian.

The best thing is you don’t need inventory to do it. You can work from home. On the beach even travelling in your RV. You can work from anywhere you want any time you want. With so many Affiliate products to choose from you could say the world is your Oyster.

There are some great companies out there.  Right at the end of this Blog are my #6 Best Affiliate Companies in 2018


2. The Bad.


Sadly there are always ripoffs where money can be made. There will always be some Shark hanging around somewhere. Always Lurking to lure you in.


Here is a list of some promoting headlines that are called click Bait Titles. These scams use this kind of terms to suck us in.

“How I Made a Million in 7 days”

“Be a millionaire overnight.”

“Turn $250 into $2 million dollars.”

“See How this homeless man went from $0 to $250.000+”

“A simple 3 click process generates a full-time income for anyone”

There are thousand’s of claims like the Above Mentioned.

“Be Vigilant do not get sucked in by those SHOUT OUT HEADLINES. Success does not happen overnight!”

They lure you in with some low-cost sell garbage and before you know it. They are hammering you with upsells that go into the thousands of dollars mark. That’s when you start finding your bank accounts have been hit big time. Or you are sold a lot of stuff that’s not going to earn you a single dime.

You can find tons of free stuff out there on YouTube etc. That’s fine and some are true to their words. The only thing is how on earth can you piece anything together in dribs or drabs or Just plain Mish Mash.


3: The Absolute Ridiculous.


Posting one-click bank link for instance on Facebook. Is not going to make you Money. Thinking then that affiliate marketing is no good and it must be a scam is Ridiculous. There are tons of Affiliate Marketers out there too. Some Good Some Bad.

Beware, Promises success overnight it’s impossible and does not happen. “Any successful Marketer will tell you that!!”

Be careful of those dreaded upsells. THAT $1 SHOUT OUT HEADLINE will probably cost you More like a few thousand dollars or pounds or whatever currency you are in.

Do your homework. Check out what company you want to involve your self in. Even Better there’s nowhere on the internet that you will you get to test drive an affiliate platform for free FOR A WHOLE WEEK.  Only WEALTHY AFFILIATE DOES THAT!

Approaching Affiliate marketing takes time and hard work. You are going to have to spend money but it can be done on a budget.

The best and most important investment is your time. The most important part for Newbies is finding the right platform to begin with.

Stop confusing yourself with all the affiliate marketing Mish Mash out there


Putting your trust in a platform that has been going strong for 12 Years and is Growing Stronger by the Minute. Is a high sort after the programme by top Universities and has never changed its name. Still has its original Founders. Who are very active within our Community.



Have a massive live and real-time community of helpers. 24/7 365 days a year. They have no secrets to spring on you wanting thousands of dollars out of you or your bank.

You can really test drive this Platform for FREE That’s Zero Dollars Zero Pounds. Click Now it’s Free!! #1 Wealthy Affiliate


Just for the bonus. Here are my #6 other affiliate Programmes. What is 100% legit too. We can train you within our platform how to use these affiliate programmes. All the Training you will ever need.



#1 Wealthy Affiliate. 


Wealthy Affiliate is obviously My #1.  I began back in November 2016. I started out as a Newby. That’s who taught me everything I know now. I am earning a very good income and I am growing stronger every day. It’s only through Wealthy Affiliate I am who I am now. My Own Boss Of My Own Businesses’. So it has to be at the top of my list.


2: Amazon Associates:

Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more needs no introduction. Amazon is American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States. Its affiliate network allows you to tap into over a million products
to advertise to your customers.


3. Clickbank:


Clickbank is huge. And it’s been in the game for over 17 years. ClickBank’s focus is on digital information products. As one of the largest online retailers, ClickBank has a vast library of over 6 million unique products in order to reach 200 million customers around the world.

4. Rakuten:


has grown into a monster. Rakuten ranks among the top three e-commerce companies in the world with over 90,000 products from 38,500 shop owners and more than 18 million customers. Among its numerous online properties, its flagship B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) model e-commerce site Rakuten Ichiba is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales.

5. Commission Junction


CJ Affiliate by Conversant reaches millions of consumers shopping online through its affiliate marketing network. The Conversant, Inc. companies include Commission Junction, Dotomi, Grey stripe, Mediaplex, and ValueClick Media.


6. ShareASale:


ShareASale has been in business for 15 years, exclusively as an affiliate marketing network. Their technology receives accolades for speed, efficiency, and accuracy – and their reputation as a fair and honest business is well-known within the industry.






I hope that the above helps you out a little more in your Online Marketing Business World. I am open to questions or queries or even just a little shout out and tell me what you think. Just drop me a comment below. Ask me any questions about getting started or even if you just want to add something to my Blog.

Keep in touch as I will be adding tons more advice on getting started online.

“Who are the most recent Scammers. That I have come across in 2018.”

Is a Blog I am working on right now. I shall be sharing that within the coming week.

If you are not sure and need some help on any Affiliate programme. I will help you. If you are not sure of a programme or Platform I shall go out of my way to help you find out if the company is a scam. I have been scammed too in the past and it’s not a laughing matter.

 If,  you are not sure where to begin in Affiliate Marketing. Just drop me a comment below and I will Endeavour to help you. I want you to succeed too. 

Just Remember there is,  Good  The bad and downright Ridiculous out there. Be careful peeps.

Don’t forget to drop me a comment below.




12 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing is it a scam? The Good, Bad, and the Ridiculous.”

  1. Good overview of affiliate marketing and the pros and cons! I agree – WA is honestly the best program I’ve found to train newbie affiliates into seasoned professionals…concerning the others, however, would you recommend to join just one program or multiple ones? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • Hi, Sarah,
      Yes you are right Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best marketing Platforms around. However its common sense that its always best to implicate other platforms within your given niche. Why not have a back up of income. If one fails then you always have a back up source. I have yet to implicate others into my Website. It is a New Website and I will add different things in as I go along. I need to do that as and when I go along. Getting the right platform is a must first. The little extras can be added in as and when it suits any given person. Yes more than one affiliate platform isn’t a problem as long as its within the given niche to your Website. Personally getting up and running is essential first. Which is why my Website is like a massive review of Wealthy Affiliate.
      Regards Deborah

  2. Great article! So many people want the “easy” and “quick” money maker that they fall prey to the shout out headlines. Research is the only way to find out who is real and you’ve helped out with that (those who haven’t found out about WA yet!).

    • Hi, Lisa,
      Thank you so much. I do hope to help those who want to get started; from going into the sharks pool of Affiliate Scams. I couldn’t sell myself as a quick get rich scheme. That just seems pointless to me. Even though I have added in the other 5 programmes. I know that within Wealthy Affiliate the training is also there to implement them into any given niche. Why not have all your training in one place. It just makes absolute sense. To me.
      Thank you so much for your feed back on My Blog roll. Stay in touch too. I am working on the biggest scams of 2018 next.
      Thank you once again.

  3. Out of curiosity, why do you rank Amazon so low? I would have thought Amazon would be an excellent one as it is reputable and it is also in the market for pretty much everything these days. Wealthy Affiliate seems to be your #1 choice, but it only promotes one specific product. Can you tell me a little more about the ins and outs of why you’d lean that way compared to Amazon?

    • Hi,
      Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 choice. The rest I just put them as I felt necessary. They come up as that. I personally have never used Amazon.

      I did some home work and I do know that W.A offers training in all of these. As it gives us tons more training.

      I am a big fan of Local SEO.

      There are in fact so many others. I didnt have time to do them all. Amazon is one of my Top 5. This is my personal view. I think they are all on par. Apart from W.A. as it is my #1 and the one that set me up into making Money in all my Online Businesses.

      Actually Wealthy affiliate doesn’t just promote 1 product. Its the key to showing you how to build a lucrative Business. In all Of the best affiliate marketing companies. Like I said befor. I love everything Local SEO.

      Who, would have thought that my most profit making website started out with Wealthy Affiliate. As a free siterubix. With Local SEO training.

      It now ranks in page one google Yahoo and Bing and thats without using paid promotions too. I just used the training within Wealthy Affiliate and implemented that into my site.

      I rank higher than those that have paid fortunes for Seo. So Wealthy affiliate are doing something Right. I new nothing of SEO at all in the beginning.

      I have however changed My second favourite to Amazon.
      Simply because you are right.

      Regards Deborah

  4. I have been thinking about starting an online business for some time now. The problem as you mentioned, there are so many scams out there or programs that won’t train you properly. I have been burned a couple of times and am hesitant, but I also think there have to be some good options available. I am going to check out your #1 WA. I like the free trial, and hopefully, I can do enough research in that first week to make an educated decision. I think there are opportunities on the internet, I just have to find the right one. Thank you for sharing this post.

    • Hi, Steve,
      I think half the struggle is getting with the right platform and you too are like I was. Being scammed we have all being there. I hope you like the free week. I can see you staying somehow for the duration. I shall see you on the Inside. Thank you and good luck in all your Endeavours. A pleasure to meet you.
      Regards Deborah 🙂

  5. Hi there, great article – I particularly liked your summary of some of the worst claims to get rich out there. This one ““See How this homeless man went from $0 to $250.000+” is so typical of many click bait scams on line – you click on the story and end up reading something completely different. Thanks for sharing, Cheers, Karen

    • Hi, Karen,
      I know I see so many myself and we all still fall for the same garbage. I dont want to sell myself as a quick get rich over night success. I just think thats totally pointless. I also have to believe in what I sell too.
      I am glad you liked my post.
      Thank you
      Regards Deborah

  6. Thanks Deborah for your article. You’re right, there are so many scams out there. I’ve regrettably been sucked into one or two. I was so happy to find Wealthy Affiliate to show me the proper way to start a business.

    • Hi, Suzanne,
      Its great to know that I am not the only one that has been scammed in the past. You are so right Wealthy Affiliate is the best training Platform. It certainly got my Businesses up and running. Thats for sure. Hope to catch up with you on the inside of Wealthy Affiliate.
      Thank you for your comment too.
      Regards Deborah. 🙂


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