A certain form of side hustle is being recommended by online money gurus on their social media accounts. It’s been called “beginner friendly” and “the most underrated side hustle of 2022.” It is affiliate linking, and according to industry statistics, it’s on the rise.
Brie, an “affiliate marketing coach” who posts advice under @hustlewithbriee on TikTok called the money-making method: “The best way that you can legally make £5k to £10k a month, even as a complete beginner.”
The side hustle involves promoting links to products, which you will earn a commission from if purchases are made via the links.
“There are endless products for you to pick and promote,” Brie said. She suggested signing up to an affiliate network and then posting links to social media sites such as Pinterest.
Demonstrating exactly how it’s done in her video, the content creator makes it look easy. “Now when someone clicks and buys from my link, I earn a commission,” she explains.
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Making money from affiliate links relies on driving internet users to your link and persuading them to click and buy the product. It is an inexpensive to set up, but takes time and effort to market the links.
Unless you already have a social media platform or website with regular traffic, you may struggle to make any money from affiliate marketing. Many people who attempt affiliate marketing will make little to no money, so it is important to assess whether you have the time to dedicate to this side hustle.
A mum recently explained how she makes an extra £230 for just two hours work a week.
She told Express.co.uk: “I heard about Avon through a friend, who pointed out how affordable and what great quality the products were.