How to Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing

Tips on how to do YouTube affiliate marketing. Download the free checklist with “19 Tips for Getting More Views and Subscribers on YouTube” at:

This video answers the question, “what is affiliate marketing,” and shares the 3 biggest mistakes video influencers make when it comes to affiliate marketing programs. I also share 3 tips for how to make more money with YouTube and affiliate marketing.

Resources Mentioned In the Video:

Amazon Associates (Amazon Affiliate Program)

Best Practices: Blogger Disclosure Examples and Tips

Smart Affiliate Marketing Strategies

Music Courtesy of Illect Recordings – Real. Honest. Hip-Hop.

Download the free checklist with “19 Tips for Getting More Views and Subscribers on YouTube” at:

Sean Cannell on Social Media (Video Influencers):

Video Influencers – Helping You Increase Your Influence, Income, and Impact With Online Video


Video Gear Used For This Video:
** Camera – Canon 70D

With a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens

** Microphone
RODE VideoMic Studio Boom Kit

** Lighting
Prismatic 18″ Halo Ring Light with Stand

** Editing Software
Adobe Premiere Pro CC

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.

About This Video:
In this video Sean Cannell from Video Influencers covers How to Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing. If you are researching how to make more money on youtube then check out the tips on affiliates, youtube affiliates, and affiliate marketing programs, that are covered in this video!


49 thoughts on “How to Make Money on YouTube with Affiliate Marketing

  1. I literally did not know about the opportunity that comes with Affiliate Marketing before this video, thank you so much for sharing!! This is such great information!! Definitely using this on all my videos!!

  2. Hi there….

    Nice video and I like the way you express yourself.

    I was wondering if showing Affiliated links of everyday articles I use on my website such as coffee cups, tools, markers etc…. Would this be a way to increase the amount of products one can promote?

    Thanks so much

  3. Hi I only heard about that but don’t know detail and also my video is as prayer or music, please guide me what is better for me. Thanks

  4. I made my first video reviewing a product (not the best I know), and although I get a few views each day I rarely get anyone clicking the affiliate link. I've tried adding cards to remind viewers that the link is below the video but that seemed to put viewers off altogether so I've now removed the cards the video can be viewed here if anyone is interested

  5. Hey I'm not sure if you'll read this comment as this video was posted a long time ago but I got a question in regards to affiliates I can't seem to find anywhere and I hope you might have some info or could guide me to a place I could get it.

    I started a youtube channel for bike couriers and we have done some presentations in bike stores. I asked if I could do an affiliate deal with the one bike shop (I spoke with the owner), where we show items in the video and put links from the video to that store's online shop, but they don't currently have an affiliate program. Would you know what I would need to set that up? Would I need software to get them to put on their website?

  6. Calling yourself 'Video Influencers' and only having 500k followers is a bit of a stretch isn't it?
    You're hardly influencing anyone or anything with that tiny base!
    More like 'Video Makers who make a small amount of money on YouTube that most people have never heard of'.

  7. I joined Rakuten affilieate marketing yet their links does not work on the video description. Rakuten marketing handles zaful, dresslily, cupshe and rosegal. How can I use theri links on my video without getting penalized by youtube? how am I going to add their link on the video description?

  8. I personnaly am not an expert in affiliate marketing but I am making a good income from it. I work with different online stores owners. The first thing to do in my opinion is at first find a product that interest you. In other words a product that you think fits better with your personnality and that is easy for you to promote. Then simply ask the store owner if their is a way for you to promote their products for a commission. Normaly every store owners will accept it specially if you have an big crowd on social media. Then simply negociate the commission with the seller usually the companies that I work with are paying around 10–15% per sale what is not so bad when you make over 10000$ of sales every moth :). Finally if you want an example of company that has an interesting affiliate program you can look for marco givonni ( it’s clothing brand and they pay around 20% for every sale you make. In my opinion, they are one of the best e-commerces that worked with.

  9. Hi! I tried to download the book but I never got the confirmation email. You got my contact info and I never got the book I was hoping for 🙁

  10. I went to a Robert Herjavec seminar this morning. The speaker used the YouTube Affiliate program as one of the ways to create income. It was very interesting and I wanted to get more information. Your YouTube video was at the top of my Google search. Thanks so much for the detailed information; your video is much more informative than what they showed at the seminar.

  11. I knew of affiliate marketing before this video. When I first started my channel, I would link to my equipment I have to use for my videos. But I would never make a call to action. Do you think that call to action would help?

  12. You mentioned at the beginning of the video, “ once you are approved“…. is there some sort of channel criteria that I need to reach, sort of like monetization requiring 1000 subscribers?, Or can I apply immediately?

  13. If i have an affiliate marketing account with amazon for one channel, can i use it on my other channels as well? Or do I typically need to set up an account for each channel?

  14. Great video! I always come back to Video Influencers whenever I need to know anything about how to succeed on YouTube. I’m just about to launch my new channel and your videos have been so incredibly helpful. Thank you!

  15. I just signed up for the Amazon Associates Program! I am expecting my first baby in two weeks and would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to be a stay at home mom and take care of him 24/7 versus him going to a day care. I've always wanted to do YouTube, but never had the time to be consistent due to being a full time college student and working 40+ hours a week. I'm taking advantage of the time off I have from maternity leave right now and would love to see where my channel takes off to in the next couple months. (: Hoping for the best!!

  16. QUESTION! Our channel is targeted towards children. Can we still have our videos monetized if we have links to Amazon in the description?? We heard we cant since we are targeted towards kids. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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