How Affiliate Marketing Changed Our Lives
featuring Bryce Welker and Pat Flynn

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It's no secret: We absolutely, hands down, want-to-scream-it-from-the-rooftops LOVE affiliate marketing, and the power it has to change your life.

But instead of us just going on and on about how affiliate marketing can help free you up to live life how you want to live it, instead of how you have to live it, we decided to call on two friends who have had remarkable success with affiliate marketing—yet live completely opposite lives.

That's right, we're switching up how we do things around here this week and are sharing 3 different stories from 3 different perspectives to show you how easy it is to create a simple online business that works around your ideal lifestyle. So click, won't you?

More of a reader than video watcher? Read this week’s full video transcript and let it inspire you to ditch that commute all together! Read it now.


Jill: Hey guys we’re Jill and Josh stanton and you’re watching lifestyle affiliate series, this week we are doing something a little different a) we’re sitting down

Josh: It feels better , I’m not gunna lie!

Jill: It feels right, but what we’re gunna do is we really wanted to sort of share our story with you guys on how affiliate marketing has not only shaped our lives but given us the kind of lifestyle we have been dreaming of for years, and not only us but our friend bryce and even our special guest Pat Flynn. So you’re going to be hearing not only our story but two other stories we each come from different walks of life, obviously we’re married travelling the world , Bryce is a single dude travelling the world, just adventure.

Josh: It’s a constant adventure with Bryce. the full transcript

 Skip to the Good Stuff:

1:08 – The 3 different stories you're going to hear
1:58 – Our story on how we got started in this crazy game called Affiliate Marketing
2:48 – Breaking down our road to $10,000 a month
5:08 – Our biggest realization about niche sites
5:40 – Revealing our personal best and how much we made in March
6:03 – The model that got us to the $15,000 a month mark
6:45 – The possibility to sell your website and make even more money
7:01 – The lifestyle we've been able to afford thanks to affiliate marketing
8:28 –  How Bryce was able to use his 9-5 job to build a seriously profitable affiliate business
9:43 – Bryce's story – from working in a cubicle to moving to replacing his income in 3 months
10:37 – How Bryce taught himself the ins and outs of online business with zero tech background
12:20 – Bryce's advice to anyone wanting to leave their 9-5 job and get started online
13:44 – How much Bryce is making now compared to his old 9-5 job
14:52 – How Pat Flynn uses affiliate marketing to make money and provide value to his audience
16:03 – The best part about affiliate marketing, according to Pat
17:12 – The day-to-day break down of Pat's life
19:15 – The best thing affiliate marketing has afforded Pat and his family
20:25 – Pat's advice to those who might be nervous to take the first step

A Little Bit About this Episode:

If there is one thing I absolutely LOVE talking about, it's what affiliate marketing can do for you and your lifestyle. And while it can sound a little daunting when you're first starting out, it doesn't have to be so “scary”.

I mean, don't get me wrong, I totally understand the nerve-wracking thoughts that can pop up, like “I can't do this, I'm not techy enough”, or “What will I do if this doesn't work out?”, or even “Why would anyone listen to me? I don't know what I'm talking about!”.

I know those feelings because I had them too.

I was super nervous when I first started out because I didn't even know what a freakin' keyword was! And I sure as hell didn't know how to “write for the web”, or even how to persuade anyone to buy anything.

And you might be thinking the same thing, and going through the same emotions.

But one of the first things I thought after I finally took that first step and got started was “This is so much easier than I expected!”.

Sure, there have been bumps along the way (just like everything in life), but the lifestyle affiliate marketing can afford you and the freedom you can have if you make this simple model work for you is SO worth the initial fears, anxieties, and uncertainties.

It's now two and half years later, and I wake up each and every morning thankful that I chose to give affiliate marketing a go—because it has afforded myself and Josh a life we only dreamt about before that.

And it's not just us who feel this way, our guests this week—our buddies Bryce from and Pat Flynn from—are shining examples of what is possible when you make affiliate marketing work for you.

3 different stories. 3 different walks of life. 3 different ways you can use affiliate marketing to live a life you want  to live, not one you have to live.

Curious to know what's possible when you commit yourself to affiliate marketing? Click play.

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  • That was awesome, thank you for taking the time to put it together.

    • I’m so happy you liked it Shane! We really wanted people to see what’s possible with affiliate marketing…regardless of your background or lifestyle 🙂

  • Marta

    Great interview you guys have inspired me I few months ago I was thinking about to learn how to make money through affiliate then got lost due office work hours. Now I am taking serious I’ll learn….. this is my GOAL. Cheers 😀 as soon I reach success I will share

    • That’s what we like to hear, Marta!! It’s absolutely possible to make affiliate marketing work for you…you just have to stick with it 🙂

  • Dita Nadia

    Hi Jill, hi Josh, thank for this amazing interview and sharing!

    I also made 4-10 page website like you guys did my earning are waaaay lower than yours. How many sites you have to achieve those earning? In other post I see you also earn from USD 1,000 to USD 10,000 using guest post, are they the same websites?

    Pardon if I post too many questions, I’m pretty curious but also excited to know people can earn that much money using affiliate sites, it gives motivation for me keep going too!

    • No worries at all, Dita!

      We have about 32 affiliate sites now…but not all of them make money. So I would say probably about around half of them make consistent income and some of the others make a few sales here and there.

      As for guest posting – yep! We built a few of our sites (especially our two big ones!) using purely guest posting for the most part.

      I think the ticket with these small sites is to keep building them until you reach your desired income….and then build some more or go on to do something else online 🙂

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        Hi Jill Stanton, thank you for the awesome information. May I know if the 32 affiliate sites are based on different niches?

  • sina

    in your video you said you have built multi-page websites for squeeze pages. on the other hand other coaches like Anik Singal only emphasize on one-page opt-in page . so I was wondering which one works best and why?