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How to Start Affiliate Marketing as a Teenager

Teenagers often don’t have a lot of money, since they go to school and don’t have enough time to work. But in this post, I will show you how you can easily and without spending money make some money with affiliate marketing.

Affiliate Marketing is an easy way to make money on the internet, and the best part about is, that Teenagers can use this method too.

I define a teenager as a person between 13 and 18 years old for this blogpost. So if you are in this age range this post will be interesting for you.

What is Affiliate Marketing?


Affiliate Marketing is the process of a person earning money by marketing a company’s product. The affiliate simply promotes a company’s product and earns a commission from every piece of product that is sold.
The sales are tracked via an affiliate link.

Affiliate Marketing works by the affiliate promoting a company’s product, whether it is a physical object like e.g. a clothing product like a t-shirt or a service like a make-up tutorial.
The affiliate, also known as publisher, can be either an individual or a company, markets the product to potential customers. The publisher tries to motivate customers to buy the product of the company.
The Affiliate Marketer may get paid in different ways:

How you get money from Affiliate Links


How to get Affiliate Links


A great and easy way to get Affiliate Links to earn money from is to join an Affiliate Marketplace.

To find Marketplaces you can simply type in “Affiliate Marketplace” in Google search.

Here are some Affiliate Marketplaces that are worth checking out:

Amazon is a good and beginner-friendly platform to start Affiliate Marketing.


To get an Affiliate Link from Amazon, you have to go to amzon.com.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, there in the footer you will find a section that says “Make Money with Us”.

Next up you need to click on “Become an Affiliate”.

Amazon - Become an affiliate

You will then be redirected to an amazon site where you need to sign up and type in your information.
After you sign up, you can start promoting products on Amazon.

You can search for any product on Amazon and promote it with your own personal affiliate link. I would recommend you to only market products that are a good fit for you. For example, if you do a lot of sports you should try to sell fitness products to people.


To get the affiliate link of a product, you have to click on it. If you have signed in to become an Amazon Affiliate, there will be a bar on top of the site that says “Amazon Associates SiteStripe”.
Then you simply have to click on “Text” under the “Get Link:” section.
A pop-up will appear where you can copy the affiliate link for the product. You can choose if you want to use the short link or the full link, but I would recommend you to use the short link since it looks a lot simpler and better.

Amazon Get Link

Of course, you can and should use other Marketplaces to make money from Affiliate.

Since on Amazon you can only get a commission of up to 10% you will not make a lot of money from it. To get more money you should check out other Affiliate Marketplaces like Clickbank. Although Amazon can be a good place to start your Affiliate Marketing career.


How to get your affiliate Links to People


There are many different ways to get people to get your link out to people.

You can try to get people to buy the product you are promoting over social media platforms like Instagram or Facebook.

If you have a big Instagram account you can post stories where you promote a product. Create a post where tell people why you like the product and why you can recommend it. You can also put the affiliate link in your bio.


You should make your post feel as organic and non-advertised as possible.
Most people don’t want to buy from advertisements, because they feel like they are being ripped off.
You should make your post seem as genuine as possible. But you should take a look at the laws that you have in your country. Maybe you must mark it as an advertisement.

You might also have a good chance with Pinterest to make money. But this depends largely on your target group because most of them are women and also under 35 years.
What you can also look into are paid ads on Pinterest which have your affiliate link. This means that you don’t have to create the product but you simply provide the budget. But this has the risk that you maybe won’t make more money with your affiliate commissions than you have spent on ads.


Why Teenagers may be more successful in affiliate marketing


Teenagers might just be better at affiliate marketing since they have some advantages adults don’t have.


New Technology

As mankind advances and invents all kinds of new technology, teenagers will always be the first to learn and embrace new technology. Today’s teenagers have grown up with the internet and don’t know a world without it. Therefore they are more adept at handling the latest apps.


Latest Trends

Teens are the ones who know way better than adults what is trending right now. They often are the ones that determine what is trending in pop culture and what is not. By implementing the latest trends into their affiliate marketing, they can stand out from the rest.



Since teenagers engage in the latest trends they also come up with a unique way of talking. They have come up with words nearly every teen uses. By including this kind of communication in their affiliate marketing and promoting the products by using trending words and phrases, they might just motivate people more to buy.


More flexible Time

Most adults have a strict work schedule they have to follow, with additional responsibilities in their free time. This might make finding time to work on your Affiliate-Business harder. However, since teenagers go to school and don’t have as many responsibilities as adults have, they have way more time to build up their businesses.


Teens know Teens

If you are a 13-18-year-old and want to start affiliate marketing you should use your biggest strength as an advantage. Since you are a teen yourself you probably know what teenagers want. So your primary target group should also be young adults. You should want to sell them something they are interested in, whether it be clothes, Make-Up, Gaming Equipment, or even Fitness products.


Define your Target Group


Before you choose the product you are going to promote, here are some things you should consider first:


Target Group, Things to consider




There is much potential to earn yourself a nice income by affiliate marketing if you are a teen. It is worth trying out, you should begin as soon as possible to get yourself some pocket money you earned yourself. Don’t forget, the higher the price of the product you are promoting is, the higher your profit will be, but the more difficult it will be.

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