If you’re coming from a job in Corporate America, the thought of affiliate marketing might seem a little bit daunting.

However, there are actually a lot of similarities between the two industries – and a lot of reasons why affiliate marketing could be a great option for you. Let’s take a closer look…

In Corporate America and affiliate marketing, your income is directly related to your performance. In other words, the harder you work and the more results you achieve, the more money you’ll make- or shall I say… should make, in the case of a 9-5 job.

This can be a great motivator for some people –

If you’re coming from a corporate job where your income is capped no matter how hard you work, it can be refreshing to have the opportunity to finally earn what you’re worth.

What’s even more enticing- there’s no limit to your income with affiliate marketing.  In a 9-5 job, unless you’re in a sales role and on commission, your salary is limited.

If you’re one of the lucky ones, maybe you’re eligible for a merit bonus at the end of the year.  In my experience, annual raises are discretionary and generally don’t exceed 2.5% – 3%.

…Not very generous or helpful when paying your bills- considering inflation keeps increasing at approximately 7%.  YIKES!

If your company views you as an average employee (a subjective opinion that you have little or no opportunity to influence) OR-

If the company didn’t have good financial results that year, you might only get a 1% raise.  Sound familiar?

You could be the best and hardest working employee in your company, but your salary and potential bonus never seem to equate to what you’re actually worth.


When was the last time you looked at your tax return and felt satisfied with your annual wages?

If you’re like most people, that number may have fallen short of your expectations based on your effort, experience and tenure.

I’m not here to tell you that affiliate marketing will be the magic bullet to bring your annual income to $500k overnight.

If you’re ready to explore this business, there are valuable tools available to help you succeed, including John Thornhill’s ClickBank Super Funnel system.  It only takes 27 minutes to set up and start generating commissions.

Click here to find out more.

Keep this in mind-

In Corporate America and in affiliate marketing, your income is directly related to your performance.

This means that if you have a slow month or two, your income will take a hit. However, this is where having a solid financial foundation from your corporate days can come in handy.

As an affiliate marketer, your earnings will fluctuate month to month – but-

As long as you have savings to fall back on, you’ll be just fine.  This is good advice no matter what business you’re in.

No matter which path you choose, they both require hustle and grind. In order to be successful in either industry, you need to be willing to put in the long hours and hard work.

However, the good news is that if you’re coming from a 9-5 job, you probably already have the work ethic necessary to succeed as an affiliate marketer.

If you’re considering affiliate marketing as a side hustle or as a full-time career- there are similarities between your 9-5 job, so the transition may be easier than you think.

The next step is to start working with well-established and respected industry leaders, including John Thornhill and his Ambassador Program.

Why is this an important first step?

The affiliate marketing business can easily trap a new and experienced person with SOS- Shiny Object Syndrome.

This may sound familiar-

Everyone seems to have the deal of a lifetime or the most advanced product that will make you millions overnight without lifting a finger.

Sounds too good to be true—it is!

Before you know it, you’ve invested thousands of dollars in a system that only works if you purchase additional modules, for an investment of hundreds or thousands of dollars more.

Oh- and if you need technical assistance, that’s another fee.

Even after all the additional modules and technical Done For You help, you still can’t generate a penny in sales.


There are a lot of scammers out there who will take your money and not provide any value with their “programs”.  Buyer beware!

There are many trustworthy affiliate marketers who consistently made 6 – 7 figures every year and share their proven systems with people like you and me.

John Thornhill’s Ambassador Program is a perfect example of a tried and true program that will put you on the path to success as an Affiliate Marketer.

John also offers a controversial, 4-step system that his students are using to profit from the billions being spent on e-learning:

As you’re becoming familiar with the affiliate marketing business, shop around- attend free webinars on FaceBook and Instagram.

The difference in value and support between John’s organization and program vs. some of the newer systems will become apparent very quickly.

Quick tips:

Align yourself with the best in the business- i.e., John Thornhill
Invest in yourself so you have the best systems and guidance.

Don’t waste your valuable time- avoid cheap programs that don’t deliver.

Focus on 1 or 2 high-quality, established systems, rather than 20 low-end pieces of software.

Learn the affiliate marketing basics and improve your skills and knowledge every day.

Good luck!  You got this!


This is a guest post from Tori Wilk if you would like to be considered for a guest post please contact me.


    1 Response to "From Corporate America to Affiliate Marketing – Taking control of your financial future"

    • Jim Davis

      Dear Tori,

      Thank you for sharing your insights about affiliate marketing and how it can be a great option for those coming from a corporate job. I appreciate how you emphasized the importance of hard work and performance, which are factors that determine one’s income in both industries.

      It’s encouraging to know that affiliate marketing has no income limit and offers the opportunity to earn what you’re worth. However, your reminder to have a solid financial foundation and not fall prey to scammers is a valuable tip for those considering this path.

      Your recommendation to work with well-established and respected industry leaders like John Thornhill is helpful in avoiding SOS and investing in proven systems that work. I also appreciate your advice to focus on a few high-quality systems instead of many low-end ones.

      Overall, your post provides useful information for anyone interested in affiliate marketing and I’m sure it will be a helpful resource for those considering this career path.

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge and good luck to you too!



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