Can You Make Money in Affiliate Marketing in 2024?

Lori Ballen
3 min readMay 4, 2024

Let’s get right to the goods. Can you make money in affiliate marketing in 2024?


Note: This article contains affiliate links that benefit me at no additional cost to you.

I made a 20-second video on TikTok wearing a bikini (at 52 years old, mind you), and it went viral. In a few days, I’ve made thousands of dollars on that video because I earned commissions on each item sold — hundreds of them.

This guy I know, Ruben, made $47,000 last month on TikTok. His videos are basic, not fancy. They are simple and short. And they work.

There is no secret. We show up, and we create. We fail more than we win. But the wins are remarkable.

Everyone wants a shortcut, though. They want to get there fast. Don’t shortcut.

Show up. Create the content. Follow the breadcrumbs. Get to 5000 subscribers, and then become a TikTok Shop affiliate.

That’s how it’s done. You can take my course here.

** My best sellers are beauty, fashion, and pet products, but others do well on cool tech gadgets, camping supplies, gardening, etc.

Don’t think to yourself, “Oh, she can do this because she’s a girl modeling bikinis.” That’s a limited mindset.



Lori Ballen

Lori's passion for blogging and commitment to empowering others is evident in her comprehensive, easy-to-follow articles.