Hi there, entrepreneur!

I’m Dave – or “Coach Dave,” in keeping with the swimming theme – and I created this site to help you launch and grow an online business that you’ll love.

Maybe you’re a college student or a stay-at-home mom who’s looking for a side hustle that you can manage in your limited time. Or maybe you’ve been laid off one time too many and have decided that it’s time to leave the rat race.

Maybe this is the first time you’ve heard the phrase “affiliate marketing.” Or maybe you’ve lived in the world of online business for a while, and you want to add another stream of income to your empire.

It doesn’t matter. None of the above matters. My free course will show you exactly what to do, step by step, to launch your first affiliate campaign. Nothing has been left out. If you still need help after that, meet with other students and me in our Facebook Group for free coaching: I will provide as much of it as my time permits.

Does this sound too good to be true? Well, we both probably know that the Internet is full of scammers and con-artists. I’m certainly tired of seeing “secret of the month” promotions, or ones that tell you just to buy traffic and send it to a webinar to make a full-time income online, or any other variations on the get-rich-quick theme. These types of cons prey on people’s impatience to start making money early, when in reality it takes time for your new audience to begin trusting you. That’s not how I do business, and that’s not what I’m going to teach you.

I don’t want you to spend money you may not have on courses that you definitely don’t need, and that’s why I created this affiliate marketing course and made it available for free. If you’re in the market for ‘extra stuff’ that many entrepreneurs find useful, you can always check out the Affiliate Swim Store, but hey, there’s no pressure whatsoever.

So jump right into the pool. I can’t wait to start working with you.

Coach Dave

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About Affiliate Marketing

If you made it to this page, chances are good that you already know what affiliate marketing is. But in case you’re feeling confused by some of the misinformation out there, I’ll clear it up for you. The concept is actually very simple.

Let’s suppose you’re an affiliate marketer, whether you’re doing business online or not. The first thing you do is enter into agreements with one or more vendors who have products or services that they sell. The next thing you do is go forth and recommend these products to potential customers – in other words, you’re a referral. If someone buys products from your affiliated vendors, those vendors honor their end of the agreement and pay you a percentage of the sale price.

And that’s it. No tricks, no scams, and no fads. The practice went on even before the Internet, although some people called it “revenue sharing” back then. Today, there is so much e-commerce, and so much software to track affiliate sales, create sales pages, and send out emails to subscribers, that the process can almost be completely automated. Almost. Although it’s not free to begin in affiliate marketing, it’s one of the least expensive businesses to start. You need almost nothing beyond a reliable Internet connection.

Can anyone be an affiliate marketer?

Just about anyone, yes. However, success in affiliate marketing requires both knowledge and skill. All the important knowledge about affiliate marketing is available to you for free (just ask us where to look). On the other hand, skill has to come with practice. You have to launch some affiliate campaigns of your own to develop that skill. We can help there, too. Keep on reading!

About Affiliate Swim

Affiliate swim is a teaching site for affiliate marketing. Our multi-module course for beginners is absolutely free, and is open to anyone who registers as a member of this site.

If you also join our Facebook group, we will support you as much or as little as you want. (but we won’t pay you or invest in your business, sorry!) Ask us anything, and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll do our best to find out. Like swim coaches, we don’t just expect you to read and fend for yourself. We help you as you learn to be efficient in the water.


Basic membership in Affiliate Swim is free, and always will be. We may add a paid membership category for some of our future offerings, but the beginner’s course will always be available to anyone with a basic membership.

Naturally, if you want to start making affiliate commissions, you’re going to need some software to help you keep track of your signups and your company’s emails. But all of that can be subscribed to at a minimal cost (currently around US $40/month). Advertising costs money, too, but if you’re wise about how you spend your ad budget, you can get good results without having to shell out thousands in advance.

This type of marketing takes skill, and you need a place to develop that skill. After all, you won’t become an Olympic swimmer if you just thrash around in the pool by yourself and don’t have anyone to train you. Get practice here first, and you’ll be ready to launch your own super successful campaigns in no time.

Whether you dive in or just ease yourself into the water, we think you’ll find your membership fun and fascinating.

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Free E-book

Skeptical? We don’t blame you: the online world is full of scams and useless “offers.”

Maybe you just want to read more about affiliate marketing before you start signing up for things, even if they won’t cost you money. If that’s you, I have a no-strings-attached gift that I think you’ll enjoy.

It’s an ebook (in PDF) from the founder and author of 30-Minute Workday. It’s more than 180 pages, and it’s a thorough explanation of everything he does when starting and growing an affiliate marketing campaign, plus equally thorough explanations of how he does these things and why. Not surprisingly, he and I have similar views about how to be successful with affiliate marketing.

It doesn’t end there, because you’ve also got us – Affiliate Swim. We’re here for you. If you have any questions about the content of this book once you’re finished, we’ll answer them for you. If we can’t, we’ll do our best to find the answer out. We want you to succeed at this, if you decide it’s the way for you to go.

Of course the ebook is yours to keep, regardless of whatever else you sign up for or turn down. All you have to do is download it.


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