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Creating a successful affiliate marketing business takes time and effort, and there's no guarantee. However, here are some steps that you can take to work towards making that $5000/month:

1. Choose a Niche: Select a niche that aligns with your interests and has a demand for the products.  Be it weight loss, recreation, health care, etc.

2. Research the Products: Find high-quality products or services within your niche that you genuinely believe in and would recommend to others.  Don’t promote what you won’t use or recommend to a family member!

3. Build a Platform: Create a blog, website, YouTube channel, or social media presence where you can share valuable content related to your niche.  (or all of the above when possible)

4. Content Creation: Regularly produce high-quality content such as articles, videos, or social media posts that provide value to your audience. This will build trust and establish you as an authority.

5. Affiliate Programs: Join reputable affiliate programs offering competitive commissions and marketing materials. Amazon Associates, and Clickbank,  are popular with other places you normally shop.

6. Strategic Promotion: Incorporate affiliate links naturally within your content. Avoid being overly promotional; focus on solving problems for your audience.  Don’t be too “salesy”.  Just work to solve a problem when you can.

7. **SEO Optimization:** Learn about search engine optimization (SEO) to improve your content's visibility in search results, driving organic traffic to your site. Don’t pay for promotion unless it makes sense!

8. **Email Marketing:** Build an email list and send targeted emails to your subscribers promoting relevant products.  Invite them to view your content regularly!

9. **Engage with Audience:** Respond to comments, emails, and messages to foster a sense of community and build a loyal following.

10. **Analytics and Tracking:** Monitor your affiliate performance using analytics tools to understand what's working and what needs improvement.

11. **Diversify Income Streams:** Consider exploring multiple affiliate programs, as well as other revenue sources like sponsored content, digital products, or online courses.

12. **Persistence:** It takes time to gain traction and see significant income. Stay patient and keep refining your strategy.

Remember, success in affiliate marketing requires dedication, quality content, and genuine value to your audience. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, but with consistent effort, you can work towards your $5000 per month income goals over time.

Hope that helps!  

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