TBJA 290 How To Make The Side Hustle Work & Build Passive Income, Priest Willis
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Learn how to make the side hustle work & build passive income, so you can have more time to do what you love and maybe leave your corporate gig. Priest Willis, Sr. shares steps to successful online affiliate marketing. ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

Priest Willis, Sr. is Director of Affiliate Marketing at Affiliate Mission – the fastest growing affiliate management startup in North Carolina. Priest got his start in affiliate marketing in early 2000’s where he cut his teeth building a few niche affiliate sites and eventually started managing company programs like Lenovo, Atomicpark.com and BuyCostumes.com.


My child who Plays football for Texas A&M, I had him when I was 20yo.

Think Like A Journalist Quote

“Things may come to those who wait … but only the things left by those who hustle.”

–Abraham Lincoln

Success Quote

Step outside your comfort zone and try new things. Go to Meetups to have experiences.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. –Albert Einstein

Career Highlight

Priest was working a hardware job that he hated because it was boring. He moved to the software side and started learning new things. His career highlight making $2,000 -$5,000 from each of the 13 affiliate programs.

When It Didn’t Work!

Priest was hit by Google’s algorithm (Panda and Penguin) changes. He lost a lot of revenue and started to question whether he should quit. Find out what it taught him and

How To Make The Side Hustle Work & Build Passive Income

  1. Checkout Free CoatCamp.com
  2. Do research on YouTube.com
  3. Learn for FREE explore videos and blogs.
  4. Signup for affiliate networks.
  5. Buy your domain name and hosting server.
  6. Find banners to put up on your website.
  7. Do the work on the side. Dedicate an hour or more a night.

What is one piece of technology, video or multimedia equipment, or app that you just can’t live without?


One book, documentary, or Internet Channel to watch?

Happiness At Work, Surika Rao


Twitter @PriestWillis

Affiliate Mission website

Affiliate Mission Podcast

Beginner’s Guide To Starting & Growing A Subscription Box Business: Unbox Your Success Today! by Priest Willis

Mentioned In This Episode

Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income






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Phoebe Chongchua
Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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