Affiliate marketing is a relationship wherein people (like me) promote the products of companies Online. We earn a commission for every sale that we generate. There is no salary, so it is entirely performance based.

In 2023, the industry was worth an estimated $8.2 billion, significantly increasing over $5.4 billion in 2017.

First, we need to be accepted as an associate (or affiliate) of the companies we wish to promote. We can then use search engines, social media, podcasts or email marketing to present our messages, along with affiliate links.

The best guidance on the entire business of affiliate marketing is provided by a Canadian company, Wealthy Affiliate. They guide us step-by-step from the creation of our website through all the intricacies of the process. They stay current with new developments and lead the industry in preparing members for success.



Dick’s Sporting Goods is an ideal company for me to promote. I have been their customer for over five decades, through my years of playing basketball, tennis and golf. DSG is the largest sporting goods merchant in the United States. The company is well known for quality products and excellent service.

They are also pro active in providing support for the communities they serve, having contributed over $80 million for young athletes since 2014.

I was not really aware of DSG “specials” until I became an associate. I would simply walk into one of their stores and look around. Maybe I had something in mind, or maybe I would just browse. Inevitably, I would make a purchase.

It is now easier for me to view their entire inventory Online. Their website is easy to navigate and they let us know what is on clearance, what specials are running and when new products have arrived. I get notices of these specials. Here are some of the current ones:

  • $100 and under for brand name shoes.
  • 50% off sweatshirts, hoodies and fleece – Nike, Adidas and more
  • Up to 40% off select baseball and softball gear
  • Up to $120 off Top Flite XL complete golf sets
  • $400 off Nordic Track commercial 1250 treadmill

  • Up to 30% off select outdoor gear – bikes, paddles, camping/hiking
  • 50% off select Fan Shop gear – support your favorite pro or NCAA teams
  • Up to 45% off select fitness equipment – cardio, weights

Please note: I keep a permanent link to Dick’s Sporting Goods at the right side of my website. Check out their inventory in this simple manner:

  • Click on the red link at the side
  • You will see the question, “What are you looking for?”
  • Proceed from there.


If you are an athlete, pro or amateur, you will be familiar with Dick’s Sporting Goods. If you are a fan, please check out their Fan Shop items – you will find hats, hoodies, t shirts and other clothing items to display your loyalty.

If you are not an athlete and want to become one, you will be treated just as respectfully as the pros. The same goes if you wish to buy a present for a sportsman or sportswoman. Shop Online for convenience!

My link to information on becoming an affiliate marketer is permanently lodged at the top of my website. Check it out!

Please leave me any comments or questions in the “Comments” section below. Or email me, richard@myworkoutathome.com.

Let’s get ready for outdoor sports. Spring is coming fast!


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