In the majority of cases, no, you cannot get rich with affiliate marketing. Marketing by its nature is slow. Sales and marketing are often confused with each other, and timing is one of the main differences. Sales wants you to make a purchase now, while marketing wants you to keep something in mind and convince you to make a sale in the future. Both approaches have their place, but affiliate marketing is, by its nature, marketing. You shouldn't expect to make money from affiliate marketing right away. If you're starting out with no audience, it could take 3-6 months to see your first sale. The key is to not give up. Affiliate marketing is a long-term investment of time that can pay off very well in the future.