(UPDATED June 1, 2019)
Do you want to earn money thru AFFILIATE MARKETING?
Thank you for reading my COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING!
Let this be your guide in your journey to become a successful affiliate marketer!
But before I give you the details, let me give you first an idea of what you are about to learn, so you have an understanding and right mindset about this journey called affiliate marketing.
First and foremost, this is one of the ways if not the best method to make money online. If done correctly, will for sure give you a passive income in the long run.
Unfortunately, this is not a “get-rich-quick” way to earn money, but the most sustainable one.
I have started affiliate marketing with no knowledge about the business at all, so I have learned the hard way (I had been scammed several times). READ my story.
After all the trials and errors of building an online business, I am very lucky to have found the best strategy I used in creating my own online business.
I have created this guide to make it easier for you as I will teach you the right ways on how to build your profitable business by using the right tools and guidelines.
It will truly change your life for the better and will give you the financial freedom you desire.
“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die!” – Warren Buffett
What You Will Learn From This Guide?
I have compiled all the necessary pieces of information and guidelines for you to get you started and build your own sustainable online business.
This is the same strategy I used to help me create the online business that is giving me passive income and live the life I desire.
- What is Affiliate Marketing?
- How does Affiliate Marketing work?
- Why Affiliate Marketing Works For Me?
- Why Affiliate Marketing Works So Well?
- The Process of Making Money Online through Affiliate Marketing.
- Who Is Affiliate Marketing For?
- How to get started?
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
It is defined as:
“a business relationship with a merchant or other service provider who allows you to link to their business. When a visitor clicks on the link at your website and subsequently makes a purchase from the merchant, you receive a commission based on the amount of the sale, a referral fee or a pay-for-click fee.” Wikipedia
In a nutshell, affiliate marketing is the process of recommending someone else`s products or services and earning commissions from the sale.
If affiliate marketing is recommending someone else`s products or services, the best way to accomplish this is by having your website.
Through your website, you will write articles or showcase products/services that you are affiliated with. These products and services are of course connected with “links” which if clicked and purchased by a “buyer,” you will get commissions for it.
How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
It is the process of BUILDING A WEBSITE that reviews products through writing content. This content would have links to an online store (such as Amazon) where readers would then purchase the product, and you earn revenue through commissions.
The more often you direct visitors, the more income you potentially could earn. An effective way to drive visitors or TRAFFIC to your website is through using the right search engines(SEO).
Your goal is to get your website ranked on the first page of Google, Yahoo, Bing, or others for your targeted keyword (your product that you are promoting).
When you have accomplished this, there will be significant amounts of search engine traffic that will end up at your website, thereby, giving you more profits in the long run.
Your WEBSITE ⇒SEO ⇒MORE TRAFFIC ⇒MORE COMMISSIONS/REVENUES
This is the process of making money through affiliate marketing in a nutshell.
Why Affiliate Marketing Works For Me?
There`s NO SELLING in affiliate marketing.
That is why this business model works perfectly for me (I don`t like selling!)
There are so many good things about affiliate marketing:
- You don’t create a product.
- You don’t have to set up an online store.
- You don’t have to worry about refunds.
- You don’t have to worry about product updates.
- You don’t have to worry about customer service.
But of course, if there are good things, there are also the “not-so-good” things about affiliate marketing.
- It takes time and dedication.
- It takes a lot of work!
In affiliate marketing, you usually recommend products and services that you like. You tell people about it through writing articles or blogs.
You give relevant information to people about the products and services you like so that when people search on the internet, and they read your blog and believe you, then they will click your link and buy the product/services. This will then give you the profit.
Why Affiliate Marketing Method Works So Well?
Just imagine, there are over 3.75 billion (and growing each year) people searching on the internet for answers all day long, 24/7. There should be at least more than one person searching for that particular product you just wrote about.
So, writing that one beneficial article on your website can help way more than one person, it can be hundreds or thousands!
What if you have more than one post that can be very helpful to so many people… there will be thousands (possibly millions) of people reading your posts and visiting your website!
This is an income potential!
That is why having your own website is so important because people come to you!
Don`t worry yet; building your website is not that hard… I will teach you how to do it step-by-step.
But let`s have a recap first.
The Process of Making Money Online Through Affiliate Marketing?
1. CHOOSE A NICHE
Niche is your idea of a website. It usually starts with what you like or your passion. It is something that you are interested in and something that you would like to learn more about.
I don`t want you to get stuck in this first step, but just to let you know, with millions of people using the internet, there are tons of ideas and topics that will work in any business.
But just a reminder, once you have an idea for your niche, try to do research about affiliates on that topic and how to market it. You can read my article about finding your niche.
2. BUILD A WEBSITE
When I started learning affiliate marketing, I don`t know how to build a website. But with all the evolution of technology nowadays, it is easy as 1,2,3.
You can read my article on how to build a website step-by-step.
It is not as hard as you thought. There are so many designs you can choose from which will work with any niche you have.
3. ATTRACT VISITORS
At this point, you have created your website with your contents/articles. The next thing you need to do is to attract visitors/readers to your site.
There are strategies on how to do this.
Traffic can be established through free and paid methods. What you would want is to learn the strategy of getting traffic for free. Once you know how this can bring you unlimited traffic, which is your goal.
4. MAKING MONEY
This is what you call monetizing your website. All you need to do is find affiliate programs that are connected to your niche.
Examples of affiliate programs are Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Nike, and a lot more. There are so many affiliate programs in all niche that you can think of.
If your niche is services like holistic healing, learning skills, and others alike, there are also affiliate programs for those.
So, you need to be affiliated with the program you chose (it is always free to join an affiliate program) and then use your affiliate link to those particular products.
Once people click on your link, then you get commissions on that sale.
Who Is Affiliate Marketing For?
It is for anyone – which is a great thing!
Anyone who wants to earn revenue through online marketing as long as the person has the will to learn, to give time and effort, and ready to take action.
It is essential to have a good foundation on how affiliate marketing works and how to incorporate special techniques to be good at it in attracting an audience to your website.
- You have to create a platform/or a website (the foundation of your business).
- You need to know how online business work.
- You need to have the right tools.
- You have to build trust in your audience (visitors).
How To Get Started In Affiliate Marketing?
At the beginning of this guide, I have mentioned that I am fortunate to have found a proven strategy on how to make money online through affiliate marketing.
I have stumbled into a platform, for my constant search on how to make money online, that says:
I was hesitant at first because I was cautious(I`ve been scammed and lost a great deal of money before).
It is FREE TO JOIN, and from this free membership, I was promised:
- free 10-lessons to start building your own online business
- free two websites to start with domain and hosting
- free tools
- and mentorship.
True to its words, through this platform, I have learned everything I need to know how to become a successful affiliate marketer. Read my Review on Wealthy Affiliate.
And it didn`t take long; I signed up for its Premium Membership.
From its training, tools, and support from the whole community, not to mention the cost to join the program, I was impressed by how this platform was structured.
In no time, I was able to build my very first website (my niche – health).
Do You Want To Be A Successful Affiliate Marketer?
I hope this COMPLETE BEGINNER`s GUIDE for affiliate marketing has helped you understand how it all works.
Now, I invite you to do the same. JOIN IN MY COMMUNITY, which has helped already around 200k+ successful affiliate marketers.
It will get you started with building your very first affiliate website regardless of your current knowledge about all this.
The following TOPICS have been covered on this guide:
- What is affiliate marketing? How does it work?
- How to find an Affiliate Program?
- How to choose your niche (interest)?
- How to create a website?
- How to start a blog?
- How to find the best keywords with keyword tools?
- How to get visitors to your website (traffic)?
- How to monetize your website and earn revenues?
Thank you for reading this COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE FOR AFFILIATE MARKETING. If you find this helpful, don`t forget to share it. If you have any thoughts about this article or anything that I can help you with, please leave a comment below.
All the best!