Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing

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Unlike traditional ways of selling products where you have to purchase a product or service and resell the same for a profit, with affiliate marketing you don’t need to keep an inventory.

All you need is a computer and an internet connection. You will also need some skillsets and online tools.

What is affiliate marketing?

Most people who buy products online might not know it but in most cases, someone earns a commission when you buy a product online from places like Amazon or eBay. It pretty much works the same way companies like Uber or pay you a commission or give you a discount when you refer a customer to them.

With affiliate marketing, companies like Amazon have to pay commissions to affiliates when people buy products on their online store after reading a review on the affiliate’s website.

It all starts with a website. Setting your new site takes less than a minute. Once your website is set up, the next step is to create content and as your content grows so will the visitors coming to your website. The more visitors you attract, the more revenue you can expect to make.

Who is affiliate marketing for?

Anyone can become an affiliate marketer regardless of age, gender, geographic location, etc.

As long as you have a passion to learn and the willingness to put in the work, this could be the ideal business for you. It’s flexible and you can do it on your own time. You don’t have to quit your job, even though that would be nice 🙂 If you do it right it could easily turn out to be your full-time money train!

Why go into affiliate marketing?

As long as people shop online, affiliate marketing will only get bigger. Many companies are transferring alot of their operations online.

Fact. 81% of online shoppers research their products before making a purchasing decision. Businesses understand this and so they are quite happy to offer affiliate programs to promote their products. There are over half a billion affiliate programs out there and the industry is only going to get bigger. The potential is practically limitless.

What comes with your beginner’s guide?

Every business starts with an idea. For that idea to grow and flourish it is important that you have a vested interest and passion for it. It’s much harder to promote products that you have little or no interest in than the ones you love and probably use.

Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing - How to set up

In this guide, you will be taken through a series of 10 different topics that will open up the world of affiliate marketing to you.

The following topics will be covered within this guide:

  • Find an Interest
  • Find an Affiliate Program
  • Find a Keyword
  • Buy a Domain
  • Set up Hosting
  • Install your WordPress Website
  • Set up Your Website
  • Write Some Content
  • Monetize Your Content
  • Share Your Content

You might have an idea about how to go about some of the topics listed above but I would still advise you to go through the process step by step. The training is constantly updated so you can expect to pick up on what is currently trending.

About the author

My name is Leonard and I primarily build websites for local businesses. I have also worked as a graphic designer for a number of years.

I am also a proud member of the Wealthy Affiliate program. On this platform, I have met and made friends from all around the world. The great thing about them is that they are, hands down the most helpful and supportive group of people you will ever come across online.

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Hi folks. Thanks for dropping by. I am a graphic designer and also build websites for local businesses. I am also a member of Wealthy Affiliate. WA is a community-based training platform that truly delivers. It offers a variety of tools, training, and support, and best of all, it’s FREE to get started with. Check it out and see if it’s a good fit for you.