Learn How to Build an Affiliate Online Business in Four Simple Steps

Hi, My name is Leonard and welcome to my website. I started this site 3 years ago after coming across an article that had a very detailed explanation on the difference between network marketing and affiliate marketing.

I had been involved in network marketing for a while and like most people, I never made any money. I decided it was time move on to something new and so I started to learn about affiliate marketing.

What surprised me at first was the amount of misinformation there is out there. I came across so many programs talking of some secret goldmine or done for you system that promises to make you a small fortune through affiliate marketing.

I believe in hard work, so I just wasn’t going to join a program that promises easy money. That is not how things work. Truth be told, I came close to falling for the hype. I was about to dismiss affiliate marketing as just another way people get scammed when I read a review of a program that said it as it is.

Affiliate marketing is a legit way to make money and it can be quite lucrative. From my own experience I can tell you it’s simple but not easy.

What is affiliate marketing?

Wikipedia defines affiliate marketing as a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Research indicates that 81% of all online shopper’s research on a product or service before making a purchasing decision. You are probably doing yours and that is how you ended up on this page.

Stick around with me to the end, I will show how you can make some good passive income from the comfort of your own home by becoming an affiliate marketer.

And just to be clear, I am not an online marketing or tech guru. I am just a regular guy who stumbled across something that works.

To succeed in the exciting world of affiliate marketing, there are couple of things you need to do.

Approach your business with the right mindset

Most people fail in affiliate marketing because they don’t treat it as a business. All businesses take time to grow. It’s a journey of learning and you are not going to be getting results within a short period of time. You need to build some authority to start seeing results. That takes a fair bit of effort.

Running an online business is pretty much just like running any offline business. It takes passion, dedication, hard work and total commitment to succeed. Personally, I can tell you my journey has not been an easy one. If it was, I would probably not be here.

It also means that you will have to make a few sacrifices along the way. Like cutting down on your evening TV time. That’s how I did it.

Get access to the right tools and training

If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. To succeed in affiliate marketing, you need to plug in to some good tools and training.

When I first started I had very little knowledge on how a build website let alone how to make money online. I dug into the training bit by bit and finally managed to build myself an income generating website.

I joined an education program that taught me all that I needed to know on how to go about building my own affiliate marketing business. What makes the program excel and stand out from the rest of the crowd is because it is a one stop shop.

You get hosting, a keyword research tools, 24/7 live support among many other features. Every aspect of training is located right there, and it continues to be updated pretty much on a daily basis.

You too can have a website of your own just like this one and I will be quite happy to personally guide you on how I went about it.

Enter your details below and have a go at it.

Surround yourself with other like minded people

The easiest way to learn is by following on the footsteps of those who have been through what you are about to embark on. A great deal of the things I have learned have come from people who I interact with daily within the training platform.

When you share and leverage the knowledge of others, it becomes a whole lot easier to find your way around.

Within the training platform there is an active online community of members who are always very supportive in assisting beginners to grow their business.

Fail and learn from your mistakes

As you build your online business, you will come across many hurdles. I know, I have. In fact, some of the businesses I have tried in the past ended up in disaster. I cannot guarantee you that you will succeed as an online affiliate marketer. That really comes down to your level of commitment.

What I can guarantee is that if you stick to the course then there is no reason why you can’t succeed. If others can do it, so can you. The secret to success in any business is perseverance.

I am yet to come across a successful business owner who can say it was smooth sailing all the way to top.

Where to go from here

The training program I am talking about is called Wealthy Affiliate. It was started in 2006 and has continuously endeavored to help beginners navigate their way as they build their business. The reason why I believe it’s different from all the numerous training platforms out there is because the emphasis is targeted on building a business that is focussed around your passion.

You really want a business that doesn’t feel like a job.

Wealthy affiliate requirements

The diagram shows you the 4-step process that is required to set up shop. You can read all about it in my Wealthy Affiliate review.

Alternatively if you want to dive in and have a feel of the program, click here to access the training.

It’s FREE to get started and you also get access to 10 FREE lessons.

There is premium membership, but I would highly encourage you to take full advantage of the free membership and ONLY upgrade if you feel it’s worth it.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below. I would love to hear from you

Good luck and see you in the inside.

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  1. Hey there Leonard. It’s a shame that a lot of people don’t understand how easy it is to set up a website business. The only hard part is putting in the time to make content frequently and consistently. You also have to market that content. Once you get the hang of all that, which normally takes a couple tries, it actually become quite fun.

    • Got that one right Dan. Good quality consistent content, with proper marketing is key to online business success. Its also a lot of fun. Thanks for dropping by

  2. Hi Leonard, your BullyEyes cell phone camera lens sounds good. I should be trying that out. Show me some samples along with the cost.

    • Just click on the this link The product link is at the bottom of the article. Thanks

  3. You have many good points here. Internet marketing is not easy and does require a lot of work and patience but if you stick to it you can enjoy the results of your marketing for many years to come.
    After all, we all spend time and effort to succeed with other things, such as studies, work, getting fit and soo on, so why expect internet marketing to give us quick and easy money.
    You have written a very good and detailed post on how to achieve financial freedom. well done.
    Jojo

    • That’s exactly the way it is Jojo. It takes a lot of work in the beginning but the long term results will support you for a lifetime. I started doing internet marketing because I could not visualize myself working week to week,  paycheck to paycheck for the rest of my life. Surely, there is more to life than that. Great catching up.

  4. What I like about affiliate marketing is that you can pick whatever niche you want, and you don’t need to bother your friends and family. There is so much potential to make money online with so many people on the internet. I truly believe that most people who fail give up too soon, don’t get the proper training, or both. Anyone can succeed at WA if they stick to the training and don’t give up.

    • Absolutely Gary. The tools needed to build a successful online business are all here at WA. Its a matter of hard work and and staying committed to the training. Thanks for dropping in.

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