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Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

The most prominent issue people have with Affiliate Marketing is the expectation of a quick gets rich scheme. Wrong! So, I hear you asking: How do I get started in affiliate marketing? And When will I begin to make money? Affiliate Marketing for beginners will show you how to get started.

Don’t be afraid to walk into the unknown of Affiliate marketing; it doesn’t matter how little you know or how much you know. But what’s important is to understand what affiliate marketing is about and working it out for you.

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Understand what Affiliate Marketing is all about

Affiliate Marketing is about promoting a business or organisation’s products and services in exchange for a sales commission. You will join affiliate programs, look for products that relate to your market niche, promote them and share your reviews or information on your chosen products with your audience.

Is Affiliate Marketing for you?

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Is Affiliate Marketing for me?

You have probably got many questions going through your mind, and the focus is will I make money? How will I make money? Is blogging easy? What type of blogs do Affiliate marketers write? What kind of Blogger do I want to be?

If you fear writing blogs that are new to you, don’t be, you will have a fabulous time creating content to engage others.

The answer to the first question: Will I make money? Yes, you can, but it requires time, effort, dedication, and belief. You need to understand Affiliate Marketing is not a quick get rich scheme.

==To learn more on how to get started for free at Wealthy Affiliate==

How will I make money?

You can make money in a variety of ways:

  • Affiliate Marketing Niche: for example, you may like to promote AeroGardens; if so, then you will write blogs about AeroGardening, write reviews of the new products and accessories for your audience.
  • Advertisements (Ads) Pay per Click is quite a popular way to earn extra income.
  • Market through email using an email list
  • Selling ebooks
  • Selling workshops, courses
  • Selling digital products
  • Mentoring, Coaching or Sponsoring

Is Blogging Easy?

Blogging is easy, but you need to be passionate about your topic. When I first started as a blogger, I was so scared, I lacked confidence, sentences were distorted and didn’t make sense, and to top it all off, grammar was an issue.

But like me, you will gradually build confidence in our ability to write. It does get easier. One piece of advice I believe in write every day. Just write for an hour straight about whatever comes you your mind and don’t worry about the grammar, that will come in time.

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Tutorial Lessons

What type of blogs will I write?

The type of blogs you will write for your website will include:

  • Niche Product reviews
  • Helpful and useful information regarding your niche
  • How to’s
  • Tips on (growing plants)

What kind of Blogger will I be?

A blogger writes for their business. You can be either a

  • Entrepreneurial Blogger, writing blogs for your business
  • Corporate Blogger, writing blogs for your company or someone else’s organisation
  • Professional Blogger, working from home full time as a blogger
  • Part-Time Professional Blogger, working from home part-time
  • Hobby blogger, having fun blogging about your favourite hobby

You can write a blog about your favourite things, write reviews, provide how-to information, provide tips and anything else that will help your potential audience solve a problem.

Setting Blogging Goals

Setting yourself goals for blogging needs to reflect your passion. Your passion could be writing blogs on making money, your favourite hobby, making a difference globally, shopping online, travelling, lifestyle, or cuisine.

So, you want to know how Affiliate Marketing works

You have decided that affiliate marketing is for you, and you know what to do next.

Your first step is to choose a Host

A reliable, trustworthy and honest host I seriously recommend is Wealthy Affiliate. Why? Because they have the best teaching platform for beginners and those wanting to learn more and have a safe place to hold their website.

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Wealthy Affiliate is the most trusted platform.

Join Wealthy Affiliate for Free

Affiliate Disclosure: Some of the links on my website contain affiliate links which means I make a small commission on purchases at no extra cost to you. To read my full disclosure here. Thank you for taking an interest in my site and reading my posts.

Once you have joined Wealthy Affiliate for free, you will start your seven day free lessons. During the first seven days, you will be shown how to Get Started at Wealthy Affiliate with Kyle. He will walk you through the program and show you how to benefit as a WA member in a video.

The offer of Premium or Premium Plus Membership

As you progress through level one, you will be offered a Premium or a Premium Plus membership.

What Niche are you going to choose?

Weight lifting, music, bike riding, beauty products

You will then choose a niche, and my advice is to choose something you are passionate about, have an interest in or have something you have no experience with but would like to learn and share with others. This will help make it easier for you to write content for your website post.

Build your New Website

You will then start to learn how to build your website, which will become your new business’s focus and contain quality content backed up and stored safely on Wealthy Affiliate’s hosting platform.

Your Progress

As you progress into your lessons, you will learn how to attract visitors and get Free traffic to your website. Once you have developed and added quality content to your website, you will earn some money. However, this will be dependent on which path you decide to take. It will either be the Make Money Path, called Boot Camp or the Online Entrepreneurial Certification.

Can You Make Money as an Affiliate Marketer?

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Make Money

The answer is YES! But it may take some time because you will need to develop a website, content and attract visitors. You will need to write a lot of blogs, gain credibility and trust online,

First, you will need to understand the process of how to Make Money

Bloggers can make money online through millions of products and services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. Below is how the cycle of making money works:

1. Your potential customer searches information through google or social media on a product or service

2. Customer is lead to your site through your niche content

3. Your visitor makes an informed decision to buy

4. You make a sale and may earn between 1-75% of every sale you make.

Affiliate Marketing Cycle

So, what is your potential audience looking for?

They could be looking for anything, but most likely, they are looking for

  • Information on services
  • How to solve solutions to their problems
  • Review information on products or services that they may wish to purchase

So, Are you ready to be an Affiliate Marketer?

Of course, you are!

Overview of “Getting Started” at Wealthy Affiliate

Are you ready to get started on level one in the tutorial produced by Kyle? Topics you will cover:

1. Getting Started

2. Understanding how to make money online: Setting money goals

3. Choose you Niche

  • Do you have a favourite Hobby?
  • Are you good at Sports?
  • Do you have a skill?
  • What do you like to do at the weekend? Travel, Bush Walking, Mountain Climbing
  • Can you help others to solve a problem?
  • What help or guidance can you offer your audience?

4. Build your website in under 30 seconds on SiteRubix.

Here, you are provided with two choices.

  • Free website
  • Your own domain

When you are a new starter member, you will be using domain completely free. If you become a premium member, you will host and build ten websites and, as a Premium Plus member, 50 websites, including your domains.

Three worlds with choices: build a Free Domain, a Domain you own or you can register a Domain

Once you become a Premium or Premium Plus member, you will be able to move your free website over from SiteRubix to your own purchased website. Other topics in this section include

  • Choosing a Domain
  • Choosing a Website Name
  • Choosing a Design for your website.

5. Setting Up your Website using WordPress.

Learn how to log into your website back office. Activate and update plugins, delete default posts, pages and comments.

Setting up your website is so easy with a Site Builder. On the toolbar, you will find a tab called Websites. Click, and you will see a list of tabs. You click on Site Builder and start building your website.

WordPress SiteBuilder

While you are in this area, you will be able to choose a theme for your website.

Choosing a theme

6. Search Engines: getting your site ready for Google, Bing, Yahoo! And set up the All-In-One SEO


7. Creating your first post using Site Content

SiteRubix platform
Website Content

Once you have written your first post, you will save it in SiteComments, run it through the grammar checker and Publish it to WordPress, where you can view your article online.

Through here, you will create a post called “About Me” or “About (your name). You will then add a Privacy Policy page and a Disclaimer page.

8. Creating your Navigation Bar: Menus

In WordPress, go to Appearance, then to Menus.

9. Understanding and Researching Keywords using

In the Wealthy Affiliate Home Page, you will see at the top of the Toolbar a tab called Research, which you will click and enter the Jaaxy Platform.

10. Your next step Level 2, The Ultimate Traffic Training Premium members only.

Congratulations on completing your first level. Now you are ready for Level two, but first, you need to upgrade to Premium or Premium Plus. I wish you success!

==You want to know more, click here to learn How to start a business with Affiliate Marketing==

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On a Final Note

Each lesson on Getting Started at Wealthy Affiliate explains the processes and provides in-depth thought-provoking content that helps explain what you need to do, how to do it and help you understand why you are doing it a particular way.

If you have any questions about this post’s content, please leave a comment below. I would love to hear what you think about the article.


  • Andrea

    Very informative post Yvonne, thank you! You’ve certainly provided a detailed outline of the Wealthy Affiliate expereince. Good read!

  • Gorjan

    Such a lovely guide on getting started with affiliate marketing. I’m sure many beginners will find it quite handy, as you have covered the most important aspects of creating a successful affiliate marketing business.

    I would only add that grammatical errors and stuff like that are not something a newbie should stress about because all of us started with the goal to improve and ultimately become a better version than we were yesterday,

    Focus on providing value, and the rest will fall into place. So don’t worry about the money straight away. It will come eventually.


    • Yvonne Bray

      Hello Gorjan, thank you for your kind response. I did use Grammarly but I suppose not everything is perfect.

      I appreciate your kind advice. I often find if I go back a few weeks later I often find I need to fix things.

      Thank you for your lovely suggestions.

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