Affiliate Marketing How to Guide

By | 15/11/2015


Affiliate Marketing is a skill and just like playing the piano or driving a car, first you have to  learn how it all works.  AnyoneONLINE MARKETING coming into affiliate marketing needs to have training and support to succeed.  Finding the right training  can be a bit overwhelming for you so I just want to reassure you that help is at hand with this simple,easy how to guide.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Put very simply it is promoting a product or products for a company.  When someone clicks on your promotion and then buys that product you get a commission from the company.

Who is affiliate marketing for?

To be honest affiliate marketing is for anyone at all regardless of age or experience.   The fact is anyone can earn money with affiliate marketing.  The main thing is, you have to be willing to make the effort to learn how it all works.

You need a good  foundation on how internet marketing works as well as what to do to get people to visit your website.

This  step by step guide will give you everything you need to know to get your own affiliate marketing website up and running.  You don’t need any special skills or prior knowledge to get started.  Heck, you don’t even need any money so it would be a good idea to keep reading.

What do I get in this step by step course?

As you probably know we all learn in different ways.  For example, I am someone who needs to read how to do something, write it down and then try it myself, step by step.  This is why it is important to be sure your training is delivered in several different formats.

For example:
  • Online
  • PDF you can download
  • Classrooms
  • Seminars
  • Webinars  and Video

What do I need to learn?

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

Each of the above lessons are up to date and will take you step by step through the training.

Who am I?

My name is Margaret  and I am the owner of The Successful Affiliate.  I am also a member of Wealthy Affiliate and have learned everything I know about setting up and running this an online business through their online training.

Free Affiliate Matketing Training

If you need any further information just leave a message  below.

Thank you for reading my post

Owner of The Successful Affiliate









8 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing How to Guide

  1. Margaret Post author

    Thanks for your suggestions. I might go back and edit it a bit more.


  2. Maplex Monk

    Thanks for laying out the process of affiliate marketing! Your instructions are clear and to the point and the inclusion of a link to a Wiki page with further information seems like a great way to keep people reading. Perhaps a few more links spread throughout?

    Also, I like the imagery you have included in this post, however I would like to see a bit more to correspond with the text.

    Have you thought about making the bullet points in your “What do I need to learn?” section into links to other posts on your site?

  3. Margaret Post author

    Hi Brandon, You are absolutely right, it does work but only if you work through the training first and Wealthy Affiliate has all you will need to start making money.

    My very best wishes to you


  4. Margaret Post author

    Thank you for your comment and also for letting me know about the images. I will check it out.


  5. RSRDP22015


    Nice site. Clear and too the point.

    I did have some trouble with the images on your “Missed Opportunity” page…. Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, etc.

    These images did not open on my screen. When I clicked them they did not seem to work and took me to a Search page with the results of “Nothing here”.

    Thought you may want to look into that.


  6. Brandon

    well said. affiliate marketing can be very lucrative. I seen a few people say they made $10,000 dollars a month. I also seen someone else say they use to work at a gas station 6 days a week, and then he started making over $3000+ and he quit his job and he was able to focus on his school more. The fact that he could the affiliate marketing pretty much whenever he has spare time. So it does work and even I made a few bucks but I am just starting. So I do believe it works but it takes consistent work at it.

  7. Margaret Post author

    I totally agree with you. I don’t think people read to then end of long complex posts and I try to stick to the KISS formula for posting. (in case you re wondering KISS is keep it short and simple)

    You re very fortunate that you landed on Wealthy Affiliate. the training is the best I have found and like you I know nothing when I started.

    My very best wishes for your ongoing success.


  8. Joon

    I like how the post shows every steps in simplistic terms. I tend to shy away from complex posts unless it’s something that I’m really really really interested in. Wealthy Affiliate’s been great for a total beginner like me and I’m fortunate enough to not have fallen to any sketchy programs and jobs out there and landed onto Wealthy Affiliate program. So far the journey’s been very fun and I learned so much from zero knowledge I had when I began.

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