Most common affiliate marketing questions


Do you have any questions about Affiliate Marketing?  If so maybe your questions rank among the 30 most common questions on affiliate marketing that are frequently asked by those just learning about this marketing system and even by those who have already been introduced to it at some level or other.

It is quite common to see people asking these questions in an effort to learn about affiliate marketing before coming to a decision whether to become an affiliate marketer or not.

In this post we will look at these common affiliate marketing questions.

Questions related to What is Affiliate Marketing.


The first question on our list is possibly the most obvious.  That’s the question of:

1.  What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing by definiton is a type of marketing arrangement whereby an online retailer of goods or services contracts with marketers who may be website owners or social media influencers etc. These marketers will then drive traffic to the business websites and each time a sale is generated from that traffic a commission is paid to the affiliate meaning that the marketer responsible for the sale earns a commission from the sale.

Affiliate Marketing is a performance based marketing method whereby affiliates only get paid for results generated.

2.  What are the advantages of Affiliate marketing?

This is another one of the most common questions on Affiliate Marketing.  One advantage is that there is basically no expertise required for affiliate marketers to get started.  Once you know how to find your way around on the internet and have a computer to use with a live internet connection you can get started.  You don’t even need to have money to start as i happen to know of ways that you can start as an affiliate with $0.

Drop me a message in the comments section below this post and i will tell you more about that.

There is no need to design and create your own products for sale.  You avoid all of the headache, worries and expenses that are a part of the product design and creation process.

You also do not need to carry a stock of products.  All products are stored by the retalier you are affiliated with.

3.  What is an Affiliate network?

An affiliate marketing network is an organization or group of companies that is formed to act as an intermediary between the merchants who provide the affiliate products for sale and the publishers who promote / advertise those same products for sale.

The network plays the part of a middle man with the companies who require affiliates on one side and the affiliate marketers on the other.

Affiliate marketers benefit from joining such a network because they get access to sometimes hundreds of available affiliate merchant companies (depending on the network they join) without having to take a lot of time to seek them out online.

It is also easier to to get accepted into the programs at some of these companies through such a network than to search for and attempt join them by yourself.

4.  Is Affiliate Marketing a Get Rich Scheme

The answer to this question is a very definite No.  Far from it.  Some programs to be found online may promise you uncountable riches in no time at all.  Kinda like in the blink of an eye.

Don’t buy into the hype and the promises of instant riches.  That’s all it is.  Hype.  A pipe dream that will just disappear in front of your eyes leaving you bewildered and hurting in the pocketbook.

An Affiliate Marketing business is something that you are definitely going to have to work at.  It takes time and effort.  Be warned too that sometimes it takes at least a good 6 months before you begin to even earn your first dime.

Those among us who are really successful Affiliate Marketers.  I mean the ones who currently earn 6 figure incomes have been at it for years.  Constantly honing their skills, experimenting with and perfecting new techniques, new methods to get to the levels of success that they currently enjoy.

Questions related to how to do Affiliate Marketing.


5.  Can i do Affiliate Marketing while working a 9 – 5 job?

Yes you can.  As a matter of fact a large percentage of people involved in this business actually start off this way.  Testing the waters and learning about their new affiliate marketing business as they go along while keeping the income from their full time job.

No marketer should make the leap to leave their jobs and go into full time marketing until their business is constantly making an income that in my opinion is at least twice the income that’s coming from that relatively safe, reliable 9 – 5.

6.  How many Affiliate Programs should i do at the same time?

Sometimes new affiliates will conclude that the more programs that they join, the better for them.  Usually the thought process involves the idea that the more programs you join, or the more products that you promote will automatically mean that you earn more money.

In truth, it is better to start off with promoting just one or two products when you are new to this business.  This approach will ensure that you do not get overwhelmed as you learn more about the business and what forms of marketing to use for your promotion of the products.

7.  What are the top Affiliate Marketing niches in 2019?

This is another common question on Affiliate Marketing.  One that gets asked quite a lot actually as everyone who comes new to this business wants to know which niche to concentrate on in order to get the best start and make the most money online.

Choosing a niche is not simply about finding a list of niches and randomly choosing one though.  There’s money to be made in almost any niche that you can think of.  Once you have enough of an audience who have an interest in that particular niche and you are promoting affiliate products related to that niche, you can be successful in it.

A very good idea to employ when you are trying to decide on a niche for yourself is to take into consideration the things you are passionate about, the things you love to do and things you are very knowledgeable about.  Chances are there is an audience out there who would be interested in what you have to say about the thing you are most passionate about or most knowledgeable about.

With that said.  Here are some top affiliate niches for you to consider from 2019 onwards

Working From Home niches

Health and Fitness niches

Online Marketing niches

Make Money Online niches

Dating and Relationship niches

Pets niches

Gaming niches

Self Help niches

There is a good possibility of finding a profitable niche with low competition from those in the list above.

8.  Where can i learn Affiliate Marketing?

At the moment there are a few programs online that make the claim that they teach people how to do affiliate marketing.  Each of these programs have their own value, but i found some of them to be full of outdated material and therefore not all that relevant today.

Others do not provide a good user experience or the platforms are hard to navigate.  Still others are lacking in support for the person trying to learn this business.

I have tried a few of them and have found one that i believe provides everything that one needs to learn to do affiliate marketing.  There is also very good support, the material is great and there is a very accessible community of your peers in affiliate marketing including the very founders of the platform.

This community is responsible for turning out many top affiliate marketers and it continues to do so in 2019.

You should take a look at them yourself.  Follow this link and click on the University image to sign up for 7 days access to the community and one of the affiliate courses to see for yourself.

Or click here to read a little about my own journey to this community.

9.  Can i make a career of Affiliate Marketing?

This is another common question that is sometimes asked.  And the answer here is a definite Yes.

There is definitely money to be made with this type of business, and we are talking about a money making opportunity that is available worldwide.  No matter where you are on the globe, you can make a career as an affiliate.

There are persons in the community that i mentioned above who have made a career of this and it is now the only thing that they do on a full time basis.  One young man just recently announced that his business was now at the stage where he is making $100,000 per month from his efforts in his online affiliate business.


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Steve · at 2:21

I’ve tried a variety of programs in the past and always became frustrated when nothing seemed to work.  A very solid and realistic summary of Affiliate Marketing.  What is a reasonable commission that i could expect to receive from a typical Affiliate Marketing program?    

Some of the online programs I’ve looked at, have all of their affiliates using the exact same website templates managed by the program.   This seems to be very artificial.  Can you recommend a program or programs that allow you to create and in turn train you to build your own site?   

Why I ask, is if every affiliate website, in a particular program looks the same, it simply doesn’t look like you are dealing with a human being.

    Don · at 9:41

    Thanks for reading Steve. I’m happy you liked my article.

    In regards to your question of reasonable commissions. Every program will have different commissions that they pay affiliates. Some are based on a percentage of the price of the products bought through an affiliate link. Some are definite dollar figures. I know of a program that will pay you $23.50 on one particular sale, and $175 on another category of sales. So you see it varies.

    Then there are programs that pay commissions at a lower rate where you might earn $1 per sale, etc.

    Yes i do know of a program that will allow you to create and will also train you to build your website(s) as well as train you to do business online. You can find more information about that program here.

Success Business Online · at 12:04

When it comes to affiliate marketing, many new beginners have doubts and questions on how it actually works.

When it comes to marketing online with affiliate products, one has to bear in mind that affiliate marketing is not a get quick rich scheme.

While some dream of being able to leave their regular day job because of affiliate marketing, one has to bear in mind that while it is definitely possible there is hard work involved before he or she can become successful enough to do that.

Lastly , having a right program to help you get started is always crucial as it can accelerate your rate of success.

Thank you for such a comprehensive and detailed article.

    Don · at 9:30

    You are most welcome my friend. I believe the best program that you can find to get you started properly is this one here

Steve · at 8:15

Before I got into affiliate marketing, I’m sure I asked just about every one of these questions and more! That being said, this is a great list with some really good answers. Sometimes, I get discouraged that things aren’t moving as fast as I’d like them to be. However, your answers have given me hope that if I keep up the good work and put in the effort, results can still come. Thanks so much!

    Don · at 9:26

    You’re welcome Steve. Happy to help you understand more about Affiliate Marketing.

Benny · at 10:41

Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. you have really touched the mindset of many affiliate marketer. especially the likes of me. these simple questions linger in the minds of many and i am glad you brought up this article to address them

    Don · at 9:20

    Thank you Benny.

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