An intro to Affiliate Marketing

For quite some time now affiliate marketing has presented quite an opportunity for netizens and Webpreneurs who want to make  I believe that this is still the case.  In fact i would go as far as to state that affiliate marketing is still the best way to make money online for beginners to online business.

No matter if that beginner is from Jamaica, the United States, Australia or whichever other country across the world.  This is the best way for any beginner to online business to start to make some money.

For those who are not familiar with the term affiliate marketing.  Lets take a look at what this term means.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing is where you partner with a company or a merchant to sell their product or services.  As a reward for doing this you earn a commission on each item sold as a result of your efforts.

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As an affiliate marketer your job is basically connecting a companies products with the persons who really need it.

There are a lot of companies out there that use this method as a means to improve their marketing and sales efforts.  So it is very likely that you will be able to find a few that offer products or services which are in line with the focus of your business.  Or your niche as we call it in affiliate marketing.

Why do i consider affiliate marketing to be good for beginners?

As i mentioned before, affiliate marketing is not the only way to make money on the internet, but with that said here are some of the reasons why i make the statement that i consider it to be the best method for beginners to get started making money online.

Work from anywhere.  As an affiliate marketer you can basically work from anywhere you are.  That means anywhere in the world.  You can work from anywhere country that you live in.  or if you’re travelling overseas you can work.

All you need is a working computer, a good internet connection and of course somewhere to put your feet up with a glass of your favorite beverage beside you.

Earn money 24/7.  Even while sleeping.  With a successful affiliate marketing business you will be able to earn money virtually 24 hours a day.

How is this possible?

Well an affiliate marketing business is after all an internet based business and the internet is available every minute of the day, and night, worldwide.  The websites of the companies whose products you promote are also always available.  Well except for the rare occasion when a site goes down for maintenance or something like that.

So this basically means your affiliate business is always open.  As long as your affiliate website is online.

Let’s say you are an affiliate marketer in Jamaica.  You go to bed at 8:00 pm Jamaican time, but your website of course is still up and running.  Maybe while you’re fast asleep someone in Australia visits the site and decides to follow your affiliate link and make a purchase.  You will get paid for that even though you were fast asleep when the purchase was made.

Cool isn’t it?

Little or no start up costs   As a beginner to making money online it would be best in my opinion to start with an opportunity that doesn’t cost a  whole lot yet has the potential to make you a substantial amount of money.  Affiliate marketing is just that opportunity

No need to create a product or a service.  Because as an affiliate marketer you get to sell other peoples products and services, you do not need to spend the time or money to conceptualize and create your own products to sell online.

You also don’t have to store or warehouse a product inventory, or employ people to do these things or take care of other logistical matters such as shipping etc.

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How can beginners get started

Before you get started as an affiliate marketer there are a few things that you should make sure you understand so that you start off on the right footing.

Affiliate marketing is not a get rich scheme.  Let’s start with this fact.  Yes affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online for beginners.  Also the easiest and quickest to get started, but please do not expect to start as an affiliate marketer and immediately start to get showered with thousands of dollars in affiliate commissions.

Yes, there may be one or two persons who experience this, but most of the times it takes time and a lot of work to achieve a substantial full time residual income.  So come to the table right from the start expecting to do some work to build your business into something successful.  Your online business is no different in this regard than a brick and mortar business.

You have to put in some work to grow and succeed.

Stick to products you love  It is much easier to be an affiliate for the company that makes products that you love, as opposed to products that you don’t have a liking for.

You will find that you have much more enthusiasm and interest in promoting these products that you are favorable to as opposed to a product or products that you have no love or passion for.

Join a community  Now you might ask.  Why should i be doing that?  Well as a newbie to online business if you just dive in on your own you are going to make mistakes.  Very costly ones too that may even doom your business.  You need to learn the ropes in order to succeed.

There is no question about this. And what better place to learn all there is to know about how to be a success at affiliate marketing than a community of marketers who are already successful at this business.

Marketers who will share their experiences, share what they have learnt, share methods and strategies that work, and most importantly show you exactly what to do to be successful and make you aware of the pitfalls and booby traps that you need to avoid.

Affiliate Marketing Experts Share with Beginners

Beginners Steps

Step 1.

The very first step and also the most important step that you should take right now as a beginner is to join a community of affiliate marketers and other online business people.  Doing this before anything else ensures that you will have a reputable knowledge base as well as training and support from the very start of your online journey.

This is very important for your success online.

I have done extensive research into the few such communities that are available and as a result i found 1 community that was literally head and shoulders above the rest in terms of training, support, community and the success of its members..

The community is named Wealthy Affiliate and i recommend that you take the first step to getting started by joining this community now.

To take this action click the Join Now button below.

Join Wealthy Affiliates

Step 2.

If you haven’t already completed the process in its entirety, Follow the steps to complete your profile, start the affiliate marketing training, follow a few of the community members including some of the top 100 and start familiarizing yourself with your dashboard.

Step 3

Take the necessary steps and continue on with your training in the community.   Along the way you will be taught how to setup your first website, how to choose a niche and do keyword research, how to get traffic coming to your site for free, how to write high quality, compelling content that turns your website visitors into willing buyers.

By the end of the course you will have your website or websites up and running, ready for business.  You will also learn how to select products to promote.  There is a platform within the community where you can research and select from almost 600 million affiliate marketing products that are available for us to earn from.

After you become a part of this community you are going to very quickly see that everything you need to succeed is there.  All in one place

The community, the training, the support and everything else you will find at WA provides everything you need for success online.

With WA you are home, and the only way to possibly fail here is not to get started at all.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate








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Lizzy Stabel · at 4:06

I have always been very interested in working from home. This is a very nice oversight of what affiliate marketing is all about. I think I am going to give this a try instead off the other way off working from home : dropshipping. Affiliate marketing seems less complicated then this last one, am I right ? I have watched a lot off youtube videos, but still havent decided really.

    Scribe · at 10:03

    Hi Lizzy,
    Yes you are correct. Dropshipping in my opinion is more complicated than Affiliate Marketing. For instance with Affiliate Marketing you have nothing to do with things like product fulfillment and customer support.

MrBiizy · at 3:58

Hello Scribe. Thank you for sharing this post explaining why affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online for beginners. I decided to do affiliate marketing because of the reasons you have shared: low or no startup costs, work from anywhere, 24 hours earning,  and most importantly, I don’t need my own products. I have seen people do it and I know I can do it learning from the right place and being with like-minded individuals. Thanks for sharing this.


    Scribe · at 9:48

    You’re welcome MrBiizy. Have you started any form of training yet?

Danijel · at 3:55

Hello, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. Honestly, I did not know the real truth about what is affiliate marketing and I see that people who told me about it also don’t know the real truth. I plan to start doing affiliate marketing with my Instagram profile but I don’t know how smart is that? Could I lose my account because of that?

    Scribe · at 9:43

    No Daniel. You won’t lose your Instagram account because you use it to help you with your affiliate marketing. Lots of people use their Instagram accounts for business. One suggestion though. Create an Instagram business account. Instagram allows you to do this and you will find the steps you need to take here.

Bob Lynch · at 3:53

Very well written article that is easy to understand and makes it easy to follow.  I agree that affiliate marketing is the best way for beginners to make money.  The first time I heard about it, I knew it was for me.  There are a lot of people without a lot of money who will benefit from what you’ve written and will want to give affiliate marketing a try.  They may find it challenging and frustrating but if they stick with it, things will happen.

    Scribe · at 9:37

    Thanks for the comment Bob. The first time i was introduced to affiliate marketing i had a similar feeling, but it took some time before i actually got involved because i was searching for the right resource to get the training i needed. Then i came across the best training resource online. The Wealthy Affiliate University.

Selenity Jade · at 3:50

I agree that affiliate marketing is the best way for beginners to start an online business, and experts too.  For beginners, though, the reason I agree is that it has a low startup cost and no products/services to mess with or possibly lose money on at first until you really start to figure out what works and what doesn’t and how to do things. Though I do disagree that they don’t NEED a community to learn from, if they’re driven, they could try it out on their own, make mistakes, and keep learning from it.  People figure out affiliate marketing on their own often.  It’s just faster and more successful if you have someone who can teach you or ask questions of!  Why reinvent the wheel?  Just learn from what others have tried and learned!

    Scribe · at 9:32

    Yes Selenity. Being a part of a community is not absolutely necessary for one to learn online business. But then i guess getting training isn’t either. However, the result of not having both of these things is that you will probably spend a whole lot of time getting absolutely nowhere or you may end up getting scammed online.

Nuttanee · at 3:50

I agree, I think affiliate marketing is perfect for all the beginners who wants to venture in online marketing. You do not have to deal with customer service or all the managerial tasks that you need when you own the e-commerce. All you have to do is just keep writing and keep promoting. 

Just like anything else in life, if you are new to something, get the right training is a must. There are many platform out there online but I am currently a premium member of WA and I love it! Because of WA, I now have a running website that looks professional and I get the latest update on new tricks each week from Jay 🙂 

Give WA a chance it is free to join! 🙂 

    Scribe · at 9:27

    Excellent point Nuttanee. Getting the right training is a must if one wants to succeed in online business. That training is available on Wealthy Affiliate. Provided by Kyle, Jay and others with a wealth of experience gained from years of doing business online.

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