Affiliate Marketing for Beginners the- Step By Step Guide

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners the
You are worth it

Often people’s 1st question is “When will I make Money” and I understand people all over the world are looking for ways to make money and hoping for a quick fix.

I don’t want to put you off being here but I am going to tell you, there is no way to get rich quick a part from a lottery win and you will see all kinds of websites and landing pages telling, You can make money while you do nothing. All you do is pay X amount of dollars and we will do the rest.

WARNING!!!! These are SCAMS

Promises of quick money when really they should be saying – Join now and we will take your money.

I have been an Affiliate Marketer for sometime now and I know success takes time and loads of hard work so if this is the type of person you are, please keep reading.


You need to want to work hard.

You need to Believe in YOU and want to build a business that is truly successful and you need to have Focus, Persistence, Courage, and patience to watch your website grow into an awesome place where 1000’s of people visit to get your help.

They may want to buy a product you recommend or a service you recommend or maybe you want to teach people how to do a certain thing, for example, play an instrument, grow a garden, or play a sport. 

Whatever you choose as your Niche will need your guidance and your personal touch and some really excellent content to attract more and more people to your site.

Have you got these qualities?

If you answered, Yes, Then well done, let’s keep going.

Ok, You have decided you want to build a business.

The 1st thing you need to do is write down some Goals.

When do you want to start the process?

How many hours a week are you prepared to put into learning the skills and working on your website?

How much money do you want to earn? $500 extra per week, $5k per month, $7k per month? What is your money Goal?

When you have written your Goals, sign and date the piece of paper and place it somewhere you can see it every day to remind you to keep working hard to achieve some awesome results.

Plan each week starting on a Sunday evening and then when your weekly plan is written down, write down daily tasks to complete and tick them off when they are done



When choosing a Niche always make sure the niche you choose can be monetized as you grow your website.

Choosing a niche is great fun as there are literally millions of subjects to choose for example

Let’s look at a few Niches: Football boots for girls, Football boots for extra-large feet, Gaming consoles for beginners, Headsets for Gaming Professionals, Turmeric Supplements for Joints, CBD Products, Best Basketball for professionals, Ski boards for juniors, Western Saddles, Showjumping Bridles, Dog grooming equipment, Baby strollers for off-road…

The list is never-ending and all of the ones I chose and millions more will be a great niche to build a business around.

Theme/Domain Name

When choosing your theme, if you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, my no.1 recommendation, you will get to choose from over 3000 WordPress themes and find one to suit your niche and the great thing is, if down the track you don’t like it, you can simply go to your dashboard in your website build area and change your theme at  no cost as it is part of your membership.

When choosing your business domain name always go for a dot-com URL as this seems to be more appreciated and noticed by Google Bing and Yahoo and try not to have hyphens in the name i.e. www, dog- clothes- for- your- as this looks messy. is much better looking.

Also, try and keep your name as short as possible. Some of the most popular names are Nike, google, bing yahoo, tristar, reebok… Now you most likely won’t get one as short as that but work hard trying to find a domain name that suits your business and your niche.

Domain names can be purchased in many places but I bought mine from within WA to keep all my business in one place and it costs around $13-99 for a year which is great 


Once you have chosen your niche, chosen your theme and bought your domain name you can now click create website and within around 30 seconds Wealthy Affiliates awesome system will create your website!!

Now you are ready to Rock n Roll and start learning how to build your business


In Wealthy Affiliate, there are 2 training programs for you to attend. The 1st one os called OEC which is Online Entrepreneur Certification and consists of 50 lessons and the 2nd one is BootCamp which is more for people who want to learn Money Masking Online referring to Wealthy Affiliate and my suggestion is to build a niche site 1st so you learn all the in and outs of this process as it will prepare you and give you so much knowledge when if and when you decide to build another site on what we call MMO.

For now, keep it simple by going to the OEC and if you click OEC you can get started now for free.

Membership in Wealthy Affiliate

There are 2 Memberships within Wealthy Affiliate

The 1st one is free and is really for hobby builders who are not serious about building a future online and the other membership is the Premium Membership and there is a special bonus offer if you join for free and upgrade within the 1st 7 days, you will only pay $19 to go Premium for your 1st month and after that the fee is $49 which is amazing considering all you get for this price.

Investing in yourself and your business is so important and if you are serious about becoming successful as an Affiliate Marketer break this price down and think about this. For a cup of coffee sacrificed every week, you can own your own online business and do you want to know the really cool part?

If you refer people to Wealthy Affiliate with your unique link you get as a premium member, you will receive an ongoing commission every month your referral is with Wealthy Affiliate and this can add up to a substantial income for you as you grow and refer people.

Wealthy Affiliate has the highest commission payout in the Industry which as members we all love so much.

Before I go

Thanks for stopping by and reading this post and this is how to begin your journey as an Affiliate Marketer.

Within Wealthy Affiliate, there are over 1900 Experts who work 24/7 to help people by answering questions and encouraging you. Also there is a support team who work 24/7 and fix mistakes you may make along the way and they do this very quickly so you can keep working.

Live Chat is 24/7 as well so you can go there and ask questions, connect with other members from all over the world and make friends with some truly great business builders.

I rate my journey with Wealthy Affiliate so far a 95/100 and the only reason it doesn’t get 100 is because it can become addictive spending time in Wealthy Affiliate chatting with other members and time goes so fast and when you are building, it is great to be in the community as you learn so much and it is fun however you need to place a time frame on how long you spend in there each day otherwise you can lose momentum with your learning and building.

If you would like to read more before you join Wealthy Affiliate to start your journey please click here for more posts

Thanks for stopping in and I hope to see you on the inside of Wealthy Affiliate to offer my Expert help when you need it

Bye for now 

Be awesome and be Successful online 🙂


Founder of Money and Freedom Online.

Successful Affiliate Marketing begins here.

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8 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing for Beginners the- Step By Step Guide”

  1. Great post and good info. This is the guide beginners need to have. I begun without any guide, and believe me, it isn’t easy without any help. I’ve made it, but it took time. So thanks a lot for sharing this, you will help a lot of people with this! 

    • Hi Emmanual

      thanks for being honest

      Yes it does take time but it sure is worth it and I am so thrilled you are rocking it online because of Wealthy Affiliate all the learning you have had 

      Go well

  2. Hi Vicki,

    This is a very comprehensive guide for beginners who wishes to start an Affiliate Marketing Business. I am also a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate and l endorsed everything you have mentioned in this article. Wealthy Affiliate not only providing the very best affiliate marketing training but also having the robust technology and tools you need to succeed in your online business. Wealthy Affiliate has created thousands of successful entrepreneurs every year.

    One things l like most is their huge community who are always ready to help you on ‘Pay It Forward” mentality by creating training that benefits all the members.

    If you’re serious in affiliate marketing, l won’t hesitate to recommend Wealthy Affiliate, any time but in order to success you must have the right mindset and be consistent in building up your business.

    Thank you.

    • Hello Shui

      Thank you for taking the time to read this post and thank you for your supportive comment.

      Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is pretty amazing alright and I am glad you are there as well

      All the best growing and being successful online

      Go well

  3. This article is one of the helpful guides to newbies and beginners. It clearly presents what they needed to start their own online business. It also leads everyone to see what is in Wealthy Affiliate as the web and domain host.

    One point which I really like stressed is the idea that no ready-made-system for quick money but it is a result of hard work. It will erase the idea of a scam approach which often times people are caught into.

    • Hi Abagatan

      Thank you for this positive input and Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is the best training platform for Affiliate Marketers, whether they are newbies or advanced marketers as WA has so much to offer members

      Thank you and all the best

  4. A lot of people go into affiliate marketing with the mindset that they would be able to make quick money only to realize that it is not exactly as they planned. Affiliate marketing is a really lucrative business to get into but to see success would require some level of work and patience. 

    If you can know this before going into this business then your chances of actually succeeding would be much higher than those with the mindset of making quick money.

    Affiliate marketing needs training and there is no other place that I can think of besides wealthy affiliate that can offer that training which would enable anyone start an affiliate business from scratch guiding them to their required goals.


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