How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Welcome aboard here at Money and Freedom Online and I hope by being here and reading through this post, you will get some great information to help you learn how to make money with Affiliate Marketing for beginners.

I used to be a newbie and over time I have become an authority with online money making and help people just like you learn what is needed to build a long-lasting online future with a great income so let’s get started.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

“A marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.” most of my earnings are from affiliate marketing, direct ad sales, and sponsored posts”

How do you become an Affiliate Marketer?

I did a lot of research online before I found the best place to learn all the skills needed to become a truly successful Affiliate Marketer and I strongly suggest you join the platform ranked as the no.1 Affiliate Marketing training platform on the Internet.

You can join for free to check it out on the inside and will not be pressured to do anything until you decide this is for you. You will not be asked for your credit card details unless you decide to go premium and if you do this within your 1st 7 days, you will receive the bonus of paying only $19 for your 1st month which is so cheap considering all you get given to you as a premium member.

Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform to learn everything you need to learn to become successful online as an Affiliate Marketer. Yes, there are other programs online however they are not the best. Ask anyone inside Wealthy Affiliate how easy the process is and all of them will say the training is awesome and so easy to understand and the great thing is, if you get stuck, you have over 1900 Experts working 24/7 to help answer questions along the way so you can keep moving forward with your learning and growth online.

The 6 Steps

  1. Choose your Niche
  2. Choose a domain name
  3. Choose a WordPress theme
  4. Click create website
  5. Add Keyword Content
  6. Build an audience
  7. Promote Your Products

1. Choose a Niche– When you consider a niche always think about whether or not it can be monetized down the track, for example, let’s say you choose fishing. You need to be more specific with your niche and choose say fishing rods and reels, fishing gear, boat fishing, fly fishing, fishing for beginners and once you have chosen one of most interest, this will be your niche.

Let’s do another one: Health and Wellness- Is it supplements, exercise, a specific diet with food, CBD Products, Herbs that heal, or something else? Whatever it is, be less broad with your choice so you reach a certain market.

How about Tattooing? Great niche and if you choose tattoo inks and equipment and also write interesting blogs this would be a cool niche.

How many people are surfing the net?

There are literally millions of different ideas you can choose from and with over 4 billion people surfing the Internet, there is a growing need for great affiliate marketers and also a load of money to be made when you gain authority with your website/business.

2. Choose a Domain name: When choosing a domain name try to keep it as short as possible and relating to your niche. Try and get a dot-com domain or and also try not to have hyphens in the name. You can buy your domain name as a member of Wealthy Affiliate for around $13-99 – $15.99 per year.

1 in 3 people builds their websites using WordPress and Wealthy Affiliate use WordPress which is great.

3. Choose a theme and as a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, you get over 3000 themes to choose from.

As a free member, you can also get started with a website and free subdomain with Site Rubix so try it out below.

4. Now it’s time to click Create Website and within 30 seconds your Website will be ready for you to build onto.

5. Add Content regularly and also ensure you have done your keyword research for each post before you get started- You will learn all about Keyword research inside WA and if you want to learn more on keyword research please click here.

6. Build an Audience: Think about who you are targeting. Is it older people, men, women, children, animal lovers, young working people, people who want to work from home, young Moms or Dads….. Find your target and write to help these people with your niche.

7. Promote your Products: This is done by writing product reviews, how-to blogs, what not to do blogs, and best of blog posts. Anything relating to your niche that will give readers a chance to learn more about your chosen niche before they buy.

This is where you will apply to different companies relating to your niche and add banners and links to your site so when people learn about the product you are writing about and click on a banner or a link, they will be taken directly to the company website where if they purchase, you will receive a payment.

There are 1000’s of Affiliate Programs for every niche so type – Affiliate program for …. and add your niche and check out the result.

Here are a couple of examples from Google:

39 Million results for Dog Grooming

As you can see there are millions of results for these niches and remember when you join a company as an affiliate, it should always be free unless they need to verify you are real by taking $5 from your bank account, and once verified they deposit it back to you as Awin does and they are a great company.

Learning from Experts

Inside Wealthy Affiliate, there are 2 training programs you can go through step by step to learn all you need to know on Affiliate Marketing and loads more as well.

The 1st Training Program is the Online Entrepreneur Certification or the “OEC” as we all call it. This training comprises of 50 lessons and videos to teach you these things:

There is no time put on how long you take to go through the training however I do encourage you to do each lesson without skipping anything and also complete each of the tasks at the end of each lesson as this will help you better understand the process from the get-go.

Along-side these training programs, there is also live video training by Jay the top trainer and also inside the platform, there are 1000’s resources to utilize as you require.

There is a live chat where you go to connect with other members from all over the world and to ask questions to get quick answers from the experts there and also there is a community to connect with other members and to share your progress and exciting moments along the way.

How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing

People often think it’s a get rich quick option but there really are no get rich quick options apart from scams who will take your money, fill you full of promises and leave you broke so be careful if you are still looking after reading this.

The only way to make money is to make a plan and work at the plan every chance you get without stopping until you know you have built a solid foundation for your online business and this takes time.

How much time?

It all depends on how hard you work, how passionate you are about making money online and how well you learn all the skills and whether or not you use the tools available to you to create and build success as an Affiliate Marketer.

When I wrote- How to make money with Affiliate Marketing for beginners I wanted to give you as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision on whether this type of business is right for you and I hope you have received just that.

I love Affiliate  Marketing and with more and more companies grow their presence online to gain more sales as this is where the buyers are, the need for Affiliate Marketers is growing as well and if you want to learn how to become an Expert then please come and check out everything inside Wealthy Affiliate and I look forward to connecting with you as your Mentor/Coach if you need me.

Thanks for being here and if you could do me a favor please and leave a comment in the section below or ask questions there as well and I will reply to you within 24 hours.

Until my next blog- go well and be awesome in 2019 and beyond doing what you love.

Vicki- Owner of Money and Freedom Online

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6 thoughts on “How to Make Money with Affiliate Marketing for Beginners”

  1. Dear Vicki,

    There are 1000’s of searches on Google on “How to make money” unfortunately many people are not aware that one of the best ways to make money online is via affiliate marketing.

    I tried many programs such as Get Paid To, Captcha Typing, Data Entry, Paid To Click, Email Reading, Ad Posting, Online Surveys, Tele Calling, Transcription, etc.

    My dream is to be my own boss and work from home. Although I earned some money with the above business models, the earnings are very less. Finally, when I learned Affiliate Marketing from the experts (Wealthy Affiliate) my dream came true. I have been a full-time affiliate marketer since December 2017. Thanks to Wealthy Affiliate!

    The best thing about affiliate marketing is that you can start it with a low investment. You have covered everything in detail in this helpful guide. For sure this guide is going to change many people’s lives.

    Affiliate Marketing has made Businesses Millions & Ordinary People Millionaires. – Bo Bennett

    • Hi Paul and congratulations finding Wealthy Affiliate

      I too tried a few things online all turning out to be no good for future income and freedom to do what I like to do  and when i found Wealthy Affiliate and got started my life changed so much and now I am working from home loving every day and I hope you experience loads of success Paul

      Go well and thanks for the great comment

  2. I love your site, you go into some really useful information on how people can start from scratch to become affiliate marketers! Your pages are so informative and easy to navigate. So many people wish they could make money online but don’t exactly know how to follow through on this dream; you offer some great insight into the how-to’s of successful internet marketing.

  3. I have to agree with you that Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform online where you can become a thriving affiliate marketer. I love the fact that they tell you it will take time and effort and this is not a quick way to make money online. With the training that they provide as well as other tools, one can definitely succeed. The 6 steps you provided show what all goes into being a successful affiliate marketer. What’s your most favorite aspect of Affiliate Marketing?

    • Hi Brian

      My favourite aspect with Affiliate Marketing is helping people and also being able to work from home instead of commuting to work earning what someone else tells me

      I am glad you are part of the community in WA and all the very best along the way


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