How to Start with an Affiliate Marketing Business

How to Start with an Affiliate Marketing Business

Owning and Running Your Own Business


When you begin your journey as an Affiliate Marketer, you will come up against some challenges while you are learning and building and the biggest challenge is, 90% of people who start out want instant gratification and money coming in very soon after they begin.

If this is how you are thinking, please understand that learning, building, and growing a business takes skills, tools, and hard work with consistent effort if you want to become successful.

Statistically the percentage of people who keep going, break through the barriers, move through the disbelief and work solidly is very small because of the instant gratification and the Work needed.


Every single person who wants to become an Affiliate Marketer full time must go through the learning process to gain the skills and if you have the right attitude and the get-up and go inside you, then stick around because you are the kind of person I want to work with and help in every way possible.

This post is for you and people you know that are like you, who want something different, want to become successful online and you may even be someone who wants to leave your job to do this type of business full time and good on you if you are.


You have to be determined to want independence and money and time freedom but understand it is going to take time, learning, putting those skills you learn to use, building with the right tools, and keeping on going even when you might stumble as we all seem to.

Sometimes in my early days, I would feel stuck and I would ask myself, Is this really going to happen? How long will this take? And I would feel a little bit frustrated especially as I had been working so hard.

I realized I had to walk away, do something to relax, and then come back to my computer when I was refreshed and I remember going fishing and sitting looking at the ocean and feeling so amazing.

I also remember thinking WHY I was building and learning and building and learning and I smiled. My WHY is my motivator and I am determined to keep growing businesses online as this is where the future is.

Where to go to learn?

Choose the Best

Invest in yourself for your Future and join Wealthy Affiliate. No1 on the Internet for helping over 1.5 million people learn how to become successful Affiliate Marketers.


Wealthy Affiliate offers 2 Training Programs plus 1000’s of resources within the platform available to use and learn from as a Premium Member and the cost to join is free. If after a few days or hours of looking around within the platform, you feel this will be ideal for you to learn how to create and build a truly successful Affiliate Marketing Business, then invest in yourself and become a premium member.

If you do within the 1st 7 days, you will receive a bonus offer and pay $19 for your 1st month

The 1st Training is the Online Entrepreneur Certification Training Program and it is amazing. When I went through it step by step learning each lesson and completing the tasks at the end of each lesson, I loved how my website started taking shape and began to see some really fast results. My1st website was built with my own domain name and was indexed within 48 hours of it being created which was so exciting as this meant I was on my way in the Affiliate Marketing World and I worked through all the training with great results along the way.

Take a look at the training by clicking on the image

Every lesson is created in an order you need to help you do the right steps at the correct time and I know if you do it how you should, you will learn everything you need to grow success online. All you have to do is work hard and don’t stop, even when you feel like it. This is when you push harder as success comes to those who work for it.

Choose to learn from Experts

Learning from the Experts is incredible. So many people online claim to be the Experts and charge loads of money and quite honestly have nothing to offer compared with what you receive in Wealthy Affiliate.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to: 

  • Create and Build a Website or websites as you grow your Business

Using WordPress and building a truly awesome website, indexed, complete with SEO, SSL Security, and everything else a professional Website needs online today

  • Keyword Research

You will learn how to use Jaaxy a Keyword Research Platform built into Wealthy Affiliate and by using the tools in there, you will learn how important keyword research is when it comes to indexing and ranking in Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Vital!!

  • Social Media Marketing

You will learn the most efficient ways to market your content to all the Social Media platforms which are really important when growing your online presence

  • Content Writing

You will also learn how important it is to have really excellent content on your website to help people learn and choose the best services/products etc when they visit your site and you will learn loads about this within the training.

  • Images and their effect

Learning about image optimization, where to use images, and why images are important is also part of the training in the OEC (Online Entrepreneur Certification)

  • Creating Menus, Categories, Custom Links, and Submenus 

Yes, you will also learn how to do this and why it is used, and when. How to keep your website tidy so it is easy to navigate as a visitor. if people come to your site and get confused or can’t find what they need quickly, they will leave and go find someone else’s site and you want to keep your visitors on your site for a good length of time especially if you want to do business with them.

  • How to join Affiliate Programs in your Niche

When you have built a solid foundation for your business, you will then apply to join Affiliate Programs relating to your Niche and when accepted, you will add links and banners to your site from these Companies.

When people visit your site to read a review of a product or learn something, they will click on your ads or banners and this will take them directly to the Company you are Affiliating for and if they buy something, you will receive a commission.

It’s really a simple process however 1st you must build a solid foundation and by doing this, you will get accepted by com[panies more easily as they will visit your site before they agree to work with you and if your site is not looking good and has no traffic, they will not accept you until you have grown your business more so please do the training and learn how to do this properly and do not take any short-cuts.

Some Affiliate Companies are shown in this image and there are millions more online suiting every niche

Some people in wealthy Affiliate try to do this only to feel embarrassed or blame others when they don’t get accepted so don’t be like this as it is not worth the hassle or time.

Here is a screenshot of some of the reviews from the OEC Course

I can’t recommend doing this training enough. It has changed my life in the Online World and it can do the same for you.

When I started online, I knew very little and now, I can build websites, train people in Affiliate Marketing and so many more awesome things and would never have learned any of these skills or used the great tools anywhere else on the Internet

Wealthy Affiliate has changed thousands of people’s lives and I am one of the success stories and there are so many it is inspiring and I feel grateful and humbled by this opportunity.

Thank you to Kyle and Carson, the 2 men who founded this truly great business over 14 years ago and who work tirelessly every day helping to make it better by adding features, updating systems, and all without any extra cost to the members.

The price hasn’t changed for around 8 years now, maybe more and this is unheard of in the business.

Kyle and Carson decided when the business was young, that they wanted to develop and own a kind of pay it forward business and that is how Wealthy Affiliate is run.

Within Wealthy Affiliate there is a community of members who help each other, answer questions, encourage, and are there for people 24/7 and these people are from all parts of the world which is great because there is always someone around and there are also over 1900 Experts within the Platform helping members 24/7 as well.

There is Site Support working 24/7 with any glitches or mistakes members make with their sites and they are there fixing things quickly to keep the Members moving forward and there are 25 developers always working developing new techniques, better ways of doing things and work alongside Kyle and Carson to make sure the State of the Art System we use remains just that.

Mindset for your Future


The Future on the internet and Affiliate Marketing is a very Lucrative business to build so if you have the mindset for success and are ready to get started, choose Wealthy Affiliate and go to the Training and connect with other great people in the Community. Go to live chat and ask questions and read some of the blogs by some members.

You will learn some amazing new and fun ways to start with an Affiliate Marketing Business.

There is absolutely no risk, No hideous Up-Sells as with so many other places.

The Premium Membership is what it says it is and you can if you choose, buy your membership for 12 months at another great discount price. There will be no pressure from anyone to do anything.

It’s up to you and whether you want to live differently in time, with money and freedom to enjoy life doing what you love to do.

I don’t know your WHY, you want this but whatever your WHY is, please let it always be your Motivation to work hard, learn well, and grow Big Online as an Affiliate Marketer.

If you would like to read more on Affiliate Marketing please click here

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to read through this post and I hope I have given you enough information in this post for you to join me inside Wealthy Affiliate for free and take a look around inside this platform.

I will be there to work alongside you if you need a mentor and I know if you have a great work ethic, you can become a top Affiliate Marketer.

Accept this takes time and a lot of consistent effort and if you do this, learn from the experts and work hard, you will be awesome.

I look forward to working with you in the future and if you have any questions, please email me at vicki@ or ask in the comments section below

Go well and be the best you can be

Remember – success is taking the 1st step and if you want to say goodbye to your boss one day, then get started now and learn how to make this happen.

I love the freedom I have working from home.

The only challenge I face is – I must keep focused and keep working the hours I have set for myself in order to achieve the results and Goals I have in place and my WHY, keeps me in the zone and working.

I live really close to the Ocean and love fishing so my hours of work must be completed before I take my Rod and go to the water

I hope you will do the same

Life doesn’t have to be hum-drum.

You and every person on the planet deserves to live a life with money and freedom and I love helping people achieve the results they want

Are you one of these people?

I hope so

See you soon


Founder of Money and Freedom Online

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6 thoughts on “How to Start with an Affiliate Marketing Business”

  1. I totally 100% agree that affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme as some other online adventures seem to claim. I am glad that I found WA after months and months of searching for a program and community that would actually teach me something that I could learn and build my skills on. Your review is great, and very honest. Thank you for writing such a great post! I look forward to reading more of your site! 

    • Hey Montana and so good to see you here. I see you working hard in the Wealthy Affiliate Community and all you do to help and encourage people, so thank you my friend.

      I am glad you read this post too and I hope newer people come and check it out as well as it will hopefully help them realise what it takes and make that move

      Go well Montana and thank you 🙂

  2. This was such a detailed and well written article on how to start affiliate marketing. I must tell you this is an eye opener to newbies that are yet to join wealthy affiliate. I joined the platform as an affikiate marketer novice some months ago and I can tell you authoritatively that I have never regretted my actions.

    Thanks for your indepth analysis 

    • Well done – Wealthy Affiliate is the Best and if you stay focused and work hard, learn all you can when possible with the added resources and you will grow a hugely successful business and I wish you this so much 🙂

      Go well and be awesome

  3. This was a very complete laydown of how to start with an online affiliate marketing business. I liked and agree with your starting the instructions by addressing the mindset. That is so important on eventual success for any business, but this is especially true with an online affiliate marketing business.

    Most people in the marketing segment work alone from home, and after they are earning a good income, they may scale up their business and bring in additional people, or they may continue to operate as a one-person show. This means that unless you have a lot of self-discipline, there will be times when you doubt yourself or procrastinate, or you get side-tracked.

    Once a person has determined that they are up for the business, they then need to get some training, as it is also true that the many tasks that are involved are a lot more than people may think or be told about. That is why I agree with your recommendation regarding the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

    There are some other reputable training courses that are out there, Actually, I just did a review of one such course. But with Wealthy Affiliate, you have a full-featured platform that has not only the training, from beginner to advanced but also many required resources and tools that you need.

    It is the top-level program that you can use to get a proper start with an affiliate marketing business. As you say, many thousands of people have been helped over the last 14 years they have been in the business. Not only that, they are continually adding more features and tools.

    This is a great guide for anyone that is thinking of starting their own online business, as the affiliate marketing business model is a very inexpensive way to get a business up and running. You have done a good job explaining it all, and any reader would be well-served to follow your advice and start through the Wealthy Affiliate platform. 

    • Hi Dave

      Good to connect with you here and thank you for this great comment.

      Yes there are other places online for sure, however, none of them offers what Wealthy Affiliate offer especially for the fee we pay

      $49 per month is what people pay just for hosting and sometimes the SSL Security isn’t connect- So dangerous when people are trading and dealing with online funds transfer.

      Thanks for the positive feedback on how I interact in here as well

      Go well and Success all the way to you Dave


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