How to Get Started as an Affiliate Marketer

I’m so happy you’re here.  Honestly, I cannot express how happy I am that you found this article!  I wish I had found an article like this YEARS ago when I was trying to figure out how to get started as an affiliate marketer.

I have been interested in getting started at affiliate marketing for several yearshow to get started as an affiliate marketer

now. (You can read more about my story here.) I researched the subject online many, many times.  A few years ago, I even found a website where they teach you step-by-step how to do it.  I sat through hours of training classes, which were pretty good – but I never actually made any money at it.  I became so disappointed, that I gave up.

Then one day I decided to look “just one more time” online to see if I could find information on how I could actually be successful at affiliate marketing. I really (really really really) wanted to do it because it means you can work at home, set your own hours, be your own boss – and most importantly, earn UNLIMITED INCOME.  So I got online and searched – and just like you right now, I was lucky enough to find someone promoting Wealthy Affiliate.

Getting Started at Affiliate Marketing

Wealthy Affiliate is a FREE step-by-step training website for affiliate marketers.  It is similar to the site I mentioned earlier – only this one is far, far more in depth. I mean it – it’s step-by-step – from start to finish – from beginner level to master level – they cover every single step you need to learn if you want to become successful at affiliate marketing.

Getting Started at Affiliate Marketing

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is where you have a website (which Wealthy Affiliate teaches you step-by-step how to set up), you write content (just like this article you’re reading right now), you become an affiliate for companies who’s products you like ( is the biggest in affiliate marketing), and you use your website to post articles you write to promote those products.  You make a commission every time someone buys something from one of your affiliate links.

Sound confusing?  I’m guessing not – because I’m absolutely certain you’re a highly intelligent individual; otherwise, you wouldn’t be here!  But for the sake of clarity, let’s give a really super simplified description:

Step 1:  You create a website (Kyle, one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, teaches you how to do this in less than 30 seconds.  Yes, you read that right – you can have a FREE website in less than 30 seconds!  His super short, super easy video on how to do this is HERE.

Step 2:  You become an affiliate for somebody.  This can be any company you want.  You can promote absolutely any product you want.  Amazon, like I said, is one of the most popular companies to become an affiliate for because they have millions of products for sale. You can pretty much sell and promote any product in the universe – they’re all on Amazon!  Becoming an affiliate – for Amazon or any other company – is pretty easy.  You just fill out an application – they ask for your name, address, your website.

And that’s it.  I have found it’s pretty easy to get approved. Here’s the sign-up page for Amazon.  Take a look – you’ll see it’s pretty easy. One you become an affiliate for a company, they give you affiliate links to use in the text of your articles on your website – when people click on those links, you get commission when they make a purchase.

Step 3:  You create articles (don’t worry about the writing part – I mean it, if you’re not a writer IT’S OK. You’ll learn how to create articles easily!) You publish the articles on your website – people searching for information on that topic find you – they read your article – they click on your affiliate links (the links you’ll insert into the article directing people to whatever you’re selling) – people click on the product, buy it – and you get commission.

Getting Started at Affiliate MarketingYou Can Do This!

Let me ask you to do something really quick. Take out a piece of paper and a pen, and as quickly as you can, write down 5 of your own personal interests – things you love (like sports, crocheting, animals, playing cards, tv shows…anything!) Did you do it?  Did you write down 5?  OK then listen.  Listen close because this is very important.  YOU CAN MAKE A WEBSITE ABOUT ANY OF THOSE SUBJECTS!  That’s one of my favorite things about affiliate marketing – it’s that you get to pick what subject you want to work with.  You get to work every day on your very own website that covers something YOU LOVE!

Having Doubts?

If you’ve never done anything like this before, please don’t be nervous.  It’s absolutely FREE to sign up with Wealthy Affiliate.  Go to this page, and sign up for a free account.  You’ll immediately have access to 10 classes – full, step-by-step video classes that will teach you, how to do this. You’ll also have access to the Wealthy Affiliate Community.  At Wealthy Affiliate, we’re all friends.  As soon as you join, you become a member of the Wealthy Affiliate Community.  You’ll be able to ask questions, read other people’s posts and articles, get unlimited training.  People are so wonderful at Wealthy Affiliate.

I’ve made so many friends there, and I was absolutely blown away when I first started at how willing everyone was to help me when I had questions.  And the funny thing is – now that I’ve been doing this a while, I’m one of the people who helps!  I’m always looking for questions by new members that I think I can answer – I love helping the new people, just like I was helped when I first started.  The point is, you’re not alone here.  Once you join Wealthy Affiliate, you’ll have help and support every step of the way!

Getting Started at Affiliate Marketing

Getting Started at Affiliate MarketingStill Have Questions?

Go to the link I’m giving you at the bottom of this article and check it out.  Click around a little, watch a couple of videos.  Check out the site and get a feel for what it’s like.  Then, feel free to comment below and ask me any questions you want – and as many questions as you want.  I will respond!

You don’t have anything to lose.  Joining Wealthy Affiliate is FREE.  Try it.  Just TRY IT!  

Click HERE for a Personal Invite to Your Success from one of the owners of Wealthy Affiliate!

Best of luck to you in your new adventure!


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6 thoughts on “How to Get Started as an Affiliate Marketer”

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