There are courses out there to teach you the basics of Affiliate Marketing and there are courses that will lead you to a very successful career within the Affiliate Marketing industry.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing allows you to sell someone else’s product and receive commission for that sale. That’s as simple as it is, really.

People are fairly cautious about buying things that they don’t know much about, so they tend to do a bit of research rather than just buying something.  They check out reviews, if they like what they see and follow an ‘affiliate link’ and purchase it from, let’s say Amazon.  They pay for the product.  But as a thank you from both the owner and Amazon, they pay you a commission for that sale, typically 5%. So, if you have been reviewing Smart TVs, and that TV cost £499 – you’ve just made £24.95.

The benefit Amazon gets is that you have introduced them to a new buyer, or will become more loyal.  The benefit to the product owner is, especially if they are new or a small business will get more business, therefore growing their business.  Everybody wins.

There are many benefits to Affiliate Marketing and with more people online than ever, it is a great time to get started in Affiliate Marketing.

So, what do you need to know…

What Do You Need to Know to be Successful in Affiliate Marketing?

The end premise looks really simple… Review a product, get someone to buy it and then earn commission.  Yeah, it’s not that simple otherwise everyone would be doing it.

There have been great strides to make it easier and simpler for wannabe Affiliate Marketers, but it is too easy to follow the wrong paths and end up spending a fortune and not getting any returns.

OK, what do you need to be successful?

  1. A Website is necessary to get a great start into Affiliate Marketing
  2. An interest or passion, that you can feel able to write product reviews, industry updates, news about. This is called a Niche.
  3. Knowledge about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Website Ranking, Website Development, Email Marketing, Social Media Engagement, etc.
  4. Or, you could try a course for free that will teach you everything you need to get started and be successful…

What Does Wealthy Affiliate have to Offer?

Wealthy Affiliate is a community and platform designed to get anyone up and running in an online affiliate marketing business.  It has features, courses, videos, step-by-step guides to getting you online within minutes and becoming successful with affiliate marketing. The owners, Kyle & Carson, are on hand to help you from day one.

Ok, so how much is this course you are asking right?  It’s FREE.

Their Starter Membership is free, so that you can try all of their features to learn whether you want to stay with their starter membership, at no cost.  Not all of the features are available on this option, but the majority of their lessons, etc. are still available.  You also benefit from 2 free websites, which you can use to get your Affiliate Marketing Business up and running.

The Online Entrepreneur Certification Course is aimed at teaching you pretty much everything there is to get your website up and running, writing content, getting ranked in the search engines, adding affiliate links and actually getting people to click your links and buying the products, in return you earn money!!

Online Entrepreneur Certification

Entrepreneur Certification Lessons

They will help you identify a Niche, and the community you join will do everything they can to help you. If you decide to try them, you will also benefit from my experience to help you through the courses with any questions you have.

There is a premium version which allows you to push your business into the realms of being a business you work full-time and leave the day job behind, or do part time and earn extra money.  There is no pressure to do this, and if you, like me, decide to take your online business to the next level, it will be there for you when you need it.

See the features list below:

Why Wealthy Affiliate is the Right Choice for You!

Why is Wealthy Affiliate my No.1 Recommended Product to working from home?

I have tried and reviewed a number of ways of earning money from home and from the internet, some have been to no success, others have ended up being a scam, and others mislead you to the point you want to not bother anymore.

Then I found Wealthy Affiliate.  Some sites will give you a free website, but then they don’t tell you what to do with it, or how to get it ranked in google, or how to engage with the potential audience.  A lot of products you will find on the internet will tell you that putting in 20 minutes a day will mean you can work from the side of a pool and all this automated stuff will do the work.  It is nonsense.

But what I liked about Wealthy Affiliate is they don’t tell you that.  They tell you that you need to put in time and effort.  If you want to work from home from affiliate marketing, you will need to work at it as often as you can to get any rewards.

The best analogy I heard is from Kyle (WA) in one of his videos.  If it took you 10 years at the company you currently work at to get the salary you earn today, do you think you will earn that from affiliate marketing in 1 month, or 3 or 6??? But the more consistent and patient you are, you may earn the same as your salary in maybe a couple of years, instead of 10.

A member I know on Wealthy Affiliate posted that it took him a year to earn anything, but then it snowballed until he recently blogged about 3 years to go from $0 to $10,000 a month.  That’s right he earned $10,000 in a month from Affiliate Marketing, thanks to everything he learned from Wealthy Affiliate.

So, Wealthy Affiliate has all the tools, training, courses, you need to get started on your path to earning money from the internet.  It also has a massive community all there you support you, share their experience with you and become an Affiliate Marketer to the point that you can share your experiences in due course.

Take a look around everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer here, you will be astonished about how honest they are and how awesome their platform is.  If you sign up for a free starter membership, send me a personal message here and let me know what you think.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below

    • thanks Kumud, Just trying to help people get genuine opportunities to earn money online. If you have any further questions let me know how i can help.
      thanks John

  1. My question is about affiliate platforms. As there are many platform is available in the market and everyone is providing some tools to affiliates to start affiliate website. But for newbies it is hard to choose on of them due to unfamiliarity with these platforms, Is there any criteria we can use to choose from affiliate platform? I am also new to affiliate marketing and want to launch new website and I have domain and and hosting service. One of my friend is working with revglue and he recommend me to start work with revglue.com, I am thinking to launch an affiliate website like coupons or cash back because I have some basic information about these affiliate marketing types and now I wan to launch a website on one of them. My friend recommend me revglue’s revembed technology for this purpose and its a UK base registered company and providing providing from UK’s affiliate networks but i am little confused while using it because its a new website. If you or anyone has experience with it. Please help me in this respect.

    Looking forward for you response.

    • HI Alex,
      I personally do not have experience with Rev Glue, I have seen it but have not delved in enough to do a review yet. But my thoughts for you would be to be careful. I know they offer everything there is to get a nice website up and running with all the details you need to do a cashback site, etc. It will cost you about £200 + £60 a month for the data feed. That is fine and reasonable for what they are offering.
      BUT, the big thing I would be worried about is traffic. To get anyone to take advantage of your website, it first needs them to get to it. If you rely on organic traffic, this could take 6 months or even a year to get to a point where you turn a profit. If you rely on Paid traffic, you are still not going to break even straight away.
      If you are wanting to take advantage of this product, I would start with just a blog website, build up the traffic and then consider using this later on when I had already been earning just from the blog.
      If you would like to learn the basics of affiliate marketing, I would recommend you check out Wealthy Affiliates free Starter membership, before you jump head first into something that will swallow your credit card quite quickly.
      One final note, to answer your question about any criteria to choose an affiliate program – it needs to be relevant to your readers. Don’t just go for a product/service because it has a high commission, as you only make money if they buy it. Pick a service that would benefit your customers and will help them, they are more likely to a) trust you and b) buy your recommendations. Rev Glue in my opinion would be someone already established in affiliate marketing, know what they are doing and are looking to expand their business.
      Hope that helps
      John

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