How to Learn Affiliate Marketing: Beginners Guide

For many beginners, affiliate marketing can be daunting. not knowing which way to begin can be scary. If you’re in that place, don’t worry. This article on how to learn affiliate marketing for beginners will get you from a novice to a pro in very short while.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Wikipedia defines affiliate marketing as  “a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.”

To put that in simple English, Affiliate Marketing is a type of business where you sell another person’s products or services in exchange for a commission. Take an example, a course on how to make extra money with Facebook, this course is developed  by someone I respect so much.

Because of the respect I have for the author of the course, and the value I see in it, I decide to market this course to you. As you buy that course, I get paid a commission. That is affiliate marketing. If you still want more clarity, here is an article that explains affiliate marketing in plain English.

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The people who are affiliate marketers are more commonly called affiliates. There are poor affiliates, and there are wealthy affiliates. And the difference between a poor affiliate and a wealthy affiliate comes to knowing how to do affiliate marketing, and doing it right.

There are tens of thousands of products in every niche or industry you can think of. And there are thousands people all over the world making a full time living as affiliate marketers. Currently, about 30% of my income is from affiliate marketing, and I intend to increase that even further.  Since this post is a post for beginners, the next logical step to discuss is…

How to Learn Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.

When you’re new to the world of internet marketing, everything can look scary. Even now, there are aspects that are still scary. But what eases things for me is to know that I have a strong support system. Over 10,000 persons willing and ready to help me at any time when I get stuck.  That is the best way to learn affiliate marketing – by having a support structure.

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As a beginner who wants to learn how to do affiliate marketing, you want to find a source of training that comes with great support. To be a successful affiliate you need to have a few things right:

  • Great affiliate marketing education
  • A supportive community of other successful affiliates
  • The right websites and internet marketing tools
  • The ability to get help when you need it
  • Expert support from industry leaders

There are thousands of programs out there trying to convince you that they have the next secret… or the next system that will make you rich overnight. Here is the truth. Those systems don’t work.

When it comes to learning affiliate marketing, there is one simple system that works. It comes down to choosing an industry, creating a website, learning how to get your website high in search engines, and then making money through affiliate programs, like clickbank, amazon, commission junction, etc..

You can learn to do all this  from Wealthy Affiliate University. And if you do choose to enroll (which is completely free to get started),  I, Dan, am going to be there to support you every step of the way.  And when you start your free training over at Wealthy Affiliate, you will also get 2 free websites to begin building your affiliate marketing business.

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I hope I have been able to  point you in the right direction when it comes to how to learn affiliate marketing for beginners. The rest of it is now up to you.  You have to take action for things to be different.

  1. Keyword Research
  2. Content Management System
  3. Content Creation
  4. Traffic Generation
  5. Monetization

If you have any questions or comments about the training available at Wealthy Affiliate, or about any particular affiliate program, feel free to contact.  And if you’ve enjoyed the article, please share it with those who may benefit from it.

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