How to Get Started With Online Affiliate Marketing

Hey everyone, this is Clark. Welcome to Today let’s talk about how to get started with online affiliate marketing.

Online affiliate marketing is the process of promoting other people’s products or services on the Internet. There are 3-plus BILLION people online, and they are spending billions of dollars on products and services daily. More and more people are going online to look for information and the solutions to their problems, and if you could just market to a tiny fraction of these people, that’s enough to earn you a full-time passive income, or MULTIPLE full-time passive incomes.

To get started, you do not need experience in selling, you do not need a product of your own, AND you do not need any capital besides a laptop and an Internet connection.


First, Build Your Online “Store”

To “do” affiliate marketing online,

1) Sign up (free) for the affiliate programs whose products/services you wish to promote

2) Get your “affiliate link” associated with each product. An affiliate link is a URL, such as, that contains the ID of the affiliate (which is you in this case)

3) Send people to the website that owns the product by having them click on your affiliate link

4) Earn commissions if people buy due to your efforts (through your link)

To have people click on your affiliate links, you want to build a website. Yes, it is possible to do this without one, but a website will function as your online “shop” or “store”, where you welcome your potential buyers and promote products and services to them. Having a website is going to greatly enhance your chances of success.

If you think that building a website is something technical, difficult and long-winded, think again. It is something that can be done in less than a minute. And over at Wealthy Affiliate, building your first 2 websites is completely free.

To get lots of people to come to your website, create relevant and helpful content, which is what Google and the other search engines are looking for. Create engaging and informative content that helps your website visitors with their problems. And use your affiliate links within the content on your website.


Get Started with FREE Training

As mentioned above, to get started with online affiliate marketing, you don’t need experience in selling, you don’t need your own product, and you don’t need capital besides a computer and Internet connection.

One thing you need is good, step-by-step training. If you join Wealthy Affiliate for free, you will get access to the first 10 lessons of each of their 2 “official” training courses – the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course and the Affiliate Bootcamp.

Go through the free lessons, ask questions and apply what you’ve learnt. The beginner lessons alone will guide you to build your very first website and get your affiliate marketing business on the road.

In my opinion, Wealthy Affiliate has the most advanced and comprehensive affiliate marketing training in the industry, and it is the perfect place to get started with affiliate marketing.

As a free member, you can also:

1) Build and “host” a maximum of 2 free websites via the SiteRubix website building platform at Wealthy Affiliate

2) Network with hundreds of thousands of affiliate marketers, many of whom have built successful businesses online

In 2016, the affiliate marketing industry generated $3.4 billion in sales, and it is expected to hit almost $5 billion in 2017. With some hard work and dedication, it is absolutely possible to generate a full-time income within 3-6 months of building a new website.

If you want to get started with online affiliate marketing, read my post on Wealthy Affiliate, and join for free.

And that is all from me today. As always if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out. Thanks a lot!

4 thoughts on “How to Get Started With Online Affiliate Marketing”

  1. This site provides really clear instructions on how to get started with Affiliate marketing. I love the concept of calling your website a store, because that is really what it is when you are trying to sell product even if it is digital product.
    I had not thought about setting my website up like a store but I will give it some thought. A really informative site and a good promo for Wealthy Affiliate and the comprehensive training it provides.

  2. Very nice and informative article full of useful tips. This is a must read for all those who are new to affiliate marketing like me. Thank you so so much for sharing all these useful information with us. It is going to benefit us a lot for sure. Looking forward to more useful articles from you..


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