How To Become An Affiliate Marketer

By Strahinja | Tips

Mar 31
how to become an affiliate marketer

Hi there. In this post you are going to learn how to become an affiliate marketer and what are the biggest benefits of becoming one.

What motivates most people to become affiliate marketers is the possibility to make money by working from their computer. Whether you would like to make some extra money or stable and big income, you can do that with affiliate marketing.

Becoming affiliate marketer is easy and there is proven path how to do that. If you follow simple four steps I am going to share with you here, you are going to start in no time. 

But before going any further we need to understand what exactly affiliate marketing is and how does it work.

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What is Affiliate Marketing?

how to become an affiliate marketer

It is a type of marketing in which you get to advertise different products from different companies and for every sale you make, you get a commission. Does this make sense?

Affiliate marketing was once door-to-door practice but nowadays, promoting products online is the easiest and most efficient way to go. Also, with affiliate marketing you are not required to handle payments, shipping or storing the goods.

Your job is simple - refer the people to the company and when they make a purchase you will get a piece of the profits.

Sounds interesting?

Why Become Affiliate Marketer?

Well, because of the great benefits that come with this kind of work. One of the greatest things about being an affiliate marketer is that you work for yourself.

This means that you will be setting up your own work schedule. If you hate working in the morning, work in the evening. If you want to take a day off, you can do so without asking for permission.

Imagine if you could that with your current job. 

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Also, earning potential in affiliate marketing is practically limitless simply because there are so many products you can promote and earn from. Most successful online entrepreneurs and affiliate marketers earn millions of dollars each year.

Not everyone will achieve that kind of success, but if you are willing to word hard enough and learn new things, you will be more than satisfied with your income.

One thing you should know though, you will not be making thousands of dollars in one month. Anyone telling you that or claiming their product can do that for you is a cheater!

how to become an affiliate marketer

As you may already know, real success takes time, work and patience. Affiliate marketing business is no exception. You must be willing to put consistent everyday effort in order to get the results.

If you are ready to dedicate yourself to affiliate marketing, you can expect first money coming in between 3-6 months.

Become an Affiliate Marketer

Believe it or not, becoming affiliate marketer is easy and anyone can do it. I did not have any experience before starting my affiliate marketing career. 

I also could not understand the concept behind it and how does one create money online. Fortunately, to start in affiliate marketing you only need basic computer knowledge.

Everything else will fall in place with each new day.

So with any further ado lets see what every affiliate marketing business about.

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  1. Choose an Interest
  2. Create a Website
  3. Attract Visitors
  4. Earn Revenue

1. Choose an Interest

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This is the first and most important step you are going to take on your way to becoming an affiliate marketer. What makes this part so important is the fact that all of your future website content will revolve around the interest you chose.

Other word for the main topic of your website is niche. Niche is a specialized segment of a market. For example, this niche could be "baby strollers", "fat burning products" or "natural muscle growth supplements". 

Some niches are more popular than others and get more attention, but this does not mean you will be successful if you create a website that targets one of those niches. A friend of mine started a website that was about baby clothing and toys.

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Although this niche is very popular, he had little success because he eventually got bored writing about stuff he was not interested in. Don't make the same mistake.

It would be the best to choose a topic you are passionate about or even better - you have experience with. This is because there is a less chance of quitting when you are writing about something you are passionate about or have experience with.

The best case scenario would be for you to find a completely new niche. That way you would ensure website traffic and audience. A good program that helps with this kind of stuff is Solo Build It!. Make sure you check it out if you are interested in affiliate marketing.

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Another important thing about niches is the niche popularity and niche competition. You should pick a niche that has some popularity and lower competition.

Why? Because, if there is no people interested in your niche, chance of creating an income is very low. Low competition is good but if you are really passionate about something - go for it no matter how big competition is.

We already explained why its good to go with something you like or you are good at.

So, to summarize up the first segment:

  • Pick something you are passionate about
  • Make sure you will have audience (people interested in your niche)
  • Pick niches with lower competition
  • Even better - find a new niche

2. Create a Website

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The easiest of all four steps. Back in the day, creating a website required good coding knowledge but nowadays - website is created in less then one minute.

WordPress is the best platform for almost all of your needs and it is recommended to create your website on that platform.

Your website format will be a blog and WordPress.org is best when it comes to running successful blogs. You will not need any kind of prework. Just pick a website theme and you are ready to go.

It sounds easy and it really is. I am also ready to prove this to you. Check the box below, enter the name of your website, pick a theme and create a free website.

Later, when you prepare your website, you can purchase a premium domain.

3. Attract Visitors

As with any business, the hardest part is attracting visitors and customers to your website. In your case the way you are going to attract visitors will be through your website content.

Your website content can be: regular blog posts, product reviews, tutorials, guides, promotions and discounts, Anything you put on your website can be considered a website content (video, image, link etc.).

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Producing high quality, informative and engaging content will ensure you will get loyal visitors and followers. Also, always be honest about products you promote. Promoting low quality products can destroy your reputation, so don't involve in such practice.

So how does someone get on your website? By searching a term, phrase or keyword on Google or other search engines. Let's say that you created an article about weight loss and more specifically about "how to lose belly fat with fat burners". 

In this article you also offer a product as a solution to the problem. This is the money part of your article. 

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So, a person types Google search "loose belly fat with fat burners" or similar term and your article appears on the first page of Google search.  That is the main secret behind attracting visitors to your website.

Besides keywords, there are a lot of other factors that determine your article position in search engines (like backlinks, domain authority, site speed, images, content quality, competition etc.).

All of these different practices that you do in order to get better rankings on Google are called SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

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To start in affiliate marketing and learn more about SEO, check this COURSE and let me know what do you think about it. I am also on the website so you can contact me there.

4. Earn Revenue

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After the visitor finds your website and clicks on one of your articles, you should have something to offer them. That is the way you will be making money online.

So if you wrote article about muscle growth, you should have a part in your article which refers to a product that creates that desired effect.

It is always best to write your articles as you recommend something, not selling it. This way you will seem more natural and visitors will trust you more.

Best way to find products to promote are major affiliate networks like:

You can also simply type product name + affiliate program in Google search and find an affiliate program for that specific product.

Most of these affiliate marketing networks are easy to join. After joining in you pick the product you want to promote and you apply for it. Vendor (product creator) then reviews your application.

If you get approved, you will receive affiliate links, banners and other tools for promoting that product. You will then implement those links in your content and earn whenever a purchase is made.

Every click is tracked to make sure you are not left out of your commission.

Thank you for reading. 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below.

Best regards,

Strahinja



About the Author

Hi there. I'm just a regular guy that worked many different jobs before finding out about affiliate marketing. Decided to give it a try, followed the instructions, worked hard and started making money online. Here to help you achieve same thing. Working from home is possible if you have the proper training and people.

  • AV2001 says:

    Hey Strahinja,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with tonnes of valuable information. Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best affiliate marketing training websites out there because it offers high quality training, and 24/7 access to help from the community. 

    I have a question regarding the affiliate programs which you mentioned. Which one out of the five pays high commissions?

    Thanks in advance for answering my question and for this detailed blog post. Well Done Strahinja!

    • Strahinja says:

      Thank you.

      I appreciate your comment. Well, I can say that Wealthy Affliliate offers recurring commissions while others give up to 50% out of every purchase.

      So the opportunity is really great.

      Strahinja.

  • Mark says:

    I’ve always believed affiliate marketing was the best type of home-based business. It can seem confusing when you first get started, but once you understand the concept and find some good training, there’s no limit on how far you can take it. It sure beats getting scammed by some of these get-rich-quick schemes you find all over the place. All you need is a good website built around a solid niche and a steady stream of traffic. There are older people doing this who didn’t even grow up in the computer age, so if they can figure it out, there’s no reason the rest of us can’t. Thanks for sharing!

    • Strahinja says:

      Thank you for your comment Mark.

      Exactly, the same thing I went through before getting straight on my path as a future online entrepreneur. All of these are new experiences and we should learn from each and every day.

      In this post I showcased Site Rubix website builder. With it, it is incredibely easy to set up a website.

      Strahinja.

  • Kay says:

    Thank you for being so motivational and informative. Affiliate marketing is something I have just started learning about and you have made it so easy to follow and understand the benefits.

    I have been fooled by many “get rich quick” schemes and I am so thankful to have come across your website promoting Wealthy Affiliate. I have been a member for almost 1 month now and I haven’t looked back. The milestones I have reached in just a few short weeks are owed to the other supportive members like you who are always there to help!

    Thank you!

    • Strahinja says:

      You are welcome Kay.

      I am glad you found my post useful.

      If you need any help about affiliate marketing, do not hesitate to contact me.

      I wish you a success.

      Have a blessed day.

      Strahinja.

  • Hi Strahinja

    Affiliate marketing can take some time and is not a get rich quick gig but it can be very lucrative if you put in the time and work. Your outline is excellent and easy to follow, thank you for that. I agree with you that WordPress is the best platform when creating your website.

    Great post!!

    Tracy

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