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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: How to Make Your First Affiliate Marketing Sale in 7 Steps

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: How to Make Your First Affiliate Marketing Sale in 7 Steps

The lure of affiliate marketing is undeniable; who can resist passive income?

But to make that passive income happen, you have got to put in some work first. 

To succeed in affiliate marketing, there are a number of crucial steps you must take before you earn that first affiliate profits. And these steps are, well … not passive.

The good news is that if you’re determined to make this work and are willing to put in the time and effort, you’re already well on your way to affiliate marketing success.

All the work you put in is to help you make your first affiliate marketing sale. There is nothing like a first sale to motivate you and make you keep at it. 

So, what do you need to do to get started?

7 Steps to Earning Your First Affiliate Commission

We've broken down the process into seven steps for affiliate marketing beginners. Following this guide will set you on the right course and have you earning your first commission in no time.

1. Choose a Niche

Before you even begin building your first site, you’ll need to decide which niche you’re going to target.

Obviously, if you don't know what your site is about or who you're going to target with it, you can't really build a site around it...can you? 

If you’ve already figured this one out, way to go! This is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and overwhelming steps.

If you don't quite know what your niche is yet, here's some advice that you might find useful. 

Some key questions to ask yourself when determining your niche are:

  • What topics am I already passionate about?

It's much easier to work on something if you're passionate about it. Plus, when you have a passion, you're usually quite knowledgeable about it too, so that definitely helps. For example if you have a passion about about makeup, your niche of choice might be makeup related, too. 

  • Is there money in this niche?

While following your passion is definitely the recommended option, sometimes the possibility of making money in a profitable niche trumps passion. So, you might not necessarily know much about your niche, but if it's likely to make you money, you can always learn more about it, right? 

For example, KitchenFaucetDivas is clearly a site that was built for profit, not passion. Unless of course there is someone out there with a serious passion for kitchen faucets! ;-) 

  • What topic could I see myself easily writing 25, 50, or 100 blog posts about?

The topic you choose must have enough depth that you can create a lot of content for it. This is important for building an authoritative site, for search engine optimization, and most importantly, for the end user. If you don't have enough content about a topic, you're not going to be taken very seriously as an authority on the topic and it's unlikely you can convince someone to make a purchase from you. 

MoneySavingExpert is a great example of a site with a topic for which you would have a never ending supply of content ideas. 

  • Is there room in this niche for another affiliate marketer?

There are several profitable niches that are also very popular among affiliate markets (e.g., weight loss). Before jumping on board with a hugely popular niche, make sure there's enough room for you. That is — will you be able to make money and compete with already established marketers? If not, keep looking. 

  • Is there enough interest in/demand for products in this niche?

The niche you choose might draw enough interest from your audience when it comes to reading and acquiring knowledge, but are they willing to buy relevant products too? Without consumer interest in products, your niche isn't going to make you much money. 

  • Are there affiliate programs available in this niche?

This is obviously a crucial factor to consider. You might come up with an idea for a niche you know a lot about, but are there affiliate programs for the niche? No affiliate program = no sales. Time to look for a different niche. 

Additional Resources for Choosing a Niche

Want to learn more about choosing a profitable niche? Here are some excellent resources we recommend for further reading:

2. Research Affiliate Programs

Once you've decided on a niche, it’s time to find out what’s out there in terms of programs and products to promote. You've probably already done a bit of research for this while researching your niche — now you need to dig deeper. 

Choosing an affiliate program will take some work, but don’t be afraid to invest a significant amount of time into it because this is, of course, where your income will come from. Choosing the right program will make it well worth your while!

When choosing an affiliate program, keep these key points in mind:

  • What type of merchants use the program/ affiliate network? 

You want to make sure other similar sellers are also using the network, as this can help you gauge your likelihood of success with the particular program.

  • How much commission are you likely to make from the products?

Make sure you sign up for programs that are profitable and generate a sufficient return in on investment. Some tips:

  • If using ClickBank, products should have over a 50% commission (preferably 60%), and have a high gravity rating (meaning they’re in demand).
  • For CPA (cost-per-action) programs, commissions should be over $1, and products shouldn't be overly restrictive in how you can promote them.
  • For physical products, look for commissions over $40.
     
  • Do you want to be associated with the products and services?

The products and services you will be promoting to your audience must be relevant and good quality. Make sure you believe in them and know everything about them, because this will be crucial to you delivering the sales pitch to your audience. You need to build trust with your audience so make sure the products and services you choose to promote are trustworthy enough. 

Ads like the one below often lead to sketchy products — do you want to be associated with a product that promises results that may or may not be true?

  • What kind of support does the program provide?

​Be sure to check what kind of customer support you can expect from your affiliate program once you have signed up. Do your research online and if possible, speak to other sellers using the program to get their thoughts. Can you speak to someone via phone or Skype or do you have to wait 72 hours for email responses? Be clear on this because trust me, you will need support at one point or another. 

Additional Resources to Find the Right Affiliate Program

We've given you a few quick tips to help you choose an affiliate program that is right for you. For more information, be sure to check out the following: 

3. Build a Site

Steps 1 and 2 are all about research  and figuring out what's possible and profitable. Now, it's time to start putting your research into action. 

Assuming you don’t already have a website built, this will be the next step. Fortunately, building a site isn’t as complicated or labor-intensive as it was in the past.

If you're a newbie to building sites, the easiest way to set up a site is by using WordPress. The WordPress CMS is very easy to use and while coding skills can come in handy, for the most part you will not require any tech knowledge to set up your site. 

You need to follow a few steps to have your site up and running:

  • Buy a domain.

Your domain is the address for your website (e.g., www.affilorama.com) so this is the first thing you will need to do when setting up your site. Considering there are millions of websites on the internet, it's possible that the domain name you want may already be taken by someone else. So make sure you have several options in mind. Be sure to read our advice on how to choose a good domain name

There are several places you can buy a domain, including our very own Affilorama Domain service. Other well known options are: GoDaddy and NameCheap

  • Purchase and set up hosting. 

If your domain is your address, hosting is like the actual house within which your site will live. It's your own little slice of the internet — the place where all your website files live. Hosting is very affordable these days, so don't unnecessarily scrimp on costs. Go with a reputable, reliable provider because your affiliate marketing business depends on it. 

For more details on how to choose a reliable host, make sure to read our free lesson on What to Look for in a Hosting Provider. Some affordable and reliable hosting providers we recommend are GoDaddy, HostGator and BlueHost

If you purchase your domain and hosting from different companies, you will need to link the two together. Don't panic, it's a simple process. Check out our lesson: Linking your Domain with Your Hosting.

  • Install WordPress.

Once your hosting is set up, you need to install a content management system (CMS) for your site. We recommend WordPress because it is easy to use and a beginner (like you!) can quite quickly figure out how it works. Most good hosting providers will have a one-click install option for WordPress, which means it will only take you a couple of minutes and you will have WordPress installed on your site. 

  • Install your theme.

A WordPress theme provides all the styling of a site that you (and your audience) see on the front end. There are thousands of themes available, so choosing one might seem daunting at start. Our advice: go with something simple and easy to customize. You can always change it later. 

The AffiloTheme is a great option. Completely customizable, and built specifically for affiliate marketers, you can use this WordPress theme to bypass much of the initial learning curve other affiliate marketers will experience. You can also search for themes on a site like Theme Forest

  • Create content.

Finally, once your site is ready, it's time to create content for it. The content you create must be relevant to your niche but also interesting and engaging enough to keep your audience coming back. You should also ensure the site content is search engine-friendly. More details about content creation in Step 4. 

Additional Resources for Building Your Site

For more information on building your first affiliate marketing website, we recommend the following resources:

4. Produce Excellent Content

Now that your site is set up and you’ve joined an affiliate program, you’re ready to begin perhaps the most time-consuming (but potentially rewarding) part of the affiliate business: Producing content.

This is where the overused but truer-than-ever phrase “content is king” comes into play.

Your goal for your site will be to establish it as an authority site in your niche, and the main way to do this is to consistently produce unique, high-quality content.

This could consist of:

  • Product reviews.

Your affiliate site model could be based off writing reviews about different products or services. This is a common model and if done well, can prove very useful in generating affiliate income.

For example, The Wire Cutter is focused on writing reviews of several different kinds of products and helping their readers make the best decision about the product they want to buy. After reading a review on their site, if the user clicks through to the product/service using the affiliate link, The Wire Cutter will earn a commission from. 

  • Blog posts that address common problems, questions or issues relevant to your target market.

Creating blog content is a very useful and effective way of consistently building content on a site. When creating blog posts, it's a good idea to do some keyword research to figure out what it is that your audience is interested in and searching for online. Also, be sure to research competitors, forums and social media to narrow down on topics for your blog. 

For example, Security Guard Training HQ has a very extensive blog on a variety of topics relevant for anyone interested in security guard training, jobs and more. 

  • Evergreen content.

If you are building a site that has the potential for information that will never age and remain useful for your audience, you have the opportunity to create what is known as evergreen content. It's important to carry out extensive keyword research before planning any evergreen content for a site like this, as your site could hugely benefit from the proper usage of keywords within such content. 

For example, the content on Super Weddings is useful whether you're organizing a wedding today or next year. All the content on the site is created accordingly. To make things easier for the audience, it is separated into categories to make it very convenient for the reader to find what they're looking for. This, of course, is also very good for SEO. 

  • Informational products.

Giving away a free informational product such as an e-book, an email series or a mini course is a popular tactic many affiliate marketers use. Usually, your readers will have to provide their email addresses to receive the product from you. You can then use this to sell to them via email marketing. Additionally, an informational product can generate interest in the actual product you're trying to sell. If your product is popular enough and brings enough traffic to your site, you could also monetize the traffic in other ways, such as AdSense.

A good example is DatingMetrics, where you're tempted with a Free Texting Crash Course in exchange for your email. The real marketing will begin once the user has downloaded this course. ​

The type of content you create for your website will largely depend on your niche, as certain types of content perform better in some niches than others.

Remember: Purchasing generic content is NOT an effective method to build your site. While it may be tempting to populate your site this way, in the long run it won’t help you to position yourself as an expert in your niche (and ultimately means less traffic and fewer sales).

Additional Resources for Creating Your Content

5. Build an Audience

Building an audience for your site will, in some ways, follow naturally once you start producing excellent content. An interested audience will not only bring you consistent traffic, but also result in consistent sales for you. 

So how do you start building an audience for a completely new site? Here are some ideas: 

  • Promote your content via social media.

The easiest and most common way to start building an audience for a website is via social media. Depending on your niche and industry, you can choose from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and several other niche and location-specific networks. Building up an engaged and interested following on social media is a great opportunity to build relationships and once you have their trust, promote your products and services to them. 

I'll use MoneySavingExpert.com as an example again. The site has over 154,000 likes on its Facebook page and it connects with the audience by sharing links to content but also asking money-saving/budgeting related questions. The highly engaged readers then visit the website, where they read content and no doubt make purchases.

  • Guest post on high-traffic blogs.

While your site is still new, it's a good idea to start capitalizing on someone else's audience. Continue focusing on building your own content, but also considering writing content for a few big, high-traffic blogs that are relevant for your niche. By writing content for a bigger site, you are able to get in front of another audience and showcase your expertise on a particular topic. This will eventually lead to more traffic to your site, as well. 

  • Build an email list.

Let no one tell you that email marketing is dead. An email list is crucial for every affiliate marketer. You can start building up your email list with a lead magnet (like the information products mentioned previously) or even just by encouraging your audience to sign up for your updates. You can then push your content to this audience via email and also direct them to your affiliate offers. Don't be sleazy about the sales, but if you build up enough trust with your email audience; when the time comes, they will not mind purchasing a product from you. 

  • Use basic SEO techniques to increase search engine traffic to your site.

Organic search remains an important source of traffic for any website, so it's important that you optimize your website for search engines as well. When creating your content, you must always do so keeping the reader in mind first, but don't forget to follow a few basic SEO principles as well.

Learn SEO yourself or hire a good SEO marketer to help you maximize on-page and off-page SEO opportunities for your site. If your site starts to appear in search results for terms relevant to your niche, it will be a huge boost towards building your audience (and your sales)!

  • Invest in paid advertising. ​

Many affiliate marketers use paid advertising to generate additional traffic to their site and drive more sales. Paid advertising on social media is often a good place to start, as these networks tend to be more affordable.You may also want to consider taking out inexpensive banner ads on small niche sites. Depending on your niche, Google AdWords could also be a good option to drive some paid traffic to your site.

Additional Resources for Building Your Audience

If you're interested in learning more about how to build an audience and start generating traffic for your site, check out the following resources:

6. Promote Affiliate Offers

Finally, the part we’ve all been waiting for!

This, my friends, is where things really kick into high gear. Many fly-by-night affiliates will jump right to this step and bypass steps 1–5 completely. And this is what will set you apart.

Once you’ve shown that you can offer something of value in your niche, it’s time to continue adding value by promoting products that will be useful and helpful for your audience.

You can promote your offers in a number of ways. It will depend on the type of site you've built and also what you're selling. Some ideas include:

  • Product reviews.

Write honest, real reviews about products. Build up trust with your audience, and remember that they rely on your opinion. Don't just point out all the positives of a product and gloss over the negatives. An honest opinion will be valued. Add compelling images and make mention of useful features, specifications and other details. 

Your product review can then link to the page (with your affiliate ID attached), where your audience can make a purchase if they're interested. If do, hooray! You've made your first sale. 

  • Banner ads.

You can put up banners on your site, to promote your affiliate offers. Most affiliate programs will usually provide their own creatives when you sign up for their offers. All you have to do is insert the banner on a highly trafficked page (your affiliate tracking is usually embedded within the code). Banner ads in the right locations can do a great job of driving sales.  

Below are some examples of banners that Templatic provides to its affiliates. 

  • In-text content links.

This is a very common way to promote offers. For example, you will often see a blog post with links to certain products or services. If the reader clicks through and makes a purchase, the blog owner will make a commission. These in-text links blend in with other content on your site and are a great way of promoting an offer within your content, without being over-the-top salesy with banners. 

  • Email promotions.

If you have built up an email list, you could also promote your affiliate offers via email promotions. Just make sure you build up a relationship with your audience first instead of going for the hard sell straightaway. The emails you send out must contain your affiliate links to products so when your audience click through. the sale is attributed to you. 

  • Discounts and giveaways. 

Many affiliate programs will often run promotions with good discounts or giveaways that might be attractive to your audience. For example, if you're an Amazon Associate and the site have a big Holiday Sale, it would be the perfect opportunity for you to promote discounts to your website visitors. This is a great way to promote your offers while also providing good value to your audience. 

When promoting affiliate offers, just make sure you are fully aware of all the terms and conditions attached to your affiliate program. Some programs can be strict about how they allow you to promote their products. For example, some may limit you to banner ads and links only, while others will allow you to use paid advertising, but won't allow email marketing. 

Also, make sure you have a disclaimer on your website that advises your audience that you may have links that promote affiliate offers. This is necessary for several affiliate programs and also a basic courtesy to your website visitors. In the U.S., the FTC mandates disclosure for affiliate marketers (and anyone issuing endorsements), as well.   

Additional Resources for Promoting Your Offers

7. Rinse, Lather, and Repeat

Now that you're done with Steps 1 - 6, Step 7 is simply to keep doing what you're doing. Yes, seriously!

Your ongoing work as an affiliate marketer will be to repeat steps 4 - 6 on a continual basis. Building a site up to a point where it can make you consistent income takes a bit of work and you must be willing to constantly create, promote, market, innovate and of course, sell. 

Review of Key Points

It can feel overwhelming to do all the necessary work involved in setting up your site and building your reputation. But trust me, once you’ve made that first sale, all the hard work will be worth it!

To sum it all up, making your first affiliate commission requires a bit of work but if you break it all down and follow it step by step, it won't seem so overwhelming at all. Here's a quick recap of what you need to do:

  1. Choose your niche.
  2. Research different affiliate programs and products.
  3. Build a site.
  4. Produce excellent content.
  5. Build an audience.
  6. Promote your affiliate product(s).
  7. Repeat steps #4–7 on a continual basis!

 

As you can see, there is a tried-and-true strategy when it comes to affiliate marketing for beginners. Put in the work, and you’ll soon be reaping the rewards of your first sale. 

Do you feel overwhelmed about making that first affiliate sale? What’s holding you back from getting started? Let us know in the comments below and we'll be happy to help. 

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  • Reply Niktar Hossain1444 days ago

    I have chosen my niche, bought a domain and installed WordPress free theme and now I want to use free theme.

    1. Could anyone suggest me the best free theme for affiliate marketing.
    2. I want to see few example of websites which is already promoting affiliate market product. I need to see so that I can understand how to present my website layout.

    Please help me.

    Melissa Johnson1442 days ago

    Hi, Niktar!

    I recommend actually posing your question to other Affilorama members on the community forum. They can give you some guidance: http://www.affilorama.com/forum/

    That said, if you're interested in building affiliate sites that sell, I also suggest checking out our AffiloBluePrint, which includes our custom AffiloTheme for websites and a bunch of other bonuses -- and complete support so you can create a site that earns you commission with ease:
    http://www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint

  • Reply Chris DeeWaard1383 days ago

    Hi all. I came across this site and read the article. The one thing I didn't see
    mentioned anywhere is when it comes to finding the right products to sell as an
    affiliate marketer, you should try the product out yourself before promoting it.
    That way, if you decide to write a review to promote it or send the affiliate link for the product's sales page to your email list, etc., you will have first-hand knowledge of how it works. This will help you to decide it the product has real value pertaining to your niche. I, personally, won't sell anything I haven't tried myself to be sure they work as advertised. Selling just to make money with no real value is a sure way to lose customers and ultimately destroy your business. Bad reputations are hard to get rid of once you get one, especially when there's money involved. With that being said, I hope you all have a great holiday season.

    Chris DeeWaard

    Niktar Hossain1000 days ago

    Hello Melissa Johnson,

    Thank you for your suggestion. I have already got few guidelines from related forums and groups.

  • Reply Olufemi Daniels1001 days ago

    Hi, I run a blogsite olufemidaniels.blogspot.com .how can I set up affiliate marketing on the site. Thanks

    Melissa Johnson1001 days ago

    Hi there!

    The easiest way is to go through our training modules and lessons. We cover everything you need to know, from how to do the keyword research to marketing techniques to increase traffic and grow your audience. You can find those lessons here: http://www.affilorama.com/lessons

    If you want an even faster way to get your affiliate marketing set up, I recommend looking at one of our paid products, either AffiloBlueprint or AffiloJetpack. You can learn more about them here: http://www.affilorama.com/products

  • Reply abirhassain 830 days ago

    Need help.I am new member of this site,but do not know how would helpful this website for me???

    Melissa Johnson825 days ago

    Hi there!

    Welcome to Affilorama. =)

    We're here to help show you how to learn affiliate marketing. I recommend working your way through our free lessons first: https://www.affilorama.com/lessons These will teach you the basics of site building, creating content, and perfecting your sales and marketing strategies.

    When you're ready, you can check out our paid products, which will take your affiliate marketing to the next level! https://www.affilorama.com/products

    You can also get to know other affiliate markters on our forum: https://www.affilorama.com/forum/ Our staff also hang out there, and can help answer your questions!

    And last, if you have any questions about Affilorama, you can reach out to our support team: https://www.affilorama.com/support

    Good luck!

  • Reply Ervin Myers825 days ago

    I absolutely love your post about Affiliate Marketing for Beginners: How to Make Your First Affiliate Marketing Sale in 7 Steps. Over the years I have found that people put too much emphasis on "how to make more sales" versus teaching techniques as to how a beginner can make their first sale . Understanding how to make that first sale is key.

    Again, excellent info!

    Cheers,
    Jammi

  • Reply Sunil Ahrodiya522 days ago

    nice post
    can i make money using this path

    Justin Golschneider521 days ago

    Hi Sunil! You absolutely can make money this way. :-) If you want a complete, detailed step-by-step guide, check out AffiloBlueprint: http://www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint

  • Reply Yasar Ali • 491 days ago

    Thank you so much for this outstanding guide.
    I love promoting affiliate products on my blog as it requires very less effort.
    Yasar,

  • Reply Travis 490 days ago

    MY biggest struggle is knowing how to put the promotion together and having everything in place when you promote it. I would kill for a Step-by-Step hold your hand and let me show you once how to do it correctly Mapped Blueprint. I have seen lots of sales pages but when you get them from the vendor they look a lot of the times nothing like the Org sales page, have never written a sales page before and it becomes overwhelming and confusing and then totally frustrating

    Justin Golschneider488 days ago

    Hi Travis! We offer a complete step-by-step blueprint called, appropriately, AffiloBlueprint: https://www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint

    It walks you through the whole process of making a successful affiliate site, from deciding what you want to promote through building your site and then promoting it.

    If you want even more than that, you can sign up for AffiloJetpack: https://www.affilorama.com/affilojetpack

    It comes with tons of research and website building done for you and extensive support, including the option to get detailed critiques from us to make sure every page of your site is optimized to sell.

  • Reply visit 475 days ago

    Short of words. Awesome & A good start up.

  • Reply Gabriel • 471 days ago

    Would you recommend actually buying the product I would potentially sell before I review it?

    Thanks

    Justin Golschneider470 days ago

    Hi Gabriel,

    I personally prefer to do it that way--you can create a more convincing review that's more likely to make sales. It's not always possible or practical, though; for example, would you break up with your significant other just to test a product for getting your ex back? ;-) In cases like that, or if the product is expensive, it's usually best just to use the vendor's affiliate resources instead.

  • Reply Raj Chitkare • 469 days ago

    Hi,

    I want to start a website that gathers deals from various retailers through their affiliate marketing programs.
    I wonder how to i start this site ? I cannot publish any content till i get approved for the at least one affiliate marketing program ; however eRetailers would want to review my website before they approve me ? It seems like a chicken and egg situation.
    Please advice.

    Justin Golschneider466 days ago

    Hi Raj! Not all affiliate programs require you to have a website set up or to have you approved first. You can often just start promoting ClickBank products. I recommend starting there.

  • Reply Jude • 428 days ago

    Brilliant write up there, at least beginning bloggers can get to know more about affiliate marketing and how profitable it is. On my blog I talked about way bloggers make money and affiliate marketing was one of them. Thanks for this post once again. Jude

  • Reply Jen Koenig • 423 days ago

    This site is extremley amazing in its content for great advise for beginners... Thankyou for the motivation and the step bye step guide on how to get started thanks again.

  • Reply Richard Henry413 days ago

    If i'm a newbie and have no experience about writing, what i should do?

    Justin Golschneider411 days ago

    Hi Richard! In your situation, there are basically three options:

    1. Study the arts of inbound marketing and online sales writing. This will take some time, but it will be mostly or entirely free—there are plenty of free online resources, not to mention books at your local library. Here's a fantastic article to start with: https://www.usability.gov/how-to-and-tools/methods/writing-for-the-web.html

    2. Hire a skilled freelance writer. I recommend getting one from Upwork—in my experience, the writers working on most other sites might be noticeably cheaper, but you definitely get what you pay for.

    3. Call up a good copywriter you know and convince them to be your business partner.

    Good luck!

  • Reply Shyne 396 days ago

    Thanks for this post! I have a full time job and I want to start it on a part time basis. Hope you can help in my affiliate marketing journey. Thanks again!

    Justin Golschneider396 days ago

    Hi Shyne! We're thrilled to hear you're going to give affiliate marketing a try. If you ever need help, you can reach out to our support team at https://www.affilorama.com/support or your fellow affiliate marketers at https://www.affilorama.com/forum/

  • Reply Abdul Faheem390 days ago

    Great tips, some of them I am already following. It's little hard to start initially and have some budget in mind for paid advertisement. What do you think how much budget should be sufficient for new bloggers?

    Justin Golschneider390 days ago

    Hi Abdul! As you say, it's really hard to figure out what to budget at first. It really depends on your niche and choice of keywords, and can range from five dollars per day to virtually any number you can imagine. It's best to start researching your keywords or ad packages with the ad networks you're interested in and see firsthand.

  • Reply marivic 385 days ago

    These artcles are very informative specially for beginners like me.Thank you for being so accomodating.

  • Reply help • 333 days ago

    I don't understand how to build an audience please hep??

    cecille.l331 days ago

    Building an engagement or following is mostly done through social media. The first step is having a Facebook page or a Twitter account of your website so you can share new posts and other relevant info to others.

    I suggest reading through tutorials by the SocialMediaExaminer.com. They have a lot of tutorials on their website on how to engage users in social media.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Lucia Svoboda331 days ago

    How do you get paid and where do you pay ure tax of invome when selling on the web to different countries?

    cecille.l331 days ago

    Affiliates are paid either by the vendors or the affiliate networks. I suggest you watch our introductory lessons on affiliate marketing at http://www.affilorama.com/lessons for more information on how affiliate marketing works.

    All the best!

  • Reply Paul • 317 days ago

    Hi can you have all different affiliate options on my website and not just 1 or 2 ie sport , finance , hoildays
    Many thanks
    Paul

    cecille.l317 days ago

    Hi Paul,

    Do you mean having several different affiliate programs in one website? If so, that is fine, as long as the affiliate programs are related to, or belong to the same niche.

    All the best!

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  • Reply Rahul • 301 days ago

    Great tips. I have one question that I use Google AdSense on my blog. So, Will it look full of ads. after using different sources of advertises. So what would you suggest regarding this?

    cecille.l298 days ago

    It's best to keep the ads on your website to a minimum if you're doing affiliate marketing on it so as not to lead your site visitors away from your affiliate offers.

    All the best!

  • Reply john • 298 days ago

    What is your opinion on affiliate sites like eduhire.me ? They provide random programs, but all of their programs are both via online AND offline stuff. How would one deal with that? Could you write a post on something like this?

    cecille.l298 days ago

    Eduhire.me looks like an incomplete website. Affiliate marketers can choose to promote both online and physical products. Our only recommendation is that these products need to be related or in the same niche. That makes it easier to promote not just the products, but the website itself.

    Hope that help. All the best!

  • Reply Michael 297 days ago

    Is it necessary to have a blog website? What if I wanted to create a straight up e-commerce site selling products from major retail outlets. A website that rewards with discounts or other special promos just for buying through our affiliate site.

    cecille.l297 days ago

    Hi Michael,

    It's best to have a website dedicated to affiliate marketing, but it's not necessary to make it into a blog. It can be a review website, or an informative website about your niche.

    An e-commerce website is different from an affiliate marketing website though, but if you want to make your website look like an e-commerce site that contains affiliate products, then by all means.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Cold Fusion Help297 days ago

    I'm getting excited about this kind of beneficial information of your stuff in the future

  • Reply Amit Kumar • 280 days ago

    Nice article, well explained

  • Reply nanette vlahudsich • 268 days ago

    Hi, Nice article. I am not sure about the process though. I can understand, finding a niche. But, when it comes to affiliate programs I get a little lost. Would I be promoting someone else's products? If so, no problem. I know I need to research high end products with gravity, are these products ones in certain stores, or companies, etc.?? If so, do I need to get permissions to be on an affiliate program with that company? Also, if it is products with a company, then how do I offer promotions on their products since they are not mine? Thank you, Nanette Vlahusich
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    cecille.l264 days ago

    Hi Nanette,

    Affiliate marketing is promoting other vendor's/merchant's products and services. I suggest you go over the free lessons on affiliate marketing at http://www.affilorama.com/lessons

    Our free lessons will help you get started.

    All the best!

  • Reply atif • 244 days ago

    I am thinking to start it on my website

  • Reply citrus studio241 days ago

    Nice,I will be apply this on my upcoming website

  • Reply Jina • 235 days ago

    I was planning to start but not getting proper mentor but your article inspired me to do right away. So i contacted few of affiliated sites. lets see... what going on next... thanks for sharing this article with us.

  • Reply Adam Babb234 days ago

    hope this works

  • Reply Yasar Ali • 195 days ago

    Thank you so much for the Step by Step Guide.

  • Reply Joey 193 days ago

    So, I have an iPhone 8. I do not have my own computer, however I do have access to libraries of course so I could use a library computer if that’s is the best option. Can affiliate marketing be accomplished on a phone? Until a personal computer is acquired?

    cecille.l193 days ago

    It will be challenging to do affiliate marketing from a mobile device. A computer connected to the internet is still the best. You can try using public library computers but they can be limiting as most are on secured networks that have limited access to the internet.

  • Reply Cory • 172 days ago

    Great post!

    Affiliate marketing works wonders when your audience trusts you. Hence, posting quality content on your blog that actually helps people is key.

  • Reply dee 168 days ago

    hello,just opened a website with wix but do not have a domain name yet is that okay and i need to know what next i should because the steps are still not clear to me please someone explain to me

  • Reply Satpal Singh • 138 days ago

    Hi,
    This is very helpful especially for beginners like me. Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

  • Reply Hassan 131 days ago

    Very helpful post.

    Thanks

  • Reply Leon 118 days ago

    Thanks I've been learning and doing for a while and i followed the website linked, I found building an audience to be the hardest part, but if you keep on trying eventually it will be successful. I'm now making over 5-didgets a month.
    Just don't stop trying new things is my advice

  • Reply 110 days ago

    thanks for this very nice information. looking forward to affiliate in this business.

  • Reply David • 104 days ago

    Thanks for sharing these amazing tips. I think Affiliate Marketing is learning the new way to make money every day and when you are up with the best tactics, it helps to generate the multiple incomes.

  • Reply Joe • 100 days ago

    Is this website outdated because the last comment was over 4 years ago?

    cecille.l87 days ago

    Hi Joe,

    Our free lessons can be considered dated as they were originally published several years back, but they do remain relevant. The lesson above covers the steps you need to take to get started in affiliate marketing, and the process remains current to this day.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Pat Barnes99 days ago

    Hi. this sounds great but although I have plenty of hours a day to spend on this, I live on fixed income now which I would like to enlarge. How much is the start up cost for doing this and about how much can I expect to spend the first year? Please give me some idea about what my investment will have to be at least. Ballpark figure? thanks

    cecille.l87 days ago

    Hi Pat,

    You would need webhosting and domain registration to get your website up. The domain registration usually costs around US$10 to US$15 a year while the webhosting will cost you around US$10 or less a month. There are domain registration + hosting packages from popular webhosts llike GoDaddy and Namecheap you can try.

    Solo ads and other paid methods to promote and get traffic to your website can cost you around US$100 or more. The good thing is you have control of this. You can keep within a budget that works for you. There are free methods to getting traffic to your website so you don't have to rely too much on the paid ones.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Dky 99 days ago

    Kindly guide me i am beginner, how to get traffic on my blog.my blog is related to affiliate sale.

    cecille.l87 days ago

    I suggest you check out the Marketing and SEO lessons on the following page. These have articles and videos that can help you learn more about how to drive traffic to your website.

    All the best!

  • Reply Nithish 68 days ago

    Excellent step-by-step guide for affiliate marketing starters. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Reply Vicky • 47 days ago

    Hi there,
    Is it good for the new blog to start an affiliate program?

    cecille.l45 days ago

    Hi Vicky,

    Yes, a new blog can be used for affiliate marketing. Continue to add valuable content on the blog and promote it to increase readership/following all the while posting your affiliate links on it.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Cambell Purvis43 days ago

    Hey, great post with lots of great information. I'm still new and am putting my efforts into producing content and building an email list. I'm focusing on free traffic at the moment, what is a good way to promote my blog post for free?

    Thanks

  • Reply Amrit Dubey • 37 days ago

    Wow! I have been reading your blogs for 40 mins. Well describe. I'm running a digital marketing firm, I would like to invest for affiliate marketing too. Your post really motivated for me. Thanks!

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