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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 Vicky • 1043 days ago

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

    Cecille Loorluis1042 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 Purvis1039 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?


  • Reply Amrit Dubey • 1033 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!

  • Reply Vinay 994 days ago

    I was wandering if there is any website helpful for the Indian affiliate marketers. Please tell me in detail for how should I start my affiliate marketing business in India. I've already tried few websites like Rakuten and CJ, but I got rejected by them due to some reasons.

    Cecille Loorluis993 days ago

    Hi Vinay,

    Thanks for your email. Sorry to hear you're having trouble registering with these networks. Most affiliate networks require that you already have a website. ClickBank.com is one of the few that don't. You can also find a list here:

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Rowan 966 days ago

    Hi Radhika,
    I am Rowan, just another blogger trying to get in the affiliate marketing community. I want to spice up my earning from adsense to affiliate marketing level. But the thing is i don't wanna make any mistake, i've been searching for plugins and especially some free good ones but i could not find any. but others are not that well to my need as well. I need some like Coupon, daily deal and cashback etc. but there is no platform that is providing all that under one roof except this site that came up on my search like this comment section, 'Revglue' but i have no idea so i need suggestion.
    I'll address you to the list revglue com/free-wordpress-plugins you might be able to suggest me something.
    Thank You

    Cecille Loorluis936 days ago

    Hi Rowan,

    There is no one great recommendation out there as far as affiliate marketing plugins and networks are concerned. Much of it really is trial and error as you find which ones work the best for you.

    Revglue looks like it's a good place to start. I've only gone over their website though. I suggest you check out the reviews to see if they are any good.

    All the best!

  • Reply jessica 941 days ago


    Do you have any Personal Experience that Affiliate Programs, PAY?
    Or just this is fake program to, I mean the company tell us to Promote their product and do not pay to us?

    Cecille Loorluis936 days ago

    Hi Jessica,

    I understand where you are coming from. There some dubious affiliate networks out there so it's best to stick with the more popular ones that are backed by reviews coming from other affiliate marketers. ClickBank, ShareASale and Commission Junction are few of the reputable affiliate networks out there.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Ankit • 940 days ago

    How to promote affiliate product with free of cost ?

    Cecille Loorluis936 days ago

    Hi Ankit,

    There are several methods you can do to promote affiliate products, and your website as a whole, like SEO and blog commenting. You can read more at https://www.affilorama.com/marketing-ideas

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Prashant D Kukarni894 days ago

    Very interesting and useful content.Anybody can join affiliate programs but it is really important to do your behind screen activities to prepare yourself.You have covered all important steps required right from choosing a niche to building a website and marketing.

    One of the most important parameter you have covered is content generation as here is where your real customer is going to search for you.So a niche which is content rich will really help you.This I think is by far the heart of any affiliate marketing.

    Thanks for a lovely content.

  • Reply kossi frank totou893 days ago

    Hello can you have more than one niche if possible? Thanks

  • Reply dora kageni888 days ago

    Can I start with a blog for now since I cannot afford a website now? Most people get intimidated because buying a domain name and the like.
    Secondly, its unfortunate that Clickbank do not have Kenya in the country place.

  • Reply Sergei Tushin867 days ago

    Hi! i was wondering about taking a course for affiliate marketing, i have some knowledge but i mean from a free ways like watch youtube videos and read tips from affiliates but i never invest for learning this business , I surfed the sites and ran into some recommendations about online courses
    but i never paid for these courses and i dont want to be scamed, i really want learn about affiliate makreting business but i dont know where to start. please hepl me!

  • Reply affiliate marketing855 days ago

    Great post and right on target. I found that if you blog and/or do videos that sharing little stories will help connect you to potential leads. I do how-to videos and posts and I always tell personal stories or my own experiences that relate to the subject. It works and I get personal messages from people about it. It makes you more real and down to earth in the viewer's eyes. Once they like you and trust you they will become a lead and hopefully a sale. They may very well become a regular buyer because you will be their go to person. For best results it's best to blog daily and do at least one video a day.

  • Reply Linda • 826 days ago

    Amazingly detailed information about sales, containing a clear breakdown of your store’s data.

  • Reply Rainyday • 805 days ago

    Thanks for the info. Nice breakdown and easy learning for beginners.

  • Reply lorraine johnson805 days ago

    Great info package for beginners!
    Still would like a little more info about how the payments transfer from customer to you through a third affiliate party.

    Cecille Loorluis804 days ago

    Hi Lorraine,

    ClickBank, the affiliate network which we are part of, acts as payment processor too. The customer buys through them, we get the payment, and ClickBank sends any commission due to the affiliate who referred the customer to us.

    You may contact them directly for information on their payment system: https://www.clickbank.com

    All the best!

  • Reply Sachin Prajapati • 802 days ago

    Awesome article! This is jam-packed with great info. I have started a blog and getting many visitors on my targeted posts but they don't convert. Please let me know how can I convert my visitors to buy products.

    Cecille Loorluis797 days ago

    I suggest going over your content on the pages where you get a lot of traffic. What kind of content do you have there? Is it a review, and if it is, does it persuade the reader to try the product? Is it an informational article, and if it is, does it contain enough information to convince readers to buy?

    Make sure that the webpage where you get most visits is properly monetized so you can convert that traffic to sales.

    Hope that helps. All the best!

  • Reply Ryhan 799 days ago

    Thanks for the great post and I hope to read more. From my experience, traffic is the heardest part, that's why I think it's best to start with a blog and free traffic from facebook groups, then scale up...

  • Reply Anthony 794 days ago

    As somebody who has never written a blog in there life, what tips hits and tools are there available for me so I dont have to outsource

  • Reply ReinventMe • 792 days ago

    Hi. I am a UK resident. I have been trying to find out advice about whether you should register a company for payments through affiliate marketing and if so is it better to set up a as a sole trader or limited company (or equivalent in US). Please could you advise as I can't seem to find out anything about this but when you complete affiliate network profiles they ask for tax details and company names etc. Many thanks

    Cecille Loorluis791 days ago


    It's best to get in touch with a local legal advisor or accountant in your area as lwas, tax laws in particular, vary from country to country, from one state to another.

    All the best!

  • Reply Irantha 789 days ago

    Woow...I am so excited about this article and it is cristal clear to me as a biginner..Well explained with examples.Thank you.

  • Reply kkmm • 788 days ago

    You Have written great and very depth Article about affiliate marketing. You have mentioned all point like Build site, Create affiliate account etc. But I want to know that best affiliate program network list.

  • Reply mahmudul • 779 days ago

    Nice post for new affilate

  • Reply Rich 743 days ago


    The question for us is, which comes first the chicken or the egg? As a new affiliate finding a supplier of products when one does not have a website that is up and running is well nigh impossible. By up and running, I mean something that is credible and already has items on it.

    Yet, one cannot have products without a website that is already up because folks will not sign you up without it.

    Any info in how to break the ice would be appreciated. Maybe sites that others know of which take on newly minted affiliates?



    Cecille Loorluis742 days ago

    Hi Rich,

    You can check out ClickBank. They don't require a website, although they would ask if you do during registration. There's also Offervault.com

    You may not have a website up and running right now, but just an idea for one or a domain name for one, is enough to satisfy most affiliate networks. What most of them are looking for is an assurance that there will be solid leads coming from you that is for the long-term.

    All the best!

  • Reply Apthagowda • 739 days ago

    Excellent & Good in-depth article.

    Affiliate marketing is a large part of the Smart Passive Income business. it is indeed a great way to make good income online. But in-order to make good income through affiliate programmes, one need to have good knowledge, Patience & ability to promote affiliate products.
    Thanks for such a good article. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Kim 735 days ago


    Good day.

    I am a total beginner in affiliate marketing. I am currently looking for a mentor/coach that can advise me regarding my business plan. Can you recommend someone?

    Thank you,

  • Reply Cecille Loorluis735 days ago

    Affilorama does not offer private coaching to any of our members as this is not our focus. Instead our focus is on providing high quality educational training and software development.

    I understand that some people want more than this which is why Affilorama has partnered with Mike Long to be able to provide you the best private coaching service!

    Mike is an underground marketer who went from being over $100,000 in debt and working overtime to making over $6-figures per month, month after month. He's made a lot in every market from relationship advice, to game strategy, to precious metals and much more. Like we said we have the best team for you :)

    To learn more about the private coaching program please feel free to visit - https://www.affilorama.com/private-coaching

  • Reply Kate • 710 days ago

    Hello, I'm looking for information to work as an affiliate, and your article was very helpful to me, thank you.

  • Reply Bianca Short658 days ago

    Hello. I'm a total beginner! I have been doing reseach, found a niche, and I signed up with Clickbank. I wanted to know if I needed to make a Website to promote Clickbank products? If so, can I promote that site thru social media? I'm on a fixed income, and trying to figure out everything that needs doing. Thank you in advance!

  • Reply Bianca Short658 days ago

    Hello. Wanted to know, if using Clickbank products to promote, would I still need to build a Website? Also, if using social media to promote Clickbank products, would I need to make a page for the product content? Thank you in advance,

    Cecille Loorluis657 days ago

    Hi Bianca,

    We recommend that you build a website. This will allow you to promote products long-term. I suggest you check the terms of the social media website you will be promoting on as most social media platforms are strict when it comes to promoting/marketing products/websites.

    All the best!

  • Reply ROHIT 629 days ago


  • Reply Debra Ann Roberts619 days ago

    I am at ABSOLUTE ZERO on this affiliate marketing idea. I have no website (other than a facebook page), no domain name, no clients, and negative money.  I am in a situation of extreme financial hardship after a psychological breakdown and come very unfortunate events.  I  was wondering, though-- here's  my idea:  Because I  am at such an absolute zero of experience and getting started (I am even pretty much not just computer illiterate other than Word, email, basic internet, etc, but I would say I am computer challenged or have a bit of a learning disability with respect to computing skills), you could and should consider starting me up and taking me through everything with everything needed included along with the training so that you could use me as a true example of how much your system can do for someone.  You could look at me as a charity case, perhaps even write off what you give me for free as a business expense, and then use me as a complete rags-to-riches spokesperson, which I would gladly do for you.I have a lot of time but no starting skills to offer, which I think would make my success stand out from the many (and outdated and stagnant and presented-the-same-way success stories that so many of the affiliate marketing videos and websites I have looked at have.  A story like mine as an example of your success in training people would be like a breath of fresh air in what is starting to look like a stagnant and outdated and no longer worthwhile world within computing and marketing.  I have seen comments that say that affiliate marketing is "not what it used to be" and that it is harder for younger millenials to make as much money as the older millenials have.  I think such a trend should be reversed and the reversal of the trend should be what YOU have to offer, from your method of how to do affiliate marketing.I thank you for reading, and thank you please for considering.

  • Reply Barrett 582 days ago

    Good stuff thank you!
    May I ask if it is good or bad to have multiple niches
    and multiple websites for affiliate marketing?

    Cecille Loorluis580 days ago

    It's not bad to have go into multiple websites on different niches. It's more of a case of biting off more than you can chew. Managing different websites can be time consuming.

    If you are just starting out, then it's best to decide and have just one website focused on one niche. You can branch out or move on to other niches once the first one you built is manageable and productive.

    All the best!

  • Reply Chisom Madu568 days ago


    564 days ago

    When you sign up for an affiliate program, you will be given affiliate links (by the affiliate program) that you will use in the posts on your website to promote the affiliate product of your choice.

  • Reply Sammy Jnr550 days ago

    Thank you for this post. Can you refer me to a better affiliate program that can accept publishers from Nigeria. I really need to start working and hope to put all you taught us here in practice. Thank you.

  • Reply Princely 536 days ago

    Hi my name is prince and I am interested in affiliate program but I already registered with an affiliate company called markethealth.com. do I continue with by marketing their products online and thereby generating profits?..secondly am still not clear on how I can generate traffic to my Twitter account while affiliating for markethealth.com..thankyou..awaiting your reply

  • Reply Dean 513 days ago

    I want to try and set up a site.
    I am a struggling a bit on how to write content .
    Can you set up a site without a blog or reviews just a pure selling site

  • Reply yusuf 495 days ago

    new here but this seems not to be straight forward to me anybody to explain asap pls

  • Reply Prince Onaolapo Adeyemi433 days ago

    How do you get paying clients to visit the site?

  • Reply Lawrence ofem421 days ago

    I am interesting in creating affiliate account.

  • Reply Brianreview 409 days ago

    How do you get traffic? I started with affiliate marketing and I found it difficult.

  • Reply suraj 387 days ago

    Thanks, for this wonderful post I am new here in blogging, and side by side I am focusing on affiliate marketing really you give good guidance.

    I have one question can you guide me on how to increase PA & DA of the website please post an article related to this.

    Thanks for your valuable time and consideration to read this comment.

    Best Regards,

  • Reply Habtemikael Getie Getahun360 days ago

    What criteria need to be successful affiliate expert

  • Reply Lee Hamblin300 days ago

    Old article but still somewhat relevant.

  • Reply Rifat 291 days ago

    I read the post carefully . the writings on definition of affiliate marketing , benefits , ways to promote products , it's program/sites etc are very helpful to the potential visitors.There are many courses about affiliate marketing. I think Affiliate Marketing without Website is a very effective course for the beginners.

  • Reply Guatam Fillip266 days ago

    Hi, I have question regarding Affiliate marketing that Can I do Affiliate and AdSense together? on my Blog

  • Reply Guatam Fillip266 days ago

    Please I want to know that I have a blog and I want to monetization from Affiliate marketing since I already verify my blog by AdSense so can I affiliate my article too

  • Reply Raja 237 days ago

    Thanks for sharing this awesome article. I want to know that Does Amazon Affiliate program pay commission when customer go through my link but not buy the exact Product. He buy something else so can I get the commission. Please reply.

  • Reply moo_2007 227 days ago

    I suggest to consider the CPA affiliate network as a big money source, so you can join any one, for example:-
    peerfly, mostcpa, clickdealer,...etcafterwards ask your account manager how to start promoting your offer.

  • Reply groupbuyexpert • 154 days ago

    I was searching for information on "Affiliate Marketing for Beginners" and found article with a lot of information from your website:


    I am the owner of a website for group buying account for SEO, Affiliate, Ecommerce tool such as Ahrefs, Semrush, JungleScout, STMforum, Adplexity.... And I would like to market my group buying website on your web page. It is https://groupbuyexpert.com. I was wondering if the article above would accept a backlink to my site? I am willing to pay a small fee to have the link to my website placed on your website. I hope that you will be able to accept my request for a backlink for my website.

    Also, do you accept a banner or text link advertisement on your website?

    Thank you

    Cecille Loorluis141 days ago


    I'm sorry, we don't sell advertising on Affilorama at this time.

    All the best!

  • Reply Sourav Basak • 134 days ago

    Generally speaking, you should be heading to sites like Commission Junction and seeing what is there. When you make your YouTube Channel, you will be sticking to one niche, so make sure that there are a lot of affiliate offers available in the niche that you are operating in, because if there isn’t, then all your hard work will be in vain. You don’t really have an opportunity to expand your business in the future, which should always be the aim when you are doing affiliate marketing.

    Anyways, read the below. This might help.

    Sourav Basak
    Namaste UI

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