Create Wealthy Affiliate
Training For Beginners
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing promotes another company’s product or
service in exchange for a commission on the sales generated by them.
The commission is usually a percentage of the sale price, but can
sometimes be a fixed amount.
1. Low cost and low risk
Starting a business means there are upfront costs on products,
employees, equipment, rent, etc., which makes it risky and costly.
Even if it doesn’t work, you’ve wasted a little time and money.
2. Easy to scale
A typical vendor sells only one company’s products. As an
affiliate, you can promote the products of many different companies
and earn a commission for each of them.
How does Affiliate Marketing work?
The merchant gives each affiliate a unique link so they can
find out who was responsible for the sale.
An associated cookie does two things:
Help the dealer match sales to the right person;
But he realized that he had to pick up his daughter from
school. So they leave their house, take their daughter, have dinner
and finally return to Amazon where they get the product.
Step 1: Decide on a Platform
However, it is much easier to build an audience and increase
your affiliate sales through one of two channels: a blog or a YouTube
There are tons of tutorials online to show you how to get
started. The best part? It probably only costs you a few dollars a
Once your website is online, optimize it for search engines
for a better chance of ranking. From there, you can add affiliate
links to your content. (There’s an art involved in this that we’ll
cover later in this guide.)
The second platform is YouTube. Content on YouTube is free to
create and upload, making it ideal for many people. Optimize your
videos for SEO and include affiliate links in your description.
Please note that you must state that you are using an
affiliate link. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires you to
be transparent about how you receive income from a driver.
Now, you are likely to get more clicks from blogs than YouTube
videos. Because of this, most examples in the future will be for
Step #2: Choose Your Niche
Let’s be honest: If you start a blog today, you are facing a
lot of competition. Statista estimates that the number of bloggers
in the US will increase to 31.7 million by 2020.
For the best chance of success, snuggle up.
Choose a Niche that focuses on a specific category. For
example, the subject of “food” is a huge category. Instead
of tackling it, try doing something more specific, like roasting a
Keeping your topics tight-lipped can help you create a greater
target audience and potentially rank higher in search engines.
Step #3: Find Affiliate Programs You Can Participate in
There are 3 types of affiliate programs to choose from.
A. low volume, high paying affiliate program
These are affiliate programs for high paying niche products.
There is also more competition for High Commission programs.
Since you are probably just starting out, it will be quite difficult
to make big bucks to compete with the seasoned marketers with the big
B. High Volume, Low Pay Affiliate Program
These are affiliate programs for low paying but extremely
The redeeming quality of these types of programs is that they
usually have a lot of products for sale. Take for example the Amazon
Affiliate Program. You can earn up to 10% commission on almost
everything Amazon sells.
C. Large Volume and Paid Affiliate Programs
These are partner programs for highly lucrative products that
also pay high commissions.
Step #4: Create Quality Content
Which purchase of $100 or less in the past six months (or most
recently) has had the most positive impact on your life?
They published the answers in a blog post and added affiliate
links for the mentioned products:
Don’t choose Amazon bestsellers blindly. Go the extra mile to
make sure your content addresses a visitor’s problem.
As? “Or what? If you write reviews, buy the product and
give it a try. That’s what Wirecutter did, which explains its
If you don’t have the money to buy all the products, you can
always start with what you have at home. For example, if you have a
tech blog, you can create reviews on the devices you own.
Step 5: Increase traffic to your affiliate site
You have created great content. The next step is to get as
many people as possible to read this and click on your affiliate
Here are 3 traffic strategies to consider:
A. Paid traffic
This is where you pay for the traffic to your website.
The advantage of paid traffic is that you will get traffic as
soon as you start paying.
However, there are some drawbacks.
First and foremost, ad delivery focuses on your income. It’s
completely normal for advertisers to make money before they lose…
if they ever do.
Once you stop paying for ads, your traffic will stop.
In general, advertising is a great traffic strategy when
you’re part of an affiliate program that pays a lot and can drive
However, if you’re new to paid marketing and don’t have a
marketing budget (or are working with low-commission programs like
Amazon Associates), this may not be a good idea.
B. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
SEO is the practice of optimizing pages so that they rank well
on search engines like Google.
As long as you can rank high in search engines for your target
keywords, you will get consistent passive traffic.
At the most basic level, SEO includes:
Understand what your target customers are looking for;
Create content on these topics (blog posts, product pages,
Focus on the “technical” elements to push these
pages up in search engines (this includes link building).
C. Create a mailing list
Mailing lists enable you to communicate with your readers at
Use them to let fans know about new content and ask them to
come back to your website to learn more. This generates more clicks
and affiliate sales.
Step #6: Get Clicks on Your Affiliate Link
Just because you have amazing content doesn’t mean people will
click on your affiliate link.
There are some things to keep in mind.
A. Placement of Links
If all your affiliate links are at the bottom of the page
where people rarely scroll, there will be fewer clicks.
On the other hand, link every word in your intro and your
content will look like spam.
Let’s say you’re writing an article about the best kitchen
knives under $50.
Using captions such as buttons, tables, and boxes can help
capture readers’ attention and make your post easier to read.
Step #7: Convert Clicks to Sales
In Affiliate Marketing, you need two conversions to make
The first conversion is a click on the product page.
You have complete control over this action. Use the tips
above to increase your chances of that click.
The second conversion is the visitor who buys the product. In
affiliate marketing, the merchant controls the payments and their
conversion rates are beyond their control.
The trick is to enjoy the game and find dealers with well