What Is Affiliate Marketing – Broken Down Simple
You should be here because you are looking into what is making people rich. There are tons of mindless jobs that you can work your whole life and never earn enough to be rich.
Mindless Jobs that are worked everyday…. Is Not The Way To Live Your One Life.
I mean if you love your job, great.
But there is most likely some reason you decided to read this, probably because you want to quit working. I started affiliate marketing because I was seeing how it was impacting others that had it figured out and they were rich.
There are tons of scams out there that tell you, you can make this much this fast.
When it comes to making money online, with affiliate marketing, you really get what you put in,.
The internet is full of 2 billion people that are looking to buy something, all you have to do is show them what you buy, its up to you to adopt your own marketing strategies but I learned all my skills and I host all my sites with Wealthy Affiliate.
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Lets Break Affiliate Marketing Down
If you were to give Affiliate Marketing a try there are 4 main steps that I know work. They worked for me.
- Choose An Interest
- Build A Website
- Attract Visitors
- Earn Revenue
Those 4 basic steps are that simple, but I have to tell you one secret. The ones who are making a lot of money, have actually put in the time and effort, as I do everyday (Sometimes Every Other Day). Time and effort are what will earn you money online with affiliate marketing.
#1) Choose An Interest
This is by far the easiest part, anything you have an interest or passion for, will help you make money online with affiliate marketing.
An interest, lets take cameras for an example.
There are thousands of camera products, all you have to do is get your opinion of a product and let others read it. When others read your words, they start to wonder if what you say has any real meaning. Are you wondering this right now? I got you here and you are interested, that is all you can do. Get someone interested in something you passionately wrote about let them decide for themselves what they think of the product.
#2) Build A Website
Now you may think this is the hardest part, but it really comes down to where you decide to build your website. If you choose to come to Wealthy Affiliate, where I host all my websites, you will get top of the line hosting, site support, and access to members 24/7 that are all willing to help out.
Building a website at Wealthy Affiliate can be done is as little as 30 seconds, then your site is ready to add content. Your content, your own words about anything you want. Once you have a website set up, the world of Affiliate Marketing has just become wide open.
I will say this, a website is a long term source of income, don’t expect results right away, you will need to prove to search engines like Google, Yahoo And Bing that you have quality work. The usual time it takes to get a brand new site off the ground is about 3 months. After that, it is entirely up to you, how much you will make.
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#3) Attract Visitors
By far this is the most important step when it comes to making money. If you can get no one to read you work, how in the world will you earn any money?
This is what the Wealthy Affiliate training is all about, the creator, Kyle, has step by step videos that teach you how to set your website(s) up to earn rankings in the search engines. Rankings mean you will get more visitors.
When you type anything into Google, Yahoo, Or Bing and you are given all those search results, every single one of those results has been written by someone, somewhere. As soon as you search for something, you are actually typing in things called “keywords.”
Once you learn about keywords, you will learn to target low competition keywords that will help your website rank naturally. Naturally means the search engines will like you because you offer good content not because you bought your rankings. Natural rankings will lead to people visiting your site that you built.
If you can get your keywords and posts ranked, you can get visitors. Now that you have visitors the next step is where all the hard work pays off.
#4) Earn Revenue
By far this is the most fun. All your hard work and all that time you put in, finally pays off. All those visitors that you now have on your site, you need to use them to make you some money.
Affiliate marketing is going to be the biggest way you earn revenue, but there are smaller ways as well that will add up over time.
So the main way to earn revenue is selling your visitors something. It is this easy. The reader is on your website for some reason, they have come this far and if you actually have some good stuff on your website, chances are they are going to stick around and read a little bit.
This is where you need to make the money, they are reading about things, now let them know where they can buy those things.
One strategy of affiliate marketers is reviews. If you can do a review on a product, lets go back to cameras, lots of ways to sell camera products. If you can get someone interested in your favorite camera that you bought from Amazon. Sign up for Amazon Associates and sell the same camera. All you have to do is give your link back to Amazon and you will earn commission, about 4-12% from Amazon, on any product sold after clicking on your link.
There it is, Affiliate Marketing Broken Down.
It really is this simple, but the time it will take, ultimately come down to you, on how much hard work you put into your site(s). I am not here to guarantee you any amount of money, the only thing I can guarantee is, if you read my review of Wealthy Affiliate and decide to try the free membership, and upgrade after you complete the entire free training. You can be on your way to making money online through affiliate marketing.
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Hi, very nice write up on a fantastic money maker, which is affiliate marketing. Your writeup was very well put together, and being a part of Wealthy Affiliate is the step in the right direction for somebody who wants the very best affiliate marketing training on the internet! Take advantage of the free membership and take it for a test ride. You will be happy you did!
I am glad you mentioned the free membership too, it was what got me to try Wealthy Affiliate all together and I hope many more find the ability to get rich with Wealthy Affiliates trainings to becoming a successful online marketer.
Wow, I absolutely love Wealthy Affiliate! Thanks for helping me to get started!
I never thought affiliate marketing could be so easy. Just like that one, two, three & boom.. the next thing you know, you’re making a living with it.
Til this very day, there are plenty of folks out there who still think it’s not possible to make money online – You and I both know it’s pretty much the complete opposite, & in fact, business is better than ever. Isn’t it?
By the way, how did you discover Wealthy Affiliate? & what was your initial emotion once you found this place?
Hey Henry, Its awesome to see another happy member of Wealthy Affiliate, while affiliate marketing may be simple, it is time consuming until you really know what you are doing, then it is still a bit time consuming and I don’t think the people that doubt online businesses see that time and effort pay off big in the long run.
I was looking for a way to make money online, I wanted to figure it out young and be able to go to my class reunion and be the richest one there, always thought that would be sweet, and I stumbled onto a site like mine that told me about Wealthy Affiliate, I gave the free trail lessons a try and upgraded. I had a few doubts but all the greats had to fail before becoming great. Now that I know what I am doing with affiliate marketing, thanks to the teachings at Wealthy Affiliate, I have no doubts about hard work on the internet and huge pay offs.
Thanks for the comment and questions.
Hi Kenny, first off, I love the dream you have of going to your school reunion and being the richest one there – this is a great motivation! 🙂
I worked mindless jobs for 10+ years, mainly in call centers and honestly, the thought of spending the net 40-50 years of my life chained to a headset terrified the hell out of me. I used to think I was weird because everyone else seemed content and happy with that idea.
To anyone reading this comment – there is more to life than this! Wealthy Affiliate empowered me to take control of my life and say goodbye the the office cubicle cell for good. What you do today will determine your tomorrow.
Start today and your future self will thank you.
Hey Simon! 10+ years answering phone calls, that is crazy. Before Wealthy Affiliate, I worked a few mindless jobs myself, one was driving in a circle, picking up a car, getting it washed and picking up another… all day long. I couldn’t work that job for any more than I did.
I run my own online businesses now, and use affiliate marketing on all my sites. I couldn’t imagine still driving circles for minimum wage…
Thanks for the comment!
I think Wealthy Affiliates is the way to go to make money in the future. I started back in the beginning of March and I have learned so much on what to expect when trying to generate money and just basically living your dream on what you like to do. I already know the concept of creating a website and WA has helped me to refresh my memory. I plan on creating my brand for a very long time. Nice write up and I also plan to work towards my online business for a very long time.
Hey Martin! Thanks for sharing your opinion of Wealthy Affiliate, the only ones I hear that have an issue are the ones who expect to get paid right away for very little work. Affiliate marketing is a career on its own and Wealthy Affiliate teaches you the best ways to caponize on it. It takes time and effort to make a living but once you start seeing $$$, they continue to come, more and more!
Great post! I am new to the affiliate marketing world and I think this is a thorough and accurate breakdown of how it works.
I too am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and can testify to everything you stated about the community. As I mentioned I am a newbie and I have only been doing affiliate marketing for a little over a month.
But through WA’s training I have been able to put together a solid website. I came into this game a complete newbie not knowing anything and in just a little bit over a month I feel like I have a good grasp on things although there is still a lot to learn.
As you mentioned Kenny you get out of this business what you put into it and though I have not yet made money I am 100% confident that I will soon if I just keep doing what I am doing.
Again Great Post and I wish you much success!!
Hey Ian, Its great to hear a newbie’s perspectives. Stories like yours can really help others make the big decision, if you can take the Wealthy Affiliate Training and get your website set up with no prior knowledge then what else can you do?!?! The online world is endless with ways you can make money, but affiliate marketing taught by Wealthy Affiliate will help you make way more than ever imagined.
Keep the confidence and keep up the hard work, it will all pay off, the only way you will see zero money is if you quit! Quitters don’t get paid, Hard Workers Do!
Thanks for the comment!
Hi Kenny. The affiliate marketing concept sounds good. In your 4 step plan it seems simple to accomplish. Even the “putting in time and effort” sounds fairly easy. You said it takes about 3 months to complete or build a site. How long until you are actually earning an income? I am sure this is probably one of your FAQ’s :o) Thanks lots!
Hi Paula, The 4 steps are a good guide to follow, but it really comes down to your “niche” or category of Website you build. If you choose a website that has many other websites competing for the same audience, it will take much longer to make money, but if you can pick a passion that you know a lot about, eventually your website will blow the competition out of the water.
A website is really never finished, I thought I would finish and never touch my sites again, but I update them all the time with new content. 3 months is about the breaking point for Google to start to notice your website and like I said, it will depend on competition and how helpful you can be with you content on your website.
I hope this answers your questions! 🙂
Hello Kenny, informative article on the process of affiliate marketing! The four steps you describe are spot on, and they are very simple and easy to follow for the newbie trying to get a good feel for what affiliate marketing is all about. Once a person understands your steps, all they need to do is to works consistently and passionately, with patience, and success is definitely within reach! Thanks for sharing!
Hey Eric, you are 100% correct. Affiliate marketing really is simple, it just comes down to patience and hard work. If you can follow the four steps, create 1-3 posts a week, continue to do just that, and have patience, you will make money. Hard work and patience is the name of the game!
Thanks for the comment,
You mean you can make money with whatever interests you? You know I’ve heard most people who are making hundreds of thousands of dollars with affiliate marketing saying that you have to look for a profitable niche.
I want to make plenty of money with affiliate marketing. How can I turn an interest I have to become a profitable niche?
Hi Dave, Any interest or passion of yours will have products to go with it. The very basics of affiliate marketing is creating helpful content that will get ranked in search engines. After you have rankings you can start to add products to your websites that you can market in many different ways and that will come down to personal preference.
There are tons of high ticket items that can be affiliated. It will come down to what you really want and how much effort it will take. Lets take a high ticket item like a TV, if you can affiliate a $500 TV with say 10% commission. You just earned $50 for promoting a TV that you never even touched. Affiliate Marketing is awesome and I hope I cleared it up a bit for you! 🙂
Nice article. You explain affiliate market very well and clearly. Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money working from home. Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best place to be for all affiliates. Pretty cheap and the help that you get every step of the way is amazing!
Affiliate marketing really is the way to go if you plan to work and make way more money than you would from a regular job. It is similar to a real job, you have to actually work to get paid, but it is all on your own time and over time, it becomes more and more profitable.
The features at Wealthy Affiliate are completely unique, very affordable and the support is like no other program out there.
Thanks for the comment!
This is an excellently put together article which gets right to the heart of the tools we need to become successful online as affiliate marketers. I was initially sceptical when I came across the Wealthy Affiliate platform as it was recommended by somebody slating a different product (that never comes across well in my opinion). However, the sheer volume of training and help on WA is simply incredible, and the community on there is so welcoming and caring, I’m so happy to have found it.
Hey Steve! Affiliate marketing really is not that complicated, the absolute basics is recommend something, get people to buy your recommendation. It is simple but unless you understand how to create a website and how to get it ranked in search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo, it is hard to make money and often people just quit and give up on the whole making money online dream. Wealthy Affiliate teaches everything you need to know and how to apply it to your own site. The work and effort has to be done by you but the training and support is by far #1 on the internet, with so many features that allow Wealthy Affiliate to be the home base of your online business!
I’m glad you found Wealthy Affiliate as well, more people need to start understanding the internet, I believe it to be the future of a lot of things, especially income. The one thing I can really recommend, is never giving up. That may sound really generic, but the longer a website is active and consistently having new content, as the WA training teaches, the more authority it will gain, which leads to more traffic and more opportunities to make money!
Keep Learning And Never Give Up!