How to Start With the Affiliate Marketing Business – The ULTIMATE GUIDE

How to Start With Affiliate Marketing

Are you interested in becoming an affiliate marketer? Great! Learn how to start with the affiliate marketing in four steps!

You see, I have been in the affiliate marketing business for a couple of years and I can show you a thing or two.

This experience left me with a pocket full of fantastic information.

Ready to learn how to start with affiliate marketing business? Let’s go!

Why Start With Affiliate Marketing?

I will share my personal ‘whys’ because someone else maybe has a different point of view.

However, when we talk about the affiliate marketing business, every point of view must be a good one.

No doubt!

First and foremost, time and space freedom! 

Everything else comes after this one.

Imagine, you work from your laptop. And all you need to get started with affiliate marketing is a laptop and a few small things.

On top of that, you work whenever you feel like working.

You see, as long as you can catch a WiFi connection, you are set to go.

Secondly, no boss! 

Yes! 🙂 That’s how I feel when I think about this one.

It’s not that I don’t like to work for someone else. It’s just that I don’t want to be a robot who is taking orders from everyone who passes me by — nothing else.

Affiliate marketing business gave me an opportunity to work for my self.

That was my desire.

The last but not the least, earning potential. 

Listen carefully now. I’ve heard some stories that are going around.

The Internet offers unlimited possibilities. The Internet is the future of business. The only limit to your earning potential is the one you set for yourself in your mind.

A side income or full-time career? It’s all up to you.

People are learning this information fast. Many are taking decisive steps to learn how to start an affiliate marketing business for themselves.

It all reminds me of stories about the old Wild West and Goldrush Era.

Imagine, it’s almost the same today.

How to Start With an Affiliate Marketing Business in 4 Steps

Follow these four steps by the letter, and you will be ready to start your first affiliate marketing business.

You can expect the first sign of profit after mastering these basics.

After that, it is all up to you, your creativity and efforts.

Affiliate Marketing

1.) Choose an Interest (Niche)

Your niche in affiliate marketing can be anything you want.

The simplest way to choose a niche is to pick something you love to do, something like a hobby.

For example, if you like cycling, your niche could be cycling. Or if you like reading, your niche could be about literature.

There are millions of niches to choose from. Here’s a few most popular to help you make the choice.

  • Food
  • Fashion
  • Personal Finance
  • Health & Fitness
  • Lifestyle
  • Home Decor
  • Blogging
  • Gardening
  • Anything You Want!

Now that you have a niche in your mind, let’s build your online asset.

In other words, it’s time to build a website!

2.) Build a Website for Free!

You will not have to rent a shop like in the real world.

Instead, all you have to do is pick a domain name (name of your hobby business), and build a website.

Now that you have an idea that you’ve turned into a website, it’s time to learn what to do with it so that you can start making money as soon as possible.

It’s not going to happen overnight. Making money with affiliate marketing takes time.

However, the below steps are PROVEN to work by thousands of marketers all over the world.

3.) Attract Visitors to Your Website

Now, like in every other business, the same is in affiliate marketing. You will have to get some visitors if you want to earn a profit.

To get traffic to your website you will have to learn how to leverage search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

The easiest way to do so is if you share your knowledge in the form of blog posts.

In other words, you can start, as of today, writing about your niche and post blog posts on your site.

Once you start collecting enough blog posts on your site, Google and other search engines like Bing and Yahoo will start sending you FREE traffic to your site!

Here’s one of my posts on Google #1 position that’s generating me free traffic every day.

All I had to do is write it and leave it there.

Moreover, you can use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest, to generate traffic on your website.

Instead of wasting your time ‘hanging’ on social networks, you can use them to create a business around your hobby.

This part can be a bit intimidating for all beginners. But it doesn’t have to be for you.

To leverage Google and other mentioned traffic sources, you’ll need to post content on your site consistently.

Therefore, once again, simply run a blog and share it on Google and social media.

Here is the key!

If you can spend at least one year in writing and deliver at least 100 niche relevant blog posts, Google will reward your work with high rankings.

Once you get high rankings, the traffic to your site will follow.

So what to do with all that traffic?

4.)  Promote Products and Earn a Commission!

The sweet part which is why you are here! 🙂

It may sound to simple to be the truth, but once you create a website around your hobby, and you manage to attract the visitors on your site, all you have to do is place an affiliate link to a product or service to earn money.

The affiliate link is a connection between you and a merchant whose product you’re promoting.

The easiest way to find products related to your niche is to join some of the most popular affiliate networks today.

  • Amazon Associates
  • ClickBank
  • eBay
  • Rakuten
  • Commission Junction
  • Shopify
  • Wealthy Affiliate

These networks are the top recommendations for beginners.

There you can find tons of niche related products to promote. All you have to do is pick the product, copy your affiliate link and place it somewhere in your text.

I’ll show you an example in a few seconds.

Like I said at the beginning after you learn the primary system which I have laid here in front of you, it is all up to you and your efforts to keep rolling that cash! It can be a small side income or a career.

The Internet offers a lot of possibilities for everyone no matter where you live.

Nowadays people are doing wonders online. I know for a fact that thousands are generating a passive income from an affiliate marketing business, while some are doing it very well and managed to turn it into a successful career.

I’m one of the examples 🙂

I don’t know what your current life situation is. Maybe you are looking to start a small side business to earn a few extra bucks per month or you want to make a career out of it?

Whatever it is, you can do it!

So, if you ready to start with an affiliate marketing today, you can join me at Wealthy Affiliate!

It’s the best online marketing platform in the world today. These guys are teaching thousands every day how to start a successful affiliate marketing business.

You could be the next one!

Below is my affiliate link to Wealthy Affiliate. At no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission if you join the program.

You can take this as an example of everything I’ve been talking about here in this post. 😉

I hope this post has helped you. I’ll see you inside!

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16 thoughts on “How to Start With the Affiliate Marketing Business – The ULTIMATE GUIDE”

  1. Heloooo dear, thanks for sharing these information with us, these is exactly what I am looking for, to take me further in learning affiliate marketing, I am so glad I got to see these post.I am interested in learning more about affiliate marketing, your contents are of great quality, you are the best. Thanks for the info

  2. Affiliate marketing is a very lucrative field of business and I didn’t realise it was such a goal until I looked into it during this stay at home period. However, I find this post very helpful as it has helped shed light on some things I didn’t know about affiliate marketing. Although, I must agree that Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform and it’s really helped me hone my skill in the affiliate marketing business. 

  3. Amazing info you have shared here!!  It’s easy to read and follow to understand clearly…  I enjoyed the 4 steps to help guide me.  The list of affiliate scams and #1 recommended should be broadcast on every search available to help protect the ones that really don’t know about scams.  I can’t stand the scammers…

    How long have you been on board with WA?  I love WA!!!  They have helped me so much get started…

    • Hi AlyseS, I’ve been with WA since 2017. Joining the platform was the best thing I’ve done for my online business. I’m glad you like it and you like my post here. Hope it was helpful enough.


  4. Hi Ivan,

    I’m engaged in affiliate marketing. I entered it like most newbies, that was the easiest way to make money. But I found the contrary. So I have been looking for information to help me master this niche. Then I landed on your article. Not only was it very useful but also comprehensive. Now, I can use ideas from here to try to do my affiliate marketing business right.

    Thank you very much for the effort you put into this. I’m sure your other readers will agree with me that this is very useful content.

    • Hi Akoli, I’m happy to help you. Thanks for leaving your comment. If you have any questions about your affiliate marketing business feel free to ask.


  5. Hello Ivan. I am glad I came across your blog. I have been on the look out for a side hustle, especially on the internet. I have always had a phobia for online businesses. Thanks to your blog, the phobia is way less now. I think I might give affiliate marketing a go and see how it goes.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Daniel, it’s great to have you here. I hope this article has helped you to clear your phobia about having an online business. Good luck! If needed, feel free to ask a question.


  6. Hi Ivan, I just went through your website. I can’t believe all the valuable information
    that you have on your website, it looks very professional. I hope mine turns out this good.

    Thank you John.

    • Hi John, thanks. I hope this article will help you to start your affiliate marketing business. If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I’ll be happy to help you.



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