How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing For Beginners can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be a nightmare without the right information.

There are many online opportunities and I have aided many times nothing beats affiliate marketing.

Especially for beginners! In spite of the fact affiliate marketing has been around as a money-making opportunity for over 20 years I understand this may be the first time you have tried to make money as an affiliate marketer.

Fair enough! What are the right steps to take in order to be successful with affiliate marketing for beginners?

Start your niche in Affiliate MarketingFind A Niche

The first thing that should be done on the list is to discover what is the right niche or business to enter into. The niche program should be something that is familiar and doesn’t make you struggle.

If the answer to your niche still eludes you, then there are some personal assessment questions that can help. Do major key points centre around what is your hobby, love, or passion?

When you are passionate about something it becomes an advantage because you have knowledge about that particular field or subject. Make sure that the niche is stable and sound.

Not all ideas are good moneymakers. It is best to research its money-making potential.


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Gather Information On Niches

The next step is to research the niche and to get a good outline of its dynamics. Look for programs and products that will help to market your products or programs too.

It will take some time to discover all of the opportunities of an affiliate program, so be patient. Take a look at where you are spending money now.

1. Amazon. They are the largest online retail site in the world. If people are buying products there it could be a good niche to get into.

2. Clickbank. This is a good site for digital products in various niches. Look at the gravity of the product being sold. The higher the gravity the better it can be for you to get into that niche.

3. Google Trends. Google is still the best source for information on what people are searching for. This is also a good place to go to come up with emerging markets you could spot that offer untapped opportunities.

4. Google Adwords. Join the program for free. Use it to see what Google says are the highest paying keywords. I call this a great clue. If marketers are willing to pay for clicks on Google you can bet there are buyers in that niche.

your own blog

You Need A Your Own Blog

Do not spend time and money marketing the affiliate site given to you by the affiliate merchant. Every other affiliate is already doing that.

A better approach is to start your own blog in the niche you have chosen. A blog has the ability to draw people to the niche and to distribute information. It is not hard to develop and there are many tools that are available.

The best way to create a blog is by using WordPress. Programming the site with WordPress is easy and learning how to use code can be beneficial for other projects.

Purchase a domain name for your blog and then think about where you would like your blog to be hosted. Look for a reliable web host to avoid problems with the site going down.

Create Good Content For Your Blog

When placing information or content on your new blog make sure that it will draw the person and inform them. The idea is to establish yourself as an authority in the field or niche you choose.

Product reviews, informational products, and informative material will bring visitors to your blog and help keep them there. The content should be of the highest quality.

One way to do this is unique. This is why I suggested choosing a niche you have knowledge of or are very interested in.

Develop An Audience

A niche needs people and building an audience is a valuable commodity when it comes to being successful. Building traffic to your blog brings sales and other people through the word of mouth advertising.

There are a number of ways to market a site on the internet. One idea is to promote your site through social media especially social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google plus.

Building an email list is another way to build an audience. Your email list will be a very valuable asset when it comes to promoting your affiliate products as well as getting traffic back to your blog.

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Promote Affiliate Products & Programs

After establishing your blog, and a reasonable audience, it is time to put your promotion into full gear. Offer product reviews and valuable information to visitors coming to your blog.

Marketing a product or service depends on the development of the blog. There are many ways that the program can be advertised on the internet such as product views, banner ads, email promotions, discounts, and giveaways as well.

Check out affiliate networks as a way to find multiple affiliate products in one place. Clickbank is good for this.

So are the cost per action affiliate programs and networks such as Max Bounty. Offer Vault is great for learning more about this as well.

You make money as a new affiliate marketing when you complete the required action for the affiliate merchant you have joined. This could be pay per click, pay per lead, or pay per sale.

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32 thoughts on “How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing For Beginners”

  1. Thank you for this great information! I agree, affiliate marketing is a great opportunity, especially for beginners. I’m still pretty new to internet marketing and learning how to build a website, so I appreciate the simpler ways to build a business online. It sounds like affiliate marketing is the right choice for me.

    You answered all my questions about affiliate marketing. The hardest part for me is picking a niche and finding the right affiliate programs to join. I have so many in mind.

    Thank you!


    • Weston, glad you feel the same way about Affiliate Marketing. For beginners, it would be the best online choice. Is better you try one that offers a free starter program, so that if it is not a good fit for you. You did not shell out your hard earn cash.

      If you need further help in choosing one, please let me know, we will go over your needs and try to find a suitable one for you. take care my friend and good luck with your journey.

  2. Hi David,

    Is sounds like a legit opportunity. There’s a lot of information that you have shared that have interested me. It also sounds much easier than I have anticipated. I’ve been looking to start my own business online. I want to be successful online. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Lady-Val, thank you for the comment. Becoming successful online is doable, and you must remember we were all beginners at one time, which as moved me to write this article. The community here at Wealthy Affiliate has done justice to me and my business and it can do the same for you.

      Don’t wait any longer, move forward and begin your business and if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know, I take this business serious and I will do whatever it takes to see others succeed as well. Take care.

  3. Thank you for writing a blog with very informative and tons of tips… I will keep and remember everything I read and start to create my own blog. And for sure if I apply all of your tips in making my blog I can create a successful online business.
    Have a great day.

    With a warm smile,
    Joana Marie

    • Joana, glad you made it to my blog and thank you for leaving a comment. I have struggle with online business for years until someone brought me to Wealthy Affiliate. Here I am gaining the knowledge to build a successful business, that is the reason I decided to share my making money tips for the masses.

      One can become successful with Affiliate Marketing working from home, and I want to help others to see that it is possible by going through the courses here at Wealthy Affiliate. If you need help with your business, please let me know. Take care.

    • Gaurav, thanks for the kind words. My goal is to be broad and let my audience made their own decision. If you need help with your business feel free and let me know. All the best my friend.

  4. Thanks for the very informative article! Affiliate marketing seems pretty doable with your clear breakdown of all that’s needed.

    Have you found email marketing or social media marketing to be more helpful so far? Or do you just have a preference toward either one?

    Email marketing seems a little daunting to me!

    • Ashley, thank you for the comment. Yes, Affiliate Marketing is doable, and if you have a passion for something, that can be you Niche which can bring you a lifetime business online.

      Email marketing is a must if used correctly. We should never sell but try to answer or audience concerns or educate our potential customers. social media is where everyone is today, so if you are building a business you have to let people know, and social media is where they are.

      It takes 7 times for someone to decide if what you showing them is a good fit. so having someone look at you offer one time, you can lose that potential customer. email marketing avoids that. You can read more on it here. Talk to you soon.

  5. Hi David,

    Thanks for breaking down the methods to make money with affiliate marketing. What you wrote was easy for me to follow and I appreciate that. With regards to finding a niche, is there specific steps that you recommend in order for a beginner to search for their niche and true passion? Some people may be interested in multiple things and do not know how to narrow it down. Thanks in advance!

    • Merrell, thank you for leaving a comment on this article, how to make money with Affiliate Marketing. glad you saw the simplicity in the article and the method of finding your niche. You can see the steps here,… where you will know exactly how to develop your brand and find your niche.

      As you build your business is better to focus in one area before you venture in other areas. It takes time to develop your website, thus the reason for the one website focus. I have seen some people focus on a couple of areas in the beginning and did have some success, but my preference is better to stick with one area, especially if you are a beginner. hope that helps, take care.

  6. Hi there,
    Many thanks for posting a great review on Wealthy Affiliate, its great to see so much positive information and feedback on this great affiliate marketing company.
    Everything that we ever wanted to know about WA and more is availabe to the new memebrs that join, plus there is great support also.
    The community that comes with the membership is just awesome also.
    I was fortunate to find WA last year and I am very committed to making money online.
    Thanks for a great post
    Best wishes
    Cheers Phil Browne

    • Phil, thank you for the comment on my website. Wealthy Affiliate has all it takes to grow a successful business online, and I am proud to be here and help others achieve the same success.

      This community as you mention are so supportive, they make very easy to stay focus and be consistent with the task at hand. glad you see the value here. If you continue to stay focus and build your website, you will reap all the rewards and have a striving business for years to come. All the best.

  7. Great! Affiliate marketing definitely seems to be on the rise lately. It wasn’t until after I started looking into it that I realized all of my favorite sites are affiliate marketing sites! lol! I have a question though, what do you mean by “look at the gravity of the product”? and how would I go about finding that or is that just specifically for Clickbank? Thanks for posting!

    • Affiliate Marketing is growing tremendously, and here at Wealthy Affiliate this year going to be the best ever with new training and new ways of getting more success by promoting Wealthy Affiliate. Glad to hear that you are on the right track with this business.

      Looking for the gravity of the product is applied to Clickbank. Number of Affiliates who earned a commission by promoting a vendor’s product is being calculated over a 12 week period. The vendor’s gravity represents a number of Affiliates who have sold the products in12 weeks. Although it doesn’t show how Clickbank calculates the gravity.

      It is possible that a vendor’s gravity was “500” two weeks ago. And today this vendor’s gravity is only “275”. According to the above definition, about 275 affiliates have sold this vendor’s product(s) in the last 12 weeks.

      Hope you got clarification about gravity in Clickbank. Wish you all the best with your Affiliate Marketing websites and thanks again for leaving a comment.


  8. Hi David,

    I really want to get into affiliate marketing and all of your points are really useful. I understand it’s best to start a blog or a website based around one topic and you’ve given me some great resources to go about research a good affiliate marketing niche.

    I’m still not decided on the best niche to go for but you’ve given me some great ideas and for that I am very grateful. Thank you.

    • Simon, thank you for the comment. Glad you get some value here on my website. It is always good to follow your passion and whatever that passion is, you can build a nice=he around that.

      It will be good for your audience cause your writing abilities will flow and your content would be more engaging, something that Google loves, which will lead to better rankings in the search engines. 

      Take care and if ever you need help or clarification on how to make money with Affiliate Marketing, please feel free to contact me. I take this business seriously and I will do whatever it takes to see others be successful as well.


  9. There are some great tips here but I really wonder hoe would I pick up my niche. it seems more difficult than I thought, how did you pick your niche?
    And how do you find out a niche that makes money, do you have any suggestions?
    Does it work all the time, this method?

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my site. Whatever you have a passion about, is the best place to start on choosing a niche. I have tried a lot of online companies before but was not successful and the training was little to none. But when I started here at Wealthy Affiliate I realize that everyone needs to learn how to build a business online, so choosing my niche was easy. “Tips on How To Make Money online”

      If your passion is gardening, then you can narrow down your niche by promoting a gardening tool from Amazon so that anyone needs to buy that tool, they can do that from your website. You can write a review on that tool, you can explain why that tool is proven to work best etc.

      It will work if you put in the time and study all you need to know about building an Affiliate Marketing Business, and you can do that right here at Wealthy Affiliate. Hope that the information that I have provided helps. Take care.

  10. Thanks for this solid information.

    I think you have explained everything in detail I now know that there is no any shortcut in making money online.

    For sometimes now I have been chasing scam, doing some referral jobs only find out it was a scam. I had nowhere to promote the products and spend most of my time spamming on the social sites.

    Starting your on a blog is the best thing I have learned from this post. I am going to try Wealthy Affiliate now. I think it is a great product training Affiliate marketing

    • Johnathan, thank you for leaving a comment and kind words. Yes, they are no shortcut in making money online, that is the reason I can’t  believe that people get scammed into believing it is easy

      Blogging and Affiliate Marketing is the right approach and the best place to start is with Wealthy Affiliate. You will learn all the necessary tools that you will need to have success online. As you go through each lesson if there are any questions or concerns you may have, feel free and reach out to me. Take care.

  11. Thanks for writing such an informative post and the step to succeed in affiliate marketing. The way you describe simplify and make people life easier to understand more.

    I read a lot of information online but somehow was confuse most of the time due to different people giving the different approach.

    I like yours and going to share this to my social networks. Keep up the good work.

    • Maxx, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is possible for anyone to make money with Affiliate Marketing, and I outlined ways that you can follow.

      There are lots of scams out there about making money online that one has to be very careful. The very first thing you should do is to join for free first and see if this is the business for you. Any business that does not have a free membership, stay far away from that company, they are looking for a quick buck.

      Glad you see the value in this article and are willing to share it with your Network. Feel free to contact me if ever you need help with your business. All the best.

  12. Hi David, thank you for a website that is clear and simple to understand when it comes to making money online.
    The chosen niche is the toughest one to call. Once you have decided on that and as you say, you have a passion for what you have chosen, then the rest is not “hard” work but rather “enjoyable” work.

    • Roy, glad you get some value here with my website. Yes, I wanted this website to be clear and simple so that the new people starting off to make money with Affiliate Marketing would grasp what they need to do in order to have some success.

      The niche that I have chosen is a tough one, but once you have a passion for something, it would be easy to build a business online that will last for years to come and would be able to enjoy it as well. Thanks again for the kind words and if ever you need help with your business, please feel free to contact me.


  13. Hey, first of all thanks for this great, interesting and very informative article on affiliate marketing. I began to get into affiliate marketing a few months ago. I actually joined wealthy affiliate and am enjoying the membership quite a lot.
    You really summarized the steps to make very good. So thanks for that.

    • Los, glad you get some value in this article on how to make money with affiliate marketing for beginners. I was a beginner once and had struggled for some years not knowing what direction to take. This is the reason I decided to build a website to highlight tips on what you should be doing to build a successful business online.

      Being a member of Wealthy Affiliate will give you the necessary ammunition to make money online, so stay focus on the training and if ever you need my help, please do not hesitate to ask. All the best.


  14. Hi David,
    Great read and helpful information for beginners. I am a beginner myself but I have learned a lot from wealthy affiliate training program and I would suggest that any beginner try this program. Community there is great and there are a lot of training programs for beginners to get you started.

    • Rolands, thank you for leaving a comment. We were all beginners at some point, and glad you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate and enjoying the training. Yes, the community here is great and very supportive, we are in the right place at the right time and Wealthy Affiliate always coming up with a new direction on ways for us to be successful. so thanks again for stopping by and I look forward to seeing all your accomplishments.

      Remember if ever you get stuck, as we always do as entrepreneurs, please reach out to me or the community, we will do whatever it takes to see that your progress is continuous. Take care.

  15. Coming again and getting more good stuff here.Thanks for sharing these tips on earning from home on blogs. It will really help me as I also started blogging just a few months back. You send very constructive information that helps people like me so that I can improve my knowledge about working from home.

    I want to send my deepest thank you for posting regular information so that newbies like myself can get a clearer understanding of what it takes to work from home.

    • Glad you continue to get value here on my website. When I started online it was difficult to get information to grow your business or understand this Internet Marketing Stuff.

      I made a promise to myself that once I learned this Internet Marketing and how it works, I will share it with my audience so that they would not make the mistakes that I have made. Glad to know from people like you, that I am heading on the right track. Wish you all the best, my friend.


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