The 7 Step Affiliate Marketing Guide for Newbies


1. Website: A Website is a great place to start affiliate marketing. The quickest and easiest way to set up a website is WordPress. A self-hosted WordPress installation is the perfect start for an affiliate marketer.

2. Choosing a Topic (Niche):  Choosing a topic for your website is an important step. When starting out, it is suggested you choose ONE topic that you are interested or passionate about. This way it will be easier to add content to your website.

3. Content:  You will want to add content to your website on a regular basis. Using a web platform like WordPress makes that easier. The content should be high quality and original. Ensure that your content is interesting or helpful. High quality, consistently, added content is the key to a successful website.

4. Finding Offers:  Find offers that match your content. There are many different offers online so you can monetize just about any passion. Most major online retailers have affiliate program. Some of the most popular are

5. Add Your Ads/Links: – These sites will give you affiliate links or html ad code to put on your site. Add the links/Ads to your website. If you used WordPress you can add the ads to yours sidebar and/or individual posts

6. Your Traffic Acts: – When someone on your website clicks an ad or link and then buys- you earn a commission! Same affiliate network offers don’t even require a purchase, just an action to be taken like your referral signing up for a free trail.

7. You Get Paid: You will get paid by whatever affiliate companies you use to monetize your website. Make sure you check the terms of each network. There are different payouts thresholds, methods and requirement on each site. Each site will also have its own report system so you can check out how many people are clicking your links/ads, how much you have earned and how many people have seen your ads/links.

8. Repeat What Works: When you have a successful affiliate website you knows what goes into making one. One you can create another affiliate site based on different niches. Just take what worked for your first site and apply it to your second. This will help you grow your revenues exponentially!