What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online

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What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is the process of building and maintaining a website/blog that reviews or promotes a product or service by writing content on your website’s blog. This content has links to an online store such as Amazon or 1000’s of other retailers where readers would then purchase the product and you earn income through commissions.

Amazon is just one example, there are over 100,000 affiliate programs that you can join, just about every product you can imagine has an affiliate program. Amazon has over 400 MILLION  products you can promote and earn a commission on.

The more often you direct visitors to your website, the more income you potentially could earn. An effective no-cost way to drive (visitor) traffic to your website is through the search engines. Google, Bing & Yahoo are the big 3.

The goal is to get your website ranked on the first page of Google for your targeted keyword (e.g. [product name] review). When this is accomplished, large amounts of search engine traffic will end up at your website and thus earn more revenue.

It is important to have a good foundation on how affiliate marketing works and the techniques used to attract an audience to your website. In this video, I show you an inside look at the free training inside Wealthy Affiliate. Remember there’s NO obligation and No Credit Card Needed. You can start today. Sign up with the links below.

Basic Outline for Affiliate Marketing & How To Earn Income Online.

  1. Choose a niche. We all have something we are passionate about.
  2. Build a site. Build your website about you niche/passion. Find products within your niche to promote.
  3. Get Rankings & Visitors to your site. This is done by good SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  Good SEO = More Traffic = More Commissions = More Money.
  4. Promote your affiliate product(s) and earn income.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4.

What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online Niche Sites

Where Can I Learn How To Make Income Online with Affiliate Marketing?


Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to start, they teach you the fundamental strategies on how affiliate marketing works and walk you through a step-by-step process on how to start a website that makes money through affiliate marketing. And the best part is you get 10 Free Lessons and 2 Free Websites to start. 

Along with the Free Lessons & 2 free websites, you will have direct access to me as well as the 2 co-founders of  Wealthy Affiliate + 1000’s of other people inside to help you get started.

The great thing about affiliate marketing is that anyone can do it regardless of age, education level, or location. In essence, anyone can earn revenue with affiliate marketing as long as the person is willing to learn and take action.Regardless of your current skill level, I suggest you go through from start to finish as it will help you even if you already have an affiliate website setup.

Wealthy Affiliate is an Internet Marketing Educational Community with over 800,000 people and a wealth of information, support, and training that you won’t find anywhere else. Real-world training and lots of tutorials to help you along your journey. And the best thing about it is it has a FREE Membership to try it with NO obligation. No Credit Card Needed.

Free In-Depth Tutorials on How to Earn Income with Affiliate Marketing Online.

Wealthy Affiliate will walk you through step-by-step on how to get started with affiliate marketing. The methods outlined are how to build an online business for the long term.

The following topics will be covered in the free training.

  • Find an Interest, Something your passion about.
  • Find an Affiliate Program, there are affiliate programs for just about everything.
  • Find a Keyword. Keywords are the key to getting good rankings in Google.
  • Buy a Domain. You get 2 free subdomain websites. Your own domain will cost about $14 per year.
  • Set up Hosting. Just a few clicks
  • Install WordPress. Just a few more clicks
  • Set up Your Website.
  • Write Some Content.
  • Monetize Your Content.
  • Share Your Content.

Each of these step-by-step training videos and tutorials are in-depth. And there’s a large community of members willing to help out.

Free Course Outline:

This getting started course is your first step to realizing your potential as an online business owner.

What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online Course Description

Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes:

What is Affiliate Marketing? How To Earn Income Online Course Benefits & Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to immediately get “immersed” in the awesome community at WA
  • Discover the process of earning revenue online
  • Create and start working towards a list of new financial and non-financial goals
  • Gain instant access to over 590,000 niches
  • Choose your starting point NICHE for your business
  • Build your very OWN niche website
  • Learn how to optimize your website using WordPress
  • A simple and free way of making your site search engine friendly
  • How to create quality website content (that gets ranked)
  • Understanding the keyword research process
  • Quickly and easy creation of your own low competition keyword lists

A Few FAQ’s About Affiliate Marketing & Wealthy Affiliate.

How long before I make money with Wealthy Affiliate?
How much money will I make with Affiliate Marketing?

Nobody can tell you how long it will take to make money with Affiliate Marketing. Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme and therefore you will not make money instantly. How much and how fast you make money, will all depend on the efforts you put in. The most important factor to take into consideration is that your website needs to mature and be recognized by the search engines. The best advice I can give you is to start your training as soon as possible. Kyle (Co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate) will explain the complete process to you.

What is SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines. All major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo have primary search results, where web pages and other content such as videos or local listings are shown and ranked based on what the search engine considers most relevant to users. Payment isn’t involved, as it is with paid search ads.

More About Wealthy Affiliate?

Founded in 2005 by Owners Kyle & Carson, Wealthy Affiliate is an Online Business Training Platform and Affiliate Marketing Leader, that has successfully linked with Hundreds of Thousands of Members and Businesses over the years.

Wealthy Affiliate as an Internet Marketing Educational Community with over 800,000 people and a wealth of information, support, and training that you won’t find anywhere else. Real-world training and lots of tutorials to help you along your journey. And the best thing about it is it has a FREE Membership to try it with NO obligation. No Credit Card Needed. Coupon Code: Don’t need one. 100% off It’s a NO Brainer.

With step-by-step training via How To Videos, Tutorials, and Internet Certification Courses, it provides everything you need to develop a Successful Online Business.

I am a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate and you will have direct access to me once you sign up. So join me, Kyle, Carson and 1000’s of other people inside and I’ll help you get started.

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Join Wealthy Affiliate, it’s $0 (Free)!

Remember you get 10 Free Lessons and 2 Free Websites and I’m here to help. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a message below or once you sign up for the course send me a private message within Wealthy Affiliate.

Talk to you soon,


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Kurt · May 10, 2017 at 2:56 am


Mark · May 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Thanks for the very informative post on affiliate marketing.

I really enjoyed the video on how to make money online.

    Greg · May 10, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Your welcome Mark, Thanks for the comment.

Paulina · April 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

I know it isn’t easy to start your own business and I think building a website is very similar to opening a business… It takes effort and hard work until you start seeing results. I know that it’s also difficult to get support from friends and family that think earning money as an affiliate online is a waist of time and that I shouldn’t even try… Do you have any suggestions as to how to built my own confidence and show them that they are wrong?

    Greg · April 3, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Paulina,

    Thanks for the question.

    One of the best thing about Wealthy Affiliate is its massive community of successful and like-minded people. Surround yourself and interact with these successful people inside the Wealthy Affiliate community.
    Doing so will increase your success drastically. I interact with people on a daily basis thru Wealthy Affiliate’s private message/email system.

    You can even contact the Kyle & Carson- The owners of Wealthy Affiliate.

    Hope that helps,


      Paulina · April 5, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Yes! That does help! You are right and I do need to suround my self with a community of people that will help me and hopefully I could help them as well.
      Thanks Greg!

Sue · April 2, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Very informative article and video. How much money can you make with Wealthy Affiliate?

    Greg · April 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Sue,

    Thanks for the question.

    I can’t tell you how much money you will make with Wealthy Affiliate or affiliate marketing. How much and how fast you make money, all depend on the efforts you put in. If you put in 3 hours a week for a year you will more than likely make less than someone who puts in 3 hours a day over that same year. That being said.The best advice I can give you is signup and start your training. It’s free and there’s NO obligation and No Credit Card Needed.

Pieter · April 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Greg, thank you for explaining Affiliate Marketing so comprehensively. With your basic outline you make it simple to understand what it takes to succeed.

You furthermore leads to reader to a solution to where to learn the skills in the how to earn Online Income.

You even go through the trouble outlining what the reader will learn in courses available within Wealthy Affiliates. Well done, I love it.

Best Wishes


    Greg · April 2, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks’ for the comment Pieter.

John Rico · April 1, 2017 at 6:33 am

Hello there! I really enjoyed your article it is very interesting and informative to read. I’m a student and I’ve been looking for a job for a while now. I heard great things about wealthy affiliate and I’m interested of trying it. But my problem is that I don’t have enough knowledge about it. Also I only have limited money to spend but I have plenty of spare time to invest. Do you think that this is a worth of time and money? Thank you for your response.

    Greg · April 1, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    The best advice I can give you is to start the training, it’s free. You can do the training and build your site on your own time. They teach you everything you need to know.

Roy · March 31, 2017 at 11:49 pm

This is an excellent article about affiliate marketing and Wealthy Affiliate. Reading this post gives one the feeling that they can do this. You make the visitor feel at ease and not fearful of being scammed or exposed to an upsale. Providing the background information about WA is a great idea, and the video is very helpful to understanding the training and community support. If someone who is looking to earn money online reads this post, they will definitely have a positive feeling about pursuing it further.

    Greg · April 1, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Hi Roy, Thanks for the comment. If you have any questions, please let me know either here or inside Wealthy Affiliate

Simon Crowe in Asia · March 31, 2017 at 11:29 pm

This is the first time I’ve ever seen someone breakdown in simple terms what affiliate marketing actually is! Thank you so much.

You’ve got a great way of explaining things that help even beginners like me understand. I really like your Jazz site by the way, you said about starting a website about something you’re interested in and I can see you’re interested in jazz.

Thanks for your walkthrough video, I’ve heard of Wealthy Affiliate a couple of times and heard of their free training but never did anything about it. I’m going to enroll in the course now, I really like the idea of completing tasks as you learn because for me I learn by doing so it sounds perfect for me.

    Greg · April 1, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Thanks Simon for your comments. I will contact you inside Wealthy Affiliate. If you have any questions, let me know. Talk to you soon.

Mike · March 31, 2017 at 9:45 pm

Great Post Greg. Very detailed and informative. Love the video. It’s definitely worth a free look.

    Greg · March 31, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for the comment Mike.

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