Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer

Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer

Welcome to Learn to be an Affiliate, on this post I will explain how you will be Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer. So after completing your membership at Wealthy Affiliates there are a few steps to do before we start earning;

Your 9 Steps to start making money if you complete your training and create great content on your website.

  •  1 : Complete membership at Wealthy Affiliates for FREE
  •  2 : Find your Niche
  •  3 : Create your website
  •  4 : Create great content
  •  5 : Go through your Training
  •  6 : Join Google sitekit – FREE
  • 7 : Join CJ affiliate marketing network – FREE
  • 8 : Join Awin affiliate marketing network – FREE
  •  9 : Join Amazon affiliate marketing network – FREE

Yes 9 Steps to start making money if you complete your training and create great content on your website.

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Your 9 Steps in detail on Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer

Step 1 : Niche

  • Before you set out on your journey you will need to research what NICHE you want to blog about or if you want create a website where you can sell products from, then that’s entirely up to you. Once you have found your Niche then go and join Wealthy Affiliates and start to build your website.

Step 2 : Wealthy Affiliates

    • Complete your membership at Wealthy Affiliates just by clicking on 1 of the banners.

Step 3 : WordPress

    • You get the latest wordpress website builder for FREE, so what can WordPress offer me on this training course your asking yourself, well Let’s delve into wordpress and Let’s see what it offers. When you join Wealthy Affiliates there are over 3994 FREE website designs for you to choose from;
      Subject – E-Commerce, Education, Entertainment, Food & Drink, Holiday, News, Photography and Portfolio.
    • You don’t have to use a specific theme for a specific product or blog, you can use anyone you prefer. I have a perfume website that I started recently but it wasn’t on the list so I improvised and used a photography theme which was fantastic for designing the images of the products and with the written content on my website. 
    • Also, when choosing your website theme its advisable to find one that is mobile friendly as I have made many a mistake in picking a theme on beauty and not functionality. The reason for this is that Google will not just rank you on your written content on your website but also on the time it takes for a customer to view your site ( how long it takes for a customer to view on there mobile device). 
    • Many factors are at play here but if you have a solid mobile theme then  half your battle is already won.

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    • What do we mean by plugins? Well when building your website you will need to add a few plugins into your website that will help you improve your site to function at its optimal efficiency. There are 1000`s of FREE plugins for your website that you can choose from.
      The most important plugin is for your SEO scores, which will recommend actions for you to take to increase your ranking for Google and other search engines. I personally use YOAST but there are a few that are just as good. Then probably second on the list is a plugin called SMUSH which will compress your images and that will make your site faster on the internet, which will increase your rankings.

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Step 4 : Content

  • Create great content for your websites as google/bing/Yahoo will test your website to decide if it`s worthy of being indexed in their search engine. Also create great content so your readers or customers keep on coming back for more as its all about returning customers as much as creating new ones.

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Step 5 : Complete your training

Online Entrepreneur Certification

When you first sign up to Wealthy Affiliates, its FREE for the first 7 days and you can start building your website. On the FREE sign up you will get the first 10 lessons free if completed in 7 days. So get Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer.


The Online Entrepreneur Certification training is a 5 phase (50 lesson) series of courses walking you through the process of creating and growing a business within absolutely ANY niche that you want.

This contains 5 courses

  • Getting started – 27 Tasks to complete
  • Building your own traffic producing website – 35 Tasks to complete
  • Making money – 29 tasks to complete
  • Mastering social engagement – 35 Tasks to complete
  • Achieving maximum success through content creation – 34 Tasks to complete.

The course is excellent and it will start you right from the beginning to build your very own website and it doesn’t stop there!! You can if you want, carry on your training as there is another course if you loved it so get Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer.

Step 6 : Join Google Sitekit

You can do this through your plugins, firstly add Google site kit to your website and fill in the requirements. You will then be to asked to join the following;

Google Analytics 

This will give you information about your websites performance, visiting customers numbers and how long they spend visiting your site. It has a vast amount of information for you to learn from so you can create a more efficient website.

Google search console 

Here you can check if your posts and site is being indexed. You can also apply your website sitemaps here which will help you get your website seen quicker.

Google Adsense

At google adsense you can get paid adverts allowed on your website through google but this takes time as you will need to gain googles trust as it`s their customers your advertising.

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Step 7 : Join CJ affiliate marketing network

With over 20 years of experience, they are the most trusted and established name in affiliate marketing. Since being founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1998, they have been passionate about driving intelligent growth for their clients.

Located across 14 offices worldwide, their employees are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and strategies designed to drive big results. They dig deep and tackle the tough questions for their clients. As part of Publicis Media Groupe and aligned within its media hub Publicis Media, our access to unparalleled data allows us to offer a truly customer-centric approach to affiliate marketing.

CJ affiliates has thousands of programs that you can apply to join and earn money. Just apply to an advertiser that wants to sell a similar product and if they think your website will create interest for future sales then you will be excepted.

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Step 8 : Join Awin affiliate marketing network

Awin has developed a number of tools with its tracking and interface to help publishers optimise their affiliate campaigns, and make money online through affiliate marketing as easily as possible.  Awin’s interface and reporting allows every user visibility on a range of data points across each of the advertiser brands they work with, including, cross device transaction tracking, order value, click to sale lag time, new and existing customer split and influence contribution, showing how many sales you’ve had a touch point in but not secured the last click.  With easy to integrate tracking and tools, Awin’s tracking solutions ensures all referrals get tracked for affiliates to earn commission.

Very similar to CJ, Awin has thousands of programs that you can apply to join and earn money. Just apply to an advertiser that wants to sell a similar product and if they think your website will create interest for future sales then you will be excepted.

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Step 9 : Join Amazon affiliate marketing network 

Welcome to one of the largest affiliate marketing programs in the world. The Amazon Associate Program helps content creators, publishers and bloggers monetise their traffic. With millions of products and programmes available on Amazon, affiliates use easy link-building tools to direct their audience to products they recommend, and earn from qualifying purchases and programmes.

All the above do great affiliate marketing training courses so that your website will be more successful and so you comply with there affiliate network programs which are different to each other, but with hard work comes success.

Good Luck on your journey and start Making Money as an Affiliate Marketer.



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