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Step By Step To Affiliate Marketing


When I started my affiliate marketing website I didn’t have a clue of what I wanted my website to be about. My previous career was law enforcement and the military.  And I had never built a website but I was always curious about how people make money online with their website.


Then I found the company Wealthy Affiliate. They taught me step by step to affiliate marketing.  So during my online affiliate training with Wealthy Affiliate, the owner, Carson, asked, “What is your niche and what are you passionate about?

A niche is anything that you are an authority of or passionate about.  That could be nursing, education, finance, dogs, cats, camping, fishing or shopping, etc. It’s something that you are an expert in or you know a lot about.

Then it hit me, my website can be about anything that I want it to be.  That means your website could be about your hobbies or job experiences, or anything that you are good at.  But even if you’re undecided at this time, there’s no pressure, because the training at Wealthy Affiliate will teach you all of this and help narrow down your niche.

2. Building Your Website

This is where you have to overcome fear.  Because you may be thinking you lack the technical skills to get this done. But if I can learn it, so can you.  Once you get into the training it’s really not that hard.

You will be amazed that your website can be built within about ten minutes after you click a few buttons.  And after the website is built, that’s when the fun begins. You get to pick the color scheme, title, content, photos, logos, etc.  The most challenging part is writing the content for your website about the subject you chose as your niche.

But don’t be alarmed, the training at Wealthy Affiliate is top-notch and you will learn all about choosing your website domain, colors, design, typography, plug-ins, widgets, content writing, and more.

Wealthy Affiliate makes this the fastest…easiest…most beginner-friendly way to start and grow your business online today!

After you read all of this post, watch the video below to see how easy it is to build a website.

And best of all, if you become a premium member you’ll be given access to:

  • Step by step training in video and text formats
  • Tools such as web hosting and weekly live training
  • A keyword research tool and much more
  • Communication with a community of over 1 million people
  • Site support 24/7

3. Getting People To Visit Your Website For Free

Well, how do you get people to visit your website for free? Remember we talked about your hobbies and the things that you are good at, you will be writing content about those things to help people save money by doing research and giving them your honest opinion about products or services.

For example, if you love dogs, then you can help people pick the right dog food, dog beds, dog toys, dog houses, etc. If you like education, you can help students pick the right bookbags, planners, pens, books, laptop computers, etc. There are plenty of things to write about and you will learn all of this inside Wealthy Affiliate.

Just go to, and you will find a list of items catered to different products that give you multiple ideas to write about for a very long time.

Then after your website is up and running, and you are getting free traffic, you can apply to become an Amazon Associate and get paid to promote their (12) million products. And by the way, there are many more affiliate companies to choose from to promote their products. And you will learn all of this in our (7) day free training at Wealthy Affiliate.

The way it works is once Google and Bing recognize your website as to having informative content they will start sending you free traffic 24 hours a day.  But once again, don’t worry about this, you will be taught how to use keywords to place in your content that could possibly move your content to page  #1 or #2 of Google.

Why page #1 or #2? Because most people that search the internet usually find what they are looking for on the first (3) pages.  However, you don’t have to be on those pages to make money from your affiliate websites. It’s just getting on those first two pages makes it easier for people to find and read your content and click on your product links.

To succeed online requires a steady stream of new people visiting your website and reviewing and purchasing your offers.

4. Make Money Without Owning Your Own Products

Now this the beauty of Affiliate Marketing, because you don’t need your own products.  Literally, you can promote any products that you want to in order to make money.  There are thousands of companies like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Petsmart, Macy’s, and others that will pay you to promote their products.

As long as you write your content and link the words, photos, and videos to products, ultimately people will click on the links to make a purchase and you will earn a commission.

Also, another benefit of affiliate marketing is some companies pay a higher percentage than others. And most companies have 30-60 day cookies duration.

What are cookies? A cookie is clicking on a link and leaving a little computer file that normally lasts 30-60 days. Therefore, when someone clicks on your product link but doesn’t immediately purchase an item, but returns to your website within those 30-60 days the cookie says that affiliate gets credit for the sale and you get your commission.  I don’t know about you, but that’s huge in my book and it helps you make more money.

But why are computer cookies a good idea? Because most people don’t purchase on the same day of visiting your website.  But usually, they return to your website and purchase that product within 30-60 days.

Final Thoughts

This is step by step to affiliate marketing where you can earn passive income in years to come.  The internet never sleeps or shuts down, and with (4) billion people online they are purchasing products from websites while you sleep.

Therefore, the next time that our economy slows down or your 401k takes a big loss, ensure you have a plan “B” to keep the extra money coming in to support your family.

Wealthy Affiliate has all the benefits needed to ensure great optimization of your website.

So give this free opportunity a chance for (7) days, by following the easy steps listed below. Or you can click the above Wealthy Affiliate banner.

In addition, I hope you will bookmark this website, visit often, and share it with your friends and family.  Also, feel free to leave a comment and read my other articles and subscribe below.

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Step By Step To Affiliate Marketing

by W. Mac WMac time to read: 5 min