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What is Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing

What is Affiliate marketing and why is it a good idea to get in to this industry?

Affiliate marketing is a process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s or other company’s products. The method is that you find a product you like or feel would be popular to promote and then advertise it through reviews or on a niche website that you create for that purpose. The idea is to drive web traffic to the point of sale through Links to the company or persons selling page via an embedded personal link and once a sale has been made you then earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make called commissions.

That’s it to put it in simple terms however there is an art to it that you need to learn if you want to be successful. It’s no good posting a photo and a link saying buy this now!!


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There are 7 steps to a purchase cycle and the idea of an affiliate marketer is to catch the audience at one of the later stages where they actually know what type of golf clubs they want or what brand of designer shirt the viewer wants so then after reviewing the product in an article you then add your recommended link to your affiliate’s website. If they buy through your link then you then earn a commission.

The best way to get started in this industry is obtaining the right knowledge as any one can join an affiliate program but not everyone has the skills to operate it and make it successful.

education and Knowledge is the key to making anything work as without it you will not be successful. There is money to be made in Affiliate Marketing which is ideal as a second income which can build into a full time income but it does take time and patience as with any business.

I learnt through a company called Wealthy Affiliate that allows you to sample all resources before you set up a business. It’s a full business platform designed to let you get on and create your reviews while they take care of all your hosting and website requirements while providing a state of the art step by step tutorial program with full time support from experts from all walks of life. I always wanted to do affiliate marketing but never found the education I desired until December 2016 and honestly I have not looked back.

I created this website to help people improve themselves financially as I am sick of all the scams on the internet and mentally so they can grow.

Motivation and wellbeing is important to me and I feel it is my duty to help after my life experiences some good some bad so when I find something good I share it and when I find a scam I will tell you !!

Wealthy affiliate will help you grow and help create an income that works for you 24/7, you can read my review here:  My Review

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take a look and see what you think and if you need anymore advice or help or just a chat comment below



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12 thoughts to “What is Affiliate Marketing”

  1. It’s nice to actually read a simple explanation of what something is without having to scroll through thousands of words!

    Thank you

    1. Hi Alan

      Thankyou for your compliment

      Sometimes it’s better to get the message across without an extended version.

      Best wishes


  2. Hello Dalwhu,

    Thanks for sharing your website. The layout is simple and easy to navigate. I also like how you get straight to the point instead of going on and on and on when explaining about Affiliate Marketing. I definitely have lots to learn from you! Keep up the great work.

    – Eric

    1. Hey Eric

      thankyou, I prefer sometimes to keep certain articles shorter as it keeps people engaged so I can convey my message quicker, I’m glad you found it useful!


  3. Hello there,

    I think that you’ve described very well what is affiliate marketing.
    It allows online marketers to generate income without taking care of physical goods and stock availability.
    It is in fact my favorite source of online income.
    Can you name some trustworthy affiliate programs?
    Which one is the best out there except for Amazon?

    1. Hi 

      Thankyou for your comments and yes I really enjoy this form of selling as it enables me to source credible companies and products to pass on to my audience which in turn can save them from buying fake products.

      A prime example other than Amazon has been EBay where I have had some good success.

  4. Thanks for the insights and knowledge you offered on Affiliate Marketing.
    It gave me a push up on how to go about my Affiliate business.
    Obtaining the right knowledge as you mentioned is the key to a successful Affiliate Marketing, then the right Affiliate to chose and ways of earning decent money.
    l look forward to more of your articles.

  5. Hi, I agree that affiliate marketing is a good way to start. You mentioned the 7 steps to a purchase cycle. This sounds interesting.
    Can you, please, share these steps?
    And one more thing: in your 10 valuable rules table you put a Niche as number 3 and Audience as number 8, can you explain, please, what is the difference between the two? I thought that Niche is the Audience.
    And, finally, the Content and Keywords sequence – do you mean that it is important to create the Content first and then make it more focused on Keywords?

    1. Hi Andrey

      From a sellers point of view the purchase cycle is: Awareness,Research,Comparison,Purchase,Retention

      We want to write our reviews at the Comparision stage and help to make the audience’s mind up before the purchase.

      The niche is an audience, you’re right but the difference with regards to the post is the Niche is the specific Audience that share the same interest and my referral to “Audience” was just to regards to website traffic which is your Audience as well.

      Content should be on your Keyword topic,a great platform to help here is a website called Jaaxy however the better research you on your keywords will help your article gain better rankings within the search rankings such as Google.

      Hope this helps



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