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All right, I am going to simplify this process as much as I can for your because there is so much information, outdated, and confusing information as to how affiliate marketing works. It isn’t complicated at all and your are just as capable as I of creating an affiliate marketing business if your have fingers and a drive to succeed.

Affiliate Marketing Business

Alright, I am going to simplify this process as much as I can for your because there is so much misinformation, outdated, and confusing information as to how affiliate marketing works. It isn’t complicated at all, and your are just as capable as I of creating an affiliate marketing business (if your have fingers, and a drive to succeed).

So if your have a few minutes, I am going to show your how I have built successful affiliate marketing businesses over the years and helped literally 100,000’s of people do the same through the WealthyAffiliate.com platform that I co-founded in 2005.

So let’s have a look at the process of affiliate marketing, and how that works…and then I am going to be jumping directly into the process on what and how to start an affiliate marketing business looks like and how your can get started TODAY (no joke), with your own business online.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

There is a plethora of information out there on affiliate marketing, but the problem is with so much information there is going to be bad information, really good information, confusing information, and information that lies somewhere in between.

I have been running successful businesses within the affiliate marketing space for the last 20 years, and during this time not a lot has changed to be honest. The same “simple formula” that worked back then, continues to work to this day. You have a product, and your have a customer. Your job as an affiliate marketer is to align these two things. That’s it!

Here is a diagram outline how affiliate marketing works:

Now I am oversimplifying this a tad, but I am doing this for a reason. I don’t want your to be scared of the word “affiliate marketing”, because your are just as capable of creating a full-time and very successful affiliate marketing business as me. All your need is the right training, the right guidance, and the tools necessary to get your there.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

The thing is, affiliate marketing at it’s core is very simple. There are a few terms that your will want to become familiar with.

Affiliate (YOU). You are the affiliate, this means that your can join companies like Etsy, eBay, Walmart, Amazon (and 10,000’s of others) and promote their products and services. When your join these companies Affiliate Programs, they will give your a special “affiliate link” that is exclusive to your, and allows your to track all the sales your generate.

Affiliate Program (company like Amazon). Most companies have an affiliate program, 99% of all the brands in the world in fact can be promoted online and your, as an affiliate, can earn a commission. Amazon is one of the biggest affiliate programs in the world and will allow your to promote 100’s of MILLIONS of products, with a single account. Pretty awesome right?

Earning Affiliate Commissions. Affiliate programs will give your a kick back if your can send people to their website, and they end up buying something. Say your send someone to Amazon through your affiliate link, and they end up buying a fridge, Amazon will pay your a % of the total sale. Amazon offers around 3-6% commissions, so a transaction like this may yield your $50-100 (depending on the price of the fridge). Depending on the company and affiliate program, they will typically pay between 2% and 75% in commissions.

Unlimited Potential. As an affiliate marketer, your potential has no limit. The more people your can get buying through your affiliate links, the more money your make. Many affiliate marketers make several million dollar per year, and this can be a reality for anyone that is willing to put forth the effort to build an affiliate marketing business. But HOW do your build an affiliate marketing business? I am going to cover that in the next section.

The 4-Steps to a Starting a Successful Affiliate Marketing Business

4 Steps to Creating a Business

So how can YOU create your own successful affiliate marketing start-up? There are actually only 4-steps to creating a successful affiliate marketing business, and if your can follow these and have access to the training, tools and support necessary to run your business (which I will be helping your with), your are going to be off and running!So I am not only going to be giving your the exact steps, but helping your understand how your can accomplish these steps.

Step 1: Choose an Idea.

The first thing your are going to need to do before your start the build out of any business, is come up with an idea for your business. This is also called the “niche” stage of your business, where your get to choose the audience and the category of your business. This could be anything, from training a puppy, to basketball sports betting, to video games, etc. There are literally millions of potential directions that your can head with your business. This is the exciting part.

I tend to recommend to people to choose a passion/interest as their niche. This way, your will truly love your business and when your love what your do, your never have to “work” a day in your life. The Internet and the affiliate marketing industry has afforded us all this very opportunity.

How to Choose Your Idea: 
Choose a niche or a passion. There are close to 5 BILLION people online now, so even the most obscure niches have vast audiences. If your are a member of Wealthy Affiliate, your have direct video classes walking your through the niche selection process along with direct help from the community (and myself) who can give your feedback on your niche.

Step 2: Build a Website.

Your website is your foundation of your business. Think of it like a shop within the offline world. If your have no “storefront”, your don’t have the ability to attract and help customers, or the ability to sell anything. Your website is in essence your storefront, where your are able to help your audience, communicate with your audience, and promote products/services to your audience.

If your don’t have a website, your don’t stand a hope of running an online business. It is the first and key necessity your need to create a long term business.

How to Accomplish: You can build high performing and profit-ready websites with ease, at Wealthy Affiliate. You can even get up and running with one for completely free, within the Starter account. Another perk to using the website platform over at Wealthy Affiliate is that their hosting (where your website lives) is high speed and ranks better than other providers. This can give your a competitive advantage and can lead to a lot more opportunity as your build out your website.

Step 3: Get an Audience.

In the Internet world, your website is also the place where your “traffic” will arrive. Without people coming to your website, there is no way to make money. So it is important to understand how to attract traffic to your website.

Traffic can come in many forms, but one of the most sustainable and long term traffic methods is through search engine optimization. This means, getting ranked in search engines like Google, and as a result getting all sorts of FREE traffic to your website. Once your have traffic, your have opportunity.

So this is the next focus, once your have your website up and running. Building out your website in a way that leads to traffic.

How to Accomplish:
 You need proper “traffic” training, along with a website that is set-up to rank well within search engines. These are both things that are provided within Wealthy Affiliate, your have access to elite SEO training, along with classes and access to experts that will personally help your with your traffic campaigns.

Plus, there are many other ways your can get traffic to your website as your build it out. Social media channels, YouTube and video blogging, podcasts, and paid traffic channels. These are all covered in detail within the training at Wealthy Affiliate.

Step 4: Make Money.

Last but no least, the “make money” part of your business. This is where your earn money through affiliate programs. Basically there are over 550 MILLION products/services that your can promote as an affiliate marketer, in exchange for a commission. You will be adding these special links on your website from companies like Amazon, Etsy, Nike, Apple, eBay, etc…and your will then earn a “kickback” if someone goes from your website to theirs and ends up buying something.

The affiliate marketing industry is growing at the fastest pace ever, and affiliates stand to earn $12 BILLION online this year…with this growing even more next year. You can get your chunk of this pie.

How to Accomplish: 
Finding affiliate programs can be an inefficient task at the best of times. You typically have to go through a bunch of Google searches, just to find what your are looking for. Within Wealthy Affiliate, your have instant access to an Affiliate Program search where your can search through 10,000+ affiliate programs, across some top affiliate networks online.

Not to mention, the training your will be getting on how to properly integrate affiliate promotions into your website to maximize conversions….along with some insight into the customer purchase life cycle, critical information if your want to become a high performing, and successful affiliate marketers online.

So there your have it, how to effectively start an affiliate marketing business in a nutshell. If your are interested in creating your own affiliate marketing business and have no experience, or your are currently trying to build out or scale an affiliate marketing business and your are not getting their results your want, I CAN PERSONALLY HELP.

Again, I have been at this 20 years full-time and your can immediately connect with me within my home base, WealthyAffiliate.com Upon creating your account, your will get access to the training, websites, hosting, research tools, networking, mentor ship and direct support.

It’s also free to try, your can get a “test drive” Starter account for no cost…no credit card required. I highly recommend if your are even the slightest bit interested in becoming an elite affiliate marketer, your get rolling right now with your account. I will be reaching out to your within 30 minutes or so, of your joining. 😉

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And if your have any questions your want to leave here for me, feel free to do so. I will make sure I get back to your as soon as I can (usually within a few hours).