What Is Affiliate Marketing For Beginners?

In this post I will explain: What is affiliate marketing for beginners?

How to start as an affiliate marketer

Affiliate marketing is getting more and more popular especially now when everything is upside down, due to the pandemic. Many are loosing their jobs and feel that they want to do something new. We are more bound to our homes and many are thinking if I only could work from home I would be very happy and if I could get help to getting started.

The problem is that many don’t now where to start and there is another factor too. The internet is crowded by so called “Gurus” that promise to help you but their only intention is to get to your money See example!

So how to go about? The reason why I am writing this article is to help those don’t really know where and how to start. See about me!

Let me present to you one of the most reputable company that helped tens of thousands of people to be successful affiliate marketers.

Wealthy Affiliate

was founded 2005 by 2 Canadian guys who were successful in doing affiliate marketing.

Since affiliate marketing has such a potential  they came up with this idea: Why not create a platform on internet where we teach others what we already know. It was not that they wanted to sell any products they just wanted to teach people how to be successful online and focus on affiliate marketing. Said and done and Wealthy Affiliate was created.

Today Wealthy Affiliate has over 2 million members and I amone of them.

How does this training work for beginners?

This platform is ideal for beginners since the training starts from scratch. You don’t need to be a technical genius in order to receive this training. It consists of stay at home wives, retired army persons and others, yes you just name it. The oldest person I know is 93 years old. So Wealthy Affiliate is really a platform for beginners whatever background they have. They can succeed with this training.

Step by step system

When you sign up with Wealthy Affiliate you can start the training immediately. In total there are 50 lessons divided in 5 modules. The picture below shows the first 10 lessons in module 1.

Each lesson will open your mind on what affiliate marketing is about and how you as an individual can master it. Nothing is going above your comprehension. As I said this training is for everyone, young or old.

After each lesson you will be given a few tasks to do before you go to next lesson.

Every lesson has a video embedded. See lesson 2 for free: Understanding How to Make Money Online.

You can always go back to these lessons whenever you want if you want to refresh your memory.

The modules

I just showed you the first 10 lessons in module 1. The other modules with 40 lessons you can see below

Module 2: Building Your Own Traffic-Producing Website (10 lessons)

Module 3: Making Money (10 lessons)

Module 4: Mastering Social Engagement (10 lessons)

Module 5: Achieving Maximum Success With You Content (10 lessons)

All these modules will make you an expert in respective area.

When all 50 lessons are finished you will get this. ==============================>

It is an Online Entrepreneur Certification.

This is a kind of diploma that says that you are now a fully equipped affiliate marketer. So even if you were a beginner when you started you learned yourself up to the top.

From here, only the sky is the limit.

The webinars

Once a week Wealthy Affiliate are holding a webinar.

These webinars held by a veteran when it comes to affiliate marketing. He joined Wealthy Affiliate 2007, only 2 years after its foundation. With other words, he has over 13 years experience of affiliate marketing and his goals are to improve his own skills and then share it with others through these webinars. It means what he teaches is always up to date.

As you see on the pictures the webinars are 1 hour, but they are always followed by a Q&A session.

Those webinars are recorded, so there is always a possibility to see them on a convenient time. Since these webinars have been held for years there is a huge file of these. I myself often go in there to see if there might be something of interest and there is always something that catch my eyes. There are hundreds of webinars stored up.

Let’s look at the website

In one of the first lessons Wealthy Affiliate will give you a website from WordPress. This site will be hosted on Wealthy Affiliates own server SiteRubix so there is no need to go to Godaddy, Namecheap and so on. Wealthy affiliate will see to it that your web page will be both fast and secure.

This website will be the foundation of your business and at the same time your real estate on internet.

Additionally they will teach you how to build your site in a few easy steps.

The Community

One amazing feature of Wealthy Affiliate is the Community.


One of the most frustrating things that can happen when building a business is to get help when you really need it. Getting help fast through access to a lot of people with all kinds of expertise is exactly what you can expect from the Community. Since the Community consists of people from all over the world there will always be someone there for you.

Who are the Community? They are members of Wealthy Affiliate who decided to help out if there is a need of some kind. Let’s say you are in the middle of the training and you would like to have a helping hand.

Now you will se the beauty of the Community. You put in a “ticket” with your concern and wait for an answer. How long do you need to wait. 1 hour? 30 minutes? 5 minutes? Actually average time is 1 minute. That is what I  call effective “customer service” don’t you agree? The Community works 24/7.

Wealthy Affiliate is a platform `with an abundance of teachers. It’s like being in a classroom `with 10 teachers for each pupil. Who wouldn’t be happy of that, especially when you look forward for your graduation marks that would probably be very high because of that.

Is there any guaranty that Wealthy Affiliate will work for me?

To be honest. No! Why is that? Because it is  all up to you. It is like giving a carpenter all the most advanced tools in order to build a house and he never uses them. There will not be any house. Wealthy Affiliate give you all the tools you need and the training in order to be a skilled affiliate marketer. If Wealthy Affiliate will work for you, it is up to you. No one else can guarantee your success, but you.

If you are that kind of person who are willing to do some sacrifices and be ready for some hard work then you have a guaranty that Wealthy Affiliate will work for you.

How much does it cost to join Wealthy Affiliate?

This is the nice part. Wealthy Affiliate is free to join. Of course if you want to upgrade you are free to do that. But one good thing is that when you join as starter member for free you will be upgraded to premium for free for 7 days. That will make you able to test all the features of Wealthy Affiliate.

As a starter member or a free member you will still get your web page and access to the first module and 10 lessons.

If you choose to upgrade within the 7 days you will get the first month for 60% discount, that is $19. After that it is $49 per month.

So you see you have nothing to lose. Join now! You don’t even need to reveal any credit card information. Just Join and enjoy!

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All the best





  1. I stumbled across Wealthy Affiliate about a year and a half ago.  I knew nothing about affiliate marketing (had never even heard of it) but I thought it sounded interesting.  Since it cost nothing to check it out and I didn’t have to enter any credit card information, I decided to take the plunge.  I found training that was easy to follow, even for me who knew nothing, a great community, some of whom have years of experience in the field, ready to answer any questions and so many tools that I haven’t even explored them all yet.  I recommend this platform 100%.  Thanks for posting!

    • Thank you Cynthia

      I have have been at Wealthy also for 1 1/2 year. I also love it.

      All the best


  2. I can’t believe the plethora of affiliate marketing sites that are available to newbies! These websites provide information on how beginners should get started and what they need, as well as tips for succeeding online. I wish there were more resources like these when I was first starting out – then again, it’s hard to know which ones actually work until you try them firsthand. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks for your comment

      you don’t need search further 

      Wealyhy Affiliate has it all

      All the best


  3. Hi, thanks for this article about affiliate marketing. I totally agree with you that it there are a lot of gurus online and they do more harm than good to those who want to start an affiliate business online, all they need is your money. So finding a proper platform like wealthy affiliate is key to becoming a successful affiliate marketer.  

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