What Is Affiliate Online Marketing?

In this post I will develop: What is affiliate online marketing?

What is affiliate online marketing?

First I need to make one thing clear, that almost all affiliate marketing is done online.

How does it work and where can anyone get the best training?

I think one of  the best way to understand what affiliate marketing is, is to look at the following lesson and the embedded video.

Check it out!

So the concept is quite simple. You help a merchant to get a sale and he in turn gives you a commission for your help.

It means, as an affiliate marketer you don’t need to have any storehouse or goods, the merchant will take care of that, even the shipping.

Therefore affiliate online marketing is a very convenient business model. The only thing an affiliate marketer needs to do is recommend the merchant’s product.

Where do you get the best training?

That is a very important question since the internet is full of so-called “Gurus” that what they say want to help you. But be aware for most of these “Gurus” sell low-quality training and their interest are mainly to get your money into their pockets. EXAMPLE!

But there are legit platforms that will help you in the right way.

Look at this picture ====================>

It is a platform called Wealthy Affiliate. This platform has helped tens of thousands of people to achieve their goals and to be successful affiliate marketers online.

Why is that? Because their honest intention is to help people like you and me to be successful. In this post, I will explain why and I am sure you will understand if you just continue to read.

A little history about Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate has been around for quite a while, since 2005. It has helped quite a few to be successful in online affiliate marketing, actually tens of thousands. Many of them have lived a life that few ever dreamed of. Take this woman as an example. =======================>

“I have been with Wealthy Affiliate’ for 13 years now. It has allowed me to earn a full-time Living. I have spent seven of those years travelling. I have houses and properties on three continents. Things have changed a lot since the old days.

I have moved continents twice and countries three times, my face has a lot more wrinkles and my hair is white, but I still love Internet marketing with a passion. It gets me out of bed in the morning and I can still remember the rush I had when I earned my first affiliate commission if I am honest I remember it was $1.27 and I was on a high for a week, because I knew that making the first money was the hardest and you could rinse and repeat. Today, I divide my time between southern Spain, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom”.

You see, everything is possible with the training wealthy Affiliate gives and there are many similar success stories.

As I said Wealthy Affiliate has been around since 2005 and was founded by these two Canadian guys on the picture. 2005, they were already successful in affiliate marketing when the idea was raised to create a platform in order to help others to be successful too. From that idea, Wealthy Affiliate has grown to over 2 million members today. Therefore that idea was indeed fruitful.

End of history and let us now talk about how the training is done.

How does Wealthy Affiliate works?

It is a step-by-step training where it starts from scratch. It means that anyone, even if he or she doesn’t have any experience can get involved.

`Below is a picture of the 10 first lessons.

In total there are 50 lessons divided in 5 modules. The picture above is the first module. The other modules are as follows:

Module 2: Building Your Own Traffic-Producing Website

Module 3: Making Money

Module 4: Mastering Social Engagement

Module 5: Achieving Maximum Success With You Content

Each module has 10 lessons. When these lessons are done you can consider yourself as an expert in affiliate marketing and you will get this certificate.  ==========>

As you see on the picture upper right corner it says 100%. It means that you finished the whole course. If you have only done half of the course it will show evidently 50%.

Every lesson will also have a video explanation embedded. After each lesson, you will be asked to do a few tasks before you start the next one. As you tick off that the task is done, the % sign will consequently change.

What more are there in Wealthy Affiliate?

The webinars

Once a week there is a webinar, held by an expert in online marketing. He joined Wealthy Affiliate already 2007, so he has over 13 years experience of this platform. Below picture shows a sample of these webinars.

These webinars are like extra courses to the original training. They have a variety of subjects, but all related to your business and to keep us updated on what is happening on the internet. After each webinar that lasts around 1 hour, there is a Q&A session.

One excellent feature of these webinars is that they are recorded. It means if you’re are not able to attend you can always see them at a time convenient for you. These stored-up webinars are like a huge library with a lot of subjects, so it is only to choose a subject that can be of interest to you.

The Community

Another fantastic feature of Wealthy Affiliate is the Community.

Since Wealthy Affiliate consists of over 2 million members and many of these have been on this platform for years and consequently have obviously got a lot of experience. Many of these use their experience to help others.

Let’s say that you are on a lesson or have other concerns and you feel that you are stuck, but you will still continue your training. There is where the community comes into the picture. You just put in your concern like a ticket to the Community and they will be there for you. Normally you will have a response within minutes. You will never get stuck with your training. This feature works 24/7. Amazing isn’t it?

How much does it cost to join Wealthy Affiliate?

This is where it is getting excited. You can join as a starter member and that is free.

As a starter member, you will have access to the upgraded or premium membership for 7 days. That means that you can enjoy the features of premium membership and will get the opportunity to test it out before you make any decision to upgrade.

If you decide to upgrade you can have the first month for a 60% discount if you do that within the 7 days. That is $19.

The following months are $49.

So I encourage you to join as a starter member and test it out. You don’t even need to reveal any credit card information.

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  1. I always wondered what online affiliate marketing is about
    and you explained in a very excellent way.

    • Thanks for your comment Liliana
      Hope you are little wiser after reading the post
      All the best

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