How Do You Become An Affiliate Marketer?

By Strahinja | Recommended

Jun 05

"How do you become an affiliate marketer?" A question asked by many who want to enter the space of affiliate marketing. First, you have to understand who an affiliate marketer is and what he or she does in affiliate marketing.

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Who Is An Affiliate Marketer?

This is a person who is paid through commission for marketing a company or other products. It is done differently from the traditional way of marketing. You do not have to move from one household to the next you only need to create a social media account and start explaining in details about the product.

how do you become an affiliate marketer

In most times you have a code as an affiliate that you have to share with your viewers so that when they go buy that particular product from the company they use your code and you will be paid according to how much products have been bought through your code.

With these companies other products get to reach a good number of people as they can purchase without physically seeing the products. The Internet platform has made these companies and other business offering different services to prosper as their commodities can be seen by different people worldwide.

The following are ways to become an affiliate marketer;

Decide Your Position In The Market

This is a very important thing if you want to become an affiliate marketer. When you are passionate about something you will comfortably deliver what is required. Therefore choosing your niche carefully is important.

how do you become an affiliate marketer

Before you venture into anything else like creating a site it is good to decide where you really want to venture in. Do your research to be well conversant if what you want to deal with what pays well, if it has room for another affiliate marketer and also if the products can be well explained in a blog.

Check out is affiliate marketing still profitable in our post.

When you have done your research well on exactly what you want to deal with then you can go ahead and start a site. It will be easy for you as you will be dealing with what is comfortable for you. Also, the position you have taken has to be that which attract viewers and readers because they are the people who will make you earn.

how do you become an affiliate marketer

It is also important to research if your position has affiliate program since you may choose a niche which does not need an affiliate marketer which can make you struggle or get no money at all from your job.

Look For Programs

This is a step that will make you an affiliate marketer as you have to have a program that allows you to do affiliate marketing. Since you have decided which products you are going to deal with then you have to find programs that are handy with your position.

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There are different programs out there but look for one that will give you equal or more profit than your investment. You can get all the information about different programs online or from other affiliates.

Check our top 10 affiliate marketing programs. You will not go wrong with any of these.

The ultimate thing that one should consider is a program that has the support because you do not want to a program that makes it difficult for you to communicate with your audiences.

Create a Website

When you are done choosing a right program and you have weighed the pros and cons it will be wise to go ahead and create a good site and start producing content from there. This is slow but a sure process of becoming an affiliate. Make sure your contents standout as every reader will want to read an attractive piece.

The first time of your content production will be a bit time consuming but as time goes by you will get it easy and fast. Here you have to do a good research online and see what your audiences are saying or recommending then you will get the best content for them about the product.

You have to use all the resources to get your content to the readers. One way is giving free e-books as this will give you an opportunity of getting your readers emails making it easy for you to send them a blog post.

how do you become an affiliate marketer

They may not want to get into your blog post but receiving an email will make them read. This is what will make you sell more products as they read they may be interested and buy and that will be for your good.

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Be Active On Your Website

When you are active on your blog and you produce good content your audience number will increase within a short time. This is a very important thing for beginners. Use your social media accounts as they will link the readers to the products.

how do you become an affiliate marketer

Having a good number of audiences on a site is a plus as they are the same people who will make you earn more. Therefore as a beginner affiliate, this is very essential.

Some of the things that will make you increase the number of your audiences include;

  • Write a blog post for bigger websites within your niche
  • Pay for advertisement
  • Leave links of your site in your social media account
  • Email your audience and also leave your email in your site for the audience to reach you

How Do You Become An Affiliate Marketer?

Anyone can get into this and earn money online. It is all about dedication and trying your best to be smart.

It is challenging at first but with a free 10 lesson course I am giving you, you will be good to get started and build a solid foundation for your future success.

This is one job that you do at the comfort of your house or anywhere you are comfortable with. You do not need to always dress up or wake up early because it can be done at your own time when you have mastered the process and you are good to go. 

It does not involve a lot of time and anybody with passion can do this job. It takes dedication and hard work but anyone with enough will can be a success.

Thank you for reading.


About the Author

Hi there. I'm just a regular guy that worked many different jobs before finding out about affiliate marketing. Decided to give it a try, followed the instructions, worked hard and started making money online. Here to help you achieve same thing. Working from home is possible if you have the proper training and people.

  • Antonio says:


    Thank you for the clear explanation of affiliate marketing, which is still a viable opportunity for  those who choose to work at home. The good thing about affiliate marketing is that it is cheaper compared to a brick and mortar business.  You  have highlighted a number of methods for the affiliate marketer, so which method do you recommend as an absolute beginner., and which affiliate programme do you recommend.

    Once again thank you.


    • Strahinja says:

      You are welcome Antonio.

      I am really glad you enjoyed my article. Hopefully, it helped you with your own online business.


  • Lee says:

    This is a very good overview of affiliate marketing. The post covers all the basics about affiliate marketing and some very good tips for ensuring success and getting on the road to becoming an effective affiliate marketer. I have booked marked this page for future reference and if affiliate marketing is something you are interested in you should do the same. 

    • Strahinja says:

      Thank you Lee. 

      I try to put up as much relevant content as I can so there will more awesome content in the future.

      Thank you for bookmarking me.


  • Lakisha Akbar says:

    Thanks for explaining how to become an affiliate marketer. I never understood exactly how people made money online but, now I know the proper terms. It’s all starting to make sense.

    I just want to make sure I understand you correctly, because, I’m still learning how to become an affiliate marketer. Are you saying that I must buy a product first and then join the affiliate programs? Or are there programs, that I can join without having to buy a product?

    Anyhow, it would be nice to work from the comfort of my own home. It beats the rush hour traffic, taking the kids to the daycare, and not to mention it would save me lots of money on my vehicle wear and tear.

    Either way, I look forward to your response and thank you for explaining how affiliate marketing works. I think I will sign up top your email list so that I can learn from your 10-day email course. Have an amazing day!

  • Dalibor says:

    You made it sounds so easy! Thank you for your explanation. I was thinking about the fitness niche because I love to workout and I think everybody should devote some time to a healthy life.

    What do you think: is it profitable? Should I focus on fitness in general or narrow it down, like example an exercise, or supplements, or gym products? Or can I put it all together? And where can I find some of the companies that I can recommend as an affiliate marketer?

    • Strahinja says:

      Thank you for your comment Dalibor. Fitness niche is one of the biggest out there and definitely one of the most profitable ones. In my personal experience, you should try and aim for the more specific niche within the fitness market. For example right, workout machines or natural fat burners. 

      This will ensure you will have enough potential but again you will not be too broad.

      Thank you.

  • Stella says:

    This is a brief yet informative review. An affiliate marketer must have a beautiful niche in order to be a able to get machant that will want you to market their products. Website must be able to get more traffic and engagement, this will convince people about the uniqueness of your website. The beauty of a website is to get it monitized while catching fun, your website must be something you love doing and can serve relevant purposes to the society. 

    • Strahinja says:

      Hello Stella and thank you for your comment. I agree on the niche part. Getting traffic and engagement should come naturally after great posts and website organisation.

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