Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners

Setting up a business and achieving success in it, surely not a piece of cake. People are now being more smart and creative about their strategies and tactics for the growth of their business. 

This need has given a rise to the concept of “Affiliate Marketing”. It is the type of marketing when you promote and advertise the products of other companies. You have to give your affiliated link to the website and when someone buys through it, you get the commission. 

In short, when you become an affiliate, you behave as a salesperson for the business. You have the responsibility of making sales and in return, the company has to reward you. 

-Business spending on affiliate marketing has made this industry worth up to $12 billion! 

Affiliate marketing is also one of the most popular ways to make money online from your blogs. If you are promoting different products from different websites then you can also earn money and have commissions from all of them. 

Are you looking to pursue your career in affiliate marketing and have no experience? Don’t worry, I will take you up to speed and in this guide, you will find the answer to each of your queries. 

If someone has launched the clothing brand or if any individual is providing CV Writing Services , affiliate marketing can bring a turning point into the discipline. 

So what are you waiting for? Dive into this comprehensive guide with me and make your career pathway in affiliate marketing. Follow these 7 simple and easy steps to get started. 

Decide on a platform:

There are several online platforms available for affiliate marketing. You can even make complete use of Facebook and Instagram. You can build a trustworthy image in front of the audience. YouTube can also play a vital role in this aspect. Optimization is also a key factor to rank better. Do not mention to add the affiliate links under your title of the content. 

Identify your niche:

There is a huge competition in the discipline of affiliate marketing. So make sure to choose a niche that attracts the audience. Getsome more tricky and tackling for your niche or else you will see a long list of affiliate marketers working on the same niche as you. If you are going to work more keenly on your topics, this will bring you more traffic.

Get affiliate programs to join:

Choosing an affiliate program is yet another most difficult part. You can choose one out of three affiliate programs;

  • High-paying, low volume affiliate program
  • Low-paying, high volume affiliate program
  • High-paying, high volume affiliate program

Choose your affiliate program right according to your niche and expertise. You can take the help of Google assistant search over here.

Build killer content:

Content is the real king always. If you want your affiliate site and video to succeed then you must have to create high-quality content. Create your content in such a way that all your affiliated links must fit in. Do not just go with the name of the product; invest your energy and time in crafting real, original, and authentic content so that the audience must get attracted to it. 

Bring traffic to your affiliate site:

Once you are done with the creation of extremely amazing content on your identified niche, now get the traffic on your website so that people must read and click on the affiliate links. There are three ways to get traffic;

  • Paid traffic
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Build an email list 

Paid traffic arrives when you already pay for your ad. Once you stop paying, the traffic would instantly stop. You can also take the help of SEO and optimize your website to rank better. An email is also an option and you can send affiliate email promotions. 

Get the clicks on your affiliate links:

Creating great content is well and good, but what is the guarantee that people would click over the affiliate link? Keep some tricks in mind; link placement, context, callouts. Balance your affiliate links in your introduction and other factors as well. Do not forget that your context must make sense within great words and callout buttons. 

Turn the clicks into sales:

Lastly, turning the clicks into sales! This completely depends on how much your content is optimized and how much people click on your affiliated link to get the product. You have to be smart enough and look for businesses that convert very well into affiliate marketing. 


By following the aforementioned steps, you can easily get to know about what affiliate marketing is and how does it work. Choosing this field for your career is indeed a worthy option and with some tips and smart tricks, you can make 6 to 7 digit figures each month!

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.