What Are The Benefits Of Online Affiliate Marketing?

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If you are familiar with my site or my blog (click here), you will see many of my posts relate to making money online but they mainly link to affiliate marketing. The reason my focus is affiliate marketing is basically because, in my opinion, this is the best way to make a living online with little or no money. This post will focus on how to become successful in affiliate marketing.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

As per my #1 online platform page (click here to see the YouTube video) affiliate marketing is:

The process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, Mepromote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. Simple as that.

The most amazing thing about online affiliate marketing is you can start your own business from your sofa without having to have business premises, stock, staff, or having to deal with customer returns / complaints.

Everyone has an interest or passion in life, so why not make money from it? There are literally millions of niche’s out there you can choose from and change your life for the better.

Now we know what affiliate marketing is, lets get into becoming successful from it.

How Can Something That Requires Little Money Make Me An Income?

Well, it’s like anything really, the more effort, time and research you put into your craft the more chance of success you have. Yes, it doesn’t require a lot or any money (you may want to pay for a domain- but this is cheap), but what it does require is persistence, hard work and taking time to research your craft.

As per many of my posts (click here to view) many people want to get-rich-quick. Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It can certainly be a get rich scheme there is absolutely no doubt about that but not necessarily quickly. In my opinion 99.9% of get-rich-quick schemes are actually get-rich-quick SCAMS. If it was easy to get-rich-quick everyone would be jumping on the bandwagon.

Be very careful when researching online money making schemes as there are a lot of scum bags out there who want to make a quick buck and they don’t care ho they rip off to do so.


The Benefits Of Owning An Online Company

There are many benefits to owning an online company that outweigh owning a ‘physical business’ that employs staff and has large outgoings. See my list below detailing these benefits.

1. You’re your own boss

Being your own boss allows you to make every single decision and do things the way you want to. This gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to mold your online business in whatever way you want. Whether it be the theme of your website, the colour scheme, the niche you are promoting, the time spent on your business the amount you are willing to invest to become successful and so on.

2. Your business can be whatever you want it to be

You can promote whatever you have a passion or interest in. How many times have we wanted to be the CEO of a company, how many times have we said if I had money I would own my own ‘x’ company. Well now you can, without parting with a penny. One of the main things that attracted me to online marketing was the fact that I could make a success of myself on my own terms and that I could be a business owner.

3. Work from anywhere with WiFi

The wonder of working online means you can work from anywhere with a WiFi signal. You may have an office at home, or Beach lifemay want to walk down to the local coffee shop and enjoy watching everyone else rush to their 9-5 whilst you sit back, earning a passive income whilst enjoying a latte. My favourite is most certainly the thought of sitting on a beach with a cold drink and earning money whilst doing so.

4. The world is your oyster

As I touched on earlier, if you put in the time and effort it will pay off and you can do those things you have always dreamed of.

So, by now you will want to know how to become successful in affiliate marketing. Well see my list below which will help guide you to success.

10 Helpful Tips On How To Become Successful In Affiliate Marketing

  1. Choose a niche that you have a passion for

This is very important, creating content about something you know little about will become boring and you will lose interest quickly (I have experienced this). Choose a nice that you have a lot of knowledge about. See my niche post HERE for more help.

2. Be patient but persistant

Want $1000 from your first month…. hold up. That’s not going to happen (if you’re a newbie). There isn’t a magic wand that magically makes money spill over straight away I am afraid. It will take time, hard work, research and time to get to know your audience. However, once mastered, the opportunities are endless. Keep patient and work hard (thank me later). I have a post HERE that will explain making money and how long it takes.

3. Listen to those who have experience

There are many marketers out there who have started from the bottom and now look back and laugh at that time. Utilise these people, ask questions, ask for advice and strategies. Knowledge is key to success. I recommend a platform call Wealthy Affiliate that not only trains you as a newbie to become successful, but it also has a community which has millions of Learnmarketers that are waiting to help you succeed. They’re a friendly bunch and I personally would have been lost with them. We will talk about Wealthy Affiliate shortly and how its platform can help you reach the very top.

4. Ensure you have enough knowledge about your product / niche

This kind of links back to point number one. Ensure the product(s) you are promoting can provide you with enough content for you site or social media page. Otherwise, you will find sales will drop. You should be able to create content constantly and also review your niche / product consistently.

5. Keep striving for success – keep going!

There will be times when you will fail, or things will not go to plan, that’s normal. Do not let it get you down (we’ve all been there). Keep going. Surround yourself with positivity and people who can help you. Do not go it alone. Again this links into the Wealthy Affiliate community. These guys a re on hand 24/7 365 (the platform is worldwide, therefore people are always online). Remember Rome was not built in a day. Keep going!!

6. Create an action plan

An action plan doesn’t need to be hours worth of planning and flowcharts here, there and everywhere. Justa few simple bullet points on how you are going to plan your action for the day. For example:

1. Create a post about ‘X’

2. Add some images to my site

3. Create a business logo

4. Research my product

and so on…

The above was a real quick example but you get the idea. Planning ahead is key to efficiency.

7. Advertise yourself

Throw yourself out there. There so many ways to promote your business and product. We live ina day of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTubeand so on. All of these can be huge in promoting your business and product. See my post about utlising Instagram here and Pinterest here

8. Ignore the negative vibes and the ‘haters’

There is absolutely no doubt that friends and family will tell you that you are wasting your time or it seems too good to be true etc. You have to ignore this. No matter how important that person is in your life. Believe in yourself and smash all of your goals. My own partner, turned her nose up when I first discovered online marketing…. (I remind her of this quite often now). For more information on the doubters click here

9. Give your self a fighting chance from the start

Keep things simple, why start alone, why try to go it alone? Don’t! I am a member of the best online affiliate platform. This amazing platform is Wealthy Affiliate. They provide training that helps you build you business from the very start! See my WA review below and also my review on the training that comes with it. This also touches on the great community who are there to help you. Believe it or not it won’t be long until you are helping others.



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10. Keep a healthy mind

Its essential you give your all with affiliate marketing. However, you are only human, take breaks, have a few days off now and then we all need to recharge. Exercise and enjoy your time learning a new skill. It will be challenging but the rewards can be phenomenal.

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I hope this post has helped guide you on how to become successful in affiliate marketing. if you have any questions please do leave them in the comments section below.





16 Responsesso far.

  1. Lemuel Sacop says:

    Hello and thank you about this article! I am very new to affiliate marketing and your article makes me think that this is certainly an appealing option.

    I have niches that I have in mind which are my passions. I had worked for 11 years in a company when everyone else is asleep, yes, graveyard shift and I don’t want to come back into corporate anymore.

    I love the opportunities that you presented about affiliate marketing, from working at your own phase, that I am the boss, etc. that it requires a lot of hardwork. But in my opinion, if your niche is your passion, it is actually not hardwork because you love what you are doing and you can certainly write about 100’s of quality content on a niche that you very much love doing.

  2. Yahya says:

    Wow! Affiliate Marketing seems like the way forward.living the ‘way you’ want to is definitely something to work towards and if you really want something, as you have mentioned, you will need to put the hours in. The key is to keep on pushing and don’t give up. Great post!

  3. JRandZen says:

    Thank you for a very informative and instructional post.

    This effectively unlocks the mystery of affiliate marketing and makes one realize that it is easy to do provided you are willing to put in the effort and perseverance until you attain success.

    All the best to you.

  4. Tom says:

    Hi Russ,

    An excellent article on affiliate marketing. This really does set out the right strategy for us to use when starting out, and also when we are a few weeks/months into working on our affiliate marketing business.

    Choosing a niche wasn’t too difficult for me as I am in the leadership and personal development niche. However, choosing a product was difficult until I found your site. Thank you for all your help with finding a product.

    Thank you for sharing this article, and keep up the amazing work on your site.

    All the best,


  5. Kyriakos says:

    This is a great article describing what Affiliate Marketing is. It clearly describes what a person interested in becoming an affiliate Marketer should do to become one.

  6. Rajith says:

    Hi Russ,

    Great article. Another benefit I love about this business is, we have more time for ourselves. When doing a corporate job, it is very hard to find time for important personal things. But as you said, everything does not happen fast.

    At the beginning, you might have to put your free time into this business if you are doing a job or running another business. But if you follow the guidance in this article, you will not regret for sure.

    Thank for the great write up.

  7. Duni says:

    I see you put a lot of time and effort into your business and following these tips will help anyone out there in this niche. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great post Russ – I really like how you keep it real. No get rich quick scams, it takes work. Encouraging your reader to pick a niche that they are passionate about is so very important. creating and consistently posting of quality content on a nice clean website. Such great tips. Your final tip of keeping a healthy mind and body, also so very important, this is all part of the job to be successful. Another great post, Russ. Thanks
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