Best Affiliate Marketing Guide For Dummies

step by step affiliate marketing guide for beginnersAffiliate Marketing for dummies – I can’t tell you how much I hate that phrase when it comes to affiliate marketing for beginners.

But like all of the ‘Made for Dummies’ series, if the topic has enough interest, then it makes sense to have an affiliate marketing for dummies series too – right?

When I first started affiliate marketing, there was only a couple of legit methods to make money online as a beginner, which was either through paid traffic like Google Adwords, or from free traffic like ranking webpages in the search engines.

These two methods are still valid today, however they have expanded somewhat and become a little more complicated to master.

Before I go any further, let me share with you a method I am still using today that earns between $4,000 and $6,000 every month, as well as proof of income here.

Now that I got that out of the way …

Some people try to learn affiliate marketing through books, but the industry changes so frequently and so quickly that information in books go out of date quickly.

Reading a book is not going to help, because there’s just too much to learn in this business, and a book can’t teach you all of the intricate details or nuances in affiliate marketing.

So what makes me an expert on the matter?

Well, I’m a full-time affiliate marketer, which means I do this for a living and have done so for the past 10 years.

You can read about how I got into affiliate marketing here and how I earn a full-time living selling other peoples products.

And if you care to read on and I’ll show you how to get great affiliate marketing information for free.

To Be Honest I Hate The Term Affiliate Marketing For Dummies

affiliate marketing for dummiesYes, it is a clever way to market information products, because it implies that the product is so easy to understand that even a “dummy” could learn it.

And whilst the process is simple, there is actually a lot to learn .

Also learning how to do things is nothing without the action needed.

Anyway, I didn’t want this post to be about a boring ol topic like affiliate marketing for dummies, rather I wanted to create a brief article here on how anyone coming into the affiliate marketing scene can start to make money online quickly.

But first let me tell you what a lot of online marketers tell newbies where they should start.

Start Here

affiliate marketing for dummies startThey tell you to go to Clickbank, choose a product from the marketplace in the health, wealth and happiness section because they convert the best, and then they say join my course and I’ll tell you how to master these steps.

They tell you to do this for obvious reasons, and any newbie would think that these steps would be the logical course of action, but let me tell ya, that if you are new to affiliate marketing, then this is the last place you should start and here’s the reason why.

There is just too much to learn, too much competition and before you learn what you need to, your enthusiasm would have fizzle out.

You have to learn how to find the right niche, choose keywords, write copy, build a website and learn how to drive traffic to your website. Once you know how to do this, it doesn’t stop there, you have to test your copy converts well and on and on it goes.

Those niches while lucrative are extreme competitive, which means that unless you know what you are doing you will be competing against super affiliate who have been in the business for years.

Now I am not trying to put you off, but this is the reality of the game. If you’re cool with that, then by all means go for it, but if you want an alternative way to make money then keep reading.

Here’s a quicker way to make money

This free affiliate marketing course for beginners .If you are new to affiliate marketing, this is a great opportunity to join the group of top affiliate markers where you can learn in and out of affiliate marketing.What I like to do, is to get people making money as quickly as possible, which means their enthusiasm continues to build as they start seeing money coming in.

Here’s how to do it?

The quickest way to make money on the internet that I know of, that is legal 😉 that you could start today and within a short period of time start to make money by using Google Adsense.

It’s not all that sexy, but it works, and ordinary people are making money from it everyday.
It is one of the easiest ways to make money, however don’t expect to get rich overnight. Google Adsense takes work, but it can pay big dividends if you are willing to put in the work.

Some people are making 5 figures with this method and some of them are under the age of 30. I can tell you that this works from personal experience from having made over $300,000 with it, however it should not be your ONLY source of income, just one of them.

The quickest way to start would be to build your own self hosted blog, and then start blogging daily.

Blog daily on a topic that is of interest to you that you know quite a lot about.

And as you continue to post articles to your blog, the search engines will index your content and rank it. Once you are ranking then you will get visitors clicking on your ads.

Pretty simple huh?

Now in the beginning you are not going to make 5 figures, but as time goes on a number of things will start to happen…

1) You will get really good at writing content. In fact the way you think and talk will change as your mind starts to identify language patterns that are consistent with copy-writing.

Boom – you just gained copy-writing skills.

2) Your subconscious forms a habit pattern around creating great content everyday and as such it is on a constant look out for interesting things to blog about.

3) And because you are looking for topics of interest, your subconscious starts to see value is everyday events that you might have otherwise taken for granted. The value in the vibrational frequency of gratitude and appreciation is apart of wealth consciousness.

I know I should have re-titled this blog post to ‘The Power Of Blogging’, but that would be too boring. Besides I wanted to rank for the keyword affiliate marketing for dummies, so that title wouldn’t do.

But, if you just do those two things you will start making money.

So to recap:

1) Blog daily
2) Monetize your blog with Adsense.

If you are serious about making money online and would like some personal coaching then join me here.


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24 thoughts on “Best Affiliate Marketing Guide For Dummies”

  1. I agree with you partially. Nowadays getting accepted into Google Adsense program has become quite difficult and in case we get accepted the money we earn will mostly be in pennies.

    So it is better to build our subscriber base and the list rather than simply directing them out of our websites using ads.

    • On the contrary, if you set up your website correctly as described here, then you’ll get accepted without a problem. I guess you haven’t read my story and how I made over $300,000 with those penny ads.

      Those days are gone though, and Adsense is not as it used to be, but you can still make money with it for sure. I see Adsense as supplimental income as opposed to it being your primary focus.

      These days I concentrate on other methods to make money online that are more lucrative, that anyone can be successful in. Check it out here.

  2. Hi Frank, I would be extremely interested to find out how this works. How much do you charge for tuition? I have not had a chance to read your page completely as yet but I would like to know more.


  3. I tried Google Adsense to add to my blogger and they said I didn’t exist as a blog, much less I didn’t even exist as a person. I’ve had my blog since 2005. This really got me down and discouraged.

  4. Hi Frank, I have my own electrical distributors web site but I would like to start a new site and as a newbie to affiliate marketing I would appreciate some advice on how to start earning money at a steady rate ie grow the business step by step thank you Regards Gary Moorey

  5. Hi Frank,

    I am new to this and please give me us advice where to begin and start to generate revenue from Affiliate Marketing.

  6. Frank, thanks for this primer one of my favorite business topics. I like your style. You wrote this “take Me By The Hand” kinda post and it works for me. I know that we all recommend products and services to friends and family members and never even think about getting paid. “Hey guy you ought see this movie, or eat that food, or buy those jeans.” When was the last time a company paid you consistently for your referrals? Some do I’m sure but most do not give you a dime to drive people to their store. Yet we make buying referral willing all the time.

    So it is refreshing to find companies with great products or services who are willing to share their profit with you and your team. You gotta love that!

    Affiliate Marketing is a great way for the regular guy to make extra income. Amazon, Petco, and Ebay are examples of companies that will gladly pay you to send buyers their way. Maybe after doing further research you might consider finding a way to supplement your income with a relationship with a great affiliate marketing company. No, website, no products no problem.

  7. Nice post. Its always refreshing to read a post that has a little bit of humor in it. I began blogging 4 years ago and to be honest, writing content constantly does improve your content writing skills.

  8. Hello,

    Recently i have setup Google Adsense to my blog. I am not making enough money even to manage my hosting cost. I will surely try affiliate marketing to grow my blog’s income

    I really like the information you have provided about affiliate marketing. Thanks for sharing and helping.

  9. Howdy Frank, I am retired and live in Mexico. I am looking for something that realistically make $50 to $100 a week and teach some of the young moms and dads at the church I attend to make some money while learning english. Is this realistic or am i wasting your time? Looking for straight answers. Thanks

  10. Hey Frank,

    Thank you so much for sharing this post. There is a lot of money in affiliate marketing if you know how to go about it. So i think your post was very helpful.

  11. Great sharing. This is really a helpful post for the dummies who just started affiliate marketing I am also want to do affiliate marketing. So I need a lot of knowledge about it. Your article helps me so much. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I need a blog but i don’t know how to build a website. please what should i do to start this week sir. email me . thanks.

  13. Hi Frank,
    Great article. I’m just getting started and am focussing on creating my own keyword optimized blog content. I was just wondering how long does it usually take to start getting organic traffic? and is there any way to speed it up?



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