How To Get Started With Affiliate Marketing (Newbie Friendly)

Hey guys Dwayne Garrett here from One of the big questions that I get asked is “how do I get started with Affiliate Marketing if I’m a complete newbie?” And so that’s what this article is going to be about. Honestly, there’s a lot to know and the first thing that you have to know is affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

You’re not going to be able to get rich quick with affiliate marketing. Can it turn into a passive income? Yes, over time, but it’s going to be a business, just like any other business that you would start. With that in mind, understand that if you start today, you’re not going to be earning a living a month from now, or six months from now, or probably even a year from now. I usually tell people it’s going to take about 18 months to two years before you start earning any real income to write home about.

So now that we know that affiliate marketing is going to take some time, and it’s going to take some energy, how do you get started? Well, there’s a lot to know and a lot to learn, and I know that because when i first started with affiliate marketing back in 2009, eventually went full-time in 2011, I didn’t know anything about how to build a website, about what affiliate marketing was. I could do a pretty good google search and that’s about it. I know what it’s like to not understand anything about affiliate marketing but have the desire to get into it because of the lifestyle benefits that can provide which I’m currently living.

The best place to start this is something that sort of changes over time. Previously I recommended a service called Site Build It or I no longer recommend that product because it’s gotten a little outdated over time so after I stopped recommending SiteSell I went on to try to find something else. I began promoting Affilorama which is at but that also had some issues that i didn’t like with their program. So now i recommend brand new affiliate marketers start off at a service called Wealthy Affiliate.

If you do sign up you can sign up for a free account to check it out. There is a premium upgrade if you do decide to upgrade your account but if you use my link I am an affiliate marketer for wealthy affiliate so I do want to be upfront about that. If you do sign up for them though and you do use my affiliate link I will be able to personally coach you from within the wealthy affiliate dashboard. I actually get notified when you sign up or when one of my referrals signed up. I will send you a message and I am happy to tutor you within that dashboard because I really do believe that Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to get started and i’m happy to offer my services as a thanks for you clicking on my affiliate link. So why exactly do I recommend wealthy affiliate? With affiliate marketing you are going to be inundated with so much information.

Everybody is going to say something different and what you really need to do is find a service where you can learn the things that you need to know in the order that you need to know them and that’s exactly what wealthy affiliate provides. But it’s not just their training program that I like… They do train you how to build a successful affiliate marketing business online but they also provide all the tools that you’ll ever need to be successful online with an affiliate marketing business.

So what this means is that you not only get all of the training provided but you get all the tools provided in one place. Again it’s a free account to sign up if you do decide to sign up for a premium membership I think it’s about twenty nine dollars per month right now but that includes your web hosting and includes all your keyword research and niche research – industry research tools, it includes absolutely everything you need to succeed online including a great community that i’m a part of. I am happy to help you whether you use my affiliate link or not but if you do use my affiliate link I will be notified right away and i’ll be there from day one to help you be successful online. So the main thing if you’re a new affiliate marketer, find out what you need to learn in the order that you need to learn it in.

No matter who you choose to sign up with to get some training on how to become an affiliate marketer, you’re going to want to stick to that one training program because every training program and every affiliate marketer out there has their own ways of doing things so you want to make sure that you don’t get sidetracked and confused by mixed messages from different platforms. Pick one and stick with it. I recommend Wealthy Affiliate and again if you use my affiliate link below I will be happy to coach you through the process.

In a nutshell that’s how you get started with affiliate marketing. I’ll be getting into even more detail in future articles so for now go ahead and check out Wealthy Affiliate and let me know what you think about it in the comments section below. Talk to you next time! .