5 Steps

how to start your affiliate marketing

1. Choose Your Plan

When you visit an affiliate company, you’ll be able to choose between a free plan or one that comes with a monthly cost. The premium membership comes with more support, more websites, and a stronger connection to the affiliate marketing community, but if you’re at the point where you’re just dipping your toe in the water to see what it’s like, the free membership option comes with some support for the first week and enough freedom and tools to quickly create a basic website and get going.


2. Choose your interest

The best way to understand it is to think of it like a small business: you have to start at square one and build your business from the ground up.

You have the advantage of not needing a business loan to begin and you can set your own hours for each day and each week to build your own business. So, that mean you can make a lot of money in less time and low investment.


3. Build Your Website

Creating your first affiliate marketing website doesn’t have to be a struggle, even if you have no idea how to create a website. If you’ve never created an affiliate marketing website before. There are so many questions you are probalby asking yourself. Do you shell out the money to have someone build a website for you? Do you use one of the “drag and drop” website builders out there like Wix or Weebly? Will you need to learn computer code? Is a WordPress website better than other web building platforms out there? These are just a few of the questions that are probably running through your head. (For Wealth Aff we create a stunning website for you and free).

4. Pick your Affiliate program

Now I’m going to show you 5 tips to pick the best Affiliate program and (PLEASE) Following this criteria when choosing an affiliate program will help you avoid headaches down the road after you’ve already invested

your time and efforts into the program you choose. Take action and get started now.


4.1 Start with the products and services

  • Is it a good product or service?

  • Have you personally used it?  If not, would you buy it yourself?

  • Does it have a good call-to-action sales letter and professional site?

  • Does it have a money-back guarantee?

  • Do they have easily accessible customer service?

  • Is the checkout procedure smooth and fluid?

Take a real hard look at the products or services being sold. Make sure you want to be associated with the product because if you don’t believe in it nobody will believe your sales pitch. Google the company and products/services and see what people are saying about the product(s) online. Trust is the key to affiliate marketing so make sure the programs you recommend are going to make people happy and are refundable for those who aren’t.


4.2 Compare the commission rates

and payment schedules

Obvious but important. Don’t just default to the high commission product in the category. Pick the one you think is the best for you.  Find out the threshold for payment, payment frequency, payment method, and other factors so you know how and when you’ll be paid. Also familiarize yourself with their chargeback policy which will be detailed in their affiliate terms.


4.3 Look at the affiliate management

Is there an affiliate manager who can help you or is the program managed by an affiliate network? Can you get immediate help with any issue or do you have to wait 72 hours to get a return email?  I actually joined an affiliate program once who’s staff never ever returned any of my phone calls or emails.  That’s some bullshit you’ll want to avoid.


4.4 Read the affiliate terms

You don’t have to spend an entire week reading the entire legal document but at least review the most important factors such as:

Rules and guidelines of the program – especially related to the type of advertising allowed, CAN-SPAM compliance, and keyword bidding limitations

The lifespan of your affiliate cookie which tracks your sale

Chargeback procedures for buyer returns


4.5 Do they have good affiliate tools and training?

Is the affiliate dashboard well laid out and easy to navigate?

  • Do they track your clicks and trends for you?

  • Do you get email notifications of sales?  Not all of them do including

  • Do they have quality banners and linking tools?

  • Do they have tutorials (preferably video) to help you get started?

5. Start writing content

As an affiliate marketer, the ultimate goal of your website is to earn you some residual cash flow. But in order to do that, we must go through a bit of a process. Why would anyone listen to you? Why would anyone consider purchasing the products and services you are trying to sell?

I'll like to recommend you to use the C  T  P  M Process.The CTPM process is rather simple to understand. CTPM stands for:


  • Content

  • Traffic

  • Pre-sell

  • Monetize


By providing unique and helpful information (content) on your website, you will naturally begin to attract free traffic into your site. This free traffic can be pre-sold by simply being yourself and forming a trust with your sites visitors. At that point, you are perfectly primed to monetize. The CTPM process has helped build a lot of top websites for years now. It works and it works well. That’s why successful affiliate marketers use the CTPM process.

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