How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online? In this article, I am going to zoom into helping you build a Home Business right from your own computer step by step.
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online – The Big Picture
Hi there, Edmund here.
Do you want to start an Affiliate Marketing business Online but do not know how?
In fact, starting an Affiliate Marketing business Online is simple, it is building and maintaining the business that requires time and effort.
What I am going to share with you here are the exact steps I took while building this website you are looking at right now.
In some steps, I am going to lead you to my other posts that I have created earlier to have a better understanding. You could read them and return back to here again.
I hope by sharing my own personal experience, you could have a big picture of a home based business first. After which, you could sign up the Free* Entrepreneur Certification Course (Level 1) at Wealthy Affiliate to build upon what you have learned here.
Alright? Let’s get started. 🙂
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online #1 – Choose a Niche
What is a niche?
Niche is a specific subject or topic that you wish to focus on when building your Affiliate Marketing Business Online.
Niche is also a distinct segment of the market that you want to target. Or simply, who do you want to be your Website’s audience.
Do you have a passion or interest?
If you do, you could choose a niche based on your passion or interest.
You could also choose a niche based on what problems you want to help other solving.
Or satisfying the needs and demands on certain products/tools in the market.
For example, I am passionate to share my and other success stories on how to build a passive income online so that many others could do the same too, avoiding the pitfalls that I had fallen into before.
You must not choose a niche that is too broad such as “Health”, “Beauty” or even “Making money Online”
You must narrow down the niche such that the competition is low and people can find your site easily.
How to narrow down the niche?
For my example, “Making money Online” niche is a very broad topic and it is a very competitive niche too.
I narrowed down my niche to focus on “Wealthy Affiliate University”, an academy that has taught 1000s on how to make money Online.
Similarly, a narrowed niche on “Health” could be “How to treat stomach flu?”
A narrowed niche on “Beauty” could be “How to treat severe acne?”
We must narrow down the niche to a more specific area so that your audience with the specific needs could zoom into your websites for your valuable service and affiliated recommendation.
A better understanding of niche now? 🙂
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online #2 – Create a Website
Creating a website is simple and as fast as within 30 sec, you could have a functional website up and running.
I have created a separate blog post on this and I wish to direct you to read there.
Have an overall view of the steps of creating a website first. Please do not do anything first and return here to continue reading the other steps.
Read this >> How to start an Affiliate Marketing Business Website?
Isn’t it simple? Let’s move on.
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online #3 – Perform Keyword Research
Perform keyword research is a very important steps before your next step of content creation.
I have a separate blog post on this too.
Read this >> What is keyword research and analysis?
Well, by now, you should have an even clearer picture of how keyword research works.
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online #4 – Create Quality Contents
Once you have your targeted keywords. You are going to create quality posts with contents wrapping around your keywords.
I would recommend to haveing one post for one targeted keyword.
You would need to know some basic Search Engine Optimization for your posts created so that your posts could probably be ranked on the first page of Google’s search results.
Read this >> How to rank my business on Google?
Are you ready to create your contents now?
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online #5 – Monetize your Website
When you have created valuable contents on your website based on your keywords and SEO. You’ll start to see traffics (Your audience) trickling to your niche website for the valuable information you provided.
Now is a good time to monetize your website and make your website work for you.
The next page I am directing you to is a training created by Veronica from Wealthy Affiliate. She is an Affiliate Marketing Expert and has been with Wealthy Affiliate since 2007.
(This is a preview page. If you do not have a free* Starter Wealthy Affiliate account yet, you could create a free* starter account to see the rest of the training when prompted. Zero $. It’s Free.)
In this training, she will share on the 6 ways to monetize your website. This is also part of the Free* Online Entrepreneur Certification Course (Level 1), Lesson 2.
Read this >> 6 Ways to Make Money with Your WordPress Blog
Have you created the free* Starter account? Let’s go on to the next step.
How to start an Affiliate Marketing business online #6 – Free* Online Entrepreneur Certification Course
If you have created a free* Starter account from the earlier step, I would highly recommend you to head over to the Free* Online Entrepreneur Certification Course by hitting the green [Get Started here] tab on the left menu column.
If you have not created the free* Starter account, click the link below to see the contents of the course and read some testimonials there. I guarantee that you’ll be impressed!
Well, there you are. I hope you have enjoyed this post and some additional posts that I have directed you to.
I hope you’ll enjoy the free* course at Wealthy Affiliate too.
If you are there, give me a buzz and say hello, alright? 🙂
Sincerely wish you success in starting an Affiliate Marketing business online!
*Please note that some countries are not able to join as FREE Starter Members due to Wealthy Affiliate University’s Anti-SPAM policy.
I like how you’ve broken down the process here into clear, distinct steps. I’m also part of Wealthy Affiliate and highly recommend the program.
However, I digress. I think that many people out there would love to earn money online, but they simply don’t know where to start. Having some kind of roadmap to business success is the key thing that’s missing for most people, but you’ve provided the start of that roadmap here.
Great post, thanks for sharing, and best of luck with your business.
Hi Chloe, thanks for your comment.
You are most welcome! Yes, I do agree that many people are looking for ways to make money online but just do not know how to get started or they have been scammed numerous times by some shady products/person.
I really hope this post could reach out to many people so that they could have the big picture of making money online, and further their knowledge at Wealthy Affiliate . Ultimately, building a successful affiliate marketing business online.
Wishing you best of luck too!
Thank you for writing these concise steps on how to start an Affiliate Marketing business online.
It is very easy to follow and the only concern I have is how to write quality contents.
Hopefully, I could have some advice in this area.
Thanks so much.
Hi Kim, you are most welcome.
You have brought up a valid concern. Writing quality contents will not be easy if you started out with a wrong niche.
You have to be really interested in what you want to share with other people in the Online World. You would be writing contents just like you would do be talking to someone naturally about your interest. Or how you could help them in certain problems they are facing.
Writing content then becomes natural and you could easily write a minimum 500 words article each time you create a new post.
So, sit yourself down and search for a niche that is best suitable to you and you will do very well! 🙂
Wishing you the best!
Indeed, this is a very comprehensive guide to starting with affiliate marketing from scratch.
I am fairly new with this concept and your very accurate information builds a ground for a great new start with my online endeavours.
I will bookmark this page and make sure to come back for more.
I am glad that this article has created values for you and I do welcome you back for more information.
If you need a hand with anything, you could PM me at Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂
Wishing you the best!