How To Affiliate Marketing

As your small business online marketing guide, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the “How To Affiliate Marketing” process. Once you learn the process, you are going to wonder why you haven’t done this sooner. Is it a quick and easy way to instantly earn enough money to retire on? No. It requires knowledge and effort on your part.  With the know how and effort, the sky is the limit.

What is Affiliate Marketing? 

Affiliate Marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s or companies products or services by your own marketing efforts. The average commissions that are paid out is between 1%-75+% depending on the program. With that being said, are you beginning to see where the knowledge and effort on your part comes in?

When I read articles or hear people claiming that you can not make money as an affiliate marketer, I have to wonder how much effort they have put into their business, if any at all. Have they acquired the knowledge necessary to be successful? Have they put enough effort into the process?

The definition of process is:  a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. Several synonyms are, business, job, and task. How do you approach a task, your job, or even your business in our case?

Are you are willing to take the necessary actions or  steps in order to achieve success? If not, then affiliate marketing is not for you. If so, proceed.

It All Begins With Laying The Foundation

The first step to being a successful affiliate marketer is laying the foundation. You wouldn’t start building walls and rooms for your home without the foundation being laid first would you? It is the same with affiliate marketing. So what will your foundation be?

Most of us are aware that there are thousands of ways to make money online BUT, many are unaware that the most fundamental yet powerful process of generating revenue online comes from building a website as the foundation.

My Free Website Builder

I personally chose to build my foundation (my website) with Site Rubix. It is a websiteSite Rubix- A Website Builder builder powered by Wealthy Affiliate where you will find a community of 1,000’s of like minded, highly trained members, extensive training, many avenues of support, and all the tools you will need to become a highly successful Affiliate Marketer.  Did I mention that you not only get to build your foundation with one website, you get two along with hosting and  it is completely free. Are you ready to start building your foundation? Enter a name for your free website ( don’t worry about it being perfect, you can change it after hitting the “build it now” button).

At Small Business Online Marketing Guide, I will guide and encourage you to expand upon your foundation (your website), multiple the (rooms) opportunities available to you, and increase your online presences in order to  build a successful business and increase your revenue.

 The Basic Process of Earning Money the Affiliate Way

Affiliate Marketing the WA way

  • Choose and Interest – Everyone has something that they are passionate about, a hobby they enjoy, or something that they are interested in learning more about.
  • Build a Website – Wealthy Affiliate has made it easy and affordable to begin building a website in under 30 seconds.
  • Attract Visitors – Wealthy Affiliate walks you through the process of attracting visitors and I am here to help you as well.
  • Earn Revenue – By building relationships with the people who visit your website, they begin to trust you and your recommendations. When they make their purchases through your affiliate links which is provided to you from the programs that you join, you then make a commission.

In Closing

Affiliate Marketing is a process that is enjoyed by many successful online entrepreneurs. You too can become one of many with the right tools and training and the wiliness to put forth the effort.

I am your online Small Business Online Marketing Guide and it would give me great pleasure to help you succeed in this awesome opportunity.

Make The Effort – Great Things Will Happen,




14 Replies to “How To Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Hi there Minhaj, Thank you for your comment. Affiliate Marketing is a business. Without the proper training and tools, beginning that business could be a nightmare and worse, could lead to failure. Setting my readers up for success is of the highest priority for me. I will only promote products and services that I know, from my own personal experiences, that will be a benefit to those who share my passion, and not for my own personal gain.

  2. Awesome Dana. Thank you for your support. You are so correct. The concept of Affiliate Marketing is easy to understand. It is the fundamentals of how to make it work that is so important to acquire if you are going to be successful at it.

  3. Thank you for stopping by Norman and the encouraging comment. My goal is to be as helpful as possible and provide quality content that is easy to follow and understand. I see that I have accomplished that. I love helping other people and hope that my readers will see the benefits to what I have to offer them.

  4. Hello Jimmy. Thank you for visiting the site. When I tell people that I am online Affiliate Marketer, they look at me with a puzzled looked on their faces. Many people don’t even know what that means let alone how to get started, so you are not alone my friend.
    I have even had people tell me that it much be a scam thing online because they are not educated to what it is all about.

    That is what this website is all about and how it came to be. There are so many people in this world who’s lives could be enriched by working online. They just need to broaden their horizons, step out of their comfort zones, and believe in themselves.

    Affiliate Marketing is just one of many ways to earn an income online. I believe it is one of the easiest ways once you understand how to begin and have the proper training and tools to make it happen. The earning potential is unlimited!

    I will be elaborating on this subject as well as other ways to earn revenue online so be such to bookmark this site and check back regularly. And please promise me that if there is anything I can help you with or if you have any further questions, you will contact me at

  5. Hi Suzette,

    Great post you got here! I totally agree with you regarding the people who say Affiliate Marketing doesn’t work. Most people don’t know the fundamentals of HOW TO make it work. I know that, because it took me a long time to figure it out and I’ve been working for myself online for years.

    The way you broke down Affiliate Marketing makes it very easy to understand!

    Take care.

  6. Hello and thanks for sharing, your post well be detailed and filled with tons of good information. Easy to follow, great breakdown, I am sure that your readers will love what you are sharing. Good job.

  7. Hi Suzette

    Nice explanation of affiliate marketing, it’s great to let people know that they don’t have to shell out a fortune to start an online business. This is how starting a business online should be explained, not by promising people the world and delivering absolute rubbish. SiteRubix is a great platform to build your website on and the fact that you can start one for free is an added bonus.

    Thanks for sharing

  8. Thank you for sharing this…. Affiliate marketing has been a to do for me, i just did not know how to go about it.

  9. It is my pleasure to share with you and many others about Affiliate Marketing. I can be very rewarding with the correct tools and knowledge. For someone like myself who had no knowledge about earning an income online, Wealthy Affiliate is by far the best platform, not only to learn but to network with others who share the same passion as I. I spent many days reviewing different opportunities online until I felt very comfortable with what I read about WA.

    I will be sharing many reviews exposing the online scams that are running rampant online and continue to multiply. I wish to help many before getting involved with programs that only wish to steal your money and waste your precious time.

    Be sure to bookmark this site to keep update on, legitimate business opportunities, online scams, and I may even throw in some motivational posts as well.

  10. Thank you David. I am pleased that you have found Small Business Online Marketing Guide a good learning experience. I began my online journey in 2014 when I joined Wealthy Affiliate. You can read more about how and why I chose this platform to learn about earning revenue while working from home on my About Suzette page.

    Affiliate Marketing has been a rewarding experience for me and it is my passion to share that with others. I hope to see you visit again as the site grows and provides more information. If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me any time @

  11. Great site Suzette,Your articles are well written and are very easy to read
    have you been doing affiliate marketing for some time,because everything you have written is right on the money.
    Thank you for letting me learn and read such a great website,to your success.

  12. Great way of explaining how affiliate marketing works. I really love how you explain in detail, the process of how the online business benefits you. This is what i believe about online affiliate marketing, if they tell you that you can earn much and fast in only weeks, I will never pay money for those because I know they are scams.

  13. Hi Lucas, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a great comment. I was raised in an era that believed you worked hard for what you received. My father worked hard to provide for his family and my mother went back to work in her later years, after my sisters and I were old enough to be left at home alone.

    My parents didn’t have the online opportunities that we are now blessed with today nor did they own their own business. They built our family foundation just as many of us are building our foundations, from the ground up. Affiliate Marketing is a great opportunity and can become a very lucrative business venture and one that shouldn’t be overlooked for those wishing to earn income online.

    Wealthy Affiliate is NOT one of those “get rich quick” scams that pollutes the internet trying to trap people in with wild promises of getting rich while sitting idly by, watching their bank accounts grow with no effort put forth. It is a platform that I am proud to promote and endorse. Wealthy Affiliate is a platform that has been tested and proven to effective for many successful online entrepreneurs.

  14. Great post on how affiliate marketing works. I do agree that a lot of people look to making money online as some sort of get rich quick scheme but in truth that isn’t the case. As with any business, whether online or offline you would have to put in the effort.

    To me Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to start a website for affiliate marketing. All the tools, training and support are there. What’s left is our own hard work.

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