Things to keep in mind – (when starting an online Affiliate Marketing business)

What are the most important things to keep in mind when starting an online Affiliate Marketing business.

If you are reading this blog and you are thinking about doing, Affiliate Marketing then you need to take note of what I am saying in this article. I speak from experience from what I have learnt so far.

Firstly I applaud you taking action, and getting involved in taking control of your future.

Welcome to the modern working World.

Yes you can work from anywhere online, as long as you have an internet connection.

Affiliate Marketing is not as easy as you think these days, there is a lot to do if you want to run a successful business online. You can not just go around spamming everyone with your links, this system won’t work.

You will need to have a blog and a Website, then learn the correct methods of building up traffic to your website, understanding where to place your links..and so on.

The only way you will ever get to the freedom of woking online from anywhere is to get the correct training, and learn how to do it correctly.

If you are new to this or looking at getting into starting Affiliate Marketing then you need to know what is Affiliate Marketing? In a nutshell it is simply a way of promoting and marketing products for businesses online for them.

Then if you make a sale, they pay you a commission for this.

You sign up to businesses Affiliate Marketing program online – it’s free to do this. They give you a unique link (code) and away you go.
It sounds easy but like everything there is a lot more to this type of business.

So let’s show you what you will need to make it working online.



The 7 most important things to keep in mind!

1: Choose a niche:

This is the first most important step and is vital for you to making it as an Affiliaite Marketer. It is surprising how many people don’t take this crucial advice, but take your time and get it right and your online business will grow and thrive.

Within Affiliate Marketing this is a word you will hear a lot “Niche”, but what exactly is it and why is it so important.

It is simply this – the subject your Website or business is going to be about.

Why is this so important to making an online business successful?

Everything that you learn and do once you start will then revolve around your chosen Niche. So not suprisingly this is one of the toughest parts to get right.

Looking at something you are passionate about is a good place to start, or something you have a vast knowledge in.

You don’t have to be an expert in something if you have an interest in a subject, you can gain more knowledge as you grow with your choosen Niche.

Choosing something that will last forever, that will continue to grow, be relevant and not go out of style, is one way to go.

4 niche’s you could look at are:

  • Healthy & fitness
  • Hobbies
  • Relationships
  • Finance
  • Technology

 TIp:If you want to find a profitable niche, you can go onto google trends and dig down into all the facts about your chosen niche, to find out if it has longevity for you to use.

Let’s say you decide your passion and knowledge lies in Health and fitness, then that will be you niche.

Everything from there on in to do with this niche e.g. health and fitness, blogs, products, news etc will go on your website.

Once you have decided on your niche, then you need to try and narrow down your niche into a sub niche so that you can help a specific target audience with their problems and needs.

An example of a sub niche is, lets say you choose health it could be energy drinks, or nutrition supplements.

If you are not sure just go onto Amazon and take a look at how many products are available, there are literally thousands of catagories.

tip: Only try to build out one niche at a time when you get started. People often get tempted to have 2 or 3 websites on the go. This is a mistake when starting. It is hard work running just one website.

There is a lot of information to learn, so keeping it simple with one website will keep you focused, will make it easier for you. Results will happen much quicker for you if you put all you hard work into just one website.

Note: The more content you have on one site the higher it will get ranked on google, this will bring in more traffic to your website, meaning more potential earnings for you.

2: Build a website.

Do you have to have a website to do Affiliate Marketing, no it’s ok not to have one, but I strongly recommend that you have one , if you want to have an online presence and build up free traffic to your Website.

Many Affiliate programs will only deal with you if you have your own website, they may even ask you to submit your site URL, if you are wanting to join their Affiliate program.

Some companies want to know that you are enhancing their brand with your promotions, so they want to make sure your website is reputable before they allow you to join.

Don’t worry if you havent got a clue how to build a website. It’s not as difficult as you think and it can be set up in a few minutes.

You can create one today in a matter of minutes.

Check out this training platform I used to build my Affiliate Marketing business, it has a very easy free website builder on it.

This is crucial if you want a long term, sustainable business that can change your financial fortunes and your working life. It sounds scary, I haven’t got a clue how to do this. So stick around and I will show you where you can start to build one for free. ( it takes less than 5 minutes)

3: Find the best affiliate programs:

So you now know you need to find the right niche, then build your own Website, to gain authority in the online working World. Next you need to find and sign up to online Affiliate Programs.

This is to have products and services to promote within your chosen niche on your website.

You will need to spend some time researching and finding about the ones you choose to make sure they fit with what you are wanting to achieve. Learning about their products, how much commissions you can earn, is it recurring commissions?

Most Affiliate programs are free to join, but there are the odd ones who will charge you a fee to promote with them. In this case make sure it’s exactly what you want or find a free alternative.

If you can find ones that offer high commissions and recurring payments, then you can make unlimited money

4: Work hard for best results.

The thing with Affiliate Marketing like any other work is that it doesn’t happen unless you make it happen. That means you have to work hard. The only difference is this time you are doing it for yourself, and when the rewards come after all your efforts, they are so much sweeter. The best results come to you when you work hard for something. In this case it would be possibly financial freedom and the laptop lifestyle.

When you are starting out it’s hard to build up free traffic to your website, you need to know how keywords can rank to higher in google.

People dont know you yet, what you are about?

The more blogs you write about your niche, the more you show you can help people, then things will start to take off for you .

5: Be consistent.

With all your actions you need to find consistency, when doing Affiliate Marketing.

That means working on your website for 2 to 3 hours a day. Writing a blog or 2  every week. Continually doing all the tasks needed to keep your Affiliate Marketing running smoothly.

When you do the work and tasks, consistently you change how you work, and your brain pattern changes. It becomes a new habit, and your new way of life.  This will all add up to you becoming an authority in your chosen niche, and that’s when the success will come to you.

You need to stick at this because when you start a new website it has no rankings in google and it takes time for this to happen. Just keep working and writing those blogs, you may not even earn a penny in your first year but once that first year ticks over, then your income will rocket from you being consistent. You could easily be earning a 4 figure income by the end of year two.

That’s happens because people trust you and your website.

In the beginning don’t try to force sales on people , just try and help them. They will then give good word of mouth for you and share your blog posts and tell other people about your Website.

Always interact  with people on your social media  accounts, this in turn will give you good publicity.

6: Persistent, committed & dedicated:

You will definitely need all three of these qualities if you are to succeed. It is not easy learning new skills and them putting into practice.

It is very slow to get going when you build out your website and start to build up traffic to your website.

That’s why you need to be committed from the start to make this work.

Then you need persistence to keep motivated when things don’t go your way. Without it you will never make it as an Affiliate Marketer. Sometimes it feels overwhelming with all you have to learn, so without these 3 things to push you through you will feel like giving up.

tip: “a winner never quits and a quitter never wins”.

Alongside never giving up you need to be dedicated to your website to build it into a money making site. This is your piece of the internet. If you build the ladder you will never need to climb the ladder build your Website (your ladder)

If you have these qualities then there is an opportunity for unlimited earnings, depending on how much effort you put in.

Once you learn how to do Affiliate Marketing then things become a little easier.

7: Learning & get training:

All that being said, it is fun and exciting to be doing your own thing, your own work

Imagine not having a boss to answer to or working from home or wherever you want. So the first step to that way of life is to start learning how to do Affiliate Marketing? Get training ASAP, there is a lot to learn.

Think about how far you could be in six months or a year?

If you just take action and say yes I want that life, then it is totally doable.

Tip: Nobody was born an Affiliate Marketing expert they all had to learn the skills to do it.

What if I said there was a platform that could give you all the tools, skills, help and training you would need to get going with Affiliate Marketing, and in one place….a place that was build by Affiliate Marketers for Affiliate Marketers.

What if I said you could start learning for FREE?

Would you be ready to take action and join the modern online working world?

Well there is just that place – it is called WEALTHY AFFILIATE.

What’s inside the platform?

# 2 free websites for you to start building upon.

# 24/7 help. Via live help or from the site support.

# step by step training from beginner to expert

# keyword research tool to drive traffic to your website

# Affiliate Programs for you to sign up to withing the platform

# Live chat

# An online working community, all doing Affiliate Marketing. ( This is the hidden gem on this platform)

# A high paying referral scheme.

# You can also win a free, all expenses paid trip to Vegas.

# Plus much more

Your 2 free websites are waiting and ready for you.

There is a lot to learn so best you take action and start asap.

So if you want to find out how to get going for free >>CLICK HERE NOW<<








Why do Affiliate Marketing?

This is a question you should be asking yourself. As of October 2019 there were approximately 4.48 Billion ( yes Billion) people using the internet…and growing.

They are all asking questions, looking for help and buying products.

This means a huge opportunity exists for anyone willing to do the hard work, learn how to work online (with the correct training) to make unlimited amounts of money.

That is where Wealthy Affiliate comes in to play for you. They will teach you how to work online doing Affiliate marketing the correct way.

It’s how I started, knowing absolutely nothing about this type of way of working, to where I am today. Showing you how to do exactly what I am doing, and wanting to help you change your life for the better.

Your 2 free websites are waiting and ready for you.

There is a lot to learn so best you TAKE ACTION and start asap.

So if you want to find out how to get going for free >>CLICK HERE NOW<<

TIP: “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”




Thank you for reading this blog and I look forward to seeing inside the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

I respond to all my readers so please leave me a message below.

Your Friend. Matt

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18 thoughts on “Things to keep in mind – (when starting an online Affiliate Marketing business)”

  1. Consistency is key to succeeding in affiliate marketing. In the beginning, it was really hard because I struggled with the keyword concept. I was targeting the wrong keywords all the time and needless to say, none of my blog posts were ranking. So I learned my mistakes and wrote better articles and then things started becoming better. If I’ve given up when Google wasn’t ranking me, I wouldn’t have earned what I’m making today. 

    1. Hi Cathy 

      That is so true you need to be consistent if you want to be successful with Affiliate Markting. Thankfully within the Wealthy Affiliate platform you get the best keyword training with will drive free traffic to your website. If you place your keywords correctly you can quite easily find yourself ranking very highly on Google. I am pleased you have sorted this out, if you need any more help ith keywords message me and I will see if I can help in anyway.

      good luck to you and thank you for the message.

  2. Hello, I am new in this online marketing as well as on internet. Now I am learning from wealthy affiliate and just purchased a domain name for my website. Your guide plays an important role while purchasing a domain name. I want to setup my own brand name. That’s the reason I join Wealthy affiliate. I will follow your guide to starting an affiliate website.

    1. Hi Lalita. Welcome to the online working world. If you keep learning and moving forward then before you know it you will be an expert at Affilate Marketing. The key is to keep trying until you get it right. Never give up and success will come to you. Well done for purchasing your own domain name for your website, now you have your own brand name to start building on.

      Best wishes to you and your future success.


  3. After reading your guide on search Engine my many doubts are cleared regarding niche selection. Your step by step guide helped me understand it well. I recently started my website but I am not able to get enough ideas. Now I will change my niche to my hobby. So , I will be able to write awesome content for my website. I am very thank for your useful and easy to learn guide.

    1. Hi Naksh 

      I spent the first year of my Affiliate Marketing experience just learning and using my passion to keep me going. You will always find inspiration if you have an interest in what you are writting about. Get you niche right and Affiliate Marketing can be very lucrative for anyone willing to put the effort in.

      Good luck in working towards earning a passive income online.


  4. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your article on the 7 most important things to keep in mind. Your step by step guide is awesome for everyone and easy to understand as a beginner like me. I recently started my carrier with wealthy affiliate. Recently I am working on my training. Training is awesome for me. I am getting good results while doing my training. I am very thankful to Kyle and Carson for creating such unique system for us.

    1. Hi Parveen 

      Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate family. You are in the right place for training to become an expert at Affiliate Marketing. If you are following the training then it wont be long before the free traffic is flowing into your Website. If you are ever stuck and need help find me inside the platform and I will see if I can help you out.

      best wish and good luck with your training


  5. With more articles like this one, there is a good chance that the misinformation surrounding affiliate marketing will become a thing of the past. Too many get into it thinking that it’s a quick way to make an easy buck. As you have pointed out, it certainly is not that.

    I’m new to the whole affiliate marketing thing and although I went in with my eyes wide open, I was still surprised at how much there is to learn if you want to take it seriously and not just play at it. Luckily there are platforms available that will give you that knowledge.

    I totally agree that being consistent with your content creation is of paramount importance. Being able to add valuable content so that your readers gain trust in you, goes ever such a long way. I set aside one day a week to create and publish, come what may. That way your readers will become accustomed to how you work and will look out for any new material you put out there.

    1. Hi Twack Romero. wow thank you some fantastic comments. I like to be as honest as possible within my writting on my posts. Affiliate Marketing can be an amazing way to build a passive income for yourself, but you have to be prepared to work hard for it. Then once you have put inthe work things start to change for you and it can become very lucrative for you. Exaactly right you need to be consisten in all your work and then you gain trust within the online community.

      Good luck to you and your future success


  6. Thank you so much for sharing such an excellent article with us. Your article was interesting and informative. I have got a lot of information about things to keep in mind. I have been doing affiliate marketing for two years and all I have to do in affiliate marketing is to choose a niche first and have a website. So I have a website and I’m doing affiliate marketing on various products. My niche is eCommerce marketing. So I’ve been able to change my life by marketing eCommerce through my website and since I have patience I can move on to success. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back to your website later. I will share your article with my friends so that my friends can benefit from reading your article. I wish you the best of luck. Thanks

    1. HI Md Millat 

      I am really pleased you found some value in the post. Like everything in life if you want to be successful you need to build things from the groung up. This is no different with Affiliate Marketing. First step is get youreself a Website and a niche you feel confortable with, then get the best training on the internet and start to gain the knowledge. 

      Then work hard and be consistent with all what you do and you will soon be earning a passive income online.

      Thank you for the kind message

      Good luck to you my friend


  7. Hello Matt, it’s so exciting to see you point out the things we should keep in mind when starting an online business doing affiliate marketing. I can summarise and say you approached the subject with the truth. Setting up and running an online business and affiliate marketing is not as easy as it seems but it is achievable with the right training, tools, action, determination, consistency and persistence.

    There’s so much to learn and even some amounts of money to be spent to grow the business. For me, Wealthy Affiliate is a lifesaver because I have access to everything I need to succeed. I must say that I am very lucky to have found Wealthy Affiliate. Thanks for sharing these facts and tips.

    1. HI Mr Bizzy. I agree with you setting up and getting going with Affiliate Marketing is not easy if you have never done anything like it before. That is why you need the best Affiliate Marketing training online. At Wealth Affiliate that’s exactly what you will get. They teach you how to do everything from the basics to being an expert. I am so pleased you have taken your shot at building your dream lifestye by working online. I wish you all the success in the world.

      send me a message within the Wealthy Affilaite platform if you need any help.

      Take care my friend


  8. This is a very honest and truthful article about affiliate marketing. I have been building my website for the past 8 months or so, and there are so many points that you mention that truly hit home for me. I fully agree with you that being persistent, committed and dedicated, are for me the most important qualities. I love your tip of a winner never quits and a quitter never wins. Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform to be using for training and building a website. A great post.

    1. Hi LineCowley. You are a winner in my eyes already as you have been learning and working on your Website for the last 8 months. It is tough to get going as you sometimes feel lime nothing is happening but I can assure you it is, and before you know it a passive income will be rolling into you. Remember this you are only 3 feet from your pot of gold so never give up and soon you will only be 2 or even 1 foot away.

      I agree with you if you want to learn Affiliate Marketing the Wealthy Affiliate is the only place to be. Keep learning and be consisten in your work.

      I wish you all the success in the world

      Take care 


  9. Many thanks to you for giving us such a beautiful article and I have the opportunity to discuss something wonderful with you. I have been doing affiliate marketing for the last two years and when I read your article I realized that this article is a perfect way to give a proper guideline. You have explained well in your article how to start affiliate marketing and I think after reading this article, anyone interested in affiliate marketing will share their experience with you very soon. I hope that after reading this article, many will want to do Affiliate Marketing with the Wealthy Affiliate website and I myself do Affiliate Marketing with the website and I am a successful Affiliate Marketer.

    1. Hi Shanta Rahman

      Wow you have been doing Affiliate marketing for 2 years. I am sure you can teach many people a whole lot about how to do Affiliate marketing. You have taken a massive step towards your financial freedom by learning how to do affiliate Marketing from the basics upwards.

      Keep working hard and be consistent in your work and your pot of gold will soon be your.

      Remember this “a winner never quits and a quitter never wins”

      so keep going and all the best to you


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