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How to get started with affiliate marketing

Do you wish to earn money with affiliate marketing, but are not sure how to get started?

Then you have arrived at the right place wich will teach you everything you need to know about making money with affiliate marketing.

First lets talk a little about what affiliate marketing is. 

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as 'retailer' or 'brand'), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as 'the affiliate'), and the customer. The market has grown in complexity, resulting in the emergence of a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third party vendors.

Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search engine marketing (PPC - Pay Per Click), e-mail marketingcontent marketing and in some sense display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.

Affiliate marketing is commonly confused with referral marketing, as both forms of marketing use third parties to drive sales to the retailer. However, both are distinct forms of marketing and the main difference between them is that affiliate marketing relies purely on financial motivations to drive sales while referral marketing relies on trust and personal relationships to drive sales.

Affiliate marketing is frequently overlooked by advertisers.[1] While search engines, e-mail, and website syndication capture much of the attention of online retailers, affiliate marketing carries a much lower profile. Still, affiliates continue to play a significant role in e-retailers' marketing strategies.



So to the reason you are here. You want to make money with affiliate marketing.

What do you need:

  • A website/blog
  • An affiliate program

If you already have a website or an blog, thats great. If you dont, thats ok too. All you need is an idea of what the content on your website/blog should be. That could be anything, as long as it`s concidered legal content.

To get you started with your website, you could start with checking out SiteRubix

Take some time and create a website you are happy with, get some content to your site, and set up a schedule for new content. Remember to keep your site alive and fresh with new content to keep it interresting for people to visit.


The next step is the affiliate program, there exist an endless sea of them out there. However to keep it as simple as possible to manage several websites and affiliate programs in the future, you should sign up with someone who has several quality programs available for you with 1 simple login.


Remember to always keep the affiliate links/banners on your sites relevant to the content on your site. This is for your benefit as the visitors are on your site for a reason, they like your content, so if the affiliate links/banners are relevant, they are more likely to click on them. And in turn, you make more money.


If you want help setting up your affiliate business, building your website(s) or anything else, you can contact us and we will be in touch asap.


Or check out Wealthy Affiliate for free. Take the training program serious, it's there for a reason, and that is to help you succeed.


Best of luck and kind regards us at NioMarketing.

PS: remember we are here to help you if you need it. Contact us.