What Is Affiliate Marketing? A Beginners Guide

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Affiliate marketing is fully talent-based work. Everyone can learn and start their affiliate marketing business.  To start affiliate marketing you need not have a degree or any other high qualifications.

To be a successful affiliate marketer, understand the concept, and improve yourself and be patient until you get your first sale. Then the journey goes on.

What is Affiliate marketing and how actually it works?

Affiliate marketing is one in every of the oldest types of digital marketing. In simple words, when you refer a person to a particular product site, If that person purchases a product by considering your reference you will get a commission.

There is a lot of big companies offering free affiliate marketing accounts. Like Amazon and Flipkart, Click bank. Where ever you in the world you can join and start making significant money online.

From affiliate, marketing commission varies from one Dollar to thousand dollars. This all depends on the product you select and promote.

Here is how Affiliate marketing works:

1.       You can join an affiliate program from the above companies

2.       Pick a product that you want to promote. ( see metrics like average sales and competition before selecting  a product)

3.       You will get a special unique affiliate link

4.       You have to share your unique affiliate links via Facebook and Twitter and through other social media.

5.       Drive traffic to the product site.

6.       If someone purchases a product through your affiliate link, you will get a commission.

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How to Receive Affiliate Payments:

Most companies pay payments through Paypal and Payoneer. Some companies have a condition that affiliate marketers should reach the minimum payment threshold of $100. And some companies have no minimum threshold to get your payments.

How to begin affiliate marketing as a fresher:


There is a lot of ways to promote your affiliate marketing. Here I am mentioning the most used ways to promote your affiliate link. And I also use these strategies to promote my affiliate link.

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Start a blog on your product. For example, if your product about mobiles and electronic gadgets,  start a blog on this niche. (Pro tip use your keywords on domain name)

Creating a blog and writing content on your product is not enough. You have to rank that page with your targeted keywords. The ranking blog is not an easy job. There is a lot of procedure you have to follow to get traffic to your blog.

You have to learn Basic SEO knowledge like On-page SEO and Off-page SEO.

If you don’t have that much time and patience, you can go through paid PPC ads.

It cost you some money before you get a commission. If you afford this cost you can go with paid PPC ads otherwise you can go with blogging.

Social Media:  If you use social media perfectly you will get a lot of traffic tour your affiliate link and you will get massive sales. But all this happens only when you have a lot of subscribers or a lot of followers on your social media accounts or profile.

Here you should build your fan following organically /paid way but it will take some time and a lot of effort.

If you afford some money you can go through paid ads on social media. If you use Facebook, You can use Facebook ads and Twitter ads.


After reading the article you should remember few points that are signing up an affiliate site, and promoting your link, getting a commission for your affiliate sale. Use the above-mentioned insights and get a handful of affiliate commissions. If you have any doubts regarding this article, comment in the comment section.  Also, don’t forget to share your affiliate marketing experience.

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