getting_startedWelcome to Affiliate-101’s Getting Started Guide! The first step to becoming a successful online marketer begins here.

Throughout this site I strive to provide accurate, up-to-date information about techniques and products that can help you as an internet marketer. But, if you’ve never even heard of affiliate marketing before, it can be tough to know where to begin.

So, the following pages are here to help you get a basic overview of how affiliate marketing works, and resources for getting started.

How To Start Affiliate Marketing

The absolute best way to start building an affiliate business is to launch your first website. This is a business model that rewards people who take action! Setting up your first website is the best way to do that.

Launching a new site from scratch will allow you to learn the basics of affiliate marketing while starting your business. It will also show you that it really isn’t that difficult to become an affiliate marketer. You don’t need to know a lot of about technology, and you can create a website about anything you like!

My recommendation is to click here to get access to a free training from Wealthy Affiliate. This training will walk you through the steps of getting that first site live and online, and you’ll even get two free websites to work with.

Other Ways To Start

If you’d rather go it alone and experiment with your first website, you can read this post for step by step instructions on setting up a new domain using WordPress.

There’s also a ton of resources and other information available right here on this site!

Make sure to read my intro to affiliate marketing so that you understand the basics of how everything works, and then you can move on to understanding keywords, affiliate niches, and blogging basics.

If you’re ready to make a commitment to building a profitable affiliate business and want to learn more, I recommend you subscribe to this blog or consider one of the many affiliate training courses for a structured approach to teaching you the necessary skills and techniques.

You might also consider these posts for more information and answers to commonly asked questions.

I hope this site can answer a lot of your questions starting out. Throughout your process I encourage you to stay motivated. Like any skill, affiliate marketing can be learned, but it does take time and practice to perfect your craft. If you work diligently and consistently, and don’t expect overnight success, you’ll soon be on your way to earning money online.

Finally, I want to point out that this site is built for you! If you have any issues or topics you’d like me to discuss please let me know.