Affiliate Marketing for beginners – 2022 Start up Guide

Affiliate marketing for beginners

Affiliate Marketing is now growing like crazy. For doing Affiliate marketing, It is not important to have a blog. Affiliate Marketing can be done anywhere(through Google ads, Social Media, Quora ).For doing affiliate marketing you have to join an affiliate program. Keep on reading this article, Your doubt How to start Affiliate Marketing for beginners will be cleared at the end. Every company has an Affiliate program. And this companies want more sales. So companies generate more sales from their own affiliate programs.

First read the definition of affiliate marketing

Affiliate Marketing is where you refer someone to any online product and when that person buys the product based on your recommendation, you receive a commission.

How Affiliate marketing works?

You are provided with an unique link from a company. And this unique link is very important.

This is how it works:

  1. You promote products of a company on your blog, social media or Telegram
  2. The customers clicks the unique link which you have provided
  3. The customers goes to a product page of that company
  4. They buys a product from that company
  5. The company or affiliate network records the transaction
  6. The purchase is confirmed by the company
  7. You will then receive a huge commission

What is an affiliate link?

Affiliate link is only the unique link which we were talking about earlier. An affiliate link is a specific URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username. Affiliate links is also used to record traffic that is been sent to advertiser website.

What are the benefits of Affiliate Marketing?

These are some of the benefits:

  • Affiliates can also get huge commission from a Sale
  • It is performance based
  • Affiliates can increase their affiliate commission
  • Affiliates can set affiliate marketing in automation
  • Affiliate links can be shared everywhere(Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube etc.)

As youtubers share affiliate links in their description. Youtubers are expert in doing Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate links is very powerful.

How to Start Affiliate marketing as a beginners

  1. Choose a Better niche (Very Important)
  2. Join a affiliate marketing program
  3. Create Valuable Content
  4. Shareable Platform
  5. Create a email List(important)

Step 1: Choose a Better niche

First, What is Niche?

So, Niche is like category.

If you choose Shirts as your niche then you will share content about shirts only. If you share content about pants, caps , shoes etc after choosing Shirts as niche then it is a bad idea.

Why you should have better niche?

Some niche which were not popular has now become popular due to high competition. So we have to choose a niche which can provide benefits to a person. If you choose a better niche then it will provide low competition as well a good traffic.

These are some of the best niches which I recommend:

  1. Health
  2. Fitness
  3. Gadgets
  4. Technology
  5. Make Money online
  6. Software’s

A niche also has a hero product. You have to do research for finding that hero product. The hero product generates more sales.

Step 2: Join a affiliate marketing program

There are many affiliate programs. Without joining an affiliate program, you can not do affiliate marketing. Some of the affiliate programs give instant approval to a new account. There are few affiliate programs which contact you for the approval of the account. As they want some information from you.

Amazon Associate is the affiliate program which is very good for beginners. You can instantly make an affiliate account on amazon associate. From joining amazon affiliate program, affiliates get many benefits.

Amazon Associate has a cookie duration of 24 hours. It means, if a person clicks on your affiliate link then the person buys any product under 24 hours on amazon. So Amazon will give you some commission for that.

An affiliate becomes a best affiliate marketer when the affiliate starts doing some research about products before promoting them.

Step 3: Create Valuable Content

In Affiliate Marketing, Content is KING!!!

If you have less visitors but your content is good then you can make more sales.

This are some tips to make a valuable content:

  • A good Title(Very Important)
  • Description
  • Images(made by You)
  • Videos
  • Pros and Cons

Note: You need to share affiliate links smartly in your content.

Nowadays, Videos are becoming more popular than a post.

If you do affiliate marketing from Instagram then you can make more reels.

Reels are like BOOMING!!

if you are a blogger then you should have a good title.

Lets move on to the important topic where you can able to get traffic

Step 4: Shareable Platform

You can go for Organic traffic

But, I recommend you to use social media to get some traffic.

Facebook, Quora and Telegram are good platform for sharing valuable content.

Affiliate marketing from social media

If you are a blogger then you must drive traffic from social media first. It will give a boost to your blog post.

On YouTube, long review videos are very good. From this you can able to say them to buy a product from this link. Description of video must have affiliate links.

On Quora, You can share good answer to a question. All Answers should be long and unique.

Please Note In Quora: I recommend you not to share affiliate links in every answer

Let’s move on to another topic which can make your work easy.

Step 5: Create a Email List(important)

By collecting emails you are building a good audience. As interested internet users will only give their emails to you. You can collect emails by making Landing pages, Sales Funnel, Facebook Ads etc.

Landing pages: A unique product sales or demo page used for the purpose of increasing sales.

Collecting email from a landing page

How landing pages work ?

When internet user enter all the details in a landing page then user are automatically redirected to an another page. This redirected page has all the content. The content has Good Title, Description, Affiliate links, Video, images etc. The content is not like a blog post but it is better than blog post.

After seeing the content, the internet user will decided to buy or not.

By collecting emails, You will not need to worry about expanding business.

Also there are many tools which can help you to create a email list.

And lastly, You are paid for every sale.

What are WordPress plugins for affiliate marketing?

You can use this plugins to increase affiliate sales. As this plugins will make your blog post more attractive. If the post is attractive then the customers will stay in your blog for a longer time.

These are the 4 plugins which you can use:

  • Thirsty Affiliates
  • MonsterInsights
  • EasyAzon
  • Affiliate Booster

You can use the premium version of this plugins.

Let’s discuss about this plugins

Thirsty Affiliate: This plugin converts long affiliate links to short affiliate links. As long Affiliate links look ugly on a blog post. Thirsty Affiliate also tracks clicks on an affiliate link.

Affiliate Booster: This is the plugin which I’m using nowadays. From this plugins, you can provide pros and cons of a product in a beautiful manner. Premium version of this plugin also can make your post more attractive.

MonsterInsights: This plugin has an affiliate link tracking feature as well as in-depth reports on how all your affiliate campaigns are doing. This is the best affiliate WordPress plugin.

EasyAzon: If you are a amazon affiliate. So this plugin is for you. As it lets you add your Amazon affiliate links within your blog posts easily, without ever needing to visit Amazon’s site.

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Affiliate program can ban your account. As company want more sales. If you don’t increase their sales then the affiliate manager may ban your account. Talking about amazon associate, if you can not make 3 sales within 6 months then the affiliate manager can ban your account.

Some of the affiliate programs which should not be join by a beginner:

  1. ClickBank
  2. SemRush
  3. SiteGround
  4. Max Bounty


Best platform where you can do affiliate marketing is Telegram. As you can get instant traffic. If you have good telegram channel then affiliate marketing is easy. You can use Linktree for sharing unlimited affiliate links at once. You can make Telegram channels based on education, Gaming, HD wallpaper etc. Channels which are based on movies are not legal.


You can contact affiliate programs for increasing your commission rate. If you are making many sales in an affiliate program so then you can request them for increasing your commission rate. You should have an account on Skype. It is important to have a Skype account.

FAQ’s Related to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Q1. Is affiliate marketing easy?

Affiliate Marketing is not easy if you don’t have right knowledge. Don’t rush for doing affiliate marketing. As it take time to learn Affiliate Marketing. The information that is provided in this article is sufficient for beginners. There are lot of factors in which you have to see before promoting a product. If you are just promoting products everywhere then it can turn to be your biggest mistake.

Q.2 Is all Affiliate programs are free to join?

Yes ,all affiliate programs are free to join. If you are charged before joining the affiliate program then don’t go for it.

Q.3 Why is important to enrol for an Affiliate Marketing Course?

By completing affiliate marketing course, You can make a better content and you will have a better strategies everywhere. You are able to do better research on a product. The best affiliate marketing course is available on Legendary Marketer, ShoutmeLoad University, Bizgurukul etc.

Q.4 What is paid marketing?

When you are doing Affiliate Marketing by your Ads. So this is called Paid Marketing. The Paid Marketing can be done with Google Ads Campaign, Facebook Ads, Instagram Ads and YouTube Ads.

In paid Marketing, You can see the results fast. If you do paid Marketing in a right way then you can earn millions.

Q5. How to find affiliate programs of different companies?

As most of the companies don’t show their affiliate programs at the top menu.

So I use this tricks:

You have to just add “/affiliates” at the end of the company domain name. But please keep in mind that all affiliate programs are free.

Second Method, you can scroll down to the footer of company website. There you will see Affiliate program option.

That’s it , now you can join various affiliate program from this 2 tricks.

Wrapping up

Congratulation, You have learned the basics of affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing for beginners is not easy

But it take time to get more sales and research is the first thing to do before promoting.

If you have any doubt? Let me know in the comments below.

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