How To Learn Affiliate Marketing: A Beginner’s Guide

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How To Learn Affiliate Marketing

How to learn Affiliate Marketing? Is this question on your mind? Then you are in the right place. But to begin with, what exactly is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing, as the word “Affiliate” suggests is a form of marketing, wherein you are affiliated or associated with a certain organization, and wherein you promote their products or services on your website (or your social media networks), and whenever any sale happens, you get a certain percentage of the sale amount as your reward. That is Affiliate marketing in a nutshell.

I will share actionable and to-the-point information to learn Affiliate Marketing. Affiliate Marketing is one of the best and sustainable ways to make money online. There are tons of blog posts and e-books out there sharing different ways to make money online, be it survey site, blogging, e-commerce etc., but Affiliate marketing stands out to be the most lucrative of all.

Let me make it clear right at the beginning that Affiliate Marketing is easy to learn but very difficult to master. And most importantly, the learning never stops. You need to keep yourself updated and upgraded with the latest tips, tricks, and tools.

How To Learn Affiliate Marketing Online

In this section, I will share both the free and paid resources to learn affiliate marketing online.

Although almost all the information related to learning Affiliate Marketing is available for free online, the thing is, it is not structured in a course format. One can just feel to be drowned in an information overload after reading tons of free affiliate marketing blog posts and e-books. Moreover, there is no support of mentor with free affiliate marketing courses, blog posts or e-books.

One of the biggest advantage with paid affiliate marketing courses is that, apart from the structured and streamlined information, you also get the support of the course creator, i.e. you get a mentor, which is really helpful. This is really important for success that you should learn from one who already knows about the trade.

First of all, I will begin with the paid courses.

  • How To Learn Affiliate Marketing From Paid Courses
    • Next Big Niche
      Next Big Niche is a comprehensive Affiliate Marketing course by Aaron Jones, a USA based Affiliate Marketer. I have personally taken this course and found a decent amount of success using it (I am still learning). He has divided this course into 9 parts with total 58+ videos and 18+ hours of affiliate marketing training.

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      Next Big Niche

      And that is the best part of this course, it is entirely practical, explained in videos by Aaron himself. So rather than just reading out tons of text out there, you get all the information in videos which helps in understanding in a much better way.Another essential aspect of this course is the “Big Niche Marketing” technique, which on its own is great to generate the free organic traffic from Google.Everything is explained step-by-step in this 9 part course. The 9 parts covered in this course are:1) Find Profitable Niches
      2) Create Targeted Content
      3) Make a Niche Website
      4) Monetizing Your Website
      5) Pay-Per-Click Ad Layout
      6) Backlinking Techniques
      7) Install Google Analytics
      8) Website Performance
      9) Maintenance and SupportThis course is currently priced at $27 for a lifetime membership, which is a steal!

    • Human Proof Designs
      Human Proof Designs (HPD) is one of the most respectable names in the Affiliate Marketing world. They mainly have 2 solutions for the customers. One is that they sell “Ready Made” based Affiliate websites as well as provide training to build your own based Affiliate websites. Joining their monthly affiliate marketing training course opens up the world to professional affiliate marketers who are always ready to help you out to resolve your queries.

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      Human Proof Designs

      Some of the key features of this course are:1) Instant Access to HPD Training Archive (hours worth of training videos covering basic to advanced affiliate marketing strategies).
      2) Updated Training (every month, a new training is uploaded to learn new tips and tricks for affiliate marketing).
      3) Private Coaching (get direct coaching from Dom Wells who is a founder of HPD and other Senior Trainers).
      4) Case Studies (learn about HPD’s latest success stories and how to emulate them).
      5) Documents (cheat sheets, PDFs, checklists, templates etc. to help you stay organized and on track).This course is currently priced at $59/month, which may look to be on higher side, but again that is a price for a very high quality of training and which will help you to make real money online. Their courses are a real deal. Definitely worth the investment!

  • How To Learn Affiliate Marketing Online Free
    Here are some sources from where you can learn Affiliate Marketing online free of cost:

    • Affilorama
      They provide access to over 100 video tutorials with PDF lesson notes which cover almost all the aspects of Affiliate Marketing. If you don’t want to purchase any professional course listed above (which I would recommend, if you can afford, as there is value, accountability, some inside information, personal support, peer network and success stories to learn from) then Affilorama is a decent option to learn the basics of Affiliate Marketing.

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    • has some really useful short courses to learn the basics of various aspects of marketing. They have one course specific to Affiliate Marketing called 21 Days to Building a Web Business. This course is about 5-6 hours of duration.This course will teach you how to build a website in 21 days. It will help you understand the functionality of a website, teach you to how to properly upload web-friendly files to the web, and how to use FileZilla to successfully upload your website online.You will also understand important concepts such as choosing the correct domain name and how to host your account. You will also learn new techniques on how to make money from your website.
      This is not a course, but a website about building authority sites which can generate all organic traffic from Google. Chris Lee, the founder of this website, details excellent tips to build your site and generate free traffic from Google using SEO. And quality traffic matters a lot in Affiliate marketing, which Chris explains, how to generate.I would personally recommend following his tips as they are practical and effective to generate free traffic to your website.
    • Professional Facebook  Groups
      I would also recommend you to join some of the best Facebook Groups about Affiliate Marketing. The good thing about these groups is that they are run by the top Affiliate Marketers and there are lots of sincere Affiliate marketers who are ready to help each other as well as the newbies to resolve their queries. Here are some groups which I recommend:1) Grow Your Niche Site
      This is group operated by Russell Lobo, who is an expert in building Niche Sites. He personally helps, or else there are many other helpful members of this group who help to resolve your queries.

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      2) AzonHacks Amazon Niche Site Tutorials
      This group is about sharing information specifically about based Niche Sites. How to build them, monetize them etc.

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      AzonHacks Amazon

      3) Niche Site Entrepreneurs –
      This group is by Human Proof Designs, about whom I have already shared in the paid section of the courses above. Joining this group doesn’t cost any money though!

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      All these sources will help you learn affiliate marketing free of cost.

Final Thoughts

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Russell Lobo’s Fb post – How to Learn Affiliate Marketing

Coming back to the main question, how to learn Affiliate Marketing? It is all about experimenting a lot and consistent practical learning. Don’t expect that you will become a millionaire right away from your first website. You may fail, but you will learn, what to do or what not to do. Even if you make 1$, see how you made it? Replicate that process and make more. As a final bonus, here is one screenshot from Grow Your Niche Site Facebook Group where Russell Lobo shares his 2 cents on building niche sites!

I am sure that this how to Learn Affiliate Marketing Guide helped address all your affiliate marketing queries. If you have any further queries, please ask in the comment box below.

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  1. Samuel Jose

    Loved your post and some of the effective ways to start affiliate marketing right away. Thanks for sharing this article.
    Thanks again. Regards

    • Harmanjit Singh

      Glad you liked the post Samuel. Best Wishes!

  2. Nitin Garg

    Thank You, Mr. Harmanjit for sharing such a good content. I would like to ask one question-
    Do these websites provide certificates after the completion of the course?


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