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How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing From Anywhere? – 6 + 1 Steps To Be Successful

In order to own a business online, you have to have a perfect site that can attract visitors.

In this post I am going to show you the steps how to make money with affiliate marketing from anywhere in the world and live a life you have always dreamt of. If you follow these steps, you will be a successful owner.


1. Niche

Choose a niche and a target audience.

It means that if you do not have an idea yet, in what business you want to take part in, start thinking about your daily life, hobbies, free time.

Is there any topic that you want to have more knowledge of?

What is it that you would do in your free time?

Think about it, and all the materials that anyone would need if he also wanted to start that very same activity. Also, what brand type would you recommend and not recommend?

You can also start making notes on these ideas.

Who would be interested in your topic? Students? Retired people? Businessmen?

One thing that you can be sure of: you can give advice and sell anything, all you have to do is to find your target audience.

If you do not have an idea yet, do not worry, you can get thousands more at Wealthy Affiliate’s training after a free registration. And you are also taught how to find your target audience.


2. Make your website

Choose a domain name, preferably with .com, .org, or .net ending because these are the ones that Google prefers the most. You can check here if your choice is available, and if not you get tips and variations from similar ideas.

If you want to have a completey free site, then you can make it with a SiteRubix.com subdomain here:

At the very beginning, it does not really matter how your website looks like. The main thing is on starting to create content. Once you a few articles, your chosen theme will look entirely different as without your posts. For this same reason, do not spend more than a few minutes checking all the available themes, do so when you have set up the menus and articles with everything else that is taught at Wealthy Affiliate.

I have also created all my sites here, at Wealthy Affiliate and I have not experienced any of the problems that I had heard of so much before. E.g. my sites never stop working even for a second, they are super fast, I have all the plugins that I want and so on and there is a completely free version even for a life-long term.

Each and every online website that wants to grow and earn revenue has to have a website of its own (not only an FB page, they are not designed for bigger income and growth). You also need to have full access to this website.


3. Content

Once you have your niche and a website, you can start writing your first articles. Your first aim is to write posts that are related to your niche and get used to writing. You will see that it goes faster and faster as you go on with your posts.

I spent at first about 2 weeks with writing a post, today it is about a day and it does not mean that I write all day. It depends on the actual topic that I make my post of and how much research I have to make.

There are templates available at Wealthy Affiliate to show you how a properly written article should look like and how a general structure looks like. Obviously, it is just a template, so you can make your templates and completely different articles as well.

Try creating content that helps people: compare two or more products/service, write an honest opinion. The most important rule: be honest. If someone notices that you are not honest, then sooner or later more and more people will see it, they will not come back to your site and you lose potential customers, and it can also be very bad for your Google ranking.

One more thing: never copy someone else’s work. Search engines notice it immediately and you will be punished by a very bad ranking (even if your site appears in the results).


4. Pictures and colors, readability

Add pictures, make it colorful. People tend to read context that has visuals. They make your articles more understandable and entertaining.

Other aspects to keep in mind: if your letters are small, fewer people can read, and even fewer people take the effort to read as it can be tiring.

Grammar and spelling: texts with incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation are awful and not professional at all. People will not trust your site or advertisements if you cannot write properly. You do not have to be a native speaker, Wealthy Affiliate has an application that also checks all these features for you. Check your texts by registering here for free.

Make paragraphs. It is much easier to read a text that is divided by pictures and has several paragraphs instead of a long one. You will have much more readers.


5. Traffic

The aim is to have a lot of traffic on your site. The more you have, the more chances you have for even more customers.

If you manage to get a good amount of traffic, Google and other search engines will also like your web page: your ranking will become better and better – and you have more and more chance to earn a lot of money.

Some ideas on how you can have more traffic on your site:

  • quality content
  • videos
  • podcasts
  • Google ranking first page
  • paid traffic
  • advertisements

If you are not familiar with any (or all) of it, or do not really know how to do exactly, you can master it in the Wealthy Affiliate course with many other strategies. Everything is taught step by step and you can easily follow all the instructions.


6. Affiliate Programs

Find affiliate programs that match your products/services. There are companies where you can join straight away, while others decide if you can join them.

Also, some want you to join through their web page (e.g. Amazon, eBay), others are organized by a company, who represent hundreds or even thousands of brands.

Other Ways to earn money online with your website:

  • Selling products with your affiliate links: affiliate marketing strategies.
  • You can advertise your own products.
  • You can sell your web page.
  • Google AdSense (allowing advertisements on your site)

These are just some ideas, but you can get more in this training at Wealthy Affiliate.


+ 1. Do NOT try it alone!

First I tried to make all this knowledge from different courses offered by a great variety of companies. I could not really move forward, as I was an almost total newbie, I had no idea in what order I should attend these courses so that they can work on my site. My other problem was, that they are not designed to build on each other’s courses so I could also miss important steps.

My conclusion was that there is no other training where you can learn literally everything from the very beginning and that you can also stay and master in further courses for no additional fee.


So, some of my main reasons why you should not do your site alone:

  • You might lose your motivation too soon, as there is very little success and it is much more difficult to overcome your difficulties without personal support.
  • You do not get tips and ideas what and how things work.
  • You waste too much time to try out different apps and courses – mostly also without much success.
  • Too much scam sites: do you know what you should avoid?


The reason why I started to study and work at Wealthy Affiliate is that it is completely free to join here. There is nothing to lose and it has a very strong and international background.

I also want other people to get to know of this opportunity so after or hopefully before all the scams, they can have a real chance as well.


If you have any question, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below or send me a message.

(16) Comments

  1. Chris says:

    I really think the terminology of ‘affiliate marketing’ makes the whole thing sound a lot more difficult than it actually is. Don’t get me wrong – I’m relatively new to blogging, and setting up affiliate products on my site, but I think the whole aura around it puts a lot of people off. 

    I also think a lot of people, like me, struggle with the idea of a niche, and whether the niches they are interested in will provide enough opportunities to make money. Do you feel that EVERY niche out there provides these sort of opportunities, regardless of how diverse they are?

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Chris. Yes, I totally agree, it can sound much more difficult than it should. Probably, it is time to write about the term ‘affiliate marketing’ now and show people how simple it is with a good training, such as Wealthy Affiliate. Thank you for this tip.

      Answering your question: I do believe that every niche is interesting for some people. If you choose one that many people are interested in than most probably there will be many more sites that you have to compete with. The same way, if you choose a niche that attracts fewer people, then most likely you will have less competition in your niche. However, using Jaaxy to find and use the best keywords and work with them is a key element together with the training, so I do think that we can be successful with any niche if our technique is good.

  2. Darren says:

    It’s very advisable when trying something new especially a business is getting educated on that basis before you set out so you do your research.

    I really like the way you said that this article and broke it down and explained it in detail for each section to give a new person a good idea what you need when creating a website and online business.

    I can confirm the wealthy affiliate is the ideal platform to learn how to create a website from scratch with step-by-step video training and 24 hour support to name but a few services this great platform has to offer. It’s certainly changed my life

  3. Nigel Robinson says:

    This sounds like a viable option to create a side income. Although I’m always a little skeptical of sites like this. I come across a scam that wanted to offer a ‘done for you’ website. I understand these are unethical. Does this program offer these, or do you build the website yourself? 

    1. admin says:

      I have always been very skeptical with all online money “making” sites and I think you are absolutely right, and we should all think this way, there are way too many scams around that we have to be aware of. I have been making my sites and learning as well at Wealthy Affiliate, and I earn money with my site, so I can absolutely recommend creating a site for yourself 🙂

      Here, you will have to build your site by yourself. You can choose what niche you want to write about and everything else is your decision – but you get all the help and tools to make this work and have success. You will see in the videos what and how you should set up so that your site can work properly and you can make money with it. 

  4. Paul says:

    Thanks a lot for the valuable post!

    I tried many ways to earn money online, to name a few… Paid to click, get paid to, captcha typing, ad posting, surveys, email reading etc., Based on my experience the best way to earn money online and build an online career in the longer run is via Affiliate Marketing.

    All the 7 points you mentioned is vital for affiliate market success. I really like the “Don’t try it alone” point you suggested and I experienced it in my journey. I always felt that “It will be great to follow some blueprint or If there is someone to guide & help” So having a mentor, coach or step by step training with great support will be a greater help to achieving online success!

    Thanks again for sharing an informative post.

    Wishing you much success!


  5. f1shbiscuits says:

    I love how you have further break down every bit and piece specific on what we are required to do .So that people could able to focus 1 thing at a time in order to succeed.We know that succeed do not build on a single day.I think people are nowadays had go through an outdated syllabus during school where they are trained to follow commands and earn through so called linear income.So i think your guideline would really beneficial to the Gen Y to aid them to become financial stable. 

    1. admin says:

      Hi, thanks a lot for your nice comment. I agree, just in any other business or job, you cannot be successful within a day or two. Wealthy Affiliare teaches you how and what to work from the very beginning and at the same time you get absolut freedom on what you want to work and how much time you can spend on it. Many of us had these outdated syllabus, that is why I am amazed that at Wealthy Affiliate, the trainings are updated so often to follow to the latest trends and teach us how to be on the top of the market.

  6. Rika says:

    I have tried many times in the past to make a bit of money online, but with no success.  I tried affiliate marketing without a website.  I just posted the links to social media.  I also tried surveys, but that is really a waste of time.  After reading your article I realized I have made a couple of mistakes.

    I did not choose a niche.  I promoted all kinds of stuff.  I realize now I should get myself a website and follow the steps you suggest.  If I join Wealthy Affiliate, how long will it take to set up a fully functional website?

    Thanks for a great post!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Rika,

      I am very glad I could help you. I also had some of these stages, when I desperately tried to make some money online, but nothing worked and wasted a lot of time. Now, I can say that I started earning finally with affiliate marketing.
      To answer your question, you can set up your sites literally within minutes at Wealthy Affiliate, but then you have to start working on your articles. The more you post, the earlier Google will rank your site. It mostly depends on you how much time you can work on your site. The more you can, the earlier you will see the results. One thing is sure: you get there every help to set up and maintain this fully functioning website of yours.
      All the best, and let me know if I can help you with anything.

  7. Florence Ki says:

    Thanks for the sharing. It was really in depth information. Like you, I too learned from so many different programs and really confuse me. Luckily I found Wealthy Affiliate and finally able to learn step-by-step about affiliate marketing. You must let more people know about this awesome program. I will share in my Facebook too!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, we must tell people about Wealthy Affiliate and how they can learn how to earn money with affiliate marketing as so many people could benefit from it.

  8. Teresa says:

    Great reminders for your online business to flourish. For me, choosing a niche was incredibly important because at the end of the day, you really don’t want to write about something that you have no interest or passion about. It is your business at the end of the day.

    Writing content was probably the hardest, usually taking me weeks as the niche I have involves a lot of reading and research! Juggling family life too, I can now narrow it down to 5-7 day give or take.

    I agree you shouldn’t go at this alone and joining a group like Wealthy Affiliate can really offer you the support 24-7. Thanks for the read.

    1. admin says:

      As I hear and also it is my personal experience just as yours that writing and making content is very hard. Especially until it can get our main job. That is why it is so important to choose something that you are interested in, even this way you have to find time that you can spend on it with all the research we all make.
      Good to read that you managed to narrow it down to 5-7 days, that sounds very good together with a family. All the best with writing and working on your niche!

  9. Dora says:

    I have tried buying salvage pallets and selling the second hand products at my local Flea Marketing, but I wasn’t making enough money to quit my job.

    I have been doing a lot of research on Affiliate Marketing, because I want to be able to work from home. I am so happy I came across your website, because it has helped me make a decision to try Affiliate Marketing.

    I have seen a lot of good reviews on Wealthy Affiliates in the past, but I wanted to try selling products and obviously I was going in the wrong direction.

    Thanks for helping me make the decision about Affiliate Marketing and I definitely am going to sign-up to Wealthy Affiliate.

    Thanks Again 



    1. admin says:

      Dear Dora,

      I am so happy that you found my article and it helped you make this decision. I can assure you that you won’t regret it. We have an amazingly supportive community, so if you ever need any help or guidance, just ask anytime! 🙂

      I am a stay-at-home mom right now and want to be able to work from home full-time after this as well, and with Wealthy Affiliate I will be able to do so! 

      All the very best to you. 🙂

      Kisumu (Reka)

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