I’m gonna skip all the BS and give it to you straight. I have simplified every thing about affiliate marketing so even a little kid could understand this tutorial. you real top to end don’t miss a word of this article.

Affiliate marketing is actually a very simple concept. Don’t be fooled through just because it’s simple because while it may be simple, in my experience, affiliate marketing is the Number one way that ordinary people like you and i can make a ridiculous amount of money on complete autopilot.

Affiliate Marketing is simply selling other people’s stuff and get commission. In this situation both sides win because whoever’s things you’re selling is profiting because they’re selling products and then you’re winning also because you’re making commissions.

Honestly the best part about affiliate marketing is the fact that it’s so simple and so practical for ordinary people. We don’t handle shipping, we don’t handle making products, we don’t handle any payments, we really don’t handle any thing. All we take care of is the marketing, hence the name, affiliate marketing.

So just to make it clear, affiliate marketing is selling other people’s things and getting commissions from that. After years of doing it, I have boiled it down to simple steps.

1- Find a product.

you can choose literally any thing, it would be a good idea to choose something you’re personally interested in, or something that you use yourself. So, to do this, you have to join the affiliate program of a major retailer. Sites like Amazon, eBay, and thousands of others all have affiliate programs.

So for our purposes, let’s say you want to use for example you want to sell makeup to money of it. And let say you want to join Amazon’s affiliate program to do this. And sell the makeup on Amazon and get a commission. What you should do is, go to Amazon.com, you would scroll down and you would find where it says, become an affiliate. Most major retailer like eBay, Amazon, and others have it an the bottom. so you can just go to the bottom and little writing, it would tell you if they have an affiliate program or not. After you go through the process and become an affiliate, you can go find the product you want to promote. You will be given a unique link for that product, that people can now click to and once they do and now they’re on Amazon.com through your link. Any thing they will purchase, you would get a commission from.

2- Find the target audience for product.

After we figured out that our product is makeup, We figure out the target audience and obviously our target audience is females.

3- Put your product in front of your target audience.

Now you have to put your link, your unique affiliate link, in front of your targeted audience. Many affiliate marketers say that the best way to go about this is to make website and rank it on Google. Every time someone googles the specific makeup that you’re selling your site would appear near the top, and then a percentage of whoever searches would click your link, go on your website and click on your affiliate link and then purchase things, and that would make you commissions.

While that does work, and obviously, people have found a lot of success with it. I found that to be pretty difficult, especially for beginners. What i found to be way more simpler, and honestly, more efficient, is to using social media to promote my affiliate unique links. For example, Instagram. you’d be surprised at how well Instagram works to promote your affiliate links.

Basically my formula for success on Instagram is pretty simple. All i do is make a page related to the niche I’m in. So in our example of makeup, I’d make a page about makeup. Then I’d post interesting content about makeup. Then I’d interact with people who are interested in makeup. So I’d go like their stuff, comment on their posts, follow them, people that are interested in makeup, and how do I know that they’re interested in makeup? I know because I can go find the followers of a famous makeup page and then interact with them.

What’s beautiful is you can automate that whole process, so literally, you would have your page interacting with people while you’re chilling. And then you have your unique affiliate link, in your Instagram bio. And then have some sort of catchy phrase to get people to click it. And what that will do is have people click your affiliate link even you’re not doing anything. and that powerful as hell! That’s means you would set everything in your affiliate link marketing business up once, and then relax while you are getting paid. You get residual commissions, month after month.

That three steps formula is very easy to follow and literally anyone can do it. I’m not saying it’s easy. Nothing in life worth having is easy. but, I am saying it’s simple. It might require work, it might require a little bit of learning, but trust me, the results are more then worth it.

One last thing that’s extremely important to know is that you can get affiliate commission for subscription based products. This means that you could get a sale, to a subscription based product meaning that it’s a product that require a monthly payment and then you get paid every single month from one affiliate marketing sale. The reason this is so powerful, is because one sale could pay multiple times. Because if you get someone subscribed to a program, and they subscribe for years, you would get paid every single month. So imagine doing that getting multiple sales, to a subscription based product. That mean you would be getting a lot of money every single month.

If you have any question or concerns, feel free and leave a comment, I answer all comments, as long as they’re appropriate.

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  • October 27, 2017

    hey man I read your article and I’m pretty much interested and even did start affiliate on amazon but it didn’t work out for me if u can contact then do so please.

    • October 27, 2017

      It’s fine that it didn’t work out from the first time. I was struggling for years before I started earning money online. Just keep trying and doing your best

  • October 27, 2017

    Does anyone have some examples of subscription-based products that would be available for Amazon affiliates? Or are these through separate magazine companies or something?

    • October 27, 2017

      The subscription business model is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to a product or service. The model was pioneered by magazines and newspapers, but is now used by many businesses and websites.

  • October 27, 2017

    I have tired and failed at Internet marketing. This is because I misunderstood the type of traffic that came to my website. I am open to listening, learning, and networking from people like yourself now. I am hoping to try some Click bank products soon and see how that goes. I am trained in WordPress, Landing Pages, but still open minded above moving forward. What other advice can you offer a new beginner? I hope to quite my 9-5 one day and join the legion out there. Thanks.

    • October 27, 2017

      @alex, cheer up man! You can’t even imagine how many time I failed before I started seeing results from my affiliate marketing efforts. I still haven’t reached the point where I want to be, but I’ve been having a consistent income from my niche sites. I started documenting my journey on my channel.

  • October 27, 2017

    I’m new to Affiliate Marketing and I’m trying to make a career out of it. I’m still waiting to make the first move, and your article helped alot.

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