Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

How to start affiliate marketing for beginners in 7 steps

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Affiliate Marketing for Beginners - How to start affiliate marketing for beginners in 7 steps

Why start an affiliate marketing business?

Affiliate marketing will be profitable in future and can be one of your passive income streams for a long time. You will have to do some work upfront, but when you automate your systems, affiliate commissions will be paid every time when people buy through your affiliate link.

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Free Affiliate Training For Beginners 2019

Free Affiliate Training For Beginners 2019

Is affiliate marketing worth it in 2019?

Imagine yourself, relaxing on the beach and maybe spending some time on social media to spread your message… There will be still some work to manage your blog and add new affiliate products to your list.

But one day it will replace your 9-5 job and give you the possibility to work from anywhere at your conditions. How much would this be worth to you?

For me, it’s priceless.

So here is your 7 step guide with all tools and tips you need to make a good start and build your passive income for your future.


How to start your new affiliate business?


1. Step - Choose your profitable niche 

Before you start promoting affiliate products, find your sweet spot and choose a profitable niche. It should be something, that you like to talk and write about. Also the profits are important, if there are not enough potential customers, it’s not worth to waste your time. (Read more here)

You can choose a niche from 3 big segments - health, wealth or relationships. In this segment you will find a smaller niche, which you should concentrate on. 

I work in the „wealth - segment“ and my niche is „affiliate marketing for funnelhackers“. (Funnelhackers are people, who use Click Funnels to build sales funnels)

This is also my Facebook group, where I share my tips and also a lot of free bonuses for online marketers - feel free to join and grab your free ebooks.

2. Step - Find complementing affiliate programs

Once you found your perfect niche, do your research and find several affiliate programs, which complement each other. Think about your ideal customer - which problems will he try to solve and buy a solution? 

In my example my ideal customer will need a website / blog - so I can recommend Bluehost and WordPress

They will also need to collect emails before recommending affiliate products or selling their own products. The best way to do this, is to use Click Funnels Software to build Funnels and ConvertKit to collect email addresses. 

Affiliate marketers offer also bonuses additional to their affiliate products, that can be free e-books or videos with PLR - private label rights from Idplr.

With Commission Gorilla they can build nice looking bonus pages to attract more customers. 

If you get your Commission Gorilla V2 Software, I have a ton of BONUSES for you! Check out this bonus page as an example, what you can build with it!
How to make more affiliate sales with bonuses

How to make more affiliate sales with bonuses

All this fits together and makes perfect sense for my ideal customer, who wants to be a successful affiliate marketer.

3. Step - Start a blog with purpose

Why should you start a blog?

You can create Pins on Pinterest and put your affiliate link as a website. But this can change in future. It’s already forbidden to post affiliate links on Facebook, Pinterest may follow. 

In a blog post you can do a review about your affiliate product and tell everybody, why this product is useful. Deliver an insider view and write about benefits, but be honest and recommend only products, that you use and love. 

By writing an informative blog post you also deliver free value and build trust with your potential customer. Especially if you recommend high-ticket affiliate programs for 1000 $ - 2000 $, you will need „warm traffic“. That are people, who are interested in that kind of products and also trust you enough to buy through your link after your recommendation.

4. Step - Drive traffic with Pinterest

How to do affiliate marketing with Pinterest?

Did you start a blog and track your data with Google analytics? Wondering, why nobody is reading your blog posts? Well it takes a lot of time, until your articles will rank on Google and you should learn SEO for blogs. 

If you tried to share your links on Facebook, you might have a few clicks here and there. But Facebook doesn’t like links that are bringing people away from Facebook. So almost nobody will see this link.

Pinterest is great for affiliate marketers for 2 reasons. First of all, if you are just starting out, you can create 10 different pins for the same affiliate link and pin it. At the moment this strategy is allowed. 

Second reason is that once a pin is created, it can be re-pinned by other people. If your pin has a great design and also leads to a useful blog post, it may go viral and bring thousands visitors to your website.

I have some pins that are over 2 years old and they still bring traffic to my websites. Some of my new pins had already 1000 views after 2 days and also clicks to my blog post.

Beginner's Guide Affiliate Marketing

Beginner's Guide Affiliate Marketing

5. Step - Increase traffic with Tailwind

Pinterest will become even more powerful, if you use it together with Tailwind. This will help you to schedule your pins, so they will be pinned automatically and save you a lot of time. 

The best thing I love about Tailwind are the Tribes. That are groups of people in the same niche, where you can suggest your pin and re-pin other pins. Often my pins get re-pins in only minutes and this is also a signal to Pinterest to rank your pin higher in searches. 

The best and active tribes in the „blogger-niche“ are:

6. Step - Use Click Funnels to collect leads and sell your own digital products

Can affiliate marketing be done without a website?

A blog is a great place to inform your customers and bring free value and some of them will buy right away through your link. But often people will leave your blog and never visit again, if you don’t catch their information. 

Here is where Click Funnels comes into play. With this software you can build simple or complex „funnels“ where you lead your potential customer from a sign-up to your email list to an interesting affiliate product. 

It can be also your own digital product, which you can sell and get the money even faster! Often you have to wait for affiliate commissions 30 - 60 days, because if the buyer will cancel after 30 days, you will not get a commission.

My tip for more conversions - include in every blog post a link to funnel at the end, where you offer a free report / video course, that relates to your topic.

Most readers, who are already interested, will download your freebie. They will not only land on your email-list, but also directly in your funnel, where you can sell them anything you want.

You can try Click Funnels 14 days for free and see, how it works for you

 or you get your full package of software and best marketing courses, I ever took and learned everything from them.

If you want to learn, how to start a business step by step and actually sell your first product, then I recommend to do this 30 days challenge. It starts in January 2019 for the 2. time and I learned a lot from it in the first run in October. 

7. Step - Improve your strategy with A/B testing

You maybe ask yourself now, „Can affiliate marketing make you rich?“ or

„How much can affiliate marketing make?“


  • Well, there can’t be just one right answer. For some people that are over Million $ in commissions like for Spencer Mecham - he offers an online course, which is one of the best at the market right now for affiliate marketers  - for other it can be 0 $ for a long time.
  • Everything depends on a right strategy, which you should always test and try to improve. 
  • Doing A/B testing on small things at a time, can have a huge impact. Sometimes creating another pin with a new headline for Pinterest can bring thousands new people to your blog and sometimes it helps to change your freebie and offer something more valuable, like a video course for affiliate marketers here. 
This is my freebie for you at the end of this blog post (you see, I’m doing what I teach) and this free affiliate marketing video course will help you to learn more strategies and tricks to be successful.


At the end of the day, it’s your knowledge and your work, that will make you successful and bring near to your dream of an independent and meaningful life.

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How to 10x your affiliate sales with Commission Gorilla V2

How to 10x your affiliate sales with Commission Gorilla V2

At the end of the day, it’s your knowledge and your work, that will make you successful and bring near to your dream of an independent and meaningful life.

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