6 Tips For Aspiring Affiliate Marketers

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  1. Katie says:

    This is great advice! I have found that creating a schedule has helped me manage my blog.

  2. Ruby says:

    I just start to manage my blog, so this post is very helpful to me.

  3. Harish Kumar says:

    helpful article, I gained a great knowledge here, I follow all these tips to become a successful affiliate marketer, keep doing this quality work and keep sharing

  4. Chris says:

    Your first point is the reason I have not yet taken on any internet marketing training online – I’m aware there are good programs out there but I have no idea what would be considered ‘overpriced’…mainly because they all seem a little expensive to me!

    I followed the link to the training you recommend at the end of this article and I was surprised to see that they offer a free level of education – have I read this correctly?

    On top of that – would this type of training be suitable for someone that hasn’t really had any interest or experience in marketing before?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Chris,

      Usually legitimate affiliate marketing training courses offer a free trial (or membership) or something like a 7-day trial period for 7 days.

      The training i recommend (Wealthy Affiliate) is ideal for beginners and you won’t find a better deal at that price. 

      Thank you for your comment,


  5. Stella says:

    Hey Nikos;

    This is a very helpful blog post for people starting, or thinking about starting, affiliate marketing. You obviously have good experience in this sector.

    I have a new-ish blog, and I’m getting some traffic, but lately I’m wondering if there are other things I should focus on now. I’m pretty good at being disciplined and creating content regularly. Your post has given me some ideas to start considering. I think it’s time for me to get creative and maybe try something like YouTube. I’ve been a bit shy about that, but I think if I research it well, and start slow, I can maybe get used to a different way to approach content. As a writer, I tend to forget about other forms of content.

    Thanks for the boost toward new ideas! Stella 🙂

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Stella,

      You should definetely go for it. Video marketing is huge right now and the trend is not slowing down. 

      Thank you for your comment 


  6. Renton says:

    i can agree that there are sites out there with misleading information about affiliate marketing, and I am glad that yours is NOT one of them! I fell for one of those overpriced training programmes that get you in with the tripwire and then crush your dreams with the ever exorbitant up sells. I think these tips are great.

    Affiliate marketing can be lucrative but only when you know how. Affiliate marketing is also not about getting rich quick (although it may happen) it is more about building relationships with actual humans and that means quality content.

  7. Lynne says:

    I enjoyed reading about your tips aspiring affiliate marketers. I keep hearing about building an email list but I’m not really sure how to do that or what I would do with it I had one. Any chance you could write a post with more detail about how to do an email list and then ideas of what to do with it? Your tip about not using too many banner ads kind of hit home for me. I have my sidebar plastered with them. You are not the first to say that too many ads in the sidebar turns people away. I think based on your advice and others are going to remove the ads from my sidebar and see if I get better traffic and retention. Thanks for the tips and I look forward to hearing more from you.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Lynne,

      That is a great idea. Email marketing is something a lot of people are interested in. Thank you for the idea. 

  8. ericliboiron says:

    Hi There,

    I just read your article on tips for Aspiring Affiliate Marketers.These are really good ways fon your article about how to make money online.I keep searching these ways and your article helps me a lot in educating myself because there are many misleading information on internet about affiliate marketing.


  9. Taetske says:

    Good afternoon Nikos,

    Thank you for this good and detailed post. I like your statistics as that gives a nice visual presentation of past, present, and future.

    As there is so much nonsense out there in the internet world your post is like a guide for people who want to start affilate marketing. 

    I understand that a good training program does not have to cost the world. The promise that you will earn big money straight away is not true. For that to happen one will have to work hard, it is good you point that out. 

    I can see that by being creative you put your personal note and that in the future your website will stand out. A good tip telling your reader not to put too many ads on a post as like that the content will drown.

    Regards, Taetske 

  10. Saori says:

    Great advice for affiliate marketing beginners like me! But I found “email marketing” little intimidating to incorporate in my business because as you mentioned it requires high quality content and if you don’t continue creating great content consistently, you probably lose readers… Do you have any more tips on the email marketing aspect of affiliate marketing?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Saori,

      Although i am not an expert in email marketing here are a few tips to consider: Don’t try to sell anything right away because you will come across as spammy. After all, that is not why people subscribed on your list. Instead try and offer them as much value as you can. You are trying to build a relationship with your readers and for that you need their trust.

      Another tip is to let your subscribers know what to expect from you. Notify them about your future projects and plans. Ask them their opinion and what they would like to see in your website.

      Thank you for your comment,


  11. Ayodeji says:

    I’m an aspiring affiliate marketer and this post is really for me. I just started affiliate marketing and I’ve been on the lookout for every useful tip and pointers I could get my hands on. I like the not-to-dos you pointed out about affiliate trainings that are expensive and of low quality, I really find this post helpful and informative. Keep up the good work. 

  12. Terrence Brannon says:

    In addition to the suggestions in the article, I would say, be sure that you choose an online pursuit that you are passionate about. And if you are looking for a training course, do they have a track record of proof? And what about a money back guarantee of some sort? As far as cost, it is certainly important not to feel financially drained after 2-3 months. But I cannot agree about changing marketing strategy – even if it seems like nothing is happening in your affiliate marketing business, if you are writing new keyword-focused content, you are gaining authority in the search engines and steadily picking up more traffic. But like you said, commit to a year. And of course, you are only going to stick to a year on something you love. My blog, for instance, contains all the things I was screaming to my friends about and they wouldn’t listen. Now I have a new audience of interested friends that is steadily growing.

  13. Mikay2019 says:

    Lovely read. I find it really outrageous to pay as high as $1000 for a training when I yet to earn from the website and these trainers do not consider their trainees level of experience. I wanted to begin an online course last year but the costs discouraged me. When I discovered a new course online that I am about to enroll into,  I grabbed the opportunity with both hands because I have interest in affiliate marketing but I don’t have prior knowledge on how to go about it

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Mikay,

      No one was born knowing how to be an affiliate marketer. You learn as you go along. The learning process never ends. A legitimate affiliate marketing training course will show you how affiliate marketing works but you will really learn by trying.

  14. Babsie Wagner says:

    I reviewed your article and the one piece I am seriously missing is the email marketing. I tried to sign up for a service called sendiio but I am having trouble getting it set up. I’m thinking I may try Aweber?  What email service do you use?  I want something where I can do the capture forms.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Basbie,

      Aweber, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, GetResponse, ConvertKit, Drip are all great email marketing services and highly recommended. Just choose the one that you like the most.

  15. IAN says:

    Hi Nikos.

    You offer an honest opinion about affiliate marketing without sugar coating it. My family fell for an illegal MLM scheme and when the second one came, warning lights came on. But funny enough, this lead me to affiliate marketing at a great place called Wealthy Affiliate.

    On your second tip, I am getting close to building an email list for a relatively young site, but like you said content quality is key and that is what I am aiming for.

    I have also lost focus on many things during my training and was on the verge of saying affiliate marketing wasn’t for me and then I came back with a bang and with more readers than ever before.

  16. mhasanalvi says:

    Hi Nikos,

    Thank you very much for sharing such an informative and helpful article with all the necessary information about 6 Tips For Aspiring Affiliate Marketers.

    I like this article very much.Really this is an amazing article. Affiliate Marketing is a great platform to earn money frome home.I am a new affiliate Marketer.I was looking for a proper guideline and fortunately i found this article.I believe that these 6 tips are best to become a successful affiliate marketer.I am going to follow these 6 tips as i want to become a successful affiliate marketer. This article is very helpful and informative for those people who are trying to become a successful affiliate marketer.If someone follow these 6 tips definitely sooner or later he can definitely be successful and also can earn a handsome money.I will share this article with my friends and relatives.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Mhasanalvi,

      These are the same tips i followed when i started doing affiliate marketing. The tips are based on my own personal experiences and i am sure they can help you too.

      Thank you for your comment and for sharing my post. 

  17. Kenechi says:

    Your article was very useful to me because am a beginner in affiliate marketing and I started not long ago. At times I get a little distracted with some of the so called high selling programs that promises huge returns. Little did I know that they were all crapy products. This article has just motivated me to be more focused and not to pay attention to those programs that are of high price’s which are not good for a beginner at all. 

    Some have tried to convince me that email marketing is all I need and that is everything. Through your article, I have also learnt the strength of email marketing and how good it is and all it’s limitations.

  18. Stratos K says:

    All these points that you mention are important but the one I believe is the most important is to have patience. i see many people fail just because of this. Even if you have the best tools in the world and the best training if you don’t think of it as a long term commitment then failure is around the corner. People tend to believe that with affiliate marketing you can make money fast and this is far from the truth. It needs time, patience and determination.

  19. Nimrodngy says:

    Thanks for summarizing such honest review and for the precious explanations given.
    I was trying to build and affiliate marketing website in order to generate passive income. I find a lot of fake informations with all types of scams.
    I think Wealthy Affiliate is the best way for this. The trainings and all the people around this platform helps each other and makes every member goals to be achieved.

    Thank’s a lot for this .

  20. Antwnhs says:

    Hi Nikos,

    These tips are so helpful. I can totally relate to the part that you mentioned about the e-mail marketing, Depending only on one source of traffic like organic is not the best idea. I used to rely on that only and it didn’t get me far. When I started building my e-mail list, things changed for the better, indeed! And of course, too many adds and links can distract the ones that are reading your blog and they may not want to come back.

  21. Anna Hammond says:

    I personally run a blog and I had no idea that side bar ads made your website less visually appealing or less likely so have retention on your content! I have a few banner ads and have been long wondering why my bounce rate was so wacky where the average view is only 1 minute and 45 seconds which I thought was ridiculous! I mean no one can read a blog post in 2 minutes so maybe the reason I haven’t had a very good bounce rate is simply because the first thing my viewers see are my banner adds. I’m definitely going to be taking them down after reading this since my current sales aren’t even generated by them anyways! I might as well make my website more pleasing to the viewer in hopes that they might spend more time on my blog. Thank you so much for teaching me something when I thought I knew it all!!

  22. Pamela Arsena says:

    I completely agree with everything you said especially points 1 and 6.  Being involved with affiliate marketing for over 10 years has caused me to see so many new affiliates invest in high ticket affiliate program training only to be left feeling confused and broke.  Some of the best affiliate marketing training can be found for next to nothing and that is excluding all the awesome free information out there for those willing to go hunting for it.   

    Secondly, as someone who helps beginners with WordPress, I can not tell you how many times I have seen affiliates plaster adds everywhere while providing very little value. We all want to make money but nobody wants to be sold to which is why I end up telling affiliates that less is more.  

    Great posts and I look forward to reading more from you.

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