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A Complete Beginners Guide To Affiliate Marketing — 18 Comments

  1. Hi John, my name is Jessica. I wanted to join your mentor group and its telling me that my email is blocked. Then tried again and it was banned… Can you tell me why this is happening?

    • Thanks for contacting me Jessica. Apparently, the issue has been solved as, if I am not mistaken, you have joined with Username JessicaShar1, so welcome to my group Jessica.

      Let me know if you have any questions or need any help at any time.

      Best wishes,


  2. This is truly a great article.  You have explained, in a very unbiased way, the opportunities of earning money online.  And as far as I can tell, a legitimate way.

    How do you choose a niche that is right?  My tendency would be to go for something that I think would make a lot of money quickly.  Would this be correct?

    Also, once I have chosen a niche, how do I come up with ideas of writing posts or blogs about it?  This seems to be a very tricky aspect for me.

    Would love to hear your thoughts.  It is something that I would certainly be interested in.

    Thanks so much, Renée

    • Thanks for taking the time to read my beginners guide to Affiliate Marketing Renée. Finding your niche is the most difficult part for getting started in Affiliate Marketing. Unfortunately it is the first thing that you must get right in order to have a successful website for years to come.

      To reply to your questions would take too much space here, but I suggest that you subscribe to this free tutorial where all this is very well explained ~~> Free Internet Marketing Course.

      I am sure that you will find your answers and more in it.

      I wish you the very best for your online venture Renée.

      Have a great day,

      John 🙂

    • Thanks very much for the compliment Wendy, and for subscribing to my free Internet Marketing course which helped many subscribers to become very successful Internet marketers.

      I am happy to know that you are also a member of Wealthy Affiliate which is to my knowledge the best Affiliate Marketing University in existence, so well done!

      I wish you an excellent online future!


  3. Finding a niche isn’t easy. I’ve only changed my niche once, but it’s important to stick with one until you get results. I’ve heard that if you can talk about your niche for hours on end, then that’s the niche for you. It’s also important not to spend too much time picking a niche because there probably won’t be a perfect one. In the article, you said you had twenty years of experience and have only just recently joined Wealthy Affiliate. How much did WA improve your overall success?

    • Thanks so much for your comments Isaac. What you have heard about finding your niche and running with it is absolutely true, in fact all this is taught in the excellent training at Wealthy Affiliate.

      To answer your question about my Internet experience, yes I did only decide to join Wealthy Affiliate about 3 years ago and it is definitely the best thing I have done in my entire online career.

      I wish you the very best and I look forward to seeing you again soon on this website.


  4. Hi John

    Affiliate marketing is indeed one way to create passive income. I believe the competition must be tight as barriers to entry are low, however, rewards are massive once you commit to it. One of the barriers is to find a niche which I initially struggled as I didn’t know where to start but after trial and error I realised making money online is the best place to start. I would love to join your mentor group. Please send me the link

    • Thanks for your comment Anand. You are quite right, if you commit to become successful and make a living with Affiliate Marketing, you will, even sooner than you think.

      Finding your niche is what most newbies are struggling with and unfortunately, it is where many of them give up. Once you have passed this barrier, all you need to do is to focus on it go forward. 

      However, a good training is necessary. As you asked for it, here is where you can join my free training ~~> Free Internet Marketing Course!

      I wish you the very best,


  5. This is a very good guide. It is an easy step by step guide that will help almost anyone especially those that are not familiar with affiliate marketing can follow and get going on the road to a successful online business. The niche you pick is critical to long term success. The niche will determine success and utilizing Wealthy Affiliate can go a long way to starting a very good online business. The niche is based one what you like and what you know. So you should be able to come up with material that you can blog about. 

    • Thanks for sharing your views on my complete guide to Affiliate Marketing Lee. I take it that you are a member at Wealthy Affiliate and you seem to understand well how it works, right? 

      I hope that you are doing well and I am sure that you enjoy the community and the help you can get from it.

      I wish you the very best,


  6. I have registered,but,unfortunately have mislaid my log in particulars,so sorry,could you please resend them to me.
    Many Thanks

  7. this is a great and amazing article. i sincerely your effort creating time  to write on such an informative article which has taught me a lot more on beginners guide to affiliate marketing. i have been an affiliate marketer for two months and i have been earning a lot commission from home but where some people get this wrong is that this aren’t a get rich scheme. thanks for sharing this amazing article.

    • Thanks for sharing your views and experience on Affiliate Marketing Perryline. I am glad that you are earning a lot of commission from home, but is it from Affiliate Marketing? Already after only two months? If so, you are doing quite well and it proves that it can be done when following the right training. Well done Perryline.

      I wish you the very best and a great future as a affiliate marketer.


  8. Hi John! I have read other posts trying to learn a bit about affiliate marketing but none has been as helpful as your complete beginners guide. I greatly appreciate you avoided all those technical terms most people use when talking about affiliate marketing. I could understand everything you explained. I liked the fact that you have so many years working with this, 20 years experience! Wao!

    I’ll give it a try!

    • Thanks for the compliment Ann, and for being such a regular reader of my tutorials and guides. I am glad that you enjoyed reading and that you have been able to easily understand my “Complete Beginners Guide To Affiliate Marketing”.

      Let me know if you have any questions at any time.

      Wishing you an excellent day.


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