Affiliate Marketing: An In Depth Look & How It Works

This is one of the easiest way to make money online!  All you have to do is find a product, promote it, and if someone takes action on your recommendation, you collect a commission.  Pretty simple!

  • No product/service creationHow Does It Work? | Work Anywhere Now

  • Usually a product you have used yourself

  • Help solve a problem for others

  • Promotion

  • Commissions

There’s no better way to get your online business started than to use the affiliate marketing business model.

I believe this is essential as part of anyone’s online portfolio because it creates passive income in the long run.

Anyone can get started right away and it’s easy to learn!  If you’re eager to start your affiliate marketing business today for FREE, jump down the page HERE!


No Product/Service Creation

Save Time & Money | Work Anywhere NowIt takes at least six-twelve months to design, create, and produce a product.  I know because I’ve done it myself two times.

I have two online handmade shops as you can read about here and each one took about that long to figure out how to make the product (for my doll shop, I didn’t even know how to really sew anything!), design, materials needed, pricing it, packaging, branding, etc.

It takes months and months of your time and sometimes a lot of money to create your own product or service.

Affiliate marketing eliminates all this!


Usually A Product You Have Used Yourself

Share Your Experience | Work Anywhere NowThe best products or services to pick to promote are things that have benefited you in some shape or form that you’ve used in the past.

This way your audience can feel your authenticity and will learn from you how that product or service will benefit them.

Always be honest with your promotions because your audience can smell it from a mile away if it isn’t.

I will even promote things myself that I don’t have affiliate links for just because I know first hand my audience will benefit from it.

You will be able to connect with your audience more if you’re being honest in your promotions.


Help Solve A Problem For Others

Choose products or services that will solve a problem for your followers.

Why are people buying things online?  It’s because they have a problem that needs to be solved.

You really need to keep in mind your audience and what problems they face so you can pick the right products or services that will satisfy their needs.


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Haven’t you been online and see something that could solve your problem?  What a great feeling it is!

I always want to buy right away when I find the right product.

Also, if your audience find value in your write up about the product, they will gladly click on your link to buy from you because you have saved them tons of time researching online!



Promotions | Work Anywhere NowHow would you promote it?

You can write a review on the product you want to promote, highlighting the benefits, and how it has helped you.

Comparing the product with another brand is another great way to promote and offers your audience choices.

The more value and knowledge you can pass on to your audience, the better and faster your audience will get to a final buying decision => Commission!

There are also many ways you can promote:

  1. Niche Blog – like this website you’re on, it’s a great platform for writing reviews, showcase videos, and so much more.
  2. Videos – as I just mentioned, videos are very persuasive to the viewers and an easy way to show your audience a complicated product.  You can put these on your blog or just leave them on your YouTube channel and have your affiliate link in the video or just below the video.
  3. Email marketing – collect email addresses and then sell them products through a series of informative emails with affiliate links in them.
  4. Social Media – you can use the power of social media to get free traffic to your affiliate links and promote there.  There are many social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to choose from and all can be used for free.

The best way to build your affiliate marketing business is using a website to create your niche blog, my first suggestion.

My Simple Guide to Affiliate Marketing for Beginners will take you through how to build this business using a website.



Commissions | Work Anywhere NowThe best part for last!  Cha-Ching!

You can earn anywhere from 1% to an astounding 100% on some products!!

Yes there are 100% commission products out there in the ecommerce/ebusiness niche and the vendor does this because they have a sales funnel that will earn them a lot more once the customer buys the low priced product from you.

A place like Amazon will start you off at 3%, and there are many affiliate networks you can join.

The great thing about affiliate commissions is that once you create the review/promotion, you can collect commissions on that one time work over and over again in the far future, creating yourself a passive income stream!


Where To Start?

If you’re at a lost and don’t know where to start, or even if you’ve been in this market but want more tools and tips of the trade, there is an outstanding online training available at Wealthy Affiliate!

When I first was introduced to Wealthy Affiliate, I had no idea the vast community it has and the incredible in-depth training it offers.


Here are some of the awesome features I love about Wealthy Affiliate:

  • Domain Registration and State of the Art Web Hosting
  • Over 800,000 Helpful Community members, with access to the owners
  • Training: Videos, Courses, Tutorials – extensive, logically laid out, easy to follow
  • 13+ Full, Interactive Classrooms
  • TWO FREE Websites with beautiful templates to choose from
  • A place free of spam
  • Live chat and interactive help
  • Weekly Live Webinars to learn from; already have over 200 past webinars for you view with instant replay
  • Access to industry experts and successful members
  • Never have to pay if you don’t want to upgrade to Premium membership
  • YOU CAN START FOR FREE TODAY! (no credit cards needed)

If you want to start the right way in affiliate marketing, this is your ticket!  I wish I knew about this years ago but now you have it today!

SAVE YOUR TIME, and go check out Wealthy Affiliate as this is the one place to get all your HOW’s answered – see my detailed review:

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Whenever I had a question, it was always answered within 2 minutes!!  No kidding!  The help available cannot be understated.

You only have success if you follow along their class lessons and take action.  I love how the training flows so nicely and have tasks after each lesson for you to action on your website.

Once you’ve built your website, then you’ll learn traffic strategies, social media strategies, email marketing strategies, etc, etc, etc.

You can only WIN by joining this great program!

Click on the image below and join me, I’ll be there too to help you along as well!!  See you on the other side:


I would love to hear your experience in affiliate marketing and what has been working or not working for you in the comments below!

Would love to also hear what questions you may have on this topic, let’s discuss below or you can ask me a question on my Wealthy Affiliate profile HERE!



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28 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing: An In Depth Look & How It Works”

    • Thank you Chris, appreciate your comment! I have learned from the best, mostly at Wealthy Affiliate, they are just awesome and love their training!

      Best to you,

  1. Hello and thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is well detailed, I can see that you have put some effort into this and it is paying of already. I am sure that those who visit your website will be well please, all the best to you and keep up the good work.

    • Thank you Norman for your kind words! I hope you found some good info on here. Please let me know if I can be of help to you!

      Take care,

  2. As a member of Wealthy Affiliate I can vouch for the fact that Wealthy Affiliate has a great helpful community and the training is awesome, clear and informative. I wouldn’t be an online marketer if it wasn’t for this company.

    • I totally agree and thanks for vouching for a great company who’s true mission is to HELP others. Many of those scams online just want your money and the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle & Carson, are nothing like that and just want to see others succeed!

      I hope the best for you at Wealthy Affiliate!!

  3. Hi Grace, I love your web site and this article. Very nicely done, but most of all the Wealthy Affiliate program sounds very exciting. I like the info about affiliate marketing and look forward to changing my career focus.
    Blessings, Keith

    • Thank you Keith for your kind words! Yes Wealthy Affiliate is pretty darn awesome! I’ve been loving it since I started so I hope you will find the same! Best of luck with your online career!

      Take care,

  4. Wow! Grace, I really liked how you broke down how affiliate marketing works into several headlines, and then explained each of those headlines in depth. Very clear and informative.

    • Thanks Richard! Appreciate your comment, it’s always nice to get some feedback! 🙂

      I hope you have found more info here on affiliate marketing and hope you can find use in my info!


    • Thank you Scott! Grateful for your comment!! I’m happy to hear my information was easy to follow and was helpful to you. 🙂

      To much online success!

  5. It has the “wow” factor Grace. I think its the contrast with the red and black that does it. Also the pictures give impact to the written material. Well presented and well done. I will be following you on your venture.

    • Hi Andy,

      Wow! Thank you so much! I am so grateful for your support and your wonderful words about my article! This gives me encouragement to keep it going and moving forward!

      Thanks for following me!

  6. Hi Grace,
    I have joined Wealthy Affiliate too.
    I was surprised how much free stuff there is in their starter training. It beats most paid for services on the net.

    I have only being doing this for about 6 weeks.
    Can I ask:
    How long does it usually take to receive organic traffic through the search engines if you are doing this full time?
    I’m estimating about 12 months to build up my website with enough quality content to receive high rankings in the Search Engines.

    Just wondered what your thoughts are.
    Thanks – great post,

    • Hi Simon,

      That’s wonderful you’re also a Wealthy Affiliate member! I hope you’ve been enjoying all the training and classrooms that you have available to you so far. I think the 3-6 months mark will be where search engines will start to index you and feel your site is on the growing trend. Without continued content building though, your site will lose its high rankings as they like to see new information being added all the time. I hope this helps you a bit! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

      Thanks for visiting!

  7. First of all, I love the picture that depicts the advantage of working from anywhere, including the beach! Just today I received an email about another “opportunity” that is known to be a scam and has many consumer reports against them. Wealthy Affiliates has great integrity and a reputation of honesty and hard working individuals. You provided great information and the details to help someone deciding to look further into Wealthy Affiliate.

    I wish you much success!

    • Thank you Carmen! Your so kind with your sweet words! Yes, I totally agree with you on Wealthy Affiliate! They are sure the most trustworthy site for learning how to make money online! I’ve been there two weeks now and loving every minute of it!

      I wish you great success too!

  8. Your definitely will attract a lot of readers. Your website is very appealing. The contents are great and your color combination is superb. You certainly had it well thought out. Congrats!

    • Thank you Ben! Appreciate you checking out my page! I’m happy to have inspired something in you and I hope you’ll find online success too!

      Take care,

  9. I recently lost my job and I’m looking to start a home business on the net. Wealthy Affiliate looks like a good place to start my online business as a beginner. Is there any other Affiliate companies out there that offer what Wealthy Affiliate does?
    I will go and click your link and have a look, Gracy.

    • Hi Jeff, I’m glad you are here, you’ve come to the right place. There is no better place you’ll find that has the education and training that Wealthy Affiliate has if you want to start an honest online business using affiliate marketing. You can sign up for free just to check it out, you can go through the first TEN lessons of two course series available. Let me know how I can help you after you sign up!

      Best of luck!

  10. I agree with you Grace, it would be good to have your own product. But there’s a lot of work involved. But some people may be able to write an eBook and film videos easily. Did you find that creating your own product easy to do, Grace? Great Blog.

    • Hi Dominic, yes unless it’s an online product, anything else is very labor intensive and/or very expensive to invest in. That is why affiliate marketing is such a great way to build an online business because it takes minimal cost, if any, it’s free to sign up with Wealthy Affiliate, and no inventory or high investments.

      Thanks for your kind words,

  11. I found the affiliate marketing the best way to start making an online income. I knew nothing about it before and I got into 2 scams before I found the Wealthy Affiliate where I learned a lot about affiliate marketing and online business in general.

    To be honest, I would love to have what to make and promote and that’s why my first domain I bought was related to the hand made products, I wanted to promote my hand made jewelry. But then I realized that that was going to take more time than the affiliate marketing.

    I hope to get to the great point of million $$$$$$$ income one day! Hm I hope! No! I believe I will! Or I already am LOL

    Great post you created here. Thanks Grace 😉


    • Yes handmade world is time consuming and have a shop website that doesn’t change that much doesn’t get much organic traffic either, unless you blog on there I guess, but I found I didn’t have time to blog when making my dolls, so it doesn’t get a lot of traffic.

      An affiliate marketing blog however gets traffic as it ages if you can write quality helpful content. I like that I can write an article and make money from it over and over again. That’s the power of affiliate marketing! It can create a great passive income to you!

      Yes let’s make money together!! 🙂


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