Affiliate Marketing – The Importance of Good Training


Dollars and Euro SymbolsAffiliate marketing is a popular way to earn money online. It takes very little capital to set up your online business and get started. You don’t even need to have your own product to sell. You work on a commission basis, leaving all the purchasing, ordering and shipping of products to the vendors. Affiliate marketers just point customers in the right direction and get paid when the customer makes a purchase.

Sounds easy, right?

Well it can be, if you know how.

When I say easy I don’t mean there is no effort or learning involved. Of course there is. But affiliate marketing is not rocket science. In essence it’s quite basic, so long as you know – from the very beginning – the right way to go about it.



Why Training Is Important

The importance of good training cannot be over-emphasised. That applies to just about anything in life, not just affiliate marketing.

Think about something you learnt the hard way; how many mistakes you made and how slow it was to learn because you weren’t shown the right way from the very beginning. Now think about something you learnt the right way from the start; how quickly you learnt and how much easier it all seemed to be.

We all desire to make money online. That’s why I created this website and that’s also why you are reading this post. None of us have the time or the patience to spend years trying to make that happen. While making money online does take time (get rich quick schemes don’t really pay off), the process from setting up your online business to seeing that first payment into your account can be vastly shortened by learning how to set your business up correctly from the beginning. The fewer mistakes you make, and the more you learn what works from the outset, the quicker it will be to start generating a consistent income.

What none of us want to do is race off blindly in the wrong direction, spend 6 months doing all the wrong things, only to find we have to start all over again from square one. That’s deflating and energy sapping. Being motivated to begin all over again can feel almost impossible in situations like that.


My Endless Affiliate Marketing Research

Online ResearchFor quite some time I toyed with the idea of becoming an affiliate marketer. I’d already had some success writing and selling eBooks online, but as that was getting way more competitive, I started searching for other online income streams. Affiliate marketing was always in the forefront of my mind as it sounded like something I’d be okay at doing.

For months I researched both affiliate marketing and email marketing, gleaning snippets of information from all over the internet. While some of it made sense, a lot of it didn’t. What I was really lacking was a way to put all this information together into a format that I could understand, and one that made sense. Because I didn’t know what was good and bad, right and wrong, I had no real way of being able to do this myself.

Through my research I kept coming across mentions of a place called Wealthy Affiliate. Several times I made a mental note to check it out and even bookmarked the official site, but for some unknown reason at the time I never looked into it.

As the months went by I realised I had no idea where to even start when it came to being an online marketer. The last time I came across a mention of Wealthy Affiliate I decided to really check it out and see what it was all about.


The Value Of A Solid Training Platform

It didn’t take long before I realised Wealthy Affiliate was not only what I’d been searching for, it was exactly what I needed to get started in this business. As it was free to sign up for a Starter Account and get right into their training, I did that immediately, wanting to know for sure that this was what I wanted. Once I was sure I upgraded my account to a Premium Membership so I could freely access the rest of the training and all the other great resources WA has to offer.

You see, the training at Wealthy Affiliate is all step-by-step from start to finish, teaching you the right way to get started, set everything up, how search engines view content, how to find a niche and affiliate offers, the whole works. There is also training offered by other successful affiliates. If ever I’ve had a problem or needed to know something, all I’ve had to do is post a question and would get helpful responses within minutes.

Getting Started Training

Knowing that I’ve done things the right way from the outset has given me a real sense of confidence that I’m on the right path. If I had blindly gone about things myself then it would have been a real hit and miss approach because, let’s face it, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I needed to learn from experts who had been there, done that. That is what I did, and that is why I am having success in this industry today.

You can do it, too. It’s as simple as clicking on the link below and setting up a FREE Starter Account to get going. There is no obligation to upgrade. You can remain a free member for as long as you desire. There are definite advantages to going Premium, though, as you will soon realise once you take a look around and start the training.

If you really want to be a successful online marketer, then even a free account at Wealthy Affiliate will be one of the best investments you could ever make.


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Darren Burton

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I am an author, online entrepreneur and internet marketer. I work from home and anywhere else in the world I choose to work. I've been making a living online since 2010, and you can do it too. I'm here to help.

8 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing – The Importance of Good Training

  1. Affilaite market training is vital to making it a successful endeavor. The Wealthy Affiliate can be for anyone that wants to have an online buisness. Even someone with limited technical skills. Beyond that they have state of the art Web hosting and secure monitoring of our sites, which is the heart of our buisness. So glad that I discovered the WA.

    • Hi Sheila. Yes, good training is everything. Without it you are just shooting in the dark, really. The training at WA equips you for any sort of online venture, not just affiliate marketing. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Thanks for this personal testmony on how you came to Wealthy Affiliate and describing very clearly the importance of good training when it comes to affiliate marketing!

    This site is the best I have seen for just the reasons you mention, It has virtuallyu everything you need as a starter in the affiliate business, and provides so many avenues to get the education in a number of different media formats…

    My personal journey there sounds very similar to yours, only that I started with MLM, which I saw quickly was not my cup of tea at all. I also tried and wasted money, time and effort on other sites prior to finding Wealthy Affiliate!

    • Hi Dave and thanks for taking the time to comment.

      It actually took me a while before I even became a member of Wealthy Affiliate. Being fussy by nature and knowing there are a lot of money making scams out there, I really did my research first before committing to any sort of training. I’m so glad now that I took the plunge with WA. I’ve been with them most of the year and I’m still learning new things every day from the members there.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment about your experiences.

  3. Hello there,

    Great review for wealthy affiliate and very honest words about this amazing community, i am only 1 month member but i really learned a lot from the lessons by Kyle, looking forward to improve my website & start earning money, thanks for sharing & sure this article will help others who still falling in scam programs.

    Wish you the best,Ehab

    • Hi Ehab. Thanks for taking the time to comment. So glad you found Wealthy Affiliate and that it’s working out for you. There really is no better place to learn this business than WA in my opinion, and I’ve scoured the internet high and low for opportunities for years. Kyle’s training is very easy to follow and there is so much on the site to learn. The community is the best part. Everyone’s so helpful if you need to know something.

  4. I can’t tell you how much I agree. For me, Wealthy Affiliates training was huge because it offers step by step guides to EVERYTHING. I have never been one to venture out into the unknown and just wing it. I like having a structured plan where I can see where I am going and the steps I’ll be taking to get there. There are so many places to go in this industry that it is a challenge to figure out how and where to start. Wealthy Affiliate solved that problem for me.

    • You are so right, Kyle. That’s exactly what I was looking for too. For months I’d been wanting to get involved in affiliate marketing. I studied it online very intensely, but ultimately confused myself with information overload. I realised, as much as I’d studied what to do, I still didn’t really know the right way to go about it. I needed a plan mapped out for me, and that’s exactly what Wealthy Affiliate provides: A road map to online success, learning the right way, step-by-step, from the outset. Thanks for leaving a comment. Darren

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