Affiliate Marketing Generate An Income Steam


Affiliate marketing is a solid vehicle for creating a revenue stream as there is no requirement in having to carry or launch your product through your blog or website.

The principle behind affiliate marketing, you promote other company products and are financially rewarded if your referral makes a purchase.

By using typical examples: 

I will illustrate how the system works, while at the same time, show you how you too, can earn an income by owning a blog of your own. I will also reveal how combining affiliate marketing using your blog as the vehicle will make you money.

Are you thinking about, or have been working toward building an online business, but, there seems to be, one thing, or some things at the moment, that are stopping you? Evolving in your difficulty understanding the affiliate marketing process.

Those Of You Who Are First Starting Out:

Setting up an affiliate marketing program may appear from a quick glance, something that is rather difficult to commence.  But, in real essence, it isn’t anywhere as difficult, as it may appear. In fact, proper training, on how to use the right tools and supported with a solid backup, learning is rather easy. Significant streams of revenue earning are on offer trained correctly.

Understanding The Affiliate Marketing Concept:

For those that are having trouble understanding the actual meaning of affiliate marketing. You receive a 37585005-marketing-strategy-and-core-objectives-of-product-words-cloud-business-conceptcommission as a marketer by promoting products, either on your website or blog.

Typically called a referral process, for every potential customer who views your site then goes on and makes a purchase the owner of that product pays you a commission for the referral.

There are thousands of products that you can promote, but before you can do that, (promote that companies product). You first need to register with them for a referral approval. Once approved they will supply you with tracking details, (your personal link) you can use during your promotions.

Having this link embedded into your website or blog, allows the customer to click on it, which takes them to the company product you are promoting. Because of your unique link, if a transaction happens, your details are automatically recorded, and you then receive a commission for the sale.

It isn’t difficult, in, fact; it is quite simple to understand and follow.

A vast majority of affiliate programs offer a standard sign-up process. However, there also is a few who are by invitation only, which have no real effect on you.

Rewards for your efforts (commissions) vary to a great extent, as it is all dependent upon your content creation and the product you are promoting.

Starting off with a basic product with an average margin from the outset, and then increasing both as your knowledge base increases, is from what I have learned a more sensible approach.

As you develop yourself as an online marketer, your referral customer base will also grow larger, that includes a consistent pool of contacts. But, this naturally all takes time, and will not happen overnight.

Success in affiliate marketing is no different to that of starting out in new employment; you need to learn the ropes before progress happens.

I Find It Rather Intriguing:

why there are a school of thought in some circles that affiliate marketing doesn’t work. Why then does statistics indicate that several billions of dollars are currently getting spent online if that were the case? With that figure to increase three-fold, by 2020. At the moment data suggest that the market has never been so buoyant.

Some products that are most popular, but in a very competitive market, are finance, health, development products, travel and many how-to products, just to name a few. If you have just started out or in the early stages of learning, then, those types of products are best left to the seasoned sellers.

There’re thousands upon thousands of other products with a much less profile that will earn you a very comfortable living.

What does, however, surprise me, why people get led into believing, set up a blog, add heaps of banner adds, and the dollars start rolling in. I need to be realistic here, and, tell you straight up, that is the furthermost from the truth, so much, that is beyond belief.

Information Is King:

In the online world of today, people look for information; that will help solve their problem or enhance their 34236358-businessman-and-woman-with-funnel-and-wordsway of life. Therefore, the secret of affiliate marketing success is to offer what they want or assist in resolving their problem.

Payment Methods:

Payment by most of the Affiliate programs, us a four weekly type system or twenty-eight days. They also, have a minimum commission payable, if your sales don’t reach the required target, they then will carry that amount over to the following cycle. Amazon and Ebay will pay directly into a PayPal account if you have one. There are others, who will send a commission cheque, but, that is rare these days. Although they all offer different systems of paying, their payment structures are similar.

Enter your affiliate program payment details, that, will confirm your preferred payment location. As many smaller affiliate programs have difficulty paying members in foreign countries.

If you elect to promote E-books, it is best to be sure in the first place to establish the publisher’s payment method. As a single editor may not have all the same payment facilities, like that of a larger company.

Getting Started:

Getting started is the first major hurdle, then progressing your knowledge and understanding will be the next step. Writing a convincing recommendation takes a little figuring out, but once you understand that concept, you are then on your way. Affiliate programs have no limit as to how far your earning capacity may go.

Is Affiliate Marketing For You?

A known fact, not everyone is cut out to be an affiliate marketer. But, without trying you will never know if it is your journey to success or will it just remain that?  A pipe dream. My recommendation, in finding out first-hand without having to commit yourself to any out of pocket expense.

There is one company that stands way above the pack when it comes to everything you need to get started. In fact, it is considered the best training website available. Ideal for all levels in affiliate marketing no matter what your affiliate marketing background maybe.

They offer a full seven-day free trial, and there are no exceptions within that period.  So, why wouldn’t you take up the free – Seven Day Free Trial – offered by Wealthy Affiliate?

There is no doubting; everything is laid out for you to use for the seven days. You be the judge Take a look for yourself.

If you have any questions about Getting Started online, I would love to help!  Just leave a comment and I will reply.













39 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing Generate An Income Steam

    1. Hi there Levi,
      Thank you for the helpful comments. It is now a matter continuing from here. Look forward to becoming a regular by answering comments like yours.
      Thanks again

  1. Hello Tom,

    You have provided a well thought out and thorough explanation of affiliate marketing that I’m sure will help anyone interested in getting started with creating income online.

    I agree that learning the ropes is a key first step. That is true with anything new – affiliate marketing is no exception. It is, as you say, simple to learn the concept. The challenge is in applying the knowledge effectively and the rewards are definitely worth it.

    I really enjoyed visiting your site and I look forward to visiting again and reading more of your content.

    All the best,

    1. Hi there Jude,
      Thank you for your support, as that is much appreciated. What I have tried to explain, affiliate marketing is no different to most things in life. Success is born from hard work and persistence because there is no walk up starts or free lunches. Most important, however, never give up, as success is always just around the corner.
      Kind regards

  2. Hi Tom:
    This is one of the most comprehensive introduction to affiliate marketing sites that I have seen, and I have seen lots.
    For me, the key seems to be in trusting the organization you get your training from (I see it offers a free starter system which is encouraging), and also keeping motivated. Does Wealthy Affiliate help with that?

    1. Hi there Charles,
      Up until I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I also had seen many affiliate marketing sites, nothing compared to Wealthy Affiliate. When I started with the seven-day free trial, after the fourth day I was so impressed, I became a premium member. Inside, the training, well! – There is just so much available, your first thought, where do I begin. And the great thing about it, all training is a step by step process, with the ability to reference back to earlier training sessions if the need arises.One of the greatest things about, Wealthy Affiliate, you never need to be stuck on any particular part of the training progress. There is a community where you can ask questions concerning your problems, and for sure you will receive some comments from other members who will assist and guide you through. Help will remain until your problem has been solved, allowing you to move on. I will go so far as to say there is no other affiliate marketing training in the world that offers what Wealthy Affiliate, does, and to me, that was so comforting.
      I thank you, Charles, for your inquiry. Should you have more queries, please do not hesitate in contacting me, and I will help.
      Kind regards

  3. Hello Levi!
    After reading you post I have to say that you did a great job of explaining the details of the internet marketing and how to access help. I don’t think you left any stones unturned. I like that you made it easy for any newbie can really get a good understanding about WA and how it operate.

    1. Hi, there, lady P.
      Thank you for the comments, they are much appreciated.That is the way, (as you know) we are taught at WA. Nothing is left to chance. The idea is to present content so that it can be understood by all readers, while at te same time explain everything in plain and simple terms.
      I am happy that you liked what read.
      Kind regards

  4. Hi Tom,
    This is a very good site. Lots of great information on affiliate marketing, especially for first timers. The information is easy to read and understand. Thanks for your insight on the subject. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi there Mary,
      Thank you so much for your very kind words.I only wished, information like this was available when I first started out. I do understand how intimidating it can be for beginners, and, that is why I put some extra time into conveying that message as best I could.
      Thanks again

  5. Tom,
    I wish I would have come across a blog that explained affiliate marketing as well as you have before I went through a bunch of scams. If I wasn’t already at WA, I would want to join. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    1. Hi there Judy,
      Thank you so much for your kind words.

      I agree with you about scams.

      I also, was in the same situation, when I first started out. There was nothing around to warn people against scams. So, they just ran unchecked, and out of control.

      Different today, as there are many sites which warn users to be wary of the scammers.

      Thanks again for your comments.

    1. Hi there Fred,
      Thank you for your comments, much appreciated.

      My aim, when first starting out, was to try as best I could to be informative to all my readers.

      So, I am pleased that you also have seen the page with that being the theme.
      Thanks again.

  6. Hi, Tom. Great start on your website. I like the layout and contents. Your blog was very informative and helpful for that person who may have heard about affiliate marketing but really has no clue about the basics and where to go next. Very good start, Tom



    1. Hi Wayne,
      Thank you for your kind words, is appreciated.

      My philosophy, from the outset, has always been to give the reader as much information as possible.

      I know when I first started out the informative information flow was very scant, making it so much harder to understand, apart from watching out for the scammers as they were everywhere, ready to pounce.

      Thanks again

    1. Hello Kristina,
      Never thought of it being a ‘manual,’ but, I must say that I do like the idea.

      Wealthy Affiliate is, without a doubt, the most informative and down to earth training facility, available anywhere in the world today. Without the training that I have received and benefited from, using Wealthy Affiliate, I would not be here communicating with you.

      Wealthy Affiliate is a beautiful place for any beginner because there is just so help available.

      thanks again, and I’m pleased you like my report.

  7. Hello Tom,
    I like and agree with your statement, “Success in affiliate marketing is no different to that of starting out in new employment; you need to learn the ropes before progress happens”.

    It certainly isn’t that difficult to get started with affiliate marketing, particularly if you have relevant training from reliable sources. What’s more challenging is keepng your focus. Reality is that success doesn’t happen overnight and like any brick or mortar business, online affiliate marketing requires dedication, resilience, patience.

    Take the analogy of being in a new job as you cited. When you are newly employed, many things would seem unfamiliar – the organizational structure, your fellow employees – who’s really sincere, who’s not, your customers, etc. You need to give yourself time to learn and same goes with emersing yourself in affiliate marketing.

    But as you said Tom, (and I fully agree) once you pass that learning curve and sieve out what works and what doesn’t, you would be on your way to a business that will last years to come.

    Kudos to you Tom, for putting this article together – a piece that serves to assure people out there who are contemplating on affiliate marketing … that it DOES work!

    1. Hi there Zailinah,
      Thank you so much for your insightful comment. When I wrote the piece about starting out in new employment, I figured that it would resonate with other readers.

      Let’s face it; we all have over our working journey changed our jobs from time to time. I know that I did when I was working full time.

      To me, learning affiliate marketing as no different than if you had a desire to be President of a large company. You need to know how the inner workings come together before applying for the position.

      Affiliate marketing has that same need, as you must learn how it all comes together before progress can follow.
      Thanks again.

  8. Hi,

    I’m very impressed, not only informative but makes easy reading and inspired me to continue with my education and training within WA!

    I am overwhelmed by the Community support and would never have it thought possible to not only own my own website but have two blogs and two in draft form!

    Thank you for highlighting and simplifying the formula that makes WA the way to success!

    1. Hi there June,

      Thanks for your sweet words regarding my post.

      I do agree with you, without the help of Wealthy Affiliate, and what I have learnt over the journey, is way beyond words.

      I can unequivocally say that I would not be here writing this email to you today.

      Everything that a member requires, either to get started or to further their education with affiliate marketing.

      It is all there in one place a Wealthy Affiliate.
      Thanks again

      1. Hi Tom,

        Thank you for your lovely reply and all my pleasure!

        Apologies for the late reply, I’ve been away to sunny Mexico and feeling refreshed and ready to pick up and continue my WA training and online business :)))

        Your post has also helped and inspired me – thank you!!

        Best wishes


        1. Hi there June,

          Thank you for those kind words.

          In reality, I place my education about affiliate marketing, and what I have learnt, with Wealthy Affiliate.

          The training is world class, informative and laid out in the simplest of understanding. Those who become members will not struggle in moving forward, to me that is the greatest incentive anyone could ask.

          There is a whole community at Wealthy Affiliate, who are ready and willing to assist these who are in need of that little extra help.

          And, that alone is something hard to find.

          This site has everything required from beginner through to advanced marketer.

          Thanks again,

  9. Tom,
    You’ve done a great job in addressing visitors concerns in regards to affiliate marketing. There are, as you know, many programs that are not all they purport to be. So many people have been burned by the scams and poorly run affiliate programs that when they come to one like WA, they need reassurance that this is indeed a worthy program.
    You also make it easy for newbies who are trying to understand how to make money through the affiliate programs and have assured visitors that WA offers support and guidance. I like what Kristina said about it being a manual.
    Well done!

    1. Hello Barbara,
      Thank you for your comments, also for your remarks regarding my page. Thank you.

      What I tried to do when first starting out to write this page, I heralded my thoughts back to when starting out, and how impacted it was for me.

      It was a few years ago, and there was plenty of shoddy marketers, who in a convoluted way, were no more than scammers dressed up.

      I, therefore, wanted to make sure that what I was writing gave the reader an insightful overview of what is possible, using a reputable and reliable site.

      Thanks again

        1. Hi there Barbara,
          Thank you for the follow-up.

          Remarks of this type, inspire me sufficiently to press forward and continue writing in a similar fashion.

          Thanks again

    2. Hi there Barbara,
      Thank you for your comments and remarks relating to my page.

      When I first started out to write this page, I heralded back to the days I was beginning and how tough it was.

      It was a few years ago, and back then there was nothing much in the way of help.

      However, there was plenty of sights available, but, in a convoluted way were nothing more than scammers, dressed up.

      I purposely set out to put such issues to rest for the reader, aside from the fact they (scammers) still operate today.

      My content was meant to be informative, insightful, and above all else, portray what can be accomplished using a reputable, and true sight.

      Thanks again

    1. Hello Angela,
      I originally had a few problems with the colour scheme, but that is now sorted. And, I’m pleased that you like it.

      Writing a post is a bit like when you read a book. If the paragraphs are reasonably short, then it makes for a good read.
      Thanks again

  10. Hi Tom,

    Your presentation, for me, is really good! You gave enough information to be informative and not overwhelming. Also, to me, it was not like a sales pitch but…more like a chat up. And, I like that little bit of a cliffhanger where you said “There’re thousands upon thousands of other products with a much less profile that will earn you a very comfortable living.” but you did not reveal what any of those products may be.

    It looks like you are well on your way!

    Nice job!

    1. Hi there Cindy,
      Thank you, as I appreciate your comments.

      The idea when writing my post, was to be as informative as I possibly could.

      And, without overloading the reader with too much detail, especially if they are just starting out.

      I know myself when I was just starting out, all I wanted was some good quality information that explained all the basics, and without getting me bogged down with heaps of detail that would most likely go straight over my head. Or, may even have frightened me off getting started.
      Thanks again.

  11. Hey, Tom,

    Well done here. You did a good job letting people know that the affiliate process is in fact a simple one. I too do not understand why some people think it’s difficult. When it’s been paying large sums of money to a great number of people for many years. And setting up a website has gotten easier and easier as time goes by. You should do well with this blog.

    1. Hi there Backa,
      Thank you for your comment, much appreciated.

      You are right in saying that it has never been easier to create a website. Unfornutalety, even today there are scammers out there who prey on people who are unsure where and how to start in affiliate marketing.

      Hence the reason, I wrote this post in anticipation that readers will realise using a reliable site, combined with quality tools and backed up with full support, it is really easy.

      Thanks again

  12. Hi Tom,
    Great site, you have put in a lot of work here and it shows. I like that the content is spaced out, makes it easy to read and your theme is consistent throughout. The information is thorough and well written. Well done

    1. Hi there Kath,
      Thank you for your taking time out to read my page. And, leaving a comment. Thank you.

      Shorter paragraphs are considered to make for easier reading.
      While, at the same time, helps the reader relate to the content.

      A further advantage; Should they have the need to refer to an earlier paragraph? It gives them that quick reference ability to identify a previous point, should they have that need.

      Consistent themes are quite important, but there is a very fine line between too many and not enough. I always try to hi-light, maybe three – four paragraphs to a theme. Sometimes more. But, for me, that generally, is my rule of thumb.

      Again I thank you for your encouraging comments they are rewarding, to say the least.

  13. Hi Tom, this is an awesome explanation of affiliate marketing. I love the way you have broke it all down in steps! I have always wondered if it really is possible to earn a full-time living from affiliate marketing? I love your website, the design and colors are fresh and professional. Thanks again! Linda

    1. Hi there Linda,
      I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

      Unfortunately in most instances explaining to folk what is required before they spend a dime, is so important. However, my viewpoint is far from being shared by those who wish to grab a quick dollar here and there while keeping their buyers in the dark.

      Making an income from affiliate marking is more that achievable, but like most things it takes time and dedication for success to follow.

      Thank you for the compliment regarding my site.


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