For those that are looking to get started with affiliate marketing or making money online, you may have tons of questions. That’s a good thing. It’s always good to be curious and get your questions answered before you dive into anything.
This FAQ is to help you get all of your questions answered. I’ve categorized this in 10 different segments:
- General Questions
- Niche Questions
- Content Creation
If you still have further questions after these questions, you can send me a message in Wealthy Affiliate. I check into my messages daily and I’ll make sure to get back to you ASAP.
100 Affiliate Marketing FAQ
- What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is essentially when you market someone else’s product/service and you (the affiliate) get a commission based of the products/services that gets purchased from you.
It’s that simple. You can take a look at the video below if you want to have a further look at affiliate marketing.
2. Who is Affiliate Marketing for?
Affiliate Marketing can be for anyone. If you are someone that is looking to earn revenue online, whether it’s part time or full time, this is for you.
There is no age limit nor an experience required for Affiliate Marketing. This is because it is something anyone can do as long as you are willing to put in the effort for it.
If you’re interested in or are already in a certain realm of interest, you can just learn to monetize that so you can start earning revenue!
3. How Affiliate Marketing works?
There are essentially 3 parties when it comes to affiliate marketing. There is the merchant/seller, the affiliate and then the customer.
The picture below describes affiliate marketing really well.
4. Why do Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to make a living online. It’s a perfect tool for full time income (if you’re willing to put in the effort) or even an extra income, if you just want to do it when you have the time.
5. Where can I do Affiliate Marketing from?
Affiliate Marketing can be done in a lot of ways. Once you sign up for an affiliate program, eg. Amazon, Target, Walmart, Clickbank etc, you can get their links and share those links.
I learned how do all of this from Wealthy Affiliate. I encourage you to look into it too.
6. How much can I earn from Affiliate Marketing?
As much as you feel you want!
Everyone is at a different stage in their life and they all pursue affiliate marketing for different reasons. Like I said in the above question as well, you can pursue affiliate marketing for a full time income or a part time gig.
Not everyone wants the same thing as you so you need to figure out how much you want to earn first. If you are willing to put in the hard work, the income potential is really limitless.
The potential to earn income is HUGE with Affiliate Marketing. Everyone nowadays purchases things online. Any product, ANY PRODUCT that you can purchase online has an affiliate program to it. So it’s really about whether you’re willing to make the effort to make it work.
I have friends from Wealthy Affiliate who make over 100k per month as well as those that are happy making 5k per month. I also know people who don’t make anything at all.
It’s all about the time, commitment and effort you put in.
7. How long will it take for me to start making money?
This is a question that everyone has! Well, the answer to this is.. it DEPENDS!
Why? Well, everyone has different amount of time available. Some may have other work commitments while others can pound in 100 hour weeks into this.
One of my fellow Wealthy Affiliate friends says it best. He was able to earn commission within the first 2 weeks because he put in 100 hours in front of the computer working hard!
To simply put it, for some it would take as little as a few weeks, for some it can take even years. That’s why having a solid training is super important.
Those that have gotten trained and applied their training from Wealthy Affiliate have gotten their first commission (on average) from 3-6 months.
8. How much time do I need to spend?
This is similar to the question above. It really is upto you. Of course, if you want to earn quickly or want to be someone that earns 100k/month, you need to put in the time accordingly.
9. Do I need to pay for any online trainings?
Well, it’s not always required, but highly recommended. Here’s why.
It’s not necessary because we’re in a digital world now. There is every bit of information that you need in the internet somewhere. If you really want to dig it out and look in, you can find everything online.
The information is all over the place. It’ll honestly take you a ton of time to research all the information and figure out what is what. With so much information overload, you’ll have a hard time distinguishing between what is correct and what is incorrect.
If you’re a complete beginner, you need to have an organized, structured and beginner friendly training. If not, you’ll probably quit within a few weeks. You’ll get frustrated and you won’t be sure what you’re doing is working or not.
I’d highly recommend using Wealthy Affiliate. It’s free to get started too and has a monthly fee if you feel like it’s something that’ll work for you. It worked for me so I hope it does for you too.
10. How do I find products/services to promote?
They are super easy. If you Google any product or services that is related to your niche, there will be thousands for each product/service.
It can get confusing for newbies though so what I’d recommend is to use the search bar from Wealthy Affiliate which makes it super simple and smooth for those that have questions.
Parmi is a young entrepreneur who started GetPaidWorkingOnline website to help folks from every corner of the world make a living online. Parmi is a trained affiliate from Wealthy Affiliate, which is a community designed to help anyone make an online business with zero experience! Read his story here.