Make Money Through Affiliate Marketing

I’ve often been asked how to make money through affiliate marketing, so I thought I’d write up a quick post on the easiest way to get started, as well as recommend an inexpensive guide into everything you need to know about the industry.

After working in marketing for so many years, I watched as clients, friends, and coworkers would make money through affiliate marketing and could never wrap my head around how to get started.

I realized that the easiest way to get my feet wet was to join a few affiliate networks and programs, and figure out what products could really bring value to the people in my network.

I signed up for simple company-run affiliate programs like my domain registrar, hosting account, and WordPress theme provider.

Then I joined companies like Commission Junction, Clickbank, and LinkShare, which would allow me to view thousands of products. I contacted a few companies to find out if I

However, in the meantime I discovered that I needed to build a list, thus I signed up for aWeber to begin that process, building out various lists in business and fashion. Yet I’ve found that the two industries can sometimes overlap, and I enjoy being able to bridge the two whenever possible.

From here, once I had my affiliate links, I brought them into my blog,, which encompasses Business, Fashion, and Lifestyle. Under each of these, I mainly focus on outsourcing, WordPress (I do love a good plugin), men’s style, and of course swimwear.

I created posts that would provide content around a specific topic, for example “How To Make Money Through Affiliate Marketing”! I wrote posts that consisted of about 300 words, using a long-tail keyword 3-7% of the time. I performed as much on-site optimization as possible using the Yoast SEO plugin.

From there, promoted the blog to my list, on social media, and at times purchased a keyword rich domain to match the specific keyword I was targeting. It’s amazing that there are thousands of people searching for the same string of words, which can be honed in on and leveraged.

I encourage you to get the full scoop on making money through affiliate makrting, as I’ve massively exceeded my 300 word limit. Check out Michael Snyder’s Affiliate Marketing Course and when you make your first affiliate commissions or if you have any questions be sure to let me know. Good luck!