How Do I Become A Affiliate [Review]

How Do I Become A AffiliateThese days more and more people are looking for a way to ditch their 9 to 5’s for a life with no boss to ever deal with again. Working a regular job can be a happy place for some and a grind for so many others who feel ripped off and way under valued as an employee of the company that they are representing.

For that reason I started a brick and mortar business 9 years ago and I never looked back, but I still wanted something better than that business. I had messed with affiliate marketing a few times in the past so I searched the phrase “how do I become a affiliate” and thus began my journey with becoming a affiliate myself.

Mindset Is The Key

One of the main reasons people feel unappreciated in the workplace is because most jobs offer very little incentive with any chance of making some big money. We all pave our own path no matter what you do for a living and some never go further than where they begin working, I know a guy who worked his first job for 20 years.

Mindset Is The KeyStarting any business has its risks of money, tolerance and patients with maybe a little luck thrown in for prosperity. Most companies never see profit in the first year of operation, but somehow that still beats punching someone else’s time clock. Before I became a affiliate the idea of how do I become a affiliate was on my mind every day and I never quit searching.

I would check out training stuff online, mostly free stuff, I’d watch webinars, learn a few tricks and kept trying for a few more years before I decided to get serious about this business of affiliate marketing. There’s no short cuts to learning affiliate marketing and there’s so much information to learn, but with each day you will gain the knowledge for success. I wrote a blog titled pitfalls with affiliate marketing that any beginners should definitely read about.

On the plus side, the price to learn affiliate marketing is not that expensive compared to almost any other training platform. Your mindset is the key and your goals are your targets towards your success, once you learn affiliate marketing the skies the limit as to how big you want to scale your business as an affiliate marketer.

Change Your Life

For the record, this is not a get-rich-quick business, it takes time to learn the business of affiliate marketing and you build a site as well as get the site ranked in search engines. However, good things come to those that wait, in time you will have the experience and knowledge that can break your every day work cycle into a home based business earning a great income.

Change Your LifeThe yearly fee for Wealthy Affiliate is $359 per year which is less than $30 bucks a month if paid in full, otherwise the regular monthly fee is $49 per month. Wealthy Affiliate also offers a 6-month plan that saves money, but the yearly is the best deal. That is your startup costs, there’s not many businesses that you can get involved in for that low of a startup price.

During your first year you will learn affiliate marketing from the excellent courses and plenty of other platform training plus there’s live help available anytime day or night with the community. Once you’ve completed the courses you will have the knowledge necessary for you to continue to build out your businesses for many years to come.

For the price of a premium membership at Wealthy Affiliate and your commitment to learn the business you can literally change your life in the coming years ahead. Wealthy Affiliate is a platform that teaches you how to build your business for your long term success and they will help you reach those goals a long the way.

Growing Your Business

We all have financial obligations with bills and living expenses being met each and every month of the year, not much fun. This is why you must commit to learn the business of affiliate marketing if you plan to be successful as an affiliate marketer. You do this by slowly learning and building a brand by dedicating your available time to learning and growing your business.

Grow Your BusinessThink of affiliate marketing as you’re creating a business by partnering with already existing businesses to make extra sales. The more personalized you can make your business the better off you will be over time, you are the reason visitors land on your sites pages and posts, no matter how they get to those pages they reflect your brand and business.

People like to feel a connection when they land on a page or they will leave in the first ten seconds, this is where your own style and personality will add realism and trust with your site. In essence you’ll create this entire business based on your own passions, you should select a niche with products that you have knowledge with and preferably own and use.

I created this blog post to help marketers with affiliate marketing promotion methods

Here’s a well-known fact: in the world of affiliate marketing most people that try to be an affiliate will fail because of a total lack of knowledge of the business and how it all works. On the plus side of that, for the people who invest the time to learn affiliate marketing and scale their business it can be a very lucrative business venture.

Work Out A Time Schedule

Before you get started you should consider your skills, motivation and any existing knowledge prior to committing to learn affiliate marketing. You should work out a time schedule to learn the process and stick to putting in the hours necessary to achieve your own personal success. I created a post that can help anyone get past the big distractions and take back their wasted time.

Work Out A ScheduleMany people bring their own business related experiences to their affiliate marketing business, this can help you if you have sales experience or certain computer talents to add to your affiliate business toolbox. Some people will turn that experience into a helpful tip site or a review site with in that niche, personal experience gives you an authority with in that niche.

Some people will say that products don’t sell themselves, however people walk into stores every day and grab products right off the shelves without anyone twisting their arm to buy them. Products do sell them self and quite frankly people love trusted brand names with big time endorsements, one example of that is AS SEEN ON TV products.

AS SEEN ON TV is a brand name and an advertising vehicle that endorses certain products that are known or unknown to the world, they tout many only seen here offers. That brand is labeled AS SEEN ON TV and the products are supposed to be the next best thing in the world today and many of them sell like crazy, many products are now in stores.

Branding Establishes Trust

In reality AS SEEN ON TV is merely the method used to market many products, there video infomercials back in the 1980s were priceless. However, the brand is still very relevant today and it is worth millions and the company made their money mostly from commissions and fee’s that are charged. I wrote a blog titled how to become a super wealthy affiliate that talks about scaling your business for profits.

Branding Establishes TrustBranding is very important in the world of affiliate marketing, it doesn’t mean you have to be a huge name brand, but having a brand of your own will reflect that your business is a real legitimate site that can be trusted by your visitors. Having said that, gaining the trust of your sites visitors in the number one most important element with affiliate marketing.

Your amount of site visitors won’t matter if there’s no trust established with your brand because no one will buy anything from a site that they don’t trust. Tip of the day to new marketers: Branding helps establish trust, without trust you’ll make nothing. Understanding the needs of your sites visitors and why they might want to buy products from your site is very important.

The content on your site must be created so that its able to help people and your objective is to provide those visitors with real information that may help them make a decision in buying those products. This is all well covered in the courses and live training provided by Wealthy Affiliate and once you know what to do you can build your business out.

You Must Have Realistic Expectations


This is something I often see when helping people on the platform and many times the first question from many new members that join Wealthy Affiliate is how do I get paid and when do I get paid, most of these people fail. It’s important you take affiliate marketing very serious as a business and you must have realistic expectations and not expect instant results.

You Must Have Realistic ExpectationsBuilding a business from scratch with next to nothing invested takes time, hard work and dedication, a focused mindset and a never quit attitude is what it takes to succeed with affiliate marketing. You should set realistic goals and aim to reach them, if you happen to go well beyond those goals well than that’s fantastic for you.

It’s important you be absolutely self-motivated with a total desire to succeed with affiliate marketing and if you think you possess those attributes than you might be a great fit for this business. In essence you’ll be doing a lot of research on specific products and its best if you actually own the products you promote and you use them, the truth is easy to write about making your job easier.

The fact is, if you ever wondered how do I become a affiliate you will find the answers by joining Wealthy Affiliate for free. You are not obligated to upgrade to premium and I suggest you do all the free things you can while you save money before you become a premium member with Wealthy Affiliate.

Begin Your Journey

Joining the free starter membership gives you the first 10 lessons free at Wealthy Affiliate and you also can build 2 free sub-domain websites to get started in the business of affiliate marketing. Many that join premium yearly memberships have said they sold some things around the house they no longer needed on eBay and Craigslist for the money to join.

There’s a huge difference between premium and the free starter membership and once you become a premium member you can host up to 25 domains that you own and an additional 25 free siterubix sub-domains at Wealthy Affiliate for free. The chart shows the difference between free and premium membership with Wealthy Affiliate, click the pic to join free now.

Begin Your Journey

In conclusion, if your serious about beginning a journey to become a affiliate you should sign up for free and set your journey with affiliate marketing in motion right now. The great community at Wealthy Affiliate offers help for everyone’s success and we all help our own referrals as much as we possibly can to help move the process along for new members.

Take action and join Wealthy Affiliate right now and begin your journey into the world of affiliate marketing for free, there’s no better platform to learn affiliate marketing from than Wealthy Affiliate. Select things you know about for your sites vision and create a niche that you can provide well-informed information for your site visitors.

For those that are not ready to spend money I wrote a blog titled how to earn money without a investment, it cover ways to market with no investment or very little investment involved, it might help you when you first begin the free starter membership with Wealthy Affiliate.

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12 thoughts on “How Do I Become A Affiliate [Review]”

  1. Hi, your review about wealthy affiliate is educating and encouraging, I am a premium member of wealthy affiliate also, I agree with everything that you write in your post about wealthy affiliate, it’s all true. To start a business requires patience and endurance and any help that you will need is available from the community.

    1. Thanks for leaving a great comment.

      Joining Wealthy Affiliate after years of failure was the  best thing I ever did for myself in learning this business and how to do well in the world of affiliate marketing. I hope the people  who join take it very serious and smash every goal they set for their futures.

  2. I like the honesty in your blog post here. I’ve seen other members of Wealthy Affiliate explain the program but with hype only. Here in your blog post, you have explained in detail what it takes to succeed with the program. This is important because, too often, people programs like this with the “hit-and-run” attitude are everywhere. The name of the company, Wealthy Affiliate, suggests that this is going to make them wealthy. Yes, it can, but most people get the wrong cue thinking they can get wealthy quicker with the program than normal means of achieving wealth. The reality is, just like any other means to achieve wealth, hard work and persistence is needed in building a profitable business online. 

    1. Thanks for leaving the great comment.

      I go by the old adage saying, Honesty is the best policy. Honesty and truth are easy to talk about or write about too. Writing phony content like a review of products you know nothing about is not that easy for most people to create. 

      I absolutely think that with Wealthy Affiliate, the best way to market the business model is with truth and honesty. 

      The name does indicate you can become Wealthy and the truth is, many people have joined Wealthy Affiliate and  done very well for them self so it’s not a lie. Wealthy Affiliate has a lot of learning involved and everyone who learns from the platform interprets the information at their own pace, some give up because they don’t get rich over night. 

      For these reasons and many more I promote only 2 ways to join Wealthy Affiliate, the free starter membership or  the yearly membership, I offer all methods to join but my primary way to promote WA is the yearly method to join.  

      I want my referrals to succeed and I offer them help, when you hit points of frustration it’s easy to give up for many people, with yearly membership that can’t happen and they rise above the challenges and see success happen.

      For many people first getting involved with Wealthy Affiliate it is a huge learning curve, but given time success happens for many that stick to the program and strive for their own success, it’s a great program and I’m thankful.

  3. Becoming an affiliate marketer has always been a major issue that I brood on. I know it’s a very lucrative job but it is full of in depth learning and practising with no guaranteed return. Reading through this post, I was able to clear my misconceptions about affiliate marketing as being a job for only the professionals. Anyone can do it so long as they put in the time and the consistency required. Also, I learnt about having realistic expectations of returns. 

    It takes time to reach the success chart but with patience and dedication, its very possible.

    I’m grateful I came across this post. Thanks

    1. I find that those who choose to learn instead of focusing on making money do 10 times better in becoming an affiliate marketer. When I first joined Wealthy Affiliate my primary reason for joining was to learn the process of affiliate marketing, it wasn’t to make money. 

      The money will come later for those that join to learn the process. For me it was the best thing I ever did for myself to learn the business and what it takes to succeed at affiliate marketing. I now have several sites doing great.

  4. Robert J Warneck

    John, I first want to say, I love your website layout!  I unfortunately had to experience some of the truths you spoke about when it comes to affiliate marketers failing because they know little to nothing about affiliate marketing; that was me.  I still have a lot, lot , lot, to learn, but since coming across Wealthy Affiliate, I have been able to build two websites in two niches I’m passionate about. One is helping others to make money online and the other is about my book that I wrote.  I have only been with Wealthy Affiliate for just under three months, but I could tell it was a great learning platform from the get go and I signed up to Premium one hour of joining Wealthy Affiliate’s free starter.  What I’ve learned here in three months is more than l learned from any other platform I joined, or looked into.  Thank you for creating such an informative website that gives helpful hints on becoming successful with affiliate marketing.


    1. Thanks for leaving a great comment Robert.

      When I first joined I did not do much on the platform, I instead went on to do many other things that wasted my time and money for a while. However, when I finally came back to Wealthy Affiliate I didn’t come back to Wealthy Affiliate to make money, I came back to learn the business of affiliate marketing, the money is a bonus.

      By next year at this same time I will be doing very well with my marketing efforts and I plan to stay with Wealthy Affiliate for many years to come, it’s the best available. I’ve never had a question that could not be answered at WA. I have several websites thanks to this great platform, but two that I specifically produce content for.

  5. Working on affiliate marketing is not supposed to be for making people rich in short period of time. Something we often see some online marketers claiming so, but in reality it’s not true. Like you said in your article, affiliate marketing takes time and you need put in a lot of effort and of course having passion is one of those key elements every online marketer should have.

    John,In respect to join wealthy affiliate: It is interesting that starter members are able build up 2 websites and start to follow their dreams, the comparison chart you’ve shown in your post gives me a better understanding about difference between a Starter and Premium Membership. Thanks.

    All the best


    1. Thanks for leaving a great comment Shirian.

      The misconception of fast money is what scam artists prey upon to lure in unsuspecting victims to join something or buy something. The sad thing is that people get ripped off online everyday and this is one question I see asked at Wealthy Affiliate almost daily: Is this place for real? 

      Of course we know that it’s the real deal but people have been scammed and promised so much that they have to ask that question. Then again, another question I see by newcomers is: When do we get paid and how do we get paid? Most people looking for quick money at Wealthy Affiliate do not stay because that’s not going to happen for most who join. 

      It takes a good bit of time to learn the lessons and use those methods with your own sites, plus it takes Google until they decide to rank your pages and posts. I understand the mechanics of the business now and I consistently rank the majority of my pages and posts regularly. 

      As a matter of fact I just finished another post that highlights 8 posts on WhyWealthyAffiliate that are all ranked on page one of Bing, it’s called Inside The Mind Of A Writer and it proves that Wealthy Affiliate does indeed work.

  6. You have laid out a clear path to describe how someone can become an affiliate. There was a lot of information to digest, but you covered it well. I came away feeling very sure that I or anyone can get an online business in place using the affiliate marketing business model.

    The solution that you offered to get a quick start (Wealthy Affiliate) is a very good one. That platform really works for getting a plan in place plus it has the tools and features that mean you do not have to buy a bunch of products and services right away.

    The mindset is probably the most important part of the process, as the rest can be learned using the training, but how you treat the business you want to build is something that is crucial for success. It takes regular effort over days, week, and months, and a willingness to delay gratification while you build the business.

    The reward for spending the time and effort is when you start seeing the monthly affiliate income start rising month after month, which is all coming from the work you have put in. The affiliate marketing business using organic traffic (content optimized for SEO) means is a solid business that can grow and grow…

    Your post will help a lot of people that want to get into the business, and they will be able to also answer the question within your domain “Why Wealthy Affiliate?” 

    Is that right that you can get started for free with Wealthy Affiliate? That is a great deal. 

    I am sure many people are taking advantage of that offer. 

    1. Thanks for leaving such a great comment Dave.

      I have tried many other programs over the years, but Wealthy Affiliate is the only one I actually learned what is needed to succeed online. I like to write and I get better at what I do everyday. Recently, I gathered some of my free promotion methods together and wrote a blog about them called Affiliate Marketing Promotion Methods, these are some of the free methods that I still use.

      I encourage people to join Wealthy Affiliate by the year instead of the monthly plan, not only do they save $229 a year over going monthly, it gives them the needed time to really commit to the program to learn how to become a super wealthy affiliate, the wealthy Affiliate platform gives you a path to that success.

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