Free Affiliate Marketing Courses – Where to Start


So you want to start out with affiliate marketing? Making money online is a tricky business and is no way as easy as some people make out. You see promotions and websites everywhere claiming that you can make thousands in your first week! Before starting off you need to realize that affiliate marketing is a business, not a get rich quick scheme and does require time, effort and work.

If you apply what you learn well though, affiliate marketing can be very prosperous and can get you that laid back lifestyle that you've always dreamed of. One thing that people always have trouble with is where to start off. There are so many different routes that you can take and of course there are a lot of scams out there. So where should you start?

The basics of affiliate marketing are of course a good place to start but the majority of people reading this will probably already know how it all works – promote a product for a company, then when they make a sale referred by you, you get paid commission – anywhere from 2% – 80% usually. It's not uncommon for digital products (e-books etc) to have extremely high payouts, so this is usually a good place to start.

There are of course a number of techniques that you can use to promote the products, usually depending on you circumstances and skills. I think the best place to start for beginners is article marketing. This technique is free and although it takes a bit more time, its risk free and pays out over and over again.

Source by Lewis Waller