A Beginners Guide to Start Affiliate Marketing in 2021

A few years ago, when I was looking to start the affiliate business, I was practically inundated with thousands of websites, ebooks, training programs, and videos, so much so that I didn't know where or how to start. If this is your case today, I understand. This can be frustrating because a lot of people seem to have so many different strategies to offer you. Affliate Programs are also known as Programa de afiliados, but choosing them is the main challenge.

You might also be convinced that you will need to have some "secret system" or special software to make this happen. It is not so. I will tell you how to get started in affiliation in the simplest of terms. These will not be magic get-rich-quick recipes and I am not going to share any “secret machines”.

Step 1: Choose a niche, a niche

The key to getting started in affiliate marketing is finding a niche. You need to find a niche, topic, business, or industry that interests you (preferably one that you are passionate about) and it has to be something with enough monetization potential, but not too much competition.

The problem is since you are a newbie affiliate, how are you supposed to find a niche in an industry that interests you that has the potential for monetization, without too much competition?

So either you go into the jungle and try to figure it all out on your own, or you save yourself weeks, months, even years of wasted time and you learn from the good people who have already learned this.

Mind you, everyone is going to try to sell you something at some point.

Because you are a beginner, and you could not judge the value of the deal you are offered, do not buy anything at all right away.

Enjoy the free advice, guides, tips, and tricks offered to you for a long time, without buying anything. This is more than enough at this stage of the adventure.

Speaking of free, why not start right here on affiliate with our free guide?

There you will find everything you need to learn how to become a successful affiliate (and for nothing )

Step 2: Learn How To Build An Affiliate Website

Affiliate site under WordPress for those of you who are not very technical, don't skip this step.

Yes, you will need to learn how to build a website, but I assure you, it is a lot easier than you might think.

I learned a bit of HTML and CSS on my own, but these days you don't have to learn to code to build your site from scratch.

What I recommend, however, is to learn how to create a site in WordPress.

This is the same website platform we use for affilior.com.

All of our sites are under WordPress. Most of you have probably heard of this CMS before, but maybe you were a little intimidated or tried to get started with it and felt lost, stuck, frustrated, and left without ever come back.

Welcome to affiliate marketing!

You will often find yourself in situations like these, where you feel frustrated and ignorant.

The real winners are those who struggle and refuse to give up.

Truth be told, the hardest part of setting up a website is setting it up.

Once the site is in place, the rest immediately becomes easier.

Remember that when you create a site in WordPress, you can get help from thousands upon thousands of people.

Indeed, not only is WordPress Open Source (open source, free...) but it is used by around 70% of all websites in the world. There are tons of videos on YouTube that will take you to step by step through the process of building a WordPress site from scratch. You just have to follow and copy exactly what they are doing, then in no time, you will have a working website.