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How to Become an Affiliate: What it Takes to Earn $500

Affiliate marketing is a form of Internet advertising. It is a series of Internet advertising methods in which website visitors purchase the products or services of the advertiser on the website, and the advertiser is paid a success fee based on the profits generated.
This is a series of articles on how to become an affiliate written by an affiliate. Nice to meet you, my name is Rupert!
I started affiliate marketing in January 2020 and currently run a website called “Affiliate Marketingly” that explains how to start affiliate marketing. Today, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about “how to be an affiliate” to help beginners make 500 dollars a month!

Is it difficult to make money as an affiliate?

It's true that it's very difficult to start making money as an affiliate. That's why the majority of beginners who enter the market withdraw without making any money, and more than half don't earn more than 50 dollars per month. Many affiliate beginners often say that affiliate marketing is too difficult and they can't make any money at all.

According survey results published by the Affiliate Marketing Association, 55.65% of the respondents report earnings between 0 and less than 50 dollars. On the other hand, the number of those earning more than 10,000 USD increased by 1.71% compared to last year, suggesting that the polarization of affiliate marketing is progressing.

Survey Outline

Survey Target:Affiliates who are members of major ASP companies in Japan
Survey Period: April 9 – 19, 2021
Survey method: Anonymous questionnaire on the Internet
Number of valid responses:1,919 (2,846 for 2020) Target:Affiliates of major ASP companies in Japan

Reference: Affiliate Marketing Association

Affiliate marketing is certainly difficult, but if you continue to follow the right methods, you will surely see results.
So, I'd like to give you a brief summary of the “affiliate method” that I am learning.

How do I become an affiliate?

The flow of how to become an affiliate can be roughly divided into the following 5 steps.

  • Learn the basics of affiliate marketing
  • Create a site
  • Design your site
  • Write articles
  • Monetize your site

If you follow these steps carefully and steadily, you will surely be able to achieve more than 500 dollars per month as an affiliate. Let's take a closer look at the details.

What is an affiliate? How to Start an Affiliate Program

[Step 1] Learn the basics of affiliate marketing.

The first and most important thing to do is to learn the basics of affiliate marketing. By gathering information before you start affiliate marketing, you will be able to get a clearer idea of where you want to go in the future, and you will be less likely to make mistakes. This is why it is important to gather information beforehand. If you are going to start affiliate marketing, you should at least know the following things.

  1. How does affiliate marketing work?
  2. What kind of preparation is required to become an affiliate?
  3. How much time does it take?
  4. What genre should I choose?
  5. How do I sell my products

I'll explain all this in detail in the second article in this series, “How to Become an Affiliate 2: Basic Affiliate Knowledge”.
There are many different ways to become an affiliate, so you may not be able to rely only on the information I provide. Therefore, I recommend that you do not just take my word for it, but learn the method that suits you best, studying information from various sources. Recently, many books on affiliate marketing have been published, and more and more people are blogging on the Internet, so there is a lot of knowledge out there if you look for it.

How to Start an Affiliate Program

I have put together a guide on how to get started as an affiliate for beginners. I'll walk you through creating a website, registering with an affiliate service provider (ASP), and getting paid.

Features of Wealthy Affiliate

This section describes the eight features of Wealthy Affiliate, and how you can earn commissions on a variety of site categories.

The best time to become an affiliate is now!

Just register with Wealthy Affiliate, start your training, and build your first affiliate site and you will receive a free site review to help you along.

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