What Is Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

Hey you, great to have you here! You’re on the right side of  the internet now:) There are so many people and websites trying to sell you hundreds if not thousands dollars “worth” of training. That’s not what I’m doing plus I hate those kind of promo’s so you’re not going to hear me say anything like; become a multimillionaire over night or make make 10k in the next month with these few tips… no, just no. If you ever come across any of those loud advertisements of guys screaming at you while driving fast cars or jumping into their infinity pool; Avoid them at all cost. It will save you a lot of valuable time and your money. I offer a better training on a more honest and down to earth platform called; Wealthy Affiliate.

You can start your Free Online Training right away or stay here a little longer to find out more about Affiliate Marketing and what that even actually is!


Get Familiar With the MMO Lingo

MMO stands for Making Money Online. There several ways for you to make money online, the technique I will be discussing in this article is Affiliate Marketing. If you’re a beginner like I was, not too long ago, you might not know what affiliate marketing actually is. Maybe you’ve heard of it but never really knew what it entails. Affiliate marketing is a way of making money online by bringing the right audience to the right product or service. For a more in depth explanation on this topic, I recommend you read this other article I dedicated to explaining the whole affiliate marketing concept, Just Click Here.

In A Nutshell

Like I said before in a nutshell, affiliate marketing is bringing the right audience to the right product or service. Like I write content on this website, targeting people who are looking for a real and honest way to make money online without any scams or surprises. You’ve maybe typed something into google and found my website. The technique of getting the right kind of audience to your website is all explained very well in that free training I keep referring to. I didn’t make that training, I followed it and loved it so much that I wanted to spread the word. I know and have seen so many scammers out there and I hope to climb the ladder in the online world so I can reach more people who are looking for a real way to make money online without surprises.

That Was A Close Call

I once followed a training and it was all very entertaining and informative but not informative enough te actually get started. They kept referring to the fact they would come back to the step by step instructions later in the training. So I followed along with the training, not thinking too much of it. And then out of nowhere BAM, They asked me to pay $2500 for the rest of the training… What? No thanks. I was so shocked and I almost considered buying it because they made me so excited to get started. Luckily I did some more research and finally found this Platform Called Wealthy Affiliate. They offer the exact same training and even more information and step by step instruction and the offer that for free. How nuts is that! I almost payed $2500 for that. Crazy.

List Of MMO Terms

I thought it would be neat to give you a list of terms you will run into when you start your free online training, and wouldn’t it be nice if you already knew all the mmo lingo they use in their training… right? yes! So here we go:

  1. WA – Wealthy Affiliate
  2. Niche
  3. Affiliate (link)
  4. Free Rubix Website or Your Own Website Domain
  5. (Organic) Traffic
  6. Revenue
  7. Premium Membership
  8. Content (Creation)

On one I wrote down WA

On the Wealthy Affiliate website they refer to themselves a lot of the time as ‘WA’ as a shorter version of Wealthy Affiliate. This one might be a bit obvious but incase you were wondering now you know what they mean with WA.

On two we have the word ‘Niche’

You will be seeing this term a lot in the free training on WA. The shortest and simplest way to explain this term is: niche is the subject of your website. A niche can be a product or a narrowed down version of a subject. Let’s say you have a broad subject: health and fitness, A niche under that subject could be: ‘yoga’, or a product under that niche could be ‘Protein shakes’. You want your niche to be as specific as possible. I chose my niche when I first started which is: Laser Hair Removal. If you want to get an idea of what that would look like Click Here. My second niche I chose was this website about Affiliate marketing, specifically about the training I myself did as well. I genuinely loved this training and I am still actively part of the WA community. Because their whole training is free I want as many people to find out about them. So I made this website dedicated to spread the word; that you don’t have to spend a lot of money for information that’s out there for free.

On Three We Have Affiliate (link)

The training will talk a lot about affiliate marketing and in essence this is about getting people to Click On An Affiliate Link.… Like this green one:). This particular link won’t make me any one when you click on it but let’s say that link would go to Amazon and you end up buying something of of Amazon; I would get a commission from that sale without you having to pay anything extra. That is how an affiliate link works.

On Four We Have A Free Website Or Your Own Domain

When you get started on your training within WA they walk you through the steps of setting up a website. You can choose to start with a free website, just to test the waters. But I suggest to buy your own domain, if you’re serious about getting started on a new online business and you want to make money of of your website, you have to own your own website and that only costs you about $14 per YEAR, yes not per month, just per YEAR. So definitely worth it to get your online business started!

Hi, just me Iris G popping in to say ‘hi’, I am the proud Owner & Creator of this website. If you would like to know a little more about me just click on this image:)

On Five We have (Organic) Traffic

This term; traffic refers to the people who come to your website. The best way to get real people to come to your website is the organic way. What this means is that you don’t pay for it but people just type something into a search engine and fin your website as a result. That in a nutshell is Organic Traffic. And In that free training I keep talking about they teach you how to get that traffic to your website, in the real way.

Did You Start To Get Excited To Start Your Free Training Yet?

Just Click Here To Get Started!

I Will Personally Welcome You On There!

On Six I Wrote Revenue

Revenue is the actual money you’ve earned through those affiliate links I talked about in number three. There isn’t much left to say about this term than that really. So let’s move on to number 7.

On 7 We Have Premium Membership

I myself am a Premium member of WA. This gives me all sorts of extra’s that will ultimately give me a bigger and faster chance to grow my business to something with more revenue. It will cost you $19 the first month and $49 thereafter. You can absolutely follow the training for free and just buy one website domain for $14 and work without the premium membership. But if you’re at all motivated and/or serious about starting your online business and making it your main source of income within 6 to 8 months time I’d suggest you go premium after or during your training. If you like to you could start your Premium Account Right Here.


Hi, I’m Iris G. Proud Owner & Creator of this website. Let me know if you have any questions or feedback for me, just leave them in the comment section below this article:)

And On 8 we have the most important term of all; Content Creation

When you start your free training training you’ll soon find out that content creation or content writing, is the most important thing in affiliate marketing. Your whole business will be ultimately consist of you creating content that will help other people and will earn you some form of revenue.

You’ll be fine

Don’t worry about starting your training on WA, the training is really easy to follow. I was a total affiliate newb and never even heard of the term or any others for that matter, plus English is my second language. What I’m trying to say is; if I can do it, no doubt in my mind that you can do it too!

Did I help?

Hopefully this article has helped you find a way to make money online and you have to start somewhere right? I think Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to start and has a great training for beginners and a very welcoming community. I am convinced you will love it on there as much as I still do. Did I leave you with any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask and comment them down below and I will get back to you asap! I have no social life whatsoever haha so I will absolutely get back to you within a few minutes or hours;)

X- Iris G.

4 thoughts on “What Is Affiliate Marketing For Beginners”

  1. Hi Iris,

    Thanks for your great information on affiliate marketing! I too have nearly fallen for more than one “get rich quick” scheme that costs a fortune, and it’s great to know there are honest platforms out there!

    What’s your experience with WA so far? Have you found it easy to use? Would you say it is a good place to start for beginners?


    • Hi Meg, 

      Thank you so much for your message.

      Yes it’s a jungle out there isn’t it. WA is the most honest and cheapest platform you can find out there, hand to god. They offer their entire training for free which is something I haven’t seen any other platform do before. And when you’re really serious about getting your online business to the next level you can always choose to go premium. Going Premium will really help you get your business to the next level. 

      You get all this extra training and tools to help you build a successful business. And just to give you an idea; your first month you pay $19 and the months there after it is $49 a month. You get 10 website domains and all these extra tools to lift your business to a much higher level. 

      I really hope this message helped you get an idea of what to expect from this Wealthy Affiliate Platform and I would love to know if you’ve started your free training and how you’re getting on:)

      X- Iris G

  2. There are indeed far too many schemes out there that promise you the earth, while claiming you can do it without any real work. If anything sounds too good to be true, and it normally is, so run a mile. 

    With Wealthy Affiliate you get an honest platform, where they train you in affiliate marketing, so that you can build a sustainable business, that will provide you with income for years to come. 

    • That is exactly how it is! So glad you found WA too. Thank you so much for your message! How are you coming along with your online business? How long have you been doing this?

      Hope you have a lovely day.

      X- Iris G


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