How To Be Successful In Affiliate Marketing

How to be Successful in Affiliate Marketing

When I first decided to venture into affiliate marketing I didn’t have much knowledge about it, let alone know how to be successful in affiliate marketing,

My Journey

My original intention was to start an online store selling my own label of fashion accessories.  It was partly a retirement plan but also with the objective of generating revenue from an online business so that I could donate part of the proceeds to support various charities and community care programs.

With that in mind, I started my search on the net to find out more about affiliate marketing thinking that I could also become an affiliate without having to carry more stocks of my own products.  That was how I stumbled upon Wealthy Affiliate and where I learned how to be successful in affiliate marketing.

How to be Successful in Affiliate Marketing

How to Promote in the Affiliate Market

Wealthy Affiliate is an online training and mentoring program that has helped many aspiring online marketers become successful entrepreneurs.  At Wealthy Affiliate, I have encountered so many success stories from people who had tried practically everything available on the net from every self-proclaimed internet guru without much success until they joined Wealthy Affiliate.

Immediately upon joining Wealthy Affiliate as a free Starter member, I enrolled in the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course and started to build my very own free website.  

As a Starter member, I could build up to 2 websites using WordPress, including free hosting and also undergo a 10-lesson course that is part of the Wealthy Affiliate Online Entrepreneur Certification Course. In this course, I learnt the steps of creating a successful online business that generates revenue including blogging skills and the all-important topic, SEO.

In the subsequent courses, the training covered

Understanding the basics of affiliate marketing

  • How affiliate marketing works
  • How to search and find affiliate programs
  • What the makeup of a successful affiliate marketing campaign is
  • How to search for “targeted” affiliate programs
  • What affiliate networks are (and which ones are popular)
  • What Google doesn’t like about affiliate marketers

How to be Successful in Affiliate Marketing

Take Action

BUT the most important things I learned at Wealthy Affiliate was none of those I mentioned above.  In spite of the excellent training platform available at Wealthy Affiliate and after having learned to create beautiful websites, why do so many people join and then quit before they could even reap the fruits of their labour?

Given that some people could have left for a variety of reasons, I think the most important thing that most people lack is the determination and perseverance to stick through it.

You see, they failed to understand that success is a journey, and with affiliate marketing, it takes time for the websites to rank in the search engines and then gain traffic before it can begin to generate revenue.  They had the wrong expectations and thought that it was just another get-rich-quick scheme that didn’t deliver its promise.


So that brings me to the real critical factor of how to be a successful in affiliate marketing or anything in life, for that matter.

Psychologists have found that if we need to change any aspect of our life, finding like-minded friends will increase our chances of success

I remember back in my junior college and university days, I spent many hours staying back in the library to study together with my friends. Those stressful days of preparing for examinations were made more bearable simply through the motivation that was ignited just by being in each others’ company.  My friends helped to reinforce my willpower and determination to succeed.

I realised that through the friendships I developed at Wealthy Affiliate with people who aspire to achieve the same goals as myself and the result of being able to network with other successful online entrepreneurs, I have been able to achieve far more than trying to do it all by myself.

There have been many reviews written about Wealthy Affiliate and they never fail to mention the awesome community that exists within Wealthy Affiliate and the 24/7 online support that runs like a well-oiled machine.  This is only made possible by the Paying it Forward system that is being practised at Wealthy Affiliate.

Today, my friends and I are paying it forward by helping new members who join Wealthy Affiliate learn how to become successful affiliate marketers.

If you would like to take this opportunity, do sign up as a free Starter Member now and we’ll be there to welcome you along with other WA members.

About Sue Tay

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Sue Tay is a Qualified Pharmacist. Apart from her professional and clinical experience, she has a career background in sales, marketing, and regulatory management in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently a business development executive located in Melbourne Australia. In recent years, Sue has developed a special interest in affiliate/internet marketing and online business development. She is currently an active member of Wealthy Affiliate where she acquired her online marketing skills and is amongst the top 100 ranking members. Her objective is to give back to the community through helping others pursue their dreams by coaching them for online success. You can visit Sue Tay’s website here and get some great marketing tips.

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6 thoughts on “How To Be Successful In Affiliate Marketing

  1. Thanks for the great article, it’s really inspiring for a newbie like me, all the tips are making sense, I am to bookmark your site for my further reference, keep doing quality work

  2. It’s always inspiring to read other people’s success stories – thanks for sharing!

    Taking action is definitely the way to go – so many products make it seem push-button easy but there’s lots to learn behind the scenes and that can make all the difference.

    • Hi Trevor, thank you for reading my post and for your comment.
      Apart from learning and taking action, the key ingredient to being successful in affiliate marketing is perseverance.
      As a beginner in affiliate marketing, it’s easy to feel discouraged and give up after putting in many hours of hard work and not see any apparent results.
      One certainly needs lots of determination and self-motivation.
      But to make the journey to success more enjoyable and a lot easier, it helps to belong to a community of like-minded successful online entrepreneurs.
      The support and mentoring inspires me to achieve even greater success.
      It’s really great to be able to ask any questions we have 24/7 online and get the answers we need to accelerate the learning process.
      ~ Sue

    • So glad you have found the article to be of benefit, all the best in your future and hope you achieve success online

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