How To Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Step By Step

If you are searching for a how to start affiliate marketing for beginners step by step guide, then you are in the right place. In this article, I am going to show you how to start affiliate marketing today, even if you are a total beginner starting from scratch with little too no money 

These strategies I am sharing with you in this post, have allowed me to generate over ten thousand dollars per month from affiliate marketing income and I’ll give you the exact strategies and the thought process behind them in a moment…

If you prefer watching videos, check out the How To Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Step By Step Video…

If you are new to the Blog, Hi my name is Craig Beckta and I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for the last fifteen years, In different niche markets and I am going to share with you what works the best and by reading this post until the end, you will save yourself a ton of time.

And I also have a special free bonus for you, if you read this article until the very end… I will share with you a high ticket affiliate marketing program for beginners that pays you up to a one thousand dollars in commissions per sale that you refer.

So that you could start promoting it as well… And I’ll also show you the best way to promote it…. So make sure you read every word on this page.. Ok, let’s get right into… You may want to grab a pen and paper and jot down some notes and tune out any distractions.

Because you are about to discover How To Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Step By Step.


Because, I will be sharing 15 years of affiliate marketing experience with you and I am going to move quickly. Just in case you are totally new to affiliate marketing, let me quickly explain what it is and how you get paid…

Let me first start by asking you a question… Do you know the Secret to earning money?

The Secret to earning money is by selling a valuable product or service and when it comes to affiliate marketing the secret to earning money online is by referring a person through your affiliate link to a valuable product or service.

And the best part is you can do affiliate marketing from home or while you are on vacation as long as you have access to the internet… You don’t need your own product or service, there’s no inventory to worry about and you can get started right away.


We’ll cover everything you need to know about how to get started with affiliate marketing as a beginner step by step in a second. So make sure you read this post all the way through because i’m going to show you exactly how you can start building your own profitable online affiliate marketing business…Starting today!

And if you stick around until the end as an extra special bonus, I am also going to give you access to a high converting funnel for the high ticket affiliate product, I mentioned earlier in the post. That pays you one thousand dollars in commissions per sale, more about that in a second…

Ok, So Exactly How To Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners?

All you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps… Step 1: The best way to get started is to choose one of the top three most profitable online markets and those are…

#1 How To Make Money Online, #2 Health and Fitness, #3 Dating and Relationships….

These are the three hottest markets to be in and people spend millions of dollars online in these big three markets… For you to have the best odds at being successful you have to chose a market with a lot of digital products for sale and it has to be a market full of millions of rabid buyers.


The number one market of the big three markets to choose in my opinion, is the make money online market and the reason for that is there are hundreds of digital products and software programs that you can promote.

Also, when people are starting a new business opportunity they can justify why they are purchasing an educational product or a software tool that they need to run their online affiliate marketing business.

Buying a product or service is an emotional decision and you then back it up with logic… If people think they can make their money back by what they learn or what the software allows them to do then they can justify the purchase.

For example, if you need a website for your online business then you have no choice but to pay for web hosting, if you need to build your email list of prospects then you have to get an autoresponder… Does that make sense to you?


Step 2:

Once you have chosen your niche, the second step is to find a high ticket program to promote and the reason for that is it takes the same amount of time and energy to promote a $7 product as a $2000 product but the high ticket program is going to pay you a whole lot more.

Think of it as working for $10 an hour versus working for $1000 dollars an hour. Which one would you choose? $10 an hour or $1000? It’s not a trick question, obviously it makes more sense to promote a product that pays a $1000 commissions. Right?

Yes, that is why it is important to promote high ticket affiliate programs because time is money…

How To Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Step By Step The Right Way!

A lot of people will tell you to start with the Amazon affiliate program but I can tell you from experience Amazon pays very low commissions and unless you have a huge massive following online and you are promoting very expensive items then it isn’t really worth your time to promote products on Amazon…


You will want to stick to digital products and software because they have a higher profit margins which also means a higher commission percentage per sale for you. For example, some affiliate programs pay anywhere from 20% and up to as high as 75% depending on the product or service.

Also, some software products also pay you recurring commission month after month… Which is great because you only have to make one successful referral and you will continue to get paid month after month. This is a good software affiliate program to promote.

The affiliate program I mentioned earlier not only pays you one thousand dollars per sale but there is also the potential for recurring commissions as well, which is why it is a great offer to promote. More about that at the end of the article so keep reading…

Once you have chosen a market, and you have a high ticket product you are going to promote as an affiliate, you should also add some products to your back end email sequence that pay you recurring commissions. That brings you to step 3…Before we get to step 3…


This is the part where a lot of people struggle with, so let me break it down for you so that it is a little more clear for you. People in general like to move away from something that is causing them pain and move towards pleasure.

An example in the health and fitness niche would be someone who wants to lose weight so they try a new diet or exercise program in order to feel better about themselves.

Your job as an affiliate marketer is to refer people that are interested in solving a problem to a valuable product or service that actually helps them to solve their problem. In order to do that you will need to generate some targeted traffic…

There are two main ways to generate traffic that you can then refer through your affiliate link to a solution but I suggest you first send your prospects to a landing page that allows you to capture their email before sending them to the affiliate sales page. 


I’ll cover the best way to do that in a moment so stick around to find out how…. I would appreciate your feedback, if you found this how to start affiliate marketing for beginners step by step” guide helpful.

Please leave a comment below. Back to traffic you have two main methods of attracting targeted traffic…

Number One is where most people start and that is using free organic traffic methods, we will cover some free traffic methods that you can use in just a second.

Number two is paid traffic where you place a paid ad on Facebook or Google and redirect your traffic to a landing page. Unless you already have some experience marketing online, I suggest you start with free traffic methods first…

The reason for that is, you will need an advertising budget to start with paid traffic and if you are not a savvy marketer you could end up losing quite a bit of money as well as having ad accounts shut down because you fail to follow their terms of service.

Do yourself a favour and start with free organic traffic methods in the beginning and then add paid retargeting ads later on down the road.


Let’s cover the top five free traffic methods you can use to promote high ticket affiliate marketing programs, like the one I am going to share with you at the end of this post…

Before we dive into the different free traffic methods let me first say this is not a get rich quick scheme…

This is about creating free valuable content that actually helps people to solve a problem. It will require some time and effort on your part. And it may require you to move outside your current comfort zone.

If you can devote one or two hours per day consistently, you can start affiliate marketing part time. I started way back in 2007 when I working full time in the Airforce as a Helicopter mechanic…

I use to start work at 7am so I would get up at 5am and study affiliate marketing and I would spend an hour or two per night implementing what I just learned.

If you have the desire and drive, affiliate marketing is a great way to get started with you own online business and If I could do it that means you can as well… Although how much you earn is up to you…


Ok back to traffic sources… The first free traffic source I recommend is… #1 Youtube because it is the worlds second largest search engine and it is easy to create video content on your phone these days…

You can easily reach people who are using search terms to look for a solution to a problem and they are generally closer to making a purchase decision. Especially if you target the right keywords. More about targeted keywords in a second…

#2 Is a little slower of a method but it takes advantage of the number one largest search engine Google and the best way is to write targeted articles using a WordPress Blog. But it also requires you to have your own website, which you should have anyway if you are serious about building an online business.

#3 Is Tik Tok there are millions of people on Tik Tok in every niche and you can have a video go viral without a large following and then re-direct that traffic to a lead capture page to build your email list…

#4 Instagram You can use images and Instagram reels to build a following on Instagram as well, and again you would direct the traffic to a lead capture page.

#5 Facebook: You can use organic Facebook posts but a better method is to create a Facebook Group of your own.


Now it may sound like a lot of work but I will share a quick tip with you that will make things a lot easier for you…

You can start by writing a script for a Youtube video and then you can use that script as the basis for a blog post. Then of course next you would shoot a YouTube video using the script…

And then post the Youtube video to YouTube and then embed the video into your blog post that you just created on your blog which will help increase the time people spend on your blog.

Third you can use portions of your Youtube video to post to Tik Tok and Instagram where shorter 10 second to 60 second videos are more popular. You can also share the written content and video content on Facebook as well.

You don’t have to master all the platforms at once but as you can see there are multiple ways to use the same content on different platforms giving your free content more reach and exposure.

Before I reveal the affiliate program that pays you a $1000 commission, I want to walk you through the best way to follow up with the people that engage with your free content. It is called an affiliate bridge funnel and it incorporates sending your interested prospects to a lead capture page…


How this works is you offer them something of value for free called a lead magnet in exchange for their email address and then you re-direct them to a bridge page which then transitions them to the affiliate products sales page.

A lead magnet should be something small and easy to consume that is valuable to your target audience. It could be a cheat sheet,  a checklist, a template or a short video… When your prospects enters their email for your free offer that allows you to put your prospects on an email list so that you can follow up with them via your email autoresponder

The reason for following up with them via email is because it may take seven or more points of contacts for you to make a sale of an affiliate product…And it allows you to provide more value and build up some trust by actually helping them.

I am assuming you don’t have a lead capture page set up yet so, If you stick around until the end of the post I’ll give you access to a lead capture page that is converting really well for me to save you some time.

Before we get to that though, I just want to walk you through how the funnel works so you have a better understanding of how to make consistent commissions day after day…


Where a lot of beginning affiliate marketers go wrong is they send traffic directly to an affiliate sales page and 97% of the time most people don’t purchase the product the first time they see it.

That is why the first step of your affiliate bridge funnel should be to send your targeted prospects to a lead capture page and offer them a lead magnet in exchange for their email. Then the next step it to direct them to a bridge page where you can pre-frame them for the sales page you are about to send them to…

Then over the course of the next few days you can follow up with your prospect via email delivering more value and building trust with them… Can you see how that method would be more effective than direct linking to an affiliate sales page?

Now you might be thinking you are not sure what to say in an email but I will give you a series of sample emails to get you started so you have a pretty good idea of how to promote products via email as an affiliate marketer.

Now another place where people go wrong is they pick the wrong affiliate product to promote and they make the mistake of thinking affiliate marketing doesn’t work.


You have to make sure that the offer you are promoting has a high conversion rate otherwise you will waste your time sending traffic to a poor converting offer. That is why I am going to suggest you start promoting an offer that has a pretty high conversion rate so you can optimize your time and efforts especially if you are just starting and only doing affiliate marketing part time.

Hopefully, you found this how to start affiliate marketing for beginners step by step guide helpful…

If you would like to get off to a fast start, you can get access to my Super Affiliate Marketing checklist in the description below and I’ll also send you a link to my high converting funnel as well.

How To Start Affiliate Marketing For Beginners Step By Step.

Before you go, I just wanted to touch on targeted keywords that convert well because it shows people are in the final stages of the buying cycle. Keywords like Product Review, Product Discount, Product coupon, or How to do blank… They are all targeted keywords you should be thinking about in your affiliate marketing strategy.

If you would like to learn more about how to start affiliate marketing for beginners step by step, make sure you check out my “The Secret To Quitting Your Day Job!’ Checklist below this article.

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