Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Rafia Raihana Ahmed
4 min readOct 24, 2020

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing is a key strategy in today’s e-commerce industry. In a world where marketing strategy and tactics bombard business from all directions. Affiliate Marketing has become a popular choice among businesses and brands.

Affiliate Marketing is considered as one of the most ideal approaches to appreciate automated revenues (passive income). It is at low risk since there no cost to join affiliate programs.


Affiliate Marketing is a kind of marketing channel where one promotes the products out of any third-party entity to increase the sale. when someone in your audience decided to buy the product or take an action based on your recommendation, you get a commission or kickback. To make this work three different parties must be involved.

  • The seller or product creator
  • The affiliate or publisher
  • The consumer

The seller is a merchant who has some product or service that they want to make available for people to purchase.

The Affiliate or publisher is an individual or organization that promotes a product or service in exchange for a commission. This is where you work.

The consumer is the person who buys the seller’s product through the Affiliate link.

Affiliate link

After signing up with an affiliate program you will receive a unique link or special URL that contains your Affiliate username or ID. This is added to your website where you want to promote it.


Affiliate Marketing is probably one of the quickest and cheapest ways to start making money online as you don’t have to create a product yourself. Different affiliate programs can use different payment terms. such as

  • PPS (pay per sale)
  • PPC (pay per click)
  • ppl (pay per lead)

PPS — A commission is agreed upon by the company and its affiliate. whenever a sale is qualified the company pays a percentage as agreed.

PPC- It’s an online advertising strategy in which you only pay when people click on your advertisement.

PPL- You get paid once the referred visitors provide their contact information on the target site by filling a contact form. This action might also include things like the installation of App, free trial sign up, or completion of a short survey.


Affiliate Network is the marketplace for every niche. you can join any of the advertiser’s affiliate programs and earn an affiliate income online.

Here are some popular Affiliate network program in India you can join

  • Share a sale
  • Click Bank India
  • CJ Affiliate
  • Amazon Affiliate
  • eBay Partners Network
  • Flex offers
  • PeerFly

Methods of promoting Affiliate Products:

The common methods of promoting any methods are

  • Blogging- Create a Niche website and make blog posts. when influencer writes a post and shares it with their audience, it will drive the audience to the site and introduce them to the brand.
  • Creat solid Content- If you expect to make extra income from Affiliate Marketing you will need to create quality content. The main job of the content writer is to fill in the pieces of information about the products or services. There are various content like e-books, videos, infographics, blogs, webinars email, etc.
  • Social Media Marketing — Social Media Marketing is a form of internet marketing that utilizes social networking websites as marketing tools. It refers to organic and paid marketing on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Email Marketing — Emil marketing is a highly effective digital marketing strategy of sending emails to prospects and consumers.
  • Add banners and widgets — you can always add banners and widgets to your website in several places or blogs and direct your traffic to the merchant site.

Mistakes to Avoid in Affiliate Marketing

  • Choosing the right niche. Always work on a Niche that drives you. If you are passionate about what you market, it becomes easier to target the needs of the users.
  • Wrong production selection is completely dependent upon your target audience. The product should add significant value to their lives. so choose wisely and earn well.
  • Focus on one source of income. Let me tell you online business is not easy, for you to make money from Affiliate Marketing. You will need to have patience and do your marketing with full focus.