How to Become a Wealthy Affiliate

Before we can become anything we must first understand what it is we want to become. Let’s start at the beginning and learn all it takes to become a wealthy affiliate.

Simple Definition of affiliate: to closely connect (something or yourself) with or to something (such as a program or organization) as a member or partner
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

Simple Definition of wealthy: having a lot of money and possessions
Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

Ok, now that we got the meaning out of the way lets get down to business!


How to Become an Affiliate

Before you become a “wealthy affiliate” you must first learn how to become an “affiliate”. The process is basically simple, it is done by joining a business that offers an affiliate program. The internet is full of them, if you can buy something online, chances are you can promote the product as an affiliate through their affiliate program. When you join an affiliate program you will receive an affiliate link to put on your website to promote their products. Notice that I put the word “website” in bold letters, this is because you can not promote anything online without a website. Sure you can put the links on other websites that allow you to, then hope someone will see it and click on it, or you can create a website of your very own and fill it with valuable content that people want and need. First, let’s understand the basics of becoming a marketing affiliate. Below you will find a video that explains the process.



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Now that you understand the basics you are going to want to find things to promote that are interesting to you. It is much easier to write about something you like and know about than to write about stuff you have never experienced. This is called choosing a niche, to learn more about how to choose your niche click here.




How Much Can I Earn?

There is a lot that goes into determining the amount you can earn. Much of it will be determined by how much traffic your website receives, the more traffic the better the chances are that someone will buy something. Not only do you want to receive traffic but you want those people to be interested in what your site has to offer them. This is done by writing quality content about what you’re trying to sell. Let’s start on the conservative side.

If your website was to get 1,000 clicks, the average click-through rate is 20%.

1,000 x 0.20 = 200 affiliate clicks

Scenario 1: If 1:50 (or 2%) of these people end up buying something, you will make 4 sales.

Scenario 2: If 1:20 (or 5%) of these people end up buying something, you will make 10 sales.

If you are promoting a product that pays $30 per sale (pretty typical), you will earn $120 in the first scenario and $300 in Scenario 2.

Not too bad for just starting out!

So what is the key to making this grow into a full-time work at home business? The key is Education!

So how will you educate yourself? By joining a program that offers hight quality training in Affiliate Marketing!

So how can you find a program like that? By simply joining Wealthy Affiliates for free now!



Becoming The Wealthy Affiliate

This is the goal that everyone who is into affiliate marketing wants to achieve.  But first you need to learn all the steps it will take to build a successful website and promote it to the proper audience. The internet is full of programs, ebooks, and videos on affiliate marketing.  Some are great and many are not so great.  From my personal experience, I have found Wealthy Affiliate to be the most helpful. The online lessons are as good or better than any online college course I have researched, not to mention the price, colleges cost an arm and a leg to learn anything.



The learning process at WA is simple and easy to follow. You work at your own pace, the only pressure you’ll find is the pressure you place on yourself. If you feel that you are truly interested in becoming your own boss by starting an online business then I recommend you to give WA a try. Becoming a wealthy affiliate does take time, dedication, determination and the drive to succeed no matter what roadblocks get in your way.

We must all learn to walk before we can run!

I hope you found this information to be beneficial in you decision on becoming an affiliate marketer.

If you have any questions please leave a comment below or visit my profile page.

To your success,



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  1. Norman Richards Reply

    Your website is coming along just great, you have done a great job in explainung about becoming and affiliate marketer. You website is well detailed and has good infomation, Keep up the good work.

    • Cathy Post authorReply

      Thank you for the nice compliments, none of this would be possible without all that I have learnt from Wealthy Affiliates.

  2. Linda Reply

    Hi Cathy,
    What a great job you’ve done in explaining the concept of affiliate marketing! Working from home as an affiliate marketer can be such an excellent option for so many people. As a retiree, I’m loving it! I appreciate the fact that you’ve stressed the importance of good training and having a drive to succeed. You will not be an overnight success with affiliate marketing, but with the right training and old fashioned hard work, anyone can create a thriving online business. The really good news is it’s also a lot of fun 🙂

    • Cathy Post authorReply

      Thank you so much for visiting my website. The training that I have received at WA has turned my dream of earning an income at home into a reality. And yes, I am loving it!

  3. Nikos Reply

    Affiliate marketing is a very nice way to earn some extra money but in order to build a successful online business you need to acquire the right skills. I totally agree with you education is everything.

    • Cathy Post authorReply

      Yes it is, we all need to learn if we want to become successful and WA is the best place to be for learning all about affiliate marketing.
      Thank you for the visit and have a great day!

  4. Merry Reply

    Cathy, thank you for such a clear understanding of what an affiliate is and does. A very interesting post and I enjoyed reading it.

    • Cathy Post authorReply

      Thank you for the visit. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this post. It’s so important that people realize that you have to work hard to become a successful individual affiliate marketer.

  5. GiuliaB Reply

    Hi Cathy, I also started my online affiliate business from Wealthy Affiliate platform, and the only thing I regret is not having come across it sooner. When I first joined, I was trying desperately to find negative reviews about WA. Not only I didn’t, but when I joined, and for a change, I was not asked for any money for the non-premium membership, which still enables you access to an endless amount of lessons and tips from the expert community. To this day, I still find WA faultless!
    Giulia 🙂

    • Cathy Post authorReply

      I totally agree with you. The only problem I have with WA is that I never want to stop learning, this site is very addicting. The community is amazing and the training is top of the line.
      Thank you for visiting my site.
      Have a great day.

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