Learning to succeed in affiliate marketing can be quite difficult. But if you want to make money online, we’ve found 20 of the best affiliate marketing articles to help you become a super affiliate expert. Study these articles well and you’ll master the craft of online business.
The articles are from various affiliate marketing experts and sources from across the web and are presented in here in no particular order as to which one is best. Each article contains a wealth of knowledge and can help you along the way to becoming an online entrepreneur.
Author: Kyle, Co-founder of Wealthy Affiliate
Wealthy Affiliate is an amazing community of affiliate marketers helping each other to grow their businesses online. You may have to sign up for a free account for this article but this site is well worth it. In this article Kyle, one of the two owners of Wealthy Affiliate, explains how to become an authoritative writer on any subject even if you may not have previous experience in it.
This will prove to be a useful skill as growing a website will require a lot of writing. Kyle tells you how to use several sources online to conduct research and write a well planned article on any subject.
As an example he uses bead jewelry, a subject he has no prior knowledge of, and finds several topics and expert advisors online to help him learn more than enough to begin writing on the topic.
Author: Neil Patel, neilpatel.com
Neil Patel is an expert affiliate marketer who puts out a lot of helpful tips on his website, neilpatel.com, and on his YouTube channel. In this extensive article he goes into great detail about the definition of affiliate marketing and the four parties involved in it. The merchant, the consumer, the network, and of course the affiliate.
The best part is where he explains his process of four steps to becoming an affiliate. For him the process is review products in your niche, collect emails, use joint venture webinars to make sales, and then once you are making money use PPC to scale your business.
Author: Amy Lynn Andrews, amylynnandrews.com
From another great blog by a super affiliate, this is a great guide to learn affiliate marketing from Amy Lynn Andrews. She goes through everything from the pros and cons to how to make money to choosing products and a niche to promote. Here is the table of contents for her guide.
Chapter 1: Affiliate marketing for beginners
Chapter 2: The pros & cons of affiliate marketing
Chapter 3: How do affiliate marketers make money?
Chapter 4: How do you become an affiliate marketer?
Chapter 5: How do you choose affiliate products to promote?
Chapter 6: How do you join affiliate programs?
Chapter 7: Tips for using affiliate links
Chapter 8: Affiliate marketing myths & mistakes
Chapter 9: How to maximize affiliate earnings
Amy has been blogging since 2004 and is an expert in making money online. She offers a newsletter of everything she currently has going on as well as several tutorials on blogging and starting your own blog.
Author: Pat Flynn, smartpassiveincome.com
Pat Flynn is extremely well known in the affiliate marketing world. He was laid off from a lucrative job as an architect and turned to creating websites to help other people. His sites took off and he became an expert affiliate marketer.
This 8 part series article goes through what affiliate marketing is, how to get started, the keys to success, and much more. Pat teaches the very important lesson of putting helping your readers first and success will follow. He even says in the article that every time he put money first he failed.
I’ve found this to be true as well. When you’re only concerned about making money people can see right through you and you won’t. Affiliate marketing should be about helping people first. Find the problems that people are having in your niche and become the go to resource for solving those problems. Money and success will follow.
Pat’s first successful site was simply an architecture related site to help people pass a difficult exam to become an architect. He was just trying to create a helpful resource for people struggling with the exam. But his help was so good that he has since made over $200,000 from that site alone.
Author: Gael Breton, authorityhacker.com
One of the best ways to learn is to find someone else who is doing what you want to do and look to them as an example. There are a lot of bad affiliate sites out there that you definitely don’t want to model yourself after, but this article lists 21 of the best.
The websites listed here have mastered the art of providing value while also offering products from 3rd parties for a commission. These sites are not thin sites with hardly any content that are just trying to push their affiliate links. They are actually industry leaders in some cases that provide authoritative, helpful advice to people with real problems in their niche.
In offering such great advice they are also able to suggest products where appropriate and get their affiliate sales from these suggestions.
Some of the sites listed include Nerdwallet, Dating Advice, This Is Why I’m Broke, and The Points Guy. Check out this article to see all the great examples and see if you can learn anything from them.