How to Start AFFILIATE MARKETING FOR BEGINNERS (Step by Step Guide) | Location Rebel

Learning how to start affiliate marketing for beginners can seem daunting, but this video shows you exactly why it doesn’t have to be!

In fact, learning the affiliate marketing basics, is actually pretty easy. Mastering them and making a full time passive income can be a bit more of a challenge, but in this video I walk you through the exact steps you should follow to start affiliate marketing, and specifically make your first dollar online.

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Would you rather read? Learn how to start affiliate marketing on the Location Rebel blog:

How to Start Affiliate Marketing (The Complete Beginners Guide)

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Best Affiliate Products to Promote:

5 HUGE Affiliate Mistakes to Avoid Making:

Amazon Affiliate Marketing: The Complete Beginners Guide:

Here’s exactly what we cover in the video, along with timestamps to help you find specific aspects of affiliate marketing that you might be trying to learn:

2:47 – How I was living in a war zone in Asia when I started affiliate marketing.

3:52 – My First Affiliate Promotion (How I Made $500 in 5 Minutes)

4:55 – What is Affiliate Marketing?

6:30 – Step #1: Choose a Platform

The only real requirement you need to start affiliate marketing is a platform with which to do it. This could be a blog, niche site, youtube channel etc.

7:44 – Step #2: Choose a Niche

The more you can niche down, the easier it will be to find and grow your audience.

Here’s another video that focuses in on that:

9:06 – Step #3: Sign up for the Amazon Affiliate Program

Amazon has the world’s largest affiliate program, and you can sign up for free.

Do that here:

9:34 – How to Make Your Very First Dollar Online

This is exactly how to make your very first dollar online. It’s much easier than you think 🙂

Here’s another video with a similar strategy to make your first $100 online:

9:52 – The Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Affiliate Program

The Amazon affiliate program is great for a lot of things, but there are a lot of drawbacks as well.

11:40 – Step #4: Go Back and Update Old Content

Once you have your affiliate links, go back and update your old content with your new affiliate links.

12:37 – Step #5: The Two Best Type of Content to Create for Affiliate Promotions

There are two types of content I think you should focus on when you’re beginning to start affiliate marketing on your blog or niche site. The first is what I call “best” posts.

15:04 – The Second Best Type of Content

The second type of content I recommend is a “review” post.

17:11 – Step #6: Optimize Content

Optimize your content for search. I use SEMrush and LOVE it.

Here’s the tool:

Here’s my review of it:

17:58 – Step #7: Sign up For Additional Affiliate Programs

Chances are there are places where you can get higher commissions than you would on Amazon. See if you can find some.

19:15 – Step #8: Track Your Results

Again, I use SEMrush for this to make sure I’m updating my content and optimizing to give myself the best chance at succeeding.

20:18 – Wrapping Up

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Other Resources Mentioned:

How to Start Freelance Writing:

What is Copywriting and How to Become a Copywriter:

Democracy, Tear Gas, and a New Guitar:

Democracy, Tear Gas, and a New Guitar

How to Choose a Niche for Your New blog or Niche Site:

How to Choose a Niche For Your New Blog or Business

My Golf Niche Site:


SEMrush Review:


Gear I Use:
Lens (I LOVE this thing):
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Matthew Brewin

Hey, name's Matt. I'm a blogger on, Certified Digital Marketer, and Partner at Internet Profits Ltd.