What is Affiliate Marketing Online?

The Traditional Sales Way  (The salesperson)

To simply explain, the concept of Affiliate Marketing comes from the traditional salesperson.

A salesperson have to join a company in order to sell its products and to make a commission out of each sale.

Affiliate-Marketing-Sales-PersonA salesperson have to explain to his/her clients why the product that is so good and why it benefits them.

No doubt that the traditional way of sales do make money, but there are many downside to a salesperson. A salesperson have to:

  • Face tonnes of rejection daily
  • Do prospecting activities like cold-calling, door-to-door sales, surveying, etc
  • Fix appointments and attend to time consuming appointments
  • sell only the company’s product
  • Travel to meaningless appointment
  • Hit sales targets


Selling the Online Way (Affiliate Marketer)

Similar to the traditional selling, you are paid commission for each sale you make. But, take away all the downsides of the traditional salesperson and you have Online Affiliate Marketing.

The internet have made it so convenient and easy for anyone who have no business or sales experience to start their own business. All you need is a computer and internet access.


What is Affiliate Marketing Online?

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Why do people like Affiliate Marketing?

You never need to face rejection or do any sales call. You never need to answer to a boss, you are your own boss. All you need is your ability to market and sell the product you are interested in.

How many times did you see a product that you like and brag about it to your family, your friends and anybody you know to introduce them to that product. Now here is your chance to brag about the product you like to the rest of the world.

Consumers who buy products online appreciates other people’s review on the products they are about to buy. It is just a common human characteristic to want to buy the best product.

So this is where you come in as an Affiliate Marketer, you direct consumers to the best product you can find.

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How to do Affiliate Marketing?

Here is a list of things you need to learn:

  • Creating Website
  • Content Writing
  • Seach Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Keyword, Niche and Market research
  • Social Engagement and Marketing
  • Pay Per Click Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Video Marketing

There’s just too many things to learn to be a successful Affiliate Marketer. The above list is just a guide for you. You need to dive right in to each category to learn more about it.

If you are interested in learning more about the topics above, join me here. This will bring you to Wealthy Affiliate, the place where I get all my online Affiliate Marketing education from. 


Where to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing?



Wealthy Affiliate is the best place I know to learn all about affiliate marketing. I know it because I am in it.

As I mentioned, Wealthy Affiliate is the place where I learn all about affiliate marketing. Everything you need to know is in there. To find out more about Wealthy Affiliate, click here.


About the Affiliate Marketing Industry

Affiliate Marketing is a 1.1 trillion dollar industry based on a study done by www.econsultancy.com.

There are many people out there who have created a career out of Affiliate Marketing and are making tonnes of money with it. Get started on the things you need to do and the things you need to learn in order to start making money online.


Before you start on your journey



I am not a person who likes hype or a person who would lead you to believe that you can make tonnes of money, so let me give you a gentle warning in advance before you get going.

Affiliate Marketing is not for people who are looking for a way to get rich quick. Most people take approximately a few months to a year to get to see some results and it takes tonnes of effort to educate yourself. So be prepared and do not give up. The only way you can fail as an Affiliate Marketer is quitting.

If you are ready to take on this challenge, click here.

If you encounter any problems or you have any question about affilialte marketing, feel free to leave a comment below and I will reply to you as promptly as possible.

Your pal,


About the Author

Jack is an experienced online marketer who would like to extend his help to whomever wants to learn more about building a successful online business. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Read more about Jack and BareNakedScam.com here...

Leave a Reply 16 comments

Sunil - Reply

Hi Jack
I’m Sunil from India
this is network marketing.

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hey Sunil,

    Big difference, Network Marketing requires you to recruit to earn commission from downlines, while Affiliate marketing earns you commission on every successful sale.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Ms. Lor - Reply

HI Jack,

I have already a bit of idea about Affiliate Marketing way back 2008, and just stop due to my full time job but but my interest really on online marketing.

How can you help me to pursue my dreams as online marketer if I plan to join PayCation and currently into brokers network in real estate business?

I hope you can help me with much confusion on how to Hit my Plans and Dreams. Thank you.

Ms. Lor

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Ms. Lor,

    I will be more than happy to help you out.

    But, I must ask, why PayCation and Brokers Network? Is it your interest?

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Pardeep - Reply

Hi Jack,

I am from India, can I do this business??

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Pradeep,

    Yes! You absolutely can! There are many people in your country who started their Affiliate Marketing business and are making a living out of it.

    The best place to start your journey is with this step-by-step training program, you will get tonnes of knowledge and also a lot of support from the community.

    Hope this helps, and feel free to contact me if you need help!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Samuel john - Reply

i have tried to open the ‘get started’ button by filling and summiting the form ut could not be accessable.how can i get in?

Max - Reply

Hi Jack are there any Australian companies that offer affiliate programs.
Thanks Max

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Max,

    I am sure there are affiliate programs in Australia. You just need to find them. Try typing “Your niche + Affiliate Program Australia” in Google.

    I would suggest that you take the structural approach to learn how to make money online rather than venturing out yourself at start. Your chances of success will be much higher if you follow a step by step course that will guide you to the right direction.

    Hope this helps!

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Abel - Reply

if I joined this network business where will I login and see that how my business going and how much do I have.
make me understand please

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Abel,

    In Affiliate Marketing, you have to sign up with Companies that offers Affiliate Programs, like Amazon and Walmart. Once you sign up with them, you will be provided with a unique link which is coded to you. You can place those links into your website and promote it. Anyone who clicks on that link and buys something you will make a commission. When you sign up with the Affiliate Program, you will be asked how you would like to be paid (via check or paypal, etc). Your commissions will be sent to you once you hit a certain threshold with the Affiliate Program.

    Hope this clarifies.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

Palesa - Reply


am located in south africa and am interested in the sales business idea i would like to know how do i go on about apply and how does it work?

kind regards

Harriet - Reply

Just a follow up on my question on WV MLM… I just saw a statement on this page and I can’t help wondering… other than perhaps the product and then again perhaps not i.e if traveling is a profitable niche…. ‘Affiliate Marketing is not for people who are looking for a way to get rich quick. Most people take approximately a few months to a year to get to see some results and it takes tonnes of effort to educate yourself. So be prepared and do not give up. The only way you can fail as an Affiliate Marketer is quitting.’ aren’t these the same sentiments expressed by WV… at leas from the 2 meetings I have attended….

    Jack Cao - Reply

    Hi Harriet,

    In order to be successful in any business, one have to put in their 100% or more effort. That is the similarity of all businesses (affiliate marketing, mlm, brick and mortar, etc). One BIG difference between MLM (like WV) and affiliate marketing is the cost of start up. MLM companies will usually sell you their membership tagged with the license for you to sell/distribute their product (usually will cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars) while affiliate marketing cost you nothing to be a member to sell products. Most MLM companies will only compensate you when you have a certain number of customers on your left leg and certain number of customers on your right leg (MLM jargon) while affiliate marketing immediately pays you a certain percentage for each successful sale. These are the differences between MLM and affiliate marketing.

    Most people quit MLM because they do not want to pay for the hefty membership any further when they do not see any result, this leads to failure in that opportunity. As for Affiliate marketing, basically there are basically no cost which do not create barrier, so the only way you can fail is really to give up. Hope I have clarified your doubts.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

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