What Is Internet (affiliate) Marketing? And (How Does It Work?)

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What is internet marketing, and how does it work

Internet marketing refers to the  methods that are used for marketing a product or service online,

And this compasses different areas of selling goods and services online

According to webopedia.com

Internet marketing, or online marketing, refers to the use of the web and email to advertise and market and drive direct sales via electronic commerce,

In addition to sales leads from websites or emails. Internet marketing and online advertising are often used in conjunction with traditional types of advertising, such as radio, television, newspapers, and magazines.


Different Areas of Internet Marketing

These areas are:

  • Web marketing and all areas of e-commerce, Websites, affiliate marketing, and SEO search engine optimizer informative Web sites, online advertising on search engines, and organic search engine results via search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Email marketing involves advertising and promotional marketing efforts via email messages to current and prospective customers.
  • Social media marketing involves advertising and marketing (including viral marketing) efforts via social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Digg.
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) involves the optimization of landing pages within your website to increase the number of visitors.

All these facts are taken from webopedia.com. See:


So as you can see, almost all, if not all, online marketing falls under the umbrella of internet marketing.

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing refers to a product or service sharing on a blog, social media platform, or website.

The affiliate m earns a commission each time someone purchases through the unique link associated with their recommendation. This performance-based opportunity can become essential to your business by netting you a healthy income.

How Does Affiliate marketing Works

Find a Niche

A niche is a distinct segment of a market, in other words, an “audience.”

When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, or a hobby, but it could be something you would like to learn about. You don’t need to BE an expert or become an expert.

Build a website,

Some platforms will assist you in building your websites. It only takes 30 seconds, and you can join for free here.

Create content

Content writing is a method of writing text which is closely linked to web marketing movements.

This means writing articles and websites designed to sell or encourage specific produce.

  1. Find and join an affiliate program
  2. Choose which offers to promote
  3. Obtain a unique affiliate link for each offer
  4. Share those links on your blog, social media platforms, or website
  5. Collect a commission anytime someone uses your links to make a purchase

Here is a part of the lesson on how the process works from the online entrepreneur’s course on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process

There are MANY ways that you can earn money online and in many ways in which you can build an entire business. In the coming lessons, we will walk you through the following process (and the video above explains it).

There are 3.75 BILLION people online as of 2018 (YOUR audience), and these people are searching for things all the time.

They are looking for information, solutions to problems, and buying stuff. That is where you will come in with your website and help these “audiences” by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be “helping” these people and earning revenue.

The Benefits Of affiliate marketing

There are several benefits to affiliates, the start-up cost is meager, you have no inventory to store, no building to rent or upkeep, no staff, no returns, no customer hassle, so shipping, and the list goes on.

Affiliate marketing is a low-risk venture. Since there’s little or no cost to join affiliate programs, you can start making money with an established affiliate product or service without any upfront investment.

Affiliate marketing can also become a passive income earner through recurring sales commissions. So you will be earning at all times.

But you must realize it’s going to take time to create traffic sources, so initially, before your website is established, your patience is required ( I think this is the hardest part of affiliate marketing).

Please remember you will need to build trust with your audience, so it’s best only to highlight those products or services you have personally used or would recommend. I would recommend that you thoroughly research any product or service you recommend.

Finding affiliate programs

An easy way to find affiliate programs is to visit an affiliate marketplace or platform. Browse your niche to find top-performing affiliate platforms. Here are some of the most popular:

You can also visit the product or service website you wish to advertise and see if they offer an affiliate program.

There are also affiliate networks; some of these are



CJ Affiliate


And many others

Now that we have been through the basics of affiliate marketing, there are other steps needed to be a successful marketer,

You will need to know how to draw people to your website, the right keywords to use to get Indexed and ranked by Google and other search engines, and ensure you are within the law.

I am a part of a training platform at Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate, in my opinion, is one of the better training platforms, and you can become a starter member for free,

As a starter member, you get one website free and ten themes to choose from for your website phase 1, which is ten lessons from our online entrepreneur course.

At the end of these ten lessons, your website will be up and running, fully functional ready for business.

I know in these times, we are afraid of being scammed, I have been scammed a couple of times myself, but Wealthy Affiliate is no scam.

Wealthy Affiliate is a well-established platform that has been around for almost 15 years and has many members from around the globe.

Of course, more information and tools are needed to assist you in becoming successful in affiliate marketing.

There  is another tier other than the free membership; there is the premium membership,

Here is a list of what is offered by both

The free membership will remain free; there is no time limit for staying a free member, but I would suggest upgrading to the premium membership, especially if you are new to affiliate marketing.


I would like to encourage you to try affiliate marketing, especially if you are looking to increase your income,

I will not tell you it is a walk in the park; while the building of your website doing it from Wealthy Affiliate takes only 30 seconds building your business l is like building any other business takes time,

Affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick business; you will need hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, and sacrifice.

At Wealthy Affiliate, the lessons are given via video. With accessible step-by-step information, you can go at your own pace and access the videos any time you wish, even if you have completed the course.

The platform of Wealthy Affiliate is constantly updated; as a result, there are always current information and techniques associated with affiliate marketing.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

You will also find the community of Wealthy Affiliates is eager to assist each other with any issues they may have.

The tech support is fantastic; they are available 24/7 and can be reached from your dashboard without calling and paying any fee for assistance.

There is no excuse why you can’t at least try, and it will cost you nothing; you are not too old or too young; there are 18 to 80+ years old on his platform, so give it a try; there is nothing to lose.

No financial information is required to be a free member, and it will be worth your while. And you can become a member by clicking on any of the links in this post, and I will assist you.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate it; remember to like and share and leave your questions and comments in the space provided at the end of this post.

NOTE:  This post includes affiliate links, which, if clicked on and a product purchased, I get a small commission (with no increase in cost to you).

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