Affiliate Marketing - A Beginner's Guide to Earning Online

Affiliate Marketing is a great way to earn with a website online. Discover the BEST approach.
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  • Lectures 56
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Course Description

Course Last Updated: November, 2016

Are you a newbie when it comes to Internet Marketing and you want to make money with a website? Or are you already an affiliate marketer who is struggling to earn?

Finally! A hype-free, beginner-friendly course that provides actionable strategies and lessons that will help you make money by creating an "authority content website" on a topic that interests you.

I'll be using my own personal experiences with specific examples to illustrate how to be successful.

You'll learn how to earn money from your site by joining affiliate programs and recommending products that are related to your site's content. You earn a commission for every sale you refer, and the best part is, you don't have to ship anything or deal with the customers!

The web is littered with massive amounts of hype about affiliate marketing, other "make money online" topics and no information with any real value.

Many of these sites and products are authored by people who aren't making a dime, and they're trying to sell you a product they don't really use or some get-rich-quick dream just so they can pad their pockets.

I'm not filthy rich, but I make thousands of dollars per month with affiliate marketing -- much of it is passive.

This course will put you in a position to make money with your website for the long haul by ensuring you get off to the right start with topic choice and direction -- which is where most people fail big time.

What's even better is you can apply these principles to ANY kind of website that you want to make money from, not just affiliate sites.

Convincing people to buy products you are affiliated with (and making money online in general) is about gradually building yourself up as a trusted, authority and diversifying your traffic sources so you are not just relying on Google. There are specific strategies and real-world examples in this course that will help you do just that.

I begin with advice on how to brainstorm for the best topic for YOU. There's even a worksheet you can use to help narrow down your topic and angle.

The last section of the course is dedicated to strategies that maximize your affiliate marketing earnings. These are techniques that I currently use myself to make money online. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you!

My course is not for anyone looking to make money online overnight, or who expects to drive all their traffic through Google. If that's what you're looking for, I'm sure you can find numerous websites and courses online that will sell you that dream.

Ranking a website takes time and no longer can be done in days or a few months. This course is for people who are dedicated to their topics and sites for the long-run.

This affiliate marketing course is going to give you a very, very solid foundation so you understand how to build an authority website that people trust and will earn for years to come.

Authority websites have a greater chance of making money for years and years to come. This is not a course about creating mini niche sites that rank quickly on Google. Those techniques are outdated. Anyone who tries to tell you it's still possible is going to rip you off.

If you're looking for a keep-it-real guide with a solid foundation, sign up today! I look forward to teaching you.

What are the requirements?

  • Have a WordPress website or be prepared to learn how to create one
  • The desire to learn more about how affiliate marketing works
  • A Google AdWords account (free to setup)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Research and select a good niche
  • Research and join affiliate programs
  • Create a website with WordPress
  • Understand how the search engines work and rank websites
  • Avoid getting penalized by Google
  • Convert more affiliate marketing sales
  • Build yourself up as an authority in your topic/niche

Who is the target audience?

  • People who want to make money with affiliate marketing
  • Individuals who have tried to earn online but have failed
  • This course is not for people looking to make money overnight

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro & Affiliate Marketing Info

What this course is really about and setting your expectations.


A quick look at a handful of my earnings with affiliate marketing.

Whew! Why So Many Videos Here?

Learn how it works and how you get paid.


How to research and find affiliate programs.


Here are two networks that pay you for generating leads.


A look at the niches/topics that have the most and high-paying affiliate programs.

Section 2: Finding a Niche and Standing Out From The Competition

Here's some motivation and ideas if you don't think you know enough about something to build a great website.


A guide to doing researching so you pick a good topic.


The angle you choose will play a tremendous role in how many people you attract to your website. Do this right, and you'll have a much easier time getting traffic to your site.


How to brainstorm for a good topic by using important criteria.

Link to Brainstorming Worksheet

My take on the role of keyword research to rank on Google.

Link to Google AdWords Keyword Tool & Update!

Quick tip on what forum research can reveal.


A testimonial sent from a subscriber in Nov 16, 2016 and real talk about estimating success.

Words of Encouragement
Section 3: Creating Your Website

Discussing the main two things you need to start a website.


How to install WordPress on your hosting account.


Setting up your theme and layout with WordPress.


Setting up your menus and more.

Section 4: Affiliate Links

How to create your affiliate links and add them to your site.


How to create redirects and shorten your affiliate links.

Section 5: Ranking Your Website on Google - No Hype, Raw Facts!

An overview of how the search engines rank websites.


How on-page methods affect search engine rankings.

Meta Tags - What Matters & What Doesn't!

Explaining the Webmaster Tools for the main search engines.


Learn what pinging is and if you should do it.


Learn what links have importance and which ones have little or no value.


Wrapping up the key points of search engine optimization.

A Keep-it-Real Guide About Traffic Building
Section 6: More Traffic Tips
Using Email Traffic Funnels to Generate Affiliate Income

Learn how to create your opt-in form and follow-up emails to generate passive income from your affiliate links.


How to setup an AWeber blog broadcast feature so you can notify your subscribers about your new content.


Tips on promoting via social media.


Pinterest strategies you can use to gain traffic and promote affiliate products.

Section 7: Specific Affiliate Program Strategies

Tips for Clickbank.


Tips on the Amazon affiliate program.


How Spreadshirt and other print on demand affiliate programs work.

Commission Junction (CJ)

A look at one of the popular auto-affiliate link generating programs.

Section 8: Affiliate Marketing Strategies to Earn More

Comparing conversions of links vs. banners.


This page can really help you convert more. Find out why.


A quick tip that can help you generate more commissions.


A quick tip about doing reviews for affiliate commissions.


Learn how Lisa Leake makes a ton of money from Amazon's affiliate program.


The importance of finding the right balance when promoting affiliate links.

Pages vs. Posts (Static vs. Dynamic Content)

Using incentives to encourage people to buy from your links.


Tips for creating demo videos to help convert.


Using explainer videos to help convert sales.


Which is better for conversions? Linking to a landing page or directly to the merchant?


Using free guides and ebooks to convert more sales.

Section 9: Conclusion
Sample Affiliate Site and Layout

Summing up what you should be focusing on with your affiliate marketing business.


I'd appreciate it if you'd rate my course. Thanks. :-)

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Irby, Owner of 2 Create a Website & Entrepreneur

I'm a full-time Internet entrepreneur who has taught thousands of people online about website creation and marketing through my site, podcast and YouTube channel.

In 2002, I began educating others to create their own websites and monetize them with AdSense, affiliate marketing and more. In 2006, I quit my full-time job to grow my online business full time.

Since then I have learned to use a lot of different tools and software and have also done consulting part-time for those who want to learn more about website creation and Internet Marketing.

I am ecstatic to broaden my reach to the Udemy community and look forward to teaching even more people online.

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