Affiliate Marketing Explained!
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Affiliate Marketing Explained!

Discover how to tap into affiliate marketing and make passive commissions by recommending products you love.
4.4 (29 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,235 students enrolled
Created by Gobala Krishnan
Last updated 7/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the most powerful concepts of affiliate marketing.
  • Develop a clear, long-term strategy to earn passive income as an affiliate.
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  • This course is meant for beginners, with emphasis on core concepts and ideas. It is not meant to be a workshop or step-by-step tutorial.
  • In order to build your affiliate income, you may need to invest in tools, resources and systems. I cover some in this course, based on my own experience.

If you're trying to figure out affiliate marketing and earn your first commission check, you've come to the right place!

Over the last 15 years, I understand affiliate marketing from three different perspectives: as an affiliate, as a publisher working with affiliates, and as the owner of an affiliate network!

In this course, you will discover exactly how affiliate marketing works, and how to start your own affiliate website or blog to make passive income online.

I go to great lengths to make it informative, complete and easy to understand. I help you filter out the jargon and explain at a deep level how things really work.

The course curriculum keeps expanding, and I'm adding more juice stuff all the time.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course needs no prior experience in affiliate marketing, online marketing or website building.
  • Anyone who knows how to do a Google search, copy and paste information, and create a FaceBook post should be able to follow this course easily.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
What This Course is About and Why You Should Not Miss It!
3 Lectures 20:27

This is the course pitch video where I explain what you will get from this course.

Preview 02:43

A short history of my involvement in affiliate marketing..

Preview 14:12

I structured this course in what I think is the best way for everyone, but you can follow my recommendations to get the best out of it.

How to Take This Course & Get Max Benefits
Newbies Start Here - Internet Marketing Basics
2 Lectures 12:36

This video is for complete newbies to understand the difference between a website, a blog, an online store, and other terms.

What is a Website? What is A Blog? Are They Different?

In this video in explain how a web host works, how a domain name is mapped to a server, and other basic concepts.

What is a Domain Name? What is Web Hosting?

Take this quiz to make sure you understand basic Internet marketing concepts.

Newbie Quiz
1 question
Affiliate Marketing & Internet Marketing Basics
5 Lectures 36:13

Understand this lecture, and you will be able to see the DNA of affiliate marketing, as well as how fragile it can be.

Preview 11:26

Limitation of Cookies: Affiliate Marketing is Fragile!

You may be the last person to refer a buyer before a sale happens, but it doesn't mean that you will be the one to get credited with the commissions!

First Cookie Vs. Last Cookie in Affiliate Tracking

In this video I explain the common payment methods for affiliates.

Preparing to Receive and Process Affiliate Income

Getting your expectations right is key to keeping a straight course in affiliate marketing.

What to Expect In Your First Year of Affiliate Marketing?

Take this awesome test once you're done with this section.

The Affiliate Basics Quiz
2 questions
Affiliate Marketing Models & Strategies
4 Lectures 35:39

I avoid tactics and focus on strategies, because many short-term stuff you do is meaningless without a good strategy.

Long-Term Strategies Vs. Short-term Tactics

Easy, quick and surprisingly effective, this is the model most people usually start with in affiliate marketing.

The Shotgun Model of Affiliate Marketing

The long haul method of getting traffic, making affiliate sales, and dominating a niche market.

Preview 11:30

Fast, flexible and effective, but equally difficult and requires a deep pocket to start.

The Sniper Model of Affiliate Marketing
Finding Profitable Affiliate Offers
11 Lectures 01:56:45

The two places you can find products to promote as an affiliate, and each have their own pros and cons.

Preview 11:27

One of the largest and oldest affiliate programs, where you can turn to and find just about any type of product you need.

The Amazon Affiliate Program

In this tutorial I show you how to get a shortened affiliate link for any product on Amazon easily.

Getting a Short Amazon Affiliate Link for Any Product

Using Amazon's "astore" feature, you can create a storefront full of hand-picked products and promote the entire store as an affiliate.

Creating Your Own Affiliate Store with Amazon

Get an overview of Clickbank, the pros and cons, and how to signup.

The ClickBank Affiliate Marketplace Introduction

In this video I explain how to navigate the ClickBank marketplace, and how to find profitable products.

Find, Compare and Promote Products from Clickbank

A great place to find products by Fortune 500 companies.
The Commission Junction Affiliate Network

In this video I show you how to find proven offers in CJ, and how to apply to merchants.

Preview 17:14

Get paid instantly via Paypal when you promote products from JVZoo.

JVZoo Affiliate Network with Instant PayPal Commissions

In this video I show you how to apply to the offer in JVZoo, what info to include in your submission, and how to get your affiliate links.

Applying To Offers and Getting Links in JVZoo

Shorten long affiliate links and get basic click tracking for your affiliate links.

Cloaking & Hiding Affiliate Links with Bitly
The Farming Model of Affiliate Marketing
5 Lectures 42:31

Blogger is a free platform that you probably already have access to. You can use it to start a blog easily and start getting traffic.

Creating a Website with Blogger (BlogSpot)

Get a free, powerful blog platform from WordPress.

Creating a Free Blog with

Less is more, especially if you know how exactly most affiliate commissions are generated from your blog.

Preview 10:33

Monetize your blog's real estate with widgets from Amazon.

Creating Amazon Affiliate Widgets for Your Blog

Add a "native ad" code to your blog's template and automatically show relevant products based on your content.

Preview 09:52
The Sniper Model of Affiliate Marketing
5 Lectures 54:54

In this video I explain how Aweber works, go through the pricing, and show you how to signup.

Introduction to Aweber for Email Marketing

I explain the components of Aweber, how to collect a subscriber list, and how to create email messages.

Aweber Features and Functions Overview

No website? With LeadPages you can easily and quickly build a landing page and start generating optin subscribers.

Build Landing Pages Quickly with LeadPages

One quick way of building your email subscriber list is to buy solo email ads.

Buying Solo Email Ads for Traffic & Subscribers

Udimi is a great platform to start buying solo ads. I explain how to do it in this video.

How to Start Buying Solo Email Ads from Udimi
Special Updates & Tips
5 Lectures 54:39

In this video I explain how to find profitable niche markets on Amazon, with real money-making opportunities.

Finding a Profitable Niche on Amazon

In this video I explain the basic idea of doing keyword research on Google, and what type of information you can find.

Basic Keyword Research Using The Google Keyword Tool

You do not need to get this software. I certainly don;t own it because my approach is different. But it's a popular software so i go through it anyway in case you need something like this.

Using LongTail Pro for Keyword Research (Optional)


About the Instructor
Gobala Krishnan
4.2 Average rating
426 Reviews
21,061 Students
6 Courses
Digital Marketing Expert, SAAS Advisor & Startup CEO

I built my first money-making website in 2001 with no help. In the past 15 years, I have made over $396,000 selling ebooks, courses, workshops, templates, software, and platforms.

I am an expert in affiliate marketing, niche marketing, website building, WordPress, copywriting, e-commerce and SEO. I have a passion in teaching others how to start, manage and succeed with an online business.

Recently, I have also been experimenting with video production, photography, and creating online tutorials for free and via places like Udemy.

Through my company, Kash Media, we own popular marketing platforms like LinkTrackr, Shorty, Nichify and Heylo.