Affiliate Marketing Explained!

Discover how to tap into affiliate marketing and make passive commissions by recommending products you love.
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 5.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the most powerful concepts of affiliate marketing.
  • Develop a clear, long-term strategy to earn passive income as an affiliate.

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.

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.



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


A short history of my involvement in affiliate marketing..


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.

Section 1: Newbies Start Here - Internet Marketing Basics

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


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

1 question

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

Section 2: Affiliate Marketing & Internet Marketing Basics

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

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!


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


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

2 questions

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

Section 3: Affiliate Marketing Models & Strategies

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


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


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


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

Section 4: Finding Profitable Affiliate Offers

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


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


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


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


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


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

A great place to find products by Fortune 500 companies.

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


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


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.


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

Section 5: The Farming Model of Affiliate Marketing

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.


Get a free, powerful blog platform from WordPress.


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


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


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

Section 6: The Sniper Model of Affiliate Marketing

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


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


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


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


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

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Instructor Biography

Gobala Krishnan, 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. 

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