The best advice about how to become an affiliate marketer is also the fastest way to become profitable. And that’s to take an internet/digital marketing course with a coach that you know, like and trust.
A good rule of thumb in your selection would be to avoid those that promise you overnight riches and follow those who are willing to teach you the basics as well as more advanced methods like video marketing or Twitter advertising, etc. These are usually offered as upsells and, with a good coach, they are usually worth the price of admission.
Remember that these courses are also businesses and you can often promote them yourself if you find the experience worthwhile. A good course can cost a $1,000 or more, so your affiliate sales could be substantial.
I mention this because you should also be aware that that how to become an affiliate marketer is not the same slam dunk profit machine creation it was in years past. We can all appreciate the desire to promote a product you are fond of – jewelry, say, or personalized t-shirts, teddy bears, Amazon products, etc. But you should be aware that advertising costs have gone up and if you are promoting $10 – $50 products, the likelihood that you’ll make a substantial profit is slim.
Of course, not everyone has the financial resources to take a reputable course or even invest in paid advertising. Frankly, affiliate marketing has a lot of adherents who attracted to what would seem to be a low cost investment.
And while, yes, you can be successful eventually with little investment, it takes time and a willingness to learn through trial and error. Many aspiring marketers are lured into the business by the promise of easy riches and done-for-you landing pages, etc., you will still have devote a lot of energy to getting traffic to your offers.
Developing free advertising skills and techniques is to be desired whether you haven’t got a nickel to spare or are a billionaire. It’s just that one requires considerably more patience in the process.
I wish you all the success in the world in your interest in becoming an affiliate marketer. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, accountable to no one but yourself is tempting and a the marketing itself is a challenge that will help you build valuable skill.
The key to how to become an affiliate marketer is to stick with it and not be discouraged. They say that 95% of people fail at affiliate marketing. Be patient and willing to learn and you will eventually become one of the 5% who succeed.