Have you been bouncing around the internet reading about the many types of online businesses?
Are you overwhelmed yet by the hundreds, if not thousands, of websites, blogs, books, infographics and more telling you many different ways to go starting your business?
I was for a long time.
I finally discovered a website that taught me affiliate marketing. Since it is where I learned, my number 1 recommendation for the best online marketing education is the website called Wealthy Affiliate. If you are not a member yet, read my review on Wealthy Affiliate where I (hopefully) answer all of your questions about their system.
I am going to be testing and reviewing a few other systems to see how they compare with the Wealthy Affiliate system to see if my recommendation changes.
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
For those who aren’t familiar with affiliate marketing, websites which sell products offer programs where bloggers can become affiliates. When affiliates refer their readers to those websites, they make a commissions.
Affiliate marketing is the best way to monetize your blog when you are first starting out. Jon Morrow at Smart Blogger has a pretty comprehensive blog post about the best ways to make money blogging.
Since most of my readers are aspiring or fairly new bloggers, I will be focusing on affiliate marketing, mostly because this is what I know.
One Important Note
Whether you pick Wealthy Affiliate or a different system, stick with one system through to its end.
Different systems can provide contradictory information. Trying to meld different systems can be paralyzing.
I do recommend supplementing your education with reading marketing books, reading popular blogs and listening to relevant podcasts to increase your online marketing knowledge.