How to Start Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Hey there fellow hustlers and aspiring online entrepreneurs!

I’m Ashli. I’m a mom to one, world traveler, healthy living enthusiast and I make a full-time income online.

me and boon nyc

Can I ask you something?

Are you tired of “Get Rich Quick” schemes that promise you the world but end up delivering nothing?

Are you sick of signing up for MLM companies and trying to sell overpriced products to family and friends?

Are you tired of trying to make money doing things like online surveys and making mere pennies an hour?


The image above is a small sample of some of my affiliate commissions. 

These are the types of affiliate commissions that are deposited directly into my bank account every single month. 

And do you want to know what the best part about this is?

The best part is…

I make these types of commissions every month without having to leave my house. 

I don’t have to put my son in childcare, I don’t have to commute to work every day. 

I can work from anywhere in the world, as long as I have my laptop and an internet connection.

And if I don’t feel like working one day, I can just take the day off (my “boss” always says yes :p )

My question to you is…

Do you want to get results like this?

If you do, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Keep reading because I’m going to show you exactly how I make a full-time income from home. 

To start off with, I want you to know that I’m just a regular person like you.

I’m not some reality TV star who had a huge audience to tap into, and I didn’t have rich parents or a rich husband to bank roll my online business.

If you’ve been searching for ways to make money from home for a while, you’ve probably come across lots of different scams, “get-rich-quick” schemes, or people who promote an “aspirational” lifestyle and promise you can attain the same thing by working just an hour a day from your cell phone. 

Here’s the truth – the vast majority of those sorts of promises are false.

I know from experience that it’s impossible to make $5000/month in just 30 days with no experience, working 1 hour a day from your cell phone. ​

It’s actually a huge pet peeve of mine when I see people making those sorts of false or unrealistic claims. And the truth of the matter is, the reason they’re making unrealistic claims is because they don’t actually care about helping you achieve your goals, they just want you to part with your hard-earned money.

As you can see from the screenshots of some of my commissions above (which are 100% real, btw) I’m not going to create some fake “$150,000/month income report” and tell you that I made that much working 1 hour a day.

I know how much your hard earned money means to you, so I’d never blow smoke up your ass just to get you to part with your money.

Instead, my mission is to show you how I REALISTICALLY created a 4-figure a month income completely from home while being a stay-at-home mom to my young son.​

Ok, so let’s talk about exactly how this business works!

Here’s How I Make 4 Figures Online Every Month…

It’s not multi-level marketing, drop shipping, online surveys, teaching English, data entry, customer service. You don’t have to drive to people’s houses and do home parties (or any parties at all, for that matter) and you don’t need thousands of dollars to get started.

The business is called affiliate marketing.

The best definition of affiliate marketing is by Pat Flynn:

“Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.”​

This might sound a bit vague so let me give you a couple of real life examples so that you fully understand the concept.

Real Life Example #1 – Instacart

Have you ever ordered your groceries online from Instacart?

Did you know that they have a program where you can refer your friends and if they place an order you make money?

You might not have realized, but that is affiliate marketing. 

You got paid for recommending a service to someone else.

Real Life Example #2 – Lyft

Another example is the peer-to-peer ride sharing app, Lyft.

If you invite your friend to sign up with Lyft, you can make money.

This might come in the form of a credit to your account or you might receive a check in the mail.

It depends on the particular affiliate program, but the concept is the same.

Makes Sense?

If you’ve ever referred a friend to any product, service or app and received a credit or commission when they joined, then you’ve had a small taste of affiliate marketing already.

Now you might be thinking, sure – but I don’t have hundreds and thousands of people to invite to shop with Instacart or book a ride with Lyft, so how can I possibly make more than few dollars here and there?

Don’t worry about that. You don’t have to be sharing your affiliate links with your family and friends (you’ll learn exactly how to get hundreds of people (complete strangers!) clicking on your affiliate links in the Wealthy Affiliate training.)

The above examples were just to give you a brief overview of how affiliate marketing works and how you might already have some experience with it.

The Best Thing About Affiliate Marketing…

One of the best things about affiliate marketing is that once you’ve got your website and systems set up and running, you can continue to make affiliate commissions and get paid whether you’re “working” or not. 

As a mom, I’m often busy and love taking my son to the park on sunny days and going to the gym every morning.

I also love traveling with my family, and I’ve lived in Australia, France, the United States and Japan.

If I had a “traditional” job I wouldn’t be able to take time off for activities like that, and even if I could, I definitely wouldn’t be getting paid at the same time.

“But I Have No Idea How to Build a Website”

You might be thinking to yourself, “this sounds great but I have NO IDEA how to build a website.”

I understand. 

The thought of building your own website can sound pretty overwhelming, especially if you’re not tech-savvy.

But guess what?

Building your own website is NOWHERE near as hard as it used to be. 

Back in the “olden days” you used to have to be a whiz at things like HTML and CSS, but not anymore. 

These days, you don’t even need to know a single line of code to be able to create a beautiful, professional looking website. 

And you’ll learn exactly how to do that if you follow the right system.

Your Next Step…

If you’re interested in affiliate marketing and think it might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for, then my recommendation for you is to create a free account with Wealthy Affiliate.

​​​Once you’re inside, you’ll find all of the training, tools, resources and support you will need to build your own successful affiliate marketing business.

You’ll learn things like:

  • How to build your own website without having to learn code 
  • How to choose a profitable niche
  • How to get targeted traffic from Google
  • How to promote affiliate products so you can make passive income
  • Plus a whole lot more…

Click Here to Create A Free Account With Wealthy Affiliate