Free Affiliate Marketing Guide

Affiliate Marketing Informant

Are you interested in affiliate marketing?

Do you want to be a great affiliate marketer?

If you said YES to either question, welcome to your Affiliate Marketing Informant.

This is your place to get information on everything you want and need to know.


Let’s start with definitions and what affiliate marketing can do for you.

Affiliate Marketing Definition

What is the definition of affiliate marketing? What does it really mean?


is a person who independently attaches or connects themselves to an organization.

Af·fil·i·ate Mar·ket·ing

is that act of marketing and selling products from the attached organization. 

Affiliate marketing is just recommending products from other companies. That’s the beauty of affiliate marketing. You can sell products that you do not own, make or have to deal with.

So, businesses pay affiliates to help sell their products and services.

An example company who has an affiliate program for their products is Amazon. Amazon allows people to recommend the sale of any product on

When those people who are the affiliates, get buyers for their recommended products as a result of their promotions, they get a commission for the sale.

Affiliate marketing is a win-win situation.

The business is able to sell more products by reaching new audiences of people they would not reach otherwise.

And the affiliate is able to make money just by finding those audiences to refer sales of those products too.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are just starting out trying to learn how to be an affiliate marketer, then you likely have a million and one questions.

Questions like:

  • How does affiliate marketing really work?
  • How do I become an affiliate marketer?
  • How much money can I make?
  • How long does it take?
  • What are the skills I need?

These questions are completely normal and expected. After all, you want to learn the answers to these questions so you can become a great affiliate marketer!

One of the most common questions is…

The Anatomy of Affiliate Marketing


is a study of the structure or internal workings of something.

Understanding how affiliate marketing is actually really important.

If you do not know how it all works, then you may not be the best affiliate marketer you can be.

The popular way to do affiliate marketing these days is online. That is the only way we do it!

By online, meaning with a website connected to the internet. You recommend products on your website and drive sales to another company’s website like Amazon.

This “online” stuff requires you to learn internet marketing skills.

It requires you to learn about websites, digital marketing strategies and connecting these together in ways that bring traffic to your website and buyers to Amazon.

But do not worry. Anyone can learn these skills.

Because of the advancements in technology, it is really easy to launch a website. And get training online to learn all the internet marketing skills you need to know.

So, that’s why we created an entire section on the anatomy of affiliate marketing. This section includes detailed visuals, guides, and explanations of how this all works.

Take the time to learn the ins and outs, and you will increase your chances of being good at this stuff.

Affiliate Marketing Website Design

The idea of building a website is one thing. The idea of designing a website is another thing.

These days, the word design for affiliate marketing websites includes more than just visuals and coordinated color schemes.

Today, the act of designing should include the overall experiences of people who come to your website.

Usually, referred to as user experience, it is the idea is that you design a flow for people to follow through with while they are on your website.

Meaning the steps they take to get from point A to point B to point C, etc.

So the importance of design and the thought around how design affects how people navigate through your website, to find the information they are looking for, is super key.

Good website design is the key that could mean consistent success vs. unsuccess.

The website design section is focused on how to create effective layouts and visitor flows for affiliate marketing

Free Training and Tools


is without cost or payment.

The word, free is a popular word. However, the truth about free is that it is hard to do everything without spending any money.

So as long as you know, that free will come with limitations, free is definitely something to embrace.

Free is a good way to try a new product out to see if the product is right for you and worth buying down the road.

If you decide you like the product and want more features, bells and whistles, then you will eventually have to pay for it.

This is how you appreciate the word free within the affiliate marketing world.

There are free ways to get started as an affiliate marketer. There are free ways to build a website.

There are free ways to research, free ways to learn and free ways to connect with other marketers. And then, there are many more ways to pay for them : )