How to Choose the Best Affiliate Marketing Course

How to Choose the Best Affiliate Marketing Course

A few of years ago not many people knew what affiliate marketing was or how you could earn a great living from it. Nowadays, almost every blogger or a website owner has at least tried to get in on the action.

The truth is though, things aren’t quite so simple and although many people now offer free affiliate training programs, only the best affiliate marketing course will bring you the desired results. So what is the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners and where do you find one?

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Introduction to affiliate marketing

In short, affiliate marketing is an innovative, affordable and relatively simple way to earn a great living online. No matter if you own a blog dedicated to a specific subject, if you’re an owner of a website offering services, advice or recommendations, by placing a link or a banner you can connect your audience with certain products and services created by others.

Specifically, you earn a commission by bringing customers to those businesses via the link you provided on your website.

whats-the-best-internet-marketing-courseSo far, it sounds simple, right? But to make things actually work you need more than just a website and a few affiliate links, you need an education, but not just from any old run of the mill affiliate training courses that you see all over the internet promising to make you millions overnight.

More often than not they are just scams. Although some of the more legitimate affiliate training courses will provide you with the basics and a start to launch your affiliate marketing business often they are usually quite expensive because of the numerous up-sells needed in order to get any real value from the program.

What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Programs for Beginners?

Well, that would be that same answer to the question. What is the best affiliate training program? and unfortunately, this question doesn’t have a simple answer. Despite some affiliate training programs being free and others paid, you can’t simply classify them as “good” or “bad” based upon the cost alone.

Just because a program might cost you an arm and a leg doesn’t make it good and because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s worthless. There are many affiliate training courses offered online and if you are looking to make affiliate income online it is important that you select wisely because there are many ways to make money from these programs, hundreds in fact.

 How to choose the best affiliate marketing courseWhile it’s true that no great success can come without risk or effort, getting an education in a top affiliate marketing course would put you one step closer to your dreams.

Many critics might say that there’s no such thing as ‘the best affiliate marketing training’ and maybe they’re right. Like everything making your way to the top of anything, including affiliate marketing comes down to you.

You are Important to your success

The individual is the crucial element here. Having the best training in the world won’t make you a success if you do nothing with the knowledge gained and then some people with a little education but much determination can achieve great things.

It may sound like a cliché, but the key to the success is hidden in you; your motivation, your determination, your spirit and your ‘teach-ability’. 

If you want to cut the learning curve, eliminate the struggle and get a great education about internet marketing. Fortunately, there are affiliate marketing experts out there who are willing to share their valuable experience, gained from multiple sources and hand-to-hand, day to day experiences.

This is important because of the ongoing changes on the internet. You can even learn how to get on page one of Google.

Recent Changes

Recent Changes at Google have altered the SEO power of articles and the way to use keywords. In fact, the most recent updates mean for example, that using article marketing and article directories are no longer an effective strategy and you certainly do not want any duplicate content on your site, neither is stuffing your content with keywords aimed specifically at the search engines.

None of these strategies will work anymore. It is, therefore, crucial that your education is up-to-date. In fact, if you want to know how to get your website pages and posts on Page One of Google you can read this post here. 

Building your website is SIMPLE, building a successful online business is NOT. The most important thing is getting the right education and even though I had been online marketing for many years with more than 20 websites.

It wasn’t until got an education from Wealthy Affiliate about internet marketing did things really change for me. Today it is vitally important that your website has quality content, a high level of visitor engagement and credibility before you can expect to earn any money from traffic to your site.


That is why I recommend Wealthy Affiliate. You not only get the education that you need to be a successful long term, online marketer. You also receive advanced knowledge about website construction traffic generation, SEO, keyword research, content creation and lots of support and help and answers to all your questions from within the WA community.

In fact, almost anyone can build a beautiful looking, revenue ready website in less than 30 seconds that  includes hosting, auto-responders, indexing, spam protection and all the latest plugin technology for the efficient implementation and management of your entire website and BEST of all you get most of this for free.

Yes, you can try it first, build a website or two and make money before you pay anything!

How to choose the best affiliate marketing course

Wealthy Affiliates is a straightforward, honest, down-to-earth membership program, created by online marketers for online markets and it won’t cost you a fortune nor have you continuously buying ‘upgrades’ and ‘extras’ – like many other programs.

Best of all you can begin for free and stay a free member for as long as you like and if you elect to upgrade to a premium membership you know upfront exactly how much you are paying and the additional value you receive in exchange even more awesome.


If you want to make money online scam free, find a work at home internet marketing business or perhaps just want to know how to start an internet marketing business that generates an affiliate income online, then you are in the right place.

Not only is it one of the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners, but also for longer time internet marketers, who are struggling to make money (Like I was – until I found the answer) and best of all it’s FREE.  

Don’t wait another minute go see for yourself, take a look around this website and read a few more pages or a couple of my posts and you will begin to see that this the place to be. 

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  • Kim Hatton

    I am a beginner and have been working hard to learn. I realize that I need all the help I can get and I look forward to reading your book!

  • Lynda

    Finally an honest helpful posting. I appreciate your help.

  • Mukhtiar Ali Khan

    Thanks, Really Love to see your great information shared in this article. This article will really help to newbies who are interested in learning Affiliate Marketing.

  • I’ve been trying to make money online since 2014, and before that I even joined MLM to make some extra money. I’ve lost up to $15,000 in all these ventures until I joined Wealthy Affiliate in year 2015. From that point onwards i stopped chasing the rainbow and really learned how to run a legitimate affiliate marketing business.

    It’s been a little more than 1 year since I joined WA, and I’m thankful I found the community. I’ve finally started making money online and found a new passion towards affiliate marketing.

    • Hello, Edward and I bet just like that most of us, you wish you had found them earlier as it would have saved both time and money. I know I do. Wealthy affiliate certainly is the best place to get an education online. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. 🙂

  • Anthony

    Hi Peter,very interesting content,to become a successful affiliate marketer, there is need to learn from people who have succeeded in affiliate marketing.

    I have heard about wealth affiliate as one of the best affiliate training that have helped many newbies.Thanks for sharing.

  • Stuart Howard

    Hi Peter,

    I think among so many website I’ve came across,I find that yours is the most practical one.Everyone dream of making a passive income on the internet inspired by the IM self claimed “GURUS” who earn Millions.But after jumping into many pond, I realized that actually most of them are Rich because they only sell their training program and not so called Niche of other products other than their Training program.But our Niche is different.
    Beside they sound it to easy and some even claimed his old mother or a 10 years old kids can do it.That’s make me very confused and try to find out why I can’t even get it started by myself? I dont have a technical background.Beside, we haerd a lot about SCAM but The SCAMMER always claimed they are a victim of another SCAM review using a negative strategy. So who’s RIGHT and WRONG ?How to spot?. Therefore I may I urged,,, as from your experience perhaps you can write a neutral articles to really expose the truth.Frankly I like the way you explained thing and recommend what it takes to be as a IM. Thank You!

    • Hello, Stuart Thank you so much for your comments. I am pleased you enjoying reading my articles and as for your suggestion, I actually have a scam review post that you can find here. Thank you once again for your feedback and watch out for the free eBook I am sending your way. 🙂

  • Hey Peter –

    I’d like to set you up with a review copy of the Affiliate Black Book.

    Zip me an email and I’ll have access setup for you.

    All the best to you – John

  • Sunny

    Hello Peter,
    Your site is stunning.
    If i was not The WA Member for a year now i would sign up for sure!
    Wow! Amazing!

    Thanks 🙂

  • Jessica Schroeder

    To be honest, I am quite skeptical but very motivated. Most of the tutorials I’ve come across have similar presentations but I have yet to find some substantial information. Perhaps Wealthy Affiliates is the answer, or one of the answers I am looking for. I must admit, I am interested. I am willing to invest the time and money for a positive change in my life. My future is worth the risk. It would be nice to have guidance along the way from others who know a dead end when they see one and can help me know what a risk worth taking looks like.

    • Hello, Jessica Thank you for your comments and yes yu are right to be skeptical as there are so many scammers out there. However you can actually try Wealthy Affiliate for free. So the risk is nothing other than your time to check it out. Happy to help you out with anything as are all the members of the awesome WA community.
      Please enjoy the free eBook that is coming your way 🙂

  • Chris

    i joined this affiliate site after having a few goes at finding an online income, and i can tell you this is by far the best out there anywhere, i now have a small but growing business, not yet made any income to speak of but it’s early day’s
    They don’t make promises they’re not going to keep and the community spirit is absolutely brilliant.

  • Flat

    Great article on affiliate marketing. For me, I can honestly say that Wealthy Affiliates has been an excellent tool for me. Very friendly place to be and the only way you can’t learn there is if you don’t ask questions. I can’t say enough good about Wealthy Affiliates especially since I am new to OLM. Very user friendly.

  • Marant

    Hi Peter,
    I don’t think I’ve seen anyone yet write a better description of WA. I don’t know of anyplace else where a beginner can come in and learn what he or she needs to know to launch a real online business, and not have to worry about getting scammed! When I went premium in December 2014, my skills coming in were limited to surfing the internet and sending emails. Now I have a site up, running, and even getting traffic! Don’t fall for the scams! Join WA!


    • Hello Marant Thank you for your feed back and Yes I agree WA is a great place, unmatched really for learning all you need to make money on line and you can start today for free. Thank you for your comments 🙂

  • Gordon

    Good post. A nice step-by-step assesment of what good training in affiliate marketing looks like. BTW, I am a current member of the one you recommend, Wealthy Affiliate, and I can tell you from experience that it’s a great program, especially for beginners, although it also has more asdvanced training. The combination of tons of training on the site, weekly live training sessions, tools such as site-builders, key word research and more, and of a strong and active community really make the path to success easier. To me, “training program” has to include more than just imparting information. With Wealthy Affiliate, you have access to the “more than”, which is tools and community, plus the information.

    Excellent recommendation!

    • Hello Gordon Thank you so much for the comments and you are correct WA is a great place to get an education about Affiliate marketing. 🙂

  • Jazmin

    I really like how you present WA, with honesty and integrity. I also like that you’re honest to your readers about WA not being the only affiliate marketing training out there. There are but I’ve tried many of them and just the up-sells alone will cost you a small fortune, is it worth it? No, in my opinion you get far more training from WA than any other training courses out there, they are always updating to keep up with the changes made by the search engines. Live weekly training on different subjects just adds so much more value, you can’t go wrong joining WA. The only reason a person fails is because they are not willing to put the work in. Put the work in and you will succeed.

    • Hi Jazmin Thank you so much for visiting my site and leaving a comment. YES WA is an awesome place to get an education about online affiliate marketing. 🙂

  • Shawn

    Hi there!
    Some excellent points about how easy it is to build a website but it’s not so easy to do with a business.
    It takes an inside edge to really make an online business work, and I too choose Wealthy Affiliate as my main tool for success. I have built my online business from the ground up through WA and it is successful.
    Anyone can do it, as long as they follow the program.
    Keep writing these awesome articles!


    • Thank you Shawn, yes building a website is easy these days but getting the right education is another matter entirely. I couldn’t agree more and WA is a great place to get the knowledge and the skills you need. Thanks for your comments 😉

  • Shawn

    I really like this article. There are so many websites dedicated to “earning money on line” that it’s difficult to know who, or what is on the level. Your background and experience lends a great deal of credibility to your site and your writing shows the lengths you’ve gone to researching what works and what would be a waste of time and money.


    • Hello Shawn Thank you for your comments yes a lot of work has gone into finding the best affiliate marketing course and there are thousands of other very happy people who also agree. I have not seen one negative comment yet. 🙂

  • John

    Good point on it is easy to build a website, very difficult to get traffic and monetize it. It is hard work, the ones that do the training at Wealthy Affiliates and put it into action will see results for their efforts in time. It does take time.

  • indifly

    Wow, great advice on how to chose a platform wisely. It really is important we guard ourselves from all the scams out there. Wealthy Affiliate is legit all the way, best decision ever.

  • Mayuri

    Hi Peter,

    A very good information from you as always. It was good to know that article directories do not work anymore. I was about to sign up with some article directories my self. That’s the beauty of WA community always upto date and help each other in need. Thanks for saving me time and keep up the good work.

    • Hello Mayuri Thank you for your comments and I am pleased to have helped. Thats what’s great about the community at WA it’s always up today with the right information to make money on the internet a reality. 🙂

  • Katie

    Very informative article on affiliate marketing and I agree it is easy to get a website these days but having it to a level of earning you money takes time, patience and dedication, Wealthy affiliate offers good solid training and excellent support, the course is packed with training and the community support is second to none

  • Dee

    Peter…your post is extremely informative and as a WA member myself, I can vouch that everything you state is true.
    Joining WA has been one of the best decisions I’ve made…such a vibrant and clever community, reaching out to help all who wish to succeed in online marketing.
    I would highly recommend WA to anyone and especially newbies…the support is second to none and the training is real quality 🙂

    Cheers !!!

    • Hi Dee Thank you for your comments and indeed you are right WA is a great community and an excellent place to get an education about affiliate marketing 🙂

  • Loretta

    Peter… excellent. Straightforward, credible, and information. A great read! In that I am very new in the world of affiliate marketing, I particularly appreciate the education you provide. By the time we reach your recommendation for WA – we’re hooked. Good things are ahead for you… and anyone who follows up on your recommendation.

    • Hello Loretta, Thank you for the feed back and I appreciate your comments. YES WA is the answer to learning about making money online. 🙂

  • Chris

    Great write up on affiliate marketing Peter. In my book it’s the only way to make decent money online but it is hard, hard work. I’d heard a lot about the WA training and decided to sign up for free myself about 12 months ago – great tutorials and tools on offer there ( fully recommend their services! ).

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