Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020

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Are you looking for a legitimate way to earn an income online & found this article sharing the Beginner's Guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020. Since yes is your answer, read on to see why I truly believe that Affiliate marketing is indeed the best business model for newbies available for 2020 and years to come.

Who am I & why should you trust me to know about earning an income 100% on the internet? Thank you for asking this great question as it is very relevant as well as understandable. My name is Tony Lee Hamilton & I am also known on the world wide web as The Digital Marketing Veteran. I have been earning an income online since 2009 after a very physically demanding life in the United States Army then as a Truck Driver/Mover, moving families across the Country. I thank God every day for the ability to earn an income even though I am older and not as physically capable while also helping friends from all over our planet earn as well. Read more about me at and/or by visiting my about me page right here on this website at about Tony Lee Hamilton aka The Digital Marketing Veteran.

Why is Affiliate Marketing the Business Model for Newbies?

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Why is Affiliate Marketing the Business Model for Newbies?

Have you ever been a part of an MLM, Network Marketing, Direct Sales Company? Affiliate Marketing isn't the same thing so don't expect for it to be, there are many differences. I will share many of the ways that Affiliate Marketing is different and although I'm not saying that the other types of work from home business models aren't legit, just that it's better, especially for beginners.

  • No house and/or hotel parties
  • No harassing friends and family
  • No driving all over town doing presentations
  • No 5 foot rule ~ sharing your “business opportunity” with anyone and everyone who comes within 5 feet of you.
  • No stocking and/or buying products to qualify
  • No customer support ~ customers contact the company that also ships the products
High Ticket Affiliate Commissions

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How to find the best products to promote

First of all, let me debunk a myth that is very prominent within the Affiliate Marketing arena. High Ticket Products are difficult to earn with, so you as a beginner should start out with a low ticket affiliate program like Amazon, eBay, Shopify, WooCommerce, Share-a-Sale etc….. I ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE!

It takes the same amount of effort to promote a High Ticket Item as it does to promote low ticket items …….. Would you rather earn a $1,000 commission like the 1 shown above on 1 sale or have to sell an item with a $1 commission 1,000 times?

I'm not saying that you can't earn a good living sharing lower cost items, I'm just saying that it will take much longer and that as long as you're going to be working hard, you might as well be paid well. It'z all about maximizing your return on investment of both time and money as it will absolutely take a focused and driven effort. Earning what you are worth is very rewarding, making the journey much more enjoyable especially over time.

That being said, the products and/or services that you promote should be something that you believe in and can share with confidence. The best way to make sure that what you are promoting meets that criteria is for you to have experience with the service and/or products.

Wealthy Affiliate is where I started over 4 years ago but I have already earned much more in just a few months while learning within the platform shared below. 

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Insider's Guide to Affiliate Marketing

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91 thoughts on “Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020”

  1. koubae says:

    Hello Tony,I really enjoyed reading your article I’m an affiliate marketer and I totally agree with you I can honestly say that majority of us are thankful that we have you to give us information I’ve been doing affiliate marketing four a couple of years part time; but I do still see myself very much as a beginner!I found it very interesting that you explained the similarity of promoting an expensive product and a cheap one.

  2. Greg Cook says:

    Thanks for that wealth of information. I agree with what you say about MLM. I have been involved in a few over the years and never liked the concept of selling to your friends and recruiting. When you think about it, MLM was developed in the ’70s, long before there was an internet, and they are stuck with that marketing plan. 

    Affiliate marketing is great because its all online, and all the training is online, no selling to friends and family, there are millions of people on the internet looking to buy. I’ve been building an affiliate marketing website for 2 years now and I think that learning how to build a website and drive traffic to that website, then monetize it is very valuable knowledge.

    Your post is a useful resource for affiliate marketers. Thanks for the info.

  3. Karin Nauber says:

    Wow! Thanks for the great article and all the helpful links to your other articles, Tony! I am very interested in The Insider’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing. I have been involved in many MLM deals and have always found myself disappointed. I think affiliate marketing may just be the thing I have been looking for!


  4. S.J says:

    I found your article very useful and informative.I have learnt a lot from your post. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. In my opinion , Affiliate marketing is  better than MLM marketing. 

    Thanks for sharing this great article on beginners guide to affiliate marketing.

    Keep up the good work ! I am looking forward for your more posts.

  5. Twack Romero says:

    Rarely have I come across an article that is laced with such a wealth of information and, need I say, promise. I should use this as ‘hub central’ on my desktop and just keep following the links. All the while learning. I feel like a sponge that’s about to be dropped in a huge bowl of water.

    I am truly grateful to witness that particular ‘myth’ well and truly busted. I am still in the very early stages of affiliate marketing, having only just completed my first year. Yet, even in this short space of time I have been constantly reminded that we should be happy with the small stuff. It’s like having the blinkers pulled off and realising that we don’t have to keep running wound the same track.

    I will certainly be ordering myself a copy of the guide, at that price, who in their right mind wouldn’t.

  6. Travis says:

    I have just recently started affiliate marketing, and I will admit that I figured it would be easier to sell a bunch of smaller priced items than higher-priced items. You are right though, it takes the same amount of effort either way! Do you think that people will stay on your site if they see prices that are out of their budget? Should the higher-priced posts only start after you are seeing a decent amount of traffic? I appreciate the help!

  7. Edgar Ahimbe says:

    I was amazed to learn that affiliate marketing is one of the most effective ways to earn an income online as well as increase brand awareness. There can never be a better business to start with minimum hassle like affiliate marketing for sure.

    I am eager to pick your mind on the subject of high ticket items and how to take full advantage of them. 
    Thank you for also sharing a link to a guide on discovering secrets most affiliate marketers hide. It will definitely be an informative read and excellent book to have.

  8. Nick says:

    Hi Tony,

    In my experience, the perks and benefits that affiliate marketing can offer are incomparable with any other business. So thanks for listing them out which can totally help a beginner in making a great choice.

    It’s all about smart work vs hard work when it comes to choosing between high and low ticket programs especially when the efforts involved in promoting both are the same. So one needs to choose wisely. 

    Thanks for sharing such a resourceful beginner’s guide for affiliate marketing.


  9. Cathy says:

    One thing I see that’s becoming common in MLMs is that they are starting to build online networks and enrolling new members through the virtual space without having to do any house parties. Some even called themselves as affiliates instead of independant distributors. It’s actually quite confusing because the monetizing strategy still require you to enroll new members whereas, for online affiliates, you just need to promote products. 

  10. Steve says:

    I find it incredibly interesting to see you say that not being able to earn with high ticket products is a myth. I had always thought that you needed to start small before going after the big fish. It’s nice to know that this is not always the case. I’ll have to look more into this book when I get the chance. Thanks for the post and helping me to be aware or this valuable resource!

  11. Thank you so much, sir, for this motivation, as a beginner I believe it is important to be getting word of encouragement from people like you. please correct me if I’m wrong, I believe that there is a fine line between selling $1 product and $1000 product; this is because the audience is not the same hence the approach needs to differ. as a result, I believe consistent engagement with your audience is key in building a good relationship full of trust.

  12. Kayon Brown says:

    Hello Tony Lee, i must say that you have done a great job on promoting affiliate marketing for Newbies.  you not just  disagree withe the idea that   High Ticket Products are difficult to earn with but you consider it to be a myth. i have started with amazon associates program and i find it difficult as a newbie. my question is how do you recommend an individual starts with an high ticket product?

  13. Kozakiv says:

    It can be a book that can help a lot. One serious marketing book, in my opinion, should not be left out. Also by far the most famous book on this list, the market equivalent of The Cereal Hunter. Just like a real blogger, my opinion on this book is well dependent on people advising on advancement in this business. New students will find the book helpful. Thanks for the post.

  14. Julius says:

    I do agree with you on all levels Tonny! Affiliate marketing is definitely the best way to earn a money for newbies. As you mentioned already the convenience of low cost at low risk, no barging friends or family to join or buy from you, no stocks,…What I would add maybe is, the reason I joined it, location free. As I do still soccer on decent level, I like to be and stay free in terms of location, I think many “”unsettled” people would like too. It looks you rooked it already. Well done and thank you for your inspiration. I wish you success further!!

  15. Abagatan says:

    I see that this Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020 is made simple, easily understood by anyone.

    I would agree with the point you laid down on the affiliate marketing business model, there are six. Also with the idea that you can have both high tickets and low tickets.

    If we can have all the opportunities to have these tickets at the same time it will be good. Since our task as affiliate marketers are to promote any products available, affordable and which people can trust, these can be done in just one task, a review. Nothing is bad in trying all the possibilities.

  16. Donald says:

    Mr. Digital Marketing Veteran. That’s a great post on the Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020. I totally agree with you that Affiliate Marketing indeed is the best business model for a newbie. I have tried the MLM thing so i know what that can be like and i wouldn’t recommend MLM to anyone. But i love Affiliate Marketing and website building. It’s a real exciting way to make money and it’s so rewarding when you see the money rolling in.
    By the way, i actually went and got that Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing. Just couldn’t resist when i saw it was only $1.99.

    Thanks again Tony

  17. Jon says:

    This looks like an awesome opportunity.  The start up price is reasonable also.  Is there any up sells in the program?  How long is the ebook?  Looks like a great product for just $1.99.  I will have to download this product and check it out.  This is a wonderful find.  I hope to see more posts like this in the future.  Thank you.

  18. Eric Seil says:

    What an excellent overview of affiliate marketing for 2020. In this day and age, it’s never been easier and cheaper to make money or start a business online. With affiliate marketing, there is so much potential to make a living promoting other companies’ products and services.

    You made an excellent distinction between high ticket and low ticket programs. Low ticket affiliate programs are fine, but not always the best place for newbies to start. As an affiliate marketer myself, I’ve found more success with high ticket products than with low ticket ones. I’m not at the point where it happens so often, but I’ve had success promoting high affiliate products. So anything is possible with promoting any type of affiliate program.

    The ebook looks really good (along with the awesome bonuses). Maybe not now, but I’ll bookmark this page and revisit the ebook. It looks something worthwhile to look into for sure.

    Thanks for sharing- I enjoyed reading the review.

  19. Katie says:

    Hey, Tony, 

    Thanks for sharing this info – you clearly know your stuff! I am learning more about affiliate marketing and it has really changed how I surf the internet now. I can see affiliate marketing EVERYWHERE! And if people aren’t monetizing their content, they’re nuts and missing a huge opportunity. 

    Would love to hear your thoughts on saturation? Is there such a thing? I worry about being “late to the game”. Looking forward to learning more from you. Thanks!! 

  20. JJ says:

    I am just beginning to get the hang of affiliate marketing and I am wondering where was this program all along. This article sets out a few details that i am just finding out and the best point is that you can conduct a business without having to handle physical products. Also you can get creative and check out all the many companies offering affiliate partnerships. Of course you would have to ramp up those marketing skills to get the best results. Thank you for the details.

  21. Alketa says:

    Hello Tony Lee, I  learned some helpful advice from reading your article. I agree with you that when we promote something, we must share it with confidence. Thank you for sharing your experience in Affiliate Marketing and for this platform that you consider significant to your success. I wish you much success forward.



  22. Cynthia says:

    This was an eye opening article.  I have been doing exactly you should said I didn’t have to:  Start with low priced items while I “get my feet wet”.   I’m going to brainstorm for some higher ticket items.

    And now a question.  On the YouTube video I watched, you were showing a site that told you where you ranked on the search sites.  What is that?  Where would I find it?

  23. Rashaad says:

    Wow! I really enjoyed reading your article because it is so informative yet an easy, quick read. Affiliate marketing is so unique compared to other ways of marketing and has a multitude of benefits which you so perfectly conveyed. I also really like the tips you shared on sharing the best products to promote, I strongly agree that you should be promoting products you like and are confident about to ensure it fits the standards. Thanks for this insightful article!

  24. Reyhana says:

    I’m an affiliate marketer and I totally agree with you; it takes the same amount of effort to promote a program where you have the potential to earn $1000 per sale as one where you earn $1 per sale. But there is a difference, I believe, in the way we promote it.

    The way we promote a product that is lower in cost will be different than the way we promote a $1000 product. That’s because the audience is different. People who can afford $100 might not necessarily be able to afford $1000. 

    Can you share a few tips on how you promote high ticket programs? That would be greatly appreciated!

  25. Michael says:

    Hi Tony, nice post about Affiliate Marketing. I’m new here so it definitely help me to read your post. I would rather make 1000 transactions for a small commission then to make one big commission and it stopped there. When you generate consistence income no matter how small the dollar amount is, it motivate you and it make you feel good every time you see the number goes up. Good luck in 2020!

  26. Jake Forrester says:

    I’ve read everywhere that high ticket is the way to earn the best income. However whats your view on subscriptions? I understand that trying to sell a low ticket item to product the value of a high ticket option is sometimes easier to start with but surely a subscription will give you the same amount of income each month? 

  27. Nate Stone says:

    Hi Tony,

    Wow, you’ve been in affiliate marketing, you’re certainly an OG lol. The insiders guide sounds like a great beginners guide to affiliate marketing.

    I’ve been doing affiliate marketing four a couple of years part time; but I do still see myself very much as a beginner!

    $1.99 is a complete bargain as well, especially seeing as most guides cost in the region of hundreds of pounds/ dollars.

    I’m purchasing & looking forward to working through it!

  28. PaFoster says:

    Hey Tony… First of all… Thank you, I appreciate your service!  Look this is a great introduction to Affiliate Marketing.  What you say about high ticket items vs low ticket items was a great perspective.  “It takes the same amount of effort to promote a High Ticket Item as it does to promote low ticket items.”  As consumers ourselves we really do have a lot of opportunity for promoting products or services that we are knowledgeable about already.  Affiliate marketing is absolutely a great way to get started.  What affiliate marketing programs do you suggest for getting started?

  29. Travis says:

    Very interesting article. 

    In today’s day in age of side hustled and working from home. Affiliate marketing fits right into that category. As you had pointed out it is a good route for even beginners. There are so many niches, so many things people like to read is crazy. 

    A quick fact check (just a google search lol) backs your info up as well. Affiliate Marketing is the real deal.

  30. Sphiwe Dubandlela says:

    I never knew about Affiliate Marketing until 4 weeks ago, I knew about people making money by posting videos on Youtube but never got to follow up how.

    As a beginner, thanks for this insightful article. I love my niche, I am passionate about running and I think I will make great success. What is a one last piece of advise you can give me? I haven’t earned a dollar yet.

  31. Pablo says:

    You are absolutely right with the MLM! It has happened to me, and especially “the parties at home”, the “chronic laughter”, the good vibes that you have to have all day, the loud music at the events!

    And it is true, the issue of stock must be handled, and there is always the idea of having to deal directly with people.

    I really like this idea of affiliate marketing for what you describe. And I found it very interesting that you explained the similarity of promoting an expensive product and a cheap one. Now that I think about it, it makes sense!

    What cost should I consider to start this path? Are there any fixed costs to maintain any page? Is it necessary to have your own website?

    Thank you very much for explaining me a little more about this topic

  32. Daniel says:

    Tony you are really my mentor. I hear about wealthyaffiliate from you since 2015, am really confused i do not really know i joined it on your affiliate link or not please check my email and see whether you are my upline or not. I trust you on anything that you promote am excited we met here again. Thanks for your mentorship

  33. Jerry says:

    Yes, affiliate marketing is a very good way to make money online and with the right support it is doable for everybody. You correctly say that the best products to promote are the ones you believe in or you have experience with. I think therefore that the best way do to this is to make a list of your passions, hobbies and interests and then choose the one or ones that you can really study, talk, research and above all write about on a daily basis. You can then easily build out your website by adding relevant content, so that you will reach an audience. The products you will then promote will follow logically from your niche.

  34. Shanta Rahman says:

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us. Your guide is really awesome and this guide should definitely be appreciated by Affiliate Marketing. I really appreciate your article so I want to thank you .I love this affiliate marketing press for encouragement on how to find the best products.I do a small job so my salary is low and so I’m trying to work with affordable programs and you showed me that road. Affiliate Marketing is full of products and services and I am so happy to be able to work from home. And think about how it can be used to my advantage .I have always been interested in affiliate marketing but could not find a reason to do so before reading your article but I like the great way you made it for us. Now I realize that I need to do more research on the products I want to work with or else I will not be successful. 

    Lastly I would like to say to everyone that this article is very helpful to us and like me you gain knowledge from here soon share your success.

  35. Michel says:

    This was a great reminder for me why I enjoy the affiliate marketing model. The main reasons being that there are no customers to deal with, no downline to deal with, and best of all no stock and shipping to worry about.

    However, I have been selling mainly low ticket items. Luckily it is not a lot of work to promote these items as the articles were done ages ago and I just keep getting repeat business, but now you have made me think maybe I should look at promoting more high ticket items in the future. I will certainly take a look at the guide that you have shared.

  36. Eric says:

    I have always been interested in affiliate marketing. Just have not found a reason to do so. But the guide you have created for beginners seems like a great way to get started. I will have to do further research on what products I want to stand behind. Lucrative niches, in my opinion, are tough to find. What direction can you point to find a good niche?

  37. Maria says:

    Thank you for sharing this information.  I sometimes find it difficult to determine if I should promote a low priced product, or one that is deemed “higher end”.  I once tried to gain sales from expensive diamond jewelry, that was an epic failure, but I found that low cost jewelry does in fact sell well.  This information has helped me decide to focus more on the lower priced items, and leave the higher priced items for the “salesmen”.

  38. Asha says:

    I feel very excited after reading your Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020. I am new in this internet industry and don’t have enough knowledge about it. I recently lunched my website and looking for some affiliate resources to add my own site to generate some revenue. Your guide helped me a lot for finding affiliate resources. Now I am working with Amazon, eBay, Shopify, WooCommerce to earn some money. Thank you for your awesome guide.

  39. JR Bible says:


    I agree with you. I learned a long time ago that if you don’t believe in a product or service, it’s going to be very difficult to  successfully promote it. Affiliate marketing is a fine choice for those new to internet marketing because your primary goal is to promote a product. No worries about presentations, selling to friends and family, etc.


  40. John says:

    Hi Tony,

    thanks for sharing this guide.  Affiliate Marketing is a much better option than any other business model online.  I find too many people believe the hype around MLM and think it is the way forward, but it only rewards a select few.  Affiliate Marketing has a much better learning curve and less pressure than any sales pressured types.

    Will definitely be checking out the Insider’s guide.


  41. Michelle says:

    Aww man … I’ve tried so many home-based businesses in my lifetime (Melaleuca, Avon, Tupperware, vacuum cleaners, photography courses, waterless cookware, home catering service, cleaning services and more), it’s almost embarrassing.  But I haven’t given up as I’m still in love with the idea of being self-employed.  But I’m not getting any younger.  I’ve seen a lot about affiliate marketing lately, but I’m not the go-getter I used to be.  I’ve slowed down.  Is this something a grandmother can do?  Do I have to go full-time?  Do I need super sales skills to go after the sales of high-ticket items?  

  42. Sebastian says:

    Thank you for this affiliate marketing guide for beginners!!
    Affiliate marketing is the best way of making money online. And as you mentioned it, it offers many advantages such as the possibility to build multiple streams of income, to do it part-time  …

    And the best part is that everyone can learn how to be a successful affiliate marketer with a low budget.

    I have just entered this industry and I am looking for a training platform to master my knowledge. Do you have a platform to suggest?


  43. Danijel says:

    Hello Tony, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I am in affiliate marketing for 1 year but still, it is a small period to learn everything about this business model. I did not hear about the book you mentioned, it is definitely worth it, price is quite affordable, thank you for sharing Tony!

  44. Leon says:

    About the affiliate marketing myth and what you’ve explained serves as an encouragement to me as I’m new to affiliate marketing. A lot of folks do say this that high ticket programs are very difficult to promote especially to newbies.

    But sometimes it got me thinking like “Are people not making money from the so called high ticket programs? If yes, then is not the same effort those people put into their businesses that you’ll also do?” I’m very glad you came up with this and gave a thoughtful example. When one is creative and put in a lot of effort to build their businesses, they will really excel on any high ticket program.

    I think what makes affiliate marketing more fun is when you have passion for what you do and can relate it to anyone with confidence.

  45. Katja says:

    You wrote an excellent guide about affiliate marketing that every beginner will appreciate. How do I know? Because I’m not completely new in this, but I benefited from your article anyway! 

    I love the section about how to find the best products to promote – I am struggling with low paying affiliate programs, and you just made me think WHY I went down that road… Because my site’s niche is full of high end products and services, I will do my homework now and think about how to use them in my advantage. Thank you!

  46. sabrinamou says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. I am glad to see your article. Your article is really unique and informative. Currently, affiliate marketing is popular for online earnings and business. I think this“The Insider’s Guide To Affiliate Marketing” guide is a unique way to teach affiliate marketing. Being a full-time associate advertiser “The Insider’s Guide To Affiliate Marketing” is on my list and the price is reasonable. I would definitely buy this guide and try these skills/methods. Good Luck.

  47. Melissa says:

    Awesome site!

    I’m new at affiliate marketing so it was great that I landed on your site. It is very easy to start affiliate marketing, you just have to be ready to put in your research and do your blogging. I’m a stay-at-home mom and I wanted to earn some money while staying home with my kids and I’ve tried other things and gotten nowhere. Affiliate marketing though, that’s where it’s at and you make very good points throughout. 

    I like that you’re selling a book to get started too, that’s great because a lot of us don’t know where to start and it’s priced to sell.

    Just one thing, the third paragraph after the email picture you have a typo. It says “it’z”. Just wanted to let you know ☺️

  48. Sonny says:

    I like the catchy title! I got side-tracked and I read your other articles. I have to say, I’m very impressed with how comprehensive your posts are. What’s more, all your sites are clean and tidy. No distractions whatsoever. 

    I like the part where you outlined the benefits of affiliate marketing – no harassing family or friends! It’s so true! 


  49. Alblue says:

    Hi Tony, you’ve shared a good insight about affiliate marketing here. My friend wants to get into making money online business, but he insist to do it by becoming social media influencer, which was way too hard for beginner. I can show your article to him to persuade his mind 🙂 Also, thanks for debunking the myth of selling high-ticket item. I have a new blog that will be focused on selling high-ticket items. This is a nice information to know. Thanks

  50. Lorrie says:

    I love the article and how easy it was to read and navigate within your site. You have great visuals which I personally found interesting. It was great that you answered the WHY affiliate marketing is great for those just starting out. I also love that you offer a guide to help answer questions and give guidance. Thank you!

  51. Paul says:

    Hi Tony,

    Being a full-time affiliate marketer “The Insider’s Guide To Affiliate Marketing” is on my list and the price is affordable. I am going to give it a try.

    Indeed, Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to make money online and the best thing is… You can start Affiliate Marketing with a small investment.

    Affiliate Marketing has made Businesses Millions & Ordinary People Millionaires. – Bo Bennett

    Read some great news about Dave Sharpe. I often receive emails from trusted marketer promoting Legendary Marketer. Your article gave me helpful insights.

  52. David Koh says:

    Hi Tony, 

    Using the internet to earn a living is an interesting way in this modern world. Well, there is still potential in it. Hence, there are too many ways to do it. It is good to start out working with a good opportunity and build it up from there. The main consideration is the sustainability in the long run. Be persistent in putting the efforts in the chosen money making opportunity. And monitor the results as it goes. Make relevant adjustments when necessary. Well, there are too many ways to do it right now. People will be confuse easily. Based on my experiences, it is good to start with something more simple at first. Affiliate marketing is a good start. What necessary is having the right amount of focus on one opportunity instead of too many. Which can be confusing for a newbie.

    Best regards,

    David Koh

  53. shariful islam says:

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I’ve been working online for a long time and I think working online is very easy and comfortable for me, and I’ve been working in applet marketing for a long time, and work is just as easy as making money.I work for affiliate marketing with no capital, I work as a marketer and I earn a commission.I have to give details about each product and sell the other to them.After this article, everyone will get an idea about applet marketing and get everyone interested in doing things and sharing new experiences.

  54. Jon says:

    Thanks a lot for your explanation of affiliate marketing and how you can go about getting into the business of affiliate marketing. Do you think that this business model is the soundest online business model or are there others that include selling your own products that are better? How do you promote affiliate products?

  55. Scott Hinkle says:

    Thank you for this excellent and informative article on affiliate marketing!

    I have to say, you’ve opened my eyes to quite a bit.

    I’m tempted to order the PDF but I want to click on all of these other links you’ve provided too.  I’m not sure exactly where to start.

    I’m intrigued by the idea of selling higher ticket items.  I’ve subscribed to the start small mentality and maybe that’s not the way to go for me.

    Time to do a bit more digging!

    Thanks again,


  56. Lee says:

    I would say that based on my experience that affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money online. Unlike MLMs, you don’t have to cultivate and maintain a “down line”. Unlike direct sales, there are no products to keep up with, store, or figure out how to deliver them to the consumer. Instead, you can focus on your passion and sell the knowledge you have about that passion. 

  57. Stephanie says:

    For all the amazing things you’re getting within this product, I’m really surprised with the affordable price it has. I’m barely starting on this business platform and you have actually been a motivation for me to keep working hard because I will see results. I think it’s a good balance to have high ticket products as well as low ones, at least In my opinion. 

  58. Rami Saleh says:

    This is a very good introduction to affiliate marketing.although the website is very busy in appearance it actually has a strategy theme running right through it.
    There is a very brief introduction to affiliate marketing presumably to attract more solid interaction at a later stage.
    It the offers some physical evidence regarding who the website owner is what he did and current update on where he is his up to date life.
    There are offers even though they are not free with relatively modest amounts to pay.
    an assessment of pros and cons against MLM and the relative low barriers to entry within the affiliate marketing worls is useful too.
    The comments of real people backing the proposition is a nice touch though perhaps a tad overdone and then we go into a plethora of articles on products scams and many more topics that are pretty mixed and hurled together in what appears in no particular order.
    Then into an array of other advertising product. The website has a genuine feel about it but has a lot to go through in order to pick out the essentials of the message attempted to be conveyed.

  59. joshua collins says:

    I have come across the term affiliate marketing before but until now I wasn’t sure what the business model was. Reading about it through this guide as helped me get introduced to it so I appreciate that.

    MLMS are something I have done in the past but all the experiences I have had with them have waisted my time so its good to learn about something that doesn’t require any recruiting and can help me achieve freedom online.

    Do you mind if I bookmark this guide as its simple and just what any beginners need, I also see all the related articles which will be cool for me to go over when I have time.

    Thanks Tony,


  60. Anthony Hu says:

    Thank you for your post. This is definitely useful information for anyone who would like start online business. I agree with you that the world’s simplest business model for newbies is affiliate marketing.

    You give a clear description on why is affiliate marketing is the business model for newbies. There are over 600 million affiliate products around. No matter what kind of niches, interests, or hobbies you have, you will find something fitting for you. 

    I am impressed by the high-ticket items you successfully promoted. Right now I don’t have any such promotion products. I will follow you and try to learn this money-making technique. 

  61. Jim says:

    I enjoyed the tips in this article, and found them useful.  Especially since I am brand new to affiliate marketing.  Your intro was great, good to know you are writing from experience and success in this field.  It is a great introduction and lead in to Insider’s Guide.  I also am also interested in exploring your point, that you don’t always have to use low ticket items, and that high ticket items are a great place to start as well.

  62. Nate MC says:

    Affiliate marketing is definitely the way to go in 2020. It’s still haven’t reached it’s potential and I recommend it over most networking marketing and MLM any day. I have nothing against those models, but AM is far superior in my opinion.

    And you’re 100% right about finding products/services you actually believe in. It makes things much easier and more fun!

  63. Daniela says:

    Hi Tony,

    I can understand why you are known as The Digital Marketing Veteran: your website is packed with genuine reviews for multiple online companies.

    I find your website informative and trustworthy and a pleasure to browse around. I think most people can find an answer to their questions related to online business by visiting your website. 

  64. Carmen says:

    Hey, I trust you because you have been active on the internet since 2009 and you are still here. I trust you because you presented WA very correctly. And I trust you because I like to believe in people and I have a flair for it. I’m not really a beginner, but I like how you presented the differences between affiliate marketing and other types of busines

  65. Jordan says:

    Hi Tony,

    The beginner’s guide to Affiliate Marketing for 2020 article you wrote is quite to the point and inspiring. 

    The fact that targetting high ticket programs/products is the best way to go is shocking to some; the idea of high ticket items are harder to sell is just false. 

    I think that as long as the traffic is targeted and is interested in the item, there is no viable reason why sales wouldn’t happen.

    I invite all new affiliate marketers to join you, Tony, as a training and guidance from someone who has been in the trenches and knows what he is talking about can make all the difference.



  66. Sam says:

    I myself am just getting started with affiliate marketing (just over 1 month) and I’m loving it so far. It’s really exciting to see the number of people following you on social media increases and engage with you. My favourite part about affiliate marketing though, is that I constantly get to talk to new people and learn new things. It definitely takes work but it can be a very rewarding opportunity as you said. 

  67. Harish says:

    Hey, As a beginner I have a little knowledge about affiliate marketing. I am in learning phase and doing my reasearch on affiliate marketing. Your step by step guide is very important to understand affiliate marketing and earn good income. While reading I found that the Excluzive Golden Nuggets Insider’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing is very useful for everyone.

  68. Christine says:

    I hear so many different opinions about high ticket sales, so I am glad that I am reading your point of view here. Your articles always have very good information. I agree that you should promote products that you believe in and are confident about. 

    I have so far promoted low ticket products on my websites, mostly because they are products that I wanted to promote. I have not researched many high ticket affiliate products yet within my niche. Perhaps I should. 

    The book looks like a great source of information, and the price is great. Can I also get the physical copy or is it only available as e-book or PDF? 

  69. Brian says:

    Thank you for sharing this great article! I believe Affiliate Marketing is easily one of the best platforms online to learn how to make money with and it can always be scaled up as you said. I think you make a valid point in regard to promoting high ticket items. What have you noticed that tends to be the biggest barrier, if any, when promoting high ticket items? Is it the fear a lot of people have, especially those just starting out, that a product costs so much money that they feel people won’t shell out the money for that product?

  70. Leo says:

    What you say makes affiliate marketing seem easy.  I have wanted to get into this business since I retired.  It has been difficult finding a program that teaches you how to do it and is not a scam.

    I wasted $99 for one program that said they would teach you all you needed to know AND you would get a Private coach.  The problem was that the “coach’s” job was to sell you their completely guaranteed program that cost only $15,000.  I did not fall for their SCAM.  I am very concerned about someone trying to scam me again.

    Since you have been doing affiliate marketing going on 11 years do you know of any legitimate programs on the internet that teaches you all you need to know?  Things like how to build a website, where to find companies that hire affiliates, how to attract customers to your website, that will answers questions you might have, etc.
    Especially programs that don’t charge hundreds or thousands of dollars and keep trying to sell you more stuff.  


  71. Donny says:

    Hello Tony Lee Hamilton. Thanks for this guide to affiliate marketing and though short it is quite a motivating one and I managed to grasp a few concepts I never thought of myself. I’m not an affiliate marketer by the way, I’m just a blogger who has a website that is monetized through ads and I’m still trying to think of how I’ll change my target audience and move into affiliate marketing as well. The part about making a $1000 commission at once or making a $1 sale 1000 times when it takes just about the same effort to make 1 sale really got to me, thanks a lot.

  72. Geri says:

    I think that affiliate marketing is wonderful. It’s great because people share what they know and the readers benefit from their knowledge to make conscious decisions about products they find online. It’s definitely a win-win situation.

    Affiliate marketing has found its way into my life and I am enjoying it completely. The thing is that I have been wanting to do more writing and affiliate marketing is just a plus. Why not make money while doing what I love, right?

  73. Parameter says:

    Thanks for taking the time to show that affiliate marketing is easier for beginners. I have been a part of several network marketing platform, they promised fast cash, but it never came.
    I must also talk about your number one recommendation, I used wealthy affiliate and the platform is perfect, not just for beginners but also for advanced

  74. Willow says:

    I have checked out affiliate marketing, and finally joined Wealthy Affiliate as I learned through months of being lost is that I need help. I’m a complete newbie to the internet marketing business, and I need to learn so much. By joining a group, I have had someone to (metaphorically) hold my hand while I try to figure it out, and I feel I have a better foundation.

    I appreciate your offer for help, and as I continue through training, I know that I’ll need it. Thanks!

  75. Bob Lynch says:

    Great stuff Tony.  I think it’s safe to say you know what you’re talking about and know what you’re doing.  I agree 100% about what you said about promoting low-ticket vs. high-ticket items.  It’s a point well taken.  I will definitely take that advice.  I was already thinking about it anyway.  It totally makes sense.  As someone who’s still trying to get my feet on the ground, I guess that doesn’t mean I can’t reach for the stars.  Thanks.


  76. Parveen says:

    Hey Tony, I enjoy your guide while reading and learn a lot of new things. Your step by step guide is very helpful for everyone like me to learn about affiliate marketing. I recently started my training via wealthy affiliate about affiliate marketing. I hope everyone is looking to make money via affiliate marketing. We will also read Excluzive Golden Nuggets Insider’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing.

  77. Neko Cat says:

    Thank you for explaining that there is a difference between affiliate marketing and multi-level marketing. I always thought MLM was a scam that required shifty salespeople and major extroverts. I kind of like for the products to speak for themselves while I stay out of the public eye. You don’t need to just stick to one high-end product, either, so you can’t run out of ideas. Excellent! I’m going to check out that book you recommend. Thanks again!

  78. Juan Saladin says:

    Definitely Affiliate Marketing is one of the most efficient ways to generate profit these days. I’m totally agreed with the fact that a niche is a niche. It tends to be equivalently difficult to target a niche intended to buy a regular priced product as well as targeting another one intended to buy or searching for a hight ticket price one.

    Thanks for sharing your review on this interesting book about Affiliate Marketing. Great review post!

  79. Nuttanee says:

    I agree, affiliate marketing is the best way to get your feet wet for making money online. I takes time to get into the groove of writing, SEO and converting traffic. I do not think that I am the expert yet but I am not giving up and I find that I am better than my yesterday self everyday. Hopefully soon I will get to have my e-commerce. For not I am just going to keep promotive for Amazon until I can make a decent living 🙂

  80. Carol says:

    Hi Tony, I have heard a lot about you as the digital marketing veteran and coupled with the fact that your marketing skills are second to none.
    I have also gone through the guide you have laid down here and I can boldly say that I am really impressed with your marketing prowess.
    It is of a fact that no business in this our contemporary age can really thrive without having the affiliate marketing as the business model.
    Thanks for helping a lot of people including myself on how to get the best product to promote online.

    Your business model guide was so helping for me in selecting the right channel or line of marketing.

  81. Feji ben says:

    Affiliate marketing is one of the top rated systems of making money online,but it cannot be possible for anyone to make money through affiliate marketing without the proper beginners knowledge.

    I have been there and I would tell must get a full background knowledge about this still of business and that is what this article has given out…thanks slot for this awesome article it would help us all

  82. Pentrental says:

    Outstanding guide for beginner affiliate marketers here. Your experience and expertise in the area is really valuable for those just starting out especially. We live in a day and age where shopping malls are closing by the day, and more and more people are doing their shopping online, so it makes sense to try and capitalize on that fact. I definitely would rather earn $1,000 for 1 item than $1 for a 1,000 items, excellent point. The Insider’s Guide looks like a fascinating read, and I’m looking forward to checking it out further through your link here. Thanks for a great recommendation!

  83. arzu hosan says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful Article and through you we learned about Affiliate Marketing Relating a book.I am an affiliate marketer myself and I have been doing Affiliate Marketing for many years and I have already read the book you mention from my friend and I think this book is a perfect book for learning affiliate marketing. I think that after reading your article, many will think about reading this book and will share with you their experience learning affiliate marketing very soon.

  84. Rhain says:

    I feel grateful to have found this article. There seems to be a lot of opinions flying around regarding the idea of starting an online business. But this definitely puts things into a better perspective for me. You’re absolutely right about promoting high-ticket items. Truly, the same efforts would probably be required to promote lower ticket items. I think the insider’s guide would further offer more clarity. I really need to get started. Thanks for sharing

  85. Deb says:

    Congratulations on persevering with Affiliate marketing. I remember you from a few years ago when I was a member of Wealthy Affiliate. I rejoined late last year but I haven’t seen you around on the site. I am also going for a life on my own terms in affiliate marketing as both a retirement income and a location independent income so that I can spend time overseas with my grandchildren. We all have our own reasons for choosing this life I guess. I’m interested that you have created your own book on affiliate marketing. I’m sure this would be great for people who can’t afford to go premium at Wealthy affiliate and I’m sure that you would be a great initial support to affiliate marketing newbies. 

  86. Jake says:

    I’ve been in affiliate marketing for about 5 months now. That has taught me a lot about how it works. It really does come down to time management. It is easy to waste time and procrastinate. And get distracted. So you want to be maximizing your returns at the same time. Amazon for example has very low commissions. So this is okay when you already have lots of traffic, I also agree that it’s important to focus on things that you are passionate about. Nobody likes to be sold and tricked. they want to see you as a reliable experts.

  87. Md Millat says:

    Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. This article was interesting and informative. I have got a lot of information about beginner’s guide to affiliate marketing for 2020. MLM or network marketing or direct selling and affiliate marketing is not one thing and in these two separate ways marketing. I have read your article on how I can do Affiliate Marketing and how I can earn commissions through Affiliate Marketing by selling products and I have learned in detail how I can be successful with Affiliate Marketing. I am extremely motivated by this information you provide and I want to start affiliate marketing and I want to start my own online business through a website. Can you help me to create affiliate marketing? I really enjoyed reading this article, and I think other people like me will benefit from reading this article. I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back to your website later and thank you again for providing such a beautiful post and I wish you good health.

  88. Linda says:

    There are so many online business now; that affiliate marketing is extremely required now. Therefore, I truly believe its a double win. The employer earns as the business gains customers. If it weren’t for a site that was an affiliate of Pureflix, I would have never heard of it till this day. 

  89. Hamish58 says:

    This looks really interesting and I am very tempted to have a look.  Does this guide talk about a number of different opportunities or is a leader for one particular route to affiliate marketing.

    If the latter can you tell me why you would endorse that route?

    Thanks I am keen to do my due diligence before launching.

  90. MrBiizy says:

    Hello Tony, 

    to see you share this beginner’s guide to affiliate marketing for 2020. Indeed, among all the online business models available, affiliate marketing has been proven to be the most beginner’s friendly model. 

    I have heard severally of MLM and i even know people struggling doing it. Although affiliate marketing requires a lot of learning and hardwork, it has been proven to be the most lucrative for a lot of persons. I want to do affiliate marketing.

    I’d rather promote high ticket Products because a sale would yield a nice commission. I have been advised several times to go for high tickets program promotion because it takes similar effort to promote both low and high tickets program.

    Thanks for the tips and your offer.

    Warm regards!

  91. Robb Corbett says:

    Enjoyed the benefits you lists for affiliate marketing.  Nothing worse than having to stock product to try and sell.  The affiliate model makes a whole lot more sense.  Really great point to focus on the high ticket items.  I have done affiliate marketing before and typically went for the smaller ticket items thinking it would be an easier sale.  I will try the higher ticket items.  Cheers

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