Affiliate Marketing Training For Beginners – Get Started Here

affiliate marketing training for beginners


Now You Can Replicate My Business…And Get Started For Free


You don’t need to be a genius to succeed with online business. I succeed, and I’m not a genius.

This is me. Definitely not a genius.
This is me. Definitely not a genius.

Really all you need is knowledge, hard-work, and some patience.

You don’t need to chase after the next “shiny object” that you see. Something which promises you automated income, a breakthrough system,  secret loophole, or some other “innovative” method.


The only difference between affiliate marketing beginners and experts is that experts have had a bit more practice and training. You don’t need any special skills.

All you need is a website, great content on that website, and visitors who want to see it.

I’ll show you how to get all of those. 

You also need to know how to make money from that website. Of course! That’s why we’re all here today.

Don’t pretend you’re not interested in earning more money. You want it, and you’re allowed to want it. The only thing you’re not allowed to do is think that you can get it easily and quickly. 

It’s simple, but it takes time. We’re talking about a business that lets you be free!

I’ll show you the steps to take to get your affiliate marketing training underway.

– – – Earning Money Online – Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

People make hundreds and thousands of dollars online everyday. I’m not talking about the scammers, the spammers, or the liars. 

I’m talking about affiliate marketers. People who own websites that give useful information, and make money from providing that information.

This is the type of website that we deal with here at HumanProofDesigns. We teach you how to make them, or even make them for you, and you grow them into your money-making businesses.

You could get started out with just one website, and go from there.

You can definitely do it. You probably already have the skills to get started (If you can use email and Word, you’re good to go.)

– – – Affiliate Marketing Training What Is It?- – – 

I’m not so much interested in where you bought it from or what it was, but why you bought it.

Did somebody recommend it to you? Did you search for information or reviews and it was the one that came out on top?

If you made the purchase based on advice from somebody else, then you’ll have a good idea of what affiliate marketing is.

An affiliate marketer becomes an expert on a certain topic, usually one of their passions.

They create a website giving information and recommendations on that topic, and when people make purchases based on that, the affiliate marketer earns a commission.

It’s not even that complicated. I know you could do it too.

Let’s say your hobby is cycling.

You have pretty good knowledge about everything it involves, the best training, the best equipment, how to road race, everything.

So you choose this as the topic of your website.

You write useful articles on the topics I mentioned above and more, and visitors to your site benefit from your advice. Maybe they’ll make a purchase based on something you recommend, like a saddle-bag, a puncture repair kit, maybe even a whole bike.

The company that they buy it from will give you a commission for sending them a customer.

That’s affiliate marketing. It’s really that simple.

Not sure there’s something you could write about? Here’s a list I’ve assembled of niche ideas. This is just scratching the surface.


– – – Here’s A Case Study – – –

I once started a website about shaving with a straight razor.



Real gentlemanly stuff lol.

I figured lots of people might like the idea of straight razor shaving, and there wasn’t a great deal of information out there.

I built a site around the topic, and started adding useful information. Reviews of products, tutorials, videos, that sort of thing.

It was dead easy for me to write about, because it was something I was interested in. Over time, my website grew and more and more people started visiting. A lot of them (not all of them) bought straight razors off Amazon based on my recommendations.

Amazon paid me a commission for every purchase someone made.

Even now, long after I’ve moved on from that site to building other sites, I still get sales from those razor articles today. I wrote them once, but they keep earning for me over and over again.

Check this out. It’s my last 7 days earnings just for that site from Amazon. amazon_ Obviously that screenshot isn’t going to WOW you that much.It’s only a portion of my earnings.

I used it to demonstrate to you how writing articles and building a website can pay off as passive income in the future.

This is why, when I decided I wanted to be free to travel around the world visiting my family, I chose Affiliate Marketing as my new career. 

It worked out rather well 🙂

Think you could do this too? I know you could.

How To Get Started Affiliate Marketing?

The truth is, there are dozens of different ways to get started. You’ll see many people claiming to have the only solution, but that’s mostly marketing hype. I could sit here and list every training platform and tell you which is good and which is bad, but you’d end up having no idea how to really get started.

Instead, I’ll just show you where I got started, because at the very least I know it works..

– – – All Affiliate Marketing Beginners Should Get Started In A Training Community – – –

Let’s back up a bit and talk about how I got started.

Remember at the beginning of this post I said I wasn’t a genius? You should have figured out by now that I wasn’t lying. I wish I was, but hey, I’m just a regular guy. 

I was an English teacher in Taiwan, having fun exploring Asia until I could figure out what to do with my life. This was back in 2008 when the global economy was about to go the way it did. I was earning an “OK” wage, but nothing special.

Over time I became torn between two places. I loved living in Taiwan with my girlfriend (Sandra,below), but I missed my parents, brother, and friends back in England. I wanted to have the freedom to travel back and forth between the two countries, but that caused all sorts of problems:

1. Flights were expensive.

2. I couldn’t book more than 4 weeks’ holiday a year (Ok that’s a lot for some).

3. I got paid an hourly rate. Flying home cost me a small fortune, but I wasn’t even earning while I was there!

This was the only trip we managed to make to England in the 5 year period before I quit my job
This was the only trip we managed to make to England before I quit my job

Things really reached rock bottom in February 2012 when I earned about $500 USD for the whole month. Chinese New Year meant I went 11 days without earnings and the school I worked at was struggling so I didn’t have many classes. It doesn’t matter what the finer details were, but it was too much for me!

By now my brother was living in China, which meant I needed even more time and flight money.

After 4 years as a teacher, I was earning less than when I first started. What??

I couldn’t really get another job, because in Taiwan if you’re a foreigner, you’re basically limited to teaching or working for some big company that I wasn’t qualified to work for.

Now I know some of you will have much bigger financial and life problems that I had. I’m not trying to paint a sorry picture of myself. The fact is everyone has their own reasons for wanting something more, and this is my story. Everyone can do this with the right motivation.

I can’t remember exactly when, but I decided to turn online looking for earnings. Various scams and attempts to “get rich quick” came and went. I tried a bit of MLM (failed), tried to earn money with spread betting (failed), tried this and that (failed this and was terrible at that), before I eventually found a community that would train me. Think of it as half “training course” and half “forum”.


This place changed my life. No exaggeration, it really did. I went from “I want to make money online” to “Wow! I’m making money online” all because of this place.

– – – Now I Have My Own Community – – –

Unfortunately I no longer recommend that previous community, because as times moved on, they failed to move with them. Instead, I took all my knowledge and created something of my own, just for the HumanProofDesigns community.

We have over 1,000 customers, so I decided it was time to create something just for them.

You can read more and learn all about our community here.

Our Course & Community


  1. I need to be trained from the beginning in affiliate marketing.

  2. Hey Dom,

    As a WA member myself I totally relate to your opinion.

    You managed to create some wonderful content here that helps online marketers from all over the globe.

    Until now, I haven’t dig deep into your articles but now that I start to be more in the ‘intermediate’part of the online marketing scale, I found much value in your posts and I am a returning visitor.
    Recently I sold one of my websites and now I am considering to invest that money in some of the aged sites here.
    I just want it to at least partially match some of my interests in order because in that way the workflow process is much funnier. At least for me.
    Anyways, keep up the good work and see you around! 🙂

  3. Richard Low

    Do I need to buy ‘leads’ to get people to view my website ? OR WA will teach us how to get “leads” to my website with WA . . .
    Thank you very much

  4. Dave Starr


    This review is very helpful. But I have sort of a pre-sale question, or perhaps a strategy issue that I’d like to get your thoughts on. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for years, but I know I could learn and improve with the training and community on WA.

    But I’m very much into keywords and site ranking for terms, and I was under the impression that the keyword tool one gets as a WA paid member is Jaaxy. But apparently this is not so?

    Becuase I’m relly in love with some of the features I have recently seen in Jaaxy, but I don’t want to be in the posiiton of joining WA and then also having to pay a monthly fee for Jaaxy?

    Your thoughts?

    • WA and Jaaxy are separate. There is a tool in WA that helps but it’s not as easy to use and doesn’t have all the same functions as Jaaxy.

      • Dom,

        OK, got it. Very helpful comment and, as always I notice you’re very quick on the response. I appreciate it.all the best..

  5. WA are showing that they don’t have free account membership for my country.. Thats pretty sad:((

    • Yes there was a high level of fraud in some countries so the free membership isn’t available in those ones. This doesn’t affect your ability to succeed though, as you can still join as a premium member and try the first month for $19. If you can’t invest $19, you’re probably not going to succeed anyway 🙂

  6. Titus Astariko Ambuka

    Thanks to God I just landed here, I have found someone recommending WA.Actually, am already a free member there, but was just wondering on how to get started.Now i will head back and start over again to see how i will fair on.I am still wallowing here and there, wondering exactly on what I can comfortably do online and be happy with it.Scam Xposer is what has drive me here, since i came across one of Dom’s posts explaining how the guy himself is promoting scam.I have been a victim of scams, one after another, and almost lost hope in this online stuff.
    Am glad Dom, hope i will re-structure myself once again and find my way.

  7. Monika Galon

    Hey Dom, I’ve just joined Wealthy Affiliate and I’m so excited. Really amazing platform. Thanks a lot!

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