Step By Step Guide: How To Start Your Own Affiliate Marketing Business!
My goal is to help you start an online business using affiliate marketing. Hey, I'm Franklin Hatchett and over the last few years I've built multiple affiliate websites that bring me commissions, In my opinion affiliate marketing is perfect for beginners on a shoe string budget! After watching this step by step guide you will have a better understanding of how affiliate marketing works and how you can get started.
DISCLOSURE: My goal at is to help readers improve their online business, I partner with companies that provide products and services. If a purchase or signup is made through the links below, we receive compensation for the referral. 
Introduction To Affiliate Marketing
Disclosure: The links on this page may save you up to 64% OFF normal pricing due to partnerships. 
I receive commission if you make a purchase through my exclusive links. 
Step 1. Choose a Niche
I'm going to cut to the case... I could show you 100s of different niches, that would be silly though. Instead it would make sense for me to show you the best niches that WORK!

My top recommendation right now would be sign up to the ClickFunnels affiliate program in the software niche, It's free.
Here is a REAL website I own that makes the commissions from the ClickFunnels program. It's called and it's a real live website.
Here is a List of Profitable Niches if You Want Other Options
Health: Diet and Nutrition, Kitchen Appliances, Cooking, Supplements, Vitamins, 
Mattresses, CBD, Relationships + Dating, Survival + Doomsday Prep

Software: Email Platforms, Web Hosting, Funnel Programs, Virtually any software you can thing of. 

Wealth: Make Money Online, Personal Finance + Credit Cards, Entrepreneurship, Business, Stocks, Real Estate, Investing, E-commerce

Electronics: Camera Gear, DSLRs, Lenses, Photography, Videography, Computers, Smartphones, Headphones, Drones, Gaming Accessories

Hobbies: Travel, Fishing, Outdoors, Music, Cars, Gaming, and much, MUCH more...

ANY niche can be made profitable and nobody is perfect with their first choice. It's more important to focus on just learning the fundamentals since it's easy to make a second or third business in a different niche.

PS. If you're having trouble choosing ONE specific niche, you can always make a general website/blog and focus on other niches in the future.
Step 2. Find a Website Name Related to Your Niche
TIP: Try to go for a .COM if available, but some good alternatives include: .CO / .NET / .ORG 

If you still can't find a domain you like, try adding "the" and dashes (-) to find even more availability. 
Example: ""

Having trouble thinking of a domain name? Don't worry too much! Just do something related to the niche you want to go with. For example my ClickFunnels website is about "Funnels" so I went with
Step 3. Sign Up for Web Hosting to Start Building your Website
Cost: Starting at $2.95/month (exclusive 64% OFF discount already applied)
Why Bluehost? Read this directly from below...
"Powering over 2 million websites, Bluehost offers the ultimate WordPress platform. Tuned for WordPress, we offer WordPress-centric dashboards and tools along with 1-click installation, a FREE domain name, email, FTP, and more. Easily scalable and backed by legendary 24/7 support by in-house WordPress experts."
I also manage to get a special 64% off deal.
Step 4. Build Your Website with WordPress

Cost: FREE (included with web hosting. Installed when using Bluehost)
Mentioned In The Video
Website Hosting - Bluehost 
Best Website Theme - Schema 
Create Buttons - Thrive Leads (optional)
Step 5. Choose an Affiliate Program
Cost: FREE (website required to apply)
So in the first step I did mention one of the best affiliate marketing programs online that I use and that's ClickFunnels. I'm also going to add a video below with other affiliate programs that might interest you. Remember, don't get over whelmed and just stick to one niche when starting.
First Choice: As mentioned the product I promote the most right now is ClickFunnels so that would be my first choice. Here is a video on how I promote it. Keep in mind in this video i use Youtube as traffic the same principles apply to ranking articles etc.
Second Choice: My second choice would be a website called ClickBank. On ClickBank you will find products you can promote in nearly every niche! Here is a video
Step 6. Get Your Affiliate Links
Depending on what niche and platform you went with, it will all work the same. In this training we will use ClickFunnels for our example. So let's say you want to get people to sign up to the ClickFunnels Trial? What do you do next?

First of all, going with the ClickFunnels trail is great because It's easier t get people to sign up to a trial. If they stay on the trial you will get $38 per month per person for as long as they use ClickFunnels! The first step is you get your affiliate line. 
DISCLOSURE: the results below are my personal results from years of experience. I do NOT guarantee you will get results. You might make nothing, building any type of business requires work. 
Remember this is the same process for any affiliate program you promote. Simply find the link and copy and you are ready to paste it to your website/blog.
Step 7. Create Review Content and Include Affiliate Links
Cost: FREE to Start
Creating new posts on your WordPress site cost nothing to do, except for the time and energy spent writing and researching your product.

Here Is an examples here..

These examples are topics people are searching. They get traffic then people click on my affiliate links. These are real live articles making money right now. I own both those websites.

How do you get content for your articles? With ClickFunnels you can sign up to their funnel software yourself for the 14 days to get images and content if you like. It's free for 14 Days. You can get a 14 day trial here if you need content for your articles.

You can also use to get articles from
Disclosure: Results are not typical and any business requires work. I never guarantee results and this training is for educational purposes only. You may get results online or you may get nothing. Working online requires work and this is for serious people only who are willing to work.
Step 9. Get Traffic to Your Content
Cost: FREE (This is the main traffic source I use)
FREE: My favourite traffic and ultimately the best traffic is free traffic from people searching in Google. The reason why I love this traffic is because it's free and it converts very well. Organic traffic will ALWAYS convert better than any other traffic online.

How does it work? 

What I do is go to a website called and put in "ClickFunnels" it will then gives me 100s of questions people have asked about ClickFunnels in Google. These are real search phrases and it's easy to get to the first page with them.

I then write an article based on one of the questions. Like this Example Here (click here)

The articles is titled "Is ClickFunnels An Auto Responder?" This is something people search in Google and I show up on the front page with my article.

6 Bonus FREE Traffic Methods
DISCLAIMER: The sales figures stated above are student personal sales figures. Please understand that results are not typical. I’m using these references for example purposes only. Your results will vary and depend on many factors …including but not limited to your background, experience, and work ethic. All business entails risk..  Franklin Hatchett doesn't guarantee results and this isn't a get rich quick scheme. 
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