The New & Successful Affiliate Marketing for Dummies or Beginners


OK!! The amount of information and “guidance” out there about how beginners (not just dummies) could succeed at affiliate marketing specifically in the Internet Marketing is as mind-boggling as it is overwhelming! Crazy! Most significantly, it is almost all outdated and talks about methods that don’t work very well at all. And the main reason it is outdated is that things in this space change fast in the area of affiliate marketing almost all the articles I came across talk about. And this is the front-end of affiliate marketing (I talk more about this in this blog post). But there are some evergreen topics that no one talks about. Those are the ones that keep the “gurus” rich and the beginners struggling. No wonder 97% of everyone starting an online business (and most do so as affiliate marketers) abandon their pursuit.

So, what is this new way that leads to lasting success in affiliate marketing? Can affiliates just starting on their online journey succeed, too? And this without falling prey to some get-rich-quick schemes (scams) over and over again? You’ll be delighted to know the answer and the insights of what makes this new way of affiliate marketing for dummies or beginners so successful…

The Basics of Affiliate Marketing for Dummies or Beginners in any Niche

I’ll be using the words dummies and beginners interchangeably in this post. No offense is intended by the use of these words. Either one of them merely refers to some who is keen on starting an online affiliate marketing business.

But first, let’s get clear the basics of affiliate marketing for dummies. This is more about HOW to go about getting established as an affiliate marketer, even if you are just starting out.

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  1. Select a niche
    (this site and post assumes Internet Marketing as the niche, but the one you choose can be different)
  2. Find Valuable & Profitable Offers
    (there are various platforms and vendors out there, providing these offers)
  3. Build a Site (optional)
    (this can be a simple site or a fully blown blog site. Typically, you need a place to send your visitors to. This can be your own site, but it doesn’t have to be, hence optional)
  4. Attract Visitors  
    (this is also referred to as “driving traffic”. It basically means getting eyeballs on your offers)

The basic framework of this approach is still the same and it generally works. There are, however, some things totally missing in this approach that have forced many affiliate marketers into failure, especially in the Internet Marketing niche. We’ll explore that a bit more here.

Why Old Methods of Affiliate Marketing for Dummies Consistently Fail?

Someone recently asked me to talk from my experience about affiliate marketing for dummies and why I believed many were not so successful as affiliate marketers. The 97% of all those starting out FAILING and only 3% actually making it as affiliate marketers is a research-based number. I decided to take a deeper look at this and did a search on this topic of affiliate marketing for beginners, or affiliate marketing for dummies. I used popular search engines to do so.affiliate marketing for dummies, sameer joshi, top internet marketer

What I found actually appalled me. Blog post after blog post, eBooks, videos soon almost a DECADE old talking about how to do affiliate marketing “successfully”. Oh my gosh! Most (not all – to be fair) talk about this “proven and successful” system:

  • Open an account with a platform like Clickbank (and this is just an example – there is nothing fundamentally wrong with Clickbank, by the way),
  • Choose some “attractive” affiliate offers (ones that’ll offer you juicy commissions)
  • Grab a freebie that you’ll offer to your potential customers to get them on your list and market to them
  • “Throw” some traffic at the “attractive offer” you chose by marketing it to your list
  • Make “huge” commissions and start planning your new life as an internet millionaire as it will happen “soon”.


No, actually, give me a bucket!!

Why such a reaction? Well, while this might have worked “in the day”, it surely does not work now. And there is a reason for this. To describe this in one word, this approach fails because it is “shallow”.

Successful Affiliate Marketing for Dummies or Beginners Needs Depth

Here’s what’s happening, put really simply: At the end of the day, all the commissions you earn on the offers you choose to promote (these are what are referred to as “front-end” offers) are typically LOWER as a total number than what it costs you to promote these offers.

affiliate marketing for dummies, sameer joshi, top internet marketerWhich is why after putting in all the effort, affiliate marketers are not able to turn a profit at the end of the month or year. Frustration and resignation are the outcomes.

The term “front-end” refers to the fact that the product you are promoting is at the front. So, if the product is at the front, then there has to be something after that product, and probably thereafter, and so on. This can go on all the way until we reach what is referred to as the back-end.

Front and Back of What?!

But, what is is this the “front” and “back” of? Well, this is what is referred to in marketing language as a Funnel. And to be successful as an affiliate marketer, you need to earn commissions not only at the front-end (which all product vendors let you do to get access to the buyers you get them).

affiliate marketing for dummies, sameer joshi, top internet marketerYou ALSO want to make commissions on the products at the back-end of the funnel. Those are the products that typically earn higher commissions because they are priced higher than the ones at the front.

Businesses and product chains arranged in increasing levels of value for the customers/clients AND the business lead to lasting success. This is how affiliate marketing for dummies and beginners really becomes successful.


I always using programs that not only provide you the front-end product on which you can earn commissions but also be an integral part of earning commissions all the way until the end. Two such programs, which I have used and that have made me successful in the Internet Marketing niche are these:

  1. The Commission Machine

    Created by a marketer who has earned well over $7 million dollars online, and who I have learned a lot from, this program reveals a little know Super Affiliate Secret Weapon to you. You could earn thousands of dollars a day just by copying this system, even if you are a stone-cold newbie with no money, no email list, and no clue.
    Sounds perfect as a solution for affiliate marketing for dummies who will soon neither be dummies nor beginners anymore. Click here to find out more about The Commission Machine.

  2. Big Commission Blueprint

    Also created by a very successful marketer who’s business about to touch almost $10 million in revenue soon, this program reveals the exact steps you need to use to fast-track your way to online success. Yet another perfect solution getting beginners started on their journey to becoming successful entrepreneurs.

Over To You..

Are you just starting out on your online business journey? Or have you been struggling without achieving any significant results as an online entrepreneur? Either which way, I am here to help you with sharing what I have learned and what has worked for me. Feel free to contact me and I can provide you some FREE guidance to get you started in the right direction. My mission is to help others succeed – I’d be more than willing to help you, too.


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