What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does it Work???

What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does it Work?

Affiliate marketing is one of the safest and fastest ways to make money online. Most likely because you are not buying or selling nothing

You  promote products and/or services online and receive a commission. After reading these three simple steps in this post. You will have a better understanding of how affiliate marketing works.

  1. Choose your niche
  2. Create your very own website
  3. Generate FREE traffic that converts

A Niche is Just a “Targeted Audience”

A niche is a distinct segment of a market, so basically an “audience”.

You Have The Largest audience in The World!

You have the largest audience in the world. Ever!  The internet, everyday Google alone gets over 3.5 BILLION clicks.

When choosing your niche think of something that excites you, a hobby, or a passion. This is so important because practically ANY niche can be successful and easily turn into a fulltime income.

Affiliate programs are everywhere and majority of them are free to join. There are literally thousands of affiliate program within almost every niche that you can think of. Focus on one niche at a time  Be careful not to join to many affiliate programs. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself and risk quitting. Focus on one niche at a time.

Once you sign up with a companies affiliate program you will get a link with a tracking code that is unique to you. Drive traffic to that link and when a purchase is made through that link you will receive a commission.

Your main focus with affiliate marketing should be to help your audience rather than “selling” to them. Having some knowledge or a interest within your niche will make it a lot easier for you to help your audience by.

  • Researching products and services to promote within your niche
  • Communicating within your niche
  • Writing content within your niche

You don’t have to worry about being a expert within your niche. You will become one. Through TIME and through HELPING people you will build trust and credibility. THEN and only THEN will the “money” part come-through helping people.

Its just a matter of you connecting with your audience. Connect with your audience by narrowing down your niche category (your audience). Here’s a few examples how you narrow down your niche category.

Here are 5 niches within the clothing category:

  1. Men’s swimwear
  2. Women’s bathing suits
  3. Outdoor wear
  4. Plus size clothing
  5. consignment/used clothing

Here are 5 niches within the vehicle electronics category:

  1. Keyless Entry
  2. Car stereos
  3. Phone chargers
  4. Car Alarms
  5. DVD Players

selflessmoney.com is within the “Make Money Online Training” niche category.

Affiliate marketing is just like any other business. You have to educate yourself. Education is the fundamentals and is imperative for your success.

Here are 5 categories within the Make Money Online Training category:

  1. Email Marketing
  2. PPC (pay per click) Marketing
  3. Social media marketing
  4. Video Marketing
  5. Local Marketing

As you can see there are plenty of ways to make money with affiliate marketing.  These are just a few examples of niche categories that can be narrowed down even more. This is why with some help and the proper training you will have a better chance of being successful with affiliate marketing.

So whats your niche???  Join the discussion forum. Get help, feedback, or just refine your niche right here!

*note* this is the exact same training that I use(100% free to you). Scroll to the bottom of  the training to join the discussion forum. It will look like this inside.

Once inside you will be prompt to start your free memberships. Fill in your email, name, username, password and that’s it! Never any financial information needed as a free member (stay free as long as you like).

Now that you have your niche figured out. You can start building your foundation, your website.

Anybody Can Create A Website In Seconds…

Your website is where you have complete control over everything. Your content, images, comments, and security is a must. Your website is your space in the internet world.

I am so serious, today technology is so advance that with just a few clicks anybody can create a website

This is what it looks like inside my Siterubix website builder.


  1. Choose rather you want a free domain, a domain you own, or transfer an existing domain.
  2. Choose a domain name for your website.
  3. Enter a title for your website- your title can be the same as your domain name- you can always change your title later
  4. Choose a design for your website – there are  themes available to select from                                                                                                                                                      Then there will be a big green button to click to build your website. Within seconds you will have a fully functional LIVE website up and running.

The owners of my training platform, Kyle and Carson are highly active within the community. Click here to watch a video Kyle created. How to create a website in under 30 secs.

No Traffic = No Sales Period!!!…

You are going to target your audience by using what is known as “keywords”.  Matter of fact, keywords is what brought you to this post. Keywords are how you will generate traffic

What’s a Keyword…

A keyword is just a word or a phrase that people search for in search  engines

Anything that you type into Google, or any other search engine is called a “keyword.”

Keywords is what’s going to bring relevant viewers to your website. Keywords are the starting point and the core to your success. From here on out, when you write content for your post. Each post that you create will target a  specific keyword or keyword phrase.

100 targeted keywords = 100+ search engine rankings

With Time and Consistency you will be ranked (seen) in search engines, like Google. This can lead to a massive amount of FREE traffic.

Here is a screen shot of my Jaxxy quick search keyword tool. I’ll give you a quick walk through and go over the “Rules” of how to use keyword terms-these rules are pretty simple though. I’ll use the exact same keyword I used for this post.

“What is affiliate marketing and how does it work?”

Keyword- This the search phrase that the data to the right represents.

Avg-This is the overall monthly traffic that this search term gets, globally.

Traffic-  This is the overall monthly traffic you will get if you rank on the first page of google on this term.

QSR- Quoted Search Results, this is the  number of results in Google that you are competing with. This is your competition.

Seo- This is a score based on traffic and competition. the higher the score the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page the higher the better on a scale of 1-100.

KQI- Keyword Quality Indicator  Green is great, Yellow is OK, Red is poor.

Domains-these are the domain names available

Look in the bottom right hand corner at the big blue button. Right here I can view the full keyword report in Jaxxy.

Here you can track rankings, create and manage keyword list, analyze your competition, search and find relevant affiliate programs in your niche. Jaxxy is the most advance keyword tool in this industry! 

Keyword “Rules”

Rule #1: AVG- This is the amount of traffic that this keyword gets monthly you want to receive more than 30 searches. The keyword search term needs to get some traffic. I like to shoot for at least 5o searches.

Rule #2: QSR- Quoted Search Results This is the number of competing websites in google. This is your competition. Keep this column below 200. If you can get a QSR of 100 or less that’s even better.

Rule #3: It is vital that your keyword make sense. Keep in mind that you are writing for your viewers first and the search engines second. Your keyword or phrase needs to flow within your content.

Place your keyword in the title of your post. Use that same keyword and place it in the first paragraph, preferably the first sentence. Then just write natural through out the rest of your post. 

A Task For You

Use that exact same process with the Jaxxy keyword tool below and find 5 keyword terms related to your niche.



Already you have started the process of building your very own website. you have 5 targeted keywords that are ready for 5 different post. You online business is now up and running

I hope you have a better grasp of what affiliate marketing is and how it works by

I would  love to know how things worked out for you. Let me know below in the comment section.

Wishing  you great success



My Wealthy Affiliate Review – A Way To Make Money Online

I’m so glad you stopped by My Wealthy Affiliate Review. We are an online business training platform with over 800,000 + members from all over the world. We have a community that is always active with 24/7 support. So I like to think of us as more like a training community. Myself and my online friends are here to help you turn any passion, interest or hobby into a thriving online business. Learn all the ins and outs of generating long term wealth online with affiliate marketing and website creating. Check out my rankings and full review below. See how somebody like me with no experience with affiliate marketing can create my very own website with this exact same training community.

Wealthy Affiliate – The Overview & Rankings

Name: Wealthy Affiliate

Owners: Kyle & Carson

Website URL: www.wealthyaffiliate.com

Training: 4.8 out of 5.0

Support: 5.0 out of 5.0

Website Builder: 4.9 out of 5.0

WordPress Hosting: 4.8 out of 5.0

Tools & Resources: 4.6 out of 5.0

Success Stories: 4.5 out of 5.0

Price: Starter Membership (free), Premium Membership ($49/mth or 359/year)

Selflessmoney.com Ratings: 4.8 out of 5.0

Easy To Follow Step By Step Training

Online Entrepreneur Certificate Courses: 5 courses with 10 lessons each, video based training with text instruction. This is a series of training walking you through the process of creating and growing a business with any passion or interest that you have (your niche).
There is a check list after each lesson to keep you on task.

Affiliate Bootcamp: 7 courses with 10 lessons each. This is a series of training related to creating a business in a niche related to the promotion of Wealthy Affiliate. Affiliate Bootcamp is video and task based as well, with text instructions.

Over 10 additional classrooms broken down into different topics like search engine optimization (seo) , keyword search, niche marketing, video marketing, and other varies topics

Additional member training- Can’t find a training your looking for? Simply request it and one of our expert members within the community will create it!

Live interactive weekly training (that are recorded).

See for yourself! Click right here check out your first course for Free

The Most Supportive Community In The World…

Honestly, I have never seen so many selfless people in my life. Very successful experts in this industry that go above and beyond to teach you everything they know. Get answers to you questions almost instantly! Our community is global and always active, you have 24/7 support!You can view my profile right here. See all my online friends that motivate me, support me, offer me feedback and just let me know they are there. Everywhere you turn within the community you have access to support

  • 24/7 chat feature
  • private messaging
  • Discussion forums within all training
  • Search bar ask any question here at the top of your profile

You will not feel left out in the dark about nothing. I promise, we will literally hold you by the hand and help you from your foundation to a thriving online business.

Your Website Is Your Business

Your website is your business. This is where all activity and revenue will be generated at. It is vital that you have a solid and secure foundation. You have access to SiteRubix, our all in one Word press hosting platform and website builder. Some of the most advanced online entrepreneurs run multi-million dollar websites on our hosting platform. Yet simplified for any newbie to quickly learn.

Privacy Protection, Domain Security, 24/7 site support, unlimited email accounts, advance DNS management and instant setup

SiteSpeed – Better visitor experience, higher rankings in search engines and better conversions

Site Heath – Website analysis, tracking overall site health

Site Feedback – Improve you website by getting feedback from the community

Site Comments – Website engagement important for rankings

Tools & Resources

Keep your website with a competitive edge by taking advantage of all the tools and resources we have available to you. Owners Kyle and Carson have really thought of it all!!!

Affiliate Program –  Earn as you learn with one of the most lucrative affiliate programs

Link tracking – See which online campaigns are converting.

Default auto responder – (Promotion of wealthy affiliate)

Jaxxy Keyword Tool – The most advance platform for managing all aspects of keyword, website, competition and research marketing.

See What Others Are Saying….Here is a few of the many success stories

We want your Success not your Money…

We are truly dedicated to you success. You are either Free or Premium. There are no upsells and no credit card or payment information required. If you feel Wealthy Affiliate is the right fit opportunity for you. Upgrade to our premium membership for only $49/monthly. If you decided to go yearly for $359 this make you membership $29 a month. That’s less than a dollar a day! As a premium member you have access to 100% of everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.

In Conclusion

You have absolutely nothing to lose here! The only thing stopping you from generating income online is you! As a free member you have access to a free account, 2free websites, free hosting, 24/7 community support, daily blog, affiliate program and your free membership never expires.

So what exactly are you waiting for??? Take action and start you free account today!!!

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below in the comment section

As always, I wish you great success

Sierra Morgan



Internet Marketing Glossary – Basic Marketing Terms That’s Good to Know

Advertiser- The company that produces products or services that you promote as an affiliate. Also referred to as the Merchant.

Affiliate- Someone who promotes products or services for a merchant in return a commission is received for the sales or leads they drive.

Affiliate Link- A provided by the merchant to add to your site that has a unique tracking code specifically assigned to you to track sales that you are responsible for generating.

Affiliate Marketing- Performance based marketing that can be based on a sale, click, or other action. If visitors click on your link to a merchant site and purchase a product in return you receive a commission for that sale.

Affiliate Program- This is a program offered by a merchant to allow individuals to recommend or refer others to their products or services in return the affiliate will receive a commission.

Associate- Another term for affiliate

Bounce Rate- The percentage of visitors that land on one of your pages. Instead of viewing more pages they leave the site. They only visit one page then “bounce” away.

Call to Action- You need to tell your visitors what you want them to do… Click Here! Order Now! Learn More…. these are effective phares you use when you want your visitors to take action.

CPA- Cost Per Action- Refers to the amount of money paid by the merchant for a specific action- this can be getting a form filled out or an email sign up.

Commission- The predefined money or fee a merchant pays an affiliate for generating sales or a predefined desired outcome for a merchant

Cookie- A text file that is sent from a website to a file within a users web browser. Cookies are used for various reasons on the web. In regards to affiliate marketing, cookies are used to assign an ID to a user that has clicked on your affiliate link to a merchant website for a predefined period (whether or not they click on your affiliate link again) then you can receive credit for the sale. Example: if someone clicks on your Amazon affiliate link but doesn’t buy anything, the cookie will stay in their browser for 24hrs. If they buy within those 24hrs you will still get the commission.

E-mail Link– An affiliate link with the intent of being utilized in an email advertisement

Google Analytics- Hosted by Google it will provide you with statistics from your website. You can track things like traffic, traffic sources, conversions and more.

Keyword- The word or phrase that online users search for. A keyword can be more than just one word. ”         ”

List Building- This is when you capture your visitor’s contact information including their e-mail and add them to your list. You can now keep in contact with them.

Niche- Your target audience- a group of people looking for stuff

Paypal- Global e-commerce allowing payment and money transfers to be made safely on the internet.

Plugins- Used to add specific features to your WordPress blog for example. Akismet is an example of a plug in it allows you to prevent spam comments on your blog.

Raw clicks- Tracking that allows you to see how many overall clicks have occurred on your affiliate link.

Residual Earnings- This when you are credited with the lifetime sales for any new customers you refer to merchants, indefinitely versus only being paid on the first, initial purchase made by the referral. This is also referred to as “lifetime commissions”.

SEO- Search Engine Optimization- optimizing your website for it to rank well in search engines for keywords and specific topics.

Unique Clicks- Tracking that allows you to see how many unique (different) people have clicked on your affiliate link versus seeing all clicks (Raw Clicks).

Squeeze Page- This is a page where your objective is to capture your visitor’s contact information

Get The Best Step By Step Affiliate Training In The Industry

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Tired Of Living From Paycheck To Paycheck???

Tired of living from paycheck to paycheck?Do you ever wonder is there more to life than just working? Build an online business and start creating the life you deserve.

We are all taught go to school get a good job and be a good worker. No matter what we are great workers through rain, sleet and snow. Work comes first then family and everything else comes next.

 How many times do you not want to go to work because there was a after school program you wanted to attend, your sick, or just tired.

I’m sure you still made it in because not only are you such a good worker  but the bills might not get paid.

Here at selflessmoney.com I’m here to help you build an online business and create the life you deserve.

A Lil Bit About Me

My name is Sierra born in 1985. I’m a single mom of two girls that I just love and adore.

In 2012 I got into nursing because I love to help others. I’m dedicated to creating a nurturing life through memories and experience not just for my girls but my community as well.

Although nursing is so rewarding and can be a promising career I found myself at work more than with my girls.

Id look back on pictures of family gatherings very seldom was I in any of them. Can you guess where I was at? Of course at work and  when I wasn’t at work I was to tired to do anything  with my own kids…

I felt awful… I knew if I wanted my girls to live a life they little hearts desired I had to figure out something.

Did You Say No Recruiting Friends and Family???

That’s right, no recruiting friends and family. I been there done that whole recruiting friends and family stuff.

Trust me you will get discouraged, it will feel like no one supports you… When infact, they just may not have the same vision as you.

So enjoy your time with your friends and family. That’s what family and friends are for right? The time we spend together and memories we create. Not funding your next dream. A little harsh but true…

Actually a unexpected friend introduced me to “online money” is what he called it But it made perfect sense to me. It was a way to make some extra money without being away from my girls.

I knew absolutely nothing about a online business. I barely know how to work a computer let alone start a computer based business.

Me being me, I had to find some kind of affordable education,training or something on how to make money online.

I might of had about 50-75 bucks a month I could spare, 75 was pushing it, but it is what it is we all know education is not free.

Thankfully I was fortunate enough to find  Wealthy Affiliate’s  online business training platform that covers every aspect of affiliate marketing. With every tool you need to have a successful online business.

Actually we are so much more than an online business training platform. We are a active vibrant community where every member is dedicated to each others success.

Here at selflessmoney.com,  I will be giving you an insight of our Wealthy Affiliate community. This is where I interact with some amazing people. I’m so excited my website is evolving and I learn something new everyday. The craziest part of it all is that it only takes 4 steps to be successful online

The craziest thing is that to be successful online only takes 4steps!!!

That’s it nothing more Complex than this!

  1. Choose an interest- This can be anything, a interest, a passion, or something you just want to know more about
  2. Build a Website -This is your foundation, your presence in the internet world. This where you have controlof what really goes on behind the scenes of your online business. Your security,themes, features (also known as plugins). This is all controlled through your website.
  3. Get Rankings – Get your website indexed in search engines like google, bing and yahoo- we teach you how to generate free traffic.
  4. Generate Income- Generate income from selling products that your visitors want.

Not Computer Savvy! No Problem!

If you can navigate in any way online (just like your here on selflessmoney.com) right now. I know for a fact you can follow our comprehensive training.

Anything new can feel overwhelming at times. With the proper education,support and sticking with it. Building an online business will be second nature to you.

Always remember the ones who fail are the ones who give up!!!

Start with 2 free websites

Start your free starter membership with two free websites already pre installed with security & search engine optimization (seo) We also have themes that you can select from.

2full certification courses, over 10 lessons of video based training with text instructions, access to keyword tool, access to owners, affiliate program, live active community to interact with. All this and more 100% free!

If Wealthy Affiliate is the right fit opportunity for you upgrade to our premium membership. There are no upsells once you are premium you have all that wealthy affiliate has to offer.

Including  24/7 live chat, private messaging, live weekly video trainings (that are recorded),50 websites,5 levels of certification courses, over 10 classrooms covering  seo, keyword search, local marketing, video marketing, email marketing .An affiliate program with (50% commission payout), additional members trainings.

All of this for 47/month or 349/yr. Going yearly makes your premium membership less than 30 bucks a month! That’s less than a $1 a day.

No pressure to upgrade! Even as a free member you have tools to be successful online.

Everything Happens For A Reason

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. You being here on selflessmoney.com  is not a coincidence. Take action today and change your financial future. You have nothing to lose here its 100% free with no payment information required. The only thing stopping you is you! Click the link below and start your free starter membership today!!!

Start your free starter membership today!!! For the first 7days experience our premium membership 100% free



Feel free to leave any questions or comments in the comment section below or you can always leave them on my profile.(view my profile here)

Best wishes to all your future endeavors…

Sierra Morgan



Welcome to selflessmoney.com, my name is Sierra Morgan born in 1985. I am a single mother of 2 amazing girls that I just love and adore. I live in a metropolitan area right off the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa. In the evenings I’m a nurse at a memory care unit. I work with some of the most special individuals we exchange our love through lots of hugs and smiles-Alzheimer Disease. During the day I’m an Internet marketer

In 2012 I got into nursing because I love to help others. I’m dedicated to creating a nurturing life through experience and memories. not just for my children but my community as well…

Here at selflessmoney.com, I will be sharing information on how to turn any interest into income through a website. With our FREE step-by-step education here at Wealthy Affiliate a truly helpful and selfless community.Financial freedom can be achieved

If you would love to work from home, create your own online business and make money you’ll fit right in.

I will give you an insight of the Wealthy Affiliate community (view my profile here) This is where I interact with some remarkable successful members. You can create your own profile here Come learn, make new friends, and have some fun…

I learn something new every day with this online training. I have created my very own website that is evolving with the help of Wealthy Affiliate’s supportive community. I’m so excited that there is so much more to come. What are you passionate about? I can help you turn any interest into a profitable website.

You will be amazed by what you can earn and learn in just a few months working through our FREE lessons Without any knowledge of Internet Marketing.Here at Wealthy Affiliate, our lessons give you the ability to interact and ask questions. You will not feel left out in the dark about anything!                                                                Let me help you 🙂

If you ever have any questions or comments be sure to leave them below and  I will be more than happy to help you.

Wishing you happiness and success with all your future endeavors…

Sierra Morgan