You Need to Start Affiliate Marketing

Patrick Fluke
6 min readJan 28
Photo by Dominika Roseclay

In 2023, as economies ramp down and budgets tighten, you might be like millions of others looking for ways to supplement your income. You might have considered online marketing but decided it wasn’t worth the effort. Let me tell you, you need to start Affiliate Marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a global business. Your internet traffic can literally come from anywhere. Global sales from affiliate marketing continue to number in the billions of dollars and the affiliates out there are the ones reaping the benefits. Affiliate marketing is a performance-based business and the better you understand your traffic and its needs the more money you can make. More and more affiliate marketing is becoming popular for driving sales to big corporates with the trust the affiliates have built up from their audience. Corporations love this because it increases their sales, and the affiliates love this because they’re making bank.

Don’t you agree that it’s time for you to get into affiliate marketing?

Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing

Great! You stuck around and you are intrigued. That’s smart. To get started, you’re going to need to establish for yourself a source of traffic. At the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter if you build your own website, make youtube videos, or build an audience on Twitter or TikTok. It doesn’t matter at all where your traffic is coming from. What matters are two things:

  1. You understand why your traffic is finding its way to you, and you provide them with quality content.
  2. You work with affiliate programs offering products or services that your audience will actually like and want to purchase.

That’s it, those are the two secrets to success. Aren’t you glad you stopped by?

But wait, how do you get to the point of having both one and two? Well, you’ve got to start with some form of content creation because at the end that’s what affiliate marketing is based upon. You need to produce content for the world to see and consume. That’s not where it ends though, because content that is never seen will never be consumed and will lead to no conversions from your affiliate programs.

Patrick Fluke

Freelance Writer and Programmer. Usually writing about programming or game development, but quite often side tracked. Stick around!