How to start a affiliate marketing business – this is a question I get a lot.  And the answer is – it depends.

I know that sounds like a cop out, but it really does depend on several factors.

1) How much time do you have?

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2) What experience do you have in various industries?

3) Do you have a day job providing a second income while you get up to speed?

Affiliate marketing takes time.  It takes time to learn the many things you need to know to become an affiliate marketer.  It takes time to find profitable niches.  It takes time to build websites.  It takes time to get those websites ranked in google and other search engines.  It takes time…

If you have experience in different niches, you have a benefit.  You have an insight that you can exploit.  I recommend getting started in niches you have experience in.  This will allow you to learn the techniques.  Once you’ve learned the techniques with a niche you’re comfortable with (a profitable niche)  then you’re ready to expand to other niches.

Affiliate marketing takes time, and accordingly, money won’t be rolling in the door right away.  Sure, there are techniques to accelerate the process.  But they cost money.  And there are no guarantees.  So you could end up spending a lot of money and making little or no money.

Affiliate marketing, at least to me, is a wash, rinse, repeat business model.  Especially if you want long lasting, recurring, residual income.  Find a formula that works for you, for your available time, and repeat it – over and over.

For example, here is the best way how to start a affiliate marketing business:

1) Find a profitable niche

2) Find opportunity key words in that niche

3) Build a website featuring those key words & profitable affiliate products

4) build links to your site – generate traffic – make $50 income every week

5) move on to your next website

Now $50 a week may not sound like a lot – but if you can generate a process that does this over and over, and tends to grow with time and traffic, then you have the first and most profitable internet affiliate marketing business success formula.

It’s not rocket science.  But it does take time and patience.  And it does take action – so get started today!