How to Succeed at Online Marketing

Last Update: February 14, 2016

You may have started checking out affiliate marketing as a potential new career or because you'd like to supplement what you already make or receive for retirement (or a disability). Rest assured affiliate marketing is one legitimate way you can make money online. And some affiliate marketers make A LOT of money!

But PLEASE do not start jumping up and down with excitement yet. Because as it goes with most things in life that look like they're easy, affiliate marketing is not as easy as it might first appear.

If you begin by trying to figure out how to learn internet marketing on your own you will find TONS of information on the subject. But there is one thing that is hard to find, and that is easy-to-follow steps on how to do it.

So, sadly, most people give up before they even have a chance to really find out if it's for them.

If you're really unlucky you'll stumble on some program that promises you the online world on a platter and ends up not delivering – after they take your money..

Thankfully There ARE Some Legitimate Communities for Learning Affiliate Marketing

There are few places where you will find out the information you need, and not just get started, but to actually master the skills that affiliate marketing requires – if you want to succeed at it.

The community I joined and I'm happy to say, the one I heartily recommend is WA. Notice I wrote, "community" as opposed to "program". I could have said it is a program but that doesn't quite fit WA. It is better described as an educational platform for affiliate marketing with a diverse and energetic student body. The students include both first years and "graduate students" which is important. People stay, even after they start doing well financially.

In their infinite wisdom, the two founders of WA designed their learning platform to offer information and benefits that will be beneficial to people whether they are beginning affiliate marketing or they are now successful and making 10K a month.

In fact, one of the truly great and amazing things about WA is the advanced students are willing to help new people get started!

Paying it forward is a core philosophy of WA

It is actually FREE to join, and you receive all the benefits of a member for your first few days so you can check it out completely, get all the details on membership and benefits, and then decide if it is right for you.

If you do decide you'd like to stop in and see what makes it so great I invite you to look me up and say hello at

But hold on one more minute.

Before you rush over, I want to share a short list of five things you will absolutely need to know you can doBEFORE you even begin learning the actual skills. And I suggest you copy this list and put it somewhere like your desktop where you will see it all the time!

There is a lot of power in affiliate marketing once you master the basic skills. And there are a number of skills that need to be mastered.

But First, Can You Do the Following Five Things (Your Prerequisites):

  • Follow Directions - Ideally, you can already do some basic things online (and you enjoy spending time in the online world) If you need to learn computer skills you could still do this, as long as you are comfortable with a longer learning curve.
  • Take Action Pretty Much Most Days, and Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Quit for the Day WITHOUT Giving Up Completely - meaning you are back in the game the next day – if not sooner.
  • Ask For Help When You Need It
  • Be VERY Patient!

I hope I haven't scared you off. But the truth is affiliate marketing is not for everyone. If however, after reading this article you believe affiliate marketing might be right for you I hope you take action and take advantage of the FREE All-inclusive Membership at WA for a Week now.

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paulmees Premium
Thanks for sharing.
FarshidR Premium
Great post.
dianegailit Premium
Great reminder.....hard work, consistency,patience & the passion to succeed are the keys to success :-) Thanks for sharing!
Isabella18 Premium
Thank you for stopping by, Diane! I have to ask, what kind of dog is that adorable little cutie in one of your profile images?

Hope you are enjoying Valentine's Day!
dianegailit Premium
She is a Papillon and is now almost 6 months old. Her full name is Skylar Bleu. Here is a recent picture of her. I also have a Powder Puff Chinese Crested and a Maltese-Mix.
Isabella18 Premium
The ears...OMG, they are too cute. What a lovely name! I need to look up the Powder Puff Chinese Crested... Those three little loves must bless your home with a healthy dose of fun and entertainment.
dianegailit Premium
Yes....they are so much fun ;-) Here are all Skylar, Pony (Crested) and Shiva. Have a wonderful evening!
Ericabried Premium
I like your realistic take on affiliate marketing.
JudeP Premium
Great post :)