Affiliate Marketing for Dummies (or Beginners)

When you go to Google and type in “affiliate marketing”, one of the top suggestions is gonna be:

Affiliate Marketing for Dummies search

Chances are that you’ve landed on this page precisely because you’ve chosen that “affiliate marketing for dummies” option.

If you are trying to find out if there’s a “for Dummies” book (as in: from the world-famous Wiley’s series) on affiliate marketing, the answer is negative.

Interestingly though, when you choose that “Affiliate Marketing for Dummies” Google suggestion, on the right you see two product listings (one from Target, and another one from Barnes and Noble):

Google product ads

That is a book, and it’s a book written by me (by the way, Amazon sells it for cheaper).

However, it may, or may not be right for you.

First and foremost, we need to figure out what for-dummies type “education” you’re looking for: as an affiliate (someone looking to earn money on affiliate marketing by selling/marketing other people’s stuff) or as a merchant (someone looking to sell stuff through affiliates)? If it’s the latter, the above book is just right for you. If it’s the former, it’s a good book to read (to understand what makes up a good merchant), but not exactly a “for dummies” type manual you may be looking for.

Whether you are looking to learn about affiliate marketing as an affiliate, or as a merchant, I do have something for you, and something that you can start using right away. I’ve compiled (and am constantly expanding) two online-based 100% free guides — one for affiliates, and one for beginning affiliate managers (or merchants):

I hope you will find the above compilations of help, and if there is a question that hasn’t been answered there, just post it in the “Comments” area below, and I will make sure it is entertained.

3 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing for Dummies (or Beginners)”

  1. Geno, I would like to buy the “How To” Guide to Affiliate Marketing book [for affiliates]. I read also one of your previous posts about that publication. My question is, would that book be suitable for people like, who hasn’t done any affiliate before? I would like to learn more about it…

    1. Magda, I don’t have a book for affiliates. The one mentioned above (A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing) is mostly for merchants and affiliate program managers. The “How To” Guide referenced above is free for all, and you don’t need to purchase it to use it. Just follow the above link, and enjoy. πŸ˜‰

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