How to start in an affiliate marketing business? Free set-up & training!

Whenever you contemplate something new, the first thing you think of is “How do I start?” Now that you’re thinking of starting an online business, your first question is: “How to start in an affiliate marketing business?” Think no more, because I am going to show you how to set up your entire business with two free websites (concentrate on one at a time, however), and free university online training – all 100% for free!

That’s quite a statement, and you’re probably skeptical, but I can tell you right now that the program I am going to introduce you to has been helping affiliate marketers for over 14 years, has a 5-star reputation, and it really is free to join and maintain as long as you want.

The program is called Wealthy Affiliate, and if you’ve been researching online at all for a way to start in an affiliate marketing business, you’ve probably come across information on the program.

Reviews of Wealthy Affiliate

If you would like to read my article on Reviews of Wealthy Affiliate, you can do so here:

How to start in affiliate marketing


I did the research for you and pulled up multiple reviews on the platform and program. I researched in this way years ago when I first started in Affiliate Marketing, and Wealthy Affiliate was not the first program I tried. Unfortunately, the other programs did not provide me with what I needed to start and run a successful online business. Wealthy Affiliate did!

How to get started

Here’s the good (great) news! You can have your first website up and running today, in about 30 minutes, actually! That is not an exaggeration, but a fact. Once you sign up for your free Starter Membership, you will be taken to the training where you will set up your profile and then set up your first website.

Here’s what I love about Wealthy Affiliate – They walk you through every step of the way and leave nothing to chance. The instructions are given in written format as well as video tutorials. People learn best in different ways. We are all unique, and Wealthy Affiliate takes that into account.

Myself, personally, I enjoy and learn best from the video walk-throughs. When I can read the instructions and then see someone actually follow them, it reinforces what I just read and makes the implementation of the process super easy. I whizzed through the first set of training classes when I first signed up.  I was so excited to begin this journey that I was just a sponge absorbing all the information.

Free to sign up

This is the other thing I absolutely admire about the Wealthy Affiliate program, and what convinced me beyond a doubt that the platform is legitimate, is the fact that I did not need a credit card nor a debit card to sign up. I was able to get into the platform, create my account and set up my website 100% for free.

Some programs offer a “trial” period, but with Wealthy Affiliate, there is no trial period. There are simply two levels of membership. One is the Starter Membership (free to use and maintain) and the Premium Membership ($49/month to use and maintain). Take a look at what each level offers here:

how to start in an affiliate marketing business

The company does offer an incentive if you are serious about your business and want to upgrade for the full benefits of Premium membership. If you upgrade within the first seven days, you will get a steep discount on your first month. They offer that first month for only $19. That’s a pretty good incentive!

What if you are inexperienced?

The Wealthy Affiliate program is designed for new and seasoned marketers, alike. The instructions are so easy to follow, they really are step-by-step, so please don’t feel stressed that you won’t understand them or that you will get lost.

Here’s another benefit – if you are Starter, you do get access to the community and the owners for the first seven days (take advantage of that), and if you go Premium, well then you get full access to the community and owners whenever you need it.

The Wealthy Affiliate Community is second-to-none. It’s amazing. If you have a question, you merely ask it in the chat box and multiple people will get right back to you. Take a look here. Note that the newer messages are on the top of the thread. I will ask a question, “Does anyone have any good information on Pay Per Click?” Within two minutes, I got a response!

Wealthy Affiliate Community

But the member didn’t stop there! He left me two more messages with even more information:

Wealthy Affiliate support


The people that help you aren’t anonymous either. I can click on his username and pull up his Bio!  This will give me information on him, it will show me his websites, his social media sites, and his Blog posts!  It’s a great way to get to know people around the community:


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The other thing you can do is private message any member with the Premium membership.   Wealthy Affiliate really is a community unlike any other out there for affiliate marketers! The people (and the owners) are accessible and helpful.

Another fantastic help is the Support. As a Premium member, you will get full support for your website. Take a look here where I had a question and how quickly the support team got back to me:

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Wealthy affiliate login

I’m the type of person who panics when something goes wrong. I have not had to contact support often, probably three times since I’ve been in the program, and all three times, the response was just as fast and the issue resolved immediately. Now I don’t panic anymore because I know I’m dealing with professionals who really know what they’re doing.

Sign up today

There is no reason not to get started today. It’s free to sign up, free to get your websites, and free to begin your new business. If you really want to learn how to make money online from an established, reputable organization, Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go!

I’ve been doing this a long time, and I designed this website to share what I’ve learned with others. I would never steer you to something I didn’t totally believe in. I cannot imagine running my affiliate marketing business without Wealthy Affiliate, so go ahead and sign up today.

I’ll be right there when you do. You will immediately receive a message from me welcoming you and giving you my contact information and username in the platform. I will be with you every step of the way! Your success is my success! I mean that!

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!


  1. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for a little while now, and I pretty much agree with everything you said. Especially about the benefits of Wealthy Affiliate. What an amazing platform! Literally, everything you need to make a professional site is there waiting for you. Training, marketing materials, tools, they’ve thought of it all. You even talked about a few things I didn’t know and I’ve been a member for several months.


  2. I absolutely love this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me.this article well explain how to go about in starting affiliates marketing. Wealthy affiliate offers weekly training for newbies and existing affiliate marketers.I’m super proud to be an affiliate marketer with wealthy affiliate, commission are paid regularly and earn money as we learn. Thanks for the review.

  3. Wealthy Affiliate has been a place of beautiful experiences, these past few weeks I signed up with them.

    I signed up for premium the same day I started as a free member, because the whooping 30 dollars discount was too good to lose. 

    I am taking the online entrepreneurship certification course offered by them. I already have one website built and I am trying to promote it.

    1. I signed up for Premium within the first 7 days as well.  The discount the first month was a great deal, and within one day I knew it was legitimate and I wanted to continue!  – Babs

  4. There is no better training or people than those in Wealthy Affiliate. In most programs I had been in years ago. There was a lot of competition and no one wanted to give out their best secrets because if they did they were scared you would get their signups. That is not the case in Wealthy Affiliate, members don’t think twice helping other members out and it isn’t even MLM. Everyone helps each other without making a dime help the other one. It truly is a Giving system with incredible people all over it. I can not say enough good things about it.

    1. You’re right, Sara.  People help you all the time, and their only motivation is to be kind and helpful.  They gain nothing more.  It’s wonderful!  – Babs

  5. I will really like to commend you for taking out time to write this great article on HOW TO START IN AN AFFILIATE MARKETING BUSINESS? FREE SET-UP & TRAINING!, yes this information is quite very vital following the fact that I am a beginner. And my eagerness to start an affiliate marketing brought me to wealthy affiliate. And seriously I am learning, and they meet my needs at any point in time 

  6. I really don’t know what I would have done had I taken one of those scam make money online programs instead of Wealthy affiliate. With wealthy affiliate, I can see my dreams coming through. I love the way that I can see the profile of members of the community, it helps to know something about the members,that way it feels like a community of friends. The resources available and the prompt answer to questions by members for members is also quite commendable.

    I am blessed with all the new information and education I read in the forum. The encouragements,the level of support and cheers are really worth it.

    1. Yes, I was actually surprised just how helpful the community always is.  It’s one of the highlights of the program!  – Babs

  7. Thanks for this useful information on starting up affiliate marketing business setup and training. I would recommend wealthy affiliate as it has taught me alot about online business and it’s been an awesome experience learning from a great source of knowledge, and within a short period of time I can see the impact made in my online business. Good job! 

    1. My business has grown beyond my wildest dreams due to Wealthy Affiliate as well!  Thank you, Seun!  – Babs

  8. Wow, what an explanatory article for aspiring entrepreneurs in online marketing. I can categorically say to build up a strong successful affiliates marketing business, solid and explanatory training from best platform is needed. Having crossed this bridge when I started, I come across Wealth Affiliate which is the best online that gave me the best training.  That’s why I don’t really pay much attention to make-money-online offers nowadays because there are just too many crappy products out there. I can strongly recommend Wealth Affiliate as where to get trained as aspiring entrepreneurs in online marketing as a free or premiun member.

    1. Yes, believe me, I tried so many programs, spent a lot of money, and I was so disappointed.  Wealthy Affiliate was the first real program out there!  – Babs

  9. I came across Wealthy Affiliate when I was doing a research for another super expensive platform called Dan Lok the high ticket seller. After reading all the reviews and comments decided that I did not want to spend $3,000 and there might be many upsells. One person mentioned about WA so I clicked on the link to find out. The rest is history. WA won my trust right away when they do not require my cc no. for signing up for the Starter program.   

    I really learned a lot from the lessons but the rest of the lessons are available for the premium only so right after that I decided to sign up for Premium because I knew I had found a real legitimate program. I love the community people, not sure about other platform but WA people are so helpful. Whenever I write a post to ask about certain questions, someone always drops by to answer it. I also enjoy the weekly live training by Jay. It is very updated and even though I am new to affiliate marketing I can follow his instruction. I also love the replay option as well, sometimes I miss it because of work. This is my 8th month in and I am still happy and love the platform. My verdict is what is there to lose?, give WA a try 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!  I really like that they don’t force an upgrade on you.  It’s your choice if you ever upgrade and the Starter plan offers a lot for a beginner.  You’re right, though, if you really want all the features, Premium is the way to go.  It’s reasonable and no other upgrades – that’s it!  – Babs

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