I know this is a bit old, but I thought I’d add my two cents:
I would recommend finding a mentor who is successful in affiliate marketing and working with them. There are many ways to find a mentor:
There are many affiliate marketing forums that have sections for people to mentor others.
There are many people who have been affiliate marketers for years and want to share their knowledge.
There are many affiliate marketing sites where people write articles about their affiliate marketing experiences.
Whatever your choices when it comes to resources, it is important to understand that affiliate marketing consulting can provide the tools necessary to be successful, but the concepts will be of little value if they are not employed with a mix of prudence and creativity. Once the consulting has taken place, it is imperative to apply the methods and concepts in a manner that will be appropriate to the products or services that are to be marketed. If this is done, then the chances of building a business that is well known, profitable, and respected are very good indeed.
Affiliate marketing is the practice of partnering with a company (becoming their affiliate) to receive a commission on a product. This method of generating income works the best for those with blogs and websites. Even then, it takes a long time to build up before it becomes profitable. This is the reason why most affiliate marketers lack results. There are two ways to go about creating your website: using a free platform like WordPress or using a platform like Amazon Web Services (AWS) to go hosted.