20 thoughts on “How Much Does It Cost To Start Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Hello Gordon,

    I think the cost of starting an online business is really low, especially when compared to an off-line business. 

    A very important reason to choose affiliate marketing that covers different areas that you point out. 

    Wealthy Affiliate has an excellent education and tools that will help you achieve your main desire, generate extra income. Thanks for sharing!.



    • Hi Claudio,
      yes I totally agree that starting an online Business is so much more affordable than an off line business and without all the stresses that go with a bricks and mortar business.
      Having the added bonus of a superb training system that Wealthy Affiliate has put in place makes it all the more realistic to be able to achieve success in the online world.
      Thanks very much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts, very much appreciated.

  2. Affiliate marketing sounds like magic, I’d very much like a piece of that. But in all honesty the keyword part of it really overwhelms me, not sure if I could really master that even with a tool. I have read some articles here and there and it seems like only specialists can do proper keyword research and SEO. To me it’s a foreign language really.

    • Hi Linda,  thank you for taking the time to add your thoughts.
      It is like any thing new that you would take on, it takes time to understand the concept. When I first started out 4 years ago I didn’t even know what a Keyword was, but with the training I have received I wouldn’t say I am 100% as perfection is a long hard road, but I do know enough to make sure my work gets out into the big wide internet world.
      I was a complete novice when I started not even knowing the difference between a page and a post but now it really does become second nature.
      Even foreign languages are do-able.
      If you need a helping hand with Keywords  just give me a shout and I am willing to help you out.

      Good luck and thanks for stopping by. 

  3. Affliate marketing is an opportunity to make money on one Having the right knowledge is important to success in this business. The is not too expensive and if it’s done properly there is profit to be gained. I think advertising is key and you have nicely covered the effective advertising method. Personally I like social media but all of them are effective and affordable. 

    To make money, one has to spend money, investing in advertisements and other aspects that you mentioned such as training, imaging, outsourcing etc. will only add to the success of an online business.

    I have decided to start using google analytics. Thanks for sharing, this post was really helpful.

    Great read.

    • Hello Brenda,

      Yes you have to speculate to accumulate and the fastest way of getting your voice heard in the online world is by advertising. Although SEO is the best free way of getting noticed, it does take a length of time to establish an authority.
      Google Analytics is going to be such a benefit for you in tracking how your site is performing.
      Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hello GDODD. Thank you for sharing with us how much it costs to start an online business. It actually costs a lot of money to start an online business. Even with the money, one can easily get the Wrong Training. With Weathy Affiliate, everyone is Guaranteed success. I’m happy to be a part of this family. 🙂

    • Hi BEazzy,

      thanks for stopping by.
      I’m not sure that starting an Online Business costs that much especially if you compare it to an off line business, but I do take your point to some just the $49 a month for all the training acquired from Wealthy Affiliate is a lot of money. but success is not guaranteed. What is guaranteed is that you will get everything you need to succeed but the hard work is down to the individual to make sure they do succeed.

      Thanks very much for your comment and all the best for the future.

  5. Wow so much to learn about affiliate marketing, the money is very enticing but the work one has to put into it is serious. I like the way you have explained about the Keyword tool, it answers why some particular sites appear on page 1 while others are always in the last pages that no one clicks on.

    It all start with a website, then you set up various strategies to get this people to visit your website. I have checked out the Wealthy Affiliate link, it seems to provide so many great opportunities. Have you used it, and what can one accomplish with Wealthy Affiliate?

    • Hello Anita,
      yes Affiliate Marketing can be very rewarding given the right tuition and then your own commitment.
      I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and have had the honour of belonging to this amazing site for 4 years.
      With Wealthy Affiliate you can achieve what ever you want, that is what they teach, what they don’t teach is your own commitment and hard work that part is completely down to you. If you are prepared to give it your all and follow the training to the T there is no better place to learn Affiliate Marketing.
      Good Luck and thank you for stopping by.

  6. Starting a brick-and-mortar business would cost thousands – usually hundreds of thousands of dollars! I just read this about McDonald’s: “To open a McDonald’s franchise, however, requires a total investment of $1-$2.2 million, with liquid capital available of $750,000. The franchise fee is $45,000.” Wow!! 

    So, by comparison, starting an online affiliate marketing business costs so little. And yet, I personally think the benefits are so much better than running a franchise. I mean, you don’t have to worry about employees or management or inventory. You get to work from home, set your own schedule, write about things you like… 

    How important do you think training is in this business? Can someone go on YouTube and learn everything they need to know to be successful?

    • Thanks for your input Christina,

      totally agree with you about starting a bricks and mortar business, there is no comparison in costs when starting out. 
      I would say that there is probably everything you need on youtube to get started and posible run an online business, but what do you do when you come up against a question that isn’t covered on the video you are watching, you have to go searching for another video to answer that question and so and so on.
      The great thing about having a platform that teaches you everything under one roof is that you have all those extra questions answered ad hoc. 
      To me worth its weight in gold.

      Thank you so much for stopping by

  7. Great to look at how well you tabled what one needs to have some level of success and I do agree with you most come with time but the best is to start and with a long time goal in mind when it comes to affiliate marketing, I look at it as a big door that will lead to many others amazing doors and eventually produce a break for me.

    I am just enjoying every moment and thank you for, points you have given and I can assure you I am going to go through each one of them and learn then grow.  Great article with amazing information.

    • Hi Cinderella,

      thank you for stopping by, so pleased that you found points that are going to help you on your journey.
      It can be a long hard struggle to get to that promised land but you have obviously got deterination that is going to see you through. (You shall go to the ball)😀
      Thank you so much for your  comment.

  8. Hey! Thanks for this guide! I just started dabbling in this online marketing thing, because I’m a single mom and want more time for my 2-year old son.

    This guide was really helpful in explaining the more advanced concepts for me, like PPC and advertising in general. I also gained useful info out of your email marketing, as people always seem to tell me that I need to have an emaillist…

    I would be very interested in learning more about advertising. Do you have any other articles about that? For example about Facebook ads?


    • Thank you so much for stopping by Laura and I am pleased this guide ws of some use to you.Here at Wealthy Affiliate we are so lucky to have a vast catalogue of useful information and for your purpose this video from Jay will help you in you quest to learn about Facebook Ads.


      Thanks again for your comment

  9. Thank you for such a great post on how much does it cost to start affiliate marketing.Many people are trying to make online money through affiliate marketing which make this business competitive. To succeed we need to put much effort and mostly money to get what we want.

    What is important is to get a well designed platform which will help in training and other tools to make the business successful. I have chosen Wealthy Affiliate because it helps people with trainings which is helpful and its community is helpful too. So, as any other business, affiliate marketing will bring fruits depends on how hard we work on it.

    • Hey Julienne, thanks for browsing through my post.
      Thankfully we are blessed with probably the most comprehensive teaching platform there is and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to be successful.

      Thanks for stopping by

  10. Affiliate marketing has the great advantage of having almost zero cost to begin with. But the great downside is that it needs time to get any results. I am not mentioning hard work because any work needs hard work in order to succeed. But in order to create an authority website it needs at least one year of hard work in order to start seeing the first results. Of course time may vary but in my opinion 1 year is the absolute minimum someone should invest if someone decides to start today.

    • Hi Stratos,

      totally agree with you, AM doesn’t have to cost a great deal to get started, and your time frame is spot on, but during that year there are going to be investments to be made to reach those goals.
      Thank you very much for your much appreciated comment.


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