Everything You Need to Know About Affiliate Marketing

Did you already consider becoming an affiliate? Many people choose affiliate marketing for their first business venture. If you want to become an affiliate or just want to learn more, you’re in the right place.

The lads at the Hosting Tribunal, a website that discusses all things online—web hosting and affiliate marketing included—made a helpful infographic. It outlines some interesting data.

For instance, did you know the affiliate marketing industry is worth around $12 billion? That amount only means one thing—there’s a lot of money to be made.

That attracts most people to affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing offers practically unlimited earning potential, flexible hours, and passive income. To top it off, you can do it all from your sofa. It’s hard to resist such an opportunity.

All of the above is technically true. You can earn a lot of money. You work as much as you want and only need a computer to start. So what’s the catch?

Here’s some bad news. Affiliate marketing is not all fun and games. Sure, you can be an affiliate and work one hour a day. However, that kind of work ethic won’t get you far. Otherwise, everybody would be a successful affiliate.



Affiliate marketing requires as much effort as any other job, probably even more. You can’t just expect to make a blog post and collect your check.

That being said, all businesses require effort. Affiliate marketing offers the benefits of working at your own pace and not having to invest anything to get going in the first place. If you’re fine putting in the hours, there’s no reason you shouldn’t earn a fortune as an affiliate.

So, if you still want to be an affiliate, or if you’d like to see more info first, the infographic below is for you. It is a comprehensive account on all aspects of affiliate marketing. If you have any question about affiliate marketing, this is the place to start.


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About Nick Galov

Nick Galov, Head of Content and Community Manager at HostingTribunal.com. With years of experience as frontline support and system administrator, Nick wants to improve the web hosting industry as whole. Through impartial reviews and detailed case studies he helps people find the most suitable hosting provider. In the rare moments he unplugs from the digital world, Nick enjoys hiking and cycling.