Affiliate Marketing by definition is a method by which a person can earn an income online without actually owning or designing or producing a product to sell. The "affiliates" purely advertise for the "vendors" and thereby earn a commission when a customer purchases the product.
Anyone can be an Affiliate Marketer. No prior education necessary. All it takes is a bit of time and determination. That being said, having a good understanding of HTML script and computer / internet usage in general is incredibly valuable. But remember, anything you do not know can be learned as you go. Learn where you are weak and seek out ways to educate yourself on the information which you lack.
Getting involved is easy. Either visit the affiliate marketing websites directly and sign up, or follow a "system" or "program" designed to help teach you and lead you along the way.
You can expect to make money. How much money you make will depend on how much time, effort, and capital you are able to put forth into your new online business. The more you put in, the more you get out, and the faster it will come. There is no tried and true statistic or guarantee for how much you can expect to make in a certain amount of time. It depends on the level of knowledge you have on the subject matters beforehand, and it depends on the methods of advertising that you employ.
Some helpful TIPS for you to remember:
o Always be on the lookout for educational opportunities.
o Keep your eyes and ears open and never stop learning.
o Learn from your mistakes, and the mistakes of others.
o Join a discussion forum, be around like-minded people.
o Set high goals.
o Do not be afraid of failure.
o Play it smart.
o Take risks.
o Do your research.
o Always stay on top of your game.
o Never give up.
What Affiliate Marketing is NOT:
It is not a get-rich-quick scheme
It is not the reason to quit your day job – yet!