How Does An Affiliate Marketer Do To Become Successful?

Successful Affiliate MarketerAre you an affiliate marketer? Are you still working hard on your affiliate marketing businesses? Do you get any profit from your affiliate marketing? I think a lot of affiliate marketing newbies are inspired by some successful affiliate marketers and so they want to try to start their affiliate marketing journey. Just like me, I was inspired by John Chow and Peng Joon, so I started my affiliate marketing journey in 2012. However, I gave up very soon due to a lack of persistence. In 2020, I’m inspired by another successful affiliate marketer again who is called Jerry Huang and re-start my affiliate marketing journey again. I always ask myself how does an affiliate marketer do to become successful? Why do John Chow, Peng Joon, and Jerry Huang are so successful in their affiliate marketing businesses? In this article, I’ll summarize the characteristics of various successful affiliate marketers and hope they can inspire you to work hard on your affiliate marketing businesses.

1. They Blog Constantly (Good For SEO)

BloggingAlmost all successful affiliate marketers have their blogs. They will blog constantly. For example, they will post articles every day or once a week. They would like to keep their blogs updated. Also, each article they write is targeted to one particular keyword. The purpose of this technique is to improve SEO to get more organic traffic to their blogs. In a nutshell, more traffic, more revenue. Therefore, a lot of successful affiliate marketers will spend a lot of their time to build a website with high authority. To build a website with high authority, you need to add content on the website constantly for a long period and then the authority of your website will be increased gradually.

Let’s take a look at an example. Jerry Huang is a very successful affiliate marketer. He is making a 4-figure monthly passive income from affiliate marketing. As you could see, there are more than a hundred posts on his website which is called Smart Affiliate Success. In Google’s eyes, his website has a very high authority due to the fresh content on his website which resulted in very good SEO. A lot of visitors could easily find his website from Google SERP and so he can make a lot of affiliate commissions. Therefore, if you want to succeed in affiliate marketing, blog constantly is an essential part of your work. Many affiliate marketers fail in their affiliate marketing journey is due to the lack of persistence to blog constantly. They just publish a few posts at the very beginning, however, they can’t see any result in a short period and so they give up too soon. In the nutshell, please publish your posts constantly and be patient for the result. If you want to get more details about how to start a blog, please click here to take a look at my post about blogging.

2. They Capture Emails (Good For List Building)

Email MarketingSuccessful affiliate marketers always have an intention to capture email addresses of their visitors. You will see there is always a place on their websites to enter your email address. To capture your email address, affiliate marketers will usually offer some giveaways in return. Their giveaways could be free ebooks, free courses, free training or newsletters, etc. Do you know why do they do that? There is a golden rule in the affiliate marketing industry which is called “Money is in the list”. If you could capture emails from your visitors and build your email list, you could build trust with your visitors gradually and promote your products to your list via emails every time.

It is not so difficult to capture email addresses from your visitors and build your email list. There is a good deal of email autoresponders such as Aweber and GetResponse that can help you to collect email addresses and manage your email list. You could click here to get more details about how to start your email marketing campaign. Do you want to see an example? Please look at the right-hand side of this page. There is an opt-in form for you to enter your name and email address and I’ll offer a free ebook to you in return. In the nutshell, if you want to have more chances to promote your products, please try your best to capture visitors’ email addresses, and then you could promote again and again via emails.

3. They Keep Learning (Good For Knowledge)

LearningIn the affiliate marketing industry, there are lots of things you need to learn such as blogging, list building, social media, traffic generation, and video creation. Therefore, a successful affiliate marketer will always keep learning. They are eager to learn different things to improve their results. Also, the rules of this affiliate marketing game are always changing. For example, the ranking algorithm of Google is always revised and there are occasionally new social media platform occurred on the market. As a result, affiliate marketers need to keep learning to avoid being eliminated.

I am currently a member of an excellent affiliate marketing training platform which is called Wealthy Affiliate. There are lots of successful affiliate marketers such as Kyle, Carson, Jerry Huang, and Grace aka Littlemama in there and you could learn tremendous of affiliate marketing knowledge from its online courses. No matter you are an affiliate marketing newbie or an experienced affiliate marketer, you should keep learning from a well-known training platform so that you will not be eliminated.

4. They Interact With Others Proactively (Good For Personal Branding)

InteractionSuccessful affiliate marketers would like to interact with others proactively, especially the visitors of their websites. They will invite their visitors to leave comments on their websites which is a good sign in Google’s eyes. In Google’s perspective, if people would like to leave comments on a website, that means they are interested in this website. As a result, Google would rank this website higher in its SERP which resulted in more organic traffic. Moreover, successful affiliate marketers will invite others to share their posts so that their websites can reach more people. Furthermore, successful affiliate marketers are willing to help others proactively. They are eager to answer questions in various Q&A platforms such as Yahoo Answers and Quora. They will try their best to provide useful and valuable information to solve other peoples’ problems. These acts can help to build trust and authority in their niche so that visitors will trust them and willing to purchase the products that they promoted.

Now, I would like to invite you to leave a comment below and I will reply as soon as possible since I like comments from my visitors. Also, please share this post with your friends who are interested in affiliate marketing by various platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

5. They Are Social Media Savvy (Good For Getting Traffic)

Social MediaA successful affiliate marketer will have at least one social media account such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, and TikTok. They will utilize these social media platforms to interact with other people to promote their websites or products. Nowadays, social media is an excellent tool to get traffic to your website. That’s why there are so many people who would like to pay for ads on various social media platforms. Usually, many successful affiliate marketers must have a tremendous amount of social media followers.

Let’s take a look at another successful affiliate marketer, Grace aka Littlemama, as an example. She has more than one social media account. She has a Facebook account, Facebook fan page, Twitter account, Instagram account, YouTube channel, and TikTok account. She has a lot of followers from these platforms and now she becomes a Super Affiliate in the Wealthy Affiliate community and making a lot of money. In the nutshell, the more followers, the more revenue.

Conclusion – That’s How Does An Affiliate Marketer Do To Become Successful.

That’s how does an affiliate marketer do to become successful. If you want to be a successful affiliate marketer, you have to follow what the successful affiliate marketers do in their affiliate marketing businesses. Firstly, they will blog constantly to improve the SEO of their websites. Secondly, they will capture emails to build an email list for promotion in the future. Thirdly, they will keep learning from a well-known training platform such as Wealthy Affiliate to avoid being eliminated. Fourthly, they will interact with others proactively to establish excellent goodwill. Finally, they are social media savvy which could get more traffic to their websites. Remember that you cannot get rich overnight by affiliate marketing. You have to be patient and build up your business gradually. Your hard work will be paid off in the future. If you want to learn more skillset about affiliate marketing, I suggest you could join the free course on Wealthy Affiliate which is my favorite affiliate marketing training platform. If you want to get more details about Wealthy Affiliate first, you could click here to take a look at my review about Wealthy Affiliate.

If you have any questions or comments about how to become a successful affiliate marketer, please don’t hesitate to share below.


8 thoughts on “How Does An Affiliate Marketer Do To Become Successful?”

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for putting together this great article.

    I completely agree about the need to add content all the time in order to run a sucessful site.

    I must say that I tried to cut down on doing this and within a month I could see that it was having an impact on my site rankings.

    I’m still working on the social media and I haven’t yet usedTik Toc that you mention but I will!

    • Hi,

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      Blog constantly is essential for improving the ranking of a website. I think you had the experience of how’s the impact of stopping blogging.
      TikTok is a pretty new social media platform. There are more and more people use it for affiliate marketing. Try it out.

      All the best,


  2. Hi Alex,

    Really enjoyed reading your blog with a very detailed article on affiliate marketer.
    All the things required to succeed you have explanted them all out very clearly, all the crucial pieces in this business and very well for sure.
    To a great successful career ongoing learning new knowledge as you progress and with the ever-changing evolving online trends.


    • Hi Tommy,

      Thank you so much for your comment.
      Hope you find this article useful. Yes, keep learning is very important for anyone who wants to make money online, especially for affiliate marketers. It is because there are many things we have to understand. Also, you’re right, an internet world is ever-changing so we have to keep updated.

      All the best,

  3. Hey,

    A really informative and insightful article. I am new to affiliate marketing and I learned a lot from your post today. I will put into action what you have recommended I do, especially blogging, and I will let you know how I get on with it.

    If I have any questions that I believe you can help me with then I will get in touch. Is that OK with you?

    Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work.

    All the best,


    • Hi Tom,

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      Glad to hear that you started your affiliate marketing journey. I hope you’re doing great.
      Of course, you could contact me anytime if you have any questions in your affiliate marketing business. I’m so glad to share my experience and opinions with you and other affiliate marketers.

      Wish you all the best,


  4. This is an amazing list. If we as an online entrepreneur apply it, there is nothing that can stop us from becoming successful. To me, affiliate marketing is a journey, not a destination. So, you keep going, keep learning and interacting.
    We just got to be consistent that’s all.

    I wish you all the success in your online venture.

    • Hi Habib,

      Thank you so much for your comment.

      Affiliate marketing is a long journey. We can’t get rich overnight by affiliate marketing. Therefore, you’re right. We have to be patient and consistent. We have to keep learning and interacting until success.

      I wish you all the best.



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