What is The Best Internet Marketing Course For Newbies?

What is The Best Internet Marketing Course For Newbies?


Before I get into the ‘guts’ of this article I really need to make something clear – there is no turn key system out there that can make you rich overnight.

When I first started out online I fell for the jazzy bright lights surrounding the promises of untold wealth…made from working less than 2 hours a day…

Of course – this kinda work does not exist online.

I’ve had to work to get where I am, sure I’m comfortable now, but it hasn’t always been that way.

Internet marketing gives YOU a platform to build up a legit online business BUT it’s gonna take a great deal of graft on your side of the fence!

Are you willing to invest your time in learning how to earn online?

Do you think you have what it takes to learn something new and learn it WELL?

(Hopefully you answered YES to the last two questions!)

You’re still here reading – great stuff!

So, what is the best internet marketing course for newbies – something that will give you a step-by-step education, and preferably something FREE?

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How Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work?

Okay, before cover the free online option I am going to introduce you to today, we should first clear up the stigma attached to internet (or affiliate) marketing. How does affiliate marketing really work and is it as confusing as it sounds?

The vast majority of people who come online either don’t know much about affiliate marketing, or don’t know how to implement it.

That’s fine – I had no idea how it worked myself at one point in time!

First check out this little snippet below…


How Does Affiliate Marketing Really Work?


That’s the type of statement that I first saw when I signed up for my internet marketing training – it’s safe to say that I NEEDED to find out more….

Affiliate marketing generally involves four parties: the affiliate website, the affiliate network, the advertiser and the buyer. Check out the image below:


Internet marketing processes


The affiliate in this process actually owns the website – on this website he/she has posted reviews and information about a product sold on the advertiser’s website.

Okay, let’s run through some sort of example here…

Dave is an affiliate who loves fishing – therefore he has put together a website on the subject of fishing.

This website contains video tutorials, tackle, reviews on reels and rods – you name it – he’s got it on there (all related to the subject of fishing of course!).

Most of the articles he has posted on his website contain a direct link to products on his advertiser’s website – this type of link drops a tracking cookie into the buyer’s browser.

If the buyer is interested enough in the product, and opts to buy it, Dave (the affiliate) will receive a percentage of the sale (an affiliate commission).

Sound like something you could get your teeth into?


FREE Affiliate Marketing Lessons

Well you’re still here – so you must be still interested…right?

Cool! Let’s get onto the good stuff – free affiliate marketing lessons to kick-start your internet marketing career!

Wealthy Affiliate is a training program that can teach anyone how to start their own online business. The training ranges anywhere from teaching beginners how to build up a successful online business, to more seasoned internet businesses that are looking to improve their online presence.

In a nutshell – they are there to help you build a THRIVING online business…


FREE Affiliate Marketing Lessons


Billions of people are using search engines daily to find an answer to their question problem – the Wealthy Affiliate teach you how to create a website around helping these people out.

You will be providing solutions to their problems…and earning money by doing so!


Who Are The People Behind Wealthy Affiliate?

The WA started life way back in 2005 by two guys named Kyle and Carson – they had no knowledge in internet marketing so they decided to learn on their own. Both of them had some interest in online business since 2002.

I could just ramble on, and on, and on here, about their history…but that’s not really why you ended up on this article, is it?

Besides, I found a pretty cool infographic covering the history of the Wealthy Affiliate’s setup by a guy named John VanDerlaan – it seems like it’s free to use (famous last words!)…


Internet marketing school history


Okay that was pretty in-depth right? Kudos to those of you who actually read through it all (because I certainly didn’t!).


The FREE Internet Marketing Training – Inside The Box

There are two membership levels at the Wealthy Affiliate – the Starter Membership and Premium Membership. Today we are only going to be looking at the Starter Membership – because this article is aimed at newbies to internet marketing (who DON’T want to spend a penny!).

Besides – free is always pretty cool, right?

What You Get With The FREE Wealthy Affiliate Membership Option…

  • Live Help – For The First Week You Are a Member
  • Two FREE Websites
  • Website Backup
  • Beginner Training Course
  • Personal Affiliate Blog
  • Affiliate Bootcamp Training – Phase 1 Only
  • Video Walk-Throughs
  • Keyword Research Tool – 30 Searches Per Month
  • Two Full Training Classrooms
  • Affiliate Program
  • 1-on-1 Coaching – For The First Week You Are a Member

I can’t stress how important it is for you to ‘grab the bull by the horns’ during your first week as a member – you get access to EVERYTHING for FREE!

I know of many, many, past members that have trained themselves fully in this short space of time and have now moved on to working online full time.

That’s right – they got everything they needed to succeed within the first week of their memberships!

Now, please don’t think this is an easily achievable goal – you are going to need to go at it ‘like a monkey on a cupcake!’ (I love that saying!).

Personally, I recommend you sign up for the FREE Wealthy Affiliate membership as a way to try things out. You can then judge for yourself, based on the free membership, whether it is worth it for you to sign up for the premium service.

With the premium service there is no looking back – you are personally taken through the process by Kyle and Carson…and they don’t let go until you are a success online!


Video Walk-Through – A Look Inside The Program

If you are anything like me, you’ll much prefer to see how something works as opposed to being told how it works.

I find that human beings are visual creatures – most of us learn faster when we see the process in front of us!

So with that in mind, I did a little searching through YouTube and found a rather groovy video posted by a fellow WA member. God bless the ’embed video’ function on YouTube…

I didn’t make the video, and it’s actually used somewhere on another website out there…but it gives you a valuable insight into how the system works (you get to see behind their closed doors!).


What is The Best Internet Marketing Course For Newbies?

Well there you have it – if you’re looking to build up a successful internet marketing business there is only one course to take really!

But please don’t just take my word for it – hundreds of Wealthy Affiliate members are sharing their success stories with the community on a daily basis…


What is The Best Internet Marketing Course For Newbies?

Training in marketing


I took the snaps above a couple of years back but these days there are quite literally HUNDREDS of these success stories littered around the community, daily.

As I touched on in the article above – the FREE membership gives you the internet marketing training suitable for all newcomers to the subject. In a lot of cases – this has been enough for free members to move on and create a successful online business…


14 comments on “What is The Best Internet Marketing Course For Newbies?

  1. Hello Chris, 

    Thank you for writing such an informative article. I have recently began learning about Affiliate Marketing and it’s great that before starting to deepen on the topic, you clarify that earning money online isn’t a simple thing to do and requires hard work. 

    Regarding about WA, I am already part of this community, but I didn’t know about all the progress they have being doing all these years. I hope more people join the Wealthy Affiliate Community after reading your post.



    1. Hi Mariana! 

      Yeah there are no short cuts with this sort of thing I’m afraid – every legit earning platform online requires hard work before success (it’s the nature of the beast!). 

  2. Hey there,

    I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for quite some time. Affiliate Marketing is a great way to earn money online, writing about your passion and promoting products that fit you and your interests. It needs work, consistency, passion and time and effort. 

    Wealthy Affiliate is here to ease the learning curve. With its detailed, step-by-step courses, covering a plethora of subjects and a large community ready to help, it is a great choice for starting the journey of online and affiliate marketing.

    My two cents.


  3. As a beginner in this affiliate marketing world, my worries are about how much money do I need to invest. Many people like me, join the online business world to make easy money, with less investment. So, when I found Wealthy Affiliate, all my worries got a simple solution under one roof.

    I could get the training I needed, host my website for free, and get the opportunity to make money. Getting all of these from different platform would have cost too much for me. So yes Wealthy Affiliate is the best platform for newbies, no doubt.


  4. I have recently started working online and was concentrating on selling products because I didn’t quite understand affiliate marketing. You have explained it so well with your diagrams and examples. So far Wealthy affiliate processes and trading are working out for me, so after reading this I am ready to dive into affiliate marketing. My biggest surprise is to find out that many of the sites on which I do business have this option and WA has great possibilities. Thanks for you explanations.

    1. No problems JJ, 

      Just remember that if you’re stuck with any aspect of affiliate marketing, you can always use the contact form on this site to ask us a question! 

      Good luck. 

  5. It is nice the way you shared the history of wealthy affiliate with the aid of diagram or pictures since 2005 when they started. Thank you for that. It is quiet motivating to know that nothing good comes easy. I used to think that affiliate marketing is a get rich quick something but when I joined wealthy affiliate platform, the truth was unveiled to me that I need to work hard to achieve success in online business. Kyle and Carson worked so hard to be who they are today. I’m grateful I found the opportunity to join this amazing community of like minded people who are always willing to help. I’m strongly convinced that success is guaranteed in wealthy affiliate with hard work, patience and persistence.

    1. Well it certainly is Precious – and it sounds like you’ve really taken on the education in the right way. You NEED to work and work hard at this to see success with this form of marketing. Good luck with your WA journey. 

  6. Dear Chris,

    Indeed, I totally agree with you that there is no such program called get rich quick program but many make money programs promise to help us make quick, fast and easy money to make us rich quick. After chasing many of these programs (get rich quick programs) and lost my hard earned my money now I realized in order to succeed online it takes time, effort and work.

    I tried many make money online programs since 2008, in my experience Affiliate Marketing is one of the very best way to make money online. Below quote is my great motivation…

    “Affiliate Marketing has made Businesses Millions & Ordinary People Millionaires.” – Bo Bennett

    After realizing the importance of Affiliate Marketing I was searching for a training platform from where I can learn the A to Z of Affiliate marketing and found WA. Now I am a full-time Affiliate Marketer because of WA.

    The infographic you shared about the history of WA is amazing, although I am a wealthy affiliate member I learned a lot of new information which I am not aware of and the video you embedded is very helpful.

    I strongly believe this article is going to be a greater help for many newbies.

    Much Success!


    1. I really like that Bo Bennett quote Paul – thanks for sharing it with us. Now all I have to do is figure out who he is!!!

  7. I always had interest in online affiliate marketing but don’t know how to go about it till a close friend told me about wealthy affiliate where I can be trained on how to become one. I joined few days ago and currently am undergoing a training in affiliate marketing and it is really awesome so far. I have read about Amazon as well but maybe I will do that later on. The trainings and courses at wealthy affiliate are second to none. I am seeing a green light for me in affiliate marketing after my training.

    1. Yeah it’s best to hold off on the affiliate platforms at the moment Felicity, at least until you have finished the full training at the WA. How are you finding the work so far?

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