Anyone at the beginning of studying affiliate marketing is looking for sources of information to understand how to market. There are many sources of information, some free and some paid, but it is important to realize that some of the puzzle you will have to solve on your own.
So how do you get started? First of all one you need to learn the basics of marketing and the right mindset. You need to understand what a customer is and what he is going through until he decides to perform the action you want to, for example, leave details on the form or purchase a product. The customer goes through a process and from the ad or the first stage where his journey began with you until the moment of purchase you should warm him up and motivate him step by step to purchase.
You need to choose a niche where you are interested in, for example, the tourism niche or the niche of making money from home and choosing a product. Then you need to build a marketing funnel from the traffic sources, through the landing pages and sometimes mailing a mailing list to referring to the sales page.
If everything I have described up to you sounds Chinese or too general, I think you should consider joining an affiliate marketing course. There are several courses for affiliate marketing, some better and some less and there is more theoretical or practical one. I think one of the best free affiliate marketing course is RPM (Rapid Profit Machine). RPM is perfect for beginners and advanced affiliate marketers because it combine affiliate marketing tutorials with, ready for you funnels and traffic solutions. You don’t need any previous knowlege in order to start making money, just follow the short videos guides and be active.
Apart from these courses there is a great deal of information on YouTube and you should follow the channels of affiliate marketers. Learning by YouTube videos has some problems because there are a lot of repetitive general videos and although you can find practical videos, you often have to combine information from several videos to complete the picture.
One of the advantages of the courses compared to learning from YouTube videos is that they usually have a Facebook support group full of old and new students and you can ask questions and complete all sorts of points that you are missing. Another advantage of courses is the arrangement and division into defined modules. It is much easier to learn when there are modules that provide step-by-step information than to watch a lot of videos that each provides information from a different subject.
In conclusion, affiliate marketing area is very large, I personally recommend starting with a good course, but if the courses are too expensive for you, you can start with information that exists on YouTube and the Internet, start earning profits and then complete information in a paid course. Good luck!