Q: As someone who is just starting to learn about affiliate marketing & not yet actually doing it. How much capital should I expect to need in order to have a viable business?
A: You can really do it on the cheap. When I started out, my only investments were my domain name and hosting.
You can get a domain for around $10/year and hosting for less than $10/month.
It’s a relatively small investment to enable you to test the waters and see how it goes.
I’ve got a site called Extra Money Answer where I detail the steps that I take to create a new affiliate site.
The time it takes to make it a “viable business” depends on how you define that and how much time, effort, and creativity you’re willing to invest.
Most people will make extra money with affiliate marketing, but those who do it as a career are less common.