Q: I’m totally new to Internet business, so I know nothing about how to start to make earnings through affiliate programs. What is the first step I should take to enter this area?
A: The first step is to understand affiliate marketing. Check out the affiliate forums, read and ask questions. If you have the budget, attend affiliate marketing events to help give you a crash course in the industry.
Also, Affiliate Classroom is a really good place to learn the ropes. They offer step by step training on how to succeed as an affiliate.
There are some useful reading materials you should check out, too. One is Revenue Magazine, a magazine dedicated to the affiliate marketing industry.
Another is the Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner. She is an experienced “super affiliate” and her handbook is updated each year to account for new techniques and trends.