Need step-by-step help to learn affiliate marketing?

Maybe you have extra bills to pay. Or you want to stay home with the kids. Maybe you would even like to make a full-time income from home someday.

So you’ve been looking for a way to do that, staying up late, trying to find something on the Internet that isn’t a scam and doesn’t cost much.

It’s discouraging, I know. It doesn’t seem like there’s much out there that’s for real.

You’ve probably been asking yourself, Is there really a legitimate way to make money online? Or is it just wishful thinking?

Good questions. For answers, either:

1. Sign up for my affiliate marketing newsletter using the form at the top of this page and get a free ebook (shown at left) called “Affiliate Marketing: Just the FAQs.” (It will explain the basics of the field and give you an idea whether it’s something that will work for you.)


2. Read on to find out how to get started, whether you’re interested in learning on your own or having someone “hold your hand” through the process.

Laura BurkeMy name is Laura Burke. I LOVE my job. Work doesn’t feel like work anymore.

For years and years, I wanted to make money online but didn’t really know where to start. We’ve always lived paycheck to paycheck, and I knew there had to be a way to change that. I tried having my own Internet “store,” where I sold actual physical products. Too much work for too little cash. I tried designing web sites for people, but I realized I was still working for someone else; plus all the hours I put in didn’t often translate into decent earnings. Finally I stumbled on affiliate marketing and knew it was the answer I needed.

Once I found success with my methods, I created an affiliate marketing course for beginners that teaches solid, ethical, and proven techniques for making money online to people who have NO experience in online marketing or creating web sites. I taught this course locally in a series of 8-week workshops, and then I compiled it into a home study course, the Affiliate Marketing Schoolbook, and first made it available in November of 2009.

I published the second edition in June of 2012 with tons of additional info, and I’m now working on the third edition, which will be out sometime this winter. (And that’s good news for you right now, as you’ll soon see.)

If this is your reality…

  • Hate your job/boss/coworkers/commute/pay
  • Are a stay-at-home mom or dad
  • Are laid off or unemployed
  • Need to supplement your income
  • Are tired of answering to and making money for other people
  • Want to work at home for any reason

Instead, picture yourself…

  • Paying off your bills
  • Working from home or from anywhere you can access the Internet
  • Having extra cash deposited in your account regularly
  • Having money for a family vacation, college tuition, or retirement
  • Working only when you want to
  • Being free to travel whenever and wherever you want
  • Spending all day working on things you truly enjoy
  • Learning a skill that will generate income for years into the future

Yeah, right, you say.

I hear you. It’s hard to know what to believe anymore. But the fact is, affiliate marketing is a completely legitimate way to make extra money, and there are thousands of us who have left our “real” jobs to make a living online. Sometimes it took a while to prove to our significant others that affiliate marketing is for real, but once they saw the checks coming in, they changed their tune pretty fast. :)

Part of the problem is that scammers have all but destroyed the credibility of anyone who recommends making money online. When the majority of “opportunities” turn out to be just another way to separate you from your money, it’s hard to trust anyone or anything.

But don’t let that unfortunate situation blind you to the fact that there are thousands of people who really are making good money online as affiliate marketers or by doing other types of Internet marketing. Here’s something important to remember:

The existence of scams doesn’t disprove the existence of legitimate online businesses

You may not have realized it at the time, but many of the sites you have encountered over the years were no doubt affiliate sites. The owners of these sites received a commission for purchases you made at merchant sites such as,, eBay, or thousands of others. Merchants love having affiliates because they send them more business than they would have otherwise. Everybody wins.

But it doesn’t happen “automagically”

If that’s what someone promises you, then they’re scamming you. Affiliate marketing takes work, just like anything worth doing. There’s no such thing as easy money. But it’s fun, and that makes a big difference. The work doesn’t feel much like work.

So how do you know you’re not reading about a scam right now?

What is affiliate marketing?

Affiliate marketing most often consists of the creation of web sites around certain topics. You become an affiliate of online merchants and promote their products on your site. When someone clicks on your links, they are directed to the merchant’s site. When they make a purchase, you get the commission.

  • No handling money (except to put it in the bank!)
  • No inventory
  • No shipping
  • No customer service

And no more living paycheck to paycheck. AM earnings fluctuate, obviously, but if you put in the effort, you can make enough that the electric bill or filling up the car with gas has little impact on your bank account.

Learn at home, then earn at home—the fastest, easiest, cheapest way to make it happen

I’ll tell you right off the bat—I don’t claim to be a marketing guru, I’m not a gazillionaire, and I’m not trying to sell you some secret to making fast money online.

I am simply making available my affiliate marketing home study course for beginners. It teaches solid, ethical, and proven techniques for making money online to people who have NO experience in online marketing or creating web sites. That’s it.

I make no claims that my course is full of information you won’t find elsewhere, because, in fact, you could learn affiliate marketing on your own for free online (except for hosting and domain fees). I myself learned for free, but it took me a long time—well over a year, in fact. And I learned a lot of junk info, too, that had to be unlearned later. So I’ve written the course I wish I’d had when I started out. I would have started earning money much, much faster.

What I DO claim is that the Affiliate Marketing Schoolbook is the easiest to understand, most thorough step-by-step course for beginners out there.

You won’t find another course presented quite this way. Everything you need to know to start making money online is condensed to the essentials and organized in an easy-to-follow and entertaining fashion. There are plenty of graphics, screenshots, and videos to walk you through the various tasks. Sounds like a lot? Here’s why I believe you can do this.

This course makes it possible for you to get a well-rounded affiliate marketing education in only a matter of weeks. (This can vary, of course, depending on how much time you have to spend on it.) It will save you a lot of time—a lot—and it will save you from spending money unnecessarily. It will walk you step by step through the process of setting up your own money-generating web site.

It’s available for immediate download, so you can get right down to business with the Affiliate Marketing Schoolbook lesson plan within a few minutes from now, even if it’s 3:00 a.m.

  • No large outlay of cash
  • No scams
  • No unrealistic promises
  • No lengthy schooling or college degree needed

But don’t buy this course if…

…you are looking to make thousands overnight. Affiliate marketing is not for everyone. Those with unrealistic expectations shaped by the get-rich-quick mentality that’s so prevalent these days will only be disappointed. I want students who are smart enough to realize that there’s no such thing as easy money. (Unless your great-uncle is Bill Gates, and he likes you.)

…you’re not willing to put in some time. The average buyer of information products like this one will (sadly) fail to make serious use of it and will therefore receive no benefits. Don’t be average. You can be one of those rare people who experiences extraordinary results simply by working hard and not giving up!

Let’s get to the bottom line

Of course, price is an important consideration in this economy. Fortunately, on the Internet, information can be conveyed much more easily and inexpensively than in the old days (you know, the ‘80s) when we used to have to tie stuff to the legs of pigeons and hope for good flying weather. So when you purchase this course, you won’t be paying for overhead costs of paper, printing, etc.

Think for a minute about the alternatives here. A four-year college degree will run you 5 figures easily, maybe 6. A community college or vocational school is probably 4 or 5 figures. A one-time seminar may be 3 or 4 figures. You could also pay big bucks for an Internet marketing guru to coach you personally.

So what’s a skill with such income potential worth? Certainly, it would be worth any of the above scenarios.

But it doesn’t have to cost anywhere near that much. This complete training course has only 2 figures, and they’re even smaller than they used to be.

How many “real-world” businesses can be started for less than fifty bucks? I will venture to say that if you’re a reasonable person who’s serious about your goal to make money on the net, you realize that this is a steal.

This one-time payment will get you all the training you need to begin your successful affiliate marketing business. As I’ve mentioned, you will build your own site as you go through the course so that by the time you “graduate,” you will have, not just a head full of knowledge, but you will have a complete income-producing web site of your own.

Affiliate Marketing Schoolbook
Beginner Course

Updated for 2012 with tons of new info
including 12 video tutorials and a real-life case study!

Expanded from 270 pages in the first edition to 416, and yet you can start earning faster than ever because all non-essential activities related to your site have been relegated to an appendix, which you can do as time allows once your site is up and running.

(Are you asking yourself, “Does a course from 2012 still apply?” See the red headline below for answer and the reason I’m heavily discounting the price.)

100% money-back guarantee

The 416 pages in this course are divided into 47 short, manageable lessons and 16 appendix entries.

See the table of contents

Topics covered include:

  • How to build a money-generating web site step by step
  • How to pick a topic that you love that will also attract buyers
  • The crucial first step to creating a site that most people fail to do
  • The 7 criteria for choosing a domain name you won’t regret
  • 3 main ways to evaluate your competition and then leave them in the dust
  • How to put photos, videos, and articles on your site
  • 8 proven ways to put your site in the spotlight and get other people talking about it
  • How to get listed in the search engines
  • How to make sure you’re in compliance with the law
  • How to get visitors to flock to your site
  • What you should do before putting ads on your site to make affiliate networks love you
  • How the changes to Google’s search engine affect your site
  • How to write effective copy even if you are not a copywriter
  • The real way to make money with Google
  • How to make it easy for people to buy from you
  • How to use social media to expand your audience
  • How to duplicate the process to double your money

Would you like to see a sample lesson before you decide? (PDF will download)

Learning to drive…profits

People want to race around the affiliate marketing track, but many don’t even know how to drive the car. That’s where the AMS comes in. The lessons takes you through the essential steps in creating affiliate sites quickly. This course will set the stage for possible endeavors to come, but at the same time is more than enough on its own to provide you with a full-time income from home. You never have to buy another information product if you don’t want to.

However, it does include supplementary information that you might need once you have the basics under your belt. These slightly more advanced techniques will help you refine and improve your site and enhance its performance and worth for your visitors.

By the time you finish the lesson plan, you’ll have a fully functioning web site, possibly already beginning to show returns, and the skills you need to build another (and another and another!) on your own.

Let’s show that dear doubting spouse that you really can make an income online. Along with those snickerers who tease you about “working” from home, especially if they make air quotes while saying it. :-)

Now, for the bonuses!

As I did with the first edition, I’m including a huge bonus with your purchase of the Affiliate Marketing Schoolbook:

One year of free hosting for your web site, an approximately $55 value (and boom! The book has paid for itself!)

The bad news is that I’m not going to throw in a ShamWow or a Ginsu knife. I am aware that this could be a dealbreaker, but I’ll take my chances. However…I am throwing in another extra:

• A free 37-page ebook called “20 Ways to Build Traffic to Your Web Site”

You will find this ebook, written by Lisa Irby, very helpful in your marketing endeavors. To be successful, you’ve got to get visitors to your site. This will give you some additional ways to do that.

• Free lifetime membership in our private student forum

The forum isn’t very active anymore because I’ve found most students prefer one-on-one help via email, but it’s still online for you to browse and find answers to questions that others have asked.

• Personal assistance by e-mail

Nobody wants to spend several Benjamins on something and then be set adrift without customer support. You never have to worry about going it alone. Where there’s a Schoolbook, there’s a teacher.

You know, scammers have made it tough on everyone. Potential students are fearful of being taken by them, and teachers like myself are afraid of sounding like them. So, with that said, I leave the decision to you. I hope that I will be seeing you on the inside and that my course will help you pay your bills, increase your savings, and have the financial means to live the life you want to live. Ordering information is below.

And as for the scammers, what goes around…

All my best,

P.S. Buy with confidence because this is the real deal. It comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If the course is not what you hoped for or you change your mind about affiliate marketing, I’ll refund every last cent without hesitation at any point during the first 30 days since purchase. I can offer this guarantee with confidence because these methods work, if you work.

P.P.S. No pigeons were harmed in the creation of this course.

Just to recap what’s included:

• The 416-page Affiliate Marketing Schoolbook beginner course
• One year of FREE hosting for your web site
• A 37-page ebook, “20 Ways to Build Traffic to Your Web Site”
• Free access to the private student forum
• Personal assistance by e-mail whenever you need it
• The skills to fulfill your financial goals

Why the major price reduction?

Since the second edition came out in 2012, many, if not most, of the other sites referred to have changed their look and arrangement. That means that many of the screenshots in the book will not accurately reflect what you see on your computer. So you might have to look around a bit sometimes. For this inconvenience, I feel like students deserve a break on the price. A big one.

The screenshots are the main thing I’m working on updating for the third edition along with other relatively minor issues. The principles and steps you would take to set up your first affiliate site remain the same, so the information is still perfectly valid. Speaking of the third edition, you should know that anyone who purchases the AMS will get all future editions free for the asking. There’s no reason not to get started right now.

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Why am I still talking? (Believe me, you’re not the only person who’s wondered.)

Because I know from my own experience, there will always be a reason not to take action. Money is tight, time is tight, and energy is in short supply (unless you’re 2). If you want to change your life, like I did, you have make it happen, and the sooner the better. Life is too short to spend it doing a job you don’t love.

Things you could do without for a while to raise the $97 $47:

  • Forty-seven dollars is roughly one dinner out for a family of 4.
  • It’s a haircut.
  • It’s a couple of magazine subscriptions.

Things you could sell:

  • Sell that awful bridesmaid dress on eBay. (You never want to see pink satin again anyway, right?)
  • Sell a couple of your husband’s golf clubs. He won’t notice.
  • If you’re the husband, sell some of your wife’s shoes. Hopefully, she won’t…on second thought, better not. Internet marketing is kind of tricky when you’re wearing a cast.

Yes, this is tongue in cheek, but it might spark some ideas for you. Just don’t sell the kids. Yet. Wait till the economy improves, at least, so you can get a good price. :-)

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