How to start affiliate marketing in India [Step by Step Guide]

How to start affiliate marketing in india

Want to create a passive source of Income?

Want to make 50,000+ income with a laptop and internet connection?

 A source that keeps on generating Income even if we don’t put our efforts into it?

 If yes,

 Affiliate marketing is that type of model.

There is tremendous income potential in Affiliate marketing in India, where you can make as much as 80% of affiliate commission.

You may be asking yourself, Okay, I know that affiliate marketing is a good source of an income stream, but I don’t know where to start from.

This article will guide you on how you can start your affiliate marketing business in India.


What is affiliate marketing?

In simple terms, it is recommending products to people and, in return earning commission from it. 

You can promote your products via.

  1. Social media. 
  2. Sms bulk. 
  3. Blogging.
  4. Create useful videos.
  5. Monthly emails and newsletter.

One of the best and highly recommended platform is Blogging. 

All you need to do is.

  1. Create a website 
  2. Sing up for an affiliate program.
  3. Find products to promote. 
  4. Get your unique affiliate link.
  5. Earn a commission if someone buys products through your link. 


Benefits of affiliate marketing in India?

Why I love affiliate marketing is because of.

  1. I can be my own boss. 
  2. I can work from home.
  3. I can earn money even if I sleep at night. 
  4. I can earn money 24*7.
  5. I don’t need a considerable investment for setup.
  6. I can run my company alone or with 1 or 2 employees.
  7. I can explore the market without going anywhere.
  8. I can Handpick my partners.
  9. I can make as much Income as I want,  depend upon the work that I do.
  10. I can scale up my business as much as I want.

It is a well-proven income model where millions and millions of amounts are earned by the individual just like you and me.

And one of the best things I love about affiliate marketing is the ROI [Return On Investment]. With so little amount invested, you can earn so much. 

The average ROI of affiliate marketing in India is 5-10%. If you invest 1Rs and you get a sale which earns you 5Rs with 1Rs as an advertising fee, you keep the 4Rs. 

As per Google, 81% of brands rely on affiliate marketing.

It is a low-risk high reward business.


What Kind of products to promote on an affiliate marketing network in India?

There is a large number of products you can promote on your affiliate website. It all depends on the niche that you select.

If your Niche is Fashion, you sell products like Clothing and clothing accessories for Men, Women, and Babies. Which can include Shirts, Pants, Shoes, Belts, and Watches,

If, for example, you select your niche Fashion> Men’s accessories>Watches. 

You can build your website on Men Watches and select what products to sell from Amazon.

Amazon offers 10% of the commission on Watches in India. 

You can select any niche you want. You can sell Products and Services.

Like Webhosting services, Tourism, Software, and email marketing tools and many more.

Try to target that product which provides you a nice amount of commission and which has good feedback on that product.


How to start an affiliate marketing business in India?


  • Find a product list to promote.

  • Build a website.

  • Join an affiliate marketing program.

  • Select the products you want to promote.

  • Create content for that product.

1)Find a product list to promote 

It all depends upon the niche that you select and then find products to promote ion your website. 

From my experience, what I think is you should select the niche which you are interested in because you can write content for the products without getting bored.

If you like reading books, you can promote books on your website and write content for that particular book.

What is the book about? 

What is interesting about that book? 

Why should you buy it? 

Basically, your content should say about the benefits of the product. 

There are two things that you should keep in mind. 

  1. Competition 
  2. Commission

Try to target those products which have minimum competition and which yields you good commission. 

You can find a large number of products on Amazon and Flipkart Affiliate programs. 

build a website

    2) Build a website.

Right now, building a website is pretty simple.

All you need is a Web Hosting Platform and a Domain name.

It will take hardly 30 minutes for the entire process. 

Then you can design your website on WordPress, which is a handy tool. 

Without the need to know coding and programming, just with drag and drop option.

And build a website as per your needs.

3) Join an affiliate marketing program.

There is a large number of Affiliate Marketing programs in India. 

These are the top ones that you can start your business with.

  • Amazon Affiliate Program

It is one of the best affiliate programs available in the market. Because of a large number of products available to sell, with a handsome commission rate ranging up to 10%.

Free to join.

  • Flipkart Affiliate Program.

It is also a good option because of its reputed brand name and consumer loyalty.

It, too, has a handsome commission rate ranging up to 15%.

Free to join.

  • Cue links 

It is a good option if your site has the right amount of traffic. It is a coupon and deals site which gives you details of ongoing discounts on a particular product on that site.

If the customer clicks on that Cue link on your website, the traffic is then moved on that particular product. If he buys, you earn a commission.

  • Share a Sale 

With over 3900 merchants and 18 years of experience, it is one of the best platforms in the market. It has a large number of products and commissions, ranging up to 50%.

Easy to join. 

  4) Select the products you want to promote.

Select the product that has a nice amount of target audience. Which can sell like hotcakes but keep one thing in mind you must also see the review of that particular products.

After going through all the process and learning about the best products you can promote on your website.

Now, is it time to write content on that product.

create content for product

5) Create content for that product.

It basically means you should write benefits for particular products. 

There are different categories of writing content.

  • How to do or informational article.

 In this type, you tell the user how you create a particular product or service or use it.

It basically gives information about that particular product.

This is one of the best performing sales articles where you guide the user to buy the products with benefits.

  • X vs. Y or comparison article

 In this type of article, you tell the user the pros and cons of those particular products.

This type of article leads to less amount of traffic, but the conversion rate is high because the buyer intends to buy the product.

  • Discount or Best Deals Articles

In this type of article, you tell the user benefits of products but with the special discount going on that product.

It is also one of the best performings articles because the buyer has searched for that particular product above that he is getting the product on sale which is cherry on the cake 🙂 

There are many categories, but this is the best one you drive sales for the products.

Tools required for affiliate marketing in India

Tools required for affiliate marketing in India 

There are many tools that you required to run your website smoothly, but these are the ones that you must have in your arsenal if you want to have the edge over your competition.

  1. WordPress- For creating your website 
  2. Elementor- For building beautiful design.
  3. Ahrefs- For targeting keywords and knowing your customer and competitor.
  4. Grammarly- To improve grammar rules and eliminate grammar errors.
  5. Buzzsumo- To know which content is trending so that we can write an article of our particular niche.
  6. Mail Chimp- For sending and notifying your subscriber’s deals and discount going on.

best affiliate program for beginner

The best affiliate marketing program for beginner  

1) Flipkart Affiliate.

2) Amazon Associates.

3) vCommission.

4) Optimize.

5) BIGROCK Affiliate.

6) DGM India.

7) Komli.

8) MakeMyTrip Affiliate.



Affiliate Marketing is one of the best models to earn revenue from, you don’t need to put many efforts into it just build a splendid website and write rich content on it which drives traffic.

There are many people out there in the market who are earning millions and millions by this model. 

You just need one thing to excel in this market that is, “PASSION” to be the best in the game.

If you can take all the necessary steps as said above, I promise you that you are going to succeed and make millions for yourself. 

All you need is to take action. 

And build your dreams.

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