As someone who has built, managed, bought, and sold affiliate sites over the years, I am going to tell you how to create an affiliate marketing website that actually converts and starts earning you income within a matter of months. Further reading Affiliate Marketing for BeginnersWhy is affiliate marketing a lucrative business model? How to create an affiliate marketing website in seven stepsNow that we’ve covered what affiliate marketing is and who can become an affiliate marketer, I’m sure you’re chomping at the bit to find out how you can get started. If you are just starting an affiliate marketing website, being able to promote products through a private affiliate may not be an option. Build your affiliate marketing websiteAn affiliate marketing website requires a content management system (CMS), hosting provider, domain name selection, and plugin installation.