Welcome to Affiliate Foundation

Here we take a close look at a tried and tested method of earning a good living from the internet. We explore the benefits of understanding Content Marketing, and utilising Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), as a means of making good money as an Affiliate Marketer.

This may sound complicated, but it’s not, so long as you follow a step by step plan, which will lead to a rewarding return of passive income. Once set up, you only need to tweak it once or twice a week.

Utilising the incredible reach of the internet, affiliate marketing offers a great alternative to the traditional way of earning a living. A good living too, once you get it right.

Affiliate Marketing is the process of recommending a product or service to people visiting your website, in return for a commission. You should be fully conversant with the product or service you are recommending for this to work, but you don’t have to become a leading expert. Quality products and services can be found in all kinds of niches on the internet. You just need to decide what interests you!

Choose a niche in which you can comfortably communicate facts and ideas

First select a niche in which you want to work. Something that interests you.  It’s important you get to know as much as you can about the chosen niche (through good research) in order to be able to answer inquiries from others searching the internet for answers to their problems. You don’t have to be a great writer or broadcaster, but you do have to learn the art of simple communication.

This will entail writing blog posts initially, that are well informed about the niche and related topics. Your prime consideration should always be to help people with their specific inquiries about various related topics.

Create a website that will carry your blog posts.

A website is essential to carry the information you have researched about your niche. Your blog posts don’t have to be literary masterpieces but they must remain relevant and, if you can consistently help people who are searching online, your website will get ranked higher by Google and other search engines.  This means that more and more people will visit your website and get the opportunity to read your blog posts. Once ranked, you can expect to monetise your position, by recommending quality products to those visitors for good commissions. If you’d like to know more, take a look at: How to make money by affiliate marketing – one step at a time.

Best of all, with affiliate marketing, you don’t have to employ anyone and there’s no requirement to carry any inventory:


A No-brainer!

This fact alone made it a ‘no brainer’ for me, and my son Steve, to get involved in affiliate marketing. However, as the title implies, you do need to start from a proper foundation.

My name is Mike Mainstone and I have been in business with Steve for almost 20 years, working from home, here in beautiful North Wales.  I had taken a professional photography course with The New York Institute of Photography, and in 1998 I ventured into the world of commerce, by starting my own Wedding Photography business.

Steve joined me soon afterwards and introduced a Video option into the business. It’s still going strong today.

Then we started a referral marketing business.

In 2012 we were really fortunate to discover an incredible London-based company that provides all the essential household (and small businesses) utilities for people resident in the UK; thus enabling customers to make serious savings on their broadband, mobile phones and energy provision, via the benefits of ‘economy of scale’ and utilising the network marketing business model.

Our business partnership with this FTSE 250, highly respected, and award-winning company, continues to grow steadily. If you are a resident of the UK and your interested in adding another string to your bow in the ‘work from home’ niche, take a look at : How to Work from Home in the UK – In a Very Unique Way.

Research is key

We have been ‘researching’ affiliate marketing for over 5 years; in particular with regard to finding good teachers, dedicated mentors, a reliable internet platform, and a generous support group.

One of the many things we learned at that time was how to carry out detailed research online. It has also proved to be a very useful, shared skill, in our business ventures too, because without good research you won’t understand your niche, your market, or your competition.

Affiliate Marketing is a great business to be in but, it can be a frustrating if you try to go it alone. We want to help by simplifying the process and introduce you to a straight forward, step by step, approach that informs you exactly what to do next. .

So why not take a look for yourself at: How to Make Money by Affiliate Marketing – One Step at a Time

Always Here to Help

We like people who ‘try’ and we believe in ‘giving back’ having learned that success often follows those who share what they know. By responding positively to people’s questions and curiosities we believe we help to propagate benefits.

Our motivation is to help everyone we meet who is committed to learning or improving their affiliate marketing skills. It has taken us a lot of years to research the essential elements of both online and offline businesses and it would be mean not to share what we have learned.

So, if you ever need a hand or have any questions, please leave your comments below and we will be more than happy to help out.

Here’s to Our Success,

Mike and Steve