Hpw To Set Up For Affiliate Marketing

Best Black Friday Sales On How To Set Up For Affiliate Marketing

Hi folks! How do you feel about Black Friday? I hope you are excited about finding bargains. Especially for the things we need to build our business. this is the very best time of the year for this task. On the one hand, if you already have an Affiliate Marketing Business, now is the time to capitalize on all the great sales underway. On the other hand, if you are thinking of starting one, this article will show you the best Black Friday Sales on how to set up for Affiliate Marketing.

If you are new to affiliate marketing do you know what items you will need? May I help you figure this out? If you are already an experienced affiliate marketer, you may also like what you see.

Let’s go!

Affiliate Marketing Business Asset List

how to set up for affiliate marketing

This list will include the most critical items necessary. If you feel I have left out anything important to you, please let me know in the comments section below.

Up first are the soft assets, like training courses, website, etc. Next comes the hard assets such as a laptop, headphones, etc. I am assuming you will have access to a reliable Internet connection.

Soft Assets

  1. Affiliate Marketing Training Course
  2. Domain Name
  3. Website Creation Software
  4. Website Hosting
  5. Website Technical Support
  6. Keyword Research Tool
  7. Search Engine Optimization Training
  8. Affiliate Program Research Tool

Hard Assets

  1. Laptop Computer
  2. Headphones
  3. Battery chargers
  4. External Monitor
  5. External webcam
  6. External microphone
  7. Lighting equipment

I want to keep these costs as low as possible. When you are starting to learn about affiliate marketing, it is critical to control costs. Later, as your earnings grow, it will be appropriate to invest some of that into your business.

Let’s look at the soft assets details first. These will show you what to do as well as what software tools you will need for your affiliate marketing business.

Soft Assets

Can you place a price on each of the soft assets listed above? They all teach you how to make this business work for you. What do you think a fair monthly subscription should be to have all of them? Does $200 a month sound about right? Many platforms charge that for just one or two of these pieces.

Sources To Get These Assets

Where do you go to get all these services and tools? Normally, you would have to get them from several sources. This could take you a great deal of time and effort.

What would it mean to you if you could get everything at one source? I have food news for you. You can! I would love to share this source with you right now.

This company has been helping over 2,000,000 entrepreneurs since 2005 to learn the secrets to being successful in affiliate marketing. You read that right.

Two million four hundred thousand to be exact! Click on the Secrets Revealed graphic below to jump ahead and find out who this company is and the options you have available to get access.

How to set up for affiliate marketing

After you click the above graphic, a new page will open that will show you the following:

  • Three package options (I suggest scrollong through each to compare the differences):
    1. Starter Package – Free access with limitations
    2. Most Popular Package – $49 a month
    3. Power Users Package – $99 a month
  • Choice of Monthly or Annual Subscriptions – You pay Less For The Annual Rate
  • An application form to sign up right now at the options you choose.

But Wait!

The theme of this blog post is Black Friday. Guess what! Between November 26th and the 29th, there is a sale with HUGE savings on both the above packages.

You can click the banner below to get to a page where you can sign on for free. Then wait for November 26th to upgrade to one of the Black Friday sale prices.

Here is a secret that you should know. I call it a secret because you will not see it in the ad. When you sign on at the Black Friday discounted price, it will renew at the same price on your renewal date as long as you remain a member in good standing. That price is locked in for life, even when future price increases occur.

I would love to hear what you think of these packages and which one will be most likely your choice.

May I suggest filling in the form below so that I can send you a reminder by email on Thanksgiving day as well as the day before the sale ends?

Hard Assets

Now that we have addressed the soft assets, it is time to check out the hard assets. Out of the items listed, it is the laptop that is the most important. Hence, I will only be reviewing the deals you can get on laptops during the Black Friday season.

The other items can be considered more like commodities that you can research yourself once you are inside Amazon, or anywhere else for that matter.


The engine of this enterprise is the laptop. This is where you create your website, fill it with amazing content, and perform the magic that will rank your content on the first page of the search engines. That is where your customers will click your content, like your recommendations, and click your affiliate links to make their purchase. And voila, you will earn commissions.

There are several factors that will help you to decide what laptop to purchase yourself. By the way, your computer doesn’t have to be a laptop. For this article, I decided to focus only on laptops. This is the direction that most businesses are going in.

Let’s review the most important features necessary to help you in making that decision.

PC or Mac

The first question is should you get a PC or a Mac? In truth, it doesn’t matter. Since a great deal of time is spent creating content, when you are starting out, a modest laptop can be totally acceptable. When your business is generating repeatable income, that would be a good time to upgrade. In this way, you will have the benefit of a more powerful and up-to-date computer when you most need it.

Other factors such as the screen legibility and size, and keyboard quality influence the work experience and may take precedent.

I am going to define a minimum overall specification that I believe is what an affiliate marketer should look for in a laptop. If you disagree, that is OK. Please let me know in which areas and why in the comments section below.

Screen Size

If you plan on using your laptop in the office most of the time, the screen size is not as critical compared to using it on the go. This is because you can always connect an external monitor with a large screen. In fact, I highly recommend doing just that because it helps to fit more on your screen that boosts productivity.

My recommendation is to select a laptop with a screen size no less than 14″ diagonal, and use it with an external monitor having a minimum screen size of 21″. If you don’t plan on using an external monitor most of the time, my recommendation is to use a laptop with a screen size from 15″ to 17″.

Procesor And RAM Memory

In the PC World, I recommend getting a laptop with an Intel i3 processor as a minimum or an AMD Rizen 3. Lower power processors should only be used if your budget was truly constrained. These will work but may require upgrading sooner rather than later.

Select a processor with 8 GB internal RAM memory. This will help you keep more windows open without compromising performance compared to 4 GB. Once again, the latter will work, but you may need to upgrade sooner rather than later.

You can find PCs with the internal components described here from $300 to $500 for a very decent piece of equipment for your affiliate marketing business.

What about Macs? Macs that use Intel processors, the same consideration will apply. Macs in general cost more than PCs. However, a comparable PC is not much different in price today to a Mac. This changed last year for mid-range laptops.

just over a year ago, Apple changed course and started producing their computers using M1 processors designed by their own engineers. Apple had been doing this for years in their iPhone business. The M1 technology leapfrogs Intel’s processors, and by definition, performance.

Another important consideration when comparing a PC to a Mac has to do with the processors. Macs that use Intel processors, can run software designed for PCs. Apple will be phasing out using the Intel chips in 2022.

When considering a Mac with its M1 processor, it all depends on the company that created the software. My advice for you is to do your homework first before making the decision whether to get an M1 Mac or a PC. However, in affiliate marketing, Macs are commonly used today as PCs.

Built In Storage

Do not get a laptop with a conventional hard drive. You don’t need massive internal storage these days with low-cost external hard drives available. Plus, the cost of solid-state drives (SSD) has dropped significantly, you can find laptops with reasonable high capacity SSD’s.

Besides eliminating the risk of hard drive failure and loss of data, it keeps the weight and overall size of the laptop low. The trend is going this way. I have seen laptops with 1TB SSD drives. Sure, they are costly, but this will change with time.

Laptop Black Friday Deals

Here is a choice of 5 Windows PC laptops that meet or exceed the criteria I discussed above, with a couple of exceptions. I will sumarize the key specifications to the right of the pictures.

Note that each is from different manufacturers. Ony the Lenovo has a Hard Disk Drive. It also happens o be the only model with a 17″ screen. I added this model for those who prefer to have loads of storage amd a large screen. In this case 1 TB is achieved using the hard drive instead of a SSD.

The HP model has a touch screen that can be folded back to give presentations easily. Having a 14″ screen with one of the highest resilution displays, the image will appear very crisp that makes it ideal for this purpose.

If I was making a choice, it would be the Asus. It has a backlit keyboard, just like the Acer, which makes it easy to use in dark spaces. The CPU has a 8 GB memory that is preferable to anything less. And the price is in the middle of this group.

Honestly, any of these models will be excellent for use in an affiliate marketing business. It comes down to personal preference. Which one would you prefer? Or perhaps it may be something totaly different.

Laptop Model

Laptop Key Specifications

  • Asus VivoBook
  • Screen Size: 15.6″ Resolution: 1920 c 1080
  • Processor: Intel i3 CPU Speed: 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB Storage: 128 GB
  • Weight: 3.75 lb
  • Size: 14.1 x 9.1 x 0.78
  • Price: As Shown
  • Acer Aspire 5
  • Screen Size: 15.6″ Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 CPU Speed: 3.52 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB Storage: 128 GB
  • Weight: 3.97 lb
  • Size: 14.31 x 9.74 x 0.7
  • Price: As Shown
  • Dell Lattitide
  • Screen Size: 14″ Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Processor: Intel i5 CPU Speed
  • Memory: 3 GB Storage: 256 GB
  • Weight: 6 lb
  • Size: 13.2 x9.1 x 0.9
  • Price: As Shown (Refurbished)
  • Lenovo Ideapad 3
  • Screen Size: 17.3″ Resolution: 1600 x 900
  • Processor: Intel i5 CPU Speed: 1 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB Storage: 1 TB Hard Drive
  • Weight: 4.6 lb
  • Size: 15.83 x 11.07 x0.78
  • Price: As Shown

  • HP Pavilion x360
  • Screen Size: 14″ Resolution: 1920 x 1080 with Touch
  • Processor: Intel i5 CPU Speed: 4.2 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB Storage: 256 GB
  • Weight: 6.98 lbs
  • Size: 12/76 x 8.7 x 0.71
  • Price: As Shown

I would like to touch on upscale laptops in the $1000 price point for those who may have the budget to afford this amount. Hands down, the laptop with the highest performance and the lowest price, is wait for it……………..the laptop with the M1 chip made by Apple.

Here is a video made by Max Tech that compares three higher end laptops as follows.

  1. Microsoft Surface with an AMD Processor
  2. Apple M1 MacBook Air
  3. Microsoft Surface wuth an Intel Processor

You can check the detailed specifications via the Amazon links below the video.

I was not kidding when I said earlier that the new M1 Apple chip provides the best bang for the buck.

Closing Thoughts

In this affiliate marketing Black Friday deals review, I provided you with the means to set yourself up with everything you need to start your affiliate markerting, or any kind of online business.

Armed with an all encompassing training, research and resources platform behind you, I feel you have the option of being well equipped to become very successul in this field.

If you are new to affiliate marketing, you can find out more reading this article I wrote by clicking the title below:

How to set up for affiliate marketing

Please share your comments or questions in the area below this post. You should also know that when you click an Amazon link you will go to the Amazon website. When you make any purchases there via these inks, Amazon will pay me a small commission. The price you pay will be the same as if you went directy to Amazon. This helps me to maintain this websire.

I wish you a very successful Black Friday shopping spree. In case you missed it, please enter your name and Email address in the form below so that I can send you a reminder for the Wealthy Affiliate package sales.

10 thoughts on “Best Black Friday Sales On How To Set Up For Affiliate Marketing”

  1. Individuals do not like to spend too much money. They will look for shortcuts in how to get what they want for a cheaper price. This article is amazing as it will assist people who want to join an affiliate program but cannot afford it in the meantime. Thank you for this lovely post.

    1. Hello Daniel,

      Sad to say that people are human and seemingly will pay any price if they can be convinced that is a shortcut to riches. That is so absurd, yet people, including me in the past, were willing to be duped. 

      Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the low low cost to riches. But it is not a shortcut. It works if we invest our time first. 

      You are correct in assuming that those who are serious about improving their lives will look for the best opportunities available that they can afford. My article was intended for that purpose. 

      Thanks for your comment.



  2. I have been using the same laptop for the last eight years. It has become outdated and super slow. But I will way for this Black Friday to get a new one. I have been saving for several months. I liked the Asus VivoBook. I think it’s the option that best suits me. I will bookmark your post for this Friday.

    1. Hello Ann,

      Good job in sticking with your computer for so long. Two years ago I got a very basic Asus slim notebook. It only uses SSD so there are no moving parts and no fac. So it is light and very quiet. When I get into making a lot of videos I will upgrade my laptop using some of my earnings. Your choice of an Asus is awesome.

      Thanks so much for commenting.


  3. Excellent article and so much information in a brief text! As an entrepenuer, I wish everyone was able to check this article and learn about our efforts to accomplish what they need and what we need as well. Hope everyone takes into consideration next Black Friday dates (November 26th and the 29th).

    Thanks again and keep it up!!!

    1. Hi Johnny,

      So nice of you to say so. I’d really appreciate it if you can share my post with people you know who could benefit from it. You make a great point about it being helpful to others.

      I wish you much success in your affiliate marketing business.



  4. Hi there Edwin. Great work you are doing here. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for a couple of years now and your list of needed resources are on point for all approaches to affiliate marketing. However, if someone wants to use blogs and websites to promote affiliate products and they are really low on cash, they can begin with a smartphone, internet connection and $50 for getting a good affiliate marketing training at wealthy affiliate. That is how I began myself and it had really paid off well over the years. I hope this helps your readers. 🙂

    1. Hello Dave,

      Thanks for your insights. I love your idea for cash-strapped individuals starting off by using their smartphones first. Followed by using income earned to invest in a laptop later. You are proof that can be done. I may consider amending my post to add that option. It would also provide me with smartphones to promote.

      On second thought, I stopped short with my hard assets list as my post was getting rather large. I am considering writing a new post about hardware requirements for affiliate marketing and I can introduce the smartphone option there. 

      Even now with a laptop, I often use my smartphone for many tasks related to affiliate marketing, including writing on my WA blog. I stop short at writing for my website as I rely on extra tools that make it really difficult to use my smartphone. However, anyone starting off will not need to go that far, and writing for their website on their smartphone will work just fine.

      Glad that you dropped by.


  5. Yes, starting an affiliate marketing business need both the hardware and software assets. 

    Hard assets like PC, internet connection, space for home office, camera/smartphone to take good photo for content are some of the things I use them.

    Soft assets like WordPress, Canva, Google Doc, Google Sheet are software tools I need to get my website up and running.

    Your list of assets help me to identify the new one I need to further enhance my web content. 

    Wealthy Affiliate platform seem to be a good one to join, especially the free starter membership which will allows me to refresh my affiliate marketing knowledge.

    The price offer for those PC seem very attractive. I will browse them this week to see what kind of bargain I can get out of it. 

    1. Thanks so much for your comments. Especially for validating what I wrote. Glad you found my post helpful too. If you can find a great laptop at a great price too that would be fantastic. 

      I wish you all the best.


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