Featured Tutorial: How To Sign Up as a ShareASale Affiliate
The ShareASale affiliate network is one I highly recommend. I use it regularly myself and feel it is the best first step for beginners because it has a wealth of ready-made tools. It is also an excellent network for seasoned affiliate marketers who want to set up ecommerce style websites with product datafeeds.
Originally published in 2011, the information in this article still holds true in 2015. It's simplistic and geared for beginners, and provides an overview of five of the most common ways you can successfully make money online.