Whether or not affiliate marketing is worth it and the effort of learning how to do, depends on what you’re personally trying to achieve. But if you’re just about to start an online business, there are a few things to consider. But I suggest you consider them before you begin to learn how to do affiliate marketing. These include the understanding that affiliate marketing isn’t a get rich quick scheme and it isn’t as easy as some might like to portray. But if you’re prepared for some hard work, plus you have the patience and enough time to wait 12-24 months before you begin to see some good results, then affiliate marketing is worth it and worth learning how to do.