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How To Make An Affiliate Site
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How to Make An Affiliate Site

An Overview

As a budding internet marketer, one of the first things that you need to get to grips with is how to build a site, and gear it towards your niche market. Here I'm going to go into a brief overview of the things that you will need to do in order to get your site up and running and begin your internet marketing adventure!

Choosing a Domain

Finding the right domain is a small but important part of making an affiliate site. You need to think about what your goals are: are you promoting a singular product (or small range of products) or looking to start a long term business model. If your looking at the singular product then a keyword rich domain is preferable, for example if your promoting diet pills, then dietpills dot com would be ideal. Whereas with a business model, then a more generic name such as bobshealthpoint may be preferable as it doesn’t tie you to just one product.

A dot com is always the preferable domain followed by a dot org. There is no firm evidence on this as it's extremely hard to accurately measure, but is a general consensus in the industry.

Then you need to go and register the domain with a company such as Namecheap or Godaddy.

Choosing hosting

Not much needed here really, to begin with you can use shared hosting (where one server is split between many people) which is the cheapest option. Later down the line, especially if your looking to create a business style site, and are getting a large volume of visitors, you can look to upgrade the server to a private sever. The main things to look for is that the server has the latest version of PHP and MySQL in case you are going to run Wordpress on the site.

Setting up a site.

There are two main options here. Do a “Dreamweaver” website or a Wordpress website.

Dreamweaver:

Basically what this is, is a site created by a web designer to your specs, but which normally has very little way in which you can customise it or change its look, and adding content requires some to a lot of coding knowledge. To be honest, I don’t advise this method for an affiliate marketer, it will only cause more headaches in the future unless web design is your key thing and you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. Plus getting a web designer in in the first place can cost a fortune, and if your a Bum Marketer that cost wont do!

Wordpress:

Can be set up in 5 minutes or so and is usable out of the box. With thousands of plugins and themes its highly customisable even by someone with no coding knowledge at all! Adding/removing/changing content is also a snap. Not only that, Wordpress is free!

Most hosting servers nowadays provide simple options to setup a Wordpress site from your control panel, such as Fantastico De Luxe or Wordpress Express, meaning even less digging around in the technical sides of things as they will install Wordpress for you with a few clicks and a bit of information.

After your site is set up, change all the settings as needed, such as time zone, permalink settings. After that its simply a case of personalising it! Don't feel tempted to stay with the Twenty Eleven theme (even though its pretty good) as its on blogs by the thousands already. So find yourself a nice looking theme with enough widgets and customisable options as you need. You can always change later! Don't forget to set up your widgets and menus on your new theme!

Plugins are next. The basic ones you need is going to be an SEO plugin like All in One SEO, a sitemap plugin such as Google Sitemap XML, a privacy policy plugin, a robots plugin like Robots Meta and a ping optimizer such as Cbnet Ping Optimizer.

Other plugins can be obtained further down the line to help with back end duties like backing up or on the site itself like adding extras to your site.

Content Content Content

Now that you have the basics of a site up and running you will need to start adding your content. Remember that unique, interesting content that is there to help your visitors and in the process promote a product that you want to sell, is the best way forward. People are savvy nowadays and can spot a sales page a mile off. Just think about it, if you visit a site and its just there to sell you something, you may read it, you may even buy the product, but you probably wont go back. Great content and interesting article means that you will keep getting repeat visitors and possible repeat customers, means more money for you.

Where now?

Well you need to keep on learning Wordpress and keep on adding great content and keep on earning!


Street Talk

Norm Bell  

Yes it is very good information. Thanks.

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  about 3 years ago
Ken Lasch  

Good information here! Thanks

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  about 4 years ago

Loved the article, thank you!

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  about 4 years ago
Ken Lasch  

Today you can start affiliate marketing without a website. Promoting a product is the most important part of affiliate marketing. You just can't sign up as an affiliate with a company, publish a blog and expect to make money. To be Successful as an affiliate marketer you will need both hard work and good business sense. Seek out products that you are interested in and ones that you would buy for yourself.

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  about 4 years ago

Yep, and that is where the people that are in it for the long haul stay and the other ones drop off. This is a business, it takes time. Just like anything else you would create.

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  about 4 years ago
Ryan12  

Thank you for the info,good article.Keep it up.

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  about 5 years ago
Tasi  

Thanks for sharing Apina ..Which one is more better Wordpress or Blogger? Thanks!

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  about 5 years ago

Wordpress is much better than blogger in my eyes, though blogger can be used for extra relevant backlinks

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  about 5 years ago
Tasi  

Thank you Alpina I will try Wordpress.

  
  about 5 years ago

thanks for the great read..

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  about 5 years ago
Jerad  

Nice article. Absolutely agreed. :)

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  about 5 years ago

Hello! An excellent information I got. Thanks so much. Have a nice day and take care!

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  about 5 years ago

Thanks Divine

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  about 5 years ago

I am just learning Wordpress but I like what I've seen so far. Your articles gave me some good ideas.

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  about 5 years ago

Glad to hear it Nancy, hope it helps you

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  about 5 years ago
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