Build Your Own Affiliate Website
More and more people are making honest money online as affiliate marketers and its no wonder why with website creation becoming easier every year. With building your own affiliate website becoming easier, and the demand for it rising, so do the prices but here in this article I’m going to show you how to make an affiliate marketing website for free using wordpress.
As well as show you where to get access to a support system to help you with any technical issues you may run into along the way.
Within this post I’ll not only show you the process of building an affiliate marketing website that drives traffic but I will show you how to build one that converts traffic into commissions.
Affiliate marketing can be a great way to make money online and essentially all you have to do is sell someone else’s stuff and earn a commission from it.
That is why knowing how to create an affiliate marketing website is so important because if done right than you can start your own online business from it.
You see building an affiliate website gives you the ability to promote a product in a way that you think would sell the best and allows you to be creative as you want.
If you can make your site stand out in the SERP’s than you will have unlimited access to traffic which could lead you to very big pay days.
Before you can capitalize on all of this money that can be made online you are going to need to learn these affiliate website building steps to success.
In my opinion the best, easiest, and fastest way to build any kind of marketing site is to install and use WordPress.
So lets get to the website building process using the WordPress Content Management .
How To Make An Affiliate Marketing Website
Keep in mind that these steps have been created in regards to you already being signed up with an affiliate program and you knowing which niche you are diving into.
Step 1- Domain Name In the first step of how to make an affiliate marketing website it is important to consider the keyword that best describes your niche and try to use it with in the domain name.
The reasoning for this is that it will help your SEO rankings in search engines such as Google,Yahoo, and Bing.
OK once you have chosen a name for your website you need to see if it is available for purchase.
You do this by finding a domain registry of your choice and simply following the on screen instructions provided and instantly you will see which domains are available for the name you chose.
When choosing your domain name it is best to choose a dot com name and if that is not available than the next best is a dot org.
After you have chosen the new name for your website than you are going to want to purchase it so that you can move on to the next step of how to make affiliate marketing website.
Step 2- Web Hosting Buying web hosting is going to be the next step in this building process and again there are a lot of these to choose from.
You just need to choose your personal preference here as well and all hosting services are slightly different so I would suggest doing a bit of research in to which one you think would be best for you and your campaign.
To assist you in this step I have provided you a list of the most popular hosting services on the web today:
Step 3- Installing WordPress Now in this step it is time to install WordPress on your website.
As I said before I recommend WordPress for the ease of its use and that it is pretty much ready to go once you download it.
After you have WordPress installed go to the dashboard so we can get a few basic things out of the way.
First upload the plug-ins and themes.
Then go to your plug-ins page and install them but if you do not see them there than click to add new plug-in and search for the plug-ins you need.
After you have your plug-ins activated you need to repeat this process for your theme by going to the themes page.
You will also need to go into your WordPress settings and erase all of the generic filler content such as the hello world filler and tittle and tagline filler.
Now that it is a blank slate (so to say) start filling in the fields with your content but be sure to change the title and tagline to the name of your new affiliate WordPress site.
Be sure to save all setting after any changes or they will not take effect.
However you can make the process of installing WordPress and building a website easier by finding an affiliate training program that offers free web hosting, training, and support to its members.
If this is something that you are interested in than you can read more about the online marketing program that taught me how to build an affiliate site for free.
Step 4- Keyword Research This step is vital to the SEO optimization of your new affiliate marketing site.
There are all kinds of different paid and free versions of keyword research tools that will tell you the level of competition for a specific keyword or keyword phrase.
These tools will also give you information as to how many times a certain keyword or keyword phrase gets searched for in a month or a day.
When you are just starting out it is best to find low competition keywords to write your articles around. This will give your website a much better chance of getting ranked higher in the search engines.
Low competition keywords or long tail keywords are keywords or keyword phrases that have a respectable amount of search traffic each month with a low number of competing pages and there are also tools that will help you find these little SEO gems as well.
It is important to take your time on this step making your affiliate website.
The best keyword research tool in my opinion and one that I use myself to find low competition keywords is called Jaaxy but there are many more equally good tools out there that you can do this type of research with.
Step 5- Content Creation First off congratulations for all of your work so far and know that with this step you can make it all pay off as long as you complete it (and step 4) on a regular basis.
First thing we need to do here is to create a page that will essentially tell anyone that visits your site what your site is all about. When doing this you can add your own personal spin on it through your point of view.
Next part of your content creation is an about me page which is pretty much how it sounds. You can name this page whatever you want as long as you are describing yourself to your audience.
This is just giving them a little insight as to why they should take your advise by showing them you are an expert in your niche.
There are also plug-ins that you can get for WordPress that will help you get these sort of pages.
Now that you have that out of the way go ahead and start creating content using the low competition keywords you found in the previous step.
Don’t forget to and add your affiliate link with in the page or post because without this you will not be making any money. Just don’t go overboard and put your link in your content to many times or your site will not be seen as a quality site and Google won’t rank it well.
When creating content it is very important to maintain relevance between your content and what you are promoting as an affiliate.
It is important that when you are writing your content for a particular keyword that you do not fall victim to keyword stuffing.
Keyword stuffing is when you add your keyword to many times with in a post/page or when you are putting your keyword in places that causes your content not to make sense.
Google will punish your website for these errors by giving you very low search rankings.
When you are satisfied with the content that you have created it is time to let the rest of the internet in on what you wrote by clicking the publish button.
Any time you want to revise a page/post or just make a few simple changes you will need to be sure that you click the update button to ensure the changes take place.
Repeat this step often so that you stand a better chance of getting your articles ranked highly in search engines like Google.
High rankings will lead to an enormous amount of free traffic and as we have all figured out by now traffic equals money.
Now that you know how to make an affiliate marketing website you can set out to build your own affiliate website so you too can start making money online. Who knows maybe your new site will evolve into a profitable online business of your very own. Leave any questions or comments you might have about this process below and as always thanks for reading.