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Ideas for Creating an Affiliate Website

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Posted 8th April 2015 at 03:46 AM by trevord92

Affiliate websites are a quick way to get into internet marketing:
  • No products to create
  • No payment processors to deal with
  • No customers to deal with - the site you're promoting handles deliveries, questions and returns
  • Available in almost any niche - if Amazon stock a range, there's a demand (although the commissions on Amazon are low per sale)
It's worth buidling your own website because that puts you more in control. You can develop the site and become a good source of information, starting with long tail keywords.


Actually, I'd suggest keeping with long taill keywords - none of them have much traffic in and of themselves but when you've created tens or hundreds of pages, a handful per term mounts up. And since you're not stocking any of the items, it's only your one-off time per page to count in to the equation.
  • Get your own domain - ideally a dot com
  • Get some hosting - preferably not from your domain registrar, even though their website will plead with you to do that
  • Use the quick WordPress install that's on any decent host
  • Start writing content (design or theme of your site can follow once you get some traffic)
  • Include links to affiliate products and ideally some pictures as well. Make sure you're legally allowed to use any images, there are plenty of free royalty-free image sites to choose them from
  • Promote your site using YouTube, document sharing sites, Facebook, Twitter, forums, etc.
  • Repeat!
That last step is important.


Too often, we leave projects half finished and move on to the next project almost before we've started.


Plod away at your new site and keep adding content.


Gradually - and it does take longer than any of us would like - you'll begin to get traffic to your site and pick up the occasional sale.


What kind of content?
  • Written - it's what Google indexes best.
  • Reviews if you've used the product and/or been able to get hold of a review sample
  • Comparisons - techies love feature charts but they're not alone in that
  • Top 5 (or other number) pages where you count down to the best product. Each with an affiliate link of course
  • Freebies to encourage people to subscribe to your list if your niche works with that style
  • Videos - these can get traffic from places like YouTube and direct people back to your own site. Consider doing a video for each item in your top 5 lists and then put them all into a playlist
If you'd like to know more, take a look here.
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