Using Wordpress.com to promote my Amazon Affil website

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I am TOTALLY confused by this - we are bombarded by plugins, and e-mails regarding promoting an Amazon site, yet when I try to create one, I am told - you cannot use Wordpress.com (self-hosted) to create a site for Amazon.

Well if this is the case, where DO YOU create an Amazon site? Would someone please explain, in detail, where and HOW you can do the Amazon Site. I am an Affiliate Associate and Amazon is packed with all the different options you have to promote their programs. PLEASE TELL ME HOW???

Thanks, sorry to get carried away, but I have spent days trying different options here, with no success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serge11
    If you want to setup an amazon affiliate site, get yourself a hosting company to host your domain. There's several hosting companies listed here on the forum, just do a search for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    wordpress.com is not self-hosted. You want to install wordpress on your own domain instead. Wordpress.com frowns upon commercialism on its site.

    You can download Wordpress from WordPress › Blog Tool, Publishing Platform, and CMS or you can just install it via your host's control panel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Originally Posted by celica52 View Post

    I am TOTALLY confused by this - we are bombarded by plugins, and e-mails regarding promoting an Amazon site, yet when I try to create one, I am told - you cannot use Wordpress.com (self-hosted) to create a site for Amazon.

    Well if this is the case, where DO YOU create an Amazon site? Would someone please explain, in detail, where and HOW you can do the Amazon Site. I am an Affiliate Associate and Amazon is packed with all the different options you have to promote their programs. PLEASE TELL ME HOW???

    Thanks, sorry to get carried away, but I have spent days trying different options here, with no success.



    Hey Celica

    Confusing 'innit?


    There are two 'version' of Wordpress

    Wordpress.com which is a third-party hosted site, over which you have no admin control over, other than the content.

    Then there is Wordpress.org
    This is the self-hosted version of Wordpress for which you will need your own hosting account (e.g. Hostgator)

    They are totally separate entities


    If you don't want your own hosting, you can use free sites that accept Amazon products such as...

    I would use blogger by choice, Squid needs to updated often or they may suspend your account (temporarily) Squid lenses rank well though.

    Blogger
    Squidoo
    Hubpages
    Weebly

    although it's okay to use these if your are just starting out, it is much better to have your own site/hosting as soon as possible as you then have full control (almost) of the site.
    Hope this is of some help
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  • Profile picture of the author Avy Smith
    Starting with own web hosting account far fetches the deal in terms of affiliate marketing.

    For example: There are plenty of HostGator web hosting coupons available that can help you with wordPress CMS to make a fine beginning. Google these two GATOR10DOLLAROFF ($10 off on hosting) and HUCOUPON25 (25% off on any order), they might work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    Don't go the free route. Get yourself a web hosting plan with a reliable hosting company and install Wordpress on your domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author celica52
    Thanks for all your replies. I have my site hosted with Hostgator and my domain name through Go Daddy.

    So are you saying it's best to go with Wordpress.org? Are you able to instal plugins, do SEO, HTML links etc?

    With regard to 'Blogger.com' can you do all the above.

    I actually went into Hostgator cpanel and into Fantastico, then installed my new domain this way, but I am still unable to add my Amazon site and links.

    Am I missing something here? Please advise. Thanks.
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