Hello, my friend, and welcome to my other post! If you’re on this page right now, it looks like you’re interested to learn How to Create a Website for Affiliate Marketing.
Well, let me tell you that I completely understand your interest because I was so hungry to learn it as well when I first heard about affiliate marketing.
I was spending countless hours going through hundreds and thousands of Google pages and Youtube videos.
In this post, I am going to tell you how you can have a money-making website of your own in just 6 simple steps without breaking the bank.
What You Will Learn Here
Step# 1. Choose Your Niche
It all starts with an idea. Choosing the right niche for you is the first and the most important step for your success.
A lot of newbies within the online world are having difficulties with choosing the niche for their online business.
I know this because I had this difficulty too when I first started online.
I had that feeling that I’m not good enough on any topic so that I can share my knowledge about it.
I had that fear that even if I’ll start running my blog, nobody will visit and nobody will read it.
And I’ll end up writing for God knows who.
If you have these same feelings, I encourage you to take them out of your head.
Because even if you start a blog about a topic you know little about, but you have a true interest in discovering and exploring it, you’re good to go.
In the process, you’ll become better and better at this subject that you’ll choose as your niche because you’ll dedicate your time to read about it and in the end, you’ll inevitably become an expert in your niche.
There will definitely be people who don’t explore this particular topic as much as you do and as a result, what you’ll be writing for them on your blog, will be interesting and informative.
Of course, for that, you’ll need to write your content in the most engaging way possible but don’t worry about this stage at the moment because if you don’t know how to do that, believe me, it’s easy to learn!
People will come to you seeking your advice, you’ll build up your audience and social media following, and when you gain their trust, they’ll buy stuff online using your links.
Step# 2. Choose the Right Domain Name
Once you’ve figured out what’s your niche, the next step is to choose the right domain name.
This is what you want to think of carefully because once you decide upon it and buy it, you can’t change it.
If you find yourself in a situation when you feel like you don’t like your domain name, or you want to rebrand your niche, the only thing you can do is to buy a new domain name, move all the content onto it, and use 301 redirects to send your traffic from the old domain name to the new one.
There are some risks associated with this procedure technically though.
For example, you may lose a part of your traffic which is, I’m sure, the last thing you want.
That’s why it’s always better to decide on a domain name that you like and have confidence that you’ll like it even after years.
If you feel you have difficulties choosing your domain name, there are some useful tools online designed to help you in this sense – domain name generators.
The one I’ve used when I was deciding upon a domain name for this website is called Namemesh and you can view it here.
Step# 3. Choose Quality Website Hosting
The reason why I’m saying “quality” is paramount here. You want your website up and running 24/7, without any exceptions.
Hosting is a service for providing resources on a server.
In other words, renting disk space where all the files and data that are necessary for the proper functioning of the site will be stored.
This is something like a lease of a plot for building a house on it.
And just as not every land is suitable for the construction of certain types of houses, so not every hosting is suitable for a certain type of website.
Would you agree that building a high-rise building in a swamp, as well as buying out a large concreted space for a hut, is not the best idea?
It works just the same with website hosting.
It doesn’t worth the game creating a large internet resource, placing it on shared hosting, or renting an entire server for a one-page business card site.
Reliable hosting is very important since the servers intended for its work without interruptions, providing round-the-clock processing of requests to the Internet resource.
Whenever someone enters the name of the site into the address bar of the browser, the host transmits all the data required to service the request: texts, images, files, and so on.
And if the server does not cope with its task, the user simply will not be able to use the resource, since it will be slow or unavailable.
And sometimes you can completely lose your website.
Step# 4. Write Exciting Content
I know what you’re thinking right now. Oh, my God! But I’m not a writer!
If I told you that you shouldn’t be a writer to run your own blog, would you feel better?
Because honestly, you really don’t need any knowledge or previous experience in copywriting.
The best thing you can do when writing for your blog is to write in a manner like you’re talking to your friend (s).
Even if you write with mistakes, it’s not a problem.
I personally know one blogger who is like you and he is making thousands per month just by writing for his blog on a regular basis.
Writing content that actually gets read is as much a craft as building houses, or cooking food. Everything can be learned.
By the way, speaking of learning how to write exciting content, there’re four principles called “the CIAO principles” designed to help people like you and me learn how to write blog posts people can’t wait to read.
If you follow them exactly, you’ll start writing content that people will want to read from the very beginning till the very end.
So, here these four principles are:
Principle #1. Captivating
There are millions of pages and articles published every day on Google and visible in other search engines.
Competition is tough in almost every niche and the reality is that you have only a few seconds to catch your readers’ attention.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be successful within the online space.
In order to write content that actually gets read, you’ll need to learn how to write captivating, winning headlines for your articles’ titles.
If you can do that (and believe me, you can! there’s nothing rocket science about it), people will want to click on your blog post instead of your “neighbor’s”.
Principle #2. Informative
Once you brought your visitor to your blog post or article, the next thing you want to do (I think it’s even your duty now) is to offer as much informative and comprehensive article as possible.
No matter you are writing a product review or a “How to” article aimed to educate people about something, you want to write a thoroughly informative piece of content.
So that your reader is informed to an extent where he/she doesn’t need to go elsewhere (other web sources) to look for the information.
Google’s algorithm in terms of the content’s length is always changing.
Currently, you’ll want to write a blog post of a minimum 1 000 words but don’t stop until you feel you offered a comprehensive experience for your visitor.
Principle #3. Accurate
Before you write your blog post or article, make sure you fully researched the topic you’re going to write about.
So that you can make sure that you base your article on factual information.
Any reliable source of information will do for this matter: a reputable magazine (online or hard copy), a book of a renowned writer, or any other source which inspires confidence.
If you can spice up with your own experience, kudos to you!
People love to read stories and first-hand experiences so this addition will surely make your reader stick to your content.
Principle #4. Opinionated
The website you’re going to build is your own asset where you can express your own opinion as long as it’s based on accurate and factual information.
If you believe that something is good, then state it. Likewise, if you believe that something is lacking, then you definitely should state it too!
Most importantly, don’t forget that you’re writing for real people and people are coming online to find solutions to their issues or problems they’re having.
Being opinionated within your articles or product reviews will make your content much more interesting to read and there will definitely be people who will feel like you or found/recognize themselves in your stories/situations.
Step# 5. Choose and Sing up With Affiliate Programs
Once you have a website in place, which you’re constantly filling in with fresh content, the next step is to find and sign up with some of the affiliate programs in your niche.
Affiliate programs are also called associate programs and these represent some sort of arrangements in which an online merchant website pays affiliate websites a commission to send them traffic.
This agreement is usually based on the number of people the affiliate sends to the merchant’s site or the number of people they send who buy something or perform some other action.
One of the most popular affiliate programs is Amazon’s Associate Program which pays its affiliates based on sales or purchases from the Amazon website.
It’s perfect for beginners in affiliate marketing since they accept all people without any exceptions and when I first started online, I did it with Amazon’s Associate Program.
But we all know how small are the affiliate commissions within this affiliate program, especially after the last drop in Spring 2020.
So it would really be a pity to focus solely on this affiliate program when there are so many other affiliate programs that offer higher commissions and even longer cookie duration.
Also, look after affiliate programs that offer recurring commissions.
This way, once you made a sale, you’ll be paid based on that single sale month after month.
To find the best affiliate programs in your niche, do a simple Google search using the following phrase: your niche + affiliate programs, and you’ll quickly find some good affiliate programs to work with.
For example, if your niche is skincare after 50, you write in Google: skincare after 50 + affiliate programs.
As a result, you must be able to find a bunch of affiliate programs that pay some juicy commissions!
Step# 6. Make Money!
And that’s basically it! There are no other hidden ways of making money online.
When you’ve got an offer and a decent amount of traffic clicking on your affiliate links, you’re all set up for earning commissions.
At first sight, it may seem easy going through all these steps I’ve explained in this post.
And it’s really not that difficult but even fun if you approach this process with the right mindset.
Let me explain a little bit what I mean by that.
I know that a lot of people are eager to make money online fast, in a matter of a couple of days.
And it’s completely natural, who doesn’t want to make some quick cash in the blink of an eye?
I know this feeling because when I first came online, I was searching for ways to make money online really fast, I didn’t want to wait too long.
The truth is that making money online with affiliate marketing is a business and if you want to succeed in this business, you should treat it as such.
In its essence, online business doesn’t differ too much from offline business.
If you come online with the wrong mindset of an employee who expects to get paid at the end of the first month, you’ll quickly get disappointed and ready to throw off the towel saying that this thing doesn’t work!
But if you prepare yourself properly before you even start off, by informing yourself what he heck is this process and how much time and effort it really takes to see results, you’ll have that right mindset so much needed to succeed in this business and will not give up too soon and right before your first commission.
When you create a website, you actually create a brand that needs time to grow and mature to start generating income for you.
I don’t want to be one of those people who make you believe that making money online is just one click away from you.
I also don’t want to scare you that you’ll have to work without being paid some time at the beginning of your online journey.
Everything worthwhile in life requires our implication, our dedication, and hard work.
If you are ready to dedicate enough time to your online business and put in enough work, you’ll be able to reap good profits and finally gain that time and financial independence.
It’s not quick and easy but it totally worth it. A single blog post can generate income for you for years to come.
You don’t have to possess some special skills to be successful online, you can learn all that you need in the process.
You may be surprised at what you are actually capable of.
What I’ve learned in the meanwhile is that it’s better to do affiliate marketing with a website rather than without one.
When you don’t have your own affiliate marketing website, you’ll always have to chase after people and their attention.
While with a website, people will come to you without you having to do anything additionally except writing some good content regularly.
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