Why You Need A Website To Be Successful in Affiliate Marketing
Learn How To Go About it
There Are Many Platforms But For An Affiliate Website
Few Choices Rival WordPress and gives you totally flexibility
There are a number of Automated Solutions available. None can match the flexibility of your own but could be worth considering
Using a professional website designer is the best way to get a quality site, but be prepared for some costs.
WordPress already powers 30% of the internet and is a fantastic platform, but you need to get it right so it is unique and does not look like WordPress. To do that it needs to be self hosted and use a premium theme you can personalise
You need a domain name which will be your online real estate. Pick a top level domain (.com; .co.uk) relevant to your business
Self-hosting is essential to be able to develop your affiliate business effectively without limiting restrictions.
We recommend Elementor web building software as it is one of the easiest web page builders around
Assuming that you know what you want to sell, your domain name and hosting is sorted it’s now time to start building the actual site.
In 2019 and beyond it is not about throwing a few random products on a website and selling them.
There is still way too much of that goes on in the marketplace and NOBODY who does it makes any money.
Your content is paramount and the value of your content is the reason why people will come to you. Your website must build trust – You must build trust.
In the case of an affiliate marketing website, you need to come up with content that will help you convert visitors into buyers. That means it needs to be high quality enough to be picked up by search engines and encourage visitors to take action, the action you want. Because you are not actually selling the product(s) you should leave the sales copy to the seller. This is particularly true of digital and software products, but also applies to physical products.
That effectively means your website must not be a hard sell site. Visitors will be turned off in seconds and leave.
For that, you first and foremost need to concentrate on delivering value. An affiliate website is mostly a pre-sell piece of content.
Help the people coming to your site make a decision. Give them all the information they need to make a purchase. Most people will be there because they need something. What that someting is has unlimited variations, but they need something. Advice, a present, a solution, a cure – whatever.
Here are some types of content especially suitable for this:
Review posts — You can build entire sites around just review posts. When doing so, try to bring something new to the table that visitors can’t learn anywhere else. Answer common questions and objections, try to be objective and helpful. Maybe offer alternatives to the product.
Comparison posts — Find leading products in your industry and show how they compare to each other. Great content, especially if you have affiliate links for both of them. We did it here with two of the most popular SEO plugins (but without affiliate links).
How-to posts — How-to posts offer lots of opportunities to include affiliate links. Show people how they can solve their problems and give them the tools to do so. If some of them are affiliate products, even better!
Product Groups — Very popular content type.
Combine several products from the same category in one post for plenty of earning opportunities.
Especially if you update the article, it will continue bringing in traffic and income.
While the ideas above are a good start, you can also place affiliate links in other places. Pages, case studies, interviews, and all other content where it makes sense. For example, a good idea is to create a resource page with everything you are advertising in one convenient place.
However, as mentioned, you also need to engage in other activity to make your affiliate website a success.
Don’t forget about web design, keyword research, SEO copywriting, site speed and other important markers of a high-quality websites.