Do I need experience to build an affiliate site?
Affiliate marketing turns out to be a great source of income and does not need any professional experience for you to excel. In this post, you are going to learn about some basics on coming up with a profitable affiliate site. I assume that you know internet basic as I will delve into the most important topics of coming up with a user and SEO friendly website for your affiliate activities.
You need to know how the affiliate marketing industry works
Affiliate marketing will essentially turn you into an advertiser for a company. You will come up with your website, review the company’s products and recommend them to your audience. You will get unique links that you will use to refer people to the company’s store where they will buy the products. Once a buyer you have referred makes a purchase, you will get a commission for your referral.
What makes a successful affiliate site?
- The offers need to be attractive to your audience
- You need to have promotions running from time to time to build on your traffic
- Your website needs to have a general theme for your traffic
- Your content needs to attract traffic
To get a good audience, you need to invest a lot in terms of good content and SEO to get huge amounts of traffic.
- Select a niche
The first thing you will be required to do is pick a niche. The niche should be broad enough to give you a range of product options to promote. The niche should not be too broad so that you can attract a more targeted audience for your website.
- Choose an affiliate network
You are not limited when it comes to setting up affiliate accounts but you need to go for those that are trusted and have good deals for you. If you have your website pumped with a lot of affiliate links, you can be penalized by Google.
- Set up an affiliate website
Set up your website. One of the widely used platforms is WordPress where you can make decent websites.
- Come up with content
- Promote and work on your site’s SEO