We are shining light on this area today. Product review sites such as dpreview.com host expert reviews about products you’ve used or tested. You can also welcome reviews from users who have used said product in the past to enrich your content. You earn an affiliate commission when the user you refer to the retailer makes a purchase or completes any other desired action.
If you can strike deals with local businesses to score your users great discounts, you can rake in an immense fortune in commissions. The internet is rife with daily deals websites because they are considerably easy to set up and the business model is rather straightforward. The more deals you dispense, the bigger the affiliate commission. You can serve adverts on the side to supplement your income.
Obviously, and we’ve already mentioned this, you need to follow your passion especially if you’ll be writing the content yourself. If you need reminding, you’ll be writing for people who are interested in the products you’re promoting – other niche enthusiasts as Shaun Quarton puts it. If you’re not passionate about the products you’re promoting, but are in the biz because the niche is lucrative, these enthusiasts “…will see straight through lifeless, uninspired content.”

As many you want (or as many as your hosting plan can handle). WordPress doesn’t have any limitation that I know of when it comes to a post or page limit. But as you add more content (text, pictures, links) and get more traffic you’ll need more & more server space so your website doesn’t slow down. Just be sure you choose a hosting plan that will support your website.
Cost per click was more common in the early days of affiliate marketing but has diminished in use over time due to click fraud issues very similar to the click fraud issues modern search engines are facing today. Contextual advertising programs are not considered in the statistic pertaining to the diminished use of cost per click, as it is uncertain if contextual advertising can be considered affiliate marketing.
Domain Name – Your “domain name” is simply the URL you want to use for your website. For example, the domain name for this site you’re on right now is AffiliateMarketerTraining.com. In order to obtain a domain name, you must register your domain with what is called a “domain registrar”. Don’t get intimidated, it’s going to be incredibly easy to do this.
Have you read through the Federal Trade Commission’s Endorsement Guidelines? The guidelines are meant to reflect the truth-in-advertising principle that endorsements aren’t misleading. Fortunately, the Endorsement Guide has a section dedicated to affiliate or network marketing. Rae Hoffman has also written a comprehensive exploration into what affiliate marketers need to know in regards to disclosure.
Looking to build a profitable affiliate website? Or, do you already have an affiliate website that you want to optimize to boost revenue? Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online. With the right strategy, you can optimize your website so that it attracts the right traffic, in turn bringing more affiliate revenue to your table.
As mentioned, we sell a physical product on Amazon that is related to this niche site.  We held a contest using Contest Domination, in an attempt to get email subscribers.  We didn't run the contest in an attempt to get links; however, it did indeed lead to few links.  One of the contestants posted the contest on a couple of sweepstakes type sites, and this gave us a few links to our site.  This didn't lead to a lot of links, however, as it was shared on social media and other places, it did indeed generate a few links.

Tailwind is simply a way to make it easier to post and schedule posts on Pinterest (and Instagram).  We only used Tailwind for its Pinterest capabilities.  The main idea here (and it does take some work) is to start a group, join some groups, and post relevant images.  With a little bit of effort, people will start re-pinning your images and this leads to links from Pinterest.com, but can lead to secondary links if people repost of their own sites.
Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree, because affiliates often use regular advertising methods. Those methods include organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search engine marketing (PPC – Pay Per Click), e-mail marketing, content marketing, and (in some sense) display advertising. On the other hand, affiliates sometimes use less orthodox techniques, such as publishing reviews of products or services offered by a partner.[citation needed]

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Some advertisers offer multi-tier programs that distribute commission into a hierarchical referral network of sign-ups and sub-partners. In practical terms, publisher "A" signs up to the program with an advertiser and gets rewarded for the agreed activity conducted by a referred visitor. If publisher "A" attracts publishers "B" and "C" to sign up for the same program using his sign-up code, all future activities performed by publishers "B" and "C" will result in additional commission (at a lower rate) for publisher "A".
They all sell exactly the _same_ websites (same WordPress theme, LifeStyle from Studiopress), same design, same affiliates etc. So tons of absolutely identical websites, only domain name and keywords / photographs change, depending on the niche. So we have incredibly lame names such as TheAcneRemovalAdvisor.com and so on. After a couple weeks the same seller would sell exactly the SAME website calling it TheNewAcneSolution.com, or change name and photos to say, TheVeryUsefulWineMakingClub.com, then rinse and repeat.
  Turn a curious thinker into a buyer over time! Your interested visitors can sign up to receive an “Essential Oils 101 eClass” (email class) designed for you to be able to stay in front of those curious people with first-class information – sent to them as if you are sending it to them! Now you can be proud, using your own professionally developed, built-in lead capture system and using your fully pre-written professional email series to do the selling for you. All of this is optional and editable!
While affiliate marketing has been incredible for me, back when I first started in 2009, I had absolutely no idea how to build a website. Even to this day, I am still not the most technically advanced person. That’s why I decided to create this tutorial on how to create your first affiliate marketing website. I feel like if I can just help you to get started, from there, you’ll be off and running. So many people never start just because building a website seems so overwhelming.
I wish I could promise you an easy way to build an affiliate marketing website and start making money by tonight. I just can’t. There are plenty of “guru’s” out there who promise get rich quick methods. Of course, 99.99999% of those are scams. If you want to find that needle in the haystack, good luck. Over several years I’m still searching for that get rich quick jackpot.
By purchasing one of our pre-made websites, you’re actually making an investment into your business, and some of the most successful people we know all understand the value of spending money to make money, especially when it comes to saving themselves time and purchasing from professionals that know more about the process than the entrepreneurs and marketers, themselves, do.
Once you’ve done all the heavy lifting of niche selection, keyword research, and competition analysis, then you can finally start building your site. It’s important not to skip all the steps above. You’d hate to spend months on a site, only to learn that it won’t be profitable at all. All that hard work for nothing. You can read more about why I use WordPress for my Amazon sites.
I think “turnkey” in general lives up to the name, and that’s where its appeal is. Simple, easy, and you don’t have to have any web skills to get started. Obviously the marketing strategies for these types of businesses are geared towards selling these cheap sites to naive buyers without an ounce of web knowledge, and probably not much business sense either. I have found that regardless of what you do online, if you don’t have the patience to learn your niche, and that means a lot of research and trial and error, you’re not going to have much success with these types of sites either.
I really hope this tutorial on how to create an affiliate marketing website was helpful for you. No doubt, running a profitable affiliate marketing website takes more than just having a website. You really need to grow it and nurture it over an extended period of time. But for those that do, the affiliate marketing lifestyle is incredible. Enough waiting, just do it. It may seem overwhelming, but you’ll find all the tools and resources you need as you go along. Just start.
If you’re primarily going to be promoting Amazon products it’s important to choose a set of products that has a relatively high price point. After all, it’s hard to make a solid income off of promoting $1-5 products, since the commission on Amazon is so low. Items that have a higher price point, like high end appliances, furniture, BBQs, blenders and juicers, or bikes can net you over $50 a sale at least.
I have a question: while searching for the niche, and I think I found one that is pretty good, the search on google (for “high end …….”) didn’t revile any brands. Now, I believe it’s possible that there are not many brands for this niche, but checking it little further, I found that there are some, but it was difficult finding it on amazon and even if I did find the products, they didn’t have many reviews, if there were any.
I tend to agree with you there. People promote these things as “pay our fee and start raking in the cash”. In reality, all they’ve done is given you a cheap, outdated looking free template with the ability to show an affiliate datafeed. But, when you read the sites, they tell you how you spend $ and there’s no work involved. They scrape other sites for content, pull in useless videos and show an affiliate datafeed with no unique content. All of these are against Google’s guidelines, so, you’ll have almost no chance of ranking using their site “out of the box”. I get there might be other avenues to push these sites through, but why would one want to build and market a website that has an entire online traffic channel cut off?
May – July 2016: 0 articles published. To be honest, I hadn't really been paying attention to how much this site was making.  I knew it was doing well, but I was shocked in July to see exactly how well it was doing on its way to a $3k month.  So, in July I decided its time to refocus on the site (only 4 articles had been published in all of 2016 and yet the site continued to grow really well).  We decide to find another 100 low competition keywords and start publishing more content.  My hypothesis is that more low competition content = more traffic!  I was right before, and I suspect I'll be right again.  The plan is to have these additional 100 articles published between August and December 2016.

There are so many wonderful benefits YLDist.com has offered me. I think the very best thing is customer service because this is so rare in today's marketplace, so this leads for me. They make themselves so available and so open to changes, upgrades, or how to improve to offer us the best possible experience. Secondly, FDA compliance. A must-have for this business place. Everything else is below the line of bringing to the world the benefits of Young Living Essential Oils and following company protocol. Finally, customizing. There are so many options offered to craft the website to our personal preferences. The tutorials provided are an invaluable service to me the confidence that I can do this. I can learn how to craft my site to fit my personal needs.


As search engines have become more prominent, some affiliate marketers have shifted from sending e-mail spam to creating automatically generated web pages that often contain product data feeds provided by merchants. The goal of such web pages is to manipulate the relevancy or prominence of resources indexed by a search engine, also known as spamdexing. Each page can be targeted to a different niche market through the use of specific keywords, with the result being a skewed form of search engine optimization.
I was so happy to find YLDist.com. The support has been phenomenal! The site is easy to navigate and there are choices that you can choose to make it more custom for you. I really appreciate the video instructions that has done for us and it is easily accessible from your dashboard. I have had a good response from my guests that have visited my site.

As an experiment today I have designed a wordpress site exactly identical to those. Took me very little time, but it took me much, much longer to configure all the affiliates stuff (they have Amazon store, clickbank, adsense, textlinks etc). On top of that to finalize the sale you have to push the domain name, manage the transfer, take care of the hosting configuration and dealing with problems, which are likely since I believe they deal with newbies. So, these sites, if just for the labour, are definitely worth $30 (although some of them have sold at $200 or $300 and even more).


I tried several websites before finding YLdist. Oh how I wish I'd found them first. The website is designed with the end user in mind. It's easy to navigate and provides everything a visitor looking to learn about oils and why I use Young Living specifically could want. There is a good mix of print, video, and graphics. Nothing was left to chance. As for bells and whistles, well, it's loaded and just gets better all the time. If you are worried about using a cookie cutter website, don't! You can customize to your heart's content. If you are not good at customizing, just ask for help. The stellar customer service is more than willing to help with whatever you need, AND they are fast too. As for price, you won't find a better deal anywhere. Believe me, I looked. I love the company and the website so much, I' ve already signed up for another year and my year doesn't renew until July!


HI Spencer, just found your blog…very thorough and interesting to read. I am going to mention it as one stellar example of Amazon affiliate marketing on my newest blog to inspire my subscribers. I’ve used Long Tail Pro keyword tool and promoted it (got some affiliate sales because it’s THAT good)…and it’s nice to see a face to match with the tool. Awesome results you’ve had. Congrats! I’m really glad to see you post “real-world” case studies of what it looks like when you and others are just getting started. Often, we expect overnight success, but the reality it that it takes consistent, focused action. But, oh boy, it is worth when it starts paying off. Thank you for the inspiration your blog is providing for me personally, and all those that follow! Have a grand October – Warmly, Kristie
They all sell exactly the _same_ websites (same WordPress theme, LifeStyle from Studiopress), same design, same affiliates etc. So tons of absolutely identical websites, only domain name and keywords / photographs change, depending on the niche. So we have incredibly lame names such as TheAcneRemovalAdvisor.com and so on. After a couple weeks the same seller would sell exactly the SAME website calling it TheNewAcneSolution.com, or change name and photos to say, TheVeryUsefulWineMakingClub.com, then rinse and repeat.
Sorry to hear you are having issues with the theme mentioned in the post! It appears that they offer support only via their own dedicated forum. Where you able to receive support there? You could always try requesting a refund for the product if it’s not working as expected here is a link for requesting a refund on themeforest. If you were able to locate a better theme for creating comparison sites, please let me know so I can take a look and update this post accordingly.
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