Online marketing is becoming more and more popular as we speak! The branch that you are interested in (affiliate marketing) has become so easy to start that it looks like a child’s play. Of course, under a condition that you have someone to show you how to build your affiliate marketing business.
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Can you imagine something more manageable?
Find a product to promote, build an affiliate marketing website for FREE, offer your product to other people, earn a commission.
Okay, it ‘s a bit more complicated in the real world. 🙂
However, as I’ve said, when you have someone to show you the process in a step by step manner, you are going to see that it’s easy as it sounds.
I’m here to show you how to build your affiliate marketing website. And did I said it already? It’s free.
Is Affiliate Marketing a Good Way for Beginners?
Affiliate marketing is a website based business which has a high beginner success rate compared to any other physical business activity.
I want to show you how everyone can build a successful affiliate marketing website from scratch.
No previous knowledge needed at all!
Look at me, English is not even my native language for crying out loud, and I am killing this business.
I did not know of websites or how to make one. Look at me now. I have three.
Computer skills can be learned the same way you have learned how to tie your shoes.
Once you learn something, it becomes impossible to forget. It is a part of your program forever. Moreover, it builds up as you go.
Those two facts should excite you right now.
You don’t have to know anything about this matter.
You will learn all you need to become successful at this business.
All you need is to be sure that you want to start, have a goal that you will finish what you have started, a bit of work ethic, a bit of discipline, open mind, PC or laptop, and stable internet connection.
Who Can Do Affiliate Marketing?
- college students
- college dropouts
- stay at home moms
- stay at home dads
- everyone who wants to learn how
You are about to learn a step by step process to build your affiliate marketing website.
No legal obligations. No obligations at all for this matter.
All I need is your attention and your email address so I can show you the process.
If you don’t like it after a few days, you are more than welcomed to sign out and forget about me forever.
Now, I’m asking you one more time.
Are you ready to dive in the ocean of online business?
I’ve heard some whales are swimming around… 😉
Let’s Build Your Affiliate Marketing Website from Scratch!
Before we begin, I want to say it one more time.
Don’t look at it like it is rocket science, please.
It’s more like taking a bunch of LEGO’s and just building them one on top of the another, like a tower.
However, for your tower to stand forever, you will have to build a strong foundation, and that’s what this article is about to show you how.
I will show you how to do these seven necessary steps one by one.
Once you got them burned to your mind, all you have to do is start building your LEGO blocks as high as you can reach.
A business that has a strong foundation will never collapse.
1.) Choose a Niche
Alright, let’s start with the most fun part of the process of building an affiliate marketing website.
What a niche?
It’s not a town in France. 🙂
In business, a niche is a segment of the market on which you (the marketer) focus your attention. It can be existing or created depending on the public need for the product or service.
In more simple words, it’s an area of interest.
You see, you need to have a personal interest to start. It is something you like to do in your spare time, like a hobby.
It can be anything you want as long as you have a genuine interest in it.
Some of the most popular and profitable niches online are:
- Dating (dating sites, relationship advice, etc.)
- Health (fitness, gym, dieting, etc.)
- Finance (making money online, financial help, Forex, etc.)
Those three are the most profitable niches online.
However, the list goes on and on forever:
- Video Games
- Comic Books
- You Name It!
As you can see, there are many many opportunities to make money with affiliate marketing.
Let’s make two things clear because the idea is quite simple.
First and foremost, as long as people are searching the net and shopping for stuff related to your niche, you are set to go!
How unlikely would it be that you are the only person in the world interested in something you like?
Millions are sharing your interest!
Secondly, more and more people are starting to use the internet for shopping. It’s becoming more natural as we speak.
Affiliate marketers are a sort of online guides that help people make the right choice.
As a salesman in your favorite clothes shop helps you to find the perfect size, that’s how we, marketers, are helping others to know what’s right and what to avoid.
Let’s keep it flowing, shall we?
2.) Meet Your Customers
You know your niche by now.
It’s time to meet a group of people who are interested in buying stuff from your affiliate marketing website.
Like every other good business owner, you should always put your customers first.
Before you can get some value out of your business, you will have to value the people you serve.
Service is selling, and selling is service.
You as a business owner within a specific niche have to know your people like the palm of your hand, like the inside of your pocket.
My best advice is to create an image of your ideal customer. In other words, put yourself in their shoes.
First, think about how would you like to be treated if you enter the store.
Second, always stay on track of what’s in demand.
Third, be conscious about what are burning problems of the folks in your niche, and how can you provide a solution.
As long as you stay customer oriented, you are going to succeed big in affiliate marketing.
As a matter of fact, in any other business as well!
3.) Search for Affiliate Programs and Products to Promote
By now you have a clear idea of your future affiliate marketing business.
Before we move on to build your affiliate marketing website, let’s take a look at some of the largest affiliate network programs you can join to find affiliate products to promote.
Your store has to have a full stock if you want to sell.
There are countless of products within every single niche. All you have to know is where to look.
Here is a list of top affiliate marketing programs today:
- Amazon Associates
- Ebay Partners
- Shopify Affiliate Program
- Rakuten Marketing Affiliates
As you can see, there are some familiar names on the list.
All of them are FREE to join, no joining fees, no charges. Email address needed only.
I have no particular recommendation about which one to choose. You can work with all if you want, that’s not a problem.
I can advise you to join them all. Then, start searching the products related to your niche all over the place.
The more products you can find, the better for your business.
Like in the real world, no one likes to come into an empty store.
The point of affiliate marketing website is to have a product to sell.
Make a list of at least 5 to 10 exciting products related to your niche. Try to look for both expensive merchandises as well as the cheap stuff.
That way, you have something for everyone. Moreover, having expensive products on your website means only one thing.
But, how do you sell it?
Your primary task as an affiliate marketer will be to create reviews of those products.
You see, people who are looking to buy a specific product are searching for a good review online to make a better decision.
You, on the other side, are getting the chance to show them what the product is about, is it good or not, and in the end, offer them to buy through your affiliate website.
That’s how affiliate marketers provide excellent service to their customers.
Service is selling; selling is service!
Before you start reviewing products online, there are some technical things to follow.
You’ll have to ‘rent a shop’ first. Don’t worry it’s not as expensive as it is in the real world.
Imagine having a digital shop can cost you zeros if you know where to look.
4.) Build an Affiliate Marketing Website for FREE
Here we are at step number four. Here you will have to roll up your sleeves and take a shovel in your hands.
If you were starting five years ago, you would lose half of your hairline trying to build an affiliate marketing website by yourself. That was one of the primary reasons why people were backing away from affiliate marketing.
Today, with the help of fast-evolving technology, you can do it in 5 minutes and for FREE!
Now I’m not joking.
You should have some exciting ideas flowing through your mind by now. Something should be cooking in there.
Is it hot?
Great! Let me show you how you too can have a virtual estate, a place where you can start building your business tower.
a) What is the Name of Your Business?
Choosing the name for your affiliate marketing website is also a fun task like everything so far.
My advice is to keep it simple, unlike the one I gave to this website. 🙂
If you want, you can write down some ideas on the paper to get creative juices flowing.
Then, when you are sure about the name, please, proceed to the next step.
Here is where the magic happens.
b) Use SiteRubix platform to Build Your Site for FREE
All you have to do right now is to enter the name of your future affiliate marketing website in the box below, register it for FREE, and choose a design you like.
Everything is automated.
The software will do all the hard work, and you can sit back and have a well-deserved break.
Coffee or tea?
Related: How to Build Website Instantly for Free With SiteRubix Website Builder
5.) SEO Crash Course
Are you excited to have your website?
Leave your thoughts in the comment box below. I’m looking forward to hearing about your idea.
Now, you will learn a bit or two about SEO or Search Engine Optimization.
The whole point of your business is to get customers on your website. Google (search engine) can help you with the task for FREE!
Imagine search engines (Google) to be like a busy city center where all commerce is.
Understanding SEO is like learning where is the best place to locate your store.
Better location means more business for you.
SEO in a Nutshell
As you know, Google, Bing, and Yahoo are the top three search engines on the internet.
You will learn how to optimize your site to allow secure communication with the search engines by leveraging keyword research SEO methods.
Related: Keyword Research Step by Step Guide – SEO & Content Marketing
A clear dialog between your website and Google, for example, is going to help you to receive a vast amount of traffic over time.
It may sound complicated right now.
But don’t worry. You’ll get it soon.
After you spend a month learning how to leverage search engines to get the traffic on your brand new website, you will start to speak and understand search engine language.
In the end, it all comes down to helping your visitors by providing a useful service, and that’s what search engines value the most. That’s what SEO is all about.
Remember the following three paragraphs and remember them well.
As long as you follow that train of thought in your work, you will have no problem in creating a long term relationship with search engines.
Google, Bing, and Yahoo love websites that are customer oriented, that provide the best information, and have the best service.
Google and the gang will in return grant you with high rankings in their search results which will ultimately lead to high traffic volume on your website.
You will get a top spot on the busiest street.
What happens when a lot of people enter a store?
Or in your case, a website?
A lot of traffic means a lot of opportunities to make sales.
Remember, it’s all about the service. 🙂
6.) Create a Review
Let’s get back to your primary task as an affiliate marketer.
Product reviews are going to be your service to the people who are going to visit your website in search of information related to a specific product.
You as a product reviewer are going to offer the best quality review to make their decision nice and smooth.
Writing good reviews is not hard at all.
Related: Write Your Own Content Fast – Basic Content Architecture
I believe that you have bought at least a dozen products related to your niche in a lifetime.
Great! You see, if you have bought a vacuum cleaner, you have used it as well. I bet you can write a few lines about it.
In other words, writing reviews is a natural task if you are familiar with products.
I want to show you my example of a product review to make things clear.
How did you like my review?
I am very proud of my work. You see, it’s easy when you know the product.
7.) Earn Affiliate Commission
After you build your affiliate marketing website, you have products in the line, reviews are ready, traffic is flowing nicely as well, the only thing you’ll have to do to make money is to place an affiliate link on your site.
If your visitors like the info you have provided with, they may decide to purchase through your link.
In the end, after the transaction is made on the third-party site, you’ll earn a commission for your work.
Simple, ha? 🙂
In addition to affiliate marketing, you can monetize your site with Google Adsense program.
It allows you to seel space on your site to Google. They will use the space to display third-party advertising on your site. You can earn money every time your visitor clicks on the link.
Now, to round up the whole process we will finish with an image of you earning a commission after someone looks at your review and decides to buy.
Here is a big picture of everything you have learned here.
I’ll take household cleaning products niche for an example to show you that everything sells online.
- You like cleaning, and you know a lot about how to keep things clean around and inside of your house. You are a cleaning expert.
- Unfortunately, not so many people are good at knowing how to keep things clean. Therefore, they are always looking for experts who can help them. You are that person.
- The easiest way to learn something about something today is by asking Google or YouTube. The people are searching Google every day to find information related to cleaning methods and cleaning products.
- At this moment, you are well aware that you can start cooperating with search engines to reach the people who are looking for your help.
- On top of it, you know that those folks will be happy to buy a tool such as a vacuum cleaner or just a piece of advice from someone who is good at what they do.
- You have a website. That is your place of business. You have prepared yourself with some excellent products to review. Plus you have great tips and advice to share with other people who are interested in learning about the best cleaning tools.
- You are ready to start building your business tower.
What is Your Affiliate Dream?
For the last year or so I am a member of the best affiliate marketing community online.
Wealthy Affiliate has changed my perception of doing business online to a point where I can see things with more clarity and learn with such a speed, that it makes my head spin.
You can find in Wealthy Affiliate all you need to learn and master the art of affiliate marketing via Google and other Search Engines.
You can get free websites, free training, access to a vast community of affiliate marketers, keyword research tool (Jaaxy), live help, and much more!
Feel free to check it out and join us on this exciting adventure.
Related: What is the Best Affiliate Marketing Training Program for Beginners
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I wish you a successful online marketing journey!
If you need any help or you have a question feel free to contact me!
All the best,
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9 thoughts on “Build an Affiliate Marketing Website for FREE”
Hi, Thanks for sharing such a great Guide about how to build an affiliate marketing website, all the points that you discussed in this article are perfectly applicable for affiliate marketing websites. If you apply a few tips about how to create an affiliate marketing website in the right way, you can achieve the desired result for an online business.
Great post Ivan! Affiliate marketing and learning to build your own online business are such fantastic ways to earn a long term income, and you have set out so many reasons why it is easy and accessible to everyone no matter what their age or specialist subject. It really is the future 🙂
Hi Stefanie, thanks! I’m happy to hear that you understand the potential of having your online business.
So far, I’ve read tons of tutorials on how to start with affiliate marketing if you are a complete beginner.
Some of them were really good, others – not that much.
Certainly, you go above and beyond to explain the process, not skipping on any details.
I bet so many newbie marketers will appreciate your efforts – you’re helping to jump-start their online journeys!
And you’ve done a great job in doing so.
Keep going the way you’re going, your readers will appreciate it.
Thanks for sharing!
Hi Boby, thank you! I hope I helped you. 🙂
Ivan, you did an excellent presentation of leading readers through learning how to build a successful affiliate marketing business. This opportunity you’re promoting shows a lot of promise, and I’m going to take a serious look at it. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Terry, thank you for recognizing the value in my guide for starting an affiliate marketing business. I am happy it had led you through the process.
I strongly suggest you do check it out because you will discover how easy and fun it is to get involved with the online business. It has changed my perspective of doing business forever.
All the best,
I’ve been looking for a way to make money online for a while now. The term affiliate marketing has certainly came up many times. I didn’t know you can start for free.
I suspect for a free start, it would take much longer to see any result? Is that true? If so, do you have any general idea as to how long it would take?
Thanks for sharing!
Hi Wei, it’s good to hear that you have decided to go with affiliate marketing to start your online career. I believe it all depends on personal taste. If you are looking to build yourself through learning some great lessons, then affiliate marketing is a way to go!
A free trial is great for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, people who are total beginners can get a chance to see how it works without paying a cent! It will, however, take much longer to see first results. Because free trial, like every other free trial, serves as a test drive. Such as when you buy a new car. You have to pay full price to get a complete service and achieve maximum success.
Secondly, even if you don’t like training, it’s free. Therefore, you can walk away without any regret. That is the best approach to business in my mind.
Lastly, your success depends on you and only you. Like with every other business in the world, physical or digital, you can’t expect to put a stand on the street and make people buy without trying to sell. It is a business! Therefore, my answer is always the same. The more you put in, the more you can expect to get out. That covers the time to see the first results as well. If you work on it one day in a week, then you will see the first results in two years. However, if you commit yourself to work on it every day without exception, you will succeed fast!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your input.
All the best,