How to Learn Affiliate Marketing – Step 1 – Websites

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This lesson will teach you the first step in our Series – How to learn affiliate marketing – This step will focus on websites. Affiliate marketing is an online method of making money, and it requires no inventory, no direct sales, and with the right guidance, tools, resources and ambition, you can make a literal fortune doing it.

“Housekeeping” Tips

Throughout this website, I explain various terms that pertain to affiliate marketing, and I do invite you to take a look around. In this lesson, I will highlight and link other articles throughout to give you perhaps more clarity to a given topic.

Feel free to leave me a comment or question in the Comments section below as well. I hope to provide you a good, solid understanding of the Affiliate Marketing process.

What type of website should I set up

This lesson will focus on the WordPress website platform. It is extremely easy to use, and you will have thousands of templates to choose from to get the perfect site for your niche. I go through at least three to four templates for each website I set up until I really settle in on one that feels just right. Sometimes I circle back to the original template. WordPress is an excellent platform, and there is a lot of help out on the internet to support WordPress.

What theme should I choose for my website

Here’s where it gets really fun! You have to choose your “niche” before you can choose your theme. Your “niche” is your “category” or “topic” per se. For example, you could have a website about cat accessories. That would be your “niche.” You could have a site about baseball cards, which would, again, be your niche. I have written an article about choosing your niche, and I would suggest you take a moment and read it now. It is important you have your niche before you choose a theme for your website. This will open in a new window, so you can come back to this article and continue. WHAT IS A NICHE AND HOW TO CHOOSE

OK, now that you have your niche, let’s talk themes! This is the fun part. As this training progresses, I will advise you exactly how to get your website for free and get training for setting it up for free, too. Yes, indeed. But for now I’m going to teach you some of the fundamentals of Affiliate Marketing so you know if this is the right avenue for you to take to make some extra or full-time cash!

I’m going to put a few theme examples here just to give you an idea of how many there actually are. This is a small fraction of the thousands of WordPress themes, both free and paid, that you can use for your website.

Take a look:

 

It is a fun time trying different themes for your website! Remember, I have a resource that will provide you will full step-by-step training on how exactly to set up your website.

What should I name my website

There are some factors you must consider when naming your website. The first and the most important, is the SEO score, or Search Engine Optimization score. It is important to know if you can rank for the keywords in your website name, and it is also important to know if your website name is something people are searching for.

NOTE: Do not take for granted that just because your website name is buycarshere.com that anyone who searches for the term “buy cars here” will automatically see your website pop up in the search results. Do you know how many businesses are fighting for those exact keywords? You don’t want to have to fight that hard. It is far better to go after the low hanging fruit, or the keywords that have little competition. I can show you exactly how to do this.

The next factor is whether the website .com name is available. You are not looking for a .net or a .org but instead you want to focus on the .com websites. This is extremely important for your credibility, and people buy from people they trust. You want to hold the authority, and a .com is the way to portray that authority.

If you would like to pause here again, you can now read the article on how to choose the Perfect Domain Namethe name for your websitehere: FIND THE PERFECT DOMAIN NAME

The link will open in a new window, so you can come back and finish this lesson after you read that article.

Where do I get a website

There are going to be a lot of “free” websites out there, and I am also going to share with you how to set up your website for 100% free, but once you get your website established, you will want to invest the $13 or so for a .com name. That’s my personal suggestion to you. The great thing is that you can transfer your website right over to a .com that you own at any time! So I’m going to share with you my number 1 way to get a free website.

When I first started marketing online, setting up a website was one of the most stressful endeavors I ever took on. I was not familiar with how to make everything look the way I wanted, and I had very little direction. I had to learn by trial and error, and part of that was signing up for these courses that were supposed to teach me how to make money online so easily. Well, the only easy part was how easy it was for them to take my money.

So, I know what it’s like to be just starting out, and wanting to do this, but not wanting to get ripped off. I was sick of it myself, and then I came across Wealthy Affiliate. This program has changed the entire direction of my business and my life. I saw some online ad for the program when I was searching around online, and it said “free websites.” I saw also, where it said “No credit card required” and “Free Membership.” So I thought, OK, what do I have to lose, right?

You don’t just get one free website, you get multiple websites. That’s great in and of itself, but what is really the best part of the program is the training you get with it. It’s not like you sign up, get a website and then sit there going, OK, now what?

Let me tell you about the training:

Training on how to set up the website

This is the best part! If you are just starting out, you are going to need to have someone walk you through the process of setting up a website. You’re setting up a business. This is important, and you want to do it right.

There are critical, key things you need to know to do this business correctly, or you’re not going to make any money at it. If you follow proven steps, and if they are outlined in clear videos illustrating the process, then your ambition is the measure of your success. You’ve got the road map!

The Wealthy Affiliate program literally walks you through the entire process of setting up the website with video tutorials and support.

You can do this business anywhere there is an internet connection.   It’s a pretty amazing program, and you can join and set up your websites for FREE. Like I said, you’ve got the road map, my friend, – NOW FOLLOW IT!!!

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

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Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life. I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going. I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!