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How To Make The Most With A Free Affiliate Marketing Website

Making the Most with a free affiliate marketing website does not need to cost you anything! Well, That is not exactly true. It does’not have to cost you cash, but it will cost you in time and effort. So yes, it will be free in that you do not have to fork out cash or use your credit card. You will need to put in your time and effort, as with any successful business.

The How-To is what you are here for and the technical stuff is all taken care of. All I need from you is your time and effort. Before you can make the most of your affiliate marketing business, you need to have a suitable site that is set up to draw and help visitors. Only once you have visitors that have confidence in you and your site can you start thinking to monetise your site.

We will start with setting up your web page in this post and will follow with the how to make the Most with a free affiliate marketing website. So here goes.

Why Affiliate Marketing

Super Affiliate

Simply put, the internet is the future. Companies that do not market on the internet are simply going to fade away. This being said, a simple company web page is not enough. How does a business attract customers to their site? This is where Affiliate marketing comes in.

Every affiliate marketer that a company has is like having a full-time salesperson that works 24/7/365 directing visitors to their site. Not just visitors, but people that are looking for a specific product or products that that business markets.

Businesses are prepared to pay an affiliate marketer a fee for referring visitors to their site if the visitor purchases an item. Many of the successful affiliate marketers have many websites marketing specific products. Each website brings in an income, however small. Add them all together and you end up with a sizable income.

Which Affiliate Program

There are thousands of affiliate programs that you can join, some of which areScam Alert better than others. The secret is to find a few – or many affiliate programs that enable you to make an income online.

First Things First

The first thing to do is to find a topic that you are interested in or one in which you have experience and expertise. It is far easier and more satisfying to write about something that you are interested in and you will therefore probably be more successful.

By this, I am not saying that you will not succeed in a new field. It will probably just take longer and probably be more “work”. When you consider the topic (Niche/market) that interests you, you will probably find more than one and this is fine. The more the merrier. Just don’t try to start them all at once.

You eat an elephant one bite at a time. Choose the one you think is best and start with that. The rest can follow later.

Your Domain Name

So, for those new to the internet, what is a domain? Basically, it is your address to your domain. Just as your home has a street address, so too does your online business, to your Domain.

Choosing a name is a personal choice. Some like to have their own name (if it is available) and others like a catchy phrase. you can make either work but it is recommended that your domain name should, if possible, relate to your niche. For example, if you are in the car spares niche, you would want to choose a relevant name.

If you sell second-hand Vehicle Spares in South Africa, you want to link your domain to vehicle spares. You could try “secondhandspares.co.za” but that could bring visitors looking for sewing machine spares, stove spares or computer spare. A better choice would be Secondhandautospares.co.za.

I believe that a shorter name is better for people to remember but, if it makes sense like secondhandautospares.co.za, people are likely to remember it because it makes sense and is relevant to what they are looking for.

Do a Google search and see what type of names people are using. If you type in your niche in the search bar, Google will give you a drop-down list of terms that people are searching for in that niche currently. This will give you some ideas to used to come up with a Domain Name.

Once you have your domain name idea, you need to see if it is available.

Try this Keyword Research tool for your domain name ideas



Signing Up For A Free Account

To sign up for a free account, click on the screenshot below and you will be taken to that page to sign up. It is simple, Fill in your details and click on the green “create your free account now! button”



WA Signup Page


Setting Up Your Website

So now you have your free Wealth Affiliate account. Now you need to set up your website. Don’t panic! it is simple and you can fix things as you go along.

The first thing you need to do is check if your Domain name is available. Click on the link below and sign up for a free account.

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OK. Now type in the Domain Name that you selected a click search. You will then get a message whether the domain name is available or not. If it is not available, type in your second choice.

Once your Domain name is accepted it will look like this example “mydomain.siterubix.com”. SiteRubix is the main domain that hosts all the free domains as “sub-domains”.

Next: Now you go to the Websites tab on the left of your WA screen.

Next: This will open the next tab where you click on the Site Domains button.

Site Domains Button

Next: That will open the next page where you select “On a Free Domain”

On a Free Domain

Next: This will open a drop down menu where you need to fill in your Domain name that you chose earlier.

Drop down box

Next: You also need to complete your domain name in a traditional reading format. For example, if your domain name is “Secondhandautospares”

Your site name would be “Second Hand Auto Spares”.

The next stage is to choose a theme and there are a few to choose from (3996). choose a Theme

Next: Once you have selected your theme, You will be taken to the next screen to build your site.

Build your site

Next: You will then see this screen and it will take less than 30 seconds to build your site.

Hold tight building your site

Next: Your site is Done

  1. Now Comes The Content!

sandbox

Now Comes The Content

Having got this far, you are well on the way. You have a web page but it is nowhere near what you want it to be. It has a lot of pages you don’t want and there are a few admin pages that you need that are still to be done. No Fear. Most of the Admin Pages are in the “Template” section and just need some minor adjustments before you publish them. So, Let’s get started.

Firstly: let’s delete the dummy posts that are loaded automatically when the page is built. To do this you click on the “Posts” tab in the left-hand menu.

Posts

Next: On the page that opens, Tick the box next to “Hello World”. Leave the Privacy Policy there for now.

Hello World

Next: Go down to the box that says “Bulk Action” (first arrow). A drop down box will open and you select “Move to Trash” (second Arrow) and then click apply

Trash

Next: Go to the Menu tab Posts, Select the only post listed “Hello World” and again, go down to the drop down box and select “Move to Trash” and click apply.

Now you must do the same for the last item “comments”. Go to the menu in the left column and select Comments. Move your mouse over the only comment and you will see a menu appear below it. Click on the red “Trash” button and it’s gone.

Now you have a “clean” site with nothing on it. The next step is to place the admin pages on the website. One of the pages, the privacy policy, is already there, it just needs you to complete the correct Details (i.e. your sites details) and complete what you want to have in the privacy policy.

There are a couple of other admin pages that you will need, like Affiliate disclaimer, About me and contact us pages. These will take a bit of work but we will deal with them tomorrow, in the next post, so be sure to register and get all our latest posts and training in your inbox.

Take a break and Later we can continue with the next stage.

In The Next Post

In the next post I will show you:

  1. Setting Up The Admin Pages
  2. About writing content
  3. Identify the need
  4. Supply the solution
  5. Research Keyword
  6. Research Your Headline
  7. Plan Your Article
  8. Call To Action
  9. How Many Article Must You Write
  10. How Do You Make Money
  11. The Reason Why

Questions?

If you have any questions, please to be sure to ask them here and I will get right back to you.

I am keen to hear your comments so please leave your comment below now. It surely will be appreciated.

16 Comments

  • Paschal

    The pictures made the lesson easy to follow and understand. Its close to normal WordPress set up and even blogger. Please, may I ask how you can place a banner advert on the wealthy Affiliate hosted blog? Secondly, I have an Adsense account can I integrate it on this wealthy Affiliate blog. 

    • Bryan Botha

      Hi Paschal,  Thanks for visiting my Blog and I am very happy that you found it easy to follow and understand. It means that I achieved my aim of helping to understand how to build your Wealthy Affiliate site.

      Wealthy affiliates have a tool called Site Content which helps you set up your articles. Using this, uploading your banners is as easy as uploading a photo. two cli9ck, select your banner and click, it is uploaded. No Code/programming necessary.

      With regards to your Adsense account, it too can be added with a few clicks of a button and there is in-depth training on how to add Adsense to your website.

      There are tools ( called Plugins) that handle almost anything you can imagine on your website, absolutely code/programming free. 

      Hope this helps. If you need more help, contact me here.

      Regards

      Bryanb

  • faftop

    On my quest to become a very successful affiliate marketer, I’d wasted a lot of money and time, sometimes wanted to quit and face my day job. But, somehow I found myself in wealthy affiliate community late January and it felt like I was handed a success. WA is capable of turning a newbie to a pro.

    Nice write up!

    • Bryan Botha

      Hey Faftop,

      Welcome to Wealthy Affiliates. Thanks for the visit and you sure have found the best vehicle to your Affiliate success, Your road to success is to just follow the training. 

      Regards

      Bryanb

  • Louis

    Hello,

    I enjoyed reading your article on affiliate marketing. I think affiliate marketing is a good way of making money online. However, to begin affiliate marketing, you must know what niche you have passion to involve yourself in. I must add that wealthy affiliate is a fantastic program to help anyone who wants to begin online affiliate marketing.

    • Bryan Botha

      Thanks for the visit Louis. You clearly know something about Wealthy Affiliates and yes, it is a fantastic program, even the free account is better than many that youp[ay a fortune for.

      Finding your Niche is just one of the steps in developing your online affiliate business and, as you will know, even this is laid out in the Wealthy Affiliate training.

      Kind regards

      Bryanb

  • ajibola40

    Nice article there on how to make the most with a free affiliate marketing website. Many newbies will find this article helpful in many ways with the step by step how to create a website for free. 

    In affiliate marketing, this is one of the first steps to take and also I like the fact that you are making use of wealthy affiliate free account for the training. 

    • Bryan Botha

      Hi Ajibola, I am pleased that you found it easy to follow the training but if you think that this was easy to follow, you should see the training at Wealthy Affiliates. It is really great with is step by step guides and videos.

      By using the free account I wanted to show visitors just what you could do with the free account. Although the “Premium” account gives you a lot more and helps you to achieve your goals quicker, you can be just as successful with the “free” account.

      Once you have succeeded with the free account, you will then have the funds to upgrade to the Premium account where you can “Mega size” your business to 25 of your own domains and 25 Subdomains. a total of 50 websites. That is what I call expanding your business.

  • Marshall

    I love this article, There are so many Affiliate marketing websites out there, I keep wondering how it’s done but with what I have read about this gave me a little understanding on what it takes to set one up. 

    Does is it require WordPress knowledge before one can set up an affiliate marketing programme?

    • Bryan Botha

      Hi Marshall, thanks for the kind words and I am pleased you found this article useful. The tools and training that Wealthy Affiliates provides means that even someone without experience can succeed. 

      All you need is to be teachable and willing to put in the time and effort.

  • arnaiemhasan

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this amazing article with us . Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people products . There are challenges to making money from affiliate marketing . It is important to create a post that could have an impact on your audience . I believe that you can definitely earn money as an affiliate marketer . 

  • Shui Hyen

    Hi Bryan,

    Thank you for taking your precious time to write this How-To guide in creating a free Affiliate Marketing website. You have clearly laid out the steps in creating a free website. It’s easy to understand and to follow. Kudos to you!

    But one thing, the website is a sub-domain of Siterubix instead of a domain you own, does it affect the ranking in the search engine?

    I am looking forward to read your next post.

    Cheers:)

    • Bryan Botha

      Hi Shui, Yes the free websites are subdomains of siterubix.com. There are however so many sites hosted on siterubix.com, which is well placed on the search engines so the subdomains benefit from that. 

      Having said that, your own domain name is always better but those cost money and the idea is to teach people how to make money without first paying out money. 

      There are many Subdomains of Siterubix that are ranked very well.

  • Hi Bryan,

    What a great job you have done on your website!
    I’m so fascinated with every content on your site and the way you demonstrate knowledge of affiliate marketing. I have spent a good amount of time looking through your website and particularly reading your blogs because affiliate marketing is my area of interest, so thanks for sharing great insights that i have actually benefited from as a newbie in WA.

    I notice something on your blog above, you’re talking about domain name in the middle of your write-up when you said; Try this Keyword Research tool for your domain name ideas var jtrack = “1f13e1fa”. I wonder what this means or did you mistakenly put this instead of Jaaxy keyword research tool link?

    I’m sure you got it all covered man and i will be following here to learn from your great work.

    All the Best,

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