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You are about to discover how to create CPA mobile campaigns with massive amounts of traffic. Take your time and read through this entire course, every single lesson of it and enjoy as we uncover how to create and test CPA mobile advertising campaigns!

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that you should always check with your own networks and affiliate account managers before implementing any methods we share. While we do make every effort to share compliant affiliate marketing methods, the industry changes daily…therefore We do not guarantee all of our methods are 100% compliant, nor do we guarantee you will see the same results as we do!

With so many people using smart-phones these days it’s no wonder that mobile affiliate marketing has taken a strong hold and is still gaining momentum continuously. This training course is all about getting the highest ROI for your mobile advertising dollars.


The Offers

This entire course is going to focus on mobile CPA offers. Many people automatically assume when we say mobile affiliate marketing that we are doing some type of game or app installs but that’s wrong.

We have found that the majority of offers available in the CPA space actually accept mobile traffic now and the majority of advertisers are making their sales and checkout pages extremely effective on mobile! Gone are the days where you need a “mobile network” in order to bank serious cash with mobile traffic.

Put aside the myth that you have to promote apps and installs with mobile traffic. In fact many people will break out a credit card using a mobile device, and this means even the “trial” and “Cost Per Sale” (CPS) offers work great! Let’s turn our attention to lead offers to show an example of how easy it can be to find these types of offers.


CPA Network

First you are going to need a CPA network which is knowledgeable in the mobile space. We recommend you join the featured network on the right side of this page since they are accepting applications, and have a wide selection of mobile optimized offers including:

  • Lead Gen Offers
  • Dating
  • Games
  • Installs
  • Trials
  • Cost Per Sale

We will discuss more on these specific offers in a bit.

Rest assured there is not going to be any shortage of top performing niches and offers that you can use in mobile traffic promotion!


Offers That Work On Mobile

Now here is where you need to be a little creative. You need to come up with an idea for what you think people will want to buy or sign up for while browsing on their mobile devices. The possibilities are endless and believe it or not people will break out their credit cards and convert, all you have to do is reach out to them so they see these offers!

A great way to get ideas is to simply browse the selection of mobile affiliate offers that are available to you.

So first let’s login to your CPA network and see what’s there.

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Whatever network you choose as you can see there are many ways you can search for offers using the custom filters located on the dashboard interface. The best way to find mobile offers is to:

Search the keyword “Mobile”

Or Under the media types drop box select mobile

So if you see an offer you like simply ask your affiliate manager if it accepts mobile traffic. There is no one particular type of offer that does best on mobile. Many courses out there will try and tell you only one type of offer works but that is 100% false. Just pick an offer and see what the offer actually looks like on your own mobile device.

Every single day people are getting more and more comfortable doing transactions on their mobile devices and this has pretty much opened up the mobile affiliate world to a vast opportunity of promoting hundreds of profitable offers that will work.


Payout

Basically, every CPA network you join (and there are many) will have a few categories of details you can look at to help you decide which offers you wish to promote. It should be noted that the payout for each offer is different from the CPA, CPL, CPC & etc.

The payout for each offer is what the advertiser for that specific offer is going to give you in exchange for the action they require to consider that ad’s conversion a success.


Country

Having an offer that allows multiple countries means you can get insanely cheap clicks and it is easily scalable into other countries! Of course not all offers will allow you to advertise to more than one country, but some do. On top of that, you can also just find offers which want you to advertise to specific countries which will let you expand your reach and thus gain even more profit in the long run.

Every CPA network deals with its own list of countries but for the most part they each do have a list you can sort through to find multiple offers tailored to those distinct countries. If you choose an offer that accepts US, CAN, or UK you can bet you will have a lot of volume, but the competition may be a bit higher so higher click costs. This is something to keep in mind so it can sometimes be a good idea to consider promoting offers for other countries.


Mobile Traffic Sources

A lot has changed in the world of mobile traffic since its beginning. Most of the major traffic providers offer a mobile component to buying traffic including:

  • Bing
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Sitescout

Just to name a few of the big ones. These are all very viable sources of cheaper cost per click and cost per mille mobile traffic. One thing to be aware of is the fact that most ad platforms offer some sort of mobile ad option. If you have a preferred platform or just one you’ve heard about in the past it may be a good idea to review what they offer to see if you can branch your mobile ads out to other platforms.

Performing a simple Google or Bing search for things like “mobile ad networks” could yield excellent results.


Setting Up The Campaign

What you’re about to see here is an example campaign set-up for demonstration purposes. This is to help you get familiar with the process required to set your own campaigns up.

First we are going to choose from the list of traffic sources in the previous volume, unless you have a preferred ad network then go with them. The traffic source chosen for this example however is:

PropellerAds.com

This lesson may be a bit technical for some… so if it is over your head please visit our forum where we can walk you through any questions you might have!

Inside Propeller ads we have the option of choosing several different ad types and multiple targeting options. This is great, but it is extremely important we have our own 3rd party tracking set up, and you will see why later.

We will be using CPV lab for our tracking system.


Domains, Servers & Tracking

Firstly, if you want to be serious and earn money as a CPA affiliate, then you MUST learn how to set up domains, hosting, landing pages and tracking! We covered this extensively in our Affiliate Marketing Certification Course.

If you want to set up CPV lab for tracking (highly recommended) then you need to purchase a domain name, and a hosting account (Get this at BlueHost – highly recommended).

You can buy domain names at Bluehost.com. You will need one for your tracking system and one more domain for your landing page if you choose to use landing pages. (landing pages are highly recommended)

If you don’t have a tracking system in place yet, then you need one to track all of your traffic and conversions so you know what works and what doesn’t.

If you are going to take this business seriously you need a good tracking system and the best we recommend is CPV Lab. Their licensing fee might seem rather expensive at a glance but consider it like this…

CPV Lab charges only once per year, there is a one-time set-up feeand then you pay annually. If you are doing what you need to do as a marketer then you’ll not only be able to easily afford this fee but you can also probably write it off as a business expense come tax time. (Taxes are different everywhere so it’s advised you speak to a tax professional for proper tax advice, this is not tax advise but just a friendly suggestion)

CPV Lab does require some set-up when just starting out. Have a look at their knowledge base to sort this out for yourself, and of course if you need additional help you could always visit our forums and ask any questions you need answered:

Our Forum Here

CPV Lab Knowledgebase Here

YouTube Tutorials Here

If you want to try a free tracking system then Bemob is the one for you. We will not be covering Bemob in this course however you can view a video tutorial on our Powerhouse Action Plan HERE


CPV Lab Setup

Now we are going to assume you have CPV Lab installed on your own server. We will go to our CPV Lab installation and login and create the campaign by clicking the ‘Add Campaign’ Button as highlighted in red in the image below:

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Here we will select ‘Direct Link & Landing Page’ option.

When testing an offer for the first time you can usually just direct link to the offer. This allows you to see if there is a lot of traffic and whether it is worth designing a landing page.

Basically that means our ads will link directly to the CPA network offer like this:

Propeller Ad » CPV Lab Link » Redirects to CPA offer

Usually a landing page is the best option but here we will try the direct option. The landing page option looks like this:

Propeller Ad » CPV Lab Link » Landing page » CPV Lab Link » Redirects to CPA Offer

This may already seem advanced but you can take time right now and learn more about CPV lab by visiting the links above and watching youtube videos on benefits and how to’s of using CPV Lab.


Step 2: Conversion Tracking In The Traffic Source

Now in order for us to be able to track conversions inside Propellerads and have our CPA network automatically post conversions in there, we will need to set a few settings.

The image you see directly below this text is a visual representation of what your campaign set-up should look like inside CPV lab. We’ve gone with a weird example for a campaign name simply so it stands out and is easy to refer to which is: “Propeller – China Women”

It would be wise to familiarize yourself with this interface, you can use YouTube for easy to follow video tutorials by simply searching for things like “CPVLab Tutorial” and browse the list of videos to see which one’s might be a fit for you… or simply click the link right here and be taken to a search already performed for you: CPV Lab YouTube Search

The reason searching YouTube is suggested is because these types of details can change often and you should be able to always find current set-up tutorials on YouTube so there will be no waiting for us to update this course and you’ll never be left behind.

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As you can see I have added:

  • Campaign Name
  • Source
  • URL Append Token
  • Estimated Cost Per Click
  • Offer Name and Offer URL which I got from my best mobile CPA Network

I also want to make sure CPV Lab inserts that into the offer link from the CPA network. If you copy these settings exactly all you need to do is add your own CPA network tracking link and replace the one I put in the example image above.

You will have gotten that link from inside your CPA Network Account. Ok now that you have the CPV Lab settings correct save them, and copy the CPV Lab campaign link to use that inside your ads on Propeller ads. This is what the CPV Lab campaign link looks like:

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Now that you have the link it’s time to test it and make sure it works. You can see how it would look in a mobile device by entering that url into a place like this: http://mobiletest.me (keep in mind these types of sites don’t always display perfectly…the best way to test is on your own devices) If the link is not directing properly to the offer it could also mean that you are not in the correct country that the offer accepts, and therefore it will redirect you.

There is one final step to setting up the conversion tracking. You must provide the following “postback url” (exactly as it is) to your affiliate manager, so they can place this for you inside the offer you want to run.

Just send them a message and say please place this on the ‘China Women offer’ (or whatever offer you are running)…or you can actually just do it yourself like in the picture below. Locate the Postback URL for Propeller Ads.

Keep in mind that whichever ad network you choose you’ll have to use their own postback link variables like #s3# for cake, or {aff_sub3} for Has Offers. The best thing to do in this case if you have no idea how to implement this stuff is again, refer back to YouTube for video tutorials or check the official help documents on the ad networks own website, they may also have FAQ’s. You can also do things like hire someone for a day or few hours (however long it takes) and have them set all this up for you. Sites like Fiverr.com also have the option to post custom jobs so you can actually put an ad out of your own saying you need to hire someone for a few hours to set up website tracking on your landing page. there may also be people in the Private Forum if you post.

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By pasting the postback link from Propeller Ads into the offer on your network, you can now see all conversions inside the Propeller Ads interface which we will examine in lesson 3. You will TOTALLY understand why this is crucial in a moment.

Basically what happens now is that every time the CPA network sees a conversion it “Posts” it to Propeller Ads through that postback link. This allows you to see all the conversions inside Propeller Ads which allows you to dig right down and see exactly where people converted.

You can also place a CPV Lab pixel in your network to have all the conversions tracked in CPV Lab.

Now copy the campaign link from CPV Lab and let’s go over to Propeller Ads

STAY TUNED FOR PART #2

Bill Dorey

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Bill Dorey has been in the internet marketing industry for the past 9 years.Bill has explored many aspects of the industry from working for Affiliate Networks & Advertisers to generating 7 figures as an Affiliate.
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Top 12 Tips to Create an Affiliate Marketing Ebook

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Affiliate marketing ebooks are often used to market and sell products. However, the book can’t be all about sales. It has to be educational, entertaining and value-driven.

In this article, we will explore the best ways to create affiliate marketing books that help boost your affiliate marketing sales.

As a bonus, I will also cover a short list of best affiliate marketing books and resources at the end of this article. (Unrelated to this article, but will help you in promoting your affiliate marketing book.)

1. Choose a product niche for your affiliate marketing ebook

choose niche - affiliate marketing ebook

First of all, choose an affiliate product niche that you know about. It’s important to write about a topic you are good at. You can always get to know more about a product through research, as long as you have an interest in the topic and would love to learn about it. 

Also, ensure that the product you’re choosing has a good market. Your effort will be worth it if the product has a good demand in the market.

2. Find the right affiliate programs

choose an affiliate program

Identify good and reliable affiliate programs that offer the affiliate products you chose. 

There are five things to look at while choosing an affiliate program—Program’s brand positioning, product offering, commission rate, cookie duration and payment methods.

There are many reliable affiliate programs out there. Some give great commissions, some have longer cookie durations, while some have such good brand reputation that they make up in volume what they lack in commission rates.

Some good affiliate programs out there are Amazon Associate program (includes Amazon ebook affiliate program), Powerhouse Affiliate Program (our very own), CJAffiliates, ShareASale, etc.

3. Make a sheet of affiliate links

sheet of affiliate links

This step is optional, but I always suggest that you make an Excel or Google Sheet of your selected affiliate links. This helps you find all the relevant products links in one place.

It doesn’t have to be an exhaustive list. Choose the products carefully, so that you can plan your affiliate marketing ebook around them.

4. Write a working title of your ebook

writing a title of your ebooks

Do some research on Amazon Kindle Store and see what books in your niche have good reviews. This will give you an idea about what people like to read about.

Write a few working titles for your ebook. Choose one to start with. This will make the base for creating an outline for the book and writing it. A title works as a broad theme that you keep in mind while writing the book. It can give a book direction. 

For example, if my ebook is for selling home products, then I can write a book called ‘Organize Your Home and Save a Year of Your Life’ or ‘A Clean Home to Declutter Your Personal Life’.

You can always change the title of your ebook later, if you feel like it. You can also skip this step and start without a working title. It is recommended, but not compulsory.

5. Read a few popular ebooks in your niche

read ebooks in your niches

Read a few popular ebooks in your niche to understand what people like. This will help you write better by understanding what users want to read. It will also give you writing ideas. You can always write on an existing topics from a fresh perspective.

6. Create an outline of your affiliate ebook

create an outline of your book

To make your writing process more streamlined, it is best to create an outline for it. This will save you time while writing and editing the book. This is how the best writers write their books. They create a wireframe of the book and then start writing.

This will also help you plan where to add your affiliate links and suggestions so that the readers are convinced to purchase those products.

7. Write your ebook or hire a freelancer

writing affiliate marketing ebook

This is the most important step of this whole exercise. Write your ebook to genuinely help people on a subject. You can even write your book to entertain the readers. Either way, your book should deliver real value to your audience.

Many people end up writing affiliate marketing ebooks that are too salesy. This can put off readers and get you bad reviews on Kindle and other ebook stores. Promote your affiliate products passively in the book.

Create a story or a theme that readers can relate to. Once they feel connected with you, you are more likely to sell affiliate products to them.

If you are busy or think that writing is not something you are good at, you can even hire a freelancer to write the affiliate marketing ebook for you.

8. Add affiliate links to your ebook

add affiliate links to ebook

Add affiliate links to your ebook at the right places. Do not add links where the pitch is to salesy. Always be subtle in your promotions. Deliver content value to readers while suggesting an affiliate product.

9. Edit and proofread the ebook

proofread affiliate ebook

Some people are really particular about spelling and grammar. Edit and proofread your book or take the help of a professional to do so. People can give a book bad reviews just because of some punctuation or grammatical mistakes.

10. Design your ebook and format it

design your ebook

Once you have written your ebook, format it as per the requirements of Amazon Kindle Store or other such ebook stores. Format your book neatly. Use readable fonts and heading styles. Convert your ebook to PDF and other acceptable formats.

11. Publish your ebook for affiliate products (and pricing)

publish your ebook

Once your book is ready, publish it on Amazon Kindle Store and other such places. You can give your ebook for Free to begin with, till it gathers some good reviews. Later, you can increase the price, as you like.

People tend to download Free ebooks a lot. So, starting with an affiliate marketing free ebook is always a good idea. Some books do well even if they are paid, but to get to that point, it’s good to gather some good reviews.

12. Promote your ebook

promote your ebook

Once you have created and published your ebook, promote it through various modes. You can create a website for affiliate marketing ebooks.

Search engine optimizing your website will help you get traffic through search engines. You can even promote your ebook through paid Ads on search engines and social media. Organic social media promotions can also help.

Best Affiliate Marketing Books and Resources

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Also, as I promised, here’s a list of some of the best books on affiliate marketing. There are also various free affiliate marketing courses to help you learn how to promote a website.

  1. Ebook (Paid): Affiliate Marketing: The Beginner’s Step by Step Guide to Making Money Online With Affiliate Marketing by Kevin Ulaner
  2. Ebook (Paid): Passive Income: Ideas – 35 Best, Proven Business Ideas for Building Financial Freedom in the New Economy – Includes Affiliate Marketing, Blogging, Dropshipping and Much More! by Chandler Wright
  3. Ebook (Paid): Affiliate Marketing: How to make money and create an income by A Anderson
  4. Ebook (Free): The Beginner’s Affiliate Marketing Blueprint: How to Get Started For Free And Earn Your First $10,000 In Commissions Fast! (Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing in 2019 Beginners Edition) by Alex Marketing
  5. Online course (Free): Powerhouse Affiliate Marketing Course by Joey Babineau

All the best with your ebook affiliate marketing project and feel free to leave a comment below if you have any queries.

Stay tuned for tips and tricks on affiliate marketing.

Bill Dorey

Super Affiliate at Powerhouse Affiliate
Bill Dorey has been in the internet marketing industry for the past 9 years.Bill has explored many aspects of the industry from working for Affiliate Networks & Advertisers to generating 7 figures as an Affiliate.
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The Fastest and Best Way to Learn How to Sell Affiliate Products

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When you begin an affiliate marketing website, it seems like a mammoth task to learn how to sell affiliate products. It doesn’t have to be that way.

I understand that the task can seem overwhelming with so many things required to be done and learnt. 

Here are all the things that one needs to learn to sell affiliate products:

  1. Choosing a niche for the products to sell
  2. Creating a website for affiliate marketing (plus hosting the website on a good web host)
  3. Finding the right affiliate networks and programs to work with
  4. Creating content for the website
  5. Promoting the website through various organic, social and paid channels
  6. Analyzing website and campaign data to optimize content and Ads
  7. Monitoring the industry and market to find the right promotional and sales opportunities

All this can’t be learned in a day, but it’s good to remember that…

Rome was not built in a day!

You are not building an architectural wonder, but building an affiliate website is no less than making art.

There are various Gurus and websites teaching how to sell affiliate products. However, not many are authentic and not many really reveal the real best ways to sell affiliate products.

After being burnt by taking advice from many such affiliate gurus, I found a simple and free way to learn how to market affiliate marketing products. 

How I Started to Learn How to Sell Affiliate Products

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When I started my Edtech affiliate marketing website, I started learning from top marketing gurus in the world, by subscribing to their online content.

Their methods helped me set up a basic website and promote it moderately. There was still a gap in where I wanted to be. I was getting some traffic on the website, but I could not sell my affiliate products.

I had recently quit my job and I needed a project that actually helped me get back on my feet. It was a lot of struggle, but I kept at it.

I researched the market and realised that there was a lot of potential which I could tap if I had the right knowledge.

I was mostly experimenting with the tips and tricks revealed by these marketing Gurus, as I wasn’t able to spend on taking their paid services or courses.

Meanwhile, I also dabbled with courses and tips from ‘not so genuine’ marketing gurus out there.

How the ‘Gurus’ of Affiliate Marketing were Full of Empty Promises

teachers of affiliate marketing

There are some genuine marketing Gurus out there, while many are just out there to mint money. They sell their half-baked ideas or overpriced courses which do not reveal the actual ways to success.

Here are few types of promises and claims you’ll find online from such Fake Gurus:

  • Learn how I make $10,000 per month with affiliate marketing.
  • How to earn $1,000,000 per year with affiliate marketing.
  • How to get from zero to 100,000 visitors on your website per month.

And so on.

Over time, I have become wiser to not blindly follow the methods charted out by such Gurus, as they are often trying to sell their expensive programs.

They rehash the same old content available online and make bold claims about them discovering the best ways to sell affiliate products.

So, amidst a sea of such deceptive teachers, where do you go to actually learn affiliate marketing?

How to really learn to sell affiliate products?

In this post, I will reveal my experience and the place I learned how to market affiliate products.

Where I Learned How to Sell Affiliate Marketing Products!

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After going through all the available resources I mentioned above, I finally found a straightforward way to do things.

I signed up for a Free affiliate marketing course, which had clear deliverables. Well, since it was free and I had nothing to lose, I signed up for the course.

This is what I received from it:

  • A guide on who to create an affiliate marketing website (free templates for the website)
  • Tested methods on promoting an affiliate website through SEO, Paid Ads, and Social channels
  • An affiliate marketing Forum to discuss related topics (this is a great resource to learn from other’s successes and failures)
  • A step-by-step strategy to set up CPA campaigns that are cost-effective
  • A long-term strategy to make your affiliate website profitable

What I liked about this course is that there were no tall claims or unrealistic goals. It simply gave advice on the best practices to follow to sell affiliate marketing products and it worked!

The course is PowerHouse Affiliate’s Free affiliate marketing training.

It allows beginners and Pros to find the best way to sell affiliate products through its learning resources like:

Live case studies, Forums, Webinars, Access to affiliates and coaches, and other training material

There are over 85,000 people benefitting from their training.

They also suggest the best tools you can use to host, run and promote your affiliate website.

Did I Learn How to Market Affiliate Products? Did I Succeed?

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I learnt a lot of things about how to sell affiliate products through this free course.

I not only improved my website, but I also moved to a better web host, which helped me get better rankings on the search engines.

The web and promotional tools suggested by PowerHouse Affiliate are freely available in the market, it’s just a matter of someone pointing them out to you.

I designed my promotions and campaigns strategically, as defined by the course, to get great click through rates.

Now, I attract relevant traffic of up to 150,000 users to my website each month. We all know that getting traffic is not everything. I had to work on my CTAs and content structure to convert that traffic.

I optimized the content for better results and inculcated some tips from affiliate experts I got connected to through the course. This helped me increase the conversion rate.

Now, my income ranges from $8000 to $15,000 a month. (Not to brag! 🙂

I am taking the time to share my experience so that other affiliates out there do not have to go through the same gruesome journey of spending a lot of time and money in learning what can be learned for free and in little time.

The only tip I will give to affiliate marketers out there is to Start Learning TODAY!

Do not delay the process of learning how to sell affiliate products, and do it through legitimate courses and sites.

You might find some hurdles, but it will be all worth it in the end.

Consider this post as a testimonial and my way to thank Powerhouse Affiliate for being a platform that cares about teaching actual affiliate marketing methods that work!

I hope you all find success in earning satisfactory affiliate income. 🙂

Ciao!

Bill Dorey

Super Affiliate at Powerhouse Affiliate
Bill Dorey has been in the internet marketing industry for the past 9 years.Bill has explored many aspects of the industry from working for Affiliate Networks & Advertisers to generating 7 figures as an Affiliate.
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How to Create a Website for Affiliate Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

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How to Create a Website for Affiliate Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re creating your first affiliate marketing website, then this guide on how to create a website for affiliate marketing will help you in the task through simple steps.

Building affiliate websites doesn’t have to be difficult. You can easily create your own website for affiliate marketing, if you know a few simple things about the setup process. Setting up an affiliate marketing website for posting content and promotions is simple and can be done without the help of professional developers.

In this article, we will discuss all the steps required to make an affiliate website.

What to Know Before Starting Affiliate Marketing

Before you start affiliate marketing, you should know a bit about how affiliate marketing works. 

You can learn about the best practices for affiliate marketing through any affiliate marketing course that can simply explain the concepts, tricks and tips for affiliate marketing.

How much does it cost for building affiliate marketing websites?

Building a website for affiliate marketing requires a small amount of money. You will have to spend a small amount on the Domain name and Web Hosting for your website. This cost can be anywhere from $3/month to $ 15/month or more. Remember to get a good hosting service for your website. I will cover how to buy a Domain name and Web Hosting later in this article.

How to create a website for affiliate marketing with little cost

Using the following steps on how to make an affiliate website, you can easily create a successful affiliate earning platform for yourself.

Quick jump to any step on how to make an affiliate marketing website:

Step 1: Choose an Affiliate Program

Step 2: Choose a Few Products to Promote on Your Affiliate Website

Step 3: Get Affiliate product links from your Affiliate program

Step 4: Create a website for affiliate marketing with little cost

Step 5: Create Compelling Content or Blog Posts Around Your Affiliate Products

These steps illustrate various image examples to show you how things look in real while setting up an affiliate website.

Here are the steps to ‘how to build an affiliate marketing website’:

Step 1: Choose an Affiliate Program

Choose an affiliate program that you’d like to work with. There are various amazing affiliate programs out there to choose from. Here’s a guide on how to choose an affiliate program that’ll work for you.

There are various affiliate marketing programs out there. Pick one that has the kind of products that you’d like to promote through your website, that offers a good commission plan, and that has flexible payment options.

You can choose from top affiliate marketing programs like Powerhouse Affiliate Program (our very own), Amazon Associates, eBay, Bluehost, and CJ Affiliates.

Step 2: Choose a Few Products to Promote on Your Affiliate Website

From your affiliate marketing program, choose a few products that you wish to promote on your website. For example, I have an education technology website, where I promote Edtech toys and games. 

All the content you write and the designs you create will focus around these products. Therefore, either choose a product you know about or are willing to research about.

Also, different products have different commission rates. Choose the products that can get you good returns. It should either have a high commission rate or the potential for high volume sales.

Affiliate marketers sell all sorts of things like web hosting services, online courses, gadgets, fashion products, workout products, and adventure sports merchandise.

Step 3: Get Affiliate product links from your Affiliate programs

Wondering, ‘How to create an affiliate link for my website?’

You will easily find your affiliate links on affiliate program platforms. These links contain reference to your unique affiliate ID. 

Here are a samples of an affiliate link on Amazon Associates:

How to create a website for affiliate marketing with affiliate links

Whenever you need to promote your affiliate products, use these affiliate link ONLY. This helps the Affiliate program track the clicks and sales that come through your website. You will get commissions on sales made only if the users purchase after clicking on your affiliate links.

Tip: Make an Excel or Google Spreadsheet for the products and their affiliate link. This will make it easier for you to find their links to add in your website’s blogs.

Step 4: Create a website for affiliate marketing with little cost

Wondering ‘how to setup an affiliate marketing website?’

In the following subsections, I will show you how to setup an affiliate marketing website with WordPress. WordPress affiliate website builder is free to use. It’s one of the largest website builders in the world. 

This affiliate website builder exercise will help you set up your affiliate business in no time.

4.a. Choose a Domain Name

The first thing to do when you are setting up an affiliate marketing website is to choose a domain name. 

How to create an affiliate website domain? Here’s how you do it.

Your Domain name is your website’s address. For example, this website’s domain name is www.powerhouseaffiliate.com. This helps your users find you on the internet.

There are various domain name registrars out there. You can choose any registrar to purchase a domain name at a low price.

It’s not complicated! You can easily select a domain name on Bluehost (Get Your Free Domain), nameCheap and other such website.

4.b. Host Your Website

Your Web Host is the web server you rent to host your website on the internet. This helps your users see your website on the internet. There are a dime a dozen web hosts out there. If you are creating your first affiliate marketing website, then I suggest that you choose a basic service with a good web host.

Ensure that your web host allows easy WordPress installation, so that you can just choose a template and create a website in minutes. Also check that your web host offers good customer service and has an easy-to-use user panel.

Some of the web hosts like Bluehost are popular and cheap. You can read about Bluehost services below:

To secure your web server, you can add an SSL certificate to your hosting, to encrypt the communication between web browsers and web servers, so that your users can safely use your website.

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4.c. Create a WordPress Website | How to make an affiliate website for free

Once you have booked a domain name and purchased web hosting services, then all you need to do is go to your web hosting platform and click on WordPress Installation. WordPress is a great free affiliate website builder. 

When you click on WordPress Installation from your web host service, it will prompt you to choose a WordPress Template. 

After choosing a website template, you can just start working on your website’s pages and posts. WordPress makes it easy to build your own affiliate website.

I recommend that you spend some time knowing the following three things about your WordPress Website:

i) Know Your Dashboard

Spend some time knowing all the features and tools available to you on a WordPress Website. This will help you carry out all website maintenance related tasks easily.

ii) Set up General Information About your website

From the dashboard, go to Settings > General and set the Site Title, Tag Line, WordPress Address, Site Address, and Email Address.

The Site address should be ideally set in https://www.domainname.com/ format. 

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iii) Try adding a page to the website

Website Pages are static pages or permanent fixtures of your website. Their names can be displayed in the Top navigation of your website.

Set up pages like About Us, Privacy Policy, and Terms and Conditions.

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iv) Learn to Add Posts to the website

Use Posts section to add blogs to the website. Your blog page will be a dynamic page, so as you add more blog posts to your website, they will show on your Blog Post page. 

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You can decide the URL structure for your blogs in Settings > Permalinks.

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And this is how you build an affiliate website. Now that you know how to create a website for affiliate marketing, I will tell you how to make that website effective in earning you commissions.

Step 5: Create Compelling Content or Blog Posts Around Your Affiliate Products

Create an affiliate marketing website that is impactful with good content. Content is the key to running a successful affiliate marketing business.

You need to write blog posts, create videos and infographics to deliver value to customers and motivate them to purchase your affiliate products.

Make affiliate website content your priority!

5.a. Write posts that are engaging and well-structured

The next thing to do is to create Affiliate Website content that is well-written and structured. Create good quality content, so that your users are motivated to return to read your blogs often. Add headings and subheadings to your posts, write short and clear sentences, and include useful information for users. Write product reviews, user guides, top product list, and so on.

5.b. Add Your Affiliate Product Links to Your Website Content and Calls to Action

In every blog post you write, include the affiliate links for your products. Include clear and motivating Calls to Action. This will ensure that users click on calls to action, which have your affiliate links, and purchase the products. This step is essential for you to earn commission through your affiliate activities.

5.c. Interlink Your Website Well

Always remember to interlink your website well. Link related blogs to each other. Always mention 2-4 other blogs in each blog. This will help reduce your website’s Bounce rate, and hence improve your ranking on search engines.

How to make an affiliate website successful? Promote Your Affiliate Marketing Website

Once you have created an affiliate website and started creating engaging content on a regular basis, you need to start marketing your website and blog posts to draw traffic to them. 

Setting up an affiliate marketing website brings fruits only after people start visiting your website and click on affiliate links to purchase products.

More traffic will convert to more sales and hence more commission. If you’re wondering how to make an affiliate website successful, refer to the following points.

Optimize Your Blog Posts for Search Engines

The first thing to do is find the right keywords for your website and blogs. Include those keywords on your website and in your posts. This will inform Google about the relevance of your content to the users searching for those keywords. Include your keywords in the Meta tags and content of your website. Interlink your website well to reduce Bounce rate. Create relevant and traffic-driving backlinks for your website.

Promote on Social Media

Another important promotion method is to post about your content on social media. Create a subscriber base on social media. Regularly post on social media, and promote your posts through organic sharing and paid Ads. Optimize your campaigns over time to get the maximum ROI.

Create an Email Marketing List

Email marketing goes a long way in building a strong base of loyal customers. Build an email marketing list, and send relevant content from time to that email list, so that the subscribers are motivated to positively engage with your marketing messages and content sent through emails. Add proper CTAs to your emails to get traffic to your website and sell affiliate products.

Run CPA campaigns

The last, and the most important way to promote your affiliate website and products is to run CPA campaigns. Take proper CPA marketing training to create campaigns that get you relevant traffic that is interested in purchasing the products that you are promoting through your posts. Optimize your CPA campaigns over time to get the best ROI.

Conclusion

Build affiliate websites that are relevant to your audience and product niche. Buy a domain name, and use good hosting services for your website. Use affiliate marketing website builder from WordPress to make your work easy.

After setting up an affiliate website, post relevant content that speaks to your customers and encourages them to purchase after clicking on your affiliate marketing links.

Building an affiliate website is worth it if it gets relevant user traffic who is willing to purchase. Nurture your audience through relevant email, social media and CPA campaigns.

Start an affiliate website promotion campaign that speak to your audience. Tweak your campaigns from time to time to get the best ROI.

We hope that this post on how to create a website for affiliate marketing helps you kickstart your affiliate business with ease.

Bill Dorey

Super Affiliate at Powerhouse Affiliate
Bill Dorey has been in the internet marketing industry for the past 9 years.Bill has explored many aspects of the industry from working for Affiliate Networks & Advertisers to generating 7 figures as an Affiliate.
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