Now that you understand where to find affiliate offers and links, you need to choose the niche you want to focus on, and have a general idea of who you want to sell to, or what it is you might want to sell. The next step is you need to get yourself a domain name. At this point in the training you do not have to go out and buy a domain name yet!
Why do you need a domain name?
A Domain name is basically the name of your website where you will be setting up landing pages and your authority niche blog site. For example - PowerhouseAffiliate.com is our domain name.
It is extremely important that you use a .com. Many people say you can use others like .ca .org and stuff, but much of this course is around building a "branded authority niche site", and its much easier for people to remember .com.
.com is embedded into all of our brains as the main place to try first when looking for a website. Imagine if Pepsi used Pepsi.org instead of Pepsi.com
If you try to build a massive brand online and someone already owns your .com name the person with .com will always get your traffic.
Direct Linking > many new affiliates start by direct linking.
This means they don't own a domain name they simply just promote their affiliate tracking link online and any time someone clicks it they have the potential to earn a commission.
That is very simple and basic, but it works sometimes! However if you want to build a big affiliate business you need to build a domain with authority.