Amazon isn’t going anywhere. Its stock has soared to over $1,500 per share in 2018.
Their services have expanded over the years. There isn’t much you can’t buy or rent from the site.
Not just in the US, but all over the world, affiliate marketers are finding success with their own Amazon stores and affiliate websites.
If you’re looking to cash in and grab your piece of the pie, you need to keep your eyes glued to our site. We’ll show you the hows, whens, and whys on affiliate websites so you can be successful too.
Why Amazon for Affiliate Websites?
Websites like This is Why I’m Broke, Wirecutter, and Gizmodo all bring in millions of dollars in revenue every year thanks to the Amazon affiliate program.
Amazon doesn’t have the greatest commissions. Compared to other programs, they’re subpar.
However, what name is more trusted in ecommerce than this giant? No one. Everyone buys from this store. People know when they’re dealing with an Amazon affiliate, they’re doing business with Amazon directly and someone who has been vetted by them.
You have a 24-hour tracking cookie. So if you’re promoting baby formula and the visitor clicks on your link but doesn’t order until the next day, you will still get the commission for that item. Not only that, you’ll get the commission for everything else they order.
If items are placed in the cart and then the cart is abandoned, then Amazon gives you 89 more days for the customer to come back and complete their order.
If you can bring in a lot of traffic, you’re trustworthy, and your content provides a lot of value to your readers, you can be really successful.
The Road to Success
Building your own affiliate websites are always going to be the cheaper option. However, if you want to achieve real success, you need to be able to bang these out one after another.
The sad truth is that some of your sites aren’t going to be successful. Why slave away for 50+ hours developing a site and creating content when you can buy some that are perfect right out of the box?
This is where we excel. We can provide you with affiliate sites that are ready to go live immediately.
If you insist on making your own site and creating your own content, then this is how you do it.
The first step is to choose a web host for your affiliate websites. You will need to take many factors into consideration:
- Cost – This varies between hosting companies
- Service quality – Read reviews and speak with other marketers and bloggers
- Bells and whistles – What else do they offer besides hosting?
WordPress is one of the easiest, most user-friendly platforms for creating affiliate websites.
Most of the hosting options out there have installers for the platform to make it even easier to get started.
The next step is to pick a theme. While the free options may save you a few dollars in the short-term, the long run benefits of premium themes need to be taken into account.
You’ll have customer service for when things go wrong as well as updates to both the framework and the theme itself. This will keep your site working properly and help to avoid being hacked.
There are several themes out there that are specifically made just for Amazon affiliates. All of them are worth researching. You may find exactly what you’re looking for with one of these themes.
No WordPress site is complete without proper plugins. Keep in mind that too many will slow your affiliate websites down, and some themes come with some pre-installed.
You’ll want a caching plugin along with WP-Optimize for image smushing. There are also plugins designed just for affiliates.
Here’s a list of some of the best you’ll find. Plugins will help your site to load faster and be more efficient and can also help users to share content and buy.
There is no such thing as an untapped niche. It’s all being done or has been done. There are only two places where affiliate websites set themselves apart from the competition.
The first is your site. Make it as easy as possible for people to navigate the site. Make sure it works, is responsive, and has a great uptime.
The second is to create the best content. Google’s job, the very reason it exists, is to help provide users with the best content on the web.
If you’re unsure of how to do this for your site, check out your competition, see what they’re writing about, and then make yours better. It’s really as simple as that.
You’ll also want images, gifs, proper use of headers, internal links, external links, and keyword knowledge. If this is too much for you to handle, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with niche websites we can make for you.
Once your website is up and running and packed with amazing content, you’ll want to sign up to be an Amazon affiliate. This process is really easy.
Go to Amazon, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on “Become an affiliate.”
You’ll give them your website address, fill out a few basic forms, and then you’re good to go. They provide you will several tools to track your commissions and even create native shopping ads for your sites.
Now you need an audience. Use social media to make new friends and interact with people, especially other bloggers. You’ll need to study up on SEO and learn more about link building and how it helps to increase your rankings.
SEO goes hand in hand with your content and keyword research.
A lot of people treat their affiliate websites as a “make it and leave it” form of passive income. But the most successful affiliates treat their sites as a job. It’s more than passive income to them–it’s a career.
You should always spend time on your site, making the content more valuable, making it easier to use, and providing the best products around.
Are you ready to get paid? Check out our shop and pick out a site that’s right for you and let’s get this party started.