Affiliate marketing is one of the best digital marketing channels; most content creators and bloggers use it to earn money online.

You can sell third-party products to your audience and earn a commission as an affiliate.

But before working as an affiliate, you must know some basic things to start. You can take an online courses on Skillshare.com to learn Affiliate Marketing.

Apart from the basic knowledge, I will tell you some technical things as below. So here, I tell you 9 easy steps to make an affiliate website.

 

9 easy steps to make an affiliate website.

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I break down the whole process into 9 easy steps so you can follow the step-by-step process to get an affiliate website. 

First I tell you what does affiliate marketing means? You will work as a sales agent. That means, you will be promoting, and selling products prepared by third parties.

In return, you will earn a commission. Most companies give you recurring commissions. Why recurring? Because most of the software you are recommending has a yearly or monthly subscription plan.

Once the buyer renewed software monthly or yearly, you earn money accordingly.

 

1. Choose the best and most profitable niche first. 

 

So many topics are out there. Then, you can choose the best topics on which you have some basic knowledge or experience. Also, you love to work on it.

If you are confused about the several topics, you love and are interested in. But you are unable to short it out. What you can do now is list down all of your interests serially, compare between them, and short them out.

Finally, you can choose the only one you have mentally agreed upon and have the confidence to create user-friendly, engaging content regularly.

Also, you can recheck using SEO tools like Semrush whether any web traffic you have found. If you find the audience to search online using some keywords, belong to your tropics; then just jump in. You are on the right track.

Read: 25 Most demanding and profitable blogging niche.

 

02. Buy an easily memorable domain name.

A domain name is a web address that is also your brand. So, choosing a brand name or web address is the most crucial step you must take seriously.

You can follow several ways to select a good domain name. For example, the method may be the industry in which you wish to create content. Or you choose the name that is misspelled but looks like it belongs to the same sector you are selected for content creation.

Read 10 best places to buy your domain name.

15 types of the domain name you can buy for your business.

03. Connect domain name with free SSL Certificate.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It has kept an internet connection secure and safeguarded any sensitive data customers give when using the website.

Also, it prevents criminals from reading and modifying any information transferred, including potential personal details of the website users and website owners.

You can create a free account on Clouflair.com and connect your domain for SSL Certificate. 

 

04. Purchase a Web Hosting Plan for WordPress.

 

The software you need for affiliate marketing is WordPress.

The two types of WordPress are available. But, you need to use WordPress.org instead of WordPress.com. Read the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org here.

You need to use WordPress.org because it is open source, and many monetization options are available on WordPress.org. Moreover, you can sell affiliate products on it with freedom.

Now it's the time to buy a secure and scalable web server for your WordPress Website.

You can buy it from any one of these hosting providers: Cloudway, Hostgator, Hostinger, Namecheap, GoDaddy, or Bluehost.

All are well-known hosting companies, and many affiliate marketers are using one of them.

 

05. Install the WordPress Software on Server.

All these server providers are given the auto-installer facility. You can install WordPress with a single click only. 

If you had a hosting account earlier, you could transfer the WordPress website to the new one you purchased now. 

Read: How Auto-installer install the WordPress easily in Hostinger.

Also Read: Namecheap Hosting Review.

 

06. Install a Premium WordPress Theme on the Server.

By default, one WordPress theme has been installed initially. You can go with it without any extra theme installation. But, all the module and drag and drop options are not available in it.

That's why most affiliate marketers installed a premium theme currently out there. Here, I mentioned some of them, you can use any one of the themes.

 

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