Building Your Affiliate Site from the Ground Up

You’ve heard the
buzz generated around the Web about thousands making millions by
getting involved in the world of affiliate marketing. Maybe you have
a friend or an acquaintance that has recently quit their nine-to-five
due to a life change (children, retirement, new pursuits) and are
finding that their venture into affiliate marketing is supplying the
necessary income needed. The truth is, becoming a successful
affiliate marketer is not for everyone, but for some, it may provide
an exciting and effective way to make money from the comfort of a
home office, couch, or even park bench, as the work can literally be
done anywhere your feet (and laptop) take you.

The first step is
picking your topic. This could and most probably should be something
of which you possess much knowledge and are truly passionate about.
If you are choosing to invest your precious time and effort, it only
makes sense to pick a topic in which you have a vested interest or
possess some expertise. This will make the writing and promotion
process much easier and less like a “pulling teeth”
exercise in creative writing. The next step necessary is the
purchase of your unique domain name/URL. There are many sites
available offering domain names and web hosting; check them out, and
you will surely find one that offers all the options you are looking
for. When picking a domain, it will be helpful with future search
engine indexing and easily accomplishable searches provided you pick
a domain with one or two keywords that are relevant to your subject
matter. Running preliminary keyword research by plugging different
terms into your favorite search engine and seeing what the results
are can be a fine way of finding complimentary keywords to use. If
you are an expert motorcyclist and are looking to capitalize on that
hobby in some way, try terms like “motorcyclerider”,
“motorcyclist”, etc. Avoid spaces, underscores, or
hyphens if at all possible and employ adjectives like “best”
or “expert” as well, checking each one to see if the
domain name is available. Bestmotorcyclerider.com just might be
available; check it and see! Choosing your theme for your website is
next and luckily, there exists a myriad of website design software
throughout the Web, some even offering free downloads or trials. You
want your site to be easily accessible for your target audience, and
you should know them best. Once your design is in place, you will be
ready to post contentScience Articles, and then the real work will begin –
generating traffic and partnering with merchants for links that will
begin your profit sharing affiliate venture in earnest.