How To Create An Amazon Affiliate Website
What You Will Need:
- Domain Registrar
- Website Hosting Platform
- Niche Specific “Group” Of Products
- Ability To Research (Read/Watch/Use)
- Ability To Create Content
- Amazon Associates Account
When you are trying to leave your 9-5 job behind, learning How To Create An Amazon Affiliate Website is going to help you do just that. However, learning and doing are two completely different things, when you create a website to make you an online income, you are starting a business, a business that will need constant work if you want a source of constant income.
Constant work doesn’t mean you are going to be spending all day everyday working on your website, constant work means every day, you are going to do some kind of improvement, something that will benefit your new business. Once your business hits a point where it can support itself, you can start to work less and worry less about perfecting your site, and spend more time checking out your analytic and sales. (The Fun Part)
Choosing/Obtaining Your Domain
When you are ready to start your very own website, whether it be for promoting specific Amazon products or any other reason you are going to need a website domain, lets stick to the purpose of promoting Amazon products. Your domain is going to be the address of your website.
When you go to choose a domain, this is just like looking for a piece of property to put your physical business on, except your domain is online and all digital. When you type in a business address online you will end up seeing exactly where that business is located and whether they have a website.
When you are online, your domain is just like the address of your business. The address is just an address, you can use the address as your business name or you can use your address to locate your store and call it something completely different. Your domain is the address of your website and you want it to be somewhat relevant to the name of your website and the products you talk about within your site.
When you choose your Domain for your website, your store, your business, you can make your domain possessive and call it _________s__________.com or YourNameTalksAbout________.com, just adding a little touch that makes your readers trust you more, if you are the author and the site contains your name, that correlates a direct link to trust which is good, as long as you prove to be a trust worth site.
Making a website personal is not required at all, if you look at this site, WhoDoesntLoveMoney.com, this is my website but it does not contain anything about Kenny (Me) in the site name, another one of my sites is NerfGunRUs.com, which is an Amazon Affiliate Website that is all about Nerf Guns. This is a choice that doesn’t relate to me, but relates directly to the products within my website.
The more relevant you can make your website name to anything within your website, either your name that is doing the work or the products being promoted, the more trust you will build with your readers/viewers, which will lead to more sales.
Once you have your domain name chosen, you will need a Domain Registrar that will be able to assign your Domain to you, if your option is chosen already, you may also have the option to purchase the Domain name you wanted with a .net or a .org instead of a more traditional .com.
My preferred Registrar Is Wealthy Affiliate.com where I pay around $14 for any available domain I can think of.
Some Other Domain Registrars Are:
Any Domain You Choose Will Only Become A Well Oiled Profiting Amazon Affiliate Site With A Good Hosting Platform.
Choosing Your Hosting Platform
Now that you have an awesome Domain Name, you are going to need a thing called a Hosting Platform to make sure your website is available for your readers/viewers 24/7. There are going to all kinds of options when it comes to where you host your domain, but the ultimate decision maker should be how many visitors can your host hold, for the price you pay…
As you build your website all your work will be saved within your host.
The Host gives your website a Webspace, a home for your website, where all your Website Files are stored.
When you have a new site, you will most likely not receive much traffic at first, which means your host doesn’t matter too much. As you continue to build your website you will receive more and more traffic, leading to more and more actual people showing up to your site. Now when all these people show up, it’s up to your host to make sure everyone sees your website equally (Speed, Images, Videos, Content).
Imagine a rich person who owns a mansion and they are about to throw a party, a mansion that not many people know is throwing a party. Once this party happens, the people that went are going to talk about the party, if it was a good party, there will be more people heading to the party.
Now that this rich person has people talking about their party, there is most likely going to be an increase of how many people attend the next party.
The first party had just enough people where the rich person was able to host their own guests. Now that their is talk of a larger party, with more guests, this rich person who hosted the first party just fine, will have the option to hire more people to co-host their party or they can try to host all these new people just like the last time and will notice a slower response time and have a much longer line of people ready to talk to the host of the party, which will lead to a less positive party rating compared to the first party.
I love analogies, basically what I am saying is, when you have people on your website, your website host makes sure everyone sees what they want to see. As more and more people show up to your website, your host will become more and more stressed unless prepared for the large amount of viewers.
There are tons of website hosts available and as you can understand from the analogy above, the cheaper the host, the fewer people you can host.
I personally use WeatlhyAffiliate.com to host all my websites that allow for basically unlimited traffic, they are striving for #1 Web Hosting Rights.
Some Other Hosting Platforms Are:
- GoDaddy Web Hosting
- InMotion Hosting
- 1&1 Hosting
Selecting Your Niche Specific Group Of Amazon Products
This is going to be 100% your own choices, unless you decide to pay a separate program to make the choices for you which I believe to be a waste of your money and time, picking your own products is not that hard. When you go to select your products that you are going to promote, you want them to be a specific group of products that are relatable to your readers.
Your group of Amazon Products is going to also want to relate to the domain and name of your site, if you want to have a website domain about shoes (Ex, AweseomeShoesForYou.com, Not A Real Site… Yet) the products you have within your site should have a direct relation with shoes. If you have a broad name like AwesomeShoesForYou, you can literally promote any shoe, any 5 pairs of shoes, any 50 pairs of shoes, any 500 pairs of shoes, this is going to depend on how much effort you want to put in (Wait For Content Creation). The more specific items you have on your site, the more authority you will build.
If you wanted to choose a smaller more specific Niche Specific Group Of Products to go with your website, you may want to go with a domain such as RolexWatchesHere.com once again not a real site.. yet, this would be a niche specific website that only has information about Rolex Watches, a more general site could be MyWatchKnowledge.com that could talk about any watch product.
Any product you already use on a daily bases can be a start for your Niche Specific Group Of Amazon Products, if you use any product and tell people already they should be using what you use, you can tell the world on your website why you prefer this certain product over this product, while giving your readers/viewers the option to purchase either of your options with the click of a link, you took the time to share your opinion, then your readers/viewers take your opinion and decide if they agree with you or disagree with you. The main thing is to make them have an opinion of your site, if they are on your site, you have done your job. It is up to your content to convince your readers/viewers what to buy and what not to buy, leaving the ultimate decision down to them.
Start with a group of 5 products that you know you can expand on, either within the same brand or within the same product result. On Amazon.com they are just shy of 400,000 products on their entire site that you have the option to choose from, I know you can find 5, I believe in you. You can even have this list done before you buy your first domain.
Here is the part that is really going to take some time… Research.
When you want to start a successful online business selling only Amazon Products, you are not the only one. I will say this right now, Any Niche Can Be A Profitable Niche, but the amount of work required to make money within each Niche is going to ultimately depend on competition.
If you want to start a shoe business only promoting shoes on Amazon, you are going to want to check out other shoe affiliate sites, they should be pretty easy to find, just do a Google search on any shoes you think would be a good shoe to promote on your site. If you happen to see the whole first page of Google full of other affiliate sites, you have a chance but it will take some work. If you see no affiliate sites that are promoting the shoe you want to promote, you have an awesome chance to sell that shoe on your site.
Now you should know what sites are your competition and what they are promoting, you will now need to make sure you know what you are talking about with the products you choose. If you can’t tell people why or why not to buy a certain shoe, you are no different from anyone else. You need to be the expert at that shoe, anything that shoe can do, you need to promote. Now any product can be researched and become a very well selling item on your website if you are the expert. People want to listen to opinions of people they can trust, actually helping someone is the best way to gain their trust. Trust leads to repeat visitors and word of mouth promotion, never knock trust.
Become The Expert And You Will Devolop All The Trust You Need Within Your Niche!
Every website, every business, every company, every athlete, everyone everywhere, starts somewhere, the only thing that matters is that they never stop.
There is really no point on this post that isn’t as equally important as another when it comes to successfully running your own Amazon Affiliate Website. However, Content Creation is what is going to give you an edge on your competition. Content Creation is what you are reading right now, words/videos/images, created by another person (Me) for furtherment of your knowledge.
Once you have your products chosen, your domain bought, your host set, and your research active, you need to create “stuff” for people to read and/or watch. The best way you are going to sell any Amazon Products or any products from any affiliate marketplace, is going to be the creation of your product reviews and how well you can help people understand the product being reviewed.
Product reviews can be done in many ways, from stars to numbers, you make your own rating and allow others to take your advice. When you have your product chosen, you will want an image of product, the name, the best place to purchase (Amazon.com), then you want to make it as personal as you can, when people can connect with your opinion, they will want to listen and follow your advice to Amazon where they can make their purchase and you will earn your commission!
My Basic Review Platform Is Customizable To Any Products:
Product Name: ________________
Best Place To Buy: Amazon.com
Something Related To All Your Niche Products
My Overall Rating: ___ Out Of 100
What Is _____________?
Pros Vs Cons
Who Is The ______________ For?
Is The __________ Worth The Price?
My Final Opinion Of __________
At A Final Glace … The __________
Feel Free to click the review image above to check out my review platform for all my Nerf Guns I have reviewed at NerfGunRUs.com.
Within each of these categories I like to go as deep and though as possible to give my reader the best view point they can have, well best view point they can have from my point, but the main thing is to make sure you sound like the expert in your review. The more detailed you are, the more trust you develop. Trust is coming up a lot in this… Trust is key!
On top of product reviews, you will need to further show your authority in your niche, not required but highly recommended. You can show further knowledge with keyword rich posts that will help you attract visitors that are interested in what you have, but not sure what options to go with.
An option of a keyword post would be, Top 5 _____ For Females Over 30, this is where you would take 5 of your best product reviews and tie them all together in a keyword rich post about the top 5, lets say shoes for females over 30. This is where you would need a keyword research tool, this could fall into the research area, but I’m going to talk about it right here.
When you research keywords, you find out what people look up, how often and how many other websites have already targeted the keyword you are researching and whether you should put your effort into a post for the keyword you are searching for. If you find a keyword phrase that has a lot of people searching but not a lot of sites talking about that keyword phrase, write a post of your own that will rank in the search engines.
When people enter your website from search engines, they have the option to stay and learn or leave, the more appareling and knowledgeable your site, ultimately leads to more sales. When someone clicks on your post for top 5 shoes for females over 50 and sees your 5 different product review options, there is a good chance they will read your reviews and either agree or disagree with you, possibly leading to the purchase of an Amazon Product through your links.
Content Creation And Keywords is all part of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), I learned all my SEO tips from Wealthy Affiliate Academy.
Your Amazon Associates Account
Without an Amazon Associates Account, you really can’t do anything with Amazon Products. You need an Amazon Associates Account to show you are trusted by Amazon.com and have the right to promote their products for a commission on sales. With an Amazon Associates Account, you are required to have your Amazon Affiliate Disclosure telling your readers/viewers you are certified to promote these items.
When applying for your Amazon Associates Account, you may find it much easier to qualify after you have content created on your site already, not a lot, just a few set pages and a few keyword rich posts, they can be product reviews if you want. Once you have content, you are showing Amazon you want to promote their products, another reason I say you should already have content on your site is because if you don’t make a certain amount of sales within a certain amount of time, your account will be suspended or terminated. If you wait a little longer to apply for your Associates Account you should have an easier time with this deadline requirement.
With your Amazon Associates Account you have access to all the products within Amazon.com to promote, while keeping track of all your clicks, ordered items, and overall earnings. With Amazon’s Stripe, you have the easy access to look up any Amazon Product and then either get a URL to link to some words or a banner, or an image that is clickable that takes you directly to the product you are promoting.
Amazon’s Associate Program has a 24-hour cookie that makes sure anyone that uses your affiliate links will earn you commission as long as they make their purchase within 24 hours, even after closing the window. Other affiliate networks offer longer cookies, but Amazon has so many products, the 24 hours cookie is good enough.
Amazon.com provides commission for any products bought within Amazon.com through your affiliate links. Making for a higher amount of commission sales while explaining Amazon’s short-lived cookie.
Creating an Amazon Affiliate site can be one of the best decisions of your life or it could be one of the worst. Choosing your Domain, your Host, and your Niche Specific Group of Amazon Products need to all tie together into a perfect crowd pleasing website that helps them learn something.
If your visitors are on your site for a review, that means they are just about ready to buy, your review should push them over the buying cliff and help them feel good about their purchase. They are already looking to buy, your review should help them, while earning you a commission your reader/viewer may never know about, they’re happy why do they need to know anything else! 😉
If someone is not quite ready to buy but is still looking, there is a chance they could also buy, this is the point of SEO keyword posts that can be in forms of lists “Top 10 ______” or in helpful ways like “How To Use ________” Both posts will receive traffic if created properly and each should help the people looking make a more accurate decision. They might read all 10 reviews and buy nothing, or they could read the very first review, click through to Amazon and buy something. That is all you can do, give them info and let them decide what to do with it, make your improvements to lead to more sales.
The more helpful you can be with your website the more sales you can make. The better at SEO you are, the less money you need to spend to see profit. SEO is your an affiliate marketers best friend, free traffic means free sales, which means all profit!
At A Final Glance … How To Create An Amazon Affiliate Website
- Domain Registrar
- Website Hosting Platform
- Niche Specific “Group” Of Products
- Ability To Research (Read/Watch/Use)
- Ability To Create Content
- Amazon Associates Account
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