How to design affiliate websites – Developing Your Affiliate Websites Structure
There are generally three ways most affiliate marketers put their websites together.
- WordPress Blog (this site is a wordpress blog format)
Since we’re trying to get you started in the most efficient manner, I would suggest your first site uses a WordPress Blog Theme. WordPress Blogs are easy to install, easy to use and easy to get you familiar with how to get things ranked in Google (a topic we’ll discuss later).
Now you might be thinking that you can avoid the website domain and hosting fees by simply using google blogger or a free blog on WordPress or any other of those free blogging sites.
Should you? The answer is a resounding NO. The point of having your own website is to develop your own traffic. Traffic is the crude oil of the internet. I like to think of it as real estate and you want to accumulate as much of it as possible.
So avoid the free blogging sites at all costs.
What about XSitePro and DreamWeaver. Both are widely used by affiliates, but DreamWeaver (an Adobe Product) will cost you over $400 and require an extensive HTML programming knowledge. So maybe after a year or two of being in this business – but if you’re successful, you wont have to program any of your websites. We’ll discuss that in a later more advanced section in Outsourcing.
XSitePro is actually a viable alternative – sure, there is a cost associated with it, but not near what you will pay with DreamWeaver. I’d actually call it Site Building For Dummies. You don’t have to know anything about programming language. And it hooks up directly with your host, so all you have to do when you’re done is click “Publish” and your site is live!
So if you’re a little more adventurous, and want to start with XSitePro to get your understanding of it up to speed after your first blogging site. Or start with it directly, then here is a link to get your copy:
I use it to put together some promotional pages for some of my websites, so I will definitely vouch for it.
The other nice thing about XSitePro is that it has video tutorials that can bring you up to speed in a matter of days to weeks instead of months.