How To Build An Affiliate Marketing Website in 2023 (Step by Step Tutorial)

Last updated: Jun 5, 2023

This video by Santrel Media is a step-by-step tutorial on how to build an affiliate marketing website using WordPress in 2023, including tips on affiliate marketing tactics and strategies to increase conversions and automate the website.

The video is a step-by-step tutorial on how to build an affiliate marketing website using WordPress in 2023.

The presenter, Nate, shares his experience and knowledge on building successful affiliate websites and provides tips on affiliate marketing tactics to increase conversions and automate the website.

He recommends using Hostinger for web hosting and explains the benefits of using WordPress over other website builders.

The first half of the video focuses on building the website, while the second half covers affiliate marketing strategies.

Nate emphasizes that anyone can do affiliate marketing and that it is not necessary to pay for expensive courses to learn how to be successful.

  • The video is a step-by-step tutorial on how to build an affiliate marketing website using WordPress in 2023.
  • The tutorial includes tips on affiliate marketing tactics and strategies to increase conversions and automate the website.
  • The speaker has built a number of different affiliate websites, some making a few hundred dollars a month and some making thousands of dollars per month.
  • Affiliate marketing can be learned for free with videos like this or other resources that people have out there.
  • The first half of the video is focused on building the actual website, and the second half is focused on getting into tactics and strategy.
  • Affiliate marketing is accessible to anyone, regardless of intelligence or skill level.
  • WordPress is the most common place to build websites, as most of the major websites in the world are built on WordPress or have some form of variation that have used WordPress in the past.
  • Hostinger is recommended for web hosting and WordPress hosting.
  • Keyword research, high-quality content, link building, automation tools, testing, and optimizing are important for success in affiliate marketing.

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Introduction

  • The video is a step-by-step tutorial on how to build an affiliate marketing website using WordPress in 2023.
  • The tutorial includes tips on affiliate marketing tactics and strategies to increase conversions and automate the website.
  • The speaker has built a number of different affiliate websites, some making a few hundred dollars a month and some making thousands of dollars per month.
  • Affiliate marketing can be learned for free with videos like this or other resources that people have out there.
  • The first half of the video is focused on building the actual website, and the second half is focused on getting into tactics and strategy.
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Why Affiliate Marketing?

  • Affiliate marketing is accessible to anyone, regardless of intelligence or skill level.
  • You don't have to know how to code to build a website, as the tutorial will show you how to drag and drop and use all these different features within WordPress.
  • WordPress is the most common place to build websites, as most of the major websites in the world are built on WordPress or have some form of variation that have used WordPress in the past.
  • Website builders like Squarespace or Wix tend to be more expensive and not as customizable as WordPress.
  • You can start a business for as little as $1.99 per month with Hostinger.
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Building the Website

  • Hostinger is recommended for web hosting and WordPress hosting.
  • Hostinger tends to be relatively inexpensive, with options for web hosting and WordPress hosting starting at $1.99 per month.
  • The WordPress starter option at $3.99 per month is recommended for this tutorial.
  • You can upgrade to more expensive options if you want, but the features are generally the same.
  • The tutorial will walk you through every step of building the website, including choosing a domain name, installing WordPress, and selecting a theme.
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Tactics and Strategy

  • Keyword research is important for affiliate marketing, as it helps you understand what people are searching for and what content to create.
  • Creating high-quality content is key to success in affiliate marketing, as it helps build trust with your audience and increases the likelihood of conversions.
  • Link building is important for SEO and increasing traffic to your website.
  • Automation tools like Zapier can help streamline your affiliate marketing efforts and save time.
  • Testing and optimizing your website is important for increasing conversions and making more money overall.
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Choosing a Hosting Plan

  • Base model doesn't include free domain or Jetpack.
  • Recommended to choose at least the middle option.
  • WordPress Pro option is better if budget allows.
  • Longer periods of time are cheaper per month.
  • Choose plan based on budget and needs.
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Creating a Hostinger Account

  • Fill in email and payment information.
  • Choose 12-month plan or longer for free SSL and domain.
  • Create a password for Hostinger account.
  • Click "Skip" to avoid unnecessary questions.
  • Create a separate WordPress account.
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Choosing a WordPress Theme

  • Option to choose from different themes provided by Hostinger.
  • Can skip this step if not interested in using a template.
  • Will find better templates later on.
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Claiming a Free Domain

  • Choose to claim a free domain, buy a domain, or use an existing domain.
  • Highly recommend choosing a .com domain for trust and credibility.
  • Choose a domain name based on niche and target audience.
  • Consider using keywords in domain name for SEO purposes.
  • CentralFarms.com used as an example for an agricultural affiliate website.
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Choosing a Domain Name

  • Use a .com domain if possible, as it looks more professional and trustworthy.
  • Choose a domain name that is short and easy to spell.
  • Studies show that shorter domain names tend to get more traffic.
  • Avoid using long and complicated domain names.
  • Search for available domain names and choose one that fits your niche.
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Setting Up Server Location and Contact Information

  • Choose a server location that is closest to your location.
  • Hostinger is available in most countries and supports multiple languages.
  • Enter your contact information to complete the registration process.
  • Wait for the registration process to finish, which usually takes a few minutes.
  • Hostinger offers daily backups for an additional cost, which can provide peace of mind.
  • Enable SSL to secure your website and avoid red flags for cyber security.
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Accessing WordPress Dashboard

  • Access the WordPress dashboard through the Hostinger dashboard or by typing in your website's name followed by /wp-admin in the search bar.
  • The WordPress dashboard is where you can modify and build your website.
  • There are many themes and plugins available to customize your website.
  • Choose a theme that fits your niche and customize it to your liking.
  • Install plugins to add functionality to your website, such as social media sharing buttons or contact forms.
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Building an Affiliate Marketing Website

  • Choose a niche that you are passionate about and has potential for affiliate marketing.
  • Research affiliate programs and products that fit your niche.
  • Create high-quality content that provides value to your audience and promotes affiliate products.
  • Use SEO tactics to increase traffic to your website and improve search engine rankings.
  • Engage with your audience through social media and email marketing to build relationships and increase conversions.
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Logging in and Decluttering the Dashboard

  • Log in to the WordPress dashboard using the account created earlier.
  • Dismiss unnecessary clutter by clicking "Dismiss" on certain options.
  • Delete unnecessary plugins by going to "Plugins" and selecting the ones to delete.
  • Deactivate and delete inactive plugins to further declutter the dashboard.
  • Go to "Appearance" and select "Themes" to add a new theme for the website.
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Selecting and Installing a Theme

  • Hover over "Appearance" and select "Themes."
  • Click "Add New" to browse and select a new theme.
  • Select the Astra theme, which is versatile and commonly used.
  • Click "Install" and wait for it to finish installing.
  • Activate the Astra theme by clicking on it again.
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Customizing the Website

  • Go to "Appearance" and select "Customize" to access the customization options for the Astra theme.
  • Customize the website's header, footer, and other elements using the available options.
  • Add pages and posts to the website using the "Pages" and "Posts" options.
  • Use plugins to add functionality to the website, such as contact forms or social media sharing buttons.
  • Optimize the website for search engines using SEO plugins and tactics.
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Implementing Affiliate Marketing Strategies

  • Choose affiliate products or services to promote on the website.
  • Create content that promotes the affiliate products or services, such as reviews or tutorials.
  • Use affiliate links to direct visitors to the products or services being promoted.
  • Track affiliate earnings and optimize the website for higher conversions using analytics and testing.
  • Automate the website using tools such as email marketing and social media scheduling.
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Installing Astra Theme and Importing Templates

  • Go to Appearance and click on Astra Options.
  • Install the Importer Plugin with 180 starter templates.
  • Choose Elementor as the page builder.
  • Select a template from the available options.
  • Customize the template by changing colors and fonts.
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Building the Website

  • Fill out the necessary information to build the website.
  • Choose to import customizer settings, widgets, and content.
  • Wait for the website to be built, which can take a few minutes.
  • View the website and start customizing it.
  • Edit the website using Elementor's drag and drop feature.
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Customizing the Website

  • Change the layout and design of the website using Elementor.
  • Add new pages and posts to the website.
  • Install plugins to add functionality to the website.
  • Optimize the website for search engines.
  • Add affiliate links and banners to the website.
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Increasing Conversions and Automating the Website

  • Use tactics like email marketing and social media to drive traffic to the website.
  • Optimize the website for conversions by using call-to-actions and lead magnets.
  • Automate the website using tools like Zapier and IFTTT.
  • Track website analytics to measure success and make improvements.
  • Continuously test and optimize the website to improve conversions and increase revenue.
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Creating the Website

  • Use WordPress to create an affiliate marketing website.
  • Choose a simple and relevant title for the website.
  • Create a farm page to promote different products and earn affiliate commissions.
  • Use drag and drop features to easily move and edit different sections of the website.
  • Add sub-blocks within each big block to customize the website further.
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Customizing the Model

  • Change the model of the website to fit your needs.
  • Add a free guide to the website to make it more helpful.
  • Change the "Get Started" button to something more relevant, like "Reviews".
  • Create a full review page of different farm products to promote on the website.
  • Make sure to save any changes made to the website by clicking "Update".
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Editing the Background Photo

  • Edit the background photo of the website to make it more relevant.
  • Right-click on the section and select "Edit" to access the style options.
  • Choose a new image from a free website like Pixabay or Pexels.
  • Make sure to read the licensing to ensure the image is free to use.
  • Download the image and make sure it is relatively small for website use.
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Adding Pages to the Website

  • Create new pages on the website to promote different products or services.
  • Use the drag and drop feature to add new sections to the page.
  • Customize each section with sub-blocks and relevant information.
  • Make sure to save any changes made to the page by clicking "Update".
  • Preview the page before publishing to ensure it looks how you want it to.
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Optimizing Images for Website Speed

  • Large image file sizes can slow down website load speed
  • Small images can maintain quality without sacrificing speed
  • Recommended size for images is 640 pixels by 426
  • Upload images to WordPress media library
  • Add descriptions and titles to images for organization
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Updating and Previewing Website Changes

  • Click "Update" to save changes to website
  • Preview website changes by clicking arrow to remove tab
  • Change page names and content to fit specific niche
  • Use free images to add visual interest to website
  • Insert media and add descriptions and titles for organization
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Tailoring Website Content to Niche

  • Choose page names and content that fit specific niche
  • Avoid including unrelated topics on website
  • Consider affiliate marketing strategies for niche
  • Research popular products and services in niche
  • Create content that appeals to target audience in niche
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Affiliate Marketing Strategies for Website

  • Research popular products and services in niche
  • Join affiliate programs for relevant products and services
  • Include affiliate links in website content
  • Use email marketing to promote affiliate products
  • Track affiliate marketing performance and adjust strategies accordingly
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Choosing a Topic for Your Website

  • Choose a specific topic or something related to it.
  • Make sure the topic aligns with your target audience's interests.
  • Avoid having two completely different topics on your website.
  • Examples of topics: livestock, micro greens, tools.
  • Update and save your website routinely.
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Changing Pages on Your Website

  • Click on the bar in the upper left corner to exit to your dashboard.
  • Click on the "W" to access your pages.
  • Click on the page you want to change or delete.
  • Add new pages by clicking on "Add New."
  • Examples of pages to add: about, contact, privacy policy, affiliate disclosure, reviews, farming guide.
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Adding Pages to Your Menu

  • Hover over "Appearance" and click on "Menus."
  • Add pages to your menu by clicking on "Add to Menu."
  • Organize your menu by dragging and dropping pages.
  • Remove pages from your menu by clicking on "Remove."
  • Save your menu by clicking on "Save Menu."
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Viewing Your Website Changes

  • Click on "Visit Site" to view your website.
  • If your new pages are not showing up, go to "Menus" and add them to your menu.
  • Organize your menu by dragging and dropping pages.
  • Save your menu by clicking on "Save Menu."
  • Visit your site again to view your changes.
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Creating Sub-Pages and Drop-Down Menus

  • Add new pages for specific topics like seed reviews, livestock equipment, and micro greens supplies.
  • Go to Appearance and click on Menus.
  • Select the pages you want to add and click on Add to Menu.
  • Move the sub-pages under the main page to create a drop-down menu.
  • Save the menu and check the website to see the drop-down menu in action.
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Creating Blog Posts with Elementor

  • Click on Posts and add a new post.
  • Edit the post with Elementor to add headings, text, and other elements.
  • Fill out the post with relevant information and publish it.
  • Repeat the process to create more blog posts for affiliate marketing.
  • Use research to find topics and keywords that are easy to rank for.
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Automating Affiliate Marketing on the Website

  • Use affiliate marketing networks like Amazon Associates or ShareASale to find products to promote.
  • Add affiliate links to the blog posts and pages to earn commissions.
  • Use plugins like ThirstyAffiliates to manage and track affiliate links.
  • Use email marketing to promote affiliate products to subscribers.
  • Use social media to promote affiliate products and drive traffic to the website.
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Optimizing the Website for Conversions

  • Use a responsive design to ensure the website looks good on all devices.
  • Use clear and concise language to explain the benefits of the products.
  • Use high-quality images and videos to showcase the products.
  • Use calls-to-action to encourage visitors to click on affiliate links.
  • Use A/B testing to optimize the website for conversions.
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Creating Pages and Posts

  • Fill out the page and post templates in WordPress.
  • Create a blog post and add it to the menu under a specific category.
  • Use categories and tags to organize posts.
  • Customize the appearance of the website using themes and widgets.
  • Add images and videos to posts to make them more engaging.
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Website Settings

  • Change the website URL to HTTPS for security purposes.
  • Modify the language, time zone, and location settings.
  • Change the site title and tagline to make it more appealing.
  • Log back in after changing settings to continue working on the website.
  • Install plugins to improve the website's functionality and appearance.
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Installing Plugins

  • Explore the different plugin options available in WordPress.
  • Read about each plugin to understand what it does.
  • Install popular plugins like Yoast SEO, WooCommerce, and Contact Form.
  • Install Wordfence to secure the website from potential hacks.
  • Install Monster Insights to track website traffic using Google Analytics.
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Affiliate Marketing Strategies

  • Find profitable niches and products to promote as an affiliate.
  • Use keyword research to optimize website content for search engines.
  • Create high-quality content that provides value to readers.
  • Use email marketing to build a loyal audience and promote products.
  • Use social media to drive traffic to the website and engage with followers.
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Setting up the Website

  • Choose a domain name and hosting provider.
  • Install WordPress and choose a theme.
  • Add necessary plugins, such as Wordfence for security.
  • Expect to spend around $10 per month for website maintenance.
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Using Google Search Console

  • Google Search Console is a free tool to track website performance on Google.
  • Verify website ownership through DNS records.
  • Use Google Search Console to track website traffic and rankings.
  • Google wants to trust your website before promoting it in search results.
  • Expect slow traffic growth in the first few months of creating an affiliate website.
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Ranking Articles and Finding Topics

  • Expect slow traffic growth in the first few months of creating an affiliate website.
  • Use SEMrush to analyze competitors and find article topics.
  • Write articles with clear expectations for traffic growth.
  • Don't give up on a website too soon, as it can take time to gain traffic.
  • Expect to see traffic growth after a year or more of consistent effort.
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Adding Affiliate Links and Increasing Conversions

  • Use affiliate networks like Amazon Associates to find products to promote.
  • Include affiliate links naturally within articles.
  • Use call-to-actions and email marketing to increase conversions.
  • Test different strategies to find what works best for your audience.
  • Automate website processes, such as backups and updates, to save time.
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Using SEM Rush to Analyze Competitors

  • Go to lawnstarter.com and copy the domain.
  • Paste the domain into SEM Rush to see an estimation of their traffic.
  • Sign up for an account with SEM Rush.
  • Use SEM Rush to analyze the competition's traffic sources and growth over time.
  • Look at the amount of traffic they get and their top organic keywords.
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Finding Inspiration and Competition

  • Once you pick your niche and find products to promote, find 10 websites to model after.
  • Look at things like their backlinks and organic keywords they're ranking for.
  • Use SEM Rush to do a keyword overview and see related keywords and their difficulty to rank for.
  • Focus on specific phrases that people are searching for and repeat them throughout your article.
  • Make sure to have different variations of those phrases.
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Choosing the Right Keywords

  • Use SEM Rush to find related keywords and their difficulty to rank for.
  • Avoid going after extremely difficult keywords to rank for.
  • Focus on longer, more specific phrases that people are searching for.
  • Write articles with those specific phrases in mind and repeat them throughout the article.
  • Make sure to have different variations of those phrases.
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Writing Articles for Affiliate Marketing

  • Write articles with specific phrases in mind that people are searching for.
  • Repeat those phrases throughout the article, but don't stuff them in.
  • Make sure to have different variations of those phrases.
  • Focus on making articles longer and more informative.
  • Use SEM Rush to find related keywords and phrases to include in your article.
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Finding Easy-to-Rank Keywords

  • Search for keywords that are easy to rank for.
  • Use keyword difficulty search to find possible keywords.
  • Write the first 20 articles for easy-to-rank keywords.
  • Write the next 20 articles for possible-to-rank keywords.
  • Avoid writing articles for difficult keywords until you have at least 50 articles on your website.
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Analyzing Competitors

  • Search for a keyword in Google to see the competition.
  • Click on the top-ranking websites to analyze their articles.
  • Copy the website URL and search for other articles they are ranking for.
  • Repeat the process to find more keywords to target.
  • Use SEMrush to analyze competitors and find more keywords.
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Importance of Backlinks

  • Backlinks are links from other websites to your website.
  • Google cares about reputation and trustworthiness, so backlinks help establish credibility.
  • Getting backlinks from credible websites can help improve your website's ranking in search results.
  • Backlinks can be obtained by creating valuable content, guest posting, and reaching out to other websites for link exchanges.
  • Backlinks should be obtained naturally and not through spammy tactics.
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Other Strategies for Affiliate Marketing

  • Focus on creating valuable content that provides value to your audience.
  • Use social media to promote your website and content.
  • Build an email list to stay in touch with your audience and promote your content and products.
  • Use automation tools to streamline your affiliate marketing efforts.
  • Continuously analyze and optimize your website and content to improve conversions and increase revenue.
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Building Website Credibility and Increasing Traffic

  • Backlinks are crucial for website credibility and increasing traffic.
  • Guest posting on other people's blogs and websites is a great way to get backlinks.
  • Collaborating with other bloggers can also help increase traffic.
  • Using social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, and Pinterest can also drive traffic to the website.
  • Writing specific and well-crafted blog articles between 1000-2000 words can also help increase website credibility and traffic.
  • It takes time to build website credibility and increase traffic, but following these steps can lead to success.
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Building a Sustainable Affiliate Marketing Business

  • Building a sustainable affiliate marketing business takes time and effort.
  • Researching search topics and writing specific blog articles can help increase website traffic and conversions.
  • Getting backlinks from other websites is crucial for website credibility and increasing traffic.
  • Writing 50 well-crafted blog articles and focusing on getting backlinks can lead to success.
  • Building a sustainable affiliate marketing business is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can lead to passive income in the long run.
  • Following an affiliate marketing tutorial can provide more information on how to make money as an affiliate marketer.

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