How to Use WordPress to Market Affiliate Products

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If you have been looking for a way to make money online is a hassle-free way, then affiliate marketing might be the best option for you. You will have an opportunity to earn an income from numerous products that you market on your website or blog. You just need to get a website or blog. You will then get a commission from the products that you decide to market on your site. Below we discuss the best ways on how to use WordPress to market affiliate products.

Getting Started

Affiliate marketing is where you get paid through a commission when you market the products of other people or companies. You don’t have to own or be a salesperson for that product. This might seem like a pretty easy idea. Well, it sure is. The question then is how to get started.

First, you need to set up a website or blog. If you have an existing website, you can use it  for affiliate marketing too. Next, you need to sign up for the affiliate program that you want. After signing up, you will get a code that you will use to link to the products that you have chosen. After following these steps, you will be ready to become an affiliate marketer.

Choosing WordPress

Many people are using WordPress because it is a free blogging platform. WordPress will provide you with a self-hosted blog that is fairly customized for affiliate marketing, besides offering you an opportunity to add plugins on your site. Also, unlike some other free blogging platforms, WordPress allows its users to use their blogs as affiliate marketing sites. So for beginners, I would advise to choose wordpress over other free blogging platforms.

Many Themes Available

After getting your free WordPress blog, you will be ready to earn money. The free blogging platform has many themes available to users. You can use these themes to make your site more appealing and personal. You can choose a free or premium theme and work around the features to make it appear the way you want it to. When getting your theme, remember that the more appealing it looks, the more you increase your click-through rate. Some affiliate programs have a specific theme designed to be compatible with some stores. The idea is always to research about the best theme that offers higher click-through prospects. Some of the themes on WordPress include Swagger, Couponer and Splash.

Affiliate Plugins

WordPress has many affiliate marketing plugins. These plugins help the use to add more
features and achieve greater ease on their sites. Plugins help you to tailor your site  according to your needs. You can use the plugins to generate and manage links to your site, speed up the insertion of products on your site among many other helpful functions.

Look for Products

Once your site is ready on WordPress, you need to get products that you can promote. Most companies/websites have their own affiliate program. However, there are websites that give you an opportunity to become a merchant with many different products. As a merchant with these websites, you will get access to numerous products and services using their multiple merchant options. The commission percentages are also displayed on the website. Examples of websites that offer a large selection of products include ClickBank and ShareaSale. So if you want to get started as an affiliate marketer, the choice is yours. A handy point here is to go for products that have good returns on the commission.

Understand SEO

SEO will help to increase the traffic to your site. If more people click on your links, then you will have a higher chance of earning more commission from sales of the products. SEO helps to rank your site higher up in online searches. There are several SEO tools that can help you to achieve a higher ranking on online searches. However, beginners can use WordPress just as it is because it comes customized with SEO settings. If you want to achieve better results, there are SEO plugins that you can use on your site.

   Track your Progress

Your affiliate program should make it easy to track the progress of the products on your site. You will know the number of clicks, the most selling products, and any other reports on the products. You can use the reports to know the best products to market on your site. Using the above tips, you will easily learn how to use WordPress to market affiliate products.

 

 

 

4 COMMENTS

  1. Great article Ken.

    Sort of like Affiliate Marketing 101 for Word Press.
    Affiliate marketing is always a subject to look deeper into – no matter how long we have been in the industry.

  2. Nice touchstone article!

    Be sure when using word press for marketing, you change all the
    defaults to your information Avoid admin titles.

    If you do not do this then WP is boss. If it does not like your actions,
    it can close you down like all free blog sites will.

    Like all business, whether on a blog or website, you need to post the correct TOS< Privacy and disclaimers. Be clear with them.

    Good luck.

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