Process to Build a Amazon Affiliate Website
NO coding required
- Get Hosting
- Get Domain
- Install WordPress
- Find Ecommerce Theme
- Install Ecommerce Theme
- Install Amazon Affiliate Plugin
- Create Pages and configure webpage
First step is to sign up for Hosting. Dreampress recommends using Dreamhost but you can Compare Hosting Services here. Shared hosting is a good plan to start with. View differences between hosting plans here.
**This tutorial shows how to build a website using Dreamhost as the Hosting Service. So the process will be a little different if you’re using a different Hosting provider.
Installing WordPress with Dreamhost is as easy as one click.
Now its time to find a theme.
To install the Theme you first Download the .zip file from Themeforest. Then you have to unzip the outer folder but leave the internal Theme folder zipped. WordPress requires the Theme folder to be zipped in order to install it.
I’ve tested multiple Amazon Affiliate plug-ins but have found Azon to be the easiest to use. Some of the others require more complex setup. Azon was easy to setup and implement and has an intuitive interface so doesn’t require research on how to use the plugin. The plugin makes it easy to build out pages that link directly back to Amazon. Without the plugin you’d have to set all the links to Amazon manually.
Your webpage should now look like the demo in Themeforest after you install the Theme and load the demo data. Once the Theme is installed its time to edit the pages and add the content. Detailed description on how to edit your WordPress site
Amazon Affiliate is a way to earn a commission everytime somone buys a product from Amazon after you have referred them. Everytime someone clicks your affiliate link and then buys something from Amazon you earn a commission. Below is the description Amazon gives of what Amazon Affiliate is.
A couple great examples of a Amazon Affiliate websites:
“Amazon Associates is one of the first online affiliate marketing programs and was launched in 1996. The Amazon Associates program has a more than 12 year track record of developing solutions to help website owners, Web developers, and Amazon sellers make money by advertising millions of new and used products from Amazon.com and its subsidiaries, such as Endless.com and SmallParts.com. When website owners and bloggers who are Associates create links and customers click through those links and buy products from Amazon, they earn referral fees. It’s free to join and easy to use.
Provide customers the convenience of referring them to a trusted site where they can immediately purchase the products you advertise on your site. And when they do, you can earn up to 10% in referral fees.
Take advantage of various Amazon retail promotions and leverage our newly created advertising features to drive traffic and earn referrals.”