How to build an affiliate marketing website?

When I started out trying to make a living from affiliate marketing I knew nothing about building websites nor anything about search engine optimization. Then again, my first website was basically a blank page with affiliate banners on it.

Even though my first website was not very good, I think someone starting out today with the right beginner tips can create a great website with very little investment of time and money.

Step 1. Web Hosting

I would suggest hosting your website with Cloudways. That is my favorite host, and I have tried a lot of them, including HostGator, Liquid Web, and several more.

Step 2. Install WordPress and a Free Theme

WordPress is the content managing system I use for most of my websites, including this one.

If you use Cloudways, you can install WordPress straight from the hosting dashboard. If you use another host you might need to install it manually. You can find more info here.

Once installed, you can browse free themes at the official WP repository, or go browse premium themes at a site like Theme Forest.

Step 3. Write Content

Once you get to step 3, you’ve done a great job and are ready to start the grind!

Now you can start publishing content on your website. I would suggest trying to publish as much content as possible. Of as high quality as possible.

Step 4. Add Affiliate Ads

Alright, you now have built a website! To turn it into an affiliate website, you just need to join some affiliate programs and add affiliate links to your content.

I would suggest putting as relevant affiliate links as possible to serve your website visitors in the best way and to increase your chances to convert the traffic into commissions.

For more details on how to get started as an affiliate, check out my beginner’s guide!

See all questions and answers in my affiliate marketing FAQ

Author photoThis question was answered by Aleksander Blomquist. He started out with affiliate marketing back in 2008. As of 2020, he is a full-time affiliate marketing guy with two businesses focusing on creating websites from scratch and monetizing them with affiliate programs.