The second step in building your online Affiliate Marketing business is to create your own business website which forms the foundation of your online business.
Your website is where you will build your brand, provide useful contents/ information, and engage with your readers in your chosen niche area. You then can promote the relevant products or services to cater to their needs and to help them solve their problems.
- The Basic Elements of a website
- Building your free website with Wealthy Affiliate
- Transferring from SiteRubix website to your own domain
- Do you need a professional and fancy website for your Affiliate Marketing business?
The Basic Elements of a website
In its simplest form, a website consists of static pages which usually includes the followings.
- A Home page
- About page (about your website)
- Products/ Services pages
- Products Review pages
- Resources page
- Contact page
I recommend you use WordPress since it is the most popular open source Contents Management System (CMS) used by more than 455 million websites worldwide as of 2021. WordPress is free to install, deploy and upgrade. There are thousands of plugins and templates which provide a flexible and simple interface.
Building a website used to be a complex and expensive but not anymore, especially if you create your website on Wealthy Affiliate’s platform which uses WordPress.
Building your free website with Wealthy Affiliate
Wealthy Affiliate has some of the most useful and integrated tools for website analysis, ranking, management, and security.
Building a website on Wealthy Affiliate platform is so easy such that you can get started right away by following 4 simple steps.
The Starter Membership of Wealthy Affiliate allows you to create TWO websites on Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix hosting platform for FREE.
See how you can build a website on Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix platform under 30 seconds here.
The benefits of using the SiteRubix on Wealthy Affiliate are:
- Utilises the powerful WordPress platform.
- Creates your website in only 4 simple steps.
- Create your content by following the integrated training offers by Wealthy Affiliate.
- Take advantage of the state-of-the-art, secured and WordPress hosting, all provided for free by Wealthy Affiliate.
SiteRubix and the associated training (by Wealthy Affiliate) is an excellent option for beginners looking to start and grow their online business as affiliate marketers, bloggers, niche website builders, or for anyone who wish to grow an audience and promote their products online.
Start building your website by first creating your free Wealthy Affiliate Starter Membership account here.
Once you have created your account, follow the 4 simple steps below to create your website.
STEP 1: Choose the kind of website to build
STEP 2: Choose a domain name for your website
- Enter your chosen domain name, for example, ‘my-nichesite’ and check for availability.
- If it is available, then proceed to the next step.
STEP 3: Choose a title for your website
- Choose a title for your website.
STEP 4: Choose a design or theme for your website
- Choose a design or ‘theme’ for your niche website.
- Only 12 templates are available for the free Starter Membership. SiteRubix may be an expansive option if you are not on the Wealthy Affiliate platform.
- Follow the instruction to create your niche website.
Transferring from SiteRubix website to your own domain
A domain appreciates in value as it gets rank higher by Google. Your domain provides an opportunity for you to create your brand and build your authority website in your chosen niche area.
I recommend building your niche website for free on SiteRubix (on Wealthy Affiliate platform) as a good starting point to explore your niche idea.
At some point, you may wish to transfer your website to your own domain. Wealthy Affiliate equipped you with the “Move” feature that takes care of everything for a smooth “migration” of your website from SiteRubix to your own domain.
The “Move” feature will perform the followings.
- Transfer all the files/ themes, plugins and user accounts
- Re-directing automatically all your old website pages to your new website pages
- Ensure the “migration” is SEO friendly
With the “Move” feature, you rest assured that there will be no disruption to your online business. If you decided to join as a Premium Member of Wealthy Affiliate, you could host up to 10 websites for all your niche businesses!
I suggest you take the risk-free approach by joining the Starter Membership of Wealthy Affiliate today!
You can find out more information on the Wealthy Affiliate program here.
Do you need a professional and fancy website for your Affiliate Marketing business?
Currently, there are more than 1.7 billion websites out there and many of them are professionally designed with fanciful features and capturing graphics.
Do your website need to resemble them to succeed in your online business?
The simple answer is no. Reason being: contents are more important for Affiliate Marketing websites.
People search for information, products and ideas on the internet to satisfy their interests or look for solutions to their problems.
If your website can provide relevant information and recommendations, you are more likely to be able to engage your audience and turn them into your customers.
However, it’s also essential that your website be appropriately organised and well-designed such that visitors to your website can navigate and locate the information needed easily, and be able to contact you should they have further queries or comments.
Besides providing the function to building and hosting websites, Wealthy Affiliate also has all the features that you need to succeed as Affiliate Marketers which include education (training modules), keyword research tool, expert technical assistance, and the community for support/networking with other affiliate marketers.
Find out more what the Wealthy Affiliate program is about and discover the full features available to you as a Starter and Premium Member.
This article was first published on 22 Mar 2019, updated on 21 Jan 2022.