Creating a website that attracts and even keeps its visitors is a challenge. Not even a small one.
In order to create a successful affiliate marketing website, it is crucial to know about the best available tools that can help you create your website and content in a way that has great SEO, easy to navigate on, looks unique and has beautiful, creative solutions.
Below I listed all the tools that I have tried and used since I started to make affiliate marketing websites. All of them are results of many researches, after trying out very many other options. So, have a look at these free affiliate marketing tools online, I am sure that they will all be helpful for you as well.
Training on affiliate marketing
First of all, if you are not familiar with the term ‘affiliate marketing’ and / or you do not know how to make a website with this purpose, the most important thing is to find a training. I have checked out about a dozen. Some were super expensive, others – or rather all the others – only covered a part of the knowledge that would be necessary. However, my biggest problem was, that none of them provided long-term support and help after the course but one.
This one was the Wealthy Affiliate Course.
The reasons why I liked and took their course:
- you only pay monthly, not for a whole semester,
- if you do not like the training, you can delete your account anytime, without losing any further money,
- long-term support after the course – as long as you are a member, both free and premium,
- covers all the knowledge that you need for an affiliate marketing site,
- step by step video tutorials and lessons that are really easy to follow without any other help,
- platform to create your website for free,
- WordPress pages with more than 2500 templates to choose from,
- tools to help,
- community support.
Some more details about its training and what you have access to on their site:
You are strongly recommended taking this as a start, because there are so many tutorials and materials available, that you can easily get overwhelmed at the beginning. It consists 5 levels, and in each level there are several lessons and even more tasks that you can complete after each tutorial. The levels and tasks are built on each other, so try to follow each lesson and its tasks without skipping any.
Below the lessons there are comment where you can add your question or comment regarding the education (if you want).
This is the first level, that is completely free to join:
Among many other things, that you will learn about in the following lessons:
- Choosing a Domain That is Ready for Success,
- Setting up a domain specific email account,
- Getting Loads of Traffic From Product Reviews,
- Become Proficient Using the WordPress Editor,
- Understand the benefits of affiliate networks (and which ones are best)
- Understanding the difference between earning big commissions or working for pennies on your site,
- Using Pinterest to Explode Your Campaigns,
- How to Earn Consistent Revenue by Socializing Here at Wealthy Affiliate,
- Getting people to actually read and engage in your content,
- Getting indexed and ranked into the other big search engines (Bing & Yahoo)…
You can check all the available lessons on this page at Wealthy Affiliate.
Live online video tutorials every week. If you cannot attend or missed one, all of them are available on the site. Also, the ones, before you joined the site.
Everyone can find the most suitable, they are from complete beginner to the most advanced level. It also means that if you want to master in a special part – even without any previous knowledge – you can start watching the videos and learn everything. If you have some basic or more advanced knowledge, just simply choose to next step.
This is how you can register the following one, and watch any previous:
Step-by-step instructions with visuals, so that you can easily learn and follow the teaching.
Tutorials, videos and all educational materials are collected by topics such as:
- Authoring & Writing Content,
- Social Engagement & Marketing,
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO),
- Website Development & Programming.
It is only up to you which one you are interested in, once you pay a monthly membership you can watch and learn anything you want without any limit.
If you have time, you can complete the courses within a few weeks, if you need more time to learn and work on your site, it is also completely up to you.
The first thing you want to have when creating an online business is a website that is spam free, safe, quick and easy to use and maintain – just to mention some of the most important features.
As a Starter member, you can have two sites completely free with a “.SiteRubix.com” subdomain.
As a Premium member, you have access to 25 own domains with .com /.org or .net ending and another 25 websites with “SiteRubix.com.
In the SiteManager section you can create your sites, have recommendation what you should work on to develop your site, check your statistics and ask feedback from other members regarding your site. Also, if you are completely stuck, you can ask for help from the Wealthy Affiliate support team. It also prevents hacking and malware. Mine looks like this:
I had a problem that I could not solve on a Sunday, and I wrote the support team and got help within 15 minutes, so it really works more then well.
There are some crucial features you need have when you have an online business. These – wherever you host your site – keep in mind:
- speed: from a slow site your visitors will just simply go away
- how easy to navigate and find what you want
- proper coding
- support within the shortest time
- platform for communication with other members
- best applications and plugins included with the hosting
Keyword Research and Analysis
Building your content around targeted keywords help you get your articles ranked in good positions in Google. To keep it simple, the more keywords you find that people look for with very few results in the search engines, the bigger chance you have for better position among the results.
The Wealthy Affiliate course teaches you how to find these keywords with Jaaxy.
I tried out several Keyword Research and Analysis program but this is far the best option:
The reasons why I like and use it:
- very easy to navigate on their site, and I did not have to spend several days on learning how to use
- important features that other keyword research programs do not provide
- millions of keyword suggestions that are similar to your searches to find the best ones
- save the keywords into lists you create
- have free access to the most important features through the Wealthy Affiliate site
In addition, you can use this program in other languages of you do not use special characters (such as ‘á, é, ö, ő’ etc.)E just substitute them.
I am going to write about it a more detailed review soon and update this page with a link there to provide more information.
SiteRank: check your sites position with different keywords to see the ranking in Google, Yahoo and Bing. It shows a completely different list that you would get typing the same keywords into Google. The reason is that Google ranks the results according to your previous preferences – so without a tool like this you will not see on what position will other people see your site.
Your ranking in the major search engines mostly depends on the content you write. That is why you have to have the best tools here to check your articles. In Wealthy Affiliate, in the SiteContent page there are ready to write templates to show how an article should look like. Also, it checks how many words and headlines you have and if you have enough paragraphs.
There are more than a million stock photo available as well.
Before publishing your article, you can have the grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure checked along with any possible plagiarism – the articles that are (partly) copied get much worst ranking and the whole site can be punished.
Setting up your aims: set up how many words or articles you want to write per week or month and get notifications.
Notifications: after publishing your articles, you get this notification once Google has found:
“Awesome news Reka!
Your content published through SiteContent at Wealthy Affiliate has been found in Google! This means that Google has your page within their index to display within the search results. This is amazing!
Here is what was found in Google on July 09, 2018:…
Now that you are indexed in Google you can view your Google, Bing, and Yahoo Search engine rankings using the Jaaxy SiteRank platform. To access this platform, click on the “Jaaxy” link in your main menu at WA, then choose “SiteRank”. You can enter any keyword, and the URL to check and track your search rankings. It’s a brilliant tool!
Keep up the great work Getting indexed is a HUGE success and it means that you are well on your way to more rankings, more traffic, and more revenue!”
Once you register to Wealthy Affiliate, you will belong to huge international team and support group. They are all amazingly helpful. First, I did not even really believe that today a community like this exists, as it is so different from any other workplace. People help because they are nice – without getting any money for it.
Everyone can share experience, suggestions, questions and answers.
In addition, they can all be potential customers for your business, as there is a special platform within the site where you can share your websites and get followers. This is also to avoid any advertisement as that is strictly forbidden on any other page.
All in one conclusion
In my opinion, it does not really matter if you are already in your online business or just start to think about one. The amount and quality of help, support, tools and applications are far the best at Wealthy Affiliate compared with any other company’s. Especially, that you can try out everything for free, even stay free as long as you want.
After upgrading to Premium membership, you have unlimited access to the best training from the market leaders including hosting similar to $250-300 per months which do not include anything else but the hosting – here for 49 dollars ($19 for the first month if you sign up with my link below).
You can try out all these features by clicking here.
I created my websites here for free in WordPress with all the tools, apps and support mentioned above, you can have yours as well within a minute: