Do I Need To Create A Website For Affiliate Marketing: Will It Boost Affiliate Commissions?
Updated April 2016
What one must consider, however, before creating a website, are the factors in which must be put to thought before doing so, such as the cost, maintenance, use, web host and so forth.
Firstly, associating with the cost, we must always try to find an affordable host, not spending too much, or too little. A cheap host does not exactly symbolize a credible reliability rating, but we must always look for value for money deals. Also, regarding the efficiency and server/web host reliability, there are many cases of web hosts not providing the service they had assured other people, some had even shut down and were nowhere to be seen. Keep this note in mind, as if you would like a long-lasting website, this would be the first thing to look for.
People always want to follow the latest thing, be it in fashion, sports, that kind of thing. Websites have become a necessity to almost everyone. Companies, businesses, individuals, even young adults have created personal websites with their respective purposes, be it for profit, or for entertainment.
A Quality Website Acts As A Portal For Your Affiliate Marketing Business
Next, would hiring a professional be affordable? Is it the best option? For simple websites, we could always pick up the coding, or even use programs, as it is relatively simple. However, when it comes to more complex coding, and when you want it to do a tad more than just providing information, hiring help in doing so would be the best way. Not only in terms of design, but security is also a key factor in assuring a quality website. If the website also acts as a portal for businesses, security would definitely be the issue here.
So, having considered the things to do before building a website, do we actually NEED one? If creating one would boost sales or promote positive implications to oneself, then by all means, go ahead and do what’s best. Yet again, planning is the key to success, in everything we do.
Is It Easy To Create Our Own Affiliate Marketing Website?
Creating a website is not so much a feat, if we compare it to the education of other technical skills. Most people tend to give up and pack their bags as soon as they hear the word “programming” and “technical”. They think its too much of a hassle to actually learn a whole computer “language”. HTML, the most basic computer language in building websites, is actually pretty simple to understand, as long as we have the interest in learning new things.
What is HTML?
HTML is the acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. For learning purposes, just think of it as a language that the computer understands. For example, as humans, we were taught different languages; i.e. HTML as a language, is mostly and specifically used to create a website. The web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, will then decipher and interpret the code or rather, language(HTML), and display it in a way we can understand it, just like in a basic webpage.
Coding the HTML language might be a bit tough for some people, so we can actually purchase programmes, such as Macromedia Dreamweaver, or even Microsoft Frontpage. These programes are solely created to help individuals in designing professional webpages/websites.
Furthermore, one could also gain access to online web-builders, website builders that are inbuilt and can be directly controlled from the net. There are many different and specific builders online.
Books and magazines contain guides that can help in offering tutorials and ways to put up our own websites. Even online tutorials are credible, as in the modern world, information technology is the best and most cost efficient way in retaining knowledge, especially in this particular field.
So, you could start and build one right away. If you enjoy coding, it might even become a favourable past-time.
The Key To Creating Better Affiliate Marketing Websites: Navigation
One of the primary implications of a well-organized / good website is to keep your visitors in the website. A website is definitely created for a purpose, unless intended for personal use, which is the minority. For example, a portfolio website would want to be visited and its content viewed. For companies and internet businesses such as Affiliate Marketing, your website certainly aims to provide product or service information, to make sales, referrals, or commissions or somewhat similar.
However, most individuals will prefer visually captivating designs, so on and so forth. It is undeniable that this causes no harm, but one must put himself/herself in other people’s shoes, as to understand how a visitor to the website might think, do and react.
1 ) Navigation
As I said, a web designer has to learn how to think the way your visitors think.
Situation A : Website with good navigation ( 2-3 hyperlinks to target page ), well planned in terms of placement, and design.
Situation B : Website with poor navigation ( takes forever for the visitor to reach his/her target page ), hard-to-read navigation fonts and poor placement of the navigation buttons/bar.
In Situation A, a visitor will always want to be able to access his/her target page. For example, the individual comes across your website, and is interested in the product advertised, but wants to find more information. He/she finds the navigation with no trouble, and enters the particular product information page.
As for Situation B, a visitor stumbles into the website, and would also like to find out more information about the product. Unfortunately, due to bad placement and fanciful font-types, the visitor takes forever, or even fails to find the navigation bar. Even when he/she does so, links to the product information are nowhere to be found, (example: home > about > products > product image > etc… [a few more clicks] > product information).
Analysis : In both situations, wouldn’t a website with characteristics similar to the Situation A be more rewarding ergo better?
The Key To Creating Better Affiliate Marketing Websites: Design
Design, design, design. To put the wonders of a good design into perspective, imagine when you are purchasing a T-Shirt. First of all, what do you look at? The design of the T-Shirt of course! Well most people do, other than the material factor. But let’s assume the all other factors are constant, wouldn’t the design or looks, become the key aspect then?
2 ) Design
Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Here are another two situations.
Situation A: A website with good design and breathtaking graphics. (Good color schemes with matching theme), pictures. (Optimum resolutions and relevant) and proper fonts and word sizes.
Situation B: A website inversely equipped with hideous graphics and pictures in terms of resolution, quality and relevancy. (Red pictures with a bright green background) Fonts used were not matching albeit too fanciful. (Too small, artsy font-types)
Situation A, visitors that enter the website are immediately awestruck by the design and artwork. The well placed pictures and designs will somewhat symbolizes the positive nature of the company/website. As we know, most people DO judge by impression.
As for Situation B, the shabby environment due to severe lack of creativity and badly taken pictures wouldn’t exactly help in attracting visitors. Fonts that where hard to be read, let alone comprehended, and mismatching themes in terms of color, isn’t exactly welcoming, is it?
Analysis: Now, the main idea here is to always plan your websites, try to get other individuals for feedback and perspectives. Each mindset might differ, but at least you will get room for improvement. Don’t get me wrong, even a plain website with proper design would generate plenty of positive implications, but the key idea here is to at least maintain an impressionable website.
Getting Started With Your Own Home Business And Affiliate Marketer
Ok people I have outlined a few do’s and don’ts on what’s required to create a great quality website and also what you have to do to keep visitors on the site and turn them into buyers.
Now I have to ask. Do you think you could create a website?
Another question. Do you think you could be an affiliate marketer and earn an income from the internet?
It’s not as hard as you might think. Of course there is a certain amount of work you have to do to get yourself up and running but it can be a very lucrative business to get into. In fact if you do it right you will have a great income for the rest of your working life and beyond.
At this point you are probably saying to yourself how could I possibly achieve this, I couldn’t sell snow to Eskimos?
It doesn’t matter what your previous experience is, it doesn’t matter what age you are, it doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, it doesn’t matter if you have a disability and it doesn’t matter where in the world you are. As long as you have access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet, Smart Phone etc etc you can earn money from the internet, and I am going to tell you how.
There is an online company of which I’m a member called Wealthy Affiliate and as a member of this company you will be shown everything you need to know to create a website, monetize it and set you on the road to earning a great income.
Here’s a run down on some of the functions and facilities you will have access to:
- Getting Started Training (the process is completely idiot proof)
- Video training, Tutorial training, Classroom training and Courses
- 100,000′s of HELPFUL community members
- 13+ Full, Interactive Classrooms
- Live and Interactive Help Worldwide (even at 3 in the morning)
- 2 Free, Beautifully Designed Websites
- State of the Art Secure and Fast Hosting
- Access to Industry Experts and Millionaires
- A spam free environment.
- Completely FREE to Get Started
Did you notice that last one? Its absolutely true. It will cost you nothing to join. Not only that but as soon as you join you will receive two free websites which will be hosted for you on the web completely free of charge as well.
I checked before I joined and this is the only company with such a program in the industry that does this.
The Tools & Services within Wealthy Affiliate you have access to will allow you to accomplish every task to become self-employed and start to earn you that income from the internet that up to now you could only dream about. Get started today and turn your hobby or interest into an online business you can run from home.
Easy to Build Websites!
building/hosting applications for your business included in the members area are:
- Keyword & Competition Research Tool
- WordPress Express (3 click website builder)
- Low Competition, Cherry Picked Keyword Lists
- State of the Art, Unlimited Cloud Hosting
- Access to over 1,400 website templates/themes
- Rapid Writer, your content “friend”
Once inside Wealthy Affiliate, you will have everything. It truly is the only “all inclusive” online make money from home business platform out there.
What Are The Possibilities Of Earning An Income From The Internet Working From Home?
A Lot of people worldwide (including yourself) have probably asked themselves that question and come to the conclusion they would need some technical experience such as programming, coding, graphics design, or publishing. Many of us do not have any of these skills to help us get started earning a living online.
When it comes to earning money from home, there are many options that one can pursue, but one thing always comes to mind first: Making money using the internet.
Making Money Online
So what has been said on this page? Making money online from home is possible, but it’s not always easy. There is, however a great way to make money from home that is actually quite easy and a straight forward step-by-step process.
This simple method of earning an income from home using the internet does not require any technical skills or a huge amount of start-up cash. It’s called Wealthy Affiliate, and it’s free, and where you can get paid for doing exactly the same as I’m doing right now.
Take the bull by the horns today and get started on a new career as an online business owner.
There’s a link within the image below and all you have to do is click it and on the next screen you fill in a few details (I assure you no credit card ones required). You then click through to the Wealthy Affiliate website and you are of to the races. It really is as simple as that. Don’t leave it until another day or think maybe someday when I have the time. Grab this chance for your future financial security today!
When you arrive on the Wealthy Affiliate website I and the rest of the membership will be there and ready to help you all we can to achieve the success that all of us are busy achieveing for ourselves.
So c’mon in and join the community. You wont regret it.
Have an excellent day folks and thank you for reading my article.