How To Make An Affiliate Marketing Website in 2024 (Step by Step Tutorial)



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  • 0:00 | hey everyone my name is Mike and in this video I’m going to take you through the entire process of setting up your own
  • 0:05 | affiliate marketing website and I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for about 7 years now and honestly it has been an
  • 0:11 | incredible journey I’ve been able to achieve consistent and reliable results month after month so in this video I’m
  • 0:17 | very excited to get into this and show you how you can replicate this success for yourself we’ll cover everything you
  • 0:22 | need to know about how to build a website and how to make a successful affiliate marketing website in particular starting with the very Basics
  • 0:29 | and going all the way to some Advanced strategies that can help you maximize your earnings but before we get into any
  • 0:34 | of that let me clarify something up front I’m not here to sell you an expensive online course I firmly believe
  • 0:39 | that you can learn everything you need to know about affiliate marketing for free by watching videos like this one so
  • 0:45 | please be cautious about those out there who promise to make you a millionaire overnight if you just buy their $2,000
  • 0:51 | course success in affiliate marketing requires dedication lots of learning and a lot of hard work but it doesn’t
  • 0:56 | require money but if you stick with it you can absolutely achieve some amazing amazing results now there are a lot of
  • 1:02 | reasons to like affiliate marketing from the low overhead cost to the massive scalability but by far the biggest
  • 1:08 | reason that I personally like affiliate marketing is because it is just so accessible to anyone regardless of your
  • 1:14 | prior experience or skill set like you don’t need a degree in anything to do affiliate marketing you don’t need to be
  • 1:19 | a genius you don’t need to be a coding expert you don’t even have to be a good writer in fact I haven’t actually written an article in like 3 or 4 years
  • 1:26 | now so I’ll show you that throughout this video but for those who are asking me if now is too late to start affiliate marketing the answer is absolutely no
  • 1:33 | like this is the best time if anything affiliate marketing is actually better now than it was when I started out about
  • 1:38 | 7 years ago and I’ll show you why in the second half of this video in the first part of this video I’m going to show you
  • 1:44 | click by click how to make your affiliate marketing website and like I said before you don’t need any coding knowledge and I promise it’s actually
  • 1:50 | way easier than you think and then if you stick around for the second half we’ll get into some really good stuff and we’ll talk more about some
  • 1:56 | strategies some ways to find the best affiliate products some ways to improve your conversions and most importantly
  • 2:02 | how to automate parts of your business to free up your own time to scale or just to I don’t know spend time with
  • 2:07 | your family whatever your reason for doing this is automating is going to be a pretty significant part to get the most out of this video here’s what I do
  • 2:14 | when I watch videos like this and I try to learn stuff first I silence my phone and I completely put it away because
  • 2:19 | whatever we’re talking about in this video is probably going to be more important than the Instagram notification or whatever distraction
  • 2:25 | your phone gives you so I think it’s important to put your phone away and secondly it’s just really useful to kind of capture some of that information so
  • 2:31 | in the future you can go back and and not have to re-watch this entire video and remember like I said success is completely dependent on your commitment
  • 2:38 | and your willingness to learn here not on your IQ not on your writing abilities and I can’t emphasize this enough if you
  • 2:43 | just follow through this entire video and understand everything I’m showing you I promise you’ll have everything you need to be successful in affiliate
  • 2:49 | marketing so if you’re new here consider subscribing while I get over my laptop and we get started so there are a lot of
  • 2:54 | ways to make your website but we’re going to be using WordPress which is free to use andwers more than onethird of the internet which gives you great
  • 3:00 | Integrations a lot of great themes and plugins and overall just a lot of power and flexibility in making your website
  • 3:07 | so that’s great for ranking on Google and giving users the best experience and then in order to host that so you have
  • 3:12 | to save that somewhere to host it we use hostinger which is a very fast very powerful and very affordable way to host
  • 3:19 | your WordPress website it costs about $3 to $4 per month which I mean it’s like I said very affordable compared to most
  • 3:25 | other ones out there so to get started we’re going to go to sandal media.com hosting or you can click on the link in
  • 3:30 | the description or copy and paste the link whatever as long as you go through that link you’ll get the savings I’m going to show you in just a minute
  • 3:36 | starting off it’ll bring you to this page right here so we’re going to click on WordPress on the top right or really
  • 3:41 | just on the top then we can click on claim deal the giant purple button and there are three different options here
  • 3:46 | there’s premium there’s business and there’s Cloud startup business is the one that’s most popular this usually what I recommend uh it gives you a lot
  • 3:53 | of benefits from increased performance right here which is going to be great for again giving your users a better
  • 3:58 | experience you also also have a lot more storage on this one you’re getting daily backups which is a huge one especially
  • 4:04 | when you’re getting started out so you don’t accidentally mess up your website and and lose a lot of work and have to rebuild things you just roll back to the
  • 4:10 | previous day uh you get a free email free SSL and a lot of other things but you know for some people you might want
  • 4:15 | to go with the lower option some people might want Cloud startup I’m going to go with business for this video so you’re going to add that to the cart and
  • 4:21 | that’ll bring you to the next page here and we can select the duration of our subscription so it doesn’t really matter
  • 4:27 | which one you choose just do not choose one month you’re end up spending more money with that uh the $5 setup fee $14
  • 4:33 | and then you also pay for a domain it ends up being like $40 so for an extra like $20 you get the entire year the
  • 4:38 | domains included and like it just makes a lot more sense to do that so at least go with the year but I’m going to go with 48 months because you are saving by
  • 4:45 | far the most money and whenever it renews it’s going to renew at that higher price so you might as well lock in the lowest price for as long as
  • 4:51 | possible and I also have a discount code that applies to the entire purchase so again it’ll apply to four years instead
  • 4:56 | of one year so now we can create our account uh this is going to to be the first of two accounts we’re going to make this one is for hostinger so I’m
  • 5:02 | just going to start off with my email and then I’m going to put in my credit card information down here and before we actually click submit and secure I
  • 5:08 | actually want to click have a coupon code and we can save 10% here by typing in santell santell 10 click apply and
  • 5:15 | it’ll bring it to like $170 I think $172 and that’s for four years of Hosting that gives us a domain for the first
  • 5:21 | year we get an email we get a lot of things with that so generally pretty affordable all right so then we can click on start now we can honestly skip
  • 5:27 | all of this stuff it doesn’t really matter none of that’s going to change anything we are creating a new website so we’ll select that and now I’m going
  • 5:34 | to be making this uh neither I’m going to start from scratch I don’t want the AI to do any of that for me and now
  • 5:39 | we’re going to claim a free domain so let’s say I want this website to be about house plants I’m just going to call it santell house plants hopefully
  • 5:45 | you have a better name than that that’s a pretty long one and also we don’t want net we want com so let’s search for com
  • 5:51 | there it is search that’s probably going to be available it is I’m going to continue and like I said this is going to be free for the first year I think
  • 5:57 | after that’s usually like maybe 12 to $15 a year domains are pretty cheap then we click finish setup and it might take
  • 6:02 | a couple minutes here so then hostinger is going to give you two options to either visit your website or manage your site click on manage site it’ll take you
  • 6:09 | to this page right here and now we’re simply going to go over to website we’re going to click on autoinstaller and
  • 6:14 | select WordPress it’ll automatically install WordPress super easy to do and we’re going to choose the title of our
  • 6:20 | website so santell uh and this is going to be house plant and then you’re going to make a new password and this password
  • 6:25 | is going to be for WordPress it doesn’t have to be the same as your hostinger password in fact you may want to make it different but definitely write this down
  • 6:31 | this is probably the most important password and you don’t want to lose this one and then we’ll just click on install and that might take a minute or two
  • 6:37 | until that actually installs all right and then we’ll bring you to this page here there are two ways you can access your website now and in the future one
  • 6:44 | way is going to be through hostinger and the second way which I’m going to actually show you now that’s how I’m going to access is really the easier way
  • 6:49 | it’s going to probably be the way you access it all the time in the future you simply go to your domain so selous
  • 6:55 | plants.com wp-admin so WP for WordPress admin cuz
  • 7:01 | you’re the administrator hit enter and that’s going to bring you to a login page and like I said that password that you just made that you don’t want to
  • 7:06 | forget hope you didn’t forget it already uh you’re going to put that in right now so I’m going to sign in and now we’re finally at the WordPress dashboard so
  • 7:13 | this may look intimidating I promise it’s actually pretty logical everything makes sense where it is and I’m going to walk you through everything in just a
  • 7:19 | minute but kind of let’s get this ball rolling with making the website first kind of get some progress right get a win in the bank so we want to go to
  • 7:25 | appearance click on themes and we’re going to be installing Astra so we can click on add new on the top and Astra
  • 7:32 | should be right there if not you can search for it but Astra is super popular it’s always among the top when I go here
  • 7:37 | so we’ll go and install and then we are going to activate Astra now I personally like using Astra because again it’s free
  • 7:43 | uh it’s very widely used so it’s very well supported and it works well there are a lot of themes and templates you can choose from so let’s click on
  • 7:49 | activate and once you have that theme activated you’ll be able to see this right here it says install Starter
  • 7:55 | templates that is what we’re going to do but in case you don’t see that or you accidentally X out of it you can you can also access this by going to the Astra
  • 8:01 | button right there on the left side if you click on Astra you can also install Starter templates over on the right side so it doesn’t matter which of those two
  • 8:07 | buttons you click on but it’ll take you over to the installer where you can start choosing a starter template there
  • 8:13 | are a lot of free ones here and some paid ones as well I recommend browsing through all of them but first we have to choose the Builder now this is going to
  • 8:19 | be how we’re dragging and dropping elements to make sure the website is easy to use we like to use Elementor
  • 8:24 | again it’s free to use and it’s super easy as well so now we can browse through these out of all these I think
  • 8:30 | this one looks pretty good but you can also filter them by the way as well so we’re looking for a Blog so I’m just going to say this one’s house plants
  • 8:36 | maybe it’s going to be similar to a food blog like I don’t know I’m just trying to figure out what the layout would really be of this one so let’s see let’s
  • 8:42 | just go to blog in general so I’m just going to say travel blog see what they have for that one yeah these are okay
  • 8:47 | let’s just say plant blog you can also search for individual things and see what actually pops up all the yellow ones are going to be premium you can
  • 8:53 | choose if you want all of them or just the premium ones unfortunately you can’t filter for just free ones cuz you know
  • 8:58 | that’s how they’re making money so like I said the Earth one’s probably going to be the best one and when you click on it you can kind of browse the website and
  • 9:03 | see what it would actually look like obviously we’ll be changing all the text all the images but you want to save as much work as possible and find the
  • 9:09 | template most similar to what you probably want in the end uh you can add a logo right now I don’t have a logo
  • 9:15 | just yet so I’m not going to do that at the moment we will add a logo a little bit later on so I’ll say Skip and continue we can choose our color theme
  • 9:22 | uh I green that’s perfect that’s exactly what I want this is a a house plant website and you can choose your your
  • 9:27 | font pairing as well there are a lot of different pairs that are very common but obviously eight right here that is that
  • 9:32 | are recommended I’m going to stick with the default one because again I I kind of do like that font so we’ll say continue and you want to make sure all
  • 9:39 | of these are selected except the first one you don’t actually need the newsletters but you do want the widgets and the settings and all that stuff so I
  • 9:44 | will submit and build the website now they’re going to be installing this template they’re going to be adding all
  • 9:49 | the photos the everything about it and then we’ll be able to customize that so far pretty easy just following the
  • 9:54 | clicks you’re going to end up with a website that is ready to go and we just have to swap out some text and some
  • 10:00 | images and now let’s click on view your website it’s going to take us over to our domain and you can see right there
  • 10:05 | this little bar on the top is not going to appear for anyone else except for you because it’s your website and you can edit that but going down you can see
  • 10:12 | again like this website looks pretty solid already now we want to actually start editing this so might as well just
  • 10:17 | click on the top edit with Elementor and that’ll take us into the editor for this specific page the homepage and and I’ll
  • 10:23 | show you how to edit the other ones in a minute but let’s close out of this now this is the interface you’ll probably spend most of your time in and I promise
  • 10:29 | as we go through this video it’s all going to make a lot more sense to you and everything is going to be you know pretty easy to navigate but at first it
  • 10:35 | may look intimidating so kind of a little layout of the land here on the right side this is obviously what your website looks like and on the left side
  • 10:42 | these are all the elements and the settings that you can customize for the website the website is laid out in what’s called a section layout so
  • 10:49 | everything outlined in this kind of a pinkish color here is going to be in its own section uh you can really just look
  • 10:54 | at it based on the background so everything with this earthy background right there is one section going down everything with this white background
  • 11:00 | right here uh is another section then we’ve got another section right here you kind of get the idea of how it works so the highest level in this hierarchy is
  • 11:07 | sections we’ve got really only three sections on here but within each section you have columns so we have one column
  • 11:12 | right here you can see everything’s just in one column down here this is three columns and then down here we’ve got two columns and then one on the bottom and
  • 11:19 | then within each column you have elements Elementor makes sense they have elements and so here we have like an
  • 11:24 | image element we’ve got a title element and then some text down there if we click on the little 9. array on the top
  • 11:30 | left these are the elements we can choose from and again like I said there are a ton of free ones there’s also a paid version of Elementor if you want
  • 11:37 | some bonus ones like countdown and block quote whatever stuff like that you can see the locked ones there if you pay for pro you can get those I’m going to close
  • 11:43 | that because I don’t have Pro right now uh not on this website in particular obviously we still have a lot of things we can add even without getting Pro so
  • 11:50 | if you want to add for example a button down here you can simply click and drag the button right there and now you have
  • 11:56 | a button now for any of these if you just click on on it you can click on the little pencil icon and you get the settings and you have three tabs for the
  • 12:03 | settings so the first tab is going to be the content and that’s where you change the image you change the size of the image like overall the basic stuff you’d
  • 12:09 | expect to change here the second one is a style that’s usually not what you have to change as much uh but if there’s
  • 12:15 | something a little bit more obscure you want to change uh some specific details the Border radius like if you really want this to be rounded like I could add
  • 12:21 | like a nice radius on on the top on the outside of all of those if that’s a style of your website you could add those right here and then we have
  • 12:27 | advanced and this is really going to be uh if you want to add more margin or padding around something so how much space there is how much white space
  • 12:34 | there is between this and the next photo over or something below it that’s going to be your margin and your padding by the way when you’re adjusting these so
  • 12:40 | if I add a lot more margin here you’ll see it is symmetrical around all sides if I don’t want that if I just want it
  • 12:45 | on the top you can click on the little chain link icon so the values are no longer linked together and I can adjust
  • 12:50 | them individually and you can see how that works now I’m going to link these all back at zero and I’m not going to adjust that on this photo uh the other
  • 12:57 | important thing you might want to do in the advanced settings is actually choose what it’s going to be displayed on so if
  • 13:02 | you go to responsive you can hide it on desktop or hide it on on tablet or hide it on a mobile view and just kind of
  • 13:09 | give you an idea this is obviously the desktop view right here I’m working on my computer my laptop but if you wanted to see this for example on a mobile
  • 13:16 | device you click on responsive mode on the bottom this little bar appears on the top and we can click on mobile portrait now we can see our website in a
  • 13:23 | mobile portrait View and you know what maybe like this is just too long maybe you don’t like this section maybe you don’t like this column and so you can
  • 13:29 | simply click on remember I showed you you can click on an element and you get these settings the same is true for a column you can click on a column and you
  • 13:35 | get the same three settings well the first one’s a little different it’s layout instead of content but essentially the same thing so for this
  • 13:40 | column I think you guys can probably guess the trend here if we go to Advanced we can go down to responsive and I could hide this column on mobile
  • 13:47 | so if I hide it it’s going to be gray out telling me that it does exist but if anyone goes to the mobile site that won’t be there at all it’ll just kind of
  • 13:53 | skip right to the next one but it shows you you know obviously your content’s there and if you go back to desktop it’s there it’s not hidden it’s not gray out
  • 14:00 | at all so that’s a really important setting and I highly recommend as you go through the website creation process you
  • 14:05 | go and edit that and really view it on mobile and desktop and kind of switch between that as much as possible because
  • 14:11 | something like house plants it’s probably going to be showing up in a lot of like uh Facebook groups Reddit groups I don’t know different places that
  • 14:17 | people are viewing on their phone and they’re way more likely to end up on this website on their phone so you really want to make sure you’re
  • 14:23 | optimizing for that and of course quick reminder always go down here and save your changes you can just click on update if you want or you could save it
  • 14:29 | as a draft I just update uh no one’s viewing this website at the moment uh so updating is just fine now if we want to
  • 14:35 | start customizing this as I showed you before it’s going to be editing the content so let’s go and customize maybe
  • 14:40 | these three photos first if I click on the pencil icon we’ll go to content and we can just choose a different image we
  • 14:46 | can click on upload files and I’m just going to choose maybe like this one first just one photo there um just going
  • 14:52 | to upload that and then we can say select and we have our first photo on
  • 14:57 | the left we can have another one in in the middle so then if we want to adjust maybe the text down here we can simply double click on it or actually just
  • 15:03 | single click on it and edit on the left side and maybe these are each going to link out to some of our top Cornerstone
  • 15:09 | blog posts so I’m going to say this one is maybe like how to prevent like powdery
  • 15:15 | mildew something that maybe people would search a lot and of course with any one of these
  • 15:22 | if you wanted to maybe link to a specific product you can simply highlight that word so highlight the
  • 15:27 | word products and then click on link and you can insert a link for that uh to go to whatever website you want we’ll talk
  • 15:32 | about affiliate links in just a minute but let’s go down and talk about this button here and this button could maybe link over to that article so we’re just
  • 15:39 | going to click on the button and you have of course text is going to be what’s showing up in there so we could say read more read more and then the
  • 15:45 | link uh you could you delete the little hash sign right there and we could just paste the article um of you know
  • 15:51 | whichever article we want to link to we don’t have an article yet so I’m just going to leave that blank leave that hash in there and we can say update
  • 15:59 | so you could repeat the same thing for the other two over on the right side but that’s essentially how you’d go about editing this I’m not going to bore you
  • 16:04 | with repeating everything on these exact same website um really want to just talk about the fundamentals here but let’s go
  • 16:10 | back up to the top and talk about how we can change this so obviously the text is going to be changed exactly like I just
  • 16:15 | showed you the button is the same but this picture right here is actually part of the background so if you click on the
  • 16:22 | six do array up there on the little pink kind of a what is that a trapezoid and then we can go over to stop
  • 16:29 | and we have an image in the background if you click on choose image you can choose a different image so I think
  • 16:34 | probably this one is going to work the best for our top yeah that that one looks pretty decent we’re going to need it needs a little bit of work though um
  • 16:41 | but it’s going to be that’s the one I plan on using so first of all the image size is full that makes sense the uh
  • 16:47 | maybe I want to make it Center left um it’s not actually going to move it but on some photos it could you know depending on the aspect ratio it could
  • 16:53 | move around uh the attachment it could be scroll or it could be fixed so if you make it fixed everything Scrolls past it
  • 16:59 | kind of a parallax effect I think that looks kind of cool maybe I’ll keep that and then we could say does it repeat no
  • 17:04 | it doesn’t repeat display size is uh going to be covered um you could also make it yeah let’s make it covered and
  • 17:10 | you can also have an overlay on here as well so this text Pops reasonably well but maybe I want uh the green to be a
  • 17:16 | little bit less saturated so I could add on the top a color so I could simply click on background type um I could I
  • 17:23 | just say I can click on this right here and choose like kind of a whitish color and you can see it’s going to change the
  • 17:29 | way that looks so let’s go to like kind of a whitish maybe like like
  • 17:34 | that and of course you can change the opacity so you can make this like the text is going to pop a lot more like
  • 17:40 | that or a lot less when it’s like this and we can also move this text I’ll show you that in just a second but that’s something that’s really important if you
  • 17:46 | want to have an image in the background that’s pretty much the fundamental there so here’s a little quiz for you see if you can figure out how I would want how
  • 17:52 | I would move this text over to the right side you have a couple options here one of them is going to be to just make it
  • 17:57 | right aligned of course that would move everything over there a second one see if you thought of this one is actually to click and add a second column here so
  • 18:04 | if I click on edit column I could duplicate that column so we now have two columns and then just go and delete the
  • 18:09 | elements out of this column so if we right click on that one you can go down and delete that uh we can right click
  • 18:15 | and delete that and we can right click and delete the button now we have two columns here but there’s nothing in this
  • 18:20 | column which is great so I can simply adjust the width here and now that’s going to put it wherever I want maybe
  • 18:26 | somewhere over there so that’s going to be essentially the header it’s a little bit taller than I would like so again we
  • 18:31 | can customize that in the settings but we have a lot of other stuff to talk about so let’s move along as we go down
  • 18:37 | uh this is all stuff we already know how to work with we know how to work with this stuff a lot of your website is really just going to be images text
  • 18:43 | buttons and titles that’s that’s really most of of the majority of websites um but there are some other elements over
  • 18:48 | here if you want to add a video you can embed that um and and dividers and spacers spacers and dividers are a
  • 18:54 | pretty important one so if you wanted uh maybe like I mean honestly you can add space in so many different ways but if
  • 18:59 | you wanted a spacer like uh between the this text this title and the text you can simply drag a spacer over there uh
  • 19:06 | drag a spacer over there see if it lets me do that there we go and you can choose the size of that space it’s just
  • 19:12 | one of the ways you could do that you could also add margin or padding to either one of those as I showed you before and so let’s go and delete that
  • 19:19 | otherwise we have uh see if we have anchors on here that’s a really important one that I like to show I like to Showcase in these videos because a
  • 19:25 | lot of people don’t realize what anchors are but they are really useful when you have like a really long Webb page so if you have maybe like a couple blog
  • 19:32 | articles on the same page some people like to do that or if you just have a really long article and there’s like one section about uh maybe like you’re
  • 19:39 | talking about products like phones for example maybe you have one section about battery life one section about like the camera and at the top you have like you
  • 19:45 | know some little shortcuts there you just click on like jump down to the camera jump down to the battery section or recipes do this another one jump to
  • 19:52 | recipe very common on most recipe blogs so the way you do that is actually if you go down here you should see anchor
  • 19:59 | um you can also search by the way so just type in anchor and you’ll see menu anchor so let’s say we want to link we
  • 20:04 | want it to scroll to right here the way to do that is to click and drag menu anchor we’ll drag it to right there and
  • 20:10 | we’re just going to call this menu anchor we’re going to call this menu we’re going to call this menu one call
  • 20:15 | it menu one and that’s going to be the anchor it looks weird nobody’s ever going to see that when they go to your website so let’s just say update right
  • 20:21 | now and we want to remember it’s called menu one so let’s copy that copy menu one and if we go back up here let’s just
  • 20:27 | say this button for example um we’re just going to change it I don’t know just just just to demonstrate this I’m
  • 20:32 | going to say um read more about read more and this is what the little pound
  • 20:38 | sign little hash actually does this links to Anchor so if I just paste the title of the anchor menu one so hash
  • 20:44 | menu one then I can update and now if we go to the little preview changes button right there little eyeball if we click
  • 20:51 | on that it’ll show us what the website actually looks like so this is the website but if we click on read more
  • 20:56 | it’ll scroll down exactly where I wanted it to to the very end there now it doesn’t have to be the end is wherever you put that anchor so if you put it
  • 21:02 | right here it would scroll there and you could use your imagination on on how useful this could actually be so that is
  • 21:08 | really the fundamentals of how to use Elementor we have a full tutorial going into the Weeds on each and every one of
  • 21:14 | these so if you want to learn more about how to use forms or Google Maps or icons I’ll have that link in the in the
  • 21:19 | description below obviously it’s a free video just like this one so you can find it on YouTube if you just search for if
  • 21:24 | you search for that as well but let’s go back and and start talking more about the website itself starting making some of these articles uh and of course start
  • 21:31 | making some money with the Affiliates as well so let’s go back to exit right now um and we’re going to choose let’s say
  • 21:37 | we want this to go back to the WordPress dashboard when we exit we’ll say apply um so let’s say cancel let’s just make
  • 21:43 | sure we update one more time update that and now when we click exit it’ll take us back to the dashboard just something you
  • 21:49 | have to do the first time you exit from there so kind of running you through this dashboard here I haven’t really
  • 21:54 | talked a lot about this remember we got we got our theme we started editing right away way um but this is really going to be a pretty powerful interface
  • 22:01 | you’ll be using this quite a bit so kind of running you through the layout of the land here so on the left side we have quite a few different options let’s just
  • 22:07 | start at the Top If you go to dashboard you have home and you have updates home it’s just going to show you some random
  • 22:12 | different stuff it’ll tell you like hey there’s a new WordPress coming um nothing really changes that much but you
  • 22:18 | know just they’ll let you know when there’s updates and stuff like that but for other themes and uh plugins if you
  • 22:24 | click on updates they will have their updates down here hopefully everything is already up to date for me so I’ll
  • 22:29 | click on that and you can see yeah right now everything is up to date but whenever you do want to update something one really important thing to keep in
  • 22:35 | mind is you’ll select everything click update and then wait like do not click off this page do not go to another page
  • 22:42 | uh because your website will enter maintenance mode while it’s making those updates and then it will exit maintenance mode if you leave before
  • 22:48 | it’s done you’re going to be stuck in maintenance mode and you’re going to have to roll back to a previous version of your website or you have to delete
  • 22:54 | the maintenance it it it’s a headache you just wait an extra like 30 seconds to make sure and then it’ll say updates
  • 22:59 | complete maintenance mode disabled always make sure you see that going down here we have Astro that’s that’s the
  • 23:05 | theme that we’re using of course so you can customize some things on here if you want to change uh like the footer the header um maybe the site identity if we
  • 23:11 | want to add a logo you can change all of that within here um super powerful obviously to customize Universal
  • 23:18 | elements like Global elements throughout your website then we have posts these are going to be your blog articles this
  • 23:23 | is where you really would want to go to add a new blog article so if we’re going to write one right now we could simply
  • 23:28 | click on add new actually let’s first delete this one we don’t need the hello world obviously you don’t want um that
  • 23:34 | as an article on our website so we’re going to move that to trash we’ll just select it click on trash and now we have
  • 23:40 | nothing there so let’s click on add new and we’re going to start off by titling this one and what did I say the other
  • 23:46 | one was powdery powdery Milo right how to get rid of powdery Milo maybe that’s like our first article just like an example article so let’s close out of
  • 23:53 | that and we’ll call this how to mitigate how to
  • 23:58 | okay so that is going to be the title um we’re going to customize a lot of this other stuff on the right side even
  • 24:03 | though you don’t always have to do this as much with a a general web page like your homepage your about page for
  • 24:08 | articles it is a lot more important especially when you’re trying to rank on Google and organize a huge library of
  • 24:13 | different articles so on the right side we have uh the summary some things are going to show up in a minute like we’re
  • 24:19 | going to get some plugins that really help a lot with this but kind of just showing you a little bit more about this you can categorize things um so this is
  • 24:25 | a just put it in a blog category you can make other categor as well and say like um maybe like plant fixes or like
  • 24:31 | different kinds of house plants or like tropical house plants whatever if you want to make different categories like that you can simply add a new category
  • 24:38 | you can add tags on there we should add a featured image so on add a featured image right now and maybe just going to
  • 24:43 | use this one right here set that as the featured image uh so that that’ll be showing up anytime somebody like shares
  • 24:48 | it or or you know just throughout the it’s going to be important for uh for that right there so excerpt this is
  • 24:53 | another one this is going to be it’s optional but when somebody searches on Google that’s that’s what’s going to show up as the little description most
  • 24:59 | of the times but again we’re going to customize that with Yost SEO a little bit later and then discussion you can choose if you want to allow comments um
  • 25:06 | and that’s going to be something that again we’re going to want to talk about how to mitigate a lot of the Bots that otherwise might comment on here so that
  • 25:13 | is the the basics of the article now if we click on edit with Elementor actually first click save draft you don’t want to
  • 25:18 | lose this work now click edit with Elementor it’ll take you into this basically the same editor that I just showed you with a couple different
  • 25:25 | elements so you’ll have some blog specific elements uh like an author box and things like that uh but in general
  • 25:31 | just like ground level this is what it looks like you can drag uh widgets over here they call it widgets essentially
  • 25:37 | just elements over here so if you want to add like text editor that’s obviously going to be a big one so then if you
  • 25:42 | want to add like text on the left side and an image on the right side so it’s not just like one continuous uh column
  • 25:47 | like an infinite scroll here uh we can get go and add like let’s just say uh two columns and you can make them like
  • 25:53 | slightly different widths and you can add an image in one of them and I think you guys have a pretty good idea of how you’re going to go about editing all of
  • 25:58 | this it’s really pretty straightforward just like what I was showing you throughout this entire video you’re probably experts by now and I’m sure you
  • 26:04 | guys are doing very well but let’s actually talk about one of the tools that you can use to not write your article now I’m not the biggest fan of
  • 26:10 | just having chat GPT write your whole article it can help you to build like a little bit of a a base library but
  • 26:17 | generally it’s better to have uh your own written articles but I do use chat GPT a lot and I recommend other people
  • 26:22 | do um to help you kind of outline the article do some research for you always verify it of of course make sure the
  • 26:28 | information is correct but it’s a powerful tool like it can be your co-pilot when you’re writing this a second option is to just hire somebody
  • 26:35 | to write it for you you can find people on Fiverr you can find people on upwork you can find people on onlinejobs.ph
  • 26:41 | there’s a lot of different places you can go that you can find people that can write articles for relatively cheap and
  • 26:46 | can do a pretty substantial like a pretty good job as well now because I don’t have time to go and hire somebody
  • 26:51 | in the duration of this tutorial I’m going to use chat GPT and just kind of see what we come up with let’s just
  • 26:57 | saybe like a 3,000-word article it’s going to create an outline for us and then I like to do it like this because sometimes the responses from chat gbt
  • 27:03 | are limited in length um so you can’t get like an entire article so sometimes I like to just go and and make it
  • 27:08 | outline at first and then I’ll maybe like paste two or three elements in there and say like please flesh out um
  • 27:14 | these right now so let’s just go and say maybe these or actually it already knows the number so I could say um please
  • 27:20 | write the content the thing with Strat BT is you can actually add some little stylistic
  • 27:26 | elements in here so you can say make sure you site your sources make sure you add like a a quote from Gandhi or
  • 27:32 | something like you can tell it to do whatever you want it’ll it’ll find a really good spot to add that so that’s another cool way to add a little bit of
  • 27:38 | creative Twist on here um so let’s just say I’m going to do that right
  • 27:45 | now all right so there is the first one I can just copy this while it’s writing the rest well maybe I can’t it’s kind of
  • 27:51 | moving there we go so we’ll just copy this one uh so we’re going to put that in the beginning we’ll go and put that
  • 27:57 | right there and then down here we can have this is the next
  • 28:05 | one we’ll add an image
  • 28:16 | here all right so I mean I didn’t copy everything over it can be a pretty long article I told it to write a 3,000-word
  • 28:22 | article but you can see generally this is going to be like you can all put it in there like you get the idea of how it’s going to work now you don’t want to
  • 28:27 | just have an article just like this like go around do some research see what other articles in your space look like like General format um for example maybe
  • 28:34 | there’s a lot more titles you want to have questions in there so it’s more searchable for Google and so maybe you want to have like some subheadings in
  • 28:40 | there so for example if you wanted to add that I haven’t shown you how to actually add headings and subheadings if we click and drag heading over to here
  • 28:47 | we can make this uh H3 maybe it’s going to be H3 and we could say uh this section what is this a third one so what
  • 28:53 | did what did chat gbt call the third one uh the third one was conditions favoring
  • 28:59 | powdery mildew so where or what caus maybe this is like what causes
  • 29:07 | powdery what causes powdery mil so maybe you want to have it laid out something like that so it’s a little bit more readable somebody can scroll down and
  • 29:13 | see what they’re looking for instead of just a giant word salad uh so again you get the idea of how this is going to
  • 29:19 | work now when you’re done we can go and publish this and I mean I actually didn’t write anything yet I technically wrote like one sentence asking chat GPT
  • 29:26 | to write that like i l just gave it a title and I told it you know to add quotes and and unfortunately it
  • 29:32 | misinterpreted and added one quote from Gandhi for every single paragraph So it’s a very Gandy themed uh article
  • 29:39 | right here so maybe you’d want to change that a little bit but it does have you know the facts like I said uh with some links to those sources which again gives
  • 29:46 | you lends a lot of credibility to the article of course always fact check it yourself but I mean Chad GPT did a
  • 29:52 | pretty impressive job here I have to say like even having not written anything like I didn’t even read it all yet but
  • 29:58 | that’s a really good start it looks pretty solid so because this is an affiliate marketing website there’s two things number one you want to remember
  • 30:04 | that it’s very important to provide real value to the readers you want to actually give them stuff you don’t want to just chill every product you can find
  • 30:10 | on them uh so make sure you’re really giving them some genuine value to help them to help whatever you’re trying to
  • 30:16 | help them with the second thing is because it is an affiliate marketing website you want to make sure that every
  • 30:21 | article you’re writing has at least one or two ways that you can plug something so maybe in this one right here you know
  • 30:27 | that it’s going to be a highly searched article you know that it has a lot of chances for Success because you did your
  • 30:33 | research we’ll talk about that later but then you want to say okay how can I monetize this maybe it is some type of
  • 30:38 | powdery milde sprays maybe it’s some type of uh like a fan that you can blow on the plants to keep the air flow so
  • 30:44 | they don’t get powdery mildew so let’s just go to Amazon so if I go to Amazon look up powdery mildew spray uh you can
  • 30:51 | see there are a bunch of them they’re relatively cheap but if you get a couple percent on that and you’re getting a lot of people to click then you know that
  • 30:56 | could start to monetize the article but maybe this is a good one right here so uh we’ll talk a lot about how to get
  • 31:02 | signed up for affiliate marketing uh platforms like Amazon Affiliates is probably the easiest one that most people are in It’s usually the one that
  • 31:08 | I recommend starting with um but again you could have that link and you can go back to your article here and you can
  • 31:14 | simply paste it throughout like I showed you before um anywhere that you see like um I don’t know whatever if you find
  • 31:20 | words that actually make sense for that uh you can go and highlight that and then you can paste that link right in there Additionally you can add buttons
  • 31:26 | uh you can make things clickable but always make sure you have your affiliate disclaimer somewhere at the top that’s very very important um on these websites
  • 31:33 | so let’s click update we have our article and let’s go back to that WordPress dashboard and talk about some of the other things we have on this
  • 31:39 | website but I think that article really was off to a pretty good start uh we next have media now media you’re not
  • 31:45 | really going to have to do much here this is what I already showed you it’s where all of your photos get uploaded your videos your PDFs whatever any media
  • 31:51 | you have is going to show up there pages are going to be different from blog post or or post right there I in that these
  • 31:57 | are like the classic Cornerstone web pages you have like the homepage the about page so go through here and
  • 32:03 | customize any one of these or all of them and uh since we don’t have Services you can always delete them so just click
  • 32:08 | it and move it to trash uh and that will get rid of that and going down we have comments you want to go through and read
  • 32:15 | comments maybe engage with your readers that’s a way to kind of boost brand loyalty and kind of get some fans of
  • 32:20 | your blog and get people to to Really you know I don’t know you’re helping them out and they’re helping you out then kind of skipping down to plugins
  • 32:26 | this is where you can get a lot of cool applications that can run on WordPress that can really make your life so much
  • 32:31 | better so the first one I want to get especially important for websites like this is called yast SEO so if we click
  • 32:38 | on add new we can type in yast that’s y o a yast SEO so SEO stands for search
  • 32:46 | engine optimization this is Yost SEO so it’s helping us with the search engine optimization basically meaning helping
  • 32:52 | us rank on Google to get that free traffic which everybody wants obviously that’s probably the most important thing
  • 32:58 | you can get you’re not always running ads for Affiliates organic traffic is the the main goal here so this is going
  • 33:04 | to help us tremendously with that so you can start your configuration here click on start firsttime configuration and
  • 33:10 | it’ll walk you through a lot of stuff from uh TI choosing what your website title is choosing how everything shows
  • 33:17 | up in Google so maybe it’s like the article Dash and then your name uh choosing a lot of things like that your
  • 33:22 | social profiles where you can link to what you want it to look like on different platforms um as well as some other personal
  • 33:29 | preferences so that’s a really important thing to have but you’re not always going to go down here and manage that
  • 33:34 | instead you’ll probably be using that a lot more if you go up to posts so if we go and click on posts and we look at
  • 33:40 | this one right here instead of clicking edit with Elementor which is how you edit the contents of it let’s click on
  • 33:45 | regular edit this is the WordPress editor but it’s not going to allow us to edit the contents of it like I said
  • 33:51 | that’s all an Elementor instead we can scroll down here and here is Yost SEO so it’s going to tell us the readability of
  • 33:57 | it so this will tell us like you’re using enough active voice that’s good we have uh good sentences we have good
  • 34:03 | paragraph length um we only we don’t have enough transition sentences uh sentences length like they’re a little
  • 34:08 | bit longer and you know stuff like that so it tells you how to improve your readability to make it more comfortable
  • 34:14 | for people to read through your website and get the information they need and then of course SEO this is showing us
  • 34:20 | what it shows right there please provide a meta description we don’t want that so let’s go back to chat GPT and have it
  • 34:25 | write a meta description so I’ll just paste that right in there and we can see that’s the meta
  • 34:30 | description that people can see when they show up on Google when this shows up on Google uh and that’s what it’s going to look like so Yost SEO super
  • 34:36 | powerful tool highly recommend it and once again like all the other plugins it is a premium so three to use for stuff
  • 34:42 | like this um but there’s a premium option if you want to get more into uh some more complicated stuff that maybe
  • 34:48 | eventually you do but it’s nice to start off with uh the free version here so we will update that and this can start
  • 34:53 | ranking on Google now let’s go down to settings and I promise we’re going to get into the actual monetization of this
  • 34:58 | in a minute but kind of some important settings we need to talk about here one of them the site title sandal house
  • 35:04 | plants make sure your site title is in there we did already name that before um you can add you can add a tagline so we
  • 35:11 | have our little tagline right there um and then at the bottom we can go down and save changes and now it’s really important you go down to permal Links
  • 35:18 | that’s going to be the next one so once you save your changes let’s go down to peral links and just make sure that usually it’s by like this by default uh
  • 35:24 | this actually not right here we want it to be post name so we want it to be sandal houseplans.com sample poost so
  • 35:30 | every article is is kind of categorized and labeled like that so the URL ends up really making sense based on the title
  • 35:37 | it’s going to be good for Google it’s going to be good for your own understand like organizing everything and finding articles it’s going to be good for
  • 35:43 | sharing just across the board it’s usually a good thing to have so we’ll save those changes so that’s the fundamentals of WordPress and managing
  • 35:50 | your website let’s talk a little bit more about how to actually get some of those uh links on there and how to find
  • 35:55 | products that you can actually use so let’s go into a new tab so let’s go into a new tab and we’re going to search for
  • 36:01 | Amazon affiliate program Amazon affiliate program we have to apply to that so Amazon associate Central that’s
  • 36:07 | going to be what you want right there so we’ll click on that and this is going to have us sign up so when you sign up you
  • 36:13 | are going to need your Amazon account doesn’t really matter what Amazon account you can make a new email I usually recommend having a professional
  • 36:19 | email uh for any blog in the beginning it starts it costs a little extra money so maybe it’s not worth it maybe you
  • 36:26 | just want to make a Gmail for free but either way create a new account for Amazon and then you’re going to have to kind of go through that process so you
  • 36:32 | can create a new Amazon account uh for this you have to solve the little puzzle sure let’s see what um pick the
  • 36:39 | dolphin easy not a robot I could do that you’ll create a new Amazon account you’ll go enter your phone number you’ll
  • 36:46 | enter your your your domain your url right here so I would enter sandal houseplans.com you will enter yours uh
  • 36:52 | and then you’ll be signed up for Amazon Associates now I already have an account so I’m going to jump over to mine and
  • 36:57 | the way this works is once you have an Amazon account once you have an Amazon Associates account you can go and just
  • 37:02 | search for any product you want and there are different rates of course so if we just look up Amazon Associates so
  • 37:08 | you want to look at the standard the commissions the different commissions for different categories and it shows you right here an entire list maybe I’ll
  • 37:14 | like zoom in so you guys can see this better um but different things like you want to keep this in mind some things are like 10% or even 20% so Amazon games
  • 37:21 | 20% that’s pretty significant 10% would be like luxury stuff uh Amazon explore
  • 37:26 | luxury Beauty so a lot of that you I mean it makes sense that uh maybe you want to focus a little bit more on writing articles that would be inclusive
  • 37:33 | of that so maybe like top luxury beauty products would be a great article if you’re focused in in that realm right
  • 37:39 | there uh going down you can see like physical books we’ve got toys and Furniture different things at different commissions so maybe books are like a
  • 37:46 | really easy one to recommend um and like you know you think every every article you could probably recommend some kind
  • 37:51 | of book and maybe you want to make that like a staple that at the end you always have like a book that I recommend that you can check out you’re getting 5% off
  • 37:57 | of that now that won’t always convert as well as something else so an article about powdery mildew selling books is going to be a little tricky cuz people
  • 38:03 | really just want to know the answer and if the answer is to buy powdery mildew spray you can have a button right there
  • 38:09 | and I guarantee this would would convert really really well saying this is the product I use this is organic this is
  • 38:15 | safe in your house it’s safe for pets and this is something that uh like you can you can buy on Amazon right now and
  • 38:21 | it’ll show up like tomorrow so that that’s like that’s such an easy one to recommend so when you have a of product
  • 38:27 | that you like on the top you have this little Amazon associate site stripe if you simply click on text you’ll get the
  • 38:33 | link the text link right here so we could we could right click that we can copy that and now going back to our
  • 38:38 | website wherever you want it let’s just say we want it on that post right there you can go and put that link in there
  • 38:44 | now another really powerful tool I recommend kind of going along with this before we get into the other products
  • 38:49 | out there let’s say you have maybe like a a Twitter SLX or maybe you’re on Instagram maybe you’re on Tik Tok uh
  • 38:57 | even YouTube wherever you are if you’re on different uh platforms maybe you want to share the link outside of just your
  • 39:03 | website you don’t want it to be like amzn do whatever like it doesn’t always look good and Amazon’s not the worst
  • 39:08 | other ones like CJ which I’ll show you in a minute can be substantially worse the links are just disgusting and they
  • 39:13 | look like a total scam which they’re not but people aren’t going to click on it if it looks scary so what you want to do
  • 39:19 | is go down to plugins let’s go to plugins and a popular one we’re going to search for a new one this one is called
  • 39:24 | pretty links pretty links so if we type in pretty links you’ll see pretty links should
  • 39:31 | show up somewhere I think it’s actually two words pretty
  • 39:36 | links and there it is pretty links affiliate links link branding link tracking and marketing now this is
  • 39:41 | really great because you can actually track individual links um of course you can do that with Amazon but it it’s it’s
  • 39:48 | nice to have individual see how many clicks you got on different platforms and you can have some different redirects so if somebody Clicks in a
  • 39:55 | different country you could send them to one Link versus another link it’s a really powerful tool so setting up pretty links is just I don’t know it’s
  • 40:01 | one that I always really like to use and once again there are there are paid versions or there are free there is a
  • 40:07 | free version as well but if we click on pretty links we’ll go to add new so there are probably three main advantages
  • 40:13 | to prettyy Links one of them is you can track your links so you can see how many people click on that number two is there
  • 40:18 | are some very professional things if you go down to Pro I don’t I mean I have this on my other websites but not on
  • 40:23 | this one you can have like Geographic redirects for example example so if some products are better in different
  • 40:29 | different countries maybe they’re like just legal or not legal or maybe you get a commission in one versus the other
  • 40:35 | then you can have Geographic redirects so the same exact link brings you to a different website depending on where you
  • 40:41 | are in the world you could also do it based on device so you could do Mobile versus desktop and have different uh
  • 40:47 | links actually one link go to two different websites depending on what device you’re on super powerful and then
  • 40:53 | the third benefit of this is that it’s easier to change all of your Links at once so if you want to like if
  • 40:59 | something’s no longer for sale or you want to update something you can go in here change the link once and it’ll change across the board obviously
  • 41:06 | because you’re always going through this rather than having to go into every single article every single social post
  • 41:11 | out there every single uh whatever video you made and change the link for all of them and have broken links otherwise
  • 41:18 | it’s just easier to do it like this so I’m going to paste the link in there we’re going to call this uh we’re going to call this um
  • 41:24 | powdery Meo spray po toy mildo spray we can copy that we can update it and now
  • 41:30 | when somebody shares this it just sandal houseplans.com powdery mildew spray
  • 41:36 | super easy way more welcoming a way better Link in general if it’s a link that people actually see now in your
  • 41:41 | website usually you’re using hyperlink so people don’t see the link so it doesn’t actually matter but if you’re sharing it on any other social platform
  • 41:48 | like I said on X or Twitter or something like that then it’s going to look better like this and when you enter that it’ll
  • 41:53 | link you right over to that product like I said and the user can go ahead and buy that so I love using pretty links it’s
  • 42:00 | something that is just so powerful um so we’re going to actually it’s something that’s so powerful and you can also like
  • 42:05 | create reports and search for things based on tags that you make um or just based on different links so you could
  • 42:10 | look at like every every uh link that has powdery Meo in it um it’ll show you like how many clicks they all got and
  • 42:16 | how many uh unique clicks as well so that’s a great tool so I always recommend Amazon Associates for
  • 42:22 | beginners because one you have a massive library of products and almost all of them are monetizable uh for at least a
  • 42:28 | couple percent so it’s really easy to find and recommend and then two anybody who clicks on your link you’ll have a
  • 42:33 | commission for I think about 24 hours is the window but obviously check that and anything that person buys within that
  • 42:39 | window you get a commission for so if they click on I mean this happens to me all the time they’ll click on a link for
  • 42:45 | like a $10 product and then they’ll go and they’ll buy like a $500 vacuum cleaner a $22,000 I don’t know whatever
  • 42:52 | like different things they buy and you’ll get a commission on that as well just because they went through your link so that’s a really big benefit of using
  • 42:59 | Amazon it’s also very easy for people like they click on it they’re familiar they’re likely to just they’re not
  • 43:04 | worried about putting their credit card into some weird website like it’s Amazon everyone uses Amazon so that’s a big
  • 43:09 | benefit there but there are some drawbacks one is that you’re pretty limited to the rates that they Define
  • 43:14 | you can’t negotiate with the brand you can’t get any of the conversion benefits I’ll talk about in just a minute uh but
  • 43:20 | of course on top of that you’re limited to only the library of products that are already there so if new products are
  • 43:26 | just coming out and they’re exclusive to the Brand’s website or they’re only on Best Buy or only somewhere else then you
  • 43:31 | going have to wait until they’re on Amazon so the next thing that I like to do is kind of find some other platforms
  • 43:37 | you can use so if you just search for best affiliate marketing platforms there are quite a few like a massive list here
  • 43:43 | actually and each one’s going to be better for different things um like partner stack a lot of times Partners up
  • 43:49 | with individual Brands so like one brand will have their own kind of partner stack page um and you can have you know
  • 43:54 | a couple within partner stack where whereas other ones are more like a big affiliate Network um for example like uh
  • 44:00 | well ClickBank I don’t really use that CJ is a really big one there are so many different products and and like for example I have a tech review Channel and
  • 44:07 | Garmin and Sony and a lot of other brands um have affiliate Partnerships
  • 44:13 | with CJ so I’ll go through CJ I’ll be able to find a link and then I can just share that link to the specific product
  • 44:18 | and the benefit of this is one you can contact the brands after you’ve had some success and really drove a lot of
  • 44:23 | traffic to them and you can renegotiate your rates so you can get higher rates like that and the second benefit is that
  • 44:29 | once you have that contact with the brand uh you can customize your link you can get a lot of other things like for example one of the big ways that we like
  • 44:36 | to improve conversions is by creating an incentive this is really important it’s really important to understand that and
  • 44:42 | really think about that um when with all of your articles with all of your content that you make you want to make sure there is an incentive to go through
  • 44:49 | the link so not just like click the link to support me but also click the link because you’re going to save money I
  • 44:54 | have a better price here and if you type in like this code you’ll save even more money so it’s worth it for people to go
  • 45:01 | through your link so a good example would be if you are a mattress reviewer so eight sleep is is a mattress that
  • 45:07 | actually is really expensive and their commissions are are pretty incredible so going through Amazon doesn’t really make
  • 45:13 | sense for that going through eight sleep’s own website gives the customer a better experience and also gives you a
  • 45:18 | better commission so it makes sense to go through things like that now let’s talk about what the next steps are there’s really two big things I have my
  • 45:25 | notes written down you’re like don’t lose track and go on a tangent but number one we want to talk about how to
  • 45:30 | find the right articles to start creating and how to really improve your website figure out where you can improve
  • 45:36 | and how you can improve and the second thing is figure out other outlets that we can use to kind of grow even faster
  • 45:42 | yet so starting with the first one there’s three main tools that I like to recommend for anybody that is getting
  • 45:48 | started two of them are free one of them is paid starting with the free ones they’re both from Google so the first
  • 45:53 | tool is going to tell you how you’re ranking on Google this is called called Google search console this will tell you what keywords you’re ranking for where
  • 45:59 | you’re showing up when somebody searches for like how to manage powdery mildew you show up on like the third page maybe
  • 46:05 | you’re moving up in your rankings because you did something recently it’s going to tell you a lot of that stuff and really help you to figure out what
  • 46:11 | keywords are doing well what’s not doing well what you can focus a little bit more and really double down on uh so you
  • 46:17 | can start ranking and and really get that organic traffic now when you click on start now you’re going to first have
  • 46:22 | to sign into your Google account and then second you’re going to have to uh put your url your domain in there and
  • 46:28 | then it’s going to walk you through some basic stuff to connect that now I I I I already have it connected so I’ll show
  • 46:33 | you this in just a second but I want to recommend going to either chat GPT or Google bard Google bard might even be
  • 46:39 | better for this and as you go through that just because there are maybe two or three steps in there where you have to
  • 46:44 | copy and you know manage the DNS on there uh it’s helpful to have chat GPT there just to kind of walk you through
  • 46:50 | that process even though Google has their own guides on how to do it and they make it pretty easy to do sometimes
  • 46:55 | it can can be a little tricky it is getting a tad technical there just to set it up and so chat GPT is a good
  • 47:01 | thing to say uh just to ask like hey I’m trying to do this how do I do that where do I click um and it’ll kind of walk you
  • 47:06 | through that and help you just in case you need any help so I’m telling you that you probably won’t need help um but if you do just ask Bard or chat okay so
  • 47:14 | this is what search console looks like on this particular website let’s see which one is this I think this is my this is my personal brand website so
  • 47:20 | yeah this one I don’t have any articles on here I’m not trying to rank on here um but just kind of showing you what
  • 47:25 | this actually looks like the performance will show you how many clicks you have for your website uh the indexing down
  • 47:30 | there let’s actually go to Performance it’ll tell you so there’s like maybe 65 clicks a month pretty low but like I
  • 47:36 | said this is just a billboard for Brands to check me out so 65 Brands a month that’s pretty good I think um we’ve got
  • 47:43 | Impressions on there average click-through rate average position when somebody searches for something as well as what searches you’re showing up for
  • 47:50 | and where the clicks are coming from so it looks like Michael Bryan I get the most Impressions um not as not as many
  • 47:55 | clicks people are probably clicking on my YouTube channel for the tech review Channel like like I mentioned um but it
  • 48:01 | tells you you know you also have you rank for Mike O’Brien YouTube Mike and Nate O’Brien Mike O’Brien Nate O’Brien
  • 48:07 | brother that’s a good one um just a bunch of other things like that and you can go through the different tabs here and see which pages are showing up like
  • 48:14 | I said um my main page like is probably the only one that would ever show up that makes sense what countries are
  • 48:20 | visiting you that’s really important for affiliate links because some affiliate links only work in uh the US and Canada
  • 48:27 | the US and the UK some of them work everywhere some of them don’t like you want to keep in mind where people are
  • 48:33 | coming from and so this can kind of help you choose hey if you have a really high Commission on a link in the UK but you
  • 48:39 | don’t have any readers from the UK like you could try to write a different article and Target that or maybe it’s
  • 48:45 | just not quite worth it for you to chase that down so that’s tool number one tool number two is Google analytics which you
  • 48:50 | can find at analytics.google.com it’ll take you to again you have to sign into your Google account and this is going to
  • 48:56 | be less focused on search and much more focused on within your website so this is going to allow you to figure out how
  • 49:02 | long people spend on each page where they click what their General pattern is maybe a lot of people go to this one
  • 49:08 | article and then they all end up on your 404 error page which is bad that means that there’s a broken link somewhere on
  • 49:14 | there and you have to go back and find that or maybe everybody goes to your like top 10 plants to grow indors
  • 49:20 | article and then from there they go over to like a monstera article and so that’ll tell you like all there’s a lot
  • 49:26 | of interest here that’s a really good funnel sending people that way you want to double down on that and figure out what you did right there and apply that
  • 49:32 | to some other articles as well so the third tool is the one you would have to pay for but they do have some free tools on here as well and this is called Sam
  • 49:38 | rush I think we have a discount link I’ll put it in the description below so you guys can go and save some money there but this is going to be powerful
  • 49:45 | because one it allows you to analyze competitors and actually put in someone else’s domain and figuring out how much
  • 49:51 | traffic they’re getting what what articles are doing better for them and not saying you want to copy anyway and obviously don’t do that that’s that’s
  • 49:57 | not good but it’s good to kind of get a general idea of what’s working maybe a different format’s working maybe they
  • 50:02 | have a lot of questions in their article uh and those questions are ranking on Google things like that that you can really start to focus on uh is something
  • 50:09 | you could learn through samage the second thing you could do with this is analyze your own website which is great it can show you like all right these are
  • 50:15 | all the Articles you have and based on a lot of other websites out there and based on a lot of users these are the
  • 50:21 | holes of where you don’t have any articles maybe some some common things some common keywords that are searched
  • 50:26 | alongside the keywords you rank for that you just it’s a it’s a void like you should be focusing on that and then
  • 50:32 | third thing is actually keyword research so let’s start off with the competitor one so if we’re looking at a plant blog
  • 50:38 | I think the sill.com is one that we could probably talk about and so they’re they definitely sell a lot of stuff but
  • 50:45 | they do have a lot of blog articles on here as well and so if we just copy this let copy the domain we can go over here
  • 50:51 | and paste it on the top and this will tell us a lot more about how well this website is doing so the authority score
  • 50:57 | 55 is pretty decent it’s not the best out there but they’re getting a lot of search traffic they’re getting about half a million uh hits per month a
  • 51:04 | little bit more than half a million they are getting about 1,400 for paid search traffic so it’s also important to note
  • 51:10 | maybe some website seems like they’re doing really well but maybe a lot of it actually is just paid traffic right um
  • 51:16 | so that’s another thing to keep in mind when you go down it’ll show you a lot more about what keywords they’re ranking
  • 51:21 | for so the sill is is a pretty big one of course bird of paradise plant is a big one rubber plant is a big one and so
  • 51:27 | you can kind of see some emerging trends of maybe like what plants are popular this year what people want to talk about
  • 51:34 | um and that’ll give you an idea of where you could possibly write some new articles but this is really quite impressive uh in my opinion I’ve always
  • 51:40 | loved going here just learning a lot more about what everyone else is doing and it can also open your eyes to some
  • 51:46 | other competitors as well so you can check out all of all five or six of these right here so like I said it’s
  • 51:51 | really important that you’re not directly copying other websites but Sam Walton one of his famous things that
  • 51:57 | he’s always done was he always had this notepad he was the founder of Walmart of course and he would go into Kmart and
  • 52:02 | every other uh big box retail store and he said he actually spent probably more time in competitor stores than in its
  • 52:08 | own store it’s a great way to learn about what other people are doing what’s working and kind of adapt that and
  • 52:14 | improve on that on your own website in your own business so that’s why we really like to use semrush uh that’s the
  • 52:19 | first thing right there showing you domains let me just show you keywords as well then if we go back to home now let’s just say I want to learn more
  • 52:25 | about uh powdery Milo maybe that’s like a keyword that I’m really focused on as we’ve been talking about throughout this video powdery powdery Milo we’ll say
  • 52:34 | we’ll search that and this will unfor and this will tell
  • 52:40 | us a little bit more about the keyword difficulty of that now it’s a little bit more difficult than I would than I would like so for a new blog this might not
  • 52:46 | actually be the best one to go after and of course once you have semrush you can actually have projects tracked you can
  • 52:52 | have competitors tracked so you can learn a lot more about things and keep tabs on them they also have on the left side the keyword magic tool keyword
  • 52:59 | manager position tracking uh organic traffic Insight so a lot of the stuff that we saw in Google analytics you can
  • 53:05 | also find on here and so this also backlink Gap is another one because one of the important things and I haven’t
  • 53:11 | really discuss this just yet one of the big strategies that a lot of people like to use is called backlinks so backlinks
  • 53:18 | is going to essentially be if I make a website Google like honestly they want to trust you but if you’re new they
  • 53:23 | don’t know that you’re not a scam yet and they don’t have time to go and check everything on your website so it’s going
  • 53:28 | to be over time they’ll start to trust you a little bit more but one of the ways to accelerate that is to have
  • 53:33 | somebody that they already trust link to you it’s called a backlink so if you make an article that is just so useful
  • 53:40 | and so like groundbreaking you talked about something new nobody else ever talked about and other articles want to
  • 53:46 | talk about that they’re probably going to reference you they’re going to say according to uh Mike and they’ll link
  • 53:51 | back to to my website and so Google looks this and says all right right well if like CNBC or CNN.com or whatever is
  • 53:59 | linking to this website and we trust them to not be a scam then this website
  • 54:05 | is probably a little bit more legitimate and so that’ll boost your domain Authority and essentially help you rank higher in Google so there’s a couple
  • 54:12 | ways to do that one of them is to do guest articles guest posting so other blogs might let you write an article for
  • 54:18 | them and in return you’ll get a link back to yours a second thing you can do is just provide tremendous value in some
  • 54:24 | article and then just tell other people about it and maybe the link to it the third thing you could do is uh maybe do
  • 54:29 | interviews or podcasts or something like that or otherwise just provide more value where they want to directly quote
  • 54:35 | you like you are an expert on the subject this happens all the time on like CNN or you know Forbes and all
  • 54:41 | different websites like that they’ll interview somebody you’re an expert and then they’ll link back to you so you get
  • 54:46 | your back links that way now there are a couple things to keep in mind number one this is not Tik Tok this is not social
  • 54:53 | media this is a long game because you have to really keep at it for a long time really keep your head down keep
  • 54:58 | grinding for at least 3 to 6 months before seeing results you can’t expect to put a Blog out and have millions of
  • 55:04 | people reading it right away You’re way more likely to put out like you know a bunch of blogs maybe two three blogs a
  • 55:10 | week for three months and maybe if you’re doing things right you might have a couple hundred hits a month now many
  • 55:16 | people at this point get discouraged they stop they leave it and maybe a year or two later they go back and they say
  • 55:22 | wow like these these articles are ranking now because it takes time for Google to realize what articles are good
  • 55:28 | and have them start ranking and so that’s why you don’t want to just walk away after 3 months because at 6 months
  • 55:34 | after a year if you keep the dedicated consistency you are going to see better results as long as you’re smart about
  • 55:40 | how you do things and you’re looking at the right key wordss and you’re really like spending a lot of effort learning and improving you I can almost guarantee
  • 55:47 | you’re going to find success you it just take some time to really let Google discover you and after 6 months maybe
  • 55:53 | you’ll have a couple thousand hits a month month after a year maybe it’ll be 10,000 a month and so you can see how
  • 55:58 | this really starts to scale and it’s all organic like you’re just writing the Articles you’re hiring somebody to write the Articles and then Google just finds
  • 56:05 | you people are already searching for this stuff and then you’re getting that free organic traffic and of course that
  • 56:11 | can convert to affiliate commissions now if you want to accelerate this if you don’t want to wait that long which it’s
  • 56:16 | totally fine to wait that long but maybe you want to kind of supplement this and improve it along the way there are some
  • 56:22 | other outlets that we like to recommend of course the more socially kind of things like Reddit Facebook and
  • 56:28 | Pinterest are three really popular ways that allow you to share links pretty easily so if you’re providing a lot of
  • 56:34 | value in a Reddit Community don’t chill your article don’t go out there and just say check out my article but if you find
  • 56:39 | somebody asking a question that you answered in your article you can go there and say like hey I think this is
  • 56:44 | the answer by the way here’s a link to an article that explains a lot more about it that would be a great way to
  • 56:50 | kind of Link back to your website you can do the same thing in Facebook groups and Pinterest a lot of people sleep on
  • 56:55 | Pinterest but it actually has a lot like I think over a 100 million active users monthly active users so it’s a pretty
  • 57:01 | substantial platform that could allow you to really get traffic there as well and if you want something even more
  • 57:07 | viral uh I recommend checking out Tik Tok not everybody wants to be on camera but it can be pretty casual you can just
  • 57:13 | use your phone and point at like plants in front of you uh if you have a plant blog for example and say like this right here is called powdery mildew and then
  • 57:20 | say read more at Sandell gardening.com or Sandell what did I call this website Sandell hous plants.com or that could
  • 57:27 | just be your username sandal house plants.com and you just say like read more on my website kind of just Sparks a
  • 57:32 | little bit more interest and gives you exposure to a an enormous network of people billions of users uh that could
  • 57:38 | potentially find that so like I said keep in mind this is going to be a long game but I I’m very confident you guys
  • 57:44 | you can definitely do this affiliate marketing is so rewarding it’s one of the best ways to start off with very
  • 57:50 | little overhead like I said it’s only a couple dollars a month and then it rewards you a lot for for consistent
  • 57:55 | effort consistent learning and actually I have one more free tool for you that I didn’t mention before you can also check
  • 58:01 | out trends. google.com this is a great way to see what’s actually being searched on Google
  • 58:06 | so if you don’t know if people are searching for powdery mildew or white powder on my plant you can search for
  • 58:12 | both of those and let’s just do that right now so you can look at this say like is it plant mildew powdery mildew
  • 58:18 | and they both have similar Trends and it shows you what time of year that’s most searched so in the summer seems to be much more common um but then in the
  • 58:24 | winter it dies down a lot more so so this gives you an idea of the seasonality and when you want to write certain articles as well as how you want
  • 58:31 | to phrase different things so those are the tools that I think you need to be successful with affiliate marketing
  • 58:36 | specifically with an affiliate marketing website and this is something that can be incredibly rewarding but remember
  • 58:41 | it’s not going to be a get-rich overnight thing you’re not going to make a million dollars tomorrow if you wanted
  • 58:47 | to do that maybe you could just throw your money in in in like a casino or in some meme stocks and just pray that you
  • 58:52 | that you hit the lottery there uh but if you want want to have something that’s consistent and reliable and predictable
  • 58:57 | then it’s going to take work and it’s going to take a long time to get there but affiliate marketing is absolutely one of the best ways in my opinion to
  • 59:04 | build your own online business it has very low overhead it’s very rewarding of your work and your consistency and you
  • 59:10 | have a lot of control over things so I hope you found this video helpful I really wish you the best of luck with your affiliate marketing journey and I
  • 59:17 | can’t wait to see any of your websites out there on the internet thanks for watching if you enjoy the video consider
  • 59:22 | liking and subscribing I’m Michael br with santal media and I’ll see you on your websites

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