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Learn the basics of how affiliate marketing works and follow our step by step guide to setting up your own WordPress site. Learn how to find affiliate programs that fit your niche and what it takes to ...

Learn the basics of how affiliate marketing works and follow our step by step guide to setting up your own WordPress site. Learn how to find affiliate programs that fit your niche and what it takes to get started.

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  • Understanding affiliate marketing andsetting up your website.Affiliate Marketing 101www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers
  • What is affiliatemarketing?www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers
  • Getting paid eachtime you refer acustomer to abusiness andthey complete anaction or sale.www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersDifferent ways to get paid!Cost Per ActionGet paid when someone completes an action, such as installing a toolbaror submitting their zip code.Cost Per LeadGet paid when someone completes a lead capture formCost Per SaleGet paid a commission when someone makes a purchase
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersUsers click anad or text link onyour websiteUser goes toadvertiser‟swebsite andopens bank accountThe transactionis recorded bythe affiliatenetworkAffiliate networksends you acheck eachmonthStep 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Affiliate Marketing
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersGetting StartedBuilding your affiliate marketing strategy
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersWhich type of affiliate do youwant to be?Dating, education, business opportunity, retail, gaming, business services,financial services, travel, local lead gen, books, and more….
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersResearch which offers areavailable to your nicheMost affiliate networks list the offers that they have on their website. This willalso help you determine which networks you want to work with.
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersMost networks won‟t approveyou without an active websiteWait to apply to any affiliate networks until you have your website up. So farwe‟ve just ensured that there are relevant offers for us when we‟re ready tostart promoting.Pro TipSo, let’s build a website…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersBuilding a WebsitePart Two:Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty easy…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersStep One:Set Up Your HostingWe’ve got you covered…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersSpecial Bonus:Promotion Code:BAMARKETING101We‟ve teamed up with Dreamhost to provide you with 15% off your hostingplan and a free domain registration! Use the promotion code below to getthese freebies.www.dreamhost.comDisclosure: We are compensated by Dreamhost when you sign up.After all, this is an affiliate marketing guide isn’t it?
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersStep Two:Buying Your DomainOwning your piece of the internet…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersThings you should avoidwhen you‟re buying domainnames…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers1. Really Long Nameshttp://www.awesomepersonalfinanceonlineblogsite.comhttp://www.sallysamazingcouponblog.comBad Names:Good Names:http://www.familyfinances.comhttp://www.buildingabudget.com
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers2. Filler Words„Online‟ „Best‟ „My‟ „Blog‟Filler words aren‟t great for SEO. Avoid them where possible.
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers3. Uncommon ExtensionsStick with the more popular top level domain (TLD) extensions. These include .com,.org, and .net.
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersThings you should do whenyou‟re buying domainnames…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers1. Find Keyword Oriented DomainsFind domain names that have your most important keywords in them. Google putssignificant value on domain relevancy.https://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool https://www.wordstream.com/ppc-free-trial-money
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishers2. Consider Premium DomainsYou can buy a premium domain using sites like snapnames.com andbuydomains.com. Not recommended if you’ve never bought domain names before.
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersOnce you set up a hostingaccount, point your domainsby updating the DNS.http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DNSFeeling stuck? Dreamhost also has free 24/7 live chat to help customers!
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersStep Three:WordPressThe most used framework on the Internet…
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersWordPress is free websoftware you can use tocreate a beautiful website orblog.Yep, we said free!
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersDownload WordPress:http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersFollow these guides for helpsetting up WordPress.http://wiki.dreamhost.com/WordPress
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersNext, find a theme…http://bankaffiliates.com/publisher-resources/elegantthemesDisclosure: We are compensated by ElegantThemes
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersAnother Good Theme Resourcehttp://bankaffiliates.com/publisher-resources/themeforestDisclosure: We are compensated by ThemeForest
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersNow, let‟s add some pluginsto finish things up!Plugins are (usually) free extensions youcan add to wordpress to increasefunctionality, improve SEO, and muchmore.On the next page we‟ll list out our favoritesbut you can browse on your own by visitingthis link:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersEasily Adding PluginsIn your WordPressdashboard hover over the“Plugins” tab and click “AddNew”.Step One:
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersEasily Adding PluginsSearch by the name of theplugin to view a list ofclosest matches.Step Two:
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersEasily Adding PluginsClick “Install now” to addthe plugin. If prompted,click OK to continue withthe installation.Step Three:
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersEasily Adding PluginsActivate your plugin to turnit on and start using it!Step Four:
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersAdd these plugins• All-in-One SEO• Google XML Sitemaps• WP Contact From 7• Ultimate Google Analytics• W3 Total Cache• Digg Digg Alternative• VM BackupsThere are many others that we will recommend in other guides but these are thebest to get started with for your base configuration.
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial PublishersBOOM!You just builtyour firstwebsite!
  • www.bankaffiliates.com/publishersThe Affiliate Network for Financial Publishershttp://www.bankaffiliates.com/signup