February 3, 2018

How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store

How to Create a Amazon Affiliate Store

In this first video of How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store, I explain why you should consider becoming an Amazon Affiliate. Amazon is the most profitable marketplace in the world and is a great place to invest your time, money and resources.

You can become an Amazon Affiliate by visiting this link; https://affiliate-program.amazon.com

During the video, I stress the importance of following the money and the traffic. I also show you which Amazon categories pay the highest affiliate commissions. You’ll learn how to locate the Best Sellers Rank (BSR) for products and why you should focus on the products with the lowest BSR and the largest volume of traffic.

I also show you that by using http://watchcount.com you can verify that there is a significant amount of traffic or folks who are interested in buying certain products.

Hint: You have a greater chance of success If you tap into what people are spending their “online time” on!

Amazon Affiliate Store – Part 1


In this second video of How to build an Amazon Affiliate Store, I talk about the first steps you’ll need to take to build your first store. There are several ecommerce platforms that you can use to launch an online store. I personally work with Shopify and Woocommerce but in this training we will only focus on Woocommerce.

The first step is getting a domain name for your store. I recommend getting a domain name that describes what you intend to sell. For a domain name you can visit Godaddy.com or get a Bluehost Woocommerce Hosting account and they will provide one for you. Additionally, you can get hosting at HostGator.com.

The next thing you’ll need is a WordPress Theme that is specifically designed for Woocommerce. I recommend purchasing the Bravostore which is created by the AA-Team and is a well-designed affiliate store.

Here are the links:
Bluehost Woocommerce Hosting
Bravostore

Amazon Affiliate Store – Part 2


In this third video of How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store I show you how I purchased the domain Amazofashion.com and how I use my HostGator account to host that domain.

I also talk about the importance of using a Content Delivery Network to provide optimization and security for your site. There are several Content Delivery networks but I recommend using Cloudflare. They provide a free service and will provide you with a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) that you’ll need for your online store.

Amazon Affiliate Store – Part 3

In this 4th video of How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store I talk about changing your name servers to your hosting platform. Thus, if you’re using HostGator or Bluehost then you’ll switch your name servers to first point to your host. Once you notice that your name servers are pointing in the right direction you’ll need to switch them to your Content Delivery Network.

In this case, I’m using Cloudflare so I go through some basic settings for using Cloudflare.  As a caveat, this is a free training so I don’t intend on spoon feeding you every bit of information. I strongly suggest that you visit the Cloudflare YouTube page and learn as much as you can about how this works.

Lastly in this video, I talk about what basic settings you’ll need for your fresh WordPress install. One thing I failed to mention in the video about Ping Services is that every time you create a blog post, the services you have listed will be notified. This is great for “spreading the word” and getting your blog post indexed by these sites. Here is my list of favorite ping sites:

http://rpc.pingomatic.com
http://rpc.twingly.com
http://api.feedster.com/ping
http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://api.moreover.com/ping
http://www.blogdigger.com/RPC2
http://www.blogshares.com/rpc.php
http://www.blogsnow.com/ping
http://www.blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
http://bulkfeeds.net/rpc
http://www.newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
http://ping.blo.gs/
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
http://rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://www.feedsubmitter.com
http://blo.gs/ping.php
http://www.pingerati.net
http://www.pingmyblog.com
http://geourl.org/ping
http://ipings.com
http://www.weblogalot.com/ping
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://1470.net/api/ping
http://api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
http://api.my.yahoo.com/%20rss%20/ping
http://bblog.com/ping.php
http://bitacoras.net/ping
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
http://blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
http://blogmatcher.com/u.php
http://coreblog.org/ping/
http://mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
http://www.lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
http://ping.amagle.com/
http://ping.bitacoras.com
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
http://ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
http://ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
http://ping.myblog.jp
http://ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
http://ping.weblogs.se/
http://pingoat.com/goat/RPC2
http://rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
http://rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
http://rpc.newsgator.com/
http://topicexchange.com/RPC2
http://trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
http://www.a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
http://www.bitacoles.net/ping.php
http://www.blogoole.com/ping/
http://www.blogoon.net/ping/
http://www.blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
http://www.blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
http://www.mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
http://www.newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
http://www.popdex.com/addsite.php
http://www.snipsnap.org/RPC2
http://www.weblogues.com/RPC/
http://xmlrpc.blogg.de
http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/
http://rpc.copygator.com/ping/

Amazon Affiliate Store – Part 4

In this 5th and longest video of How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store I show how I went ahead and purchased and uploaded the Bravostore to my https://www.amazofashion.com domain. I also talk about the W-Zone, Premium SEO and Woo Notification plugins that I use to help run my store.

If you’re new to WordPress then let me know and I can help you with this for a non-negotiable $300 fee. However, I strongly recommend that you get your hands dirty and learn how to do this yourself. Once your site is up and running, you’ll need to start organizing your site and populating it with products.

Hint: I only recommend that you promote products with a low BSR and high traffic.

Here are the links:

Bravostore Theme
W-Zone Plugin
Premium SEO Plugin
Woo Notification Plugin

Amazon Affiliate Store – Part 5

In this 6th video of How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store I talk about getting traffic to your store. The first step is to do keyword research. I recommend using SemRush or the Keyword planner tool from Google. Once you know which keywords to target, you’ll start creating content for your blog.

I strongly recommend using iWriter but you can also use Textbroker or Upwork to create content for your site. The traffic generated from great content is highly converting and once indexed will be a continuous flow of revenue. I highly recommend that the content you create on your blog is always being directed to Amazon. You can do this by direct linking to any product page on Amazon. Here is the list I talk about in the video:

Product Review Articles

Deal Articles

Holiday Specials

Best Seller Posts

Link Building

Guest Posting

Press Releases

Podcasts

Webinars

YouTube Video Reviews

Social – Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest

Blog/Forum Commenting

EMAIL – Event Focused/Holiday Sales/etc

Paid Advertising

Google/Facebook/Bing/Sitescout/PPV

Unless you are a paid traffic master, your online store’s success will be directly proportional to the success of your blog. Hence, I strongly recommend you spend a majority of your time, money and resources creating awesome content. If you want to start learning about traffic then read my post How to do Pay Per Call Marketing – Part 1.

Amazon Affiliate Store – Part 6

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