Affiliate marketing is all the rage in the Internet these days and you can even use this to your advantage and make some extra revenue.
One good way to make money online with affiliate marketing is to build a review website. But before we go on, you may well ask, what is a review website? A review website is a content website that publishes product reviews in specific categories and earns revenue.
If you want to build a review website, you need to choose a niche and then publish product reviews in that niche. You can also refer affiliate products in that niche in your website. Every time some one buys something using your referral link, you will get paid revenue or commission. You can search for products on affiliate programs such as Amazon Associates and then once you choose a product, you can get an affiliate link for that product and then use that link to promote the product.
Once you have chosen your product the next step is to build the website. The steps to start up your review website are being outlined in this blog. I will explain the steps to you in an easy manner.
1. Set up the Website:
You can set up a website using different programs. An easy one that I would recommend is to use WordPress to set up the review website. It gives a lot of options for you to customize and build your site. For building a website, there are certain requirements. These are:
- A domain name which is the address of your website.
- A web host where all the files of your website are stored.
A good hosting provider to use here is Bluehost. It will provide you with a domain name and will also give a deal if you are using WordPress. Once you have a domain name and host in place, you need to look at other options for your website, which are discussed in the next step.
2. Make your Website a Product Review site:
The next step will be to look at plugins. WordPress offers a good plugin called WP Product Review plugin. By installing this plugin into your website, you will be able to use your site to review products. You will be able to add star ratings to your reviews. You can customize your review table and add comparison tables to our review post using this plugin. It also enables you to position your review box anywhere you like in your post, which is an added advantage. Once you have activated your plugin, you will get a Product Review tab on your site and you can customize all options relating to Product review such as the typography and the color of the rating charts.
3. Start publishing Reviews:
You can use the WP Product Review plugin to publish reviews. You are able to choose templates for reviews, specify the product categories that you wish to review and you will be able to add in the affiliate link as well. Once chosen, you write your review and publish it.
There are some other plugins that are very helpful for your review website using WordPress. These are:
ThirstyAffiliates: This plugin helps you to organize all your affiliate links in one place so it is easy for you to add them into your articles and blogs.
MonsterInsights: This is another very good plugin. It allows you to track your affiliate link using Google Analytics. You can see what your audience likes and use it to your advantage.
WPForms: This plugin helps you to build online forms, which you will need for payment and login etc. It makes it easier for you to build these kinds of forms which are compulsory in a review website.
These tips will really help you to build your review website with ease and it will assist you in starting your journey to earn financial profits through website reviews.