How to Make an AMAZON AFFILIATE WEBSITE Blog 2019

In Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, featured by Alex Cooper16 Comments

In this full length video tutorial you’ll learn How to Make an Amazon Affiliate Website Blog with WordPress and Elementor. To keep costs to a minimum we’ll be using a free theme and free plugins wherever possible. I’ve also secured a discount on some superfast website hosting from Siteground.

You’ll learn everything you need, including how to create the Affiliate website in WordPress, how to create content, how to add Google Adsense, how to insert Amazon affiliate links, basic SEO, Google Analytics and much more!

Take a look at the site you’ll be building here: www.bestroofbox.com

Resources mentioned in the video you’re going to need

Elementor Templates

Here’s the elementor templates used to create the site in the video. Download them to your computer, then upload them to create an exact copy my pages. You’ll find a template for your hompage, posts with tables and more. You can then customise and adjust them to suit your needs.

Download Elementor Templates

(These templates include a few Ultimate Add-ons widgets – make sure you get yourself a copy.)

Website Hosting

The first thing you’re going to need is your Website hosting. Based on our extensive hosting tests we recommend Siteground.

Get your Siteground hosting (70% discount)

Elementor Pro (optional)

Elementor Pro is optional, but if you can afford it it’s certainly worth it. With loads of extra templates and widgets you’ll be able to do more with your site. It also includes global widgets making it easy for you to create elements like tables then easily re-use them.

Get Elementor Pro

Ultimate Add-ons for Elementor (optional)

This plugin is featured a number of times in the tutorial as it’s provides table functionality to elementor, making it easy to show off and compare different products within an article. If you want to follow the tutorial exactly you will need this plugin.

Get Ultimate Add-Ons for Elementor

More useful resources

Here’s everything else mentioned in the video that you’ll find useful.

Keyword Research and SEO tools

Getting your research right will have a dramatic effect on how well your articles do in the search engines. I recently uploaded a video on the best SEO tools for affiliate marketers which you should take a look at if you’ve not done so already.

The tools mentioned in the video are:

You’ll also want to take a look at the playlist I put together on YouTube with Doug Cunnington all about Keywords and the Keyword Golden Ratio. You can watch all the videos here.

Stock Images

Images can really make your articles “POP”. I prefer to use the premium iStockPhoto as the images are very high quality. If you don’t want to spend any money images you might want to take a look at Pexels and Pixabay

Custom CSS

The custom css below will make sure the buttons work correctly on mobiles and make sure the related links have a white background. Just copy and paste it into the additonal CSS section found in Appearence->Customize

Paste the code below into your additional CSS section

Here’s the code you need:

.single .entry-content, .entry-summary {
	margin:0;
	padding:15px 0;
	margin-bottom:120px;
}
@media only screen 
and (min-device-width : 375px) 
and (max-device-width : 667px) 
and (orientation : portrait) { .single .entry-content, .entry-summary {
	margin:0;
	padding:15px 0;
	margin-bottom:180px;
} }
.elementor-button .elementor-button-content-wrapper > span {
    text-align: center;
    display: inline-block;
    vertical-align: middle;
}

.elementor-widget-button > .elementor-widget-container > .elementor-button-wrapper > .elementor-button > .elementor-button-content-wrapper > .elementor-button-icon {
    float: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 2px 3px;
	margin-left: -10px;
}

.elementor-button-text {
    padding: 2px 3px
}
form.search-form {
    background: white;
    padding: 10px 0px 10px 0px;
    border: #f4f4f4 1px solid;
    z-index: 99999999;
}
.rp4wp-related-posts ul {
    margin-bottom: 20px;
}

Video Timings

If you need to jump forward or backwards through the video, you’ll find all the key timings below.

How much you need to spend to get your website setup: 00:02:24

Choosing your website NICHE: 00:05:42

Step 1 – Setup Website Hosting: 00:10:24

Step 2 -Repoint exiting domain name: 00:15:42

Step 3 – Install WordPress: 00:18:44

Step 4 – Install WordPress Theme: 00:21:45

Step 5 – Install WordPress Plugins (like Elementor): 00:25:00

Step 6 – Creating the homepage- 00:30:25

Step 7 – Adding content Categories, Static Pages (about us and contact us) and menus. Also includes Happy forms plugin. – 00:42:44

Step 8 – Adding Content (includes info on creating content and registering as an Amazon Affiliate/Associate)- 00:54:17

  • Amazon Affiliate Signup Process: 00:54:21
  • Ideas on creating content and articles : 00:57:17
  • Creating your first post with WordPress and Elementor: 01:05:04
  • Adding a table with Elementor and the Ultimate Elementor Add-on : 01:09:58
  • Adding Heading, Paragraphs and Buttons with Elementor: 01:23:08
  • Saving the post as an Elementor Global Template: 01:31:12
  • Adding a post with Anchor Links: 01:33:26

Step 9 – Adding widgets to the footer, including the Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: 01:48:53

Step 10 – Adding widgets to the sidebar (including Google Adsense) – 01:52:49-

  • Setting up for Google Adsense: 01:53:43

Step 11 – Adding Google Analytics: 01:57:14

Step 12- Installing Yoast SEO and submitting the site to Google – 02:01:17

  • Changing the URL structure: 02:05:52
  • Creating and submitting an XML sitemap: 02:06:47

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Comments

  1. Hi Alex,

    I lreally like the latest realease of your Amazon Affiliate Website (March 2019) video.

    However, could you tell me a bit how you decided on the particular WP theme you chose for the website.

    Thanks again for your excellent videos and tech tips too. Your YouTube channel andwebsite are also great and very imformative too.

    1. Author

      Hi James, thanks for the comment. I went for the BaseWP theme because I really like the clean, crisp layout it offers. It also works well with Elementor and is fantastically fast. Do you not like it?

  2. Thanks for the video. What are your thoughts on combining Adsense and Amazon Affiliate links? I suppose I had the mindset that you should only do one or the other.

  3. I noticed that your video references the about us template. I believe that is missing from your download package.

  4. Hi Alex, great tutorial!

    I noticed you didnt use Kingdom nor the WooZone/WooCommerce plugins for this site. Is there any particular reason for doing it differently on this site?

    Was wondering what the pros/cons might be for doing it one way as opposed to the other.

    Cheers

  5. Hi alex,
    i want to add the down search box ivory search, but u need those custom CSS that you mention on the Youtube video.
    thanks.

  6. Hi Alex,
    Thank you for this very detailed tutorial. I really like the crisp clean look of the Base WP theme but I am very non-techie and a bit apprehensive of using a page builder because of the potential learning curve and possibility of running into issues I can’t resolve on my own.

    That said, is it possible to set up my own blog-style affiliate following your tutorial but WITHOUT using the Elementor piece? I’ve already watched the entire tutorial once but was just wondering if I can do the parts where you used Elementor without the page builder and just using the plain Gutenberg editor (which I am still struggling to learn) and get the nice-looking results you have on your Roof Box site?

    I hope this question makes sense.

    Thank you! 🙂

    1. Author

      You could use Gutenberg for simple layouts, but I don’t really like it. Why don’t you want to use Elementor? it’s free and really easy to use.

      1. Hi Alex,
        Thank you for taking the time to respond, I really appreciate it.

        I am hesitant to use Elementor only because it seems like it would be just one more technical mountain I’d need to scale. I was totally tracking with you in the video until you started working on the table, it looked a bit complicated. For example, it was hard to tell what section was what, but I figured, once I got the Elementor it would probably make more sense when I had it in front of me, however when you mentioned something about padding and then navigated into another area of the Elementor tool to adjust the table size, I totally freaked out.

        I just need so much hand-holding it’s not even funny… So that was what prompted me to inquire about building the site without Elementor, in case that might be easier or less complicated.

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