How to Make an Amazon Affiliate site with WordPress using a Free Theme

In Affiliate Marketing by Alex Cooper8 Comments

In this video we create an Amazon Affiliate website using WordPress and the excellent free WordPress theme, Storefront. To make managing our products really easy we’ll also be using the Woocommerce and Woozone.

Check out the site I made in this video over at BeerShirts.co.uk

Get hosting here: https://wpeagle.com/hostgator – use code EAGLE30
Get the plugin here: https://wpeagle.com/woozone
Get the theme here: https://woocommerce.com/storefront/

Other things mentioned in this lesson..

  • Amazon Commission Rates EU https://affiliate-program.amazon.co.uk/welcome/compensation?ac-ms-src=ac-nav
  • Amazon Commission Rates US https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/operating/policies
  • Find a niche: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDcvaGX121E&t=131s
  • Find a niche 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOHoCnl6gSY

Bits of code you’re going to need..

Line of code for you wp-config.php to increase the memory limit:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M');

CSS for Paralax header


.product-category img {
    width: 300px;
}

CSS to adjust the homepage spacing etc

.page-template-template-homepage .entry-header h1 {
display: none;
}
.hentry {
margin: 0 0 1.235801em;
}

Copy and paste CSS code in to the additional code section of your customize area found in Appearance.

Video Chapter Timings:

  • What is an amazon affiliate: 00:01:15
  • What you need and what it costs: 00:02:58
  • How much you can make and an example site: 00:04:40
  • Setting up your hosting: 00:07:04
  • Logging into the hosting control panel: 00:15:23
  • Repointing and domain name you already own: 00:16:27
  • Installing WordPress: 00:18:43
  • Changing your WordPress password: 00:22:34
  • Removing unnecessary plugins: 00:23:23
  • Installing Woocommerce: 00:24:34
  • Installing Woozone Amazon Affiliate Plugin: 00:26:20
  • Increasing the memory limit: 00:30:51
  • Changing you Hostgator control panel password : 00:31:35
  • Woozone Amazon Affiliate Configuration: 00:34:42
  • Signing up as an Amazon Affiliate: 00:36:24
  • Enabling the advertising API: 00:41:06
  • Importing products from Amazon into our website: 00:41:47
  • Creating product categories: 00:42:41
  • Installing the Theme Storefront: 00:52:31
  • Adding Your Logo: 00:55:04
  • Creating a logo from a template: 00:55:15
  • Removing the country availability box from product pages: 01:02:28
  • Setting up the homepage: 01:04:16
  • Adding the top Parralax image to the homepage: 01:05:41
  • Editing the text on the homepage: 01:13:01
  • Adding images to product categories: 01:17:39
  • Changing the size of the product images: 01:20:41
  • Adjusting the menus: 01:23:05
  • Creating pages: 01:25:37
  • Customising the footer: 01:29:28
  • Adjusting the sidebar: 01:32:39
  • Adding a blog page: 01:34:42
  • Adding a blog post: 01:36:13
  • Adding a contact us page: 01:40:18
  • Customising Colours and other storefront options: 01:43:13

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Comments

  1. Hi!

    I have seen the video on creating an amazon affiliate site! The site lesson is very good, but it goes too fast! I would like to see these lesson sites in slower step by step instruction! or in written form which would be much easier to follow! Can you do this, I would appreciate it!

    Thank you,
    Jay

  2. Hi Alex, great video you have here. I have setup my affiliate store after watching this. Thanks a lot for the video. It helped a whole lot.

    I want to ask if it’s possible to have products (the images) on my store take visitors directly to the amazon product page on amazon.com, rather than to the product post within my site?

    I’d be glad if you can help with this.

    Thanks

  3. Hi Alex,

    Just had one question. You managed to add a 3rd category. When I did this (consisting of kindle ebooks) I couldn’t get woozone to dump the products into the 3rd category I created.

    Do you know a work-around for this?

    Kind Regards,

  4. Alex, love your videos, I get a lot of tips from them.

    I’ve purchased the Woozone package while it is on offer, as I think it’s pretty reasonable. However, I’m not sure whether to stick with the Kingdom theme or use the free Storefront theme. Which do you prefer?

    Thanks

  5. Thank you for all your videos, extremely helpful. Have you had any issue with uploading apparel? More specifically shirts, sweaters, that type of stuff? For some reason when I attempt to upload them from Amazon to my site, they all have “Errors on Import” .

    Thank you again for all your videos!

    Ted

  6. Thanks for the detailed tutorial and the tips. I’ve been an Amazon affiliate for more than 15 years now but never tried a full ecommerce affiliate site. I do wonder about the Amazon TOS though. I noticed in your sample sites that the plug-in imports things like reviews and scores. There’s even the option to basically hotlink to images there. As far as I can tell, these are all practices that are at the very least “borderline” and so put your Amazon affiliate account at risk. Any views on that? Have you had any feedback from the Amazon affiliate program about your sites or sites like them?
    (I understand if you prefer not to publish this comment or reply publicly – would really appreciate a reply via email if that’s the case.)

    1. Author

      Hi – thanks for your comment. I run a number of sites using Woocommerce and i’ve never had a problem. The plugin fully complies with the Amazon terms and uses the API to pull in all the information. Providing you make a decent site, you should be fine.

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