Choose a Theme
Your first step is to figure out what you want to advertise. It’s best to choose something your passionate about. Affiliate marketing can be very profitable for those that show a passion. Whether it be fishing, weight lifting or even astrology, the subject is not as important as the passion.
You don’t want to have a equestrian site if you’ve never been on a horse. Stick with what you know. People always say to me, “But I’m not an expert!” You don’t have to be, your readers will be. You put your experiences and thoughts out there and your readers will comment. If they correct you, you learned something about your passion, if they agree with you, you can pat yourself on the back for being so smart. Either way, your sit will flourish.
Choose a Domain Name
Choosing a domain name is important because that’s what people will remember. Your name should again match your passion. Be creative, for fishing maybe something like biglakelure.com, or writtenatnight.com for an astrology page. Keep it as short as possible and don’t be discouraged if your first choices have been taken. You may be able to get them later and add them to your domain. You can always check if a domain is taken by typing it your browser window and see what comes up. If it comes up DNS address could not be found, it could be your new domain.
Purchase Your Domain and Hosting
Now here’s the part where everyone has trouble. How much to pay for a domain and hosting? The domain names pretty much all cost the same, a couple of bucks difference between one company and the next, some places offer $1 domain names and then rape you on the renewals. At Higher Advantage llc we charge the same for new domains as we do for renewals and we sometimes give the domain away with an annual account. The big question is how much for hosting? Higher Advantage llc has hosting from $4.61 a month to $5000 a month. Where do you fit in? That depends on your computer knowledge and needs. If your a guru and know what you’re doing, you may select a $4.61 Linux hosting plan, or if your a large corporation and require high security, client and employee portals, custom site design with frequent changes and zero down time, you might select the $5000 a month option. But if your like most budding entrepreneurs, you’re somewhere in-between. We can work with that.
The Apple iTunes affiliate site is a great starter for those who love apps. The site comes complete with Higher Advantage llc’s proprietary iTunes plugin. This plugin communicates directly with Apples iTunes servers and retrieves the apps that Apple believes you should have on your site. You don’t have to worry about products or product links, it’s all handled for you.
Choose an Afilliate
Choosing an affiliate is not as difficult as it sound.