WEBFI-WordPress-How to Create an Affiliate Marketing Website in WordPress

In this second video in our make money online playlist, you’ll learn how to add affiliate marketing to your site so you can start earning money with your blog. Including how to set up Amazon Associates and how to properly add their links to your site.

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Video Sections:

0:00:00 Introduction
0:00:53 What is Hosting
0:01:38 Get Domain Name, Hosting, and WordPress Installed
0:04:10 Clean up dashboard
0:05:17 Install SSL Certificate
0:07:50 Install Astra
0:09:08 Install Astra Starter Sites
0:13:06 Customize Theme
0:22:19 Keyword Research for Affiliate Marketing
0:24:55 How to Find Affiliate Programs for Your Niche
0:27:07 Set up Amazon Associates account
0:30:35 How to add Amazon affiliate link to blog
0:34:17 How to check Amazon earnings report
0:35:07 Plugin for affiliate marketing
0:36:48 How to install MonsterInsights for affiliate marketing
0:41:18 Thank You!

To begin this guide we will be setting up the site using BlueHost who we have negotiated a coupon that you can use by clicking the link below:

Once you’ve installed the site on BlueHost if it wasn’t set up with the SSL certificate you can update the URL using the Really Simple SSL plugin from the repository here:

The plugin will work with your SSL certificate to ensure anyone visiting the site will have the padlock icon next to your URL which confirms the site is secure and using https.

For setting up this site we will be using the Astra theme found here:

As well as the Beaver Builder page builder to help customize it. If you use a different theme then you may have different customization options available to you. Design the site how you would like it to display for your visitors, with the Astra theme and Beaver Builder you can create almost any design you’re looking to add to your site.

Once your design is how you want it you’ll want to look into adding the right keywords to have your posts rank on Google’s search. If you’re new to keyword research, we have a video guiding you on the steps to do keyword research here:

The keywords will also give you ideas for what content to write about for your site to keep giving value to your site’s visitors. To begin getting revenue from your content you will want to sign up for affiliate programs. Some places to start looking for these programs are searching for the brands you use and add an affiliate program to your search. There are also sites such as ShareASale,, and Click Bank.

For this tutorial we’ll be using the Amazon Associates affiliate program here:

Reminder: Do not cloak Amazon Affiliate links due to their current limitations for affiliates.

To make displaying Amazon content easier, we would recommend taking a look at the AAWP plugin that uses Amazon’s own API to pull in product information without having any trouble with the affiliate agreement.

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  • Victor Krapivkin on October 13, 2020

    Great starter video!

  • Aditya Rasaily on October 24, 2020

    Can I Install SSL in more than 1 Domain from site ground hosting?

  • Christine Palma on October 25, 2020

    Starting with affiliate and Amazon.

    Thank you so much; keep the videos coming for every aspect of blogging. So much technical stuff, it is just overwhelming.

  • yacine bouab on November 5, 2020

    best of the best..explanation, pronunciation, simplification..ur a Master

  • Nathan Raymond on November 29, 2020

    I want to promote own affiliate offer

  • OAungie on December 5, 2020

    Your voice is so soothing…I can’t help but too learn. Thanks for sharing ❤️🤩

  • Aditya Rasaily on December 11, 2020

    So, I had deleted my privacy policy page and all of the pages actually. Started a new blog. Wanted to know that if I can just add a new page and make it privacy policy page or the contact page etc. ?? Need help here.

  • Bob Derriman on December 15, 2020

    Very Informative, But I Am Looking To Build A site For Clickbank Products Only,
    Any Suggestions like how to list etc. Regards Robert.

  • Wickramaratne Rajitha Frances on December 17, 2020

    Thank you for increased my knowledge… In the beginning I didn't clean all the plugins I jest stated building the website.i would like to ask you now can I delete all the plugins and re start building my website. And once I delete plugins can take it back anytime when I need with out paying…,?

  • LAURIE LAWSON on January 2, 2021

    Everyone wants to make large amounts of cash within a couple of hours daily, even me. I have not found any working methods until I uncovered 4 N e t J o b s . C o m from a good friend. I searched it on Google and today my every day profits is over "$ 100".?

  • MYSTIC MINDFULNESS on January 27, 2021

    Thank you this is amazing

  • Solomon Anthony on February 11, 2021

    Hello WPBeginner, I really appreciate what you are doing, The video you made about Affiliate Marketing with WordPress is awesome. I want to ask if it is possible to promote products from different affiliate marketers like amazon, digistore24, Fiverr and other in WordPress website?

  • Sahara Digi-World on March 14, 2021

    Great Video, thank you

  • Sharon Kinyanjui on March 24, 2021

    Thank you 🙂
    Really well done tutorial. 🙂

  • ATR57Gypsy Ramirez on April 26, 2021

    great explanation although what if I dont want to use amazon and how do I get it on my sidebar instead of always dong an article

  • wangzi G on April 27, 2021

    Excellent, Thanks a lot.!!

  • Ari on April 30, 2021

    Wow best explanation I ever heard, you're a lifesaver, greetings from Saudi Arabia ♥️♥️♥️

  • Paula Adams on May 1, 2021

    What if you don't want to use Amazon? Did I miss that part?

  • Tech Inside on May 12, 2021

    At 8:14 SG Optimizer appeared for some time and then gone. What is the problem? Bluehost hosting has SG Optimizer haha.

  • Juan Lua on June 1, 2021

    Hello there. Would this work on a Chromebook with plugins/plugin extensions go? asking.

  • ashboi222 on July 12, 2021

    Thanks for the video. You are a saint I have spent days looking for a tutorial with similar contents to this. I feel like with just the information you have given me I would be able to make my own fully fledged website.

    I can't thank you enough for how usefull your resources are. God bless, take care

  • T Adams on July 27, 2021

    Great info, thanks

  • Virginia Solares on August 15, 2021

    Thank you ma'am. I need this tutorial because I'm an affiliate at Clickbank. You are very clear in your explanations and specific 😘🙏💘💝

  • Dasher Mike on August 25, 2021

    I don't see a way to follow your "security" measures in order to secure my site. Has something changed about this process since you made this video back in 2019? I see no way to "request" this as you say. Please advise.

  • Best Items on September 5, 2021

    i want monsterinsights license kay please give i am your subscriber please help me

  • Prayansh Dubey on October 10, 2021

    Love this. Thanks a lot for this video

  • Mr.Y TECH. on October 25, 2021

    i am unable to change its photos and text which is written then what it meams

  • Marko Antolović on November 2, 2021

    Any theme for technology website ?

  • Antony Le on December 1, 2021

    Awesome video. thanks! side note: Amazon, if you're reading this or listening in on my thoughts: please make the shortlink say "amazon" not "amzn" so that people can trust the link enough to click it. Thank you and you're welcome 🙂

  • Arman on December 9, 2021

    God job 👍 Thank you very much

  • Arman on December 9, 2021

    I can't find the exact Astra theme in WordPress 🤔 it's different

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