About a year ago, Tricia and I decided to create a Slack team for affiliate marketers: Affiliate Slackers. This is a paid team, set-up with the first month free then $12.97 / month after (we decided to charge for access, to only have serious people included in the team). In the first 6 months we brought in a few hundred dollars after having spent $220 to build the site and automated subscription process. Here’s how it was built:
My friend and fellow Scouter Buffalo Bob told me last year about WordCamp Buffalo and when it came around this year, he encouraged me to speak. WordCamp is “a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you.”
Years ago, I created a WordPress blog and chose the
WordPress SEO by Yoast and used it on all of my other blogs. Yet this early site still had the other plugin installed, with lots of data.
Today, I replaced
All in One SEO Pack with Yoast’s
WordPress SEO, and kept all of my customized title tags and meta descriptions. Here’s how:
I know a lot of my posts are rather technical, but this one is a bit different. I’m going to show you an affiliate website that anyone can build, and walk you through exactly how I did it.
First, you need a niche. I’ve covered this before, How to Choose an Affiliate Offer to Promote. For this site, it was all about a love (some may say obsession) I have with Christmas and the movie, A Christmas Story.
I met with A Christmas Story House at the recent ShareASale ThinkTank, which boosted this project to the top of my list. (Hear that, merchants? When you meet with affiliates face-to-face, you become a priority to them). What resulted from this meeting is Buy Leg Lamps.