We all know that there have been lots of ways to make money online, whatever if it works or not. (Yes, I said lots of ways.)
But, today, Let's ignore all those methods and take a look into this method that I highly recommend.
What I am going to share with you today is about how to create a passive income website with affiliate marketing that works for everyone, whether you are a beginner or "veteran".
Why Affiliate Marketing?
Very simple reasons.
Because it doesn't require any huge investment or any risk, also, it is quite easy to understand and build it.
And the best part is that this is the way to achieve our goals.
Quick Overview To Choose Website Builder
There are many ways to build an affiliate website online, but I am going to share the very simple steps that make everything easy for you.
I've built too many websites so far, whatever it belongs to my clients or me during my software development career.
No doubt most of them were using custom development tools and languages such as Php, React.js, Node.js, Vue.js, etc. and host them on various kinds of cloud hosting providers.
These ways were taking too much effort to launch it successfully online.
Even after launching the website, I had to spent too much time working on bugs and issues fixes.
Of course, these are not an affiliate website.
To build an Affiliate website, WordPress is good enough.
What's the Recommended Web Hosting Provider?
To build a WordPress website, we need a WordPress hosting provider, and I also worked on many WordPress hosting providers for my tons of previous WordPress websites.
Though almost all of these previous websites were not an affiliate website, the way to build WordPress is the same.
Anyways, the point of this content is to make a passive income website; an affiliate website.
The fact is that every WordPress hosting provider that is recommended online doesn't provide any knowledge nor training about how to make money with the website.
That all depends on your idea and your creativity.
It doesn't make any sense to build the website without any in-depth knowledge and further strategies about how to build the website efficiently.
That would be a waste of time, indeed.
Even if you have built the first version of your website, if you don't know what to do further, you will have to spend time & money to get it to work out.
(I also mentioned money, because if you don't know how to program, you will have to spend money to hire some other programmers.)
Fortunately, There is one excellent WordPress hosting provider which gives you full depth knowledge and tons of helpful training videos about building monetization website in every aspect.
That is called SiteRubix, which is powered by Wealthy Affiliate.
Why is SiteRubix recommended to build an Affiliate Website that Actually makes money for you?
In just one simple phrase, It is completely optimized to build an affiliate website.
To build an affiliate website and make money from it, What you need to have are your own domain, your affiliate website, and knowledge on how to build your website and monetize from it.
You can have all of these advantages with SiteRubix.
Let's build your Passive Income Website
Alright, so I am going to show you in 2 Big Steps.
First things first, we will need our own website, and let me show you how it's easy to build a (FREE)website on SiteRubix.
And then, we get into the main points of our goal; how to monetize with your website.
Big Step 1
I actually mentioned a few parts of this in this article, but I am going to give you much more details here since it was too vague, I think.
Now, I am going to build my new website based on my new niche, and I believe it will be much easier for you to follow up.
I assume that you already have these things ready to build your first website.
That's it! Only 3 things are required to build your first website.
No cost, No credit card, No detailed personal information required.
Visit SiteRubix and enter your domain name and check if it is available or not.
If it is available, Just click on "Build My Free Website!" button.
After that, you will see this screen below.
Just enter your details there and click on "Create Account & Continue" button; that means You are going to create a free account on Wealthy Affiliate.
As I mentioned earlier, SiteRubix is powered by Wealthy Affiliate.
You will see Kyle's(Founder of Wealthy Affiliate) welcome popup message once you create your free account there.
If you click on "Get Started" button, it will walk through you all features there.
Just go through it or skip it.
Go to "Websites" -> "Build A Website" like a screenshot below.
As you are new to Wealthy Affiliate, you will see a popup message to encourage you to complete the profile, including the profile picture, Bio, and your financial goal.
You can fill in those details or skip it as well.
I am going to complete profile to show you how it looks like.
You can change that information at any time, so you don't need to worry even if you made a mistake while you are filling the details.
Now We are on the "Build A Website" page, and you can see the screen like below.
As we are going to build a free website at this time, Just click on "On a free domain" button.
You will see the screen like below, enter your domain name and title of your website there.
After that, Just choose a theme like a screenshot below.
You can have a look at the demos, as well.
Since we are a free member of Wealthy Affiliate, we only able to pick up 12 themes(but popular ones) at this moment.
I am going to pick up the "Hero" theme there as I like the style of that theme.
You also can change the theme of your website at any time, so don't worry if you don't like the current theme that you've picked up.
Alright, so we've picked up the theme, and you will see the screen like the below.
Click on "Click Here to Build This Site!" button.
Within just a few seconds, the process will be completed, And Boom! Your first free website is ready now.
You can check your website by clicking "Login Now" button on above screen => "Visit Site" in dropdown menu when you hover on your site title in admin panel.
This is what my new site looks like.
It's completely a fresh new website though, it's a big start.
We now have our website. That's awesome! (At least for me, it was fantastic!)
Anyways, it doesn't mean that you are ready to monetize with this website.
There are still lots of things to do.
Big Step 2
So we have now our first website.
With this free website, you cannot monetize from it(I mean it's very difficult), and the reasons are like below.
- 1Your website domain has .siterubix.com as the suffix. It doesn't look like an official website, and it will be very difficult to get ranked in the online world.
- 2Your website has restricted features that you cannot benefit from all excellent features that are provided by Wealthy Affiliate. The features I love are their 24/7 technical support(They are super-fast indeed) and their "Site Comment" and "Site Feedback" features. Because these features will boost up your website very quick to start earning money from your website.
- 3You cannot access to their Training courses and Knowledge, Weekly webinars(the best part) that teaches you how to monetize with your website. (You can only access to part of these.)
So I'd recommend you to upgrade your plan to "Premium", it's only $19 for the first month.(But not mean at this time. Time is enough; You can check enough everything before you upgrade.)
Simply get this as a practice for now and create your own website with your "domin.com" once you upgraded to the premium.
Anyways, you can get 2 free websites before you go.
What we need to know is to learn how to monetize with our website.
I am going to mention 2, but powerful methods in this article.
I mentioned at the beginning of this content that we are building an affiliate website that makes you passive income.
Yes, We are building an affiliate website.
So what we are going to do is to do affiliate marketing with our website.
There are so many affiliate programs that you can join online and whatever your product is, you can find its affiliate program.
Let's take a quick example.
I am going to promote motorcycles(I am personally a fan of the motorcycle).
Open "Google.com" on your web browser and enter "motorcycle" + "affiliate program" in the search bar, and you will get 35,600,000 results within less than a second.
That's really a lot.
Of course, not means all of these are affiliate programs.
You may check the sites from first to 2th or 3rd pages.
Just navigate the site and check if it's really good to promote or not.
Please make sure the product that you are going to promote is really good for people, cuz you are doing this to help people to find a better product for themselves.
Although our purpose is to make money, if we give false information to the customers, we cannot get good reputations; That means cannot make good money from it.
To make money, give users the correct information and earn reputations, and we will start to get traffic to our website, which means money.
I personally chose motorcyclehouse.com because I found that it has a good reputation and it has lots of products to promote.
Just join the affiliate program by submitting your details to their service and start to promote the products of their website once they approved your application.
Affiliate program's approval usually takes 24 hrs to 48 hrs, and some are instant. But some of them may reject your application until your website gets enough traffic on your website.
Anyways, there are too many alternatives(we saw 35,600,000 results above) for you to promote similar products.
And then, You can get affiliate links for each product from affiliate programs.
Alright, so we now have affiliate links, and what we need to do is to create the contents(We call this "Product Review") about those products.
In the contents, just add those affiliate links as I did.
Now we just wait for users to read your post and buy the products with your link and make money from it.
It can happen at any time, even while you are sleeping.
That's why we call this "Passive Income".
Of course, it's not that easy, it takes time until you make your first sale with your content.
For me, it took me 4 months to make the first sale with my website. (I was too lazy, or I was too busy with my main work - software development.)
But once you make the first sale, it grows bigger and bigger, faster and faster.
At someday, you can make $10k per month or even much more as the affiliate marketing gurus did.
They also spent very much time & effort to make it happen, Not only just in a day, a week or a month.
But it really worth it.
You can even earn money without promoting the products(which means you don't have to add affiliate links).
If you post lots of helpful articles on your website and the traffic of your website is getting bigger, You can place the Ads from Ads network(such as Google Adsense, Media.net, etc.) on your website.
Although their payouts are usually a very small amount, if you have massive traffic on your website, that won't be a small amount.
The point is that this is also a passive income.
So be dedicated to making your content awesome and standout, and everything else is just a matter of time.
Wrapping things up
Although we have the correct strategies and all required methods, if we don't work hard to make it happen, passive income will never happen.
So We need to be dedicated to learning new things and writing helpful articles every single day.
And I personally would highly recommend you to stick yourself to the training courses and weekly webinars etc. that are offered by Wealthy Affiliate every day.
It gives you really much knowledge about your future business; it covers almost everything about how to make money online.
Alright, If you have any questions or need any assistance, please leave your comments at the comment section below, I would be more than happy to help you out.
I'd like to ask you a few questions before I conclude this article.
- How was it easy for you to create your first website by using SiteRubix?
- Do you have any other recommendations to build a website online?
- Did this article give you confidence about making passive income with your website?