How to Build a $1000+/Month Affiliate Marketing Website (Make Passive Income) – 2021

hey guys it’s hogan here and i’m so excitedfor this video because it’s taking me literally months to put this together for you guys so inthis video i’m gonna be showing you guys step by step how to build a thousand dollar per monthaffiliate niche website so it’s a completely free course on affiliate marketing and how to start anaffiliate marketing website so the reason why i actually want to create this video is becausethere are already so many videos showing you guys different ideas and concepts on affiliatemarketing but none of them actually show you guys how to execute on those ideas and if you reallywant to be successful with affiliate marketing and creating your own affiliate marketing website it’snot about the idea of it right it’s not about the concept it’s about execution so in this videoi want to show you guys the behind the scenes process of creating a affiliate marketing websitestep by step and doing it the right way so what’s different about this video is that we’re actuallygonna be creating a real live case study website with you guys and we’re gonna try and takeit from zero to a thousand dollars per month so make sure you subscribe for future updatesfor this website now there’s a lot to cover today as i’ve actually separated this tutorial intoseven different parts so part one we’re going to go through understanding and answersome common questions that people have for example what exactly is affiliate marketingwhat is an affiliate marketing website how it all works and how do you actually make money with itthen i’ll go through things such as why you should actually start affiliate marketing go throughsome of the pros and the cons so you can decide whether or not it’s for you or not for you thenpart two is we’re going to go through finding a niche and finding the best type of products topromote to earn affiliate commissions then part three we’re going to find low competition keywordsand also profitable keywords that you can actually target for your website so don’t worry if you’renot really sure what i’m talking about right now i’ll go through it in more detail later on inpart four we’re going to go through website setup and design so i’m going to show you guyshow to fully customize your website it doesn’t matter if you want to create like a simple blogand monetize it with affiliate links or you want to create an amazon affiliate website or likea product review website or any type of website it’s fully customizable and i’ll show you how todo that part five i’m going to go through content creation which is probably the most importantpart of an affiliate marketing business then part six we’re going to go through optimization so i’mgoing to show you guys the step-by-step process of optimizing your website so that it ranks in googleright because you want to make sure your website is actually ranking in google so that you actuallyget people going to your website clicking on your affiliate links so i’m going to show you guyshow to optimize it properly on page and off page search engine optimization and then part sevenwe’re going to go through some final tips and strategies to help you succeed quicker okay andi’m going to be showing you things that no one normally shows you so i’m so excited to beginso make sure you grab a pen and a piece of paper maybe get a coffee or some water or somethinglike that we’re going to get started right now so part one understanding and questions i want togo through this part because i want everyone to fully understand exactly what it is and what it’snot right and also answer your questions because i remember you know starting affiliate marketing andnot knowing exactly what it was and you know how to actually do it properly so what is affiliatemarketing right so affiliate marketing is the process of promoting a product or service fora commission so think about you as being a real estate agent and you are helping the owner sella house and if the buyer purchases the house then the owner is going to give you a commission forthat sale because you’ve helped him sell the house right you’ve helped him advertise and promotethe house and then you’ve sold it right so let’s say for example the house price is let’s say amillion dollars and you get two percent commission so basically that’s around twenty thousand dollarsso that is your commission right so affiliate marketing is essentially the same thing but onlineso how it actually works is that you the affiliate you can actually sign up for a affiliate programright so you can actually join the affiliate program of many products and services thatyou have used already so for example on amazon they have an affiliate program called the amazonassociates program where you can actually join and basically can promote all the products on amazonso let’s say for example you want to promote a coffee machine to your friends or your customersor your viewers or your readers then what you do is you sign up they’ll give you a special trackinglink right it’s also known as a referral link or an affiliate link and what that link does itbasically adds like a cookie or like a little tag virtual tag on that link so that it basicallyknows you know when the customer actually purchases that that you actually referred themokay so then amazon will pay you the commission so for example if the coffee machine is 500there is a 10 commission that means you earn 50 right so there are many ways to actually promoteyour links right so obviously you can promote your link on facebook you like you know send it to yourfriends and your families hey this is the best product ever and then you can send the link thereor you could do like what a lot of influencers do on instagram you can do like click the link in mybio or use xyz for 10 off and things like that you can also email people um you can also reply andyou know comment on different forms and everywhere around the internet and leave your link right butthose aren’t the best ways to actually promote your affiliate links the best two ways are yourwebsite and a youtube channel okay so in this video we’re going to focus mostly on creating anaffiliate website so we’re going to be focusing on that so the reason why it’s best to promote ona website or a youtube channel is because these platforms are search engines so people actuallytyping in google like looking for things they’re researching different products and services andtrying to figure out you know is this product good or not right so there are thousands or maybemillions of products and people want to know you know is this product for them you know should theybe looking at a budget option or a more expensive option they also want to learn how to solve aproblem right so people also type in you know how to on youtube as well just like you foundthis tutorial you might have typed in how to make a website or how to start affiliate marketing orwhatever it is you are looking to solve a problem okay so on these platforms people are looking forthings when we’re talking about these different other platforms for example you got like facebookinstagram or an email a lot of times people aren’t really looking for a review right they might justbe scrolling on facebook or scrolling through the instagram feed but they’re not really in themindset of purchasing something but let’s say when you’re creating a website and your website’sranking on google then you know people are looking for that review right and if your review is on thefirst page of google they click into your website they click your link and then you’re able toearn a commission so it’s a lot more natural and the conversions are normally higher and soyou’re able to earn more commissions right so you’re also able to earn a passive income becauseif your website is actually ranking on google then every single month there’s a consistentamount of people who are actually searching for specific products and specific product reviews orhow to do certain things okay so if your website is there your website never sleeps and people areable to access your website from anywhere around the world and that’s how you actually generate apassive income okay so what i want to show you now is just a real example of how it actually worksand how do you actually make money from it and how much money can you make okay so we’re goingto open up google okay so what i want to do now is just show you an example of how it all worksand how much commission you can expect to earn with affiliate marketing and with a website sowe’re going to type in nord vpn review so nordvpn is just a vpn provider and a vpn is a virtualprivate network which basically just allows you to hide your ip address so that when you’re browsingthe internet then no one can actually track your actions and you can also use it to unlock netflixof different countries because you can connect to a different sort of server with a differentip address for example if i’m in australia i can connect to united states and i canwatch the netflix in the united states okay so i just wanted to explain uh what it wasokay so generally um that’s the type of content that you need to create when you’re creating anaffiliate marketing website um because people are just about to purchase right so you can’tjust create any type of content it has to be content where people are just about to purchaseor they’re in the process of solving a problem and then you’re recommending them a specificproduct okay so on the top over here is the google adwords results so basically the companywill actually pay google for every click that someone makes and clicks into that website rightso that is how google actually makes money and if you actually scroll down over here you cansee the organic results so you can actually see a ton of different affiliate marketing websitesand we’re gonna click into this one over here so let’s say for example you are reading this reviewand you’re reading about it and you like it so if we actually click on visit website you can seeon the bottom that is an affiliate tracking link right so if someone clicks on that that’s goingto basically add like a cookie onto the browser and if they purchase through that linkthen it’s going to track back to this website over here and the website’s ownerso if someone purchases and grabs the deal what you’re going to notice is that youcan see the two-year plan over here and you can see the price of 89 for the firsttwo years and without the discount is 286 right so how much commission does this websiteowner actually make from a sale so what we can do is go to the nordvpn.com website or whichevercompany that you want to promote and you can scroll down to the very bottom and generally whatthey have is a section where you got the affiliate program and you can click into it so it might becalled like partner program or anything like that and you can become an affiliate and then you canget a tracking link and add it onto your website so we can scroll down over here now generallya lot of websites will actually show how much commission you actually uh get paid so forthe two year offer the owner actually gets 40 per new sign up okay so we’re going to get thecalculator out and we’re going to calculate it so 89 times 0.4 so 40 so that’s around 35 dollarsper sale okay and once they renew as well so let’s say for example um whoever purchases this planthey like it and they renew it for 286 dollars then the owner is going to get a renewal fee aswell so it’s going to be 286 times 0.3 and then they get paid 85 on the renewal okay so that’s howit all works and how you actually get paid now the next question is like how much does the websiteactually earn so the website um it really depends on the type of content um that you actually createso let’s say for example you create a random piece of content which is not very very uh sort oftargeted people aren’t looking for the product then it might be zero percent conversionsand you might not be making any money at all but for this type of keyword people are justabout to purchase right so we actually need to figure out how many visitors does this websiteactually get so you can actually use a tool called ahrefs and for this specific uh key phrase it’sactually searched around 25 000 times in the united states per month right and then the globalvolume is around 44k right so that doesn’t mean this website and this page over here gets you know44 000 people on the website right that’s too much because uh that’s the amount of people who areactually searching for that key phrase but it doesn’t mean that they click into that okay sowe can actually scroll down to the very bottom and we can actually find the website over here thevpn mentor and you can see the estimated traffic um monthly visits over here so it’s around 5200okay so if we get the calculator out and we do 5200 and let’s say one out of every 100 personuh purchases right so just one percent so we can times that by 0.01 that’s around 52 purchases permonth now it might even be a lot higher because they actually have um the adword position aswell so as you can see um let’s go back over here they actually have their advertisement up hereas well right so it can be quite high as well but the the traffic over here this is the organicsearch results okay so for example 52 times 35 that would be about a thousand 800 per month forthat specific page only so what is really amazing is that as you can see on the actual website overhere they don’t just have you know one product that they’re promoting right or one keyword thatthey’re targeting per page they got multiple pages like nordvpn coupons expressvpn andthey’ve also got you know different other key phrases that people actually searchingfor as well so this website over here is probably earning you know seven figures per yearbecause it has a lot of traffic um to the website okay so you know it’s really important tounderstand that you can’t really expect to achieve these results especially if you’re just startingout this is actually a very very competitive niche because the commission rates are quite high rightif we’re actually talking about this product over here this is actually like a digital productor a virtual product and the profit margins for this company is going to be quite high andthat’s how they actually pay such a high sort of commission rate right so not every affiliateprogram pays such a high commission rate right so if we look at the amazon associates affiliateprogram and we can click onto here to learn how much do i earn from the program you’llactually find the commission rates over here as well so let’s say for example we’re talkingabout the coffee machine that’s around 4.5 percent okay and we look at the most popular coffeemachines you know it might be like 200 or something like that so this one over here um let’sdo some calculations so two two nine times zero point zero four five okay so that’s around tendollars per sale so it’s not as high and you don’t get the renewal fee so it really dependson what type of product that you are promoting and it depends on the conversions as well andalso the commission rates on how much you can actually earn and obviously it depends on whetheror not you can actually rank your website up there and how many sort of pages that you are creatingso let’s say for example this is your website what you’ll have is you’ll have separate pagesfor different products and different reviews and different pages for different content on yourwebsite so each page is sort of like this little uh rental property that you have right so eachproduct that you promote might have a different commission rate and it might have also a differentnumber of people who are searching for it as well as a different amount of visitors that come toyour website so it’s sort of really just like a virtual rental property so it’s going to take youtime to actually build up it’s not like a get rich quick thing at all but don’t worry i’m going toshow you guys step by step how to actually do it so right now you’re probably thinking you know isthis even real is it too late is it a scam and you know other people making money with affiliatemarketing so i know how you guys feel because i felt the exact same when i first started withaffiliate marketing right i signed up for a lot of email um email newsletters and a lot ofwebinars watch a lot of videos and a lot of people showed me screenshots of you know how muchthey’re making with affiliate marketing right so for me when i first started i actually thoughtthat a lot of people showed me screenshots of people who are actually um like their core salesand things like that those screenshots for the course sales but i think a lot of people umlegitimately make money with affiliate marketing right they just don’t show you so this is oneof the affiliate programs that i’m a part of and yesterday we made around 70 right so thisis very very real now i’m not saying that you guys can achieve this overnight right it’s goingto take a lot of work and it’s going to take you time especially when you’re creating a websiteand ranking it on google right because you have to create the content and things like that butthis is very very real so it also depends on the types of products that you’re promoting so thisone is a digital product so the commission rates are higher so for example on you know the 28thyou know we made over a hundred dollars right and this is another affiliate program where it’suh reoccurring commissions so i made 11 sales but there has been over 39 rebuilds rightso every time it rebuilds then it pays me another forty dollars okay so every singlemonth so this is another affiliate program over here so i’ve earned over seventy eight thousandum so yeah it’s very very real so it’s not just me and also you know other websites that you havenot really heard of that is making money so this website called wirecutter which is recentlyactually four years ago acquired by new york times for 30 million dollars so if you actuallysearch up wirecutter and search up on wikipedia you’ll see that they were acquired by thenew york times um 2016 for 30 million dollars right so if you actually go to the websiteyou can actually see um it is primarily an affiliate marketing website so it’s a contentwebsite that does reviews on different products and they monetize with affiliates so for exampleover here it says wirecutter is reader supported when you buy through links on our website we mayearn an affiliate commission so they actually generated over 150 million in revenue fromaffiliate programs so that doesn’t mean that they made 150 million otherwise they’ll be sellingfor like probably over a billion dollars but we do have to take into consideration the affiliatecommission rate so let’s say for example 150 million so one i think that is is that too manyokay that’s too many zeros let’s do that again so yep 150 and then let’s just say for examplethey are selling physical products so let’s say five percent that would be around 7.5 million umfrom its launch which is 2011 to 2016.So if we divide that by five okay that should be over 1.5million or maybe even more than that uh 2 million per year in revenue okay so affiliate marketing isvery very real um there are a ton of websites that use affiliate marketing as a way to monetize theircontent and youtubers also do the same as well so sam over here is a travel and aviation youtuberright and he’s also promoting uh vpns because vpns are quite popular since you know it’s sort oflike a product that everyone probably needs and as you can see here it’s over four hundredthousand views so you can bet that he’s generated you know thousands and thousand dollars frompromoting you know the vpn so affiliate marketing is very real and this leads me to the pros andcons which i want to talk about so you can fully understand exactly you know the positives andalso the negatives of affiliate marketing okay so let’s discuss some of the pros of an affiliatemarketing website and affiliate marketing business so number one you’re able to earn passive incomeso the reason why i actually got started with affiliate marketing was because you know my dadactually owns a restaurant in melbourne australia and basically every single day he would be workingevery day you know and i’ll just be at home taking care of my brother and my sister and we barelyever went on any holidays and things like that so i was always you know searching up how to makemoney online and how could i actually make money while i was on holiday so i didn’t have to spendyou know time just working all the time and i couldn’t you know travel and things like that youknow so that was one of the biggest reasons why i actually got started with affiliate marketingso you’re able to earn passive income because if your website is actually ranking on google itmeans that it’s there like right it’s there 24 7. anyone’s able to access that anywhere around theworld and every single day there is a consistent amount of people who are actually searching foryour website and what you have to offer so for example if you’re creating a coffee machine reviewor like nordvpn review or like you know different product reviews there’s a consistent amount ofpeople who are searching for that every single month and if they click it and they purchaseit and that’s how you make passive income and you’ve also got unlimited potential so thisdoesn’t have any limit to how much you can earn so i remember working as a waiter at my dad’srestaurant and i would get paid like 13 to 15 per hour and i would work like 10 hours a day andbasically like the whole day will be gone because the rest of the day i’ll just like be used toshowering resting and eating and just sleeping right but the rest of the day the other 10 hoursis just gone and i couldn’t really earn more than that so if i earn you know 15 times 10 150per day and that was a ceiling that was a limit but with affiliate marketing there is no limit itdepends on how hard you actually work right the more content that you produce the more you’re ableto make and you’re also able to work from anywhere in the world so you know for me i started to makeyou know over ten thousand dollars per month from affiliate marketing in 2000 and end of 2016 and2017 so i was actually able to travel and work at the same time now i don’t really recommend itif you’re just starting out um because when you’re traveling and working it’s not as productive butyou can do it okay so number four it’s also very low capital and low overheads so if you were tostart like a brick and mortar business or even an e-commerce business you know at least you’llneed five ten thousand dollars to start an online business where you have your own goods and you’reselling that right but with affiliate marketing you can start from as little as 100 and alsonumber five it’s also very high profit margins so for example if you’re promoting a product youdon’t have to sort of um you know order the goods like let’s say for example if you’re startinge-commerce you have to order the goods you don’t really have to hire anyone and you’re also able toearn a us dollar so for example i’m in australia i’m able to let’s say i earn ten thousanddollars then it would be like you know times 1.35 the conversion rate to australian dollars so it’dbe like 13 000 or more okay so that is really really awesome especially if you’re living in acountry where it’s like a lower cost of living that means you can save a lot of money and yeahit’s just really really awesome so number six you get to be really really independent and creativeuh what i mean by that is that if you are working at a company and things like that you know it’svery very uh like you have to follow procedures and you have to do you know what the boss tellsyou to do but with your own affiliate marketing business you can create any type of contentand you can be really creative with it as well so you can just fully express yourself umnumber seven you don’t need any special skills or certifications you don’t need any specialcertificate for affiliate marketing you can join any affiliate program as long as you havea website or like a a following um most likely they’ll actually accept you now if you don’t havea website and don’t have any type of you know sort of presence online some affiliate programs mightnot let you join so that’s why creating a website is really important so number eight you don’thave to deal with any shipping or customer support so i do think you do have to let’s say forexample if you have a website if people uh you know comment on your website and things likethat you do have to reply um but there is no like consistent sort of customer support that you haveto do right the company will actually do that um you don’t also need to show your face um you knowyou don’t have to be a celebrity if you don’t want to you can also use the skills that you learnfrom affiliate marketing and creating a website to any other business that you want to pursuelater so i think this is a really big one because a lot of people sort of want to do differentthings later on and you can always use the skills that you learn here later on okay so i’vegone through some of the pros and the benefits of actually starting an affiliate marketing businessand an affiliate marketing website now i want to go through the cons and sort of the negative sideof affiliate marketing because i think it’s really important to understand and that way you’re ableto succeed a lot faster and also have continued success as well because then you actually knowwhat to do sort of after right so number one with an affiliate marketing business it’s gonna takeyou time to achieve results right so if you’re just starting out fresh then probably you wouldexpect you know to get results after the six month mark because you do have to actually take timeto actually create the content and you do have to rank your website and there’s quite a lot ofthings that you have to do um in between right so a lot of people think that okay i can makemoney really quickly i can make money tomorrow and you know live this fancy lifestyle and thingslike that but to be honest you know because i’m not selling you any course like there you can’treally achieve that so quickly it’s like if you’re starting like tennis or if you’re starting a newsport right you can’t really win the competition so quickly there’s a lot of different steps thatyou have to take like let’s say for example you have to learn um with tennis you have to learnhow to serve you have to learn your forehand your backhand you have to learn strategy youhave to keep fit it’s basically the same thing when you’re starting your own affiliate marketingbusiness right so the people who are showing you how you can actually make money in seven days andthings like that when they make videos about that most of the time it’s for people to actually clickinto that video and watch that video um those people actually have experience already right soit’s different when you have a following already and when you actually have experience already withbusiness and things like that but if you’re just starting fresh like let’s say for example you arejust learning about online business you’re only 18 and you’re getting started it’s going to take youtime to actually build up your skills and actually you know make money right so sometimes youcan actually earn money quicker but sometimes you won’t be able to actually sustain thatright so what you want to do is you want to create really great content and that’s going totake you work and time so you have to understand that affiliate marketing is sort of like yourown virtual rental property and obviously it does take you time to build that up so numberthree commissions and terms can change overnight so a few months ago amazon actually changed theterms so the commission rate was like cut in half or severely reduced so it’s really important tounderstand that when you’re joining an affiliate program the the company can actually change theterms overnight right so that’s why you want to be very selective with the types of products andtypes of affiliate programs that you sign up with and also once you become successful with it youshould start promoting more products as well to sort of mitigate that risk okay so number fourthere’s quite a lot of competition because there’s a low barrier of entry so to actually startaffiliate marketing it’s free pretty much right so that’s going to create a lot of competition butto be honest there’s no reason why you can’t be the best okay there’s absolutely no reason whyyou can’t compete um there’s a lot of different products out there and there are a lot ofdifferent new products which are coming out as well okay so it’s definitely not too late andyou can definitely be the best number five you don’t have control of the product or serviceso what i mean by that is let’s say if you’re promoting a product maybe this year it might begreat right but then next year the product might not be as good anymore so it has changed rightso you don’t have control of how the company uh like the management of the company and the typesof different um improvements the company makes as well so that is a big con i guess so that’s whyyou have to choose the right company to promote um don’t just promote any type of companyand you also have to understand that when you are promoting something you are not reallybuilding up a customer base for your business so over time after you know after when youmade some money with affiliate marketing then you’re gonna start thinking about otherrevenue streams as well like when you’re just starting out you shouldn’t really focus ontoo many different revenue streams because that’s going to overwhelm you and that’s goingto take away from your focus on creating content and things like that but over time once you havemore experience you can create your own product you can do a lot of other things and make moneyonline okay so once you have a website and things like that there’s so many opportunities that youcan you know explore so number six you do have to maintain your content so it’s not like okay i justcreate a piece of content and i leave it up there and that’s it you know you have to updateyour content just like you have to update or maintain a house okay so number seven it’s veryeasy to get distracted so when i first started with affiliate marketing and online business youknow i was just very very unself-disciplined and you know get distracted really really easily umbecause you are your own boss like you controlling everything you control your own schedule and ifyour friend asks you to go out then you can go out and you know you’re not doing your work anymore soyou do have to police yourself and you do have to make sure that you actually do the work and youhave to set schedules for yourself and you have to do all those things by yourself right becauseyou don’t have a boss looking over your shoulder there’s no pressure for you anymore so it’s veryvery important to understand that so with that said i still think affiliate marketing is stillreally really amazing especially if you’re just starting out with online business and you wantto make a passive income online so what we’re going to do is we’ll get straight into this videoand we’re going to talk about how to find a niche and finding different products that you canpromote and also looking for lower competition keywords that you can actually targetfor your website and things like that so part two we’re going to look at finding aniche and finding products to promote so how we’re going to approach it is that we need to find thegeneral idea of the niche that we want to get into then we can find the products and then we canfind the low competition and profitable keywords to target for our website’s content so it’s reallyimportant to understand that you don’t need to pick the perfect niche because a lot of times yourfirst one might not be the one right but what we need is just a starting point and a direction ofour niche so that we can find the right products and things like that because when we’re actuallycreating an affiliate marketing website right we just need to change the content if we ever needto change something right let’s say for example if you want to start a restaurant as a businessand then two weeks downline you want to change it to hairdresser it’s completely different imean that one you need to pick the right one from the get-go but with affiliate marketing websiteit’s just about the content and you can delete the content you can start a new website it doesn’treally matter okay so basically when we’re talking about finding a niche just think of the person orthe specific group of people that you want to help so i know that you guys want to make an affiliatemarketing website and make affiliate commissions and and make a passive income but it’s not reallywhat you should be thinking that you are creating right so all you’re creating is just a helpfulresource a helpful website to help other people so you want to help other people make a purchasingdecision you want to help them save time and also save money and you also want to help themsolve a problem so a lot of beginners actually think that okay you need to become a betteraffiliate marketer to to make more affiliate commissions right so what we’re actuallydoing is we’re actually creating content so then we actually use affiliate marketing as away to monetize and make money from our content so basically what you need to do is you need toget better at creating helpful content so the better the content the more affiliate commissionsthat you can make so a lot of people think okay to make more commissions you need to be better atmarketing better at selling better at promoting better at creating funnels and email opt-ins andlearn some kind of secret technique with affiliate marketing there’s no secret technique so what youneed to do is you need to become a better content creator so you have to make sure you remember thatit’s really really really important so when you want to find a niche what you need to do is youneed to start brainstorming some different ideas so you can actually use a app called millernote so it’s free to actually sign up and then you can use that to organize yourthoughts or you could just use a piece of paper and what you want to do is you want tostart off with things that you’re interested in and skills that you currently have and then youwant to look at you know what current problems you are having and maybe problems that you’ve had inthe past you know write that all down and then you want to look at okay what videos am i watching youknow what blogs am i reading things that you’re researching write that all down because it’sreally important to try to figure out which one to actually go with right so let’s say forexample my personal skills and interest are in youtube affiliate marketing i’m not really thatskillful in investing but i’m very very interested in it i have some skills in recording videos andediting videos and also i’m interested and i have some skills in regarding restaurants becausemy dad owns a restaurant and things like that and some problems that i had in the past is i hadtrouble finding a point of sale machine for my dad earlier this year and more recently like anotherproblem that i had was trying to find the right investing platform to use because a lot of peopleon youtube are promoting like weeble and robin hood but i’m in australia and i think those appsaren’t available in australia so i went with etoro right so write down all your problems and thingsthat you are researching as well so i know that sometimes you know you might not find that youare passionate or interested about anything right so the thing is like if you’re reallyreally young then it’s going to develop over time so don’t worry about it just pick something thatyou are a little bit interested in and then that can develop over time and then once you actuallytry it then you can actually know whether you like it or not right it’s like trying different uhfood for the first time like if you’ve never had like japanese food um then you don’t know if it’sgood or not right you have to try different food and then after a period of time once you’ve trieduh different cuisines then you actually know okay which one you like and which one you don’t likeso another idea that i have is that you know find something that you have a little bit of interestin and then be passionate about creating the best solution possible be passionate about creatingthe best website the best helpful resource that you can be passionate about helping other peopleuh solve a problem better than other people so choose one and go with it don’t overthink it sobasically from you know my interests and skills and my current problems then we’ve developed somewebsite ideas right so i want to create a website uh that is based around helping other peoplestart and grow and earn money on youtube okay second idea is helping uh people especiallypeople in australia how to start and learn about investing right so this is sort of like a quitea big niche so i did want to narrow it down to australia because otherwise there’s too manydifferent countries to cover and i wouldn’t have too much knowledge about the different appsfor all countries right so i just wanted to create a very specific one just for australian peopleso you can create one specific for your country as well because i know that investing is like avery very big niche and also a very profitable one because it’s talking about money you do wantto sort of narrow your niche down sometimes and another website idea is you know i will create awebsite based around helping restaurant owners and small cafe owners simplify their business andto become more profitable okay so these ideas these website ideas are based on sort of my ownexperience and my own interest and my own skills but i want to discuss some some different onesas well so that maybe can spark um some different ideas for you guys so let’s say for example umyou have maybe back pain or something like that then maybe you could create a website about backpain and then maybe you could give some tips about how to improve that back pain and then you canrecommend different products such as different uh chairs or different uh beds um different massageequipment or whatever it is right or maybe you’re interested in pets or dogs then you could createa helpful resource to help dog owners find the right uh dog food or it could be um you know anyequipment or leashes or anything like that that helps the dog owner to become more successfulwith taking care of their dog and things like that another idea is that maybe you could createlike a website that helps people uh find love or something like that and then you could help themfind the right sort of dating website there’s so many different ideas and i’ve actually createda list to help you guys get started as well so you can just pick one and then what you needto do after that you just need to ask yourself okay what products and services does this personneed to succeed right so let’s say for example um what products and services does a youtuber need tosucceed right so number one they’ll probably need courses whether that be like a filming and editingcourse a course about money how to make money on youtube um maybe different equipment for examplelike different camera different uh microphones audio equipment editing software youtubeoptimization software or different equipment such as like desks chairs lamps anything like thatum if we’re talking about like a website about helping australians start investing then i couldpromote things such as you know trading apps like platforms like weeble robin hood etoro investingcourses or any type of investing software if we’re talking about the restaurant owners youknow what products do they need well they need maybe point of sale machines different accountingsoftware different training and courses or maybe equipment such as like kitchen equipment andthings like that okay so you have to ask yourself what products and services do they need to becomesuccessful just jot that down and then next what we’re going to do is we’re going to get some ideasfrom different affiliate marketing websites so what you can actually do is open up google andlet’s say for example we’re creating a website for uh youtubers right so then what you can startoff with is type in like best microphones for youtubers or you could do like uh best pointof sale restaurants for small restaurants or best trading apps for australia because when youactually search for these phrases you’re going to see a lot of different affiliate marketingwebsites and from there you can draw inspiration okay so just open up google and what you can typein is for example you can type in best microphone for youtubers or if we were building a website forthe point of sale machine website then we’ll type in best point of sale for restaurants or we coulddo best trading apps in australia right so what we want to do is just research the different websitesand just get some inspiration and look at how they’re promoting their products and what they’repromoting and how they’re structuring the website to give us some inspiration for the websitethat we’re going to be building later so for example we just click into it and we justopen a few in new tabs and look through each one and see which one sort of we relate to mostokay because then that way we can just get a lot of inspiration and see exactly what works andwhat doesn’t right so you can look through the website and you can see what they’re promotingand how they’re promoting you know what type of content are they creating so you can write thatdown or you can use miller note and add it into um like a note thing like that okay so for examplewe just copy the url and we can just paste it in like that okay and we can look over heresometimes we can look on the resources so generally if they have like a resourcesor recommended section on their website that is probably what is workingfor them right those are the most highly uh purchased products on theirwebsite and so you can have a look over here and see what they’re promoting see if there’s anyproduct that you align with so for example maybe you have used it before you have seen otherpeople use it before um it’s something that you are personally interested in so then you’lljust write that down on your piece of paper or a miller note so we’re going to look through andjust copy all these websites and put it into here let’s copy this one copy paste that in and then we can lookthrough again so the recommendations so over here tubebuddy so because i researchedthis already um this product aligns with me right because i actually use it for youtube already sothis might be a product that might interest me so then i could just make sure i copy down the urlover here paste it in and maybe i could write down okay tubebuddy okay so that’s one product that ican start off with right so if you want to look through a little bit further into the productso you can click into here and then what we could do is we can go to company and we can lookfor affiliate program and generally sometimes the affiliate program is going to be on thebottom on the footer section it might be like the partner program and you can look into itand see if you can join and also you can see um what the commission rates are so for thisspecific product the commission rate is up to 50 percent reoccurring all right so we can go tolook at pricing and see how much their plans are okay so as you can see we can see that the plansare nine dollars a month 19 and 49 a month right so let’s say for example you are able to get let’ssay um maybe 10 okay 10 people and okay 10 people times let’s say the average price would be29 okay 290 dollars okay then we do times 0.5 okay so 145 dollars a month reoccurring so if youare able to get like 10 people per month then over time that’s gonna really really add up so thisis basically like an app that you add on to your youtube and people need to pay a monthly fee ontoit and also this is sort of like a software as a service product a digital product um so that thecommission rates are quite high and you also get a reoccurring commission so i do want to discussa little bit about digital and also physical products one time and also reoccurring products soyou guys can get an idea of what type of products that you guys want to promote so as i mentionedbefore there are two different types of products right you’ve got digital products and you’ve alsogot physical products so digital products are like software uh courses even digital servers examplefiverr which is sort of like an online marketplace where you sell um like there’s a lot offreelancers offering different types of services these generally offer a higher commission ratefrom like 30 to 100 percent and generally um these ones you don’t need to make as many sales rightif you’re promoting these products so on the other hand we’ve got physical products which is likeproducts on amazon walmart and there’s different individual brands as well generally theseare lower commission rates one to ten percent so you have to generate a higher amount of salesso basically you’ll need more people visiting your website um to actually make more sales right sopersonally you know i prefer digital products but i think if you really like you know maybe likeheadphones or if you really like microphones if you really like certain physical products and youfeel like okay you want to purchase the product and try it out and give it like an honest reviewthen i think that might be the way to go right so if you don’t really know what to pick i wouldpersonally go with digital mainly because i think that you can make a lot more commissionsquicker and you can actually just test out the the service online right a lot of them a lot oftimes you can actually get a lot of free trials or you can actually sign up you know with thephysical product if you really want to do well then you would need the product rightand do an honest and real review for it okay so unless you really really like it andyou do a lot of research on it then obviously you don’t really need to purchase the product buti do recommend it if you really want to stand out and with digital products you can get the freetrial and you get a higher commission rate and you can just do everything on the computer especiallyif you want to find images to add on your blog you can just screenshot it and things like thati mean that’s just my personal preference you don’t really have to choose either one okay butyou do have to know that there’s two types okay and that’s gonna really determine how much moneyyou’re gonna make per month and things like that as well you can also do both of them at the sametime so for my website i’m probably going to be promoting the majority of it is probably going tobe digital products and then i’ll have a separate section where i do a few physical products becausei’m not going to you know have a website talking about microphones only right like i only willreview the things that i’ve used personally from my own youtube channel and then i’ll lookthrough you know all the different microphones and different things that i bought from a youtubechannel and then i can promote that as well so you’ve also got one time versus reoccurringcommissions so one time you just get paid once so for example if you promote a coffee machinefor three hundred dollars you only get paid 15 one time right you don’t get paid anymore so withrecurring commissions you get paid every time the customer is charged so this is normally on sortof software as a service products digital products uh which have sort of like a monthly fee rightso let’s say for example when we’re talking about the nordvpn so they actually get a renewalof i think 286 dollars if i remember correctly and they get paid 30 of that right so every timethey need to renew then you get paid as well so as the amount of people that you sign up yoursort of reoccurring commissions actually grow so i think that is really really awesome becausethat’s going to give you a more stable income especially if you’re building an affiliatemarketing business where you don’t really have much reoccurring income coming in so yeah sothat’s something to think about obviously you can promote two types um and you can promote digitaland physical it doesn’t really matter but i think you guys should be aware of that now if welook at the tubebuddy over here okay so as we said before um if we actually make you knowuh 10 sales per per month right 10 sales per month that is going to be 290 dollars per monthand then 50 commission rate that’s around 145 but that’s going to build up and stack over timeso i actually did some more research and as you can see this is the tubebuddy affiliate programon the tubebuddy uh channel and he’s interviewing roberto blake which is another youtuber he alsohas a blog as well as a youtube channel and over the last four years he’s generated over twohundred and eleven thousand dollars from affiliate commissions and he’s earning around six to sevenk probably even more now probably eight to nine k per month reoccurring from the tubebuddy affiliateprogram okay so that’s what i mean by trying to to research more about the products so sort of um seewhich one relates to you the best and then also try to find other people who are successful withit as well right because it’s important that that you sort of believe you know that it is possibleand then from that you’re able to actually take action and then from action you’re able to succeedso i also did a little bit more research so if you actually look at uh we did a i think vid iqversus tubebuddy okay so these are actually two different products right two different productsand here if we actually look at this one over here this website over here so it’s like a very verysimple website and from his blog i mean it’s very very simple blog he’s earned over i think yeahhe’s making around probably four hundred dollars five hundred dollars per month from tubebuddycommissions and things like that as well so for me i think that’s pretty good right so then thatmight be a product that i might consider promoting right so try to do more more research and if youdo more research like if you type in like true body review and i’ll also check the website on thetop over here so food ranger he’s actually like a youtube uh food youtube channel that i watchquite often and what i notice is that he has a review over here about the the tubebuddy so as youcan see like you know he’s only promoting a few different things right he’s promoting tubebuddyand you know vpns for china both of these are very very good affiliate programs where you get paid ahigh commission rate so i guarantee you know he’s making thousands of dollars from this blog postalone okay so that’s how you know youtubers how uh people who create websites support their channelsand things like that so then the next step is once you actually have you know different productsdifferent website ideas then what we need to do is we need to have a look at it a little bit more indepth so we need to figure out you know how much visitors are these websites getting and alsoum you know find out different keyword ideas that we can actually target and different productsokay so before we get into the practical side of keyword research i do want to help you guysunderstand you know why we need to do keyword research and why we need to use a tool such asahrefs to help us with it okay so imagine the ocean as google right and then imagine you asthe fisherman on the top of here your website okay and imagine uh the fish as your visitors toyour website okay so if you don’t do any keyword research like a lot of people actually um youknow built the website and then they realized okay i need to get traffic to my website and thenthey realize okay you need to do seo and then they create content and you randomly create contentso what’s going to happen is that you’re not going to be able to catch anything right you’regoing to be catching the wrong type of things okay so that is why we need to do keyword researchand we also need to find out where we can actually fish because not every area is good for us rightfor example if we go over here where all the big boys are fishing then there is fish there but thenagain there’s a lot of fishermen there already and they have the latest tools latest equipment thelatest uh resources to catch the fish right so you’re not going to be able to compete you’re notgoing to be able to catch anything so what we’re going to do is we want to use the tools such asahrefs to scan the entire ocean because there are literally millions of fish but we just need tofind the right area okay so that’s why we need to find the right keywords to target and basicallyi’m going to help you guys do that right now so for ahrefs you can just go to ahrefs.com andthat’s going to take you to this page over here and what i recommend is just starting the sevenday trial for seven dollars now there are some other free alternatives such as ubersuggest andi think semrush also has a free trial but i found ahrefs to be sort of the most accurate and itprovides a lot of different information which is going to help you to find the right keywordsso that’s what i highly recommend and i’m just going to sign into my accounts over here okay andsign in so when we’re actually looking at keyword research we have to uh really look at the type ofwebsite that we want to create right because every single website has a different way to monetizea different way to make money so for example if you’re creating like a local business website likea local carpet cleaning business then you want to target keywords that a customer would actuallysearch for for example carpet cleaning services in melbourne or in your specific location nowfor affiliate marketing websites specifically our main monetization strategy is through affiliatecommissions right so you get paid a commission if someone clicks a link and purchases so whatwe want to do is we want to look for key phrases and keywords that people type in into google andsearch for where they’re just about to purchase the product right so some of the top keywords thati recommend is things such as best or like top comparisons reviews alternatives and also helpfulguides and also helpful answers as well right so for example it could be like best cameras rightor it could be like best cameras for youtubers and we could even add like a modifier for examplebest cameras for youtubers in 2021 or 2022 right so those keywords people are looking forsort of like a list of the top cameras that they can purchase and if they like what they seethey’re going to click the link and purchase then you’re going to make the commission right or youcould even do comparisons right comparisons are also really good because people have narroweddown to two different products right they’ve researched you know product a and also researchedproduct b and now they want to compare okay which one is better which one should they get fortheir specific needs and purposes okay so for comparisons it’s normally like product versusproduct like that so vs like that so those are the things that we can actually search for in thekeywords explorer um in a second now you can also do like product plus reviews like whichis really really common um as well as product plus alternatives uh which is also really goodas well because sometimes people might want to look for different alternatives because thatproduct or that uh the product features or the price might not be you know something they’relooking for right helpful answers is also going to be really good mainly because not because sortof uh they are high converting but also because they often help us build backlinks to our websiteand that’s going to increase our ranking for the other keywords that we want to rank for rightbecause when we’re actually building a website uh we need to do keyword research and we need todo like on page search engine optimization then we also need to do off-page optimization which isbasically building uh backlinks to our website so for those of you who are not really sure what thatmeans is sort of like a backlink is when people are linking to you okay so for example this isa blog post right so over here this is a link to the logo crisp website right so basically themore backlinks that you get from a website to your website then google is sort of going to rank yourwebsite higher so when you’re creating let’s say review content and comparison content not as manypeople are going to link to your website right it’s just not as easy to link to right becausewhen you’re actually creating sort of helpful guides such as like how to do certain things thenit’s more likely a website is going to link to you as a resource and that’s going to help you sort ofbuild authority on your website and trust for your website and that’s going to help you increaseyour rankings for your review or affiliate keyword terms okay so there are a few ways toactually do our keyword research and i’m just going to focus on two uh two ways to actually getyou guys started so you can click on site explorer and this is going to be the first way where wejust use our competitors url right just copy our competitors url which we have done research beforeand we can just paste it into here okay and this tool is basically going to scan the entire websiteand look at all the pages and the different keywords that the website is actually ranking forokay so if we actually go over here scroll down to organic search click on organic keywords and herewe can see all the keywords the website is ranking for and which page uh is ranking for that keywordand the amount of traffic so how many visitors the the website is getting okay so for examplethis is going to be for the united states only um we’re going to focus on that okay andthen over here it’s going to be keyword the keyword difficulty so how difficult is it torank uh your website for the term right so this is going to give you a good sort of indicator ofhow difficult it is so you can look through the difficulty and you can also sort the difficultyas well so what you’re going to notice is um basically going to have like two urls whichare the same right but they’re going to have different keywords which are also rankingas well so what we do want to do is sort of group them together right so what we can dois actually just go to top pages over here and what it’s going to do is basicallygoing to group the page urls together and also show the rankings for that specificpage right because sometimes when you create content let’s say for example you’re creatingcontent for q a questions for youtube vlogging other keywords might start ranking as well becausesometimes people type in different things but they actually mean the same thing so for examplesomeone types in you know q a questions and someone types in q and a questions right but theyboth mean the same thing so that’s why this url is ranking for these keywords okay so what you can dois you can look through the different pages okay uh we can also set the difficulty so when we firststart out creating a website i generally recommend you know people targeting pages which are lower indifficulty because the most important thing when you’re starting is to actually get your first saleto get some results first and once you actually do get results then you guys can make your first saleyou have confidence you guys can take more action and then you guys get more and more results rightjust like if you were to play tennis you want to start out first of all playing you know with withyour partner and then play you know with your team and then play locally and then play statelevel and then national level then international right you don’t want to jump straight into anational international level because you’re just going to get dominated and you’re going to nothave fun right so it’s really important to look for something which is sort of achievablefor what you currently have at the moment so for example um you know this is not too badlike q a questions so sometimes sometimes you’re going to find keywords which are not sort of thekeywords which i discussed earlier on which is like review keywords the comparison keywords andthings like that but still these keywords might be beneficial to your website as well becauseif someone is looking for uh q a questions um to ask for youtube videos then that type ofperson is probably going to be interested in camera equipment as well so you can still createcontent around that area and direct them to your different camera reviews or different tools thata youtuber needs right so this keyword might be a great opportunity for us to actually explore aswell so what we can do is just copy it i mean we can actually export it as well but let’s just sayfor example we don’t want to export it we can just copy that keyword and we can just create like asimple keyword list or different keyword groups where we can actually create content around sofor example q a questions what i’ll do is probably click over here and copy these keywords over herecopy them onto here as well okay and then when i’m actually creating the content for for thiswebsite then i can include some of these keywords in in the content because what google does isgoogle is going to scan your entire website and how they determine your ranking is that theythey sort of scan your content right they scan the words uh within your content and then they rankyou accordingly okay so that is just one of the factors obviously there’s quite a lot of differentfactors but i don’t really want to you know go too in depth otherwise it’s going to beconfusing for you guys um but generally we can copy the keywords and we can include the keywordswithin our content okay so copy that and copy all the keywords into miller note so for examplewe’ve got that and then maybe we could have um this one over here so best cheap vloggingcamera we could copy that and then we can look over here and then we can look at these keywordsand copy these keywords and this could be like a separate page that we can create as well okayso yeah so you want to look through everything and they’ve got the search volume over here soin terms of the search volume i think sometimes it really depends on the products that you’repromoting right so let’s say for example um if you get like a search volume of like a hundred imean if you’re promoting something and the product cost you know a hundred dollars and you only gettwo percent commission right that means you only get two dollars per sale so if it’s getting um youknow 100 visits per month for that keyword then you make maybe like one sale per month two dollarsis not really worth your time too much right but if you are promoting something that is a littlebit more um let’s say expensive and there’s only 100 in search volume per month then it still mightbe worth it like for example if you’re promoting like a course and it’s only getting 100 searchesper month but if you make one sale i mean you make um you know 500 in commissions that that should beenough right so it really depends and you have to use your your own judgment here depending on uhlike the products and things like that as well so here you can look through all the differenttypes of keywords that this website is ranking for um and you know make sure you put in allyour keywords that you want to create content for and write down any notes like that so idon’t want to go through too in depth here um what is important is that you guys get startedokay so another way to actually um look at it is go to keyword explorer and remember when we lookedat the sort of different uh products that we could promote so you should have some ideas of whatproducts that you can promote right so let’s say for example uh i’m gonna promote tubebuddy okay sotubebuddy and i’m gonna do tubebuddy review okay and click on search and this is going to giveyou the keyword difficulty and the overview of the keyword this is the volume for unitedstates the 300 this is the global volume okay and we can scroll down over here okay and theseare some of the keyword ideas so you would copy the keywords right into your own um notes sectionover here so for example let’s say tubebuddy review and then we can go over here uh let’ssee okay so we’re gonna try and include some of these keywords uh for example tubebuddypro maybe okay so these are some other things that people are searching for as well soit might be like stuff that you want to include within your content as well okay sowe can go over here okay so tubebuddy chrome copy that paste that into here we’re goingto scroll down and we’re going to look at the websites that are ranking in the top 10.Sogenerally you want to look at the domain rating so besides the keyword difficulty score over herewe also want to look at the domain rating right so the domain rating is the strength of the website’sbacklink profile compared to others um on a point of 100 out of a hundred okay so if you look atthe top 10 results we’re going to notice is that a domain rating of 30 i mean that’s pretty decentso this website is actually ranking number one okay and you’ve also noticed that this one overhere it’s a website ranking and the domain rating is 25 so that is quite low and that means that westill have a chance to rank in the top 10 which is important okay so we can also click on show moreso we can scroll down further look at the top 20 you know is there any other sort of websites whichare still have a low domain rating so that’s going to give us a chance to to rate uh to rank onthe search engines now if everyone is like you know ranking like a domain rating of like 70for example if you do like let’s say nordvpn so nordvpn review and type that inand we can scroll down and look at the the results over here what you’re going to noticeis the domain rating is going to be um very very high so as you can see the average is probablyi’d say you know 80 you know 80 or 85 um domain rating and you also want to look at the backlinksto the website so as you can see a lot of them have like thousands of backlinks or hundreds ofbacklinks and the difficulty is quite hard over here as well so that is probably not a good one toactually start off with so let’s just do tubebuddy oops review and we can scroll down okay so thenwhat you want to do is you also want to look at the backlink profile how many backlinks arepointing to the website the if you actually notice that okay some of these websites don’t really havemany backlinks then that’s also an opportunity as well okay which is good so as you can seelike not too many backlinks uh which is good so this one over here the food rangers website soit has a lot of backlinks so what i notice is that um they have a lot of backlinks from i thinkuh youtube videos their own youtube videos so then what we could do is we can actually clickinto it okay and then you want to also look at the content like the content on on the website likecan you realistically beat the content because um if you want to rank on google the the real wayto rank on google is to have better content than other people because the the point of google is toactually provide sort of the best search results and the best uh information for people who areactually using the search engines so what they want to provide is the best information for theuser so what you want to do is you want to create better content than your competitors right soi’ve actually read you know this stuff i mean it’s decent but it still can be beaten um especiallymaybe not this one but like a lot of the other ones which are ranking over here i’ve researchedthem and you know they’re not that in-depth and they don’t go into that many details so i stillthink that there’s still a massive opportunity here especially if you look at this one likesome of the you know some of the content there is not that um in depth and not that great if youactually really really read it right yes you know it is quite long but if you actually read itlike the content is not you know the best like if you actually look at um if you do like nordvpn review if you look at the content of nordvpn review like the content is very very in-depth andvery very thorough right it goes into very very uh detail and it shows a lot of differentimages a lot of screenshots and stuff like that um so if you compare that to tubebuddy i meanthere’s still a lot of opportunity there to take advantage of that okay so summing up the thingsthat we have to consider is the number one is searches intent so people who are just aboutto purchase or in the process of purchasing because we’re an affiliate marketing website thoseare the keywords that we sort of want to focus in on right then number two is the keyword difficultyso you can explore the keyword difficulty score um try and keep it low okay so don’t try andtarget something that’s medium or hard yet um you can but obviously expect that it’s goingto take you longer a lot more resources and a lot more time so i think that’s what you canactually focus on once you actually build some momentum with your website and things like thatthen number two you can look at the sort of low domain rating so you want to make sure that youcheck you know all the websites who are ranking in top 10 so if you actually see websites withthe lower sort of domain rating within the top 10 top 20 which is around like 30 or maybe below thatthen that’s gonna mean that there’s a good chance that you can you know create a new website andrank there with a lot better content and maybe a lot more backlinks to your website right thenyou’ll also want to look at the backlinks the number of backlinks to the website as well andsee if there’s any opportunity there right so if you see that okay all these websites over herehave you know a ton of backlinks like over 100 you know thousands of backlink then it’s going tobe quite hard for you to to get into that keyword right because the competitors are quite strongso you also want to look at um the content so you click into the the actual top 10 results and lookat the content and actually read the content don’t be scared you know of the content and how long itlooks sometimes a lot of the content is very very generic right it’s not based on like realworld experience and it doesn’t provide any you know original unique insight because a lotof content is actually like that okay so if you actually explore it look at it properly and seeif you guys can actually create better content if you if you really believe that you can then istill think that’s a good chance that uh you can actually target that keyword and create contentaround that so for example we were talking about the helpful guides and answers right so you canalso target the keywords such as not just reviews and comparisons but you can also do like let’s sayfor example you want to create a website around helping youtubers get more views and how to getthem you know make more money from youtube then you can also target keywords such as like howto rank on youtube or how to get more views on youtube and then within those uh articles youcan actually recommend them products as well right you can recommend them the tubebuddy or youcan recommend them like this specific mic because in the content you could be like hey you needgood audio or you need good video uh you got to use this they go to use you’ve got to use thatright you can still do it that way as well so you’re not just limited to you know this typeof content like review and comparisons and best type of content as well okay so you can also trydifferent things as well for example you’re gonna provide answers for questions that people askfor example you know what microphone is joe rogan using or what microphone is you know xyz celebrityusing for their youtube channel and then you could create content around that to show them proof thatyou know joe rogan is using this microphone and uh this is how you set it up what you need and thecost and things like that as well right there’s so many um different keyword ideas you have tosort of use your own you know intuition and after a while of creating content and things likethat you’ll sort of get an idea of how to rank on google and different keywords and things likethat okay so i don’t want to go through too much keyword research because that’s going to makethis video super super long i’ll try and cover that maybe in like future videos but the mostimportant thing is to find maybe like three to five different keywords that you can startworking on right away you can also export the the data as well you can add it to your list andthings like that um yeah so what we’re gonna do now is we’re gonna start creating our website okayso i’m super excited to actually show you guys how to create your website step by step we’ve coveredsort of like the theory and the keyword research and everything like that now we’re gonna do someof the practical steps of setting up your website so to create a website we’re going to be doingin just four simple steps so the first step is to get your domain name which is basically yourwebsite address for example yourname.com your affiliatewebsite.com and hosting is basicallylike a server where your website is stored so for example it stores your content your imagesso that people can access your website all around the world 24 7 365 days a year then we’regoing to be installing wordpress so wordpress is a free content management system and thatbasically allows you to create your website without any coding or any technical knowledgeright so you don’t have to learn coding don’t worry about that we’re going to be using a dragand drop builder to fully customize your website then i’ll show you guys how to build your websiteso if you’re wondering why we’re using wordpress instead of other website platforms for example wixand also squarespace is if you actually search up wix review and we can click into some of the topresults over here so if we click into this result over here what you’re going to notice it’s anaffiliate marketing website as well reviewing the wix builder and platform and things like thatso they’re actually using wordpress and what we could do is right click and view page sourceand we notice that they have wp content over here which means it’s wordpress so for their ownaffiliate website where they’re recommending wix um they’re using wordpress as well so generallywordpress is best for an affiliate marketing website this is not to say that wix isyou know bad or anything like that but for this specific purpose and this specifictutorial that’s what i highly recommend it’s what i personally use as well so same thing withsquarespace if you look at this website over here okay so it might seem like okay that’s reallygood and you can use squarespace they have a website builder as well you can also build anaffiliate marketing website with squarespace but wordpress is just a lot more customizable andhas a lot more features for building an affiliate website so you can actually see by viewing pagesource over here and if you scroll down you’re going to notice they use wordpress as well so youcan see wp-content and they’re using plugins and things like that okay so what we’re going to dois we’re going to get our domain hosting and store wordpress and we can do that all at the same placeso you can either click on the link down below or you can open up your browser and type in h o s ti n g dot com forward slash h o g a n hogan chua and click on enter now that is my affiliate linkso basically if you do purchase through that then i’ll get a referral commission for that andthat just basically helps support my channel so you don’t get charged any extra and in some casesyou’re going to be able to get a discount as well so sometimes the discount might change over hereand the page might change what we want to look for here is we want to look for hosting so clickon hosting up here okay that’s going to click on the drop down and we want to get shared websitehosting okay so in the past i’ve also recommended siteground as well which is a really great webhost and platform to create your wordpress website as well so if you do want to use siteground theni’ll leave a link down in the description below and also a video to show you guys how to installwordpress there but siteground has recently changed their terms so it might not be availablefor all countries now so i want everyone to be able to follow my tutorials and hosting has somereally really great affordable plans um to get everyone started as well so as you can see here 99cents um us dollar if you get the four year plan so it’s super super affordable and i’ve also donea review on hosting as well on my channel and they performed really really well in terms of speedand also uptime and also customer support so over here i’ve got three different plans that you canchoose from so i do want to go through each one and which one you should actually pick for youraffiliate marketing website so the first thing is that if you pick either of these three thenit’s going to be completely fine to create any type of website including your affiliate marketingwebsite because all three plans you can install wordpress just fine so the main difference betweenthe single shared and these two plans is going to be the number of websites it can host so basicallywith a single shared hosting it can only host one website for example your affiliate website.com andthen that’s it okay with the premium shared and business shared you can host up to 100 websiteson the plan so you can have like your website your clients website your friend’s website hosted undersort of one account and that way you can actually save some money but this doesn’t mean that youcan create a hundred websites for free right you still have to purchase the domain name whichis like the website address and normally that’s around 10 per year okay but it can host up to 100different websites now if you choose this one it doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with it forever youcan always upgrade to the premium shed and also business shared as you grow your business andthings like that so besides the number of websites you can host generally with the premium sharedand business shared accounts your website will load a little bit faster than the single sharedhosting plan because hosting actually allocates a little bit more resources to these plans overhere with the premium shared you do get the free domain included and some extra resourcesover here which you can actually check out so personally i actually recommend the business planmainly because it has everything that you need already including the daily backups the free cdnthe free domain and everything like that so you don’t really have to worry anymore and if youactually compare it to other web hosting plans on the internet it’s going to be quite affordableif you actually compare it as well okay so over here what we’re going to do is just going toclick on add to cart now obviously you can get these ones if you want to that’s completely up toyou we’re going to click on add to cart over here and over here you can select the plan so igenerally recommend 12 months or more that way you’re able to lock in the discount becauseas you can see here once the initial discount is over then the plan renews at a higher rate rightso if you choose this one then it’s going to renew at a cheaper rate as well so that’s something toconsider so i’m going to just select 12 months for this tutorial now over here you just need toput in your email address so for example if you’re logged in already you can just connect it withgoogle okay so we’re just going to connect that okay so i’m going to log into my google account and then we’re going to scroll back down so youcan pay by credit card or paypal or even bitcoin so i’m just going to select paypaland we’re going to scroll down here you can also enter in a coupon code sogenerally that is the amount that you’re going to pay then you can enter the coupon code hogan chuaso hey ogan chua and that’s going to save you some money as well so it’s probably going to save youa little bit more if you get the 48 month plan as well so once you’ve actually checked everythingthen we can click on submit secure payments and then click on paypal checkout i’m going to login and just pay that okay so once the payment has gone through then you should reach this pageover here so we can just click on start now and over here if you have selected the plan whereyou can get the free domain then we can claim the free domain if you don’t have um that then youcan click on buyer domain and you can purchase the domain now if you have registered in like godaddyor namecheap then you need to select this option where you need to connect the domain with thehosting and hosting account all right so i’m just going to select this one over here and we’re goingto select our domain name so this is your website address so i’m creating a case study website soi’ll probably reveal my you know domain later but for now i’m just going to create and use sortof like a demo uh website so affiliate tutorial and 91 and then we’re going to select probably acom domain okay and we’re going to click on search so when you’re choosing a domain name um normallyit’s good to actually get a com extension because normally that’s a little bit more trustworthy umif you don’t know what to pick for your domain name generally don’t pick a domain name which islike product specific or like a year specific like 2021 reviews or whatever it is don’t pick thatone because then you know when it’s 2022 then you have to change your domain name and you don’twant to do that right so try to pick a domain name where it’s a little bit more generic andmaybe it doesn’t you know include a product name you can also go with your name as well which isalso a good idea once you actually done that then you can click continue so we’re going to clickon build a new website okay and we’re going to install wordpress so click on select and overhere we want to create a wordpress account so we’re going to put in our password so this is ourlogin credentials for wordpress so make sure you remember that your password click on continue andi’m just going to save that to my browser so over here you’ve got a bunch of different templatesbut we’re not going to be using a template so i’ll be showing you guys how to set it up step bystep so click on skip so over here you can select your website location so this is your websiteserver location so generally this is important if you’re building a local website you want tochoose a server location closest to your audience so i’m just going to go with north america forthis one and click on select and then finish setup okay so i’m just going to enter in just somebasic information over here and click on next step and yeah i’m just going to fill in my contactdetails and then we are going to finish the registration so over here we can click on managewordpress and that’s going to take us to our login sort of area for wordpress and if we click overhere it’s going to take us to the hostinger panel area so this is where you actually controlyour domains and hosting and whatever you need for your website over here is where uhyou’ve logged into wordpress okay so generally um if you want to log in again so i’m just gonnalog out so i want to show you guys how to log in so this is your wordpress login page now to arriveat this page again what we need to do is let’s say for example if we go to our homepage this is whatit currently looks like so we do need to edit it but if you want to log in to wordpress you needto type in forward slash wp admin and then enter so it’s always going to be your website name dotcom forward slash wp admin and that’s going to take you to the wordpress login page and whati recommend is just bookmarking it so once you bookmark it then just enter in your emailaddress and the password is set in before and then click on login okay so this is goingto be logged in to your wordpress dashboard area so we’re going to click over here okay to thedashboard area over here and what we want to do is we want to install the ssl certificate so asyou can see it says not secure now you want to have and make sure that your website has a lockicon like that so that means it’s secure okay so i’m just going to click on home over here and theni’m going to try and click on setup okay for the ssl certificate and we’re going to install on ournew domain over here install ssl now if you have any trouble you can contact the live chat supportand they’ll get back to you okay if you have any trouble installing ssl certificate and then wecan just click on close and if we go over here let’s refresh the page we’re going to take likea few seconds and that might actually log you out when you try to refresh the page because nowit is uh https enabled all right so you’re going to log in again and now you have the lock icon umall set up so before i actually get started with setting up wordpress you do have to also verifyyour email address that’s hosting is going to send you you have to verify your domain um so you needto click on the link in the email they sent you so just verify that and verify that then oncethat is done should be good to go so if you go back over here and click on domains on the topsomething that you might want to do is that you can click on the domain over here right and wecan scroll down now this is something that you might want to get so who is privacy this is goingto add an extra layer of sort of privacy with your information so for example if you actually sign upwith their domain so sometimes people can actually look up your domain informations which is goingto show your email address and also name now if you want to protect that information you canpay an extra five dollars a year to actually protect that okay so i might personally getthat as well it’s just basically there to stop people from emailing you because a lot ofpeople will actually email you like different uh marketing offers because i know that you’restarting a new business um and things like that okay so we’re going to set that up and ithink that should be pretty much good to go let’s go back over here okay so that should begood to go your whois privacy is added and also your domain has been verified so let’s go back toour dashboard and show you guys how to set it up so what i want to do now is i want to showyou guys around the wordpress dashboard uh sort of clean everything up a little bitbecause when you’re actually building a website with wordpress sometimes it can get a little bitcomplicated uh once you start adding some plugins once you start doing some things so what i want todo is show you guys how to use it and how to clear some stuff so that everything is nice and simpleso that you guys can focus on what matters most alright so here is the dashboard area so once youactually log in then this is what you’ll see right so on the front end this is what you’re going tosee on the front end now this is the 2021 theme so this is the default theme so we’llchange it later on so don’t worry about that and over here we can actually clearthese things we can dismiss it over here we can minimize it like that or we can click onscreen options and we can remove everything okay so once you add a few plugins it’s going to startsort of getting quite complicated so that’s why i want to clear everything up because we don’treally need it okay then the next step is we need to go to settings and go to permalinks so this isreally important for search engine optimization we want to change the permalink settings topost name okay so set it to this one over here so that the title of your post or the titleof your page is going to be included in the url right so you don’t want it to be like a randomnumber or you don’t want it to be something like that okay you want a clear and clean url structurefor your website so we’re going to click on save the next thing is we can go to post sowe can delete this one and just trash it let’s go to trash and we can delete thatpermanently and then go to pages and we can also delete the sample page just delete that andi’m also gonna just trash that one as well okay okay so that is done so next we’re gonna clickon plugins so with plugins plugins add extra functionality to your wordpress website just likeif you have apps on your phone for example like social media apps or you know any productivityapps and things like that plugins are the same but for wordpress websites so what i generallylike to do is i like to deactivate everything first because sometimes plugins can causeconflicts with your wordpress website um especially with older plugins and pluginsthat you haven’t updated and things like that so if you are using plugins and you’re not reallyactually actively using it for your wordpress website what i do recommend is deactivating anddeleting them because sometimes it can cause issues especially security issues and then causeyour website to be hacked and things like that so right now i’m just gonna deactivate it umall the plugins okay so you can you guys can actually delete the ones that you know don’tuse and things like that now if you have like a caching plugin for example lightspeed cache or wpfastest case or sg optimizer and things like that um you know when you’re buildinga website sometimes you might be making changes right now if the changes don’treflect on your website then what you probably need to do is try to clear the cache right onceyou clear the cache a cache is sort of like temporary storage right once you clear it thenit should actually update so generally when you have a caching plug-in they’ll have a a sort ofthing on the top over here okay so when you click over here you can purge the cache and deleteeverything okay so i’m just going to delete it deactivate it for now because when i’m buildingmy website i generally like to deactivate it so if you guys want to start you know wordpressfrom scratch and you want to reset everything especially if you have an existing wordpresswebsite and you know everything is just not working properly and things like that then youcan actually download a plugin called wp reset so you can click on add new and search for thisplugin and once you activate it it will actually allow you to reset wordpress back to the youknow default settings that you had when in the very very beginning so we can open the toolsover here and you can see what it deletes so it actually deletes like your comments your pagesand your post so if you do want to reset it then what you want to do is copy your content ontolike a word document and things like that and you can type in reset here and reset the websiteokay you can also create a snapshot as well so that is the basics now what we want to do is wewant to go and install a theme okay so to install a theme we can hover over appearance and clickon themes so the current theme that we’re using is the 2021 theme so this is the default sortof wordpress theme right so it sort of adds the appearance for your website so if we click on addnew over here then what you’re going to notice is thousands of different themes so a lot ofthese themes are free themes and you do have to upgrade later on to sort of enjoy a lot of thesedifferent features so what i’ve done is actually partnered up with themify to share with you guystheir most popular theme the themify ultra theme so this is a really really awesome theme becauseit allows you to control every aspect of your wordpress website so a lot of people might beusing other themes i think that is fine as well so really depends on your personal preference butpersonally this is what i use for my website and i like it because it has everything that you needright you can literally take control of the header the footer section you can change a lot of thethings without learning how to code so what i’ve done is i’ve included the download link in thedescription below in the youtube description so you can download that onto your computer and it’sgoing to look something like this over here okay demofi ultra dot zip and then you can go backover here go back over here and upload theme choose file and look for themifyultra.zip and openand install now so sometimes it might actually come in like a folder because i think if you’reusing like safari or something like that it might automatically unzip into a folder like that andyou don’t want to upload the folder so you want to right click and you want to compress it backinto the zip file okay before you upload it so let’s go back over here and once that isuploaded then we can actually activate it so you want to make sure you upload it asthemes so a lot of people actually upload it as a plugin and that’s not going to workall right because the sort of theme and the drag and drop builder is included in the themeitself right so everything in a whole package so if in the future you need to update your themeyou can go to hoganshua.com forward slash update and you can watch this video to showyou guys how to update your theme um in your wordpress dashboard area okay so i’llinclude the download links over here um and you can download it and you can update your themes aswell as the plugins that you might need as well okay so once that is done we’re going to clickon activate now if you do have any issues then you can email me at support hogantour.com or youcan drop a comment in the youtube comments area so here are the skins and demos so generally i juststick with the default one so i’m going to click on close on the top okay and let’s just close thatso if we actually refresh our page now it’s going to change the look of our website okay if youhover over here and turn on the builder it’s going to show builder is not available on this page soa lot of people don’t actually follow my videos and a lot of people have this problem wherethey say the builder is not available now this is because we haven’t created our pages yetso this is actually not a page right so we have to go and create our pages right now so if youhover on the top over here we can click on page right or you can click on post so let’s click onpage first and what we need to do is create our home page right so we’re going to add in a pagenow if we actually click on the three dots over here it might actually look like this okay so idon’t like this layout i like to have it like this okay so you can click on the three dots andyou can deselect the full screen mode okay so title it’s going to be home and click onpublish and publish again okay that’s going to take us to this url over here we can click atclick that to view the page so this is going to display as your website dot com forward slashhome so what we want to do is we want to make sure that this home page is just going to be oursort of default uh url okay so if we click over here we want it to be just like that okay soto do that we have to go back to the dashboard and settings i believe and then go to reading andthen set your homepage display to a static page and select home okay once you’ve selected thatthen we can click on save and that’s done okay so settings reading and then go to a static pageset it to home and then save changes so if we go back over here and if we click on the homepage then it’s just gonna be our url.com okay so the next thing what we’re going to do is add insome more pages so we can go back to our dashboard you can also add in pages like that or you can goback to dashboard and navigate to pages over here and you can control everything from here as wellso let’s click and add new so let’s just add in a few more pages so you can add as many pages asyou want so i’m going to add an about page and let’s publish that let’s add a new one so let’sadd maybe a blog page okay and publish publish that and then we’re going to add maybe like anaffiliate disclaimer page so click on page again okay and publish and publish that again so thatshould be done so let’s go back to our home page all right so we’ve got our pages listed overhere so what we want to do is we want to change the menu okay so i’m going to show you guyshow to arrange the menu the top navigation menu and also how to add in pages on thebottom if you do want to do that as well so let’s go and arrange our menu and we can dothat by going to customize and then we can click on back and then let’s click on menus let’s clickon create new menu so this one’s going to be top nav for top navigation and for the menu locationwe want to set it to the main nav which is the top over here okay if you want to add a menufor the footer we need to click on footer navigation so let’s click that there click onnext now what you’re going to notice is that it has three dots over here and that is actuallythe mobile menu so what you can do is actually go and click on the top over here and try tozoom out if you browse a little bit and that should display okay so we need to add in the itemsfirst so let’s add an item let’s add in our blog page and maybe our about page like that and thenwe can just rearrange it by dragging and dropping okay so let’s click on publish and then that’sgoing to display so what if you want to create like a drop down menu so a drop down menu is likeif you hover over here it’s going to drop down so we can do that by just indenting it so clickit and drag it and sort of put it below the about okay so that’s gonna be like a let’s publishthat and if we actually refresh that let’s just open that in a new tab to show you what thatlooks like okay so when you hover over that it’s gonna drop down like that okay so you don’t haveto do that now but i just wanted to show you guys how to actually do that so let’s go over thereand then we want to select automatically add new pages to the menu so when you create a newpage it’s going to automatically add it to the menu so you can rearrange it and it youcan delete it anytime that you guys want okay let’s publish that and let’s go back over hereand we can create a new menu so it could be like a footer menu and then we can select footernavigation and click on next and then we can add item and then we can add affiliate disclaimer orwhichever page that you want to put on the bottom click on publish and then that’s going to addyour page like that okay so let’s click on close once that is finished okay so the next step is iwant to show you guys how to change this and how to delete this home title and also this sectionover here so if we click on turn on builder then it should turn on the builder and we can startediting our page but this title over here is in our way as well as this sidebar so i’ll show youguys how to customize that let’s click on close okay so let’s go back over to dashboard andthen let’s go to themify ultra themify settings okay so this is where you can actually controlyour layout of your themify website okay so let’s go to the default layouts and let’s go todefault page layout all right so for the default page layout what we want to do is we want toremove the title and remove the sidebar on here so let’s go there let’s go and hide it and let’schange the sidebar to no sidebar and then save it and then if we refresh it then that’s going todelete okay so that’s also going to change the layouts of the header and footer so what we wantto do is let’s go to theme settings over here let’s go to theme appearance so let’s make surewe have this one selected and let’s click on save and then let’s refresh that okay so thatif that doesn’t change then it might be the cache so what i want to do is actually go overhere to the let’s go to themifybuilder okay go to tools and i’m going to regenerate the css filesokay so hopefully that is going to all right so that’s pretty much good to go so summarizing how ifixed it is i went back to themify settings uh the themify builder and then you can go to tools okayand then regenerate the css files sometimes you might need to delete the cache as well and thingslike that and i also deleted the browser caching as well and then it should be pretty much good togo so sometimes you might you know encounter these issues whenever you’re building like a wordpresswebsite or um you know any type of website you’re gonna encounter issues so this is one of themost common issues so i did want to include it in the video so that you guys can sort ofsolve it for yourself so let’s go back over here um let’s go to theme settings okay and what i wantto do is i want to exclude the tagline okay and let’s just exclude that over there and you canplay around with the different settings um the basic display settings for your footer as welluh you can update that so let’s go and save it and then let’s go over here let’srefresh it and that’s gonna disappear okay so i might just hide the search bar as wellas this one over here okay so let’s go over here let’s hide the footer logo and i’m alsogoing to go down to where is it okay for the text okay and i’m gonna hide for the texttoo and then click on save and then refresh it and then that is pretty much good to go right soyou can also change the footer design the layout as well this is the default one so i want tochange it to the footer block let’s click on save now hopefully this one’s going to save okay sothat is pretty much good to go so what we can do now is click on customize on the top over here nowif you don’t see the bar then what i do recommend is refreshing the page then you should be able tosee it and then what you want to do is navigate to theme of our options it should automaticallyredirect you here and then click on site logo and tagline site logo and then here you can changethe site title so i’m just going to name it logo so i just want to keep everything as simple aspossible now if you do want to add in a logo image you can select this tab over here and i’ve alsogot a video where i show you guys how to make a free logo and fab icon using canva so canva is areally awesome tool um i’ll show you exactly how to use it and create a logo as well as your fabicon which is the little icon on the top over here so let’s go over here and you can also justyou know choose a font and just use that as your logo because you don’t really need toworry too much about your logo at this time what you do want to focus on is your content sojust keep it nice and simple for now you can also change the site tagline so we can change it tolike for example ultimate resource for youtube creators so this should be like basically youknow telling people what your site is about and you know who it is for who is it helpingand things like that so for me i’m creating a website that’s going to help youtube creators youknow make money online and also you know get more subscribers and views so i’m just calling anultimate resource for youtube creators for now so i probably will change it later on but ithink that is pretty good for now so we’re going to minimize it and click on publish soto add your fab icon you can click on back and then we can click on site identity clickon that and select site icon select files and then we’re going to upload the picture okay sothis one over here a png so so once that is done click on select and then that should be publishand that should be done right so it should be five one twelve by five one twelve and you can followthis video too and i’ll show you guys how to make the fav icon and things like that okayso once that is done then we can close it and then you should have your fav icon on the topand you can see the title as well as the site tag line has changed so let’s go ahead and show youguys how to use the builder so you can turn on the builder now if you don’t see this builder iconlike it might say it’s not available on this page now that’s because you haven’t followed the videouh make sure you skip back a little bit and i’ll leave the timestamp in the description where ishow you guys how to add in pages and set your home page and things like that so over here isyour panel area where you have all the different modules which you can add and drop in so we canalso click it and we can move it like that or you can drag it on the left as well so i preferon the left so what we want to do is we want to create like a hero image hero image sectionum for your website so what we can do is hover over here okay so this is the row okay so let’sadd the styling and add in a background so then we’re going to add an image right so for yourbackground image we’re going to click on plus upload files select files and then here i’m goingto upload a hero image so i’m going to try and upload maybe this one okay and click on open andthis is the size of our image so it’s around 1900 by 1200 pixels approximately and it’s less than500 kilobytes so you generally want to keep it you know around 500 kilobytes or less um otherwiseyour website is going to load slowly because that’s gonna uh the image size is really big allright so generally keep it around 500 and insert file image like that and then here for yourbackground image we can set it to full cover okay and then what we want to do is we want tomake sure that goes all the way across so hover over the row again and then hover over the gearicon and let’s do that again and for the row width select full width right that’s going to adjustit so the row is going to go all the way across right so the next thing that we can do iswe can click on done all right now if you want to hover over here you can actually seesome purple and what we can do is actually add spacing or padding to that okay so we’re goingto drag it and let’s just try and do maybe 150 for now okay so we can adjust it lateron okay hover over here and you can see that purple highlight again so drag it and dropit down to around 150 so try and keep it even like that okay that should be good all rightnow let’s add in a text module so over here drag in a text so i’m just going to call it maybeultimate creators resource so you sort of want to just tell you know people what this websiteis about let’s change it to heading one okay so when you’re actually using heading ones andheading twos and things like that try to keep it only uh one heading one per page right so thisis for search engine purposes you don’t want to have multiple heading ones for your page becausegoogle is going to use that as a sort of on-page seo ranking factor okay so only use one headingone and the rest can be like heading two or three or four or anything that you guys want okay soonce you have that then we can also align the text into the middle so to do that we can click onstyling tab over here and then for the font we can just click on text align to the middle and thenwe can also change the color like that’s all right and then we could also go to the tab over heregeneral and then click on heading heading 1 and then we can set the font size here specificallyfor heading one okay so i’ll show you guys how to set it universally later on we can changeit to any size so i’m going to change it to 5 em maybe that’s a little bit too big so let’s justchange to maybe four yeah four is okay for now okay and then click on done so the next thing thati want to do is make sure that text sort of pops a little bit and for that we can actually click onit again let’s click over here let’s go to font and let’s try and add some text shadow okay so i’mgoing to add one one and maybe blur set it to five and then take shadow let’s set that toblack i might drop the opacity down to 0.5 okay so that’s going to make sure that text popsout a little bit by adding a text shadow you can also hover over here styling and then go to rowoverlay and then we can change this to black right and then drop the opacity down to like 10okay so it’s gonna make the image a little bit darker and that just uh sort of enhances the textin the middle a little bit right so once you’re done click on done and then that is done so iforgot to actually mention uh where to get your images from now if you don’t have images of yourown you can go to your website called unsplash.com and you can find really nice images here foryour website so you can search for like creator or creating or something like that umthey’ve got a ton of really nice images like this one over here uh this one over here youwant to try and look for an image which is like uh horizontal rather than a vertical right because weneed the we need it for our hero image and we want to make sure that when we put text over it thenthe text still looks good okay so you want to make sure you pick the right image that’s really reallyimportant because otherwise it won’t be visible okay so you can find images over here you can alsouse adobe stock dot com i think and you can search for images over here now this is paid but i thinkthe quality of images is really good and probably a lot more unique as well okay so you can use thatand when you actually download the image you can click into the image and we can download it forfree generally you want to click on the drop down and you can download it as a medium size okayotherwise if you download it as the original it’s going to be too too large and the file sizeis going to be too big okay let’s go over here and what we could do is we can also drag in anothertext module okay so this is like a sub headline um i’m not sure what i want to put in hereyet so i might just do like sub headline subheading okay and let’s just click on saveand what we could do is hover over here again click on styling and we can go to font andwe can align everything into the middle like that and we can also change the color sobasically when we do that it’s going to adjust everything within the row okay so if we changethe font size over here to maybe i think 20 i think that should be okay let’s click on saveand we can click on this um text module over here styling and click on margin and we’re gonna minusthe margin so minus 10 okay that’s going to move it up so what margin does is it’s basicallyi’m going to adjust the spacing outside the blue box right let’s say do let’s say we do minus20 it’s going to do that right so the padding is if we click on that it’s going to adjustthe spacing within that blue box right so if we do let’s say we do a hundred okay so that’sgoing to adjust the spacing within that blue box right like that that’s the padding so let’s justdelete that the margin over here okay let’s do 100 so it’s going to adjust the spacing outside thatblue box so we just want it a little bit so like a little bit closer like that and save and then thenext thing that i want to do is add in a button okay so drag it below there and then we can changethe button text so we could do like start here so i don’t have anything to link at the momentso generally what i do is i link it to maybe like a start now page or maybe my blog page imight do that so we can right click over here copy link address okay okay so just paste inyour url into that just like that and you can link them to any page later on i just want toshow you guys how to use it you can also change the shape of the button to this one okay sothat one might look good or maybe this one let’s just change it a little bit um the buttonis quite large we can also change the color black one we can change it to red you know itreally depends on your color scheme so i’ll show you guys how i choose the color scheme ina second so let’s just click on transparent for now and let’s go to styling button link backgroundokay so this is where you can actually change the color like that and you can change it to any colorthat you want right so for me when i pick my color scheme i generally just do it on miller note rightso i choose the colors beforehand before i sort of build my website i sort of take inspiration fromother websites and what you can do is you can download a chrome extension it’s called i thinkfull screen capture and you can capture um like entire pages and you can get a lot of inspirationwhen you’re building your website later okay and if you don’t know which color to chooseyou can go to adobe adobe color just google it and then we can go over here and then we cango to extract theme so you can find an image on unsplash right so search for an image thatyou like and for example let’s go landscape and let’s say you like this image overhere we can download it onto our computer or you like maybe this one over hereor this one we can go back over here to adobe and we can drop that image inover here and that’s going to create a nice sort of color scheme right you can also change thedifferent moods as well like that which i think is really really nice and then what you could do isjust copy the color code and you can put it into miller note and then that way when you actuallybuild your website you can use the same colors throughout your entire website and that justensures everything is professional so that’s how professionals actually design and you knowedit the colors uh for their website that’s why it looks so good um so yeah so that’s what ihighly recommend and then also choosing some neutral colors as well which you can use foryour website so generally use these colors when you don’t know which color to actually use solet’s go back over here so let’s just say for example i like i’ve picked this color scheme overhere okay so this orange i really like this orange and this is going to be like my accent colorso i picked like a green sort of color scheme and then i’m going to use this orange um sparinglyon my website so maybe i can use it on my button so let’s click over here styling and just pastethat in like that’s and then we can click on hover and then i go to over here let’s just paste thisone in as well copy come back and paste that in and that’s looking great right so i might changethe size of that button a little bit so let’s just it’s too big i think um 16 i think that looks okayokay so i might edit it later but let’s just keep it nice and simple for now save it and close itall right so that is a very very simple uh layout so what you’re going to notice is a gap overhere and it’s not going to stretch across so what we need to do is go to edit page andthen what we’re going to do is make sure that stretches all the way across uh to the leftand that space on the top is actually gone so let’s scroll down to the themify custom panelokay click on the drop down and that’s going to appear and then for the content width you want toselect full width so it goes all the way across okay and update so let’s click on viewpage you can click on view page over here or click on permalink and that’sgoing to take you to that page as well all right so that is looking great so before weget started to add content onto our website and also display that content i do want to show youguys some essential things which is for example your affiliate disclaimer which i recommendadding in so you can just simply turn on the builder and add in your text module and dropin your affiliate disclosure so for example it could be like some of these links on this websiteare affiliate links this means if you purchase through those links we may receive a commission sothis doesn’t incur any cost to you in some cases you may receive a discount so these commissionshelp support the content for our website so you could have something like that for youraffiliate disclosure so this is like a ftc requirement and you can also add it onto your blogpost as well which i recommend and i’ll show you guys how to do that later so you can simply justadd that in and then you should be good to go then you can create like a simple about page rightso about page is going to build some trust with your audience so you can tell them you know whatthis website is about who does it intend to help why do you create it and where to actually findyou okay so then next you might want to display some social media icons down here so we’re goingto go back to our dashboard section and i’ll show you how to quickly add that in so themify ultrathemify settings and then we can go to social links and here is where you can just paste yourprofile urls right so for example twitter so i’m just going to paste that in to show you quicklyhow that works you can also change the color but i just like to keep it as default facebook we’regoing to copy that and let’s paste that in here and then youtube as well so you can copy youryour youtube channel over here and let’s say if you have instagram okay i’m just gonna pastethat in let’s just change this to instagram like that’s and then insert iconand then i’m gonna click on font awesome and then i’m gonna try and typein insta grab okay so this one over here and then that should be added in okay soyou can also add in additional ones as well then we can click on save and now before weactually exit out of here we need to actually display it so we need to go to appearance andwidgets so let’s go to appearance and widgets and then what we need to do is look for themeof five social links over here so can drop this widget onto any widget over here so we’re going todrop it on the footer social widget section okay and then we’re going to open link in a new windowokay so generally i like to open links in a new window if it’s an external link a link that isnot on your website okay because you want people to stick on your website you don’t want them toyou know leave so we’re going to click on save and you can add it to your sidebarsection later as well for your blog but i’m just going to leave it as isokay so let’s go back to our homepage and then you should have your social linkslike that and that’s looking pretty good okay so another thing i want to show you is ifyou click on about if we turn on the builder okay so if we go to the widgets over here wecan drop it below so we can select themify social widgets as well like that and that shoulddisplay as well okay so i’m going to open link in a new tab and for the color i’m going toclick on styling and then we’re going to see i think that should be a link so we’re going tochange the link color to maybe like a dark gray something like yeah i think that should be finemaybe the same color so yeah same color as a text sort of thing okay that looks pretty good let’sclick on done okay so you can do that as well you can also go to blocks so these are sort ofpre-created blocks which you can drag and drop in um to help you with the layout design of yourwebsite as well so i do have a full tutorial on showing you guys step by step of how to actuallycreate the website and how to use the builder and all the different functions onit because for this video i just wanted to focus mostly on actuallygetting you guys results let’s go to the uh let’s go layouts over here load layout andyou can also load different layouts as well which have been designed so for example if you want toload this about a layout then you can do that as well okay and then all you need to do is clickinto the modules and edit the text and change images as well as the colors then you should begood to go so let’s click on close let’s say that let’s close this over here next thing that isreally important and really crucial to understand is that we want to make sure that our websiteis always mobile responsive so if we resize the screen just by dragging it in you’re going to seethat image is not looking that great right and the text is not looking that great it should be alot more responsive than that okay so to make it more responsive we can turn on the builderand what we can do is we can set the styling for the mobile devices only or tablet devices ortablet landscape so right now we’re on the desktop version so we can click on mobile alright andwhat we can do is we can either display that image on the top or on the bottom so to do that we canhover over the row and we can set it to this one over here okay so to change it like that or wecould try and put it below that so we can do something like this okay right to left and that’sgoing to display like that so i think that is perfect right now um obviously your image is notgoing to be that big on mobile because right now it’s displaying quite large but that is fine thenwhat we could do is make sure that on tablet it’s looking great as well so we could do the samething or we could also change it to something different as well so for example what we could dois let’s say for example we for tablet landscape okay maybe we don’t want to have thisimage display at all so you can hover over here and click on visibility and thenwe can hide it for specific devices as well okay so you can also do something like forexample we can also duplicate it like this and then what we could do is click visibilityfor this one and we can hide it from mobile and what we could do for this one is we canclick on visibility display it for mobile only and then go to image and we can ultimatelysort of change that image if we want to so for example we could do like let’s go ahead and uploadanother image so maybe this one over here open so let’s go and insert file url okay so what it’sgoing to do is click on done let’s click on mobile and then okay so that should click on that onelet’s go to visibility so on mobile it should hide okay let’s click on done save it and close itokay so now if we uh resize the screen like that then that’s going to edit and change the imagefor mobile devices only okay so that’s really important to know because sometimes you might needto use that so what you want to do is whenever you build a new layout for a page or anything likethat you always want to make sure that you have a mobile responsive website so you always wantto check it like that and if it doesn’t look good then you can always edit it okay so we canalso click on turn on builder and we can also set a specific size for the text or the buttonsfor mobile devices only so for example okay we’ll click on the mobile device over here click on textand then we can click on styling we can go to the heading one font heading one and we can changeit so we can change it to like let’s say three okay so make it a little bit smaller so thisis going to only change for mobile devices only if we click back onto the desktop version thenwhat you’re going to notice is that it goes back to that specific size so you can go back overhere and that changes right so you can even change the color and you can edit it however you likespecific for mobile devices only okay click on done save and let’s close that okay so we’ve gotthe basics for our website done so right now what we need to do is we need to focus in on creatingcontent for our website okay so this is going to be the most important part for your affiliatemarketing business and your affiliate marketing website so think of content sort of like food fora restaurant so with a restaurant like everything could be bad but if the food is amazing then itstill could be super busy so that’s how important content is for your website so right now we dowant to just have a very very simple layout now a lot of people you know focus in on you know tryto create the perfect website before they actually create content so the most important thing is tohave content so that people come to our website first we make some sales then we can alwaysadjust it as we go because we don’t have much stuff on our website then we can’t really createmuch of a layout anyway so what we want to do is for our content creation you want to make surethat you’ve done your keyword research from before okay so what we’ve done is i’ve determinedthat i want to target tubebuddy review for my page so if we actually go to tubebuddy review over herewhat you’re going to notice is if you actually do like a quotation search basically we’re competingagainst 7000 other websites right so we want to make sure that our website is ranking on pagenumber one because generally if it’s not ranking on page number one then people aren’t really goingto you know click on page number two and three and four and things like that now ideally we dowant to have a website ranking number one two or three right so there are thousands of differentranking factors for your website but the main two factors is going to be like the relevanceand the quality of content and also the number of backlinks for your website so what i mean bybacklinks is let’s say for example on this forbes article and if you read the article you’llnotice that they have different links to other pages as well so if we click on a link okayand that’s going to redirect to entrepreneur.com and this article over here so this is a backlinkfrom forbes to entrepreneur so generally the more links that you have to your website the higheryou’re gonna rank on google right provided that your content is good right so each link to yourwebsite is sort of like a vote of popularity so the more votes then the higher that you canrank so not all votes are sort of um equal so if you’re getting a link from forbes.com whichis a you know highly trusted website that gets millions of visitors each month then it’s goingto be different if you get a link from a a newer website so to actually get links to your websitewe need to have the best content possible because if we don’t have the best content then there’s noreason why people are going to actually link to us in the first place right so what we need to focusin now is creating great content so i’m going to walk you through exactly step by step how toactually do that so there are a few key elements of great content so number one which is probablygoing to be the most important one is that your content should match the searches intent okay sowhat i mean by that is what is the user what is the searcher trying to find like the informationright you want to provide the information that they’re looking for so for example if we arecreating content about tubebuddy review for that keyword then your content should be a review abouttubebuddy right it should talk about exactly what it is you know who uses the product is it goodor not the different plans and pricing do you actually recommend it so i know that it soundslike very very straightforward and sounds kind of stupid that you you wouldn’t do that in in thefirst place but when i first created uh my website like eight years ago i was creating a website formaxi dresses right so what i found was that okay maxi dresses was very very low competition andit had like over 100 000 um searches per month right so what i thought i would do is thatmaybe i could actually target this keyword because it’s low competition and no one else isactually doing it so the thing is i created a website and i wanted to link them to amazon rightso that could make an amazon affiliate commission right but the thing is if you actually type inmax addresses what you’re going to notice is that all of these websites over here are sortof product uh pages or product categories so people are actually looking for you know a reale-commerce website and they want to browse all the dresses and they want to you know purchase thedresses okay so they don’t really want to read a sort of blog post about maxi dresses andthen click an affiliate link to direct them to another website to purchase the product right theywant a real e-commerce website that they trust and then they can browse the product and purchasethe product right so that’s the search’s intent okay so you’ll always want to make sure that youcreate content that matches the searches intent so for example if for example you might you mightwant to create a review about tubebuddy okay but then you might think okay this doesn’t actuallyget too many searches and you know it’s easy but yeah it’s not going to get too many searches sowhat you want to try and do is maybe you wanted to try and just target tubebuddy okay so this onemight be medium difficulty but as you can see the global volume is quite high so a lot of peopleare searching for it but if you actually go and type in tubebuddy over here then if you actuallyscroll and look at the top 10 results there’s no sort of um you know blog content about tubebuddyright it’s all like for example uh the actual website the actual chrome extension um tubebuddy’syoutube channel the app store and things like that so people aren’t really looking for a articleabout tubebuddy right if you know what i mean so if you actually target this keyword then you’reprobably not going to rank for it on page number one okay because people are looking for theexact product so before you actually create content for a specific keyword or key phrasealways do a google search for that keyword and look at the top 10 results and see you know whattype of content they’ve actually created okay so many times you don’t have to try and reinvent thewheel uh you do want to provide you know better content but you don’t want to have it like too faroff what is currently ranking okay because that’s generally what people are actually looking for inthe first place right so don’t try to change it up too much you just want to create something that’sa lot better a lot more unique and then you want to get back links to your website and that’s justthe basics of it okay so the next thing is also equally important is that you want to createunique content so you never want to copy other people’s content especially if you’re copying likethe whole entire article you don’t want to copy and paste right that’s not going to work you’regoing to make sure that content is unique and not a duplicate because the thing is like there’s noreason why google is going to rank your website if it’s the same content as another website rightthat will just be spammy okay so that’s very very important that you don’t want to copy um hugechunks of other people’s websites now yes you can copy like maybe like a small quote and things likethat um but you definitely don’t want to copy like the entire article okay so number three uh youwant to provide real insight and real experience so a lot of people when they’re creating aaffiliate marketing website they are just you know copying the the features and talkingabout the features but they’re not sharing their real experience and real insight okay so i thinkyou know 2021 and moving forward a lot of websites that actually just copy the features and just talkabout that without actually trying the product is gonna fail right because most people whenthey’re starting an affiliate marketing business they wanna do the least amount of possibleso if you actually have real insight and real experience it’s going to help protect yourcontent from from other competitors as well okay and number four you want to have goodunderstanding of the topic or the product so you want to make sure you do your researchum you know really thoroughly now if you don’t have the product you want to make sure you do asmuch research as possible if you don’t understand the topic then you want to find out and fullyunderstand it before you write about it so if you look at all the top websites all the top youtubersyou know they have a good understanding of what they’re talking about okay so that’s really reallyimportant if you don’t understand you have to learn that’s just the truth you know there’s noway around it so if you do understand the topic then that’s awesome okay you’re gonna have a headstart but if you don’t then you have to learn more about it number five you want to try and includekeywords from your keyword research naturally within your content so for example if we are doingthe tubebuddy review okay so what you can do is you can look at the top result or the top threeresults and you can click into the keywords right um that they’re actually ranking for for thatpage and what you’re going to notice is that um it’s also ranking for other keywords as well solike what is tubebuddy um is truebody safe how to use tubebuddy so these are some of the things thatpeople are searching for and some of the questions that people want to want answered okay so ifyou actually include that content within your review content then it’s going to be amazing rightbecause that’s exactly what people are looking for so that’s why it’s really important to look atthe keyword research and look at all the keywords and try to create maybe different subheadingsfrom it as well so for example you could have tubebuddy pricing and then you couldhave like content about is tubebuddy free how to use it and things like that withinyour content and that’s really going to help your your content stand out okay because you’recovering everything uh that people are looking for right so number six you want to provideanswers to what people are actually searching for on google or youtube or on the forum so thisis similar to number five um if you actually do a a search for the keyword so generally thereis a section like this like people also ask so you can include this within your content andwhat you can also do is scroll down to the bottom part and you can see other you know searchesthat people do as well and what you can also do is you can actually search up different forumsi think like reddit forums and things like that you can see what people are asking and alsogo to youtube and watch the uh videos on the actual review on the product and then you candiscuss the concerns that people actually have so number seven you want to make sure that yourcontent is thorough and complete try to cover the entire uh topic really thoroughly okay try tocreate the best thing possible that you can okay your content is your product number eightyou want to make sure it’s well formatted so for example you don’t want like a huge chunk oftext you want to make sure you break it down into different subheadings and make sure it’s veryvery easy to digest okay so people don’t like reading like huge chunks of text and you knowif people see that then they’re going to click off your website and then that’s going to givegoogle a negative signal for your website because people are clicking off your website right sogoogle is going to take that into consideration in ranking your content as well number nine you wantto include supporting images and also screenshots videos and maybe quotes and references tosort of enhance your content a little bit right because people don’t want to read just abunch of text they want to look at some images and you know make it more interesting for themand make it easier for them to actually read again okay so that’s really reallyimportant number 10 you want to include not just the good but also the bad as well likeif you’re writing a review don’t just write all the good points you should also write some badpoints as well that just adds some credibility to to what you’re saying okay so if people see thatyou’re just you know writing all the good stuff then you know people aren’t going to trust you sopeople aren’t going to read all your content and things like that so you don’t just want to be likeokay this product is absolutely amazing and you have no downsides whatsoever then i don’t thinkthat’s very very good right but then on the other hand you do want to have like if there is somebad points sometimes it’s not necessarily bad uh for everyone so for me i used to like really likeif i if i don’t like a product then i would say like okay i don’t like it but the thing is likethere’s different types of users so let’s say for example you’re creating content about tubebuddyright you’re writing a review so the users of tubebuddy there there are different types of usersfor example you might have an 18 year old who has a gaming channel but then you might have like a36 year old who has a business channel so everyone is sort of different so you have to try and uhthink about you know their needs right you have to think about okay is this product good for themmaybe it’s not good for you maybe you should get this product you have to try and think of it likethat okay because sometimes one product might be good for one person one product might be bad foranother so for example if uh let’s say for example uh i like bmws right but then someone might notlike bmw because of xyz maybe you recommend like a you know a different car maybe like a japanesecar or something like that because of x y and z okay so there’s not necessarily uh just likebad all the way and not necessarily good all the way so having both you know addressing bothpoints is going to help with your credibility and also help people make the right decision as wellokay so those are just some of the key elements of creating great content so what i want todiscuss right now is the content creation process so i want to help you guys break down everythingstep by step day by day so that you guys can have like an action plan of creating content becausei know that you know creating content might be quite scary but honestly it’s not as hard if youbreak it down step by step day by day right if you try to do everything one day you’re going toget completely overwhelmed and you’re probably not going to take any action and if you really wantto succeed with affiliate marketing it’s about actually producing content and taking actionright so day number one you can focus on keyword and competition research so you can use ahrefsto do keyword research and you can look through all the different websites and you know researchthe different keywords that you can target as well and you can use a miller note to jot down all yourideas and brainstorm you know find out you know what they’re doing well what they’re not doingwell you know what can you improve on and things like that or any other information that you mightneed right because you might have a lot of things in your head so it’s really good to actually justwrite that down and then you can come back to it later on so then what you could do for day twois you could do product research and also testing of the products so depending on the product anddepending on the competition it may take longer for the testing and things like that itmay take a week or might take two weeks it really depends on what type of product that youwant to promote as well okay because you want to gain as much product knowledge as possible thatway the content that you create is going to be really good all right so day three you can startwriting you know your titles your introduction your different subheadings and you can also createyour featured image right so what i recommend is writing all your content in google docs firstbecause that way you have it saved right you don’t really want to write directly on wordpress becauseit’s not as easy to sort of edit your content there okay so you want to have your content readyin google doc and then you want to transfer it once it’s all done okay so you can write out yourtitle um and then you can also get your affiliate links as well so generally um you should apply tojoin the affiliate program by now so most of the time when you join the affiliate program it’sgoing to be like an in-house affiliate program and you can just get the affiliate link directlyfrom the dashboard area sometimes the uh affiliate program might be like a affiliate network that youhave to join and then it does take like a day or two to get approved once you get approved then getthe affiliate link and then you can paste it into here okay so what i also like to do is i liketo write out you know who is reading this post okay because that’s going to give me a very cleardirection of you know who am i writing for so you can also write out your introduction and then youcan also write out all the different subheadings so you don’t have to write everything right nowbut you can write out the different subheadings based on your keyword research and then onceyou’ve done that then you can create your blog post featured image so your blog post featuredimage is like the image like this right you got your blog post and then you need image that’sgoing to display on your blog right so you can either create it on canva.com or you could hiresomeone on fiverr to actually do it for you so you can search blog featured image and you canhire someone and think it starts from like five bucks or something like that five to ten dollarsfor your blog post featured image and then you can get that done okay so that’s probably going totake you know 24 hours or 48 hours to get it done and then once you’ve done that day four you canjust focus in on writing so just filling out you know all the subheadings that you have writtenright and you can just focus in on writing so when you’re writing just pretend you’re writingto a friend right don’t over complicate it i know a lot of people might be scared you might belike thinking you know i’m not a good writer but at the end of the day we’re just writing ouropinion okay so don’t try to over complicate it just focus on writing and over time you’ll getbetter at it okay when you first start out you might not be the best um it’s just gonna taketime just like if you were to learn tennis so you’re not going to be the best tennis playerovernight okay you’re not going to create the best chocolate cake overnight so you have to keepon practicing and over time you’ll get good at it all right and then the next day you can just focuson editing that content making sure everything is well formatted and everything makes sense and youknow write out your conclusion and things like that and check all your work right and then daysix you can focus in on adding different images screenshots uh videos or different quotes andyou know references for your article okay so to add some more sort of depth into it okay soif you want to screenshot things then what i recommend is going to getcloudapp.com so this isa really awesome tool that’s going to help you screenshot anything that you need and you can alsorecord uh short videos and also gif files as well so for example we click here we can captureit okay just like that selecting the area and then that’s going to capture againthat’s going to upload directly to the server and then you can use this to draw like arrows okayso you can also change the color to the color that you selected for your color palette earlier youcan also blur things out as well so for example like that okay so you can play around with thedifferent settings and once you’re done click on share and then that’s going to upload okay sothen you can paste in the url so you can share this with a friend especially if you’re workingwith other people this is a really really awesome tool okay so you can download that onto yourcomputer okay so what i recommend is creating like a special folder with all your images so when itcomes to images you always want to make sure that you sort of uh optimize images so it’s not thebiggest file size you want to make sure that the image is not too big otherwise your website’sgoing to load slowly right so this is another sort of ranking factor as well um the user experiencefactor right so with your website you want to make sure that it is loading quickly and a big part ofthat is if you have too many images it’s going to load slowly so what you always want to do is makesure you use photoshop and either crop your images to a smaller size and you always want to use thejpeg file okay unless you need a logo then you might need a png okay so let’s say for examplewe got the image let’s just save that image okay so let’s just download that all right so whati recommend is naming your images appropriately so that might be uh let’s say you know a specificfeature okay of tubebuddy okay so feature one all right because this is going to be for searchengine purposes as well right so i’ll talk about that a little bit later then you want to go tophoto okay or you can use photoshop or any other tool that you guys use and then we can let’s gograb that image and then we can drop that in okay and then over here we’re gonna scrolldown to resize and let’s just resize it to i think one thousand and you wanna make sure thisis selected so that way when you change it the uh the height also changes okay click on apply andthen export okay so you probably need to log in okay and then we can save it as normal qualityso generally that should be enough and download it okay let’s save it right so if we compare thefile size if we look at the file size over here uh so we’ve saved it as a png and that one isabout 107 kilobytes this one over here is about half that size okay so that’s gonna ensure thatyour website loads quickly otherwise if you have too many images then it’s gonna be super slowokay so that’s a really important thing as well that you have to note then day seven thenyou can focus on adding the actual content that you’ve written onto wordpress so this is thenext step that i actually show you and then i’ll show you guys how to optimize it for the searchengines okay so let’s get into that right now so once you finish writing all your content and alsogetting ready all your images ready to actually upload onto your website then hopefully you knowadding that content to our website won’t be as hard so with your images i’ve basically croppedit to around 1000 pixels in width and they’re all in jpeg format already right and the totalfile size for the whole entire folder is around two megabytes okay so generally you probablydon’t want your page size to be more than three megabytes three to four megabytes if it’s thatsize then you’ll need to have a really really uh powerful web hosting server for example cloudhosting otherwise your website’s going to load slow what we’re going to do is add in our contentso we can hover over here and click on add post or we can go to our dashboard area and we can go tothe post over here okay and then click on add new so let’s click on that okay so now if you don’tsee the dashboard the left hand panel and also the top tab then we can click on the three dotson the right hand side and we can deselect the full screen mode okay so generally i keep itlike this it’s just a lot easier for me so we’ve got our content ready so then all we needto do is just copy and paste basically so copy and then just paste in your title scrolling downand we’re going to add in a new category so this one is going to be reviews okay so if you havecomparison it might be comparison if you have some other category for example like how to or tutorialor news just write in your specific category and add new and then make sure that is selectedthen we can go to tags this is going to be tubebuddy and then we’re going to do commatubebuddy review and then we might do youtube growth tool something like that and thenfor our featured image so you should have created a featured image previouslyso we’re going to click on that and then upload files select files and thenwe’re going to upload our featured image so i personally got the featured image done onfiverr.com so you can either get that done or you can just use canva or photoshop depending on whatyou guys use so the file size for the image is 1280 by 720 pixels so we’re going to set that inand set featured image so once we have done that then over here we can click on discussion and ifyou want to you know allow comments or not allow comments you can disable it here as well if youscroll down to themify custom panel over here you can actually set the specific layout for that blogpost right so you can do this later uh we’re going to leave it as is right for right now okay but ijust wanted to show you guys that you can do that then the next step we can click on publish okayand then we can also uh select this if you don’t want to click on publish twice right so you candeselect it and then every time you click on publish then it’s published so over here we cancheck our url is this the url that you want okay so basically what we can do is close this andi want to edit that url a little bit because it is a bit too long so i want to keep it try tokeep it as short as possible so tubebuddy review let’s do this okay so let’s just delete that okaywe’re going to keep it as tubebuddy review and then we’re going to update that so just tryto keep your url structure uh nice and clean uh you don’t want to have like 2021 because thenyou know in 2022 then your url will be outdated so you don’t really want to change your urlstoo often because it’s going to hurt your search engine rankings unless you sort of do somethinglike redirection but you know that’s another thing that you need to do what you want to do is makesure everything is done right when you just start out okay so once you’ve done that then let’s checkeverything that looks so good let’s update it and we can navigate by clicking on v post or wecan just click on the url like that okay so this is our blog post so what i want to show you nowis how to add in the content for example the text images videos and your links then i’ll show youguys how to style it so change the layout and also change the colors to your branding okay so whatwe can do is first of all turn on the builder on the top or you can turn it on over here andthen on the left we’ve got the modules again so generally you know there’s quite a lot of modulesbut you don’t really need to use all of these so most of the time i just use like the text modulevideo module and the image module so over here is where we can actually put in our content so forexample let’s say for example we want to add this content over here which is our introduction wecan just copy it from google docs and then i’m going to drag in the text module and drop it andthen i’m going to paste it and match style okay so that is the introduction and then what i’m goingto do is do the next part so what is tubebody so let’s just copy that and then go over here so whati’m going to do is i’m going to click on done and then add another text module and then i can put inthe title so what is tubebuddy now this is really important so we want to change it to heading twoor you could change it to heading three or four but don’t change it to heading one so generallyfor each blog post and each page you should only have one heading one and that’s going to be yourtitle okay so this is for search engine purposes so for now i think i might just do it as headingthree okay that looks okay let’s click on save and then let’s go ahead and paste in our contentso copy come back over here so we can just add it in that same module as well so paste andmatch style or you could just add in a new text module as well so sometimes i think that looksokay so what we’re going to do after is going to add like a content section and it’s going toscroll to each of the different sections as well so here if you want to add an image all rightso let’s add in our image so we can drag in the image module just below that and then what i wantto do is click on upload files select files and i want to upload all the images that i’m going toupload for this post so that way i don’t have to upload it individually again so we’re goingto select all our images except the uh this one which we’ve added in before and then what we coulddo is just click on open okay so that’s going to upload all our images that we need so that way wedon’t have to you know keep on uploading images everything is very very streamlined so the imagethat i want to pick is let’s find it i think it’s this one okay so this one over here let’s doinsert file url and that’s going to insert our image so we can also add in an alt tag overhere okay so this is maybe you know what is true buddy so what a alt tag does is that you canput in like you know the description of the image so by default google doesn’t really understandyou know what your image is about so if you add an alt tag it’s going to give an idea of youknow what that image represents so then when google actually scans the content on your websitethen they know okay this website is talking about tubebuddy and things like that let’s click on doneand then that is done so then the next section is let’s add this in over here copy it so this shouldbe fairly simple so what we’re going to do is i’m going to keep on adding in that content so we’regoing to add it in like that so as you can see over here it’s probably too close so what i likeabout themify is that you can actually hover over here and you can drag it like that so i’m goingto drag it and maybe do 20 pixels or maybe 25 okay so let’s say if i do 25 then you know inthe future then all of it will be 25 as well so that’s going to keep everything consistentand we can click on that and we can also align it into the middle like that as well you can alsogo to styling and you can adjust it here as well so they’re both pretty much the same thing so wecan click on done so next i’m going to show you guys how to add in the next sections and i wantto show you guys up to i think up to pros and cons because i do want to show you guys how tostyle this section as well so let’s quickly add in the rest so let’s just grab all of thismaybe let’s just grab that one first copy let’s go back over here we can also duplicatethe text modules like that if you want to so then we can just paste it in uh this onewe’re going to reduce that size that spacing and then we can also bold our text like thisokay then the next section is going to be getting started with tubebuddy so what we want todo is we want to sort of add like a calls action um near the start of our blog post which is goingto include our affiliate link so then people can click on their link and then if they do purchasethe product then we can get a commission right so generally we don’t want to have our affiliatelinks like at the end of a blog post we want to have it within you know the blog post maybe threeto five times so this one let’s just copy that let’s come back over here and let’s justduplicate that post again let’s click on that and then let’s just paste that in thatmatch style let’s change this to heading three again then the next section is going to beavailable on so let’s just try and copy that copy this and paste that in let’s grab anothertext module put that below there paste that in okay so sometimes the format b might be off so weneed to try to reformat it ourselves a little bit so what we can do to display this text iswe can go to styling and then we can go to multi columns and set the column to two okayso that’s going to be like something like that so actually what we’re going to do is i’mactually going to click on this and maybe just let’s just remove that one oops delete that click on that one and let’s click enter pastethat in change that to bold okay so sometimes you do have to play around with it and fix it okayso to try to make everything look nice so let’s go back over here we’re gonna add in a button so i’llshow you how to do that let’s click on done let’s go ahead and drop a button module just below hereand then we can change the button text so install for free and then here we can put in our affiliatelink so i’ll show you guys how to cloak your affiliate link a little bit later right now i’mjust going to you know put the actual affiliate link so an example of an affiliate link which iscloaked is something like this so we’re on the food rangers blog and if you hover over the buttonover here get tubebuddy now you’re gonna see the forward slash tubebuddy on the bottomleft okay so that is an example so that just sort of cleans up your affiliatelinks so sometimes when you do get affiliate links uh from the affiliate program it maybe like a very very long link okay it does look kind of messy and people might not want toclick it so sometimes a lot of blogs and a lot of youtubers actually cloak it like this and i’llshow you guys how to do that a little bit later so we’re just gonna copy and paste that infor now and we can edit that later so okay so for the link we just paste that in okayso when people click on that link it’s going to redirect to tubebuddy so what we could dois probably just arrange it into the middle so right now i’m just going to leave it as isand i’ll show you guys how to change the colors later when we style everything so i might justadd a little bit of spacing right now maybe 20 25 i think that looks okay let’s go back over hereokay let’s add in the rest of that let’s copy this and then click on done let’s dragin another text module below that’s paste that in add some padding alignit to the middle come back over here so let’s get this done let’s copy this actuallyi’m going to try and copy the whole bit just copy that and then let’s go ahead drag in anothertext module below that and then paste that in who uses tubebuddy change that to heading threeokay so if we want to sort of link a text so for example i’m going to click on this and let’scopy that link okay so if you want to add a link in wordpress and the editor so we could justhighlight the text okay and click on insert link and then we could just paste that in so generallywhat i do is click on link options and i paste it in like that and then because this is linking tosomeone else’s external link then i want to open link in a new tab because generally i want to keeppeople on my website if it’s like a link within my own website then i’ll just do it without this addlink and then you can do it for the rest of these ones so that’s just the basics of it now you canalso add affiliate links like that as well okay so i’m not going to show you like each and everyone you’re going to have to do that yourself so let’s go back over here let’s add this one in copythat and let’s see let’s just add the whole thing done drop in a text module let’s paste that inchange this to maybe heading oops that’s not good ctrl z okay maybe hit enterlet’s change it to heading three and then what we need to do is let’stry to format that properly like that okay um let’s just leave that right now let’s goback over here okay and then maybe i might have another text so get started with the tubebuddymaybe that might not be a button though so let’s click on that and then just have it likethat paste that in let’s move it to the middle and then if we want to copy theaffiliate link again just copy that paste that in so everything that i’m showingyou now is like the actual work that you need to do to become successful with making a affiliatemarketing website right so there’s so many videos on youtube that just show you like you knowjust like the concept of it but you actually have to do the work right so this is part of thework um and yeah it’s just all everything that you need to know so let’s go down over here andlet’s add in the pros and cons so if you want to display your pros and cons so we can displayit in a few ways so let’s go back over here so what i’m gonna do actually is add a new rowokay something like that and then i’m going to separate it into two columns okay two columnslike that one on the left one on the right let’s do a text module again pastethat in and then we’re gonna copy that like that and then we can comeback over here let’s paste that in okay let’s change that to heading three oopslet’s drop a space first change that to heading three or maybe try heading two maybe headingthree actually so then we can go back over here copy that and then we can just duplicatethat one drop that one over click this in select all and maybe just paste the matchstyle oops that’s not good uh let’s just delete that first paste and match styleclick on enter changes to heading three save it let’s click on this and okay so for therest of this stuff uh you can pretty much do that yourself so the next thing that i want to show younow is how to actually style your blog post so i’m going to add in a bit more content and then i’llshow you guys how to style it and make it look really really nice okay so i’ve added in some morecontent so what i want to show you now is how to add in like a content section something like thisover here where people can actually click on it and it can scroll down to the different sectionsso this is going to add to the user experience of your blog post and your website so let’s goback over here and then let’s turn on our builder so this is actually really simple to add so wecan actually drop in let’s say a text module let’s say we want to drop it over here oops let’smove it back okay so just above what is tubebuddy so over here we can label this contentlet’s change it to heading 4 like that and then what we want to do is we want tolook back at our article and we can start adding in sort of all the different uhsections so for example what is tubebuddy so for example copy that and then we can startadding all the different sections in manually and maybe who uses it like that and then we coulddo the next section which is going to be let’s say okay so pros and cons so or maybe getting uh wait wait a second i think we’re missingsomething uh what is shoebody pros and cons pros and cons enter so i’m just going to quicklyadd all these in okay so you can add your content section in as well and then i’ll show you guyshow to style it properly and link it to the different sections so right now i’ve just addedin everything like that okay so it’s all in one column so as you can see on the right hand sidethere’s a lot of space over here so what we can actually do is i think we need to fix this textover here first so let’s click on enter so what we could do is click on styling okay and thengo to multi columns and set the column to two so sometimes you can set it to three depending onhow you want to display it i think that is okay as well so i might just put it as two though okay sowhat we want to do is we want to add a background color so as you can see over here we’ve got nicebackground color so what we want to do is go back to our miller note and if you have your colorpalette selected then we could just copy the color code okay come back over here go to backgroundand we’re going to paste in the color like that all right so what i like to do is i click on itokay i’m going to drop the opacity down to let’s say 0.0.1 or 0.15 maybe like that and then what wecould do is actually i’m going to put 0.1 for now and then we could go and go to border and thenpaste in the color on the left okay so paste in the color there and then we’re going to setit to four so as you can see it’s a bit too close to the edges so what we want to do is addsome padding so let’s click on padding on here so padding is just space so i could just drag itand move it in like that so i can try maybe 20. so as you can see it’s a bit uneven so maybe whatwe could do is make sure we adjust it a little bit let’s see so we’re going to deselect thisfor the bottom i’m going to change it to maybe 10 okay so i think that looks a little bit betteror maybe even 5 something like that so everything looks really really nice now so how do youactually link the different sections to each of the different sections over here so what youcan do is you can link it two ways so for example if we want to link it to this section over herewe can let’s set in the uh link id first so let’s click into the text module edit and thenfor the id name we’re gonna label it what is and then we’re gonna copy it to our clipboardlet’s click over here again and then select this text okay we’re gonna paste in this so we’regonna type in hash first and then paste it in and then we’re gonna click on applyokay so that’s gonna add a link so if people click on it thenit’s going to scroll down to the this section over here hopefully so let’sclick on save and we’re going to close it okay let’s scroll down a little bit click overthere and as you can see it’s going to scroll to this module over here so if we actually clickit it’s going to scroll past the title area so what we want to do is actually scroll it to theto the row okay so we can turn on the builder so if we actually zoom out then what you’re goingto notice is that all this content is in one row okay so over here when you hover over it asyou can see this purple that’s the second row so this is actually in one row so what i want to dois scroll to the very bottom and i’m going to add a new row like this and then what i’m going todo is i’m going to click it and drag it up okay so hold on to it click it drag it up to the verytop and i sort of want to separate it into two different rows like that okay so i’m going to dragthis content over here drag this one over here on the top okay so now it’s in number one row andthen number two over here so i’m also going to add a little bit of spacing on the top like thatso maybe 25 so instead of linking it to the text module i want to let’s just cut this and clickon done i want to link it to the row so we’re going to hover over here row options and set therow anchor to whoops let’s row options and paste that in so that’s going to set in the location tothe row let’s click on save and we can close that so as you can see it’s going to scroll down to therow so if we click on that okay and that’s going to look really good so what you can actually dois you can make it scroll down to either the text module or the row so sometimes if we actually turnon the builder let’s say we want to scroll it to the summary section okay so we don’t actuallyhave a summary here so let’s just do maybe summary and then we can set the link summarylike that’s and then we can scroll down and we can actually scroll it to the sort of thetext module above so we can scroll like this and then label this summary click on done save it andthen close it so if we click on it like that then it’s going to scroll sort of like that okay whichis okay as well so you can do it both ways scroll it to the row or scroll it to the text moduleso what you can do is you can individually uh do it for each one okay so what i want to showyou now is how to actually change the link color so as you can see the link color is red andyou know that’s not part of my color scheme that i’ve actually set in here so what i’m goingto try and do is maybe change the colors of this copy that okay let’s go ahead and go over herecustomize and i’m going to try and change the color uh universally okay so that means i don’thave to change it you know for each individual module so let’s click on let’s go to body andbody link okay let’s paste in the module like that okay so as you can see that color is really reallynice okay so everything looks you know blends in really well with my color scheme so that is thatthen we can click on publish and then for the link hover what we can do is we can also set it to thisone so dark green okay and we can paste that in like that so when people hover over it it’slike this dark green okay so you can adjust it a little bit as well so maybe sometimesi actually just take this color over here okay so we can actually go to a website calledzero to 255 and we can paste in the color over here click on next and then what we could do isit’s going to give us shades of the same color so what i like to do is pick maybe two to threeshades darker for the link hover okay so this is like a web design okay so you know you’relearning a bit of everything here and it’s honestly what you actually need uh to know so youneed to know you know a little bit about keyword research a little bit about building your websitea little bit about design and everything like that so as you can see it just makes it a little bitdarker it’s very very subtle but it looks very really nice click on publish and while i’m herei’m actually going to change the color scheme for the entire website as well so we’re going to startfrom the top okay so for the headings let’s click on okay so that is the main navigationso over here menu link okay let’s just select the green color okay so it didn’t actuallysave yet because i need to exit out of it perhaps so it’s gonna copy that paste that in oops thatis actually the background color put it into here like that um i think that looks okay ish okay sowe can actually keep it like that or we could just do perhaps just for the menu link hover and wecould do something like that right so it hovers like that color so i’m actually going to go backover here and make sure this one is saved as well and then click on publish then if you’re scrollingdown as you can see you can see the back to top button so what we’re going to do is we’re goingto change that back to top button color so let’s go to advanced and then scroll down to footerand then look for back to top button okay for the color we’re going to select this one okaythe dark oops that’s not the one that i want so we want that for the background color and thenwe want to change that to white something like that okay so that looks really really nice so youcan either pick like an orange color which is also part of my color scheme up to you right so justtry and keep everything consistent as possible um i think that is looking pretty decent okaylet’s click on publish so what i want to do is maybe i want to change the footer colorokay so what we could do is go to footer wrap let’s go to background color and maybe selectthat color like that okay and then what i can do is i’m going to change the the link color withinthere so let’s put a font change that to white and then for the link color for thelink let’s change that to white again okay so that looks really reallynice we’re going to click on publish and yeah so that’s basically how you actuallychange the colors on your website so you can control each of the different sections over hereso let’s close that for a second let’s go to our blog okay so as you can see we can’t actually seeour blog post yet so what we need to do is turn on the builder and actually display our blog postso what we could do is click on the post over here and drag it in like that and now you can actuallysee the blog post right so we can actually change you know how we want to display it like that andthen what we could do is click on save and then what we can do is i’m going to actually changethat hover color as well so let’s click on close and let’s click into that first okay so i wantto change that hover color let’s go to customize okay so i want to click on post and thenthat’s going to be the post title over here for the post title hover we’re going to changeit to the green so maybe the dark green perhaps uh whoops that’s the background color okaythat should be the font color like that okay so it may be something like that and then for thepost title we can also align it into the middle like that looks quite nice and then for thepost date we can also change that as well so let’s minimize all that and let’s go to post datewe can also change the background color of that so for me i don’t really want this rounded versionof it so i’ll show you guys how to change it so what else do we need to change so let’s scrolldown to the bottom okay so over here how do you change the color over here so we can go to formsand then this is going to be the form button and then for the background let’s just change itto the green like that and then maybe the hover color let’s change it to the dark green okay sothat’s going to look really really nice and subtle okay everything is consistent on our websitethen we can actually click on publish and then let’s go and click on close so i want to change this okay to an inline sortof uh date so let’s go back to our dashboard so let’s open up in a new tab let’sgo to themify ultra themify settings and then over here we can go to default layoutsdefault single post layout and then what we could do here is we can either hide the post date if youwant to or change it to inline text click on save and then we can refresh it and then it lookssomething like that okay so it’s really really awesome this theme that’s why i highly recommendit because you can literally create any type of website any type of theme that you want rightso customizable otherwise if you you know pick a theme then sometimes you want to changesomething and you can’t really change the thing you need to change the entire theme right sothat’s why this theme is so good so over here this is the meta description now you can definitelyhide it if you want to so for example we could hide you know the author save it and let’s closeit and then that’s going to disappear like that um you can also hide you know the differentsections like categories and tags like that as well maybe i just might keep it but what i wantto do is probably move it into the middle and i would probably want to let’s say maybe let’slet’s just not hide that one okay and then we’re going to click on save okay so what i want to dois change my name though because right now it’s just my email so let’s go to users over here clickon edits and then i’m gonna set my name so hogan chua and then display publicly as maybe hoganor who can chew it doesn’t really matter okay and then here you can also change and you setyour password as well let’s click on update let’s go back over here and refresh okay so that’sgoing to be like my name uh the category and the tags so let’s just go to customize againmove that into the middle scroll down to post and this is going to be the postmetal okay move that into the middle and hopefully that is good to go so whatwe’re going to do now is i want to show you guys how to style something which is reallyimportant so let’s close that and close it now if we go to some websites as you can see withthe image you’ve got like a nice little border on that image it just makes everything very veryprofessional and just polished so how do you actually achieve that so we can go back over herewe can do that as well so turn on the builder so we can do it two ways we can clickon the image module and we could do like let’s say boarded like that but the borderis a little bit thin to be honest we could also do drop shadow if you want to displaylike that or we could just go to styling and then what we could do is wecould add a border so click on border and then we could do all so over here what wecould do is use a light gray so something like something like that should be alright and thenhere we can set in the thickness which is three pixels okay then you got like a nice borderlike that so that looks really really cool uh it could be like four pixels it really dependson what you want i think that looks pretty good let’s go over here maybe let’s drop it downa little bit so maybe something like that and then i’m just just going to add that to my colorpalette as well so i can use it whenever i need so once you’re done click on done okay so how doyou actually add it to the other images right so you don’t really want to add it individuallybecause that’s going to take too long so what you can do is you can right click and we can copyokay so that’s going to copy the styling so let’s go to the different images on your website rightclick and then we’re going to paste paste styling okay so as you can see it’s applied alreadyto this image and we can scroll down and we could right click again and then we could dopaste styling and then you know and so on okay so that’s going to make it look really really coollet’s zoom out okay so that’s what it actually looks like okay so uh make sure you zoom out ofyour layout and make sure like all your spacing is all you know all good okay so you can just playaround with the spacing like that and let’s say for example we want to add you know some socialmedia sharing links so let’s drag the social share and we drag it below that or something like thatand then we could do you know facebook twitter uh maybe linkedin and then we could do let’ssay squared and then we could do styling and then we could move it into the middle hopefullylike that let’s decrease the spacing actually let’s zoom back in so i think that looks not too bad we can alsochange the color if you want to uh i think that is going to be the icon and then we could dobackground color and then we could do something like that green or maybe dark green okay sothat really depends on what you want really i think that looks not too bad actually uh yeah sothat really depends on what you want okay and then what you could do is you can also add the socialsharing on the bottom of your page as well just duplicate it zoom out and then we can click on itand then we could drag it anywhere that we want okay so we could drag it onto the bottom of ourblog post like that and we can also rearrange it to maybe something like that so i’m justgoing to leave it as is i’m going to delete that okay let’s click on save oops what didi actually delete we can also undo over here okay let’s save it and then we can close it sobefore i actually show you guys how to customize the sidebar section i sort of want to show youguys uh we’re going to change the button over here okay so we’re going to add some like callsactions within our blog post and we need to change the color so we can click into the button moduleand we can change the color over here but you got limited options right so i’m going to selecttransparent and then let’s go to styling let’s go to button link background so i’m not going toselect green for this one i want to select the color that stands out a little bit which is maybethe orange okay so i’m going to use something that stands out now you can use red or dependingon what you want okay so let’s paste that in okay so that’s going to stand out a bit moreso then the next thing is the link color we’re going to change that to white okay and thenfor the hover color let’s just change it to a darker orange copy that’s and then we can pastethat in okay then what we could do is make sure we add that to a color palette same thing for thisone add that in okay and then here get started with tubebuddy so we could change this link coloras well manually so let’s go to styling go to link and then for the link color change it like thatand then for the hover we can change it like that okay so then we could also make it a littlebit bigger so like heading two or maybe not maybe heading yeah maybe add heading four orheading three okay something like that so you can rearrange it um and then we could make it lessbold maybe yep something like that and save it okay so the next section i want to show you guyshow to configure your sidebar section so you could add like a image and you could add likean advertisement a banner ad also an affiliate link and then also show your categoriesand fully customize the section over here so let’s click on save and let’s closeso to edit your sidebar we need to go to the dashboard area we can also just go towidgets uh directly so this is going to take us to the appearance and widget section rightso what we want to do is we want to edit the i think this one sidebar section okay so forthe recent post uh we’re going to delete it recent comments we’re going to delete that aswell let’s navigate over here to see what i want to show so i might include like a profile image ora little bit about us uh really depends i think it adds some extra trust uh for your content as wellso let’s just drag in a image module from here let’s add an image and maybe let’s add thisone over here that’s okay insert that in there save it click on done and then we could add ina text as well so over here so about me and then you could write a little bit about yourself okayso i’m just going to grab some dummy text for now copy that and paste that in okay so you can use itand you can bold it you can also link it as well so save click on done now if you want to addlet’s say a affiliate link so for example uh we could add a banner so i’ll show you guyshow to add a banner so for your banner there’s actually two ways of doing it so sometimes theaffiliate program might actually give you a sort of custom html that you can add in so for examplefor the amazon associates uh we can actually click over here and we’re gonna go and click on buildlink and then over here right it’s got the html for that product so it’s gonna include the imageas well as your affiliate link all tied together with the shop now button and things like that oryou could click on the image only and you could also paste that in so this is the html so we cancopy it all right and then we can go over here and then we could drop in custom html and thenpaste that in like that and click on save okay so or you can just do it manually so for exampleif you have your own image so for example drop it below add image and upload files select filesand then let’s just add in the tubebuddy logo okay and then we could add to widget likethat and then over here we can just put in our affiliate link manually so for example okay we’regoing to grab our affiliate link so copy that and then come back over hereand then we just paste that in and save click on done so now we can actually goback over here and let’s see if we can refresh it so here’s got an image about me andthen you’ve got your amazon link okay so that’s the html that you’ve addedin and then this is the tubebuddy one that you’ve added in manually okay so both ofthese if we click on it it’s going to link and it’s going to take you over here the otherone is going to take you to tubebuddy okay so yeah so for that one actually what i want to do isi probably want to open that in a new tab if i can let’s see edit image advanced options okaylet’s open that in a new tab update and save okay let’s go back over here let’s refresh that and then let’s click that okay that’s goingto open a new tab so that’s what we want okay so that is pretty much it for your sidebar umwe can also add in like categories as well so for example uh where is it categories over herewe could drop that in below okay and then you could arrange it okay so you can click on doneyou could also do like the most popular post so for example i think this one featured post okayso drop that in like that and you can also set the thumbnail size so for the thumbnail it’s going tobe 128 by 720 okay 72 sorry and then we could do uh display the post thumbnail uh you could also uhnot display it so we can relabel like most popular and then we could save it and then let’s see whatthat looks like okay let’s refresh it and then that looks like like that okay so you could dothat as well we can also remove the post thumbnail done refresh it okay so this is something thatyou can play around uh with yourself so you’re not going to break anything so you can just rearrangeit and you can play around with the different uh widgets and display it okay so part number six i’mgoing to be going through on-page search engine optimization as well as off-page optimizationso this part is really really important because it’s going to help us rank our website on googleright we want to make sure that on our website it is fully optimized so that when google scans ourwebsite then they know exactly what our website is about and it has all the best settings so we’regoing to go through that and then i’ll go through off page optimization which is basically gettingbacklinks to your website so generally the more backlinks you have on your website the higherthat your website is going to rank so i’m going to go through that in detail a little bit laterso what we’re going to do now is we’re going to install a plugin called yoast seo so we’re goingto go to dashboard so this is a plugin that is basically going to help us optimize our websiteon our page so when we hover over plugins over here click on add new and we’re going to searchfor yoast and click on enter so it should be this one over here yoast seo by team yoast and ithas over 5 million active installations installed so once that is installed then we need to makesure we activate it just by clicking on activate and it should show the little icon on top so thenext thing we need to do is click on post and we want to make sure that all our posts and pages arewell optimized okay so if it’s like your affiliate disclaimer page or your about page you mightnot really need to sort of optimize it that much because you’re not really trying to rank that ongoogle right so if it’s like a review post and you want to make affiliate commissions from it thenyou want to make sure that it is fully optimized right so we can click on edits so on the righthand side yoast will actually show up like that you can also click back onto the gear icon todisplay the old uh display panel okay so what i generally like to do is just scroll down to thevery bottom and you’ve also got the yoast panel um down here as well okay so scroll down to thebottom of the post and navigate over here so the first thing you’ll need to do is put in a focuskey phrase so this is going to be the keyword that you want to target for your page or yourpost so for example it’s going to be tubebuddy review so what yoast basically does it’s goingto take that keyword and it’s going to scan the content on your page and it’s going to provide usof a simple checklist to follow so if we actually click on seo analysis then you can see some of theproblems and the things that we’ve also done well okay already and it’s going to provideus a simple checklist that we just follow step by step to make sure our page is welloptimized for this specific key phrase over here okay so i’m just going to go through each of thedifferent settings that you should have optimized so the most important thing is you want to makesure that your focus keyphrase is in your title so for most of you it should already be your posttitle already so if you don’t have your keyword in there you want to make sure you have your keywordin there and try to keep it at the front of your title as well okay so tubebuddy review and thenyou could have you know what is it and should you use it or anything like that after that okaybecause this is going to be really important if you know someone searches tubebuddy review andthey look at your title and don’t have it within you know your title then they’re probably notgoing to click into that okay so that’s going to be a really really important factor so thenext thing that you want to do is if you want to edit manually you can do that as well justby navigating to seo title and deleting that and just typing that in so two body review andthen you could do is it’s really worth your money okay so you want to make sure your title is alsoum has your keyword but it’s also like enticing for someone to actually click into okay so forme i’m just going to have it as the default one so i’m going to put the variable in thereand it’s going to take it from my post title and add it there okay so for your meta descriptionby default it’s going to just take a random snippet of a piece of content on your websiteand include it in your meta description so this is uh the description over here okay so we can goover here and we can type in a meta description that we want okay so we could do like in thistubebuddy review will be taking an in-depth look at all the features and benefits and then maybe like does it really gets you moreviews find out here something like that okay so with your uh meta description i generally try toinclude the the keyword in there as well okay it’s one of the checklist items over here as well umbut if you can’t include it naturally then you don’t have to right so with these different thingsum besides the sort of the the title uh here like sometimes if you don’t get it 100 thenit’s okay right you don’t need to like have everything 100 optimized so if you have like80 of them like you know green then it should be pretty much good to go okay so here we canactually just look through the different things and just fix it okay so as you can see i alreadyhave a lot of these green now mainly because i’ve done this a lot of times and actually you knowwhen i’m creating content then i’m really aware of it and i’ll try to actually do it already solet’s say for example you want to fix something then let’s say for example this one your keyphrasedoes not appear in the first paragraph then you can actually fix it okay sometimes you might nothave any outbound links which is like linking outside your own website and internal links whichis in linking uh within your own website you might not have it so i’ll show you guys how to fix thatand for example the image alt attributes okay so you can just work through this yourself as welli’m gonna click on update and then i’m gonna click on view post okay so just turn your builder and ifyou want to fix something it’s fairly easy let’s just say for example you want to add you know yourkeyword within the first paragraph just click into the first paragraph and try to include it withinthe content naturally right you don’t want to just like squeeze it in anywhere you want to make surethat the sentence actually makes sense okay so if you can’t do it then don’t do it right so if youwant to add let’s say for example um the the the link so an external link um outbound link thenlet’s say for example we can link misinformation click on the link over here click on link optionsand then you can put in your url over here and link it up okay so most of the time foroutbound links or external links i’m going to open it in a new tab mainly because i want to keeppeople on my own website and then we can click on add link now if you want to add an internal linklet’s say for example you have another article about youtube growth and how to grow yourchannel so maybe i can link you know this keyword to that page so people can click into it and theycan read about that content so it also has to make sense right it has to be relevant before you linkanything so you can click over here click on that and then over here we can just search forour content so for example if you have you know the content and you know the titleyou can just type in the title so let’s say for example we’re going to link it to our about pageright then we can actually just click it like that and it’s gonna link up okay so for an internallink a link on our own website i’m gonna just link it as is without opening in a new tab okay and addlink like that okay so the other thing is for the image alt tags so if we click into an image thatwe’ve added you can add the alt tag over here so by default when google actually scans your websiteand they look at images they can’t really read you know what that image is about so that’s why youknow all tags are important um it basically gives like a little description on the image so thatwhen they read the alt tag then they know you know what that image is about all right so you canadd your alt tag over here okay and click on done so those are just the basics uh that you need todo so once you’ve done it you can just save it and you can click back to the back end of that postokay and then you can scroll down and you can try and work through you know the differentother things that need to be fixed as well okay so as you can see it says your key phrasedoes not appear to be in the first paragraph um but if we actually go to our page overhere you’ll notice that you know it does include it within our first paragraph actuallyright same thing over here okay that should be the first paragraph i think it might actually bebecause we’ve got content on the right hand side and for some reason you know yoast seo might bereading that and they can’t actually see they read this content over here okay so don’t worry aboutit if you can’t do it as long as you know you’ve included it over here then what really matters isthat google just scans the sort of the back end of your website and they’ll know that it’s actuallyincluded there okay so yoast seo is just like a checklist tool it’s not like a tool that tellsgoogle you know uh where uh your keyword actually is right so it’s just basically there to actuallyjust help you right so if we go back over here then you can go through each of these uh differentthings and fix it once you’re done just click on update so the next thing that we want to do iswe want to click on plugins and want to install a google site kit so what we want to do is connectour website with google analytics and also the google search console so basically if you actuallysearch our website right now so we take the url and let’s type in our url over here just pastethat in let’s type site and colon hit on enter so what we want to do is try and index ourwebsite okay so what we need to do is install our google search console and add our websiteover there okay so if we go back over here okay so we’re going to click on add new and then we’regoing to search for google site kit hit on enter and then we’re going to install this right soit’s going to help us connect google analytics and also the search console really really easilyso with google analytics you’re able to track how many visitors are coming to your website andwhat they’re actually doing on your website how long they’re staying so basically once youactually have that information then you can figure out how you can actually improve yourcontent and your website and things like that by looking at the statistics okay soonce that is installed click on activate so what you also want to do is makesure to actually log into your gmail or your google account and once you’ve donethat then we can just click on start setup and then we can just sign in with google andthen i’m going to select my gmail accounts just allow that and allow thatscroll down and allow that okay so now it just needs to verify ownershipof your website and that’s going to add they’re going to add a html code with the actual pluginso click on proceed and then click on allow and then we can add the site and then thatis done okay so go to my dashboard okay so it’s connected with google search console sothe next thing i want to connect is google analytics right so it’s going to trackyour visitors so click and connect service and select your accounts and select your accountsjust allow that and then allow okay so it’s going to create a new account for us and our account isgoing to be maybe just affiliate tutorial so this should be your uh basically your website name oryour company name okay this is the website and you can set in your country and time zoneand create account let’s select that one allow so he’s gonna select my countryhere australia accept the terms of service and then accept go to my dashboard okay so that is pretty much done right so that’sgonna start gathering the analytics data once you know you have a few visitors coming onto yourwebsite so let’s say for example uh what we could do is we can search for the page so our page istubebuddy oops tubebuddy review and then we can click into that and view data and that’s goingto give us you know how many visitors are coming to your website uh how long they’re staying foryou know are they clicking on other uh pieces of content on your website or they are they justleaving okay so once you do have visitors then it’s going to show over here and then you canstart looking at the data and you know optimizing your website and making it better improving itand things like that so the other thing that we want to do is we want to submit a sitemap fileso basically this is going to help google better understand how to crawl our website and you knowwhen we when we publish new content then hopefully it’s going to index our pages a lot quicker aswell so this is really important so we can go back over here and what we can do is go to yoastright so ghost over here click on general tab go to features and then for the xml sitemap we canclick on the uh question mark okay and then see the xml sitemap and it’s going to redirect us overhere okay so we could just copy this url just the last part of it okay so sitemap index.xml rightjust copy that and you should receive an email and you can also just click on submit a sitemap oryou can just go and search google search console and login okay so it’s going to click on starthere and we can navigate to sitemaps on the left okay and then just paste in the url okay so ourwebsite sitemap over there submit okay let’s click on got it that should be good to go so let’sgo back over here and that is pretty much it for your on-page search engine optimization somake sure you optimize all the posts and pages that you want to rank uh rank for okay so for theother pages which aren’t as important like you’re about affiliate disclaimer you don’t really haveto optimize those ones okay so the next thing i want to talk about is your off-page seo whichis basically getting backlinks to your website so backlinks act like a vote for your website andgenerally the more backlinks you have so the more sort of popular your website is and the highergoogle actually rank your pages and your website okay so what i want to talk about now is offpage seo which stands for off-page search engine optimization so it’s everything that we do off ourwebsite and that basically means getting backlinks to our website right so i want to explain a littlebit about what backlinks are first so for example um in this article in neil patel’s blog inhis article within here there’s links right so if you click on that link then it’s linking toanother website and that is basically a backlink now generally the more backlinks that you haveto your website so for example we have a lot of backlinks to our website over here that meansthat it tells google that our website is popular and therefore it should rank it higher okay sothat’s the general sort of idea behind backlinks so we need to have good on page optimization sowe need to have good content and make sure that it is fully optimized so that when google scansour website that it knows what we’re talking about then it needs some backlinks to tell googlethat okay our website is more popular than other websites so it’s also really important tonote that not all backlinks are created equal and each backlink have sort of different weightsto them and how much they’re actually worth and how much they’ll actually increase your rankingby right so one of the factors is the sort of domain authority of a website so if you wereto actually get a link from neil patel’s blog which is a very very authoritative website with alot of trust and it also has a lot of traffic as well then it’s going to be worth a lot morethan if you were to get a link from a less established website and another factor is thelocation of the link so if the link is within the content itself just like this then it’s goingto be worth more than if the link is coming from like the footer section it’s like a sort of like aprofile link that you get from your facebook page basically links which are harder to actuallyobtain which is links within the content it’s going to be worth more than links which are easierto obtain so for example if you were to get a link from maybe like a blog comment then it’s goingto be worth less okay so that’s really really important to note as well as the relevance ofthe blog they’re actually getting the link from so if you were sort of a blog talking aboutyoutube and youtube marketing and how to make money on youtube and you’re getting a link frommaybe a blog that talks about dogs it’s not going to be worth as much and there’s also two differenttypes of links as well so there is the do follow link and also the nofollow link so basically themain difference is that the do follow link will actually pass that link juice that voting powerto your website to increase your ranking directly right whereas a nofollow link it doesn’t pass thatlink juice so google actually implemented this uh years and years ago back when a lot of peoplewere actually doing sort of blog commenting and spamming blogs with their links so what googledecided to do was implement the no follow link tag so for example if we right click this blockcomment link and click on inspect then what you’re going to notice it’s going to show anofollow tag right so the no flow tag means that it doesn’t pass any link juice to the websiteand it doesn’t directly impact the rankings of the website okay so this is not to say thatit’s not important at all because it is sort of important for a natural backlinking profile aswell as leaving blog comments is sort of going to help you get some referral traffic back to yourwebsite especially if it’s a high traffic blog and it’s also going to build a relationshipwith the blog owner as well which is really really important in terms of our backlinkingstrategy that we’re going to employ later so what i want to go through now is a specificbacklinking strategy for an affiliate marketing website so this is really important becausethere’s so many different strategies out there of getting backlinks but what we’re going to dois we want to have a process and have a strategy specific for a new website so for our affiliatemarketing website we’re going to be implementing a three-step strategy to building backlinks forit so one of the best ways to actually build backlinks is through guest posting on differentblogs and websites so what that basically means is that we’re writing an article for another websiteright so for example on this forbes website over here this is an article written by erica rightso she’s a brand contributor from deloitte and she’s written this article about productivityand within the article she’s linked back to the deloitte’s uh article okay so that’s getting abacklink through a guest post so this is one of the best ways to actually get a backlink becauseit is also a contextual link it’s a do follow link and it’s also a relevant link that drives trafficback to your own website as well so this is a really sort of powerful link that is going to helpsort of increase your rankings for your website so before we actually go ahead and you know do guestposts and things like that we do need to do step number one and two so before we can actually uh doguest posting we need to build a very very solid foundation and we also need to build relationshipsand things like that that’s why we need to do step one and two before we can actually go ahead andyou know find different blogs and websites and ask if they accept any posts and things like thatright because with guest posting we are basically contacting another website owner and asking themcan we submit our article on their website so what we want to do first of all is to sort of buildour own portfolio first to actually show them the work that we can actually create so this canact like a practice for you guys and also if you are writing a guest post for them right it’s goingto drive some traffic back to to our own website now if our own website doesn’t have any contenton it then you know there’s no reason for people to actually stick on your website and read yourcontent and eventually become fans of your website and if they don’t become fans of yourwebsite they’re not going to come back and they’re not going to they don’t have anything tolink to right so they’ve got no articles to read nothing to actually link to so it’s going to be awaste if you actually you know create guest post right now first of all i don’t think youmany people are going to reply because people want to see that you are a legitimate sortof online business before they actually work with you okay so it’s going to be a lot easier foryou to collaborate with them if you do have some work to show for that okay so for our affiliatemarketing website before we sort of focused mostly on review content comparison content basicallyaffiliate marketing content now generally with that type of content it’s not really uh linkableright so most of the time when people are linking within an article it’s generally to a resourceso or it could be like two different case studies different statistics uh it could be to show peoplehow to do something it could be different case studies and things like that so what we want todo first of all is to create sort of informational content which is worth linking to and also theinformational content um that sort of helps people right because when you actually help people it’sgonna sort of help you build an audience as well and it gives an a reason for people to comeback for example uh for my website which is talking about uh helping people how to starta youtube channel how to make money on youtube then i would also create content for example likehow to get more views on youtube seven easy hacks or i could do like how much do youtubers earn iwould do like 21 real examples basically content that people want to read right and content thatpeople can actually link to people can share that type of content right so people generallyaren’t going to share like my tubebuddy review or like video iq review or any type of reviewso people normally link to resources so for example if i’m creating a video showing you howto build backlinks and things like that maybe i can’t cover every single little strategy but theni would be like okay maybe you can refer to this blog post or you can refer to this website uhyou know this video so that’s gonna i’m gonna leave a link in the description and that’s gonnahelp you know build a backlink for that website so that’s what we wanna do first of all wewant to build a very very solid foundation so you want to build at least write at least youknow five informational blog posts which are in depth and also well researched as well as finishoff with your review and comparison content so that’s going to take you a few weeks to actuallycomplete that but it’s also very very important right because you need a portfolio to show peoplethat you can do great work and then it’s going to increase your chances that you’re able to actuallyguest post for these websites okay so step number two branding and engagement so this is also areally important step so what you want to do here is that you can actually create a relevantweb 2.0 profile links so for example that is like your facebook pages um so create a facebookpage create a youtube channel twitter uh profile and if you have any social media uh profiles thenyou can actually add your domain or your website link as a website or in your buyer okay so mostof the time that’s going to give you a backlink back to your website and it is probably going tobe like a nofollow link but it’s going to add some trust signals for your website and it’s going tohelp with your rankings as well initially okay so what you want to do is you also want to engagewithin the community as well so once you actually create those pages you want to get some initialsort of referral traffic back right so one of the best ways to actually get that is to actuallyengage in the community for example on quora right so it’s a question and answer typeof website and people ask questions and then a lot of people will actually answer thosequestions with an answer and here for example you know how does tubebuddy work and then thisperson over here he’s explaining exactly how it works with a link back to his video and a lot ofthese will have links back to their uh different pages on their website as well and that’s goingto give you some initial referral traffic okay so it’s also going to help in terms of buildinga reputation for yourself on the internet because when you want to request your different blogowners to actually guest post on their website you sort of want to make sure you have a brandright so when people actually check your website out and you know your social media accounts anddifferent things like that then they see that you are a real business okay so another thing that youshould do is also do some blog commenting as well so you can spend like 30 minutes a day doingyou know question answers and also uh doing blog comments and sort of engaging in the community itcould be like on on youtube as well or perhaps on you know a a person’s facebook page or maybe aperson’s instagram page you can start engaging there and sort of try and build a relationshipwith the you know website owner and things like that okay so when you actually reach out to themthen they’re more likely to know who you are so with the blog commenting you can do thatafter you’ve found some relevant blogs that you sort of want to potentially guest poston and i’ll show you guys how to find the blogs in a minute okay so you can spend like 30minutes per day doing these engagement activities so basically what we want to do right now isto because no one knows our website we sort of want to get as many eyeballs on our website aspossible and this is something they just need to do when you just first start out so no matterwhat business that you do when you first start out it’s always going to be a little bit harder uhyou sort of want to do everything that you can okay so for example you could also post yourarticles and your blog post on your facebook page on your twitter pages as well and thingslike that so what we want to do now is to find different blogs and different websites where wecan actually guest post on so for this task we can use the ahrefs content explorer tool and we cannavigate to the content explorer tab on the top and we can enter in our topic so for exampleit could be a word or a phrase uh for example let’s say for our website we’re gonna do how tomake money on youtube okay and then do a search so over here we can scroll down and we can seethe different search results for that key phrase so what we’re going to do is we’re goingto click on the one page per domain because there’s 26 000 pages and we just need thedomain we don’t really need the duplicate and you know the same pages from that domain as wellso basically we can actually scroll down and what you’re going to notice is that a lot of thesewebsites are quite popular so for example the domain rating is very very high they get a tonof traffic and if you’re like a new website then it’s probably not a great idea to actually go forthese with your first guest post or your first few guest posts because they get a lot of traffic thatmeans they get a ton of requests for guest posts so you sort of want to build up to that okay sofor example the shopify blog is very very popular and you know your chances are going to be quitelow if you don’t have like a you know relationship with you know one of their uh staff and if youdon’t have much of a reputation yet so what we can do is actually set in a filter before we do we canactually set it to english first since we’re going to be writing in english and we’re going to add ina filter and set a domain rating so we can set it to maybe 10 and 250.Okay so that’s going to pullin the websites with a domain rating of 10 to 50. so what we could do is start sort ofbrowsing through the different websites to see uh if we actually want to you knowsubmit our guest post on that because not every website we can actually do it um becausemaybe it’s not relevant maybe it’s a bit old you know maybe it’s just not a websitethat you want to guest post on so what we could do is just click on the differentresults like that and let’s click through okay and you can also do like a different searchas well uh so for example we could do like how to get small views on youtube and then we can clickon search and then we can scroll down we can click on the different results as well like that’s sobasically opened up a few more different websites uh what i want to show you now is basically theprocess of trying to find a good opportunity uh for our guest post okay so this one over hereour first website this online world so the first thing i’ve noticed over here is that’s you knowthis post is quite recent and that’s definitely a good sign then the next thing that you want tolook at is you know is the content on the website sort of um something that you can producesomething that is relevant to your own niche and also does the actual blog accept you knowguest posts uh on their on their website okay so you can look through that and normally on thebottom you might actually find like a author’s buyer for example over here okay so this one isryan scribner he’s a full-time youtuber and also the founder of another blog and he has writtena guest post on this blog okay so what you do want to look at also is probably like the aboutpage and check out the different uh social media channels see they’re actually active if there arethen maybe you want to shortlist it and instead of actually contacting them you know directly um thenmaybe what you do want to do is try to engage with them on their different social media platforms sofor example uh you would spend you know 30 minutes a day you know commenting on the content thatthey produce perhaps on their facebook page maybe retweeting their tweets and things like that okayor sharing their content on your facebook page right so you do want to get them on yourradar first especially if it’s like a a blog where it’s like very very personal whichi think you know this blog is right it’s very very personal and i think a lot of the blog postslike he actually writes himself some other blogs a little bit different as well so maybe i’ll showthis this one and spend more time to engage with this one so we can look through some of the otherones as well and we can look at you know is it relevant to my own niche as well sometimes thisone maybe perhaps i wouldn’t maybe so let’s just click on the about us you know sometimes you cantell from the content um it’s not like really like a personal blog they just have a lot of differentuh guest posts on there let’s have a look okay so this one maybe not so this one over hereit’s like i don’t know this is like a maybe just sharing different content so what you can actuallydo if you do come across something like this right you can go back over here and we can setand add a filter to like set words to maybe uh above 1000 okay so maybe it won’t actuallyshow uh results like this one over here okay so that isn’t good this one over here uhyou can take a look at it and see is it something that you want to post on maybe notyou know it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of um you know traffic a lot of followers followingthis blog i don’t know just the feel of it maybe i don’t want to post on this one this one overhere let’s have a look is it like a real person so you can look through thecontent as well okay if it is then we would uh click on the contacts andsee if we can get in touch with them um this one over here okay 2016 it isa bit old so let’s click on the blog okay so it seems like they haven’t updated theirblog uh recently so probably not worth trying to contact them this one over here okay so this one ithink i’m pretty sure this one is actually like a private blog network uh where they just sell seoservices so we can click on some of these ones and check their blog post you know are theylinking to okay so it’s linking to a company website this one linking to like a product servicepage this one is yeah it does it does look like you know it does look like a private blocknetwork so so i probably don’t want to post on this one don’t want to contact them thisone over here perhaps uh maybe it’s a bit old you want to look through their different contentso maybe not this one this one over here doesn’t look too bad it’s like a real person and let’s sayokay so maybe this one okay so that’s what i like to look for like is it like a real person becausenormally if it’s like not like a real brand then they won’t have much of a following and you won’tget much traffic to your website and things like that so this one over here you know maybe maybenot i probably have to look a little bit deeper so sometimes uh what you’re going to notice isthat if you scroll down to the very bottom uh you might actually see like a write for us pageright so these ones openly accept guest post uh if you do want a guest post on it then whatyou do want to do is look through their different requirements okay so if you can actually fulfillthose requirements then i think it’s a good idea maybe to to get in touch and you know contactthem and submit your guest post so websites like this they might not have like a very uh loyalfollowing compared to a website like this where you know it’s very very personal buti think it might be still a good idea um just to get some initial links toyour website and to do some guest post uh to start off with as well um especiallyif you know they’ve laid it out for you probably going to be a little bit easierokay so this one over here as well i think it does have a write for us page so whatyou can actually do is you can actually use google as well you can do like your topic for exampleyoutube plus and then uh write for us okay so you can type that in and you can see some of thesewebsites over here just by clicking into them and they might have like a write for us page whereyou can actually submit like a guest post as well okay so you have to look through this manuallyuh yourself and you can also just shortlist this on like a google doc or an excel document youcan also sort of export it uh export it as well for example export it so then you can just exportit onto your computer and then you can actually use a tool called hunter.io and you can actuallysearch up their domain and try to find the emails that way so you can actually bulk import thedomains for example let’s say we take this domain over here like sometimes they might not have acontact page or they might not get back to you you can actually take the domain and you canuse the tool like hunter.io and you can just put in their domain over here and we can click onsearch and that’s going to give you their email addresses so it’s not going to work every singletime but sometimes it might work and you’ll have a direct email to them okay because sometimes thecontact email might not go directly to their email it might go to the junk mail or whatever it isbut if you’re able to actually contact them for example maybe their personal assistant uh thenit might actually uh be quite effective in your outreach campaign okay so i think personallyprobably uh doing it manually is probably the best uh solution um it is a bit tedious butyou get to sort of look through each website and sort of manually filter it rather than justyou know export it in bulk so that is pretty much it in terms of actually finding differentopportunities where you can actually guest post so the next thing that i want to talk about is howto actually email them right so i’m going to give you guys a very very simple template that you canuse um as a sample right so you could do like hey john big fan of your work especially x y and zpost i’m hogan from hogan2.com i’ve written four and then maybe you can provide a fewexamples you don’t want to provide too many you can also just provide examples ofyour work if you haven’t done any guest posts yet and then you could say i was wondering if youaccept any guest post if you do let me know because i love to write for your blog right sovery very simple and then you can include a few different ideas uh that would work really well fortheir blog okay so what i recommend is making sure that you have done your research on you knowseeing what blog posts work well on their blog and also if you want to go the extra mile thenyou can also do some keyword research as well right because at the end of the day they also wantto get more traffic to their website right so if you actually have done the work um to actually dosome keyword research then you can actually show them you know this is a great opportunity as wellfor you to actually get some more traffic okay so what you want to do is you want to sort of setthis as like a daily uh process where you reach out to like a dozen uh different websites becausenot everyone’s going to get back to you okay and then what you need to do is you want to make surethat you follow up okay so follow up uh with like a follow-up email uh to ask if they’ve receivedemail and things like that because sometimes they might just ignore it um and you might have totry again okay so make sure to not be like too pushy uh in terms of you know getting guest postssometimes they just don’t want to so that’s fine and you have to move on and then later on onceyou’ve built your portfolio your reputation then reach out again okay so in terms of actuallywriting up your content uh so what i do recommend is obviously looking at their own requirementsfirst and if they don’t have any requirements make sure to ask them okay so generally interms of the links back to your own website you should only include one to two maximum okay sodepending on the length of your content maybe if it’s like more than like 2 000 words maybeyou can link to it two times but generally probably just one time and then you can alsolink to maybe some external resources as well also make sure to ask them about that okay soyou could also link back internally to their own website so what you could do is after you’vewritten your guest post then you could also look at the content on their on their blog and try tohelp them internal link uh to their own website right because that’s gonna help withhelp with their own on-page seo as well and help their own uh pages to rank okay soyou can do that and then what you need to do is uh make sure to not include any affiliate linksunless they say you can and you don’t necessarily need to link directly back to your review pageright so so for example i would do something like before i create a video i always checkout the competition by doing a general search on youtube if it looks like a decent opportunityi will then do some keyword research i normally use tubebuddy for this purpose and then i can linkit to my tubebuddy review okay so sometimes that is maybe like on the borderline you know twocommercial because it’s linking back to my review if it is then i would probably link to maybelike another article on my website for example an article showing people how to actually do keywordresearch and within that article then i’ll link to tubebuddy so what i mean is that i would havelet’s say a tubebuddy review and then i might have a how to do keyword research for youtube rightand then instead of linking directly to my review i will link to this article first okay andthen from this article i’ll link to this review right so this is uh internal linking right that’sstill going to pass a little bit of link juice um but with guest posting sometimes it canbe a little bit uh you just don’t want to do that right you just don’t want to link directlyto like a product page or like a service page um sometimes you can do that uh just make sureto ask them okay so that’s pretty much all for guest post make sure you provide reallygreat quality content and make sure to organize you know all your images and screenshotsand optimize all the image sizes for them so you want to make it as easy as possible forthem to actually just publish that guest post so that in the future then they’ll like to workwith you right and then once they’ve actually posted their guest post make sure to actuallyfollow up and engage with the comments if there is any comments so that you can actually get somereferral traffic back to your website as well okay so in the beginning it’s going to be quitehard and quite manual in terms of actually building backlinks and doing guest posting andcreating content but after a little while then your content will start ranking on google rightand that’s going to naturally get you some more people on your website and if they like yourcontent then they’re going to link back to you right and then that basically meansthat you’re going to get more backlinks and that’s going to increase your rankings rightso then once that starts going then you’re going to start getting more and more natural backlinksto your website and everything else is going to start ranking as well right so basicallythe more people that come onto your website then the more opportunity you’re going to get fornatural backlinks and then you don’t have to do as much guest posting anymore because a lot of peopleare going to link to you naturally right so this is like the flywheel effect and if you actuallyread a little bit more about the flywheel effect uh jim collins actually discusses this inhis book i think it was like good to great and it talks about amazon’s flywheel effect sobasically he talks about how uh you put in a lot of effort in the beginning and until one daythe flywheel starts to turn right so you’re going to put in a lot of initial effort and then oncethe flywheel starts to turn then it’s going to be really really easy for you and all you needto do is to produce really great content so this is amazon’s flywheel and basically whatdrives growth is very great customer experience so that’s going to drive more people to actuallyuse the website so more traffic to their website and because there’s a lot of people onthe website then sellers will be attracted to actually put their products and list iton their website that’s going to increase selection and that’s going to increase customerexperience and that’s going to drive lower prices and that’s going to sort of drive growth naturallyright so for example for our own flywheel is that we’re gonna produce really great content uh butinitially we do have to get people on our website first right to get some fans and subscribers andthen once we do have fans and subscribers then we might get links naturally okay so getting linksnaturally is always going to beat you trying to always trying to obtain links right so that’sgoing to increase our rankings and visibility for our website that’s going to get more peopleto read our really great content and then it’s going to get more links and then we’re going toget more rankings and yeah so that’s going to sort of drive growth for our own website rightjust like if you were to open a restaurant um you have really great service really great food andreally great value initially there might not be a lot of people to our restaurant and we haveto do a lot of advertising marketing for the restaurant but then once people actually cometo our restaurant they really love the product then they recommend them to their friends and thentheir friends will recommend them to their friends and it’s going to keep on going and that’s goingto drive growth for the restaurant okay same thing for our website initially it’s going to take a lotof manual work but eventually it’s not going to be as tedious and all you really need to focus inon is to create really great content and that’s gonna drive your growth okay so that’s prettymuch it for off page seo okay so we’re pretty much finished with this free course uh showing youguys how to create an affiliate marketing website what i want to do now is just to give you somefinal tips to help you guys succeed faster with your website so the first tip is what i recommendis actually targeting long tail keywords for your website’s content right so when you’re actuallydoing keyword research and you’re using ahrefs what i recommend is using the sort of filter toolon the top so what we can actually do is we can actually filter the keywords by using the wordcount and we can target long tail keywords by selecting key phrases which are five words or moreso we can click on apply now generally with these keywords they are going to be lower competitionand you’re going to be able to actually create content which is more targeted so that’s goingto give you a more chance to actually rank your website quicker especially if you’re a new websiteyou don’t really want to target key phrases which are too short because they’re going to be highercompetition and it’s not as targeted so you want to focus on low competition keywords first untilyour website builds some more authority and trust then you can actually go ahead and targetmore competitive terms make sure to get a few sales first and then you can really once youactually believe you can actually get results then you’re gonna you know take more action thenyou’re gonna get even more results so you can also set the volume over here to maybe up to athousand and click on apply and you can also set the keyword difficulty to maybe up to 30 right sogo for low competition first then aim higher later so tip number two is to be early so when you’reactually choosing a niche i highly recommend choosing a niche that you are very interestedin because if you’re interested in a niche then when a new product comes out generally you’llknow about it right then you’re able to actually create content earlier than everyone else thatmeans that your website is going to rank a lot easier because there’s going to be no competitionat all so that’s really really important i think within sort of anything that you do in business ifyou’re early then you’re always going to have this early movers advantage right that’s going to bethe same thing for an affiliate marketing website so for example you could do like you know maybeold product versus the new version of product should you actually upgrade right so that’s avery very targeted uh key phrase that you can actually use uh when you’re actually doingnew product uh reviews and things like that so tip number three if you guys want to get fastresults what i recommend is actually turning your blog post into a video so what you canactually do is if it’s like a product especially like a digital product you can create like atutorial sort of review and you can go through all these points in video you can talk about thepros and the cons you can show people the features how to use it uh what you’d like and what youdon’t like by doing a screen recording just like i’m showing you right now in the screen recordingand tutorial for pc you can use camtasia to record as well as edit and if you’re using mac then youcan use screenflow to record your screen and also edit as well and if you guys are really seriousabout it then you’re probably going to need a mic and for that i recommend the blue yeti mic andyou can also get the blue yeti nano as well if you don’t want something that’s you know really bulkyall right so this one is really really bulky and really big probably not going to be great fortraveling this one is really really small and really awesome as well so if you actually uploadonto youtube then all you need to do is you know make sure you create a really nice thumbnail makesure to actually do some keyword research as well by using tubebuddy or vidiq and you can put in atitle try to make it a little bit different from other people put in a description and you can alsoput in your link so for example the review link in the description or in the comment section that’sgoing to get your backlink back to your website and it’s probably going to get you some referraltraffic as well that’s going to help your website rank on google and yeah if you’re creatinga video you’re able to showcase the product a lot better as well and if you’re showing your facethen you’re going to be able to build some trust and you don’t have to build any backlinks to yourvideo so that means it’s going to be a lot faster for you to actually get results especially ifyou have really good watch time for your videos right so i’m not going to talk too much about itbut creating a video is just you know so awesome because you’re able to also build a brand and whenyou are reaching out to get guest post then it’s going to be easier for you as well so tip numberfour is repetition and execution so in this video i’ve shown you guys how to do everything just onceso for example i’ve shown you guys how to set up the website once i’ve shown you guys how to usethe builder once i’ve shown you guys how to create content once how to do keyword research once howto actually add that content onto your website one time so the thing is uh you’ve learned everythingone time right but to actually get results you’ve got to actually repeat those actions over and overagain just like if you were to let’s say go to the gym or something like that and you want to getfit so you’ve got to go on the treadmill you know every single day like for weeks and months untilyou get really great results so the same thing with your affiliate marketing website you’ve gotto execute on a daily basis and what i recommend is having sort of like a daily process so takewhat you’ve learned from this video and you know write out your own daily process of contentcreation of keyword research and things like that so obviously you can you know group it into likefor example you could do keyword research one week and then maybe the next week you could justbatch create the content and things like that and then the week after you can you know edit thecontent right the concept of affiliate marketing the concept of passive income it’s super easy toexplain and it’s really easy just to watch a few videos but to actually get results you’ve got totake action okay so that’s going to be super super important in terms of being successful onlineso tip number five and the last tip is to focus so make sure to focus on your readers make sure tofocus on the people that you are trying to help so create content to help those people and that’s allyou should really just focus on right don’t focus on other businesses don’t focus on e-commercedon’t focus on you know drop shipping don’t focus on amazon fba don’t focus on anything else otherthan helping your readers other than creating the best reviews possible i think this is the biggesttrap that most beginners fall in is to chase a lot of different sort of making money onlineopportunities and not just sticking to one until you’re successful so i’m not saying that you can’tdo those ventures later but until you actually start making money and until you make stableincome from your affiliate marketing website don’t go and do other things right it’s just likechoosing a sport let’s say you choose tennis let’s say you choose basketball you don’t really want toswitch from that to like swimming and then to like other sports as well because it’s going to takeyou time to actually learn the skills required to be actually good at it to be able to actually earnan income so this is going to be the same with affiliate marketing and your affiliate marketingwebsite so yeah so make sure to focus and don’t get distracted by you know what is hot and whatis trending at the moment focus on your readers and your customers so that is pretty much it forthis free course on showing you guys how to make an affiliate marketing website so what i’m goingto do is hopefully within three to six months i’ll update you guys with the progress of my websiteso i didn’t really want to reveal it right now because i don’t want people like copying exactlywhat i do and things like that um so yeah so if you have any questions drop it in the commentsection down below so hopefully i can create a few more videos to show you how to add in a few morethings to sort of fully customize your affiliate marketing website but i’m not really sure you knowhow this video is actually going to do so this is a very very long video like four hour video butit literally covers everything you need to know to create a thousand dollar per month or evenmore affiliate marketing website yeah do let me know in the comments below what you guys think ofthis video and make sure to give it a thumbs up if you found any value in it it really helps me outbecause it did take a long long time to actually put together for you guys so thank you guysfor watching and see you guys in the next video

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