How To Make an AFFILIATE MARKETING REVIEW WEBSITE for Beginners – Clickbank, Amazon, CJ & More

In in this video, we’re goingto be setting up an affiliate marketing website using WordPress. I’m going to show you whatthat looks like now on the screen. It’s a really great looking site. Uh, but you’llbe able to obviously change the colors and, uh, logo and everything to fit your needs.It’s got great product reviews so that you can, you know, review products and add youraffiliate link that way. And it’s got a blog, and it’s got pages, and it’s basically goteverything you need in order to create a great looking affiliate marketing website. Now don’tworry if you’re completely new to this subject. Um, maybe you’re thinking about earning someextra money. That sort of thing and you’ve heard about it through your marketing andyou want to get something set up, I’m going to hold your hand. I’m going to to take youthrough it step by step in terms of what affiliate marketing actually is and, um, and where tosign up as an affiliate through to creating, um, the website and, and everything in between.So, um, I hope you’re going to come with me on this journey and create a website, andremember, I’m here if you get stuck, or if you get any questions, please just post inthe comments below and I will do my best to answer and help you out, and, you know, getyou where you need to be.So, um, well … let’s get started.Hello. It’s Alex here from WPEagle. So, affiliate marketing. That’s what this video’s all about.I’m an affiliate marketer. I have been for, uh, quite a few years now and, uh, it’s agreat way to earn some money, uh, basically (chuckle). Uh, and the way affiliate marketingworks is, um, you basically ad links to your website, or on your social media profilesto other websites on the internet. So shops, and merchants, and that sort of thing.And when someone clicks on your link and goes through tot that shop and makes a purchase,you earn a commission. Uh, it really is as simple as that. Now, in order to become anaffiliate, um, you basically just have to go and, uh, to the merchant site and if youlook generally down towards the bottom, uh, of the website, so say on, you know, Amazonif you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll find their associates program.Um, and generally on most web stores that you come across, if you go the bottom, you’llfind, um, an, and affiliates section and if you go into there, you can then sign up andbecome and affiliate, and they will then give you your special tracking links that you canthen use on your social media, on your website, and all that sort of thing.There are also a few, um, kind of affiliate networks that are, uh, also a great placeto sign up and find products to promote.So, uh, these include places like Clickbank. Uh,which is full of sort of e-type products. You know, e-books, and uh … podcasts, andall that sort of stuff that’s for sale. Uh, and again, you can promote those productsand get a really good commission. Uh, there’s Commission Junction, which isa, another large affiliate network full of merchants, uh, from all sorts of places. Uh,again, you sign up once on there and then you can apply to become an affiliate to manymany different merchants.Now, in this video, we’re going to be creatingan affiliate marketing website and it’s going to be based around doing product reviews.Um, because I found this a really good way of earning some commission because peoplewhen they’re looking to buy something, they’re going to be looking for reviews just beforethey make that purchase. So they’re, they’re thinking about what theywant to buy and they’re about to buy it, and they just want to kind of double check whetherit’s any good. That sort of thing. So a review site basically puts you towards the end oftheir buying cycle just before they make a purchase so they can come to your website,read your review, or watch your review if it’s a video.They then can click your linkand then go through and, uh, you know, provided you’ve offered a good review and said it’sworth buying, hopefully they’ll then make that purchase and you can earn your commission.Now, I know all this information probably sounds a bit overwhelming and you’re thinking,”God, this sounds like a lot of work.” Hopefully I’m going to be able to break it down to youinto little bits, uh, as we go through the video and, um, you’re going to be able tokind of take it step by step. Um, before you know it, you’ll have an affiliate marketingwebsite and you’ll understand what affiliate marketing is, and how you can earn some moneyfrom it. So, before we get started and jump in in termsof, uh, creating a website, the first thing you want to think about is what you’re actuallygoing to, um, make your website about.Now I’ve, uh, in this video, I’m making a websiteall about WordPress funnily enough because that’s what I know and that’s what I love.Um, so yeah, the website we’re going to be making today is reviewing kind of WordPressthemes and stuff to do with WordPress, but obviously you’re going to make your websiteabout what you’re into and I suggest that when you’re choosing an affiliate subjectthat you do go for something that you’re quite passionate about because you are going toneed to create some content in order for this to work well.And when I say content, I’m talking about videos, and articles, and obviously reviews,and blog posts, and all that sort of stuff and if you’re not into something, uh, thatcan be quite tricky, so you know, if you choose to promote …I don’t know, building materials,and you’ve got nothing. Uh, not interest in building or anything like that, you’re goingto struggle to, to, to make it work. So, my first piece of advice would be to tryand choose something that you are into, um, and, and go from there. Now in terms of marketingthe website and getting traffic, and all that sort of stuff, what I’ve decided to do isafter this video goes up, I’m going to create some more videos around this subject in termsof how to get traffic to your website, how to do SEO, social media, and all that sortof thing. So, um, this is the first video in what willbe a series and then afterwards, uh, make sure you subscribe by, by the way too, soyou don’t miss out on those. Um, it will be a series of videos all about promotion, andmarketing, and, and all that sort of stuff to get people coming to your review website,but I’ve left that out of this video, which I didn’t want this video to drag on foreverand ever.Talking about dragging on, um, I’m talkinga bit too much now, so let’s get going. I’m going to go through, um, what you need inorder to get, uh, your website set up because there is going to be a couple of things you’regoing to need to purchase today just to get your website online, but don’t worry. Um,they’re not huge costs and, uh, hopefully it’ll be a worthwhile investment once youstart to earn some money through your marketing. The first thing we’re going to need todayis, um, some website hosting and a domain name. Now, a domain name is a .com or a .net,.info, .buis, .whatever.There’s a whole load of dots at the moment. If you’ve already gotone of those, great. If you haven’t, then I’m going to show you how you can registerone today and the cost of that domain name does vary depending on where you get it andwhat domain name you get, but you’re looking at roughly ten, twelve dollars. Um, maybetops twenty dollars a year.Not a huge expense. Um, so you need to start thinking about what.coms and, and, or .nets, or whatever you, you’re going to want. The next thing we’regoing to need, uh, to go to the domain is the hosting. Now, hosting is basically whereyour website lives on the internet, um, so, uh, especially a company and they look afteryour website and they make sure that it’s online for you and I’m going to recommenda company called Host Gator today and I’ve got a voucher for you which allows you toget your first month’s hosting for just a penny, so not a huge investment there on thehosting. Um, just a penny for the first month.Uh, it comes with a money back guarantee aswell, so if, for whatever reason, you’re not happy, then you can, you can if you need tojust cancel that. Move on. Try something else. Finally thing we’re going to need today is,um, uh, our WordPress theme and it’s a premium theme and basically what that is is it givesus the functionality that we need on our website and it gives us the look and feel.I’ve chosen a great theme today, which is to say is aimed at making a review site soit’s really good at, um, allowing you to create some great reviews and have, uh, little starratings, and allow other users to add reviews to your site as well, so you can get a realcool review site going on.Um, whilst at the same time sending people off on your affiliatelinks. There is a small cost to this theme. Uh, it’sjust $49, and for that you get free updates to the theme, you get support from the themedevelopers. Um, and you get a really great theme. Um, which as I say, give you the functionalityand makes, uh, the website do what you want it to do. So it is essential. So in termsof your investment today, you’re going to need the $49 for the theme and you’re goingto need a penny for the hosting, and then your domain cost is going to vary dependingon what sort of domain you get, but it’s not going to be a huge amount.So hopefully that’s not going to break the bank for you and you’ve got a, a small bitof, uh, money that you can invest today to get this website up and running.Now, if youget stuck at any point, uh, during this video, I am here to help you, so please leave a messagein the comments below. A question or whatever if you get stuck. Or you can email me overat [email protected] and I will do my best to help you out that way.But that’s enough chit chat from me.Um, let’s get on to the computer and get this websiteup and running. So, I just want to let you know what you’re getting yourself in for interms of the steps that we’re going to be going through in order to get this websiteup and running. The first thing is going to be setting up our website hosting and oursorting out our domain name. Either buying one or, uh, repointing one that you may havealready registered. The next thing we’re going to be doing isinstalling WordPress and that’s what’s going to be paring our website and, you know, makesit easy to set up and all that sort of stuff. Um, the next thing we’re going to do is, um,purchase and install our theme and that’s what gives it its look and feel and all thefunctionality that we need. We’re then going to be configuring the themeand adding some content.Obviously I’m not going to add tons and tons of content. I’mjust going to add enough to give you the idea of, of what needs to be done so that you cango on and add as many, uh, videos, or reviews, or blog posts as you’d like. We’ll then dosome final tweaks. Make sure that’s it’s all, uh, looking okay and straightened out, etcetera. And, uh, yeah. And then we’ll go live.Now you’ve seen the length of the video. Itis, uh, pretty long. Um, but as I say, I’m going to be here, um, to answer your questionsif you like via the comments so, uh, just drop me a message if you get stuck. So, let’sget started with the first thing and set up our hosting.So hosting is basically, uh, where your website lives on the internet. You hire a little bitof a server, which is basically just a big computer, uh, with a company and they putyour, um, website online for you and they give you all the tools and that that you needto, to get up and running. I’m going to recommend a company called Host Gator. Um, which isa company I’ve used many time before. Uh, they’re really great value for money,um, with really low prices, um, but they don’t compromise on service, um, just because they’vegot low prices.So, um, you get a really good, nice, fast website, and you get great up time.Basically your website doesn’t go down, um, and you get some good support.Uh, I love their live chat system, which allows you to just log in, and then you can justsend a message and they can get back to you really quickly. All the websites that I build,uh, in these tutorials I use Host Gator and they all work fine and then you can go checkthem out if you’ve got any doubts, but, uh, you get the money back guarantee anyway. Aforty-five day money back guarantee so if it doesn’t work out for whatever reason, youcan just quit, walk away, get your money back, no questions asked.Um, so that’s great, so anyway, let’s get started. Um, we’ve already got a domain name.If you want to register a domain name with another provider like Go Daddy or whatever,that’s fine.If you haven’t got a domain name, uh, a domain name is a .com or a .net, ora .info, or a .co/uk, a dot whatever. Uh, don’t worry. We can register one when we,uh, set up our hosting, so let’s go and take a look.I’m going to click and get started now. If we scroll down on this page, we’re on thehosting plans. Uh, we can see they offer, a, a number of different plans. Now when choosinga plan, you just need to keep in mind how many websites, uh, you think you’re goingto end up setting up going forward. Probably if it’s your first on, then you’re just goingto do the one for now, then the hatchling plan over here is fine, but if you’ve gotsome aspirations to have, you know, those websites and you’re going to get loads oftraffic, and all sorts of stuff, then, um, one of these plans is probably, uh, for you.Now, you can change your plan at any time, so, um …Don’t worry if you, uh, can’t decideright now. Just go for the hatchling and then you can scale up as you go forward. Now I’vegot a voucher which I’m going to show you in, in a second, which will allow you to takeyour first month for just one penny, um, which means you can kind of check these, uh, plansout. Try out setting up a website, and, uh, without having to spend too much cash today.So let’s click now on the hatchling plan and we’re presented with, um, the order form.So the first box is to do with your domain and let’s say a domain name is your .com oryour .net, or you know, whatever.If you don’t have a domain name, you can just type it intothis box here and Host Gator will go off and see if your domain name is available. Youcan select the extension here. The .com, .club, .net, whatever you like.Um, so you know, you type in my domain name et cetera. Whatever you’re looking to register.Then you select .com. And there you go and it shows you, um, that it’s available andit’s added it to the [inaudible 00:12:01] and then you can tic some others, um, if you… if you’d like them as well. Now I … I’ve already registered a domainname over at Go Daddy, which is, uh, another company that I use, uh, for registering domainnames. Uh, I’ve got some at Host Gator. I’ve got some that are all over the places, butyeah, depending on what, what I’m thinking at the time, it depends basically what I’mlogged into depends on where I’m registered, so if you’ve already got a domain name, uh,day with Go Daddy, or Name Cheap, or some other domain registrar, what you need to dois click on, uh, this tab here where it says, “I already own this domain,” and type in thedomain, um, that’ you’ve already registered at that other registrar.So the one I’ve already registered is the website we’re going to be creating.Uh, well I’m going to be creating today, is all about WordPress themes and all that sortof stuff. So, uh, then I can just tab and it says that’s fine, and there we go. So it’salready selected the hatchling package, which is what we, uh, selected on the previous page.You can select your billing cycle. You get a great discount if you go for the, um … Oh,some more domains just popped up. Um, if you go for a long period of like thirty-six months,um, (lips smack) that gives you a really good price, which is 3.95 a month.So yeah, eventhe twelve months gives you a better price. So I would recommend, yeah, going for a longerperiod if you can afford it today, but if you don’t know, uh, how long you’re goingto have your website. Hopefully more than one month or three months,or even six months, but if you’re not sure, then you might want to go for this kind ofbilling cycle. I’ll select one month for now so just so that I can show you the code workingin a second.Here you can register your user name and a password. Now I’m not going tofill in all these forms just, uh, now. I don’t want to, you know, hold up this video withyou watching me filling in forms. I’ll do them in a second.Here you enter all your billing info. So your name, and your address, and obviously yourpayment type, and card number, and all that sort of stuff, or you can pay with Paypalif you prefer. Section four is all about additional services, which I don’t think we need, soI’m just going to untic those. Okay, so if we scroll down, the next sectionis the coupon code. Now, my coupon, uh, gives you the first month for just a penny, so,uh, in terms of what you have to pay today, it kind of significantly reduces it. The codeis EagleOne and if we click validate, you’ll see it’s down to a penny.There may be a couponcode that’s already in there. Uh, my coupon codes should be better valuethan whatever’s in there to start with. So, um, yeah if you want to use it, that’s great.It is an affiliate coupon, um, so that means that I do add a very small commission, um,if you use it. Um, so thanks very much if you do use it, uh, I really appreciate it.(inhale) Oh, hang on.The amount due has gone up tothree dollars. Let me just scroll up. I unticed that. How dare it tic it again? So make surenothing’s been reticed for whatever reason. And let me see, we’re down to a penny. Soyeah, the code is EagleOne. Click validate and then the last box is this terms and conditionsthat, um, we just need to tic, uh, and then we can click check out now.So I’m going to fill in this form now. I’m going to get my hosting set up and then whatwe’ll do is we’ll get WordPress installed and start setting up, uh, our affiliate marketingwebsite. So I will see you in a sec. Okay, so I completed all the signup and I’ve gotmy hosting now and I’ve just had an email come in. Here it is, um, so you should hopefullyreceive one as well and it’s got all the details I need. Um, in order to log into my hosting,and, and all that sort of stuff, so the first one is kind of your billing, login, and thenthis one here is the control panel login.Now, as I had already registered a domainname, I do need to update my name service at my domain registrar. Now, if you registera domain with Host Gator, you don’t need to do this step. Um, but just bear with me forone minute while, um, I show you how to update your name so, so if you’ve already got a domainname let’s say with Go Daddy or some other registrar, you’re going to need to do thisstep.So let me just go over to Go Daddy where I’vegot my domain name. And then if I just, uh, sign in and go to my products, and then intomy domains. Then if I find the domain which is … Uh, there it is. Best WP Themes.infoand click through there. Now obviously it’s going to be slightly different depending onwhich domain registrar you’re with.If it’s Go Daddy, it’ll be the same as this, but it… what you’re going to be looking for is the name service.So if you’re logged into your control panel with your domain registrar, look for referenceto name servers and if I click manage, what this’ll do is it’ll just change these twonames here, so I’m going to select custom. Click enter custom name servers and I’m justgoing to copy and paste from the email these two name servers.First one and the secondone. Oh, that’s it. Don’t need a third one. And click okay.Uh, and then save now. This change may take a … uh, a few minutes to take effect, so,um, just leave that a little while if it doesn’t look like you’re, um, domain is pointing toHost Gator, but that should be all done. So I’m just going to close Go Daddy for now andthen I’m going to go back to my email and I’m going to log into my Host Gator controlpanel.So I’m going to click this link, and thenI’m just going to copy and paste the user name and the password. I think … Okay, andnow I’m going to show you how to change that password so that you can, uh, set up somesome of the … That you can remember a bit more easily. That’s the first thing that we’lldo. So we’re now logged into our control panel. Let’s close these, um, pop-ups.So the first thing we’ll do is change password so that’s this button here. Don’t worry aboutall these buttons. Um, it looks a bit overwhelming, but we’re not going to use half of them. Just,um, just a couple of them, so don’t worry too much. So I’m just going to put the oldpassword in, which I’ve got in my clipboard. Then I’m going to set a new password thatI can remember.Click change password. And then that’s alldone. Click go back. I’m going to click on home up at the top here, go back to the mainsection of the control panel. The next thing we’re going to do is install WordPress, solet’s just close that pop-up again. I’m going to click this w button here, which is let’sget started with WordPress today. Click okay on that pop-up and then what I’mlooking for is this button here.This big install WordPress. Let’s click that. Thenwe need to just fill in this form. Select your domain, which is obviously my domainis Leave that install path blank, put your email address in, give ita title, and set up an admin user. Let’s go for WPEagle … and then click install WordPress.Click no thanks, I’m a web designer on that pop-up (clears throat) and it’s just at thetop here running the install. That takes just a few seconds. There we go. It’s done. Nowover here this little arrow is very important. These are our login credentials, uh, so I’mjust going to copy that password. Again, we can change that in a second. This is the WordPressusername and password. So I click this link. It should take me throughto the admin area. Now, the uh … domain servers still haven’t updated, which is whyI’m getting this screen, so I’m just going to wait a few minutes and, um, hopefully ourlogin screen should appear.So, uh, let’s wait and see.Okay, so I waited a few minutes, and I refreshed page, and here we go. Here’s our WordPresslogin screen. So these ones use WPEagle. The password I’ve got my clipboard. I pasted itfrom here, remember? Let’s put that in. There we go. Login. And here we are. We’re intoour WordPress dashboard. Let’s just close these little bits. Don’t need that.Um, now the first thing we’ll do is just change that password again so I can remember it.I forgot to here where it says howdy and my name. If I go to edit my profile, and thenscroll down and there is a new password section here.I’ll click generate password. It generatesanother one that we can’t remember. So I’m just going to click hide and then I’mgoing to have to delete that and type in the new password that I can’t remember. The reasonI clicked hide just so that you guys can’t see it that was all. Tick the confirm useof weak password even though it’s not that weak really.And then click update profile.So now I’ve changed my password and got WordPress installed. If I go, uh, to the top here andclick visit site, you can see that the domain name is now working. WordPress is installedin here is our basic WordPress sight. So we’re now ready to start, um, creating with WordPress and, um, we can install our theme and start, you know, adding content and reallymaking the site our own, so let’s go and do that.Okay, so the next thing we have to do is install our theme. I’m over at Theme Forest now whichis where we’re going to get our theme from. It’s called reviews and as the name suggests,it’s a custom made theme ready for our products and services reviews, so that’s perfect foran affiliate marketing website. Um, I always recommend premium themes, um,because they are of generally much higher quality than free themes. Uh, you get regularupdates , uh, which is good for security and for adding extra features and functionalityas we go forward.And you also get ongoing support from the theme developers, so if youget stuck, or anything like that, uh, and you have any problems, you can just drop thema line and they will help you out which is obviously really useful.Now, I’ve really purchased this theme. It’s $49, uh, from [inaudible 00:21:48] but nota huge investment. Um, I’ve put a link up on the screen, um, as I say for the, uh, theme.That is an affiliate link, so that you very much for using it. I work on a small commission,uh, but I do really recommend the products and things that I actually use myself. Um,[inaudible 00:22:04] name. Two, so the, um, I forget payment is justa little bit of a bonus, but anyway, uh, let’s download it. Um, you’ll need to obviouslysign up for a theme first if you’re not ready and, and deposit some money and, and downloadit.Already done that, so I’m just going to download this. Now I’m just going to createa folder where I can find stuff. So I’m going to download that zip file.So that’s downloaded. And if I just show you that on my computer, we’ll see that it’s here.And what we’re going to do is we’re just going to extract that zip file and have a look atwhat’s inside. Follicle reviews, and then there’s some more folders in there, and thenthere’s the first one there. It’s just the theme a zip file, so I’m going to need anand [inaudible 00:22:52] the theme there, which we’ll also need, uh, possibly, but fornow we’ll just install the, uh, review theme, which is there.So I’m going to go back to, um, the website …and once I get back to the website, we caninstall the theme. So I’m already logged in. I’m going to go to the dashboard. Go to appearanceand then themes and I’m going to click add new, and then upload theme, and this box openshere. Okay, then choose the file on my computer which is in here. Click open and then clickinstall now and that should upload and install that for me.That’s all done. Now we can click activate. And that’s done. Now we’ve got a lot of messagesup at the top here. I’m just looking at this. It’s getting a bit messy, so let me just closethat one there. We’ve got to remember that we’ve got the [inaudible 00:24:16] page. That’sfine. Uh, let’s dismiss that message. This is an important message.This theme requires some plug-ins blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, so we need to install them.So I’m going to click begin installing plug-ins and tick this box at the very top to tickall of them.Then I’m going to install. They’re all installed, so then we can go back to theplug-in installer. Then we just need to activate them, so I’m just going to again, tick atthe top and go to activate. And that’s done. So let’s go and have a look at the websiteand see what’s happened. And we can see that it’s now, uh, the colors have changed, thatit’s got a slightly different layout. Obviously there’s plenty more to do. Uh, because it’snot looking like it should just yet.Uh, but we know what our theme is until we’re readyto start setting it all up. Okay, so what we need to do now, um, actuallywhat I recommend that you do now is install the demo content. Now, the demo content issome example stuff that comes with the theme. It’s a good way of seeing how stuff, uh, isput together, how you lay stuff out. And then you can also just change it, um, or, you know,delete it and then add your own, but it’s a great way to, to get the site up and runningso it looks a bit like the demo site and then you can kind of just tweak it and, um, makeit your own.I find it’s the easiest way to work, so it’squite easy to install direct content. If we just go, um, back into the dashboard, andthen go to appearance, and then import demo data. Click import demo data. Might take acouple minutes. Okay, I think that’s all done. Um, said some things already. You can kindof get stuck halfway through, uh, but it … I don’t know. It seems to work.Let’s have a look. So if we’re going to, um, there’s a couple of things actually we needto do now just before we check it. The first is to go into permalinks, which is in settingsand permalinks and then we just need to set that to post name and click save changes.Uh, then we need to just set the home page, which if we go into general … Oh nope. Sorry,into reading under settings and then for front page displays we need to, uh, select a staticpage and then for front page, let’s select home, and for post page, let’s select blogs.And this will all become clear in a second.Basically these are the pages that have beenimported and you know, we’re just configuring them all up. So now let’s really go back andhave a look at the website. We see that it’s now starting to come together quite nicely.You’ve got the search boxes, imported some of the categories, and there’s some demo,demo reviews here as well. Looking to play around with some banners, so now we can gothrough and start, um, making this our own. Okay, so I’ve got a couple of images thatI’ve already prepared for the website. The first is a logo. Um, let me just find themnow. Uh, here it is. Just a simple bit of white text that I created in my graphics editor.If you don’t have a logo, um, do check out my channel.I’ve got a couple of videos onthere in terms of making a logo. Um, one’s a guest video, um, by, uh, Marty.So again, do check that out. It shows you how to make a logo for free. Uh, I’ll justcover a simple text, uh, theme. So upload that in a second. And the next thing I’vealso put together is an image for this background area here behind the search, um, box thing.Um, that’s just like a little collage that I knocked together of loads of WordPress themeswhich I thought would be good.So let’s add those now. I’m still logged intothe website. Uh, so let’s go to, um, the dashboard and then we’ll go down to reviews WP, uh,into overall. And here we’ve got our options for our logo and for the search image background.Um, so let’s change them. Let’s change the logo first. So I’m going to go to upload andthen select files, and it brings up, uh, the files on my computer.I’ve just got to findmy logo. It’s actually in here. Okay. And click select. Demo data save changes.[inaudible 00:28:41] open the sites in another tab so that we can have a look at it as itchanges. So there’s my logo. Uh, looking good. And then the next one, we’re going to changeis this one here, so I’m just going to remove that and then click upload.Upload files,and again select the file on my computer. And then select and save. So let’s refresh.There we go. Now, it’s got a slider thing going on there, I just noticed it’s, um, [inaudible00:29:28] so I think if we just remove these extra because obviously you can have as manyas you like. I just want the ones. I’m just going to removethose other ones and click refresh. And hopefully that will just stay put as it is and it hasso next thing we’ll change is this bit of text. Uh, find the best WordPress themes.Uh, quickly find … Quickly find a theme for your next project. Something like thatwill do. Let’s save the changes. Refresh. Okay, so that’s looking quite nice.Uh, obviously we’ve got some other bits and bobs to do down here, but this top bit isnow coming together very nicely indeed. So I quite like this blue color, um, which isaround the site, so [inaudible 30:36] this header.And i’m sure it’s in other placestoo. Um, but if you want to change it, let’s go back here and I’ll show you how we cando that. So if you go into appearance you’ see that we’ve got the blue.It says [inaudible 00:30:54] background actually, so it probably is, uh, just that top bit,but say we wanted to go for, uh, any colors. Let’s pick a nice color. Maybe not brown.So like orangey because what particularly is kind of orangey.Let’s save changes andthen if we, uh, refresh … There we go. Ooh, that’s quite garish, isn’t it? But, um, Ithink it’ll do for now. Okay, so as you can see, in here, there areloads of, uh, settings so in terms of, uh, we can set fonts. Uh, we can set font sizes.It’s to do again with the navigation again this, this bit here is the navigation. Obviouslywhere all the links to the different pages are and we will go around customizing thisin a second. I actually have to change that. Um, and then down here you’ve got some morecolors, so, uh, the breadcrumbs, background color, the buttons.All sorts of things.Um, I won’t go through and change all of these, uh, right now. I probably won’t to becausea lot of them are find as they are, but just so you know, they’re all in here and it’svery very easy just to change the copyrights back and kind of that’s the, uh, bit rightdown the bottom here. You can change that. Uh, basically you can change all the colorsand font sizes that you like in here which is in, uh, appearance.Okay, so the next thing I want to change is these categories and obviously you’ve importedsome categories with the demo content. Um, they’re easy to change, or delete and addyour own, but I see every review that you’re going to put on your website. It’s going tofall into a category and they’ll end up nicely here. So, to find them, if you go to the backend, if you go under reviews, funnily enough, and then category, you see we’ve got all ourcategories here, so, um, you might want to change this computer electronics one.Then click edit.I can change this to, um, how many [inaudible 00:32:47] get, but I’mjust going to guess a few, um, business themes. I’m going to change the slope to be somethingthat’s quite Ceo friendly, so I’m goi9ng to include key words that people are searchingfor. Um, which I’d imagine would be, uh, business and then I’m going to use hyphens.WordPressthemes, and this one doesn’t have a parent, but we’ll show you … I’ll show you how thatworks in a second. Uh, let me go for and icon or anything rightnow. And then we’ve got some criteria, so let’s have a look at, uh … I see. We’llcome back to that in a second. So, uh, let’s carry on. I’m just going to click update.Then if I click refresh it’s changed to business themes. Now these are clickable, so if yougo through, it’ll show you all the posts, uh, within that category. And so you’ve gotthe nice filters. We’re going to change some of these reviews and add a new one in a second.So what I’ll do now is just go back to categories. I’m going to add a new one under businessthemes and we’re going to need a, an inspiration, so, um, let me just have a think.How aboutconsultants? If I can spell it. Consult-ants. There we go. Consultants. Uh, and then I’mgoing to add a parent, which will be obviously, uh, business themes and then click add newcategory and that’s appeared here so I know if I go back and have a look at our home pageagain, there it is. So what I’m going to do is I will just quicklydo my categories. I won’t let you .. Sorry, I won’t make you watch me do that cus that’sgoing to take a few minutes. So we’ve got all these categories and all the categoriesare all the categories I want from my reviews that I can think of and, and I won’t go backand we’ll start adding a couple of reviews to those categories. See how they look andsee how we can do that. Um, so, let’s do a quick edit.Okay, so I’ve added all the categories. Um, I renamed a few and then the rest I just kindof deleted the ones that were on, on the demos.Deleted all them and then created my own (inhale)uh, main categories then I obviously added the [inaudible 00:35:05] categories, but,oh, so you can see here I’ve got my blog themes. My WordPress themes, [inaudible 00:35:10]themes. Um, and yeah, lots of themes basically. You’ll have to do quite a lot of reviews tofill all these categories, but hey, that’s, that’s what you want to do in order to getthese sites working.They do need to have lots of content on them. And to get my idea,cus one of the sites I’m going to be promoting is Theme Forest. Um, and also you need tocheck out the kind of products you’re going to be promoting and have a look at their websitesand whatnot. Um, I came in here and obviously they’ve alreadygot some categories and stuff going on so I basically use that for inspiration and selecteda category and then … , uh, had a look at the tags to break it down into sub-categoriesand that’s how I came up with all these.Obviously you can have as many categories as few categoriesas you need and obviously you can add categories as you go forward and you come across newproducts or whatever else you need to review then just add some more categories.That’s fine. So, um, before we go on to actually doing a review, um, there’s a couple of thingson this homepage I just need to tweak. So this text here is doesn’t quite match, um,this, uh, this is fine, but yeah, I want to just change this text. So to edit this pagefrom the [inaudible 00:36:08] we just go to the top here. Edit page. Now it looks a littlebit scary because it’s got, uh, what are called short codes, um, to build a page, but don’tworry too much about that. Um, what you need to do is look down fromwhat you need to change. So … Here’s that title you see here it’s got a title, thenthere’s that text that I want to change. Choose your … Choose your categories to start browsing products and services.I’m going to go with choose categories to start browsing WordPress themes.You can evenadd the best Word Press themes on the web. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Then when you’vefinished editing and everything, always click the update or the save button.And then if we go back and view the page … over here, the text has changed. Okay, so nextthing I want to do is actually take you through a review. Um, there’s obviously a few demoreviews here, so they’re a good place to start. Um, let’s have a look at this one. It’s calledGate Total 1. Obviously I’m going to delete or edit these to suit my own needs, but it’sgreat to kind of see how they’re laid out and then, you know, it’s easy to do your own.So they’ve got really nice layout on the front.You’ve got this place at the top where youcan have lots of images. These are all the same, um, I think … Yeah, um, but you canhave as many images as you like. Over here, you’ve got this little panel with the starratings, and user reviews, and when it was created, and a read more button, which youcan change. Uh, and in fact, let’s change that now. Um, and I show you how to do it.So to do that, we would go, um, back into the dashboard. We’ll come back to this pagein a sec. I’m going to appear, sorry, into reviews WP and appearance. Oh, when I sayappearance, I mean reviews.So yeah, uh, reviews on repeat, and then reviews, and then hereis the call to action. So we could say, um, something like that. Get this theme and there’smore settings here in terms of you can show the, uh, author if you want to approve, uh,reviews. If you want people to add their own, uh, userreviews, you can approve them. Uh, but I’ll leave those for now. For now, let’s go backand have a look at that review and that, that button’s obviously going to apply to all reviewson the site. There’s our button. Um, and below here, we’ve got some other links to whereto buy so if you had a product, say a tv or something and it was available in many stores,you can link off with all the different links to all of these.As many sources as you want.You might have, you know, Best Buy, or Amazon, or whatever you like. There are other outfittedprograms. Here we’ve got the bulk of the review. Kind of the main bit. Then you’ve got some,uh, nice graphy things, which are good, and you can add a video, or of course, you couldadd a video at the top if you like. It’s very flexible. Then a bit more text. You’ve gotpros and cons add-on here, which is very easy to change.You’ve got your scores, and then the users as well down here can add their own reviewshere and then it tops out the scores, so, um, let’s have a look at this review. If Iclick edit post, this is what it looks like at the back end.So here’s that bit of textat the top. Um, here’s the categories. Obviously down the side here all the categories areright there and then you just tick the box to put it into a category .Now here is, uh, again some, uh, short codes. Again, you can kind of see what they are sohere’s the, uh, iframe link to the YouTube videos. If you want to change that video,you just update the URL there and here we’ve got the progress bars which are the, um, kindof little things that come out. I’m going to show you on the front so I can … Yousee the front and the back at the same time. It’s kind of handy. See here the progressbars, um, which kind of are good for doing reviews. Um, so you can change the label onthem and the values has obviously the top Amazon 80 as we can see 80 and it’s got comfort.There’s the comfort you see there.We’ll change that word between the speech marks and wechange that value. Here’s the color again. It’s the kind of hex color coded.You can get that from if you’re in like a graphics package or whatever, you see likethis. There’s the hex codes. You just copy and paste that. Ooh, from your graphics packageor whatever and then we’ve got the other, um, progress bars here, price, availability,support, so I’m just going to, when I do the review, I’m just going to go through and changethat so that it’s … uh, matches up with what I want.Then we’ve got a bit more text here at the bottom, which is this text here.So again,I’ll just change that, so okay. If we scroll down, here’s the comments, which are likethese reviews. Here’s all the images, so we can, uh, remove them and add our own images,which again, I’ll do in a second. Now here are some tabs. Now, this review doesn’t havetabs at the moment, but basically what I’ll jut do is I think we’ve just got this onebit of text, but you could have more bits of text kind of below the text, so below tabs,so I might add a tab like ….More information. Then you’d add your contact here. Like thatand that’s obviously the same and the [inaudible 00:41:24] editor’s up here so you can formatit and all sorts of stuff. It’s a bit like Word. Um, let me just show you what that lookslike. If I update, then refresh the, uh, review post, you can see that we’ve got there’s actuallymore information tab here, so uh, there’s the content, so you can have loads and loadsof information by tabbing it if you like.Obviously you don’t have to. Um, I’m probablynot going to use that feature, uh, right now. Um, matter of fact, I’ll leave that on fornow and we’ll see. I can always put some technical information or something in there. Scrollingdown, uh, here are the product pros and the product cons, which appear here so, again,quite easy to change. You can just go through and you can changethese and you can add new ones or remove them, they can come across. Very easy. Here arethe scores. Up to five again, these are the stars, so again you can change the what they’reactually called. You know, freshness, price, you can change that to whatever you like .thisis the button link. So this is the button that we just changed[inaudible 00:42:27] again so that’s where you would put your affiliate link. Um, soyeah, that’s pretty cool. And what I’m going to do, I, I’ll show you in a second when Icreate some content how to, um, mask your affiliate links so they look a bit coolerthan, um, you know, having a really long link.Um, just using your URL shortener and everydirect thing, but I’ll show you that in a second when we go to add content and add ouraffiliate links. Here are the stores so that’s this bit herewhere this is where to but and you’d add an image, logos, whatever. Again, we’ll do thatin a second and there are a lot of themes that I’m going to be reviewing are only goingto be available from the one shop, but I’ll obviously add that there as well. As wellas adding the one or two links. Uh, get that link. Get that affiliate link. Then you’vegot your pricing and yada yada.It’s quite straightforward.Uh, that’s it and then there’s the featured image which is the image that appears aroundthe site. We’re looking at these themes so it’s the I think probably the top one andit will also be this image here. So let’s get on and add a review. What I’m going todo is I’ve got a few reviews on my website and on YouTube. I’m just goingto kind of repurpose them just for this demonstration. Uh, drop my video in, add a little bit oftext and scores, the affiliate links, and all that sort of stuff. So, uh, yeah, let’sget on and add a review.Okay, so over at wpeagle, this is where I’ve got some reviewsI’m going to use. Obviously you would create your own reviews for your review site.Ideally I shouldn’t be copying and pasting from an existing site because that’s kindof duplicate content, so I’m going to try and rewrite them a little bit so that theyare different. I don’t want the same review across all of my sites for the sake of Googledoesn’t like duplicate content. It doesn’t like the same pieces, same information ondifferent websites. But anyways, just for the kind of speed andeasy rather than me trying to write the reviews from scratch during this demonstration, I’mgoing to use what I’ve already got. So, I’ve got it here. Obviously check out wpeagle.comfor all those good WordPress stuff. Uh, that’s a little plug, but hey, why, why not whileI’m here? Okay, so let’s get back to this Colgate one. I’m just going to change thisfor now. Um, so it’s often the easy way to get startedand then what I’m going to show you how to do is duplicate this, uh, the one that we’vechanged so that we can go forward and edit, and I find it an easy way of working.Youmight want to create stuff from scratch. Uh, that’s up to you.Okay, so let’s change the name of it first off and let’s call it Free Clicks, which isthe name of the theme. Um, I really don’t think I need anything else there. What I’mgoing to do is I’m going to delete this bit of text at the top here. I’m going to leavethese rows with the bars and stuff because I’m going to need those.Now I’ve got a little bit of text here, so I’m just going to copy that.And that’s anaffiliate link, which I will leave there for now. Um, but I’m going to show you how toadd more affiliate links in a second. Um, let’s go down to this, uh, bit here wherethe video is so I can get my own video here. Just need to go off to YouTube and get theactual (advertisement playing) … Ah. Videos playing everywhere. Stop. Okay, so I justneed the YouTube URL. Obviously you may not have videos. If youdo, that’s a good thing. I would definitely recommend it if you can, but, um, obviouslynot essential and if you don’t, then you would probably want to take that column, um, out.Just have the, uh, the progress bar. Okay, so that’s in there. Um, let’s do our progressbars. So let’s go.Uh, let’s think of what we want for look and feel. And leave thatat 80. Um, price. Yeah, why not? Support. Actually,price I don’t think’s a particularly good one. I’m going to go for features and easeof use. And again, obviously you’re going to think of things that you want to have,uh, depending on the products that you’re reviewing. [inaudible 00:46:25] You can changethe color of the bars there if you’d like, so going to find that orange. Where’s my orange?This is WPEagle orange. I’ll get my color code just there. FF8700.I’m just going to paste that in here.Ooh. You’ve just got to paste and matcH becauseit’s bringing in a weird something. Okay. Looks good. And then obviously we can havesome more of a review here. Like more information and then whatever. It’s going to be entirelyup to you. All right let’s put top features. Then I’m just going to copy and paste thefirst few bits. There we go. What I’m going to do is actuallyscroll down and here’s the exit. So … I’m not sure if we used the exit last time, butthat sometimes appears around the website, so I’m just going to use the first paragraphin there. Okay. You can leave those reviews just for this example. For this demo website.Here are the images, so I’m going to need to get some screenshots, uh, from this theme,so, uh, you could just do that.Hang on a sec. Okay, so I quickly, um, in the backgroundthere went over there and got some screenshots, uh, from Free Clicks, so I’m just going toremove these images that we’ve got. And I want to use dunk. There we go. The first oneI’m going to set is the featured image, uh, which I’ve actually just taken from ThemeForest. Uh, in here I think Theme Forest. There yougo. Free Clicks. Okay, and then we can add the rest of the images here. Click add image.Not sure if you can do it in bulk. Let’s see what happens if I just select all of those.They weren’t uploading. I’m not sure if it’s going to let me insert them all in one go.Let’s see.No. It can only do one at a time. That’s fine. So add new.Luckily it will upload now so I can just select them. Thunk. One more. That’s it. Obviouslyyou can have as many as you like. Now more information is that extra tab and what I’mgoing to do for that is I’m just going to put all of these loads of stuff, which I actuallytook again from Theme Forest. Which you can get a lot of information for your, uh, merchantsites, but again, I would recommend if you can rewrite it. That would be beneficial foryou in terms of SEO. Here’s our product service pros, so a goodthing about this is full of features, uh, easy to use, regular updates, and friend,friendly and helpful support. The cons can be quirky, um … can’t think of any otherpros, cons either. Let’s just delete these. Okay. And here’s the scores. Again, theseare the scores. You actually use the ones that you used in the box [inaudible 00:50:34].You might not even want the the columns actually in the main review.It’s up to you becauseyou’ve got the bottom, so what was it? Uh, was it look and feel? So I’m going to scrolldown. Oh yeah, I can remember them. It was look and feel which we gave 80 to and that’sfour. What was it again? That’s, uh, features. Give it a four. And again, you can add asmany as you like. You might want to add more, you might want to have less. [inaudible 00:51:04]will add up here. Um, [inaudible 00:51:07] interviews. Reviews and support. Okay. Wecan add one more. Okay, so now we’re down to the link, so letme just quickly talk. What I’m going to do actually is I’m just going to update this.Uh, there’s some [inaudible 00:51:37] where we’ve got …Oh, and I need to add it toa category. Let’s do that as well. So it is a what sort of theme is Free Clicks? I’m goingto go for a business theme. [inaudible 00:51:52] because you’ll probably do that as you addreviews and you think of new categories that you need, but that’ll do for now, so let’sjust have a quick look. Uh, okay, so uh, that image is not big enough,um, so I’m not going to use that. I’ll choose something else in a second. Let’s scroll downand see if they have anything else. Oh, and it changed the color. Uh, the video’s notworking and these icons are wrong as well, so, uh, a little bit more to do.Those iconsare looking good. Uh, stars are looking good too. So I think …. Oh, and the tags arewrong as well. So a couple …. A couple things to tweak,so let’s go back into this post. (inhales) Let’s see what’s happens and like what’s notworking. Um, okay, so the color there off that bar is wrong. It needs to be, uh, I missedthat top one. It needs to be my orange color. The icons, well they’re tricky to change.I … because you need to know what the list of icons are, so, um, which will be in here.They’re all here you see. Um, so …. to be fair, I’m not going to changeit now, but that’s to change it what you need to do is just find out the words and thatfirst one it’s, uh, a little feel.Uh, what could that possibly be? Have we got some glassesor something like that? There’s a glass or an eye. Is there an eye? There is an eye.There we go. That’s what we want. So the word is just eye so I can change this, uh, whereis it? (ticking sound) Uh, I can’t see. I can’t even anymore. Where’s my … I’m losingit. Oh there it is, the icon. Got the word eye in it. There we go. The rest of them hadgood so I can close. Oh yeah, the video. I think the reason whythat’s not working is it’s cus I actually need the watch URL.Let’s go over to this.I need the embed URL, so to find that, let me pause that. It’s going to share, embed,and it’s this bit here, so if you need to put videos in, that, from YouTube, that’sthe beginning up to the URL equals 0. Copy and paste that bit and put that in here. Thatshould fix that. Um, okay, what else did I say that was not quite right?And this image is not quite right. Let’s remove that and set. And we’re going to us one ofthese screenshots right here.I uploaded that one. That’s fine. And that’s good. And thetags are here, so let’s … Oh, that one looks fine actually. We can have clean, clean responsive,um, visual editor. Any old words you can think of to do with the product. Three is fine fornow. So let’s have a look at that. We can get on duty with the affiliate links,which obviously are the most important thing when it comes to doing these reviews becausethat’s what’s going to earn you your money.Okay, that picture’s better. It’s bigger.Got a lot more pictures here, which is great. Oh yeah, they’re good. The video’s now working.Looking nice. Got the features, got the pros and cons, got the tags, and we’re winning.Good, so let’s do, um, our affiliate links. So, when you go to a merchant and, um, whenyou install it on the [inaudible 00:55:09] I’m going to use Theme Forest and let me gointo Theme Forest. And again, it’s going to depend on your merchant and login to youraffiliate dashboard and you should be able to start generating links with Amazon. Forexample, let me show you how Amazon would work. I’m obviously an Amazon affiliate.Um, and what you do is you find the product, say, uh, it’s Kindle and then when you’ve… You’ve got this tool bar that’s of course because I’m an Amazon affiliate.You can thenjust say get link, click text, and it give you a link. That’s your affiliate link thatyou would then copy and paste into your website. With Theme Forest, that’s quite similar. Again.It’s going to depend on your merchant, but they are all very similar. This one I canget now. Well, let’s find the right theme, actually.I want Free Clicks there so, Here it is. 59 and and if I want a link to this, what I needto do is just copy this, uh, link up here, go to affiliates, and then paste a page inthere and then here is my throwing link in here so then I can just copy and paste thisinto my website so I could paste that straight in, which is fine, and you might want to dothat.It’s, um, it’s a good way of doing it, so,uh, I’ve come down here and go to the, um … comment section and just paste that inlike that. Which is fine. This is a good way of doing it. Um, but there is a couple ofrules because people could remove your [inaudible 00:56:46] id, which would be a problem, whichmeans you wouldn’t get your commission. And if you use this link in a lot of places aroundthe site. If you don’t [inaudible 00:56:53] my YouTube videos, if I need to change them,I can’t because they’re in a video or, or it could be not able to work because I’vegot more on the way. What I like to do is use a redirection plug-inso that you can create your own affiliate links and then if you need to change themfor whatever reason in the future, that’s very easy to do that.So, you’re going toneed a plug-in to do that, so let’s go to plug-ins and add new. 9lip smack) Now, theplug-in that I’ve been using hasn’t actually been, um …. and I’m sorry. I’ve just goneto plug-ins and I do it, and then we type in affiliate link cloaking. Yeah, the plug-inson hasn’t been updated for a a little while.This one here. Um, but it still works fine so let’s go for it and, uh, it’ll be fine.So I’m just going to click install. Now that’s installed, and it also tracks the number ofclicks and stuff you get on your, um, affiliate links, so that’s kind of handy. Kind of cooltoo. So that’s installed [inaudible 00:57:49] over here with this new option called linkcloaking and if I go to add new link, I get a very nice, friendly link.Um, now somebody who would like to do the go slash thing, um, I don’t know why.I don’tbuy all that. Well, actually, I think I’m going to go with that actually because I thinkit’s good for us actually. So let’s just go slash and then Free Clicks, and then herewe’re going to place in that affiliate link which is here.I’m just going to put it, make sure it’s going to click board. And obviously you’d put aplace on your Amazon link or whatever other affiliate link you’ve got and give it a name.Free Clicks. And you can tic this box basically what that means is that if it finds it anywhereon the site, it’ll actually shorten it for you.So there’s the first one. As I say, youcan see the, uh, hits and stuff here. Whatever. So I’m just going to copy this linknow. And I’m going to go back to that, uh, theme. Uh, sorry, the review, um, that we’reediting. This is this one, which is starting to look quite nice with the picture now.Andthen we’re just going to edit post and let’s go down to our call to action which is downhere. Is there any way …? Well let me just see. No, it must be downhere. Excuse me. Uh, here we go. Paste that in there, so that’s going to be out affiliatelink like that and we’ll test that out in a second and then we need to add our store.Again, the store is going to be in there, dd link and it’s Theme Forest. Theme Forestis the only place I think you can get that so, (inhale) let’s remove these other ones.Let’s get the price up. I’m just going to test that link because Ijust pasted it in. It works. Whohoo! Um, and it’s … How much is it? $59. There’s no saleprice. I’m going to put that link in there too. We just need the logo so I can probablyjust, I can probably just Google it.Uh, Theme Forest logo. Go to the image search. Oh, thereare loads. Um, I guess that’ll be fine. Let’s save that.Save image as Theme Forest logo. [inaudible 01:00:21] if I’m going too quick, obviously,as I said, uh, previously, if you’ve got any questions or get stuck at any point, do dropme a line and, and I’ll come flying down. We’re going quite fast, but hopefully you’re,you’re keeping up with me. Let’s remove the store logo and then add the Theme Forest onethat I just saved to my computer. And there we go. Now let’s pick up [inaudible01:00:49] there. I see. I think we nearly finished this review, so let’s take a look.So you do want to spend quite a bit of time on these and make sure they’re really goodbecause if, uh, you add value, that’s the best way of getting good traffic and thenobviously then, in turn, the best way of getting commission rather than just copying and pastingmaybe [inaudible 01:01:03] and looking at it that way, the place that’s not going towork as well if you spend some time writing some reviews.Even make a video, that sort of thin, and you’ll really be flying.Okay, so here’s ourreview. You’ve got our stars, um … Oh, I’m not sure why category’s not showing. Um, letme check that in a second. Then we’ve got the words as well. There’s our theme Forest.Um, perfect. We’ve got our video. Got our bars. And yeah, it’s basically all done. Andthen obviously if we click this button, it goes to our affiliate, which is set up forthe redirection plug-in over here. All tracked nicely. Ready to go, and if someonebuys it through that link, we’ll get our commission, uh, which is all good. So what we need todo, uh, finally before, um, I only got to add a few more reviews just to fill out thesite, uh, and the way I’m going to do that is I’m going to basically, um, copy this,um, review and edit it, um, so I’m going to show you how I do that, but actually beforeI do that.There’s a couple other, other edits I’ve justnoticed. The first is this URL, which is still [inaudible 01:02:07] so let’s just changethat. Free Clicks. Uh, I’m not sure why that category wasn’t showing. Is it something downhere that I’ve missed? Actually, it might be because it’s not in a parent category,so let’s put existing themes to, um, see if that makes a difference to [inaudible 01:02:33].And view the post. Yeah. It’s better now. It’s because I didn’t have it a, um, a parentcategory [inaudible 01:02:48] so that’s there. URL’s looking good. See, as I was saying, what I’m going to do is I’m going to [inaudible01:02:52] protect this now and, um, edit it to create another post. That way I keep allthe layout stuff, I’ve just got to change the text. Again, you may or may not want towant to do this. You might want to go from scratch, but just to show you just in caseyou do. So what we’re going to need is another plug-in, so let’s go back to the dashboard.Go to plug-ins, add new.At the top duplicate post it I remembered it because I’m alwaysinstalling it. [inaudible 01:03:20] because there was a lot of other people around too.Let’s install now. It’s a very simple light weight plug-in. What it does is if we go backto our review, our lovely Free Clicks review, what I can do now is if we go up to, um, editthe post, up here there’s a copy to new draft button, and also I’m on the edit screen within,uh, WordPress in here. There’s a copy to new draft button here. Soif I click that, it then creates a new review and then you post whatever using exactly whatwe’ve got there and then all we need to do is go through and change your name, changeyour [inaudible 01:04:02] categories, everything else that was just done.As I said, what I’mgoing to do is I’m going to go ahead and add a few reviews just to fill out the site sothat it looks nice and it looks like it’s got some decent content on it. Um, and thenwe can just go through and, you know, do the finishing touches and we’re about done.Uh, well-done for getting this far. So I’ll do a quick edit, and, um, hopefully we’llhave a website with a few more reviews on it. See you in a sec. Okay, so I’ve been,uh, adding some content, and, um, I removed some of the demo content posts, um, I don’tneed all of them, so uh, very easy to just go into posts and then you can just tic theboxes on the side and delete them all in bulk. So I’ve cleared all them out and if we scrolldown and have a look at the homepage now, here’s some, um, theme reviews that I’ve …Iobviously kind of had some content anyway because of the WordPress channel.That sort of stuff. So I just kind of added them here. Added some nice thumb nails. Um,so yeah, they’re all updated and they’re all being kind of populated into these sectionsthat were already here, so you just pick. So, I did change a few of the existing demoposts just for this, um, demo that I’m doing now. Um, because some of them had user reviewsand stuff on them like getting and like things up.Ooh, excuse me. An example, comments and stuff like that, so edited and I added and, um,yeah, here where we are. I’ve got some nice posts.Probably not enough just yet. If youlook at my categories up here. There’s still quite a lot which I haven’t got, um, and anything,so that’s, uh … I’ve got loads of content I need to add. But anyway, um, let’s moveon and let’s get, uh, doing some more things on the site and get it ready, um, to go live.So, um, just below, uh, um, on the home page, just below these [inaudible 01:05:38] reviews,there’s these two blocks here which are for banners.Um, whatever you like, so, um I’mnow putting up a couple of banners, uh, in the background. Um, if you check out whoeveryou’re going to be, uh, uh, sending traffic to, I, you know, your merchants when you’rean affiliate. A lot of them will supply you with banners that you can easily just add,um … They’ll kind of design them up and I’ve actuallygot one that I’m going to add right now from Theme Forest. Um, again that they supply tome. Um, once your site is an affiliate, you can download a zip file full of all the bannersand stuff that you need. So let’s add a couple of banners now. Um … let’s just edit thispage. Okay, so again, you know we’ve got the shortcodes going on here. it’s a bit of a shame this theme doesn’t have a visual editor, buthey, we’re fine. We can get away for a sec. I’m just scrolling down because see this isthe banner here and that’s the link.And that … Uh, where is the, uh, it’s got BG image[inaudible 01:06:40] id I believe. So I’ll show you how that works. So let’supload one of my new banners, which I’ve got here. Uh, on my computer and let’s start withthis one, which is one for the x team review. Okay. Now, to get the image id, it’s not alwaysshown, which is, uh, interesting. I’m just going to have a bit of fun with it, [inaudible01:07:16] but hey, it’s fine. If I hover over the edit image here, and I look down at thebottom lefthand corner, um, on my browser. Ooh, it’s gone. You get a bit down there withthat little kind of url shows up. It shows where I’m going to go if that fits there.I can see in there there is a post equals 366. So that 366 is the id of this image.Uh, hopefully that makes sense so I can just close this window. If I change this too 366let’s … Then update and have a look and see what’s happened.I’m just going to openthe site in a new tab just so that I can easily switch between and then there’s my image.Image 366 has appeared. Now obviously, I need to link this through to, um, the actual xtheme review which I’ve got here, so I’m just going to copy this link. Copy the link. Copythe link address to the right over there. Copy the link address. Go back to where we’reediting the page, and I’m just going to take this banner link to go through to my x themereview. Obviously you could make internal stuff, ie your reviews, whatever, or you couldjust link straight out to affiliate websites so you’re just having this kind of ads.Um, okay, I’ve got another banner for the other half so let’s upload that as well. Uh,this one here for the retailer. I literally put these together in just two seconds. Dida Google search for some images related to the theme and then added buttons. Whatever.Quite straightforward and that was 368. So on the screen you don’t have to insert oranything like that.You just want to upload and then see whatthe number is. 368. Going to go here and find this one and change that to 368 so just goback for that. I’ve got to actually get the link. Uh, where are you? The retailer. Therethey are. Click the link address, and there we go. Let’s update. And if we have a look,oh, I need to re-click that. I can just go back over here and refresh.There we go. We’ve got our two banners. So, um, easy as that . So, let’s scroll down.There is another unit here and obviously you can remove these. If you don’t want to usethem, you can just, um, delete them off.You don’t have to have all these banners. I’mjust going to go with it because I like this layout and I’m just going to kind of fillthem in as we go. I’ve got another banner here, which I got from Theme Forest.I’ve got a link straight off the Theme Forest with this one. So, um, let’s just go back.Here we go. On the edit. Uh, I’m just going to refresh that because that looks outdated.And you’ll see, when you watch my videos, I don’t do too much editing. If … I liketo just show you everything that I’m doing and I’m, you know, not always … These thingsaren’t always going to plan, so I like to keep most of that stuff in so hopefully youcan learn from, from my mistakes. So here’s the other banner here. I can seeit here by now by the link and what I do is I’ve got another image.There’s one ThemeForest which I, which I got from Theme Forest and I just actually adjusted it slightly sothat it was wide enough in my graphics package, but this one is, uh, 371. So let’s put 371in there. and then I’m just going to link straight off to Theme Forest, which I have… I think I’ve set up. Uh, I … and I’m not sure.Let’s have a look.I know what the link’s going to be anyway even if I have set it upso we’ll add it in a second. Um, actually I think if we scroll down, here is our affiliate,uh, link cloaking thing that I showed you earlier in terms of setting up your affiliatelinks. You can actually do it right within the post, so I’m going to … Hang on, I accidentallypressed enter there … Ooh dear. What was I saying about it’s easy without making mistakes?Anyway, let’s add another link. Oh, now what’s been going on? No. So, I’m going to call itgo/theme. Tag to there and it’ll be fine. And the affiliate link is … Let me justpop over this theme first and get it. Um, I think it’s, as I said, I think you’ll getyour links from whoever you’re promoting. Just that. It’s simply that.I thought it might be and there we go.Call that one Theme Forest. And then that shouldadd when I add that post, so let me just go back up here. Where’s that banner? That saved.Very good. So let’s update again. Hopefully that’ll add that, that cloaked link. Let’shave a look. Yup, there it is. So if you just refresh this page, the homepage… [inaudible 01:12:49] banner. Click on the link. Go through, go through the affiliatelink. Perfect. So that’s some good and this website is really starting to come togethernow really nicely. So obviously it’s a few bobs and bits we need to do just to get itready for launch. Um, so let’s scroll down. So the next section here is the blog. Andthere’s obviously a few blog posts here. We’re going to blog here. We can see there’s allthese posts, which are the demo posts.Um, which, to be fair, I don’t think we reallyneed, so, um, let’s delete these and add a couple of our own posts. They’re going togo into the dashboard and just close these other tabs just to keep it tidy and then gointo posts. So next we’re going to dip into reviews. Wedo all the blog posts within the post section. What I’m going to do is I’m just going todelete all of these in one go so just tic this box at the top, click, move to trash.There, all gone, and now we can start adding our own posts. Now what I want to do, andI’ve got a couple of blog posts on WPEagle, which I’m just going to kind of add ratherthan me sitting here thinking of new content and all that kind of stuff, which would bequite boring, and but also you need to create some content, or maybe you’ve already gotcontent if you have. So I’m just going to click anywhere and I’mgoing to fire up WPEagle over here.Uh, which has got a new look, by the way. Check it out,by anyway, let’s go to themes. I’ve got a couple of posts on where I’ve got lists ofthemes which I think will work. I’ve got my six favorite WordPress themes for 2005. We’regoing to repurpose this and just call it My 6 Favorite WordPress Themes, so that it’snot quite so out of date. Um, that’s all capitals and I don’t want capitalsso here’s another little tool that you might like.It’s called convert it’s gotnothing to do with WordPress or anything, but it’s great if you need to adjust the caseof stuff, so I can change that to like that, or that, or that. I quite like that. Let’sjust do that. No. Nothing, but as I’ve been told of before,for, for writing WordPress writer, I know that P has to be capital so let’s just changethat. So there we go. My Favorite WordPress Themes and what I’m going to do is I’m justgoing to copy and paste this. Um, Uh, the whole lot. I don’t know if it’ll bring allthe images as well, but we’ll see. Yeah, we’re good.Okay. Yeah, we’re good. Perfect. And these have all got links. I think they have andthey kind of offered links that will go from WP to [inaudible 01:15:47] so I’m not tooworried about changing them. As I said, I’ll just read it when it comes up just as an examplefor you guys so that’s there. I’m going change this to a video post and …Obviously, um,scroll down and find the … the video. Hmm? There we go and then we can add the videoURL in here. Let’s go and get the code. I remember we might need just this bit here.Edit. Place that in there. Okay, and here’s some categories. [inaudible 01:16:47] categories.Again, these are the ones that the demo, um, content for and so I’m going to add my ownone and call it theme collects. Something like that I think.Perfect. Then publish. And if you’re going to have a look at this blog post. Okay, that’snot working. I’m going to have a look at that. All the content looks good and if we go backto, um, to the home page. If we just scroll down to the bottom we see that the [inaudible01:17:34] Of course, what I’m going to do is I’m going to get a couple more blog posts.Um, I’ll do backgrounds, um, so that you don’t have to watch me copy and pasting stuff. Idon’t know why this video’s not working. Let me just check another post.It might be that…. I’m working with certain themes and they’re always different. I’ve already placed thewrong bit of code. I hope this one does work. Do, do, do. Uh, here’s a review. Okay, nowthis one got a user [inaudible 01:18:03] code, so that’s not right.Let’s just go back and see if I can fix it before I add these other ones because it’sobviously important that you get your videos working properly.So. Uh … Maybe it justwants to basically you, you know, URL sites. Copy that. Cluck. See how that does. Okay.So yeah it just needs, uh, your standard YouTube URL, which you’ll find enlisted in the barup there. It’s up there. So, there’s our blog post and, um, I’ll adda couple more. I notice that we’ve got these, um, widgets down at the side which are good,I’ll show you how you can play around with them. Um, well I’ve provided these, theseblog post, so I’ll see you in sec. Well, I’ll see you in a … It’ll be an instant for youbecause I’m going to edit it, but yeah. Off again, I suppose.Okay, so uh, I’ve added a couple of … there was a couple of points that I noticed whenI was adding those which I just want to share with you if you’re not too familiar with WordPress,the first is over on the right side, you’ve got an ape so you can actually set thingsto either publish in the future if you set a future date, or if you set a date in thepast, it’ll then obviously just give it that date.So that’s for if you’ve got older stuff that you want to add.Um, and the other thing thatI didn’t mention just a minute ago was the featured image, which is very useful to set.Um, I guess I’ll just go with this image here. I’ll just save that one from this post. It’sgood to set … I mean, generally, if it’s a video post, um, the video will show, butthere’s areas on the website where it leaves like a small thumbnail type picture and soit’s useful to set that here by so if you hit view image and it’s essential for postlike this one, which doesn’t actually have a video.They’re just text posts, so, um, just copy all this stuff.There we go. (grunts) Let’ssee what it looks like. [inaudible 01:20:29]. There is, um, a bit here where … See, thatone I didn’t set as free because that’s what I did a second ago. [inaudible 01:20:33] imageand it just kind of shows that kind of video, um, icon there. Actually, it isn’t too badthere, but it’s sometimes nice to have the featured images.So let’s go back to the homepage. We’ve got … I’ve added three blog posts now and itshould all be appearing nicely on here. There we go. Oh, I didn’t put this one in a category.Let’s just edit that one. See it’s got its own category up. [inaudible 01:20:57] uncategorizedjust like the default WordPress category. And let’s just put it into theme collections.Okay, so, um, we’re really making some progress here.Let’s have a nice look at our homepage.Yeah, I’ve got the news. I’ve got a lot of stuff now. So, as I said earlier, let’s havea look at the widgets and the widgets are appear on a sidebar, which is down this side.As the name suggests funny enough and we can change these. If we go into, um, widgets uphere, we can see our sidebars here. So you’ve got a bottom sidebar, or four bottom sidebars,which I’ll show you if I just open this in another tab.Let me close these …. The ones. The bottom sidebars are here so at the moment we’ve gotthe latest reviews, top overall reviews, top viewed reviews, most reviewed. Blah, blah,blah. And you can change these. These are just like drag and drop things. Um, if youwant to add a new one, you can just find one over here.So say we wanted to change, um, one of these.Let’s get rid of … Uh, most reviewed fornow. You see these widgets, they’ve got a bit of options here if you want to changethem you can sort it by category or whatever, uh, prefects you want, but let’s just reviewthat and I’ll show you how to add a new one so. If [inaudible 01:22:30] for recent postsand just do that and give it a title, uh, from the blog. I’m going to change that toFree click save. And you see this [inaudible 01:22:44] thereview sidebars and search sidebars. The page left sidebar, the page right sidebar. So you’llas you’re creating pages and whatnot, you’ll see these, but it … What we’re looking atat the moment is forgot to add one on these news posts. Here’s the blog one. So you cansee we forgot to blog the first is search. I think this share is going to appear anyway,so it start, it kind of starts here, so there’s the search.See search. Recent posts, recentcomments, archives, [inaudible 01:23:15], meta search, et cetera. There’s two searchesfor some reason. That’s a bit silly. So we can remove one of those searches.So to remove it, just kind of click on that arrow and then click delete. So these arewidgets, so you can just kind of drag them. Do whatever you like. I don’t like the metaone. I’m going to get rid of that. Um, you know, you might want to put categories upa bit higher like that. Then if you go back here and refresh. [inaudible 01:23:45] uphere, so that’s how you work with your sidebars. I think if you’re going to have a look ata review , uh, I like this one. Uh, you can see let’s go back into the widgets, or [inaudible01:24:10]. There’s nothing there right now, so it’s kind of got the default one, whichis actually, um, pretty good. Right now I’m not going to mess with that, but you know,we could add something else, so like, uh, let’s see what we’ve got.Uh, recent comments.Now if we have a look, there’s some recent comments. So it’s goingto keep all these bits at the top there and you can add more, which is probably, whichis pretty cool. Um, I’ve just been thinking actually, when you look at these in termsof adding the, uh, the video header, that’s fine, but if you wanted to, you could actuallyadd the video up at the top. I think it works pretty good with these images.Just a thought. Okay, so that sidebar’s done, and there’s a few other little bits and bobthat I want to tweak. Um, so I’m going to pull this line here. I want to change andI want to, um, change this footer here and we need to obviously adjust this, um, thismenu as well and you can put whatever you want back there.So, so let’s do that now.So, if we go back into the, uh, the dashboard. I’m just going to close this tab so here weare. Down to the theme settings and let’s just look through here and see what we needto, to change. Ah, there it is! So this is that text at the top. RE: find the best WordPressthemes for you. Save changes. and I think we’ve done all therest of stuff in here so we can have a look at the rest of the options. Let’s go throughthe reviews. Um, we’ve kind of already looked in here and that’s, that’s fine. These arethe slots. Again, you probably aren’t going to need to change these to be fair unlessyou really know what you’re doing. Like all the Facebook sharing.So, this is, um, if you want to set up your mail chain subscription. You would go to [inaudible01:26:20] and then put your list id in that and then you can add the description, whichI think we just saw, and, and you know, that’s, that’s pretty easy to sign up to your newsletter.It’s go into appearance.Uh, again, I think we were in here earlier with all the colors.Um, this allows them to register and create their own stuff, so I need to change this.Um, call it Info at Best. And obviously you can probably put your emailaddress in there or whatever. Some people can, um, sign up and add reviews as well foryou, which is pretty cool. This is for the contact page. Um … So and it’s got my emailaddress in it, and then you can have a map as well. I’ll leave it that there. It’s obviouslythe wrong map, but … When people look at it, they might use a but the copyrights, which,um, which if you ever look at the bottom of a page …It’s these things here.So you would add to your own … It says designed by WPEagle. Then you put your Facebook linkin here, which I’m trying to remember off the top of my head. (chuckle) Is it that oris it …? I don’t know. Let me have a look at it. I should probably remember my own social;media profiles, but … Uh, you know what it’s like.Yeah, I’m just … I’m just going to copy these and it’s easier (chuckling). If I cancopy and paste, I’ll always copy and paste. Typing is, you know, so last year.(chuckle)Let’s just put these in here. Oh, there’s no YouTube! Oh, no. But anyway, you get theidea. Okay, so, um, there are the options. Let’s just get back to the site and, um, havea look so we can get a good look at message now and all the essential links.It’s all good. So, let’s adjust this menu here. Um, don’t need all them so to do thatwe’re going to menus. Um, use this to open up the site so we can know where these linksactually go. Search page. That’s good like that. Blogs is fine. The categories is, uh,good as well. I just want to get rid of these short codes and extra pages.Putting on theadd the content page because that’s good. So we’ll keep that.So the menu is in here so this is all drag and drops, so, um, so I want to remove …Um,let’s have a look at their categories actually. It might be a nice page. Yeah, we’ll keepthat. Not going to rename it just leave it categories. like that. Um, I don’t want shortcodes, so I’m going to remove that. These are all … You know, they came into the demostuff. I want to keep the content page. I’m just going to drag that up to here andI, I’ll show you pages in a second. They’re very similar to the blog posts and the reviewsin terms of how you work with them.And then save them and that contact page, that soundsfunny. Let’s call that contact us, or even just contact. Short and sweet. Let’s justrefresh. There we go. Some very … Uh, very small menus in here.I can probably make it a bit bigger in terms of the text, so let’s do that. Um, just cusI haven’t got any things on it. It looks a bit small. You remember that was in appearance.We’ll put this up to 18. Let’s have a look. That’ll do. So, it’s really coming togethernicely now. So yeah, pages. Um, let’s have a look.If you go into the dashboard, and you go into pages, there’s going to be some demo pagesin here that you’re probably just going to end up deleting. Um, if we don’t nee them.So I can have a look at that contact page. I’m just going to … It looks like [inaudible01:31:18] blog post face has changed. I’m just going to change that so that we can keepcontact.Um, this one kind of hasn’t got anything init by the look of it because the use of the template page compacts. So again, you don’tneed to really mess with this. I’ll just show you how to add a new page. Obviously you haveto click add new. Go up to their new page. Uh, about us and then you can just add textas you like. Um, we find the best themes for you. Four themes are reviewed by WPEagle.Yada, yada, yada. You’ll obviously fill it out.You can add images, et cetera. Very much the same as the blog posts. You can publish that.Let’s have a look. There’s our theme. So there’s our, our page. And here is the sidebar again,um, which is the page sidebar.Which again you can change within the widgets. I mightdo that right now. I will add this page to, uh, the menu though. So to do that, we goback into menus and then the pages appear here. If you wanted to add things like categories,they’re here. There are the blog categories. If you wantedto add the review categories, you might need to just adjust your screen options, whichyou’ll find at the top right here. And you can just like tic reviews and then there’syour reviews if you’ll add reviews and … There’s that category that’s there. That must be thereview categories. There we go, so then you can just tic andadd, but I’m going to add that page. The about us. I’m just going to tic it, click add tomenu, and then you can just drag it about like that.So let’s have a look at our website.I think we’re nearly there. Now, I was thinking about whether to do kind of SEO and all thatsort of stuff within this figurehead, but what I think I’m going to do is I will doseparate videos around that, um, as kind of like a part of playlist and we’ll do someSEO stuff. Now we’ve got one last thing to do, um, andthat’s just getting your website live because when you install, um, um, Host Gator, uh,it puts maintenance mode on so that only you can see the website until it’s all finished.So when I just turn it on, I’ll just go back into the dashboard. Then once you’re at thedashboard you’ll see this message that basically says your site is current displaying a comingsoon.Clear here. Once you’re ready to go on, weclick there, and now we’re live! So, any [inaudible 01:33:50] just logged in people. So we’reall good. Well done if you made it to this point in the video. Not many people get thisfar. I hope you’ve created something that you’re happy with and now you’re ready toupload more content, go out and do some more product reviews, sign up for more merchants,and you know, generally build a great site. I’m here if you need me, so, um, leave questions,and stuff in the comments below. Uh, I’d really love to hear from you. If you made a site,post a link. It’ll be great to see it and all that kind of stuff.Really appreciateit if you could click like on the video and if you would subscribe to my channel.That’s that’s really helpful for me and yeah … I’d love to hear from you. So, um, untilnext time, I will, uh, wish you the best of lucky with your site and yeah, that’s byefor now. See you around..

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