If you're looking for a way to make your website more profitable, you might want to consider running an Amazon affiliate store. Doing so essentially enables you to sell products powered by Amazon Associates, one of the most popular affiliate programs in existence. Getting set up simply requires a bit of time and spending — but not much, we promise.
Assuming you don't already have a website, the steps below cover each step of the process in detail. If you do have a website, then we recommend starting with step 3.
1. Choose a web host
Determining the right web host can vary depending on your preference, but the ability to install WordPress is an absolute must. Signing up with Bluehost is a safe bet. WordPress installations are just a click away and best of all, costs are low.
2. Install WordPress
Most web hosts support a one-click WordPress installation, which can usually be found within the cPanel — a collection of applications and utilities unique to your server. If your web host does not support this, go to WordPress.org and download the software manually. Refer to the Famous 5-Minute Install tutorial for instructions.
3. Purchase WP Zon Builder
WP Zon Builder is the main building block when it comes to creating an Amazon affiliate website. It's the best plugin available that allows the listing of Amazon products in bulk, automatic tagging for improved search rank, and much more.
Of course, such a product doesn't come without a price. WP Zon Builder normally sells for $99, but using this link (affiliate link) and the discount code zonbuilders instantly saves you 33%. This includes a lifetime license that never expires, which means you can use it on as many Amazon affiliate sites as you please.
4. Purchase an Amazon affiliate theme
Using any traditional WordPress theme for your Amazon affiliate site is fine, but it's highly recommended that you use a theme specifically designed for eCommerce. This ensures that your store will actually look like a store, rather than an afterthought.
Elegant Themes has a handful of eCommerce themes that are worth looking over. Signing up with their $69 annual plan grants you access to all 80+ of their themes, which can be really convenient if you tend to change your mind or manage multiple sites.
5. Find and publish your products
Once all is said and done, you'll want to begin publishing your products using WP Zon Builder. Thankfully, bulk importing is supported, making adding new products a breeze. Also, be sure to set some time aside in customizing WP Zon Builder to your liking. There's a ton of settings to explore, so don't hesitate to experiment a little. It really is an awesome piece of software that can be used quite extensively.
And there you have it! You've successfully created your first Amazon affiliate store. Brand Rockt will soon be covering additional tips and tutorials related to affiliate products, as well as how to increase profits. In the meantime, if you have an affiliate store that you would like feedback on from the community, feel free to post a link to it in the comments below.