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How To Create A Free Website For Affiliate Marketing – Unique Sites

Do you really expect me to believe that I can learn how to create a FREE website for affiliate marketing?

Hey! Get it together, I'm about to tell you whether you can or can't. Drum-roll please...

YES. I'm not ripping you off settle down, you are going to see how you can create your very own unique and free website in a matter of moments, but not only that, I'm also going to up it one more and show you how to get free training!

Who doesn't want free? If you're not jumping in joy by the end of this article, you either don't want to change your life, or you have a "shiny object syndrome" problem.

Enough of the small talk, let me take you into my world for the past 3 years...

Why Do You Need A Website For Affiliate Marketing

Wait, stop, no. Before I can even tell why you need a website for your affiliate marketing needs, I need to let you in a couple secrets about why you need a website in general.

I appreciate everything you've done this far to get your foot into the affiliate marketing world, I was once in your shoes and I understand how costs are usually at the center of our fears, so I'm going to keep this next part short.

A website serves SO many purposes that I get overwhelmed just thinking about it. Having a website is what I like to call a Virtual "Real Estate". Now hang in there with me, I'm not about to go full buy properties, rent properties, Monopoly status on you, I'm entering a portal.

The internet portal that is. When I first started building a website I had no idea it would become what it is today:

  1. A place for people to see who I am
  2. How I can solve people's problems

If I'm talking all hype about a website, what about the people who say you don't need one? I usually get these 2 kind of an answers and it till this days pinches my sciatic nerves...

  1. "I have social media"
  2. "I can just share my affiliate link"

That goes to show that you are a beginner, but it's OK, I'm willing to work with people that can fix their mistakes and learn the right ones. But those that don't want to put the effort to learn how to properly share their affiliate links, best of luck.

Here are 5 reasons why you need a website...

1. Merchants(Retailers) Are Watching You

Imagine applying for a job without a Resume, how the heck do you expect the hiring manager to know who you are and check out your qualifications?

This is exactly how merchants(which if you aren't familiar with the word is a fancy way of saying retailers) think and there's a real person behind the business not a bot, so they take into account your resume, which is?

That's right, your website! Most merchants are leaning towards qualifying their affiliates and doing less of just letting you sign up and walk out with your link. So it's VERY important that you have a website if you want to share your affiliate love with people who really need to see your offer(s).

I remember once applying for a CBD Oil company with one of my first businesses, and I had to apply to a question that said how much traffic I get in a month.

The exception was that it's an exclusive affiliate program so I could understand the rules against having every affiliate automatically sign on with them. The point I'm trying to make is to have at the very least, a website.

2. Trust & Relationships

After my 2+ years in affiliate marketing I've learned that people buy from those who trust them and or show the effort to build a relationship with. There's no better way to gain these two qualities than having a location where your audience can come and find you...

This will help you so much in the long run because people like the feeling of visiting websites before they go onto the merchant to make a purchase, which brings me to my next point.

3. Foundation of Your Business

Nothing screams affiliate marketing like content, or does it?

Ofcourse! Telling you that your content isn't important is kind of like saying that apples are not nutritious. In these prime years of my affiliate marketing career, I can't get the words SEO out of my mind, which is short for Search Engine Optimization. The whole goal of writing content which we use the word blogging for that is to rank your posts on the first page of Google.

The foundation of affiliate marketing ALWAYS begins with content marketing and at the front-line of the battle is SEO. The more you write for targeted keywords(words people are typing into google), the better you stand a chance at ranking high on Google. Don't see the big picture yet?

Check out this formula:

Content = SEO = Traffic = Money

But "Michael" you make that sound so simple! Whehter I'm one of the great affiliate marketers or not, it's actually really simple and beginner friendly. Take a look at how fast I had a post rank within a day for a freshly new website:

We're talking about not even a 6 month old website here! If I can do it, I know you can too.

You don't know how many people I run into that don't either have a website, don't blog or at the very least create content. How do they expect to solve real life problems their audience needs?

So at the foundation of your affiliate business is a website, it's like the new way to find a business and visiting than an actual brick and mortar.

4. Organic Traffic

I spoke about getting a website up and running for content and I touched a bit on traffic, now let me expand on "Organic traffic".

Do you want to spend all your time throwing money into advertisements? No, I didn't think so, just had to check with you. If you've already tried advertising and it didn't work, don't worry, I got your back, you're in the right hands to take another try at affiliate marketing.

When you blog or produce video content on your blog, you can expect to get FREE traffic! And even better is this next part which will blow your mind...

Most people who land on a website have been shown to convert into not only a buyer but a "Lead". Most people don't purchase on first contact of an offer, it takes the average person 7 times to see a product/service before they buy. 

Let's take an example of "BOB":

Bob is searching on google to fix his problem with a lower back pain strain. Bob lands on an article about lower back pain back stretches for a strain. He's searching for general info so you know he needs some immediate actions or exclusive information only you can offer him.

It's at this point in his reading that a Pop Up interrupts him, and on it is something like the 5 best ways to stretch your back for a muscle strain without aching. What do you think is going to happen?

It's likely Bob will give you his email address. Now that Bob has shown interest in this topics, you send him your PDF, report, or whichever format you have it in, and you can follow up with him now about products to fix his problem.

Do you see the benefit of this? You smashed two birds with one stone...

You learned where bob landed and what lead him to opt into your email list. Which also leads me to my next point:

5. Analytics

What if You could figure out how much time Bob spent on your site or things like:

  • How far he scrolled
  • What pages he clicked over to
  • What products he bought

With this data at your fingertips you can make a pretty good guess as to what people like about your content and where most people are buying from. After so, you can place more capture forms or make changes around your pages as necessary.

You can't really get that from social media. Plus, if you ever decide to do advertising you can always send people to your blogs, and even re-target them! OH the power of affiliate marketing, don't even get me rolling.

Added Benefits of Having a Free Website

Come in close, did you know that having a free website is low cost?

No really Michael?! Hear me out.

With a free website you can get a feel for how to build a website and what it takes to maintain one. It's like when you get a free sample at Costco and you sit there and think HMM, I need this but that means I'd have to buy something I'm not familiar with.

It's totally OK to be a stranger to a website, I once was, which explains why I choose to check out a free website instead of paying for my REAL domain. 

2. You can practice writing for your niche. One of the biggest reasons I talk to people about why they want a free website is because they want to get a feel for their niche, and what it can take to reach their dream customer.

This is a great advantage for most beginners and for those few goals at the start that you want to cross of your list.

3 Best Ways to Create A Free Website.

Finally! the fun stuff begins. Are you ready to see the 3 and only best ways to create your next free website fast and with no hassle?

I'm going to walk you through step-by-step how to get started today once you leave here.

#1. Webnode

Webnode as it's reads is a "Easy & Free Website Maker". How much more obicous does it get right? What I like about Webnode is that you can create a free website in less than a minute. You'll have togther your:

  1. Account
  2. Template
  3. Website

STEP 1:  Head to Webnode.com, and click on "Get Started"

web node home page

After you click on get started you'll be presented with your account information screen. Here you'll create your website, email address, and password.

STEP 2: Select the type of website you'd like.

You'll see two options - Website and Eccomerce. Since we're not trying to create a Shopify store and this is about affiliate marketing, we want "Website"

website or eccomerce

Make sure to click on Website here and NOT Ecommerce.

STEP 3: Select Your Template.

select your template

You'll get over 50 different nicely designed templates to choose from. You can't go wrong with any of these. As an affiliate who blogs, I'd personally select something simple where I can show my blog roll to my visitors. So I highly suggest that you do the same.

And that's it! Once you select your website, you will be taken to your back office where you can edit your website.

2. Wix

Have you seen those Wix commericals with celeberities creating a website easily? If you haven't don't worry, I'll show you what I'm talking about:

Yeah it's something like that. Now let me show you how to get started.

STEP 1: Go to Wix.com and click "Get Started"

Once you get there, it should look something like so:

wix.com

STEP 2: Create your account.

If you already have a Facebook or Google account, you can create an account through them or you also have the option to use your email and password.

wix account info

Click the "Sign Up" Button,

Note: For the purpose of this, I will just put my email and password. But you can try the other options, doesn't matter. In fact, I actually prefer Facebook or google because it saves your information on third party services for fast access from them or to share your info from Wix straight away.

wix sign up

STEP 3: you'll be asked to take a survey.

You can take the survey or skip it. For this I'm going to skip it.

survey

STEP 4: Create your Free Website.

The cool thing about Wix is that you can choose a couple questions and have Wix themselves create the website for you. Or you can opt to create your own website with the Wix editor. You'll be able to select your own template and use the drag and drop features right away.

The most common way to do it is option 2. So for this demonstration, I want full control over my website.

website creator

STEP 5: Select your Template.

So like Webnode, you'll be presented with different selections to choose from, common templates too. But where it's different is that Wix has more features and you can sort by things like popularity and new. Check it out:

wix templates

And that's it! The rest you can play around with and create the look and content of your website to best suit you and your niches needs.

3. Wealthy Affiliate

Now onto the last but MOST definitely not the least option that you have to create a free website for affiliate marketing. In fact, this is my favorite and In my honest and humble opinion, the best way anywhere on the web.

Look, I could have named like 30 more free websites but the point is that they are all unique in their own ways, and this next one I'm about to reveal to you is by far the:

  • Easiest
  • Functional
  • WordPress Ready

If you don't know a thing about WordPress then let me tell you a thing or two about why you need it.

WordPress is the biggest platform for every affiliate marketer and blogger. With it by your side, you can create content and organize your work much easier. Plus, Google likes to rank websites with WordPress.

Without Further a do, I introduce to you Wealthy Affiliate.

The Wealthy Affiliate Platform has what's called a .siterubrix domain and website. This is where you can get your free domain and WordPress ready website at no charge!

STEP 1: Go to Wealthyaffiliate.com

wealthy affiliate

Here you can place your email address in the bar above and click on "Get Started". After you easily do, you will be taken to the dashboard that looks like so:

wealthy affiliate

STEP 2: Look to the left panel and click on "Websites"

After you'll see this screen:

domain builder

I already circled in Red where you need to click, which is "Site Builder"

STEP 3: What Website Do You Want To Build?

Here, you will be presented with 3 options:

  1. On a Free Domain
  2. On A Domain You Own
  3. Register A Domain

Unless you already have a domain elsewhere or a domain, then you need to select "On A Free Domain."

free domain

Again, I have once selected in a Red circle where to select.

STEP 4: Choose your domain name and Name of Your website.

You;ll get an immediate drop down with this information:

domain name and website name

Note: When you select your domain title, you should have it resemble your niche. For example if I'm doing something on soccer, I'll probably use my domain name as:

Soocerskillplayers.com

My Title: Soccer Skill Players

You can always refer to how to choose domain names from Godaddy here.

Thereafter, you can select from over 4,000 templates! And that's it! One other thing now..

If you don't have a niche selected, don't worry, I got your back. It's always good to know what niche you want or at least think you want to try out before making a domain name. You can check out niche selection and domains more in this lesson.

And another fast way to create your website and get your free domain is through the quick access page.

I made a video on all this too, so if you want to see a more visual representation, see it below:

Free Top Level Affiliate Marketing Training

Wealthy Affiliates is more than pick up a free domain and create a website, there's more to it.

The Wealthy Affiliate platform not only comes with 20+ free .siterubrix accounts but the RIGHT affiliate marketing training!

Yes, Wealthy Affiliate comes with the access to the Best affiliate marketing training platform on the web today. Me telling you that it's changed my life and brought me more freedom to have with my family, and given me more financial security without a supervisor or boss looming over my shoulder.

As a free member, you;; get access to the free first couple of lessons within the training. Thereafter, you can decide if you want to continue with them as a premium member. You can learn more Wealthy affiliate and their pricing here

 My Final Thoughts + Bonuses

What did you think? These are three of the best and easiest way to get started with a free website for your affiliate marketing journey. Everyone starts in a different place, but from most people that I talk to and work with seem to prefer.

I also offer very lucrative bonuses for those that come join the Wealthy affiliate program with me, and such those are like:

  • How to build a 6 figure website
  • How to get my free email swipes
  • 1-1 mentoring, zoom meeting
  • and so much more.

You can always check out my actual review on Wealthy affiliate and at the bottom of the page you'll see all my Awesome Free Bonuses.

How did I do? Feel free to leave me feedback down below, I actually would appreciate it if you did. Also,If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I usually respond within 24 hours.

Michael Granados
 

Hi my name is Michael Granados, and I am an online home business owner with years of experience learning and moderating the online world. I’ve managed to build my online credentials, and I would like nothing more than to help others achieve the same desires.

  • Jagi Egnell says:

    Wow! Lots of information on here to creating an affiliate site. You seem to be really knowledgeable about marketing.

    How long have you been in this field for?

    I’m always looking at creating new sites, but the cost just drives me away. I notice here that you are saying it’s free to create a site, I might just look into that.

    It seems wealthy affiliate has the best to offer. I like that their sites are already WordPress ready. Don’t have to put in too much work to get everything set up.

    • Michael says:

      Hey Jagi,

      I wanted to make sure that I was as thorough as I needed to be. I’m glad you found it useful. I’m no expert but I like to think I’m good at what I do.

      I’ve been in affiliate marketing for well over a year and a half now, and as a Digital Marketer/Strategist/Internet marketer, for well over a year. I’ve really taken things beyond just the affiliate marketing industry as you can tell. I’ve helped out a couple companies with there SEO, Google ad campaigns(google ads certified), as well Facebook.

      There’s a lot of growth on the online world, and I think more people should learn to leverage more skills(if they can).

      I hear you, it’s not easy even for me to say I want to create a new site because at times it can come down to a cost. I have my head in other projects and the thought of making a new site just exhausts me. One is enough, but I have two. I think more than anything it is a “want and desire” for most people to do it and uncertainty of it working out. But you never know until you try right?

       Yes,  with any you can, but with Wealthy Affiliate, trust me – that’s where you would rather be, especially if you’re doing affiliate marketing.Good.Exactly! You hit it right on the nail, WA has everything plus it’s WordPress ready. 

      Thanks,

      Michael

  • Jon says:

    This is a very informative article on where to find good information for becoming an affiliate marketer. How did you end up getting free traffic so quickly and easily though? I have been at it for a bit and I am still not seeing much traffic. Do you think that webnodes is any better than the websites wealthy affiliate offers?

    • Michael says:

      Hey Jon, 

      I appreciate that, whole heartily. At first when I started this site, I wasn’t hitting much traffic, and that was after like 10 or so post. The key is to continue posting content, do your on Site and off Site SEO, share your content via social media, do YouTube and mix them into your content. The more consistent that I got, the quicker my traffic started coming in. It was by no way easy to start, and everyone else in affiliate marketing and general bloggers will tell you that it takes time. Keep your head down, and work my guy. Your hard work will pay off soon. How long have you been at it?

      Importantly, it comes down to Keyword Research…

      I always emphasize with bold statements that keyword research is at the core of it all. Start there, pick out the right keywords, and then now focus on delivering you content and you will vastly improve each time you do it. I stick to my training of doing keyword research with the tool “Jaaxy” and for more metrics I use MOZ toolbar and MOZ keyword research to see what my competitors are doing and how they are doing via Domain Authority(D.A) and Page Authority(P.A). And then I see where they are listed in Google(preferably look at page 1 to see if you can get there) and if your P.A is greater you can, but you shouldn’t just base it off that. And not because other sites have more authority than you do doesn’t mean you shouldn’t produce content for that keyword…

      Write it. Like with my pillar post(How to’s, what’s and why’s) even if some keywords are hard to really rank for on page 1 or some others, I still go for them, because your site will act like a funnel from that page to your products/services, and if people want to learn about general problems, you will be the expert on it. Also, make use of ubbersuggest from Neil Patel. You can place your competitors URL and see what keywords they are getting traffic for, and if the SEO metric is like 30 or less, it would be great to post content for…Go see how much words they have, what they are talking about, what they are missing that you can put, like videos, images, H2-H3 tags, Call to actions, and make it better – called the Skyscraper technique. 

      Webnode is definitely NOT better, at all. Stick to WA, they offer the best free domain/paid domain and hosting platform out there.

      Let me know if you have any more questions/concerns.

      -Michael 

  • akshaysaxena says:

    Awesome article, Michael. I agree with you that SiteRubix platform from Wealthy Affiliate is the best option to create free websites for beginners. And, after creating and developing our free website, we can simply move to dot com domain by a single click. Other free website builders don’t have this facility.

    Also, SiteRubix is highly efficient and fast compared to other web servers. Newbies must leverage this facility to start their online business, it is the first step. Thanks a lot for sharing this useful information. I wish you the best.

    • Michael says:

      Hello,

      You said it right, siterubrix is the best ground for any internet marketer/affiliate marketer to get started with. The fact that you don’t even have to pay for it and you get to be apart of the best hosting package and exposure to the top affiliate marketing training in the world, like C’mon right? What more can you ask for haha. Yes, it’s really like you said, a “matter of a click.” 

      It’s the most beginner friendly free domain and even paid domain platform I’ve ever come across. When I first started, I was like every aspiring affiliate marketer wanting to start the “Free” way, and I quickly realized that some of these other sites like Wix or Webnode among others don’t offer the best help, or even with WordPress. I’ll say it right now, you need WordPress for affiliate marketing, whether you’re doing SEO/content marketing or just want a website.

      I noticed it is really fast, which is amazing right? A free domain that is fast, you don’t ever see that. I agree, it’s a “Must” not a want here. I enjoyed the fact that we are on the same page here and we see eye to eye. Thanks for sharing!

  • Poppa says:

    Hey Michael
    I enjoyed you article and the humor you write with.
    This all sounds pretty good, but I’m a bit skeptical.
    Is it really possible to make money on the web with all the competition there is?
    How much can you actually make from affiliate marketing, don’t most merchants pay just pennies on the dollar?

    • Michael says:

      Hi there!

      Oh really? I like that you find that enjoyable, I always try to write with a form of originality and try to keep it engaging at the same time. Absolutely! I am certain without a shadow of a doubt that you can, I’ve been able to prove it myself over the last year and a half now. There will always be competition in any niche especially in the big three which are Health and Wellness, Make money online, and Relationships. But that’s the beauty of it, it just drives you to grind more, and be much better than your competitors. The part that separates you in the “big red ocean” is you are unique, otherwise I like to say – Your unique selling preposition. People buy from people, and they are interested in stories more than they are actual facts. So as long as you can find your uniqueness in your marketplace, and you can create engaging content that entails stories and experiences mixed with facts, you can get it done. Also, learning from the right people, and understanding how to put systems in place in other places than just your website. The money you make depends on your niche and the commission pay your affiliate merchant has. Like amazon can pay like as low as like 1% and as high of 10% or so. Others like Sharesale, JV zoo can pay even higher. I think its more of a matter of understanding your content without having to review a product or anything first, because that will help you base what type of products/services you decide you want to promote moving onward. There is the physical product side of things, and then there are the digital, and most people are gearing towards digital because the commissions you can make from them are much greater, and you have higher ticket items. But like I started, I went into Amazon Associates and other merchants for my health and wellness website. Focus on that first, gain experience and them move to the software/digital side if you need. I can always give you a hand with that if you need, and point you to the right products if need be. 

  • Glen says:

    This is a very informative post about free websites. I had never heard of Webnode before. I used free website services from Homestead years ago. Unfortunately, they have not kept up with the times. I have used Weebly as well. I think the right question for anyone wanting to create an online presence is what website builder platform should they use.  There are many online website builder platforms available, both free and paid. These days a website can be built in minutes. What takes time is the effort to create and add content to a website.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Glen,

      I appreciate it! I wanted to make sure I covered every spot and angle, and I think the more the merrier and easier it will be for others to make the best decision. Webnode is an interesting platform and it really isn’t any different than other free website platforms out there with basic integrations and setups. It works well but not WordPress ideal and or long term blogging material. Oh did you?

      Yeah, that’s the downside to free website platforms and those with “no need for a domain”, they just get buried. You hit it right on the nail…

      an “online presence”. Many people believe that they will get exposure by just setting up a random website, try to make it look fancy, blog or forget to and that the traffic will pour in. That’s far from it. The other thing is that many people try tacky tactics and resort to Facebook to get people to bring them that traffic. I like what you said…

      Websites can be built in minutes but it takes time and effort to create and add the content to your website, which is a really amazing experience if you can focus. I just think there are too many people with that “give me” mentality that they will have a website up, “a business” up and running so easily.

      Thank you for sharing!

      -Michael

  • Ketan says:

    Hi Michael,

    The site is very informative – Nice have choices.  However, I think there’s too much content which makes it seems a little too busy/overwhelming for the uninitiated.  

    For example, perhaps the step wise instructions could be on another page via a link or a how to video?   I found that scrolling down so much could lose someone’s interest unless they are truly intent.

    Am going down the WA route myself.  Thanks and all the best.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Ketan,

      You think so? Those thoughts did run into my mind before I started to write my blog out, but I wanted to follow through with it because you could never be too helpful. But I could see the fact of educating people 1 by one on each, I’ll keep that in mind with this and my future projects. What helps is that I pre-framed people and let them know that there will be 3 websites but I could add more to say that it will be in-depth so to bookmark this page or otherwise. 

      Nice! WA is in my opinion the very best there is out there. You can’t get a free website/domain with WordPress and all the features outside of WA. It’s really a no-brainer. You are welcome. Thanks too!

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