What to look for when searching for great affiliate marketing websites
In this post we take a look at what a great affiliate marketing website should offer its subscribers. To start off, I made a list of the most important aspects an affiliate marketer needs, to make it to the top as quick as possible.
- Live Help
- Free Websites
- WordPress Platform
- Website Backup
- Website Progress Statistics
- Website Ranking Stats
- Beginner Training Course
- Personal Affiliate Blog
- Affiliate Bootcamp Training
- Video Walk-Throughs
- Keyword Research Tool
- Training Classrooms
- Affiliate Program
- 1-on-1 Coaching
- Accountability groups
- Quick responding website
- Domain Name Availability
- Secure Hosting Services
These 18 key elements are the basic building blocks you should look for in an affiliate marketing website. This is by no means an exhaustive list but merely the “cannot do without” list.
If you are searching for the best affiliate marketing website to support you in getting into affiliate marketing or niche marketing, it will be wise to use this list to evaluate any such website.
Which affiliate marketing websites come close?
I had a look at a few well known affiliate marketing websites and did a comparison. Lets start with ChrisFarrellMebership.
I personally have nothing against Chris Farrell. In fact I think he is a very kind person. Many people like him and according to him, he has a following at time of this post of around 23000 members.
However, it is clear that there are some important pieces of the puzzle missing. I am not going to spell it out. I guess everyone can do the comparison for themselves with the data supplied.
One issue that I will highlight though is that his landing page contains an intro video that takes ages to load through my wireless mobile broadband. I eventually left the site under the impression that it is broken or gobbling up heaps of my bandwidth. He is like a one-man-band when compared to Wealthy Affiliate.
Next is Affilorama This used to be a very good affiliate website with a good program. They started out in 2005 and has currently (at time of this post) just over 600 000 members.The one drawback is their members support. When you hit that low, “down in the dumps” stage, you do not have much of a team support to help you through – which is one of the biggest killers of potential entrepeneurs. Most people that made it online, had someone close by to drag or push them through the slump.
Another complaint in the market is that their information/software is outdated and not kept up to the latest technology.
Is there an affiliate marketing website that has it all?
When carefully assessing affiliate websites against the criteria listed at the top, one can only stand in awe when investigating another company by the name of Wealthy Affiliate. They started out in 2005 and they tick all the boxes and some.
They boast the best online affiliate training program for beginners, intermediate and professional web builders and a member count of 1.3 million!
It i easy to understand why their support is tops. You’re bound to get amazing answers from amongst 1.3 million like minded people.
They pay out very high commissions in comparison to others.
But, let us get to the real stuff and look at what the people say that were in your shoes some days or months ago.
Ps. you can communicate with these people personally once you’ve created your free account.
Here is a direct link to Kimberley’s posts, one of the WA members:
Read what Lisa says:
and one more very detailed review from Ariel:
What scammers won’t tell you!
When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!
Now that you have read what it entails to choose an Affiliate Training Program, there is a serious and important consideration before jumping into the deep end. What many scam marketing sites won’t tell you is that this is NOT a “get rich quick” scheme. It is also not a place where you can join, sit back and relax and all of a sudden, money starts raining into your lap. If that was the case, there would have been a very long waiting list to become a member 🙂
So best get yourself prepared to work hard. This is about building a proper business that can sustain you and last for years.
If you are a money chaser, best is to NOT go further than the FREE MEMBERSHIP. It will be a waste of money.
Wealthy Affiliate does not do the work for you but they do a hell of a job explaining exactly what to do, how to do it, why you should do it and then even show you samples and supply you the tools you need for the job.
If you want more than that, you may well consider yourself a thief.
A good thing to know in advance is that you will need to write – lots – and lots more. That is the main thing search engines want. They want good quality helpful information in your posts. That is what people want as well. That is exactly why I wrote what you are now reading. I hope it makes sense and is of value to you. If it is not, please leave a comment and if it is, also leave a comment. That will help me to help you and people like you to make better decisions regarding their future.
I read a similar blog where someone told me about all the benefits and pitfalls, things to do and things to avoid, so that I could make the decision that you are about to make.
So, if you are not fully satisfied or do not feel 100% sure of what you should do, the next best
thing is to create a free account and try it out.’
There is no better way of experiencing the pudding than eating it.
A few noteworthy extras from Wealthy Affiliate
1. As a Wealthy Affiliate Member, your websites are hosted on likely the most secure servers available.
2. These guys are absolute experts at what they do. You will soon meet Kyle and Carson. To sum up in short, Kyle is phenomenal at marketing and Carson is amazing with the Technical stuff. Kyle will get a brilliant idea while Carson is the one that can put his idea into computer code so that it can be used by us. Together, they have over 26 years experience. When I first heard about this friendship combination, it made 100% sense as to why they are unstoppable and out front. What more can you wish for?
3. You can search and buy your domain names internally for stupid low prices. I paid $13.99 for this one (renewable yearly).
4. If you have an existing website, it can be transferred to their servers for free. Check this post for the real McCoy: Domain Transfers
5. They boast an amazing uptime. Verify for yourself over here by checking a post directly on their website: Uptime/downtime
So, for your share of the pudding, go ahead and click here:
Ps. Remember to comment. I’d love to hear from you!
See you at the top!
Note: Due to fraudsters, the following countries have been blocked from opening Free Membership accounts but can join on a paid membership. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by your fellow citizens.