May The Best Blog Win

This is the 2nd post in the Affiliate Marketing Promo series. If you missed out on the other posts you can read them here: New Affiliates – 2 ‘MUST AVOID’ Tactics IF You Want Real Success!blog1

In the last post we talked about the basics of affiliate marketing. You had homework from the last post too. If you haven’t read the last post yet, then click here to read.

Do you remember what your homework was? I had asked you to go pick a niche that you are comfortable with. You will also need to make sure that the niche is profitable. Once you have that we can move on to today’s topic.

Last week we also talked about 4 ways to be successful in affiliate marketing. Today I am going to dive into one of those ways that is most profitable. The best way to start affiliate marketing is by starting your own blog. This way you will be able to build your own brand at the same time and promote products at the same time.

The first step to having a blog is choosing a domain name. You can use two different strategies when picking your domain name.

  • You can use your name as your domain name. This way you will be using your name as your brand name.
  • You pick a keyword that targets your niche. For example, if you are marketing beauty products, you would have a domain name like or You get the idea

After you have a good domain name you will need reliable hosting for your website. There are several hosting companies out there but not everyone is good. There are lots of cheap hosting companies but make sure you pick the one that has good service. It might not matter now but once you start getting visitor to your site, it is very important to have a reliable hosting company. The hosting company I use is iPage.

iPage is cheap but it is good. Their customer service is super friendly and anytime I have had issues with them, they have gone above and beyond to help me. There is also multiple ways to get in touch with them. You can chat with them, open a help desk ticket or give them a call. Whichever way you contact them; they are very responsive. I know because I have used them all. Another great thing about iPage is that they offer 1 free domain name for a year if you sign up for their hosting package.

If you already have a hosting package with someone, no problem…you can use your existing hosting package and add a new domain name to it. I would recommend you get your domain name through NameCheap. It has easy interface, it doesn’t bombard you with ads and overall good service.

Once you have a domain name and hosting, you are ready to get your affiliate links and set up your website. There are a few more steps in between, like finding quality products to promote. We will cover this in the next blog post. Stay tuned…


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