I will be sharing with you on this Resources Page, key tools for Affiliate Marketing. Many of these tools are used by affiliates who are now earning a living as Affiliate Marketers. These tools are key if you want to become a successful Affiliate Marketer.
If you are new to affiliate marketing and want to start your own affiliate marketing business, check out this article which will give you details on how you can sign up for FREE.
Please read through the entire post before you make a selection as you may be able to save money by signing up for an all-inclusive package rather than buying each item separately. Everyone is different. You may not need a domain name but you need the training or you might already have a domain name but you have not used it so now you need website hosting, software and training. All these options are available.
1. A DOMAIN NAME
You need to have a domain name to register your website. BlueHost provides a Domain Name registration Service as well as website hosting and builder tools.
To register for a Domain name, enter a new domain name of your choice in the box below then click the ‘check availability’ button.
If the Domain Name is available, great! You’re on your way to starting your online Affiliate Marketing Business.
You will now need website hosting and builder services. If you want to choose BlueHost as your provider, check out my full review here and follow the links to get started.
2. A WEBSITE
This is an all-inclusive option; you get a domain name, website hosting and builder services so you can be up and running with your website in minutes with just a few simple clicks and no coding is required.
With SiteRubix, they offer you 2 free websites!
SiteRubix is a great tool if you are starting out. However, your domain name will be in the format companyname.siterubix.com
To get started, enter a name for your free website in the box below and click on the ‘Build it Now’ button.
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You will definitely need training if you want to succeed with your online business as an Affiliate Marketer. Many people go it alone or they pay fees for different courses to learn the ropes.
I’ve seen courses where they teach you a module at a time for a fee per module.
Mobile Marketing $197, Video Marketing $197, PPC Advertising $197, How to create Sales Pages $197, How to blow your site away with SEO $197. All this adds up. What if you can get all this for a fraction of the price and learn at your own pace in your own space?
Wealthy Affiliate is a community of like-minded people like yourself and they taught me everything I know about making money online as an Affiliate Marketer.
They offer Live up-to-date video classes, Live chat – you often find the owners chiming in -, tutorials, technical support, inbuilt tools such as the Jaaxy keyword research tool, SiteRubix website builder and much more.
The training and platform are evolving. Since I started in 2017, they have implemented SSL certificates which you enable at the toggle of a button. With my other hosting partner, I had to purchase the certificate, send the details over to them and they would upload the certificate for me. This is done for you already at Wealthy Affiliate.
You can also register a domain name on with Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate is my #1 recommendation as they offer ALL THE KEY TOOLS you need to become successful in Affiliate Marketing. The SiteRubix Platform and the Jaxxy Keyword Research Tool are created by the owners of Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate also offers their own lucrative Affiliate Program which you can become a part of if you join here.
4. KEYWORD RESEARCH TOOL
Jaaxy offers more features than your standard keyword research tool. You can, for example, purchase a domain name based on your keyword research within the Jaaxy platform. How cool is that? So, if you came across a keyword, you can check to see if a domain is available for the keyword and purchase that domain name there and then without leaving the platform.
An alternative is the Google Keyword Planner. This is a free tool provided by Google. However, you need a Google Account to use this tool.
Google Keyword Planner is OK if you are starting out but as your business begins to grow and you start to look for trends and better strategies to push your online business to the boundaries, a Keyword Research Tool like Jaaxy is the tool for your toolbox.
5. AFFILIATE NETWORKS
All Affiliate Networks are free to join. By joining, you can find relevant products to promote on your website.
Check out my post on which affiliates to join here.
To find affiliate programs specific to your niche, in Google Search, enter the following <niche> + ‘Affiliate Program’ so if my niche was fishing equipment, I would type fishing equipment + ‘Affiliate Network’ and a list of all the affiliate programs you can sign up to within this niche, will be listed.
Here are the main Affiliate Networks:
- CJ (Commission Junction)
- Amazon – (this is the UK link)
- Amazon – (this is for the USA and the rest of the world)
The more Affiliate Networks and Programs you join, the likelihood of you earning commission becomes greater. Check reviews and the terms and conditions of each Affiliate program that you join. You may find that you can only sign up if you are in a certain location or that payment isn’t made until you have reached a certain threshold. Each network is different.
Let me know if you have any questions by connecting with me on my Wealthy Affiliate profile here.