How to Setup a Website for the eBay Affiliate Program
There are two ways to set up a website for the eBay affiliate program. However, before
we get onto that, it will be important to explain to you what the affiliate program is.
Many thousands of people begin using the internet daily, and many of these are seeking
good prices for the products that they are seeking. Some will look immediately for eBay,
but others will simply enter a search term for the product. If they reach your website for
the product they are seeking, you can then provide them with a link to the eBay
registration page and earn $20 - $30 for each registration.
Not only that, but you can earn a proportion of the listing fees for the product, which
is why you can make a lot of money by having a website offering products for sale on eBay.
You win two ways: through eBay registrations for first-time users and also through your
commission for any purchasers they make.
So, how do you set up a website? You can do it the normal way or the easy way. The
normal way involves a number of different steps that you have to carry out:
• First you have to find a domain name: that is the name by which your website
is registered in the Domain Name System (DNS), and once registered, nobody else can use your
domain name. It is useful, but not essential, for your domain name to reflect your business.
• Then you have to find a web host. You can try one of the free hosts, though
there is normally a price to pay through you having to include adverts on your site, or to
use the website for only one specific purpose. Free sites are not the best, and you are well
advised to pay. A reasonable web host will cost you from around $5 to $25 monthly, and the
more you pay the more you get.
• You will need email addresses and an auto responder system. The auto responder
automatically answers email inquiries, takes orders, meets them and accepts payments all
automatically, even while you are sleeping. Your business can run 24/7.
• Now the time-consuming part: you will have to design a website or web page
for every product type you promote. If you are promoting 50 product types you will have to
develop 50 websites or pages. This is very time consuming, even if you knew where to start.
You will have to learn HTML and/or CSS and also how to put a functional website together.
• You will also have to have some means of advertising your websites, or driving
traffic to them. You can do this through pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, which can be
expensive if you don't know what you are doing. Alternatively you can optimize your sites
for the search engines and achieve high listings, although you might have a lot of
competition to beat. You can also attract traffic through article marketing or by the use
of a blog on your websites. Both of these last two techniques can be very effective in
directing traffic to your sites.