Although it’s possible to make tons of affiliate commissions without a website, having your own website really maximizes your earning potential. Not only can you brand yourself and your own business, you can build your own community where repeat visits mean more profits for you. Having no website of your own is like being handicapped in the game!
By studying many successful affiliate websites, you can start to gain a feel of why these websites pull in profits like crazy. They provide loads of unique content, and they regularly update their website. Many of these websites have forums, which is something that always encourages repeat visitors.
It is also important to watch what kind of content you put up on your site. Nowadays, search engines are clamping down pretty hard on content duplication, content that appears on many websites. This means you should try to keep your content unique as much possible. You can outsource the writing or do it yourself. However, doing all of it yourself may drive you crazy! A good balance is to outsource some of your content and write the rest when you have time.
Product reviews usually work well on affiliate websites. This is because you are pre-selling, rather than hard selling. You can recommend products by reviewing them if you have had experience with them. Even if you haven’t, you can read reviews on forums and other websites to see the general opinion about the product, then write your own. Remember not to plagiarize though!