Part 02: What Is A Blog and What Does A Blogger Do?
Part 02: What Is A Blog and What Does A Blogger Do?

To build a good quality Amazon Affiliate website it is a good idea to understand some of the terminology associated with websites. In particular it is good to know the difference between a “Blog” and a “Website.” The term blog gets its name from the phrase “web logs.” That was an old phrase used when
Part 03: Why Start Blogging
Part 03: Why Start Blogging

There really are a whole range of reasons why people start up a website/blog. They do however break down into three general categories which are:
Part 04: How To Earn Money as a Blogger
Part 04: How To Earn Money as a Blogger

For most people, the purpose of setting up a website/blog is to make money from it. Businesses will typically set up an eCommerce website, and from that they will sell their products and services online.
Part 05: Skills a Blogger Should Have
Part 05: Skills a Blogger Should Have

The reality is that there are some great bloggers out there. There are also some who just don’t fully understand what is required to be a great blogger. In fact, many of the website/blogs you will see are built and written in completely the wrong way, or for the wrong reasons.
Part 06: How to Find a Topic for a Website/blog?
Part 06: How to Find a Topic for a Website/blog?

If you have decided to go ahead and set up a website/blog then this is where the rubber will meet the road. In this case study I will be setting up a website/blog that will generate income as an Amazon Affiliate and also use the Google Adsense advertising programme.
Part 07: How to Find Articles for My Blog Topic
Part 07: How to Find Articles for My Blog Topic

So far we have covered what is best termed as a “proof of concept and validation” of the topic that has been picked in our market. In my case study that is making great tasting coffee with a focus on “coffee grinders.”
Part 08: Where Can I Get Pictures & Videos For My Blog?
Part 08: Where Can I Get Pictures & Videos For My Blog?

Using images on the Internet is actually a legal minefield. I am not a lawyer so clearly I can not offer any type of legal advice. What you find written below is simply my interpretation of the benefits of using images and videos on your website.
Part 09: Buying Hosting & Setting It Up
Part 09: Buying Hosting & Setting It Up

If you are doing this for the first time this can be the most technically daunting of all the tasks that you have to do. I will never forget doing this for the first time as I had no clue what I was actually doing – but I got there in the end and so
Part 10: How To Choose and Register the Right Domain
Part 10: How To Choose and Register the Right Domain

Please read this section about domain names and the next section on hosting before making any decisions. If you have decided to have your own website rather than build one on the free services, then you will need to buy a domain name. This is easily recognised as something like www.google.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk.
Part 11: What is WordPress & Installation Process
Part 11: What is WordPress & Installation Process

A content management system is simply the software that you will use to add content to your website. That content will include written work, images, videos and other elements such as tables or polls.
Part 12: Basic WordPress Set-Up
Part 12: Basic WordPress Set-Up

As Wordpess is going to be our content management system (CMS) of choice there are some basic settings that should be done. So although WordPress is actually very good “out of the box,” there are some basic settings that will make it even better, and help you to build a quality Amazon Affiliate website.
Part 14: Understanding Website Structure
Part 14: Understanding Website Structure

When using WordPress you can pick from a whole range of website designs. The main look and feel of your website is achieved by picking a Theme that you like. When you pick and install a theme, you are adding a basic design and also a basic structure to your website.
Part 15: Content Plan Setup & How to Write Quality Articles?
Part 15: Content Plan Setup & How to Write Quality Articles?

If you follow what I am about to show you then your life as a website owner will become a great deal easier. This is referred to as a “Content Plan” or as I prefer to call it “Getting Organised.” When you start to build out a website it is very easy to quickly lose
Part 16: Content Plan – Adding Posts & Pages
Part 16: Content Plan – Adding Posts & Pages

We now come to the most important part of the entire website building process. This is where you add your content and start to make your website useful for visitors. Everything we have done so far is to set up your website to make everything look professional.
Part 18: SEO Optimisation
Part 18: SEO Optimisation

You should by now have your website at the stage where some unique content has been added to it. As soon as we finish doing some SEO with the website, we will be able to publish it and make it go live.
Part 19: Typical Failures before Starting a Website
Part 19: Typical Failures before Starting a Website

At this stage of my case study, your website should be very close to launching on to the Internet. However, before doing that I wanted to point out the reasons that many website/blogs fail to make any money. That way you should be able to avoid those pit falls.
Part 20: Checks Before Your Website Goes Live
Part 20: Checks Before Your Website Goes Live

At this stage your website is ready to go online and should be ready for its first visitors. There are a number of checks that I go through to make sure everything is functioning properly before releasing it to the search engines.
Part 22: Applying to become an Amazon Affiliate
Part 22: Applying to become an Amazon Affiliate

Never apply to become an Amazon Affiliate until you have published your website and have at least 10-15 unique and good quality articles on it. The Affiliate programme is free to join but they do have an approval process.
Part 23: How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links
Part 23: How to Add Amazon Affiliate Links

In this article I will cover how to add an Amazon Affiliate link to your website. These are often referred to as the “money links” simply because if a visitor clicks on one of your “special links” and makes a purchase at Amazon, then you will get paid a commission.
Part 24: Getting Your First Visitors
Part 24: Getting Your First Visitors

How do you get people to come and visit your website? Without visitors no-one will ever get to read your work and you will not make sales. Understanding traffic is therefore very important to understand.