5 Types of AFFILIATE MARKETING websites and examples
I'm going to be sharing with you five different types of affiliate marketing website. So if you're currently thinking about setting up your very own affiliate marketing website, but you're not too sure about the sort of site you want to create, keep reading and hopefully this article will give you a bit of clarity.
Let's get started and let me tell you about a few of the different affiliate marketing websites that are out there. Great, the first one I want to mention is a blog site. So this is your kind of basic vanilla sort of affiliate marketing website. When I say basic that doesn't mean you can't earn big money off them, you certainly can. A blog is basically just a collection of content. A good example of this is an affiliate site called BabyGearLab.com. On here you'll find loads of articles and how-tos and reviews, just basically loads of content all around. Baby Gear, so it really helps people that are looking to make a purchase in the baby niche.
They've got articles for example on how to choose a stroller, the best nappies. All sorts of things, everything a parent needs to know really when their gonna have a baby, or they've already got a baby. The great thing about this site is that they actually purchase all the products that they're gonna be talking about. Now that sounds quite excessive I know and obviously not every affiliate needs to do that. You can create your content without buying all the products. But this really gives them an extra bit of credibility and it allows them to churn out lots and lots of really high-quality content.
The second sort of affiliate marketing website is an e-commerce site. The benefit of having an ecommerce site is that you have a blog, just like the first sort of site. But then you also have a selection of products on your site as well and it kind of looks like a traditional e-commerce site. This allows people to kind of browse around and add products to their cart.
And then when they check out they then get redirected off to the merchant, for example, Amazon. And when they make their purchase you get the commission. You do still need blog content in order for these to work. But the benefit of having lots of products on your site means that you often get found for long tail searches. So when people are searching for things that are very particular and they're typing in long product names and codes and that sort of thing, there's a good chance that your product pages will come up for those searches and you'll get traffic that way. You will need a plugin or some other sort of software to help you manage this and kind of pull products in via an API. But yeah they're a good site to have and as I say they allow you to pick up a lot of long tail searches as well as getting traffic to your main content like you would with a blog site.
The third sort of site I want to talk about is a review focused site, so it's very similar to a blog site, but it's geared towards just offering reviews. So an example of this would be a website that has loads of content about WordPress themes and it could have star ratings, that kind of thing. It's just a site that is very focused on reviews, that's the kind of main content that you're gonna be offering. And you're helping people buy by reviewing products.
And then obviously linking off with your affiliate links, so that people can make the purchase. The fourth sort of site that I want to talk about is a voucher code site. Now I'm sure you're familiar with these. A big one is vouchercodes.co.uk in the UK. There's a tonne of sites out there to offer voucher codes. And it is a very competitive niche, especially the more general sites. A way that you could possibly enter this market would be to have a niche voucher code site.
So maybe you just, you know voucher codes for health products or baby products or some very specific niche. But basically this way this works is you create a site and you offer a lot of sort of voucher discount codes. And in order for someone to access those codes they have to click a button or something like that then, sends them off to the merchant site via your affiliate links in the gate cookied.
Or indeed you'd create some voucher codes via your affiliate campaigns that you have with these merchants. And then when someone uses that code they're then able to track that sale back to you and you get your commission. So again, the fourth type of site is a voucher code site.
Number five is a comparison site. Now I'm currently in the process of actually making my own comparison site. But as the name suggest a comparison site is just a place where people can go when they're looking for a certain type of product. And it allows them to compare prices and stock available to you, that kind of thing. It's gonna be you know, very specific in a very specific niche and it allows people to find the cheapest price of a product. The way you do this is to use a plugin, for example, Content Egg, or something similar like that, Where you can pull in lots of prices via an API.
I'm using Affiliate Window, Commission Junction, and Amazon. And you're pulling all the data from all those guys then laying it out really nicely, so people can clearly see where they can get the product for the cheapest price. If you're thinking of doing a comparison site, again similar to the voucher codes, I'd make sure that you go into a specific niche. That way you've got a good chance of getting ranked.
And again kind of all these sites they are gonna need content. So you are gonna need a blog somewhere within there where you can serve up some good content and help people make a purchase. That brings us to the end of this article, I hope you've found it useful. I hope it's inspired you and kind of give you some clarity in terms of the sort of site that you want to create.