Just got a question from a reader, he wanted to know:
I got the opportunity to work with a customizable template website for affiliates.
It’s the kind of template already build (automated-turnkey) to display Clickbank products (yes I am affiliate) in a turkey portal + adsense integrated (must add the id), some place for others affiliates programs (like amazon or ebay products displayed) and with all contents automatically renewed by feeder.
Do you think, or believe, that it could be a great way to earn a little more (maybe better that trying nothing for sure, but does it worth the guess)
In answer to that question I would say that turnkey sites can work when you are just starting out and are much better then doing nothing, as you say.
However – Make sure that you are able to grow your personal optin list with it. If it is hosted on someone elses domain, the way you drive traffic to the site, article marketing, blog posting etc. will get their site doing well and not reward you 100% for your efforts.
I personally feel it is much better to visit Godaddy, get a .com for yourself, when you get to the checkout page you will see a place to enter a coupon code, if you enter: ZINE3 it will give you a $2 discount or somthing like that making the cost $7.15 per year, the next step is hosting. You can search for free hosts that allow you to use your own domain, I have not found any good ones though, so I would join Hostgator. This will cost $10 a month if you take the ‘baby’ package, but when it asks for a coupon on checkout, enter in the code: jury and then it will give you the first month for only 1 cent. Then you can setup a free wordpress blog and be in control of your own content, your own optin form and also when you work to promote the site, you are getting benefit of increasing the value of your own site!
Another option is then buying a template site that has the clickbank updating content, your optin form etc. and putting it on your domain.
But… going back to the first question, do I think it is worth it to promote a template site like pluginprofits.com or something like that, then yes and no. It is better then nothing and better then promoting something with poor content on a free host. It is not the ideal long term solution though.
In the end, it all comes down to marketing though, you can have the nicest site, with the best content in the world, but if you don’t do any marketing, no one will even know it exists.
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