How To Make an AFFILIATE MARKETING REVIEW WEBSITE for Beginners – Clickbank, Amazon, CJ & More

In in this video, we're going to be setting up an affiliate marketing website using WordPress I'm going to show you what that looks like now on the screen

It's a really great looking site Uh, but you'll be able to obviously change the colors and, uh, logo and everything to fit your needs It's got great product reviews so that you can, you know, review products and add your affiliate link that way And it's got a blog, and it's got pages, and it's basically got everything you need in order to create a great looking affiliate marketing website Now don't worry if you're completely new to this subject

Um, maybe you're thinking about earning some extra money That sort of thing and you've heard about it through your marketing and you want to get something set up, I'm going to hold your hand I'm going to to take you through it step by step in terms of what affiliate marketing actually is and, um, and where to sign up as an affiliate through to creating, um, the website and, and everything in between So, um, I hope you're going to come with me on this journey and create a website, and remember, I'm here if you get stuck, or if you get any questions, please just post in the comments below and I will do my best to answer and help you out, and, you know, get you where you need to be So, um, well

let's get started Hello It's Alex here from WPEagle

So, affiliate marketing That's what this video's all about I'm an affiliate marketer I have been for, uh, quite a few years now and, uh, it's a great way to earn some money, uh, basically (chuckle) Uh, and the way affiliate marketing works is, um, you basically ad links to your website, or on your social media profiles to other websites on the internet

So shops, and merchants, and that sort of thing And when someone clicks on your link and goes through tot that shop and makes a purchase, you earn a commission Uh, it really is as simple as that Now, in order to become an affiliate, um, you basically just have to go and, uh, to the merchant site and if you look generally down towards the bottom, uh, of the website, so say on, you know, Amazon if you scroll down to the bottom, you'll find their associates program Um, and generally on most web stores that you come across, if you go the bottom, you'll find, um, an, and affiliates section and if you go into there, you can then sign up and become and affiliate, and they will then give you your special tracking links that you can then use on your social media, on your website, and all that sort of thing

There are also a few, um, kind of affiliate networks that are, uh, also a great place to sign up and find products to promote So, uh, these include places like Clickbank Uh, which is full of sort of e-type products You know, e-books, and uh podcasts, and all that sort of stuff that's for sale Uh, and again, you can promote those products and get a really good commission Uh, there's Commission Junction, which is a, another large affiliate network full of merchants, uh, from all sorts of places Uh, again, you sign up once on there and then you can apply to become an affiliate to many many different merchants

Now, in this video, we're going to be creating an affiliate marketing website and it's going to be based around doing product reviews Um, because I found this a really good way of earning some commission because people when they're looking to buy something, they're going to be looking for reviews just before they make that purchase So they're, they're thinking about what they want to buy and they're about to buy it, and they just want to kind of double check whether it's any good That sort of thing So a review site basically puts you towards the end of their buying cycle just before they make a purchase so they can come to your website, read your review, or watch your review if it's a video

They then can click your link and then go through and, uh, you know, provided you've offered a good review and said it's worth buying, hopefully they'll then make that purchase and you can earn your commission Now, I know all this information probably sounds a bit overwhelming and you're thinking, "God, this sounds like a lot of work" Hopefully I'm going to be able to break it down to you into little bits, uh, as we go through the video and, um, you're going to be able to kind of take it step by step Um, before you know it, you'll have an affiliate marketing website and you'll understand what affiliate marketing is, and how you can earn some money from it So, before we get started and jump in in terms of, uh, creating a website, the first thing you want to think about is what you're actually going to, um, make your website about

Now I've, uh, in this video, I'm making a website all about WordPress funnily enough because that's what I know and that's what I love Um, so yeah, the website we're going to be making today is reviewing kind of WordPress themes and stuff to do with WordPress, but obviously you're going to make your website about what you're into and I suggest that when you're choosing an affiliate subject that you do go for something that you're quite passionate about because you are going to need to create some content in order for this to work well And when I say content, I'm talking about videos, and articles, and obviously reviews, and blog posts, and all that sort of stuff and if you're not into something, uh, that can be quite tricky, so you know, if you choose to promote I don't know, building materials, and you've got nothing Uh, not interest in building or anything like that, you're going to struggle to, to, to make it work So, my first piece of advice would be to try and choose something that you are into, um, and, and go from there Now in terms of marketing the website and getting traffic, and all that sort of stuff, what I've decided to do is after this video goes up, I'm going to create some more videos around this subject in terms of how to get traffic to your website, how to do SEO, social media, and all that sort of thing So, um, this is the first video in what will be a series and then afterwards, uh, make sure you subscribe by, by the way too, so you don't miss out on those

Um, it will be a series of videos all about promotion, and marketing, and, and all that sort of stuff to get people coming to your review website, but I've left that out of this video, which I didn't want this video to drag on forever and ever Talking about dragging on, um, I'm talking a bit too much now, so let's get going I'm going to go through, um, what you need in order to get, uh, your website set up because there is going to be a couple of things you're going to need to purchase today just to get your website online, but don't worry Um, they're not huge costs and, uh, hopefully it'll be a worthwhile investment once you start to earn some money through your marketing The first thing we're going to need today is, um, some website hosting and a domain name

Now, a domain name is a com or a net, info, buis,

whatever There's a whole load of dots at the moment If you've already got one of those, great If you haven't, then I'm going to show you how you can register one today and the cost of that domain name does vary depending on where you get it and what domain name you get, but you're looking at roughly ten, twelve dollars Um, maybe tops twenty dollars a year

Not a huge expense Um, so you need to start thinking about what coms and, and, or nets, or whatever you, you're going to want The next thing we're going to need, uh, to go to the domain is the hosting

Now, hosting is basically where your website lives on the internet, um, so, uh, especially a company and they look after your website and they make sure that it's online for you and I'm going to recommend a company called Host Gator today and I've got a voucher for you which allows you to get your first month's hosting for just a penny, so not a huge investment there on the hosting Um, just a penny for the first month Uh, it comes with a money back guarantee as well, so if, for whatever reason, you're not happy, then you can, you can if you need to just cancel that Move on Try something else

Finally thing we're going to need today is, um, uh, our WordPress theme and it's a premium theme and basically what that is is it gives us the functionality that we need on our website and it gives us the look and feel I've chosen a great theme today, which is to say is aimed at making a review site so it's really good at, um, allowing you to create some great reviews and have, uh, little star ratings, and allow other users to add reviews to your site as well, so you can get a real cool review site going on Um, whilst at the same time sending people off on your affiliate links There is a small cost to this theme Uh, it's just $49, and for that you get free updates to the theme, you get support from the theme developers

Um, and you get a really great theme Um, which as I say, give you the functionality and makes, uh, the website do what you want it to do So it is essential So in terms of your investment today, you're going to need the $49 for the theme and you're going to need a penny for the hosting, and then your domain cost is going to vary depending on what sort of domain you get, but it's not going to be a huge amount So hopefully that's not going to break the bank for you and you've got a, a small bit of, uh, money that you can invest today to get this website up and running

Now, if you get stuck at any point, uh, during this video, I am here to help you, so please leave a message in the comments below A question or whatever if you get stuck Or you can email me over at eagle@wpeaglecom and I will do my best to help you out that way But that's enough chit chat from me

Um, let's get on to the computer and get this website up and running So, I just want to let you know what you're getting yourself in for in terms of the steps that we're going to be going through in order to get this website up and running The first thing is going to be setting up our website hosting and our sorting out our domain name Either buying one or, uh, repointing one that you may have already registered The next thing we're going to be doing is installing WordPress and that's what's going to be paring our website and, you know, makes it easy to set up and all that sort of stuff

Um, the next thing we're going to do is, um, purchase and install our theme and that's what gives it its look and feel and all the functionality that we need We're then going to be configuring the theme and adding some content Obviously I'm not going to add tons and tons of content I'm just going to add enough to give you the idea of, of what needs to be done so that you can go on and add as many, uh, videos, or reviews, or blog posts as you'd like We'll then do some final tweaks

Make sure that's it's all, uh, looking okay and straightened out, et cetera And, uh, yeah And then we'll go live Now you've seen the length of the video It is, uh, pretty long

Um, but as I say, I'm going to be here, um, to answer your questions if you like via the comments so, uh, just drop me a message if you get stuck So, let's get started with the first thing and set up our hosting So hosting is basically, uh, where your website lives on the internet You hire a little bit of a server, which is basically just a big computer, uh, with a company and they put your, um, website online for you and they give you all the tools and that that you need to, to get up and running I'm going to recommend a company called Host Gator

Um, which is a company I've used many time before Uh, they're really great value for money, um, with really low prices, um, but they don't compromise on service, um, just because they've got low prices So, um, you get a really good, nice, fast website, and you get great up time Basically your website doesn't go down, um, and you get some good support Uh, I love their live chat system, which allows you to just log in, and then you can just send a message and they can get back to you really quickly

All the websites that I build, uh, in these tutorials I use Host Gator and they all work fine and then you can go check them out if you've got any doubts, but, uh, you get the money back guarantee anyway A forty-five day money back guarantee so if it doesn't work out for whatever reason, you can just quit, walk away, get your money back, no questions asked Um, so that's great, so anyway, let's get started Um, we've already got a domain name If you want to register a domain name with another provider like Go Daddy or whatever, that's fine

If you haven't got a domain name, uh, a domain name is a com or a net, or a info, or a co/uk, a dot whatever

Uh, don't worry We can register one when we, uh, set up our hosting, so let's go and take a look I'm going to click and get started now If we scroll down on this page, we're on the hosting plans Uh, we can see they offer, a, a number of different plans

Now when choosing a plan, you just need to keep in mind how many websites, uh, you think you're going to end up setting up going forward Probably if it's your first on, then you're just going to do the one for now, then the hatchling plan over here is fine, but if you've got some aspirations to have, you know, those websites and you're going to get loads of traffic, and all sorts of stuff, then, um, one of these plans is probably, uh, for you Now, you can change your plan at any time, so, um don't worry if you, uh, can't decide right now Just go for the hatchling and then you can scale up as you go forward Now I've got a voucher which I'm going to show you in, in a second, which will allow you to take your first month for just one penny, um, which means you can kind of check these, uh, plans out Try out setting up a website, and, uh, without having to spend too much cash today So let's click now on the hatchling plan and we're presented with, um, the order form

So the first box is to do with your domain and let's say a domain name is your com or your net, or you know, whatever If you don't have a domain name, you can just type it into this box here and Host Gator will go off and see if your domain name is available You can select the extension here

The com, club, net, whatever you like Um, so you know, you type in my domain name et cetera

Whatever you're looking to register Then you select com And there you go and it shows you, um, that it's available and it's added it to the [inaudible 00:12:01] and then you can tic some others, um, if you if you'd like them as well Now I I've already registered a domain name over at Go Daddy, which is, uh, another company that I use, uh, for registering domain names Uh, I've got some at Host Gator I've got some that are all over the places, but yeah, depending on what, what I'm thinking at the time, it depends basically what I'm logged into depends on where I'm registered, so if you've already got a domain name, uh, day with Go Daddy, or Name Cheap, or some other domain registrar, what you need to do is click on, uh, this tab here where it says, "I already own this domain," and type in the domain, um, that' you've already registered at that other registrar So the one I've already registered is bestwpthemesinfo

Because the website we're going to be creating Uh, well I'm going to be creating today, is all about WordPress themes and all that sort of stuff So, uh, then I can just tab and it says that's fine, and there we go So it's already selected the hatchling package, which is what we, uh, selected on the previous page You can select your billing cycle

You get a great discount if you go for the, um Oh, some more domains just popped up Um, if you go for a long period of like thirty-six months, um, (lips smack) that gives you a really good price, which is 3

95 a month So yeah, even the twelve months gives you a better price So I would recommend, yeah, going for a longer period if you can afford it today, but if you don't know, uh, how long you're going to have your website Hopefully more than one month or three months, or even six months, but if you're not sure, then you might want to go for this kind of billing cycle I'll select one month for now so just so that I can show you the code working in a second

Here you can register your user name and a password Now I'm not going to fill in all these forms just, uh, now I don't want to, you know, hold up this video with you watching me filling in forms I'll do them in a second Here you enter all your billing info

So your name, and your address, and obviously your payment type, and card number, and all that sort of stuff, or you can pay with Paypal if you prefer Section four is all about additional services, which I don't think we need, so I'm just going to untic those Okay, so if we scroll down, the next section is the coupon code Now, my coupon, uh, gives you the first month for just a penny, so, uh, in terms of what you have to pay today, it kind of significantly reduces it The code is EagleOne and if we click validate, you'll see it's down to a penny

There may be a coupon code that's already in there Uh, my coupon codes should be better value than whatever's in there to start with So, um, yeah if you want to use it, that's great It is an affiliate coupon, um, so that means that I do add a very small commission, um, if you use it Um, so thanks very much if you do use it, uh, I really appreciate it

(inhale) Oh, hang on The amount due has gone up to three dollars Let me just scroll up I unticed that How dare it tic it again? So make sure nothing's been reticed for whatever reason

And let me see, we're down to a penny So yeah, the code is EagleOne Click validate and then the last box is this terms and conditions that, um, we just need to tic, uh, and then we can click check out now So I'm going to fill in this form now I'm going to get my hosting set up and then what we'll do is we'll get WordPress installed and start setting up, uh, our affiliate marketing website

So I will see you in a sec Okay, so I completed all the signup and I've got my hosting now and I've just had an email come in Here it is, um, so you should hopefully receive one as well and it's got all the details I need Um, in order to log into my hosting, and, and all that sort of stuff, so the first one is kind of your billing, login, and then this one here is the control panel login Now, as I had already registered a domain name, I do need to update my name service at my domain registrar

Now, if you register a domain with Host Gator, you don't need to do this step Um, but just bear with me for one minute while, um, I show you how to update your name so, so if you've already got a domain name let's say with Go Daddy or some other registrar, you're going to need to do this step So let me just go over to Go Daddy where I've got my domain name And then if I just, uh, sign in and go to my products, and then into my domains Then if I find the domain which is

Uh, there it is Best WP Themesinfo and click through there

Now obviously it's going to be slightly different depending on which domain registrar you're with If it's Go Daddy, it'll be the same as this, but it what you're going to be looking for is the name service

So if you're logged into your control panel with your domain registrar, look for reference to name servers and if I click manage, what this'll do is it'll just change these two names here, so I'm going to select custom Click enter custom name servers and I'm just going to copy and paste from the email these two name servers First one and the second one Oh, that's it Don't need a third one

And click okay Uh, and then save now This change may take a uh, a few minutes to take effect, so, um, just leave that a little while if it doesn't look like you're, um, domain is pointing to Host Gator, but that should be all done So I'm just going to close Go Daddy for now and then I'm going to go back to my email and I'm going to log into my Host Gator control panel So I'm going to click this link, and then I'm just going to copy and paste the user name and the password I think Okay, and now I'm going to show you how to change that password so that you can, uh, set up some some of the That you can remember a bit more easily

That's the first thing that we'll do So we're now logged into our control panel Let's close these, um, pop-ups So the first thing we'll do is change password so that's this button here Don't worry about all these buttons

Um, it looks a bit overwhelming, but we're not going to use half of them Just, um, just a couple of them, so don't worry too much So I'm just going to put the old password in, which I've got in my clipboard Then I'm going to set a new password that I can remember Click change password

And then that's all done Click go back I'm going to click on home up at the top here, go back to the main section of the control panel The next thing we're going to do is install WordPress, so let's just close that pop-up again I'm going to click this w button here, which is let's get started with WordPress today

Click okay on that pop-up and then what I'm looking for is this button here This big install WordPress Let's click that Then we need to just fill in this form Select your domain, which is obviously my domain is bestwpthemes

info Leave that install path blank, put your email address in, give it a title, and set up an admin user Let's go for WPEagle and then click install WordPress Click no thanks, I'm a web designer on that pop-up (clears throat) and it's just at the top here running the install That takes just a few seconds There we go It's done

Now over here this little arrow is very important These are our login credentials, uh, so I'm just going to copy that password Again, we can change that in a second This is the WordPress username and password So I click this link

It should take me through to the admin area Now, the uh domain servers still haven't updated, which is why I'm getting this screen, so I'm just going to wait a few minutes and, um, hopefully our login screen should appear

So, uh, let's wait and see Okay, so I waited a few minutes, and I refreshed page, and here we go Here's our WordPress login screen So these ones use WPEagle The password I've got my clipboard

I pasted it from here, remember? Let's put that in There we go Login And here we are We're into our WordPress dashboard

Let's just close these little bits Don't need that Um, now the first thing we'll do is just change that password again so I can remember it I forgot to here where it says howdy and my name If I go to edit my profile, and then scroll down and there is a new password section here

I'll click generate password It generates another one that we can't remember So I'm just going to click hide and then I'm going to have to delete that and type in the new password that I can't remember The reason I clicked hide just so that you guys can't see it that was all Tick the confirm use of weak password even though it's not that weak really

And then click update profile So now I've changed my password and got WordPress installed If I go, uh, to the top here and click visit site, you can see that the domain name is now working WordPress is installed in here is our basic WordPress sight So we're now ready to start, um, creating with Word Press and, um, we can install our theme and start, you know, adding content and really making the site our own, so let's go and do that

Okay, so the next thing we have to do is install our theme I'm over at Theme Forest now which is where we're going to get our theme from It's called reviews and as the name suggests, it's a custom made theme ready for our products and services reviews, so that's perfect for an affiliate marketing website Um, I always recommend premium themes, um, because they are of generally much higher quality than free themes Uh, you get regular updates , uh, which is good for security and for adding extra features and functionality as we go forward

And you also get ongoing support from the theme developers, so if you get stuck, or anything like that, uh, and you have any problems, you can just drop them a line and they will help you out which is obviously really useful Now, I've really purchased this theme It's $49, uh, from [inaudible 00:21:48] but not a huge investment Um, I've put a link up on the screen, um, as I say for the, uh, theme That is an affiliate link, so that you very much for using it

I work on a small commission, uh, but I do really recommend the products and things that I actually use myself Um, [inaudible 00:22:04] name Two, so the, um, I forget payment is just a little bit of a bonus, but anyway, uh, let's download it Um, you'll need to obviously sign up for a theme first if you're not ready and, and deposit some money and, and download it Already done that, so I'm just going to download this

Now I'm just going to create a folder where I can find stuff So I'm going to download that zip file So that's downloaded And if I just show you that on my computer, we'll see that it's here And what we're going to do is we're just going to extract that zip file and have a look at what's inside

Follicle reviews, and then there's some more folders in there, and then there's the first one there It's just the theme a zip file, so I'm going to need an and [inaudible 00:22:52] the theme there, which we'll also need, uh, possibly, but for now we'll just install the, uh, review theme, which is there So I'm going to go back to, um, the website and once I get back to the website, we can install the theme So I'm already logged in I'm going to go to the dashboard Go to appearance and then themes and I'm going to click add new, and then upload theme, and this box opens here Okay, then choose the file on my computer which is in here

Click open and then click install now and that should upload and install that for me That's all done Now we can click activate And that's done Now we've got a lot of messages up at the top here

I'm just looking at this It's getting a bit messy, so let me just close that one there We've got to remember that we've got the [inaudible 00:24:16] page That's fine Uh, let's dismiss that message

This is an important message This theme requires some plug-ins blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, so we need to install them So I'm going to click begin installing plug-ins and tick this box at the very top to tick all of them Then I'm going to install They're all installed, so then we can go back to the plug-in installer

Then we just need to activate them, so I'm just going to again, tick at the top and go to activate And that's done So let's go and have a look at the website and see what's happened And we can see that it's now, uh, the colors have changed, that it's got a slightly different layout Obviously there's plenty more to do

Uh, because it's not looking like it should just yet Uh, but we know what our theme is until we're ready to start setting it all up Okay, so what we need to do now, um, actually what I recommend that you do now is install the demo content Now, the demo content is some example stuff that comes with the theme It's a good way of seeing how stuff, uh, is put together, how you lay stuff out

And then you can also just change it, um, or, you know, delete it and then add your own, but it's a great way to, to get the site up and running so it looks a bit like the demo site and then you can kind of just tweak it and, um, make it your own I find it's the easiest way to work, so it's quite easy to install direct content If we just go, um, back into the dashboard, and then go to appearance, and then import demo data Click import demo data Might take a couple minutes

Okay, I think that's all done Um, said some things already You can kind of get stuck halfway through, uh, but it I don't know It seems to work Let's have a look So if we're going to, um, there's a couple of things actually we need to do now just before we check it The first is to go into permalinks, which is in settings and permalinks and then we just need to set that to post name and click save changes

Uh, then we need to just set the home page, which if we go into general Oh nope Sorry, into reading under settings and then for front page displays we need to, uh, select a static page and then for front page, let's select home, and for post page, let's select blogs

And this will all become clear in a second Basically these are the pages that have been imported and you know, we're just configuring them all up So now let's really go back and have a look at the website We see that it's now starting to come together quite nicely You've got the search boxes, imported some of the categories, and there's some demo, demo reviews here as well

Looking to play around with some banners, so now we can go through and start, um, making this our own Okay, so I've got a couple of images that I've already prepared for the website The first is a logo Um, let me just find them now Uh, here it is

Just a simple bit of white text that I created in my graphics editor If you don't have a logo, um, do check out my channel I've got a couple of videos on there in terms of making a logo Um, one's a guest video, um, by, uh, Marty So again, do check that out

It shows you how to make a logo for free Uh, I'll just cover a simple text, uh, theme So upload that in a second And the next thing I've also put together is an image for this background area here behind the search, um, box thing Um, that's just like a little collage that I knocked together of loads of WordPress themes which I thought would be good

So let's add those now I'm still logged into the website Uh, so let's go to, um, the dashboard and then we'll go down to reviews WP, uh, into overall And here we've got our options for our logo and for the search image background Um, so let's change them

Let's change the logo first So I'm going to go to upload and then select files, and it brings up, uh, the files on my computer I've just got to find my logo It's actually in here Okay

And click select Demo data save changes [inaudible 00:28:41] open the sites in another tab so that we can have a look at it as it changes So there's my logo Uh, looking good

And then the next one, we're going to change is this one here, so I'm just going to remove that and then click upload Upload files, and again select the file on my computer And then select and save So let's refresh There we go

Now, it's got a slider thing going on there, I just noticed it's, um, [inaudible 00:29:28] so I think if we just remove these extra because obviously you can have as many as you like I just want the ones I'm just going to remove those other ones and click refresh And hopefully that will just stay put as it is and it has so next thing we'll change is this bit of text Uh, find the best WordPress themes

Uh, quickly find Quickly find a theme for your next project Something like that will do

Let's save the changes Refresh Okay, so that's looking quite nice Uh, obviously we've got some other bits and bobs to do down here, but this top bit is now coming together very nicely indeed So I quite like this blue color, um, which is around the site, so [inaudible 30:36] this header

And i'm sure it's in other places too Um, but if you want to change it, let's go back here and I'll show you how we can do that So if you go into appearance you' see that we've got the blue It says [inaudible 00:30:54] background actually, so it probably is, uh, just that top bit, but say we wanted to go for, uh, any colors Let's pick a nice color

Maybe not brown So like orangey because what particularly is kind of orangey Let's save changes and then if we, uh, refresh There we go Ooh, that's quite garish, isn't it? But, um, I think it'll do for now Okay, so as you can see, in here, there are loads of, uh, settings so in terms of, uh, we can set fonts Uh, we can set font sizes It's to do again with the navigation again this, this bit here is the navigation

Obviously where all the links to the different pages are and we will go around customizing this in a second I actually have to change that Um, and then down here you've got some more colors, so, uh, the breadcrumbs, background color, the buttons All sorts of things Um, I won't go through and change all of these, uh, right now

I probably won't to because a lot of them are find as they are, but just so you know, they're all in here and it's very very easy just to change the copyrights back and kind of that's the, uh, bit right down the bottom here You can change that Uh, basically you can change all the colors and font sizes that you like in here which is in, uh, appearance Okay, so the next thing I want to change is these categories and obviously you've imported some categories with the demo content Um, they're easy to change, or delete and add your own, but I see every review that you're going to put on your website

It's going to fall into a category and they'll end up nicely here So, to find them, if you go to the back end, if you go under reviews, funnily enough, and then category, you see we've got all our categories here, so, um, you might want to change this computer electronics one Then click edit I can change this to, um, how many [inaudible 00:32:47] get, but I'm just going to guess a few, um, business themes I'm going to change the slope to be something that's quite Ceo friendly, so I'm goi9ng to include key words that people are searching for

Um, which I'd imagine would be, uh, business and then I'm going to use hyphens WordPress themes, and this one doesn't have a parent, but we'll show you I'll show you how that works in a second

Uh, let me go for and icon or anything right now And then we've got some criteria, so let's have a look at, uh I see

We'll come back to that in a second So, uh, let's carry on I'm just going to click update Then if I click refresh it's changed to business themes Now these are clickable, so if you go through, it'll show you all the posts, uh, within that category

And so you've got the nice filters We're going to change some of these reviews and add a new one in a second So what I'll do now is just go back to categories I'm going to add a new one under business themes and we're going to need a, an inspiration, so, um, let me just have a think How about consultants? If I can spell it

Consult-ants There we go Consultants Uh, and then I'm going to add a parent, which will be obviously, uh, business themes and then click add new category and that's appeared here so I know if I go back and have a look at our home page again, there it is So what I'm going to do is I will just quickly do my categories

I won't let you Sorry, I won't make you watch me do that cus that's going to take a few minutes So we've got all these categories and all the categories are all the categories I want from my reviews that I can think of and, and I won't go back and we'll start adding a couple of reviews to those categories See how they look and see how we can do that

Um, so, let's do a quick edit Okay, so I've added all the categories Um, I renamed a few and then the rest I just kind of deleted the ones that were on, on the demos Deleted all them and then created my own (inhale) uh, main categories then I obviously added the [inaudible 00:35:05] categories, but, oh, so you can see here I've got my blog themes My WordPress themes, [inaudible 00:35:10] themes

Um, and yeah, lots of themes basically You'll have to do quite a lot of reviews to fill all these categories, but hey, that's, that's what you want to do in order to get these sites working They do need to have lots of content on them And to get my idea, cus one of the sites I'm going to be promoting is Theme Forest Um, and also you need to check out the kind of products you're going to be promoting and have a look at their websites and whatnot

Um, I came in here and obviously they've already got some categories and stuff going on so I basically use that for inspiration and selected a category and then , uh, had a look at the tags to break it down into sub-categories and that's how I came up with all these obviously you can have as many categories as few categories as you need and obviously you can add categories as you go forward and you come across new products or whatever else you need to review then just add some more categories

That's fine So, um, before we go on to actually doing a review, um, there's a couple of things on this homepage I just need to tweak So this text here is doesn't quite match, um, this, uh, this is fine, but yeah, I want to just change this text So to edit this page from the [inaudible 00:36:08] we just go to the top here Edit page

Now it looks a little bit scary because it's got, uh, what are called short codes, um, to build a page, but don't worry too much about that Um, what you need to do is look down from what you need to change So Here's that title you see here it's got a title, then there's that text that I want to change Choose your Choose your categories to start browsing products and services

I'm going to go with choose categories to start browsing WordPress themes You can even add the best Word Press themes on the web That sounds good, doesn't it? Then when you've finished editing and everything, always click the update or the save button And then if we go back and view the page over here, the text has changed Okay, so next thing I want to do is actually take you through a review Um, there's obviously a few demo reviews here, so they're a good place to start Um, let's have a look at this one

It's called Gate Total 1 Obviously I'm going to delete or edit these to suit my own needs, but it's great to kind of see how they're laid out and then, you know, it's easy to do your own So they've got really nice layout on the front You've got this place at the top where you can have lots of images These are all the same, um, I think

Yeah, um, but you can have as many images as you like Over here, you've got this little panel with the star ratings, and user reviews, and when it was created, and a read more button, which you can change Uh, and in fact, let's change that now

Um, and I show you how to do it So to do that, we would go, um, back into the dashboard We'll come back to this page in a sec I'm going to appear, sorry, into reviews WP and appearance Oh, when I say appearance, I mean reviews

So yeah, uh, reviews on repeat, and then reviews, and then here is the call to action So we could say, um, something like that Get this theme and there's more settings here in terms of you can show the, uh, author if you want to approve, uh, reviews If you want people to add their own, uh, user reviews, you can approve them Uh, but I'll leave those for now

For now, let's go back and have a look at that review and that, that button's obviously going to apply to all reviews on the site There's our button Um, and below here, we've got some other links to where to buy so if you had a product, say a tv or something and it was available in many stores, you can link off with all the different links to all of these As many sources as you want You might have, you know, Best Buy, or Amazon, or whatever you like

There are other outfitted programs Here we've got the bulk of the review Kind of the main bit Then you've got some, uh, nice graphy things, which are good, and you can add a video, or of course, you could add a video at the top if you like It's very flexible

Then a bit more text You've got pros and cons add-on here, which is very easy to change You've got your scores, and then the users as well down here can add their own reviews here and then it tops out the scores, so, um, let's have a look at this review If I click edit post, this is what it looks like at the back end So here's that bit of text at the top

Um, here's the categories Obviously down the side here all the categories are right there and then you just tick the box to put it into a category Now here is, uh, again some, uh, short codes Again, you can kind of see what they are so here's the, uh, iframe link to the YouTube videos If you want to change that video, you just update the URL there and here we've got the progress bars which are the, um, kind of little things that come out

I'm going to show you on the front so I can You see the front and the back at the same time It's kind of handy

See here the progress bars, um, which kind of are good for doing reviews Um, so you can change the label on them and the values has obviously the top Amazon 80 as we can see 80 and it's got comfort There's the comfort you see there We'll change that word between the speech marks and we change that value Here's the color again

It's the kind of hex color coded You can get that from if you're in like a graphics package or whatever, you see like this There's the hex codes You just copy and paste that Ooh, from your graphics package or whatever and then we've got the other, um, progress bars here, price, availability, support, so I'm just going to, when I do the review, I'm just going to go through and change that so that it's

uh, matches up with what I want Then we've got a bit more text here at the bottom, which is this text here So again, I'll just change that, so okay

If we scroll down, here's the comments, which are like these reviews Here's all the images, so we can, uh, remove them and add our own images, which again, I'll do in a second Now here are some tabs Now, this review doesn't have tabs at the moment, but basically what I'll jut do is I think we've just got this one bit of text, but you could have more bits of text kind of below the text, so below tabs, so I might add a tab like more information Then you'd add your contact here Like that and that's obviously the same and the [inaudible 00:41:24] editor's up here so you can format it and all sorts of stuff

It's a bit like Word Um, let me just show you what that looks like If I update, then refresh the, uh, review post, you can see that we've got there's actually more information tab here, so uh, there's the content, so you can have loads and loads of information by tabbing it if you like Obviously you don't have to Um, I'm probably not going to use that feature, uh, right now

Um, matter of fact, I'll leave that on for now and we'll see I can always put some technical information or something in there Scrolling down, uh, here are the product pros and the product cons, which appear here so, again, quite easy to change You can just go through and you can change these and you can add new ones or remove them, they can come across Very easy

Here are the scores Up to five again, these are the stars, so again you can change the what they're actually called You know, freshness, price, you can change that to whatever you like this is the button link So this is the button that we just changed [inaudible 00:42:27] again so that's where you would put your affiliate link

Um, so yeah, that's pretty cool And what I'm going to do, I, I'll show you in a second when I create some content how to, um, mask your affiliate links so they look a bit cooler than, um, you know, having a really long link Um, just using your URL shortener and every direct thing, but I'll show you that in a second when we go to add content and add our affiliate links Here are the stores so that's this bit here where this is where to but and you'd add an image, logos, whatever Again, we'll do that in a second and there are a lot of themes that I'm going to be reviewing are only going to be available from the one shop, but I'll obviously add that there as well

As well as adding the one or two links Uh, get that link Get that affiliate link Then you've got your pricing and yada yada It's quite straightforward

Uh, that's it and then there's the featured image which is the image that appears around the site We're looking at these themes so it's the I think probably the top one and it will also be this image here So let's get on and add a review What I'm going to do is I've got a few reviews on my website wpeaglecom and on YouTube

I'm just going to kind of repurpose them just for this demonstration Uh, drop my video in, add a little bit of text and scores, the affiliate links, and all that sort of stuff So, uh, yeah, let's get on and add a review Okay, so over at wpeagle, this is where I've got some reviews I'm going to use Obviously you would create your own reviews for your review site

Ideally I shouldn't be copying and pasting from an existing site because that's kind of duplicate content, so I'm going to try and rewrite them a little bit so that they are different I don't want the same review across all of my sites for the sake of Google doesn't like duplicate content It doesn't like the same pieces, same information on different websites But anyways, just for the kind of speed and easy rather than me trying to write the reviews from scratch during this demonstration, I'm going to use what I've already got So, I've got it here

Obviously check out wpeaglecom for all those good WordPress stuff Uh, that's a little plug, but hey, why, why not while I'm here? Okay, so let's get back to this Colgate one I'm just going to change this for now Um, so it's often the easy way to get started and then what I'm going to show you how to do is duplicate this, uh, the one that we've changed so that we can go forward and edit, and I find it an easy way of working

You might want to create stuff from scratch Uh, that's up to you Okay, so let's change the name of it first off and let's call it Free Clicks, which is the name of the theme Um, I really don't think I need anything else there What I'm going to do is I'm going to delete this bit of text at the top here

I'm going to leave these rows with the bars and stuff because I'm going to need those Now I've got a little bit of text here, so I'm just going to copy that And that's an affiliate link, which I will leave there for now Um, but I'm going to show you how to add more affiliate links in a second Um, let's go down to this, uh, bit here where the video is so I can get my own video here

Just need to go off to YouTube and get the actual (advertisement playing) Ah Videos playing everywhere

Stop Okay, so I just need the YouTube URL Obviously you may not have videos If you do, that's a good thing I would definitely recommend it if you can, but, um, obviously not essential and if you don't, then you would probably want to take that column, um, out

Just have the, uh, the progress bar Okay, so that's in there Um, let's do our progress bars So let's go Uh, let's think of what we want for look and feel

And leave that at 80 Um, price Yeah, why not? Support Actually, price I don't think's a particularly good one I'm going to go for features and ease of use

And again, obviously you're going to think of things that you want to have, uh, depending on the products that you're reviewing [inaudible 00:46:25] You can change the color of the bars there if you'd like, so going to find that orange Where's my orange? This is WPEagle orange I'll get my color code just there FF8700

I'm just going to paste that in here Ooh You've just got to paste and matcH because it's bringing in a weird something Okay Looks good

And then obviously we can have some more of a review here Like more information and then whatever It's going to be entirely up to you All right let's put top features Then I'm just going to copy and paste the first few bits

There we go What I'm going to do is actually scroll down and here's the exit So I'm not sure if we used the exit last time, but that sometimes appears around the website, so I'm just going to use the first paragraph in there Okay You can leave those reviews just for this example For this demo website Here are the images, so I'm going to need to get some screenshots, uh, from this theme, so, uh, you could just do that

Hang on a sec Okay, so I quickly, um, in the background there went over there and got some screenshots, uh, from Free Clicks, so I'm just going to remove these images that we've got And I want to use dunk There we go The first one I'm going to set is the featured image, uh, which I've actually just taken from Theme Forest

Uh, in here I think Theme Forest There you go Free Clicks Okay, and then we can add the rest of the images here Click add image

Not sure if you can do it in bulk Let's see what happens if I just select all of those They weren't uploading I'm not sure if it's going to let me insert them all in one go Let's see

No It can only do one at a time That's fine So add new Luckily it will upload now so I can just select them

Thunk One more That's it Obviously you can have as many as you like Now more information is that extra tab and what I'm going to do for that is I'm just going to put all of these loads of stuff, which I actually took again from Theme Forest

Which you can get a lot of information for your, uh, merchant sites, but again, I would recommend if you can rewrite it That would be beneficial for you in terms of SEO Here's our product service pros, so a good thing about this is full of features, uh, easy to use, regular updates, and friend, friendly and helpful support The cons can be quirky, um can't think of any other pros, cons either Let's just delete these Okay And here's the scores

Again, these are the scores You actually use the ones that you used in the box [inaudible 00:50:34] You might not even want the the columns actually in the main review It's up to you because you've got the bottom, so what was it? Uh, was it look and feel? So I'm going to scroll down Oh yeah, I can remember them

It was look and feel which we gave 80 to and that's four What was it again? That's, uh, features Give it a four And again, you can add as many as you like You might want to add more, you might want to have less

[inaudible 00:51:04] will add up here Um, [inaudible 00:51:07] interviews Reviews and support Okay We can add one more

Okay, so now we're down to the link, so let me just quickly talk What I'm going to do actually is I'm just going to update this Uh, there's some [inaudible 00:51:37] where we've got Oh, and I need to add it to a category Let's do that as well So it is a what sort of theme is Free Clicks? I'm going to go for a business theme [inaudible 00:51:52] because you'll probably do that as you add reviews and you think of new categories that you need, but that'll do for now, so let's just have a quick look Uh, okay, so uh, that image is not big enough, um, so I'm not going to use that

I'll choose something else in a second Let's scroll down and see if they have anything else Oh, and it changed the color Uh, the video's not working and these icons are wrong as well, so, uh, a little bit more to do Those icons are looking good

Uh, stars are looking good too So I think Oh, and the tags are wrong as well So a couple A couple things to tweak, so let's go back into this post (inhales) Let's see what's happens and like what's not working Um, okay, so the color there off that bar is wrong It needs to be, uh, I missed that top one It needs to be my orange color

The icons, well they're tricky to change I because you need to know what the list of icons are, so, um, which will be in here

They're all here you see Um, so to be fair, I'm not going to change it now, but that's to change it what you need to do is just find out the words and that first one it's, uh, a little feel Uh, what could that possibly be? Have we got some glasses or something like that? There's a glass or an eye Is there an eye? There is an eye There we go That's what we want

So the word is just eye so I can change this, uh, where is it? (ticking sound) Uh, I can't see I can't even anymore Where's my I'm losing it Oh there it is, the icon Got the word eye in it There we go The rest of them had good so I can close

Oh yeah, the video I think the reason why that's not working is it's cus I actually need the watch URL Let's go over to this I need the embed URL, so to find that, let me pause that It's going to share, embed, and it's this bit here, so if you need to put videos in, that, from YouTube, that's the beginning up to the URL equals 0

Copy and paste that bit and put that in here That should fix that Um, okay, what else did I say that was not quite right? And this image is not quite right Let's remove that and set And we're going to us one of these screenshots right here

I uploaded that one That's fine And that's good And the tags are here, so let's Oh, that one looks fine actually We can have clean, clean responsive, um, visual editor Any old words you can think of to do with the product Three is fine for now

So let's have a look at that We can get on duty with the affiliate links, which obviously are the most important thing when it comes to doing these reviews because that's what's going to earn you your money Okay, that picture's better It's bigger Got a lot more pictures here, which is great

Oh yeah, they're good The video's now working Looking nice Got the features, got the pros and cons, got the tags, and we're winning Good, so let's do, um, our affiliate links

So, when you go to a merchant and, um, when you install it on the [inaudible 00:55:09] I'm going to use Theme Forest and let me go into Theme Forest And again, it's going to depend on your merchant and login to your affiliate dashboard and you should be able to start generating links with Amazon For example, let me show you how Amazon would work I'm obviously an Amazon affiliate Um, and what you do is you find the product, say, uh, it's Kindle and then when you've

You've got this tool bar that's of course because I'm an Amazon affiliate You can then just say get link, click text, and it give you a link That's your affiliate link that you would then copy and paste into your website

With Theme Forest, that's quite similar Again It's going to depend on your merchant, but they are all very similar This one I can get now Well, let's find the right theme, actually

I want Free Clicks there so, Here it is 59 and and if I want a link to this, what I need to do is just copy this, uh, link up here, go to affiliates, and then paste a page in there and then here is my throwing link in here so then I can just copy and paste this into my website so I could paste that straight in, which is fine, and you might want to do that It's, um, it's a good way of doing it, so, uh, I've come down here and go to the, um comment section and just paste that in like that Which is fine This is a good way of doing it Um, but there is a couple of rules because people could remove your [inaudible 00:56:46] id, which would be a problem, which means you wouldn't get your commission And if you use this link in a lot of places around the site

If you don't [inaudible 00:56:53] my YouTube videos, if I need to change them, I can't because they're in a video or, or it could be not able to work because I've got more on the way What I like to do is use a redirection plug-in so that you can create your own affiliate links and then if you need to change them for whatever reason in the future, that's very easy to do that So, you're going to need a plug-in to do that, so let's go to plug-ins and add new 9lip smack) Now, the plug-in that I've been using hasn't actually been, um and I'm sorry I've just gone to plug-ins and I do it, and then we type in affiliate link cloaking Yeah, the plug-ins on wpeagle

com hasn't been updated for a a little while This one here Um, but it still works fine so let's go for it and, uh, it'll be fine So I'm just going to click install Now that's installed, and it also tracks the number of clicks and stuff you get on your, um, affiliate links, so that's kind of handy

Kind of cool too So that's installed [inaudible 00:57:49] over here with this new option called link cloaking and if I go to add new link, I get a very nice, friendly link Um, now somebody who would like to do the go slash thing, um, I don't know why I don't buy all that Well, actually, I think I'm going to go with that actually because I think it's good for us actually

So let's just go slash and then Free Clicks, and then here we're going to place in that affiliate link which is here I'm just going to put it, make sure it's going to click board And obviously you'd put a place on your Amazon link or whatever other affiliate link you've got and give it a name Free Clicks And you can tic this box basically what that means is that if it finds it anywhere on the site, it'll actually shorten it for you

So there's the first one As I say, you can see the, uh, hits and stuff here Whatever So I'm just going to copy this link now And I'm going to go back to that, uh, theme

Uh, sorry, the review, um, that we're editing This is this one, which is starting to look quite nice with the picture now And then we're just going to edit post and let's go down to our call to action which is down here Is there any way ? Well let me just see No, it must be down here Excuse me Uh, here we go

Paste that in there, so that's going to be out affiliate link like that and we'll test that out in a second and then we need to add our store Again, the store is going to be in there, dd link and it's Theme Forest Theme Forest is the only place I think you can get that so, (inhale) let's remove these other ones Let's get the price up I'm just going to test that link because I just pasted it in

It works Whohoo! Um, and it's How much is it? $59

There's no sale price I'm going to put that link in there too We just need the logo so I can probably just, I can probably just Google it Uh, Theme Forest logo Go to the image search

Oh, there are loads Um, I guess that'll be fine Let's save that Save image as Theme Forest logo [inaudible 01:00:21] if I'm going too quick, obviously, as I said, uh, previously, if you've got any questions or get stuck at any point, do drop me a line and, and I'll come flying down

We're going quite fast, but hopefully you're, you're keeping up with me Let's remove the store logo and then add the Theme Forest one that I just saved to my computer And there we go Now let's pick up [inaudible 01:00:49] there I see

I think we nearly finished this review, so let's take a look So you do want to spend quite a bit of time on these and make sure they're really good because if, uh, you add value, that's the best way of getting good traffic and then obviously then, in turn, the best way of getting commission rather than just copying and pasting maybe [inaudible 01:01:03] and looking at it that way, the place that's not going to work as well if you spend some time writing some reviews Even make a video, that sort of thin, and you'll really be flying Okay, so here's our review You've got our stars, um

Oh, I'm not sure why category's not showing Um, let me check that in a second Then we've got the words as well

There's our theme Forest Um, perfect We've got our video Got our bars And yeah, it's basically all done

And then obviously if we click this button, it goes to our affiliate, which is set up for the redirection plug-in over here All tracked nicely Ready to go, and if someone buys it through that link, we'll get our commission, uh, which is all good So what we need to do, uh, finally before, um, I only got to add a few more reviews just to fill out the site, uh, and the way I'm going to do that is I'm going to basically, um, copy this, um, review and edit it, um, so I'm going to show you how I do that, but actually before I do that There's a couple other, other edits I've just noticed

The first is this URL, which is still [inaudible 01:02:07] so let's just change that Free Clicks Uh, I'm not sure why that category wasn't showing Is it something down here that I've missed? Actually, it might be because it's not in a parent category, so let's put existing themes to, um, see if that makes a difference to [inaudible 01:02:33] And view the post

Yeah It's better now It's because I didn't have it a, um, a parent category [inaudible 01:02:48] so that's there URL 's looking good See, as I was saying, what I'm going to do is I'm going to [inaudible 01:02:52] protect this now and, um, edit it to create another post

That way I keep all the layout stuff, I've just got to change the text Again, you may or may not want to want to do this You might want to go from scratch, but just to show you just in case you do So what we're going to need is another plug-in, so let's go back to the dashboard Go to plug-ins, add new

At the top duplicate post it I remembered it because I'm always installing it [inaudible 01:03:20] because there was a lot of other people around too Let's install now It's a very simple light weight plug-in What it does is if we go back to our review, our lovely Free Clicks review, what I can do now is if we go up to, um, edit the post, up here there's a copy to new draft button, and also I'm on the edit screen within, uh, WordPress in here

There's a copy to new draft button here So if I click that, it then creates a new review and then you post whatever using exactly what we've got there and then all we need to do is go through and change your name, change your [inaudible 01:04:02] categories, everything else that was just done As I said, what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and add a few reviews just to fill out the site so that it looks nice and it looks like it's got some decent content on it Um, and then we can just go through and, you know, do the finishing touches and we're about done Uh, well-done for getting this far

So I'll do a quick edit, and, um, hopefully we'll have a website with a few more reviews on it See you in a sec Okay, so I've been, uh, adding some content, and, um, I removed some of the demo content posts, um, I don't need all of them, so uh, very easy to just go into posts and then you can just tic the boxes on the side and delete them all in bulk So I've cleared all them out and if we scroll down and have a look at the homepage now, here's some, um, theme reviews that I've I obviously kind of had some content anyway because of the WordPress channel That sort of stuff So I just kind of added them here Added some nice thumb nails

Um, so yeah, they're all updated and they're all being kind of populated into these sections that were already here, so you just pick So, I did change a few of the existing demo posts just for this, um, demo that I'm doing now Um, because some of them had user reviews and stuff on them like getting and like things up Ooh, excuse me An example, comments and stuff like that, so edited and I added and, um, yeah, here where we are

I've got some nice posts Probably not enough just yet If you look at my categories up here There's still quite a lot which I haven't got, um, and anything, so that's, uh I've got loads of content I need to add But anyway, um, let's move on and let's get, uh, doing some more things on the site and get it ready, um, to go live So, um, just below, uh, um, on the home page, just below these [inaudible 01:05:38] reviews, there's these two blocks here which are for banners Um, whatever you like, so, um I'm now putting up a couple of banners, uh, in the background

Um, if you check out whoever you're going to be, uh, uh, sending traffic to, I, you know, your merchants when you're an affiliate A lot of them will supply you with banners that you can easily just add, um They'll kind of design them up and I've actually got one that I'm going to add right now from Theme Forest

Um, again that they supply to me Um, once your site is an affiliate, you can download a zip file full of all the banners and stuff that you need So let's add a couple of banners now Um let's just edit this page Okay, so again, you know we've got the short codes going on here it's a bit of a shame this theme doesn't have a visual editor, but hey, we're fine We can get away for a sec

I'm just scrolling down because see this is the banner here and that's the link And that Uh, where is the, uh, it's got BG image [inaudible 01:06:40] id I believe

So I'll show you how that works So let's upload one of my new banners, which I've got here Uh, on my computer and let's start with this one, which is one for the x team review Okay Now, to get the image id, it's not always shown, which is, uh, interesting

I'm just going to have a bit of fun with it, [inaudible 01:07:16] but hey, it's fine If I hover over the edit image here, and I look down at the bottom lefthand corner, um, on my browser Ooh, it's gone You get a bit down there with that little kind of url shows up It shows where I'm going to go if that fits there

I can see in there there is a post equals 366 So that 366 is the id of this image Uh, hopefully that makes sense so I can just close this window If I change this too 366 let's Then update and have a look and see what's happened I'm just going to open the site in a new tab just so that I can easily switch between and then there's my image Image 366 has appeared Now obviously, I need to link this through to, um, the actual x theme review which I've got here, so I'm just going to copy this link

Copy the link Copy the link address to the right over there Copy the link address Go back to where we're editing the page, and I'm just going to take this banner link to go through to my x theme review Obviously you could make internal stuff, ie your reviews, whatever, or you could just link straight out to affiliate websites so you're just having this kind of ads

Um, okay, I've got another banner for the other half so let's upload that as well Uh, this one here for the retailer I literally put these together in just two seconds Did a Google search for some images related to the theme and then added buttons Whatever

Quite straightforward and that was 368 So on the screen you don't have to insert or anything like that You just want to upload and then see what the number is 368 Going to go here and find this one and change that to 368 so just go back for that

I've got to actually get the link Uh, where are you? The retailer There they are Click the link address, and there we go Let's update

And if we have a look, oh, I need to re-click that I can just go back over here and refresh There we go We've got our two banners So, um, easy as that

So, let's scroll down There is another unit here and obviously you can remove these If you don't want to use them, you can just, um, delete them off You don't have to have all these banners I'm just going to go with it because I like this layout and I'm just going to kind of fill them in as we go

I've got another banner here, which I got from Theme Forest I've got a link straight off the Theme Forest with this one So, um, let's just go back Here we go On the edit

Uh, I'm just going to refresh that because that looks outdated And you'll see, when you watch my videos, I don't do too much editing If I like to just show you everything that I'm doing and I'm, you know, not always These things aren't always going to plan, so I like to keep most of that stuff in so hopefully you can learn from, from my mistakes So here's the other banner here

I can see it here by now by the link and what I do is I've got another image There's one Theme Forest which I, which I got from Theme Forest and I just actually adjusted it slightly so that it was wide enough in my graphics package, but this one is, uh, 371 So let's put 371 in there and then I'm just going to link straight off to Theme Forest, which I have I think I've set up Uh, I and I'm not sure Let's have a look I know what the link's going to be anyway even if I have set it up so we'll add it in a second Um, actually I think if we scroll down, here is our affiliate, uh, link cloaking thing that I showed you earlier in terms of setting up your affiliate links You can actually do it right within the post, so I'm going to

Hang on, I accidentally pressed enter there Ooh dear What was I saying about it's easy without making mistakes? Anyway, let's add another link Oh, now what's been going on? No So, I'm going to call it go/theme Tag to there and it'll be fine

And the affiliate link is Let me just pop over this theme first and get it Um, I think it's, as I said, I think you'll get your links from whoever you're promoting

Just that It's simply that I thought it might be and there we go Call that one Theme Forest And then that should add when I add that post, so let me just go back up here

Where's that banner? That saved Very good So let's update again Hopefully that'll add that, that cloaked link Let's have a look

Yup, there it is So if you just refresh this page, the homepage [inaudible 01:12:49] banner

Click on the link Go through, go through the affiliate link Perfect So that's some good and this website is really starting to come together now really nicely So obviously it's a few bobs and bits we need to do just to get it ready for launch

Um, so let's scroll down So the next section here is the blog And there's obviously a few blog posts here We're going to blog here We can see there's all these posts, which are the demo posts

Um, which, to be fair, I don't think we really need, so, um, let's delete these and add a couple of our own posts They're going to go into the dashboard and just close these other tabs just to keep it tidy and then go into posts So next we're going to dip into reviews We do all the blog posts within the post section What I'm going to do is I'm just going to delete all of these in one go so just tic this box at the top, click, move to trash

There, all gone, and now we can start adding our own posts Now what I want to do, and I've got a couple of blog posts on WPEagle, which I'm just going to kind of add rather than me sitting here thinking of new content and all that kind of stuff, which would be quite boring, and but also you need to create some content, or maybe you've already got content if you have So I'm just going to click anywhere and I'm going to fire up WPEagle over here Uh, which has got a new look, by the way Check it out, by anyway, let's go to themes

I've got a couple of posts on where I've got lists of themes which I think will work I've got my six favorite WordPress themes for 2005 We're going to repurpose this and just call it My 6 Favorite WordPress Themes, so that it's not quite so out of date Um, that's all capitals and I don't want capitals so here's another little tool that you might like It's called convert case

net it's got nothing to do with WordPress or anything, but it's great if you need to adjust the case of stuff, so I can change that to like that, or that, or that I quite like that Let's just do that No Nothing, but as I've been told of before, for, for writing WordPress writer, I know that P has to be capital so let's just change that

So there we go My Favorite WordPress Themes and what I'm going to do is I'm just going to copy and paste this Um, Uh, the whole lot I don't know if it'll bring all the images as well, but we'll see Yeah, we're good

Okay Yeah, we're good Perfect And these have all got links I think they have and they kind of offered links that will go from WP to [inaudible 01:15:47] so I'm not too worried about changing them

As I said, I'll just read it when it comes up just as an example for you guys so that's there I'm going change this to a video post and obviously, um, scroll down and find the

the video Hmm? There we go and then we can add the video URL in here Let's go and get the code

I remember we might need just this bit here Edit Place that in there Okay, and here's some categories [inaudible 01:16:47] categories

Again, these are the ones that the demo, um, content for and so I'm going to add my own one and call it theme collects Something like that I think Perfect Then publish And if you're going to have a look at this blog post

Okay, that's not working I'm going to have a look at that All the content looks good and if we go back to, um, to the home page If we just scroll down to the bottom we see that the [inaudible 01:17:34] Of course, what I'm going to do is I'm going to get a couple more blog posts Um, I'll do backgrounds, um, so that you don't have to watch me copy and pasting stuff

I don't know why this video's not working Let me just check another post It might be that I'm working with certain themes and they're always different I've already placed the wrong bit of code I hope this one does work Do, do, do

Uh, here's a review Okay, now this one got a user [inaudible 01:18:03] code, so that's not right Let's just go back and see if I can fix it before I add these other ones because it's obviously important that you get your videos working properly So Uh

Maybe it just wants to basically you, you know, URL sites Copy that Cluck

See how that does Okay So yeah it just needs, uh, your standard YouTube URL, which you'll find enlisted in the bar up there It's up there So, there's our blog post and, um, I'll add a couple more

I notice that we've got these, um, widgets down at the side which are good, I'll show you how you can play around with them Um, well I've provided these, these blog post, so I'll see you in sec Well, I'll see you in a It'll be an instant for you because I'm going to edit it, but yeah Off again, I suppose Okay, so uh, I've added a couple of there was a couple of points that I noticed when I was adding those which I just want to share with you if you're not too familiar with WordPress, the first is over on the right side, you've got an ape so you can actually set things to either publish in the future if you set a future date, or if you set a date in the past, it'll then obviously just give it that date So that's for if you've got older stuff that you want to add Um, and the other thing that I didn't mention just a minute ago was the featured image, which is very useful to set Um, I guess I'll just go with this image here I'll just save that one from this post

It's good to set I mean, generally, if it's a video post, um, the video will show, but there's areas on the website where it leaves like a small thumbnail type picture and so it's useful to set that here by so if you hit view image and it's essential for post like this one, which doesn't actually have a video They're just text posts, so, um, just copy all this stuff

There we go (grunts) Let's see what it looks like [inaudible 01:20:29] There is, um, a bit here where See, that one I didn't set as free because that's what I did a second ago [inaudible 01:20:33] image and it just kind of shows that kind of video, um, icon there Actually, it isn't too bad there, but it's sometimes nice to have the featured images So let's go back to the homepage

We've got I've added three blog posts now and it should all be appearing nicely on here There we go

Oh, I didn't put this one in a category Let's just edit that one See it's got its own category up [inaudible 01:20:57] uncategorized just like the default WordPress category And let's just put it into theme collections

Okay, so, um, we're really making some progress here Let's have a nice look at our homepage Yeah, I've got the news I've got a lot of stuff now So, as I said earlier, let's have a look at the widgets and the widgets are appear on a sidebar, which is down this side

As the name suggests funny enough and we can change these If we go into, um, widgets up here, we can see our sidebars here So you've got a bottom sidebar, or four bottom sidebars, which I'll show you if I just open this in another tab Let me close these The ones The bottom sidebars are here so at the moment we've got the latest reviews, top overall reviews, top viewed reviews, most reviewed Blah, blah, blah

And you can change these These are just like drag and drop things Um, if you want to add a new one, you can just find one over here So say we wanted to change, um, one of these Let's get rid of

Uh, most reviewed for now You see these widgets, they've got a bit of options here if you want to change them you can sort it by category or whatever, uh, prefects you want, but let's just review that and I'll show you how to add a new one so If [inaudible 01:22:30] for recent posts and just do that and give it a title, uh, from the blog

I'm going to change that to Free click save And you see this [inaudible 01:22:44] the review sidebars and search sidebars The page left sidebar, the page right sidebar So you'll as you're creating pages and whatnot, you'll see these, but it What we're looking at at the moment is forgot to add one on these news posts Here's the blog one So you can see we forgot to blog the first is search I think this share is going to appear anyway, so it start, it kind of starts here, so there's the search

See search Recent posts, recent comments, archives, [inaudible 01:23:15], meta search, et cetera There's two searches for some reason That's a bit silly So we can remove one of those searches

So to remove it, just kind of click on that arrow and then click delete So these are widgets, so you can just kind of drag them Do whatever you like I don't like the meta one I'm going to get rid of that

Um, you know, you might want to put categories up a bit higher like that Then if you go back here and refresh [inaudible 01:23:45] up here, so that's how you work with your sidebars I think if you're going to have a look at a review , uh, I like this one Uh, you can see let's go back into the widgets, or [inaudible 01:24:10]

There's nothing there right now, so it's kind of got the default one, which is actually, um, pretty good Right now I'm not going to mess with that, but you know, we could add something else, so like, uh, let's see what we've got Uh, recent comments Now if we have a look, there's some recent comments So it's going to keep all these bits at the top there and you can add more, which is probably, which is pretty cool

Um, I've just been thinking actually, when you look at these in terms of adding the, uh, the video header, that's fine, but if you wanted to, you could actually add the video up at the top I think it works pretty good with these images Just a thought Okay, so that sidebar's done, and there's a few other little bits and bob that I want to tweak Um, so I'm going to pull this line here

I want to change and I want to, um, change this footer here and we need to obviously adjust this, um, this menu as well and you can put whatever you want back there So, so let's do that now So, if we go back into the, uh, the dashboard I'm just going to close this tab so here we are Down to the theme settings and let's just look through here and see what we need to, to change

Ah, there it is! So this is that text at the top RE: find the best WordPress themes for you Save changes and I think we've done all the rest of stuff in here so we can have a look at the rest of the options Let's go through the reviews

Um, we've kind of already looked in here and that's, that's fine These are the slots Again, you probably aren't going to need to change these to be fair unless you really know what you're doing Like all the Facebook sharing So, this is, um, if you want to set up your mail chain subscription

You would go to [inaudible 01:26:20] and then put your list id in that and then you can add the description, which I think we just saw, and, and you know, that's, that's pretty easy to sign up to your newsletter It's go into appearance Uh, again, I think we were in here earlier with all the colors Um, this allows them to register and create their own stuff, so I need to change this Um, call it Info at Best

And obviously you can probably put your email address in there or whatever Some people can, um, sign up and add reviews as well for you, which is pretty cool This is for the contact page Um So and it's got my email address in it, and then you can have a map as well I'll leave it that there It's obviously the wrong map, but When people look at it, they might use a but the copyrights, which, um, which if you ever look at the bottom of a page It's these things here

So you would add to your own It says designed by WPEagle Then you put your Facebook link in here, which I'm trying to remember off the top of my head

(chuckle) Is it that or is it ? I don't know Let me have a look at it

I should probably remember my own social; media profiles, but Uh, you know what it's like Yeah, I'm just

I'm just going to copy these and it's easier (chuckling) If I can copy and paste, I'll always copy and paste Typing is, you know, so last year

(chuckle) Let's just put these in here Oh, there's no YouTube! Oh, no But anyway, you get the idea Okay, so, um, there are the options Let's just get back to the site and, um, have a look so we can get a good look at message now and all the essential links

It's all good So, let's adjust this menu here Um, don't need all them so to do that we're going to menus Um, use this to open up the site so we can know where these links actually go Search page

That's good like that Blogs is fine The categories is, uh, good as well I just want to get rid of these short codes and extra pages Putting on the add the content page because that's good

So we'll keep that So the menu is in here so this is all drag and drops, so, um, so I want to remove Um, let's have a look at their categories actually

It might be a nice page Yeah, we'll keep that Not going to rename it just leave it categories like that Um, I don't want short codes, so I'm going to remove that

These are all You know, they came into the demo stuff I want to keep the content page

I'm just going to drag that up to here and I, I'll show you pages in a second They're very similar to the blog posts and the reviews in terms of how you work with them And then save them and that contact page, that sounds funny Let's call that contact us, or even just contact Short and sweet

Let's just refresh There we go Some very Uh, very small menus in here I can probably make it a bit bigger in terms of the text, so let's do that Um, just cus I haven't got any things on it It looks a bit small You remember that was in appearance

We'll put this up to 18 Let's have a look That'll do So, it's really coming together nicely now So yeah, pages

Um, let's have a look If you go into the dashboard, and you go into pages, there's going to be some demo pages in here that you're probably just going to end up deleting Um, if we don't nee them So I can have a look at that contact page I'm just going to

It looks like [inaudible 01:31:18] blog post face has changed I'm just going to change that so that we can keep contact Um, this one kind of hasn't got anything in it by the look of it because the use of the template page compacts

So again, you don't need to really mess with this I'll just show you how to add a new page Obviously you have to click add new Go up to their new page Uh, about us and then you can just add text as you like

Um, we find the best themes for you Four themes are reviewed by WPEagle Yada, yada, yada You'll obviously fill it out You can add images, et cetera

Very much the same as the blog posts You can publish that Let's have a look There's our theme So there's our, our page

And here is the sidebar again, um, which is the page sidebar Which again you can change within the widgets I might do that right now I will add this page to, uh, the menu though So to do that, we go back into menus and then the pages appear here

If you wanted to add things like categories, they're here There are the blog categories If you wanted to add the review categories, you might need to just adjust your screen options, which you'll find at the top right here And you can just like tic reviews and then there's your reviews if you'll add reviews and There's that category that's there That must be the review categories There we go, so then you can just tic and add, but I'm going to add that page The about us

I'm just going to tic it, click add to menu, and then you can just drag it about like that So let's have a look at our website I think we're nearly there Now, I was thinking about whether to do kind of SEO and all that sort of stuff within this figurehead, but what I think I'm going to do is I will do separate videos around that, um, as kind of like a part of playlist and we'll do some SEO stuff Now we've got one last thing to do, um, and that's just getting your website live because when you install, um, um, Host Gator, uh, it puts maintenance mode on so that only you can see the website until it's all finished

So when I just turn it on, I'll just go back into the dashboard Then once you're at the dashboard you'll see this message that basically says your site is current displaying a coming soon Clear here Once you're ready to go on, we click there, and now we're live! So, any [inaudible 01:33:50] just logged in people So we're all good

Well done if you made it to this point in the video Not many people get this far I hope you've created something that you're happy with and now you're ready to upload more content, go out and do some more product reviews, sign up for more merchants, and you know, generally build a great site I'm here if you need me, so, um, leave questions, and stuff in the comments below Uh, I'd really love to hear from you

If you made a site, post a link It'll be great to see it and all that kind of stuff Really appreciate it if you could click like on the video and if you would subscribe to my channel That's that's really helpful for me and yeah I'd love to hear from you So, um, until next time, I will, uh, wish you the best of lucky with your site and yeah, that's bye for now See you around

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