WordPress Affiliate Themes – How to choose one

– In this video, I’m gonna
be taking you through some WordPress themes
that are suitable for an affiliate marketing website. So, let’s get started. (swooshing)
(chiming piano music) (lively piano music) Hello, it’s Alex here from
WPEagle, thanks for watching. So, I’ve been asked by a number of viewers about WordPress themes for
affiliate marketing websites. As you know, I’ve created
a couple of tutorials about how to create a WordPress
affiliate marketing website. Do check them out if you
haven’t done so already. And a lot of people have said, “Is there any other sort
of themes that I can use “to create these sites?” So, this video, I’m gonna
explain what sort of themes make a good affiliate marketing website. So, before we get on to the themes, the first thing you want to think about is the sort of affiliate marketing website you’re gonna be creating. You’ve got a few options on this. The first is a review sort of website, where you’re gonna be reviewing products, and then within that review,
you’re gonna be posting off links to certain products
and vendors, whatever, so that you can earn your commission. The second sort of
website is maybe a blog, where you’re gonna be
creating lots of content around a certain subject, and again, there’s gonna be an
opportunity within that content to post links to affiliate products. The third sort of website is
like a mini e-commerce site, where you’ve got individual products, and it looks a bit like an online shop, and then when people click on the product or add it to their basket,
they then eventually get redirected off to the vendor’s site and they buy it from there,
and you earn your commission. So let’s take a look
at the first category, which is a review sort of site. Now I recently created
a video on how to create a review affiliate marketing website, and I chose the theme
Reviews, which is a great theme available from ThemeForest. It’s got a built-in review system, and it’s also got some
really nice clickable areas where you can insert links, so it’s one of my favorite
themes if you’re gonna be creating a review site, and
obviously if you need help with that review site, do
check out my tutorial video. Another theme that I
really like on ThemeForest, which is built around reviews,
is a theme called Reviewer. This theme’s got a
really cool lookin’ feel. It’s a nice theme. It’s probably not as
sophisticated as the Review theme, but it’s a good option as well, if you’re looking for a
kinda quirky lookin’ feel. Now of course you don’t
have to get a specific review-orientated theme. You can get any WordPress
theme, whether it be free or premium, and then you
can install a review plugin. Now there are a number
of free review plugins, which is great news. Just go to plugins within
your WordPress installer over to the Plugins
section on wordpress.org, and do a search for reviews,
and you will find the load. A couple of my favorites
include WP Product Review Lite, which does have a premium
version as well if you want. The second is WP Review,
which is another free plugin, which allows you to add
stars and scores and stuff to your kind of regular
postin’ page on the WordPress, allowing you to create reviews. By the way, I’ll put
links to all these plugins and themes, et cetera,
down in the description, so be sure to check that out. The final review plugin
I’m gonna recommend is Author hReview, which
allows you to again, add stars, that sort of stuff
to your posts and plugins and turn ’em into a review. The great thing with this
one, as with most the plugins, is it adds metadata to your site as well, so those stars and stuff
can appear in Google, which is all good for SEO
and all that sort of stuff. The second sort of
affiliate marketing website you could be creating might be a blog, and for this you can use any
WordPress theme that you like. Head over to ThemeForest,
check out the Blog category, and you will find loads
of great themes in here, where you can create content,
and just put your voucher codes and links or whatever
within that content. Of course, your blog may be
a combination of articles and reviews, in which
case I’ll take you back to what I just said a minute ago, and just install one
of those review plugins so that you can then add
reviews as and when you like, as part of your content within your blog. So, the third type of site is gonna be a mini e-commerce type site. For this, I would recommend
WooCommerce as your plugin, which allows you to add
products, that sort of thing. The great thing about this
plugin is that it allows you to add products as affiliate
products, or external products as they’re otherwise known. So you create a product, add
an image, add your blurb, that sort of thing, and then
you can put your affiliate link in, so that when
someone clicks on the button, and you can change what
that button says by the way, they then go off and make the purchase from the site you’re promoting. So as we’re using
WooCommerce, there are loads of great themes available. You can use any
WooCommerce theme you like. There are free ones and premium ones. First place to look, I would
recommend is ThemeForest. Go over there, click on WooCommerce, and you’ll see all the available themes. A few themes that I’ve
used recently from there, from WooCommerce sites,
include The Retailer, which is a lovely theme, Flatsome, which again, is a great theme, and I’ve got a video on
how to create an affiliate marketing website with that. And thirdly is X Theme,
which is not a specific WooCommerce theme, it’s kind
of a general purpose theme, but again, it would be
perfect for an affiliate marketing website, which has got products as well as content. And if you’re on a bit of a
budget, there are some good free WooCommerce themes
available as I said. One of my favorites is Storefront, which is available from WooCommerce.com. It’s like their official free theme, and you can build up a real
nice looking site with that. And they do some other themes
as well for a small fee, which kinda plug in to that and give it a different look and feel,
and allow you to kind of customize it to suit
whatever you’re doing. Okay, that brings us to
the end of this video. I’m planning to make another
video around this subject, where maybe I’ll pick 10 themes and go into them in a bit more detail in terms of their features
and all that sorta stuff. In this video I just wanted
to give you an overview of the sort of themes you want to look for when you’re creating an
affiliate marketing website. If you found this video useful, please click the Like button,
that really helps me out, and do subscribe for more videos. Until next time, I’ll see ya later. Bye for now. (bouncy, energetic electronic music)


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