Apr 16
2012

Beginner Affiliates, Expedite the Launch of Your Website

by Maranda Moses

Launching an affiliate website can take a lot of time, and sometimes a budget, that beginner affiliates may not already have. If you work a full-time job and are trying to run your affiliate site on a part-time basis, you probably do not have much flexibility in your schedule at the moment. In order to get your affiliate site launched more quickly, here are some ideas to be better prepared and to use your time more strategically to focus your attention on the right tasks.

Find strategic partners
Partnering with the right people can help move the launch of an affiliate business along much quicker. Some people think that by entering into a partnership that all their control is relinquished. This is not always the case. Sometimes you can have an easier time if you share the work and costs associated with launching your business. Try exploring a partnership with experts you know and trust to help grow your vision for an affiliate site.

Lights out
Do yourself a favour and turn off the biggest distractions that suck up your time for at least one hour per week. This is the time when you turn off your mobile phone and streaming TV shows to focus on more important tasks that contribute to a quicker launch of your affiliate website. By avoiding any unnecessary noise or phone conversations with friends or family members, you put first things first, which is your affiliate site, at least until it goes live.

Prepare Content
If you already have a specific niche for your site and plan to publish original content to enhance your search engine visibility, start writing your content now. While your site it being designed and developed, it’s a good idea to prepare the written communications. You can come up with a couple paragraphs for your company’s “About Us” page, or even prepare the small bits of content that will be used on your “Contact Us” page. If you’re thinking of launching a blog, try writing down five blog post ideas, and then begin the process of writing out one blog post over an evening or all blog posts over an entire week. By preparing some of your written content in advance while your site is being developed, you can populate your website without delay and even use this to test your site instead of using dummy text.

Collect creative for your site
Take some time in advance to collect and store creative, such as stock photos, banner ads or feeds, that you want to use for your website or blog. Preparing a generic library of creative can save you time in the long run. Find stock photos you like and plan to use for your blog, zip them up, and send them to your designer to ensure they are added to your site. If you’re unable to spend on stock photos, then try some of the free sources out there on the web like www.freedigitalphotos.net or www.freestockphotos.biz.

Have any other ideas for using time more practically to launch an affiliate site faster? Please leave us your feedback below.

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