– In this video, I’m gonna
show you how to create your very own Affiliate marketing website with some AdSense ads using WordPress and the amazing Elementor
page builder plugin. The site we’re gonna be
making looks just like this. The website uses a free theme, offers a lovely clean and clear layout, perfect for showing off your
articles and your content. As I mentioned we’re gonna
be using the Elementor page builder, makes it really
easy to add content just by dragging and
dropping things around. And to make it even easier,
I’m gonna be providing you will all of the layouts
and templates that I create within this video so that
you can use them on your site and get you up and running really quickly. All you’ve got to do is
adjust them to suit your needs and your niche. Speaking of niches, or
niches if you’re in America, I’m gonna be sharing with
you some ideas on how you can find a nice, how
you can choose a niche, how you can determine whether
it’s gonna be a good niche. I’m also gonna be sharing
with you some niches that are best avoided. As well as choosing a
niche I’m gonna be sharing with you some thoughts on how to come up with inspiration for content,
how to do some research and find some good keywords,
and basically give you everything you need to get
the site up and running and enable you to work on it going forward so you hopefully get to a
point where you are getting lots of good traffic and
earning some good money from it. Going forward I’m gonna be
posting loads more videos around the site that we
create in this video. I’m gonna be sharing with you my traffic, my income, and all of the stuff that I do on the site to get it working. So if you’re up for creating
your very own Affiliate marketing website, and
you want to earn a bit of extra income, then
this is the video for you. Let’s go. (light piano music) Hello, it’s Alex here from WP Eagle. Thanks for watching, if you’re new here why not subscribe. You can do so by clicking
on the button below. As I mentioned I’m gonna be
uploading loads more content around the website that
we create in this video and you’re not gonna want to miss it because I’m gonna be sharing my earnings, how much traffic I’m getting, and all of the work
that I do on the website so you can basically just follow along, do what I do, and hopefully
we’ll all get some success and earn some money. Now before we get on the
computer and start building our website, I just want to share with you a couple of things. First is how much money we’re
gonna need to spend today. I’m afraid there is a few
costs involved with setting up a website, but I’ve
done my best to keep them as low as possible. First thing we’re gonna
need is a domain name. If you’ve got one registered
already that’s great, I’m gonna show you how you
can use that domain name a little bit later on in the video. If you’ve not got a domain name, a domain name is basically the .com or the or the .net. It’s the thing that people
type into their browser to access your website. In this video I’m gonna
show you how to register a domain name and the cost
for that is around 15, 16 dollars a year,
similar amount in Pounds if you’re in the UK,
so not a huge expense. Second thing you’re gonna
need is your website hosting, and this is basically
where your website lives on the internet. You hire a little bit of a
server from a hosting company and they make sure that
your website is online and look after you and
all that kind of thing. I recently did an in-depth
review into WordPress hosting where I tested out loads of
different hosting companies and the one that came out
best in terms of performance, support, and features, was
a company called SiteGround and that’s who we’re gonna be using today. And I managed to secure
a fantastic discount off your first year’s hosting, so be sure to follow my link to make sure that you get that discount. Cost for the hosting with the discount comes at around 70 dollars. So not a huge investment
to give you a full year’s worth of hosting, it’s around
70 Pounds in UK money as well. I don’t know why there’s
not much different but I guess that’s just the way it works. So for you Americans paying in dollars, it is slightly cheaper. And this actually is optional is an add-on for the elemental page builder that I like to use. It basically enables you to create tables really easily as well as a
whole lot of other cool stuff. But it’s the tables that I really like ’cause when I’m creating
my content to show off product in table form
just to make it really easy for my visitors to be able to choose the best product for them. I will be using it in this video, but if you don’t want to
use it then it’s entirely up to you and maybe
you’ll find another table to plug in for free somewhere,
but it’s my favourite and I think it’s worth the 49 dollar cost in order to get ahold of it. And as I say it comes with a
whole load of other features, not just tables. So the costs should be up there somewhere. And if I do some maths
off the top of my head I think it comes at
around 130 or so dollars for the first year, which is
only a really small investment to get your online
Affiliate marketing business up and running. One thing I will say is
this video is probably best watched over on,
you may be watching it on YouTube right now. If you go down into the
description you’ll find a link over to this video on And within that post
you’ll find links to all of the templates, links to
all of the things that I talk about in this video including the hosting and the extra plugins and any other tools that may be mentioned. Also below this video
you’ll find a whole load of timings, so if you want to jump forward or backwards within the
video you can do that, just have a look, click on the time and you can skip forward
for the particular part that you’re interested in. And this video is quite
long so you might need to go forwards and backwards a few times over certain bits. But if you do get stuck
for whatever reason do leave me a comment
below, I’ll do my best to read and reply to as
many as I possibly can. So yeah, if you’ve got a
question or you’re stuck, just leave something
below and I’ll do my best to get you moving again. Now before we get on the
computer, you are gonna need to have thought of a niche. Pretty helpful to know what your website is gonna be about. So when it comes to choosing
a niche what I recommend is you think of something
that you’re at least a little bit interested in. Kind of helps. The site I’m building today is gonna be all around roof cargo boxes. It’s something that I’m not
particularly passionate about but I did need a roof
cargo box just recently for a new car. So I did a bit of research
and I kind of found that there wasn’t a lot
of information out there around these roof boxes, especially when I’m searching
for specific roof boxes for a specific make and model of car. There was hardly anything,
so it got me thinking that maybe I could fill that gap and add some content that would get ranked quite well because
there’s not much out there at the moment. So yeah, think of something
that you’re slightly interested in, and then
start doing some research on Google and on Amazon. You’re gonna want to go over to Amazon, drill down into the categories, you want to go as deep as you possibly can because the more specific
the products are, the easier it is to get some rankings on the search engines,
and the easier it is to create content. So for me rather than just
doing stuff around cars, I’ve gone really deep and
just focused on the roof racks and the roof boxes. Once you got a niche in mind,
and you’ve got some ideas around products, start doing
some searches on Google. This will give you some ideas for content and it’ll also give you
an idea of the amounts of competition around
that particular search. So for this particular website I started doing some searches, I entered things like
best cargo roof box for, and I just pressed the space bar and waited to see what
Google would suggest, and it was suggesting things
like best cargo roof boxes for Audi Q5 and best cargo
roof box for Ford Escape. So it got me thinking that
I could create some content around each one of these vehicle types, each make and model of car, and then I was aware
that I could create loads of content because there
are tonnes of makes and models of car out there obviously. So Best Roof Box for was going
to be a great article idea. I then started thinking about how people use these roof boxes, so
Google was suggesting things like Best Roof Box for
skiing or best cargo roof box for fishing rods. Again, these are all great article ideas. Then I started running these
search terms through Google and I noticed that there
wasn’t many articles that answered these questions directly. So I started adding all
these keywords to a list and that’s basically the foundation of my content plan. I also have tool called
Keywords Everywhere installed in my browser, it gives
me an idea of how many searches a month there are
around a particular keyword and I was looking for searches
of around 100 a month. It could be less, could be slightly more, but I certainly didn’t want searches that were getting thousands a month. Which you might expect
that would be a good thing, but it’s not, because if
a keyword is getting a lot of searches a month, generally there is a lot of competition. When it comes to articles you really want to go for those long tail searches. When I say long tail
that’s basically searches which have got four or more words. So very specific searches because A, they’re easier to rank for
because there’s less competition, and B, when someone starts
typing in those specific searches, they’re almost
ready to buy a product. Someone types in cargo roof box, they’re just sort of thinking
about getting a roof box. Someone types in cargo
roof box for Audi Q5, they’re almost ready to
buy because they’re being very specific, they know what they want, they just need a little bit of help to make that purchase. And speaking of giving
a little bit of help, that’s what we’re here for
as Affiliate marketeers. We’re here to help someone
make that purchase. So by offering good content and answering their questions, providing good information
around a product, we can help that person
make that purchase, they use our links, and
we earn our commission. So hopefully that’s giving you a few ideas on how to choose a
niche and how to come up with some content ideas. I’m gonna be doing into
this in a bit more detail later on in the video when we start adding content to the site, so yeah, I’ll go into a bit more detail. But hopefully you’ve got
enough information now to choose a niche and get
started with your website. Good luck, I know you can do
this, I’m here to help you. Like I said, if you get stuck at any point just leave a comment
below and I’ll do my best to help you out. Also I do a livestream
pretty much every single week on a Wednesday. Within these streams, I’m
there to answer your questions live in real time, so yeah, if you get stuck or need
any help or you’ve got some questions or just want
to hang out, do join us. To get a notification when I do go live, again make sure you click
subscribe and click the bell. Or head over to
and sign up to my newsletter. I generally send out a reminder
email just before I go live. So on that, let’s get on the computer and let’s get this
website set up, let’s go. (light electronic music) So the first thing we’re gonna do is set up our web hosting. Web hosting is basically where our website is gonna live on the internet. We hire a bit of a server and that gives us everything we need to get up and running. A company I’m gonna be
recommending to you today is SiteGround. They offer some excellent
web hosting at great prices. The reason why I recommend
SiteGround is that recently I did a full test on
hosting, I tested loads of different hosting companies. I tested them in terms of
speed and in terms of features and value for money, and
when all those things were considered,
SiteGround came out on top, so that’s the reason I’m
recommending them to you today. On the screen now I’ll see
card, if you click that card it’ll take you straight
through to SiteGround. It is an Affiliate link so if you use it, thank you very much, I will
earn a small commission and I’ll also get a
discount of 70% as well. If you missed the card
you’ll also find the link in the description of the video. I’m really grateful to
everyone that uses my links, it really does help me out
and allows me to carry on creating YouTube videos. Once you land on SiteGround
you’ll see a page very similar to this
and they offer basically four different types of hosting package. We’re gonna go for the
standard web hosting, that’s absolutely fine
for what we want to do. You’ll notice there is WordPress and WooCommerce hosting
too, but we don’t really need them right now. So let’s just go for the
standard web hosting, which by the way we can instal
WordPress on no problem. So once you come through
to this page you’ll see these three different packages available. There’s the Startup, GrowBig, and the GoGeek. Generally I’d recommend
the GrowBig package. It’s perfect as it allows
you to kind of scale up, you can have multiple websites on it, offers a good amount of space, and allows for plenty of visits. If you don’t think you’re gonna be doing more than one website,
you’re just gonna start really small, then of
course go for the startup. But today I’m gonna
choose the GrowBig plan and I recommend that you do the same. See we’ve got the special
price of 4.95 a month. If you’re in the US it’ll
obviously be in dollars. SiteGround are fully
compatible with US, UK, whatever you like, you can
in fact choose the server location when you set up your hosting so that it’s nearer to the visitors that you’re going to be targeting. Let’s click get started. First box is asking us
about our domain name, so if you’ve already got a domain name registered with another
company that’s fine, I’m gonna show you how you
can use that domain name with your SiteGround hosting. If you’ve not got a domain
name, you are gonna need to register one right now. Domain name is basically
the .com or the or the .net or .whatever you like. There’s lots of extensions as you can see. So you are gonna need a
domain name in order to set up a website because of course it’s the thing that people type into their browser to access your site. You can register one with
SiteGround, that might be easier for you, keep it all in one place. You see they offer it for 14.95 a year, which is a pretty good price. So to register a new domain
name you just simply type in what you’d like, maybe
something like mynewdomainname. Then you come over here and
you choose the extension you want, maybe you want a .com, and then you click proceed
and it will sort that all out for you. Obviously you can only register
a domain that is available, you can’t register a
domain that has already been registered, so you
may have to enter a few different things in to try and find one that you can order today. Now I’m gonna choose I
already have a domain because I’ve already got the domain name that I’m gonna be using today
registered over at GoDaddy, so I’m gonna enter that
domain name into here. And the domain name I’ve got
registered is Just gonna enter that
in and click proceed. Now we’ve just got this
final form to fill in, it’s all our account information, so enter your email and password. I’m not gonna enter in
all this stuff right now, that’d be a little bit boring, into your billing information, so your name, company if you’ve got one, VAT if you’ve got one, and all that stuff. Here is the payment information
so enter your card details. Down here we’ve got the
purchase information, so this is the plan we’ve chosen. Here’s the data centre, so you
can adjust this if you like. I’m actually gonna go
for a US sever because the site that I’m setting
up is gonna be targeting mainly US traffic, so
let’s go for Chicago. The next box is the period,
I would keep in on 12 month but you can go longer if you like. Let’s keep with 12 months, I wouldn’t go for the one
month, that’s got a setup fee and that kind of thing. So just stick with the 12 months. Down here we’ve got extra
services, there is a website file transfer thing which
we’re not gonna need obviously because we’re
setting up a new site. And then there was this
sites scanning thing which again we’re not gonna need because you can do site scanning stuff with some free WordPress plugins. Final thing is you just
need to check this box here to confirm the terms and
conditions, and you can tick that one as well if you’d like to receive news and special offers by email. Then click pay now and you’re all done. So I’m just gonna go
away and quickly setup my SiteGround account
and then we’ll move on to the next step, which
will be to re-point our existing domain names
if we’ve already got one. (light electronic music) Okay, so I’ve filled in all the form and got signed up and
purchased my new hosting, and I’ve just received this
email from Site Ground. Now this is quite an important email, hopefully you’ve received
something very similar once you’ve signed up. And this email basically
contains everything we need to know when it comes
to setting up our website. So the first thing I want to look at is these two name servers, now this part of the video is specifically for people who have got
a domain name registered with a different, so for example GoDaddy or Namecheap or Namester
or one of those guys that registers domains for you. If you’ve just registered
a new domain name with SiteGround then
you can skip this step, but do keep in mind that new domain names take a little while to register,
so if it’s not working, if you go to a domain name
and you can’t see anything, just give it a little bit more time. As I said, it takes a little
while for these domain names to register and for
the settings to be sent all around the world and
updated on all the different servers and all that kind of thing. So if you are one of those
people who did just register a new domain name with SiteGround, then you can skip forward
a little bit in the video. I’ll put a timer up on the screen now, skip forward to that
time and we’ll carry on setting up WordPress. For the rest of you that
have got a domain name registered elsewhere like myself, all we need to do is
update the name servers on the domain with these ones. So I’m gonna do it with
GoDaddy but the process is pretty much the same for all companies that register domains. So I’m gonna head over to GoDaddy, I’ll do it in another tab. Now I’m already signed in
so I’m just gonna go over to manage domains, I’m gonna
find the domain that I want, just type it in here,, there it is. And I’m gonna click on these
three little dots here, and I’m gonna go do manage DNS. So if you’re not with GoDaddy,
just look for a similar kind of setting within your control panel, it’ll be to do with DNS or name servers. And then you should be able to go in there and change the named servers
to the site ground ones. So I’m gonna scroll down
in GoDaddy and here we are, here’s our name servers
currently set to the default GoDaddy ones. Click change, gonna select custom. And we’ve got these two boxes
here, back to the email, gonna copy NS1 first, put
that into my clipboard, paste it in, and the next one, NS2, copy that to the clipboard, paste it in. So that’s all done, so I’m
gonna wait a few minutes for this to update and
the settings to be spread around the world and
update all the name servers in all the different countries. And then when that’s all done,
when I visit my domain name I should be able to see a
SiteGround holding page. Once I see that, I know
that my domain name is point to my new SiteGround hosting and I can then carry
on installing WordPress and setting up my website, which is what we’re gonna be doing next. (light electronic music) Okay, so my domain is now
pointing at my new Siteground hosting, I know that because when I go to, I
enter it into my browser, I see this page which is
the SiteGround holding page, so we’re good to go, we’re
now ready to set up WordPress. So let’s do that right now. I’m gonna pop back to the email that I got from SiteGround, here it is. What I’m gonna do is click
this big launch wizard button. First question is choose your domain, I’m just gonna go for
decide later on that. Oh, and it’s automatically
chosen the right one that I selected or
registered, that’s fine. Hopefully yours does the same. Then the next question
is set up your website, I’m gonna select start a new website. It asks the software
that I want to instal, I want to instal WordPress. Then down here we need to
enter in some login details, so enter in your email address, so [email protected] Next we need to enter a
username, and this user name we’re gonna use to log into WordPress, I think it needs to be
eight characters or so long. So let’s go something
like WPEagle2000, perfect. There we need to enter a password, so let me enter something in here. Then retype it, and then that’s that. Let’s click confirm,
and we got a tick there so that’s perfect, tick
this box to confirm the terms of service
and the privacy policy and click complete setup. It’ll take a few moments, here we go, it says we’re all done, so let’s proceed to the customer area. And if you go to my account,
this is where you’ll be able to find your new hosting. Here’s mine, got another
one on the go as well with SiteGround., that’s
part of my hosting, testing that I did as I mentioned, anyway. So if we click manage account in here, this is where we can do everything to do with our hosting. So here’s our WordPress installation, here’s our information and settings, so there’s your name
servers, your IP address if you need it, FTP details and all that kind of good stuff. Now if you want to set up email addresses, that kind of thing you’ll
find that in the see cPanel, so you can click on that red button, all that stuff will be in there. So anyway let’s go over to the website, I’ve got it here, so
if I just refresh this. This is WordPress, I mean
it looks a little bit broken at the moment because
there’s nothing on here, but this is WordPress, it’s installed, and it seems to be up and running fine. SiteGround have also
installed our SSL certificate because we’ve got a little padlock here that says the connection is secure, so that’s a good thing. So the next thing we need to do is instal our WordPress theme. (light electronic music) So what we’re gonna do
in this part of the video is instal our WordPress theme. WordPress theme basically
gives the website its look and feel, gives
you all the functionality you need to lay stuff our and set colours and all that kind of stuff. The thing we’re gonna be
doing today is a free theme, which is good news of course, but there’s a premium
version available if you want a few extra features, maybe some support, that kind of thing. But you don’t have to spend
any money on it today. Now I’ve just had this email
come in from SiteGround, and it basically just confirms
that everything is setup and complete, and then if we scroll down we’ve got the website information. This is where we go to log into WordPress, so I can just click this link, it takes me to this login screen. So just remember that you
need to go to this page to login and do stuff to
your WordPress website. WP-login.php or indeed you can just go to WP-admin like that and you end up in the same place. Now the user name was the
one that I set earlier which if you remember was wpeagle2000 and the password was
the one that I entered, so hopefully you’ve
remembered what that was. If you haven’t you can reset your password with this link here. I’m gonna tick remember
me so that it doesn’t keep asking me to login all the time. Okay, so we’re in, this is
our WordPress dashboard, hopefully yours looks similar to this, you may get this message
pop up or it may even look actually bigger than this
and take up the whole screen, it’s the SiteGround
WordPress starter wizard. We’re not gonna be using that today so if you do get this
screen or indeed a screen that covers the whole thing talking about WordPress starter, just click don’t show this again and you’ll be fine, and you’ll be at this dashboard here. So within the WordPress
dashboard is where we do basically everything to do with WordPress. So we can manage our posts
and pages and comments and all that kind of stuff,
and we’ll be going into these sections in more detail as we start to add things to our website. So let’s get that theme installed, if you remember the site
looks like this at the moment, bit of a mess, it’s a default theme that comes with WordPress, so let’s instal the theme we’re gonna be using. And go back into dashboard,
go to appearance, and then themes. Then within here I’m gonna go add new, then in this search box over here I’m gonna type in base WP and it’s the first one that comes up, this one here. And I’m gonna click instal, it’s gonna take a few moments, just gonna download it and instal it. It’s done it already, then
I’m gonna click activate to switch it on. There we go, that’s all done. So it’s popped up a
couple of little boxes, we don’t need those, click on the crosses. Let’s go back to the front
of the website just here, let’s refresh and see what it looks like. There we go, that looks
a bit better, doesn’t it? Obviously it’s all quite
a bit of work to do, but it’s starting to come together. So the next thing we need to
do is instal some plugins, so let’s do that now. (light music) So let’s instal those plugins,
the first one I’m gonna instal is Elementor,
which is the page builder we’re gonna be using to
put together our posts and our pages. As I mentioned at the
beginning of the video I’ve got some elemental
templates that we’re gonna be using to kind of
get the pages and posts up and running really quickly, and then all you need to do is edit them, and make them your own. You’ll find a link to
the page on my website where you can download all
of the Elementor templates in the description of this video. So let’s get Elementor installed. To get back into dashboard
I’m then gonna go to plugins and add new, then in the search box I’m gonna type in Elementor. It’s the first one that comes up, let’s click instal then activate. So there we go, we’ve
got Elementor installed and ready to go. Now there is a pro version
of Elementor that you might be interested in. You’ll find a link to
that in the description of this video, pro gives
you a few extra features, like you can have global
layouts, you can use templates, it gives you a few extra
modules that you can use on your pages. It’s not gonna be required
for this tutorial, but say you might want to
invest init going forward, just give you that extra functionality. I use it quite a bit and I
think the pro is well worth it. Now the next plugin we’re
gonna instal is called Ultimate Add-ons for
Elementor, and this gives us a few cool things that
we’re gonna be using within some of the posts
that I’m gonna be adding. You may or may not want
this, I’d recommend it, the main thing I like about
this particular plugin is that it gives you
tables that you can use within your post and
tables are really good for displaying product information, doing comparisons, and just really making your posts come alive and
add that extra bit of value. So if you want to follow
exactly what I’m doing in this tutorial with
regards to adding tables to posts, then I recommend
that you get this add-on. Now the cost for the
plugin is just 49 dollars for the one site, I think
that gives you a year’s worth of updates, so it’s not
a huge amount to invest. As I say, you’ll find the
link in the description, in fact I’ll put one up in a card as well. The links is an Affiliate link, so thank you very much if you use it, but I only do recommend
stuff that I use myself and I think is worth spending money on. So yeah, go take a look. So let’s go and get this
plugin that I’m talking about, open a new tab, gonna go over via my link which is And here it is, now I’ve
already got a copy of this funny enough, so I’m
not gonna buy it again, but you’ll need to buy it
by clicking on buy now. And as I said I think
it’s just 49 dollars, yeah, which it is. So I’d go for that one. Once you have purchased it you’ll be able to access the download area, there we go. I’m just gonna click
here, gonna download it into my downloads folder, will be fine. There we go, that’s downloaded. Then I’m gonna pop back to the website, gonna go to plugins and then add new. Then I’m gonna click upload plugin, choose file, and I’m
gonna select that file that I just downloaded,
here it is, click open, then instal now. And I’m gonna click activate, there we go. So we need to activate that plugin now, so I’m gonna click on this link here, so we can find this
licence key if we go back to the store, then go
to account and licences. There we go, there’s my key. Just gonna copy that into the clipboard, back to the site, paste it in, and then activate. And that’s done. So it’s just one more plugin
that I’m gonna add now, this plugin gives us our related posts which is basically some
lovely links that you get at the bottom of the posts
linking to other posts on your site that are
related, funny enough. It does what it says on the tin. So to add this plugin
I’m gonna go to add new, and in the search box we’re gonna type in related hosts for WordPress. It’s this one here, this
first one that comes up, gonna click instal now. And then activate. Yeah well that’s weird,
it’s throwing up an error. I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about, let’s just go back to the dashboard, I’m just gonna take
off this bit that comes after wp-admin. Just gonna go back to
dashboard, go back into plugins, sometimes you get these
weird little error messages in WordPress with plugins. But as you can see it’s
here and it’s active, so nothing to worry about. Just double check the settings. All looks fine, might
come back in here later if we need to make some changes. So we’ve got our theme installed, we’ve got our plugins installed, I think the next thing
to do is start adding some content and making the site our own, give it a name and a homepage and that kind of thing. So yeah, let’s do that next. (light electronic music) So in this section of the
video what we’re gonna do is give the site a name and a strap line and we’re gonna add a homepage. So let’s start with this name at the top, that’s pretty easy to change. We go here and go back into the dashboard. We go to settings and general. We can enter our site title in here. Gonna enter Best Roof
Box ’cause that’s what the domain is. Then here we can enter the tag line, sort of like fine the,
actually let’s do capitals, Find The Best Roof Box for, no capital on that one, You. Or maybe we should have
a capital on that one. That’ll do, language is great, isn’t it? Okay, let’s go down and save that. Let’s go back and take a look. Okay, so that’s changed,
so let’s do the home page, as I said I’ve got a template for this, so get you kind of up and
running really quickly, and then all we need to
do is make some tweaks here and there if you want to. So let’s create a new
page, when you come up here to new, and then page. Let’s close this other tab down, we don’t need that any
more, it’s just confusing. Here’s our new page, we
can get rid of the tips, don’t need them. Then the title is gong to be Home Page, that’s a good name for a home page. I’m gonna click publish
and then publish again. Now this is the Gutenberg
editor that we’re looking at here which is the
default WordPress editor, we’re not gonna be
using that for this site so let’s click up here
and switch to Elementor. The button says edit with
Elementor is all you need. Now this is much better because it’s nice and drag and drop and easy to use. So let’s add that template,
and you’ll need these templates saved on your
computer, so if you haven’t got them yet, then head over to, you’ll find
a link in the description to the blog post that
you need on And then within that post are
the links to the downloads, download all the files to your computer, then you’ll be ready to go. So once you have those files, you can come in here and click
on this grey folder thing. Up here on the right hand
side there’s this little arrow which says import
template, let’s click that. And then you need to find
the files on your computer, you can do that by
clicking this green button. So here’s a couple of the templates, I’ve got the homepage one here, so yeah, you select the homepage
one that you downloaded from my website, select it, click open, and there it is, let’s click insert. Just warning you that it’s gonna overwrite whatever is already there,
press yes, here we go. So it’s looking a little
bit squashed, so we need to make a few little changes. Come down to the bottom left you’ll find this settings section, a little cog, give that a click. The first thing we need to
do is change the page layout, I’m gonna change it to
Elementor full width, like that. It’s looking better. And that should lose the title. We can switch this hide title to yes and it’s definitely gone then for sure. Let’s click update. Then if we come up here to
this little burger menu, the three lines, we can then
click here to view the page. There we go, that’s our homepage. Now there’s obviously no
guides or articles showing just yet because we need to add some which is what we’ll be doing very shortly. And of course you’re going
to need to edit this page so that it fits your niche,
so I’m gonna show you how to do that right now. But before we do that, let’s just set this as the homepage, ’cause
at the moment it’s just like a normal page, it’s
not gonna be the default page that comes up when
people come to the site. I’m gonna show you that by
clicking on the title here and going back to the actual homepage and we can see that it’s not here. So let’s just set it as the homepage. To do that I’m gonna come
back into the dashboard, then in settings and reading. And then we have this
option at the top here that says your homepage displays, I’ll tick that to be a static page and then I’m gonna select home page, which was the page we just created. If you called it something else, you’ll need to select that one. So that’s saved now,
let’s go back to the site and here it is. So let me just show you
how you change this, so you can actually see
that there’s a little bit of text there that I need to change because it’s all gibberish. So we’re gonna do it all with Elementor, or Elementor depending on how you say it. So come up to the top
and click with Elementor. And here we go, we’re now
ready to make some edits, it’s very simple, you just
click on what you want to change and just start typing away. Just like any other word
processor you can highlight text, you can make it
bold, underline, italic, whatever you need really. Let’s put that back. There is actually an undo right
here, you’ve got a history where you can see what you’ve done and then go back in time if you need to. Let’s have a look at this text box. So again this works very much the same, just type away, with
hundreds of roof boxes, I just basically needed
a little bit of blurb. Tell you what, let me just
paste it from my clipboard. That’s better. I just copied off my other computer and then pasted it into this one. So yeah, you just type away, and it’s just like any
kind of word processor. There are some options
up here for your styling, so you can change the text colour, you can adjust the typography, so the sizes, the weight,
maybe you want it bold or very thin. It’s totally up to you, I’m
just gonna leave it as default and adjust the font family. Line height letter spacing,
basically everything to do with the text, all in here, really easy to play around with. You’ve got advanced option
where if you need to adjust the spacing or the padding,
that’s all in here too. Got a background if you want to have like a gradient background like that, just add two colours
and it does it for you. Or you can just have a solid colour, or indeed you can have an
image, whatever you like. You can have borders,
I mean with Elementor it really is powerful, and
flexible, and easy to use. So if you’ve used a web
processor or something like that before you should be able to find your way around here pretty easily. The other thing I love about
Elementor is you can just right click on an element to change it. So just right click on the
heading, select edit heading and you can do it all over here. Alignments and all that kind of stuff, and again style and the advanced features are all in there. Now a page if made up of
sections which is then broken down into columns if you want so this blue box is kind of
covering this top section here. Come down, this is another section here with the blue line around it,
and this is a third one here. If you wanted to move them around, you just get hold of it by these dots and then you can just drag it around, really easy to change your layout. I want to bring it back
down here, let’s do that, there we go. If you want to change any of the options for a particular section,
again, it’s just a right click. We can edit the column,
just the width, positions, obviously the style, so
set background and borders and yeah, whatever you like really. This top section is
made up of two columns. See that one, we go right
click and edit section. See there it’s got the two columns, now what I’ve done with
this particular section is in the advanced area under responsive, I’ve reversed the columns round, if that makes sense, so
when viewing from a mobile, what it’s gonna do is it’s
gonna squish this down and I can show you that
by coming down here and clicking on responsive mode. Select mobile, we can
actually see what it looks like on a mobile. You can see that it’s put the image first, so basically it’s swapped
those columns around. Turn it off you’ll see the difference, that’s the image down at the bottom. It’s entirely up to you,
but I just prefer the image at the top on mobiles. So let’s just go back to the desktop view. This button here is very much the same as the titles and the
textures, click on it and you can make some changes. So in here you can change
the text on the button, you can add the link, which is something I’ll do once I’ve added
some of the buyer’s guides, I’ll come back here and link through to the buyer’s guide category. Change the icon, you can
change the icon position, and all the other stuff
really to do with the button. And here you’ve got the colours, and here again you’ve got the
margin padding backgrounds and other interesting stuff. But I’m not gonna go into
all of these settings on every single element,
it would be far too long and I really want to keep this video to a manageable length. So these images that
I’ve added, I got them from iStockPhoto which is
one of my favourite places to get photos from at the moment. And you do have to pay,
I’ve got a subscription where I can download a
certain number of images every single month. I’ll put a link to iStock in
a card or in the description now so you can go check it out. It is an Affiliate link
of course, so I really appreciate it if you use it. But yeah, I find it a really great place, obviously if you don’t
want to spend any money on images there are some
free stock photo resources. Again, you’ll find links to
those in the description. If you do change the
image, I’ve set this image to a size of 1024 by
1024, so keep that in mind that that’s gonna be the
kind of size of image that you want to add here. If you want to change this image, which I guess you do
because you probably don’t want a picture up of a
roof box on your site, let’s right click, go to edit image. It’s got this panel over here, it’s already loaded
actually you don’t need to right click, you can just click on it. And then you can just click delete, and you can upload a
file from your computer. I’m gonna go back into media library and choose that one and put it back. There we go. Same applies down here, so
here I’ve just basically set an image as a background, I right click to edit section
and then go into style and see it there. Now this image, let me
just double check the size, is 1190 by 453, so again
if you want to change it to something of a similar
size, that is the size of the image you’re gonna want to upload. It works pretty much the same, you click up here and then
you can upload a new file. So that’s the homepage,
that’s pretty easy wasn’t it? And always remember when
you make any changes to Elementor you’re gonna want to save it by coming down here and clicking update. What I’m gonna do now in
the next part of the video is I’m gonna add the
categories and sort this menu out and then I’m gonna
start adding some content to those categories,
I’m gonna show you how to put together some content. I’ve actually purchased
a lot of content from some of my writers,
got it all ready to go, just gonna show you how
that content is added to the site. Gonna add some images
and tables and of course some links through to Amazon. Of course those things are
gonna be Affiliate links. If you’ve got that far in the video you’re doing really well, making good progress,
let’s get on with it. (light electronic music) So I think the site’s
really looking pretty good. But let’s get this menu sorted, let’s have our categories that we’re gonna be adding our content to. So category, it’s just
basically a way of grouping posts together, so on this particular site I’m only gonna have a
couple of categories. I’m gonna have a beginner’s guide category and I’m also gonna have
a buyer’s guide category. So let’s add them now. I’m gonna go into the dashboard and I’m gonna go down
to posts and categories. At the moment we just got the one, it’s called uncategorized,
and that’s just basically where WordPress puts posts
that don’t have a category. And that’s fair enough. So let’s add our first one, I’m gonna have a beginner’s guide, or beginner’s guides even,
that makes more sense, is it gonna be more than one. I don’t need to enter
anything for the slug, it will do that automatically for me. Then in here we can put a
little bit of a description, now I think it’s a good idea
to put something in here because it’s displayed at the top of the category. And it’s useful for visitors
and it’s also useful from an SEO point of
view to get some keywords onto the page, that kind of thing. So I’m only gonna put a couple of lines, I’ve actually got something
that I’ve already written, got it in my clipboard ready to paste in. So there we go, pasted that in. You can see it’s just some simple blurb. Tried to include a few
keywords like roof box and beginner and that kind of thing, but yeah, you probably don’t
want to make it too long. So let’s add this category
by clicking add new category. Let’s add my second category,
this one is buyer’s guide. Can have parent categories by the way, so if you want to kind of
have a logical structure to categories if you’ve got a lot of them, you can have, yeah this
kind of layered approach by using parents. But I’m not gonna be doing that today as we only got two categories. So let me just paste
some text into this box, there we go. Now of course you’re
gonna add the categories that are relevant to your niche. I do recommend keeping it simple though, don’t have too many. For me I’m just gonna have the two, ’cause I want a really simple site, I want it easy to navigate, and it just makes sense to have these two. So the beginner’s guide is
gonna be for the first time buyers of a roof box, how
to measure a roof box, how to choose your roof
box, that kind of thing. And then the buyer’s guides
are gonna be for specific purposes around a roof
box like Best Roof Box for fishing or skiing, Best Roof Box for a hatchback, that kind of thing. So I think that’s all done,
let’s click add new category. So what I’m gonna do now
is I’m gonna add them to the top menu. To do that I’m gonna go into
appearance and then menus. I’m gonna create a
menu, call it main menu, by typing into that box and then clicking create menu over here. Then I’m gonna set the
display location as primary. And then I’m gonna choose the categories, which in here, or it should be. Let’s click view all, that out. And click add to menu. And let’s click save. Visit the site, there we go. Now they’re ready to
go, ready for me to add some articles to, but before we do that what I’m gonna do is add a few more links to this menu, I’m gonna
add a link to the homepage. I’m also gonna add an about us page and a contact us page, I think they’re two useful pages to have. So first I’m gonna add the about us page, gonna go new page, now I’ve
actually got a template ready to go on this again. You can download this from, find the link in the video description. Let’s call it about us. Let’s click publish, then publish again, that’s publish, let’s
click edit with Elementor, don’t know why I say it like that. Elementor, Elementor, Elementor
sounds better, doesn’t it? Anyway. Gonna click on the grey
folder then click on the arrow to upload the template. And of course I’ve already
downloaded it from Select file, there is is aboutUs.json. Now you might not want to do this, it’s only a very simple page, at the end of the day
you don’t need to have too much on it, maybe just a picture and a bit of text which
is exactly what I’ve got. As you’ll see. I just click insert and yes. There we go. I’m just gonna leave it like that, I’m gonna leave this sidebar
because we’ll be adding some stuff to that a bit later. We’ll be adding recent
posts and some AdSense or something like that. So yeah, this layout’s fine,
that’s the about us page done, let’s click update, there we go. Now the next page I’m gonna
add is the contact us page. And the contact us page is just simply gonna have some form you
can put some information into and send me a
message, simple as that. Now to do the form I’m gonna
need to add another plugin. Probably should have
done it at the beginning, but hey, we’ll do it now. So the plugin is called HappyForms, just go and add it. I’m gonna go to the
dashboard, it’s a really great plugin for doing forms. It’s free as well, so nothing to spend. It’s free as well which
is obviously good news. So I’m just gonna go
into plugins and add new and then I’m gonna type in
HappyForms in this search box. For some reason it’s not the
first one that’s come up. It’s actually this one over here, the one with this kind of
purply hand icon thing, whatever that is. That’s installed, let’s click activate. It’s asking for my email address, you don’t need to enter that, you can just click continue. Now we’re ready to go. So it’s already created
a form that we can use to play around with, let’s go for that. Give it a click. I’m gonna call it contact us. We’ve got a name field, we’ve got this what’s your reason for contacting us, I don’t want that. Go right down and click delete over here. Got this age thing, we don’t need that. I’m just clicking on the pencil, then it opens up over here so
you can play around with them. Scroll down to the bottom. There’s a lot of options on this one. Right down, there we go. Delete. A thing that we need to add is the email, so let’s just click that, and
then that appears over here, we can drag it up a little bit. I don’t actually want it there, I want it there, that’s it. That’s fine, this is
required, that’s perfect. We could add a phone number as well. I doubt I’ll be ringing
anyone, but who knows? Let’s just drag that there. That could be optional,
I don’t need people to give me their phone number. I want to change the titles
on these, just edit them, in where it says title. Very easy, very easy. Your phone, and there we go. That’s about right for a
contact for, let’s click set up. This is the message that’s
gonna appear when someone sends a message, that’s fine. Just gonna send it through to me, that’s my email address. This is what the email
subject is gonna be. Obviously you can play
around with this if you like. To me it’s fine, I’m
gonna change the button to say send message. Now to Google ReCaptha if
you’re getting a lot of spam. I’ll leave it alone for now, that’s fine. Now next is a whole load of style options, so width, some padding,
and all that kind of stuff. I’m not gonna play with
any of that right now because I think it will
just be fine as it is. So save and close, there we go, we’ve got a contact form. So all we need now is a contact page, and we go to new page, call it contact us. Just like that I think. Gonna publish that, press it twice, them I’m gonna click edit with Elementor. And here we go, then I’m
gonna come down here, click on the plus, gonna add
just a single column structure, click on the plus here to add an element. And search for the widget I want, it’s HappyForm so I’m gonna type Happy. There it is, drag that over. We can add a title here, so
let’s type in get in touch. Now it’s actually added
the form title too, so I think we need to adjust that, we’ll do that in a second,
let’s click update. Do I need to click that apply as well? We can do that, there we go. Let’s just have a quick
look at this page, yes, it’s got too many titles going on, that’s the page title,
that’s the form title. Let’s turn off the form title, to do that quickly go back into dashboard, into HappyForms. Go into all forms. Let’s click on style, I think
that’s where it’s gonna be. Go to form title and go
for hide, there we go. Save and close. Let’s go and have a look at the page, go into all pages, and view contact us. That’s our form, there’s
our contact us page. So to finish off this bit we just need to add those new pages
and the home page as well I think to this menu, do that up here, hover over the site
name, we go into menus. Then we can add contact us,
about us, and our homepage. There we go. So this is our menu that goes to the top, we can now drag these into
the order that we like, so the homepage first, then
the contact us page last. We’re gonna change how these display, just click onto the arrow
and change the labels. ‘Cause I don’t want that to say home page, I just want it to say home. There we go, changed that. I think the rest is fine,
let’s click save menu. Let’s take a look at
the site, there we go, looking nice, let’s click
through, save the pages. There’s the about us, and
there’s the contact us, so that’s all done. What we need to do now is
get some of the content, some of the good stuff,
some of the articles, we’re gonna generate traffic to the site and gonna generate us and our commissions. So let’s get on with it. (light electronic music) And before we go too much
further, you’re gonna want to sign up as an Amazon
Associate if you haven’t done so already. You obviously need to
be an Amazon Associate in order to earn some commission. Once you are signed up
as an Amazon Associate, you get access to this bar across the top called the Amazon Associate site stripe and it allows you to
generate links really easily. If you’re looking at a
product like this one, you can come here, you can
click text to get a text link that you can use within your content. I prefer to go for the
full link if I’m honest, but whatever, you can use
these links wherever you like. Someone clicks on one of these links and then comes through
to Amazon and purchases, you’ll earn your commission. I’ve also got this image option here where you can add images to your content, just copy and paste this code. Good thing about doing it this way is the images should update automatically if Amazon changed them. And in fact this is the
only way to add images to your content without
breaking the Amazon associates terms of service. And finally you got this
text and image thing which I never use, so we’re
not gonna look at that. So to sign up as an
associate, you want to come over to Amazon that you
wanna go to the Amazon that you’re gonna be promoting. For the site that I’m
working on in this video, I’m gonna be targeting
the US, so I’m signed up at If you’re doing a UK based
site, then you’ll want to sign up at Working out of Germany,
you probably want to go to, you get the idea. You do have to be signed up
on each of the international sites that you want to promote. So to do that you just
scroll down to the bottom of Amazon right down to the footer, then here you’ll see a link
that says become an Affiliate. Give that a click. And you click this big button up here that says join now for free. And then you’ll need to sign
in with your Amazon account which I’m sure you’ve already got. And then you’re gonna need to work through this form which is reasonably long. It’s gonna ask you a few
questions about your website, so you want to say that you’re a blog, it’s gonna ask for the
URL of your website, now don’t worry if your site isn’t built which it probably isn’t,
because you’re watching this video right now
building it, aren’t you? So don’t worry about that. You will get access to your site stripe and the whole Amazon Associate area. Before you build your site, that’s fine, so you better add links
and all that kind of stuff. It’s only when you start
sending traffic over to Amazon, it’s at that
point that they’ll come and take a look at your site
and see what it’s all about and whether it’s all good
and that kind of stuff. And provided you’ve followed my video and you’ve added some
content you should be fine. So yeah, go to Amazon, sign up, complete this form, get access
to the Amazon Associates dashboard on your site
stripe, then you can carry on watching the video where
we’re gonna be adding some content and adding links in and using that site stripe to add images. So good luck with that, I’ll
see you in a few minutes. So let’s get some content
added, got some articles here, they’re in a word document. Now I ordered these
articles from a company called I put a link to them in the description, and yeah I found them pretty good, their pricing is pretty reasonable, in fact let met just fire it
up here and I’ll show you. It’s Text U-N .com, Textun. And let’s have a look. The price, the price the
price, where’s the price? There we go, article writing. You can select your word count and yeah, 1,000 words at 22 dollars,
so it’s 2.2 cents a word unless you want their premium
quality which is written by the top writers and
it’s 2.7 cents a word. So if you’re not gonna be
writing your own content, then this could be an option. Now when it comes to choosing
the content that you want to write about, I suggest that
you do some keyword research. Now I did a playlist made up of 10 videos, I did the playlist with a friend of mine Doug Cunnington, who’s
also got a YouTube channel, and he’s very much into
creating Amazon niche sites. And he has a formula
that he uses to decide which articles to write called
the keyword golden ratio. And so within this
playlist you’ll find videos all around what you need to
do, how to find keywords, and how to get ideas for your articles. I’ll put a link up now to that playlist so you’ll go check that
out when you get a moment. Of course another way to do research and find out what people
are actually looking for on the internet, because
keep in mind the best way to rank and get some
traffic is to write content answering people’s search
queries where there isn’t already a lot of existing
content, if that makes sense. So you’re kind of filling
the gaps on the internet where there’s people
looking for information but there actually isn’t
much information out there. A good way to do this
is to go over to Google and start typing stuff
in around your niche. So I might start typing in Best Roof Box, see what comes up. Now this is probably
going to be too broad. You really want to create
content around keywords that are three, four, five, six, maybe even seven keywords long. That’s what we call
the long tail keywords, they’re very specific searches. And often there isn’t
much content around them, so you’ve got a good chance of ranking. And when people type in four,
five, six, or seven words, those long searches generally
means they are towards the end of their buying process or their buying cycle. There’s a good chance they’re
actually gonna convert and buy something. So it’s good on both fronts,
you’re gonna get traffic and that traffic has got
a good chance of actually going over to Amazon or
wherever you’re promoting and actually buying something. So let’s expand this a bit more, and let’s go for Best Roof
Box and I’m gonna put a space, here we go, it’s giving me
all these ideas for content, so Best Roof Box for skis,
Best Roof Box for Volvo XC90, Best Roof Box for suitcases, it goes on. So these are all ideas for articles. If we do a search for
Best Roof Box for skis, I think we’re gonna want to kind of assess what the competition looks like. So we’ve got this article
here for If you look it’s not actually about skis, it obviously talks about
skis but it’s not about skis. This one is actually roof
racks, not roof boxes. And ski carriers, roof box or ski rack. Best roof mounted,
that’s one we looked at, it’s at the top. So basically yeah, there isn’t an article that actually is called
Best Roof Box for skis. So that’s really a good one. So yeah, do a lot of research, do some searches on Google. I’ve got this tool here
that I’ve installed, it’s called Keywords
Everywhere, I’ll put a link in the description, in
fact you’ll find the links to everything that I
mention in the description of this video. And it’s a free extension
for Google Chrome and it basically just gives
you some ideas in terms of the volume. I take these numbers with a pinch of salt, you know, it’s Google’s data, these guys don’t have access to it, only Google really know how many people search for whatever every month. But that gives you an idea
and I think it’s quite useful. And I think it gives you
some keyword ideas down here so that’s pretty cool, so
you can check those out. Of course Google also gives
you some keyword ideas towards the bottom. Anyway, I think an article
around Best Roof Box for skis might be a good one to go for. So luckily enough I’ve got one right here. That’s handy, isn’t it? I did do a little bit of planning actually before recording this video, which is unusual for me, I know. So I did a load of
research and I’ve ordered a load of articles and they’re here, so here we go. Let’s add this article. So before we start actually adding stuff to the website, what
you’re gonna want to do if you’ve ordered some
articles from a writer or from an article writing
service like Textun, you’re gonna want to just
go through your article and just double check
that it’s reasonable, that it makes sense, that
the products are good and all that kind of stuff. So I’ve already done
that, I’ve been through, I’ve looked at these products on Amazon. They all look nice, they’re available and all that kind of stuff. Now these are on, so this site is gonna be focused on the
US market, so that’s fine. I may throw in a couple
of UK links as well, we’ll see how it goes. So I went through the
article and I looked at all the products, and I mean this
article’s a little bit dry, it’s got lots of words. In fact there’s more
than one article here, that’s article two,
we’ll get to that later. There is a lot of words. And yeah, I obviously need some images and it needs something else, and I think that something
else is gonna be a table, in fact it is gonna be a
table because that’s what I want to show you guys. I think a table is a great
way to show off products and allow people to quickly
compare and make a decision. So what I did is I looked
through all of these products and I put together a table
which I’ve got to hand, here it is. And obviously I focused it on skiing because the article’s about
skiing, so I wanted to include the ski capacity, the snowboard capacity, the weight, the side that it opens, and just the capacity over all. So here’s my table. Now obviously you could
ask your writer to do this for you if you’re very
clear on what you want, I did it myself, so I came
through and I basically looked and you can find the information
pretty quickly on Amazon. So there we go, it can
hold up to four snowboards, eight skis, or two surfboards. So you can pretty much
find all of the information and you can quickly populate a table. And I’m gonna show you
how to create a table using the extension that
we purchased earlier, the Ultimate Elementor add-on. Now in terms of imagery, I’ve
already mentioned it once. I use iStock. So I’ve been over to
iStock and I’ve purchased some images using my
subscription, so you do a search for roof box and there’s
loads of nice images. That’s not relevant, none of these are, but there are some that are. So you know you can draw down roof rack. And that looks familiar
doesn’t it, that image. There’s loads of images on
here to do with roof boxes and roof racks and that kind of stuff. So I’ve got a lot of
images that I’m gonna use within the articles and
of course I’m gonna add images from Amazon as well
of the actual products. So I think that’s enough talking about it, let’s get on with it. Let me show you exactly what I’m gonna do and now we’re gonna add this content, so let’s create a post,
moving up to new and post. Just to clarify, posts are for articles and for basically the majority
of your dynamic content, the stuff you can be
adding on a regular basis. And the pages are for
your more static stuff, so that’s for things like the about us, the contact us, and the home page. They are pages but generally, articles, that kind of
stuff, is gonna be a post. Posts can be put into categories, these are our two categories
that we created earlier. And yeah, that’s basically it obviously. If you want to find out
more about posts and pages, have a look on the
channel, I’m sure I’ve got a video about it. Here we go, so let’s add the title. What I’m gonna do is
I’m just gonna make this a little bit smaller, get word over here and the table and kind of just
copy and paste nice and easy. It does help when you’ve
got a massive screen like I have. Anyway, so gonna copy
this and paste that in. There we go, that’s the title. I’m also gonna set my featured image, which I’ve already got ready from iStock. Roof box skis. Now when you order images
from iStock they’re generally pretty big, so you’re gonna
want to edit them down, make them a bit smaller. Generally the smaller the image in terms of file size the better,
because it will load quickly and not slow down your website
and Google will like it because it’s fast. The size that I’m using
for my featured images is this one, 1400 wide by 668 high. I found that it works pretty well, you can use whatever size you like, but I suggest you put
them all the same size for each post so you get
a nice consistent look across the site. But I found this size works well because it’s not too high
that it kind of takes up the whole screen when
someone looks at the post because you want to not be all image, you want them to get the
text as well pretty quickly. So yeah, I recommend using
the size 1400 by 668. So let’s select that
and the featured image is generally what appears
at the top of the post and what will appear around the site when you’re showing off your post. In fact I can show you that
right now, let’s publish. And let’s view the post, there’s obviously not gonna be much there just yet. There we go, see there’s
that image at the top and then if we go back to the home page we’ve got this thing
here, which is pulling in the latest posts and
there’s the image again. So let’s go back in, I’m
gonna click edit post at the top here. One other thing I need to
do is add it to the correct category, so that’s down
here on the right hand side, category, and I’m gonna
take it out of uncategorized and I’m gonna add it to buyer’s guides. Click update. Now we’re gonna switch to Elementor so we can do some funkier stuff, ’cause Gutenberg is okay but for tables and that kind of stuff,
Elementor is the way to go. So let’s start by adding
this first paragraph that we’ve got here. Just highlight it, I’m gonna
copy that into my clipboard. I’m gonna come back to the side, I’m gonna drag over the text editor, drop that in there. I’m gonna highlight this text, and then I’m gonna come
up to the top, go edit, and paste and match style. The reason I went for
paste and match style is I don’t want any formatting information coming over from word, it might mess up the layout of our website. This is our first paragraph, looks done. Then it goes into the
product, so what I’m gonna do is I’m actually gonna add the
table now towards the top. So before I add the
table, I’m just gonna add a heading for the table. So let’s go back into another widget, to do that you can click
on the little squares up here and see all the widgets. What I want is a heading. You can even add this heading
as part of this section at the top, you can have
that all in one section or if you drop it here,
it’ll create a new section. I think I’m gonna create a new section, so I’ll just drop that there. Then I’m gonna put some text in here, write Quickly Compare Ski
and, lowercase on that, Ski and Snowboard Roof Boxes. Like that, then I’ll make
it a little bit smaller, so let’s drop the HTML tag over here to like a H4. So these are basically the
different levels of heading, if you can imagine you’ve got a newspaper or something like that,
the big headings are H1 and then they get smaller and smaller. Less important when it
comes to search engines as you go down through the H tags. So now let’s go back and
let’s go and find the table. It’s gonna be under the
Ultimate Add-on section, so these are the add-ons
that we got from the premium plugin that we installed earlier. Just go down a bit further, here’s table. Gonna keep that within this section, this is gonna be the table section, rather than going here
and creating a new one. Here we go. Just gonna get my spreadsheet
to hand, it’s just here. Gonna close this side
thing, don’t want that. Guess now, just make
the window a bit bigger so we can sort of see what we’re doing. Should have got a bigger
screen, I’m actually running at a little bit of a
lower resolution just for the recording, so that’s why everything is a little bit squished. I think it’ll be fine. So we can adjust our table
over here on the left hand side and that looks a little bit complicated but it’s not actually too bad. So this is our header,
this is the content, so it says we’ve got a row
which is this row across here. Then within that row we’ve
got the cell, cell, and cell. And if we wanted to add
another row for example in the heading, we could
just duplicate this, drag that down and say copy this one. Drag that down, you see
it’s added another row? We don’t want to do that,
so let’s just remove these. It’s also just colours
and things like that. You come into style, you can
change the background colour, maybe a nice blue looks good. There we go, that looks quite nice, you might want to make the text white. You can do that by coming
back into the content section, clicking on the text cell
and then going to advance. Set the colour here. There we go, I think that
looks better with white. So let’s change the
other ones too to white. There we go, I’m just gonna
need to add a few more as well because I’ve got a
few more columns in my table. So let’s do that now, let’s
add some extra columns and let’s label out these
columns properly as well. So first one where it says sample ID, I don’t actually want
anything in there at all. You look at my table, I
don’t have anything in there. The next one is ski capacity,
in fact I’m actually gonna add an extra column,
let’s do that on the spreadsheet so we don’t get confused. Add to header column after, perfect. It doesn’t even matter if it’s
grey, we’ll get away with it. In here I’m gonna put some
image, so let’s go for, I don’t know, shape and style. Something like that, you get the idea. So, let’s come back to the
website and adjust this one where it says heading one. There we go. Heading two is ski capacity,
I can just copy this I think into the clipboard. Switch to content, post it in. Perfect. Next one is snowboard capacity. So I’m just gonna duplicate
this one on the end, clicking the little button here. There we go. Perfect, and then we’ve got weight. Then box opening. Finally, capacity. Not gonna include any price
here or anything like that because you want to be
really careful when you do that with Amazon. You can’t have any hard coding pricing, so it’s pretty best just generally
to leave the pricing off, because pricing changes so much on Amazon which is why they don’t like
you to have it on your site. There we go, let’s update, I
think we should have a quick look at this page. See how it’s coming together, there we go. There is our table, obviously
needs a bit more content and stuff like that. It’s looking alright. Not sure about that blue, we can always adjust that later but hey, there we go. So we now need to add all of this content from this table to this table
and we need to add the images. Now the images will include
a link through to Amazon, indeed an Affiliate link for each Amazon, so that will be fine. And then of course we’ll
add some more links within the content as we go forward. So let’s add these rows across
here starting with this one, the INNO Shadow Rooftop Cargo Box. Gonna copy, oh let’s edit the page,
edit with Elementor. Okay. So we’ve done the headers
so we can close this, let’s open the table content,
here’s our first row, here’s our first cell. So let’s just paste into here. Like that. I think I want it bold. Now there isn’t actually
any kind of text controls in here so we’re gonna have
to do it the manual way, so I’m just gonna do a little B like that and a little B with a slash
at the end to make it bold. Okay the next one is the image, so let’s do that. Let me find the article, it’s
got the links that I need, there we go. It’s the lovely shadow rooftop cargo box. Gonna come up to the top and select image, go for large, and I’m just
gonna copy this code here. Go back to the table, go to the next cell which is this one, row one, content one. I’m just gonna paste it straight in. There we go, there’s our lovely roof box. Okay, let’s do the next column, which is ski capacity and
it’s just six, so that’s fine. Let’s go to the next cell, type six, there we go, perfect. Now we need some more
cells, so the easy way to do that is to just duplicate
the one we just worked on. So we’ll click there, there we go. And we’ll do it a couple of times. There we go. The next one is snowboard
capacity, which is two. Edit that cell like that,
then we’ve got a weight of 42 pounds, in the next one. And finally the box opening
which is both sides. Let’s press update and take a look. View page. Ah, we didn’t do capacity. But also the table is slightly
too wide for the page, it’s got a little bit of a
scrolling thing going on there. Let’s make a few more adjustments. You’re just gonna have to
play around with these tables until you get them looking nice. Once you have created a
nice table you can kind of save it as a template if you like. Though you may need
Elementor Pro to do that. Okay, so let’s add one
more cell along here in the content. So it’s this one here,
I want to do the bit that says both sides. It can get a little bit confusing, I always hate doing the
tables but once you get your head around it you’ll be fine. Duplicate that. And the capacity is 11
cubic foot, or feet. Copy that. There we go, so let’s just make the table a little bit narrower so we haven’t got any kind of this sideways scrolling. I mean you will get that on the mobile but you don’t want it on the desktop. So what we’re gonna do is just reduce a bit of the padding on the table, so we go into style here,
I’ve got this padding. And let’s just take
this down a little bit, I don’t know, maybe five,
see what that’s like. Gonna view the page again. There we go, that fits a bit better. So let’s add some more
boxes to this table. Next one is the sport
rack, gonna copy that. Let’s go down to the table. Table content. Here’s the next row, we
can see ’cause there’s a row thing here. Let’s open up this
sample too, paste it in, let’s make it bold. And then let me find
the link, there it is. Get the image, and a site
stripe at the top here. Copy that into the clipboard. Go to next cell, paste. I need to add a link here by the way because it’s included within
this bit of code, there we go. Do the next one, the ski capacity, which is eight to 12. Oh it changed it into a
date, that’s not right. Type that in, eight to 12. Need to add some more cells so I’m just gonna duplicate this one. There’s one, two, three, four, that’s enough. Next is snowboard capacity
which is three to four. Weight is 44 pounds. Box opening is the passenger side. And finally the capacity is 16 cubic feet. 16 CU FT dot. Alright there we go, so
I’m not gonna make you watch me add all of these,
but before I do a quick edit and add them all in the
background so you don’t have to watch, I’m just
gonna show you how to add some extra rows. So for example, if I do this last row by just duplicating these
extra cells like that, I am gonna need to add some more rows, because I’ve got another
four or five products to add. So to do that we go add item, and the action is not add new cell, it’s start a new row. Like that, and then we
can add another item here which we add new cell, and there we go, you can see it’s already started. New row, and then we
can just duplicate this. Like that, and then I’ve got a new row, I need one more cell, there we go. I’ve got new row to add
all my product information. So I’ll add these products now, do a quick edit, and then we’ll carry on adding the rest of the paragraphs and content and whatever
we’ve got for this article, get it all nicely laid out and finished. And of course we’ll be adding
some Amazon Affiliate links. So I’ve got the table all
done, there it is looking good. So what we need to do
now is just add the rest of this content that I’ve got over here in my word document. So let’s go in and edit with Elementor. Oh by the way, I’ve added
links to the product names as you can see where I did that. I was simply coming in,
finding the right cell which would be in table of content here. And then you see there’s a link box there, just pasting in the Amazon Affiliate link, which you can get when you’re
looking at a product page. Come up to your site
stripe, select text link. Always go for the full
link because it’s easier to change in the future if you need to, and you just copy that
into your clipboard. Paste it into this box
here, and if you click onto the little cog, there’s
a couple of options. I like to set my Affiliate links to open in a new window, in fact
I like to set any link to an external site to
open in a new window, but that’s just me. Yeah, and that’s it,
I’ve just added the links respectively to each one of these. Okay, so we’ve got some blurb to add. I’m gonna do each one of these
in its own Elementor section. So let’s do that now. I’m gonna click on the plus,
click on the structure, I just want a single column. I’m gonna drop in a heading, I’m gonna copy the product
name into that heading box. Like that. And I’m gonna make it an H4,
I just like that kind of size. If you wanted to you could make it a link, though I’m gonna add a button. I don’t want to add to
many Affiliate links, Google might not like that. Then gonna copy this
text into the clipboard, come up here to the little,
what is that called, that little menu, whatever it is, squares in the shape of a square. And I’m gonna grab the text editor, drop that into the section too, come over here. Highlight this and then paste
in the text on the clipboard, there it is, looking good. And then up to the square again, I’m gonna grab a button, drop that in, centre the button, make it
big, but that’s too big. Go for small. I’m gonna add the link, so
let’s go through to the product. Oh I think I already
had it open, didn’t I? There we go, don’t need two. Get the text link, I prefer
to use the full link, copy that to the clipboard. Come back, paste it
in, I’m gonna open that in a new window like that. Then change the text to
say check the latest price on the INNO Shadow Rooftop Cargo Box, something like that. Gonna add an icon too,
we’ve got a lovely selection of icons here, and there
is actually, if I can type, an Amazon one, which is perfect. Not too sure about the
colour scheme on the buttons, on the button even, or
buttons, I guess if you add more buttons they’d all be the same. But I can adjust this button
by coming into style here, make the text white. Gonna make the background, I don’t know, one of these blues maybe, or green. Green’s quite nice. You can change the text colour
on hover as well in here. So you can make it go blue,
which is not very nice. Orange maybe like Amazon. Don’t like any of that, let’s clear then. No but let’s change the background colour on a hover to the blue, yeah,
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah, I like that. Let’s press update, let’s take a look. I like to check the
pages as I’m going along. Our table there is looking good, there’s our button, look at that hover. Click through, there you
go, we’re onto Amazon by the Affiliate link. So I need to add some more products, let me do one more. What I can do is I can just
duplicate the section now and change the text even quicker. So yeah, ’cause it’s like
right click, there we go. I wanted to get on that section bit, see where it says section, duplicate. Now there’s not actually as
much space there as I would like so we’ve got a couple of options. We can either go into the
section and we can add by style, or sorry, by the advanced. I could add a bit of margin
at the top if we wanted to. That’s one way of doing it. And the other way of doing
it is to come in here and grab a spacer, drop that in. I think I’m gonna do it the margin way. So I’ve got rid of that, let
me just change it on this one before wee duplicate it,
so let’s add a little bit of margin, at the top and bottom. So left and right margin
is also, that’s fine. I’m thinking 20 might be okay. Now let’s duplicate, just right clicking, selecting duplicate. That’s okay, I think that’s enough space. So back into word, grab this. Onto title, paste it in here. Perfect. Grab this text, come into
here, highlight and paste, there we go, let’s update this button
with the right link, SportRack SR7016, what
a fantastic roof box. Copy the link, drop that in, it should remember opening
a new window, it does. Which is why I love duplicating stuff, just saving you those
seconds here and there, to streamline your workflow. This should change the text on the button. I can even do some copying here, gonna copy it, like that. Beautiful. Should we have a look or
should we just carry on, let’s just carry on. What I will do is I’ll
do a quick edit now. You don’t need to watch me do this, I think you get the idea. So let’s edit. Okay we’re all done, here we go, let’s take a look at
this piece of content. There’s the table, here’s
the blurb around all the different cargo boxes and roof boxes, whatever you want to call them. Looking good. Then at the end we’ve got the summary, which was this bit here. Nope, this bit here. I’ve just made it bold to
make it look kind of nice. Of course, you could add more images, if you want to add an image
you can do it the same way as I added it to the table, you just copy and paste
that code, drop it in, and then off you go, but I’m happy with
this, I think it’s fine. I think it looks nice. So what I’m gonna do is
I’m just gonna save this as a global template,
whatever you call it, into template library so
that if I want to knock up a post like this again with a table I could do it quite quickly. So to do that let’s go
back into Elementor, Elementor, however you want to say it. Then I’m gonna come down, click on this little folder thingy, go to my templates, click
on the disc up here. Which, I just think in
2019 it’s a very weird icon to use for saving. I know what it is, I know what that is, it’s a floppy disc. I used to use them when I was younger on my Acorn computer, in fact, we had floppy discs like that. But anyone whose like younger than 30, maybe even younger than 32, 33, not gonna know what that is. I’m digressing here, sorry. So you click that floppy disc and give it a name. Let’s call it post with table, might be a good name for it. Then it’s ready to use. Now I’m gonna make all of these
templates available to you as I’ve already said. They’re over at,
you’ll find a link in the description, if you
haven’t downloaded them yet you probably need to. I’m sure you have downloaded
them because you’ve used them for the home page. But yeah, you’ll find all
these templates on and you can download them and you can just use them on your site. You click on this little upload thing and you can use them so
you can knock up posts and pages in no time at all. Okay, so let’s add another post, I think that’ll be a good thing to do. Let’s come out of here, let’s come out of here, I’m gonna go back to the WordPress dashboard, why not? Go new post, and the one I want to add now, let me see, I want to find it. We got loads here. We’ll be adding all of these of course, not gonna make you watch that though. Oh come on, where is it? I want to add a beginner’s
guide, basically. That was the buyer’s
guide, this is gonna be a beginner’s guide. So here’s the one I
want, it’s the roof box size guide to choose the right roof box. So this article is gonna
be slightly different to the last one, it’s not
gonna have a table in it. It’s just gonna have some
products and it’s gonna have some anchor links,
which I’m gonna show you how to set them up so that
people can quickly jump to the size of the box that they want. So I’ve added the title. I’m actually just gonna
cut that down to that, that looks better I think. Let’s add it to the beginner’s guide. And then let’s add the featured image. Which I think I’ve got one to hand. That’ll do. And there we go. Let’s publish that, then I’m
gonna switch to Elementor. There we go. Let’s start adding this content. So let’s add a section
up at the top first. I might add some margin in a minute, we’ll see how we get on. Then within here we’re
gonna add text editor. And let’s put these in,
these two paragraphs. And there we go. Now what I’m gonna do is
I’m actually gonna add another paragraph between
these two just to kind of clarify what the article is about, and to get the keyword in again, the keyword for this article
is roof box size guide. That’s long enough. So I’ve actually got the other paragraph in my clipboard, just
copied it from my other computer, so I’m gonna paste that in. I like to bold up the second paragraph for SEO reasons and just because it makes the article look good. So that’s those added,
let’s add some more. So we’re gonna add another section here. Ah let’s right click and do it properly. I think I’m gonna add a bit
of margin to these sections to any other post at 20
and 20 just to space it out a bit more. Then we’re gonna add the heading, which is choosing a half width box. Make this an H3 I think. Now I’m also going to
add some anchor links, I think I’ll do that now. Why not? And I think I’ll add them
in their own section too, so let me just duplicate this section. Let’s get rid of this, so in fact I can go into the whole thing, I don’t
need the heading in here. Just gonna add the text editor. Gonna add quickly jump
to the size you need. Highlight that if it’s gonna let me, come on, let me highlight it. There we go. Oh I haven’t bolded up the queue. Let’s do it over here. Sometimes it gets caught
on this little icon, don’t know why, that’s a
little bit of a glitch. Okay, and then we’re just
gonna add the headings again, so the first one is the half, that’s got a hyphen, hasn’t it? Half-width Roof Box. I guess we should capitalise that too. Let’s unbold it, but I’m gonna make it some bullets like that. Then what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna link this to this, so then as we go down
I’m gonna link I to all the other headings so
that people can quickly jump into the content that they want. And in order to do that
we need to come back into the heading and then
we need to go to advanced. We need to give it a CSS ID. I’m gonna call it half-width like that, that’ll be a good name for it. And then come back up
here, highlight this, and then we’re gonna add a
link, and the link is simply a hash sign and then
the ID that I just set. Just like that. It’ll become clear in a
second if you’re not quite sure what I’m doing. But anyway, let’s add some more content. So first product is this
one, the THULE SideKick. Let me add some text in here. There we go, alright
let’s go and copy this in, the product name. There we are, I’m gonna add
a little bit of rich text in, I’ll just put our choice. There we go, and I actually
want this a little bit bigger, so I’m gonna go to style, typography. Not as big as the heading
above it, but reasonably big. Let’s go for 20, maybe 18, 18 maybe. 18, 18’s right but we can make it bold. Yeah, that’s nice. Okay, let’s fire up the
product page on Amazon, let’s get the Affiliate link,
just a standard text link, and we go for the full link as usual. Copy that into our clipboard. Gonna highlight this bit of text. There we go. Don’t know why the link
isn’t bold but hey, I think that actually looks pretty good. So let’s get this copy. I think I’m gonna add
this text block for that, keep this bit separate
because I’m probably gonna duplicate it for the rest of the product. So let me grab the text
editor, put that in there. Drop in the text. Then we’ll add a picture too, so go to image, go large, copy the code, come back into text editor. I’m gonna switch to text
because pasting code into the visual editor
sometimes messes things up. Paste it in, switch back
to the visual editor, highlight the picture,
and then align right. I think there should be
an extra paragraph here, so I’m just gonna enter. And this also looks like
it needs a paragraph. There we go, that looks good. And then we’ll add our button,
yeah we can have a button. Adjust the style again, we
like the background colour to be green, the text to be white. Like that. On the hover, have the
background colour as the blue. There we go. There’s a line at centre, change the text. Check the latest price on the, let’s copy the name of it again. Check the latest price on the
THULE 682 SideKick Cargo Box. Let’s get our Affiliate link again. Paste it in. So that’s our first
product, and it’s also gonna be a lot easier adding the rest, ’cause I’m just gonna duplicate
this and go from there. So what have we got next, wide box. So right click, duplicate. I’m just gonna change,
I’m not actually gonna go for pick a wide box, I’m just gonna try and keep it consistent. So choosing a wide roof box. Let’s come up here. Wide roof box, like that. Let’s come back down
here and change the ID. Ah that’s interesting,
actually it stripped out the ID ’cause I duplicated
it, which makes sense. Then I’m gonna put wide, wide I think that’s fine. Come up here, highlight. Add the link, hash wide. There we go. So I’ll just finish this off, I won’t make you watch all
the rest of the products, I’ll fly through it and get it all done. But yeah, all I need to do
is add product name in here. Oh it’s gone a bit big. I don’t really want it
going onto two lines. Let’s see what happens once, oh it might be just because of, that’s better. Yeah, glad I did the return, silly me. Alright, let’s find the product. Let’s get the affiliate link. I’m doing it over on this side, you can do it that side, this side, it really doesn’t matter. Guess you get a few more options
on the linking over here. It’s pasted in, click on the options, open in a new tab, update. And there we go. Also do the buttons while we’re here, let’s update the link. Open a new window, add nofollow, did I do that on the last one? No. I think it’s good to
tick those two things. Let’s add the name to the button. Oh, I know the other
thing we haven’t done. We haven’t added our
little icon on the buttons. Our Amazon icon. There we go, now this button
has spilled onto two lines, I’m gonna reduce it down a little bit. Got a weird Q on the
end, we don’t need that. Let’s get rid of performance products. There we go, perfect. Let’s clean out this copy, just select it all there and delete it. Let’s copy all this copy. Gonna add a few more returns. Yeah, I think that’s fine. Let’s grab the image, large, let’s copy the code, come
back into text editor, paste it in, back to the
visual editor, select it, and align right. There we go. So let me do a quick edit in the video and I will quickly add the
rest of these products, then I’ll show you how those anchor links are gonna work or how
they do work in fact. And then we’ll just add a
quick plugin to make the anchor links work any better. See you in a sec. Okay, finished adding all of the content. So let’s take a look. There we go. There’s all our lovely roof boxes. See let me show you these links. So if I wanted to jump down to long, I can just click long. And there we go, it takes
me straight down there. Let’s go back up, let’s
try it one more time. Large, there we go. Now it looks like it’s
scrolling a little bit too far, but it’s only because I’m
logged in and this bar is covering up the actual heading, but it will take you straight down there. Now sometimes it jumps
really kind of abruptly, for some reason mine is
actually smooth scrolling and that’s probably
because I was testing out a plugin earlier and even
though I removed the plugin for whatever reason it seems
to have left something behind. If yours is jumping like in a
kind of jarring kind of way, this is the plugin that
I recommend you instal. Go to plugins and add new. Let’s get a nice smooth scroll effect. Just type in here page scroll to ID. And it’s this one, so you
might not want to do this, it’s entirely up to you, I think it gives a better experience with the old anchor links. There we go, that’s done. I don’t think you actually
see much difference on my site because it seems
to be doing it anyway. Let’s have a look yeah, there we go. So yeah, if you want that
nice scrolling effect like I’ve got, that’s the plugin you need. So we’ve got the two posts on, now we’ve got this one
here with our lovely links and then we’ve got the ski
one with the lovely table. So I’m gonna go through and I’m gonna add the rest of my content, which will mostly probably
be the one with the table, thinking about the kind
of content I’ve got. So I;’m obviously not gonna
make you watch all that, let me do an edit and
then when we come back my site will be full of content. Well, it’ll have about
14 or 15 posts on it. And, which is good enough
in terms of being ready to launch I think. And then what we’ll do is just finish off by adding things like Google
AdSense, Google Analytics, submitting the site to
Google Webmaster Console, and a few little bits and
bobs just to do before launch. Well done if you’ve got this far, you’ve done really well. And I hope you’re making
good progress like I am. But anyway, let me do this
edit and get this content added and I’ll see you in a moment. (light electronic music) Right, so we’ve now got
some content on the site. Here we go. I’ve added 14, maybe 15 or so articles. Selections of beginner’s
guides and buyer’s guides. Buyer’s guides are basically
just around the different cars and the beginner’s
guides are more around more general stuff like size guides and storing your roof
box, that kind of thing. If we dip into the categories,
they’re looking good too. Nice images. And yeah, the posts are pretty
much of a similar format, they’ve got the buttons and the images, some of them have got tables. And of course you’ve got to find templates for these posts that I’ve
created on But anyway, let’s crack on,
let’s get this site finished, we’re nearly there. What I’m gonna do now is
I’m gonna add a footer, add some links and things down here, finish that bit off. Then we’re gonna look at
this side bar as well, add some nice widgets
and add some AdSense too, get a bit of extra revenue in. So let’s start with the footer. Now the footer’s made up of columns. And then within those columns
we can add some widgets. Just gonna come up here and go to widgets. And here we are, this
is how the widgets work, so this is our sidebar but
I’ll come to that in a second. There is a header widget area too, not gonna be using that today. Then we’ve got our footer here. You can have to four columns,
I’m just gonna be using three columns for now. We’ll save one for later, you
never know, might need it. First one I’m gonna add a bit of text. So we’ve got our widgets over
here and anything you want you just grab hold of it and
drag it to where you want it. So that’s footer number one. And in here I’m gonna put the
Amazon Affiliate disclaimer, disclosure, thing whatever it is, it’s a requirement of
Amazon that you state very clearly that you
are an Amazon Affiliate and all the rest of it. Now feel free to copy the
wording that I’m using here. I’ve actually got it in my clipboard, just gonna paste it in. Now it actually says Roof Box Guide, which was the name I was gonna go for but I changed my mind. Now obviously Best Roof Box. There we go, that should
be fine, save that. Let’s have a look what that looks like, just head back to the site. There it is, now it’s stretched
to fill the whole footer because we’ve only added the one. And once we add the
others it will shrink down to fit nicely. Next thing I’m gonna add
is a menu just linking through pretty much to this stuff. In fact I’m gonna add the
very same menu at the bottom. For now, in the future I
might start adding a privacy policy pages and things
and they’ll be added to the menu down here too. For no we’re just at the
main menu, so to do that let’s go back into widgets. Gonna grab the navigation menu one, put that in footer two. Call it something like learn more, and select main menu. Now of course you can create another menu within the menu section
which you find over here under appearance. And you select it and show that instead. Finally, footer number
three, I’m gonna just show the recent posts. So I’m just gonna grab
this recent posts widget, I’m gonna call it recent posts, or I’ll just call it recent
guides, that sounds better. And I think I’m just gonna show four. Click save, there we go all saved, let’s have a look at the site. There we go, what a lovely
footer we’ve got there. That’s absolutely perfect for now. (light electronic music) So while we’re working on
widgets let’s take a look at the sidebar. That’s down here. I think what I’m gonna do is
I’m gonna keep the search box, I’m gonna keep the recent posts, I’m gonna drop recent comments for now, until we start getting some comments, then I might add it, but at the moment there’s nothing there, so it’s pointless. Drop the archives, drop the categories, and drop the meta, then I’m
gonna add a Google AdSense ad. So, first off, let’s remove
the ones we don’t need. So back into widgets. So recent comments, don’t
need that, just hit delete. Archives, don’t need that. Categories is gone. And meta is gone. There we go. So let’s go and set up
our AdSense, so to do that I’m gonna head over to AdSense. So for those of you who don’t know, AdSense is Google’s advertising
programme for publishers, it allows you to earn some money by showing ads on your site. You’re gonna need a
Google account to be able to sign into here. I’ve already got an AdSense account, so you should be able to go straight in, if you haven’t, you’re
gonna have to go through some sort of sign-up process. Here we are in AdSense,
there’s my earnings, a Pound this month. You’re never gonna maybe
earn a fortune off AdSense but it’s a lovely way to
supplement your income from your affiliate site. Alright, let’s create a new
ad, I’m gonna do a manual ad, there are auto ads and
things like that which kind of lets Google put ads
wherever it wants to. I prefer a little bit more control, so I go into ad units. So I’m gonna click new ad
unit, gonna choose text and display ads, gonna give it a name. Let’s call it Best Roof Box Sidebar Ads. That’s a nice short snappy name. And I’m gonna go for a rectangular size, gonna go for 300 by
250, I think that looks the best on this particular site. Gonna go for just display
ads, ’cause I prefer them over the text ads. Click save and get code. So we’ve got a bit of code here, just gonna copy that into my clipboard. Go close. Come back to the website. Then I’m gonna grab an HTML
widget, or custom HTML widget I should say. I’m just gonna paste
that code in like that, give it a title. And I’m gonna call it something
like that, sponsor message. Now I’m gonna just pop back to AdSense, ’cause I think I need to
add this site as a site within AdSense. So back to AdSense, gonna go to sites. Gonna go add site, enter the
URL which is Then there’s a bit more code to copy, let’s copy that to the clipboard. That’s done. Now we need to add that code to the header on our WordPress site. I know that sounds a
little bit complicated but it’s gonna be fine. We’re gonna use a plugin to do it, so let’s go back to the site. Click add new on plugins. And in the search box I’m
gonna type in insert header. And this is the plugin we’re gonna use, insert headers and footers. Let me click instal now. Click activate. It’s all done, then if
we go into settings, let’s see that we got
insert headers and footers, I’m just gonna paste that code
in from AdSense like that. And that’s all done, gonna take a look. It might take a while for the ad to show, they don’t always show
instantly, in fact they very rarely show instantly. At the moment we’ve got
this kind of square. But it will appear there shortly, I’m confident in that. So that’s AdSense done. (light electronic music) So the next thing I’m gonna
do is instal Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free bit of software that you can instal to your website and it enables you to
track all the visitors that come to your site,
where they’re coming from, articles they’re looking
at, how long they spend on the site, a whole lot of
information that’s really useful when it comes to making decisions around marketing or
content, that kind of stuff. Really easy to set up. What I’m gonna do is
head over to analytics, I’m just gonna type analytics into Google, and it’s taking me
straight there isn’t it? Here we are. So what I need to do is
create a new property. Now if you’re new to
analytics, when you sign up you’ll be greeted with the
setup wizard straight away. I need to come into the admin and I’ll do it under this account, I’ve already got an account,
this is actually the account. I’m gonna click create
property, give it a name, enter the URL, it’s a HTTPS. Select a category if you want,
I guess it’s, what is it? I could put reference,
it’s not really shopping. Hobbies and leisure, yeah that’s fine. Set your timezone, click get tracking ID. Oh look, another bit of code. But actually we don’t
need to copy this code we can use a plugin to
connect, so let’s go back to the website, go to dashboard, plugins, and then add new. My favourite Google
Analytics plugin is called MonsterInsights. It’s this one over here
with the little monster, click instal now. Then I’m gonna click activate. Got a few questions to
answer, I’m a blog I think. Blah blah blah, you get a
pro licence if you want, we don’t need that. Just click connect MonsterInsights. Gonna want you to sign
in to your Google account so just click on the Google
account, click allow. You need to connect to the right profile if you want multiple
analytics profiles selected in the dropdown. It’s already chosen the right one for me, so I’m gonna click complete connection. Gonna leave all these
settings as they are, click save and continue. Trying to make me upgrade
to pro, not going to, say continue again. It says instal some form plugin,
we don’t need to do that. Skip this step. We’re all set so let’s
finish setup and exit wizard. There we go, should be all done. Let me go to reports, we
can just see if there’s anything there, which there won’t be, ’cause I’ve only just set it up. But there we go, at least
it’s connected and working. You can double check it’s
working if we go into analytics and just go back to the home. We can go to real time. This tells us who is
on the site right now. So it says there’s zero. If I fire up an incognito window, ’cause it won’t track logged in users. Go to the site. Have a little browse around, like that, let’s close it now. Oh look, there’s one active user, that’ll be me, there I am, in Luton. No I’m not in Luton, how
dare it say such a thing. If you know anything
about Luton you know why I said that. Anyway, so that’s analytics done. (light electronic music) The final thing I’m gonna do
now is instal an SEO plugin. And I’m gonna submit a
sitemap to Google webmaster console, or Google Search
Console I think it’s called now, something like that,
just to let Google know all about my posts and
pages and categories and the structure of my site. So we don’t need analytics
any more, close that. Back into plugins and then add new. We’ll search for Yoast SEO. First one that comes up, click instal now. Activate. That’s done. So Yoast allows you to
optimise your posts and pages. Just quickly show you how that works, then we’ll do the sitemap. I’m not gonna do too much optimization because the posts are
pretty much optimised when I published them. I know that because I
instructed the authors to focus on certain keywords,
and that’s what they’ve done. And also it’s actually
quite difficult to optimise with Elementor, I’ll show you why. I’ll just click edit on this one. And this is with the
Gutenberg type of screen. Down here you’ll see there’s
this Yoast SEO panel, so this gives us an idea of
what’s gonna show on Google should it get indexed and rank,
which hopefully it will do. So you may want to set a meta description, that is probably a useful thing to do. In terms of the page title, this is fine because I want to rank
for roof box size guide. And in fact what we need to do is add a focus keyword down here, so on this one it’s roof box size guide. And it’s got a green face so
that means that the content is pretty well optimised
for that key phrase. But as I said, I think
adding a meta description is a pretty good thing
to do otherwise Google will just try and make one up,
which may or may not be good. So I’m gonna add something
like find the perfect fit for your car with, and I’m gonna include the keyword, roof box size guide. Just bolded it, let’s put easy to follow. But bear in mind that you
want to write something that’s gonna attract a
click, ’cause click through rate is very important
when it comes to SEO. We’ve listed our favourite roof boxes by size so you can quickly find the one for you. That’s fine, gone a little
bit over in terms of length, but that’s fine. So yeah, that’s Yoast SEO,
now of course it’s also gonna give you recommendations
if you look down here. So it’s saying that the
key phrase is too low, the key phrase was found four times, so I should maybe add it a few more times. It says my meta description
is a little bit too long, as I just said, but I
won’t worry about that. It says there’s no internal links, we’ll that’s not actually
true because the related posts plugin is adding internal links. So not too worried about that. But yeah, when using
Elementor to obviously work on the copy while looking at this. Just click update and go into Elementor. I mean I could add the
phrase a couple more times. I think the reason why
the phrase is not showing as many times as it should
do is because I’ve got a variation on the phrase which
uses the word cargo as well. But it’s mentioned there. I could add it here. Here’s our roof box size guide. There we go, that did it one more time. To be fair if you’re getting
the green smiley face then you’re probably just gonna be fine. Okay, so let’s go back to dashboard, we’re gonna do the sitemap now. But there’s one more thing
to do before we do that and that is I’m gonna change
the URL structure of the site. I don’t like this kind of category, or not even category, this
date thing that’s going on. I prefer a category, I should say. So to change that we’re
gonna go into settings and permalinks, go custom structure, take out all this stuff. Then I’m gonna add category,
and then post name. That’s my favourite URL structure. You can put what you like but I recommend something like this, it’s good for SEO. So now when we look at an article, rather than having like date, it’s gonna have the
category, beginner’s guide, and then the URL of the post, which should of course
include your keywords. No sign of the ad yet. Okay so let’s do the sitemap,
so back into the dashboard. Go to SEO. General. Then into features. Here we go, here’s the XML sitemaps, gonna click that little question mark. They’re already switched on. That’s fine, if we click here
we can have a look at it. It’s made up of four sitemaps
within the main sitemap of the post, one for the
pages, one for the categories, and one for the authors. Click through, there’s all the posts, lets you know about the images which again is not strictly true
because there’s some Amazon images in there but it’s not reading them, don’t worry about that. The one thing I do want to remove is the, oh let’s just go back, is the author ones, I don’t think that’s gonna be needed. So to get rid of that, I’m gonna go into search
appearance down here. Gonna go into archives, this says author archives,
I’m gonna just put disabled and save changes. Date archives are off and they’re not, don’t really want that
either, let’s disable that. There we go. Let’s just refresh this, and there we go, authors have gone. So that’s perfect. So let’s submit this to Google,
let’s pop over another tab, gonna go to Google search console. There it is, start now. This is a new version and
I’m a little bit confused in terms of how you add a new site on this new interface,
maybe they’ve just not added the ability to do that yet, I don’t know. I’m gonna go to the old version down here, and them I’m gonna go
to the overview page, to do that we click on the Google logo. There I’m gonna click add a property, type in the URL. And click add. Now it’s gonna want to
verify that you actually own the website. Now if you’ve just done the previous step and installed Google Analytics
you should be good to go. Let’s click verify. There we go, I think that’s
the easiest way to do it. Just click continue. And down here under crawl
I’m gonna go to sitemaps. Add, and then I’m gonna
type in sitemap_index.xml. Press submit. And so it’s been submitted,
let’s refresh the page. There we go, it’s pending,
that should be fine. So I think we’re pretty
much done actually, and let’s just close
all these things down. Let’s take a look at the site. There we go. Now going forward I’m
gonna be adding loads more content to the site,
gonna be creating more videos around, gonna be adding content, I’ll be keeping you guys
updated as to how much traffic the site’s getting,
how much money it’s earning, all those kinds of things. So if you’re not already subscribed, be sure to do that now. And well done for making
it this far and I hope you’ve got a great website. That’s it for now, let’s
go back to my face. Well done, you’ve made it
to the end of the video, congratulations, not many
people make it this far. You’re one of the few
that has got to the end of this mammoth video. Hopefully you’ve got a great website, hopefully it’s all up and running and you’re happy with it. As I’ve said a few times in this video I’m here to help you, so
if you’ve got any questions or comments about your
site do leave them below. I’d love to see what you’ve created, you might want to email
me your website address. You can do so by emailing
[email protected] I wouldn’t recommend leaving
your website in the comments because people have been
known to steal people’s niche or niche ideas, so we don’t want that. People are always stealing
my ideas because I put them up on YouTube, but I’m fine with that, but you might not want to. If you do then obviously
leave a link in the comments, that’s fine too, but generally
you might want to email me. So it’s [email protected] and
I’ll take a look at your site and I’ll give you my
thoughts and feedback. So yeah, we’re at the end. If you fancy watching something else, then there’s a few more
videos up on the screen now, they’ve been chosen especially for you, I hope you enjoy them. If you click on the
eagle you can subscribe, but I’m sure you’ve
already done that by now. If you want to watch my vlog,
click on my face up there. Until next time, bye for now.

80 thoughts on “Make an AMAZON AFFILIATE MARKETING WEBSITE Blog with ADSENSE using WORDPRESS and Elementor 2019

  1. The UK charges 20% VAT (sales tax) on digital services such as hosting, even if the company supplying the service is based overseas.

  2. This really good. Will you do anything to rank the site other then on page SEO ? This is something I am struggling with, I am hoping if I wait and continue to write long content it will eventually rank. Using Doug's kwg methods.

  3. Nice tutorial for beginners, well done. Have been using Elementor Pro for just over 2 years. In my opinion the best page builder around. Like yourself Alex, bought Essential Add Ons for Elementor mainly for the table widget. Keep up the good work….

  4. *UPDATE* The site is now ranking on page one on Google. Follow all the updates on the site here: * .

  5. I'm your fan. I'm always watching the video. I do not understand English well, but I am studying English and watching it. Alex, I've also created an Affiliate site and I'd like Would you like to review my site?

  6. Hello WP! This was a great informative video.Thank you! I have a start up In Las Vegas that provides and mounts digital LED Billboards on the top of Rideshare vehicles such as Uber and Lyft. It is very difficult getting it started with little capital and working a full time Job. I really need another source of income to get my business some traction. What do you think about using LED billboards and roof racks as a niche for affiliate marketing? Here is my website that's still under construction but you'll get the gist! Thank you! Joe Roberts founder at GIST L.L.C. [email protected]

  7. Sir, I hope you will reply to me on this Question. I want to make a website like, with elementor, in this website I want to create same functionality like freelance members and order form like on this website, and top writer pages, please guide me how I can build it in WordPress,

  8. “domain name is the thing that people type in their web browser.” ?? if you could compress your course in that manner, i would definitely take a look, other way i am sick and very tired of watching 3 minutes of your face all over my screen, no offenses, but your large face is provoking me to go and play a game of and smash couple of bigass worms out there.

  9. Hey Alex, I've been following your videos for a bit and decided recently that it was time for me to dive into this and try it myself. I followed this video and I've hit a wall fairly early on and I was wondering if you could help me troubleshoot the problem. I pointed my domain from siteground to godaddy just like in the video. I downloaded WP and it doesn't show up when I refresh the page and my site doesn't have the security thing that yours has.

  10. Hello – is this the latest version of this same video from last year?

  11. Loved it
    Learnt a lot 😉
    Thanks for creating such awesome in-depth informative Video looking forward for the upcoming updates on the website

  12. Hey Alex. Your tutorial is great. Kindly also share something about off-page SEO. How are you promoting your this site to rank higher in google? Thanks

  13. Another excellent video, Alex. Nice one! Love the website. Any plans to add any "social sharing" buttons via a plugin? What's your favourite?

  14. Excellent tutorial, thank you for the information. I know you have mentioned why before, but I can not find it now. But why do you register your domain name with GoDaddy rather than with your hosting company? What is the advantage? Thanks. I will be launching my site soon and will use your link. Thanks again.

  15. hey there Alex i am currently building my site, is it okay if i don't only do one niche? will it affect my traffic or rank on google? for now i have beauty & care and health & fitness.. i know there is a lot of competition but i would like to know if i could get more niches into my site without doing it for absolutely nothing 🙁 thank you

  16. Instead of spending 4 hours carrying on about what you're going to tell me….just tell me…..get on with it.

  17. hey Alex, should we use rel="nofollow" or "dofollow" links from our blog to Amazon links? thnx

  18. Any reason why your video this year focuses on Elementor instead of Woocommerce and Woozone? I ask because I was three-quarters of the way through with last years video before realizing there was a new (and different!) one for 2019. Thanks for these long-form setup videos, by the way! These are a wealth of information for the average idiot like myself.

  19. Go with a hosting, that keeps the cost down after a year, alot of hosting company will go up when you need to renew

  20. Hi Alex, according to Amazon – direct deposits will only be made to US residents – is this still true? Was just wondering how a UK resident gets paid on the US Amazon affiliate program? Seeing as you are targetting the US market on this particular site.

  21. Hi There,
    Hi, I really appreciate your helpful channel. I am starting to add some amazon affiliate products to my new website. Do I need to add the Nofollow code to every product so my Google SEO doesn't get negativly affected? What is your experience with this on your amazon product posts?
    I apologize if you have been asked this too many times before, I am pretty new to blogging.

  22. Why does people buy from affiliate link?
    Is better buyer go amazon official buy and find the product they want right ?

  23. I just found out what is using. it's using an infinite scroll plugin. Please can u advice me on how to make a site exactly similar to this? I mean the website is a simple one but I can't find any plugin that would support this infinite scroll. There is a woocommerce infinite scroll plugin but that is not what this website has been using and same I also need this option without store as the website needs to be a simple one without any store and just those products with an amazon external link loading infinite mood

    Hope you will see my comment 🙂

  24. Hi Alex, great tutorial. I have a small snag. I transferred a domain to the siteground I already owned, however I didn't then get an email with DNS settings or the WordPress wizard button, so stuck.
    Does the email sometimes take a while to come through?
    Thanks for any help 🙂

  25. Hi Mate,

    Im having issues showing REVIEWS on my site. Can you help? Please!!!! Also, would you be able to check the inner workings of my website, I would be willing to pay you. Please need help/

  26. I have a question regarding the Elementor adding….what other features does it have besides the tables?

  27. Good training and everything but these websites don't get any traffic (no stats on Similarweb).Maybe it's because they are just used for training

  28. Hi Alex , I love the way you explain and the clarity of the information. One question how much traffic you expect your site to generate and do you have a minimum conversion rate. I

  29. I am a fan of you. I am mostly benefited by your videos. I
    am trying to build a website. I have already purchased kindom theme today 30-05-19 (Bangladesh Time) from codecanyon
    paying $39 + $2 as handling charge, But when I tried to purchase WOOZONE plugin
    I noticed it is now selling   0. As I have already purchased Kingdom
    theme to day and paid the bill.what I shall do now. I am waiting for your
    suggestion. Please help

  30. Hi, Alex. When I built my site for some reason i deleted the 'recent post and articles' box. Just tried to install your template again and my posts are not showing up under it. If I add a elementor box into my original site, is there a plug in that makes them appear there?

  31. I watched it all the way to the end! Great step by step guide – probably one of the best I have seen. Will have a look for the follow on 🙂

  32. compare to 2018 video. no more Woozone in 2019. why ? if Woozone have any issue ? what's the consideration point ?

  33. Good evening, I am completely lost, I have already paid towards a web builder/host/domain name etc, wish I would of seen this video first 🙁 but its the theme i'm struggling with, do you look for a ecommerce theme towards an online store for amazon or a theme towards my selected niche ? thanks Roger

  34. excellent mate 🙂 I subbed for more. BTW its not a floppy disk its a "Stiffy", or 3 inch size. The floppy was a 8 inch none rigid disk. Before political correctness wrecked the fun in the world I use to have a giggle with the girls in the backup dept asking if they would like to hand me a Stiffy 🙂 In those days very few girls hated themselves to the point where they wanted to make everyone else miserable.

  35. So I have run into an issue with Wzone and have not been able to figure it out and google is zero help. I have watched 3 of your tutorials and they are very helpful but I have a question when I direct import a amazon products the regular price and the sale price are both have strike through line how do I remove that so it displays properly?

  36. I originally started my site with Rehub, per one of your videos. Now I'm thinking maybe I need to get away from Rehub. How much is involved changing everything over? I've been using WP BAkery aka visual composer. I think it's a little easier to use (for me anyway)

  37. Another question. Now, at the bottom of your site it says "Make Your Own Website Just Like This. Watch The Tutorial." – Could you tell us where that's implemented?

  38. With WOOZONE, can you a) change the “Add to cart” button to “Buy from Amazon” and b) tick a setting where you still get the commission from people buying from countries other than you home country? Thanks for the great video though. These two things can be done with EasyAzon, but too look at WOOZONE does look better.

  39. Hey Alex, this is a fantastic video, great learning dude! can you please also suggest high ranking for DSLR camera niche and also some tips for generating free traffic that leads to good conversion rate ? That will great help for me as newbie affiliate marketing guy. Thanks a ton !

  40. Does this work better on a specific computer ? Cause I have a chrome book and I don’t want to start if my laptop can’t handle everything

  41. I have Wzone downloaded. I now need to learn how to make a store. Thank you for all you do. It means so much to me. I am watching today because I know I will get all I need from you.

  42. Hi Alex Thanks for this fantastic video. Can you please check the template file once more as I get error message "invalid file" Thanks in Advance

  43. So I was watching the 2018 tutorial and I really liked the Kingdom theme, but you don't use it in this tutorial. Is Kingdom no longer a good theme to use? Thanks

  44. when I drag happyforms into the widget box in order to put it into the contact us page it does not display. Any reason for this? I am not sure how to move forward with it?

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