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Designing a Website for Your Affiliate Marketing Business

You may have a niche to market in and you may have chosen the products you want to promote, so does that mean your business start-up is going to be smooth sailing now? While some of the big decisions might have been made, you still have more work to do. The website needs to be created and you'll want to make sure you get it done right.

Sure, hiring a high quality web designer is always the best way to go. But, more than likely, you probably don't have the money to budget for that yet, so getting it done yourself will be the next best option. What can you do to ensure you have a productive website to get your business off the ground?

Here are some things to keep in mind when planning out your website design:

Website Theme

The most important thing to remember is to create a website theme that goes with your niche market. Making that connection helps to build credibility and trust with your potential customers, so you need to be sure that the theme matches well. For example, if you're promoting informational products, the site should reflect that. If you choose graphics relating to real estate, it won't connect well with your informational product business.

Your site will then look more suspicious to your customers and instead of keeping them at your site to check out your products, you'll send them running away thinking you're a scammer. Trust can be easily lost.

Focus on What's Important

You know the website is important to your business. The problem some affiliate marketers have is that they go a little overboard in the design. Pretty soon they find themselves with a site that has too many graphics, banners and other eye catching items. The potential customer then becomes distracted by everything going on in the background and forget what they came to your site for in the first place.

Make sure to keep the focus on your products and less on the design. Draw the site visitor's eyes to what you're selling, so you can keep their interest and hopefully they will buy something using your links.

Make a site visitor's stay as easy as possible

Any internet surfer looking for information or a certain product to buy is always in a hurry to find it. Your website needs to be easy to navigate. If someone comes across your site looking for some information, they want to find it fast. They're not likely to stay at your site if they have to search in several different places to find it.

Set your site up, so that a person can access the other site pages from 2-3 areas of the Home page. Sidebars and the header are great places. They usually will be seen from other site pages and people can locate them quickly without having to look for too long.

Your Website is crucial to your business. It's where people are going to sort through information as well as find links and banners to purchase what they're looking for. Anything they will essentially need to know should be found on your site, so take your time to create one that will make your business endeavor profit.

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