WordPress is an extremely powerful and innovative publishing system. From blogs to entire websites and blog stores, WordPress has proven to be a great free solution for building online stores. A WordPress store is the way to go if you are just starting out and want to keep it as simple and cheap as possible.
I believe WordPress can also help you manage and run an ecommerce affiliate store with ease.
Since I have very little programming knowledge, I asked a few people that I know who are very successful in online sales, and all told me that data feeds where the way to go if I wanted to open an online store with little out of pocket expense. WordPress is such a great base to build an online storefront with because it is so versatile and free.
I prefer to be an affiliate of top retailers rather than invest my own money in products, mainly because it is tough to compete with the big retailers because of their buying power. Being an affiliate also allows me to operate without having to buy product for any of my stores which doesn’t tie up any of my funds.
Becoming an affilaite of top retailers is easy. The first thing you need before applying to any affilaite program is a domain name that is active. A simple page stating “coming soon” is usually all that you need to begin applying for affilaite programs.
Many web hosting services like the one I use provide “one click WordPress install” which make setting up WordPress a breeze.I prefer to do it the old fashion way, only because i like to name the database myself. I don’t like the generic names that “one click WordPress install” names the databases. Since I have over 100 databases it is easier for me to recognize them when i name them myself. If I only had 5 or 10 databases then I would use the “One click WordPress installation” since the names would not matter that much.
If you are serious about going into business for yourself online then I would recommend a WordPress store since it is very easy to operate.
A few of the stores that I have so you can check them out are StovePro.com, EdibleBlogger.com, & LittleRhody.com. These stores are great examples of the power of a WordPress Affiliate Store.
Some of the top affiliate programs that you can join are cj.com, linkshare.com, shareasale.com, clickbank.com and others. I would recommend starting at cj.com only because that is my favorite and it is also where I make most of my commissions from. They also have top retailers like BestBuy.com among others.
Whether you want to sell event tickets, pet products, online dating, car parts, cell phone accessories, clothing, furniture and more, cj.com has it. If you are more interested in nic. he stores then pepperjamnetwork.com is a great niche affiliate program you can join.
Affiliate marketing is one of the only businesses where it does not take money to make money.
Stop by my blog now at http://SuperAffiliateHero.com now to find out more about opening a store. I offer free help to anyone who wants it.
Source by James Clarke Jr.