Being successful in affiliate marketing requires many things. First and foremost you need to have a strong set of tools and resources at your disposal. Having been in the industry for the better part of a decade I have tried countless tools and programs (both free and paid). Some have been great, some were downright ripoffs. To help set you up for success and get you off on the right foot, I have compiled this list of the best affiliate marketing tools and resources of 2018.
The Best Affiliate Marketing Tools of 2018
Domain & Hosting
If you want to get into affiliate marketing, you need a website. This is one of the few resources you cannot overlook s you really have no way to promote and be successful if you don’t have a place to put your content.
My #1 recommended tool, especially for folks starting out on a budget like most of us do is SiteRubix. SiteRubix allows you to build and host a website, absolutely free. Your site will be a “yoursite.siterubix.com” domain, but it is free.
Down the road, should you decide to buy your own domain you can always migrate your SiteRubix website over to the new premium domain.
Give SiteRubix a try for free:
Keyword and Market Research
It would be very difficult to optimize your new website if you didn’t have a reliable way to research the keywords your audience searches for. You can use tools like the Google Keyword tool or professional resources such as SEMRush. However I find the former to be rather unreliable and the ladder to be far too expensive for the features it offers.
Don’t get me wrong, SEMRush has its place in the market and is a strong tool. However if you are just getting started in affiliate marketing, or even if you’re fairly well established, SEMRush does not offer what you are looking for.
The top keyword research tool I recommend to everyone is Jaaxy. Jaaxy allows you to
- Research keyword search volume
- Estimate monthly traffic if you rank well for a given keyword
- Find affiliate programs by keyword and affiliate program database
- Search domain availability
- and much, much more
Jaaxy has a full suite of tools catered specifically for affiliate marketing success. What’s even better is how cheap Jaaxy is. It is by far one of the most affordable and quality keyword research tools available.
See for yourself, go ahead and type in a keyword to get a feel for how Jaaxy works:
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Nobody likes have a deserted website. Having engaging content and engaged readers is very important for the overall success of your website. While it isn’t a key ranking factor, Google does look at how much people engage with and share your content.
With this in mind who wouldn’t want to have a system for generating quality comments on their content and sparking the conversation amongst your readers?
Site Comments is just one of the many features that Wealthy Affiliate University offers its members. This system works in a true give and take fashion where you earn credits for giving other members comments and can “buy” comments with those credits.
You can also reject comments you don’t like and that person won’t get a credit. This was you can be sure you are getting high quality, engaging comments and not just spammy crap littered on the post you worked hard on crafting.
Finally, when ordering website comments you can set the frequency. For example if you want your comments spread out over a week or two, do that. If you’d rather get them rapid fire, say you want them all at once and you’ll get all of your ordered comments ASAP.
Learn More About the Importance of Website Engagement:
Supportive Community & Mentorship
I think one of the most important affiliate marketing tools next to a domain and quality web hosting is a knowledgeable support community at your back. Getting started in affiliate marketing can be overwhelming. If you don’t have experience in internet marketing (SEO, PPC, etc) that overwhelmed feeling can multiply quickly.
Having a network of people behind you to help you along the way and answer your questions as you learn the ropes or polish your skills is invaluable.
What’s better than having a strong network as your support system? Having a personal mentor in addition to that network.
How does 1 on 1 coaching and assistance as you learn your way through affiliate marketing success sound?
I’m willing to offer you that mentorship, and so are hundreds of other successful affiliate marketers.
Conclusion + Bonus
There are literally thousands of tools and resources available “designed for affiliate marketing” and I’ve tried so many of them it hurts to think about (I know my wallet winces at the memory). I can assure you that the above products that I’ve listed are some of the best affiliate marketing tools available in 2018. I use each and every one of them on a daily basis for my affiliate marketing work.
Ready for the best part?
You can gain access to ALL of these tools with one membership. You don’t have to pay for each and every one of them individually. All of these tools are available with a Wealthy Affiliate membership.
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You have nothing to lose and an endless potential of gains.
What are some of you favorite affiliate marketing tools? What are some of your least favorite? Leave your comments, questions or concerns below. I’m eager to hear from you.
Until next time,