If you are interested in being able to join an affiliate program, it is not always necessary to have your own website, however, it is advisable. If you have the ability and the time to do so, it's something that will make it a lot easier for you to get affiliates interested in wanting you to help them promote their products. Below are some easy tips on how you can set up a good site that will attract affiliates.
The first thing you need to do is to decide on what kind of a platform in which you want to base your site on. Two of the more common ones used are Blogger.com and WordPress.org. WordPress does provide you with more opportunities and more tools for you to be able to become an affiliate marketer with all kinds of plug ins and different widgets to add to your site.
After you have chosen a platform to use, you then need to think about what you want to write about on your site. You should choose a topic or a niche as they are called that you actually have some sort of knowledge about and it needs to be something that you enjoy writing about as well.
Next you can write down the top 5 topics within the subject that you chose and then begin to draft some ideas for the kind of content you want to include. For example if you want to focus on gardening then you might want to break your site down into five different areas like tools, soil, seeds, water, fertilizer/plant foods.
After you have finished with this you are going to want to go and purchase for yourself a unique domain name and it should be the same or similar to the product range in which you plan on promoting and it should have at least two keywords that is relevant to the business. This will help your SEO rating and let search engines find your content a lot faster.
After this is all done you are set and ready to start writing some quality content for your site. You should probably write at least three to four times a week so that there is plenty of new material for the search engines to work with and it will also give your prospective readers fresh content to come to read. By having fresh content on the site the readers are going to be more willing to come back more often to check out your site.
Once your site is set up you can then get in contact with affiliate programs and sign up with the ones that have similar products to the content that you are writing about on your site. You can also promote your site by joining different social networks and include the site link in your signature or in your profile as well as including it in your email signature.