Saturday, October 29, 2005

Low Cost Affiliate Website Templates – Is there Anything Better?

Hi, below is an article that I thought affiliate marketers would like to read. Enjoy.

By Bill Schnarr

If any of you reading this have plans to be or are interested in affiliate marketing (and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you be?) then sooner or later you are going have to start looking for some good template sites to boost your productivity.

Let’s face it; as with any job you work from home, time means money, and why waste precious hours developing your own web sites when you easily purchase website templates designed specifically for affiliate marketers that you can simply drop your text and graphics into for instant professional looking websites.

If you are looking for just such a template for your affiliate business, then you need to know what to look for in the low cost template market.
Professional looking templates need clean design, easy navigation and downloading, ease of use, and simple, straightforward support such as online help and tutorials to get you moving.

Clean Templates are Happy Templates

Nobody likes trying to navigate confusing or overloaded websites. Let’s face it; most of us don’t like reading on a computer screen as much as we’d like to think. Trying to manoeuvre around messy, flashy websites is a headache that most people would prefer to avoid.

Their discomfort means lost sales for affiliate marketers!

Online shoppers would rather close a website window than try to work their way through sloppy design. It reeks of amateur, and people who might want to shop online have no confidence in amateurs. When they have no confidence, they are definitely not going to give up their credit card numbers to buy goods or services.

Keep it clean! Keep your text to the point and error-free, and make sure nothing overlaps or looks out of place. Remember, great websites are like special effects in action movies; the less you notice them the better off you’ll be overall.
Easy Navigation: Finding Your Way to Success!

Easy navigation is a must for any affiliate marketer intent on driving up sales, and good low cost templates must be easy to navigate if they are going to do their jobs properly.

Consider this: the second a potential customer gets lost in your website and has to start pounding the “back” button, you are pretty much assured that you have already lost them. Again, this is a confidence thing; anyone unsure of where they are on your website is less likely to start checking out your links and buying stuff.

Would you shop at a store regularly if the only way you could find it was to drive around aimlessly until you stumbled across it? Why would you expect online shoppers to be any different?

Support Troops Win the War

Just like you always need to be on the ball with your own levels of support and help for your customers, so too should any web template and website design company worth its salt be on the ball when it comes to helping you.

Remember, for the affiliate marketer, time is money. Use it, as a mantra, so you’ll never forget it. The more time you spend with a confusing issue with regards to your website templates, the less time your sites will be out there earning you all the money you deserve for cashing in on the Internet’s fastest growing business industry.

Online tutorials, on-the-spot web help such as email or online chat help can be a great benefit to getting yourself organized and ready to start working on your sites. The last thing you want to do is be stuck wrestling with complicated code
issues or other template-related problems.

Support troops win the war, not just the front line guys. Keep that in mind when you are shopping for a good low cost web template company, and you should have no problems with your affiliate marketing business.
Getting Started with Low Cost Templates

A great place to start looking for low cost web templates for affiliate marketing would be These guys are good enough to attract the attention of James Martell, a professional affiliate marketer and the author of the Affiliate Marketers Handbook. In fact, Martell uses this company regularly to get his long line of great professional looking affiliate sites off the ground.

Things like their Ready-2-Go website templates that come preloaded with all kinds of goodies such as SSI (Server Side Includes) and come as Microsoft Front Page for Beginners + files for beginners and Dreamweaver files for advanced and professional users.

All you have to do is drop in your text, add a title, and you’re all ready to go! No muss, no fuss!

Golden Pinecone is a business that specifically targets affiliate marketers in their business dealings. They know about web search optimization, “spider-food”, and a host of other things affiliate marketers need to carefully consider before they build a website.

They’ll work with you to implement everything you need to make your website a success, because they firmly believe that when your site looks good, Golden Pinecone looks great.”

Affiliate marketing is a great way to augment your income, or it can be an exciting career all on its own. Being prepared with the right tools for the job can go a long way in helping you step out of the mire of unsuccessful affiliate marketers and into the ring where the real winners are. Keep an eye on the bottom line, and you’ll be amazed at how successful you can be.
For more information, see

About The Author
Bill Schnarr is a single parent and freelance writer who works from his home in Calgary, Alberta. As well as writing about making money with web-based affiliate programs and having dozens of online and print publishing credits, you can also look for him in the upcoming "Chicken Soup for the Single Parents Soul" due out in February 2005.

Hope you liked it. Have a great time. See you tomorrow. I'll write about an interesting subject...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx for the advice. I'll probably buy the book.

2:34 AM  

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