Can YOU Make Money Online with a Free WIX Site??? — affiliatemarketingdudemc at YouTube.com
Let’s say you don’t want to pay for web hosting. Can you use a free service like Wix and make $100 a day with affiliate marketing?
We’ll be talking about how you can get started with web marketing on a budget.
There are free web hosting services out there like Wix, Weebly, Blogger, and WordPress.com. Then, there are self-hosting options like WordPress.org. What’s the difference?
As affiliate marketers, the most important thing is to be able to do what we want to do at the drop of a hat. When we are getting hundreds or thousands of visitors on our site every day, we want to be able to change things up so that we can make money.
It’s plain and simple: If you don’t have 100 percent control of your websites and blogs, you are leaving lots of money on the table.
Back in the day when I had a site about gas prices, I had an affiliate link. I got several thousands of people to that site every day, and I was making some money. Then I thought that people might enter their zip code into a box, in order to find cheap gas prices in their area. Because I put a zip code box, I went from making $50 a day, up to $700 a day. Overnight, same traffic, everything. The only thing that changed was a little zip code box.
With a Wix platform, it’s free, but it’s extremely limited. If you get a template, you’re stuck to that template. You’re limited to the coding they have, the way they have everything set up. So, you don’t get to add a zip code box like I did. Wix has free plans and some other premium plans, but they’re still very select about what you can do.
When you start with these websites, you get a banner on the bottom saying you got this free website from Wix, or whichever site you’re using. This is a conversion killer, and it looks terrible.
So, who is Wix good for? A site like Wix is good for people who just want something quick. It’s nothing more than a digital business card. And as affiliate marketers, we need a lot more than digital business cards.
With affiliate marketing, the name of the game is conversion. If you don’t convert people, you’re dead in the water.
Weebly / Blogger / WordPress.com
All of these sites allow you the ability to have your own domain. You could take a domain name (like mine, affiliatemarketingdude.com) and point it over to Wix, or you could send it to Weebly, Blogger, Wordpress.com, or something like that. But the difference it that you’re doing a redirect.
With Weebly, the site would be affiliatemarketingdude.weebly.com
With Blogger, it would be affiliatemarketingdude.blogger.com
This is known as a subdomain. The “free” host owns the subdomain, not you. You can point your own domain, but for search engine preferences, you want to have your own domain that’s not using a subdomain.
Blogger is a little better than Weebly, with better software.
WordPress.com is the best software of the free stuff. But again, you’ll be limited with domains and their platform.
With all of these, you are at the mercy of the company. If the company doesn’t like something you’re doing, they can shut down your website overnight.
Free has a big cost. So, if you’re going to go with a free webhost, don’t! Save up 6 dollars a month and start your business right with self-hosted websites. (By this, I mean sites using a hosting company.)
Customization is key. With a fully hosted site like WordPress.org, you get to do what you want (within legal reason). For less than 25 cents a day, you can have a self-hosted Wordpress.org site. You get a free domain name, instead of paying 15 dollars for it. You can have as many sites or blogs as you want on a shared hosting plan. Not only that, but you get easy installation. Once you get hosting, you can set up your Wordpress in just a few clicks.
If this is what you want to do, then go to gohubsite.com to get your hosting.
Now remember, this is different from Wordpress.com. That platform doesn’t let you install your own plugins or tools, or have your own free domain name. You can only use whatever is already there. With Wordpress.org, you get all of this. You host your own files, and you have the ability to install whatever plugins you want.
Why is that important? When you take my course, we give you products that are custom to what I’ve done to make millions of dollars in marketing. We give you plugins, themes and templates. These aren’t just what pretty, they are what converts people, what gets people on your mailing list, and what gets people to download your offers. You can add these products to your Wordpress.org site.
In this business, you’re going to spend money anyway. You might as well do it the right way. If you’re going to cut corners, cut corners elsewhere. Don’t cut corners on what runs the business.
So, can you use a free service like Wix and make $100 a day with affiliate marketing? The answer is yes, you can. But why would you want to, if you can make $1,000 a day otherwise?
To set up your hub site, go to GoHubSite.com. To get my course, go to SimpleSitesBonus.com.