How To Make a WordPress WooCommerce Amazon Affiliate Store
*Last Updated August 2018*
Now Includes information on becoming an Etsy Affiliate!
I’ve also added modules on all of the major Amazon affiliate plugins including Prosociate, Azon Store Builder and Fresh Store Builder.
What is the course all about?
In this course you will learn how I’ve built a profitable Amazon affiliate store that works and functions as an awesome eCommerce site.
What should I expect to achieve after completing this course?
Your #1 goal should be to have built a profitable Amazon affiliate store that allows you to expand beyond being just an affiliate. You will have the choice of offering physical products to your buyers.
What will you learn in this course?
Getting started with focus and mindset while organizing and planning tasks
Setting up your eCommerce website the right way
Picking a niche and doing keyword research for that niche
How to design your site and pick a theme
Maximizing conversions to get more buyers
Basic overview of eCommerce SEO
Promoting your eCommerce site with Social Media
Using free and paid advertising to promote your site
Outsourcing Virtual Assistants to help you build your site faster
Learning the basics of Email marketing for eCommerce
Moving beyond Amazon Affiliates – Selling on Amazon & eBay
Working with Dropshippers and buying products Wholesale
How long is the course?
This course is split up into 6 weeks, each week you are provided with homework so you have tasks to complete after watching the modules and reading through the content.
It may take longer than 6 weeks to complete the entire program, the course is designed to allow you to create a part time or even full time eCommerce store if you choose to do so.
Most of the advice I provide allows you to make sales without a ton of commitment when it comes to purchasing physical inventory. You can start slow and grow as you make progress through the course.
Check out these awesome testimonials!
“Found this just as I started work on an Amazon site. Really useful advice on how to set up shop. I’m implementing now and honestly, that alone will save me the next few days of my life at this point in my project.
That’s worth the price of entry alone!
But the course has a lot more to give: outsourcing tips, sensible approach to promotion. Also heaps of stuff on FBA and other things beyond Amazon affiliate that held no interest and I thought weren’t really for me, but I can now see offer a lot of potential for growth of my store down the line. Great stuff. I also appreciate the straight up approach here.
No typical marketers fluff, filler, hype or BS. Just laying out what seems solid advice and an action plan that will get you up and running in short order. You know the course is solid, as John walks through the set up of one of his sites, which is a cut above the usual robo-Azon affiliate spam site.
Even outsourcing leaves the hassle of managing workers, as we all know. It’d also be better if the intro gave some idea of the minimum kinds of investment of time and money you should expect to put in to get any result.
Of course, you can keep it passive, but consumers are more savvy than they’ve ever been. So i’d suggest getting into this with a view to build out and up: in which case the the slog begins.” – Paul Andrews
“Start off gently as an as an Amazon Affiliate and then transition into your own eCommerce juggernaut. John will show you how it’s done and demonstrate the software that makes it possible, easy and profitable.” – Dr. Phillips
“This course is way more than just about Amazon Affiliates. Anyone starting an online business will also benefit from this course there is so much information in here and very useful information. John does a great job keeping you engaged in what he has to say, he’s very knowledgeable and shows proof that he knows his stuff! Thanks for a great course John.” – S Howard
“I’ve used WordPress for years so when I saw this course focused on the WooCommerce plugin I decided to give it a shot. It really is a comprehensive course covering everything you need to know about starting your own Amazon affiliate store.” – Glen Thonis
“I’m very happy to have subscribed and this is a perfect course if you want to setup your own ecommerce store. John is an expert and his advises are very practical and easy to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole course and i have already started implementing them into my own business.” – Hussain Ahmed
Week 1 - Introduction
This is a video introduction to the course, I explain the exact outline of what to expect in the course.
In this video I discuss some of the tools and resources you will be hearing about and what costs are associated with each. As you go through the lectures all of these topics will be covered in great detail with links provided for each.
Here is a brief run down:
Prosociate - For Adding Amazon Products Easily $40
Wordpress WooCommerceTheme - Free or $50-60
Advertising - Free to Skies the limit
Social Media - Free or optionally outsource
General Outsourcing help - Optionally $50-100 a month
Amazon and registering a business - $40 a month for pro Amazonaccount
Buying Inventory - $250 or more generally for purchasing products wholesale
In this video I explain why staying focused and having the right mindset are crucial for success.
In this video I talk about the importance of goals and why you should create them.
Week 1 - Recommended Site Setup & Tools
In this video I explain how you can go about learning Wordpress if you are not familiar with it.
Evernote & Google Drive have been very helpful to me for setting goals and creating to-do lists. I highly recommend them!
Week 1 - Niche Selection
In this video I talk about discovering a niche for your store.
In this video I talk about doing proper keyword research and why it's important.
In this video I show you how to use the Google Keyword tool to find good keywords based on your niche.
Week 1 - Homework
This is your homework for week 1.
Amazon Plugin Comparison
In this video I give you an idea of what types of tools we will be using to create your store.
Over the next few weeks I will be building my first Fresh Store Builder website and adding content into this module on how I set it all up. Check the resource link for more information on Fresh Store Builder.
Week 2 - Site Setup (Using Prosociate)
In this video I show you where you can find premium themes for your WooCommerce store.
In this video I discuss setting up and using Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools.
In this video I explain why and how you should go about creating important pages for your store such as the contact us and privacy pages.
In this video I show you how I add products manually and why using tools like Prosociate will benefit you for creating an Amazon affiliate store.
In this video I show you how to add products using the Prosociate tool.
Week 2 - Site Conversions
In this video I talk about some of the useful Wordpress plugins I use on my store.
Here you will find a list of all of the plugins I use and where you can get them.
In this video I show you the old version of my site and what it looks like now. You learn from my failed site and see how a re-design made a big difference.
In this video I show you some examples of optimizing conversions such as using Heat Maps.
In this video I talk about using a site called Clarity FM to work with experts to help you with your site.
Week 2 - SEO
In this video I explain some basics of on-page SEO tactics. Read the articles included with this lecture to get some great additional tips.
In this video I explain what has and has not worked for me in terms of off-page SEO. I highly recommend reading the article linked in this lecture.
Here I've included some great tools for tracking your search engine rank positions.
Week 2 - Homework
Homework for week 2.
Week 3 - Social Media Promotion
I talk about social media sites and focusing on them to drive traffic to your site.
In this video I talk about how to use Pinterest for your store.
Here are some awesome eBooks on how to use Pinterest to drive traffic to your site and more.
In this video I explain how I use Wanelo as a source for driving more traffic to my site.
In this video I discuss using applications on your cell phone to stay consistent with social media posting and activity.
Week 3 - Paid Advertising, Blogging & Promotion
In this video I talk about using paid advertising with your store.
In this video I talk about using interviews as a leverage tactic for getting more traffic, backlinks and building great relationships.
In this video I show you how I blog with my store and what types of content to write about.
Week 3 - Homework
Homework for week 3.
Week 4 - Outsourcing Help & Hiring Virtual Assistants
In this video I talk about outsourcing help and hiring virtual assistants on sites like oDesk.
In this video I talk about working with your friends and family to get additional help with your store.
Week 4 - Homework
Homework for week 4.
Week 5 - Email Marketing
In this video I give a brief overview of email marketing and why it's important.
Week 5 - Homework
Homework for week 5.
Week 6 - Beyond Being Just an Amazon Affiliate - Phasing Into eCommerce
In this video I talk about dropshipping and buying products wholesale to move beyond just being an Amazon affiliate.
In this video I show you how you can use competitor sites to discover brands that you may use for discovering wholesale or dropship opportunities.
In this video I show you how I get organized for keeping track of suppliers for buying physical products.
In this video I show you how I use a service called Printful to dropship custom made t-shirts with ease using WooCommerce.
In this video I talk about getting an SSL certificate and why this is an important part of your site.
In this video I talk about using the Amazon payments plugin for WooCommerce and why this is a good add-on vs. paid processing platforms.
In this video I talk about how I registered a business with LegalZoom
In this video I talk about Amazon's FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) program and what it is.
In this video I walk you through the shipping area I created in the basement of my house.
In this video I talk about using Amazon's multi-channel fulfillment tool to sell on eBay and your website with FBA inventory.
This is a plugin that can be used to automate FBA fulfillment from your WooCommerce site.
Week 6 - Homework & Beyond
Homework for week 6.
Flipping Your Site For Profit
In this video I talk about selling your store if you choose to do so and some examples of what sites normally sell for at auction.
Becoming an Etsy Affiliate
I added the next few videos to discuss how you can become an Etsy affiliate with your store.