I haven’t any formal writing qualifications, but I’ve been writing stories since I was about 12. In the last year or so I’ve written articles for magazines and I’ve had about 7 published. Not all were paid, but it has been good experience, and I have a small portfolio now. I intend to take a Freelance and Feature Writing course soon. I will also continue writing novels, as I can’t not write them.
For those who have no idea what it is, you probably come face to face with it once and a while. Associate Program is also known as Amazon’s Affiliate Program. In this setup, a person would make a website that directs people to Amazon’s pages. If that person would make a purchase, then a commission will be given. It can go somewhere from 4% to 15% of the amount paid by the consumer.
2) You need to apply the Static FBML application to your page. This lets you create new tabs within your page that work like miniature web pages. You can set up a small store and accept payments via PayPal or Google Checkout with just a click, or else link book covers to your respective publishers. You can embed videos of book trailers and interviews, and even set up a contact form.
You need to go to Amazon’s affiliate program page and create an account. This will allow Amazon to track referrals you send their way. Then you will need to create an Amazon Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. For that, you will need to create an Amazon Web Services account. This will allow you to use Amazon’s API to populate your Amazon affiliate store with products. This Lista med RSS post has great instructions for how to set up your Amazon AWS stuff so check that out, get the info changed, then come back here. I’ll wait…
> Do you want the blog with two sidebars with two one left and right side with content in center? Or do you want one sidebar with content section on one side of the blog? Just decide for yourself. Most of the bloggers today are opting for one sidebar with content section in one of the side.
I am not suggesting that you not have your own website, I am saying you can get started without have one right now. Too often you can waste too much valuable time trying to get everything perfect, and as a result nothing gets done. You become over loaded with information and ideas. If you get going and learn as you go, you can use the trial and error technique.
Now that I had a goal of what I wanted I knew I needed ideas to write, so what did I do, I went to other sites just like mine and got ideas. After I went to a few sites I would make a list of a bunch of article titles and that would be what I would write about for the next month of so. this is how I built about 20 sites from nothing to over 300 visitors per day. It is not about the amount of traffic you get, it is about the quality of traffic that you get.
Directory submission seems a tedious task so outsource it. It is good for a new website and works for a long-term project. (I have quit using this method since an year).