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Affilliate marketing

  1. MarieLB profile image86
    MarieLBposted 2 years ago

    #isaacasante - -

    You wrote, some time back -

    affiliate marketing. Basically, you can become an affiliate for a company and promote their products/services on your website.

    I understand the concept, but because my website is built on a template that still belongs to wix, I cannot insert the required ID string in the source page, so that has cut me out of that potential.

    Is there any other way to get around that do you think?


    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Greetings from another Aussie!

      The best solution would be to move your website somewhere else - Wix is a terrible place to run a website.  It's popular with amateurs because everything looks so pretty and it's easy to put together, but behind the scenes the coding is not good.  It's especially bad for SEO, which means it's handicapping you if you're trying to rank well on Google. 

      My other objection to Wix is that there is no way to get your data so you can move it somewhere else.   You just have to delete your Wix blog and start all over again.  That means you're at their mercy if they ever decide to increase their fees or their advertising, or change their terms of service.

      1. MarieLB profile image86
        MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        # Marisa Wright. . .you sure gave me a smile and a chuckle.  So kind of you to respond!  You seem to think that I am some geeky person. I work at researching and learning, but that is not enough.

        I just did not have 4 years to spend to be able to do what I wanted to do, so I had to do what was available and within my skills.  I have learned much but there is so much I do not yet know!  Look at my photo. . .ha!ha!!   and thanks.

        The blog is no big drama, but oh! my starting again, and where?  The cheapest I found before that ran into several hundreds, and the website is primarily for a "Presence" rather than sales.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image92
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Not at all!   The very fact that you chose Wix tells me you don't know a lot about creating a website smile

          If you have your own Wordpress site with a hosting company it will cost you less than $100 a year.  Right now you can get a deal with ASmallOrange which costs about $50 a year. 

          If the idea of designing a site scares you, you don't have to spend a huge amount to get a website designed either.  I just designed one for a jewellery shop in Rockhampton, it took about three weeks and her total bill was $250.

          1. MarieLB profile image86
            MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hi # Marisa Wright, such a pity I did not know you then.  This is the beauty of this forum isn't it?  We are a bunch of like-minded people, and there are so many truly talented people here.  I am glad this came up because there must be others like me, who would love to know that they can find talents within our own group.

            I really do not know that much.  I have been operating PCs for many many years, and I taught Windows, MS packages etc for a few years.  I enjoyed that immensely.

            But [dare I say it?smile] at my age, I find that there is so very much to learn that it can be overwhelming.

            We did a little bit on Wordpress at TAFE, but for some reason I did not take to it.  Maybe when I am more proficient at what I am doing here, it will take me less time, and then I will have time to study it and other related subjects.

            My biggest enemy is lack of time to do everything I want to do.  I know about prioritising, time management etc. . . but that means letting go of some things you are doing, and that  is something I do not like to do.

            You know, I truly admire young people who are doing well in the areas of cyber-everything!  It is such a vast world you have and to learn to master it is a great tool.

            Thanks again Marisa, I will keep the advice you gave me unstintingly and keep it for future reference.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image92
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              We sound a lot alike - I used Windows and various business packages at work, but had no idea about the internet or web design when I joined HubPages.   But gradually, in the process of writing here and creating my own blogs, I've learned more and more.   It's only recently that I've started designing websites, and that was only because I had to fix a "professionally" designed website for a friend, and it made me realise I can do just as good a job as some of the "professionals" out there!

              And by the way, I'm over 60.

              1. MarieLB profile image86
                MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                # Maris Wright, you sound like a geeky teen to me, but then I am way, way over sixty.  I am happy to be so, mind you, quite enjoying what I am doing and still have good health.

                I have been on the net for years, but wanted to get a hand in with a website, and when TAFE did not get me there [ I found out later what I was doing was a part of a 4 yr course]  I fished around and found the templates.  I had no one around to point me in the right direction, so I opted for the drag-and-drop bunch.  I would have preferred a template that would let me also edit the source, but  even these were not cheap. 

                The reason I wanted to make a website was purely to learn and understand, and I have learnt a lot from mine, simple as it is.  If I had known as much in the beginning,  I would have made something far better, but now it is a source of fun, finding info and pics and videos to keep my readers informed and entertained.

                I wonder how many other hubbers have similar stories?  Ones that went from expressing themselves in words, spoken or written, and found themselves wading in the cyber pool? LOL!.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    There are now many places to have a free website, and if you have your own domain your visitors need not even know that you moved.

    1. MarieLB profile image86
      MarieLBposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks #psycheskinner .  I do have my own domain with another firm, but it is difficult to know who is better than others, until you hit a snag like this, I guess.

      I must admit that I have had no problems until I got to this point.  I have been able to embed the ID for Google analytics, but not for Affilliate marketing!