Will Use Gallery Plug-In Instead

Last Update: July 26, 2018

If you've read my 2 prior most recent WA blog posts, I mentioned the possibility of using a WordPress Amazon Affiliate theme to create an Amazon affiliate ecommerce store/blog.

I got this idea from watching a YouTube tutorial in which http://bowwowtech.co.uk/ was created step by step.

Here are some other sites created by WP Eagle (name of YouTube channel and website):

I don't know exactly how much these particular stores make (but he said in one of his YouTube videos that people make anywhere from just enough to buy beer each month (and some are satisfied with that) to up to a few thousand each month. Personally, I just don't imagine making very much from this website ecommerce model. Although his sites look okay, in general, I think these sort of sites look kind of tacky and amateur and therefore less persuasive to get shoppers or buyers.

After turning it over in my head, I was going to just go ahead with it anyway because I'm tired of being indecisive and, besides, I'd only planned on creating 2 websites in this way, and then create a "regular" authoritative website on another niche after these 2 websites are established.

But now, I think I'll go with using a gallery plug-in to display products along with a blog, similar to https://footballsnackhelmets.com/ instead. I think this way looks more professional and authoritative, although it has to be set up right. Its setup is not as clear-cut as using the WordPress Amazon Affiliate theme. I won't be following Jay's layout exactly, but will have to design my own layout.

The main thing is I'll be using a "regular" WordPress theme and a gallery plug-in for the images linking to Amazon instead.

And this decision is final.


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Suzay Premium
Jean,
Thank you and I agree. I've been having "Stubborness Attacks," against my own self as you have been having. Whew!!
I have, and have NOT even barely gotten started on building my first website.
Confession. Confession! I am amazed that I could be so confident in other new things and education I've gone after, and such a baby stepping baby, on just the first steps of building a website. Go figure?
Can I get a witness!?
The testimony of two is true. How about you?
So, I feel for you and I also feel better about confessing this weakness to the wonderful people here inside of WA. Help! This is the best place to get it.
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BooBish Premium
Yes, indeed it seems WA is the warmest, most supportive community. :-)

At least, with creating website, there's not much to lose no matter what one does, since there's hardly any overhead.

Personally, I'm still at the research stage right now, but will definitely launch new website in September.
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HuyNLe1989 Premium
I have also thought about the whole e-comm looking model like Bowwowtech.

But I have messed with ecomm before and with my lackof experience creating ads and understanding ads I barely broke even there.

So For my personally I thought setting up an authority site and then later on incorporating the ecomm model into it was only a single “shop now” page would be better just for people that are curious to click to.

At the end of the day it is all about traffic so I feel like getting the posts ranking and blogging was the way to go.

And that was my decision and I stuck to it and ignored the distractions.

Keep it up!

Cheers
-Tony
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BooBish Premium
Yes, I think in most cases, it's better to set up an authority site and then have a page on it linking to separate ecommerce shop, as you describe.

Yet, I'm now thinking again I CAN make these (2) different niche ideas work on 2 ecommerce sites now. Depends on the niche, the blog information, and choosing the best products with the best prices, I think. The important thing is to add value. I don't expect to make lots of money from them, about $500/month from each site on a good month. Will launch in September.

An authority site has more potential to make the big bucks.

Yes, thank you.
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HuyNLe1989 Premium
I have plans to do some testing of my own once i’ve been mkre established with my first site.

I feel like some niches might work better with the ecomm model than others but won’t find out until you try it.

Maybe one day in the future I might do a case study and do two sites in the same niche and see how they each perform, but I need more time on my hands for that
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BooBish Premium
That would be interesting to find out. However, if you do a case study with two sites in the same niche, would you have to write separate articles for each one to avoid duplicate content?
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HuyNLe1989 Premium
Yeah it’s definitely double the work. Haha
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Cinderella5 Premium
It is an interesting discussion.. I have tried to build an e-commerce website but I can't seem to understand how to link the products on the site from Amazon.
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BooBish Premium
Perhaps you'll find the answer from WPEagle YouTube channel. There's step-by-step videos.
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Cinderella5 Premium
Will try it and Thank you very much.
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DebbieRose Premium
That a good first step...make a decision. What's the worst that can happen. You may not like the final appearance but it's not the end of the world. You'll learn and adapt. Good luck.
Debbie
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BooBish Premium
Yes, true, make decison, nothing to lose. Thanks.
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