Building Affiliate Store Using Merchant Data Feed
One great way to make money online is to join an affiliate program, build an online store, and make money by earning product commission. Certainly, you don’t just join any affiliate programs that claim to pay you big bucks. Before joining any affiliate program, it is always nice to make sure you do enough research on that specific niche market, find out if there are any scam reports relevant to your merchants, and etc. Your best bet is to join some reputable companies like Commission Junction, Amazon, or Google Affiliate Network. If you do things right, they will pay you for sure.
Nowadays, most merchants offer product data feed to their affiliates. In order to integrate the product data feed into your storefront, you either do the coding yourself or look for a 3rd party solution provider that develops the store backend for you. Here I gather two solutions that some of you might be interested.
PopShops – PopShops offer a free Basic Plan which includes 4 storefronts with over 50,000,000 deals and products to choose from. However, if you want a Pro feature like “AutoFeed related products automatically”, you need to pay $14.99/month. Unless you prefer to hand-pick each product, that “AutoFeed” is a must have feature. PopShops is constantly adding affiliate program data feeds to their system, right now participating merchants include Commission Junction, LinkShare, ShareASale, LinkConnector, Pepperjam, buy.at, webgains, Bridaluxe, AffiliateWindow, TradeDoubler, Amazon.com Books, Betty Mills, and many more.
datafeedr – datafeedr is a very popular Amazon affiliate WordPress plugin which can easily import a shop feed into any WordPress blog. With more than 196 million affiliate products from over 10000 merchants and 30 affiliate networks, there must be something you would be interested to promote. There are 4 different subscription plans to suit your needs. If you want to try out setting up 1 site, the monthly fee is $27/month, and the unlimited site plan is $97/month.
Up till now, some of you might wonder, Amazon is popular enough, what if you just want to setup a few Amazon stores… Is there any cheap or affordable solution just for building unlimited Amazon stores? Yes! Actually I bought one lately, and I have been busy playing with my store setup for the past few days. I’ll write about that in my next post.