How it works
See the graphics below to learn how our Amazon Affiliate sites: from purchase to moneymaking. Look through frequently
asked questions and answers to learn details about webstore management and business process modeling.
Questions and Answers
Q: I have never run an online business or website before. Is it possible for me to run one without having any experience?
Yes, assuming you know how to use a computer and can comfortably surf the Internet, you have the required skills to run our websites. Every one of our websites includes a Website Control Panel based on WordPress, which enables you to manage the entire site. We provide you with all the information you need to run your new business effortlessly.
Q: How Much Can I Actually Earn from an Affiliate Webstore by Xenia Sites?
Your Amazon Affiliate website revenue depends on many factors, such as:
- chosen niche,
- number of products,
- cost of products,
- demand for the products,
- domain age,
- quantity of indexed pages,
- search engine ranking,
- download speed,
- hosting quality,
- frequency of content update,
- your personal investment in the website promotion.
If we talk about numbers, your revenue from a Xenia webstore may vary from $1 a month to $500 a month (or even more) depending on the abovementioned factors. Our websites average conversion rate is 13,5%, which is the highest number in the industry. Cost of the products can also work differently: you may sell one expensive item and get a commission equal to 100 cheap items â€“ or vice versa.
You are able to maximize your revenue investing some effort in your siteâ€™s promotion. The more measures you take, the more traffic and conversions you get. Internet marketing is a big topic, so please join our club and read our tips on affiliate webstores promotion. You can also order our additional services to make your affiliate site more visible in search engines and more popular among buyers.
1. First of all make sure that AWS keys of your website’s Amazon affiliate account are set correctly. To do this, check your plugin settings in your WordPress dashboard. Way: “Xenia store” > “Settings”.
AWS Associate Tag indicated in the settings should be identical to that youâ€™ve created in your affiliate account. To check your ID go to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com, click â€œManageâ€ in the top-left corner (see screenshot) and find ID corresponding to the domain.
To create an ID, click “Add tracking ID”, insert domains and press â€œAddâ€ button. Save the new ID and insert it into plugin settings.
To check if the key settings are correct, use this checker: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/tools/link-checker/main.html. Insert a product affiliate link leading a buyer to Amazon after pressing â€œBuy Nowâ€ button.
2. Check Whether Google Has Banned Your Domain From Search. If you buy a banned domain name you have to request Google for reconsideration and it will take several weeks. Google may or may not reconsider the domain. So always check whether Google has banned the domain using these tools:
If your domain is banned, we recommend changing it with a new one. Read our tips on buying a domain.
With the new domain your site will go out of Google ban and be indexed again. We also recommend adding unique content to your blog which will improve your search engine ranking and increase traffic.
3. Make sure your product links are working. If the transfer was incorrect you may have problems with permalinks. To check it, go this way: “Settings” > Permalinks” > “Save”.
4. Make sure your hosting is high-capacity and reliable. Download speed is directly related to hosting and influences webstoreâ€™s traffic and conversions sufficiently. Also, if your site is down because of hosting problems you lose not only users but your positions in search engines as well.
5. Check the number of site visitors. To see the traffic we recommend usage of AWstats cPanel and Google Analytics.
Q: What Should I Do if Amazon Rejects my Request?
If you have problems with your request for the websiteâ€™s registration in affiliate program, add unique content to your blog and display it on your Homepage. Insert this script at the beginning of Home.php file (Way: “Appearance” > “Editor”):
Then make a request once more.
Templates Type 12 Type A8: “Customize” > “Static front page” > “Your latest post”.
If all the given recommendation did not help, you need to pay attention to your websiteâ€™s promotion. To learn more about different promotion variants please join our Amazon Affiliate Club.
Q: Should I worry about hidden fees?
No hidden fees. Your website package already includes domain name registration and one month of hosting forÂ free. You will have the opportunity to continue to use our hosting service after the first month for a low monthly price ($5/month or $49/year) and continue to receive unlimited support or we can transfer website to your hosting account.
Q: How long will it take to get my website?
Upon receipt of payment, we will transfer domain to your Godaddy account, give all access details and necessary after-sales support. We guarantee that your website will be setup and delivered to you WITHIN 24 hours. In addition, we will send you a link for creating your associate accounts with Amazon and help to connect your affiliate IDs.
Q: Who is the owner of the website?
Once we have confirmed your order, the website belongs to you! You keep all of the profits that you have made! We will not interfere with the operation of your business in any way.
Q: Do you provide hosting?
After you buy a site from us, we offer one month of free hosting. After this month we can help you to transfer website to your own hosting account or you can stay with our hosting for $49 per year.
Q: Can I move my site to another host after purchasing?
Yes, you can. It is your website and you can move it anytime. But it must be initially installed on our server. Should you elect to move to another host, we will assist you with the installation and setup on your server of choice for FREE.
Q: Once I get the website, what will be the next step?
After your website setup completed, you will need to register with Amazon Associates. It takes less than 10 minutes. Once you get approved, please forward your affiliates info to us which we will integrate into your website within 24 hours. We cannot guarantee acceptance into this program and will offer advice if you are rejected.
Q: Is your work guaranteed?
We guarantee that you will have a fully functioning website. At the time of transaction, all of your features and website scripts will be running properly. We also guarantee 99% uptime with our hosting server. We do not guarantee any income volume. The amount of money that your website will make is solely based on the marketing tactics that you use.
Q: Do you offer support service after the sale?
Yes. Our support service is noted to be the best in the industry. After the sale we extend our support to ensure you are happy with your website. We offer timely support services and guarantee you will be satisfied.
Q: Can I add my own content to my website?
Yes, and please feel free to do so. You will have full control over your store using the Website Control Panel. In order to attract more visitors to your site, you are encouraged to develop unique and interesting content, especially in the blog section. Drive targeted traffic from the search engines to your website by updating your articles on a regular basis. This is a highly effective marketing method that can generate big income if managed properly.
Q: Can I add Meta tags (title, description, and keywords) myself for SEO purposes?
Yes, you can do so in the Website Control Panel. This is a good practice for increasing your website’s popularity and for encouraging the Search Engine Spiders to recognize you, find you, and bring more visitors to your website.
Q: Is it really possible to make money with these websites?
Certainly! Every website we offer has demonstrated profitability along with the potential to make money during the first month of operation. Profit potential is virtually unlimited, the only limitation being your commitment to the business.
Q: Will you run my website for me?
No. You are launching a business online to be your own business owner. It is up to you to operate your website and make it the success that you want it to be. Advertising, Marketing and SEO of your website is available but not included in the purchase price of your website.
Q: Can I resell my website?
Yes! It is your option to sell your business whenever you choose. As the proprietor of your business, it’s up to you to choose what you make of it. Reselling our websites is yet another exciting way to make money! You can resell the website at any time, as long as it is sold complete with the domain name and hosting service that was included with your initial purchase. However, you cannot make copies of the website and sell them which constitutes a breach of the terms of our copyright agreement. By purchasing one of our websites, you agree to the provisions of that copyright.
Q: Do I have to live in United States in order to run the business?
Absolutely not! Our websites are functional in all countries. We have customers from all over the world: France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Australia, China, New Zealand, India, United States, and many other countries!
Precautionary Note: Residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, or Rhode Island are not eligible to participate in the Amazon Associates program.
Q: When and how do I get paid?
You are paid directly from Amazon Associates and on a monthly basis. When your website is activated, you will be given instructions (and a hyperlink) for enrolling in the program. You can choose to receive a check in the mail or have the money deposited directly into your bank account!