Trouble Posting Affiliate Links

by Shawn Collins on September 28, 2011

Q: I’m a newbie stuck for the last threee years because of difficulty posting links. Can you recommend (hopefully free) a basic HTML and CSS primer, as well as which affiliate network is easiest to begin using? And BTW, please hurry the rest of your extra money course (ExtraMoneyAnswer.com) – it’s terrific.

Shawn CollinsA: I am a bit confused by the question. I am not clear how you have been stuck for three years, because you cannot post links.

If you go through all of the steps in my Extra Money Answer site, it’s based on creating an affiliate site in WordPress, which is very easy to use.

Also, I have a quick video on YouTube: How to Insert an Affiliate Link in WordPress

By using WordPress to create and maintain affiliate sites, you can get by without knowing HTML/CSS, though it’s definitely an asset to have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Basically, when you are in WordPress, you highlight the word or phrase you’d like to make into a link, click the word “link” in the WordPress toolbar, paste your affiliate link into the field, and click “Add Link”.

Hopefully, that’s not the missing link (rimshot) for you these past three years.

Anyhow, I cannot emphasize enough how you should be using WordPress if you are not using it already. When I started as an affiliate, I was hand coding HTML, and it was a time-consuming process. You’ve got this great, free tool as your disposal now.

I converted all of my affiliate sites to WordPress years ago.

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