Setting up an Affiliate link these days is not a tedious task but to run it successfully is the big question. Some of the important steps to set up an affiliate site I would like to share with you.
1) First process involved is that you have to have a best looking site which helps you to get affiliate partnership from various merchants like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, E-bay etc. Snapdeal used to give affiliate account without asking for individual site but opposite is the case with Flipkart and other, they demand a particular domain and site.
So, your first task is to buy a domain and get hosting. I would recommend you to get free hosting in start, later on you can upgrade to some premium hosting services.
Complete all the formalities of the sites and then start asking for the affiliate from all the possible merchants known to you.
2) Make a social media pages and groups and try to engage people, involve them in activities. The main aim, here should be to let the name of the site echo in the mind of the people.
3)Now start posting various deals and coupons on your site and pages. Promote it, create sitemaps.
Note: Use robot.txt initially so that crawlers do not crawls your website. Once you have prepared your site then remove this.