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This post has been migrated and imported into different systems over the years, I have not had a chance to format this post manually so it may be hard to read but I have left it here as a reference.
CashCow is a Wordpress plugin from codecanyon which makes it super easy to get going as an envato affiliate. All you will need to do is to get a domain, setup your Wordpress site and configure the plugin. I used an old domain that I had laying around and had this all done in less than 10 minutes and you can too!
To get started you will need a domain name, I highly recommend that you use Name.com! Feel free to read my review on the best domain registrars and why I use Name.com when I register my domain names. Remember to get some hosting while you are at it if you don’t have a web host already. Name.com is a good provider of hosting as well.
Once you have that out of the way you will need to install Wordpress! If you are using Name.com you could easily get this done with their one click installer otherwise you can download and install Wordpress from here.
I set my site up at AtticPop.com since I figured it was a pretty generic name that I wasn’t using. I set my tagline to “Site Layouts and Themes!” and then headed over to the CashCow configuration page. You will see my configuration in the image below, basically I get all the new posts from Themeforest and generate categories automatically. You will need to have an envato account, if you don’t have one you can create one here and then navigate to the affiliate section to learn more.
If I wanted to I could get more technical and do a better job of organizing the posts but this was enough to get me going. I used the theme that comes with CashCow which worked nicely but may look a bit boring. This is what my site looks like today.
I may work on it more, we will see, for now it is sort of promoting itself. I am simply letting the traffic that was already going there generate the sales and hoping that Google will be nice and rank the site high up on the search results. This is the first time I mention the site since I got it going and as you can see below, I have already earned enough as an affiliate to pay for the CashCow plugin.
Sure, it may not be much. However if I actually promoted the site I could probably earn a lot more. If you do the same then you should have no problem earning money! Below are some of the features of the CashCow plugin.
Automatic Post Creation
Automatic Cron Job with Schedule
Works on All Envato MarketPlaces
Easy to Use
Easy to Customize, has Codex
Automatic Category Creation
Automatic Tags Creation
Selection of Specific category
Included Free CashCow Theme
Good luck and please share your thoughts, questions or comments below!