Affiliate Marketing Breakdown
Starting a blog is exciting in the beginning. You are bubbling with ideas and can’t wait to unleash them on your blog posts. You get excited creating graphics and wanting to publish your post. Once the euphoria subsides there will be three important factors to consider:
Your ability to manage your time
Your Niche is the area of communication you wish to implement. Your niche highlights your expertise in a particular area on a specific topic. When communicating with your audience you must pick an area that you are personally knowledgeable in and find sub-topics and information relevant to your niche in order to provide content rich blog posts e.g. in the area of luxury sports cars you will find all the topics of discussion, both current and timeless, which will give you ideas on what to write about…..sounds simple enough and it is, but it can be time consuming*
Your niche is what sets you apart from others and allows you to attract a relevant audience based on your knowledge, style of writing and your perspective on the subject. Don’t worry about attracting an audience, you will; as long as you write and produce content about topics they’re interested and yourself.
When deciding on topics, google keyword planner has all the info you need. Phrases and keywords that are relevant and the number of times they are searched will give you the info you need to design a great blog post.
Creating your blog is as simple as 1,2,3 and can be done for FREE with the use of the platform I use on WordPress, alongside pre-populated templates, guidance, tutorials and live training to help you navigate the world of blogging and affiliate marketing. The company/platform I have partnered with is WA or Wealthy Affiliate, the platform is extensive and designed to help you become an expert in digital marketing. WA offer 2 FREE websites and a referral and commission structure that will provide an extra or potential replacement income.
This is in addition to all the training videos, live training webinars, updated extensive step by step blog posts and forum help from a large network of highly successful digital marketers and bloggers. Access all of your training HERE
The other big plus and frankly this is huge – all of the above is in addition to all of your other affiliate income from other partner sites you choose to connect with and the list is endless e.g. Amazon, Ebay…..think of where you last shopped or all of the places you spent money with over Xmas, now you have the chance to monetize those sales and be a partner as well as a consumer…..#BINGO!
Here’s one more huge benefit, and this is my personal favourite. You can take everything you’ve learned from Wealthy Affiliate and then apply it to your already existing website/blog, especially if it’s struggling to get the page views and traffic you desire…..with this info, all of that is about to change.
The marketing I recommend is online and is specifically geared toward the use of your social media and email campaigns as tools for business marketing. Especially as this is an online venture, social media will put you in front of the audience who will read your content…..this is where you need to be. Instagram, Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Pinterest & YouTube and any other social platform that will generate direct clicks and a loyal audience/following, in addition to showcasing your blog/brand as the go to site for your chosen niche.
This type of content will likely involve some creative skills, a lot of which is trial and error, however in order to hit the ground running you can easily utilise the services of Fiverr a freelance platform of professionals like you and me with years of experience in their chosen area I.e. writing, editing, video production, design etc etc all of which can be booked for as little as $5 – all the way up to bespoke prices. The choice is yours. Access the Fiverr HERE
3. Time Management*
This is an area you will want to work on a soon as you start. You have to treat this venture like a business and when doing so, setting a schedule is the first thing on the list. Your schedule should include the following:
When you write your posts – I attempt to start a new post daily (don’t just wait for inspiration to strike or you’ll be waiting forever)
When you upload your completed posts – I schedule mine twice a week (regular content means regular communication with your audience, it builds trust.
When you update your social media – schedule 2 time slots if its manual or 1/ 2 hour time slot if its pre-planned and automated. (will cover this in a future post on the blog)
When you design your social media & blog graphics – my motto is ‘write one design one’. (when I start a new blog post, I also design my graphics….no time like the present)
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