There are many things you need to understand as a beginner in affiliate marketing. However, I believe that out of everything 3 ingredients rise above the rest when seeking affiliate marketing tips for beginners. Truth is, the following guidance works great for those more advanced in the industry too.
- Choose Your Niche
- Generate Valuable Content
- Stick with It
Yes, I could have mentioned software tools and resources as well as fulfilling legal obligations but all that comes as part of the process once you start following those 3 points above. Let’s break them down in bite sized chunks.
Choose Your Niche
A niche is your focal point for your success. There are millions of niches available. In fact, this blog is part of my affiliate marketing niche. If you found this on my Website, you will notice that everything I am sharing is related to affiliate marketing in one way or another. From images to articles and beyond it is all part of my niche.
Here are some hot niches for 2016/17 per Wealthy Affiliate.
- 3D Printers
- Adult Coloring Books
- 4K TV’s
- Tiny Homes
- Beard Oil
- Fitness Tracker
- Mirrorless Cameras
Like I said, a niche can be just about anything. Simply choose something you are patiently interested in and build your affiliate marketing business around it.
Once you have your niche targeted it is time to…
Generate Valuable Content
When appeasing the search engines valuable content used to mean keyword rich content that the search engines will love to rank. Such is not the case anymore. Those beginning affiliate marketing must create content that real humans want to read if they desire top rankings on the search engines.
While search engines like Google are highly against creating content for them specifically keyword research remains a critical factor of success in affiliate marketing. The best tool I know of for uncovering the right keywords to use in your content would be Jaaxy.
Now that you know your niche and have the keywords desired it is time to create content. This part is easier than what many people think. Just write from the heart about whatever you are interested in. When building a niche site, the thing to keep in mind is that whatever you write needs to relate to that niche.
For example, an article on under water basket weaving probably wouldn’t be much appreciated on this blog. However, if I provide valuable advice about affiliate marketing then beginners and experts alike will be drawn to read the content.
Stick with It
More than once I have decided on a niche, started writing quality content and then lost my interest. This is not the recipe for success on any level. If you want to succeed you need to stick with the program and deliver high quality content to your niche regularly.
Even once a day is not too much. However, if you create 3 or 4 new posts weekly within 1 year you will have between 152 and 208 separate articles promoting your content within the niche desired. Done right, that would mean over 150 targeted keywords guiding traffic to your Website.
For the record, if you were to deliver 1 post daily that would be 364 articles. That might sound like a lot but when you only create one piece of content daily it becomes much more doable.
Concluding Thoughts for New Affiliate Marketers
There you have it, my recipe for success with your new affiliate marketing venture. Decide upon a course (niche), create your strategy (keywords) and just do it (stick with it). The end result will be your success in affiliate marketing.
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