We’ve all either made them or known someone that at least needed to.
Yes, I did take the last cookie out of the cookie jar.
No I did not pick-up the bread from the market.
Gee, I must be hungry, both my examples dealt with food.
Anyway, today I have a confession to make.
See, I cheated.
In fact, I cheated on you.
I’m about to tell you why I did it and why you should too as it relates to your blogs viewership for your own affiliate marketing business.
How I Cheated and Why You Should Too
Coming up with new content to share with your audience every day can be a challenge. In fact, it might even seem impossible especially if you are targeting articles that are at least above 1K and preferably about 1500 words in length.
Sooner or later, most everyone is going to run out of original things to say that their audience will find of interest.
That’s why I cheated.
See, before I write my articles, I do 5 blog comments each day on 5 separate blogs. This helps for backlink momentum.
Don’t you dare get me started into the whole “no-follow” vs “follow” argument. It is so shortsighted and not the point of where I’m going with what I need to tell you.
I do try to look for a common theme between the 5 articles while remaining with the latest posts being shared within each.
Today, 3 of the 5 blogs led me into understanding 10 best WordPress plugins for business. So, I compiled the list of results shared and made it my own article.
Other people’s research led to my own original article today. I consider this a form of repurposing content even though it originates outside my sphere of influence.
No matter what niche you’re in this can work great for you too.
So yes, I cheated by allowing other people to guide me into the content for today’s article instead of it all coming exclusively from my own investigations. It is a way to speed up research and one that I recommend you implement when and where it is possible.
The following are my findings.
The 3 Categories That Arose
When looking at the details 3 separate categories came to the forefront of my attention.
I will break down each of these areas as well as the recommendations that were made.
However, before I do, I wanted to let you in on a little secret that will be coming somewhere in the article. One reference they make I have a dynamite work around for which I will be sharing in detail. The only way to uncover my personal solution would be to read through each section until you find those precise details.
Trust me, you’ll like this one.
Let’s get started.
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You’re a Blogger.
No, that’s not a bad word. It’s who you are.
The key point to being a Blogger is that you need to create content that people want to read. Not some humdrum boring stuff that repeats what everyone else is saying.
Someone needs to breathe life into your affiliate marketing niche and that someone needs to be you.
To do so, setting up a calendar of events for what you want to write about, at least at the topic level is a good idea.
I personally, don’t do this and I probably should.
However, I can deliver a high-quality article of more than 2000 words to market in less than a couple of hours. I know, I’m strange, which is why I recommend that you use an editorial calendar like this plugin to keep everything moving forward in a highly productive direction.
After you have your article posted to your affiliate marketing blog your day is done, right?
In fact, it hasn’t even begun.
Sure, you have the content taken care of which is great.
But now you need people to share it with their friends and family across the globe. It will take a very motivated person to do this all by themselves without you providing them a way of doing so.
Allowing your audience, the ability to share your content with their sphere of influence and beyond is one of many things that SumoMe empowers your blog to be able to do.
I recommend checking out their free and paid options to see how they work best for you.
NOTE: While I will be referencing another plugin that does this, I do like how SumoMe integrates with Google Analytics. Not so keen on paying for this once my blog explodes with traffic but the concept itself is a good one.
#3: Social Networks Auto Poster (SNAP)
Question: Where are those people who come to your affiliate marketing blog going to arrive from?
Eventually, the hope would be Google through organic search results. That is every Bloggers dream.
However, if you are just starting your affiliate marketing career it is going to be some time before Google starts to apply credit where credit is due.
So, what do you do while you wait?
Well, you can login to your various social media accounts.
While hoping that you really do understand how to use Twitter for social media marketing as well as the rest of the social networks.
Or you can let this cool plugin do it for you.
Do you want your posts to go out each day at a specific time?
Simply set that schedule up within your post direct and when the post goes live on your site it will be automatically posted out to your social media properties for you.
Yes, this is sweet.
No, this is not the secret I was talking about earlier.
#4: Contact Form 7
One of the biggest problems site owners have is making themselves available for their audience.
You can produce amazing content.
Begin a social buzz.
And even, get rankings on Google.
But if your affiliate marketing audience has no way of speaking with you direct, then you are the one that is losing out.
They need to be able to ask you questions.
They need to be able to make comments and suggestions.
They need to interact with you.
After all, they are interested enough in you to have spent time on your affiliate marketing blog, why won’t you want them to have full access to you?
This is an off-topic beef of mine.
I have no idea why people would spend their time writing out great content for their blog only to turn off comments so no one can interact with them. Why would someone do that? I’ve not a clue, but if you do then please leave a comment below and help me to understand.
Another way of engagement is by having a contact form setup.
Currently, I do not have this with my site. But I should, and I will soon.
It’s that important.
Just as important as understanding exactly how do eMail marketing companies work.
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In fact, it is almost as important as breakfast and worship.
Which, I’m about to miss on both accounts.
So, I’m going to need to continue this article in my 6 More WordPress Plugin Ideas for Affiliate Marketers post.
However, before I go please tell me which of the above plugins would be most useful to you and why in the comments below. Which concepts do you have implemented? Which do you need to build into your affiliate marketing business? And, as it relates to engagement which WordPress plugins should have been mentioned which I missed?
Let’s help each other’s WordPress affiliate marketing success explode in the year 2017 and beyond.
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