Blogging has to be one of the top three tools for success when it comes to affiliate marketing. The well optimised blog that is bursting at the seams full of engaging and informative content wins hands down when it comes to attracting and retaining a loyal following of prospects. In this article I'm going to share with you the steps required to get started with blogging your way to wealth.
Step 1. Select your topic area.
Select a topic that you have more than a passing interest in, if possible. It will make it so much easier to create your content and maintain your own interest in adding to the blog. Before you decide on your final choice, then consider whether what you have chosen will be profitable. Are their vendor products available for you to market in this niche? Also consider how competitive your chosen field is - financial products are very competitive as the rewards are high, health is a good choice and so is software and internet marketing.
Step 2. Create your blog.
If you don't feel ready to purchase a domain name and set up your blog on your own site, then go to Blogger and use their blogging service. It's free to sign up - just use a memorable name for it.
Step 3. Create blog posts.
Once you get the hang of writing, you should be able to pump it out fairly fast. Some people find the challenge of this too much and will stop blogging after a short period of time. Set aside just 30 minutes a day for this and you can develop your blog into a powerhouse for your affiliate marketing. All blog posts should be optimised for the search engines - including the tags on the graphics. If you can post one article a day - then you'll be well on your way to success.
Step 4. Generate site visitors.
Once you've put a few posts into your blog, it's time to start promoting it. To get started, I suggest that you create a Squidoo lens that is optimised and links back to your blog site - socialise around Squidoo with some commenting.
Then go around a make a few thoughtful comments on related blog sites with a link back to your site. You could also visit relevant forums, and of course create some articles for quality article directories such as Ezinearticles.com. Generating traffic is one of the most important tasks for people involved in affiliate marketing.
Step 5. Monetize it.
Google Adsense provides a means of making an income. It's easy to use in Blogger and you never know, if you've hit a popular topic, then you could make a few dollars income every month even when you are just getting started.
Another way to bring in income is to promote your affiliate marketing products. You could receive a commission that's between 5% and 75% of the price of the product.
The biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to be consistent. Once you understand the process of what is required, you can then recycle this for use in other niches. However, creating one site that you give your all to is recommended for beginners.
Andrew Holtom is an experienced and accomplished internet marketer. Andrew enjoys introducing newcomers to the pleasure of affiliate marketing and helping and advising them to start, grow and profit from their own online business. Go to http://www.webmarketinformation.com and grab a free 94 page guide.
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