joshuas wrote:I think it's always easier to start with something you know. Ask yourself, what are some topics that I am interested in? Can this be monetized?
Also, your can look at your own online habits to see what you have bought in the last six months or so. Is there an affiliate program for it? Don't just think of info product though that is an option. Have you bought physical items from Amazon or Ebay? Maybe that item has an affiliate program.
Product reviews are a good start and I feel the best and easiest kind of reviews to make are on things you have personally used. Doing product reviews also mean that conversions will be easier because people are actively looking for it. Of course you will have to back this up with your own keyword research to make sure this is the case.
Hope that gives you some ideas.
joshuas wrote:Yup, definitely take a look at physical products. A lot of people don't like it because commissions are a lot lower and stuff but I know people who've built an entire business simply by promoting physical products. Personally, what I like about it is that in a lot of cases, the competition is lower because there are just so many physical products out there in comparison to info products. So if you find a good product to promote it shouldn't take too long before you rank well in the search engines for it.
If you're looking for a guide on this, Matt Carter recently came out with Rapid Profit Formula which has had pretty good reviews. He does a lot of physical product promotion so he definitely knows his stuff. I haven't bought his product but I do similar sites so I know it works.
I know James Pruitt (pretty well known and respected fellow around here) has used it though, so you can read see his review here: http://www.jamespruitt.net/best-online-marketing-products/rapid-profit-formula-review/
All the best,
jmpruitt wrote:lol thanks for the plug Joshua. I agree. personally, I think finding a niche base that is a topic you are interested in or already known in at least a little helps. then, you provide loads of quality content and build up a following.
Then, monetization is pretty simple. you identify the needs of your target, and find a product that fits those needs. You don't need to be an expert in your niche (contrary to popular belief, I am not an expert at marketing) you just need to share your personal experiences to build your reputation and authority, know who the experts are, and refer your visitors to products and services that will fill their needs.
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