16 Apr 15 5:12 am
AffiloBlueprint is very focused on creating content-heavy websites, because it's mostly an SEO-oriented course.
SEO can be a good way to start off as an affiliate because there's less chance of burning through a whole heap of money on paid traffic (since you're going after free search engine traffic), but you're right -- it does involve creating a lot of content. It can also be quite slow, since it can take a while to feel the benefits of SEO.
The way I look at things, you have two options:
1) You can invest time/money up front in creating content for your site, and then attract free traffic from the search engines indefinitely. This is slower to get started, but once it's up and running the ongoing costs are minimal. This is the AffiloBlueprint method, and it's what I do myself because I'm a tightwad :)
2) You can skip all the initial content creation and just build a very basic website with the goal of collecting people's email addresses. I describe a model like this in this thread here
. You would then spend money on getting traffic to this site through paid advertisements. You'll likely need to keep on paying for traffic if you want to keep growing your list.
(This option does need some emails to go in a newsletter sequence, which I guess technically means "creating content", but the thing with these is that they don't need to be unique like search engine content, so you could conceivably use some PLR, or get a ready-made newsletter sequence like AffiloJetpack
Or you can do a hybrid...
3) Create a simple squeeze site like in 2) and use it to start making some money, and then use that money to develop content so that you can (in time) replace that paid traffic with free traffic. This is what I would recommend for someone new to affiliate marketing who hasn't made any money yet, and who can afford to spend maybe $1000 to get up and running and making money. The goal here is to see results FAST so that you know it works, so that you don't go and give up.
We don't really have any lessons in Free Affilorama or AffiloBlueprint for creating this kind of site, because it's a bit spendy and scary for brand new folks. This is more AffiloJetpack territory. I'm actually working on the lessons for this in AffiloJetpack right now :)
Did you check into AffiloJetpack before you bought AffiloBlueprint? It's got a big scary price tag (remember I'm a tightwad), but it works out at less than two bucks per email for the newsletter sequence.