Writing great content for your website or blog really isn’t all that difficult. It’s true, you need to have decent spelling and grammar skills, but any major word processing program including Microsoft Word has spelling and grammar checking tools. This article goes over some basic tips and tricks for writing great content for your affiliate website or blog. I’ve been an affiliate marketer for a number of years now and have easily written over 1,000 articles for my websites. I’ve learned quite a bit over the years on how to write great content.
Just Be Yourself
If you are one person running your own blog, don’t act like a corporation. In school, we were taught that writing in the first person is almost inappropriate. That’s not the case if you’re a blog owner or own a small website. If you try to act like you have an entire team behind you, visitors to your site will see right through it, destroying any trusting relationship you might have otherwise formed with them. We can’t all be Amazon.com or Wikipedia, nor should we desire to be. Wikipedia is boring and while I love Amazon, sometimes I like to get information directly from someone who has a particular passion about a particular topic.
So, just be yourself. Forget all the stuff you learned in English class. Just write like you’re talking to a friend. Be real and be the unique you – not another Wikipedia.
Provide Highly Useful & Helpful Information
As an affiliate marketer, the ultimate goal of your website is to earn you some residual cash flow. But in order to do that, we must go through a bit of a process. Why would anyone listen to you? Why would anyone consider purchasing the products and services you are trying to sell?
The trick is, don’t sell.
Think about how you use the internet. You probably visit dozens of websites per day. You might look up information about how to fix something or maybe you are looking for a great new recipe. It’s possible you will visit some news websites or research about a random topic you wish to explore. The internet is a wonderful information super-highway and you can help contribute.
Focus on a specific niche topic and become the go-to place for your niche topic. By doing so, you will attract tons of free traffic from search engines and other sources. Contained within your phenomenal content may be some links to products and services your target audience may be interested in. Even if only 10% or less of your sites visitors makes a purchase, you’re doing pretty well for yourself. Say, for example, within’ 12 months your great content is bringing in over 1,000 visitors per day (very obtainable). If only 10% of your visitors clicks on an affiliate link and makes a purchase, you’re looking at 100 sales per day. Now, if you receive a $20 commission for each item sold, you’re making $2,000 per day or the equivalent of $730,000 per year! See how quickly this can add up, even with a low percentage of visitors making a purchase?
The only way to attract that many visitors to your site is by consistently providing high quality content. You can either write the content yourself if you’re on a budget, or, there are numerous places online where you can outsource articles.
Use The C–>T–>P–>M Process
The CTPM process is rather simple to understand. CTPM stands for:
By providing unique and helpful information (content) on your website, you will naturally begin to attract free traffic into your site. This free traffic can be pre-sold by simply being yourself and forming a trust with your sites visitors. At that point, you are perfectly primed to monetize. The CTPM process has helped build top 0.5% websites for years now. It works and it works well. That’s why successful affiliate marketers use the CTPM process.
Check out this extended video on how the CTPM process works.
List Articles Are HUGE
If you’ve read around on this site, you may have noticed something about many of my articles. Here are some to give you a hint…
- The 14 Most Common Mistakes Made By New Affiliate Marketers
- 5 Ways To Increase SEO Fast & For The Long Term
- 5 Ways ANYONE Can Start An Affiliate Marketing Website
- 6 Must Read Tips For Affiliate Marketing With E-Books
- 4 Insanely Important Affiliate Marketing Tips For Website Owners
- The 5 Best & Worst Affiliate Marketing Tactics
…And on and on.
Top lists are great. People love them, search engines love them, and the articles are very “sharable” on social media. Another little trick is to create lists that include other bloggers or experts in your field. For example, I could write an article about “The Top 12 Most Influential Affiliate Marketers”. What I would do is put together a great list but then also let each of those affiliate marketers know they made my list. Many of them would probably share that news with their following on Twitter, Facebook, etc. So for each person you notify as being on your list, you may gain thousands of visitors from THEIR following. Pretty cool, right?
Always Have A “Squeeze Page”
A squeeze page can serve multiple functions, but basically, it’s a page on your site that you want to funnel people into. For example, on this site I always try to mention the training course I used to find success. Not only is the e-course a great way for new affiliate marketers to have their own affiliate website and business plan within’ one week, but I make a few bucks with it, too.
So what I do is make sure just about every page on my site in some way links to this course. A certain percentage of my sites visitors will click on that link, sign up, and end up earning some commissions for me. For the rest of the visitors to my site, well, they get a ton of free and super helpful information while I get the satisfaction of knowing I’m helping people for free very single day. Not a bad way to make a living.
Write For Both Search Engines & People
Search engines are getting smarter and smarter by the day. But, you should still try to write articles that search engines will rank you highly for. One simple way you can do this is by using terms in your content that people actually type into search engines. By using this one seemingly simple tactic, you will gain much more traffic to your site.
When you try to optimize a website for search engines, this is called SEO or Search Engine Optimization. Not sure what SEO means? Not a problem. Head on over to my next blog page: What Is SEO?