Having useful and engaging content is important for building your long-term affiliate marketing business. But creating content seems like a burden doesn't it? Generally, people don't like to write... and how do you figure out what to write about? We've all been there...
But you can generate tons of ideas. In this post you'll learn the type of content you should have on your website and how to come up with ideas on what to write about.
The content you need to place on your website can fall into one of the following four categories:
If you're using ThriveThemes, templates for these pages are inbuilt.
Homepage - this is the "front page" of your website. Here's what you'd want to place on your homepage:
This Homepage Case-study by ThriveThemes outlines exactly what to put on your homepage and how to lay them out.
These first two content categories can be considered as "static" content... once you create them, there wouldn't really be any need to update or add to them.
The other 2 categories would be content that you'll be creating and adding to on a regular basis... and basically growing your website over time.
IMPORTANT! - Focus On Providing Quality
No matter what you’re creating, be sure you’re putting out your very best work. When visitors notice this pattern of providing high-quality work, their trust in you naturally grows.
Pillar Posts - for any niche that you get into, there is going to be particular issues within the niche that are considered as "essential" or "core" issues.
You create pillar posts by taking one of these core issues and writing about it in great detail. Another way to think of pillar posts is that they are guides about the particular core issues... it's about providing a lot of value to your visitor in one post.
It's one of the post you'll want to link to from your homepage, as I mentioned earlier.
Another thing about your pillar posts, is that you will want to update them ever so often, by adding more information.
Ongoing Blog Posts - These are the posts you'll be writing and uploading onto your blog ever so often, maybe once a week, once a month, etc.
There are three main types of content to provide on your site to convince people that an offer is worth their purchase through your affiliate link.. these are Product Reviews, How-To Guides and Product Comparisons.
Content generation may seem simple enough when you’re just in the beginning stages of creating your content. However, what happens when you start running out of ideas? What are you going to do then? When that time comes, you can use these 3 simple techniques to generate tons of content ideas quickly.