Joey from day-job hacks here again and in this video I’m going to talk about affiliate marketing and niche websites with 7 critical elements.
The purpose of building yourself a niche website in affiliate marketing is to direct all of your traffic into one place inside of a particular niche so that you can focus your marketing efforts and earn money from commissions generated through your actual website.
As you build your niche website over time and add more content it becomes an authority inside your particular niche of choice. This is why a lot of training programs online around affiliate marketing recommend you build a niche website so that you can get organic traffic for the long term as well as build yourself a brand and a following online through your own niche website. This is also called an authority website or a branded authority website. Let’s talk specifically on what the seven things every affiliate marketing website must have in order to succeed.
The first thing you will need is time, you must consider how much time you want to put into this in order to get things done. You’re not gonna get rich overnight by building a niche marketing website, it’s going to take time as you build it, then you have to get traffic to it. In order to make money from it you need to monetize it with affiliate marketing products as well as perhaps your own email capture list. Make sure before you start building your affiliate marketing business you consider how much time you have and realize it’s going to take you several months to build a following online for your own website.
Number two, you should really choose a topic of interest to you. As you build this website you must be interested in the content you are putting on there, you will also benefit a lot by knowing about the actual niche you are focusing on so you’ll be able to understand what your target market actually wants to know and you’ll have a better understanding of what they need. Make sure you have an interest in what you are doing. There’s a lot of conflicting arguments against this because sometimes you might be interested in something that doesn’t make money, but if there’s a market for it then you may be able to work with it.
That is where we get into number three. You need to make sure that whatever niche you choose for your niche marketing website, there must be affiliate marketing products or services available to make money with. There are many places online to get affiliate products from. You can go sign up to the Amazon affiliate marketing Network or you can sign up to Clickbank. You can sign up too many CPA networks which is what one of our major focuses is inside powerhouse Affiliate, we focus a lot on CPA affiliate offers generating leads.
There’s other ways you can monetize your site, maybe with AdSense or other native-ads, but really you’re going to want to have a way to get money through your website. Most of the time it’ll be through affiliate products or a product you own yourself that you’ve created, such as an information product or even a physical product that you own that you can sell to your visitors. Just make sure there’s a way to monetize the visitors to your website.
Number four, you need a good domain name, something brandable because this is going to be a name that is going to be sticking for a long time. People are gonna start to remember your name after a while, just be sure to go with a.com domain-name. I know a lot of people will say differently, and it’s possible to use other extensions such as .org if you can’t find your domain. However, if you can get your desired domain then do it as that is the most important piece right there. You want to have something that’s really catchy and easy to remember if possible, you want to have something that’s maybe two words, three words max.
I’ve built this site you’re on right now as an example of an authority niche marketing website inside of the make money online niche. The domain I chose was day job hacks, it’s something I thought was easily brandable and that really fit with the people that I’m targeting. It’s important to make sure that you’re calm and your name matches what your niche is about. To find a good names for your domain you can go to a domain search tool on the internet. You can enter a word related to your niche and they’ll give you ideas on domain names that are available. You can also search and buy domains at namecheap.com or you can buy them through our premium training at powerhouse Affiliate where we have a domain name service available.
Number five is one of the most important things you’re going to need which is content! This doesn’t mean you have to generate the content yourself, although that helps and it’s a lot cheaper sometimes depending on how much your time is worth. You can actually get content made through places like upwork.com where you can hire someone for specific tasks. You could also go to fiverr.com where there’s people that will actually make videos for you or blog posts and even podcasts. You really want to spread your content around on your blog so that you utilize all of your content in different formats. If you’re making videos on YouTube then have somebody convert it to a blog post so that you can use that as well. The same content on YouTube can go on your blog once you have it converted into a podcast. What you’re really doing is leveraging your content in two different formats or more and this will get more information out there and eventually people will find it faster by by doing this.
Number six, you will definitely want to have a way to capture your audience. What I mean by that is you want to capture their email so you can build yourself a long-term email list and generate more traffic over the long term by sending your subscribers more information about the new content you’ve created. As you continue to build more content you mail it to your email list, as well as information about the products and services that you are promoting, this is how you will earn money for the long term, you can even do this through what is called an autoresponder. The one I would recommend is Aweber as that is what I use on all of my sites and in fact you can see it being used right now on day-job hacks com. It is very important that you create something on your website site that is interesting to your target audience, something that they will want for free, also make sure it is extremely high in perceived value so that they will trust you and will likely be on your list at some point. This will allow you to give them more information in the future and engage with them through your other content.
Lastly… one of the most important things is traffic! You need traffic in order to make money, that’s just the way it goes. You need people to come to your website in order to make any type of profit, people make the revenue flow. Inside Powerhouse Affiliate we have premium training on paid traffic, so if you’re interested in learning more you’ll want to head there also. Recently we talked a lot about buying Facebook Ads, native ads, search ads, banner ads and other pay-per-click types of advertising. Traffic is the lifeblood of your business, you need people coming to your website or else you will not earn any money from your business. In order to get people to your sites you need to build authority. By building content over the years people will start to find your site an authority site.
Your niche website turns into an actual authority site over time as you become an authority in your niche, this it’s only done by providing good content the strategy with a long term niche Authority site. Eventually you’ll begin to get free traffic from places like YouTube, Google, Bing and other search engines. Over time as you’re building your content you need to make sure it is optimized for search engines as well as being optimized for YouTube, Facebook and all that stuff.
This is the strategy behind building an affiliate marketing niche website and without these seven things you will not make nearly as much money from your website as you could be.