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Choosing The Best Topic For Your Affiliate Marketing Business

June 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Affiliate Marketing

Building an affiliate marketing business can be a great way to make some extra cash. But how do you decide on the best topic? And once you’ve done that, what’s the best way to monetize your affiliate site so you get paid for all of your hard work?

Making money, sport and relationships are all great markets for building an affiliate marketing site, but they are all really broad topics. That means in order to do them justice, you’ll need a very large site to cover all of the sub-topics you’ll dig up as you start to branch out with your site.

What you are looking for is a tiny group of people who are passionate about their topic. If you can brand yourself as an expert in the eyes of these people (more on this later), they are going to be happy to follow your advice, and buy the products and services you recommend as an affiliate. And because they tend to spend a lot of money on the things that give them pleasure, you can make a great living as an affiliate marketer very easily. It also helps if you’re interested in that topic yourself, because you’ll be able to write from the heart, and your readers will respond to that by letting you into their lives and their community.

When you are choosing your domain name, you’ll want to be very focused on serving the needs of the market you’ve chosen. If you can find a domain name that includes a keyword that’s a ‘buying phrase’ in other words, the searcher is looking for a product to buy that will solve a problem, that’s a very good place to start.

Becoming an expert in a niche you are interested in is one of the fastest ways to build a very profitable affiliate marketing business. You can become an expert very quickly if you aren’t already by visiting sites like Udemy, or watching videos on Youtube. Of course, there’s always the old way of doing it, which is by reading books written by other experts. If you read half a dozen of the most popular books on just about any subject, you’ll know more than the vast majority of people in virtually any niche market.

It’s fairly easy to position yourself as an expert in just about any market. Get involved in the conversation on the top blogs and forums, give helpful advice, and within a short time you’ll be seen as one of the go-to people in that niche. And how do you know what products you should be offering your readers? The easiest way to do that is to survey them, ask them exactly what they want, and then give (or at least sell) it to them. If the products you offer help people get from where they are now to where they want to be, you’ve probably got a winner on your hands. Of course, you’ve got to be careful that you don’t bombard your readers with product promotions all the time. If you give them good content regularly, and throw in the occasional affiliate offer, you should be able to build a very profitable affiliate business that lets you sack your boss and work from home.

If you would like more affiliate marketing training on how to build an awesome income from home, check out this free affiliate training. And here’s another post you’ll probably also find helpful – it’s about how to make money blogging.

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