Affiliate Marketing Tips: Blog Topic Ideas
Blogging can be a very effective relationship building and promotion method for affiliate marketing practitioners. It also gives Google a good reason to come to visit your site more often and so can improve your rankings too!
Every once in a while content writers can get hit with the dreaded writers block and get stuck with coming up for ideas on what to write about. In this article I'm going to provide you with a variety of blogging topic ideas that should help get you going if you get confused with that dreaded blogger's block!
Before we get started, remember that the internet is used mostly for information searches and as a blogger you can provide some of that information that is being searched for. By providing the content that people are looking for and by making it possible to be found, your site will be visited by the people who are interested in the products that you are selling. These people are your target market.
In order to come up with enough blogging ideas to keep a popular blog, you are going to have to get creative. One of the approaches that I use is to look back over my previous posts. I'll often find something that will give me an idea.
A very good way to gain more traffic to your affiliate marketing blog site is to develop a course that has multiple lessons to it. Be sure to add in the URL that each piece is 1 of 10 so that people know that there are others to read and find. You'll gain plenty of visitors to your site looking for the others, just as long as your material is of quality.
The most popular types of blog posts are 'how to' type posts. They provide a means of informative educational material.
Another method that I use to collect material for these how to posts is to visit specialist blog sites (even other affiliate marketing ones) and take a look around. What is there that interests you on the site, then use this as the starting point to get going with a new post.
YouTube can also provide great material. Watch an interview with an expert in your field, or even a 'how to' type video. Take notes and you'll have the beginning of another post.
Quite often I will look around in other niches. By thinking laterally it's possible to come up with ideas from looking at their posts. Think about how you can apply the techniques / angle that you have used to the niche that you write about. Quite often you'll come up with something unique that will interest readers whilst setting your blog site apart from the rest. This approach can also work with magazines and popular blogging sites such as the Huffington Post.
It does not have to be difficult to find topics to blog about. There is so much material on the web that you are bound to find some great ideas for your affiliate marketing efforts just by looking around.