Basic Affiliate Marketing Tips – Get Out of Clickbank and Get Into the World
Going to Clickbank
A lot of people go to Clickbank to try to get ideas. In fact, I’ve encouraged people to do that in the past. Here’s the problem with it. You and everybody else in the affiliate marketing world come out of Clickbank with topics like
1. how to get your ex back
2. cure a yeast infection
3. making a wind turbine/solar panels
Am I wrong? Did you go to Clickbank and decide to do a lens or a niche site on one of these topics? Hey I’ve been there. However, there are a MILLION ~ if not GAJILLION topics that not everyone else and their brother is doing.
Look around your world
So where do you look for ideas if not at Clickbank? Why not look around your own world? There are niches EVERYWHERE. Here’s a great example. Last year I got this one little tiny hummingbird feeder. I didn’t really think any hummingbirds would show up, but I hung it up outside. We actually had one hummingbird show up. That was pretty fun. So this year I moved the feeder to the window right in front of my desk. Now I have 2 hummingbirds that show up all day long. Yesterday I put the word hummingbird in the search box at the Google keyword tool to see what would happen. I was quite surprised to see there are TONS AND TONS of hummingbird keywords. So I jumped on in.
This is a great example of looking around your world and finding niches. This hummingbird niche is pretty wide open I could create an authority site with it. I could create a few One Week Marketing campaigns with it. I could write articles to send traffic to the product sales page or even my own pages ~ there’ s a lot there, a lot to work with.
Where else can you find niches?
If you just can’t find anything in your real world there are other places I love to dive into to find ideas for niche sites or Squidoo lenses. Here’s a few the key here is to get an idea first ~ monetizing is the easy part, just look for some ideas.
1. Shopping Sites. Most shopping sites list products in order of most searched, you have a built in search volume. You can find some awesome physical products to promote on these type of sties.
2. Google Keyword tool: This one might surprise you, but it’s one of my favorites. I just start putting anything I can think of in the search box to see what comes up. You might be surprised what comes up when you put in “sheets”. 🙂
3. Walmart/Lowes/any dept store ~ I found a great campaign idea one day while walking around Walmart. Check the end caps ~ that’s where they put the popular products. Look for a higher priced product so you can get a decent commission.