As you probably know, I have been immensely enjoying my journey into learning affiliate marketing and setting up a site to make profit. So far, I have a site that people like, and that has a decent amount of content. All of that has come as the result of the training that I have been doing, so I’m really happy about that, and I feel like I’m making a lot of progress. Despite my progress, there have been some parts of setting up affiliate marketing that are simply tedious., and I’ll be glad to get past them.
Signing up for affiliate sites is one of the key aspects of affiliate marketing and this is probably the aspect that I have found the most tedious so far. I am working through the training at Wealthy Affiliate about good affiliate sites and groups to look for, and this is certainly helpful. However, for me, the challenge is actually signing up for the sites, and finding the ones that are most relevant to my niche.
For me, one of my challenges is my niche itself. It isn’t that my niche is particularly unusual, it’s just that it isn’t immediately obvious what products or services are associated with it. My niche is teaching people how to improve their fiction writing skills. This includes writing posts about some of the skills and techniques involved with writing fiction, the best ways to start, where to find help, and what some really good resources are.
There are certainly a lot of ways for me to monetize my site, and I’m kinda excited about the fact that I can write about a topic that I am really interested in an still (potentially) make a profit from it.
Actually Signing Up For the Sites
I had two real challenges when it came to affiliate websites. The first was actually working out what sites I was going to sign up for, because my niche is a little unusual. A lot of the sites also have a large number of different companies and products connected to them, so it was really a matter of working out what would work the best for me in the long term.
The second challenge was signing up for the sites. Some of the sites I picked had complex forms to fill out, and I found that these took much longer than I anticipated. So far, I have signed up for two sites, with plans to do a few more. Getting signed up and approved by the companies is a good step and I’m very happy about that. Even so, I hope that I don’t have to go through the process of picking sites and choosing them very often, because it is certainly time consuming.